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143 Christopher St, New York City, NY 10014-2837
(212) 675-3913
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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156 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It looked good on Trip Advisor. Cute. Cozy. Close to my daughter's dorm. Perfect! And it was exactly that! The waitress, was the real deal Italian, and was charming and helpful. We shared the fried calamari and a stuffed artichoke for appetizers. The latter was just like my wife's grandmother used to make many years ago. Excellent choices. For main... More 

Thank Steambush
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Each time I come here be food is on point. I love the quiet location... Can't get enough of the chicken parmesan and all of their wine selections. I come here at least once per month. Just love it

Thank LoriSD1968
New York City, New York
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I've been going to Gaetana's for over 10 years now. It is a nice little place in the West Village. The food is excellent and the service is friendly. The prices are not high either. It has an old time bar the travels almost the length of the restaurant. If you like Frank Sin. Music then this place is for... More 

Thank Scott A
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

FANTASTIC RESTAURANT! This is a gem in NYC. Reasonably priced, GREAT food, warm and attentive staff, and Frankie the owner is a friend to his regulars and truly cares about everyone walking in the door, whether regulars or first time customers. I have been going here for 10 years, and I recently had my wedding rehearsal dinner here. It was... More 

Thank Jeremy R
Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

We had a beautiful evening , a real "ambiance" the owner is charming and the food delicious . We will definitely be back ! Thank you again !

Thank Lisbethlili
Westport, Indiana
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108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

You see the restaurant and think should I try this? You will be sorry if you do not! The food is excellent. The place is clean. The waitress was friendly and professional. She was knowledgeable about the food and preparation. There were 4 of us. Entrees included Shrimp Scampi and homemade lasagna (I ate my shrimp scampi and half of... More 

Thank Steve H
Stuttgart, Germany
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

It started that we tried to order red wine. They told us they ran out of it. When we decided on another they didn't have this one either. After we got our drinks a long time nothing happens while the waiter stood around with his hands in his pocket. We finally ordered our food while the waiter chewed eagerly his... More 

Thank Peter S
Boulder City, Nevada
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

I took some friends to Gaetana's for dinner Friday night. They wanted real Italian food like mama made. They would very pleased with my little restaurant / bar. It's always good and friendly. Without a doubt the best, in the West Village of NYC. The Osso Bucco lamb shank was without question the best I ever had, the best! Yes... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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254 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2015

Was heading to Jersey City and looking for an alternative to the Jersey City/Newport restaurants and stumbled on this neighborhood restaurant a half block from the Christopher St. PATH station. Seemed to be several regulars at the bar speaking with the owner/manager. The bar has one flatscreen TV and is separated from the main restaurant area by a partial wall,... More 

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015

Had only a little bit of time before going to the Lucille Lortel Theatre to see Lost Girls, and found Gaetana's. Went in for a Campari and soda, but suddenly became hungry after seeing and smelling the dishes being served around me. Cozy atmosphere, friendly bartender Lisa, and delicious food. Frank the owner was terrific; he introduced himself and the... More 

1 Thank RLHJC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Christopher St, New York City, NY 10014-2837
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 675-3913

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

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West Village
Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the West Village is one of the city’s most coveted addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture, this neighborhood has a unique old-world feel. You won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan. Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you stroll down elegant narrow streets with beautiful brownstones. When you need a break, you can always stop in at one of the many quaint eateries or cafes to soak in the atmosphere, or head to the western edge of the neighborhood to enjoy magnificent waterfront views while taking a leisurely walk in Hudson River Park.
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