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Acqua

718 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10025 40.793359 -73.970907
nr. 95th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-222-2752 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

acquanyc.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, noon-11pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3 at 96th St.; B, C at 96th St.

Prices

$14-$19.50

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

85th St. to 105th St., Central Park West to Riverside Dr.

Profile

Having opened two other restaurants in the neighborhood, Sicilian-born chef Sebastiano Cappitta knows how to bring Sicilian and Sardinian fare to the masses: he keeps it cozy, generic, and well-priced. The trattoria is housed under beige-colored sails of canopied fabric in a warm, low-lit rectangular space with terracotta-colored walls. His centerpiece wood-fired oven churns out crispy pies thick with mozzarella, ricotta and parmigiano cheese, while his handmade pastas shine—simple, traditional dishes marked by few ingredients, like house signatures Malloreddus alla Campidanese with pork sausage and spicy tomato ragu, or gnocchi slathered in cremini and porcini mushroom sauce. The modest wine list (just nine red and nine white) is carefully chosen to adhere to the Sicilian and Sardinian theme. Nearby Symphony Space siphons in crowds, and it’s not unusual to share elbowroom with a bridal party.

Wheat Options

Whole wheat pasta and pizzas available upon request.

Recommended Dishes

Pizze bianca, $14

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