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“Server asked why we tipped so low!!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Lunella Restaurante

Lunella Restaurante
173 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013-3758 (Little Italy)
(212) 966-6639
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Ranked #3,686 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Little Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Server asked why we tipped so low!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The food wasn't terrible. I'll give you that. The service was unbelievably bad. I think they forgot that we were just sitting there waiting to order. We asked what the specials were and the server gave us an attitude like we were bothering him about this. What a jerk. Then it took about 45 minutes to get our food. This was a Tuesday night, by the way. It wasn't very busy. The food was okay. It took an extraordinary amount of time for the server to come back and ask if everything was okay. After we said we were all set, he left us alone for another half hour or so. We had to get up from the table and go ask for the check.
Here's the part that got us. Servers work for tips. The better the SERVICE from a SERVER, the higher the tips. Since the service was awful, we left a few bucks not equaling to the normal 18% or even 20% that I would normally leave. Needless to say I will not be visiting this place again and I have told NUMEROUS people not to visit this restaurant.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great restaurant in Little Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We go to this restaurant every time we are in NYC. Great place to get an Italian meal in Little Italy. The lasagna, gnocchi, and tiramisu are all amazing.

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“Best in NYC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

We've been coming here for years I ve tried out all. Request fettecini a la azure pea s mushrooms proshutto in a sauce with pasta better than a Ruth Chris Steak

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Birmingham, Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“old school, great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

wife and I happened in walking through little Italy. Great find, old school place. Service top notch and helpful, food was fantastic and resonable. would highly recommend if your in the area!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A Taste of Tuscany”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I'm sorry to see the mixed reviews here. It's hard to choose a restaurant in Little Italy by walking around looking at menus, so we looked for a smaller place and were not disppointed. We had a great meal, great wine, and excellent service from a charming waitor. All others around us seemed to be enjoying there food as well.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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