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29 7th Ave S, New York City, NY 10014-3938 (Morton st,)
+1 212-242-1999
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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New York
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten at this restaurant over a dozen times in the last year and it never disappoints! The food is consistently fresh, delicious, and authentic with a creative twist. It is as if you got on a plane and went to Italy for the evening... literally everything is made in-house fresh pastas, pizzas, desserts etc. Also the chef is here... More 

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White Plains, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The closest you'll get to eating in Italy without going to Italy is eating at Rafele's. This isn't just my opinion. It's the consensus of our party of six that recently dined there and we're a tough group to impress. We have all enjoyed the culinary delights of Italy and we all come from homes where cooking is serious business.... More 

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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just got back from a 3 course meal with my wife at Rafele and we're very disappointed. Service: This is the thing that upset us the most. It was awful. Worst I've experienced. There's no structure and it's completely impersonal. There is a girl at the front desk that just seems to be twiddling her thumbs. Then 2 men dressed... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting NY for the day and wanted the best italian food. Boy this place didn't disappoint! We loved the very intimate atmosphere! The service was awesome and we LOVED the food. There is so much to say about this place, the ambiance, the drink menu, etc. It's a place you don't want to miss!!

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140 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Picked this place for our last good meal in NY. And whilst we didn't go all out due to a late reservation, what we tried was very good. The truffle and sweet sausage pappardelle was a special, but if it pops up, you MUST try it. Pizzas were also very good too, square and crunchy. Only downside was the hipster... More 

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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We literally stumbled upon this gem of an Italian restaurant in the west village. The tomatoes on the caprese salad were thick and juicy! Gorgeous! The burrata app was delicious ... Creamy burrata over perfectly seasoned roasted veggies! The caccio e Pepe pasta was new to us and we fell in love with the rich flavor! It was perfect! Finished... More 

2 Thank KPRL9
Martinborough, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant as part of a walking food tour and were impressed with the food, the ambience and the friendliness of the staff, including the chef, Rafaele. We came back that evening and treated ourselves to the Chefs Tasting Menu. We thoroughly enjoyed every dish and the whole experience. The service was great, if a little too attentive... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

I came here with a bunch of friends on a Thursday night and the place was packed which meant the food must be good. We had sat down for about 15 minutes before any waiter comes over to give us water or menus which is never a good sign. Finally we just flagged down the waiter to get things going... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

This is the typical Italian restaurant , good food and poor service Dishes are wrong because they don't write down the order , they bring the main bits and pieces , without sides Water is served always late and after asking 10 times A customer left because nobody attended them in 29 minutes Professionalism is what would take this place... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I are staying in the east village whilst my wife is on a training course. We're over from the UK and having visited NY previously on our honeymoon, we wanted to live like New Yorkers for a week (we'd done all the sightseeing last time). After a few hours and miles walking around lower Manhattan we needed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 7th Ave S, New York City, NY 10014-3938
    (Morton st,)
  • Public Transportation: The nearest subway stations are: West4 on 6th ave where A,C,E,D,B,F,M trains are available and Christopher st station where number 1 train is available.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-242-1999

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