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Cacio e Pepe

182 Second Ave. (E. 11th St.) Send to Phone
212-505-5931 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
East Villagers do as the Romans do with Italian fare that holds a few surprises.
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Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Reservations suggested

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  • 3.5 star rating
3.5 rating over 3 reviews

Cacio e Pepe Restaurant Review

: The first in a small gaggle of spin-offs, this is chef Salvatore Corea’s ode to Roman fare. There are a few twists, and the biggest flourish comes in the form of the namesake cacio e pepe: pasta with a coating of Parmesan and grated pepper arrives in a hollow wheel of Pecorino Romano. Clearly, the rest of that cheese had to go somewhere, so it’s omnipresent here, even as the menu gets more adventurous. Try the homemade pasta tossed with clams and porcini mushrooms. Gingerly bending expectations is the name of the game, like the pork scaloppine rolled with smoked provolone and pancetta. Still, the simpler dishes shine brightest, like sweet and spicy sausage served over soft polenta.

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