Po Restaurant

(212) 645-2189

31 Cornelia St, New York, NY | Directions   10014

40.731463 -74.002600

Open Hours

Mon. - Tue. 5:30am - 11pm;Wed. - Sun. 11:30am - 3pm

 
Restaurants, $$$$, Date Spot  more

More Tags: Dine At The Bar, Local Favorite, People Watching, Romantic Dining

Cuisine: Italian

Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: West Village, Downtown

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Po Restaurant
Menu
White Bean Bruschetta, Goat Cheese & Black Olive Tartufo, Endive & Radicchio, Fresh Marinated Anchovies, Dried Tomato Tabbouleh, Polpetta Di Carne, Meatballs w/ Tomato Sauce & Caciocavallo, Pó Cured Tuna, White Beans, Artichokes, Chili-Mint Vinaigrette, Bob's Steamed Clams & Mussels, Green Chilies, Tomato, Fresh Mint & Olive Crostino, Grilled Asparagus, Reduced Balsamic & Shaved Grana Padana, Organic Mixed Greens, Fresh Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette, Roasted Beets, Endive, Artichokes, Watercress & Taleggio Crostino, Grilled Portobello, Arugula & Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano... more

Reviews for Po Restaurant

Recommends

This tiny, eclectic, creative Italian restaurant in the West Village was the launching point for Mario Batali's empire -- and it's still good!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Food – Fantastic food and atmosphere

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Very good food – I went here for my first time, and thought the food was excellent. I got the apple, walnut, radicchio and gorgonzola salad. My friend got some type of a goat cheese salad with sort of "matchstick" vegetables. My apple salad was scrumptious, and my friend's goat cheese salad was also very nice.

For entrees, I got the veal marsala(?) with shallots and mushrooms. It was divine! The veal was SO tender.

My friend got some type of a fish in a pink cream sauce, with beans. I tried a bit, and it was very good.

For dessert I got the Po sundae. It was very good although I would have liked a bit more fudge sauce. My friend got what I think was a dessert special that night...a warm apple tart with ice cream. The tart itself was of such a good quality...perfectly flaky.

My cappuccino was also excellent.

All in all, a wonderful dining experience.

The only downside was, the tables are really packed in there...so much so that, in order to sit on the "other side" of the table, it requires pulling the table out into the aisle, so that the other person can get in/out from their seat.

The noise level was also a bit loud, and with the tables being so close together, sometimes (as was apparently the case when I dined there), we had to endure the "whining" conversation of two young women next to us.

They also had a very tiny bar that seats maybe 3-4 people, that seemed like a very nice place for a single person from the neighborhood to just be able to pop-in for an impromptu dinner.

I would definitely return to this place for the food alone.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Italian Brunch Anywhere! – I have been eating at Po for dinner for years and the food, service, wine and atmospher get better every time I go. I am stunned that they are able to still impress me after all these years with their unbeleivable food, amazing wine and now incredible brunch! GO GO GO GO GO! The traditional egg fritatas are to die for, washed down with a proseco you feel like you are in Italy..... this is the best food experience yet! Reservations for dinner are nearly impossible, I highly reccommend their brunch to get a taste of the food. YUMMMMMMMMY!

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5.0
over a year ago

DELICIOUS FOOD!! – I went here the other night and had a fabulous time. The dining room was tightly packed but my date and I lucked out by getting the seat next to the window so it was very intimate and romantic. We had the gorgonzola pine nut crusted salad with arugula and beets which was very unique and delicious and I ordered the black fettucine with mussels, sundried tomatoes, green chilis and scallions! It was amazingly yummy and I HIGHLY reccomend trying this place. It's definitely all about the food at this place. The overall ambiance is very chic New York without trying too hard and it is in a great location in the middle of the West Village. My date got the gnocchi and although my dish turned out to be the real winner both of us were happily pleased. Also we just stepped in at 8:45 pm on a Wed night and were seated immediately. It was busy but if there are seats open you will get one. I also did not feel rushed at all. The waiters were wonderful. When trying to decide between two of the white wines the waiter poured us a taste of each to decide. It was a very nice touch. It was beautiful night.

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5.0
over a year ago

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous – The chef's tasting menu here is really the best deal in town. The food is fantastic and for $50 it's tough to beat. The service was good, the many courses were exciting and for dessert, they brought each of us a different item so that we could taste a bit of everything: I thought that was a really nice touch. For a crowded and busy place, no one tried to rush us; although I was a bit annoyed that they sat us next to the kitchen in spite of the reservation I'd made, it was true that our party was one person short of what I'd reserved for. This did not get in the way of our meal.

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5.0
over a year ago

yummy! – Po is hands down my favorite place. I've gone many times and have always had the best experience. The service is always friendly and attentive and the waiter even remembered us last time and graced us with an amazing and free sundae:) The pasta is amazing and the white bean bruschetta is addicting. My boyfriend and I always have the best time, as does everyone else I've taken there.

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5.0
over a year ago

Great, great, great food - you can taste the love in every bite! – First review for me - i usually recommend by word of mouth - but I cant explain how delicious our experience was with each plate. I'd deem myself a foodie - been to most of the event dining spaces and have plenty of locals that I love. I've been wanting to cross this one off the list for a while, but it might have a permanent ranking at the top. If you're curious, make a reservation - on Tues we made a Thurs res for 9:00. Walked in at 9:02 and we were seated straight away. Great host, totally gracious server and everything came out quickly. Overall, I didnt feel like I was on a crazy food adventure - most foods were simple, traditional italian dishes. But each plate tasted like it was homemade and it was so fresh. It felt like it was thrown together magically in seconds, rather than prepped the day before by an army of cooks in the (tiny) kitchen in the back.

I agree with most reviews - get the tasting menu. We had a bottle of the Cortese di Gavi ($34) and the tasting - tortellini, stuffed with broccoli rabe and crema di roma in a butter sage sauce - out of this world. It was like dessert! Good gnocchi - bolognese was awesome - not usually a skate lover, but it was done over a traditional cucumber salad with a refreshing parsley oil - super summer dish. Rustic cheese selection with a fig and marscapone dessert that was perfect. All in all, the bill was under $200, we ate like kings and we have a new favorite restaurant. Perfect for date night!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great food great service – Wonderfull experience had a great dinner and great service. Friendly staff.Cant wait to go back Thank you

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

yummy food in a great setting – my boyfriend and i came here for dinner and we both loved it. food was delicious--I had an excellent porcini-crusted cod and he had the orichette. both were wonderful, although the pasta portion was a bit large. service was excellent, and the setting cozy and romantic. my only advice is to go early to try to snag one of the three tables in front of the windows--they're awesome for people watching.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Never disappoints – Last night was my third visit to Po and the food, as usual, was delicious. Service was excellent - at the restaurant's consistent standard. I had the lamb cooked medium rare with eggplant, the lamb was juicy, tasty and left me totally satisfied. I thought the eggplant accompaniment was so-so due to the skin's chewy texture but flavorings were perfect. My friend had the pork - I found it ever so slightly dry (but pork's often like that). The salad appetizer was simple but good, it wasn't saturated in oily dressing but came with an excellent vinegarette on the side. There are so many choices along that street and Po is a favorite I've no problem returning to.

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