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Lunella Restaurante

173 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013-3758 (Little Italy)
(212) 966-6639
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Ranked #3,370 of 11,653 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Little Italy
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Little Italy
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184 reviews from our community

62% Recommend
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English first
Ferndale, Michigan
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place was excellent in every way. Great outdoor seating and location right on Mulberry. The street is blocked off on the weekend so you can walk through the downtown little italy and stop right in. Staff were super friendly. Food was AMAZING. I got the fettucine rosanna. Perfect. Ate around 7:30 with minimal wait just to get the outdoor... More

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West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We started off be being hurried into the restaurant by an very encouraging waiter. He touted the authenticity of the restaurant and the quality of the food. "No pizza". He exclaimed, which was fine. We sat at a quaint table outside on the street and waited, and waited, and waited. Twenty minutes later we got water and menus. Should have... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I went with my family. The food and service was very good. They have an outstanding Spaghetti Carbonara. The fried calamari sauce was also outstanding.

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Port Washington, New York
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The food was delicious. I had chicken with artichokes and my fiancé had ravioli. It was real Italian and not too touristy.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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96 reviews 96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Face it - you are in Little Italy amongst dozens of options. There is definitely a get them in and get them out mentality and little in the way of differentiation. It wouldn't surprise me to find out that several of the restaurants are owned by the same folks. I knew this going in and wasn't disappointed. The food was... More

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Pikeville, Kentucky
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Tried this restaurant after a recommendation from a friend. So glad I did. The waiter was very nice to us. We needed to charge our cell phones and he went as far as getting a table ready next to an outlet for us. The food was devine. I tried the Gnocchi in Gorgonzola sauce. Best gnocchi I have ever had... More

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Pisa, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I'm Italian, and this italia, trust me, is a real Italian restaurant in Little Italy. The owner, Lunella is an authentic southern Italy woman. When i arrived there with a friend, i asked if some of them speack Italian, an she arrived beside me saying "certo, io sono di Bari" (of curse, i'm from Bari), in an authentic and funny... More

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

DON'T GO HERE! My husband and I went here for our 5 year wedding anniversary. We would have gone to a number of places, however this place looked like it had nice atmosphere and a variety of dishs at reasonable prices. We went to be seated and the waiters divided up a larger table set and made a spot for... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Visited Lunella while in NY on May 31. We were strolling through little Italy and thought the restaurant looked like a nice place to stop. The waiter was abrupt and rude from the beginning. ( We should have left like one party we saw) He seated us took our drink and appetizer order and immediately tried to upsell us. He... More

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Springfield, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This shrimp dish was just amazing. If something subtle could scream this dish would have. The shrimp was perfectly cooked and butterflied nicely. The sauce was the star though. It was this velvety, perfectly balanced blend of garlic and lemon and whatever else the chef puts in to create the magic. Yum. Their bruschetta is lovely as well. Again, the... More

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