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29 7th Ave S, New York City, NY 10014-3938 (Morton st,)
+1 212-242-1999
11:30 - 16:30
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely spot on Greenwich area , a relatively new restaurant but clearly getting it right . Was people of all types and ages inside . Service and food both top notch and pretty good value for what you get. We had the steak for two and the recommended sides , something they do with cauliflower is lovely ! thankyou to... More 

Thank Tom144
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last night was my second visit this month to Rafele's. If you are searching for authentic Italian (both food and staff), this is the place to go. I had a variety of appetizers and tasted several entrees during my visits, and I can say that I truly loved every single thing I tried. The appetizers included fried artichoke hearts, arancini,... More 

Thank Melissa F
Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit New York every year, and the chef's tasting menu at Rafele's is always our first stop. The food is delicious. Chef Rafele tries to stop by and make us feel welcome. Service is great as well. The tasting menu is a real value and gives you a chance to try so many great dishes!

Thank pjamir123
London, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made a reservation for 6:45pm, arrived at 6:50pm and was seated only at 7:15! Such delays might happen in a busy restaurant but when it happens, the waiting guests should be offered a drink and a place at the bar, if possible. We stood by the door, waiting to be seated while completely ignored by the staff, not even... More 

Thank Avi911
Raffaele R, Owner at Rafele, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. Unfortunately, as you said, this can happens in a busy restaurant. And when the restaurant is "too" busy, the staff may be not so prompt to assist our Clients as they deserve. We apologize for this, and we invite you to visit us again: we will be glad to offer you... More 

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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently had dinner at Rafele for the first time. The restaurant is very popular because the food is delicious, the service excellent and the prices reasonable for NYC. Dishes we especially enjoyed were the roasted cauliflower, the duck liver crostini, the branzino, and the roasted chicken. We will be back.

Thank 613Traveler613
London, United Kingdom
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660 reviews
459 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,015 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service, the menu is extensive, both for food and for wine. Delicious dishes, prompt and polite and friendly staff.

Thank Sea98
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With such a high ranking we expected much more. Great ambiance - we sat at the bar which was completely open. Our wine and appetizer (burrata with mushrooms) were excellent. We both got pasta dishes (one seafood, one bolognese) were just ok. Bar staff seemed to be arguing in Italian and made the bar area chaotic.

Thank Nicole T
New Milford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We arrived early and were seated right away, nice menu , reasonably priced. Fresh pasta made in house, wood fired pizza and true destination In the west village for Authentic Italian Cuisine.

Thank David B
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

incredible food, reasonable price. really really friendly staff, we loved this place so much!!!perfect

Thank harveioun
Southold, New York
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

6 of us ate dinner ar Rafele on Saturday night. We had a table "downstairs" which was nice. We sat down at 6PM...had drinks.....had table appetizers......we had individual appetizers.....we had full entrees......we had wine.....we had desert.....we had after dinner drinks.......a total "full dinner" experience. Our server was good......our dinner was good......BUT.....after spending close to $1,000.....and we asked for our check.....the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:30
17:00 - 23:00
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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West Village
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