Perbacco - NY
Perbacco - NY

Perbacco - NY

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://perbaccony.com/
  • Phone: (212) 253-2038
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday 12pm-10:30pm
    Monday 12pm-10:30pm
    Tuesday 12pm-10:30pm
    Wednesday 12pm-10:30pm
    Thursday 12pm-10:30pm
    Friday 12pm-11:30pm
    Saturday 12pm-11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Would you like to enjoy the tastes of Perbacco at your special event? Impress your guests with a catered meal of distinctive Italian flavors! We offer complete catering services. Please contact us for more info.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Avenue A and B
  • Public Transit: F train to 2nd Avenue
    L train to 14th St. and 1st Avenue
    6 train to Astor Pl.
    Buses M14A, M9, M21
  • Parking: Street Parking
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Perbacco - NY reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food4.2
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • Can't wait to return!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We had a Blackboard Eats to use, and decided we'd met a couple of friends for dinner. Although a small space, we never felt cramped. EVERYONE should check this place out, it is amazing! The waiter was extremely pleasant, friendly and fun! He suggested an outstanding wine, not too expensive either. The crab,asparagus triangle ravioli is a MUST have! Their signature "Chocolate hamburger" dessert was a novel, if small, idea. We were all blown away by the Creme Brûlée Parmigianno!! Another MUST!! We'd definitely recommend this place, and are already planning our return visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.3
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 456 reviews are from the Perbacco - NY reviews archive.
  • Fantastic!
    stantonbms
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Order the Parmigiano Reggiano creme brulee appetizer and spread it over bread and the Lasagna Bolognese. They are both just fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious, fun, and joyful!
    MtVernonVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food was terrific, the service was done with a smile and a sense of playfulness, and did I say, the food was really really good? We will return. The lamb was perfectly cooked, sweet and luscious. Desserts were surprisingly excellent. Very casual place, with good, inexpensive wine selections. And thoughtful about gluten free items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • unusual Italian food
    luv2cookVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    We all had food that is not in every Italian restaurant. Everyone was happy with their selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • still going strong/vegetarian A+
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    I first dined at Perbacco five years ago, and was long overdue to return. I remembered the ambiance, and spectacular meal I had, but wondered if it would be as good after all these years. The food was fantastic; it was well made and delicious, with all the right elements of italian cooking in spectacular balance. There are plenty of tasty vegetarian options. Everything was great, and had perfectly paired wines to go with it. Our server was helpful, informative, friendly, and very tactful. He let us have our time with each other, but was welcomingly conversational. We were the last table in the house, (yikes!) but we did not feel rushed out the door at all. I recommend it for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little off the beaten path
    MikeyGVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    what a pleasant surprise to find great food, reasonable good wine and great service combined in a not oft visited part of town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • charming and unpretentious
    tommyVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Just lovely and fresh delicious food served by affable wait staff; rustic charm quality
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All the reviews are true
    FTCNYCVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    It's great - energentic on a Sat. night in a good way. The lead guy is crazy chill. Great service. great food they know what they are doing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great East Village Gem
    Oshland
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The food at Perbacco is always fantastic. Their dessert with the marscapone, banana and chocolate was one of the best things I have ever eaten. Def save room for this one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Found this restaraunt while staying in the east village a few years ago. It was as amazing as I remembered. It makes my top must of dining in NYC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Valentine's night experience
    theofficemanager
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went with my Husband for Valentine's day. Making a reservation was a breeze. We were seated immediately. What I like most about the menu is the variety and novelty that you don't find in other Italian restaurants. They also have a great Wine list with affordable pricing. Our server was on top and we definitely enjoyed the experience at Perbacco. I would go back just to try all their dishes!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    Gcp79
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I used to go here all the time for birthdays and special occasions. It had been a few years and decided to go back again with my wife since she had never been. The place did not disappoint! We had a delicious meal and will definitely go back again sooner rather than later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Returned here for 2nd year
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Returned here for 2nd year in a row to celebrate my husband's birthday, and was not disappointed. Service was attentive and friendly, with the staff letting us hang out in the warm spot way past after we finished our meal, until we were ready to leave despite a busy Sat night. Great food, very generous, very adventurous, very tasty. Will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too Noisy
    Sammy
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The place looked cozy from outside, after we settled in we realized that it was very noisy. On top of the bad acoustics that vibrate the loud voices there was useless loud music. My wife and I had to shout to each other . We went to a different place for a quiet dessert . The First course variety is very impressive, the Prosciutto was very mediocre, for the same amount of money you can get a better one at Eataly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food was absolutely delicious,
    ag00789VIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    food was absolutely delicious, only complaint that it was freezing in the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always an wonderful time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I love Perbacco - have been several times. It's a go to spot when we have foodie or wine friends and we need to pick the restaurant. We went with friends on New Year's Eve and had a great dinner to start off the night. Food and wine was amazing. Our waiter was funny, friendly and patient with all our questions and concerns. He even handled our complicated cheese/no cheese requests on the salads with a smile on his face.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice people, awful food
    james
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    The food was the big issue, and the reason we'll never go back. The starters were fine. Parmigiano creme brûlée was pretty tasty, although more soupy than custard. Antipasto had fried bread with prosciutto that was sliced way too thick and blocks of parmigiana (no knife provided). Then insalata. Yikes. I ordered what I thought was a fennel salad. We got a massive molded hill of boiled fennel and onions. Warm, flavorless, and mushy. Clincher: a special butternut squash ravioli. It was served with a red sauce with sausage. The sweet ravioli with the rich meat sauce was just a shocking, inedible combination. And on the side? Literally, a cup of whipped cream. It looked like a child sized portion of soft serve ice cream. We just laughed.
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  • Interesting Italian Menu
    DCDinerVIP
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Loved the Parmesan Creme Brulee--very yummy. The eggplant fritters, however, did not live up to their hype. Rather cold and tasteless. I ordered the lasagna and it was tasty, but not terribly unusual. It would have benefited from being heated more thoroughly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious!
    Mcass217
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    The food is terrific and the service is friendly and accomodating. They have great happy hour specials and the decor is inviting. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some of the best Italian food
    Kate
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Some of the best Italian food I've had in the city! Everything is wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm a regular...
    MicheleVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    I love this place. Every time I'm in NYC my co-workers and I eat here. We've been dozens of times and it is consistently wonderful. I tried their pumpkin ravioli with the spicy sausage this trip and it was fabulous. Rice balls are a must have for appetizers.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable time was had
    NYCfoodie
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Very enjoyable time was had by all in our party of 6. The food was perfectly cooked. Each plate was visibly pleasing and appealing. Everything was delish !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perbacco
    Katheine920
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Absolutely love this restaurant, this was my second time there and everything about the place is amazing! The first time I went with my boyfriend and it was extremely romantic with the dim lighting of candles, the rustic decor and amazing menu. The second time I brought my parents and they loved the electronic music and all of the dishes were to die for! Definitely do not forget to order the hamburger slider! I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Surprise
    pegasus
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    We had a wonderful meal at this restaurant. We came to the neighborhood for an off, off Broadway theater performance. The food was excellent, service great and best of all...it was quiet. The ability to hear oneself talk is increasingly rare in NYC pared with good food. We will definitely return (from Brooklyn) -- even if we don't have other plans in the area. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    KennVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Could not ask for more from an East Village restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent low key dining spot
    jftennis
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    We really enjoyed our experience at this restaurant. The food was super fresh and beautifully prepared. There were several unique and home made choices. THe service was very efficient and the wait staff was very knowledgeable about the menu and the wine. would definitely recommend this spot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely, quiet spot
    Ellen
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Went with a group of 5 on a Friday night. The place was quiet enough that we could have a conversation and the food and wine were excellent, with many options for different dietary restrictions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair Italian in East Village
    IRG510VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    This restaurant was recommended to me and I went there with my husband for our anniversary dinner. The ambience is nice, rustic and romantic but the food was not that good, just fair. Most of our dishes looked and tasted like they had been sitting in the fridge already made for a week and then nuked before serving. The Parmesan creme brûlée was ok but oddly sweet from the brown sugar on top. The eggplant Parmesan croquettes were pretty good but didn't taste fresh. My tagliatelle with lamb ragu was fair and the lasagna was not good, didn't taste fresh. The tiramisu had chocolate syrup on top, not authentic and didn't taste like tiramisu. Maybe other dishes on the menu are good but what we had wasn't great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing special
    Zoey6
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    Food was adequate, but with so many options in the village, your money would be better spent elsewhere. Had creme brûlée appetizer, which was the highlight of the meal. Salad greens were less than fresh, and gnocchi was served way too hot( microwave?)was swimming in cream, and cheese and was absent of any sage flavoring. Gnocchi was light though. Chicken was cooked well, but there was nothing to distinguish it.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • phine phood
    Jerry
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Appetizers were exceptional tasty and well prepared and reasonably priced. Special red wine for the night was excellent. Main courses were good overall but a notch below the appetizers. Ice Cream and Sorbets very fine esp. the mint. Overall, quiet, good food reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Clueless on the lower east side
    Bonita
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    What a shame that such fine food is served by an ignorant wait staff. I repeatedly needed to flag down a waiter for service. The pasta with red sauce was served and no grated cheese was offered. The dessert was served and no coffee was offered. The 4 of us were sharing the dessert and no plates were offered so that we could split the dessert and eat it off of our own plates. And, finally, after my husband paid the bill with his credit card, he realized that we were not charged for our carafe of wine. I flagged down the waiter, handed him the cash for the wine along with a stern and brief lecture about his thoughtless and inattentive service.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just like Tuscany
    BobbyT
    Dined on 8/19/2013
    Per Bacco is a rare gem with a unique menu that reminds me of places I visited in Italy. The food is not just good -- it's unique!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    M5063
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    The food was delicious and the service was very good. The parmesan soufflé was fantastic. We will definitely visit the restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    The menu is intriguing, both food and wine. Creme brûlée of Parmesan and balsamic was really fabulous. A great neighborhood place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • authentic Italian
    itlay65
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Have eaten here several times and it is consistently good. Fresh pasta, authentic ingredients, seems like a trip to Italy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent but not Great
    1111VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Food was average at best, waiters ran in to patrons in aisles every time they walked by. Nothing Special best to skip.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good tasting food
    tcbsfr
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    We enjoyed our visit on 7/27/13 to this little Italian neighborhood restaurant in the East Village. It was very comfortable and casual and the staff were very accommodating. The appetizers (rice balls and parmiggiano-reggiano crème brulee) were fantastic and the two dishes we tried were tasty (ravioli and gnocchi). We also sampled two desserts (tiramisu and biscotti) which were nice. All in all, a very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Not your traditional Italian. But it will not disappoint. Food was incredible. All pasta is homemade!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 9 years later, still going strong
    beccoVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    went back to this wonderful restaurant 9 years after my original visit. everything was better than expected. the food was delicious, the pasta fresh and inviting, the wine list long, reasonable, cultivated. highly recommend. went on a sunday night when it wasn't busy. during the week it's quite lively.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Emilia Romagna Neighborhood Gem
    BicoastalOmnivore
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    Our 4th trip to Perbacco. We keep returning to this small East Village spot for the homey feel, friendly service, reasonable prices and solid, original Emilia Romagna cuisine. The pasta dishes are the sweet spot on the menu but we also had success with the salmon and branzino. Wine list is limited but we still managed to find an excellent amarone at a fair price. We will go back many times, whenever we are looking for a casual, unpretentious, solid and reliable meal served with a smile.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.