Acqua at Peck Slip
Acqua at Peck Slip

Acqua at Peck Slip

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.acquarestaurantnyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 349-4433
  • Hours of Operation:


    Brunch:

    Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm


    Lunch:

    Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm


    Dinner:

    Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

    Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Ivan Beacco
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: For catering options please contact us at (212) 349-4433 or via info@acquarestaurantnyc.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Water St
  • Public Transit: Subway:
    Fulton St - 2, 3, A, C, 4, 5 trains
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Acqua at Peck Slip
Located in one of the oldest New York City spots, on the corner of Peck Slip and Water Street, Acqua is an authentic Italian restaurant. It is a very cozy place with traditional Italian cuisine contained a large diversity of dishes based on the best recipes taken from all parts of Italy from North to South.
Executive chef Ivan Beacco and his team try their best to give New Yorkers an authentic experience. The wine list spans over 100 bottles, all from small boutique Italian vintners. From 12pm to 11pm, you can enjoy your time with a glass of Pinot Noir, Soave, and other delicious wine along with very inspired antipasti, seafood dishes and authentic pastas. This place is definitely worth your attention.
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Acqua at Peck Slip reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (39)fit for foodies (26)great for lunch (18)romantic (15)good for groups (13)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (6)great for brunch (5)late-night find (4)scenic view (4)special occasion (4)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great Saturday lunch
    HunkVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Been to Acqua numerous times, and have always enjoyed our dining there. We are always welcomed warmly by Gerardo and Marina, when we arrive. Gerardo started us off with a complimentary glass of Prosecco. We had a lovely lite lunch this past Saturday afternoon, after a bit of shopping nearby. We enjoyed a plate of assorted meats and cheeses. Along with a bottle of Riesling, we had a wonderful lunch. Everything, as usual, was perfect, from the food, the wine and the service, and especially the warm nature of our hosts. We are from Pennsylvania, but visit New York regularly for a day of shopping and dining. I guess we are out of state regulars at Acqua, but are always treated and greeted as friends. We will return often to Acqua, as it has become our dining and wining stop when in the Seaport area. We feel we have made some great friends there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Acqua!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Dined here with two friends--service is excellent and very friendly. We stayed for awhile after finishing dessert and they kept making sure we had water and made it clear we could stay as long as we wanted, in spite of the fact that the restaurant was pretty crowded. Will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seaport Gem
    run2eat
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My husband and I ate here two nights in a row, before and after the NYC Marathon. True Italian dishes with fresh ingredients, great wine list, and attentive service make Acqua really special. It is also nice to see the neighborhood coming back to life after Sandy. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian & staff, good value
    TomK
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Great relaxed dinner place adjacent to South Street Seaport on the lower east side. Fun atmosphere, great and attentive team, and good value. Very good modestly priced Italian and other wines. Especially fun during warmer weather for a drink on the side-walk out front, and dinner inside.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Wonderful Italian restaurant
    MEJA
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I have been going to Acqua for a number of years. It's located on the quiet, northern edge of the Seaport. Invariably, the pasta's are perfectly cooked. The salads fresh and ample. And the service superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great and delicious fun
    jakiVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Visiting an area I used to frequent, we tried Acqua. It was really great. Interesting menu options, deliciously prepared and joyously served. Good wine and beer selections. And s great view from outside. Really helped make the trip fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise
    Greatfind
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Very good value, excellent salad and pasta. Friendly service. Would return and recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local gem
    Lrd1VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went for brunch on a recent beautiful Saturday. Place was busy but not crowded. No brunch menu or pizzas available, though did have delicious pastas and Paninis. Would recommend
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favs for Manhattan dining
    OldSaltCityAceVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Acqua is one of my favorites for Manhattan dining. A cosy, comfortable setting with great food and a pleasant staff. Really good wine selection too! This time I had the linguini with clams and shrimp. Excellent. And the gelato was super!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfetto
    BobellerzVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Grazie per la cena. E' perffeto come sempre. Ci vediamo presto. xx - Kelly e Derek
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dynamic
    Canee1VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Over the holiday weekend wanted to try some Italian fare and chose Acqua. Perfect choice. Ceviche was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tmatthew99
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Awesome food, great service at very reasonable prices. Simple, straight forward authentic Italian food prepared properly without any fuss. The charcuterie and housemade bread are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasure
    AinsyVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The most friendly staff in the city. Good service and food. A real winner
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • continues to decline
    NYLONVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I've lived in the neighborhood for years. And, we've gone to Acqua since the day it first opened. The decline in food quality has steadily kept pace with their increasing prices. They've got a bit of a monopoly given the otherwise average quality of restaurants in the sea port but if these guys were anywhere else, I doubt they'd make it. The prices are at par with some of the nicest italian restaurants in the village and soho but thats where the similarity ends. The mgmt has changed a few times. Very apparent. I think the current guys don't get it. Been meaning to write this for a long time but I think they'd be better off running a pizza pizza express. If you've been to the UK you'll know exactly what I mean. Avoid it unless you can't.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Convenient and reasonable
    Peter
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This is a nice, small, moderately priced Italian restaurant in the seaport area. The food is very good, the wine selection is good (although not very diverse outside of Italian wines), and the service and ambiance was outstanding. It is a comfortable place to enjoy a well prepared meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was delicious and portion size adequate. Service was very good. I would return and recommend restaurant to friends.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    Acqua
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I've been to Acqua a few times and it's always a great meal. The atmosphere is great...laid back enough to bring the kids but still feels romantic. The food is always amazing. I had the mushroom and black truffle ribbon pasta. Kids had pizza and loved it. Great service too. I plan on going back many times.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 164 reviews are from the Acqua at Peck Slip reviews archive.
  • always a good choice
    lless
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We're regulars at Acqua and have never been disappointed by the food or service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • You must go but save space for us!
    karened
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had relatives staying in DUMBO and my husband works in the Financial district of NYC. So I needed to find a great Italian place for dinner accessible to everyone including our 10 yr old daughter. I went on open table and found Acqua at Peck Slip. Thank you Gerardo for excellent service. The food was so delicious we had no leftovers- Pizza, pasta, rib eye steak, spinach ravioli, Linguini and clams, spinach salad, pear salad, tiramisu. The only leftover we had was some of the chocolate mousse just because we were full. It was chocolate decadence at its best. They did a wonderful job accommodating our food allergies. We will definitely return. Our relatives from DC wanted authentic Italian, and they were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfetto!
    BobellerzVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Grazie a tutti! The dinner and ambiance was perfect. I would not recommend the venue for large groups, but the restaurant is prefect for diners of 4 or less per table. Acqua at Peck Slip is also great for a romantic dinner date and/or a couple of drinks at the bar. Ciao for now!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Summer evening delight
    BetsyB
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The initial greeting made us feel like we were in a familiar place. The service was amazing, so very friendly. Food and wine were great. We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wouldn't go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Do not order the "ceviche" - not as advertised on the menu. "Rib-eye Steak" if you can call it that was over-cooked and bland. Slow service. Overall not a great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • new2city
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Fabulous fresh food, nice menu with variety but not overwhelming. They make their own bread and it's delicious. Lovely service. Nice ambience, very hip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "See Change"
    Choice
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We were not prepared for the "See Change" Event that was taking place in the South Street Seaport Historic District the night of our dinner reservation at Acqua at Peck Slip. The staff took good care of us, but it was a hectic evening for everyone, and not what we had been looking forward to.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice place
    Sandy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We were outdoors on the sidewalk with an umbrella -- extremely nice but not a real garden and therefore not "great." Hard for staff to attend people both indoors and outdoors, and that was fine with us. On a beautiful evening with a light breeze, my friend and I sat and talked for 4 or 5 hours and no one suggested we should leave!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cute place in FidDi
    Daphnelle
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This is a charming restaurant in Fidi. The neighborhood is cleaning up and the restaurant is very close to the East riverfront. They accommodate young children and is a good pick for brunch/lunch especially if you want to have a conversation (the noise level is enjoyably quiet). I recommend the Tiramisu for desert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Lunch Spot
    10005GalVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    My first visit here was for lunch and it was very enjoyable. The food was really delicious. We requested an outside table, which they happily accommodated. The table could have been a little bigger - it was a little challenging to fit everything, but overall that was a small detail. Would definitely return to try some other dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Acqua!
    sharonVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Acqua is a great neighborhood spot. The service and food are both great, and so is the value!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Welcome reopening!
    Choice
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Acqua at Peck Slip is a top notch addition to the South Street Seaport Historic District which has not been known for it's quality restaurants for decades. A welcome reopening after "Sandy" finally took place on May 24. We had a delicious meal and look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I just love it!
    food4mashaVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food is great, I always feel welcom, food is always excellent, oh I said it:) They just changed their menu, I don't like changes, but the new pasta I had there Friday was amazing. Decent vine selection, absolutely gorgeous space, high ceiling absorb lots of noise, all together my fav.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Acqua - South Seaport Treasure
    WAMDine
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We made reservations (site unseen) at 3PM for 7 at 7PM on a Friday 5/2/14 via Opentable from the train on the way into town. We were on time and when we got there the table was set and ready to go for us. The service was excellent. The food was both beautiful and delicious in particular the lobster salad was exquisite. We all had a lovely time there and highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but Just OK
    c5028
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Wine List was nice and reasonably priced. Entrees were good. Taglieri of meat plus another taglieri of meats were not ample .... rather miniscule for the price... both together made up an antipasto for one... perhaps two small eaters. Hard wood chairs were extrremely uncomfortable and would be the reason I may not return.......... crippling!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Business Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    The restaurant was recommended to me by a client who heard the food was good. The three of us met for lunch and we were able to hear ourselves speak and talk business without having to shout. I would describe the atmosphere as comfortable and warm. We ordered an appetizer and they gave us an extra "special" shrimp appetizer as the chef was working on a new recipe, and the owner gave it to us for free. We all enjoyed our entrees and they ranged from pasta, salmon and tilapia. The desserts were excellent but they were missing a few items from the menu that day (the only negative part of the experience). I was even pleasantly surprised at the prices as I would have expected to pay a lot more for the quality food and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little rushed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Our waitress continued to come over and ask for our order for drinks & appetizer and we had just sat down! It was 830 and the restaurant was busy but no one was waiting...we honestly felt like hurry up and order so we can get you your food and you can leave! Other than that the food was AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Lone Diner's Review of Acqua
    polarprisca
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Dining alone in Manhattan causes anxiety. Will I be treated like a pariah or a paying customer. Will I rushed or allowed to sip and savour? Acqua at Peck Slip made me feel like a regular. The wait staff was thoughtful and answered my questions as if they didn't have half a dozen other tables to serve. The pasta was al dente; the vegetables were too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food service atmosphere...wil
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    great food service atmosphere...will be back, thanks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Italian in South Seaport
    RoadWarrior
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    We just had our third dinner at Acqua and the quality and service has been very consistently high. My husband stumbled on it in January 2013. We were in the area for our son to attend an event at Pace University. Much of the area was still shut down following Sandy in late 2012 and Acqua had just reopened for business. Everything we have every eaten here has been excellent. We travel to NYC from Texas and look forward to a meal at Acqua when we are here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    Brad
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    A bit loud, and service was friendly but slow. The food was decent, but nothing too special. Reasonable prices, and a good choice if you're near the Seaport and in need of a decent sit-down meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Even occasional customers feel like old friends at Acqua. The food is delicious, served graciously and with zero pretense or hype.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Italian
    MLaniVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Homemade consistently good Italian with outstanding service from owner and manager. Lovely dining room with exposed brick. Our go to place for a cozy dinner downtownm
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.