Pepe Giallo

4.5
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176 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
ABOUT PEPE GIALLO
Pepe Giallo takes the old-world trattoria experience to heart, as evidenced by a menu that proudly prohibits skim milk, diet coke, and decaf coffee. The closely set tables are more cozy than claustrophobic, especially in the lovely back garden. As befits the restaurant's proximity to West Chelsea galleries, this Italian bistro offers value and a chill atmosphere for both the art collector and the starving artist.
The homemade pasta, pizza, and fresh seafood are taken seriously and made with care. As well as all of the homemade desserts. Service is warm and welcoming without being intrusive.

Specials

HAPPY HOUR!

Our Happy Hours are from Monday to Friday, 4;00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
House Wine $5.00 per glass, $15. carafe, Forst Premium Lager $6.
We also offer a happy hour menu.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 16, 2019

Ends: August 17, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-5:45PM

What 176 People Are Saying
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LO
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful atmosphere in the Garden Room. Wonderful food and excellent service. Moderate prices make Pepe Giallo one of my favorites places to dine. Great spot to go with friends.

B
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service, as always. Love being back in the garden/atrium room too.

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive yet unobtrusive service, perfect food, charming and low key atmosphere, unbeatable prices...

f
New England
22 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food great scene. love the food and service. wonderful neighborhood place.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hits the spot. Great neighborhood spot and great ambiance.

LO
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food at very reasonable prices. Nice atmosphere, with a comfortable sound level allowing you to converse with your dining companions. Worth going out of your way for this wonderful find.

NR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We selected this place based on the many great reviews, but it didn't match the expectation.
The waiter was nice, but he repeatedly came to our table and interrupted our conversation without pausing or saying "excuse me". That would have been fine, until we were half way through our appetizer and our entrees came. The server didn't ask if we were finished or ready. There was no room on the table, and by the time we were finished with our first course, our dishes were cold because they had to sit. The meal was mediocre - vegetables seemed like they had been reheated (by the texture, not the temperature), and the salmon was dry.

SS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food was Teri le (pizza was raw and had little flavor, the fish was over cooked and the sauce seemed like it was taken from a can.). In addition we were seated outside and got cold, but even with empty tables, they refused to let us sit inside. Overall, terrible experience.

b
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We loved our food and the wonderful server..(Tucker). BUT the wine was a really small glass...not even 6 oz.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Mediocre food, good service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Back patio area was fantastic

JL
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A nice place for a casual lunch. Not as good as at the previous location.

S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for an early dinner, 4:30 pm, before a show. Decor is lovely. The restaurant was almost empty, so it was quiet, my pasta with mushrooms, peas, and broccoli, oil and garlic was great. My friend and I had a small pizza which we enjoyed too. The servers were very pleasant and professioanl. I wouldn't hesitate to go back.

a
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Come here quite often and always have an excellent meal. But this time my dish penne pasta with meatballs was just ok. Sauce seemed like it was burnt or over cooked. The wait staff practically threw the plates on the table and ran off. We had to ask for water for the table and were never given bread. Will be back to see if it happens again. The place was busy but the food and service should never suffer. We tried the pizza for the first time was just ok.

P
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, quick service. Tourists from the UK who found this via trip advisor, absolutely no regrets. 🤤🤤🤤🤤

E
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our neighborhood 'go to' place. Had friends from England and wanted them to enjoy a tasty casual dinner. Pepe Giallo fit the bill exactly. Always reliable and fun with cheerful courteous service. Highly recommended.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal in a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Service was perfect, the food was outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This is not fine dining. Felt more like a village coffee shop than an Italian restaurant. Ford was ok but portions were small and overpriced.

MV
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First time to Pepe Giallo. Service was excellent. Beautiful arugala and pear salad, $25 seafood risotto was a good value with lobster, baby calamari and mussels. Flourless chocolate cake with ice cream was beyond delicious! Only suggestion is that they add decaf coffee, American or expresso to the after-dinner offerings. I would have enjoyed an espresso or cappuccino with my dessert but no caffeine for me at that hour.

C
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good lunch offerings, quiet ambience good for conducting a meeting.

F
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really good Italian food at very reasonable prices. There's outdoor dining in the summer, too.

SR
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my 28-year-old daughter there for a quiet reunion (I live in New England and had not seen her for some months). I had been there before on the recommendation of friends, so I knew the food was delicious. But this time I really appreciated the fact that, as I have a moderate hearing disability, I had requested a quiet table, if possible, and they gave us a perfect little table in the corner. My daughter and I could have the kind of relaxed, easy, intimate conversation I had hoped for. And we had really good food and drink to accompany it. The wait staff were friendly and attentive, but gave us our space. It was one of the nicest evenings I can remember having in a long time. I will always return — and recommend it to others. Thanks, Pepe Giallo!

CN
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It would be nice to have more seafood on the menu. Warm bread would be a nice touch. Also, most Italian restaurants offer garlic bread. Had the mussels which were good, but having a plate for the shells would be practical. Really liked the place. Nice atmosphere, low key, not too noisy, good service. A great neighborhood restaurant. Will continue to go for dinner and lunch.

F
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice little restaurant on W. 22nd St. and 10th Avenue, NYC. The pesto ravioli was very good. They put a little basket of bread with oil on the table. The ice cream of chocolate and coconut that I ordered was large and very good. Not much seating, so get there early or make reservations. Can eat outside on the sidewalk in Chelsea and watch traffic go by. Would go again since the place is cute.

E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food!

ZC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot! Enjoy the outdoor seating and the seafood linguine!

J
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Julio is a wonderful server, We started with The Bufala Mozzarella with Prosciutto. Outstanding. Spaghetti
Bolognese and A special past of the night Spicy Linguine with Calamari and Shrimp. Both meals were amazing. A couple Pinot Grigios and Negra Modelos made for a great dinner and reasonable as well. Thank you we'll be back.

JF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First time customer. On occasion I visit NYC and this time wanted to try a new restaurant in the Chelsea section. I am glad I did. The service was excellent and the food a very good value. Fresh, tasty and well prepared!

OT
Costa Rica
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here on the basis of a Trip Advisor recommendation and it didn’t mislead! A real gem. My wife and I had a carafe of happy hour wine and both ordered the linguini with 1/2 lobstetrics, calamari and mussels special! INCREDIBLE! We will be back!

KI
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish. Small portions tho.

JT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Simple and wonderful dishes at reasonable prices - loved it!

L
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had a lovely lunch in their pleasant garden room. The garden is not open air but totally light filled and it does feel as if you are dining outside. Pepe Giallo is very convenient and a neighborhood restaurant for me, right on 10th avenue, and very close to the High Line in Chelsea. They serve lots of pasta dishes.

w
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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FF
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Decent family meal after a walk on the Highline.

MJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot close to the high line - food was pretty good, and service was great. Also fab value for money would definitely recommend.

f
New England
22 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

great place for lunch or dinner. happy it's in our hood. definitely a must try.

R
New England
459 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun popular place with decent food. Not fussy; very relaxed

p
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would recommend this restaurant, because the food is good and so is the service. BUT.....The one major negative is that they asked us to leave because they needed the table. And mind you, we had made a reservation. They could have mentioned that prior to seating us and we would have understood it. They need to educate the staff11

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caesar salad, grilled salmon, roasted vegetables, incredible bread and the house red in the garden made for a delightful return visit.

p
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

For starters, my date was there on time and they sat him, which was nice, but they didn't give him water. After I arrived (10 minutes late), it took yet another 10 minutes before anyone addressed us or brought us water. That's a MAJOR pet peeve of mine, and I knew based on this that we were in for some fairly terrible service. (The restaurant was full, but it's not huge, and I mean, come on.... no water for 20 minutes?!) Luckily, my date and I were in a pleasant mood and having fun, so whatever. Food - the restaurant brought out a bread and olive oil, possibly after we ordered...? Again, annoying. We both ordered pasta, and both dishes were good - the fettucine with chicken and mushrooms was better than the rigatoni I had. The goat cheese from the dish I ordered (rigatoni with zucchini, tomato, etc.) ended up making the entire pasta quite grainy, but I still enjoyed it... it was heavy on the vegetables, which I love. Portions were also good. I'd go back again, but now that I know what to expect, it won't likely be a first choice.