21 Peck Slip, New York, NY | Directions 1003840.708258 -74.001797
Neighborhoods: Financial District (Wall Street), Downtown, Financial District
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Authentic Italian Cuisine in FiDi – Acqua offers an escape from "carbon copy" Italian restaurant menus. Their Sicilian born Chef serves the most authentic Italian food around, as well as incorporate modern riffs using local fresh ingredients and Mediterranean sensibilities. I love Linguine with clams in white wine, fresh Fettuccine with cherry tomatoes and homemade mozzarella. The wine list is complete and reasonably priced. The candlelit dining room, a casual yet elegant atmosphere (btw great music) and friendly staff make your time at Acqua a wonderful experience. As an italian, born and raised in Rome, this is the only place in NYC that reminds me of my city. (Best Carbonara and Matriciana abroad).
It’s La Dolce Vita in Lower Manhattan. – It’s la dolce vita in Lower Manhattan.
Warm and romantic, Acqua proposes an extraordinary contemporary Italian cuisine. I am in love with their quality, emphasizing seasonal organic ingredients and sunny flavors. My favs are all their pastas, the homemade mozzarella, and the wonderful crusty bread baked on the premises.
A superb wine list makes any evening into a special occasion, at reasonable prices.
This is a precious, hidden gem. Please Acqua, do not change a thing!
Misleading reviews – I thought I was going to a fine italian restaurant ,with great service, but I was really disappointed.First of all DON'T ask for Marco as other reviews suggest.He made my gf feel unconfortable because he kept on staring at her, and he was talking to her only, as if I werent even there!Then he turned cold as he saw us kissing.The food was not nearly as good as other restaurants in the neighborhood and they added heavy cream to my clams sauce past!!! not even inb oliven garden!
A reviewer has all the rights to express his/her opinion, tastes are personal, but he is not supposed to give false information. At Acqua we do NOT use at all heavy cream, in any dish. Our Award Winning All-Italian Chef Santoro serves only Authentic, Heathy, Fresh Italian food. For this reason our loyal customers made us, through the years, a respected, beloved neighborhood staple.
Ditto to this great place! – I came in with 4 friends last night and I had the most wonderful meal. The personnel was incredible, nice competent and very friendly. We were taken excellent care by the manager that came over, entertained us and suggest we try their Brunello and their Barolo. What an excellent suggestion, both great wines!!!
Thank you Marco!
Certainly we will be coming back for great food and even better service. Can you ask for more?
Original Italian specialties – I have been invited by friends to Acqua this week. I knew the place before when it was named Quartino and it was a decent Italian restaurant. What an improvement! The food was delicious, in particular the home made pasta (I had gnocchi and tasted the pappardelle with pesto) and the pizza is good too. The place is nice with friendly service. Finally a real Italian place.
Great Food, Good Service – We recently had a group of 43 people come for lunch after we particapted in a charity walk in Battery Park. The staff was very accomodating and had set up a pre -arranged 3 course lunch. Everyone enjoyed the food and the service and it closed out a great day for us.
Summer in NYC – I am in NYC for work and I eat frequently at Acqua because my hotel is nearby in the Seaport area. I tried the Linguine with Clams and they were cooked perfectly al dente. I also tried the home made Pappardelle with fresh Pesto. On of my favorite is the fresh mozzarella with Proscuitto and black figs. I believe this is one of the best Italian restaurant in NY and certainly the most authentic. Decor and ambiance are also very enjoyable.
great food and great atmosphere – I was at Acqua yesterday for a girls' night out and we had the best time ever!!!
We shared 2 wonderful seafood risottos with clams, calamari and baby-lobster which was an athentic revelation! I've never had such a rich and tasty dish! We also had tuna tartar and crab salad which were great as well!
Everything was great! We had a bottle of Falangina to pair the meal. Dining outsside near the river was just amazing! We'll definitely be back.
This is like eating Italian food in Rome! – If you like authentic Italian food, this is the place. Pasta is home made and cooked to perfection, "al dente", like in Italy. Bread, mozzarella, pastas are homemade under the direction of all Italian chef Santoro. I suggest to reserve, it is getting busier and busier with the summer, Try Gnocchi with pesto and gorgonzola cheese, paired with Falanghina wine from Campania. Exceptional!
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