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136 Division St, New York City, NY 10002-6129
+1 212-941-5060
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“polenta” (8 reviews)
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136 Division St, New York City, NY 10002-6129
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

This place was a surprise. We thought we were going to a traditional Italian restaurant, but it turned out to be much more unique. The upstairs here is a bar, and the dining room is downstairs. It is quiet, intimate, and candlelit, with rustic tables...More

Thank Tag1126
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Once you find this restaurant in the middle of Chinatown, this restaurant has a charming family atmosphere. The food was very good, reasonably priced and the service was extremely warm

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 9 December 2017

This restaurant is a warren of subterranean vaults.: low barrel vaults of brick, small brick room or stone rooms. Great fun, but young people shrek and shrek with excitement, and the space focuses the defining sound,. If you are over 35, either bring ear plugs...More

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

A weekday visit to the wonderfully atmospheric cavern downstairs. The food and wine is proudly Venetian and our meal of fried zucchini blossoms & oysters followed by polenta with shrimp and radicchio lasagna was a memorable one. The staff are super helpful and pitched in...More

Thank Martin E
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Set in a labyrinth of chambers deep underground below Manhattan, with rustic settings and exposed brick walls and mainly lit by candle light. One almost expects the occasional rat to cross your path, but NO, that did NOT happen! You certainly need help to find...More

Thank Gournemanz
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Résumé en français:Resto italien - Exceptionnel et super sympa. Vaut le détour An unexpected Italian island in Chinatown. And an enchanted one! Coming from Paris, when landing in that area, we had the impression to be lost. At first you may think (or even fear)...More

Thank nopseudo40
Reviewed 26 October 2017

A bar on the ground floor with stairs leading down to a candle lit cellar with authentic Venetian cooking and a well-chosen wine list. Great place for a small gathering or a romantic evening for two. Very friendly staff who are always there but never...More

Thank JamesA4444
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Excellence in all ways. Food selection and quality, service, atmosphere, mood and setting. A Venetian menu. Enter on the street level, then down stairs to cave-like rooms. Quiet, intimate setting. Nice music. Not a huge menu but ample selections. Fair prices.

Thank Polter
Reviewed 20 October 2017

This Italian restaurant is very interesting. The dining rooms are below ground and our party of 6 ended up in what was a private room. The main photo shows the room we were in. The food was very good quality and very tasty. We had...More

Thank bartpic
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I was really hoping for something special but the food was okay and the atmosphere and service were less than expected. The location of the restaurant isn't ideal for NYC as it's off of Canal Street in Chinatown where you feel like you're walking into...More

Thank Torontopal99
Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and
smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like
entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle
that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families
stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up
at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from
the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many
bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where
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16 September 2016|
Response from Michelle W | Reviewed this property |
Downstairs can be noisy if packed. If you're with a big group, reserve one of the "cove" rooms. Upstairs has a small bar, too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Division St, New York City, NY 10002-6129
    (Between Orchard and Ludlow)
  • Public Transportation: East Broadway (F); Grand St (B, D); Delancey-Essex Sts (F, J, M, Z)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-941-5060
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Rustic Venetian tavern for sharing cichetti, Venetian-style small plates paired with Northern Italian wines. Covertly located down a little winding street a block south of Canal. An inside and outside staircase both lead you to an underground catacomb of exposed brick archways with wooden communal farm tables, illuminated by soft lighting and warm candles reminiscent of the streets of Italy.
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