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Via Della Pace
Via Della Pace

Via Della Pace Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.viadellapacenyc.com
  • Email: giovanni.bartocci@me.com
  • Phone: (212) 253-5803
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 1:00am; Breakfast: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Brunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Giovanni Bartocci (646) 241-4363

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 1st & 2nd Avenue
  • Public Transit: From Astor Place Station (6 Train): Proceed in east direction from Astor Place towards E 8th St (213ft). Turn right in Cooper Square(259ft). Turn left in E 7th Street (0,2 mi). From 8th St- NYU (R W Train): Proceed in sud east direction from E 8th St. toward Lafayette street ( 0,1 mi). Turn right in Cooper Square(259ft). Turn left in E 7th St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Via Della Pace
Via Della Pace is known not only for its unique and reasonably priced Italian cuisine, but for its extensive wine list and exclusive atmosphere. Truly one of the Lower East Side's hidden gems, Via Della Pace offers great music, authentic food and a friendly staff. Family owned, it's menu features many signature dishes such as "The Fettuccine Mama Munda," a recipe passed through generations to the restaurant's owner. Their original dishes are complimented by their freshly made Sangria and innovative cocktail list. With the restaurant floor set three feet above street level, it's elegant floor to ceiling windows allow patrons to look out at one of New York's trendiest neighborhoods while enjoying their meal. Additional seating can be found in our cozy party room which provides patrons with a more personal dining experience or in our in extremely popular outdoor section that opens during the summer months.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "There were 5 of us - good selection of beer. The apps were delicious, everyone especially enjoyed the bruschetta with anchovies. We all were delighted with our entrees. Salmon, tuna, chicken, pasta - all were wonderful. Too stuffed for dessert! The restaurant is small. The kitchen is right there with the tables, so it got a little smokey at times. Very loud."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great little bar, service fantastic, Carbonara the best, setting feels like home. Cash only so be prepared and enjoy."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This was my second trip to this gem and I was able to confirm the the first time was not a fluke. Food is superb, ambiance is great and the service is spot on. Definitely on my radar for my next NYC trip, a must do..."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Amazing food! Definitely some of the best I've had in NYC! Charming, intimate setting in the East Village!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant with authentic Italian ambience and fully deserving of its rating. Nice location in the East Village in a fairly quiet street. Went with my family including 2 teenage daughters. All of us enjoyed the food and lots to choose from - Chicken salad and the lasagne were exceptional. Also very good wine list. We went for a budget Sangiovese at $30 and it was excellent. Would have been 5/5 except that when we went it was fairly quiet (5-30pm) and we were seated in a quiet corner which was dimly lit. Minor point and may have been as we had children? Overall really enjoyed the experience and wholly recommend it."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We got seated downstairs, took forever to get someone to even acknowledge us. Server barely checked in with us, forgot one drink for the table. I ordered a tuna MEDIUM, came back well done, pretty much burnt. Rest of the food was ok, wouldn't return."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This is just your standard, old-school Italian restaurant. It's good food, not too expensive, but nothing to write home about. You can just get a decent meal in the East Village without getting fancy. One thing to note is that it's cash only."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Everything went right. Typical small NY restaurant tables, very tight quarters but really adds to the ambiance. The house made pastas are highly recommended. Wine list is very good and very reasonable. Service was outstanding, did not miss a beat, as friendly as you wanted to be. The evening was topped off with the perfect panacotta. If you are looking for authentic Italian this place is an a salute must."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Really enjoyed this restaurant. Food was very good and there was a great energy about the place. We went with another couple and we all enjoyed our meal. Three of us had pasta dishes that were excellent and one of our group had a tuna special which was also good. Would go back again."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The staff were very friendly. My husband was a bit early, he chatted with the staff until we arrived. He was having a great time. The tables were a bit "tight". They gave us one really small table, since that they were not that busy we asked two put two tables together. Not sure they loved the idea, but went along with it. We did let them know we were in a time crunch. They served us the food quickly & got us out of there in time to make the play. We only ordered Pananis & appetizers. I would have loved to try the pastas, I was very tempted by the other tables. We did try the homemade, Sangrias. Wonderful! All the food we tried was delicious. I am going to try & go back when we have more time."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "via della pace was a very nice find in a fun neighborhood. service was great and the food was very good. it is a very small restaurant with tight seating. everyone was very friendly-servers and diners. one thing to know-they only accept cash. there is an atm machine inside. i would definitely go back."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We ate there on a Saturday night and it was great. The wine list was amazing. We were in and out in less than an hour and a half….but, by no means were they rushing us…they were just very efficient. It made for a great meal and then we were off to our Saturday evening activities on a comfortably-full stomach. We would highly recommend this place!!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The restaurant is Roman and makes you feel like you are tucked away inside Trastevere somewhere. The owner Giovanni is a sweetheart and typically can be found behind the bar. The bruschette are divine, insalate are fresh, and pasta: OMG! A must is the Lobster Ravioli -- so very delicious. The tiramisu is also not to be missed! You basically can't go wrong. Portions are perfect and the food is all fresh. Sit, relax, have some wine, and practice your italian. After having lived in Rome for 3 years, I keep coming back to this restaurant so I can pretend I'm still there and relive it all."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "For an Italian restaurant, there was nothing authentic about it. I've had better panino at local pizzerias. Seems like a tourist trap for Italians visiting NYC."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Staff were very good, particularly the really hot waiter!!!! The restaurant itself is gorgeous.. A really great atmosphere inside, it was a little quiet when I first arrived (6pm) but soon got busy, clearly a gem in the East Village. I ordered the trio of Brushetta which was incredible, seriously incredible!! I had a rear rib eye for main, and I am so pleased it didn't come with carbs, it was just the right amount, and so delicious, Wonderful. For puds I got a tirimasu with a candle in as it was my BIrthday. That again was delicious and by chance exactly what I wanted as my desert!! A lovely gesture from the venue I thought Definately one of the best meals I have ever had. I want to try the whole menu!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Delicious food at reasonable prices in East Village. Service was good & everyone enjoyed all that was ordered. Best tiramisu ever had...overall a great time...very important...CASH only...no Credit Cards!!!!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We found this place on Tripadvisor, it caught our attention because of it's high ratings and modest menu. It was perfect! We were a family of 5 visiting from out of town and we were very impressed. Located in the East Village, it feels like a local neighborhood restaurant. The place was packed, had a warm energetic atmosphere, but more importantly, the food was great and the service was too. I'm gluten free and generally avoid Italian restaurants, but there was plenty on the menu for me to enjoy. Highly recommended, give this place a try, you wont be disappointed!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "First time in NYC and we were looking for a an Italian armosphere. VDP offers a large set of courses of excellent quality. Service is very friendly and caring I recommend VDP very much"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Food was really good - 2 words, lobster ravioli. Service was good until the end of the meal when it got very crowded, and it was Saturday night. It is definitely my fault for not researching, but they only accept cash and will direct you to an ATM next door to manage it. So be prepared."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "After spending the day around Rockefeller Center, we took the subway down to the East Village for dinner. The restaurant is just two blocks away from the station. You'll pass the playhouse for STOMP during your short walk. The short subway ride was well worth the price to get away from midtown. Waitstaff was attentive and the food was enjoyed by everyone, each getting something different. Only one italian pilsner is on tap. Not bad. Right after dinner we sent emails to our families recommending Via Della Pace to everyone coming into the city for the holidays. Today, I posted the information on the office bulletin board."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "I was in NY with my family for the day and had no idea where to have dinner. The reviews for this restaurant were pretty good so I took a chance. We were not disappointed! We all had pasta dishes, 4 different dishes, and each one was as good as the next! Everything was fresh and some of the pastas were homemade. It's a small but intimate restaurant in a quiet neighborhood which we really liked. The staff was superb! When we walked in, everyone at the bar was speaking Italian. Being of Italian descent, I found this very charming and comforting. If you go to this restaurant, I guarantee you will love it!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "What a great find. We were looking by location for a place close to an off-broadway show we were attending. This restaurant has wonderful food, delicious wines and a staff that keeps smiling no matter what. It is cramped, but who cares when all else is so good."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "The food was great, fresh, hot and authentic. I loved the look and feel of the restaurant as well. The 'head staff' spoke Italian which was awesome. Only one complaint: it's extremely noisy. I even asked them to turn down the music at one point! Also, they only take cash so be prepared."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Made reservation in advance, took a cab 40 blocks to get there. When we arrived we were told the chef had not shown up for work. After a little discussion, we were told they could try to fix us something but we opted to eat elsewhere. All they had to do was call and we would have gone elsewhere."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Love the food here. Tried a little of everyone dish and everything was great. Gnocchi are fantastic and if you like pesto that is a great pick as well. Only complain would be that no substitutes are allowed."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Smashing little place, bags of atmosphere, welcoming and wonderful. Visited for post marathon dinner and could not be more pleased at special attention we (and other marathon competitors) received. Wholesome and simple food, well prepared was provided quickly and smilingly. We loved it."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Great experience at this restaurant. Food was awesome and the service was stellar. The environment set the tone for this place and was very authentic when comparing it to Italy. Would go back in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Nice restaurant with really good pasta. Service was fast and friendly"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "The food is fantastic..staff great and accommodating. It's a tight squeeze and loud but that's part of the charm!"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Great place. High quality food at very reasonable prices. Fun atmosphere and friendly staff."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Family owned rest. The staff was very courteous and the food was delicious!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Had a lovely meal at Via Della Pace. I ordered the Lobster Ravioli with Pink Sauce - it was very good. My companions had Panini and Spaghetti and both were very tasty. Service was pretty good, but only one wait staff for the entire restaurant."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Whilst the food and service were fair, the basement area smelled of damp, and provided a poor dining experience compared to upstairs"
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Great, no- nonsense Italian. Fast service - particularly good when with kids after show. Good food, service & ambience. A short walk across from Orpheum Theatre so what could be better. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place, although make sure you get a table upstairs in the main throng of activity."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Food, service and ambience great. A little on the squished in side but only added to the buzz of the place."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "We were with a large group and the place was packed. Food was amazing but service was horrible.Food and drinks took more than an hour. Staff was apologetic It was the kitchens fault. We will return."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Very friendly staff. Food was ok, a bit salty. Can't beat the location if you are a tourist and going to STOMP."
    Dined on 10/11/2013