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dell'anima

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38 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10014-1803 (Between Jane and West 12th Streets)
A, C, E & L trains to 14th Street/8th Avenue and 1, 2 & 3 trains to 14th Street/7th Avenue.
212-366-6633
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of my Favorites!

Love it. Sit at the bar and order the octopus - the best around. Great pasta. Small, intimate place that can get a bit crowded but authentic NYC and a great choice.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Paul Z
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Love it. Sit at the bar and order the octopus - the best around. Great pasta. Small, intimate place that can get a bit crowded but authentic NYC and a great choice.

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West Hollywood, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in NYC. The food is always innovative and delicious, and for you night owls, the kitchen is open way later than the curtains on B'way! Plus, the bar gives you a fantastic introduction to Italian wines. Call now.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

This was by far the best meal we had in New York. The service was second to none, the maître d overheard my girlfriend was cold and changed the a/c settings without us asking. The food was simply phenomenal, when we passed our compliments to the kitchen they seemed genuinely happy. If you're in the area make sure you go,... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The restaurant seemed to be booked when I looked from the TableOnline, but we went anyway and a helpful waitress seated us in the back just close to the open kitchen. It was interesting to watch the cooks working on the dishes. The food was delicious, fresh pasta with excellent saves. The wines were paired extremely well with the wines,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We wanted a new restaurant to try in NYC so went here on the advice of a friend. We gave up our reserved table for a place at the "cooks bar" so that we could watch the preparation of meals. So happy we did. It was facinating and we tried more than we normally would since we could see it... More 

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This restaurant was very easy to get to. Located on 8th Avenue within a very short walk of the E-train, 14th Street station. The appetizer of charred Octopus was excellent and our main dishes comprised of Tagliatelle Bolognese and Orzo were flavorful and very tasty. Dessert menu was somewhat limited, but our choices were a good compliment to end dinner.... More 

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Jackson Heights, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I heard about this restaurant by reading a profile of one of my favorite baseball players. It was mentioned that this is his favorite restaurant in NY to dine in. Since I am a big fan of the team he plays on as well, I wanted to give this place a try. Me and my wife decided to come here... More 

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Rowayton, Connecticut
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Into the City for brunch with friends and a busy day of touring. No better spot to avoid the rain and start off than this cozy Italian spot in the West Village...alert...extremely difficult to find on-street parking, but there is a pay garage on Jane, half a block away. Apparently this restaurant is not open for luncheons during the week,... More 

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Riverside, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Recently my husband and I wanted to come in for a casual night from the burbs to NYC. We wandered around the West Village and found this cute Italian place. It was very crowded and popular. The food was great. The portion size is small, but it's priced accordingly so you can order a couple of items. When the hostess... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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127 reviews 127 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I would go back here every opportunity I get! Start with interesting bruschetta choices--enough to make a meal if you like, and fun to share (1, 3 or 5 topping mixes to put on grilled bread). I had the most amazing Panzanella Salad, with little bread compared to some bread salads, but a fabulous mix of summer squashes shaved very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10014-1803
    (Between Jane and West 12th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: A, C, E & L trains to 14th Street/8th Avenue and 1, 2 & 3 trains to 14th Street/7th Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: 212-366-6633

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 60
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?