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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
Closed now
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great find!

Had only a little bit of time before going to the Lucille Lortel Theatre to see Lost Girls, and found Gaetana's. Went in for a Campari and soda, but suddenly became hungry after seeing and smelling the dishes being served around me. Cozy atmosphere, friendly bartender Lisa, and delicious food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
Westerly, Rhode Island
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Arlington, Virginia
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230 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Was heading to Jersey City and looking for an alternative to the Jersey City/Newport restaurants and stumbled on this neighborhood restaurant a half block from the Christopher St. PATH station. Seemed to be several regulars at the bar speaking with the owner/manager. The bar has one flatscreen TV and is separated from the main restaurant area by a partial wall,... More 

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Had only a little bit of time before going to the Lucille Lortel Theatre to see Lost Girls, and found Gaetana's. Went in for a Campari and soda, but suddenly became hungry after seeing and smelling the dishes being served around me. Cozy atmosphere, friendly bartender Lisa, and delicious food. Frank the owner was terrific; he introduced himself and the... More 

Freeport, New York
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159 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Gaetana's is a out of the way West Village restaurant that is gives you a few hours of great ambiance, excellent food and wine and a very good price. It takes you back in time to the turn of the century in decor and feeling but brings out the newest southern Italy dishes and wines. The lasagna is amazing, the... More 

Thank cjvagabond
1 review
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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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 via mobile

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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155 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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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78 reviews
38 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 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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