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Gaetana's

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143 Christopher St, New York City, NY 10014-2837
(212) 675-3913
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4:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Sun - Wed 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
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New York City, New York
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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 !

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Westport, Indiana
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85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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 

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Boulder City, Nevada
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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249 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 

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Freeport, New York
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168 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Gaetana's is a out of the way West Village restaurant that is gives you a few hours of great ambiance, excellent food and wine and a very good price. It takes you back in time to the turn of the century in decor and feeling but brings out the newest southern Italy dishes and wines. The lasagna is amazing, the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

good food, good service and the owner was there to make sure of it.Chicken Marsala was awesome, pizza also excellent. Will return!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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West Village
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