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Apizz - Permanently Closed

4.2
4.2
852 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

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.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday 6:00pm-11:0pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 253-9199

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    John LaFemina

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Cross street

    Stanton and Rivington

  • Public transit

    F train 2nd avenue stop

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking

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Menu

Primi

  • Insalata Verde$12.00

    mixed baby greens, sweet grape tomatoes, parmigiano, red wine-dijon vinaigrette

    • Insalata Di Spinaci$13.00

      chopped baby spinach, cannellini beans, pistachios, lemon-honey vinaigrette

      • Insalata Di Formaggio$14.00

        romaine hearts, drunken goat cheese, tomatoes, croutons, creamy sherry vinaigrette

        • Pera Con Prosciutto$16.00

          crispy prosciutto, bartlett pear, parmigiano-reggiano, roasted walnuts, port-balsamic glaze

          • Funghi Con Polenta$14.00

            wood-roasted wild royal trumpet mushrooms, parmigiano-mushroom polenta cakes

            • Insalata Di Polpo$15.00

              braised baby octopus salad, tomatoes, potato, celery, greens, lemon-balsamic vinaigrette

              • Gambero$16.00

                lemon-garlic shrimp, crispy chorizo, toasted bread crumbs, herb-infused olive oil

                • Apizz Margherita$13.00

                  plum tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil pizza

                  • Apizz Quattro Formaggi Bianca$14.00

                    fresh ricotta, parmigiano, mascarpone, fresh mozzarella, pizza

                    • Apizza Rocket$16.00

                      wild arugula, prosciutto di parma, parmigiano, fresh mozzarella, plum tomatoes, pizza

                      • Apizza L.e.s Special$15.00

                        sauteed chorizo and onion, plum tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, pizza

                        Secondi

                        • Ravioli Con Zucca$24.00

                          open ravioli, ricotta, mascarpone, caramelized butternut squash, brown butter and sage

                          • Veal Bolognese$24.00

                            prime ground veal, slow cooked tomato ragout, fresh ricotta, tagliatelle pasta

                            • Gnocchi Con Ragu Di Carne$27.00

                              homemade gnocchi, honey-braised prime beef short ribs, tomato ragu

                              • Fazzoletti E Granchio$27.00

                                handkerchief pasta, sauteed jumbo lump crab meat, tomato-cream-basil sauce

                                • Lasagna Cinghiale$25.00

                                  home-made lasagna pasta, ragu of braised wild boar, parmigiano-reggiano

                                  • Polpette E Pomodori$24.00

                                    veal-pork-beef meatballs, fresh ricotta, tomato gravy

                                    • Pollo Alla Capricciosa$24.00

                                      crispy organic chicken breast paillard, mesclun-tomato salad, lemon vinaigrette

                                      • Bistecca E Pomodoro$34.00

                                        oven seared prime rib-eye steak, cherry tomato salad, balsamic vinaigrette

                                        • Razza$26.00

                                          oven-baked skate fish, white wine, lemon, capers, herb breadcrumbs, crispy herb potatoes

                                          • Pesce Arrosto$32.00

                                            wood-roasted whole fish, deboned rosemary, thyme, lemon, arugula-tomato salad

                                            Dolce

                                            • Tortoni$5.00

                                              amaretto ice cream, toasted coconut crunch

                                              • Tartufo$8.00

                                                chocolate covered bocce ball, vanilla and chocolate ice cream

                                                • Mela Al Forno$12.00

                                                  baked apple crumble, caramelized apples, brown sugar crumbs, vanilla gelato

                                                  • Budino Di Pane$12.00

                                                    white chocolate and banana bread pudding strawberry coulis, vanilla gelato

                                                    • Tortoni Al Cioccolato$12.00

                                                      warm flourless chocolate cake, vanilla gelato, fresh strawberry

                                                      • Tiramisu$12.00

                                                        mascarpone custard, vanilla cream, espresso-kahlua soaked lady fingers

                                                        • Affogato Al Caffe$6.00

                                                          scoop of vanilla gelato drowned in a shot of espresso

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                                                          What 852 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                          4.2
                                                          4.2 based on all time ratings
                                                          • 4.3Food
                                                          • 4.1Service
                                                          • 4.3Ambience
                                                          • 3.0Value

                                                          NoiseModerate

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                                                          1. j

                                                            jsimon50

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on January 15, 2016

                                                            overall2food2service3ambience1

                                                            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...

                                                          2. SE

                                                            SirEatsALot

                                                            New York Area

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 16, 2015

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                            Delicious food, very friendly staff, and beautiful charm

                                                          3. JB

                                                            JanetB

                                                            New York Area

                                                            13 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            13 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 7, 2015

                                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                            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.

                                                          4. YK

                                                            YuliyaK

                                                            New York Area

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 29, 2015

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            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.

                                                          5. SC

                                                            SharonC

                                                            New York Area

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 17, 2015

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            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!

                                                          6. SE

                                                            SocialEater

                                                            New York Area

                                                            14 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            14 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 17, 2015

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Excellent service, food, and atmosphere.

                                                          7. PB

                                                            PamB

                                                            New York Area

                                                            47 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            47 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 17, 2015

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            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.

                                                          8. s

                                                            siryellow1

                                                            New York Area

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 17, 2015

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                                                          9. g

                                                            garyk

                                                            New York Area

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 17, 2015

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                          10. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on October 15, 2015

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            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.

                                                          11. t

                                                            tngirl

                                                            Nashville

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 9, 2015

                                                            overall5food4service4ambience4

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

                                                          12. C

                                                            Carolina

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on October 2, 2015

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                            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!!!

                                                          13. s

                                                            suttonplace

                                                            New York Area

                                                            136 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            136 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 26, 2015

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                            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.

                                                          14. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New York Area

                                                            22 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            22 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 26, 2015

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                          15. D

                                                            Difficulttoplease

                                                            New York Area

                                                            12 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            12 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 19, 2015

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                            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!

                                                          16. J

                                                            Jaime

                                                            New York Area

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 12, 2015

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            I have been here a few times and loved it, so I decided to have my birthday dinner there with a couple friends. The food was delicious, as usual, and the service was great! They really made my birthday dinner special. Notable plates are the gambero, the short ribs with gnocchi, and the meatballs. Thank you Apizz for another great dinner!

                                                          17. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Atlanta

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on September 12, 2015

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great service, great food and the interior/environment was very pleasant. The restaurant is a treat and the exterior wouldn't necessarily draw you in, but we were very happy we did.

                                                          18. G

                                                            Great

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on September 3, 2015

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                            Love interior. Half dish option for some plates. Flavors you don't expect. Pleasant surprises. Relaxed atmosphere.

                                                          19. GC

                                                            GramercyCat

                                                            New York Area

                                                            44 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            3.0

                                                            44 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 12, 2015

                                                            overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                            Met up with two friends for a nice quiet dinner to catch up. Only caveat was limited choices on the desserts

                                                          20. KS

                                                            KathyS

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on July 31, 2015

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            excellent food, friendly and polite service, extensive wine list

                                                          21. c

                                                            clairey

                                                            New York Area

                                                            133 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            133 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 29, 2015

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            Apizz is not new -- but continues to be an attractive and terrific Lower East Side restaurant. One might be tempted to walk right past the unassuming entrance and miss a delicious meal -- unless you knew the lovely place with a wood-burnin oven that is inside. Its a quick walk to or from the Sunshine Theater. And you won't leave hungry or dissatisfied.

                                                          22. f

                                                            foodisgood

                                                            New York Area

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 7, 2015

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                            Salad was delicious, seafood risotto was amazing! My boyfriend ordered the chicken which ended up being a breaded cutlet and seemed pricey at $27 or so. Cocktails were ok.

                                                          23. e

                                                            enobrev

                                                            Chicago

                                                            1 review

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 7, 2015

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            My wife and I came here for our first "real" date, and literally fell in love over the butternut squash ravioli and the riccota-stuffed meatballs. We came again for our first anniversary with a group of 10 of our favorite couples, all of whom loved the place. And just last week, we went for our fifth anniversary, two days before we were to be wed. We love the food, service, and ambiance as much as we did on that first date. This restaurant will always have a very special place in our lives and it's certainly quite the place to add to ones history. I can't imagine having a single bad thing to say about it.

                                                          24. KB

                                                            KathleenB

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 3, 2015

                                                            overall4food2service4ambience5

                                                            Would like better quality in the food - large portions and too pricey for the quality, unfortunately

                                                          25. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New York Area

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 1, 2015

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great local spot, always seem to be able to get a reservation and the food is outstanding. They will also do half portions of the pastas for appetizers.

                                                          26. l

                                                            lolohaha444

                                                            Chicago

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 17, 2015

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            My husband and I were visiting NYC, and a friend who lives here said it was his favorite date spot so we tried it out. It was absolutely delicious- definitely on my top 10 best dining experience list! Very romantic atmosphere, amazing food and service. We had a fantastic time.

                                                          27. V

                                                            Visiting

                                                            New York Area

                                                            33 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            33 reviews

                                                            Dined on January 25, 2015

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                            The restaraunt was surprisingly quiet on a Sunday evening. A cozy attractive space with good not great food and decent service.

                                                          28. D

                                                            Diner

                                                            New York Area

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on January 17, 2015

                                                            overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                            The restaurant has a nice look and feel inside, but it was WAAAAAY too hot. This is the second time I have had this experience there, and it really takes away from my appetite. Most of the food is good, but the appetizers seem to be the best part of the meal. I would not recommend the Gnocchi - too sweat and poor consistency. The server was pleasant and knowledgeable.

                                                          29. TS

                                                            TSKBrooklyn

                                                            New York Area

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 5, 2014

                                                            overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                            Every time we go to Apizz, we wonder why we don't come here more often. Food is consistently great! The branzino, meatballs and lasagna are favorites. And portion sizes are plentiful...even the salads are big enough to share. Service isn't bad but they're not that attentive so you may be waiting a while to order more drinks. That said, we will be going back sooner rather than later!

                                                          30. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            San Francisco

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 3, 2014

                                                            overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                            lovely space, great service, food good not great. few options for gluten free diners (one appetizer, one main, salads)

                                                          31. j

                                                            jbeee

                                                            New York Area

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 29, 2014

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                            really good Italian food. definitely worth checking out apizz. get the veal bolognese

                                                          32. LN

                                                            LuckytoliveinNYC

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on November 23, 2014

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                            This spot gets me every time. When you bring someone there they say "where are you taking me?" They are always pleasantly surprised!!!

                                                          33. m

                                                            mrmoto

                                                            Chicago

                                                            12 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            12 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 22, 2014

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                            from start to finish it was a great meal. the service was fantastic, and the food was really good. the wine list has a little for everyone. the wine prices weren't over the top and reasonable compared to other restaurants in nyc. everything we ordered was on point and wasn't disappointed on anything. all around a great meal. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. thank you for a great evening apizz.

                                                          34. JG

                                                            JoshG

                                                            New York Area

                                                            13 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            13 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 15, 2014

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                            Just around the corner from Katz's Deli, Russ & Daughters, and the Landmark indie film theater, this neighborhood Italian is a little gem. On what looks like an almost abandoned block just below E. Houston, you find a warm, almost intimate interior of woods and warm fire light. And "where's the fire"? Emanating from a large brick oven where almost everything is cooked - not just the flat pizza-apps. The service is attentive - the atmosphere relaxing, even pretty - and the food is outstanding and imaginative (a Veal Bolognese with bow-tie pasta is brilliant). Not "gourmet" - but a real find.

                                                          35. a

                                                            abcd

                                                            New York Area

                                                            36 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            3.0

                                                            36 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 13, 2014

                                                            overall3food3service1ambience2

                                                            Good food but the whole thing feels a little dated now. We were pretty much left to our own devices in terms of service. They were polite on the rare occasions that we saw them.

                                                          36. s

                                                            suttonplace

                                                            New York Area

                                                            136 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            136 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 9, 2014

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                            The Bronzino is grilled in their open hearth oven. You get a whole grilled filleted Bronzino. Perhaps the best fresh and juicy fish I ever ate.

                                                          37. F

                                                            Foodperson

                                                            New York Area

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 25, 2014

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Absolutely exquisite. Will return frequently.

                                                          38. N

                                                            Noreen49

                                                            New York Area

                                                            14 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            14 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 25, 2014

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            Dinner was very enjoyable. Apizz is one of a few restaurants that never seems to disappoint us. The food and service was very good.

                                                          39. TB

                                                            TBSNYC

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            28 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            28 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 17, 2014

                                                            overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                            If you're walking too fast, you'll walk right by this great little spot so slow when you smell the wood burning. A good wait staff try their best but need to up their game to keep up with the great food. With that said, I recommend to Italian food lovers and go often.

                                                          40. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on October 17, 2014

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                            Great date night! Veal bolognese was delicious! Can't wait to go back

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                                                          • Cross street

                                                            Stanton and Rivington

                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                            Lower East Side

                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                            Dinner: Monday - Saturday 6:00pm-11:0pm

                                                          • Cuisines

                                                            Italian

                                                          • Dining style

                                                            Casual Dining

                                                          • Dress code

                                                            Casual Dress

                                                          • Public transit

                                                            F train 2nd avenue stop

                                                          • Payment options

                                                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                          • Executive chef

                                                            John LaFemina

                                                          • Additional

                                                            Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking

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