Via Della Pace

4.6
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391 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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Via Della Pace is known not only for its unique and reasonably priced Italian cuisine, but for its extensive wine list and exclusive atmosphere. Truly one of the Lower East Side's hidden gems, Via Della Pace offers great music, authentic food and a friendly staff.
Family owned, it's menu features many signature dishes such as "The Fettuccine Mama Munda," a recipe passed through generations to the restaurant's owner. Their original dishes are complimented by their freshly made Sangria and innovative cocktail list.
With the restaurant floor set three feet above street level, it's elegant floor to ceiling windows allow patrons to look out at one of New York's trendiest neighborhoods while enjoying their meal. Additional seating can be found in our cozy party room which provides patrons with a more personal dining experience or in our in extremely popular outdoor section that opens during the summer months.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 1:00am; Breakfast: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 253-5803
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Payment options
Cash Only
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 1st & 2nd Avenue
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amatriciana e Carbonara di livello,ambiente caldo,personale cordiale.Il simpaticissimo Roberto ci ha offerto anche l'amaro.E non è poco in questa città

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AB
Berlin
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Tutto perfetto. Personale gentile. Piatti buoni. Peccato il pagamento in contanti. Chi come noi ha cambiato pochi dollari in Italia si trova a dover prelevare per poter pagare il conto.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

sempre forza LAZIO, grazie per la stupenda giornata

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable authentic Italian. Cozy

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent classic Italian in east village, NYC. My guests thoroughly enjoyed the food and service during our business lunch meeting.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ogni volta che vengo a nyc è una tappa immancabile ! Si mangia bene e L atmosfera è familiare! Un po’ d Italia a nyc

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JL
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Excellent staff! Cozy environment! I highly recommend Via Della Pace.

i
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Let's start with saying that the food is really good. We had assorted bruschetta, house made pasta and house made desserts, all very enjoyable. Seating is very cramped and I was pushed every time someone walked behind me. Service was disappointing. For some reason, we were not allowed to order our appetizers until we were ready to order the entire meal, or at least that's what we understood from the server's incomprehensible explanation. Also she hardly ever checked back on us, we had to actively look for her if we needed anything. I also noticed several times that the various servers did not seem to be able to keep track of orders properly, i.e. bringing items to the wrong table or bringing a duplicate order to the same table and then taking it back. It's hard for me to decide whether I will go back.

SM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The one disappointment was they did not have our reservation- we got lucky that 1 table was open - sounds like an issue between open table and the restaurant

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always take family to VDP when they’re in town. They’ve all come to love it as much as we do. Giovanni and Fam are the BEST. Go Pack Go!!!

G
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giovanni is a great host. La pasta era deliziosa. Bravi

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GF
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Our third visit here, and very disappointing. The food, as with prior visits, was outstanding. The service, however, was really bad. The staff was totally indifferent and ignored us other than to take our order and deliver our food. We ordered wine, and our meal was served before we got the wine. At no point did anyone check on the table to see if we were enjoying the meal (which we were). In summary: wonderful food, terrible service. I would not recommend this to a friend.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Mediocre food! We travel to Italy every year for the last 30 years and rarely get into a place where all four of us agree ! But there was no disagreements about Via Della Pace- food was very average!
We will not come back!

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a sweet place to eat! Great cocktails and food. Our server was amazing as well

JB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Overall, great food from a great neighborhood restaurant

C
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Good food but our table by door was terrible with the door opening and closing.

S
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meatball appetizer along witg the spaghetti entree was top of the line! Lobster ravioli was also solid. Just a fun evening meal all around!

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great price, great atmosphere. Super friendly staff!

NM
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian I have had in a long time. Took my daughter and her friend to dinner we were all impressed. It was our first time. When we head back to the city we will be sure to dine there again.

P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eccellente! Dal servizio al cibo all educazione del personale. Tornerò presto.

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MH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food & ambiance was great. They played great music. Overall a great experience. Definately coming back! All my friends loved it too. If you are looking for a quiet night then I would go somewhere else.

AK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Authentic Italian cuisine in an intimate environment at a reasonable price point.

KJ
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've been going to Via della Pace for years, and it continues to serve very good Italian food in a fun atmosphere. It's quite noisy, but so are most popular NYC restaurants of its size.

KK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Enjoyed the Italian authenticity

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We got parked downstairs which smelled a bit musty. Upstairs is way, way, better. Remember, this place only takes cash too.

SR
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the real Italian cuisine in NYC (said by an Italian D.O.C.) in a welcoming and exciting environment

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il primo vero ristorante italiano di New York degno di questo nome. Una serata veramente da osteria romana in piena regola. Simpatia e buon cibo!

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OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

meravigliosa

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TT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really, my only reservation is the noise level. Otherwise a fine place, space, experience.

JB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience at Via Della Pace. Food was excellent and service was on point. For a great neighborhood Italian meal this is the place to go.

EO
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Absolutely FANTASTIC food. Prices were extremely modest for an NYC restaurant. Decor was very understated and old school but not an issue. Small restaurant was very loud but again, not an issue. Even if it was, the food and price make this a must go to place!

CC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing! Was celebrating a birthday and everyone was very accommodating.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Mi hanno annullato una prenotazione un'ora prima della cena. Chiamato per sapere il motivo ma nessuno ha risposto. Veramente delusa da questa mancanza di attenzione verso un cliente. Un vero peccato perché il cibo è buono.

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L
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It felt like being in Italy! Energetic atmosphere, lovely service and authentic Italian food and the prices are amazing! All pastas delicious and the bruschetta was amazing! We will be back very soon!

Thanks Chef!

AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for a fantastic price in NYC. Tight space but expected for a neighborhood restaurant. Highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food with an amazing ambience at a great price!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ottima cucina proprietario simpaticissimo che dire andate e provate. Un ultima cosa tiramisù fantastico

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SL
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We loved the atmosphere. It was energetic. I would not recommend if you wanted a quiet place to talk. Food was delicious and portions are on the smaller to just right size. The wait staff tended to our needs.
The only thing that prevented me from giving it a 5 was we forgot to order sides. Perhaps if the wait staff reminded us, the experience would have been more complete.

JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian (Lazio) restaurant in East Village. Great food, service & atmosphere whether inside or outside. Best tables upstairs or on terrace :-) I booked the resto. & my wife loved the resto. & the area. Delicious affogato.
Grazie mille.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vero Good food and location.

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