Rafele
Stylish eatery for Neapolitan fare
Italian · West Village · $$
The Zagat Review
4.5
Food
4.1
Decor
4.3
Service
 
“Walk through the door and you’re in Rome” agree fans of this “rustic” Italian West Villager serving “molte bene” pastas and wood-oven pizzas made with “super-fresh” ingredients; sidewalk seating and service that remains solid even when it’s “crazy busy” cement its status as a neighborhood “gem.”
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hours Open Today · 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Chevron
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
location 29 7th Avenue South, New York, NY 10014, USA phone +1 212-242-1999 website www.rafele.com directions Get Directions
Known For
Private rooms
Outdoor seating
Brunch
Lunch
Google Reviews
4.5
(230)
I went here with a group of coworkers for lunch one day. We ended up splitting majority of the appetizers and a pizza as a family style sharing option. The food delivered on so many levels! It was authentic and superior quality. My favorites were the dough fried with prosciutto appetizer and cheesecake. You must try the cheesecake here!
Valentina Mishkov · May 13, 2018
Quality, authentic Italian food with great service. Tonight was the second time I have been here in over a year and the food and service are still great. Meatballs, fried artichokes, tagliatelle and tiramisu were all excellent. Service was attentive and efficient. We also had a reasonably priced super Tuscan that was great. At the end of the night, I found my 2.5 year old son by the pizza oven learning how to make a pizza which they ended up giving to him to take home for free. Turns out it was the owner, Rafele, himself. Thank you! We will be back.
Kamuti Kiteme · April 7, 2018
Cozy Italian place with good wine and pasta. Sat at the bar and met interested people, always a plus for me. Ordered tagliatelle pasta one night, pizza another and both were very good.
Raluca Monet · April 11, 2018