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“Mostly very good”
Review of Rafele

Rafele
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Ranked #38 of 13,937 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: West Village
Cross street: Morton st,
Transit: 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.
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We were a family of five, and generally had a very good meal. The first courses were excellent: a cauliflower salad, baked eggplant, a fresh garden salad, and fried calamari were all good. However the pasta dishes were OK, not more, especially so the lamb ragu, with overcooked meat that had little flavor and uninteresting sauce. the gnocchi were great, and the two deserts we chose - the inevitable tiramissu and a cheesecake were just as good.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Just visited Rafaele for the very first time with my husband and our best friend and both the food and the service was UNBELIEVABLY GOOD !

Since it was restaurant week, we ordered more food than perhaps we would have in a normal setting, and even though we thought we would not be able to finish - we ate everything up to the last crumb of the dessert and we ordered three appetizers, three main courses AND three desserts!!!

The tastes of the different dishes are truly unimitable!!!
So far this was THE BEST Italian restaurant in New York City we have been to!
Love it!



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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

What a great meal! The food was fresh, seasoned perfectly. Save room for the Ricotta Cheesecake! The portions are large and the price is reasonable.

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We ordered the cauliflower salad, ragu bolounegse an the mushroom taliatela
The dishes were fairly large and the homemade pasta made a world of a difference.
To sum it up:
A great Italian restaurant, untainted by the "Americanization" that invaded some of the Italian restaurants in the area.

1  Thank Avshalom S
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

All of our entrees are well executed - Branzini, Fish soup, Crabmeat pasta. Authentic food. Excellent desserts - their cheesecake is popular for good reason, and their tiramisu and chocolate cake are equally good. Nice italian dining experience

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