119 Macdougal St, New York, NY | Directions 1001240.730210 -74.000323
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Greenwich Village
Caffe Reggio is practically the last survivor of an ancient race -- the Italian cafes and restaurants of the old greenwich village. They still make a mean cappucino, and who's to say the gangly kid at the next table isn't the new Dylan?
Good NY cafe – It's a cute cozy place with seating indoors and outdoors on the street. Inside it's a little crowded and warm, and the chairs are uncomfortable, but the food is good and at a reasonable price. Just make sure you know that you'll be paying $2.75 for a drink and the portions are pretty small.
A Greenwich Village nook where cappuccino and Italian delicacies rule the menu. – In Short
The quaint Italian coffee shop opened in 1927 and has been serving its famous cappuccino ever since. Interior details like Old World art create an atmosphere that attracts a mix of tourists and dessert-seeking locals. Of course, the cafe's appearance in "Godfather II" and "Shaft" (1971) doesn't hurt its popularity either. The spot's Italian fare includes panini, pastries and spumoni, and those looking for more kick should check out the spiked coffee menu.
great menu! – I love this place - it's really easy to get to from the subway, it's cute & perfect to bring non-ny'ers to, the menu has a million items, the prices are very very reasonable, and the service is good. The food and drinks aren't the best ever, but they're really good for the price.
Real Italian feel cafe – this little cafe has a real italian "the village" cafe type of feel. it's quaint, cozy, a little small and cramped. the food was prompt and the coffee was good. the service was helpful and not at all rude. i probably wouldn't go back again because i think i could find better ambiance & food somewhere else.
Whats With The Owner! – Reggio appears to be a cute intimite cafe, look again. Recently, I passed the cafe and noticed "nice" atmosphere -People talking, writing, reading, and USING laptop computers.
Came back later to do work with my small laptop when a man approached demanding " do You know who I am?" Confused I said no-he proceeded to say he was the cafe owner & that I was not to use my comp. in his cafe. He was extremly rude and when I asked the waitress if there was a sign advising not to use laptops, she said no. The owner asked the waitress what I said and then proceeded to shout profanity at me from the entrance of the café. Of course he waited till after i order the extremly overpriced coffe and dessert. SAVE YOUR MONEY- RUDE SERVICE, OWNER, & OVERPRICED...try the italian bakery or many friendly cafes around the corner.
Real Italian cafe withg good prices... – The chairs are really uncomfortable and the space is a bit cramped. What more could make this place feel like a real Italian cafe?
We went for brunch... the mozzarella and prosciutto omelette was really good but the eggs benedectine were below par. The coffee is great and the wait staff has a very laid back and casual attitude.
The prices are phenomonal for the area! It's worth a try...
The first dessert I threw away, ever! – The pastries were stale--too stale to finish! We were expecting the usual high quality one has grown accustomed to in city cafes. While the atmosphere was dark and inviting, it didn't make up for the disappointment. Our coffee was fine, but we felt extremely ripped-off by the experience. We told our server our desserts weren't very good, and she nodded in agreement. Needless to say, there are too many good cafes in the city to return to this one.
Excellent – I loved Cafe Reggio when I was in high school. Went back recently - the day of the Coin Ed explosion power-outage. it was better than ever. The food was great and when the bill for three came - I couldn't believe it! The prices looked the same as when was a school girl. Probably not - but...Wow! It had the same charm and magic.
2 – It's sad to say that I have to give this cafe a low rating, because I've been going there for years. However, my experience today has left me sad. The manager asked us not to play cards and proceeded to not provide a reason. What's up with that? No gin rummy? But you can read and write? What is the difference? Therefore, if you like to play any games, and prefer to be in with a warm, friendly environment, go elsewhere. For this place has changed. This is no longer the place it used to be. :(
Still hip after all these years... – ...Caffe Reggio is the quintesential cafe. My only complaint is that it has the world's most uncomfortable chairs, but I figure the reason for this is they don't want people too stay TOO long (it's easy to get lost in a book while sipping a fabulous latte and forget about anything else... including ordering a second cup!). Also, service is unpredicatable - sometiems they're nice, sometimes they're just too busy or bored to be nice. But still, it's one of my favorite cafes in the city.
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