Great Neighborhood Gem
This place is great. I've been in a large group of 9 and also just a pair of 2. Both times it was excellent, from service to food. No complaints!
3/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent server – Daniel
Excellent server – Daniel Vázquez. Great food quality with fantastic prices.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding Italian food (of
Outstanding Italian food (of modest pretentions) in a casual, moderately hip atmosphere, with friendly, if slightly rushed, service. We come here often with family and it always makes us happy. It can get noisy later in the evening.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Terrific, reasonably priced
Terrific, reasonably priced food, good location, lovely decor, attentive, friendly service. We were very pleased!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
We took a chance and chose
We took a chance and chose a restaurant we had never been to when meeting relatives for an annual dinner out. We all LOVED it - from salad to dessert the food was fresh, perfectly prepared and delicious. We will certainly return to Acqua. Excellent!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely ambience. Good service
Lovely ambience. Good service and lovely wait staff.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Party of 6 and everyone thought
Party of 6 and everyone thought the food was very tasty, especially the lasagne. Very comfortable and relaxed environment. Service was friendly and efficient. What more could you ask for?
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Reliable--with one off night
We've been here many times and the food is always great. This last time we were there, though, the chef must have had a day off or something because things were not nearly as good as they usually are: the pizza we ordered was bland and a fish dish only so-so. The service was friendly and helpful as usual. With luck they'll bounce back in the future.
4/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty and Good Prices
You must try the warm spinach salad! It is delicious. So far I have had their fish dishes and they have all been great. The prices are moderate too. It is a great neighborhood place. Love it and will be back!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went there for a Sunday
We went there for a Sunday lunch and was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was and the value of the meal. The brick oven pizza was excellent as was that pasta dishes. Definitely on the list to return once again.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly and quaint, excellent
Friendly and quaint, excellent pasta and wine list.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great group luncheon destination
We had a family group of 12 looking for a great place on the upper west side for lunch. Acqua fit the bill! The pizzas were fabulous and the other lunch dishes were excellent too. They did a good job of serving everyone in a timely manner. The front and sides open onto the street since it's on the corner, making a rather small place seem spacious, and allowing lots of fresh air in!
5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood Italian
Great classic Italian food in a nice neighborhood setting. Tasty salad special, excellent lasagne and healthy portions. The weather was perfect for sitting outside.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for lunch too
I've been here many times but never for lunch. It turns out that while they have an extensive menu the prix fixe is a particularly good deal at lunch time; I especially recommend the chicken toscana. At lunch on a weekday there was hardly anyone here so this would be a good place for a casual business meeting, as this was (easy to hear the people you're with).
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Acqua on the corner
We've been to Acqua three times, one with a large party, one with a smaller group, and this week with another couple. We've found our place. The staff are real people. The food is delicious. The decor is lovely and modern. Breezes come in through the open doors. It is not air cooled, but has overhead fans. It is a touch of Europe on the UWS. Prices are reasonable for the care given to the food. Wonderful place.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Acqua on a Tuesday evening confirmed my idea that it was a neighborhood-focused place. This is a place to sit and talk or watch the world go by on a warm nyc evening. In true Italian style the waiter let us take as much time as we wanted to order. The next table over was friendly folks from the neighborhood. When the staff found it was my birthday they found ways to make it a memorable, beautiful evening.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Night to Salivate
Service was spectacular & the ambiance great for a date or just a fun night out with friends. Very good food at a reasonable price point. Can't go wrong with their own brick oven thin crust pizza, delicious pastas, or sensational entree choices. This restaurant is a staple of mine. They are very accommodating and kind about dietary restrictions as well.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is one of the most inexpensive, unassuming restaurants on the UWS...good food, good character, & kind service...
a hidden treasure !
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found this restaurant through Open Table while spending a weekend in the city. We had chicken Marsala and Linguini with seafood. It was a great meal and the only slow part of our service was getting the check. Needless to say we did not feel rushed. we will return.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
pleasant, quiet, initimate sopt...just right to be in the moment with another friend
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for a large group
Went on a recent Saturday night with a group of 11 people. The staff was incredibly nice and handled all of our special requests beautifully. They were also very considerate of other diners by placing our group off to the side. The food was excellent. We'll definitely be going back.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Plain old GOOD !!!
Nothing fancy, but so delicious. Really wonderful pizzas straight from the wood burning fire. Excellent fried artichokes and beautiful salads. The price is right and it's such good value.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The branzino is absolutely Devine.
I haven't been able to order anything else!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Solid Choice
The food is decent and there is a quality ambiance.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the branzino and the mushroom tagliatelle. Consistently good food. Service good too.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM