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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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Best Service in NYC

By Jamie2499 on 8/8/2008

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

I've never been to a restaurant with better service. They call you by your first name, come by the table constantly to check on you- I truly can't even describe how great the service is in words. You need to see for yourself! The food is amazing & worth the wait to get a reservation for.

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78 out of 180 people found this review helpful.

The best restaurant in town!!!!

By Eclat2775 on 1/18/2008

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

It is one of the best restaurants around. I have been celebrating my birthday there for the past few years. I would not trade it for any other place. I even got my boyfriend to start celebrating his birthday there as well. The food is excellent. and we dont mind the wait. The filet mignon is to die for. The staff is very friendy and their recommendations are excellent. My boyfriend and I will be dining there in a week to celebrate my birthday and I can't wait.

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185 out of 374 people found this review helpful.

Mecca for Italain food

By oldvette98 on 6/14/2007

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have been feasting at Il Mulino since they first opened in the early 8o's.It definetly helps if you are a regular since they are always packed for dinner.The antipasto they give you before you even order could be a meal. You must love garlic to truly their offerings.The baked lobster is not made anywhere else.The house pastas are awesome and the Veal chops are montrous and succulent prepared any way you like.There is no better Italian in the U.S.

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244 out of 543 people found this review helpful.

The Worst Birthday Dinner Ever

By Isabella on 10/26/2006

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

My fiance and I decided on Il Mulino for his birthday, an "old school Italian" vibe, with good reviews. What a disaster. First, I ordered a glass of wine and asked what they offer by the glass- there is not choice, for a mere $15 you can have cheap Chianti served from a huge bottle kept on the bar. We ordered appetizers (range $15-$40) the bufala mozarrella ($30) was covered with salty sun-dried tomatoes and the tortellini in brodo tasted like boullion cubes (real stock isn't bright yellow and salty!) Pastas were awful! My broccoli rabe was tough and bitter, his cannelloni salty and heavy. The crowd? Bridge and Tunnel to the max, poorly dressed and incredibly drunk. So drunk that the mens bathroom was covered with urine an inch deep I was later told. Before the check was revealed, they brought us a cake! My fiance blew the candle out, they took it to the back and we never saw it again. Miserable, we paid the bill ($260 plus tip). We were SUCKERED!!! On a side note - a friend in the industry called to complain on our behalf. They told her that the "cake" is CARDBOARD!!!

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470 out of 843 people found this review helpful.

Best to pass by

By newborn01 on 10/25/2006

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

The seating arrangement in the restaurant was so tight everyone's elbows were fixed down. Perhaps this could be tolerated if the food was excellent but the food was poor. The garlic bread was greasy and extremely salty. Every single dish and appetizer was extremely salty. Our group of 9 laughed that tomorrow we will all have puffy eyes in the morning from all the salt. Jokes aside it was difficult to eat the food! I was invited to attend a farewell. This will be the first and last time I go to il mulino.

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356 out of 739 people found this review helpful.

This may be some of the best Italian food on the planet

By rscottp on 1/29/2005

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

Okay. I love garlic. So sue me. If you don't love the food, the service, the wine, the whole experience at Il Mulino, you might as well go eat Japanese. Because you don't deserve Italian food if you don't fall in love with this place. Call ahead (way ahead) and hope for a reservation. It isn't easy. You see, I'm not the only one that digs what they are putting down at Il Mulino. I just heard they opened one in Dallas. That's okay. I still will love the original. It's the best. Period.

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343 out of 752 people found this review helpful.

A Very Special Place...

By Leticia on 12/10/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I love to dine. I've spent a ridiculous amount of money in restaurants. Il Mulino is, by far, the best Italian dinig that I've experienced and my favorite food is Italian. Enough said. It's not cheap, but food as good as that should be saved for a special occassion anyway. I can't wait to go back!

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327 out of 718 people found this review helpful.

rude and overrated!

By stellaparone on 12/2/2004

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday, and being in our early 20's they sat us right next to the entry to the kitchen thisclose to another young couple. The second time I took my family here, we called because we were going to be 10 minutes late. My parents went in while I was parking the car and the host was extremely rude to my parents and WOULD NOT SEAT US-even though we had a reservation well in advance! The food is good, but you can get the same food at Il Giglio for less money and less bitchy attitude!

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323 out of 678 people found this review helpful.

Unpleasant Experience

By Ania1 on 9/24/2004

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

Upon finishing dinner, we paid the check and proceeded to chat at the table. Since we were having a good time, we decided to stay a little longer and ordered after dinner drinks. After placing our drink order, the waiter told us that we had to vacate the table, but that we could have drinks at the bar. I've never been so offended. Not only does this show lack of class, but it's just bad business!!! Little did he know, that one of the guests at the table was the president of the Gastronomical Association of Argentina.

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400 out of 760 people found this review helpful.

Honey, let's go there AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!

By LaBelle1980 on 8/17/2004

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

When I came back home from Il Mulino I stared at the ceiling and i wished that i should've had this or that and why i didn't tried whatever he had. But they serve so much food before the main course that you can take it home and enjoy it the next day. Ahhh the food is excellent. You can't get a better service anywhere in NYC. I'll give it A+

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