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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review

We were taken here for dinner this week, what a great restaurant, delicious food and we were made to feel like old friends, loved it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We were taken here for dinner this week, what a great restaurant, delicious food and we were made to feel like old friends, loved it.

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los angeles
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43 reviews 43 reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

There are so many Italian restaurants in NY and many of them are good. I just had a dinner with 8 of my colleagues here last night and I had to write a review immediately. Authentic. Reasonabke. Homey. Welcoming. Family. The daughter of the founders, Michele, took INCREDIBLE care of us. She learned our names, gave us hugs and made... More 

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Boulder City, Nevada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The West Village go to Italian restaurant and bar. This landmark is still the best place in the West Village to go to for Italian food or fish or a good steak! I've been eating here for years and the food that owner Frankie puts on your table everyday is nothing short of great. if you want something just ask... More 

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Staten Island, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere created by staff and ownership, very good food & service, makes you feel as if your with good friends or family. Well worth it, all good here...

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

On the plus side the staff here are really friendly and welcoming ... and the restaurant has a lovely ambience. However, the food is disappointing, at least the choices we made on the night we visited were, that is. I had the clam linguine and my partner had the rigatoni arrabiata. The clam dish was bland and the arrabiata was... More 

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Houston, Texas
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

We were lucky to stumble into Gaetana's on a rainy night lost in the West Village. The atmosphere (tablecloths, candles, bar, World Series, Andrews Sisters) was calming, warm and Italian. The lasagna ordered by my husband looked wickedly delicious and I enjoyed a thin-crust spinach and garlic pizza. Great mesclun salad too. Our waiters were very nice and sent us... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I was visiting my son and we were with a couple of my friends looking for a place to eat in The Village on a Saturday night when we stumbled upon this wonderful Italian restaurant in the Village. Both the food and the service were wonderful. We were pleasantly surprised when the frozen margaritas came in iced tea glasses and... More 

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Kaysville, Utah
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We went to Gaetana's our first night in NewYork and had a great meal and a wonderful time! Everything from the appetizers to the desserts was homemade and delicious. The owner and his wife couldn't have been friendlier. I felt like I was at my favorite Italian uncle's for dinner! They have a great variety of food, but they went... More 

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The only reason I visited this restaurant is the PATH service was suspended and I simply wanted to eat and drink while I waited (the restaurant is one block from the Christopher Street PATH station). I sat at the bar, which had both the preseason Giants and Jets game on the two TVs. I felt like the bartender was more... More 

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Chicago, IL
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I returned to Gaetana's after nine months and ordered the Lasagna. It was just a good as my last visit. This time I had lentil soup that was the size of a meal all by itself. Unfortunately, it was too salty and I had only a few spoonfuls :-( Hopefully this was one off.

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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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