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Taormina of Mulberry St

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145 Mulberry Street, New York City, NY 10013
+1 212-625-2332
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 51
    Poor
  • 96
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Enjoyed the food, but....

We recently went here because the restaurant across the street was closed. I had the calamari for starters. It was good and the dipping sauce was light. I followed that up with veal parmesan. Although it was not on the menu, they made it for me. This was very nicely done. The sauce was not... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
kwebster2
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Ithaca, New York
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think this maybe the worst restaurant I have ever been to! The waiter was untidy and rude. The food was awful. On top of that they added 20% tip to the bill. I asked for black pepper and I was given a bowl of Chilli..... I wish I had looked at Trip Advisor before going to this place, then... More 

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Thank bunterbobs
whitby
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to several restaurants in Little Italy and this is by far the worst place. Just a dirty place with below average food, bad service and the infamous 18% gratuity added regardless of party size. How this place is still in business is beyond logic.

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Thank peppin00250
Ithaca, New York
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135 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently went here because the restaurant across the street was closed. I had the calamari for starters. It was good and the dipping sauce was light. I followed that up with veal parmesan. Although it was not on the menu, they made it for me. This was very nicely done. The sauce was not overly salty as is true... More 

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Thank kwebster2
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Service subpar. Chicken drowning in cream with no flavour. Worst of all was the "fresh green vegetables" it came with. Broccoli was almost white due to length of time it was cooked for.

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Thank Kara D
Paris, France
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This restaurant is a scam for tourists. After ordering and waiting more than 20 minutes a poor bruschetta that is not even arrived. We left and fortunately... after seeing the reviews here!

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Thank 105guillaume
Flushing, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Service and food was about what you would expect from a pizzeria/restaurant. It was good Born and raised in NY I was surprised to see an 18% service charge on the tab when I got it When I questioned the waiter his reply was it's a normal service charge in NY. I informed him I wasn't a tourist, my friends... More 

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1 Thank Rosario S
Johannesburg
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Our first time in Little Italy. We were starving & unfortunately chose the wrong restaurant. There are so many I. The area to choose from. Very over priced. The service was appalling. Bad attitude lazy. Service charge of 18%. Feel ripped off!

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Thank Dazzagordi
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Let me start by saying I try to never write negative reviews. That said, this place was awful and I can still vividly remember the taste 2 weeks later. We walked into this place as our introduction to NYC's little italy and we were beyond disappointed. So much so that we came back to Little Italy 2 days later to... More 

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Thank Simon P
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Terrible service including unclean waiters, terrible food, watered down wine, dirty run down venue, waiter didn't wash hands post cigarette. All in all horrible restaurant and when complaining refused to take off the 18% "mandatory" tip. Do not go here!!!

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Fayetteville, New York
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Our favorite restaurant in Little Italy, the Il Palazzo, has closed. We tried this place with no research on it. The big plus was that they had an NFL game on the big screen. Service was not great - the waiter acted like we were a bother. Food deliveries were interesting because the guys delivering the food couldn't always speak... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 145 Mulberry Street, New York City, NY 10013
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Little Italy
  • Neighborhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 212-625-2332

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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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

Neighborhood Profile
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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