About Da Silvano

260 Sixth Ave.
New York, NY 10014
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Da Silvano has been one of New York's top Italian restaurants since it opened its doors on May 1st, 1975. Chef & owner Silvano Marchetto has made it a place to see and be seen while enjoying a menu featuring true Tuscan cuisine side by side with innovative culinary creations. You can also enjoy sidewalk cafe dining in the heart of Greenwich Village; home to the best people watching in the city.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch & Dinner 7 Days 12pm - 12am

Cross Street:
Houston

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 982-2343

Website:
http://www.dasilvano.com/

Parking Details:
There is street parking sometimes available in our area. In addition, there are several garages nearby. We recommend the garage on West 3rd Street in between Macdougal Street and Sixth Avenue.

Public Transit:
West 4th Street Subway
A,C,E,B,D,F

Houston Street Subway Lines 1,9



Bleecker Street Subway Lines 4,5,6

Executive Chef:
Silvano Marchetto

Private Party Facilities:
Da Silvano can host private parties for up to 100 in our Da Silvano Cantinetta space next door.

Private Party Contact:
Da Silvano: 2129822343x

Additional:
Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
We can host private dinner parties and large cocktail party format events in both our Da Silvano and Da Silvano Cantinetta dining rooms. Please inquire for availability and pricing info.

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Da Silvano Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4

ambience

3.9

noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

neighborhood gem (23)
fit for foodies (15)
great for outdoor dining (13)
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special occasion (11)
romantic (10)
great for lunch (8)
hot spot (8)
notable wine list (8)
good for groups (6)
late-night find (2)
vibrant bar scene (2)
scenic view (1)
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food4
ambience3
service3
value3

Good but wasn't wowed.

vip
Dined on April 16, 2016

Service was just okay... first course took FOREVER to come out. Thought we had been forgotten.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

LOVE THIS VILLAGE GEM!

Dined on April 12, 2016

GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE! SILVANO IS A STAPLE AND VERY ENTERTAINING. SO MANY GOOD OPTIONS!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent is an understatement!

Dined on April 3, 2016

This was my first time eating at Da Silvano and I must say I was very impressed. I came with a friend for dinner. The food was amazing along with the service and entire ambience. I will definitely recommend to family members, friends and colleagues. I look forward to coming back and trying brunch.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

This place is the gold standard. There's ...

vip
Dined on March 26, 2016

This place is the gold standard. There's not a bad item on the menu.

food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Good Solid Southern Italian

Dined on March 20, 2016

We were very pleased with the price to quality & quantity of food. Very busy place, expect to speak up for Service. More than a few additions and specials; worthwhile even at the price. If you are a fussy foodie, try somewhere else.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service3
value3

Excellent food. Mediocre service

Dined on February 13, 2016

We had dinner on 2/13. Although the food was good the service was mediocre. We had to ask our server multiple times for bread. Although my friends were still having dessert and I had a glass of wine. A server asked us to leave that we were holding up the table. Which was very rude.

food5
ambience5
service5

Happening sophisticated crowd. Food amaz ...

vip
Dined on January 31, 2016

Happening sophisticated crowd. Food amazing and great wine list. We take all our guests from out of country or state here.

food1
ambience1
service1

I recently, accidentally made a reservat ...

Dined on January 30, 2016

I recently, accidentally made a reservation on Open Table, however, it was for the wrong night. I called the restaurant, Da Silvano in NYC, immediately to apologize and cancel the reservation. And ohh did I get an ear full! Not only was I yelled at over the phone and was told I was "bologna." They then proceeded to call me back and leave a very nasty voicemail saying this is not Cirque du Solei and so on. I used to be a patron of the restaurant but will now never go again if this is the way I am going to be treated!

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Italian Food as Good as in Italy

Dined on January 21, 2016

There are literally hundreds of "Italian" restaurants in NYC but few of them offer anything like good authentic Italian food. The food at da Silvano's is the real thing! Chef and owner Silvano Marchetto still operates the same restaurant he opened more than 30 years ago and serves the very best ingredients made as only a fine restaurant in Italy does. The first time we visited here was shortly after 9/11, when we had read that Silvano was offering free meals to the police and firemen dealing with that horrible event. We decided to support him by visiting and we were more than amply rewarded. It was like we were transported to Tuscany - the wild boar ragu on the al dente pasta was perfect and as authentic as any restaurant in Tuscany could serve. Everything from the peppery olive oil, the fresh baked focaccia, the parmesan cheese , bistecca alla fiorentina and the dolci were perfect. Ditto for the meal we just had there. How many restaurants in NYC can keep up such a high quality level over a 30+ year time span? Do yourself a favor and visit! You won't regret it.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

special meal

Dined on January 18, 2016

We make this a go to place for a special dinner. We come to NYC to visit a couple times a year and love Da Silvano! Amazing food and terrific service.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food2
ambience2
service1
value1

Service is the worst

Dined on January 9, 2016

Heads up- Management is very unaccommodating . We also had an opentable gift card that they argued with us for 45 mins they wouldn't take. Food was average. Service really disappointed.

food5
ambience4
service4

Always a Gem

Dined on December 14, 2015

Always a great meal with great service in a nice local restaurant. We will return!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

Astonishing

vip
Dined on December 6, 2015

we love it, and it really does have astonishing food.... of course it is very very $$$$ BUT it is worth it...

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service4

Got a last min rez here for a Friday nig ...

vip
Dined on December 5, 2015

Got a last min rez here for a Friday night. Was expecting good and instead got GREAT - absolutely delicious. The pasta with sausage, peas and tomato cream sauce was out of this world.

food1
ambience1
service2

Truly awful

vip
Dined on December 5, 2015

We have been coming to da silvano occasionally for 20 years and had dinner recently that was awful I mean dog food awful. The decor is garish, the techno music was out of place and loud, the crowd straight New Jersey, the wine list the most laughably overpriced I have ever seen 6x retail, and worst of all the food was truly awful and the kick in the teeth is that it is way expensive. This place used to be overpriced good Italian where you would go sit outside and be surrounded by interesting people now it is just overpriced garbage. I don't usually write negative reviews but this was such a horrible all around experience.

food4
ambience3
service4

First time to this restaurant and touris ...

Dined on November 28, 2015

First time to this restaurant and tourists to NYC. On watching throughout the night the staff seem to sit visitors in entrance area not through the main area and from the moment you sit down although in s friendly way, try to get you to take appetisers to share, sell you specials, bottled water without the option of tap etc etc. Overall the staff and good were very good but s bit pricey especially if you fall for the tricks. 20% gratuity automatically added.

food5
ambience5
service5

Always fantastic

vip
Dined on November 16, 2015

Always fantastic

food5
ambience5
service5

Former New York resident friends in Hous ...

vip
Dined on November 8, 2015

Former New York resident friends in Houston recommended this place while we were in town. LOVED IT!!! Great food and atmosphere...going back next week.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience2
service1

Overhyped and average

vip
Dined on November 8, 2015

I had a disappointing experience at Da Silvano's. I hadn't been in a while and don't remember the place being so loud and unfriendly. When my friend and I arrived for our reservation and tried to register with the host, there was no obvious person greeting and checking people in. Then a couple of staff members told me that I should go outside the restaurant and wait there without giving me any information on when we'd get seated, even though it was time for our reservation. It was a cold evening out so I didn't appreciate being chased out of the restaurant to wait outside. When we finally got seated, the staff rushed through our order, rushed through collecting our dishes before we were finished...In addition, the restaurant was extremely loud. It was very hard to hear one another. The food was quite average which surprised me as I remember DaSilvano's being an excellent Italian restaurant in years past.

food2
ambience2
service2

The food was really low-average. Rice ov ...

Dined on November 4, 2015

The food was really low-average. Rice overcooked. Fried zucchini flowers ridicolous. In price and quantity. Ravioli? Surely not home made. So sorry but really to much expensive. Never again.

food5
ambience5
service5

Silvano is Numbah 1

vip
Dined on October 31, 2015

Anything, and I mean anything that comes out of his kitchen - from the sides to the steaks to fish or pasta is always fantastic. I'd eat here every night if I could. I absolutely love this place. Service is always on game and if you have an issue - they do the right thing.

Tags: hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Awesome, fantastic, excellent. This is ...

Dined on October 23, 2015

Awesome, fantastic, excellent. This is not a paid review. We were in town for the weekend. Made a reservation via open table, and were treated to fantastic food and even better service. It was the restaurant we compared the rest on our trip on.

food5
ambience4
service5

I could repeat

Dined on October 16, 2015

I'm Italian and very exigent and even if people say you shouldn't eat Italian out of Italy I don't mind trying... I wasn't deceived at all. I must admit I had one of the best "ossobuco con risotto" here. I could go back and try other dishes.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience5
service5

Fantastic experience - Mr. Silvano and t ...

vip
Dined on October 11, 2015

Fantastic experience - Mr. Silvano and the staff are exemplary.

food5
ambience4
service5

Best pasta dish EVER

Dined on October 4, 2015

you MUST order the rigatoni w double smoked bacon, parsley, garlic, oil. light tomatoe sauce and light cream sauce $18.50 only-can't wait to eat that again- BTW, my first time back in 36 years- won't wait that long again

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food3
ambience4
service4

Good service. Unimpressive food.

Dined on September 26, 2015

Good service. Unimpressive food.

food4
ambience4
service4

good but ungodly expensive

Dined on September 26, 2015

The food at Da Silvano is good, and the service was friendly and attentive, having said that , to pay over 300 dollars including tip, for 3 glasses of wine, 3 entrees 2 desserts and 2 appetizers, shared, none of which that would have cost, combined 30 bucks if made at home, is literally outrageously expensive. I know it is NYC, I know we were served at a table and all, but I have had better food in Rome for 1/3 of the price. New Yorkers are way too willing to spend beaucoup money for restaurant food.

Tags: fit for foodies
food3
ambience4
service4

Not quite what it used to be...

vip
Dined on September 26, 2015

We had not been to Da Silvano in a very long time, so we were very eager to try it again. While I would probably recommend it, it would not be with the same enthusiasm as in the past. It seems to have lost something over the years. The service was very good but the food was somewhat mediocre. Our pasta appetizers were satisfactory enough, but the main courses were a different story. I ordered grilled lobster which was good, but my companion ordered the roast duck and it was practically burnt and fairly tasteless. I will say that dessert was lovely, but overall the meal was hit & miss. I feel like the restaurant is resting on it's past reputation and that is always a shame when that happens to what was once a top choice for us.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
food1
ambience3
service1

Big Mistake All Around

Dined on September 19, 2015

The food was poor. We began with panzanella. The bread was soggy, as were the greens. It must have been sitting for at least an hour. Calves brains were meager and swimming in acidic caper sauce which obscured their taste totally. Service was confused, friendly, but erratic. Water was offered as "still or sparkling" and I mistook "still" for "tap", $9.50 mistake. It is a very popular place, but I regret wasting an evening, a meal and too much money.

Tags: hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Best Food in the City of New York

vip
Dined on September 5, 2015

Da Silvano never disappoints, I've been there several times and I've only had amazing experiences, there food is delectable and you never want to leave, of course it's an Italian restaurant and you'll want to get pasta, but try their arrangement of meats and their amazing fish. They cater to your every need at Da Silvano, there is no reason to try any other Italian restaurant in the city if you go to Da Silvano first! It's affordable, tasty and the atmosphere is one never to forget

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

Great food, wonderful service. Fabulous ...

vip
Dined on August 26, 2015

Great food, wonderful service. Fabulous fish special.

food4
ambience5
service5

Great service Nice people Beatific spot

Dined on August 26, 2015

Great service Nice people Beatific spot

food3
ambience1
service3

Bill

vip
Dined on August 24, 2015

My wife and I have eaten occasionally at da Silvano since the 80's. For most of those years, it was a great pleasure but lately we have been disappointed. It seems to be turning into something like a scene from a Fellini movie. On two occasions at least two different waiters asked for drink orders - who's IS our waitert?!?! Servers never know who gets what when the food arrives. On one occasion, a member of our party got the wrong dish entirely. Staff tends to stand around outside tables having loud conversations. It's slipping big time.

Tags: great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience4
service3

Diane 67

Dined on August 1, 2015

My husband and I had a delicious meal. I felt like pasta with seafood and the chef prepared a special dish with clams, mussels, shrimp and calamari in a lite tomato sauce. The noise level was quite loud, because large groups are accommodated inside the restaurant. We usually sit outdoors because we enjoy people watching. This is a fun place to enjoy fine Italian cuisine.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4

Longtime favorite

Dined on July 23, 2015

Longtime favorite for a reason - it's great menu is simple but complex at the same time Service is excellent - pricing is reasonable for the dining experience

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience5
service5

Great Italian Food!

Dined on July 23, 2015

If you want an authentic Italian experience this place is great! The service is excellent, the food superb and the atmosphere is fun and exciting (I got a kick out of the Ferrari parked out front). The waitstaff is very accommodating and made great recommendations. Everything on the menu looked delicious so it was hard to decide but we finally settled on the calamari to start, Tagliatelle Alla Bolognese pasta and the Branzino for main course. Everything was masterfully cooked to perfection and came out in a timely fashion. Da Silvano will definitely be in the regular rotation of restaurants we frequent.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Three times in one week!

Dined on July 20, 2015

This is a great Business meeting - group outing - special occasion - intimate dinner - celebrity watching - patio drinking spot! I have been here on most of these occasions and the location and patio and especially the cuisine, is stellar and notable! A must! Go there!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience3
service4

Still Good After All These Years

vip
Dined on July 19, 2015

I hadn't been to Da Silvano in since the mid 1970s when it first opened. My memory then was of a good high quality meal. I am pleased to report that the 40 some odd years since then the restaurant has only gotten better. a standout was the potato gnocchi with truffles which was amazing. Lots of truffles in a cream sauce.

food5
ambience5
service5

Perfection

vip
Dined on July 9, 2015

This restaurant was amazing, the food was sheer perfection. The staff was so warm & friendly and so attentive. I cannot wait to go back.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

This Place Is The Best

vip
Dined on July 2, 2015

Da Silvano is the Gold Standard in Italian in NYC. The guy knows what he's doing and does it incredibly. Pasta, Fish, Meat all terrific. Portions are perfect - while the price is moderate, the wine selection is one of the most intelligent I have seen. You get what you pay for here - an amazing time.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list

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