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Cacio e Pepe

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) #1,158 of 9,272 Restaurants in New York City $$ - $$$ Italian
182 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-5734
+1 212-505-5931
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pmAll hours
$$ - $$$
182 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-5734
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We could have sat out front or inside but we chose to sit out back on the patio and it was lovely. Very nice setting, quiet and relaxing. The 3 of us all tried different dishes and shared. I had the chicken roll up with...More

Thank Sherry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so yes we had the signature dish. Yes it was delicious. Yes we highly recommend it. It is worth a visit. But... There's more to a restaurant than ONE signature dish and unfortunately Cacio e Pepe was disappointing in everything else. The service was...More

Thank HDaB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the chance to dine at Cacio e Pepe with my daughter (who had already experienced the signature dish) and visiting family. Our server was very honest with each of us as we asked which dish to try. We shared a bottle of Chianti...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been coming here for about 10 years and have never had a bad meal. Everything is good, but we almost always get the signature pasta dish of tonarelli cacio e pepe pasta, a simple dish of fresh spaghetti, pepper and cheese, stirred in...More

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As described, Pepe is a welcoming eatery with a romantic interior nook. All five of us were well pleased with all dishes, the prices being particularly digestible. Spaghetti with clam sauce drew emphatic kudos.

Thank halfmetaljacket
Reviewed June 10, 2017

Traditional Italian pasta restaurant with a relaxed vibe, friendly and efficient staff (service was attentive and very quick) and delicious food. It was busy throughout our time there so probably best to book a table in advance. Some tables available on the pavement although we...More

Thank Alice2277
Reviewed May 10, 2017

This is a quaint spot with a great ambiance. It's great for couples and has a good menu with great staff. The atmosphere is jovial and electric during the busy hours, 9 - 11pm, on the weekends. Definitely worth more than 1 visit.

Thank Fransuave
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

I accidentally wrote a review for the Cacio e Pepe in Rome. I've never been to Rome. This is the one I was talking about. Sorry. The New York Cacio e Pepe is divine. You have to make a reservation because it's small. The food...More

Thank Gyal P
Reviewed April 26, 2017

My first knowledge of Cacio e Pepe was on the famous “Insider” travel website that follows trending restaurant dishes across the U.S. The idea of a traditional Italian dish of spaghetti being freshly coated in a wheel of pecorino cheese right in front of your...More

Thank Marlana D
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

I've been wanting to do this for ages, finally did as I had a friend in town. Well worth it, moderately priced and understated. The perfect amount of cheese and pasta deliciously al dente.

Thank abtraveler_12
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catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the
old-time neighborhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 182 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-5734
    (Between 11th and 12th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: L train to 3rd Avenue and 6 train to Astor Place.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-505-5931
Consistently excellent, this East Village gem is known for innovation and excellence in Roman cuisine. While Chef Salvatore Corea creates a seasonal menu, partners Alessandro Peluso and Giusto Priola note that Cacio e Pepe remains faithful to its signature namesake dish: home-made pasta brought to your table and spun in a wheel of pecorino cheese, then dusted with a flourish of pepper. Voted a ‘Critic’s Pick’ by New York Magazine, Cacio e Pepe is celebrated by reviewers as a classic Italian restaurant with a sense of style: A 50-seat garden is set behind the main dining room, there is al-fresco dining out front, and waiters with superior wine knowledge help you select the perfect beverage accompaniment to your meal. The mystery remains whether it is the garden, the cuisine, or the service which lifts Cacio e Pepe above and beyond its peers on the NYC restaurant scene. The answer, however, may best be expressed in French: It has that je ne se qua.
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