We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


29 7th Ave S, New York City, NY 10014-3938
+1 212-242-1999
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“arancini” (44 reviews)
“pasta” (169 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
29 7th Ave S, New York City, NY 10014-3938
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,135)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 840 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We sat at the bar for lunch and had a wonderful meal! This is true Italian. Home made pasta and brick oven dishes to die for! we had the ravioli and the spaghetti cacio e pepe. we also tried the stuffed eggplant. Everything was amazing...More

Thank LaurieLeitner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though out flight was delayed and we arrived late, they accommodated us. The service and food were awesome. Comfortable and casual decor.

Thank btnusa
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is definitely worth a visit. We didn’t have the opportunity to taste enough items but were more than satisfied with our food/wine selections.

Thank zapprint
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is an authentic Italian restaurant! We have a marvelous dinner at Rafele that started with a beginner for the table. It was eggplant and onion with a beef reduction and balsamic vinegar that was served with our bread. It was terrific. Very tasty! Next,...More

2  Thank Russell B
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Went after work on a coworker’s recommendation. Got the pork chops which came with a salad. It was a well breaded slab of chop. It had a good natural pork taste, excellent. Also tried the deep fried cheese which was a good appetizer. The main...More

Thank Luke P
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We had a lovely late lunch here on a Monday afternoon. It was not busy then and we had lovely service. The Polpettine (veal and beef meatballs) were not a big hit with our group, but the Pizza Rafele (prosciutto, mozzarella and arugula) was. I...More

Thank MWK51
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We came with friends and were taken very good care of. The menu has a number of typical Italian dishes, and everything is well prepared. The restaurant is not too big, so it is advisable to book on beforehand.

Thank Worldtraveller_DK
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

The bread dip and the sauce in the lamb pasta were way too sweet. The sweetness covers other flavors in the foods, that is why I felt all the food we ordered were very bland. We do like the texture of the octopus and pasta.

Thank GraceMHZ2017
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We visited Rafele on a Food of NY Tour and got to sample the Melanzana which is a thin layer of eggplant with mozzarella and tomato; if no one would have told me that this dish had eggplant, I would have never known! The eggplant...More

Thank Whitney J
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Solo lunch on a rainy NYC Monday when the city was empty and I was waiting to head to the airport for a late flight. Sat outside alone to people watch. Got arancini to start. The were OK and portion was huge but they just...More

1  Thank Capricorn9831
West Village
Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the
West Village is one of the city’s most coveted
addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and
cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture,
this neighbourhood has a unique old-world feel. You
won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan.
Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to
get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you
Nearby HotelsSee all 471 hotels in New York City
Courtyard New York Manhattan/SoHo
579 reviews
.41 km away
Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan SoHo Village
973 reviews
.46 km away
Signature Properties
3 reviews
.46 km away
Washington Square Hotel
1,501 reviews
.49 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Keste West Village
940 reviews
.11 km away
Murray's Cheese Bar
325 reviews
.11 km away
The Doughnut Project
78 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Friends Building
244 reviews
.19 km away
Barrow Street Theatre
24 reviews
.18 km away
Cherry Lane Theatre
33 reviews
.11 km away
75 1/2 Bedford Street
10 reviews
.06 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
24 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Linda B | Reviewed this property |
I could not say for sure, but the staff was very helpful and they might be able to help you with this if you gave them a call in advance:)
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 7th Ave S, New York City, NY 10014-3938
    (Morton st,)
  • Public Transportation: The nearest subway stations are: West4 on 6th ave where A,C,E,D,B,F,M trains are available and Christopher st station where number 1 train is available.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-242-1999
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing