Aunt Jake's Little Italy

4.6
868 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Founded in 2015, we set out to replicate the idyllic, simplistic, cuisine we grew up to enjoy. However, we wanted to create Italian food for the next; generation. The idea was to develop an Italian concept around the customer's choice on how to eat pasta compared to how the restaurant wanted you to eat it. With that in mind, Aunt Jakes core mission is to bring high-quality fresh ingredients daily to craft our handmade pasta and sauces in a health-conscious manner. The customer can mix and match, sauce with shape, and create a custom dish of their own. Whats more, the customer can also choose whether they would like their food served individual or family-style.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 868 people are saying
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nycreviews
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious and great service! I got the kale Cesar and mafalda with arrabiata sauce and both were delicious. Will definitely be back!

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded 13 hours ago

nycreviews, Thanks for reviewing Aunt Jake's Little Italy! Great food and amazing service are the recipe to obtaining repeat customers. We hope to host you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! I will definitely be back!

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DafnyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and fresh pasta dishes was amazing. Our server was great as well.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on February 23, 2021

DafnyG, Thanks for your review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We are glad you enjoyed both the food and hospitality. Hope to see you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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Fred
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let me start off by saying the level of professionalism at this establishment is something hardly ever seen nowadays especially with everyone being on edge due to the pandemic... The hostess greeted us in such a charming manner, the waiter very attentive always asked if we needed more of anything we where having that night , a true Italian restaurant to the T . Every single dish we got with my family was nothing less than perfect marvelous taste and attention to detail and may i also say that this establishment follows all the requirements for a safe environment , checking temperature upon entering and safe distances between patrons and guest , i don't have enough words to describe my experience its something you have to see for yourself... i will be returning in March for my birthday and we live in Maryland btw thanks again to the whole staff that evening -Fred Mena

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on February 23, 2021

Fred, Thank you kindly for your review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy. While the pandemic may have changed the landscape of the restaurant industry, we at Aunt Jake's have not only wholeheartedly adapted to the new environment, but we also try to go the extra mile to make sure every guest feels safe and comfortable with their families. We can't wait to host you again soon for your birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager was amazing to our group for me and my roommates birthday and the food was amazing as well

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Aunt Jake's! We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience. Best, Aunt Jake's

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vipMichaelG
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food!!! Seemed more than 25 % capacity;?mildly uncomfortable

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JamieN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first indoor dining experience since Covid and the Aunt Jake's staff made sure everyone felt comfortable and safe. The atmosphere was lovely and the staff was incredibly attentive. Delicious food and great Negronis!

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on February 17, 2021

JamieN., Thank you so much for the 5 star review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! Safety is our number one priority and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your indoor experience. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING service on Valentine’s Day the food was amazing and the ambiance was great with the right playlist and music volume will definitely be back again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine’s Day dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food we had was delicious, also the drink. Besides, we had super fantastic experience because of the waitress. She was greatly patient recommending the menu which I didn’t have any clue what the best to try in this restaurant at first. Will surely come back!

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on December 8, 2020

Thank you so much for reviewing Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We hope to host you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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AlexaS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My cousin and I had been dying to get some italian food for a while and we came across this restaurant online. I got the squid ink pasta which is so flavorful and my cousin got the cheese ravioli. It was a quiet brunch and no one was next to each other whats so ever! My waiter was nice and gave us a nice table :) We will be back!!

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on November 28, 2020

AlexaS., Thanks for reviewing Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We are so pleased you enjoyed the food and service. Can't wait to see you again soon! Best, Aunt Jake's

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vipMargo
New York Area
197 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

All restaurants on street crowded leary to go in but wwnt by reviews. Nothing special will not return.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on November 28, 2020

Margo, We are sorry you did not enjoy your experience at Aunt Jake's. Was there a particular problem with the food or service? Feel free to email us directly to explain further! Best, Aunt Jake's

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Morgan
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Pasta was okay, nothing super special. Really liked the "Mystery drink" option where you pick a flavor and a spirit, and they bring you a custom cocktail.

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deborahg
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was GREAT nothing missing....will be back in the warmer weather for sure....

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on December 7, 2020

deborahg, Thank you for the review of Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to host you again soon, even for takeout/delivery! Best, Aunt Jake's

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I had a reservation at

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Food was good but it was so loud and service was horrible!

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Mramos5
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aunt Jake’s is amazing. The service/food/drinks/ambiance are fantastic.

They politely scan you on the wrist when you enter for contact tracing. You’re food comes out so fast. I’ve tried different pastas and different sauces and it’s impossible to choose a favorite.

Honestly my favorite place to eat out in nyc. You gotta have the rose sangria!

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on November 9, 2020

Mramos5, Thanks for reviewing Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We strictly adhere to the Covid guidelines to ensure our customers can enjoy a delicious meal in a safe environment. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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laureng
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The pasta was good. The chicken parm was excellent.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on February 26, 2021

laureng, Thank you for reviewing Aunt Jake's Little Italy. The chicken parm is one of our top sellers and certainly a staff favorite as well! I am sorry that you found the value and ambiance to be average. If you would like to share further details please feel free to email directly. Best, Aunt Jake's

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AlyssaM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall it was a lovely date night spot for my fiancé and I. We will definitely be back.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on October 28, 2020

AlyssaM, Thanks for reviewing Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We are thrilled you and your fiancé enjoyed the experience and look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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JosephD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service. We come here a lot !

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on October 28, 2020

JosephD, Thanks for reviewing Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We love that you enjoyed the food and service, and hope to continue to host you. Best, Aunt Jake's

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vipJacobF
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our 7th wedding anniversary and it is Such an amazing restaurant!! The whole staff is amazing and makes sure you are happy, comfortable and everything is prefect! Which it was from the moment we walked in. The food was outstanding! Will for sure go back!

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on October 28, 2020

JacobF, Thanks for reviewing Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We are thrilled you enjoyed your special anniversary dinner and hope to host you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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vipHappyBelly
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This was my second visit to Aunt Jake's. Service was spotty, but we weren't in a rush, so it wasn't the worst. The food was just as delicious as I remembered. Don't miss the burrata appetizer. And, if you decide to get the chicken parm, consider sharing. It's literally the size of a basketball. Easily could be a dinner for two with a side of pasta. The arrabbiata has just enough heat without being obnoxious. Definitely recommend.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on October 21, 2020

HappyBelly, Thank you so much for reviewing Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We are always working on improving and the service will be brought to the manager's attention. We hope to host you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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EmilyG
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love Aunt Jakes! The little italy location is much better than the greenwich village one! We were seated right away (wish we were outside though) service was great, food was great, did not feel rushed would always come back!

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on October 12, 2020

EmilyG, Thanks for reviewing Aunt Jake's Little Italy! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Hopefully you can try our newest venue on the Upper East Side too! Have a great day. Best, Aunt Jake's

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I come to Aunt Jakes it’s better than the last. Per Covid I haven’t been able to dine here for some months, but my return was triumphant.

A friend was cleared to visit from Texas and I took her for dinner, and we had all of my usual staples, and they all really impressed her. Her experience of New York through the eyes of a native New Yorker was fantastic. Our last dinner date in NY was here at Aunt Jakes.

The must haves, for me anyway are: the carpaccio, the mussels and the burrata. For the main we had the squid ink pasta.

Thank me later. Sure to impress any date. ❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and ambiance. My favorite italian in Manhattan. Would recommend to anyone

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TaylorW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to NYC for a few nights and this was my favorite experience by far. Atmosphere, food, service. Great for a late night meal.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on October 12, 2020

TaylorW, Thanks for reviewing Aunt Jake's! We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience and hope to host you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was great!! Food so authentic !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Cute outdoor dining, great service with great food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience1

We did not have a good experience at Aunt Jake’s. Our outdoor dining table was placed directly in front of a gift shop, so the fluorescent lighting provided a bad ambiance. Additionally, other tables who ordered their appetizers after ours got their plates before us, and our entrees took over an hour to come. The food was not worth the wait.

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vipLocal
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent service and good food. Calamari was a tad overcooked. The pasta dishes were delicious.

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RockA
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Loved the meatballs, red sauce and chicken parm, but was underwhelmed with the pasta's and vodka sauce. Great service! Cute outdoor dining setup.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service.
Sat outside for a nice Saturday evening dinner.
Great to connect with people again.
Would recommend.

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vipMeAFooDie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was great. But the service was sooooo sloooooow

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on September 22, 2020

MeAFooDie, Thanks for reviewing Aunt Jake's! We are sorry that the service was slow during your visit. We hope to host you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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EricG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I always love coming here . Thank you aunt jake for you great service and food

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on September 22, 2020

EricG, Thank you for your kind words! We love that you love us. Hope to host you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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Eduardo
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place, great service, and an astounding deal for the heart of little Italy.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy
Responded on September 22, 2020

Hi Eduardo, Thanks for reviewing Aunt Jake's! We hope to host you again soon. Best, Aunt Jake's

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luckstarr
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Service was great. My shrimp scampi was spicy (menu didn’t mention it would be). Tables are way closer than 6’. The next door business’s garbage bags were piled up close by and it stunk. But hey, that’s NYC outdoor dining I guess 🤷🏻‍♀️ Overall, it was fine but I was expecting better.

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BryannaG
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is beautiful! The outdoor seating area is really cute & instagram worthy, plus the food is amazing. The lemon chicken was great.

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Mike
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice food and good service. The portion of the food is also a lot which is really good for a big guy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most excellent service I’ve had in 27 years in NYC! Food was absolutely superb

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall, it was a comfortable experience. The server was nice and very accomodating. As soon as we got there, she had us seated and took out an umbrella just for our spot. Our orders were promptly taken and drinks were served right away.

Food wise, we ordered calamari for appetizers. It was a bit gummy like it was overcooked that we needed extra sauce dip for it. While, their three cheese lasagna was well-seasoned and delicious. Cocktails were well-made and their wine selections are few but exceptional.

FAQs

Aunt Jake's Little Italy does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Aunt Jake's Little Italy also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 858-0470.

Aunt Jake's Little Italy is rated 4.6 stars by 868 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.