Favorite go-to neighborhood Italian. Great service from waiter Sammy. Perfect pizza from wood fired oven. Plus everything else is tasty and great value.
We always love dining at Acqua. Looks like they may have changed hands or hired a new chef, but everything was still very high quality -- our friends at Paleo-friendly, my husband had calamari and orechiette with broccoli rabe and sausage and I had my usual fried artichokes and quattro stagione pizza. Yum!
Overrated and overcrowded . Almost impossible to hear over the crowds with children. Extremely gross restroom.
Food was decent but indifferent service and restaurant was so cold I had to eat in my coat.
Very friendly atmosphere. Feels like a place that everyone knows you try name. Good food, reasonable prices.
Very casual and the food is pretty reliable. The pizza is always good. The acoustics are just so so cause even with not that many people it can get pretty noisy and makes it hard to hear what your dinner companion is saying
We are not often in this neighborhood. But we had tickets to Symphony Space. This restaurant was excellent for pre-show dinner. The food is fresh; there is a wide selection; decent wines and wood-burning oven pizza. Prices were good. I would go again when I am in the area.
Consistently good food and service. Great value. Fabulous waiter. We recommend this restaurant highly.
Good food. Good Service.
We ate at Acqua before a performance at Symphony Space and it was perfect for that. The food is good and a nice selection of wines. Service was a little spotty...it looked like the waiter was very overworked and he did a good job whenever we were able to get his attention. It was also very noisy with bad acoustics so difficult to hear what others in our party were saying. It's not a restaurant I would go out of my way for but it's a very nice neighborhood place and perfect for a good meal before a performance at Symphony Space.
Delicious authentic Italian food and friendly attentive service. I had the amazing lasagna - it was to die for! My friend had linguine with clams which she said was very good. Fresh bread and tasty olive oil. We each had a glass of wine. Finished the meal off with the tiramisu - super light and fresh! If you are on the upper west side, you have to eat here. Will be back very soon!
Acqua was the perfect place for a leisurely lunch with a friend. We were able to have a long conversation without having to raise our voices and without feeling rushed. The service was outstanding: knowledgeable, friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The menu offers a nice variety of dishes. The food was very good. Overall a very positive experience. I'll be coming back.
We ended up not eating here. It is a bad sign when the wine list does not include the name of the vineyard. Just the region. No service after we were seated. Food looked like it would be airport quality.
Not good if you are even 20% foodie
When Acqua first opened, I was a neighborhood regular--that is, until the quality of the food took a downward turn. Had not been for quite a few years, but my dining companions chose the restaurant...alas, it was worse than I remembered. The staff was welcoming & attentive; too bad they didn't have better cuisine to set before us. My friends seemed content with their salad and pizza (looked "standard issue" to me); my salmon was impossibly fishy and fatty, served with a few soggy pieces of zucchini and four chunks of tired, pasty roasted potatoes. I took a few bites of the salmon and, not wanting to embarrass my friends, I had the rest "to go." On my way home, I dropped the whole thing in the garbage around the corner. Never more, never more.
We love going to this restaurant. We find it consistently good and fresh.
Authentic Italian food!!!!