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Acqua Restaurant NYC

4.6
428 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
Located in the historic district of South Street Seaport, ACQUA is an Italian restaurant serving Southern Italian coastal cuisine. Acqua celebrates the power of the sea and the freshness of its products by importing fresh seafood directly from the Mediterranean Sea.
We offer an extensive Raw Bar menu, seafood antipasti, primi and Chef Giuseppe’s famous hand-made pasta. A bright, open, warm atmosphere welcomes you inside the restaurant and takes you straight to Margellina in Naples.
With big windows, old wooden floors, simple furnishing and vintage wooden tables and chairs, Acqua is the perfect place for enjoying authentic Italian food and premium wines.
The wine list features a premium selection of red and white wines from every region of Italy. Outstanding cuisine, warm service, and phenomenal wine programs – all in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation


Brunch:

Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm


Lunch:

Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm


Dinner:

Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 349-4433
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alexandre Vislov
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Private party facilities
ACQUA at Peck Slip is the perfect venue for your special event!

A hidden gem in the oldest corner of New York City will turn your party into a day you will never forget!

Conveniently located in the Financial District, Acqua is easily accessible by car, public transport and ferry.
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Catering
For catering options please contact us at (212) 349-4433 or via events@acquarestaurantnyc.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Water St
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Public transit
Subway:
Fulton St - 2, 3, A, C, 4, 5 trains
Additional
Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

On Mothers day, May 13th, we will only be serving a special menu at 60$ per person. Live Italian piano is included, with seatings at 12 and 2 PM.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 428 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Such a cute place that is great for any occasion

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Neighborhood gem. Always good food and great service.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Outstanding in every way. Food, service, ambiance all outstanding! Looking forward to our next visit!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

An excellent choice, reminds me of the quality and service of good old New York before it was diluted with tourism.
We live in California and came to visit our daughters who live in NYC, the staff and the owner (or general manager), made us feel at home in tune with the special moment that it was.
Food was excellent as well as the wine selection.
An overall very pleasant moment, it is a very well run establishment.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Nothing but amazing. I can't wait to come back very soon.

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2.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Food was raw and the sauteed vegetables were gritty with sand. The waitress was very nice.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Such a beautiful restaurant! The service was friendly and the ambiance is just lovely - it has that romantic Italian feel but still very laid-back. Food was good but not jaw-dropping - I had the gnocchi del giorno and the gnocchi itself was *perfect* but the gorgonzola sauce was overpowering (even as a gorgonzola fan). My friend had the spaghettoni with lobster and the lobster was a bit overcooked. Nonetheless I would totally come back here - it's just such a lovely relaxing place!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Better than I imagined! The staff is just good as the food. They made you feel at home. My friends and I had so much fun. Would recommend to anyone and everyone. You need this place as a beautiful memory that you can visit afain and again. Cannot wait to bring my other friends. Thank you for coming over and chatting with us. I know you were so busy. Ciao

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This is a lovely small place in the Financial/South Seaport District, with great food and good service. I was there for dinner with friends and colleagues. My one complaint would be the noise level. Why do New Yorkers equate ‘loud’ with ‘energetic’ or ‘au courrant.”? When full, the restaurant is ‘loud.'

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The fish was fantastic, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside! It would be great if they invest in a larger selection of organic wines, but other than that, fantastic food experience.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food and service
Very loud - couldn’t hear across the table

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Perfectly cooked salmon!
A little noisy, but that also contributed to the liveliness of the place. Waiters, maitre d’ and other workers all attentive but not overly solicitous. Very enjoyable evening.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

In a word: Divino!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great service. The owner is on site! great food. Our favorite local place

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Loved the food here. First place that took me back to Italy. Warm ambience, excellent service. Would definitely come back

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Neighborhood gem. Delicious Italian food. Fairly easy to get a table. Nice selection of Italian wines. Owner Giuseppe is an energetic, fun guy. My girlfriend and I really enjoy this place.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Always a great experience eat at acquaa

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Went for Valentine’s Day had a great pre fixed menu which was delicious. The welcome plate was a very nice touch and a delicious way to start the meal

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Pre fix menu, great service

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Acqua is top notch in quality, hospitality and homemade southern Italian fare. The staff makes you feel like family, and the food makes you sing. Many thanks to the generous staff and owner for always making us full in our stomach and hearts. Grazie mille!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful service, fantastic food and the location is gorgeous.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Seafoods stew was delicious and full of flavor. Hoped they could put more seafoods to fill my appetite.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Good restaurant, nothing special. Valentine’s Day menu was average mostly because of dessert: lamb chops were more boiled than grilled, dessert was awful - the cheapest possible version for the fixed price menu. The carpaccio, staffed rag plants and risotto were very good. Waiters were excellent!!

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Fabulous! Neighborhood gem!

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Acqua's had a new wait staff, and a slightly revemped menu. I had the linguini with mussels in white wine/butter/garlic sauce. Fantastic!
This is still one of my fav NYC restaurants. I highly recommend it!

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

In the city for work and had dinner here with a co-worker. Bread service included bread sticks, small slices of Italian bread and lentils in olive oil. Delicious. I started with a very nicely balanced salad of arugula, avocado and tomato. My co-worker asked for a hybrid of two of the salads on the menu and our waiter (and the kitchen) was very obliging. I had linguini with clams for my entree. The pasta was perfectly cooked, and served over a bed of small clams in their shells. My co-worker enjoyed the trio of gelato for dessert. Service was friendly and unhurried. I would definitely return again to try some additional items on the menu.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

The octopus was superb. The Primitivo was delicious. The atmosphere was elegant, rustic and perfect. The service was warm and refined. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

The chef did it again! Such a great food! Baby Octopus Stew was amazing! Great to have in winter and should be a regular menu. Pasta special is always good. As soon as I leave this restaurant, I'm looking forward to the next visit.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

It was easy to get a reservation ( not summer tourist season), good wine for a decent price, fresh fish and pasta were enjoyed by all. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Good menu for lunch. Maybe a bit too much food. The cheese & meat platter was good and the pollo was great. The last time I ate there the cheese & meat was different (& better), so I would like to see a consistency there. BUT, Livia the server was amazing with a great personality. I watched her deal with a difficult table with grace. She had another table that was over the top and catered to them perfectly. She knows how to read her tables!

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Food and service were phenomenal. My native Italian husband was blown away by the quality of the dishes. Thrilled to see a restaurant of this caliber in the Seaport!

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

1st time in NYC and our hotel staff recommended it for great Italian food. We were not disappointed: fantastic food, attentive staff and historic atmosphere! Would go back in a heartbeat. If we lived here, this would be our neighborhood spot. Don't forget the cannolis!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We had an excellent meal at Acqua. The location was wonderful in a very quiet section of the Lower East side near the Brooklyn Bridge which mad for some great pictures. We enjoyed the food very much and the owner/chef Guiseppe came out and visited with us and that was delightful. Our service was excellent they were very acommodating to all of our needs. Good wine list. I give them five stars!! Loved the ambience of the place.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

It was great, good service,good food. Great neighborhood restaurant

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We come to this restaurant all the time and I'm running out of words to praise. The food is so good since new chef took over and has never disapinted every time we dine. The chef is always creating different dishes so specials are highly recommended. The staff are very friendly and attentive. Just love this place!!

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Best Italian family restaurant in lower Manhattan. Bravo Giuseppe for your talent and hospitality. A superb place for lunch or a special dinner with homemade
Pizzas, pastas and gorgeous fresh seafood. Wow!

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Absolutely delicious and authentic Italian food. The waiter and owner were wonderful. Looking forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The staff was extremely attentive and courteous! The owner and manager were very friendly and welcoming and made us feel right at home! It was a true Italian experience and the meal was delicious! I would highly recommend to family and friends!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

What a gem! The food was excellent, and the staff was very attentive. They made my birthday celebration very special. Great discovery, and we will be back when we next visit NYC!

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Our Christmas Eve dinner was absolutely lovely. A superb meal, beautiful wine pairings, excellently served - what a fabulous way to celebrate.

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