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143 Christopher St, New York City, NY 10014
(212) 675-3913
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4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Wed 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
great ambiance

good food, good service and the owner was there to make sure of it.Chicken Marsala was awesome, pizza also excellent. Will return!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
Gene S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

good food, good service and the owner was there to make sure of it.Chicken Marsala was awesome, pizza also excellent. Will return!

Thank Gene S
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

My friends and I went to this restaurant while we spent a long weekend in New York for our friend's wedding. We were surprised by how nice everyone was to us! most new Yorkers don't like tourist. We were given complimentary Bruschetta, a bottle of wine and lemon cello to finish off our meal. All the servers took care of... More 

Thank Denillio
phoenix az
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This place was not a place to go to. Food was decent but we had horrible service. Servers were all mixed up. We never had the same waiter. It was a bother to get us water,silverware, or a dish f clam shells! Red sauce is odd. Nice music and location but service was way below average and food was not... More 

Thank shajankatie
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141 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is a nice, local place for dinner. We brought out 16 and 12 yr old. They were hungry and aren't as well prepared for the time it takes to prepare the good food here. Very big arugula salads with olives and tomatoes. Nice baked clams. Entrees were well received by everyone. This is a nice place to go if... More 

Thank nmbiela
Gothenburg, Sweden
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Gaetana's is one of those places you didn´t think existed anymore: An old school, family run italian place with a menu of classics from the old country-and portions to match. When we visited the weather was nice, the windows were open, the bar was crowded (Rangers game going), the owners pampered us. Just like in the movies, even the New... More 

Thank Thomas A
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I have passed this restaurant several times and last night I finally went in with my friends. I don't know why I waited so long to try it. It's a family owned business The hospitality and food were perfect. Michelle and her brother ( I don't get his name) were very attentive. They came by the table several times to... More 

Thank thomastaco
Portsmouth NH
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Sorry I am not sure what people see in this place. The food on a recent Friday night was spectacularly bad, almost inedible...burnt pizza with salty stale tasting prosciutto, soggy onions, tasteless bland mozzarella, watery tomato sauce. Service was very slow..even got the wrong order. .In this town of excellent Italian and other food, no reason to ever go back... More 

Thank LimeyLady
Oakland, California
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Be treated like family, Sinatra croons in the background, your martini is ice cold, wonderful cuisine . Say hi to Michelle she is the owner! She is really incredible

Thank Mando Z
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great food, wonderful atmosphere, wine was terrific. My 89 year old Sicilian dad loves the place and he knows Italian food. Prices reasonable and the owner will do anything to accommodate you.

Thank Charlie M
Nappanee, Indiana, United States
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Gaetana's is the great hidden Italian gem in NYC!! Frank the owner has a wonderful little authentic Italian treasure off the tourist grid. They treat you like one of the family the moment you arrive. And by the way, the food is exceptional....

Thank Kim R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 143 Christopher St, New York City, NY 10014
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 675-3913

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
4:00 pm - 3:00 am

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