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Taormina of Mulberry St

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145 Mulberry Street, New York City, NY 10013
+1 212-625-2332
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Laurel, Maryland
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to agree with other reviews about how this place lures you in thinking the food is good because it looks busy - nope! The food was decent and very expensive. The service is slow and you seem to have to repeat drink orders several time before the waiter understands.

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Thank Mark A
Cascade, Colorado
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We were looking for some good Italian food in Little Italy. After speaking with the matre'di we decided to eat here. Service was VERY slow. Food was good, but only one of four entrees was hot.....others were warm to lukewarm....it appeared the dishes had been sitting in the kitchen for a while before our waiter picked them up to bring... More 

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Thank kroberton
Swansea, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

This is quite a large restaurant and looked fairly busy, which is usually a sign of a good food, how wrong can you be. We ordered Bruschetta for starters, I can't be sure where the chef was trained but I don't think it was by an Italian. It came as to thick slices of bread (not toasted) with some chopped... More 

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Thank malnads1
Bristol, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

I think this maybe the worst restaurant I have ever been to! The waiter was untidy and rude. The food was awful. On top of that they added 20% tip to the bill. I asked for black pepper and I was given a bowl of Chilli..... I wish I had looked at Trip Advisor before going to this place, then... More 

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whitby
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I have been to several restaurants in Little Italy and this is by far the worst place. Just a dirty place with below average food, bad service and the infamous 18% gratuity added regardless of party size. How this place is still in business is beyond logic.

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Thank peppin00250
Ithaca, New York
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150 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We recently went here because the restaurant across the street was closed. I had the calamari for starters. It was good and the dipping sauce was light. I followed that up with veal parmesan. Although it was not on the menu, they made it for me. This was very nicely done. The sauce was not overly salty as is true... More 

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Thank kwebster2
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Service subpar. Chicken drowning in cream with no flavour. Worst of all was the "fresh green vegetables" it came with. Broccoli was almost white due to length of time it was cooked for.

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Thank Kara D
Paris, France
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This restaurant is a scam for tourists. After ordering and waiting more than 20 minutes a poor bruschetta that is not even arrived. We left and fortunately... after seeing the reviews here!

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Thank 105guillaume
Flushing, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Service and food was about what you would expect from a pizzeria/restaurant. It was good Born and raised in NY I was surprised to see an 18% service charge on the tab when I got it When I questioned the waiter his reply was it's a normal service charge in NY. I informed him I wasn't a tourist, my friends... More 

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Johannesburg
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107 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Our first time in Little Italy. We were starving & unfortunately chose the wrong restaurant. There are so many I. The area to choose from. Very over priced. The service was appalling. Bad attitude lazy. Service charge of 18%. Feel ripped off!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $80
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Mulberry Street, New York City, NY 10013
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Little Italy
  • Neighborhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 212-625-2332

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Staying in Little Italy

Neighborhood Profile
Little Italy
While Little Italy is one of the city's smallest neighbourhoods, its streets are packed with visitors from around the globe, especially on summer weekends when the streets are closed to traffic. Stroll up Mulberry Street, the heart of Little Italy, for a dense mix of Italian restaurants with sidewalk tables, cafes, and old-school food shops. Don’t be surprised when the hosts beckon you to pay them a visit. Stop in for a coffee and a cannoli, or grab a streetside table to take in the scenery over a hearty Italian meal.
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