Cacio e Pepe Uptown

4.6
45 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Cacio e Pepe UES is our new and second location. With a cozy setting on the quiet York Avenue, this location has a breezy enclosed patio, cozy indoor dining, and a large cocktail bar making it the perfect choice for lunch or dinner.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food2service4ambience5

House pasta very salty fish was sent back not cooked through and a very limited menu scarce on vegetables

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VincentJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and parts are really good!
Very pleasant service

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vipIrishfe53
New York Area
197 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WELCOME BACK to Salvatore and family. You were missed. We still have fond memories of your creative dishes at your often full little Allora on East 77th St. It was hard for us to follow you down to your larger first Cacio e Pepi in the East Village. So glad you elected to return to Yorkville with your sparkling new second Cacio e Pepi. In just a month, tables are full with enthusiastic diners. We opted for some of our favorite Salvatore dishes - Caesar salad with bacon, the restaurant named pasta from the large cheese wheel bowl, salmon with a thin potato crust, branzino with a hint of licorice in the sauce. Pasta was perfect. Two fish dishes were excellent. Cold cooked earlier bacon detracted from the Caesar. Desserts were outstanding with creative surprises. Currently it is bring your own wine. A fine welcome back early dinner.

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vipNorkapWine
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience2

A new location on UES still "getting its legs on" - this initial review may require adjustment in the future. First the best part - service - front of house and server were brilliant. Friendly yet professional with good knowledge of the menu.

Apps: Parmesan creme brulee - interesting, a little sweet, not so cheesy but a good sharing app. Easy to make at home, fill bowl with Cheese Wiz, coat with sugar and torch the top. Meatballs in basil and tomato sauce - nothing unique and lacking seasoning - salt please.

Main: Tonnarelli cacio e pepe - a dish the place is named after so great expectations. An entertaining service out of a pecorino wheel at table side. A few spoons of extra cheese from the wheel to top it off and it was interesting. The dish has a fair amount of black pepper "built in" so check before requesting more pepper. The chef stopped by and I suggested the dish was very salty (it was) but he advised that "all salt comes from the cheese as pasta is not salted when cooked".

Menu overall: This is a pasta driven restaurant and to get protein you must go to secondi. The menu has no regionality but admirably tries to cater to a wide audience. Prices are high considering menu options and the missing ambiance. The current BYOB will go away once a liquor license is issued - will be interesting to see the wine list and its pricing.

Location etc.: Great to see some new options on UES which seems to be ignored east of 2nd Avenue. The space has great potential once completed and those acoustic panels are installed (the lovely server said so). Currently having a conversation is next to impossible. Compliments to the chef for walking around - stop for a chat next time so it looks less like checking on staff.

I will recommend this to a friend to seek more opinions. If a friend asked where to have good Italian food on UES, this place would not yet make my list.

P.S. The bar looks inviting - a good cocktail and wine menu will get me trying it for sure!

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vipBethM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The noise level was unbearable we were party of 2 and we frequently could not hear each other And the restaurant was not totally full Same issue with the previous restaurant in this space

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service exceptional! We can’t wait to come back!

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furfacejeff
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a 6PM reservation we really enjoyed the house pasta specialty which is prepared table-side in a big cheese wheel. Another pasta dish was rigatoni cooked al dente and it was just right. The only downside was that as soon as I paid the bill at 7:10PM they asked us to leave because they needed the table. Most restaurants that we are aware of give you at least 90 minutes. We were hoping to spend a little time talking with our guest; we ended up doing that on the street. Nevertheless, my wife and I would go there again for the food.

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Eddie
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and intriguing flavor profiles. The wait staff and front of house was attentive and constantly present.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect

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DameL
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious cuisine! Limited menu so your eyes won’t be overwhelmed. The Lamb shank is one to none!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great.

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NoreenB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. We have been here twice now and it is consistently good.

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ElizabethV
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Atmosphere was not great because we got stuck w table by kitchen.

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vipLexi
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is terrific
Cacio Pepe served in the cheese at the table
Staff was very well informed and accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance! Delicious food!

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diaman
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This new sister of the downtown restaurant by the same name is new enough not to have a wine license yet so for the time being it is BYOB without a corkage fee. The service is
good with everyone anxious to please.
The food is as good as the downtown sister.
Definitely recommend that you give it a try.

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Isaac
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place! The fettuccine with beet is not to be missed!

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CarolM
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food in this restaurant is wonderful. We sampled many different dishes, including the Cacio e Pepe, and everything was incredible. Many dishes,like the Parmesan Pane cotta, were unique and delicious, and we will definitely dine here again. Our only complaint is the noise level, which makes it difficult to hold a conversation.

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vipJimM
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Excellent food. Need to get the liquor license asap. Service was good though a bit confused.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta in manhattan. Service is incredible and all staff is friendly. Going back ASAP

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Nice vibe. Will definitely return

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vipTruffles
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy they have opened this location .. much closer for me ! Of course the cacio e Pepe is fabulous and the nuvole di mascarpone are a wonderful Spring dessert . Can’t wait to go back next week.
The noise level is daunting. I could hardly hear my dining partners but the conversations at the tables next to me were loud and clear.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food every time! My favorite NYC restaurant!

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vipRobertA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic addition to the nabe- Chef Salvatore is both a fantastic cook and a great welcoming host!

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Amirou
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Super fun!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Fabulous meal and service was outstanding. Only criticism is that the noise level is too high. Table cloths? Rugs? Something! I didn’t enjoy shouting at my dinner companion all night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect!! Food excellent! Owners awesome! Bar gorgeous! Place beyond perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

❤️❤️ This restaurant is amazing. I love it . I can't wait for my next visit here

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Panda
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our experience was wonderful -- great food, friendly and efficient staff. The only complaint relates to the noise level, which was very disruptive and made conversation difficult. If anything can be done to buffer the acoustics, that would be great.

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mikes
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is the first time 3 of us had dinner at Cacio e Pepe Uptown. Although the place was almost full there was a large party at the bar and the noise level was deafening. The service was very good and the food excellent. I would definitely go back if only they would do something about the noise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic food and great service.

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vipPothediner
New York Area
243 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service as usual. First visit to uptown. Good luck Sal on your new venture. It will be hard to decide on whether to go uptown or downtown. Both are fabulous!

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vipeclecticfoodie
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best cacio e pepe you will ever have and the salad 10,20,30 was excellent as well!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is the best in NYC!!! Go, just go!

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vipTraceyT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Nice new space and great food but needs something on floors or walls to absorb some sound?

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Sedy
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding pasta dishes. Great, personalized service. No glitches, in spite of the fact that the UES location just opened. Highly recommended!

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vipkareno
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

a great addition to the neighborhood. the meatballs are wonderful and the cacio e pepe is marvelous. the lasagna is also not to be missed

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Happy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff - great food. So fresh and yummy. Loved the restaurant. Looking forward to going back. Owners are so pleasant. Highly recommended. A little noisy but it’s ok

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!
The salmon tartare it’s the gem of the menu!

Here you can really try the real Italian food!

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vipddsuncal
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

its new... so I always give them the benefit of the doubt... service was kind and attentive.. I ordered the classic Cacio de Pepe... it was ok... my husband ordered the white lasagna.. EXCELLENT... crowded when we went but all were mask respectful... we will go back but let them work through the initial opening "bugs"..it will be on my list as a go back!

FAQs

Cacio e Pepe Uptown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 682-7676.

Cacio e Pepe Uptown is rated 4.6 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.