Gradisca

★★★★★
Committed to offer the most authentic Italian dine experience outside of Italy, Gradisca captures the charm and warmth of a true trattoria.
  • 126 W 13th St

    New York, NY 10011

    Cross street: 6&7 Ave

    Map & Directions
  • 212-691-4886

About Gradisca

Hours
Sun: 05:30pm-11:00pm, Mon: 05:30pm-11:00pm, Tue: 05:30pm-11:00pm, Wed: 05:30pm-11:00pm, Thu: 05:30pm-11:00pm, Fri: 05:30pm-11:30pm, Sat: 05:30pm-11:30pm

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TRUE ITALY in New York!! Excellent, excellent, excellent! \r
Had dinner there last night with a group of friends and all of us were amazed by the quality and presentation of the dishes that the menu says are prepared with local and organic

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TRUE ITALY in New York!! Excellent, excellent, excellent! \r
Had dinner there last night with a group of friends and all of us were amazed by the quality and presentation of the dishes that the menu says are prepared with local and organic

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Italian food are great here. The place is good. There are many choices of food.

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Italian food are great here. The place is good. There are many choices of food.

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Sarah Jessica Parker loves it for a reason: food is good... so good you
want to eat there every night!!

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Sarah Jessica Parker loves it for a reason: food is good... so good you
want to eat there every night!!

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We went there after a long time. We heard it's now Sarah Jessica Parker favorite restaurant and WOW! The atmosphere is amazing, the food is excellent (I had the carbonara and my husband had the veal chop special - It was fantastic). The

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We went there after a long time. We heard it's now Sarah Jessica Parker favorite restaurant and WOW! The atmosphere is amazing, the food is excellent (I had the carbonara and my husband had the veal chop special - It was fantastic). The

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By far the best Italian restaurant I've come across!
I had dinner with a friend at Gradisca last night. The service was outstanding. The wait staff was very professional and attentive and our server could not do enough for us.
The

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By far the best Italian restaurant I've come across!
I had dinner with a friend at Gradisca last night. The service was outstanding. The wait staff was very professional and attentive and our server could not do enough for us.
The

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Invited for birthday celebration this past weekend to this spot in the west village. First time there but not the last. Hung out at the bar till everybody else arrived (20 invited). The pomegranite martini is amazing. Really nice flavor &

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Invited for birthday celebration this past weekend to this spot in the west village. First time there but not the last. Hung out at the bar till everybody else arrived (20 invited). The pomegranite martini is amazing. Really nice flavor &

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very disapointed with gradisca. the portions are extremely small and overpriced. the menu is very limited and the tables/seats are uncomfortable. don't waste your time .

3
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very disapointed with gradisca. the portions are extremely small and overpriced. the menu is very limited and the tables/seats are uncomfortable. don't waste your time .

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I used to love it here. When I went last, the server stated they got a new chef and that everything on the menu was "generally the same." Not true. Also got extremely sick from the seafood dish. Would never go back.

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I used to love it here. When I went last, the server stated they got a new chef and that everything on the menu was "generally the same." Not true. Also got extremely sick from the seafood dish. Would never go back.

Pros: food poisoning wasn't fatal

Cons: But wasn't fun, either

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I've honestly been very reluctant to write a review on my favorite restaurant in manhattan, but i'm feeling generous :)\r
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Gradisca is perfection. Simple as that. The restaurant's owner flies in his mother from Italy once a month and

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I've honestly been very reluctant to write a review on my favorite restaurant in manhattan, but i'm feeling generous :)\r
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Gradisca is perfection. Simple as that. The restaurant's owner flies in his mother from Italy once a month and

Pros: food, ambiance

Cons: nothing

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I go to this restaurant every couple of months. The food is authentic and delicious, the waiters are friendly and charming and the mood is relaxed and romantic.

The location is really great - this is one of the nicest streets in the

3
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I go to this restaurant every couple of months. The food is authentic and delicious, the waiters are friendly and charming and the mood is relaxed and romantic.

The location is really great - this is one of the nicest streets in the

Pros: Real Deal: owners, cooks and waiters are real Italians

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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Great food, service, and eating environment. Highly recommended by our 2nd generation Italian family. The Carbonera is delicious. Other great dishes include seafood, pasta, salad, and of course some wine!

5
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Great food, service, and eating environment. Highly recommended by our 2nd generation Italian family. The Carbonera is delicious. Other great dishes include seafood, pasta, salad, and of course some wine!

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This is a romantic hot spot. Dark and wooden and huge floorboards make this a hard to resist date restaurant. Delicious, simple pasta dishes that really let you savor the ingredients.

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This is a romantic hot spot. Dark and wooden and huge floorboards make this a hard to resist date restaurant. Delicious, simple pasta dishes that really let you savor the ingredients.

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I went to this restaurant about a week ago on a date. We had no reservation but we were promptly seated. The restaurant is very romantic with dim lighting, a charming little place. We were seated at the front, but I believe there was a

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I went to this restaurant about a week ago on a date. We had no reservation but we were promptly seated. The restaurant is very romantic with dim lighting, a charming little place. We were seated at the front, but I believe there was a

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I was first introduced to the restaurant which translates into "fat lady" in Italian at my cousin's rehearsal dinner. We had the entire back of the restaurant devoted to our fete. The pasta is fresh and the bolognese sauce is to die for.

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I was first introduced to the restaurant which translates into "fat lady" in Italian at my cousin's rehearsal dinner. We had the entire back of the restaurant devoted to our fete. The pasta is fresh and the bolognese sauce is to die for.

Pros: Inviting decor and atmosphere

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I love the atmosphere of this little neighborhood italian place. We consider Gradisca our old standby place- you can get in most nights without a reservation and the food and service is always reliable. Their fresh pastas are amazing- my

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I love the atmosphere of this little neighborhood italian place. We consider Gradisca our old standby place- you can get in most nights without a reservation and the food and service is always reliable. Their fresh pastas are amazing- my

Pros: pastas, ambiance, service

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If you like lasagna, go to this place... best I've ever had! And if you're still hungry, you must have the panna cotta: words can't do it justice...

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If you like lasagna, go to this place... best I've ever had! And if you're still hungry, you must have the panna cotta: words can't do it justice...

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EATING AT GRADISCA WAS REALLY SO ITALIAN AND GOOD... \r
IT'S NOT ONLY THE FOOD - MY POLPO WAS INCREDIBLY TENDER AND SAVORY, THE LASAGNA WAS TO DIE FOR, AND THE PANNA COTTA... DELICIOUS, PURE HEAVEN!\r
IT'S ALSO THE AMBIENCE, SO COZY YET

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EATING AT GRADISCA WAS REALLY SO ITALIAN AND GOOD... \r
IT'S NOT ONLY THE FOOD - MY POLPO WAS INCREDIBLY TENDER AND SAVORY, THE LASAGNA WAS TO DIE FOR, AND THE PANNA COTTA... DELICIOUS, PURE HEAVEN!\r
IT'S ALSO THE AMBIENCE, SO COZY YET

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no good smell in the rooms, dirty kitchen and young spanish cooker. waiter have no respect for the costumer and don't know the menu, no menager or owner in the restaurant.\r

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no good smell in the rooms, dirty kitchen and young spanish cooker. waiter have no respect for the costumer and don't know the menu, no menager or owner in the restaurant.\r

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Gradisca is a great date spot for simple italian food. The menu is a little pricey, but the food is great (i recommend the carbonara) and last i checked you could smoke in the back room. I like the dark romantic atmosphere and there

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Gradisca is a great date spot for simple italian food. The menu is a little pricey, but the food is great (i recommend the carbonara) and last i checked you could smoke in the back room. I like the dark romantic atmosphere and there

Pros: Great food, dark atmosphere

Cons: a little pricey

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I went to Gradisca a few weeks ago and thought it was very average. The homemade pasta was ok. Nothing to brag about. I had a waiter who I couldn't understand at all. He had a really thick accent and was impossible to figure out. The

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I went to Gradisca a few weeks ago and thought it was very average. The homemade pasta was ok. Nothing to brag about. I had a waiter who I couldn't understand at all. He had a really thick accent and was impossible to figure out. The

Pros: Nice dark, romantic room

Cons: Food & Service

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Simply put, the food at Gradisca is outstanding. It's not cheap and it's not plentiful, but it is divine. My meal was just a notch below some of the best meals I've had in Italy -- a level of quality that I didn't think existed on this

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Simply put, the food at Gradisca is outstanding. It's not cheap and it's not plentiful, but it is divine. My meal was just a notch below some of the best meals I've had in Italy -- a level of quality that I didn't think existed on this

Pros: Amazing food

Cons: Expensive, Small Portions

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YOU ARE ASPECTING TO PAY SOMETIMES MORE MONEY BUT GET VALUE FOR IT
THIS IS MY THIRD TIME DINING IN AND ....MY HUSBAND AND I DECIDE THAT UNFORTUNATELY DID NOT REPRESENTS THE ITALIAN CULINARY FACE OF ROMAGNA ANYMORE. WAS MUCH BETTER WHEN

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YOU ARE ASPECTING TO PAY SOMETIMES MORE MONEY BUT GET VALUE FOR IT
THIS IS MY THIRD TIME DINING IN AND ....MY HUSBAND AND I DECIDE THAT UNFORTUNATELY DID NOT REPRESENTS THE ITALIAN CULINARY FACE OF ROMAGNA ANYMORE. WAS MUCH BETTER WHEN

Pros: COZY PLACE, NICE TABLES

Cons: FOOD, SERVICE, expensive

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This is a truly excellent Italian restaurant. The atmosphere is super cozy and the food is amazing. The only times I have had a less than perfect experience is on the weekends when it becomes full of NYU kids, and a llittle too rushed and crowded, so go on a weeknight and get a delicious pasta dish--I read somewhere that the owner conviced his mother to move to NY from Italy to make all the pastas by hand.

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This is a truly excellent Italian restaurant. The atmosphere is super cozy and the food is amazing. The only times I have had a less than perfect experience is on the weekends when it becomes full of NYU kids, and a llittle too rushed and crowded, so go on a weeknight and get a delicious pasta dish--I read somewhere that the owner conviced his mother to move to NY from Italy to make all the pastas by hand.

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This restaurant is perfect for any occasion. The food is excellent. The staff is super friendly. The atmosphere is very chill, cozy and can be romantic. I've been here a few times, once with a group of 8 girls, another time with one

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This restaurant is perfect for any occasion. The food is excellent. The staff is super friendly. The atmosphere is very chill, cozy and can be romantic. I've been here a few times, once with a group of 8 girls, another time with one

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This place is perfect for those nights when you want to go out but don't necessarily feel like going to a bar. A friend and I lingered her for about two hours, enjoying the music, ambience, food and wine. The space is very cool and dark -

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This place is perfect for those nights when you want to go out but don't necessarily feel like going to a bar. A friend and I lingered her for about two hours, enjoying the music, ambience, food and wine. The space is very cool and dark -

Pros: atmosphere, location, food

Cons: slow service, not cheap

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This charming little Italian place easily made me one of their return customers. I love the food, i love the atmosphere, i love the people of gradisca. I feel like i am home even though I am not Italian. I guess it has something to do with

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This charming little Italian place easily made me one of their return customers. I love the food, i love the atmosphere, i love the people of gradisca. I feel like i am home even though I am not Italian. I guess it has something to do with

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Ristorante altamente raccomandato che esporta il tipico sapore della trattoria del nord est italiano. Cuoco di Trieste e camerieri tutti italiani per un ambiente piacevole e che mi ha stupito in positivo, Buon Appetito!
Highly Raccomended

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Ristorante altamente raccomandato che esporta il tipico sapore della trattoria del nord est italiano. Cuoco di Trieste e camerieri tutti italiani per un ambiente piacevole e che mi ha stupito in positivo, Buon Appetito!
Highly Raccomended

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Now I understand why all my Italian friends go to Gradisca for a night of great Italian food. Its just like going to a real trattoria in Italy, with a cool touch of the New York scene. I had such a great time and I felt like I was back

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Now I understand why all my Italian friends go to Gradisca for a night of great Italian food. Its just like going to a real trattoria in Italy, with a cool touch of the New York scene. I had such a great time and I felt like I was back

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Gradisca is a fantastic place for a group of friends or a date. Its fun, but can also be great for a romantic night out. Everything I've had at Gradisca has always been fantastic and the food is unique while pleasing to the more

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Gradisca is a fantastic place for a group of friends or a date. Its fun, but can also be great for a romantic night out. Everything I've had at Gradisca has always been fantastic and the food is unique while pleasing to the more

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I had a birthday dinner at Gradisca, and I can't remember ever having had a better time. The food and drinks were delicious (try the fresh watermelon martini; it's unbelievable.) and the staff was so attentive. The atmosphere was really

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I had a birthday dinner at Gradisca, and I can't remember ever having had a better time. The food and drinks were delicious (try the fresh watermelon martini; it's unbelievable.) and the staff was so attentive. The atmosphere was really

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With so many wonderful and intimate West Village restaurants around, why would you bother going back to Gradisca? The food is uncreative and bland. The setting is college basement. However, the service is great. For the same money, go

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With so many wonderful and intimate West Village restaurants around, why would you bother going back to Gradisca? The food is uncreative and bland. The setting is college basement. However, the service is great. For the same money, go

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I love this place! It's a great place for a birthday party. The food was good, service was great and the DJ was awesome! We got the large table in the back and at the end of dinner, danced on the tables. Perfect way to start off a

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I love this place! It's a great place for a birthday party. The food was good, service was great and the DJ was awesome! We got the large table in the back and at the end of dinner, danced on the tables. Perfect way to start off a

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I love this place. The food is consisentely good, the service friendly. The other night we came with a group of people for a birthday dinner and they insisted that the birthday girl and friends do sambuca shots on the house. It's totally

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I love this place. The food is consisentely good, the service friendly. The other night we came with a group of people for a birthday dinner and they insisted that the birthday girl and friends do sambuca shots on the house. It's totally

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This trattoria is great. The food is very simple but excellent. The prices will make you come back too. They have a great Carbonara, but don't miss out on their variety of Piadine (they just taste like the ones on the beach in Italy) or

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This trattoria is great. The food is very simple but excellent. The prices will make you come back too. They have a great Carbonara, but don't miss out on their variety of Piadine (they just taste like the ones on the beach in Italy) or

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maybe it's because it was raining, but Gradisca was pleasantly not packed on a recent Friday night. The DJ spun some great house tunes giving the place a dance feel and not your usual sedate west village vibe. the pasta with lamb sauce

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maybe it's because it was raining, but Gradisca was pleasantly not packed on a recent Friday night. The DJ spun some great house tunes giving the place a dance feel and not your usual sedate west village vibe. the pasta with lamb sauce

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Why try another Italian restaurant when here at Gradisca the food, the staff, the bartender (really pretty) ... everything was fantastic?

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Why try another Italian restaurant when here at Gradisca the food, the staff, the bartender (really pretty) ... everything was fantastic?

Pros: Food delicious, Moderate price

Cons: Crowded

More about Gradisca

Gradisca is an authentic Italian restaurant with sexy, vibrant ambiance and genuine hospitality. Committed to offer the most authentic Italian dining experience outside of Italy since the opening in the fall of 2000, Gradisca captures indeed all the charm and warmth of a true trattoria. The menu is classic Italian with a modern twist, using the freshest organic and local ingredients possible, and featuring fresh pastas hand-crafted daily. The Wine Spectator-awarded wine list is all Italian and includes more than one hundred wines from all of the twenty regions of Italy. As Eric Asimov of the New York Times wrote soon after its debut, "Gradisca may be of the moment, but its appeal is timeless."

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Located in the West Village, this casual and cozy Italian spot may just win the prize for "most dimly lit" restaurant in the neighborhood. The service is very Italian and the setting is charming if you like low ceilings, brick walls and…

 

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