Zampa
Zampa

Zampa

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://zampanyc.com/
  • Phone: 2122060601
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Alessandro Prosperi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please inquire for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private events are available for 30-45 guests for sit down dinner, buffet, or cocktail events.
  • Private Party Contact: Anthony 2122060601

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 8th Avenue and Hudson Street
  • Public Transit: A, C, E & L trains to 8th Avenue-14th Street and 1, 2 & 3 trains to 14th Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Zampa
Italian small plates, entrees and eclectic wines, Zampa offers the diner a unique combination of local and imported ingredients and preparation in a modernist setting. We are dedicated to providing high quality, contemporary, and clever cooking with a focus on value. Our efficient and knowledgeable staff will guide you through our menu and wine-list to provide a memorable experience.
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Zampa reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (9)notable wine list (7)romantic (5)fit for foodies (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)special occasion (1)good for groups (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Limited menu but well-prepared
    SpangleNYCVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    You had better like pork, since there are only limited dishes beyond this other than vegetarian. My salmon, prepared with lentils, was delicious, and the tomatoes were excellent. Service is attentive and enthusiastic. Relaxed, informal atmosphere - a casual neighborhood place.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • silkcityVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    brought to this spot via Blackboard Eats..somewhat hard to find, but more than worth the effort. Limited menu, but well prepared plates and some great wine selections. Advice, take the trip, its worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine, wine, and more wine
    lawroo79VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Italian focused wine bar. I would stick with the basics: meats, cheeses, bruschetta. Did not love the fava bean/broccoli rabe special. Decided to opt against dinner, and just did a few apps, and glass of wine. May be back, but only for a class of wine before heading to more food focused restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What A Nice Surprise!!
    RubyVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We were looking for a spot close to Hudson Park and Pier 40 to have wine and a bite before the Smooth Jazz Cruise. I am so glad that we found your restaurant and we will all return. Loved the paninis and my husband loved the lasagna bolognese.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visit
    BKDiner
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Went there on the recommendation of my date for the evening. Space was cozy and the lighting was nice. Not the busiest of evenings but weren't cramped at our table. I could see and hear her, so the atmosphere was greatly appreciated. The service was friendly and helpful. Definitely knew their wines. Despite ordering wine and several appetizers to snack on we were not made to feel rushed or pressured to order entrees. Loved ciro they recommended as well as the burrata and the crostini. Overall it was a really enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A staple!
    MeatsCheeses4Me
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This is one of the few restaurants I have come back to time and time again when I'm looking for an unpretentious, no fuss, killer dinner and wine night. Perfect spot to spilt everything, drink a few bottles of wine and never get rushed out. I alway order the specials because they are superb and I'm never disappointed. This past time the burrata was spectacular. Save room for dessert if you love delicious things. If you don't like delicious things, don't come here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Make sure you get your OT points!
    Souperc99VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The eggs Benedict was cooked to perfection. My Canadian Bacon looked a lot like boiled ham but it tasted great all the same. Service was attentive. This is the first restaurant that hasn't awarded me my open table credit for the dine so they get a good instead of a VG.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 149 reviews are from the Zampa reviews archive.
  • good food, a little loud
    nopeVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    love Zampa. a great neighborhood spot and a default if we're looking for a nice, comfortable place in the Chelsea/Village neighborhood. The food is always very good. For some reason they had the music up way too loud on Friday - so we had to shout to hear one another. Otherwise perfect.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I cook better food
    vdaydin
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was an absolute disgrace. The lasanga looked like it came out of a microwave, the pork loin was so dry and tasteless, the brocolli rabe was hard and had no flavor...it was an overall fail. I would reccommend that you don't waste your time or money!! An overall terrible experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    EmmyHVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    We had an outstanding meal the other night. And it was very reasonably priced. We ordered a bottle of a wine they had on special not knowing the price. An excellent bottle and only $46. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    For the price the staff should be more knowledgeable! Had a great time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently excellent
    katedVIP
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    Although the menu is somewhat small, everything on it is excellent. They always have specials which are usually terrific too. You can eat at the bar if the restaurant doesnt have a table and still feel like youre part of the overall ambiance. Waitstaff and bartenders are great, friendly, and know exactly what they're doing! I hope this place sticks around for a long time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Ambiance but Mediocre Food
    nycfoodie
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    I was excited to check out Zampa because of its great reviews and because of my love for tapas-style fare. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed by the options offered as well as the quality of the dishes. The crostinis were nothing special and the bread used for them was very hard and difficult to chew. The other small plates were nothing extraordinary and continuously lacked ingredients that would make it better than bland. In addition, the pricing for both the food and wine is quite pricey so it was disappointing to have spent quite a bit for wine and tapas and be unimpressed in the end. The best part of the experience would probably be the ambiance but that can easily be found at the many other restaurants around the area.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food!
    table10
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    A really great dining experience. The food is not fussy and very delicious. The wine list is edited to perfection and my dinner as always was perfect!! The Kale salad was exactly the right combination of tastes and one of the best I have had! Loved the home-made mushroom lasagne, a must for the fall!! There are always specials in addition to the menu and it is always a big decision!!! There are so many interesting options and you can't go wrong!!! The staff is really nice and I have never had attitude and the atmosphere is cozy and fun!! It proves you can go out in NYC for a great eve and not spend a fortune!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meats and Cheeses
    foodbroad
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Zampa is a gem. Great variety of cured meats and cheeses, inciting nightly specials and decadent desserts. My friends and I were talked into the fig tart for dessert. Best decision I made all week. It was to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not memorable
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    For a wine bar,(?) only the cheaper bottles are offered by the glass. The good Barolo,etc.- you need to buy the whole bottle. Really not a return to kinda place. Rather pricey.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, loved our waitress
    JRod
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    My husband and I went to Zampa for our wedding anniversary. We loved our waitress, she was extremely helpful in reccomending the right wine to pair with our meals. Our apps were great, we ordered mussels ( favorite part of the meal) and burrata with procuito. Our entrees were delicious. We both got lasagna, vegetarian and a meat bolognese. My only critique about the meal was the dessert. We were disappointed that our tart was dry and lacked flavor. We would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    I've been to zampa several times and it was great! I used a gilt city voucher which came with a pitcher of your choice of drink however it was more like a half of a carafe so that was the only disappointing part otherwise it was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for dinner, not for brunch.
    jenivirgoVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    I came in for Sunday brunch and was very underwhelmed. Not only was the waitress unhelpful when I had an issue with my order, but the manager didn't even bother to step-in when he saw that she clearly served me inedible food. Some sort of disaster in the kitchen caused the cook to pour white wine all over my baked eggs in an effort to save them. If I wanted a boozy brunch, I would have ordered a mimosa...or three. They finally offerred to remake the dish without the goblet of wine. The 2nd version was fine. Don't get me wrong, this place is a fabulous dinner spot, but during the slow NYC summer, even their working employees seem to be on vacation.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant brunch
    JennlVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    Had a deal for this spot for brunch and drinks. Very much enjoyed the food and beverages. The service was slow and a little confused, but the people were pleasant. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for brunch
    SamUKSaysVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    I took the parents to Zampa for brunch on Father's day. It was nice enough, good ambiance, good food (although my poached eggs were a little over cooked), good service and a very reasonable fixed prix offer. There was nothing to make it stand out though. @SamUKSays
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  • Easy and Delightful
    SimpleDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    Perfect decor: warm, modern, serene, interesting. Service: friendly and unpretentious. Maybe not perfect service protocol but spirited and charming and helpful (which matters more to me.) Menu: Extensive tapas and appes; 3-5 interesting entree choices. Interesting italian influenced full of accessible flavors one actually WANTS to eat. Food: Superbly good. Well prepared, beautifully presented. The chef has eaten the foods he serves. No logistical challenges. Portions are ample. Easy to make a great meal of tapas options. Wine: Very italian wine list. I always try to have a wine I don't know at Zampa. They will let you taste before they serve, by-the-glass options. I've had better luck with reds than whites at Zampa. I LOVE ZAMPA
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a lovely place for a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Such a lovely place for a Saturday brunch. Beautiful light streaming into Zampa's wonderfully designed space, and a wide range of choices on the menu. Quiet for a Saturday in the Meatpacking District, which is never a bad thing! Will absolutely return for brunch again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Delicious...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Love this spot! I have celebrated many special occasions here. The owner Anthony is a gem! The food is always delicious and they have the most amazing tasting tomatoes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    nonie
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Our waitress was very indifference towards us. We never received our bread basket. It was not the worst, but it's not great either. Not coming back & not recommending it to friends.
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  • A lovely surprise.The restaurant
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2013
    A lovely surprise.The restaurant was pretty full (for a Monday night) so we expected it to be noisy but it wasn't. The food was excellent, service also excellent. We will certainly go back there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bar for twenty-somethings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    We used to love Zampa (crazy about the lasagne, for instance), then it became a bar scene and the noise kept us away, then, once, we were there late on a weeknight and it was deliciously peaceful. So we returned this time on a Friday night, and it was simply intolerable. Very crowded, food produced and served carelessly, and deafeningly noisy. On these occasions, it is not a restaurant, it's a bar for twenty-somethings. If that's what you'd like, by all means go there.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food was great, felt a little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    food was great, felt a little rushed through. I meet up with my party early at the bar so we could have a glass of wine and relax before sitting and I felt pushed to sit at the table (we arrived at 7 for a 7:45 reservation). Then when we where done with dinner felt pushed off the table. We spent a nice amount of money and thought it disrespectful. The food and wine were great, though. WOuld go back - maybe on a quiet night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible Service and Mediocre Food
    nycdinerVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    The entire staff at the restaurant acted as if they were doing us a favor by serving us. The food was fine - nothing special - and we would have had an enjoyable evening had someone even smiled at us while they were taking our order or delivering our food. They carried in an extra table and set up right next to ours, forcing us to squeeze past other diners to get out of our corner table. For what we paid there are 100s of other restaurants I'll patronize next time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place is absolutely amazing!!!
    Jenny22
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    This place is absolutely amazing!!! Service was fabulous and our server had wonderful suggestions, just great vibe and food all around!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First visit, I ate at the
    EC83VIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    First visit, I ate at the bar on a Saturday afternoon and the bartender server was awesome ! I will be going back !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our neighborhood faves
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    One of our neighborhood faves for a casual good bite, food and service never disappoint! A nice selection of small plates and larger entree sized specials, too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good experience for lunch Great
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 1/21/2013
    Good experience for lunch Great wine list Food was fine and nothing special; price point is a little high for what you get
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, very good service
    RobboVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    Great food. Nice service. Quiet. Nice simple decor. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Zampa is a place where you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Zampa is a place where you immediately feel well, in a cousy atmophere. The menu is such that it allows you to combine in accordance with your mood of the day. the choice of wines is excellent and prices reasonable. Service is very attentive and friendly. The only draw back is the level of noise. We will certainly go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had reluctantly given up
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 1/6/2013
    We had reluctantly given up on Zampa because of the noise level. This time--9PM on a Sunday night--it was very quiet, indeed almost deserted. Not sure whether this is typical of the place these days. It would be a shame if it's no longer popular, since the food is superb. If you're looking for a perfectly done and quite unpretentious authentic Italian eatery, you can hardly do better. We'll certainly be back there, and see whether it gets very crowded and therefore noisy again. But we'll certainly return for the caponata, the lasagna, the crostini, etc., etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very reasonably priced bistro.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    A very reasonably priced bistro. Had it not been for the salad, I would have given it a higher rating. In fact, had my companion written this review, she would have given an excellent for the food. I tasted her striped bass, outstanding. Ambience is a bit Spartan, but I didn't go for atmosphere. I'd like to try this bistro again, perhaps in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Attentive service
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    Great little place; crowded neighborhood place; however, the service was incredibly attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love zampa! I have been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2012
    I love zampa! I have been there several times and will be back. Always delicious and fit for foodies and my Italian friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Never anything wrong at the
    AnniefreeVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Never anything wrong at the place. service food all great!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate