LArtusi

4.8
2130 reviews
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Opened in December of 2008, L'Artusi is the second restaurant from the team that brought dell'anima to the West Village.



Executive Chef Joe Vigorito, Pastry Chef Jessica Craig, and Beverage Director Annecherie Saludo share their expertise in Italian cuisine and Epicurean Hospitality. Featuring refined rustic cuisine, a crudo bar, specialty cheese program, private dining room, and a walk-in wine cellar, L’Artusi offers guests a variety of dining options in a warm, friendly vibe.



Our 110 seat restaurant, designed by Brooke Maples, features two floors of comfortable banquette seating, extended traditional bar, cheese bar and a chef's counter over-looking the open kitchen. Private dining opportunities are also available in our 2500 bottle walk-in wine cellar.
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New York Area
52 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They Did very well with the dietary restrictions our group had which is very appreciated. Everything was delicious and served well paced. Consistently great.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place

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EB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been wanting to go to L'Artusi for months now so when I finally was able to get a dinner reservation for a Sunday night, I couldn't wait. The ambiance was perfect for date night and the food very much live up to the hype. I can't wait to go back.

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KW
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Was very excited to try LArtusi after hearing about the restaurant by word of mouth and Infatuation. However, we were under impressed overall with the experience. Beef carpaccio was tasty, but the bread and pastas were forgettable. Didn’t understand the hype of the restaurant. Wouldn’t go back.

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j
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had a disappointing meal at L'Artusi. Two of the dishes we ordered were not cooked properly. The roasted mushrooms with the fried egg came with runny egg whites, and the pork chop that we ordered medium arrived well done and dry, and when we sent it back we were served a rare pork chop. The staff/management tried to be accommodating and the rest of the meal was tasty. Our daughter ate there several months ago and had the best meal of her life, but a restaurant needs to be consistent in order to earn my recommendation.

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MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Pasta Ever! Service is impeccable. Highly recommend to anyone!

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AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible and the service matched the quality. I had such a great time here and can’t wait to come back

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RS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

L’Artusi is phenomenal!! Everything was perfect- our waitress could not have have been more helpful and wonderful and the food is to die for. I cannot wait to go back.

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RF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

L’Artusi - West Village

Everything for everyone, classic to its core, doesn’t try to be too much, best wine list for those looking to learn Italian wines in the city...

2005 San Michelle Barbara d’alba malvira
Yummy, balanced, elegant with a long and mouth watering finish. Great mineralogy and aroma but honestly, wasn’t food friendly... would order 10/10 times but would aim to have it before the meal or after, not during.

Housemade ricotta butter crisps jam
The crisps were perfect, tasted like butter and cut well by the fat of the ricotta and the acidity of the jam. All in one bite, magic. Today’s SPECIAL but hopefully they do it again because it might have been the best thing we had. So simple, yet so elegant. Finesse of flavor

Beef carpaccio, great flavor and even better textures. The crunch of the breadcrumbs with the creamy horseradish sauce and the beef itself, magic.

Hen of the woods tortellini - so much depth, each bite is a little bit different and once you realize how good the sauce is, you’ll switch trade your fork in for your spoon and just go for it like no one is watching. Must love mushrooms...and be able to handle a little heat on the back end when the Calabrian chili oil says hello. again, this was a special.

Spaghetti simple - beautifully simple and the risotto style sauce with the cheese baked in is smooth and rich. The chilies give it the perfect kick but if you don’t like spice it still plays. Your mouth will feel it but you won’t regret it.

Pork chop - a little bit all over the place here, not sure how I felt about pairing sweet potatoes with olives but the accouterments aside, the meat itself was cooked beautifully and packs a punch of flavor.

Carrots - underwhelming to be honest, would probably try something else next time. They came gratis to the table which was nice, but probably wouldn’t order them.

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ER
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! The food is amazing. We paired dinner with 2 bottles of a recommended red that was an excellent recommendation

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SA
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Poor service. Took ten minutes to get water and menu. Got bread after we ate our appetizers. Very long lull between dishes.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is consistently phenomenal .. never disappointed !

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Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat upstairs. Great informative waitress. Had a good bottle of wine from their rec. Housemade ricotta was amazing, so was garganelli and olive oil cake

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R
New York Area
352 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I was expecting something else. It's really difficult to get a reservation. I had to book a 5:30 reservation close to 2 months in advance. This booking procedure reminded be of how difficult it used to be to get into Il Mulino's.

So first the good stuff -- the service was very good. The atmosphere was nifty. There is an extensive wine list -- albeit only Italian wines. The wine I ordered (marked up about 4 times) was great.

The food itself was cooked perfectly. And the plates are reasonably priced for NYC.

But here was the problem I had -- this is not traditional Italian food. They seem to like to use a lot of bread crumbs and chiles in the dishes. Also unlike most real Italian eateries -- and I've been in a lot -- you can't really substitute or order off menu. What you see is what you are getting for the most part.

Of the two appetizers and three mains we ordered, I liked the butter lettuce dish and the buccatini in a chile red sauce. Both that and the spaghetti dish were perfectly al dente.

The net net for me is this: while the meal was a solid B+ overall, the the aura that surrounds this restaurant and difficulty getting a reservation, simply is NOT deserved. It's a decent place that for some reason has a hype way above what it should be.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST!!! The best Italian food I have ever had in my whole life!!!!!!!!!! Life changing
Get the spaghetti

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N
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All food was delicious. Especially my friend and I loved beets appetizer and roasted chicken .
Beets was tasty and chicken was very juicy!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wanted to try out the place. Visiting NYC

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KM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When I booked the reservation, I noted that it was a special occasion (anniversary), and as soon as we sat down, we were poured complimentary champagne to congratulate us. That was a really nice touch! We had two cheese and the ricotta appetizer special - they were all amazing. I had the garganetti with mushroom ragu sauce, which turned out to be really heavy for my liking but it was still delicious. They also brought us a small plate of complimentary ravioli! The service and food was really superb for the price. I am going back very soon.

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A
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had waited quite some time to snag a table at this highly touted spot. I had heard only terrific reports about the food. Even with a 5:45 reservation, we were told to wait at the bar. Not sure why as it was pretty empty. We sat in the smaller dining area upstairs and it still wasn't filled when we left about 7:15. So, I'm not really understanding why it is so hard to get reservations. But that aside, let's talk about the food. The drinks were brought promptly but we did need to ask for bread which was not refreshed. I guess we would have had to ask. We had a really lovely chichories salad...a very ample portion which we then shared. My friend had the escolar avocado,chilies, lemon, and basil appetizer which was really unusual and tasty with interesting flavors. My only comment was that it was served so cold that you needed to wait for it to defrost properly. At that point, while we were still consuming the salad, a waiter came over and asked if we were finished because our meal was ready. Really? They couldn't get the timing right? I think it was there job to figure out when we might be finished with our first course rather than tell us our meal was waiting for us! We suggested they hold off as we weren't finished and really didn't like being rushed. (It still was not busy) . When we finished our salad, they brought our main dishes; the garganelli with mushrooms and ricotta salata which was bordering on "hard" rather than al dente and was way too spicy without noting that on the menu. My branzino came out overcooked, almost crispy, I guess from sitting under heating lamps waiting us to finish up our first course. The fish sat on top of a huge gathering of various olives which was surely overkill unless they were overbought on olives and did little to create a tasty dish. The normal tender flavor of the branzino was killed by the strong olive taste. In my mind a misconceived dish. All and all, a big disappointment after all the hype.

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CC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was very good. However, the portion size was small. Our main courses looked like appetizers. We left the restaurant unsatisfied. Also the service was slow. The waiter did not attend to our table as often as he should have. It was not the kind of experience I expected at a pricey restaurant.

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LP
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Executive Chef Joe Vigorito's creations were fresh, innovative, and perfectly executed! The ambiance is a warm, contemporary vibe with a great, relaxed energy. We ordered a drink at bar while our party arrived, and we could overhear other guests raving over their meals. The bartender made a great first impression. The entire staff was engaged and knowledgeable. The service was attentive and personalized. We ordered so many things as a group and we tasted them all.. nothing failed us. I would recommend this memorable experience to anyone!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Italian restaurants I’ve ever been to. The pastas are a must have!

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JT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had high hopes for this restaurant but we're incredibly underwhelmed given the hype around it. The food is not bad, but it certainly is not of the level that my wife and I expected.

Our greatest frustration was the wait for our table. We arrived 15 min early expecting that there may be a short wait but then had to wait an additional 15-20 min. The front of the house seemed overcrowded and disorganized with plenty of people waiting to be seated for their reservation. We felt particularly bad for the couple with a wife who was very pregnant and stood there waiting equally as long for a table.

As to the food, the Octopus seemed very complicated with tons of other components and over cooked. The Kale Salad was fine, 90% Kale though. Had to search for the other components. The pasta dishes were generally fine, but again slightly underwhelming. In retrospect wish we would have gone to Maialino, Oceana, Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex, Marea or elsewhere. Very disappointing.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in NYC. Simple as that.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great Waiters and Negroni

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M
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date Resto! Cool vibe, friendly people who make sure you find what's best for you off the menu filled with delicious choices. We had a beautiful burrata, squid ink carbonara and their special spaghetti with chilli and spices. Personalized service, you'll leave sated and feeling like you've just made a friend.

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JK
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals of my life. L'Artusi is a great dinner spot with a really cool atmosphere. The intimate dining room keeps adjacent tables close together, but provides for a very entertaining meal. Whether you are on the first floor with the bar or upstairs near the private dining room (where we saw some SNL cast members), the dining experience is well-rounded.

The food is beyond incredible. The homemade ricotta (not listed on the menu) is a must-have. We ordered two pasta dishes, each perfectly cooked and amazingly flavorful. You can tell the staff really cares about their customers. All around a fantastic place for a special meal. Just be sure to book well in advance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food and ambience. Attentive waitstaff. A great experience will definitely be back.

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BF
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and service especially for seriously reasonable prices. Crudo, appetizers, pasta selections, cocktails and entrees are all fantastic!

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FN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my husband's birthday recently at L'Artusi, and it was fantastic. To start with, they seated us in their private wine cellar (not reserved, just got lucky) so the noise level was much less. Our waiter was personable and kind with many great food and wine recommendations. The food speaks for itself-- fresh, al dente pasta and incredible flavor combinations. The escolar crudo was so delicious I felt like I could eat it for breakfast everyday (and I am by no means a fish-lover). What impressed me the most was the generosity of the kitchen and our server: We got an extra top-off on our wine, a little plate of broccoli rabe ravioli on the house, and a lovely dessert with candle for the birthday wish. Prices were completely reasonable by city standards and for the quality of ingredients and preparation ($150 for a plate of house made ricotta, the crudo, a beet salad, two pasta entrees and 3 glasses of wine). We will definitely return.

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KP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellant meal and experience professional waitstaff awesome
front desk just needs to be co ordinated better had reservation waited 30 min
to be seated at 5;40 definatly go back tho

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CB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food is great but experience is not. It’s noisy, rushed, food gets dumped on your table. Not worth the hype.

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HP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was flavored very well. The only negative was that the pasta was really almost room temperature.
I was disappointed in this. I waited two years to finally eat here and I would have enjoyed it more if my dinner was warm or hot.
The flavors of the food was excellent though.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was great

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

L’Artusi is an absolute must in New York City. It’s one of the hardest reservations I’ve ever gotten, but it was worth the hype plus more.

The ricotta and jam, smoked mushrooms, and olive oil cake are 3 of the best foods I’ve ever tasted. Each pasta was better than the one before it and the italian wine made the experience that much better.

This unassuming, although a bit loud, restaurant in the west village is a gem and no matter what food you like, everyone will enjoy this meal.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food

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T
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was DELICIOUS. Just go. From the scallop crudo to the chicory salad to the pappardelle to the branzino to the desserts, absolutely scrumptious.

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NP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant ambience is great and the food is divine. We had the pork chop which was succulent inside and crispy outside and tasted amazing. The spaghetti was so simple and yet so good.

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L
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything was great - the homemade ricotta, the mushroom appetizer, sweetbreads, and the pastas! you have to have the pasta...this is a great place to come with a few friends so you can share a lot of dishes.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Was underwhelmed. Food wasn’t timed right and our waitress wasn’t that attentive... a lot of places make good pasta.

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