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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.
New York, NY 10003
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm;
Friday: 3:30pm - 12:00am
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
$30 and under
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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
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
Having been to Cucina di Pesce several times many years ago, I was surprised to see how it had changed. A much smaller space but a great improvement. There's a large room in the back, suitable for parties, but the acoustics seemed threatening. The front room, however, is cozy and comfortable. It feels much like some bygone West Village places. All white but with very warm lighting, it feels casually glamorous.
We started at the bar, which is intimate. The bartender (who may be the owner) was very friendly and accommodating. We shared the crostini, which was excellent. Seated at a table, we had a very nice but perhaps a bit too pushy waiter. The food came out in a reasonable amount of time and was uniformly excellent, the wine less so (it was one of the cheaper ones on the menu, which is very affordable). The desserts are homemade and the two we shared were good but not spectacular.
Despite any of those, pardon the expression, reservations, my group is looking forward to returning very soon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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