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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%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (35 reviews)
“chicken roll” (2 reviews)
“branzino” (5 reviews)
Closes in 8 min
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
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182 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-5734
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1 - 10 of 107 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this restaurant online, after looking for somewhere close to our son's apt in the East Village. Wow! Absolutely fabulous. While on the smaller side (make a reservation! They're on Open Table), we were seated right away by friendly staff. The menu has a...More

Thank Hobie4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been wanting to try this place for TWO YEARS ever since I saw them featured on Food Network and on several food blogs. I will start out by saying that they were very accommodating and nice to me even though I was a...More

Thank Lauren B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated Saint Joseph’s Day with dinner here tonight. We ordered the Burrata, eggplant and meatball appetizers to start. They were very good. At our table we ordered salmon-so, so, the wild Boat Ragusa with chocolate—very good and the branzino. We also had one order...More

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I live a block away from this consistently good, small restaurant (bigger when the lovely garden is open). It’s cozy, friendly, and reasonably priced. I recommend starting with the polpetinne, which are the perfect combination of the the pork, beef, and veal, or the medley...More

Thank Greg R
Reviewed 3 January 2018 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 22 December 2017 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 17 December 2017 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 17 December 2017

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 12 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
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No Shorts although they don’t have a dress code posted.
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
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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