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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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Reviewed 2 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 10 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
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

A great place for pasta, wine and a goid time. Casual, but attentive service. Try the Toarelli Cacio e Pepe made tableside and ghe gnocchi.

Thank Ruswalsh
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Attentive service throughout with really high quality food Highly recommended and will definitely return Try their signature pasta , the cold soup was one of the best I have had in a very long time Amazingly friendly staff and chef

Thank crncy1by2
Reviewed 26 March 2016

I loved this welcoming and authentic restaurant. I fell in love with cacio e pepe in Rome and was anxious to try it here. It didn't disappoint. In addition, I loved being greeted in Italian and although my Italian isn't great, I was encouraged to...More

Thank ktatherton
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

We end up there coming out of a music event at the st Mark church close by. Very average in that town of 6000 restaurants. From the sample we had: wife loved the fennel and orange salad, her pasta with oxtail ragout just ok. My...More

Thank Alain L
Reviewed 7 January 2016

I love this place. Eaten here quite a few times and it's always consistently good. The Tonnarelli is twirled in a pecorino cheese rind table side. The rest of the menu changes seasonally. Really can't go wrong with anything here. Wine selection is always consistently...More

Thank Jem575
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Cacio e Pepe serves great Roman fare in a cozy, neighborhood place. The inside dining room is smallish, so never gets too loud. It's a nice place to meet a significant other or a few friends for dinner. They also have a decent wine list.

Thank slsnyc
Reviewed 21 September 2015

After learning to make cacio e pepe at a cooking school in Padua, Italy last year, I was anxious to try it again while in NYC celebrating my 70th birthday with my niece. We arrived early and were seated in the comfortable, quiet garden area....More

1  Thank ardeej
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.