Morandi

Italian Restaurant and Diner$$$$
West Village, New York
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  • Eater
    EaterOctober 13, 2016
    Kieth McNally’s Italian trattoria serves one of the best breakfasts in the West Village. Egg options include a vegetable frittata, poached eggs with artichokes, and steak with eggs. Read more
  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaSeptember 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The baked eggs in a skillet for brunch are amazing especially on a nice day and a table outside! For pasta the lemon pasta is so simple but incredibly delicious. Great for sharing!
  • Valerie B.
    Valerie BrownJune 21, 2011
    They will give you spaghetti with the meatball entree and love them for it. Great scene and yummy food. Must have the torta di ricotta desert above all others - yes I tried them all don't be a hater
  • Heather S.
    Everything in this charming West Village restaurant is delicious! The meatballs are close to perfect. Even the olive oil is incredible. A great place to enjoy some great food and wine with friends.
  • Mike
    MikeOctober 31, 2015
    It's a trendy and lively spot. Food is good but tough to get anything special ordered (I wanted calamari in red sauce but they only would serve it on the side). Great Manhattan's! I recommend it.
  • Sunaina S.
    Sunaina SwaminathanJanuary 11, 2015
    Our waiter recommended a pasta dish which was cooked to perfection. The sauces blended really well. And def get the meatballs. They melt in your mouth. Tiramisu - yum yum
  • Kelly K.
    Kelly KearnsJuly 2, 2014
    Great pastas and atmosphere. Perfect for groups and has outdoor seating. Try the squid ink spaghetti with mixed seafood and the cavatelli with lamb and snow peas!
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerOctober 10, 2016
    Morandi is a spacious restaurant, particularly in the summer months - an excellent al fresco situation. good food, not quite up to par with some of the West Village heavyweights
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SMarch 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Roasted Brussels sprouts. Grilled sea bass well done. (And the focaccia with ricotta cheese if you're feeling it...yummy) third dinner visit- must try it during brunch!
  • John B.
    John BurkeAugust 28, 2016
    Great outdoor seating / location. Try the cavatelli pasta in the prosciutto cream sauce. We had an issue where our cards were double charged but otherwise good experience.
  • Angelina Z.
    Angelina ZeppieriSeptember 24, 2015
    great Italian food in the west village. a little piece of Italy in Manhattan. the caprese flatbread pizza was delicious!
  • Verna
    VernaSeptember 15, 2012
    Sit outside on a lovely afternoon and start out with blood orange martinis. Work your way towards lambrusco and close it out with their meatballs. Go home and pass out with a smile on your face.
  • Theory
    TheoryDecember 27, 2011
    NY. Yet another Keith McNally hot-spot, we love the pastas and lively environment at Morandi. Must try: the burrata e pachini and Pici Al Limone spaghetti.
  • In NYC
    In NYCSeptember 7, 2015
    This is my favorite simple salad anywhere. Just a beautiful layered butter lettuce with vinaigrette.
  • Elliot W.
    Elliot WehnerJuly 25, 2015
    Great atmosphere and even the inside tables feel outdoors thanks to the big windows that open up. Great pasta options and nice wine list
  • Joseph M.
    Joseph MarchettiMarch 12, 2016
    Joe the bartender was great and the food is always fantastic meatballs with raisins , faro salad ,etc.
  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaJuly 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit outside, get a bottle of chilled Lambrusco and enjoy the scenery. Great at any time but baked egg skillet for brunch is delish!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanDecember 29, 2012
    Celeb sightings galore! They have this salted fish mashed potato polenta app here that's so different from anything I've ever tried... in a great way.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupDecember 1, 2014
    You MUST order the rigatoni all’amatriciana and the meatballs. The very attentive service makes the meal even more enjoyable.
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay CMarch 9, 2015
    Great for brunch, lunch and dinner! Delicious, authentic Italian cuisine. Great for groups - most dishes are designed to share.
  • Mary M.
    Mary MaliaJune 17, 2013
    Great outdoor seating and doors the swing back to create the feeling of patio dining at almost every table. Love the service.
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte ScarfJune 1, 2015
    I second the uova in camicia as great choice for brunch. Start with brûlée topped grapefruit half and blood orange prosecco.
  • Abhi J.
    Abhi JainMarch 11, 2015
    Great Italian restaurant. Love the pasta dishes. If you walk in, expect a one hour wait (no matter what the hostess says).
  • Monica K.
    Monica KohliMay 16, 2013
    Burrata, served with vine cherry tomatoes drizzled with a balsamic reduction, is a perfect blend of Italian flavors! Delizioso!
  • dara lynne
    dara lynneAugust 9, 2011
    Delicious Italian food in the West Village, everything was fresh and tasty. Try the pasta with lemon and parmesan. Don't forget your reservation!
  • Sadik A.
    Sadik Aydin PhotographyDecember 15, 2014
    Great service with tasteful Italian cuisine and wine choices. Grilled calamari and canollini can be tried.
  • Razorfish
    RazorfishSeptember 20, 2011
    Brunch, brunch, brunch! If you get a chance to visit Morandi, you’ll know what we mean. Great food, great location, and a perfect patio.
  • Stefanie
    StefanieApril 10, 2016
    Delicious but busy for weekend brunch. Loved my blood orange Bellini and the lobster toast.
  • Ebee D.
    Ebee DNovember 7, 2015
    Pasta, burrata , wine selection is well edited. Cocktails are just perfect. Service is nice and attentive.
  • Dana L.
    Dana LeeApril 4, 2015
    Brunch is pretty good. It's not too busy. Try the poached eggs with artichoke and mushroom!
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay CMay 5, 2016
    Squid with peppers, capers & olives. Octopus with celery & black olives. Chicken with chilis & lemon.
  • Jasmine M.
    Jasmine MoyAugust 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Staff a little distracted, but a seat outside, a glass of verdicchio and the lemon pasta can't be beat...
  • Rebecca G.
    Rebecca GottliebFebruary 4, 2013
    Get the grilled chicken. Sounds like a stupid thing to order at a restaurant, but it's literally PERFECT.
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KarnofskyMay 13, 2013
    I have been here a bunch of times and have never gone without getting the meatballs... Best in the game
  • lauren
    laurenJanuary 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Dinner & wine with a friend or two at the bar is the best option. Brussels sprout salad + lemon pasta for the win.
  • Sydney F.
    Sydney FriedmanSeptember 6, 2014
    Watermelon salad was off the charts. Lamb Ragu and lemon pastas were great as well
  • Approach Guides
    Approach GuidesNovember 22, 2010
    2 little-known, mouthfilling red wines: Agricola's '04 Tintilia (See 'Molise; the tintilia grape yields dark-colored monsters); Allegrini’s ‘07 “Palazzo della Torre” (See 'Veneto'; a 'baby Amarone')
  • Talia
    TaliaApril 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Weekday breakfast is my jam. Literally. The toast with ricotta & jam is an entire other level of bread warmed in an oven.
  • julia t.
    julia tNovember 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great for a family. Outdoor seating, burrata dish, arugula salads all hits.
  • JP S.
    JP SeralDecember 2, 2015
    Found this off a passive 4sq recommendation. Get the meatballs!
  • Danny V.
    Danny VSeptember 3, 2013
    Excellent Prosciutto Foccacia and Tagliatelle Bolognese! Highly recommend.
  • Monica Grace M.
    Monica Grace MaltoMarch 20, 2013
    if you like your pasta dishes simple have the Pici Al Limone, delicious!
  • Cosette E.
    Cosette EsnesMarch 6, 2016
    Tagliatelle alla bolognese is to die for! Wine by the glass is very overpriced, though.
  • Joanna P.
    Joanna Pena-BickleyFebruary 15, 2013
    Love it. Great service. Incredible food. Lobster salad was Devine
  • Sally Y.
    Sally YoonJune 1, 2012
    whole-wheat pasta with sardines, wild fennel and walnuts, fried artichokes with lemon
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanJanuary 3
    Get the steak with over easy eggs and a cup of cappuccino, it's the perfect brunch.
  • F-Factor N.
    F-Factor NutritionSeptember 5, 2012
    Love eating outside here! Its hard but say no to the bread basket-- there are many other better things to splurge/ cheat with here!
  • Victor V.
    Victor VelezMay 3, 2013
    Dome fierce shit going on including the fried olives, The Nero D'Avola an the hot assed waiters.
  • pinsuda s.
    pinsuda sagooleimJune 1, 2012
    E - Prime patio for gorgeous morning brunches. The location is the reason to go. #bruncheducation
  • Hr R.
    Hr RyuDecember 25, 2013
    Order: fried artichoke, black olive octopus, corkscrew pasta
  • Alex K.
    Alex KJanuary 3, 2012
    Excellent italian food in West village ! Burrata & Meat are delicious !
  • Sam H.
    Sam HodgesMay 8, 2015
    It was a little loud but the food was great. Server made a mistake with our order but handled it super well.
  • Adrian B.
    Adrian BurkeAugust 30, 2011
    Agree on the profiteroles. Yum! Plus some of the best pasta in the City.
  • Nazly H.
    Nazly HafezOctober 4, 2013
    Amazing brunch! Loved the place, the food, and the service
  • Rodrigo N.
    Good burrata and amazing prosciutto crepe. The frittata was just ok, not amazing.
  • Andy T.
    Andy TowleDecember 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The scallops with grapes and cauliflower are lip-smackingly good.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SNovember 17, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    I would liquid diet on that vegetable soup with pesto. (And cheat with the winter squash dish)
  • Peter Y.
    Peter YangAugust 3, 2011
    Breakfast is awesome. Order anything with eggs over the tomato sauce casserole.
  • Kim H.
    Kim HébertJuly 3, 2014
    "an Italian trattoria from Keith McNally, the breakfasteur behind Balthazar…" — THE VILLAGE VOICE, June 2014
  • Brendan O.
    Brendan O'DonnellApril 12, 2014
    Get the meatballs!! Gnocchi and ravioli are amazing too
  • Joe T.
    Joe TestAugust 4, 2014
    Some of the best outdoor seating in the area, great people watching
  • jcar
    jcarJune 14, 2011
    a must: the pici al limone pasta - the classics are classic for a reason ;)
  • Fahad K.
    Fahad KhanSeptember 2, 2011
    This place is awesome! Try the grilled octopus + pasta w/ grilled shrimp.
  • Daria R.
    Delicious food but service is not so good. Many waiters but they just wander around and don't really pay attention to what's going on with customers.
  • Colleen K.
    Colleen KellyFebruary 11, 2016
    Reasonable prices, lively spot, consistently delivers.
  • @DaDaRocks A.
    If youve got a wondering eye ask for a table in the back otherwise your in trouble....
  • Bruce N.
    Bruce NathanJanuary 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best bfast place in the City. Warm in winter, cool in summer. Free wi-fi & great coffee & u can stay as ling as u like.
  • Ben L.
    Ben LeeSeptember 23, 2012
    The bread basket at brunch is a cornucopia of tastiness
  • Marielle R.
    Marielle R.May 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried Artichokes, Brussel Sprouts salad, and Lemon Pasta- best meal
  • DR G.
    DR GNovember 13, 2015
    Grilled artichokes delicious, as were meatballs. Very noisy though!
  • naveen
    naveenAugust 6, 2010
    for sure, get the meatballs. and the lamb chops too (with those strange potato fry things). share.
  • Laura L.
    Laura LachmanJune 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Obsessed with the Fava Bean/Escarole salad. Bolognese is to die for. Read more
  • Maria Ines H.
    Maria Ines HugueninNovember 20, 2014
    Lemon pasta and burrata are to die for!
  • Lauren L.
    Lauren LyonApril 25, 2010
    Great for brunch. Mimosas with real juice and the basket of baked goods is a must. Salmon cooked perfectly.
  • Find. Eat. Drink.
    Find. Eat. Drink.September 20, 2010
    Perfect brunch dish - Uova In Camicia: two poached eggs over artichoke, peas & fava beans.
  • ShoeHefner
    ShoeHefnerFebruary 27, 2011
    if ur having breakfast definitely the crepes w/nutella or the italian croissants...
  • Lindsey K.
    Lindsey KimSeptember 11, 2013
    Steak for two al fresco all tha way
  • Brandon B.
    Brandon BrowneApril 20, 2014
    Definitely get ham and fontina crepes for brunch
  • Nick N.
    Nick NewmanNovember 11, 2015
    Great outdoor seating during the warmer months.
  • Tricia F.
    Tricia FitzpatrickJuly 15, 2013
    The pasta with sardines is delicious!
  • Dan L.
    Dan LevyNovember 13, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    best breakfast dish is the focaccia con pesce.
  • GianCarlo P.
    GianCarlo PitoccoApril 29, 2012
    Whatever you do, make sure to try the side of sausage with your brunch order. It's unbelievable.
  • Gino G.
    Gino Gianneschi3 weeks ago
    Get the EVERYTHING! This place is insanely delicious!
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduAugust 2, 2011
    Bomboloni!!! Eat it and experience bliss ;) goes great with an americano.
  • Joseph C.
    Joseph CohenJune 26, 2013
    Poached eggs over fava beans was excellent
  • Stanley S.
    Stanley StuyvesantOctober 11, 2011
    If you are disgruntled with the number of people at Balthazar, check out Keith McNally's other hot spot, Morandi. Read more
  • Amelie L.
    Amelie LelargeSeptember 3, 2014
    Lemon and garlic pasta was so good.
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestOctober 19, 2011
    If you are disgruntled with the number of people at Balthazar, check out Keith McNally's other hot spot, Morandi. Read more
  • Swati d.
    Swati dela CruzJanuary 23, 2011
    German gave us amazing service. The profiteroles are excellent.
  • carissa k.
    carissa knappSeptember 6, 2010
    Order meatballs and sit in German's section! He is the absolute best!
  • Being Fatty
    Being FattyFebruary 27, 2015
    Pasta was overcooked but good vibe
  • Sam H.
    Sam HSeptember 2, 2015
    Fresh tasting Italian food that isn't too heavy!
  • Sewit
    SewitOctober 6, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the fried olives with sausage. Sounds horrible, tastes amazing!
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SDecember 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Possibly the coziest place to be on a snowy night in the village.
  • Juliana S.
    Juliana StockMarch 21, 2011
    Try the yummy Brussel sprout salad and kale/squash brushcetta. Sooo good.
  • Olivia S.
    Olivia SlutskyApril 11, 2016
    Skip the bolognese, it was nothing special. Burrata was amazing. I expected more but worth another try.
  • Andy D.
    Andy DunnJune 1, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite restaurant in NYC.
    Upvoted Apr 5
  • Lana I.
    Lana IrqsusiMarch 16, 2014
    Very cute yet busy place. Yummy crepes!
  • Ben S.
    Ben SiscovickDecember 9, 2012
    Lemon spaghetti and brussel sprout salad mad good.
  • Dan S.
    Dan ShelleyDecember 12, 2010
    Try the skirt steak with eggs for brunch. Amazing.
  • Anderson D.
    Anderson DonasMarch 14, 2015
    Recomendo muito! É um pouco difícil conseguir reserva ou mesa se chegar na hora. Mas vale a pena esperar. Tente o risoto ou fusile com camarão.
  • Roberto L.
    Roberto LimonJanuary 7, 2014
    Un extraordinario lugar, con excelente comida pero sobre todo con una atmósfera acogedora.
  • TaciAymar
    TaciAymarSeptember 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Delícia de lugar, de comida, de atendimento! Amei :D
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