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Cucina di Pesce

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East Village
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87 E 4th St, Apt 1A, New York City, NY 10003-8979 (2nd Ave.)
+1 212-260-6800
15:30 - 22:45
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Six of us went for an early dinner after attending a matinee at La MaMa across the street. We were seated promptly and delicious Italian bread with a tasty dip appeared quickly. Some of us got the prix fixe dinner, priced at $15.95. A great bargain, especially because the menu choices were extremely generous. We got a good-sized bowl of... More 

Thank Margo M
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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196 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We met friends for dinner in the city and my friend booked reservations at Cucina di Pesce in the East Village. Overall it was a very enjoyable dining experience. We sat in the back room that is spacious with a huge sky light atrium. It's a lovely room. There were a few large parties there that made that room extremely... More 

Thank Steambush
Hampton, Virginia
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148 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We had Christmas dinner at this restaurant and loved it! The atmosphere was classic Italian as were the servers, and the food was fresh and delicious. The lasagna was excellent! Our server was very attentive and made sure everything was prepared to our satisfaction. The prices were also very reasonable. If you're looking for great Italian food and atmosphere this... More 

Thank pennypbj
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

The food is ample and delicious. The service is friendly and usually prompt. The early bird fixed price dinner is the best deal in the LES

Thank JeniferM43
New York City, New York
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43 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We remember this place from years ago and when our favorite Italian restaurant, Bianca, closed we thought about trying it again. Not bad, not so good, either. The service is very friendly and prompt. The food is just average, though my husband enjoyed his brook trout. My lasagna was so so ( miss the bechamel). So we continue to seek... More 

Thank Remoulade
New York City, New York
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124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We have been to this lower east side restaurant in, well, decades. On a recent theatre visit on 4th st, we went next door and gave it a shot. Wow, has it changed. And for the better. New, friendly decor. great Italian food and reasonably priced. Good serve. Excellent wine list. We'll be back.

Thank arthshapiro
Boston, Massachusetts
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471 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The location has a great vibe and the service was mostly good, but for a seafood place, some of the basic dishes were not great. The mussels, for example, were very dried out and came with a white wine sauce that had hints of being prepared with rancid ingredients. However, the chicken marsala was really good, and the homemade pasta... More 

Thank David P
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Excellent traditional Italian at moderate prices with an early bird that can't be beat ! Excellent salad, soup, main dish, pasta and glass of wine for $15.95. Lovely backyard for warm days and cozy room with fireplace for winter days. A New York gem

Thank carole t
whitley bay
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116 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Cucina di Pesce is a lovely ‘neighbourhood’ Italian restaurant in East Village, conveniently situated near the 2nd Avenue stop on Subway line F. It offers a fantastically good-value early bird menu between 4pm-6.30pm – only $13.95 for salad, soup, a main dish and a glass of wine! There’s a choice of 7 mains, including 2 vegetarian, 3 fish/seafood, and 2... More 

Thank Tynedale
Elmira, New York
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Our second visit to Cucina and it was just as great as the first time. The service was wonderful, our glasses were never empty as the gentleman refilled them immediately. I have never had a better Sicilian lasagna and the Tiramisu was amazing. I cannot give this place enough praise. Prices are very reasonable. I highly recommend.

Thank halfpint6799

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Italian, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
15:30 - 22:45
15:30 - 22:45
15:30 - 22:45
15:30 - 22:45
15:30 - 22:45
15:30 - 22:45
15:30 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 E 4th St, Apt 1A, New York City, NY 10003-8979
    (2nd Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-260-6800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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