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Caffè del Mare

89 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012 40.729138 -74.001237
at Bleecker St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-777-7521 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.



Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Daily
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Romantic


  • Full Bar



Delivery Area

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.


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