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Cacio e Pepe

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
East Village
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182 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003 (Between 11th and 12th Streets)
+1 212-505-5931
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful little Italian restaurant, with really good food! The service was excellent, our waiter was friendly and helpful. The Food was some of the best Italian food we ever tasted! We would highly recommend. Cacio e Pepe only takes cash or American Express for payment, which was the only negative on our experience there.

1 Thank SilversandsAB
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at Cacio e Pepe for my girlfriend's birthday and the food was as good as all of the photos show. Get the Cacio e Pepe and you will not be disappointed!

Thank Brandon F
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was such a good dinner I'd love to be back again. The incredibly simple but delicious pasta made in the cheese wheel was just to die for - and the event of watching it made at the table made it even more fun. The salads and other pastas were great, but this was the best. It's a tiny place,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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
State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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34 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 him. We told the waiter we were ready to order and he told us it... More 

Thank Lauren A
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3 of 5 bubbles 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

1 Thank Gallia2000
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 NYC that served Cacio E Pepe. After some quick research, I found Cacio E Pepe... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 go back.

Thank Jin H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
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
    (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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