Il Mulino is now Il Giglio

Il Mulino, which opened on Greenwich in 2018, is now Il Giglio — and yes, it’s not a coincidence.

Starting at the beginning, the original Il Mulino opened in the late ’80s on West 3rd Street; that restaurant is still operating. This location was developed by the current owner, Jerry Katzoff (who joined the Il Mulino owners in 2002 as a partner), starting in 2017, when he took the lease. It has now been separated from the other and is its own entity — don’t call it Il Mulino!

In addition the change in name, Katzoff is hoping to create a bit of a different vibe. He wants Il Giglio to be a go-to neighborhood place — less business dinner, more kid friendly, a bit more casual (though it’s still white-tablecloth and still expensive — the mains are between $48 and $68; the pastas in the high $30s; the salads in the low $20s), with a modified lunch menu — smaller portions, lower prices — for a quick bite. Stay tuned to see that menu.

There is a direct line between this and the original Il Giglio — which was on Warren for 26 years until it closed in 2015. The owner of that restaurant, Rose Masci, partners with Katzoff now.

The day-to-day operations will rest with general manager Rubi Sanchez (above), who was at the Il Mulinos for 20+ years as well as Elio’s on the Upper East Side, so his resume in the restaurant world is particularly focused on high-end Italian. “He is the perfect guy to run this,” Katzoff said.

Much remains the same: it still has the lovely outdoor tables on the diamond plate within its leasehold; a private room downstairs for smallish parties (up to about 18); and the extra long and gracious 20-seat bar. That, Katzoff hopes, will also become a welcoming spot for drinks.

The interior design, with its white-washed brick and high ceilings painted matte black — is still airy and bright and modern, with those very special hand-blown glass pendants at the entrance that make it feel a bit SoCal. The one nod to the new: a bit of street art on the menu and the back wall, but again with the reference to the Tribeca of the early 1990s.

Il Giglio Tribeca
361 Greenwich | Harrison & Franklin
Monday to Saturday, noon to 10:30p
Sunday noon to 10p
Reservations on OpenTable



  1. Any info on the taco place opening up in Lekka’s old space? I just noticed their new awning yesterday.

  2. They want to be kid friendly? The prices are extremely high $51 for a chicken breast? $21 for an salads caprese?

  3. $31 for tomato and mozzarella starter… $51 for chicken parm… seems pretty aggressive.