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About Permanently Closed - Acappella Northern Italian Cuisine

This restaurant is permanently closed. Acappella is currently relocating. If you enjoy this restaurant, go check out Acappella West in Edgewater, NJ.

Sergio Acappella's Northern Italian Cuisine is traditional and created to perfection. Acappella has a classic and fun atmosphere. You and your guest can enjoy signature drinks at their popular mahogany wooden bar. The elegant dining room features tablecloth settings, 16 ft. high ceilings, exposed brick wall, tapestry and their famous over sized portrait of the Duke of Urbino. This is a great place for just a night on the town or a business lunch or dinner.

1 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Acappella is currently relocating. If you enjoy this restaurant, go check out our friends at Acappella West in Edgewater, NJ

Cross Street:
Corner of Hudson and Chamber St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 240-0163

Website:
http://www.acappella-restaurant.com/

Parking Details:
If traveling by car, drop off and pick up is on HUDSON AND CHAMBER ST. IN FRONT OF ACAPPELLA.
There is street parking and a parking lot available on 121 Reade St. Between Hudson and Greenwich St.

Public Transit:
The Red Line, 1, 2 or 3, get off on Chamber St. Or any subway that stops on Chamber St.

Executive Chef:
Sergio Acappella

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Book your Valentines Day Dinner today.

Acappella Northern Italian Cuisine - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Restaurant closed and was unable to contact restaurant to cancel reservation. Open Table would not allow me to re-book

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

No review to post. Restaurant called at approximately 2 PM to let us know a water pipe was broken and reservation needed to be canceled. Our concierge was able to get us a reservation at Scallini Fidilie and our meal was outstanding.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

This place is very good, once you walk in you feel like you're in an Italian ambiance. The food is incredible and the service is on point, these guys are professionals.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Now my number one. The food is amazing, the service is astounding and the place just rocks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

This is my favorite place in NYC. The crew is fantastic, and the food is delicious. I have been eating here for years and I cannot express enough how much I love this place. They make me feel like family and will do anything to ensure you have good time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Truly Amazing... Great Food, Great Service
Authentic Italiano
Only issue was a noisy Bday party

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2017

The best Italian restaurant in Manhattan. It's ridiculous how good it is.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Overall, the food, service and wine list are all top notch. The ambiance of the restaurant is also very nice. After several visits, very consistent and highly recommended

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Outstanding from the moment I walked in to the moment I walked out. Impeccable service, authentic Italian flavor and beautiful ambiance and presentation.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We were celebrating my wife's birthday. The service was outstanding from the moment we walked in the door. Very knowledgeable staff seated us and was attentive throughout our meal. The food was outstanding. My wife had the squid ink pasta and I enjoyed a fabulous veal chop. The homemade tiramisu was also wonderful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

A wonderful dining experience as always. It begins with the appetizers that are brought around before you even look at the menu.
My dish that evening was a delicious portobello mushroom and then a three pasta dish.
Each homemade pasta has a different sauce- with truffles, pesto, mushroom, or tomato.
At the end of the meal you are always served one of their homemade grappas.
This service is always impeccable. A very special New York restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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food4
ambience5
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value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 23, 2017

We were at the restaurant for a return visit. Our first dining experience was wonderful, and we were not disappointed the second time around. The occasion was a romantic get-away for an special NYC visit. We enjoyed the ambience and creative, excellent cuisine. Acapella is on our itinerary for our next NYC cultural excursion.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Phenomenal experience. It's pretty cool how you feel transported almost to Italy 🇮🇹 itself once you walk in. They treat you tremendously and you won't regret going.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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food5
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 17, 2017

We brought our 1.5 year old and the servers and manager/owner were all extremely accommodating and friendly to us and our child. They went above and beyond to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Food is fantastic. Would highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic
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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Acapella is always a fun place to go. Great Italian food and nice ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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food5
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service4
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The restaurant was lively and fun. The staff was attentive. Food was amazing! Great wine choices.

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I have been a BIG fan going here for 15 years. Service was slipping in recent visits, but decided to give it one more chance and all I can say is the service and food were a HUGE disappointment.
My food was not cooked as I asked and felt as if all they want is for you to eat quick and pay the bill so they can get the table ready for next diners. The servers bark out orders to the busboys who are running around like crazy. It is all one big rush!
Sorry to say this last visit was just that ... our LAST visit.
Time for someone in a management role to take notice of what is sure to become a mass exodus of patrons.

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food1
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service1
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

My husband and I felt like we were dining in one of Italy's fine restaurants. The food, service and ambiance was incredible!!! We had an amazing evening!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 11, 2017

This is an amazing place to eat in NYC. Drink the grappa... It's best thing you'll taste in the city.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Returned for visit after several years. Must return more frequently. Everything was terrific and got to park just acroo the street.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Love this place! Friendly service. Feels like family! Food is delicious!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Excellent food, service and impressive decor. Very expensive but worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2017

We were rushed through our meal . Told that we could not have the table we requested because they were saving it for someone else who never appeared the entire time we were there. The floor manager was rude. Our food which was wonderful on our last 3 visits came out warm not hot and tasted just okay.
I have recommended this restaurant to many friends and clients. I am very disappointed.

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food3
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2017

This place is charming. I saw some comments from unhappy visitors in reviews, and perhaps by daylight it has less charm, but it is a wonderful experience. All of the all male staff have heavy accents and are dressed formally. The owner greets you at the door. The lighting is very subdued and the table settings elegant, but the place is not stuffy. The pasta was extraordinary, the veal chop huge and perfectly cooked (but please lose the sauteed peppers that top it and overwhelm the flavor). The waiter had excellent and very honest wine recommendations. You may find the staff initially offputting, but it is all part of the design. Banter with them and they'll have you laughing. And then they'll cap the night with an impressive presentation of complimentary house made grappa. No wonder the Soprano's liked it!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 20, 2017

The baked clams were real good.Good pasta ..good veal chops . Service couldn't be better.
Recommend.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Casual
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food5
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service4
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 16, 2017

The most AWESOME Italian restaurant in the city! Great bartender, incredible service, nice ambience where you can actually have a conversation over dinner. And the food makes the rest look ordinary, which is hard to do. Don't miss the veal chop, amazing!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Fantastic from
Beginning to end.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

What an amazing New Years Eve Dinner. From the moment we were greeted at the door until we left, we were treated so well. The food was amazing and we could not have asked for a better way to finish off 2016. Thanks so much for a wonderful night.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Everything was fantastic as usually. We have an awesome meal in an elegant restaurant.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Highly recommend this restaurant! I am an Italian food snob - having lived in Italy and going back there every year to refine my taste buds. From the warm reception at the front door to the exceptionally high quality of food, the restaurant and staff make sure you feel special and that every dime spent goes towards innovative and authentic Italian comfort food. This restaurant ranked up there for us with Babbo and Valbella

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Apart from the room being a little on the warm side, everything about our evening at Acapella was extremely enjoyable. The service was impeccable and the food was extremely good.

I try to get to Acapella several times a year, and I usually succeed in my attempts. I'm never disappointed.

Be warned: the tab at the end of your visit id typically well over the norm. But if you've got the money to spend.... go for it!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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service4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Superb meal and service. Would recommend to all.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2016

I love this place and everything about it. The food, service, and warm atmosphere all make it an outstanding experience.

The complimentary grappa at the end is a nice touch!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2016

This is a special restaurant, be prepared for a restaurant that has superb service. We didn't feel rushed at all. The service is respectful and you're made to feel special upon the moment you enter. The complimentary appetizers are wonderful as was the spedina ala romana, we adored the veal Marsala and linguine with clam sauce. The homemade raisin cognac was wonderful as was the tiramisu, the wine list is well priced and a wide range of choices. I'd definitely go back!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Love it Saturday Night . Been many times in the past years . Can Not wait to return. Great, Good, fabulous. Glad I remembered this GEM.!

Tags: Cozy, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Authentic
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2016

We had a 9:30 pm reservation on a Saturday night. The space was decorated for Christmas and it was lovely- festive but dignified. The service is very old school in a good way, and the food was too. We will return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2016

As always, the food and service were fantastic! We always look forward to visiting, whether with the entire family or just on our own.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2016

The overall experience was very good. It was my 5th wedding anniversary. I had made reservations for 8 and requested flowers for my wife as a surprise on the table. We arrived about 30 minutes early due to and early driver and light traffic. We had some excellent drinks at the bar while we waited. There was a lot of energy in the restaurant and the decor was beautiful. We were not seated till about 8:30 but the restaurant was very busy on a Saturday night. The food was delicious and the service was a little slow but very good. The staff was very professional and accommodating. The bouquet of flowers was beautiful and my wife loved them. We had a fantastic evening celebrating. I would definitely come back and highly recommend it.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2016

Old school style. Always a good experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2016

The restaurant looks more chic and fun on the outside than it actually is. Heavy drapes and staid decor seem not to have been updated in decades. Ditto for the staff attitudes: waiters are correct and responsive but not friendly. At $250 for a dinner for two, with a single cocktail, one glass of
wine, and a shared dessert, the experience was distinctly disappointing. On the positive side, our dishes were well prepared and flavorful. A first course of baked clams was ample and excellent, as were main courses of salmon over fennel and grilled bronzini. On the down side, the wine list is impressive but only the most pedestrian wines are available by the glass and our waiter showed no interest in making suggestions appropriate to the dishes we'd ordered. I would not recommend this restaurant for anything but a traditional business occasion on a corporate tab.

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