149 Sullivan St, New York, NY | Directions 1001240.727199 -74.001784
Monday To Sunday From 11:00 AM To 11:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Downtown, SoHo
A little piece of Italy...literally. – My absolute favorite place to grab a quick lunch. This tiny Italian escape in SoHo combines the hustle and bustle of New York and the traditions of a real Italian family. The menu is not extremely large, but I guarantee everything on it is fresh, cooked to order, and authentically prepared. With less than ten seats in the place your mission is to figure out whether you can stay or not (hence the name).
When you can stay, the experience is wonderful. The feel is cozy, the wine is openly available and the plates are the perfect portion; truely European. The owners are friendly and always charming along with the entire staff. This is a true neighborhood spot where everyone is familiar with one another and comfortable sharing tight quarters for a tasty meal.
I'd suggest their lunch combo of a house salad and pasta dish. The house salad is clean cut and fresh and is perfect with some olive oil and some salt and pepper. There are multiple options of traditional pasta plates all of which are nicely sized and cooked to perfection. Not to mention their sandwiches - which are delicious. My favorite is the vegetable panini, but then again I'm also a vegetarian, so go with your gut. You won't be disappointed.
After time spend in Italy, the flavors of Pepe Rosso give me a nostalgia unlike anywhere else.
"Pepe"s around NYC trounce competition – One of the city's greatest finds is the "Pepe" group of restaurants peppered throughout lower Manhattan -- the to-go joint on Sullivan Street, Pepe Giallo in the West Village, and their most recent addition, Caffe Pepe Rosso, on the corner of 8th Street and Avenue C (please add a listing for the newest restaurant!). Try the delicious sauteed calamari antipasto with pitted black olives in a light tomato sauce, the homemade gnocchi bolognese for dish that'll knock your socks off, or the spicy penne arrabiata for a simple dish with a big kick. The menu is varied, the pasta is never overcooked and the places are GREAT VALUE. Hands down, these are my favorite Italian restaurants in New York city, and I have lived here for 21 years.
My friend, the Balfe, loves to order wunch here. Every time she hears the name, "Pepe, Pepe, PEPE ROSSOOOOOOO" she loses herself. All the cruddies, grodies and crummies in this world disappears everytime the Balfe has Pepe, Pepe, PEPE ROSSOOOOOOO.
A world without Pepe, Pepe, PEPE ROSSOOOOOOO, is not a wolrd for the Balfe.
This tiny Soho Italian spot does brisk business in take-out. – In Short
This little restaurant, with its nondescript decor and stocked food counter, draws a neighborhood crowd for inexpensive Italian dishes to-go. Pastas range from penne with tomato, basil and melted chunks of fresh mozzarella to seasonally stuffed ravioli; sandwiches include Prosciutto di Parma with tomato and air-cured beef on focaccia. If you plan to sit down at one of the few coveted sidewalk tables, get there early.
A litte hole with great pasta – The restourant itself it's a little hole with very few table. The service works on a "do it yourself" way. You have to wake up from the table and pick up your dish when ready. The quality of pasta is amazing. Do not miss the delicious home-made Tirmisu'.
Yuuuuuummmy! – This is one of those knooks with right off the boat eats, with a great balance of humor and AMAZING tasty food at such a reasonable price. You'll leave in a lovely full state!!!
Excellent Italian – Excellent food. fast, quick. delicious sauces. Good value for money--especially the $7 lunch special for 2 courses..... come on. where else can u get such good food.
A 1 Rating?!?! Hell No!!! – This person who gave Peppe Rosso a 1 is insane!!! Sapore?!?!?! Please!!! Anyway, working so close to Peppe Rosso I have had pretty much everything on their menu and everything is excellent, from the panini's to the pasta, all fresh and delicious! And as far as the service, it's a To-GO spot, what do you expect, a bunch of hand holding??? In and out with amazing food, it's that simple.
is everyone insane? – I love Italian food but this place is the pitts! There are far better (and cheaper) Italian restuarants in this city, like Sapore in the West Village for instance. Pepe Rosso to Go has flavorless food and rude service.
MMMMM! – So good that there are no words. A friend of mine from Italy took me there for the first time several years ago and I do back whenever I can. It's tiny, and take out is harder if you live far away, but it's really, really, really worth it. If they still make their orange salad, you should try it. It's definitely some of the best Italian food I've ever had.
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