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Cacio e Pepe

182 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-5734
+1 212-505-5931
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
182 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-5734
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here in our first night Wanted to try their famous pasta cacio e Pepe Portions were small and pasta was good but not great like the reviews Service was not very attentive we had to ask for water refills 4 times I would recommend...More

Thank bruceygirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a recommendation, this was our first visit. From appetizer to salad, pasta and entrees we loved every dish. The menu is somewhat limited, which likely is why every dish was done so well. The braised lamb shank, surrounded by some of the best mashed...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a busy Friday evening and were glad we’d made a reservation! The service was quick, the servers were friendly and helpful. Two of our party ordered the pasta mixed in the cheese wheel and were not disappointed! The cheese is to die...More

Thank toddy641
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Roman kitchen, with good spaghetti shrimp ragu with cuttlefish base (yum) and lasagne, to name two. Reasonable wine list. Easy access from midtown. Nice service and ambiance. Moderate prices and good wine list.

Thank Nancy2005
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

This was a birthday celebration so it was a risk to go just on reviews. But the appetizers and main courses where very good. Friendly staff and a laided back atmosphere. You kind of felt you had been going there for years if you know...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent service. Extremely nice staff who was enthusiastic and helpful. We showed up on a Saturday without reservations and they were incredibly kind and fit us in. The food was delicious. Only request would be more drink options!

Thank lauraholz
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Server was very friendly as was everyone in the restaurant. They notice we were a bit cramped and pushed over a second table. Wine, appetizers, main, and dessert were perfect. I had the bucatini which was a dream. The white cannoli was my favorite dessert....More

Thank Chloe C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

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

1  Thank Sherry B
Reviewed 5 July 2017 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 July 2017 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
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Response from Fransuave | Reviewed this property |
No Shorts although they don’t have a dress code posted.
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24 August 2016|
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You will see patrons dressed in business attire, casual business attire, jeans, skirts, etc...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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