Epistrophy

4.5
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152 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Breakfast
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Brunch
Daily 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–11:30 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 966-0904
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Giorgia Zedda
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Spring St - Kenmare St
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Public transit
Spring st 6 Line.
Bowery J Line.
Broadway-Lafayette B D F M Lines.
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Entertainment
Sunday Jazz live music
1st Friday of the month DJ set
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Breakfast was healthy and was served fast .

DS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Y
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great wine in a cozy Italian restaurant.

A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

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.

JS
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

O
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Decent food.

BD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

LS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

L
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

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.

SB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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 -/+

MF
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

T
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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 !

L
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

KS
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner in New York - Nice staff - incredibly delicoius

KS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

SD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 3

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

TM
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

VL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Really nice small boho style place. There was only one waitress which made it harder to get her attention.

MM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

H
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

US
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

L
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

EP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

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

LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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.

DA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

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.

M
London
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent as always ! Tuna steak is a delicious dish!

RE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

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.

MR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

EZ
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

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

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AB
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

r
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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