Acqua at Peck Slip
perfectAcqua was an excellent small neighborhood restaurant close to South St. Seaport. Lower Manhattan is not my usual area when I am in the city. I had an occasion to be in lower Manhattan. Not knowing the area, I looked for places of interest on the web. I read a lot of reviews. Something about Acqua caught me. It had good reviews and sounded like my kind of place. It was perfect. It's a few blocks away from the touristy area. Made a reservation. Glad that I kept walking by other places that looked nice. The pasta was outstanding....and the prices were good. Next time I have to be in lower Manhattan, I will certainly eat there again. It was perfect for me.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMI was in town for the weekendI was in town for the weekend to photograph the Brooklyn Bridge. I stayed at the Best Western which is next door. I found Acqua on-line and made a reservation because it was close and I love Italian restaurants. I was pleased on all level. The fresh pasta dish I had was wonderful. No hesitation to recommend Acqua!!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe waiter was very helpful,The waiter was very helpful, the food was delicious and the place was adorable. Loved it!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMTrue gemThis restaurant is amazing! Great ambience and incredible, authentic Italian food. True neighborhood gem. So happy it is back on its feet after Hurricane Sandy5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasantly Surprised...My husband, 3 year old son and I dined here on memorial day Monday evening. We booked a boat excursion from the South Street Seaport and wanted a place to eat afterwords. However we didn't want to eat in the seaport at one of those bar like touristy spots. I looked on Open table and found this restaurant which was 2 short blocks away from the seaport. We LOVED it. The food was great, the place was clean, cozy and kid friendly. Would work just as well without kids. Great wine list....FRESH FOOD!!!!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter Sandy things are even betterBeen here several times. Parking is difficult, because of the work repairing the flooding after Sandy. It is close to Wall Street, and close to South Street Seaport. Always been for dinner, but understand the lunch business is brisk, and growing.
Dinner is focused on seafood, northern Italian (Trieste) style. There is lamb or steak or veal (depending on quality and market prices), and the overall quality of the food, the preparation and the focus is quite high. There are interesting dishes, like cuttlefish, occasionally (which I ordered, and would order again).
They don't overbook, so you get your reservation on time. Service works fine. The wine list is Italian focused, and broad. You can eat outside if the weather permits.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM40th birthdayI took my sister to NYC for the first time for her 40th birthday and we picked this restaurant due to its proximity to our hotel. It was nothing special overall. Grilled shrimp appetizer with green beans was very good. Many of the pasta dishes didn't have meat which was a turnoff for me.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, but oh, so noisyI go to Acqua at least once a year and the food remains splendid. But last night was terribly noisy... :-( I could hardly have a conversation with my date - we literally had to scream at each other to top the noise coming from the bar and other tables. It was a Monday night, so I had not expected this. Also, the service was friendly, but not very well trained. Definitely thought my visits in the past left me with a better impression than did yesterday's visit.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, great serviceI thought Acqua would be hard to find, but I had no trouble finding it at all. I met a friend there for lunch, and we were pleasantly surprised. It's on the small side, which was great for me. I'm hard of hearing, so I don't like big, crowded, noisy places. I had no trouble following the conversation with my friend. The service was fast and the servers are attentive without being intrusive. The food was terrific! I had a very tasty spinach ravioli. I highly recommend Acqua if you are in the South Street Seaport area. One caveat: There's only one rest room, for both men and women, and it only accommidates one person at a time. But it was no problem at all.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat calm meeting spotI always love going back to the place and everyone I bring likes it there as well. I've never complained about the service nor food as it has been consistently great. I trust to go there to have a very calm evening without drama or issues.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMCozy Italian in FiDi/SeaportFood and service was excellent. Cozy spot near the seaport.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial CareWhen I learned Acqua was out of gluten free pasta, we were getting up to leave. The manager came over and asked if something was wrong and we explained. He said they now had gluten free pizza and he sat down and helped design a pizza for me. Many thanks for my yummy veggie pizza.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent serviceThe Service at the restaurant was beyond excellent and good delicious.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, but some disappointmentI have been to this place before (pre-hurricane Sandy), and decided to come again for a dinner with my family. The food, as always is excellent-- highly recommend the bruschetta and crab with avocado appetizers. However, we had to wait longer than expected to get our food order in. I'm not sure if it was a busy Saturday night, but there didn't seem to be one specific waiter/waitress taking our orders. At the end of the meal, they had run out of half the desserts on the menu! Also-- and I am sure this will get fixed-- their coffee machine was broken. I will still come here again in the future b/c their food is delicious, but hope that they are a bit more organized and have more dessert options!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was good. A solidEverything was good. A solid restaurant. I would go again.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, good crowd,Delicious food, good crowd, fun upbeat staff- a perfect atmosphere for lunch! I ordered the panino caprese- it was absolutely delicious. Overall, I had a great experience.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely a gem.The food was outstanding and the service was brilliant. Definitely recommend Acqua.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and cool ambiance.Great food and cool ambiance. Pizza was delicious and pear salad was no joke.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM