Pepe Giallo

4.5
151 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 151 People Are Saying
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ZC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

J
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delish. Small portions tho.

JT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Simple and wonderful dishes at reasonable prices - loved it!

L
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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FF
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Decent family meal after a walk on the Highline.

MJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
19 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

R
New England
440 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

p
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Happy with the service, the food was just alright. We felt like it was lacking flavor. We ordered sangria, and it was served in the smallest wine glass ever. Decent taste. Overall i don’t think we would be itching to go back.

PM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best chicken parm I’ve had in NY. Loved the sautéed spinach too.

L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre July 4 celebration.

LP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, service and atmosphere!!!

OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great table near the front door and windows starting at 5:30 pm when the restaurant was on the quieter side which we like. The host treated us like old friends and kept an eye on all. The waiters were friendly and accommodating. The food is consistently excellent and of a fair price. He happy hour (till 6 pm) offers a few dollars off some appetizers and their excellent draft and fine house wine.
My out-of-town guests were really pleased.

s
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. Food so good. Service people so nice. Comfortable and cozy. And a fabulous neighborhood find. Bravo and Brava!

L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Great value. Very reasonable prices!! I will definitely return!!

SB
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Personable. Great quality food. Great service. Fun vibe.

j
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

reasonably priced delicious food in a cozy ambiance. a popular place to eat. nice, friendly and accommodating staff. i recommend this restaurant.

ML
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE IT! Come here all the time and always great.

JG
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great unfussy but delicious Italian food, casual neighborhood ambiance, and good wine - love the recommended rose.

j
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed out dinner there. All three ordered the short ribs with spinach wide noodles and the
fried calamari and zucchini.

Highly recommend this place

M
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great spot for lunch while walking the high line. Just around the corner from one of the elevator access points. Superb food. Cozy but not cramped. We would eat there again any time.

R
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Small neighborhood place. Nice vibe and really good food. Try the gnocci or the sea food over black linguini.

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

For value, service & ambiance I would but the pasta was slightly disappointing bring it was homemade

SB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fun, reasonably priced Italian restaurant with great food and service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant and reasonable

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting NYC and staying in Chelsea so we picked an Italian in the neighborhood. It was such a great pick! The service was excellent, and the food was so delicious! Reasonable prices as well. We were happy with everything.

JW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was underwhelming and service lagged by the end.

RF
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice little place with excellent food. Would go back in a heartbeat!!

MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Pretty disappointed with my experience at Pepe Giallo. We came to dinner for 4 people with a reservation around 7:30 pm on a weeknight where we sat down right away, however we were completely ignored by staff, and needed to wait 15 minutes just to see the menu. We had to flag down the wait staff to be able to place an order after no one came around to us, and even then we had to wait. We then had to continue to flag down the staff for water refills. The penne vodka I ordered was undercooked below al dente. However, after we finished the staff was quick to take away our plates. I will not be returning.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We sat in the back room which is much quieter than the front ..... food great - staff great - food great

SF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice neighborhood find - comfortable ambience, friendly efficient service. Black Sea bass special was perfectly prepared.

A
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite places for neighborhood Italian food. We really enjoy the laid-back attitude with great eating.

HB
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad they are at their new location! Food is great; nice new setting and friendly service. Can’t wait for garden to be open

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