Caffè del Mare
Nearby Subway Stops
A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.
- Brunch - Daily
- Dine at the Bar
- Good for Groups
- Outdoor Dining
- Private Dining/Party Space
- Full Bar
Spring St. to 8th St., Broadway to Sixth Ave.
This venue is closed.
Caffè del Mare opened at the hallowed crossroads of MacDougal and Bleecker Streets in 2004 and quickly became a popular local haunt, especially with trucker-hatted, jeans-clad NYU undergrads. Outside, café seating and floor-to-ceiling French doors beckon passersby. The inside is similarly inviting, with maroon walls, white Metro tiling, black-and-beige terrazzo floors, and wooden ceiling beams. The restaurant’s nicely stocked bar features flattering opaque yellow side-lighting, for an appealing retro glow. The menu is Italian, with Southern-style pastas and entrées that nod to the North. Some non-Mediterranean concessions to late-adolescent cravings, like burgers and wraps, are also thrown into the mix. But like so many of its young patrons, the restaurant’s a kind of well-groomed underachiever, and the kitchen can be hobbled by inconsistent or too-tame flavors, or just too much melted mozzarella.Extra
You want to laugh? Comedy Corner occupies the restaurant's downstairs level and offers a nightly venue for stand-up performers as well as a pared-down version of the restaurant's menu.Recommended Dishes
Veal pizzaiola, $18
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