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Gemma

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335 Bowery, New York City, NY 10003-7138
+1 212-505-9100
Today
07:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Wed 07:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 01:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was told by the staff that they have a new chef. I have eaten here a few times but this time was fantastic. My girlfriend and I got the specials and were very impressed. We visit NYC a few times a year and normally stay at the hotel attached to the restaurant. It has always been good but this... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here and the restaurant was pretty empty. I need to start by saying the staff barely speaks English so get ready. They brought us a bread bowl which was delicious, after about 5 minutes a busser comes by to ask if he can remove the bread..it was so odd...we were like no, we are enjoying it. No one... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in on a semi quiet Wednesday with a girlfriend and tried to sit in the lobby bar for a drink. The Asian guy in a suit who stops you immediately before setting foot in the common space asked if we were hotel guests and wouldn't let us sit down for a cocktail. It was "reserved"-however, half empty. There's always... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We went to have dinner with friends last Saturday night. The place is gorgeous, candle lit, nice people having good time. The guy from the Bar (we had to wait 10 minutes for our table) was super rude with us, he made fun because some of us didn't want to BUY a drink, which, by the way were not tempting.... More 

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Thank supernikks
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner here - they were fully booked but squeezed us in near the bar. Dinner was tasty, though my friends pasta was a little disappointing and uninteresting. Service was friendly - a bit slow and hard to get attention at times.

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Thank Alex R
California
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100 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

With a full bar and late hour service ,you wouldn't expect the kind of excellent Italian food and wine (the Barrola always a good choice,) in a packed restaurant on a Tuesday night at 11! This is totally old school so we had meatballs and spaghetti and loved the warm bread to sop up the last of the sauce!

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Thank richard s
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Great for Sunday's late lunch, we got there 3 pm and the place was fairly busy but we did not need to wait for a table. Nice service and the food is just delicious. Pizza with prosciutto and arugula, simple but super tasty... Salmon tartare... too good. Prices are very reasonable given the quality of food and service.

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Thank hansamsterdam24
San Francisco, California
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268 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food friendly service great atmosphere. Wine list and recommendations also good. Martini skills also excellent.

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Thank 69Armstrong
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I had the pappardelle bolognese and it was excellent. The ambience is dark but moderately lively. The staff was very courteous and the prices were great. I've paid far more for far inferior food.

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Thank Chris W
Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

When you travel all the way from Midtown to East Village for the second time in a week, you know that you're onto a winner. Cannot fault a single thing: lovely management, fantastic staff, outstanding food and a beautiful setting. I also could not praise your staff or their positivity and attentiveness enough. The food and general atmosphere are the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$80
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 01:00
Friday
07:00 - 01:00
Saturday
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 335 Bowery, New York City, NY 10003-7138
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-505-9100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in East Village

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East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village, which offers plenty of unique small businesses catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to wander up and down the streets searching for the newest hip spot, or an old-school favorite. In the center of the neighbourhood, Tompkins Square Park serves as a gathering point for the New Yorkers that call the East Village home. The people-watching here is hard to beat.
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