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Cucina di Pesce

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87 E. 4th St., New York, NY 10003 40.726282 -73.989543
nr. Second Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-260-6800 Send to Phone

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

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    8 out of 10


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Mon-Thu, 3:30pm-11pm; Fri-Sat, 3:30pm-midnight; Sun, noon-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; F at Second Ave.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU



Payment Methods

American Express

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar



Delivery Area

Houston St. to 14th St., Ave. C to Broadway


Cucina di Pesce is the type of unpretentious, comfortably lived-in Italian restaurant that ruled New York before Mario Batali and his ilk turned the town upside-down. But if Cucina's ambience feels a bit dated, its flavors are absolutely contemporary. This is one of the best places in the city to get good Italian food on a budget. The pasta—from the comically enormous spinach ravioli to the succulent sun-dried tomato fusilli—will seduce even the most strident Atkins followers. And the seafood lives up to its billing in the restaurant's moniker: sea scallops, scampi, salmon and their brethren are mouthwateringly fresh. The only drawback to Cucina is that everyone seems to know how good it is, so take advantage of its $13.95 early dinner special to beat the crowds.

Early Bird Dinner

Daily, 4 p.m.—6:30 p.m., $13.95

Recommended Dishes

Seafood lasagna, $18; grilled salmon, $17; grilled eggplant, $11