Italian Restaurant and Café$$$$
West Village, New York
  • Sierra
    "The bone marrow escargot and the squid ink fettuccine are to die for"(17 Tips)
    dot. h.
    "listen to all the tips: get the bone marrow and spaghetti carbonara!"(9 Tips)
    Christina C.
    "Definitely get the Brussel prouts & the mozzarella risotto balls."(9 Tips)
    Albert T.
    "Amazing black truffle ricotta ravioli & truffle crusted salmon."(3 Tips)
159 Tips and reviews
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  • pasta
  • ravioli
  • bone marrow
  • risotto balls
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  • Sinan A.
    Sinan ArkonacOctober 17
    Excellent Carbonara
  • Nicholas M.
    Try to get a table in the back room, it's nicer.
  • Nicholas M.
    Nice space, traditional American Italian. Good.
  • Sacha S.
    Sacha SJuly 4
    Fine nothing special. If your in the mood for Italian go to L'artusi. The eggplants are good though!
  • Sheila Mimi G.
    Truffle pasta was superb! The place has a very romantic ambiance and feels like it's on a different time zone. Cabernet and Barbara reds are both very good! 👌🏼
  • Joost C.
    Joost CaljeMarch 28
    I made better pasta as a frat boy.
  • Iriska
    IriskaFebruary 19
    Great food, but a little pricey. Also, tables are on top of each other which doesn't make it very comfortable.
  • CCnyc
    CCnycJanuary 16
    Order the flank steak, a bottle of red and ask to sit in the garden
  • Michaele K.
    Michaele KehrtNovember 6, 2016
    The striped bass with roasted asparagus was incredible, as was the salmon. The best garlic bread I have ever had!
  • Jen M.
    Jen MakulowichNovember 5, 2016
    Spacious & lots of seating. Yummy selections. Hangar steak was delish. They also offer Gf pasta! Great spot to bring out of towners.
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BaskinNovember 1, 2016
    Garlic bread special was amazing, solid Italian joint; great for groups because it's such a large space
  • John A.
    John AntosOctober 29, 2016
    Hidden below a staircase on 14th Street is a terrific place for Italian food. Recommend: garlic bread, a massive brick of goodness. Pasta and raviolis are all good as well. Nice wine and cocktails.
  • Bunmi O.
    Bunmi OnitiriJuly 13, 2016
    Make a reservation for the outside area in the back - it's beautiful! Also order the short rib ravioli or shrimp & spaghetti 👌🏾
  • Ashley D.
    Ashley DeloseJuly 10, 2016
    The beef raviolis were divine
  • Neha S.
    Neha SebastianApril 4, 2016
    Huge space. Beautiful garden area in the back. Love the restaurant, but not the food as much. Pasta was slightly undercooked and wine was much lighter than promised.
  • Connie R.
    Connie RecchiniMarch 15, 2016
    The butternut squash ravioli was delightful. Same with the brussels sprouts.
  • Ali H.
    Ali HaggertyFebruary 28, 2016
    Pasta pasta pasta!
  • Emily
    EmilyFebruary 15, 2016
    Great date spot - went here for Valentines Day. Prosciutto plate, ravioli, and tiramisu were all amazing.
  • Albert T.
    Albert TongFebruary 15, 2016
    Delicious roasted kale & butternut squash salad w/ pumpkin seeds. Amazing black truffle ricotta ravioli & truffle crusted salmon. Finished off w/ bittersweet chocolate pudding & creme brûlée. #nom
  • Lee H.
    Lee HoffmanJanuary 16, 2016
    The skirt steak and carbonara are terrific!
  • Sharon M.
    Sharon ManOctober 6, 2015
    We were impressed with the pork saltimbocca (juicy and well seasoned), short ribs, mushroom crusted salmon, and spaghetti and meatballs. Well executed food and good desserts.
  • Amber C.
    Amber CrisciSeptember 1, 2015
    Crispo chop salad and any pasta 🔥
  • Jenny C.
    Jenny CuiAugust 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The bone marrow. So. Good.
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MackeyJuly 13, 2015
    The carbonara is delicious and the special of peaches and mozzarella was amazing.
  • Leisha M.
    Leisha MagsisiJune 28, 2015
    Gnocchi with duck was amazing. Burrata was delicious. A great place for dinner! Kind of loud but it was good for a group dinner when everyone had been day drinking.
  • Val T.
    Val TJune 27, 2015
    Bone marrow is best for groups as it is a large portion. Carbonara is delicious. Ask to sit in the garden!
  • Rafi R.
    Rafi RomeroJune 22, 2015
    Definitely get: bone marrow escargot, truffle ravioli, bufala mozzarella caprese.
  • Chris K.
    Chris KonecnyJune 19, 2015
    Def doesn't live up to hype or rating. Cool place though
  • Chris K.
    Chris KonecnyJune 19, 2015
    Def does not live up to the hype or rating
  • Mihir D.
    Mihir DarjiJune 18, 2015
    Awesome food
  • Els J.
    Els JavenesJune 10, 2015
    Get the truffle ravioli, absolutely amazing. The arancini was delicious too!
  • Marinna D.
    Marinna DudasJune 4, 2015
    Cauliflower appetizer and any pasta - you can't go wrong.
  • Rafi R.
    Rafi RomeroMay 24, 2015
    all excellent: maple Brussels sprouts (!), bone marrow escargot (!!), black truffle ravioli. good but not great: risotto mozzarella balls (lots of tips raved about them but I though they were just ok)
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerMay 19, 2015
    This place has great ambience & service, but food can be a hit or miss. Despite the rage, Brussel sprouts were just average, octopus was also meh. Cauliflower was pretty decent. Good wine selection.
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoMay 14, 2015
    Save room for the excellent pastas, which are ideal for sharing. The basic spaghetti and meatballs and the ravioli with black truffles are both delicious.
  • Geoffery E.
    Geoffery EdwardMay 6, 2015
    Grilled octopus and pork belly appetizers are great. Really enjoyed the avocado and kale salad. Duck breast is a great entree. Can't beat the tiramisu for desert.
  • Lora S.
    Lora SApril 20, 2015
    Truffle everything
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MaApril 4, 2015
    Everything was great here. Try all the appetizers: the caramelized cauliflower and burrata were particularly good.
  • Rachel I.
    Rachel IvyApril 1, 2015
    The prosciutto fig and parm platter, rice balls, and eggplant apps were all delicious. The lobster and scallop ravioli was ok, it had very little filling though.
  • Moises E.
    Moises EsquenaziMarch 26, 2015
    Mediocre everything
  • Sunling Y.
    Sunling YangMarch 7, 2015
    Bone marrow, black truffle ravioli
  • Nick
    NickMarch 3, 2015
    If you've never had bone marrow start here. Succulent
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GattoFebruary 28, 2015
    Spaghetti Carbonara is amazing. Maybe my favorite pasta dish on the planet. I promise you won't regret it.
  • George Z.
    George ZFebruary 14, 2015
    If you listen closely, you can hear choirs of prosciutto angels singing
  • Jan G.
    Jan GemrichFebruary 7, 2015
    Try different starters and go for pasta for the main!
  • Akshata K.
    Akshata KaliaJanuary 25, 2015
    Gnocchi is not good. The pasta carbonara was my favorite
  • Mindy T.
    Mindy TomJanuary 24, 2015
    I'm all about the bone marrow! Tiramisu is good too!
  • Kt L.
    Kt LacasseJanuary 18, 2015
    Bad got the bone marrow and loved it. Great carbonara
  • Brandon
    BrandonJanuary 1, 2015
    Rissotto balls and lamb ragu pappardelle was amazing. Next time getting the huge pieces of bone marrow.
  • Francis U.
    Francis UdlerOctober 19, 2014
    Cute place, lots of seating. Mozzarella with truffle, fried mozzarella balls, brussels sprouts and any pasta. Didn't love the gnocchi as the sauce was too plane.
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoOctober 9, 2014
    Must orders include: the Bone Marrow, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, and the Black Truffle Ricotta Ravioli.
  • Valerie V.
    Valerie ValerieSeptember 18, 2014
    Gnocchi verde
  • Farhana B.
    Farhana BegumSeptember 11, 2014
    This place is heavenly! The duck was done perfectly! The olives stuffed with blue cheese that accompany the dirty martini is delightful. The black truffle ravioli melts in your mouth. A+ everything.
  • etta y.
    etta yAugust 27, 2014
    Great food - beautiful burrata appetizer followed by a gorgeous grilled branzino. Cheesecake was pretty, gleaming with strawberries but had a mealy texture. Skip dessert and get a second appetizer.
  • Kathrine
    KathrineAugust 24, 2014
    Pasta and truffle fries were great.
  • Mayu
    MayuAugust 14, 2014
    Really great food.big potion of pasta....heaven.
  • Caroline S.
    Caroline SchulweisJuly 17, 2014
    Sit in the back garden area (covered in the winter). Definitely get the brussel sprouts, some vino, and any of their pasta dishes. They offer gluten free pasta now too! Bolognese pictured below.
  • Jenny R.
    Jenny RJuly 12, 2014
    Brussel sprouts 👌👌
  • dot. h.
    dot. hMay 17, 2014
    listen to all the tips: get the bone marrow and spaghetti carbonara!
  • Alana K.
    Alana KarnofskyApril 25, 2014
    Their truffle crusted salmon makes me question why I would ever order salmon anywhere else..YUM!
  • ZenFoodster
    ZenFoodsterMarch 31, 2014
    1 of my fave N. Italian in NYC! Caramelized cauliflower, brussel sprouts, spaghetti carbonara, & “Orecchiette” Broccoli Rabe & Sausage are musts! So is sitting in the enclosed garden.
  • Julia M.
    Julia MesmeriMarch 4, 2014
    Bone marrow dish, do it.
    Downvoted Sep 28
  • Kev
    KevMarch 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I recommend the grilled octopus and the hanger steak with the castle Pinot noir. Tasty AF.
  • Ashley V.
    Ashley VelazquezFebruary 23, 2014
    Went here on a date & loved it. Low lights to set the mood. Reasonably priced. Try the fried calamari with zucchini! It is to die for :) Has a great selection of wine. The bottle service was great! ♡
  • Eric F.
    Eric FriedmanFebruary 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Spaghetti & Shrimp Fra Diavola is on the right side of spicy & delicious. Its a great dish to share, which I did with the “Orecchiette” Broccoli Rabe. 6X combo points if you pull it off!
  • Patrick K.
    Patrick KanaleyJanuary 24, 2014
    Good dinner spot with a ton of tables. Great for groups.
  • Shawna M.
    Shawna MichelleJanuary 9, 2014
    The whole wheat pasta with roasted cauliflower is Amazeballs! I don't even like Italian that much and did not want meat. Would highly recommend this place!
  • Bubsy
    BubsyDecember 24, 2013
    Women's room has nut on door. Men's room has bolt on door. Don't screw it up!
  • Michal M.
    Michal MichaeliDecember 7, 2013
    Great Italian food. Especially the duck! But be aware not to seat in the porch area while raining..
  • Allan M.
    Allan MonteronNovember 11, 2013
    I crave for Crispo Brussels sprouts.
  • Nastja S.
    Nastja StaceyOctober 28, 2013
    Ravioli with black truffles are the best ($25)! Try lychee martini ($10) and delicious Buratta Di Puglia ($11). Lamb chops ($27) also have amazing taste!
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LeeOctober 21, 2013
    Great cozy Italian spot. Bone marrow and the spaghetti carbonara is spectacular.
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BachmannSeptember 22, 2013
    Recommended from Cafeteria's own Chef Linda. I went here with my parents and my boyfriend. We ended up sitting in the back terrace. Beautiful ambiance. Wonderful service, though the food took a while.
  • Mark D.
    Mark DeSouzaAugust 25, 2013
    The al fresco dining out back is spectacular.
  • Gary S.
    Gary SchechnerAugust 23, 2013
    Nice place with a solid truffle oil ravioli.
  • Tara B.
    Tara BAugust 22, 2013
    Excellent food. Everything was fantastic. Rice Balls and Brussel Sprouts for apps. Black truffle ricotta ravioli as an entree and ricotta cheesecake for dessert. We sat in the garden area. So nice.
  • Cesar R.
    Cesar RazuriAugust 18, 2013
    The Brussels Sprouts and Spaghetti & Shrimp "Fra Diavola" are good options if choosing to share. Sit in the back, where if it's sunny they'll pull back the retractable roof.
  • Ash M.
    Ash MiramantJuly 28, 2013
    Amazing food! Sit in the back room on a nice night, it is open air if its not raining and absolutely beautiful out back! Try the pasta with prosciutto and peas with truffle oil, it was amazing.
  • Michael P.
    Michael PaolercioJuly 14, 2013
    Great wine. Great small plates.
  • Carolyn Z.
    Carolyn ZentgrafJuly 10, 2013
    Ask for a table in the back, order pork belly gorgonzola stuffed figs & let the magic begin! Trofie w truffle butter and chocolate torte win all. Incred find.
  • Kate L.
    Kate LiangJune 27, 2013
    Most of the pastas can be replaced with a gluten-free penne or spaghetti, but for the ones that can't (e.g. ravioli) , they're happy to create a dish with the same sauce and a gf pasta
  • Sierra
    SierraJune 16, 2013
    The bone marrow escargot and the squid ink fettuccine are to die for
  • nous mangeons
    nous mangeonsJune 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Carbonara. Enough said.
  • Nikki R.
    Nikki RobertsonMay 14, 2013
    Party of four an each of us ordered different apps, entrees and deserts...everything was awesome! ESP enjoyed the stuffed figs and pork belly, and coconut sorbet.
  • miles l.
    miles lennonMarch 28, 2013
    Ask to sit in the way back and make sure you order the kale and squash!
  • Christina C.
    Christina C.March 26, 2013
    Definitely get the Brussel prouts & the mozzarella risotto balls.
  • NHH
    NHHJanuary 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great garden in the back...excellent food - spaghetti Carbonara - can't miss it
  • Aileen T.
    Aileen TseJanuary 5, 2013
    Fettuccine and duck bolognese
  • Sheridan K.
    Sheridan KatesJanuary 2, 2013
    Make sure you request a table at the back in the heated garden
  • Jared H.
    Jared HaversonDecember 25, 2012
    Mozzarella risotto balls and the spaghetti and meatballs are stars. Highly recommended. Could not stop eating them. Pleasant staff and really cozy space.
  • F-Factor
    F-FactorDecember 6, 2012
    F-Factor <3's Crispo. Check out our menu review to see the F-Factor approved options here
  • F-Factor
    F-FactorNovember 9, 2012
    The pasta is solid-- share a plate with a friend and don't miss out on their delectable vegetable dishes too!
  • Donna W.
    Donna WOctober 20, 2012
    great food
  • Christina Y.
    Christina YooOctober 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    bone marrow, risotto balls, carbonara, and banana sorbet were AMAZING. service is a little slow but the good made up for it.
  • Natasha Maki Y.
    Natasha Maki Y.September 7, 2012
    Try the basil crusted salmon special on Fridays!
  • Rue La La
    Rue La LaSeptember 5, 2012
    Cozy Italian food for chilly nights. We're partial to the spaghetti carbonara.
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmAugust 29, 2012
    4sq-ers weren't kidding around about them brussel sprouts y'all.
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LambertAugust 19, 2012
    Love all the veggie small plates and apps - great for sharing
  • Glenn D.
    Glenn DAugust 16, 2012
    Try the Spaghetti Carbonara - Done right. Notice that egg on top. No Alfredo sauce here.
  • Glenn D.
    Glenn DAugust 16, 2012
    Try the Prosciutto, Figs, Parmigiano
  • Samantha T.
    Samantha TaubeJuly 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    So yummy! Try the burata if it is on the specials.
  • Yvonne D.
    Yvonne DaunnoJuly 22, 2012
    Great Brussels sprouts (roasted w pignolis and maple butter syrup). Dessert has to be pot de creme.
  • 8PM R.
    8PM ReservationJuly 12, 2012
    Not the hippest joint but fantastic rustic Italian. The carbonara is a must.
  • Jess L.
    Jess LeungJuly 11, 2012
    Get the Caramelized Brussel Sprouts and Risotto Balls.
  • Sally Y.
    Sally YoonJune 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    ricotta balls, spaghetti carbonara 3P classic
  • Chelsea B.
    Chelsea BalkanMay 24, 2012
    Risotto balls are great. The cheese one is slightly better of you only want to pick one. The pasta with truffle oil and peas is also a favorite.
    SNOCRUMay 18, 2012
    Chicken Milanese is terrific!
  • Nancerella
    NancerellaMay 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    A little Italian place with a rustic feel... Food is pretty good...
  • Marci G.
    Marci GellerMay 8, 2012
    Food fab, service a little slow. Everything was delicious but the stuffed zucchini was unremarkable.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HantzApril 22, 2012
    Porkslap on tap.
  • Tony G.
    Tony GrotticelliMarch 22, 2012
    Get the Dorras Meatballs it was fantastic! And WAY filling.
  • 8PM R.
    8PM ReservationMarch 4, 2012
    Birthdays, business dinners and double-dates. My all around "go to" spot. Franks is a doll.
  • Taline E.
    Taline EkmekjianFebruary 27, 2012
    Nothing special just ok food.
  • Enrique A.
    Enrique ArbelaezFebruary 17, 2012
    Fireplace, waterfountain, and surprising spaces. Enough said.
  • Shiva R.
    Shiva RajaramanFebruary 17, 2012
    Best grilled Brussels Sprouts
  • Gary M.
    Gary MartinDecember 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The pasta here is excellent! Try the Whole Wheat Spaghetti
  • Amy T.
    Amy TDecember 8, 2011
    Don't come here for a party or at all. Our group spent $1000 and they tried to charge us $3.50 a head to eat a small cupcake we brought even when we were ordering dessert. Manager was super rude!
  • Kurt-Owen R.
    Kurt-Owen RichardsNovember 3, 2011
    White anchovies in citrus marinade a great starter, just a bit of heat, great to nibble while you sip on your martini.
  • Lindsay K.
    Lindsay KaplanSeptember 29, 2011
    And on the fifth day, God said, "Let there be maple brussels sprouts." And it was good.
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica SSeptember 19, 2011
    Pasta is amazing as is their prosciutto with figs!
  • Jason R.
    Jason RosadoSeptember 17, 2011
    Lamb bolognese.... Get some!
  • Nick G.
    Nick GogelSeptember 13, 2011
    Food is delicious. Sit outside and people watch. 14th street always has nycs best
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Prosciutto stars in an array of starter plates at this bustling Bib. - Inspector
  • Jill G.
    Jill GAugust 16, 2011
    Get the Risotto balls! Chix cutlet very yummy! And of course the carbonara. Great wine list
  • Lee H.
    Lee HoffmanAugust 13, 2011
    Spagetti carbonara and califlower with pine nuts are amazing
  • Chandani J.
    Chandani JainJuly 24, 2011
    The maple_roasted brussels sprouts, the gnoCchi, the papardelle, the mushroom trifolati, the burrata cheese, the beet salad, among the many vegetarian delights at crispo! Consistently excellent!
  • Kira S.
    Kira ShalomJune 29, 2011
    three words: caramelized brussel sprouts. the best in NYC! a must order!
  • Karin X.
    Karin XJune 27, 2011
    perfectly cooked broccoli rabe. try the okinawan sweet potato tortellini with pine nuts. garden is cute and great for groups. was very loud on a friday night.
  • Jena M.
    Jena MihalovicJune 12, 2011
    Sit in the garden and have the sweet potato totorloni. Its to die for.
  • Suzana U.
    Suzana UenoMay 15, 2011
    Great FRESH pasta spaghetti was really great, risotto balls and brussels sprouts
  • Sammy I.
    Sammy IbrahimApril 25, 2011
    Had the Bone Marrow, it was amazing. I honestly did not expect it to be that good!
  • Emma
    EmmaMarch 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You can't come to Crispo without ordering either of these three - Bone Marrow, Brussel Sprouts and Carbonara. mmm-MMM!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Julianna
    JuliannaFebruary 23, 2011
    Still thinking of my yummy meal at Crispo...
  • Norah L.
    Norah LFebruary 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    request to sit in the garden. great energy and gorgeous.
  • Diana S.
    Diana SJanuary 10, 2011
    Mmm.... Best pasta!
  • Mark F.
    Mark FeinsodNovember 23, 2010
    Try the anchovies in citrus. Also, they have the best carbonara in the city.
  • Raul K.
    Raul KeallyOctober 26, 2010
    Carbonara and Octopus salad ftw
  • catherine s.
    catherine spinleyOctober 16, 2010
    The whole wheat pasta with cauliflower, pine nuts and currants!
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BOctober 9, 2010
    Gnocchi was amazing, not too heavy. Great wine list. Excellent service.
  • Eric F.
    Eric F.July 27, 2010
    Trofie al Prosciutto is amazing, but share it with another dish.
  • Bill M.
    Bill MastersonMay 23, 2010
    Atrocious service. Hostess might be the devil. Stay as far away as possible.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LApril 29, 2010
    3p Carbonara for the win!!
  • Martine B.
    Martine B.April 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Spaghetti carbonara is to DIE must try it
  • Eliza O.
    Eliza OrlinsApril 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to Crispo. The 3p Carbonara is the specialty and it is to die for. It is my favorite carbonara anywhere. You have to try it!
  • Melissa T.
    Melissa TrostermanMarch 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the Bresaola salad! And the risotto balls are warm & gooey happiness -try them :-) Love this place!
  • Hungry Domaine ~.
    Hungry Domaine ~February 20, 2010
    Frank Crispo- a true gentleman in the Restaurant Biz. He built the joint with his own hands and the food is delicious
  • David G.
    David GellesFebruary 10, 2010
    try the brussle sprouts - amazing
  • Jordan L.
    Jordan LevyFebruary 10, 2010
    Eat a bar, lots of good action
  • Matt V.
    Matt Van HornDecember 19, 2009
    order the prosciutto and cauliflower. fantastic
  • Sean S.
    Sean S.December 11, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the Spaghetti Carbonaro and the creme brulee. Then run 5 mi :).
  • Jeff Y.
    Jeff YablonDecember 4, 2009
    Seriously my favorite place in the city. Consistenly superb, great value.
  • Jeffrey L.
    Jeffrey LewisNovember 21, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Food is excellent, backyard garden is wonderful
  • Suzanne S.
    Suzanne SaturdayNovember 4, 2009
    Do not miss the brussels sprouts. Believe it or not, they are TO DIE FOR. Sit in the back room...the one in the way, way back.
  • Jen L.
    Jen LeeMay 13, 2009
    The Bocatini is the way to go. The sauce is spicy and robust. Order the risotto balls as a starter. Such a simple dish, but executed superbly.
  • Raghav
    RaghavMay 8, 2009
    ate great italian food
  • Flavio L.
    Flavio LeviJuly 23, 2015
    É bem lotado mas tem uma comida boa.
  • Liam B.
    Liam BrinleyDecember 19, 2014
    Spinach Gnocchi.
  • hly
    hlyJuly 27, 2014
    Et, balik, her sey mukemmeldi.
  • belen q.
    belen quelletJuly 24, 2014
    Todo es recomendable!!
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