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Pesce Pasta Trattoria

1079 First Ave., New York, NY 10022 40.759599 -73.96202
at 59th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-888-7884 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

54th St. to 65th St., Sutton Pl. to Third Ave.


This venue is closed.

Pesce Pasta is a quiet, reliable spot for its namesake seafood and pasta dishes. At first glance, the cozy dining room feels generic: butcher-paper-covered tables, framed maps, and landscapes of Italy, with specials written in marker on gilded mirrors. But an exposed-brick wall, low lighting, and the dark hardwood floor make for a warm, settled atmosphere that’s a notch above the noisy kitsch of dime-a-dozen Little Italy and theater-district clones. On the plate, Pesce Pasta delivers—the poached rings of calamari and plump steamed shrimp are ocean-fresh, and the Maine lobsters and daily fish specials satisfy. Not to be overlooked are the land-bound dishes; marble-size gnocchi are tender and dense, and hefty chicken parmigiana comes in a flattened portion as round and huge as a clock face, the meat still tender under a subtle layer of breading.

Recommended Dishes

Linguine shrimp calamari, $17.75; gnocchi, $16.75; chicken Parmigiana, $17.95