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Mar 9, 2011 01:28 PM

Question about Il Mulino's prices

Hi everyone. So My parents and I have been thinking about splurging for Il Mulino's for quite some time. We've eaten at plenty of expensive, fine dining restaurants, but we rarely, if ever, have gone to a restaurant that would be in the "obscenely expensive" category. I've done my research on these boards and others about the restaurant, and of course all mention that you should be prepared to shell out a pretty penny.

But I've noticed that everyone who's posted are mostly commenting on the $50-$60+ specials, and how expensive they are, as well as the fare you'd expect to be pricey like the osso bucco and such. And of course, there's no menu with prices to be found online.

My question is this: how much are your standard dishes like Veal Parm, or Eggplant? Are they still 50 something dollars? or are they more reasonable?

Il Mulino
86 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012

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  1. Do they even have veal parm?

    A lot of Chowhounders will tell you to skip Il Mulino but I'm not one of them. I absolutely adore the place and it's service is charming and impeccable (just be polite).

    If I go with just my husband, we wind up ordering one antipasti, one primi and one secondi, and, without wine, it would probably run us $150. The food they serve before you even get a menu is quite plentiful, so you don't have to order as much as you might otherwise.

    It's been just about a year since I've been, so please someone correct me if I'm wrong. A plate of the amazing ravioli was about $35 and the veal milanese was about $55. The rack of lamb about $65. Those are my go-to dishes. Try their "specials" - the same ones just about every night, but they are definitely the way to go as opposed to on-menu.

    Il Mulino
    86 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012

    1. They do have a standard menu (hard to read the script) with things like Chicken Scarpiello that runs about $30 and there are other chicken and pasta dishes in that range. All of the specials are going to pricey--it's not really a "red sauce" place so don't expect eggplant's more of a "northern Italian" type restaurant circa 1978-1982, if that means anything to you...There are no wine bargains...their by-the-glass has improved.