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Permanently Closed - L'Apicio

626 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups

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This restaurant is permanently closed. L'Apicio is located at 13 E. 1st Street (between Bowery and 2nd Avenue). The Italian-inspired restaurant gets its name from the 18th century Italian cookbook, and brings Executive Chef Gabe Thompson's cravable modern Italian food to the East Village. L'Apicio offers a deep cocktail and wine program created by Beverage Director Joe Campanale, while Executive Pastry Chef Katherine Thompson oversees the pastry program. L'Apicio is open for dinner seven days a week and brunch on the weekends, featuring lounge and bar areas and outdoor seating, in addition to the main and private dining rooms.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 5:30-11:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 533-7400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Gabe Thompson
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Private party facilities
Our versatile venue allows for events of all sizes. From groups of 10 to 220, we will work with you to find a private dining option that suits your needs. We can accommodate small, intimate groups, as well as larger dynamic events.
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Private party contact
Emily Corso: (844) 442-1886
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Cross street
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.2  based on all time ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 11, 2017

Great Food and Drink! A definitely a must try restaurant to Dine in! My expectation was met! :)

vipDCDan (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on April 27, 2017

After loving L'Apicio for years, we went there last night and were sorely disappointed

Anonymous (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 26, 2017

I've been twice. The pasta dishes are incredibly over salted every time.

vipTalia62 (London)
4.0  Dined on April 21, 2017

We were surprised that this beautiful venue was quiet on a Friday night - however this meant it was perfect for conversation and a relaxed evening. Once I'd tasted the food I was even more surprised the place wasn't packed out - everything we had was perfect. The kale salad and pastas in particular were outstanding.

My only complaint was that they didn't have one of the starters available - on a menu with only 12 dishes from top to bottom, everything should be available. Secondly, the service was a bit patchy, especially since the restaurant was empty. They accidentally brought someone else's mains to our table.

I'd definitely go back though, for the food and the atmosphere.

Paulo (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on April 8, 2017

Went with high hopes but disappointed on every level. Placed at the back of the restaurant which was cold in temperature and atmosphere. Wines by the glass were expensive ($18+) and not particularly good. Food was uninspired but well cooked. Icecream at the end was the low point and summed the evening up. 3 balls, each smaller then a ping pong ball and full of ice.

vipchelsea (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 7, 2017

Came here with a group of 9 friends on a Friday night. Food, drinks, service, music (lots of awesome 80s) were perfect. Would definitely be coming back and recommend to everyone.

howardd (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on March 31, 2017

I chose this based on menu and it was tagged as "cozy". Food and service were amazing but it was very loud.

vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on March 30, 2017

Third time there and quality of food was way down from previous 2 visits. And, the place was very empty for a Th night in NYC. The service was exceptional tho.

vipKaySte (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 25, 2017

amazing food, service was very slow and not very attentive but food and atmosphere made up for it. still one of my favorite restaurants in nyc

vipNYCTraveler (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 24, 2017

We will be back. We had a great meal at L'Apicio. Appetizers and entrees were great! Service was fantastic. Our waiter, Josh, was able to speak to all elements of the menu and helped us pick out a great wine. Anna & Lara were quite attentive & personable.

We had the tuna crudo, arancini, steak and cod and all were delicious.

After dinner we had a drink at the bar where the bartender, Davi, was just as personable.

I recommend and look forward to going back.

Rose (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 11, 2017

Food was great! Service was friendly and efficient! Delicious meal!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on March 2, 2017

Very surprised that the restaurant was so dead on a Thursday night but the food was delicious and our waiter was fantastic!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 25, 2017

Service was ok. But getting the bar to stop chatting like teens wud be great

MissScarlet (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 24, 2017

L'Apicio was such a find - a nice East Village restaurant that could accommodate a large party on a Friday evening. No hassle getting a reservation, nice ambiance (maybe a little noisy if you're trying to have a conversation) and great food. The Brussels sprouts and arancini starters were especially good, and the pasta was fresh and perfectly portioned. The service was a teeny bit slow - we had to wait a bit to get bread and have our check picked up - but overall they were really great.

vipGoodreview (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2017

Amazing food! Incredible service! Great cocktails and wine list! Can't say enough great things about this restaurant! Love it! We had to skip dessert because we were so full! Next time we will have dessert first!

Anon (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

I rarely leave reviews but the last experience I had here was not really up to par with prior experiences. It was Valentine's Day and I wonder if the staffing situation was different because the food was cooked very differently from prior times. The olive oil cake dessert came on a dinner plate with messy blobs of whipped cream instead of "creme fraiche" or what was listed. Server was very abrupt and a bit rude. A quite baffling experience actually.

vipEastVillageGal (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2017

The housemade pasta dishes were delicious! Our server was personable and helpful in deciding on what to order. My parents were in town and enjoyed the dinner!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2017

Best pasta I've had in the city in years. I'v had the pappardelle and the orecchiette

vipAnonymous (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2017

Our waiter literally could have cared less about what we ate, if we liked it, etc. It's not that he didn't know what we was doing, he just didn't give a you know what. POlenta is off the charts good (odd appetizer, more suitable as a side dish). Garlic bread is actually garlicky!
Bartender was soooo nice and funny while we waited

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2017

Was good.
Just over charged me on my credit card:(