Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar$$$$
West Village, New York
159 Tips and reviews
  • good for dates
  • octopus
  • romantic
  • pasta
  • lively
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  • Erin L.
    Erin LaneJanuary 6, 2013
    The poached egg, polenta, & shrimp brunch special was one of the best things I've ever eaten. If it's not available, baked eggs are supposedly very similar.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Steve S.
    Steve SchulerOctober 16, 2014
    Fruiti di mare into squid ink pasta into the pork chop, can't miss. Italian beers are great, wine list is exceptional, cocktails out of this world. One of the best & most consistent places in NYC
  • Rodrigo N.
    I came here for brunch. Not crazy busy. Very nice staff, good service and I loved the food. The Carbonara pasta is delicious! The "purgatorio" eggs is good but its like pasta (lots os tomato sauce).
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissJune 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The uova funghi is a delicious brunch dish with polenta, cremini mushrooms, and poached eggs. The carbonara pasta is also great. Outdoor seating in the back now, too.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJanuary 14, 2014
    While the pastas here are pretty much to die for (especially the Carbonara), don't pass on the duck. It's up there with one of best duck dishes we've had.
  • Joey J.
    Joey JAugust 15, 2015
    Great date spot in the west village. Not a traditional Italian menu, but the food is superb. Try the Branzino. Perfectly prepared. One of my my favorite dishes.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 2, 2016
    The tender braised octopus picks up a charred crisp from the grill and is just simply delicious. The rice beans, tossed with an addictive vinaigrette, make a nice accompaniment. Read more
  • Christina S.
    Christina StraussSeptember 28, 2013
    Start with wine & ricotta costini @Anfora. Then octopus salad, pappardelle bolognese ragu, skirt steak & side of corn. Wish someone would have provided better wine recos. Other than that = perfection!
  • Risa
    RisaSeptember 21, 2012
    Grub Street off-menu dish: Ricotta Tortellini. "There's plenty of pasta on the menu, but one that's always available is this rich combo of creamy ricotta & seasonal produce such as beets or eggplant."
  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaAugust 3, 2012
    All the food is divine! Can't go wrong with the octopus, bass tartare starters and the Orata cooked in parchment paper with vegetables. Even the chocolate sorbet is fancy with a little hint of salt.
  • refinery29
    refinery29August 3, 2014
    What to Order: We don't have a bone to pick with anything on the menu, really. But we could make a meal out of the bruschette. Read more
  • Josephine S.
    Josephine SonDecember 23, 2014
    Love the vibe of this place. Definitely sit at the chef's counter, get a bottle of wine and order any or all of the pasta!
  • Nick A.
    Nick AndlingerMarch 12, 2016
    Bone marrow and carbonara are both fantastic. Love the vibe.
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan McKeeNovember 13, 2017
    Quaint but vibey (queue loud music). Food feels simple as in no frills, but then again no need to complicate homemade pasta. Scallops were excellent choice for this seafood lover
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmMarch 31, 2015
    The bone marrow appetizer and carbonara are not to be missed!
  • Ben
    BenFebruary 21, 2015
    Great date spot, fills up quickly. Order some shared plates - octopus is grilled perfectly.
  • Rick V.
    Rick ValenzuelaJune 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The chicken is different than the JW chicken at Barbutto, so hard to compare, but amazing for their use of spices. Get it to share with a plate of the buccatini.
  • Elliot W.
    Elliot WehnerJanuary 11, 2015
    Great pasta, can't go wrong with any of them. Sides are great too, nice wine list. Try to sit at the chef's counter to be in the action
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff Solomon2 weeks ago
    Sea bass was excellent. Try the different bruschetta apps. All pasta homemade. Say hi to the Minnesota master chef on the way out!
  • jessica m. h.
    jessica m. hintermeisterSeptember 17, 2012
    Ricotta Tortellini: rich combination of creamy ricotta and seasonal produce (eggplants pictured here) #cachet #supersecret
  • Jo R.
    Jo RausenJuly 22, 2012
    Great pasta but I'm more than a little disappointed that my 'seasonal fruit salad' (ringing in at $10!) only consisted of melon. Mint was the only redeeming touch. (brunch)
  • sam r.
    sam rosenMay 20, 2014
    If you want something simple, they'll make a plain pasta with olive oil and cracked pepper. It was delicious (and great for vegans)
  • Abigail R.
    Abigail RMarch 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing little gem - it never fails. Pastas and risottos are the star here. Also the olive oil cake with sea salt ice cream.
  • Antonis S.
    Antonis SkordylisJanuary 3, 2016
    Get the carbonara for sure. Even if sharing as a starter. For brunch, the breakfast plate is very well done - but the bacon disappoints.
  • Original Penguin
    Original PenguinOctober 26, 2010
    One of our favorite Italian spots in Manhattan. Grilled sweetbreads with parsley- root puree, soft- scrambled egg and bottarga bruschetta… simply superb. Not to mention the drinks - delicioso!
  • julia t.
    julia tNovember 28, 2014
    I love dell'anima! Cute, great ricotta with the bread at lunch, and a romantic spot for quality pastas at dinner.
  • Laura L.
    Laura LachmanOctober 29, 2011
    a hidden gem for brunch, if you want to avoid the waits at other places. All of the egg dishes are great. Splurge on the pasta bolognese.
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyNovember 30, 2011
    For dessert, try something out of the ordinary and get the cornbread pudding, served with a fruity fig compote and perfectly light ricotta ice cream.
  • citizenM
    citizenMDecember 15, 2015
    A cosy atmosphere with great comfort food and exceptional olive oil cake! Read more
  • Alyssa C.
    Alyssa CalderoneAugust 8, 2014
    Everything is outstanding, try the bruschetta [spreads] and bone marrow
  • F-Factor N.
    F-Factor NutritionOctober 17, 2012
    Not only is the food delicious, the restaurant is a certified green restaurant for being sustainable. The wine list is also impressive.
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereAugust 8, 2014
    Be sure to get the charred octopus (rice beans, chorizo, chicories) as a starter. Highly recommended.
  • Julie C.
    Julie CapronMarch 17, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Start with the Octopus, it's simply amazing and what Dell is known for. Feeling adventurous? Then start with the sweetbreads. They melt in your mouth. Yum.
  • cyn k.
    cyn kOctober 24, 2011
    scrumptious italian food- the best i've had in nyc so far. you must try the caramelized brussel sprouts if they're in season.
  • Kathryn Y.
    Kathryn YuAugust 16, 2011
    The 'Negroni sbagliato' ("wrong Negroni" in Italian) uses sparkling wine instead of gin. It's delicious. The regular negroni is no slouch either.
  • Lulu
    LuluJanuary 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Request a seat in front of the open kitchen so you can watch the chefs work their magic! Try the beets, octopus, uni spaghetti, and duck breast - yum!
  • Julia B.
    Julia BenedictNovember 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a blood orange negroni to start - all of the food is amazing so you can't go wrong with your order
  • Michael L.
    Michael LeeOctober 26, 2015
    Pork chop with a beautifully browned exterior and edge to edge perfectly cooked interior. Very juicy and tasty.
  • Sara B.
    Sara BialMay 5, 2012
    Sit at the back bar, where you can dine and watch the food prepared. Great experience. Hard to get reservations, though.
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn IApril 23, 2016
    Lovely restaurant with a thoughtful menu. Start with the bruschetta, especially the spicy red pepper.
  • Jasmine M.
    Jasmine MoySeptember 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit at the bar, order a negroni, some dips with crostini, split the tart endive salad and get the carbonara.
  • MVQ
    MVQJuly 7, 2013
    Must have meal--the uova fungi misti-it unlike any breakfast dish I've had before and super filling!!
  • Viviana P.
    Viviana PalaciosSeptember 6, 2011
    Dishes were all delicious, fav was the carbonara and scallops crudo. For dessert, the rum cake with salted gelato is a must!
  • Tae K.
    Tae KimDecember 21, 2013
    Absolutely amazing Italian restaurant. Make sure you make reservations for seats at the chefs bar.
  • Alberto M.
    Alberto MannDecember 21, 2013
    Great sweetbreads. Risotto is not risotto - more like Italian fried rice with sausage but still quite good.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Consider the house-made pastas ($17-$18) or the popular charred octopus with chorizo dish ($16). Read more
  • Nicolette R.
    Nicolette RomeroNovember 2, 2014
    I know chicken can be boring, but the pollo al diavolo is most definitely not! The carbonara was great, but the chicken is the way to go!
  • John K.
    John KassJune 19, 2016
    The carbonara is the best. The keener white wine is great.
  • Lori S.
    Lori ShermanAugust 11, 2017
    Great food, carbonara terrific, noisy restaurant though, sit at the chefs bar... it's fun!
  • Razorfish
    RazorfishSeptember 20, 2011
    Al dente, full of flavor, and home made. Great service, beautiful interior, you definitely get what you pay for.
  • Katie S.
    Katie SchlossJuly 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring a hearty appetite to this West Village eatery, because all 5 bruschettes are an absolute must.
  • Nikhita M.
    Nikhita MahtaniFebruary 27, 2016
    Cute date night spot! I like the carbonara the best, and the almond cake.
  • Hauke V.
    Hauke VagtsSeptember 28, 2013
    risotto is to die for! apart from it still the best pasta in the city
  • citizenM
    citizenMApril 8, 2015
    That one cozy italian for the hard to please pasta lovers Read more
  • Michael M.
    Michael MuseMarch 21, 2014
    Fantastic brunch, particularly the fruit salad and the baked eggs dish
  • Sharon G.
    Sharon GeeAugust 2, 2015
    Uovo Funghi is a must. Cheddar polenta. Poached eggs, mushrooms and toast!
  • Abbey B.
    Abbey BowerJuly 17, 2011
    The prix fixe menu on Mondays is wonderful. It is meatless but I promise, you won't miss the meat!
  • Sonali S.
    Sonali SridharJanuary 23, 2011
    Fabulous brunch! Try the polenta, shrimp, poached eggs plate. It leaves an amazing sense of satisfaction on the palette.
  • Nidhi B.
    Nidhi BhatJuly 21, 2012
    Dark chocolate pistachio tart is to die for. Start with charred octopus for sure.
  • Gena
    GenaApril 3, 2013
    Be sure to order the Charred Octopus. It's smokey, slight tart and wildly addicting.
  • Mrjlpz
    MrjlpzJanuary 9, 2016
    Very small and it sucks that you cant have a conversation without have the next table hearing every single breath. However, food was very good but its small portions.
  • Tu Anh H.
    Tu Anh HaDecember 11, 2010
    Sweetbread. Amazing. The wine list is extensive and dizzying in range.
  • Cali Z.
    Cali ZimmermanJuly 28, 2012
    All the food has some spice to it. Be prepared to have something spicy even if they say it's mild
  • Amy L.
    Amy LindaFebruary 17, 2013
    Get the pineapple upside down cake with coconut sorbet. You will not regret it.
  • Leandro L.
    Leandro LageraMay 29, 2016
    Late night pasta for the win! They had barolo before it was cool. Will always love this place.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LeeOctober 26, 2015
    It's noisy and crowded so don't expect to have a quiet conversation here. If you don't mind that, good date spot.
  • Mark G.
    Mark GraciaMarch 10, 2016
    Great pasta selection and veal loin is fantastic
  • The Food Sluts
    The Food SlutsJune 12, 2012
    Somewhat sloppy food makes this seem more like a wine bar than restaurant. While the pastas were tasty (in the $20 range) char grilled octopus ($19) was more charred than grilled. Loud, cramped space. Read more
  • Mike N.
    Mike NickersonJanuary 26, 2016
    If they have the pork chops on the menu, GET THEM!
  • Showtime Network
    Showtime NetworkApril 1, 2011
    Be sure to check out Anfora, the wine bar next door. There’s definitely no holy water in their glasses!
  • Mark S.
    Mark SilversteinFebruary 11, 2012
    Charred octopus was fantastic. Also highly recommend the rum cake.
  • Ethikus
    EthikusApril 29, 2012
    Dell'Anima is an ethical & sustainable restaurant participating in Shop Your Values Week! Pledge now and receive discounts at 200+ businesses in NYC from May 3-10, 2012. #SYVW Read more
  • Adam S.
    Adam SeiferSeptember 15, 2011
    Sit at the chef's table and enjoy the dance as they turn out incredible meals.
  • Jeffrey W.
    Jeffrey WFebruary 8, 2015
    Pastas are phenomenal. Less sceney than it's sibling, L'Artusi
  • Katie B.
    Katie BasselApril 27, 2013
    The Pinot Grigio Ramato is the best wine I've ever tasted.
  • Aileen T.
    Aileen TseDecember 28, 2013
    must get the duck! but it does have a very fatty skin
  • John L.
    John LacyApril 30, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The bucatini is my favorite pasta in New York
  • Aleah N.
    Aleah NicholeSeptember 19, 2017
    Wonderful dining experience, service was 5 star ⭐️
  • Heather V.
    Heather VelezJanuary 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The negroni sbagliato is a fabulous cocktail - not to be missed!
  • Aileen T.
    Aileen TseJanuary 5, 2013
    get any of the pastas, they're amazing
  • Kinjil M.
    Kinjil MathurOctober 19, 2015
    walk-in and get the chef's counter. it's the best seat in the house. wait is ranges 0 - 60 mins
  • Rewan P.
    Rewan PartiOctober 11, 2015
    Charred Octopus and Scallops are delicious.
  • Rex M.
    Rex MaddenNovember 4, 2011
    For you pomodoro technique fans, try the Pomodorini: Gin with a pickled tomato.
  • Frank G.
    Frank GoldingDecember 31, 2010
    Chicken. Get it. That with the octopus appetizer. Share an arugula salad. Amazing.
  • Jeffrey T.
    Jeffrey TascarellaFebruary 10, 2010
    Have Joe pick you out a wine. Get the avocado bruschetta, octopus, trofie, sweetbreads, and that chocolate-caramel tart thing.
  • Sally Y.
    Sally YoonJune 1, 2012
    charred octopus, risotto alla pilota, pappardelle integrale
  • EMCo.
    EMCo.December 28, 2010
    try the dell'fixe for lunch: $25 for choice of antipasti, pasta, and glass of wine!
  • Michael A.
    Michael AnthonyJuly 23, 2017
    Everything is incredible. Not basic Italian.
  • Ali B.
    Ali BriggsDecember 7, 2015
    Bucatini, charred octopus, and grosjean torrette!
  • Karen R.
    Karen RobinovitzJuly 7, 2010
    The octopus appetizer. So good, I order two for dinner every time! Best in the city.
  • Jim T.
    Jim TrzaskaMay 25, 2010
    The risotto with Italian sausage is delicious, but try to save room for tiramisu, it's amazing!!
  • William H.
    William HAugust 26, 2014
    Pricey for such tiny plates, but they're filling. Try the risotto or the bolognese.
  • Shari R.
    Shari RosenAugust 1, 2010
    Loved this restaurant - the best Sea Bass I have ever tasted and great service!
  • Grace K.
    Grace KlingSeptember 19, 2017
    Cacio Pepe with corn - nice, light pasta
  • Jason L.
    Jason LevineJuly 8, 2011
    Tortelloni with peas, mint, and pecorino was beyond delicious.
  • John K.
    John KassDecember 1, 2016
    This is the best place. Carbonara pasta is awesome@
  • SaraDISH S.
    SaraDISH SaraDISH.comNovember 26, 2011
    Order various bruschetta for the table. Soooo tasty
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PaulFebruary 19, 2014
    Place is DANK!!! Mama Mia!!!!! Get the octopus for sure!
  • Stork
    StorkAugust 12, 2014
    Charred octopus. Wild striped bass. Any pasta.
  • Erling
    ErlingAugust 29, 2015
    Food and atmosphere are excellent.
  • Ian P.
    Ian PettyDecember 30, 2011
    MAGNIFICENT! You must get the risotto. It's absolutely amazing.
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay CApril 21, 2016
    Charred Octopus. Pollo Al Diavolo.
  • pablco
    pablcoJuly 6, 2015
    the homemade pasta is incredible
  • Ramon C.
    Ramon CachoAugust 8, 2015
    The orecchiette is great!
  • Gianna N.
    Gianna NebbiaOctober 1, 2015
    Delicious delicious Italian food and drinks
  • Robert C.
    Robert CiabocchiOctober 17, 2014
    JMac TC ANGELO & david best restaurant in NY
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa HanApril 5, 2015
    Branzino and garganelli... Nom nom nom 💕
  • Julie C.
    Julie CapronMarch 17, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for me (Julie) at the door and tell me you saw my tip on FourSquare. I'll do my best to get you a spot :)
  • Julia S.
    Julia SeongNovember 17, 2015
    Grilled octupus, bone marrow, pasta
  • Living Jazz A.
    Living Jazz ArchiveJanuary 15, 2016
    Wine list, chicken, octopus
  • Melissa O.
    Melissa OffenbergFebruary 15, 2012
    Do me a favor and get the brussel sprouts.
  • Kurt V.
    Kurt VileOctober 18, 2011
    Crudo, octopus, taglietlle, chicken all win!
  • Adetayo A.
    Adetayo AdeleyeApril 13, 2013
    Be early or they'll give your table away...
  • Brandon P.
    Brandon PerlmanOctober 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Two words: the rissoto
  • Jordan L.
    Jordan LevyOctober 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit at chefs counter and order the chicken.
  • Meagan K.
    Meagan KirkpatrickSeptember 6, 2014
    Fantastic Bronzino and beet salad.
  • Aileen T.
    Aileen TseDecember 9, 2013
    get the duck and octopus!
  • Adit K.
    Adit KumarMay 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Outdoor tables around the back!
  • st
    stDecember 17, 2014
    Bucatini arrabiata, eggs in purgatorio
  • MJB
    MJBJune 20, 2016
    Brunch isn't crowded here and it's just as good.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DuckorOctober 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Say hello to Joey, he's the co-owner and wine genius behind this place.
  • Aji S.
    Aji SiBnulDecember 18, 2015
    waw is very interesting and I should visit Read more
  • SaraDISH S.
    SaraDISH SaraDISH.comNovember 26, 2011
    Papardelle us pure heaven with crispy w duck skin :-D
  • SaraDISH S.
    SaraDISH SaraDISH.comNovember 26, 2011
    Hanger steak medium is amazing
  • You
    YouJuly 23, 2014
    Get the charred octopus.
  • Margaux L.
    Margaux LazarinNovember 9, 2013
    Waited at the door and no one even acknowledged our presence... Another couple walked in and the hostess spoke to them, continued to ignore us.
  • Taya K.
    Taya KostJune 26, 2015
    it's grate place! yum yum)
  • Burt H.
    Burt HermanAugust 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent pasta dishes, although it seems just a touch overpriced for what it is.
  • Olga R.
    Olga RaskinSeptember 13, 2011
    The pappardelle integrale is insanely good.
  • Yvon H.
    Yvon HudsonJanuary 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best negroni in town. Stop by for a drink at the bar and crostinis
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SJuly 2, 2015
    Pasta was good, albeit the small portions
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MedvedJanuary 16, 2016
    The chicken is amazing!
  • Natasha W.
    Natasha WJanuary 11, 2010
    Sit at the chef's counter during the winter and order the octopus
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KludtSeptember 28, 2009
    It may not be the obvious brunch order, but get the farrotto. Healthy (maybe?) and delicious.
  • Lorei V.
    Lorei VelazcoMay 6, 2017
    Wine and spreads are good.
  • SaraDISH S.
    SaraDISH SaraDISH.comNovember 26, 2011
    Octopus is cooked to perfection
  • Aileen T.
    Aileen TseJanuary 5, 2013
    the pasta is amazing!
  • Alyssa F.
    Alyssa FooteFebruary 11, 2016
    Get the tagliatelle!
  • Victor M.
    Victor MazzeoOctober 17, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    The pasta with mushrooms was fabulous. And the skirt steak was perfect too.
  • Nick R.
    Nick RunyanFebruary 10, 2016
    Get the bolognese
  • Siovonne
    SiovonneFebruary 25, 2015
    Best pasta ever!
  • Connie C.
    Connie CorteseJanuary 10, 2015
    Great pasta
  • Dan G.
    Dan GellertDecember 4, 2009
    best pastas ever. get the risotto or the bolognese
  • Patricia B.
    Patricia BradbyAugust 13, 2010
    Get the peaches w/ chorizo. Absolutely amazing!
  • Peter B.
    Peter BoyceJune 29, 2015
    Bucatini, cauliflower
  • Ali
    AliJanuary 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the endive salad and the fish. Any fish.
  • Sara B.
    Sara BialMay 4, 2011
    Eat at the chef station! It's like Benihnana...
  • Mrjlpz
    MrjlpzJanuary 9, 2016
    Charred octopus
  • Mark P.
    Mark PastJune 2, 2011
    The bolagnaise was amazing
  • Albert C.
    Albert ChoiMarch 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The pasta was so good.
  • Priya G.
    Priya GandhiNovember 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I just had a trofie cacio e pepe worthy of a last supper
  • Ria
    RiaNovember 30, 2013
    Bronzino was delicioussss
  • Laura G.
    Laura GarnettJune 8, 2009
    Have to get the grilled squid, best I have had and remains to be so over time.
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GisrielJanuary 13, 2014
    brunch/dinner, tellem
  • Ali
    AliMay 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for Julie if you don't have a table
  • Sarah N.
    Sarah NelsonNovember 21, 2011
    On my list. L'Artusi's sister
  • Valentin G.
    Valentin GuerinFebruary 27, 2016
    A bit disappointed, I was expected something better.
  • James M.
    James MatlickJuly 17, 2009
    get the garganelli and try to sit outside
  • Aleah N.
    Aleah NicholeSeptember 19, 2017
    Wonderful service and food is incredible! Garganelli!! 🍄❤️️❤️️❤️️
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