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Cacio e Pepe

) #1,199 of 9,164 Restaurants in New York City ₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Italian
182 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-5734
+1 212-505-5931
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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182 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-5734
Neighbourhood: East Village
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Reviews (112)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My niece found this restaurant where they make Casio e Pepe table side! They toss the pasta in a huge wheel of Parmesan. Really good too. Another niece and her husband ordered the lamb shank. Just the best! Slot of meat on it. Definitely a...More

Thank amy jo b
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I've been to their sister restaurant, Cacio e Vino many times and we love it. We loved Cacio e Pepe almost as much. Great waitstaff, delicious food, reasonably priced wines. What else can you ask for?

Thank JandJMiller
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

The owner is very kind and the food is amazing. We totally recommend this, specially the Cacio e Pepe, and the drinks limoncello and grappa. The place is warm and really comfortable. We love it!!

Thank Luara S
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Maybe it's because we only have two nights in Nyc and we wasted a dinner here that I'm sad. On a scale of one to 10 I'd give it a 4 and that is just because the Chianti was good and at $10 a bargain....More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Salads were large and well-constructed. The eponymous dish is very good. The branzino with white chocolate was outstanding: very fresh, cooked perfectly, with a white chocolate sauce that had just the right hint of sweetness. The hostess accommodated our request to move our reservation 30...More

Thank JDW952
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The food is soooo good, and they have unexpected options (like the parmesan creme brulee!) and icredible "cacio e pepe pasta" (pasta made in the cheese wheel). You must book a table though, the place is tiny and always crowded.

Thank FoodEtcaetera
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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Laura P
Is there a dress code? Are jeans allowed?
24 August 2016|
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Response from Tammy L | Reviewed this property |
You will see patrons dressed in business attire, casual business attire, jeans, skirts, etc...
Eugene P
Do you have gluten free options?
11 August 2016|
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Response from Richard D | Reviewed this property |
Are you asking me or the restaurant?
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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, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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.