Gradisca

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Italian
Gradisca is a soulful oasis in the heart of the West Village that makes you feel like you just stepped into Italy. An authentic trattoria with its roots in Bologna, Gradisca specializes in fresh pastas hand-crafted daily—New York named its tortellini one of the best dumplings in the city—along with classic northern Italian dishes made with the freshest local ingredients and given a contemporary twist. An Award-winning wine list features bottles from all twenty of Italy’s wine regions. Family owned and run, it’s the kind of classic, charming, warmly hospitable restaurant that everyone wishes was in their neighborhood.

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MM
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always, great experience!

ES
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always, the food and service was wonderful.

M
Montana
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service was terrible. The food took forever. We sat and had to wait for the final meal to be delivered. It did not have the vegetable side the menu claimed it would have. My meatballs had to be cut with a steak knife they were so tough. I can cook better than whoever is back there. Server was not friendly. Worst meal in all my years of coming to New York.

c
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience. Best gnocchi I’ve had in a while. Very fluffy and not over cooked. Artichokes were so tender and easy to eat. This place does a lot of things well. Look forward to coming back the next time I’m in town.

ST
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food took a long time, wasn't as flavorful as I remember. Felt a bit rushed to order eat and leave.

DF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good and an interesting menu. I’d love to try more of the menu to get a better idea. Expensive however especially the liquor. That was the only downer. Will return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum yum yum yum

JC
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice room. Not too noisy. Great service. Love the Reno connection.

C
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great appetizer and antipasti menu! All the items we ordered were delicious - especially the polenta, artichokes, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, and spinach-pear salad. Also delighted that you serve gluten free pasta as well.

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nice local Italian restaurant. Amazing Pasta's friendly staff.

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LN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is outstanding. Dining at Gradisca feels like dining in Italy -- food, staff and restaurant vibe. One of my very favorite Italian restaurants in NYC!

M
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

The service was great but the food was not fresh. I would not recommend.

BE
New York Area
222 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent neighborhood Italian restaurant. Well prepared food. Attentive and courteous service. Nice selection of wines by the bottle or glass.

JF
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our adult children out for dinner on Saturday evening. We were able to get an early seating. The ambiance was perfect, cozy, and trendy. The service was excellent and the food was delicious! Reasonably priced. This is our new “Go to” Italian!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

January 28, 2020
We are from Bologna and come here for wonderful food. We had crispy artichokes, brussel sprouts, creme brûlée, tortellini in brodo and veal cutlet. Everything was magnificent. This restaurant is a hidden gem.

LO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited the restaurant for the first time this past weekend and will certainly be back! Great ambiance and food, servers very pleasant. Great find!

B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was not as good as before - the meal was lukewarm and took a while to prepare.

RD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I had not been there in over a year. It was not as good as it used to be.

P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it all can’t wait to come back and try the tortellini they were sold out

JF
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I’ve been going to Gradisca for years, but live abroad now, so don’t get there very often. This was the first time I was a little disappointed. My cavatelli was just ok and the service wasn’t up to par. Maybe just an off night. I’ll be back.

L
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The lasagna here melts in your mouth, and the orata dish was fantastic! Gradisca provides a quiet, intimate atmosphere in a warm environment to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine on a cold New York day. Definitely worth the trip.

OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and new fav spot!!!

SN
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Worlds best lasagna ruined by repeatedly horrendous service. I normally would give any restaurant a pass for one bad night and chalk it up to bad luck but this night was repeatedly egregiously awful.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Server over charged on the bottle of wine and was quite insulting but when encountered he apologized.

EF
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been a while since I've been...and nothing's changed! Still the neighborhood surprise I first enjoyed nearly 10 years ago. Atmosphere is lively and charming... and the food is excellent.

e
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is solid and fairly priced. Warm, inviting atmosphere. Service was very very slow and drinks are seemingly overpriced to make up for the reasonable food prices.

m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was prepared perfectly and delicious. NYC prices, but you get your money’s worth!

B
New England
17 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A bit of old world charm, great service, very good food, great location.

NG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hand made pasta and tortellinis are fresh and so tasty! Steak is excellent, too!

CG
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall Food,Service and Atmosphere all excellent!

A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Very disappointed with the quality of the food; the dishes were very average compared to their prices. Pasta overcooked; risotto watery and bland. I would not recommend this place for eating; bar looked nice. Wine was good. The waitress was very friendly and nice.

DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Gradisca was recommended to be great authentic Italian food. I’ve had much better for less $ in the city. Not worth the high cost. Sorry.

ES
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food was fantastic but the noise level was truly unbearable.

AH
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food not too noisy

TG
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and Kruno was very hospitable to us and made it feel like home. Not sure when, but will be back to try more dishes and enjoy my time at Gradisca.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pasta, attentive service, charming & relaxing neighborhood atmosphere, fun!

NM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This restaurant was highly recommended and I was incredibly excited to go. The service was lovely, I found the menu a bit limited and our food was not as good as we had hoped. I had the lasagna which was absolutely overbaked and overcooked and was a mushy mess. It was also quite flat and quite dark brown, another indication of having been over prepared.My friend’s pasta dish was tasty but it was a tiny portion for the price.

GJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always amazing food and service - the tortellini is to die for

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience3

We ordered three items
the appetizer was greasy but tasty the
pappardelle pasta was tasteless and the sauce was watery and the steak was uneatable it was like eating a shoe

JH
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food and surprisingly awesome service for such a small family spot. Pastas where exceptional, although the ladies did mention the portions were a tad small