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About Cucina di Pesce

Cucina di Pesce is the type of comfortably lived-in Italian restaurant that local New Yorkers love. Our focus on seafood has turned this city of foodies upside-down.
Our flavors are absolutely contemporary. We pride ourselves on offering both the best service and freshest ingredients in Manhattan on a budget! From the pasta to our enormous spinach ravioli to succulent sun dried tomato fusili – our plates seduce the tastebuds of even the most well versed critic.
Our seafood lives up to its reputation: sea scallops, scampi, salmon and much more are delivered on a daily basis.

87 E. 4th St.
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm;

Friday: 3:30pm - 12:00am

Saturday: 11:00am-12:00am

Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
2nd Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX

Phone Number:
(212) 260-6800

Website:
http://cucinadipesce.com/

Catering:
Please call for details

Private Party Facilities:
Whether you are looking for a casual Italian dining experience for a few or for a large party, we invite you to celebrate your event at Cucina di Pesce. Our staff will provide you with the perfect dining experience to enjoy a blend of authentic Italian cuisine in a relaxed, casual atmosphere.

Private Party Contact:
Mirsat: (212) 260-6800

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

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Cucina di Pesce Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.2

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91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (16)
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Casual (11)
Good for a Date (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Authentic (5)
Special Occasion (4)
Healthy (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Fun (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Want a great find! The linguini with mussels and calamari in a Fra Diablo sauce was excellent! Very quaint with a full bar. Had a reservation for the comedy club next and it was perf cr!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I made reservations a day or two in advance and we ended up sitting literally right next to the front door on what was perhaps the coldest day of the year. It was New Year's Eve with many people walking in and out, and smoke was coming out of my mouth when I spoke to my friend across the table. I told them that I had made reservations well in advance and asked if we could be seated elsewhere, and they said they could not accommodate us. We left without ordering anything and had a nice meal across the street.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and so close to NYTW!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This is now our favorite go to restaurant. We had the Prix Fix dinner which was excellent and especially loved the barley soup and the fish. The place is charming and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Good desserts are an added plus.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

For a Christmas Eve, after Star Wars, dinner, it was brand new to us and Very sweet, super friendly, and the food was fabulous. Definitely going back; a find for sure.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food just OK. Service lacking as were
wine choices

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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food3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great value for fresh and delicious fish. Neighbor gem.

Tags: Healthy
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food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Small and intimate.
Home made and authentic Italian staples.
Grilled Branzino was exquisite.
Cioppino really good; on the heavy side thou.
House made deserts; best of the bunch is the tiramisu

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Cucina has always been a great place. The food is really good & not expensive. The people and the service are exceptional. It's been there 30+ years, so you know it's worth the visit.

I recommend it to everybody I know.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

It is very a gem for this neighborhood. The food was delicious as always. The wine was cheap and good. It was quiet on Monday. The white bean's dip yummy……

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Diner prices but an enjoyable and charming neighborhood place. Very happy with my fresh fish. If you're going to NYTW you can't go wrong. Pre-theater menu ends at 6:30. Verypleassnt and prompt waitstaff.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Warm and comfortable atmosphere as well as great service by a personable waiter. The Early Dinner Special complète with a glass of wine cannotbe beat. Food is good especially the home made vegetable based soup that comes with the dinner. Perfect location when one is going to the NY Theater Workshop right next door.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I would recommend this place if you are into personal pizzas, but that’s it. Pozza selection was good and decent size for one. The main pasta dishes were served in little bowls that looked like wide dishes. $14 for a little bowl of spaghetti with tomato sauce? Not what you would expect. The Caesar salad barely had any dressing on it. The meatballs were good. Service was ok.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I had the fried calamari, the linguine and clams, and the tiramisu, and all of it was delicious. The ambiance was great except that there was a cold draft near our table. The food is cheap, especially for the great quality, but I felt that the portion sizes were too small.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good food and the front area is very cozy.

Only complaint: they dont take VISA, just American Express.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great spot ! Great food! Great service ! Great value

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Perfect pre theater dinner, great price and delicious. Directly across the street from La Mama , perfect place. House red and white wine delicious !
Friendly service and great place for meeting friends

Tags: Casual, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great pre-theatre meal. Very authentic, reasonably priced, charming, smaller restaurant. If you are near, its definitely worth stopping.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

This is not my neighborhood, but I went to NY Theatre Workshop a few doors down from Cucina de Pesce and really wanted someone to cook me some fish before the play. I did not sit "outside," but the windows and door were open so the fresh air came through and allowed a certain amount of people watching without being on display. Service was quick, my Manhattan on the rocks delicious, the salmon in mustard sauce perfectly cooked, as was the linguine with garlic and olive oil. It was just the right "weight" pre-theatre dinner for me, a pleasant place to be, and I'll be back for dinner the next time I'm seeing a show at LaMama or NYTW or the Public (just a few blocks away).

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I have been going to this restaurant for over 20 years. I have not visited in the past 5 yrs and found it to have the same outstanding service and delicious signature dishes. My favorite continues to be the Fussili Sun-Dried Tomato pasta dish. My husband had the black linguini with seafood and it was very good as well. Lastly, the prices are very affordable even if you treat yourself to a couple of glasses of wine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

We were a fan of this restaurant many years ago. Cozy and adorable. Food was average. Very reasonably priced. We ordered an appetizer but never received it.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

this is a really nice place to eat if you're going to the Eastville Comedy Club next door or you have a group of people with varied tastes. The earlybird special is a great value. Friendly and the food is pleasant and "user-friendly" for those who have picky palettes.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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food3
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food but just know they only take American Express and CASH! That was a surprise.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Quiet night there. Received excellent service from beginning to end. Attentive but unobtrusive. Class act. A memorable experience. Hadn't been there in over 20 years, but will be back.

Tags: Comfort Food
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Absolutely love this place. I've been many times over the years, and each time is a great experience. Good food, comfortable, spotless service. I highly recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Restaurant is welcoming and has a cozy, comfortable feeling. Yet the food rises above that of a neighborhood Italian eatery. The service is excellent and considerate.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Delicious food and personable service. 100% going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Neighborhood staple that has been consistently good for decades. They never disappoint.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Fresh, delicious food. We had the whole fish. It was excellent

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 23, 2017

This restaurant has the best prix fixe early bird meal anywhere - 4 courses including soup, salad, pasta and a main dish, and the food is tasty and good. There is a nice outdoor patio area as well now that summer is here. Try it!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Not sure why people think it's a good place for dinner, only 1 waiter 1 bus boy working, waited a long time for service. food is below average, there are many other better spots in the E village, will not return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Really Good food at a reasonable price- black fettuccine was amazing with shrimp. Also had the catch of the day grilled whole. Everything was great!

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Coming back to Cucina is always a treat. Food really tasty, service thoughtful, ambience intimate. And the early bird price - incredible.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Great ambiance, large portions and a small yet very attentive staff

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Party of 10 celebrating 3 cousins turning 70. Cucina telephoned that day to confirm our reservation. Table was ready for us. Our waiter Brian was a total professional & made sure our whole experience moved along smoothly. The Birthday kids were treated to specially decorated desert dishes. The ambiance and wine was perfect but the food was the best! Everything was fresh and beautifully done just like our Italian Grandma used to do. This is our place for family celebrations !!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Cucina di Pesce is one of the most affordable places to dine in the East Village; the food is delicious, the service is friendly and the atmosphere is pleasant and relaxing. I would recommend Cucina di Pesce as a place for couples looking to enjoy a romantic dinner out without an enormous price tag, or for a special occasion with friends or family. The atmosphere is relaxed enough for a casual dinner, yet elegant enough for a very special night out. It's a gem.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Very nice low key dining establishment in the East Village.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Food was good. Pumpkin Ravioli, Seafood Pasta dishes were flavorful and fresh. The bread & dip they served before the meal was addictive. The decor/atmosphere is nothing special. Location is perfect for the neighborhood theatres (NYTW, La MaMa, Kraine, Eastville, Duo, etc.). HEADS-UP: They only accept Amex & cash!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Tasty Italian food at reasonable prices. The ambiance is not as winning as it once was (the place was downsized last year), but it's still a good choice for a good meal.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Great experience. We enjoyed the happy hour til 6p which was 2 for 1. They also have a VERY (for manhattan) cheap early bird special (til 6:30). I had Salmon special with pesto and brussel sprouts. Ordered a side of pasta (felt like I needed a starch). Everything was delicious and great value for the quality. Lovely waitstaff. Will be back again!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Healthy, Casual, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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