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Posted by Cynthia P. on 11/12/2004
I visited Cacio e pepe last night with my friends, and we had a wonderful experience. The atmosphere was lovely and warm, and I was pleasantly surpised to find a risotto made with Alba white truffle as a special ($49) -- exquisite! We also shared a gnocchi w. venison ragu and the jumbo rigatoni w. quail, which were both very tasty. I have to say, I found the prices really reasonable -- I've had white truffle dishes that cost twice as much uptown, and this was as good, if not better.
Posted by PizzaFace on 11/08/2004
I guess all the good reviews are working because they have raised their prices. The cacio e pepe dish is now actually 11.95, still worth the price, I think. The other pasta dish we had, Bucatini all' Amatriciana , was salty. Both of the pastas (the actual noodle) were very good and cooked perfectly.
Posted by Jessica on 11/05/2004
My boyfriend and I ate here last week because we'd heard such good things. The decor and atmosphere was very cute, but when we tasted our entrees, they were sooo salty. I got the seafood lasagna and I had to drink tons of water to even finish it. My boyfriend's polenta wasn't even edible after the first salt packed bite. If the food hadn't been so incredibly salty, I would have said it was worth it.
Posted by Jeffrey on 08/13/2004
I had a fantastic experience! Great place, great atmosphere and the food is amazing. The prices are more than reasonable (my wife and I were able to have a great meal for about $50). I highly recommend Cacio e Pepe!
Posted by Johnny on 08/11/2004
I've eaten at this delightful Roman\Italian restaurant twice since it opened (I'm a neighborhood guy), and I could not have been more satisfied both times. The food is delicious, and the smiles on the faces of the staff are authentic (just like the food). The carpaccio is prepared like I've never had, and it's out of this world! I was surprised at how reasonable the prices are. If you want real Italian food, make your way down to 2nd avenue.
Posted by Ken McGrory on 08/07/2004
Just check out the menu to get an idea of the combinations that Executive Chef Salvatore Corea puts together very successfully. There is a warm, comfortable feeling at Cacio e Pepe and the best Italian food that I have had in many years. It is a nice touch that Mr.Corea comes around to your table to see you enjoying his masterpieces.
Posted by Lynn Pacifico on 08/06/2004
Fantastic value for great food. The best eggplant parmesian I have ever had (and I am Italian!) It is wonderful to have an eatery in "the old neighborhood" where I can eat around the corner from where my father grew up. I will be a regular.