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Posted by reataruant wiz on 10/07/2006
Aqua has the best brick oven pizza on the upper west side.
Posted by UWS resident on 09/01/2006
Acqua is a good, sometimes very good, neighborhood place. When it opened, the food was a little bland, but it's developed nuance and interest. Not strictly Italian (it's Mediterranean), the grilled shrimp and arugula salad is wonderful, they do great things with beans, and a pasta I had the other night (small shrimp, various vegetables, white wine and garlic sauce) was a pleasure. Service is uneven, but the decor is warm and clean (wood paneling), and it's one of the few decent restaurants where you can carry on a conversation without shouting. It's also very kid friendly. Is it the best restaurant in New York? No way. Is it good and a decent value? Absolutely.
Posted by Lovedining on 05/22/2006
I disagree with a lot of the reviews on this page. I lived in Italy for 6 years and frequently ate out and got to get a very high understanding of the quality and characteristics of Italian food.....This place does not reflect in anyway real Italian cooking nor Italian traditions. The service was disappointing too.
Posted by delizioso on 03/23/2006
I have been coming to acqua for three years and since i am italian i am difficult to please but the food at acqua and service is always great. Bravi!
Posted by UWSer on 03/12/2006
I agree that this place used to be much better. The food is still good, but their service has turned me off to this place. Its a lot tougher to appreciate a restaurant when you feel that they don't appreciate your business. They need to step it up.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/01/2006
I have been coming to Acqua for three years, the food is always excellence, I love the warm atmosphere. The owner is always very friendly and funny. I know when I come to acqua I will always be satisfied.
Posted by NativeNY'er on 01/26/2006
I completely agree with the last post. This place has gone downhill, and it's not b/c of the food. Treatment to customers is not very good. Hopefully there will be improvement, and perhaps the place can be salvaged