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897 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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Apizz is a restaurant in the lower east side of Manhattan and serves American, European and Italian cuisine. Apizz offers food and alcohol and can accommodate large groups. Start off with the popular quattro formaggi bianca and end with a delicious dessert. Popular options on the entree menu are the veal bolognese, ravioli con zucca and fazzoletti e granchio. You can also choose from the gluten-free and low-fat alternatives.

The bar at Apizz is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a beer, cocktail or glass of wine from the special drink menu. The restaurant accepts reservations in advance for groups of any size.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 6:00pm-11:0pm
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Phone number
(212) 253-9199
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John LaFemina
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Cross street
Stanton and Rivington
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Public transit
F train 2nd avenue stop
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking
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4.2  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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jsimon50 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 15, 2016

This place gets great reviews everywhere, so I was pretty surprised when I walked in and the ambiance was like a bad sushi restaurant.... with brown carpet, weird lighting and hotel lobby music. The food was good. But it was really hard to overlook the ambiance...

SirEatsALot (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2015

Delicious food, very friendly staff, and beautiful charm

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 7, 2015

The food was spectacular enough to distract me from the overly warm room. I had the oven-roasted whole fish, which was very, very good. Others tried the signature wild-boar lasagna, open squash ravioli, and meatballs. The oenophiles in our group ordered an expensive bottle of wine but ended up sending it back; they said it had probably been improperly stored. (The staff were very gracious about it.) If you love Italian, try ápizz.

YuliyaK (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2015

Nicely dimmed lights, woodburn fire from the oven that you can see from dining room! Place pretty laid back and romantic. Service was really nice so as food. Wine list was pretty good as well. You can find nice bottle with a good value. Overal is a great experience. My fiancée and I just stopped by for dinner but felt like we on a date.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 17, 2015

This is the first restaurant I've ever been to where everything was perfect. Went to celebrate a special occasion & it was impeccable; the food was amazing, the wine (Malbec) was amazing, the space was amazing!

We had the gnocchi & the bolognese. Wow the bolognese was the bet I've ever had, the flavor a surprised me because it was that good.

I highly recommend this place!

vipSocialEater (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 17, 2015

Excellent service, food, and atmosphere.

vipPamB (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 17, 2015

Great place for a birthday dinner or any occasion! The food, service and ambiance was fabulous. Can't wait to come back! This restaurant was recommended to me and now I will recommend it to all my friends!! Wonderful experience.

siryellow1 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 17, 2015

My wife and I really enjoyed Apizz. Great food, nice atmosphere, friendly service. We loved the lamb ragu and the polenta/mushroom appetizer.

vipgaryk (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 17, 2015

Wonderful atmosphere, small bar but great bartender. Warm, cozy place to go on a date or with someone special

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2015

We wanted to try this restaurant when visiting New York because i had read John's book "a man and his meatball" which is the story of the chef and owner of Apizz.

I have to say that the restaurant was phenomenal and we will definitely visit again.

The meatballs are second to none and the ricotta cheese and bread were a delightful touch.

You will not be disappointed with this restaurant.

viptngirl (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 9, 2015

Veal bolognese was the BEST! Loved the atmosphere of the restaurant.

Carolina (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 2, 2015

We came here for the meatballs and we were not disapointed! They are amazing!! They're big though i'd consider sharing next time....but what i enjoyed most was their tomato sauce!! Best tomato sauce i've ever had!! Very nice place!!!

vipsuttonplace (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 26, 2015

We love the pizza, salad and grilled fish at Appiz. We also manage to find parking in the streets that makes this place accessible for us since we are uptown. The food is tasty and the service is great. The prices are very popular and affordable.

vipLifepleasures (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 26, 2015

Cozy quaint restaurant. Romantic environment with delicious food and excellent attentive service.

Difficulttoplease (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

Apizz is a warm and cozy setting with delicious food. We were startled,however, to be subjected to a kind of loud and dated disco beat-- boom,boom,boom-- that is not really even music in my opinion.
Even though we realized we weren't the only people dining, and didn't wish to be egocentric, it seemed hard to believe that the other diners were enjoying their food more because of the intrusive sound. We find it much more relaxing not to have to continually raise your voice at your dinner partner.
Fortunately, our waiter was kind enough to turn the volume down. We left him extra tip for this deed that ensured that our evening, instead of being ruined, ended well.
By the way, the bronzino and the gnocchi were excellent!