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About Epistrophy

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.

200 Mott St.
New York, NY 10012
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Breakfast

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 9:00am - 4pm

Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4pm - 11:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11.30pm

Daily: Brunch: Daily: 9:00am - 4pm
Happy Hour Monday to Friday from 4 to 7pm
Reservations are for dining only

Cross Street:
Spring St - Kenmare St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 966-0904

Website:
http://www.epistrophynyc.com/

Entertainment:
Sunday Jazz live music
1st Friday of the month DJ set

Parking Details:
There is a parking in the corner of Elizabeth St and Kenmare St.

Public Transit:
Spring st 6 Line.
Bowery J Line.
Broadway-Lafayette B D F M Lines.

Executive Chef:
Giorgia Zedda

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Epistrophy Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (11)
Casual (9)
Good for a Date (7)
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Fun (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
People Watching (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Authentic (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My friend and I went to Epistrophy on Sunday for brunch. The staff was amazing. So kind and attentive. The place small and cozy. I love the decor. The food was fantastic. I just found this place on Open Table because i need a place that would take reservation. I am so happy I found Epistrophy. I can't wait to go back. I had the Poached Eggs and Creamy Polenta and my friend had the Frittata. Both were fantastic. I couldn't stop looking at this cake on the bar counter. Our server told me it was new on the menu and she said it was delicious and she did not steer us wrong. She gave us an extra large slice because we were sharing. Super generous of her. It was made with orange, rosemary olive oil pound cake with an orange flavores glaze. It was sooo good! Honestly, the food is fantastic but really the staff makes you feel so welcomed. Almost as if you were at a friends home. I am so happy to have found Epistrophy.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Very nice restaurant. Super fresh food, ranging from salads to pasta (as tasty as my grandma’s one). The lunch was one of the best we had during our stay in NY. An absolute must do!

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Epistrophy has an intimate feeling with good service & food but the best part was the great indoor/outdoor ambiance & fun bar scene.

Tags: People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

The service was deplorable. It was not even too crowded. No excuse. Our waitress was inattentive. Half the time the busboy was coming over and he did not really understand what we needed. Disappointing!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

What a great little neighborhood restaurant! A casual, cozy restaurant with exceptional food. Everything is fresh and staff is so accommodating.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

I love this restaurant! It has a unique charm that is rare in the city. They have live music at times, which is amazing! The food is excellent!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Live Music, Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Epistrophy is a cute little restaurant that I can definitely recommend. I met a friend for dinner here on a Wednesday night and we were very impressed with both the food and service. We arrived at the restaurant around 6:30pm and since it was such a beautiful night we wanted to sit outside. Unfortunately, no outdoor tables were open at the time, but we were told if we waited about 30 minutes one would become available. We sat at the bar and had a delicious cocktail. Sure enough in 30 minutes a delightful outdoor table opened up. To start with we split the burrata, which was scrumptious and fresh. For our entrees, we both had the Cacio E Pepe, which was so amazing that I wanted more. Overall, the food was terrific and the service was good as well. I would gladly return to Epistrophy for another meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Good brunch menu, good food, really like the atmosphere and decoration of the place!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Amazing food in my favorite neighborhood. The menu is fantastic; there's something for everyone. A great go-to for friends, or date night (though not first date).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The food was just mediocre. The focaccia presented in a basket for the table was terrible and aft r one bite I put it down - and I'm a big focaccia fan. The spaghetti Nero with mussels tasted okay, but the entree portion was appetizer sized and so what seemed like a good value wasn't. I have never before arrived home from a dinner at an Italian restaurant hungry. Definitely won't return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great service, great atmosphere, mediocre food at best. One course was so highly overseasoned it was returned and the Hanger Steak was fine... but nothing special. Felt like a basic home meal that I could have made far better. Perhaps they had an off night, it happens... but won't be returning any time soon.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2017

GREAT spot in Nolita. It's been around a while, I think, but I somehow had never been until last week. SO many things on the menu looked delicious and I was really happy with everything I tried (their pasta dishes are reeeeeaaaally good).
I will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Overall, just alright experience. The atmosphere was darling but when it's 95 plus degrees in the city, if you don't have air conditioning it's hard to feel super comfortable in a restaurant (especially when closer to the kitchen). Food was pretty good (nothing to write home about, but tasty) and they had a nice selection of wines. I'll go back, but either aim for a patio seat, or wait til the fall

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Great experience, beautiful space, tasty food. Neighbourhood is fun as well, would return and recommend to others. Had the eggs and zucchini fritters, eggs and polenta, and lemon ricotta pancakes. Flavours on point and portions were great. Pricing was also reasonable.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Nice selection of entrees and pastas. The burrata was great. It would be nice if there were a few more Sardinian inspired things maybe seadas.... Always yummy

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 17, 2017

The ambience of the restaurant is very nice - it feels comfortable and a bit romantic. The food was solid & the service was friendly. I'd come back, but it doesn't necessarily stand out from other Italian restaurants in the area.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (London)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Lovely Sunday evening Jazz

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Cute hip village restaurant. Excellent friendly service. Our appetizers were really fabulous - zucchini fritters and a snap pea salad and some bruschetta (we were hungry) but I would say our entrees were sort of blah - or at least mine was - the gnocchi. It was also kind of noisy - I think just bad accoustics. Still a nice place with cool healthy food and great staff and I would go again.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Healthy, Organic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Very small portions and staff that seemed so stressed to the point of being flustered! Beautiful interiors, though.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Epistrophy is my favorite restaurant in the city, by far. It's so charming, so warm, and so friendly. The staff is incredibly kind, and weird (but good) things will happen to your body when you try their foodand drinks. It's a perfect place for any occasion, really. I dare you to prove me wrong.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Rustic and Authentic feel. Very cozy, but bustling atmosphere.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Very cute little place with awesome food. Definitely make a reservation since seating is limited, but will definitely be back!

Tags: Organic, Cozy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Been to epistrophy a few times now and it definitely doesn't disappoint. Great Italian food for a great price in an amazing location. Only reason I didn't give it a 5 star all around was due to the people next to us who were shouting because they were too drunk. I would recommend this to every/ any friend who likes Italian food, and who doesn't like Italian?

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Good food I particularly recommand pasta Neri that are pasta con neri di sepia with mussels and bottarga not easy to get in NY
Service is ok bartender a bit to concentrated on making imselg look good but wathever
Apérol prosecco is in a huge glass and not to bad but it's not the best also

Good adress but not a coup de cœur

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Great dinner find and full of a few of the most delicious pastas!

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Music was too loud
Service was inattentive

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Delicious and creative brunch menu. Excellent pancakes, egg dishes are delicious.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

great food. nice service. great place to hang out.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Music too loud, service not crazily attentive. Asked for a pause between courses, 5 min later next dish was served. Out within one hour, that's a shame

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Friendly good service, very loud, food was only fair.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2017

A great find. Incredibly friendly staff. Great service and food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (London)·Dined on February 6, 2017

GREAT FOOD, GREAT STAFF, GREAT EVENING... FAVOURITE PLACE IN TOWN!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Cute cozy European style bistro with French and Italian influences. Great neighborhood spot for casual dining.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Average place with average food. Trendy decor made this place aesthetically pleasing but would not return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Very good burrata, interesting salads that were maybe more about color than taste, but still very good. Beautifully decorated, and very nice waitress

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Great little spot, tasty food and great service, cozy and pleasant. Only slightly pricey for what you get but I would still recommend it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Food and service were excellents, all custom ers are so happy to spend a really good moment to share ! And don't worry to choose, trust in the staff, for sure you ll be satisfied...

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2016

We celebrated my birthday here and both the food and service were amazing! They put us in a cozy spot in the restaurant that was quite intimate but still allowed us to feel the vibe of the whole restaurant. Server was incredibly knowledgeable about the food and wine selection which was so helpful when we were trying to pair our meal with a good wine that satisfied all our tastes. Food was delicious and they brought out desserts on the house at the end of the meal, while our server and my friends sang happy birthday to me--it was all so nice!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2016

Excellent hospitality, lively environment, beautiful setting and great food just made my Sunday.

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

apps are great, mains are okay. good drinks and really nice waiters.

Tags: Cozy
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