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Acqua at Peck Slip
Acqua at Peck Slip

Acqua at Peck Slip Details

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


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


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


    Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Acqua is a nice, friendly place that’s become a ‘must eat at’ for me. I go there every time I’m in the area. Great service, great food, and a good atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/3/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "great food service atmosphere...will be back, thanks"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great food, wonderful wine. A real find in lower Manhattan. So glad they were able to reopen after Hurricane Sandy!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Even occasional customers feel like old friends at Acqua. The food is delicious, served graciously and with zero pretense or hype."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Acqua is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC, certainly my favorite in the Financial District. The brick interior walls of the restaurant make it warm and inviting, the staff is always friendly and attentive, and the food is consistently very good. Whenever I have to take someone to lunch, I always come here. I would say what makes the restaurant special, though, is the staff. I am new to NYC, and it is so nice to be welcomed back each time with a smile and greeting of recognition."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Came here with my girlfriend for Valentine's day, we made a reservation but I think some people arrived without and found seats reasonably quickly. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was excellent. I had the steak with arugula, tomato and parmesan, which I highly recommend. It was a little noisy but not unpleasantly so."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Was in NYC for a business trip, just landed, wanted to get a bite to eat and a glass of wine before heading back to the hotel. Egzona was my server and she was just great. I was there early so not overly busy but started to pick up - felt like a nice local gem. Of course - it is important to note the food was very good. I had the pasta bolognese - which I never order ,but Egzona recommended & she was right, it was excellent. And the wine was very good, and nice portion....thank you! Loved the location, loved the decor felt in sync with the area. Everyone was great, had a fun time talking to another patron and the staff when not serving."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Went on a snowy night and delighted to find the restaurant full. The food is simple and tasty. My pasta was done perfectly and teh talapia with a lemon sauce and caper berries was delicious."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Acqua is our favorite neighborhood spot and seems to get better with every visit. This was our first time taking a large party there and it worked out well for that purpose--great service, energetic room but not too noisy to talk. The number of vegetarian dishes on their menu is a real blessing if you roll that way--try any one of the great pasta dishes, especially the tagliatelle with mushroom ragout."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Extremely friendly and helpful server as well as the owner! We all got a appetizer and a fish dish - each cooked and flavored perfectly, but - It was the service that put it over the top. Wine list and specials was impressive. Will be back next time I'm in the city."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Low key and modest-appearing, Acqua serves some very fine Italian food. Very pretty setting, and service is attentive but not pushy. We eat well every time we go, with options to please both adults and kids."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "food delicious ,, homemade pastas and fresh fish and seafood."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "The authentic Italian food at Aqua is always delicious, with hearty portions and great wines/drinks. This place is great for a special gathering or a casual date. It's cozy ambiance with exposed brick walls and wood furniture make it both classic and trendy, and the service is always perfect to top it off. On any given weekday Aqua will be full of diners as well as people getting drinks at the bar. This place has been, and will continue to be a go -to for great food in the seaport/peck slip area."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "I loved the broccoli rabe...my daughter raved about the Tuscan beans! Everything we ordered was perfectly prepared and delivered with a great Italian accent! Thanks for a great late lunch!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I picked this place randomly. I was hoping it lived up to the very tempting menu and it was conveniently located to our hotel. We arrived to the most quaint little restaurant with bee lights all over and very casual elegance. The pasta was the strongest item on the menu which was al dente homemade and delicious. The pizzas although topped with tempting items like artichokes cured olives and imported meats were soggy on the bottom. Although this was just a slight disappointment as the desserts were wonderful with complimentary limoncello on the side. Wine list had great variety and range of pricing. The staff was very nice and accommodating. I would love to eat here again and will do so when I am back in NY for work or pleasure."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "We went on a cold winery night. Not much of a crowd and the service was great. We had a great time. The food was fabulous. The seasoning was very good. The meats were done as requested. We had several substitutions due to dietary restrictions and they were all done without issue and they were wonderful"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Went there for New Year's Eve. Had a wonderful experience - great food (& lots of it) for a reasonable pri fix price. Returned 2 days later and had a fantastic, authentic Italian meal in warm surroundings. Great, flavorful tuna tartare - a bit of an Asian flavor, which is the perfect flavoring for tuna tartare. Linguine alla vongole & gamberoni (linguine with clams & shrimp) was amazing. Fresh clams with the perfect amount of everything flavorful - Yum! Surprisingly, although it's not a huge place and seems to have an active bar, we were not overwhelmed with a loud environment and could actually have a conversation without yelling - - a true rarity these days. Great neighborhood find. . already a favorite"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Everything was very good. Service and food were pretty outstanding. The only failure was that the waiters asked for more tip money than the amount that was written on the receipt."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I visit Acqua a few times a year, and its always very good. I thought the people at the table next to me were annoying (taking flash pictures and being loud) but the restaurant was good."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "My husband and I have been a long time fan of this restaurant - we even contributed to the rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. we were to show it off to our visiting grandchildren so we made a reservation for Christmas eve. I think the problem was the "special" menu. The servers were confused as to what was on the special menu and what was not. My two grandsons ordered the whole fish option but they are young and no effort was made to help them get rid of the head and the bones as has been our experience in other restaurants. The lamb osso bucco was wonderful but the fennel soup was bland and the desserts a disappointment. It takes a special effort to get down to Peck Slip, especially now that the streets are all torn up, Not worth the effort."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "took my best friend to celebrate her publication in the NYTimes. i received my 'bubbles on arrival;' the food and service was excellent. it's an 'off-the-beaten' path gem in Seaport, and we'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "Lovely neighborhood restaurant with good food, execllent appetizers! Good Service. Restaurant is difficult to find but worth it. Due to construction, street parking is almost non existent however there is a parking garage less then a block away."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "This is a neighborhood favorite! Food is always fresh and good. The management and staff go put of their way to make you feel welcome. Especially for the winter months, it is warm and cozy. You can't go wrong with Aqua. Yum!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "This is one of your favorite neighborhood restaurants. Superb pastas and salads. Charming atmosphere and attentive service. We take friends here, often."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Acgua was a warm and inviting dinner spot for this weary traveler. The food was inventive and tasty and the service excellent."
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "I loved the atmosphere and the food at Aqua at Peck Slip. It is an emerging, exciting neighborhood and this restaurant fits right in. It is cosy and vibrant, and my cheese ravioli with sun dried tomato sauce was very good. I highly recoomend it."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "Friendly staff and charming ambiance, delicious perfectly cooked fish dishes, inventive desserts."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Terrific place for brunch. A range of options from eggs to spinach ravioli to pizza. Acqua, can you post your brunch menu on your site? We were just lucky that someone told us about it. Excellent service, warm and personable. Frittata with asparagus and goat cheese was dry but everything else our party of 8 ordered was yummy. Great location near the South Street Seaport. Plenty of street parking on a Sunday."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Best ever talapia...unique tiramisu presentation..and taste was heavenly with fresh biscotti. We have dined there several times and always find a satisfying experience."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "Possible lack of competition nearby induce too high prices for the quality and quantity of food. Good for tourists."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "truly wonderful restaurant. the menu choices are ample. the food is fresh and delicious. the wait staff is attentive, but not hovering. the prices are more than reasonable for the quality and location."
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "The restaurant itself...not so much. The restaurant's internet presentation somehow made me expect a more upscale establishment. When I arrived, it was very informal, rustic, and frankly somewhat of a disappointment for a new business meeting I was conducting. I thought it was pricey for such surroundings, considering no one at my table had wine, just water. Nothing really bad with Acqua, but easily forgettable. Good, attentive service though."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "Food is fresh and nicely prepared. Had not been to this restaurant in several years and we were so glad we tried it again. It was all good. Live the easy atmosphere. Definitely will return soon"
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "Hard to get to because of construction ---great food---not enough staff --extremely loud"
    Dined on 10/19/2013