Piacere

4.3
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181 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Piacere means pleasure or delight in Italian. At Piacere, we strive to delight your senses with our organic, Italian dishes made from the freshest ingredients possible. Our authentic, rustic interior will make you feel like you’re in an Italian cantina while never leaving Manhattan.

We proudly offer authentic, organic, and simple Italian cuisine. Our pizza is baked in a brick oven and are all individually sized. Our thin and crunchy crust is so light and airy there’s no guilt in eating two pizzas. We won’t tell!

Pair your meal with our Italian wine list comprised of mostly organic wines. We also offer draft and bottled beers. Stop by and check out our daily specials.

While our pizzas are our most popular menu item, we also offer grass-fed steak, red snapper, and homemade pasta with gluten-free, organic pasta options.
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KaushalV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good wine a little pricey

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We asked to be seated at a good table on the small outdoor patio and they obliged graciously. The service was quick and attentive, the host also helped with drinks and questions. Food was delicious and affordable. Very happy, would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stafff was amazing and accommodating ...food was excellent !

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vipSamanthaC
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely restaurant just north of NYC's Little Italy. We ate outside to socially distance ourselves from the other diners. The food was delicious and plentiful. Lots of "doggy" bags. What made even more spectacular was the service. We were never wanting and the staff incredibly kind.

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SamanthaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our second visit. The food is very good, a cut above most of the Italian places we have tried in the area, though we find portions rather small and this further adds to the sense that it’s a little pricey. I love their gnocchi and the pizza is nice and thin with tasty tomato sauce. My husband enjoyed the meatballs this time. It’s a little off the beaten track which makes it less hectic. Service is excellent.

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Frankie
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My boyfriend and I went to Piacere to celebrate his birthday last night. We ordered the Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce and the Pizza alla Amatriciana with 2 glasses of red wine. I’d say the wine pours were standard (not generous) and the outdoor eating ambiance was pleasant. In my opinion, the food was nothing to write home about. The gnocchi dish needed salt and the tomato sauce tasted like straight up tomato purée without spices, although the gnocchi themselves melted in your mouth. The pizza was a bit smaller than your standard personal pie and tasted good but nothing remarkable. For the price of the meal and the level of flavor I don’t think I’d return.

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Mike
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and nice outdoor setting. Highly recommend the pastas!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Italian food. Pizza is top notch. Good wine selection. Owner is very friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food
Ambiance was fantastic- will be back!

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Andy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice spot, especially for bigger groups with the larger tables in the front. Get the pizza - pasta is not amazing. Pear, parmesan and arugla salad is delicious!

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RubenA
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience5

The beer was remove temperature. They didn’t have chicken parmigiana on the menu. The milensa was dry. I was surprised we still had to pay for the beers.

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NickN
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing. He helped take photos, very nice and professional

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AndrewP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Th margherita pizza, was given to us in a pool of it's own liquid. When picked up, the slice flopped and fell apart, and the cheese slid off. The waiter had the gall to say that's how the pizza was supposed to be. The guy who cooked it said the same. He went on to cook another personal pie that was thin and purposely overdone to the point of being charred everywhere. I've used Open table to book over 150 restaurants in my history, and this is the first review I've ever written. Possibly the worst pizza I've ever had.

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Russ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Cash only unless you have Amex Food was slightly pricey for location in my opinion. Ambience was good. Service good pizza was slightly above average for nyc.

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AnnaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Piacere is a very intimate, quiet space. Food was great. Service was great. I will go back, and yes highly recommended. Thank you

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MikeB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We booked Piacere online as a close restaurant to our hotel to go to after the football ended - as such we booked for 8:15pm. When we got there it was empty and the staff told us they could no longer serve pizza as they had turned the pizza oven off. We sat down to order from the pasta menu but then noticed that they only took cash or Amex neither of which we had. We then left and had a great meal in the craft beer bar next door which was almost full and had great food, value, and atmosphere, and was willing to take our credit card.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was exactly what we needed after a long day is touring NYC. Owner host was accommodating and prompt. Help us get kids settled. Food was outstanding.

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Rocman
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Cozy Italian place with nice atmosphere. Definitely would eat here again if I'm in NYC.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Our food wasn’t piping hot and the noodles were a little harder than needed. The sauces weren’t that great either. Also had 2 waiters and one was really hard to understand. Will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a neighborhood gem nearby all the tourist spots at Soho! The services are friendly, food was delish and reasonably priced. Try the taglierini with porcini and truffles. They only accept amex credit card so be prepared!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best pizza I’ve had! The service was outstanding, food delicious and staff wonderful. Definitely try the Nutella pizza. I will recommend this place to everyone!

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OpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Definitely good quality food within a nice, relatively authentic but a bit noisy atmosphere, we though had a very good time with a friend!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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maba
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately, nowhere on the website does it say that they only take American Express or cash. It would have nice to know this ahead of time.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Peccato solo una credit card. Per il resto tutto bene.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good food and service. The atmosphere was quiet. Make sure to bring cash as they are cash only and they do not serve hard alcohol (wine and beer only). They also do not have a fryer in the kitchen so no fried foods if that’s what you’re looking for. However, the pasta and appetizer list is wonderful.

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Insearchoffood
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Truffle pasta tasted like lo mein. Pizza with “roasted peppers” had just raw green peppers. Manager didn’t care at all when we expressed dissatisfaction. Went for my friend’s birthday which we noted in reservation, they didn’t do anything for her birthday and they didn’t ask me about it when we were there. I wanted to leave ASAP so didn’t mention it to them. Overpriced for quality, and small portions.

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AndrewB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was great. Though they didn’t read the open table reservation. We were going there for my fiancées birthday and I wrote that it was a birthday-no mention of anything by the staff. Very disappointing in that regard. Everything else was great

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KathyF
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

rushed out the door here. i hate to rate a place w good food badly, but an old friend & i met here—we had reservations—& between the attitude of the servers & being rushed thru our meal, we were unable to experience our wine & pizza with any pleasure. also, beware: they only take cash & amex. i wont be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Dinner at Piacere. The Pizza was real italian (thin and crispy) and delicious. Service was welcoming and fast. Price for value is good.

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SusanG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The ambiance at Piacere is second to none if you are looking for a casual, warm, wood-burning pizza restaurant with a gracious staff and, above all, a delightfully quiet and pleasant place to have dinner.
Wood walls, beautiful wood tables are neither too close nor too far, and the lighting is low but not dim.
The pleasant wine list is competitively priced, and the sound of Italian was heard from those behind the bar. The two dishes we tried were also pleasant, and I would return there without hesitation if I were looking for Italian food or pizza 'downtown.'

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DominikS
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Food in great Location with friendly People. We love it very much! Thx!!! We‘ll coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best gluten free pizza in the city!

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AnnaF
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice location, very busy, Pizza a bit dry for my taste, but overall we had a good time.

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WilliamB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service . Reasonable prices.
A more modern take on Little Italy

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Alejandro
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Average food that is expected from a tourist trap. Limited menu.

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GaryW
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great!! Incredible pasta and value. Great location!

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Yasmin
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very fast service, delicious pizza! Strongly recommend anyone who loves Italian

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vipTraveller2
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our experience! It was lively inside but we wanted to sit outside & enjoy the nice weather. I had the scallops which were amazing. Perfect sear on the outside. My husband ordered the sausage it did not like the sauce. They made him an alternate dinner and took the first dish off the bill. It was great service and customer service

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RhondaH
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The manager was very friendly and welcoming. He made a special place for our family of ten people. The special was offered and it was homemade pasta and delicious sauce. We would definitely go there again.

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Piacere is rated 4.3 stars by 181 OpenTable diners.

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