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Cacio e Pepe Downtown

4.6
4.6
1190 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian

Consistently excellent, this East Village gem is known for innovation and excellence in Roman cuisine. While Chef Salvatore Corea creates a seasonal menu, partners Alessandro Peluso and Giusto Priola note that Cacio e Pepe remains faithful to its signature namesake dish: home-made pasta brought to your table and spun in a wheel of pecorino cheese, then dusted with a flourish of pepper. Voted a ‘Critic’s Pick’ by New York Magazine, Cacio e Pepe is celebrated by reviewers as a classic Italian restaurant with a sense of style: A 50-seat garden is set behind the main dining room, there is al-fresco dining out front, and waiters with superior wine knowledge help you select the perfect beverage accompaniment to your meal. The mystery remains whether it is the garden, the cuisine, or the service which lifts Cacio e Pepe above and beyond its peers on the NYC restaurant scene. The answer, however, may best be expressed in French: It has that je ne se qua.

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Booked 27 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5-11 pm
    Friday- Saturday 5-12 pm
    Sunday 5-10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 505-5931

  • Payment options

    AMEX

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Salvatore Corea

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Cross street

    Between 11th and 12th Streets

  • Public transit

    L train to 3rd Avenue and 6 train to Astor Place.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

Appetizers

  • Tagliere di Salumi e Formaggi

    Selection of cured meats and cheese. Prosciutto, Parmigiano, Soppressata, Pecorino Tartufato, Finocchiona, Pecorino Ubriaco, Capocollo, Taleggio, Mortadella, Provolone, 'Nduja, Pecorino Primosale

    • 3 For$30.00
    • 6 For$50.00
  • Timballo di Melanzane alla Parmigiana$15.00

    Eggplant parmesan timballo

    • Polpettine di Carne al Sugo di Pomodoro e Basilico$16.00

      Meatballs in tomato & basil sauce

      • Burrata, Prosciutto, Tartare di Pomodori e Gelatina di Peperoncino$23.00

        Burrata, prosciutto, tomato tartar, spicy pepper gelatin

        • Vellutata di Funghi, Pancetta Croccante e Crostini al Rosmarino$18.00

          Mushroom veloute', crispy pancetta, rosemary croutons

          • Insalata di Polpo Arrostito e Focaccia con Scarola, Pinoli e Uvetta$23.00

            Roasted octupus salad, focaccia with escarole, pinenuts & raisins

            • Impepata di Cozze con Crostone all'Aglio$18.00

              Steamed peppered mussels with garlic bruschetta

              • Porchetta con Fichi, Rucola e Provolone$18.00

                Roasted sliced suckling pig with figs, arugula & provolone cheese

                • Insalata di Cesare$13.00

                  Caesar Salad

                  • Insalata di Rucola, Pere e Pecorino$13.00

                    Arugula salad with pears and pecorino cheese

                    • Insalata Mista con Mirtilli Rossi, Nocciole Caramellate e Gorgonzola$13.00

                      Mixed greens with cranberries, caramelized hazelnut & gorgonzola cheese

                      Primi - First Courses

                      • Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe$23.00

                        Homemade tonnarelli tossed in pecorino cheese & whole black peppercorns

                        • Bucatini all' Amatriciana$24.00

                          Bucatini with tomato, guanciale & pecorino

                          • Lasagna alla Bolognese$24.00

                            Bolognese lasagna

                            • Gnocchetti al Telefono$22.00

                              Homemade gnocchi with tomato & mozzarella

                              • Fettuccine ai Funghi Porcini con Guazzetto di Pomodori Gialli$25.00

                                Fettuccine with porcine mushrooms in yellow tomato broth

                                • Paccheri alla Carbonara$24.00

                                  Jumbo rigatoni in carbonara sauce

                                  • Maltagliati con Cozze e Fagioli$23.00

                                    Maltagliati with mussels & canellini beans

                                    • Orecchiette con Cime di Rape e Salsiccia$23.00

                                      Orecchiette with broccoli & clams

                                      Secondi - Entrées

                                      • Salmone, Guazzetto di Pomodori Gialli e Crema all'Aglio Nero$30.00

                                        Salmon over yellow tomato broth & black garlic cream

                                        • Baccala' Arrostito con Cime di Rape e Patate In Guazzetto di Provola Affumicata$32.00

                                          Roasted cod with broccoli rabe & potatoes in a smoked provola broth

                                          • Coda alla Vaccinara con Polenta Morbida$30.00

                                            Roman-style oxtail with creamy polenta

                                            • Saltimbocca di Vitello alla Romana con Patate e Spinaci$34.00

                                              Veal saltimbocca with roasted potatoes & spinach

                                              • Bocconcini di Pollo alla Cacciatora con Pure' di Patate$28.00

                                                Cacciatora-style chicken tenders with a potato puree'

                                                Last updated: September 25, 2021

                                                What 1,190 people are saying

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                                                4.6
                                                4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                • 4.6Food
                                                • 4.6Service
                                                • 4.4Ambience
                                                • 4.5Value

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                                                  Amazing service wonderful good!

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                                                  Staff was wonderful and food was excellent!

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                                                  JohnE

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                                                  11 reviews

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                                                11. JJ

                                                  JJ1660

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                                                  53 reviews

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                                                  Dined on July 31, 2021

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                                                  Perhaps the only restuarant serving authentic caccio e pepe in New York

                                                12. g

                                                  gjghdgjk

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                                                  2.0

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                                                  Dined on July 24, 2021

                                                  overall2food1service2ambience5

                                                  Service was okay. It was very busy so the waitress only came us to take the order, give us the food. Food was good. We had to call the waitress by twice to get the check cuz she kept forgetting about us. When we wanted to pay after finishing we were told that they only accept Amex or cash so fast I didn't even understand what she said. When I asked her again, she just snarked at us if we had neither there was an ATM in the back. But the ATM did not even work. I wish I was made aware so my friend did not have to run to the bank's atm to pay for a service that was terrible.

                                                13. R

                                                  Rocky

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                                                  Dined on July 24, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  One of my favorite restaurants. Had the lasagna for the first time-delicious. Friendly and efficient service.

                                                14. SS

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                                                  Dined on July 21, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We had a great meal! The staff was friendly and helpful and the food was delicious!

                                                15. OT

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                                                16. OT

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                                                17. L

                                                  Linalee1410

                                                  New York Area

                                                  7 reviews

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                                                  Dined on July 11, 2021

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                                                  Loved it. Loved it. Loved it

                                                18. KK

                                                  KathleenK

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                                                  Excellent food, outdoor seating, quiet surroundings. Perfect.

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                                                  NormaO

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                                                  3.0

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                                                  Dined on July 7, 2021

                                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                  I made the reservation and specified we were celebrating a birthday and anniversary. Why ask if it’s not going to be acknowledged? It would have been great to be greeted with it. This might just be the norm with dining in NY. Don’t get me wrong I did like our waiter and waitress. Food was good.

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                                                  Dined on July 5, 2021

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                                                  Always a great time. Veronica was especially helpful as our server. Seating in the back garden was outstanding.

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                                                  Overall good experience. Service definitely could've been better.

                                                23. KH

                                                  KarenH

                                                  Chicago

                                                  22 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

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                                                  Dined on June 24, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Absolutely wonderful! From the attentive service to the SPECTACULAR Cacio e Pepe pasta. We’ve been to Rome and have had numerous Cacio e Pepe, and this place served the best by far. From presentation to deliciousness, I highly recommend this pasta. We also had the carbonara and it was very delicious, but the Cacio e Pepe was definitely the star!

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                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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                                                  It was a dream.

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                                                  Dined on June 11, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Amazing food and a great staff! The drinks were fantastic as well! My friend recently got engaged and they brought over Prosecco to celebrate! Highly Recommend it felt like we were back in Italy!

                                                28. CS

                                                  CherylS

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                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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                                                  New York Area

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                                                  43 reviews

                                                  Dined on June 10, 2021

                                                  overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                  Garden in the back is delightful and the service is superb. The menu is a little on the heavy side. Maybe it's a year of pandemic cooking, but heavy sauces don't appeal to me as much as they used to - or maybe it's just the hot NY summer. Anyway, this is a great place and I'm so glad they have survived.

                                                30. CA

                                                  ClaudiaA

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  22 reviews

                                                  5.0

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                                                  Dined on June 10, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Delicious tonnarelli!!

                                                31. JR

                                                  JoelR

                                                  New York Area

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

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                                                  Dined on June 6, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  Food was delicious. And service/customer service was class act.

                                                32. MT

                                                  MichaelT

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

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                                                  Dined on June 4, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The food was amazing and our server was great. This was our second time there

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                                                  OpenTable Diner

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                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

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                                                  Dined on May 31, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We had a great time! The service was exceptional and all the dishes were SO good! We will be back.

                                                34. GS

                                                  GarySpino

                                                  New York Area

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 29, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  This was our first dining out/inside post Covid meal and it was wonderful. The staff was incredibly warm and welcoming, the setting familiar and the food delicious. It felt like I was at home with my Italian grandmother’s cooking. I highly recommend visiting this restaurant!

                                                35. AV

                                                  AndyV

                                                  Orange County

                                                  16 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  16 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 24, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Fantastic food and service.

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                                                  Tuno

                                                  New York Area

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 16, 2021

                                                  overall3food4service3ambience5

                                                  They are not accepting any credit card other than American Express.

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                                                  SmithaS

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 16, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  great food and excellent service. will definitely go back again

                                                38. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  New York Area

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 14, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  They have a backyard garden that's absolutely lovely. Great service. I thought the portions of Cacio e pepe were a little small at first, but when you're eating that much cheese you definitely get full!

                                                39. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  1.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 12, 2021

                                                  overall1food3service1ambience2

                                                  The waiter was super rude

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                                                  NicholasG

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 9, 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  it’s a must. service fantastic. food just as amazing. great vibes.

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                                                Cacio e Pepe Downtown is rated 4.6 stars by 1190 OpenTable diners

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                                                Booked 27 times today
                                                Google Map for Cacio e Pepe Downtown

                                                182 2nd Avenue New York, NY 10003

                                                • Cross street

                                                  Between 11th and 12th Streets

                                                • Neighborhood

                                                  East Village

                                                • Hours of operation

                                                  Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5-11 pm
                                                  Friday- Saturday 5-12 pm
                                                  Sunday 5-10:30 pm

                                                • Cuisines

                                                  Contemporary Italian

                                                • Dining style

                                                  Casual Dining

                                                • Dress code

                                                  Casual Dress

                                                • Public transit

                                                  L train to 3rd Avenue and 6 train to Astor Place.

                                                • Payment options

                                                  AMEX

                                                • Executive chef

                                                  Salvatore Corea

                                                • Additional

                                                  Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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