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L'Apicio Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://lapicio.com/#
  • Phone: (212) 533-7400
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm,

    Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Gabe Thompson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine, Wine Bar
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Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bowery
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from L'Apicio
L'Apicio is located at 13 E. 1st Street (between Bowery and 2nd Avenue). The Italian-inspired restaurant gets its name from the 18th century Italian cookbook, and brings Executive Chef Gabe Thompson's cravable modern Italian food to the East Village. L'Apicio offers a deep cocktail and wine program created by Beverage Director Joe Campanale, while Executive Pastry Chef Katherine Thompson oversees the pastry program. L'Apicio is open for dinner seven days a week and brunch on the weekends, featuring lounge and bar areas and outdoor seating, in addition to the main and private dining rooms.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "From the moment we walked in we felt they couldn't wait to get rid of us - Rushed to the table: we were there a few minutes ahead of our reservation time and the first 2 of our party ordered drinks at the bar. When our 3rd person arrived they shoo-ed us away from the (empty!) bar to our table rather than let her order a drink and get started there. Then though out dinner, plates whisked away with the last bite or two still on them. Annoying for some dishes more than others. Dining room was lively - but it wasn't so busy that they desperately needed us out so they could turn the table - yet that is how we felt. Staff was pleasant and food was good but we probably would only recommend for drinks/snacks rather than a full dining experience."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "went on a tuesday night and had a reservation. we were sat down immediately. the waitress was very attentive and good at recommending dishes. we ordered a few apps and some pastas and the tuna. all were BEYOND delicious - and i'm a tough critic. also, between the apps and the entrees the food took a little while to come out (which we didn't notice because we were busy talking) so unprompted the waiter brought over a ravioli dish on the house and also the manager came over to apologize and gave us free dessert. i will certainly come back again. it was a great meal."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Perfectly executed dishes. Very professional and attentive service. We will come back."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "I went to celebrate my husband's birthday. It wasn’t stuffy, good ambience and kid friendly as my 9 year old son was with us. The staff was extremely kind to him. The waitress even prepared him a little mixed bubbly drink so that he could join in on the complimentary champagne toast to my husband. It was a Sunday reservation so I took advantage of the no-corkage fee in which they happily placed our wine into a beautiful decanter and poured as needed. At that point I was a fan, even before the food. Once served, it got even better. The food was full of flavor, (a little salty) and served with great presentation. It was a very pleasant dining experience for us all and I will recommend L'Apicio to others as well as return myself."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We had a lovely dining experience at L'Apicio. I had the cod entree which was cooked perfectly and accompanied by spicy green and yellow beans. My husband had a delicious pork chop with mustard greens. Our drinks were perfect, too. We sat on the side patio and it was so romantic!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Very enjoyable. Fantastic, attentive and knowledgeable staff. Had a delicious meal! We will definitely return!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "wonderful find in the east village. food was delicious and reasonably priced."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We made a reservation for 7:30 on a Friday evening. We arrived about 10 minutes early and were seated at an outdoor table(our choice). Our waiter was attentive and helpful but not pushy. The food was excellent. We couldn't find the type of wine on we wanted on the list. The sommelier offered a recommendation which we all loved. Two of us are from Chicago and Aspen and this would be on our list the next time in NYC."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Great food and service. I've been there several times over the past year and have never been disappointed, not once."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Expertly prepared, innovative Italian cuisine. Extensive wine and cheese list, wildly creative salads, homemade pastas, perfectly prepared, super fresh fish and Tuscan fries to die for. Oh and house made desserts like we were back in Tuscany. But that was nothing compared to the service! The hostess was so warm and welcoming and our server Jessica was the #1 reason we will be back almost weekly. She was so helpful and had great suggestions. We were pleasantly surprised each course with a complimentary dish from the chef! She basically let the kitchen know what we had passed on or were contemplating, and it arrived on the house!!! So much attention to detail. Who does that today when all is going smoothly??? Great business!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "L'Apico is a hidden gem in NYC for sure. So glad we visited. Great decor and outdoor dining space. Extremely impressive customer service, good food, wine and beer selections and great dessert."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Fabulous!! We loved it! Will definitely go back. I could have ordered the entire menu but we started with two appetizers then onto pasta. Everything on the menu looked delicious - I ended up ordering the bucatini and it was nothing like any other bucatini I have every had. Delicous, light, flavorful and fresh! We will definitely go back. Sat outside which was perfect - weather was great!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Phenomenal evening. Especially enjoyed the blackened tuna. Service was impeccable."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Dimly lit, excessively loud '70s music hardly appropriate for a restaurant - maybe good for a disco ... Impossible to talk, impossible to see what one is eating although the pasta tasted ok, notwithstanding the fact we had no visual of what was in there ..."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Took a special out of town guest to L'Apicio because I knew based on my previous visits that I could count on our having a wonderful evening which we certainly did. They made us feel very special. The lamb ragu with spinach pasta was superb as well as our appetizers (the tuna tartar was our favorite) and dessert. It's excellent for dinner and brunch given their impeccable food, service and wine. My guest loved it as well!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I went here for lunch with a large group on a Saturday afternoon. We had a great spot outside on a beautiful day. The restaurant has a great ambiance and outdoor seating space, however, it was not very busy at all for brunch. Given it was so quiet, we had pretty good service, although it took a while for the drinks to get to us. I really enjoyed the aperol spritz as a nice alternative to a mimosa for a breakfast cocktail. The food was generally great - I split the gravlax and frittatta with a friend, and both were great. If you're looking for a ton of food and/or a greasy brunch, this isn't the place for you. While we were satisfied, there were no sides served with eggs and the portion size was a little below average."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Fantastic food, service with outstanding wine list!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Garganelli verde was amazing. Great food :) great experience."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I've been listening to Joe Campanele on Heritage Radio for over a year and kept hearing about L'Apicio. The menu had some really interesting choices. We ordered the Garganelli Verde, Orecchiete, Polenta with Meatballs and Dorado. Everything was fresh, expertly cooked and delicious. And what can I say about the wine list - such interesting and varied choices, with lots of slow-style and New California wines. The only problem is choosing one bottle. So that can be solved by ordering two or three glasses from an excellent by the glass list."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I had some friends visiting from the UK. Dinner was great and the service was fantastic. I would definitely recommend L'Apicio."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Excellent Calabrian food, a very good, friendly service, and overall our experience was great. We recommend it highly, and will go back."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • " The ambiance and noise level were both excellent---. our server however was not. After doing some predinner yelping, three of us ordered the pasta with sausage and broccoli rabe pesto and that did not disappoint. Appetizer salads were overpriced and tasteless. When time came to possibly order dessert, our server miraculously reappeared to offer us the half bottle of wine still remaining in our bottle. We passed and I'm afraid we will on L'Apicio, despite the call of that pasta dish!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "L'Apicio was a great place to go for my last date. My date was cold at the first table we were seated at, so I requested a move to outside, where it was much warmer, and they were more than happy to comply. The server was attentive and well-informed on the menu, and the wine list. The "orange" wine is interesting to try for a glass, but that's all I wanted of that. Fried green tomatoes were excellent, charbroiled octopus was good too. I had the Garganelli Verde, made with lamb ragu and pecorino. Delicious."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I had a great experience this weekend at l'Apicio. It was the first time my parents were going to meet my fiance's parents, so the dinner setting had to be perfect. I ended up choosing l'Apicio because I had been there once before and was impressed by the ambience and the spaciousness. I was trying to balance my West Coast parents' request for a quiet and intimate dinner with my fiance's foodie parents from the East Coast. They seated us at a quiet spot in the back of the restaurant, and before we even had a chance to look at the menu had served us glasses of complimentary champagne to celebrate the occasion. I was beyond impressed at the thoughtfulness of this gesture."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our waiter decided he couldn't be bothered to serve our table for 9 so he had his runner serve us instead. Service was very very poor to say the least. Drinks spilled on us. Zero attention even though the restaurant was empty. Drinks took forever even though the restaurant was empty. 2 peoples pancakes came out cold. The has was barely warm with overcooked eggs and the food came out in pieces and not all at once. But no waiter ever came over to us to see how we liked the food once we were served so there was nothing we could do but eat cold I warm food with no drinks to wash it down. Will not be back, which is unforntunate because the first two times I loved this place."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We came this past Saturday night to do a small group celebration for a friend's bachelorette. We had SUCH a good time ... our server Diana was amazing!! The food was verrrrry, verrrrry delicious (I like it better than dell'anima and I guess tied with L'Artusi (?) / it's just so different). We had a great time and I'd recommend it to anyone - especially for a group. It was actually recommended to me by a friend who went with a group of girls for a bachelorette as well. So glad it's in the neighborhood and Diana is the best!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Quality of food has slipped with their new menu. Didn't care for the food and will not be going back"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Everything about our dinner at L'Apicio was amazing. We arrived early and had drinks at the bar. The cocktail menu gave us a sense of what we could expect at dinner. The drinks were creative, unique, well-balanced, and delicious. They put the L'Apicio stamp on cocktail standards like their Manhattan in Spring and L'Apicio G&T with white vermouth. Beyond the drinks, the food was incredible. The romaine salad was dressed to perfection, the broccoli rabe side had awesome personality, the gnocchi has ruined me for all other gnocchi, the tuscan fries put all other fries to shame, and the ice cream cake was divine. The service was excellent, the ambience was romantic and trendy. Overall, L'Apicio is an unforgettable experience."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I brought my family here for Father's Day and it was super delicious and affordable for brunch. Make sure to order a couple side dish's so you're filled. Portions are a bit small. All and all great experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great food. One of the best meals I've had in a while. Took my wife for her birthday and we enjoyed everything. Not 1 complaint. Definitely a must try."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Went for my birthday dinner and loved it! Their pasta is amazing... and the Arancini is a must."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary here and the staff genuinely seemed to want the evening to be special for us. From the waiter to the hosts, the staff was extremely welcoming. The food was fresh and delicious and the place had a great vibe. All in all, a great night."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We were tired of the west village brunch scene so when my brother-in-law was in town, we grabbed a reservation here for a 12:30 pm. The place is huge, airy and clean - more like DC than NYC. We sat on the patio for about a minute before we realized that it was too hot, and moved inside. The hostess and waitstaff were great, but we were literally the only people eating inside for the entire meal. I think by the time we left, the sun had shifted, and there were maybe 2-3 tables eating outside. The menu wasn't huge but the food was great, and I'd go back for sure (assuming it keeps offering brunch - I doubt it broke even on the day we went)."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Had an amazing dinner there. Chris, the manager, was great! Gave us great service and the food was spectacular. I will definitely be going back. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The sweetbread agnolotti is sooooo good here. I just wish the portion was bigger so I could more of it. The romaine salad was the only thing we didn't like, WAY too salty. Oh and the linguini with clams...was just ok. The linguini is not fresh made pasta, which was disappointing."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Fabulous pastas and fish with really nice appetizers. As good as any Italian I have had downtown. Orange wine is excellent. And price is quite reasonable. Will go back many times."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Our experience at L'Apicio made a celebratory occassion so very special. The food is creative and delicious and all aspects of the service were outstanding! The restuarant is so lovely too! I'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Good service The best dinner I had in NYC. Fun area to see. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We arrived earlier than our reservations and decided to get a drink at the bar. The place was hopping so we were waiting for a bar seat to open up in order to place an order. A server saw us standing there and walked right up to us to get our drink orders, which was great, and brought us our drinks when they were ready. The hostess who came to take us back to our table was very friendly. Once we were seated for our reservation, our server gave us great wine list recommendations. Everyone the whole visit made the experience great! Oh, and not to mention the food - OUTSTANDING!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great service and good food. Pasta was perfectly cooked and delicious . "
    Dined on 5/17/2014