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Cacio e Pepe

182 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-5734
+1 212-505-5931
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
182 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-5734
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

A friend and I went to Cacio e Pepe for dinner a few weeks ago. The cacio e pepe was so good, as were our apps and the pesto pasta. The service was very good. Prices are not surprising for New York, and the food...More

Thank laysadc
Reviewed 18 September 2016

THEY MAKE CACIO E PEPE IN A WHEEL OF CHEESE! In case you missed what I just said, they make cacio e pepe in a wheel of cheese! Once I heard this, I knew I had to go to this adorable restaurant. For those not...More

Thank Jaimee A
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Realistically, this is more like 3.5 stars but I have it a three because the service wasn't great. The restaurant is extremely casual and you can sit in the front, inside or in the back yard. I ordered the caprese to start which was average...More

Thank BKF1
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Right across the street from the East Village cinema, so perfect for after the movies; good food, pleasant service, moderate prices.

Thank 943rons
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I found out about Cacio e Pepe through one of those Insider videos on Facebook - you know, those 30 second ones that have you drooling all over your keyboard. A quick Yelp search revealed only 3.5 stars. Call me a Yelp snob, but that...More

Thank Melanie T
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We had a romantic dinner out on the patio here in August. I had the pasta made in a wheel of cheese. It was delicious. My girlfriend had a truffle pasta that was excellent also. This was one of the best Italian meals we had...More

Thank vancouverluke
Reviewed 7 July 2016

My mouth is still watering at the thought of this FABULOUS meal! Highly recommended by a few "locals" so we gave it a try. Why can't we have a "Little Italy" in Atlanta!! Not touristy or a chain. The eggplant appetizer was incredible. The signature...More

Thank LARLoves
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

The signature dish is incredible. Such fun watching them make it in a cheese block at your table. The Owner/Chef was so friendly. My daughter loved chatting with him in Italian post her semester abroad in Florence. It's a warm, cozy, yummy spot!

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I wanted an authentic Italian meal and he found a review for Cacio e Pepe on 2nd Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets in Manhattan. The menu looked good so we decided to try it. Our first course consisted of their signature...More

1  Thank Tammy L
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Delightful welcoming restaurant with an appealing menu. The rabbit ragu is especially good. There is an unenclosed sidewalk cafe to watch the neighborhood pass by, and a secluded garden.

Thank Richard D
East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village,
which offers plenty of unique small businesses
catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the
old-time neighbourhood 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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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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