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Epistrophy

4.5
4.5
151 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Located in the heart of one of the prettiest areas of NYC on Mott Street in Nolita, this Italian restaurant has been serving excellent house-made pasta and food from the heart for over 10 years. It is a local and traveler's favorite in one, with a warm interior, outside sidewalk seating and a newly updated bar for 2016.

The menu offers a carefully designed range of healthy Italian breakfast and lunch options, but where this restaurant shines is in its dinner, with fresh pasta, incredible flavors and a great cocktail and an Italian wine list. The food is a serious affair here in the casual, approachable darling little restaurant on Mott Street. Great for dates, business lunch, or a late night cocktail and snack.

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4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Breakfast was healthy and was served fast .

  2. DS

    DjinnS

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service, great food. Def a must for every visit to NYC.

  3. Y

    Yelena

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and great wine in a cozy Italian restaurant.

  4. A

    Amcd973

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    overall1food5service1ambience4

    The food was great. Unfortunately the service was one of the worst experiences I have ever had. Extremely inattentive and rude to our table. Took 5 times to ask for drinks. Didn’t even clear our dirty plates before giving us our entrees. Half of the appetizer we ordered never came. I will definitely never be returning.

  5. JS

    JohnS

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Excellent meal with family. Good food, good vibe. Recommend.

  6. O

    Otonose

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Decent food.

  7. BD

    BiljanaD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I went to this restaurant on a Saturday night at 7 PM and it was not crowded. I made the reaervation only 2 days before which was great for NYC standards. I would describe the environment as “shabby chic”. The service and food was amazing, as was the wine list. Only downside is that they have one bathroom so restroom time is a bit of a wait.

  8. LS

    LeonardS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect choice for our anniversary dinner! Food and service were amazing!

  9. SB

    SoniaBF

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We absolutely loved this place and it will become a staple in our go-to restaurants for the future. Magnificent pasta served up in a chic, bohemian setting. Felt so relaxed and welcoming.

  10. L

    Liam

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Nice place overall. We were a group of 4 for lunch . the setting itself is pretty but the portions are very small for the price . most of the food was good and Would probably sit here again but just for coffee or a small bite.

  11. SB

    SanneB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The food was wonderful, it looked great and tasted super. But we were not able to hear what the other said since it was extremely noisy. Which was too bad since we were celebrating our anniversary. And no, we are not old people 😎 So food and waitresses +++ but ambiance -/+

  12. MF

    MarkF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic restaurant! Honestly the best Italian cuisine I've had outside of Italy. Owner is also really nice and our waitress Delia was very attentive and made tailored recommendations.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An amazing experience, the food was on point and perfectly portioned..... Thanks for an awesome experience.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A perfect nook away from the noise of Nolita. Quaint, fresh, friendly- just some of the words that describe the amazing atmosphere at Epistrophy. Come on a date, to catch up with friends, or to simply taste quality, homemade pasta- it’s perfect for all occasions!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A classic, often bring friends and family from out of town here

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, friendly staff, outstanding food and cocktails. Will definitely be going back!!

  17. JS

    JosephS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Polenta was outstanding, as were the pancakes and the Bloody Mary!

  18. T

    Truffles

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food never disappoints . The fave bean tortellini was a great Spring addition and the snap pea salad was so refreshing. Croquettes were overdone and almost looked like falafel balls. Tuna was delish . Our server was nice enough to offer us a table near the window when it became available . The table we were seated at originally was sticky and a little grungy . I wish they had more Sardinian wines since it is a Sardinian restaurant and it would be nice to have a Sardinian dessert instead of the standard Italian ones. Would kill for a Seada !

  19. L

    Lizzie

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    All the staff were great. Carlo stood out as a guy in control of a busy night! Food v good

  20. KS

    KasperS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best dinner in New York - Nice staff - incredibly delicoius

  21. KS

    KarynS

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely adore this fabulous spot!! From the greeting to the service and the food, all way beyond what was expected!! Cannot wait to go back!! A must for all!!

  22. SD

    SD123

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2018

    overall4food2service2ambience3

    Food from their breakfast menu was not really that great, but for its price it was okay. Nothing impressive

  23. TM

    TripMom

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Family dinner was very good. Traditional Italian. The 4 of us that ordered pasta loved our dishes. My son ordered the steak and potatoes and was underwhelmed. Steak was a little over cooked and potatoes were a little bland. Desserts were very good. Service here is the issue. We were seated at reservation time then sat for almost 10 min with no menus, water or waitress. Once we got the attention of someone the service improved drastically and we had no further issues. Restaurant is very small so how they didn’t notice us was odd. Noise level was getting louder as we finished but was moderate through dinner. Good wine list too.

  24. MM

    MarshallM

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always my favorite go to! Amazing food, prices, service and atmosphere!

  25. H

    Holly

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food was so good. Highly recommend the fresh juice of the day- delish! Natural lighting was aesthetically pleasing too, despite the rainy day we had when we went.

  26. US

    UnionSqJ

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my first time at Epistrophy. I met a friend for an early dinner. Both my friend and I were impressed with the food. It was tasty, fresh, and creative. We also enjoyed our wine. The service was awesome . We left when it was getting busier and a little too noisy to talk. Overall, a nice place for an early dinner before the crowds come in.

  27. L

    Lola

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious and great service! A bit louder inside than anticipated for a mellow dinner.

  28. EP

    EPW4

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2018

    overall4food5service2ambience3

    Our food was phenomenal. Our waitress was surly. All the other workers seemed lovely.

  29. LB

    LaurenB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    A straightforward, easy dining experience. The food is easily accessible to many different preferences and is good enough. The space is large enough to go with a group and the sidewalk seating is nice for a summertime meal.

  30. DA

    DoreenA

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2018

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    I came here with a friend to catch up since we haven’t seen each other in a while. My friend has some food restriction so she chose the place. I thought the place was very cute and we sat outside which was very nice since the weather was great. Our salads were actually very good. I had the snap peas and asparagus salad with pesto. Quite tasty. Our waiter was not friendly at all. He seemed very into himself and acted as if he was bothered when he had to come over to the table. We only saw him when he came to take our order. After that he never came by to check on us or ask if we needed anything, or maybe another drink. I had to flag him down to get some water. If it wasn’t for the service, I would have given this place a better rating. Hopefully the other servers who work there are a lot more customer friendly.

  31. M

    Mant

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    excellent as always ! Tuna steak is a delicious dish!

  32. RE

    RichardE

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cozy little restaurant with nice service & everything was delicious from apps to entree to dessert & coffee.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2018

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    Items on the menu weren’t available, the wrong food was brought, we were overcharged in our bill and the server insisted we weren’t. This place is insane.

  34. MR

    MRLreviews

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Epistrophy was a great place to gather for a brunch in a great little neighborhood (NOLITA). Nice menu options for food and drinks, fun, cozy atmosphere and friendly attentive waiter. All good:) Will go again.

  35. EZ

    ErikZ

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terrific night with family. The hosts made us feel very welcome and guided us through food and wine selections.

  36. MM

    MarshallM

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Love Epistrophy! The staff is so nice, it is reasonably priced and great for big groups!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    Posto delizioso tra Soho e Chinatown!! Pranzo con mio marito e i bambini. Piatti squisiti e bellissima presentazione! Proprietario italiano

  38. AB

    AnjaBeyer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Carlo and his staff are amazing! We came with a big group of friends and he made everything possible for us. The food is absolutely delicious and of very high quality. The atmosphere is fantastic: super friendly, super Italian and very cosy. We can't wait to be back.

  39. r

    rudedudeoffood

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    A lovely, neighborhood find. Appetizers and pastas were tasty—the beet salad was enormous and delicious. Well prepared drinks. A little loud when full, but worth it for the food.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Friendly, welcoming service. Dishes were very tasty, well-prepared and shareable. Really good renditions of familiar and comforting dishes, like gnochi and squid ink pasta. We did not feel rushed. We were catching up with old friends, and our waiter was attentive but did not rush us, instead made us feel like regulars at a warm and welcoming spot. Will certainly go back.

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Epistrophy is rated 4.5 stars by 151 OpenTable diners

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