21 Peck Slip, New York, NY | Directions 1003840.70820942521095 -74.00173969566822
M-Sa 12pm-11pm, Su 12pm-10:30pm (closed: Nov.28, Dec.25, January 1st)
Neighborhoods: Financial District (Wall Street), Financial District, Downtown
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Simply the worst service in NYC – Let me be simple here: This was the WORST service I have ever experienced in New York, or anywhere for that matter. The problems are too great to list but I will give two examples. At a table for 12 people, the first dish was brought out a full 25 minutes before anyone elses. One person had food, while the rest did not for 25 minutes. When the rest came, there was still one missing. When that one finally came (about 45 minutes after the first dish - no joke!), the pasta was raw and unedible. I wish I could list all the problems here, but I will simply sum it up by saying the service was so bad, we thought it was actually a practical joke. Needless to say, I would not go back and encourage you not to either.
best pasta, focaccia, tuna tartare – I feel at home when I come to this wonderful Italian restaurant, my favorite in town.
the seasonal specialties are incredible, pastas are to die for. you can't go wrong!
Start with a focaccia al formaggio or with the tuna tartare.don't miss a pasta specialty or the daily risotto and polenta specials.
you can't leave Acqua without tasting one of its fabulous desserts. my favorites are the chocolate mousse and the coffee affogato [ in a sea of ice-cream]....You cannot ask for more...or maybe you can: ask for a to go apple/chocolate cake and eat it in the morning for breakfast....you deserve it!
My favorite Italian in town! Authentic and healthy. – I am glad that a friend suggested me Acqua at Peck Slip as i moved to the Financial District and i was looking for nice restaurants in the area. I was at Acqua yesterday night for the first time. It was a very enjoyable experience. I had a Pear salad and it was fresh and tasty. A great start. My boyfriend (Italian) ordered a mixed selection of artisanal cheeses and cured meats imported from Italy. He told me that they were fantastic. First quality ingredients. As a main course we ordered a Striped Bass poached in white wine and it was simply delicious, and a Linguine with clams absolutely prefect. We had a bottle of Soave (very reasonably priced) and we completed a perfect meal with a Tiramisu and a selection of Homemade artisanal Gelati. The ambiance is lovely and the service very friendly. We will be back for sure!
Great Romantic Place – I love Acqua!!
After discovering this little romantic restaurant a few weeks ago I am a regular there. I love their homemade authentic Italian cuisine. Their chef, Ciro Santoro is fully dedicated to bring here the real flavors of authentic regional dishes. Tasty but healthy. Greens, eggs and chicken are organic. Most pastas, ravioli, bread and mozzarella are home made every morning. That's way they taste sooo fresh! The wine selection is inspired. Service is friendly and setting casual-chic. I love dining outside, in the patio, under the stars ;)
A hidden gem! Great food, nice atmosphere. – The sidewalk tables at Acqua, located on the edge of a cobbled area called Peck Slip, offer serenity in the early evening that you can't find in the Village or other restaurant-heavy neighborhoods. The landscape still looks like a seaport from the era of clipper ships and brigantines.
An oasis in the desert wasteland (or maybe waist-land) of the South Street Seaport, Acqua is one of the city's least pretentious restaurants-wine bars, offering many vintages by the quartino, along with a pleasing selection of authentic, fresh Italian cuisine, guaranteed by their passionate Italian chef. Try their special Seafood Risotto or fresh Spinach ravioli with home made ligurian pesto. Enjoy!
Other reviewers must be friends with the owner – I've lived in NYC my whole life (37 years) and this restaurant was the worst value of any restaurant I've ever eaten in (in NYC). The food essentially tasted like airline food. If you can tell the difference between decent food and horrible food I'd avoid this restaurant.
Comfortable setting, reflecting the relaxed atmosphere of the Seaport, with exceptional food. – Love this restaurant! It's conveniently near the Seaport, a relaxed area with fun street performances when there's good weather. Acqua has a comfortable setting and amazing food... The pear salad and pappardelle al pesto are among my favorite dishes. The pesto sauce has a wonderfully clean, basil taste. Another refreshing detail is that the food is seasonal and organic. And I've found the wait staff to be very friendly. This restaurant, which is great for both family dining and dates, has become one of my favorite places to eat.
great italian dining – A group of 13 of us went here after my sister's graduation this past Saturday and it was perfect! They knew it was a special occasion and immediately brought us over some champagne and plenty of appetizers to start. The cheese platter and meat antipasto were great! Everyone was pleased with their dishes and the service (which usually does not happen with such a large group). Highly recommend!
buonissimo!!! – we went there during the last week end and was a amazing experience, the restaurant was full , but everybody have time to come and be friendly, the food ; from antipasti at the meet was a great experience, a nice wine list with a great region offer , so sure we are going back to this outsider place...
thanks and see you soon...
OMG here's real Italian food. ....although portions are the American size!!!!! – I am part Italian and I go there often. the food at Acqua is REAL ITALIAN FOOD, so uncommond in NY!!!!
but the portions are huge,maybe too big! just like in America and unlike pretentious restaurants like Cipriani [food there is not that good but overpriced...].
pastas to die for. a wonderful stracchino focaccia. and the tuna tartare is great if you love spicy food!
tagliata is good too if you really want meat.
try the tiramisu and choco mousse!
or gelato affogato!
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