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Casa Apicii is an Italian restaurant set in the garden level of a historic 19th century Greenwich Village townhouse serving Executive Chef Casey Lane’s seasonal cooking. Lane, also the chef-owner of The Tasting Kitchen in Venice California, offers a menu rooted in fresh pasta and seasonal vegetable dishes in a well-appointed, lived-in neighborhood setting.
Market Baby Potatoes, Castelvetrano Olives, Calabrian Chili
Kale Pesto, Pear, Hazelnuts
Bufala Mozzarella, Tomato Sugo
The food was horrible and the service couldn’t have been worse.
Good Afternoon. Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience with us at Casa Apicii. We regret to hear you did not enjoy your experience with us and would love an opportunity to connect with you to discuss more details from your dinner. We appreciate our guest's feedback to help us continue to grow as a community & restaurant. Please give me a call at 212-353-8400. Ciao- Kristy Fourie General Manager
Beautiful place, excellent food, great service. Can’t go wrong.
This was a return visit and the quality was just as impressive. The wine selection, in particular, deserves a mention, it’s outstanding.
The branzini and potatoes were amazing. Did some amaro tastings as well. Interesting flavors!
Came with a group of 4 and we ordered 3 appetizers then pasta for main course and all were delicious with just the right sized portions. The service was fast, everyone was friendly. Overall a great experience. Highly recommend.
Food was cold
The food was delicious and the atmosphere and service are wonderful.
It’s just a lovely place for a meal with a great friend or special someone. The room is beautiful, the food excellent and the service is impeccable. What more needs to be said?
Hidden gem - cool ambiance and amazing food
I enjoyed it all except maybe note that the front door was tricky for some people
Ambiance was phenomenal!
I can’t remember the last time I had better service at a Saturday dinner. Awesome
Great food. Great environment for a date
The restaurant was fine but nothing special. The appetizers, meatballs and octopus, were excellent except that the bread they served with the meatballs was burnt. The entrees were average at best. My husband had the eggplant which he said was great. I had the gnocchi and our friend had the tagliatelle. The gnocchi was over cooked and the sauce was too sweet. There was also just too much going on with the dish (squash, rosemary, balsamic). Our friend said the tagliatelle was also over cooked. It also bothered me that the waiter did not open our bottle of wine in front of us. He came with a pre-opened bottle. I’ve never seen this in a restaurant of this price point.
Excellent food and drinks! Always a great experience
Birthday dinner- very good!
The pasta was HARD on all of our dishes at the table and there was a lack of flavor. We used to love coming here but something has changed. the bar upstairs is closed which is a major loss for the restaurant. Overall disappointed, this used to be one of our go to spots!
The food is pretty good. We especially love the squid ink pasta and the ribeye. Most impressive is our waitress. She is very attentive and super friendly
The restaurant itself is beautiful and the food was delicious. The portions could be bigger, and I wish they had more optionality on their menu in general.
Great first night in NYC dinner!
Service ignored us most of the night. Sat at a table next to window that was absolutely freezing and drafty
We were eating before a show and the waiter was very responsive to getting our dinner out in time, allowing us to get there on time.
Wonderful food, warm and inviting atmosphere. I loved the fireplace!
I asked to have the staff accommodate a birthday but nothing ever happened with that
Excellent products, we spent a great moment. Good choice of wines. The prices are a bit high but you'll spend a great moment.
Food was nothing to write about. Stay away from the Caccio e Peppe pasta dish. They don't know how to make it. Same for the Eggplant Entree.
Wonderful dining experience all around!! Servers recommendations were all on point, manager gave us some housemade Lemoncello which not only was a lovely treat but a great touch. Cocktails, we started with Mulberry Spritz & Vito Corleone (great Italian play on a Manhattan).
Appetizers, Tuna Crudo was bright & fresh, meatballs were a house favorite and not to be missed.
Pasta, Strozzapretti was spicy and warm. Gnocchi was fall in a plate! Entrees, Between the Branzino & 12oz Ribeye you cannot go wrong. Just make sure you get dessert, we had all three and fought over which was our favorite. Thanks Chef keep killing it ladies!!
Saw a mouse
The restaurant has an open kitchen concept which I enjoy where you can go see your food being prepared versus waiting for something to come out behind some swing doors. The Octopus appetizer was nicely sliced and marinated in red wine. I had the Bucatini and my guest had the Paccherri. Both dinners were delicious. I would have preferred the pasta to be cooked maybe a minute or two longer. I was disappointed there was no Tiramisu though the diced apple over thick crema made up for it. Chef Bazan has made some choices and has kept the menu very simple and sufficient. The value and ambiance is there and so should you be as well.
We enjoyed each dish we ordered. Everything was delicious and well prepared. The food was presented beautifully, and was served in a timely manner. We didn’t feel rushed. Noise level was decent for Manhattan standards
The food was very good, but we were disappointed that bread was not available. When we requested it, they said they could only offer us focaccia (at $10). The wine list has very few bottles, if any, under $50, and the Barbera d'Alba that we ordered was thin and uninteresting, and cost $65. So, since customers expect a basket of bread and a wine list with a few more affordable bottles, these flaws should be easy to remedy.
Food was good but it was overpriced. The service was fair. Servers were nice but not very attentive. I personally wouldn’t go back.
Service was excellent, food was good - limited menu. The place is adorable. I only wish we could have gone to the bar upstairs, but they said it is now only for private events.
Food was very hit or miss. A couple quite good dishes (like the chicken) but then nearly inedibly bad, completely tasteless and dry (the bucatini all’amatriciana). Such dramatic inconsistency does not inspire confidence. The server was very rude and CONSTANTLY trying to upsell us—it was exhausting. For example, we did not take her recommendation to order much more food because the pasta dishes were “very small”, she said - and we had more than enough food. All very unprofessional and displeasing.
Waiter was extremely snobby and rude. Ruined the experience
Small portions that are way overpriced.
Nice environment, very pretty restaurant. The service was kind of random. Switched servers, (which was odd) the second one didn't have much personality or engage in any kind of dialogue with us. Felt like she was working at a fast casual lunch spot rather than a nice restaurant. Food was fine, nothing that stood out or memorable in the least. Very generic... Burrata, prosciutto, chicken, spaghetti and meatballs... Yawn
Excellent ambiance, service top of the line. Food is very well presented and delicious. Definitely a must go to place. Moderately priced.
Amazing Pasta Dishes! The landmark building has a great ambiance in the main dining Room. get the Rainbow Cookie Dessert!
Not bad, but didn’t live up to the price tag or other reviews. Focaccia was undercooked and doughy, salad was boring and used some of the oldest, toughest bits of kale I’ve ever tried to chew. Strozzapreti and tagliatelle were both good, as was branzino, though not spectacular. Dessert was the highlight. Service was OK, not great. We had an 8:30 reservation, and the room was very loud when we sat down, even though it was only two thirds full. At full capacity it must be deafening. As our meal went on, the crowd thinned and the noise level became more pleasant. The décor is striking but in serious need of a refresh. The ceiling paint and plaster in the main (really beautiful) main room beed re-doing.
Casa Apicii is rated 4.5 stars by 418 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.