Gran Torino

4.6
68 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Gran Torino doesn't have phone lines anymore. Gran Torino does not take, change or cancel reservations via email either.

Gran Torino doesn't allow any children or guests under the age of 21 years old.

Gran Torino has just about all information on their website grantorinonyc.com.

For groups larger than 10 people or for private events please visit our website:
grantorinonyc.com/private-events

Gran Torino is a cafe, restaurant & bar with an attached delicatessen and wood burning pizza oven. We are open everyday from noon until midnight. We have a large garden, greenhouse, courtyard and a boat! Some areas like the the greenhouse and courtyard are covered. Other areas have umbrellas. We do require that all guests that are not fully vaccinated wear face masks while standing or walking. Located on the corner of North 7th at 131 Berry, it’s Williamsburg’s coolest destination for drinks, dinner and discovery.

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 68 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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food
4.2
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Erin
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely LOVED Gran Torino! Great service, atmosphere, food, and drinks. Would absolutely recommend.

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KarenS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Super fun environment! Quality food and tropical vibe. Would highly recommend checking out this spot

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vipCharlie
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a love

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, everyone was so friendly and a really fun and energetic vibe

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NickS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great casual place with many different rooms and a beautiful garden.
Food and drinks are simple and on point. Prices are below normal prices in New York.
You can get lost in this place for hours and still discover another area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service too!

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maddym
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Very accommodating. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good vibe and great energy. We were seated in the greenhouse which was an awesome spot. Food was great and they had a good cocktail selection.

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HeatherG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great relaxed atmosphere. Covid standard maintained

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Our server Danilo was a terrible server! He just checked us twice and over charged me on my bill

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JeremyM
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food and some awesome drinks. The atmosphere is fantastic, especially sitting outside on a sunny day. Highly Recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed. Highly recommend. Cool atmosphere, great service and food. BKLYN is back!

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ericav
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Go, it’s awesome. Great vibe, great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Brought out one persons food 20 minutes before anyone else. Messed up multiple parts of the order. Coffee took 30 minutes. Okay food, horrific quality of service and no part of the experience was fluid.

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vipLuvyoga11
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the vibe! Sat outside in our own private “nook”. The food was fresh and the servers were attentive. I will definitely be back!

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reviewer94
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to celebrate my graduation with a friend. We had a great time!

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MichaelK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sorry to say I didn't get a chance to eat there, booked a table for outside a week in advance and we were seated inside anyway due to an unclear policy of outside table service and capacity. Please do better.

Gran Torino
Responded on May 12, 2021

Michael, thanks and review, even if you didn't eat at the restaurant. Unfortunately we have transform the restaurant all the time in order to adapt to new restrictions, rules and weather and limited capacity. We recommend you to read the email that you received after you made the reservation before arrival. Here is a part of that email. "All our 2 tops are inside. We DO NOT reserve specific tables. WE CANNOT GUARANTY ANY SEATING PREFERENCES. TABLES ARE ASSIGNED UPON ARRIVAL "

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JeannyCarp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

A very nice outdoors restaurant with big benches, we had a lovely time there!

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vipHarlow
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The outdoor booths are really nice. The food was generally really good but the service is wanting. The food came out to us in three separate deliveries so people had to start eating while others waited for the rest of our food to come out. Also, the bussers constantly came out and tried to buss every item off the table the second it was unattended. We literally had to tell them we are still eating. Not sure why they felt they need to hover over the table and clear it, we had only been at the table for an hour. Anyway, worth it for the seating and the food is good and good value, you kind of have to just accept the janky service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience4

I will never go back to this restaurant. The ONLY thing I will give this place is that it’s a cool ambience and vibe, but everything else is awful.

Service: All of our food came out at different times. There were 7 of us and some of the appetizers came out at the same time as some of our entrees. Then some just never came out at all, which made it super awkward, with not wanting to be rude and eat while our friends went hungry waiting AN HOUR for their food.

One dish never even came. When we asked for silverware, we were told “sure” and the guy basically threw the packages on the table.

It became colder at night so we asked for the heater to be turned on, the guy acted like it was a chore.

Upon booking this restaurant opentable says that it’s $25 per person fee if you do not show up or cancel without proper notice. I DID show up, with all seven people in my party, on time, and we spent $300... then they STILL CHARGED ME A NO SHOW FEE OF $175!

I tried calling them, no answer. Emailed, no reply. Instagrammed, no reply. Finally, I disputed with my bank, but really?!

This place is truly a nightmare and I can only imagine it getting worse once restaurants get busier and restrictions are lifted.

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DenizO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Slow services.
Burned steak.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

So fun, excellent food, great ambiance and service.

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MaxM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The space itself was cool. Huge outdoor area and lots of space indoors as well. We made a reservation on OpenTable for outdoor seating and when we arrived they tried to seat us indoors. We explained that we had an outdoor reservation and they said they don't allow you to choose outdoor or indoor even though the reservation and confirmation clearly stated that. We then ordered drinks, tacos and dessert. The first round was given to the wrong table and then a new round was made incorrectly. The tacos were really good but the sorbet had freezer burn or something because it was just chunks of ice and syrup and definitely not the flavor we ordered anyway. Took a REALLY long time for drinks. The staff was nice but it wasn't the best experience and nothing on our bill was comped for the mistakes. I'd give it a try again because the place was cool but hopefully they get it together.
They tried saying they only take requests for outdoor seating but the reservation clearly stated "outdoor". Instead of being combative with a customer who was looking forward to a second try, it would be helpful if they were more understanding that when your reservation states "outdoor", you expect to be seated outdoor.

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Ekin
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, excellent service, delicious food, and tasty drinks. We had a large group for a party and the environment was comfortable and safe.

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Cloud
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has great ambience, friendly staff and good food! :)

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Ryan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outdoor setup. will definitely come back

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Wipstar
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, food & service!

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JoeyB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Super pleasant meal in the Spring with a couple of friends. Great drink list, and the decor was retro and captivating. Delicious fish and chips for my meal, with a literal cauldron of tartar sauce. Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was great!!! Loved the visit :)

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible. They asked us to order a food item per person which is not compatible with the state executive order. Rude service. Poorly managed

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food 😍 next time i’m trying the pizza

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Aristotle
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We sat for 45 minutes before our waiter came over to take our order. Then he took off his mask, and sat on the lap of an unmasked patron!

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FerdinM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The place is really nice, food was good, not amazing but good. The service was not as great as we thought, we first made our reservation for an outdoor table just to be told that outdoor tables are for 4 or more people, which I understand but why didn't they mention that earlier, we booked this place because of how the garden looked like.

After that, I don't know if it's a post-covid thing but we were constantly looking for a waiter because they never approached our table, it was really hard to find someone who could help.

Overall it was good, but the service could be better.

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Gigi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The person in charge of placing us on table wasn't very friendly, so I feel quite uncomfortable with his service. The waiter was very nice, however I would have like he explained that the sauces for our burger was spicy.

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Jbc91
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time here. A group of my coworkers and I got tested and came here for the evening. Covid safety measures were in place and service was great. The charcuterie was fantastic! Good drinks and really good pizza. Highly recommend the funghi!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really great food and service for my birthday with a lot of vegetarian options. My party was in the yurt and the staff was very attentive and accommodating. The cocktails aren’t very strong so I recommend saving your money and sticking with beer or wine.

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Alise
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great spot for a date night or a cozy dinner with friends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Dont get the pancakes - tiny portion.

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JulienM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect heated outdoor tent for a birthday. The service was good, the food and cocktails too. I would 100% recommend!

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Laura
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The place was over all just okay. Very cute place and the ambience was very chill. The menu is small but with options even for vegetarians (less for vegans) . My issue was more with service. We were taking off our coats when the server first walked up to us and he bombarded us with drinks but obviously we hadn't seen the menu yet so we told him we needed a minute. He left, we waited, my bf went to the bathroom and we waited some more. 20 mins after we sat down we finally put our drink order in and what was suppose to be our appetizer. We got 2 old fashions and a Brocolyn pizza. The pizza was amazing, cheese salted to perfection and not at all oily. My drink came in a chipped glass. We sent it back right away.... still I got the pizza before my actual drink. We enjoyed the pizza enough that we will come back but we are in no rush. Fastest thing to get to the table was the check.

FAQs

Gran Torino offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 555-1234.

Gran Torino is rated 4.6 stars by 68 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.