Acappella Northern Italian Cuisine
Acappella Northern Italian Cuisine

Acappella Northern Italian Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.acappella-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2122400163x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Sergio Acappella
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: Book your Valentines Day Dinner today.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of Hudson and Chamber St.
  • Public Transit: The Red Line, 1, 2 or 3, get off on Chamber St. Or any subway that stops on Chamber St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: If traveling by car, drop off and pick up is on HUDSON AND CHAMBER ST. IN FRONT OF ACAPPELLA.
    There is street parking and a parking lot available on 121 Reade St. Between Hudson and Greenwich St.
A word from Acappella Northern Italian Cuisine

Sergio Acappella's Northern Italian Cuisine is traditional and created to perfection. Acappella has a classic and fun atmosphere. You and your guest can enjoy signature drinks at their popular mahogany wooden bar. The elegant dining room features tablecloth settings, 16 ft. high ceilings, exposed brick wall, tapestry and their famous over sized portrait of the Duke of Urbino. This is a great place for just a night on the town or a business lunch or dinner.
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Acappella Northern Italian Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (33)romantic (28)neighborhood gem (21)fit for foodies (20)notable wine list (12)good for groups (10)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (3)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Amazing!
    NativeNewYorkerVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food and service are the best in the city. Gino welcomes you like family. We love it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Was at this restaurant for a romantic dinner. Our server Frankie was very entertaining, attentive and recommended items off the menu. Was expecting to pay about $500.00 for dinner, however, we had 4 courses, a starter drink, bottle of wine and an after dinner drink with tip UNDER $300.00. Well done! Would return in a new York minute! Have also recommended this location to friends and family who will be visiting NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful
    Aarchman10001
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had a family dinner here--9 people including an 8 year-old child. The staff was charming--friendly and attentive, but not overly so: just right. I can't comment on the standard menu items, because the night's specials were so plentiful and appealing that nobody even opened their menus. The food was excellent all around--not a single quibble from a family that loves to complain! I left wine selection to the family expert, who found something satisfactory immediately--and it was excellent. The room is high-ceilinged with large windows onto Bogardus Triangle, and tapestry- and art-covered walls. The tables are--for NYC--generously-spaced. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    FL21332VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The food is fabulous but the service is what makes this over the top. They fill you up before you even get your food. Homemade pasta was great and the creme brulee was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Palette pleasing!
    Luvmesumeyetalian
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Never fails to satisfy the need for a delectable dining experience! Celebrated a birthday recently and the staff and food exceeded all expectations as usual. The food was pure heaven, the service outstanding and atmosphere so classicly Italian. Pricey but worth every cent!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    JoeyC
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The staff was energetic and very friendly. Fantastic food! Willing to make what you desire, ( add pasta to a dish) or combine with chicken or fish dishes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always loved this place.
    WaltVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Perfect like always. A bit expensive but still great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Totally authentic neighborhood gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This place is always such a treat. Everyone that works there is Italian, from the maitre d' to the servers, and seem to be right off the set of the Sopranos. The food is absolutely delicious, and the vibe is upbeat and fun, without being too much. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • old school in a good way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The service was professional and had an old-fashioned flair to it. The maitre d' and waitstaff were genuinely welcoming. The food was well-executed and the parmagianno served with a small (complimentary) antipasto plate was among the best I've ever had. The branzino was excellent, as was the seafood pasta dish enjoyed by my friend. A couple of large groups were dining while we were there and the restaurant seems to be well-suited to high-end functions. The decor felt a bit shopworn for the high prices and the bathrooms are down a rickety stairway that drops you into a dark, basement hallway (some tourists I ran into in the ladies' room were horrified - but for NYC retaurants in older buildings it's typical).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bud & Donna
    BudDonna
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We first discovered this wonderful TriBecca restaurant while staying across the street at the Smyth Hotel. There is not a better or more authentic Italian restaurant in all of NYC. The food is fresh, and perfectly portioned and seasoned. The wait staff are entertaining and at the same time, highly professional. I would recommend this neighborhood gem to any "foodie" who loves great food, a great wine selection, and speciality cocktails. Don't walk...run to Acappella! Tell Sergio we said Ciao!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yoram
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Some dishes were great...Other were not...service was excellent...
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Joan
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I definitely would return. The food and ambiance was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food and Service
    Timmy
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    One of the best northern Italian restaurants in NYC and maybe the US. The service is in the top 5 of all time for me and I travel extensively around the world. The food was amazing. It is a bit expensive, but you get what you pay for in my book. I had salmon with an assortment of seafood. My fettuccine with a porcini mushroom cream sauce as an appetizer was incredible. Desserts were fantastic also.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dazzling experience
    Stephanie
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We enjoyed every single second of our experience here. We had a Fabulous time, the staff was so familial, knowledgeable, and a complete pleasure. The suggested wine pairings were spot on with all food selections. The food... Oh my... So intensely flavorful and really brought an old world Italy sensation to the belly... Yum!!! Love this restaurant. Bringing a party of 10 in soon to share with our friends who expect to be impressed- we will trump them all with this dinner!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown NYC Northern Italian
    NYGeekVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I had lunch here with a colleague the other day. He had traveled from his office to the vicinity of mine, so I wanted a nice place and I picked Acapella from an Open Table search. The room is very comfortable, dominated by an attractive portrait of a man in a Renaissance stiffened hat. The restaurant was relatively empty at lunch on the day we went. Service was good, and there were various specials. Preparation was very good, portions were adequate. Price was pretty high, overall, but value for money was good, particularly since we could conduct a conversation during lunch. I certainly plan to go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food and Service
    ReviewmanVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    First time to the restaurant. Very nice find. Food was very good. Service was great. Reminds me a bit of my all time favorite Italian restaurant Il Mulino. Don't leave your wallet at home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First anniversary
    1stAnni
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Reserved dinner at 8pm on a Friday for our first wedding anniversary. The executive chef Sergio greeted us at the door and sat us right in front of the food prep/cooking table. Servers came around with a cheese bowl along with complimentary cold and hot antipasti. I ordered the lamb and wife ordered the 3 pasta dish. Both were prepared in front of us. Very nice touch, felt like dinner at hells kitchen. Food was delicious. The bathroom is located in the basement which looks like a dungeon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • akdkVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We came here to celebrate a couple of birthdays and an anniversary, a June collection of events, in one spectacular meal. Acappella never disappoints. We've come here several times for "dinner and a show" and we are always happy with the wait staff, the service, the food, the noise level. Several dishes are done with a flambé flair, and the waiter's patter as he announces the menu, puts everyone is a good mood. In all, while the bill is high, we feel that we've more than gotten our money's worth. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expensive
    Scotte14VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Cost for 2 people = $350 including tax and tip. Longest list of specials I've ever heard. Service was excellent. Nice ambiance - very busy when I was there on Saturday evening. Food was average for the price. Would go back if I wasn't paying for it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Italian in Financial District
    TMJones801
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Excellent service, delicious food, you can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GirlyGirl24
    DineoutFav
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I have brought some of my best clients here for dinner and have never been disappointed. Restaurant is magnificent and decorated beautifully...high ceilings are amazing! Staff is always pleasant and accommodating. Go with the nightly specials - absolutely delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pricey but great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I often entertained clients at Acappella in the 90's and was always one of my favorite Italian restaurants in NYC. I had not been there in about 15 years and was pleasantly surprised to see it very much the same today as back then. Although it is pricey, the food, service and ambience are exceptional. All in all a unique dining experience for any special occasion. Even if that occasion is any old Saturday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality Italian
    KAS1VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Very relaxing and enjoyable dining experience. Very attentive service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 215 reviews are from the Acappella Northern Italian Cuisine reviews archive.
  • AlexBVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Acappella has very good food with service to match. Occasionally it can rise to excellent. Definitely worth a visit if in the Tribecca area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Italian food
    RelcoVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We live in the area but had never been to the restaurant. We had a amazon local coupon so decided to try it. Glad we did! It was like stepping into old New York. Lovely dining room, perfect for conversation, but lively. The food was delicious and the service excellent. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We had not been here for some time and we needed a special place for my daughter who was graduating from NYU with her masters. Despite the years that had pasted, it was like we were just there. The food and service per perfect a always. We had a table of 8 and there was no issue with a group or our sixe. The service was great. It felt like we were the only table there despite the fact that the place was full. I had the rack of lamb was served exactly as ordered. Others had a veal chop which was also a table favorite. People we took who had never been there are looking forward to going back. Overall, it was a great evening with great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner and a show
    sp1eedy
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We bought a living social deal which was how we ended up here. The food is very expensive and I would describe it as average.However the wait staff are a show not to be easily forgotten. Whether they are reading the list of 30/40 specials or creating the special deserts that require several alchohols and a huge explosion of flame there is never a dull moment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Acappella gets high praise
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere, great Northern Italian food, special pastas were like those found in Italy. Head waiter was a bit crude and unpolished, and price of lobster entree for one person (which was not revealed) was $90 which was ridiculous for what it was.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old school Italian
    Adamp3p4VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Not as good as we thought. My GF half Italain and my best friend Italian and we all have been in Italy a 100 times. This was not bad but not as good as expected.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bucketlist New York
    BucketlistNewYorkVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    The service here is outstanding. I felt like I was in Italy - very authentic. They accommodate every one of their guests, and bring them out antipastos, which made me feel welcomed and set the mood for the meal. The food is quite expensive for what it is, with that being said, the pastas were delicious, but nothing out of the ordinary. To see all my New York food adventures, check out my instagram: @bucketlistNY
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This remains at the top of my list
    TatesbugVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    One of the leesser known, and most delicious, elegant restaurants in Manhattan
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent all around food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Excellent all around food and service. The wine list is a little skimpy and some of the dishes have a little too much garlic, but i would go back in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quintessential NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Great NY Italian food served by high energy and engaging staff who aim to delight AND DO! A fun and delicious night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Amazing
    KrisVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Acappella never disappoints....the service is impeccable and food is truly phenominal. Great for a special occasion, romantic night out or if you just want a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The overall experience was
    Mike
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    The overall experience was fantastic. From the first drink at the bar to the birthday desert surprise the wait staff was fun and attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb service, you're taken
    berwyn
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Superb service, you're taken care of you as soon as you walk in the door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Both food and service were great. Friendly attentive staff. Already made new reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Big problem was service. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Big problem was service. The waiter had an attitude, didn't seem to like being asked questions about the menu, and disappeared for long periods of time. Very slow service. Food was good, but I would have expected better at these high prices. Wine list has very few moderately priced options, although the red we selected was excellent. Had a much better experience the first time we were here.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic service.
    JeninNyVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    I booked Acapella on behalf of a group for my husband's company. It's actually really hard to find a nice restaurant in NYC who will accept reservations for 9 people, especially on only a weeks notice. Acapella had no trouble with this and set a nice round table which comfortably accommodated the group. Since that night everyone in the group has told me that they had a really great time. The food and ambience was very good and the service they were given was impeccable, warm and fun and beyond efficient. Would absolutely recommend Acapella in the future for celebration dinners or any dinners at all, for that matter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So Disappointed :(
    Disappointed
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We made a reservation for Valentine's Day and showed up at our scheduled time to be barely acknowledged by the hostess and realize there were at LEAST 30 couples still waiting in the bar ahead of us. The front entry way was absolutely filled and people just kept shuffling in, so we were all standing like sardines. It is clearly impossible for a restaurant to overbook to this extent unless they did it on purpose. The management must have sat down and decided that their agenda was to make as much money as possible money in one night, even if it meant really upsetting half of the customers. My fiance and I were very patient and waited over 40 minutes (only two couples were seated) before we left. I live two blocks away and will never be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall