Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • Cacio e Pepe

  • Online Reservations

Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cacioepepe.com
  • Phone: (212) 505-5931
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5-11 pm
    Friday- Saturday 5-12 pm
    Sunday 5-10:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Salvatore Corea
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The entire restaurant is available for buy-outs. We are happy to accommodate smaller groups of all sizes for special events. Please contact Christine for further information.
    212.505.5931 or at info@cacioepepe.com
  • Private Party Contact: Christine (212) 505-5931

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 11th and 12th Streets
  • Public Transit: L train to 3rd Avenue and 6 train to Astor Place.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cacio e Pepe
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. Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Diner Reviews
  • "Lots of seating at 7 p.m. on Saturday, while the streets were crowded. Cacio e Pepe was virtually empty-looking. Turns out that everybody was in the back garden! Loving the AC, I sat inside. Bread and oil brought right over. Generous wine portion. Arugula salad crisp-fresh with a zingy dressing and plentiful shaved parmesan. Fantastic, elaborate prep of the signature dish (cacao e pepe). Thick, creamy and powerfully cheesy, with strong peppercorn - a delight. Wonderful, expressive waitress. No reason to order dessert; a decaf latte helped me continue to savor my supper and the conversation. What a great experience!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I would come back here in a heartbeat! Great good and service"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I love Cacio e Pepe. I go quite often and bring people who end up becoming just as big a fan as me. The signature dish, Cacio e Pepe, is always amazing. The staff consistently does a great job and are always so nice an accommodating. NEVER had a bad service experience. Their salads and appetizers are amazing, the meatballs, caprese salads, etc. Just go!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Found this place on NYMAG and have to say it is fantastic! Forget the touristy sidewalk tables and ask to have a seat in their back garden. Amazingly romantic."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "If you've never had it, you have to try their signature dish "cacio e pepe"--out of this world."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Our party of four all agreed that the meal was excellent in every way. Attention to detail was obvious and the plates were all carefully selected and prepared. We will certainly consider returning at the next opportunity."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "we come here whenever we are in this neighborhood, it has an original, inventive menu. we sat in their small and delightful garden, and enjoyed our favorite arugula, pear and pecorino salad, pasta with monkfish, and another monkfish dish prepared like a veal scallopini. great!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We were here on Saturday night and sat in the garden in the back.The beautiful woman who seemed like she was running the show was an amazing hostess, server, and manager.While serious, she could not have been more pleasant, welcoming, and helpful.We started with prosecco and two apps:the meatballs and the mozz w/tomatoes.Both absolutely delicious. We then had the gnocchi and the house pasta, cacio e pepe. The gnocchi were light, soft pillows in a delicious sauce with mozzarella.The house pasta was sublime.Homeade, perfectly al dente and flavorful with cheese and pepper.We had some wonderful red wine recommended by our server. We ended with coconut panna cotta. The experience could not have been better. This is my new favorite place!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The monk fish and prosciutto dish was not good the fish was poorly prepped and the prosciutto was very salty it looked like they substituted ham for prosciutto."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Very creative on salads and fish dishes in the ingredients uses. Service is excellent and charming at the same time. Menu changes so its not the "same old same old" items."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "A gem of an Italian restaurant that you'll love coming back to again and again. A very cozy little place with a wonderful staff."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Waiters could have been a bit more welcoming and social but overall a good experience. Their tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe is a must!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "fresh, interesting, prepared with care and attention to detail. VG small but choice wine list. Interesting menu choices, definitely not what you commonly find around town."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "The waiters were welcoming, the space iniviting, tables well spaced, and the diners relaxed--we enjoyed being near a family with young children who seemed to love being there. Our white wine was tasty and affordable. Though the pastas were fun, I think my cod with escarole and chickpeas was actually the best dish. For us, not quite cheap enough for a casual drop-in, but didn't break the bank for a festive occasion. And while we made a reservation for our Friday meal, I'm not sure we needed it. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The service was rushed / pushy, the music was loud and not fitting for the environment and the overall noise level was so high that our table of 6 could not have a normal conversation. The food was ok, but not on par with my last visit which was several years ago. The overall experience is not what it used to be at Cacio e Pepe."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Cacio e Pepe is a famous tuscan dish and it's their specialty. Lots of othe good items on the menu but go for the tonarelli prepared in the pecorino chees with lots of cracked pepper."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "There was not a thing we ordered that we did not like. My husband who usually does not like eggplant and he had a tough time deciding which was better between the eggplant and meatball appetizers. I ate way past the point I should have stopped because the Cacio e Pepe was amazing! Great dinner, thank you!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Went with a few friends before s show and liked it very much. I would definitely recommend this place to friends."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We went last week, one of those nights where the wind chill feels like zero. Very savory pastas - a half order was enough for me. Went with family, including the 86 year old matriarch, who is quite picky, but enjoyed everything. Would happily go back when the weather is warm so that we can sit in the lovely garden."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Easy to walk into and get a table without a wait and always has solid food."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I have loved this place for several years -- was introduced by my brother who lived nearby. Recently took a couple of friends who have high standards and they raved about the experience. From the very knowledgeable recommendations of our server on the wine, to the just-right-attentive service to, of course, the fabulous food itself. If it's your first time, make sure somebody orders the signature dish -- served out of the wheel of cheese that helps make the sauce, it is divine."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Who ever really reads the "methods of payment" on a menu before dining? A better question: what business DOESN'T take VISA as a form of payment?? This place right here doesn't. Make sure you have cash or AmEx before you dine here. The food and service was wonderful."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "You want to keep coming back for more. If your Mom was italian she would serve what they have on the menu!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Not bad place, the atmos was lacking, but it was a Sunday night. The food was variable, my duck ragu was lovely and the eponymous cheese and blAck pepper pasta was really good, but the other dishes my friends found average. Service was good. White wine wasn't that cold. Overall, not bad, but not rushing to go again"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "The Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe is my favorite pasta dish in the world, hence Cacio e Pepe is my favorite Italian restaurant in the world!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Needed a place for a leisurely dinner while part of our group went to the theater. Normally I'd have tried something new and buzzed about, but I didn't want to deal with the vagaries of show up and see. Cacio e Pepe takes reservations, and was lauded by New York Magazine. I'd passed it for years with a slight bit of curiosity. Turns out that in a plain but pleasant room they are turning out some of the best pasta in Manhattan. And the service couldn't have been more pleasant -- so pleasant that it made me realize how lousy Manhattan service generally is. I'll be back, and ordering duck ragout again."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Part of meal was very salty...ravioli too sweet...pinot grigio was good"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Love the pasta with cheese and pepper. Tables are small."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Signature dish was plopped on the plate unceremoniously. Dishes we're fair tasting, service was responsive."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "My husband and I along with another couple were going to New York to see the Christmas Lights in Dyker Heights. We were to meet the tour bus on 4th street by E. 13th. This restaurant was within walking distance. I was a bit skeptical at first based on the menu. I noticed there wasn't much for meat. We were all pleasantly surprised. Not one of us left anything behind on our plates. Delicious. Our wine selection was great as well."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The cacio e pepe is great. I have to go here semi-regularly as I crave it. Great spot for the winter. Very cozy."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "A neighborhood place,convenient for the movies,with surprisingly great food.This was our 3rd visit,and the food was always wonderful.great pastas.very welcoming,warm and helpful service.Cosy atmosphere."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Reaally good food and service but unbearable noise!!!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Brought family from out of town and they loved it. Everything we ordered was delicious"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "the Cacio e Pepe at Cacio e Pepe is the best! It is my addiction, I love eating here. One of my guests was not a cheese fan, and a bit of a picky eater. Our waitress made some wonderful suggestions, customized the meal for her & it was amazing. I forgot how good a really good red sauce could be."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "We shared an octopus salad appetizer that was fair and each had a pasta that were also fair. One of us had the house specialty, the cacao e pepe: know that it is very cheesy, very peppery and very dry. Red wine by the glass was the best part of the meal."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "We had a wonderful birthday dinner with our one and 3 year olds. The food was excellent and the staff could not have been more welcoming or attentive. Wonderful experience all round"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Very good service and great for specials occasions."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "my go-to place in the east village - it doesn't get the usual very young and hip east village crowd that characterizers a lot of the neighborhood places.it does, however, attract a lot of larger tables, which tends to make the sound a bit energetic. the food has a nice northern italian vibe with original presentations, and the wait staff is very good. and they have a garden in the back!"
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "Cacio e Pepe keeps excellent company (Scalini Fedeli, Pepolino, Del Posto, Malatesta, Babbo). It may not have the name recognition of some other excellent Italian restaurants, but, believe me, Cacio e Pepe "vaut le detour" (is worth searching out). The food and service are excellent, the garden charming when the weather cooperates. The eponymous main dish is, for all its simplicity (indeed, perhaps because of it), absolutely delicious. It is the only food I have ever actually dreamed about. The waitstaff could not be more friendly and professional. And all for a fair price. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 10/5/2013