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Lunella Restaurante

$$ - $$$
Little Italy
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173 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013-3758
+1 212-966-6639
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Fort Worth, TX
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429 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just randomly picked this place because it looked welcoming and we liked the menu. We were happy we stopped in as the service was great and the fresh pasta was even better. TMy wife and daughter both got the special of eggplant rollatini and they both loved it so much they said they could eat another order of them.... More 

Thank TexasTraveller56
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155 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After just arriving in NYC and walking through Little Italy, we were ready for dinner. Of course all the restaurants have someone outside trying to persuade you to eat at their place so we were swooped up into Lunella Ristorante. We really enjoyed the atmosphere – warm and inviting. I had the ravioli and my husband the veal. They were... More 

Thank LDV27
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was pretty good, but the service was a bit odd and uneven. We had 3 different servers during our dinner. They took turns serving us, so we had difficulty getting the bill from the correct server. They automatically included a service charge, even though there were only two of us dining.

Thank Lisa B
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I visited this place in 2015 and loved it! In November 2016 we couldn't find it, we just couldn't remember its name - so I trailed through my credit card statements and found the name! Visited on Wednesday on a glorious day in Little Italy for lunch and had the best food ever! This is a warm... More 

Thank Samantha A
Del Mar, California
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600 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We were walking around the little Italy area on Mulberry Street looking for a place to eat and we chose this restaurant at random and it turned out well. The food was very traditional New York Italian and everything was ordered was quite good. All in all a very good Italian restaurant in little Italy.

Thank Michael D
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

So we were told that one of the Must Do Things in New York was eat at Little Italy. So we did, after deciding where to eat the restaurant we had chosen first only received reservations. So we walked again and again and saw different menus and we ended up in Lunella Ristorante. There is so much to choose from.... More 

Thank deny0214
Greenville, SC
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117 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Look, its difficult to go wrong on Mulberry Street. Lunella is solid Italian at a good price, right in the middle of Mulberry Street. The interior is spacious for NY and you do not feel cramped in the slightest. It may be a bit sparse, but that should be expected for this price range. The restaurant was clean. Date/time of... More 

Thank Kdog5000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The Carbonara was to die for. The Spaghetti Pomodoro Basilica was excellent as was the ziti and the chicken Parmesan. The special of the night Cannelloni Gratinati was so good we will be back. They accommodated our group of five at 7:30 PM on a Friday night without a reservation, no problem at all, after just a short wait. The... More 

Thank Paula F
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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108 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is our "go-to" in Little Italy, and food is still good, but overcrowded at lunch led to long wait. People arriving later got food before us. Main course veal was not hot. 18% service was added to the bill - just two of us - although stated for parties of six or more. We will probably try somewhere else... More 

Thank DrG48301
Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

As usually in Italian restaurants, the friendliest person working there was the guy at the door who lured us in. Otherwise the service was just terrible, as it almost always is in Italian restaurants, according to my experience. The waiters don't come to you unless you specifically catch their attention, and without asking bill your whole group as one. No... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 173 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013-3758
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 212-966-6639

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Little Italy

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Little Italy
While Little Italy is one of the city's smallest neighbourhoods, its streets are packed with visitors from around the globe, especially on summer weekends when the streets are closed to traffic. Stroll up Mulberry Street, the heart of Little Italy, for a dense mix of Italian restaurants with sidewalk tables, cafes, and old-school food shops. Don’t be surprised when the hosts beckon you to pay them a visit. Stop in for a coffee and a cannoli, or grab a streetside table to take in the scenery over a hearty Italian meal.
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