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Il Mulino

86 W. 3rd St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Sullivan St.
212-673-3783

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 8
Service: 8
Décor: 6
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

56% would go back.

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Past Its Prime -- More tourist spot than fine restaurant

By anon10023 on 10/5/2012

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

This is a small, low-ceiling, dark boisterous restaurant with a traditional black suited staff of realistic (sic) Italians. Prices are high, and my wife, a mushroom expert, was disappointed that most dishes containing them don't mention the variety and the staff didn't know or really care. That is in sharp contrast to 'serious' restaurants with similar prices like Babbo, a five minute walk north. Go there instead.

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75 out of 128 people found this review helpful.

Past Its Prime -- More tourist spot than fine restaurant

By anon10023 on 10/5/2012

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

This is a small, low-ceiling, dark boisterous restaurant with a traditional black suited staff of realistic (sic) Italians. Prices are high, and my wife, a mushroom expert, was disappointed that most dishes containing them don't mention the variety and the staff didn't know or really care. That is in sharp contrast to 'serious' restaurants with similar prices like Babbo, a five minute walk north. Go there instead.

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59 out of 121 people found this review helpful.

Worth the wait

By Koconnell1010 on 5/14/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Had 8:30 reservations but didn't get seated till 9:30... Staff was friendly and apologetic but still was frustrating. However, once sitting down and eating that feeling went away as the food was great and waiters were outstanding. Would highly recommend but understand you might be smelling like garlic for days.

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99 out of 182 people found this review helpful.

find a different restaurant to go to!

By miciona on 4/7/2011

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

the food is very expensive and not worth the money,I was verydissapointed, I waited a long time just to get a reservation and for what? $260.00 and an upset stomach, as everything was saturated in olive oil and burnt garlic !

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74 out of 148 people found this review helpful.

Fabulous

By JudgeJudy on 11/14/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Granted on gor for lunch or dinner on weekdays/weeknights, but for all the times I've been here, everything was perfect. Those black truffle raviolis are to die for...I savor each morsel! The lobster is outstanding as well. Yes, I pay a lot, but it's the quality of food that I put into my body that counts! I will always go to Il Mulino!!

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126 out of 257 people found this review helpful.

Il Mulino Could Be One Of The Best Italian Restaurants Anywhere

By artyp on 10/5/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I read all of the other reviews and am not disputing that once in a rare while things may not go as planned. I also understand the revenge factor in being able to publicly humiliate a restaurant that managed to rub someone the wrong way. Having said that, this restaurant is as good as you get. It may be a bit "heavy" and steep in price, but every dish is as good as it gets. I've been there enough to know. The staff is totally dedicated to creating an optimal dining experience. If you want to eat a fine meal, this is a good place to go to.

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137 out of 274 people found this review helpful.

Never Again!

By Critic101 on 9/8/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

Not the il Mulino I remember. A frequent patron years ago, this summer was our first itme back under new management. Whisked to our table without a hello, 5 bus boys descend on the 4 of us as we barely sit in our cramped corner. The usual appetizers served with a new addition of greasy, over salted bread sticks and stale bread. $36.00 for egglant parm appetizer when we ordered it rollatini, $65.00 for Dole Sole that used to make our mouths water, it was tough and without taste. Whatever happened to the beautiful display of mouth watering food as you enter the door? And zabaglione served cold and no longer made fresh at tableside? $460.00 later we were a bit disappointed. We never minded paying the money, but I am sure you can find a much better dining experience with pleasant atmosphere that satisfies both the wallet and your palate.

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159 out of 302 people found this review helpful.

So worth it...

By iateitmyway on 12/21/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Unreal dining experience... my full review is available at: www.iateitmyway.wordpress.com/2008/12/21/il-mulino-3rd-and-sullivan-new-york-city/

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132 out of 251 people found this review helpful.

Delicioso!

By jburke850 on 12/15/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

It had been about 12 years since I had eaten at Il Mulino. I went again last week for lunch - incredible! The food was very good my fist two times but this recent visit was extraordinary. Every morsel of food that I put into my mouth was divine. For lunch I had the Chicken Scaparello - it was divine - the best I have ever eaten. The service was very good as well. I was a bit concerend about the service as we made a late lunch reservation and I was with two other women. Past experience with NYC "cool guy" restaurants is that we are not welcome. Not the case at Il Mulino! Too bad I moved to Florida - I'd be in there every week if I was still in NY! There is always next year.

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114 out of 224 people found this review helpful.

Do Not Honor Reservations

By grandmabeautiful on 9/26/2008

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Had a confirmed reservation for dinner at 9:30 on a recent Friday night for a party of 4. Got there at 9:15 and there were people waiting who had 8:00 reservations. When I asked the host, he shrugged and said he did not know when we would be seated.If not him, then who?.I gave him a twenty and after waiting another an hour,we left. We will never consider going back to Il Mulino.If you accept reservations,it behooves you to honor them.Poor customer service!!!

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121 out of 240 people found this review helpful.

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