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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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“pasta” (35 reviews)
“chicken roll” (2 reviews)
“branzino” (5 reviews)
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182 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-5734
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

a cosy restaurant with a young hipster crowd but I didn't feel out of place! Excellent food and service - really enjoyed this restaurant

Thank N1foody
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Great meal with my friends. We tried the lasagna and the Cacio e Pepe in the cheese wheel. It is a small restaurant so be sure to have a reservation to avoid the wait. Also come with cash because they don't accept visa or MasterCard

Thank Halie E
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing food but the people who work there are so rude. We made reservations for 5 people. The first 4 showed up and they sat us at a table for 6. Our other friend said they would be late. So we decided to order without...More

Thank Lauren A
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The show of preparing the cacio e pepe seemed more important than the dish. Sauce was not enough bounded, not enough pepper. Very average and not worth the money. Wines by the glass very average and overpriced

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Not even sure where to begin! We were craving an Italian dinner during our visit to NYC. I saw on an Instagram post a few weeks before visiting NYC a picture of Cacio E Pepe (the pasta dish). So I started looking up restaurants in...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Great food, 1 block from the Orpheum Theater. Great Service. Seats set up near window & they also have a nice back patio.

Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and good food. My branzino came too salty and the kitchen took it right back no questions asked. Replaced with homemade pasta with clams which was absolutely delicious! Good wine list and over all good experience. Price is reasonable. Worth the money. Will...More

Thank Jin H
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Had a few small appetizers - they were good. Then I had the cacio and Pepe. I asked if there was cream in the sauce ( not authentic) and the owner was taken back - never he said. This is a true Roman trattoria and...More

Thank JIMOfromNY
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Celebrated daughter's birthday & she chose this place after seeing video of pasta prepared in a wheel of cheese. The table side prep & serving of pasta was fun to watch. The food was tasty, however, the noise level was excruciating. If I had known...More

Thank mollydog112000
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Only disappointment was they had run out of tiramisu, which was very annoying. However the pasta and chicken dish that was ordered were lovely

Thank similondon123
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
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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