Piacere

4.6
191 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Piacere means pleasure or delight in Italian. At Piacere, we strive to delight your senses with our organic, Italian dishes made from the freshest ingredients possible. Our authentic, rustic interior will make you feel like you’re in an Italian cantina while never leaving Manhattan.

We proudly offer authentic, organic, and simple Italian cuisine. Our pizza is baked in a brick oven and are all individually sized. Our thin and crunchy crust is so light and airy there’s no guilt in eating two pizzas. We won’t tell!

Pair your meal with our Italian wine list comprised of mostly organic wines. We also offer draft and bottled beers. Stop by and check out our daily specials.

While our pizzas are our most popular menu item, we also offer grass-fed steak, red snapper, and homemade pasta with gluten-free, organic pasta options.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 191 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
ambience
4.5
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GhOliC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was yummy, friendly service, nice open space. Can get a bit loud but overall was great outing with friends

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CLouise
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eddie the bartender suggested all the dishes I got and they were indeed amazing!! I definitely recommend. I will be coming back to try the rest of the menu as well!

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michaelc
New England
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Tough section - homeless bothering customers (must be a shelter nearby) / limited menu

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vipValK
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always phenomenal. Will be back soon!

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vipChris
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Been there many times, each time fabulous, delicious, and memorable.

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TimS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and service was excellent. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took our family with three teens there for dinner on a Friday night. Booked a reservation and were warmly greeted and seated when we arrived. Food was delicious and the service amazing. Will be back!

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StephanieI
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and experience as always!! Worth it for the homemade spicy oil alone!

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vipJohnD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Bad music and too loud.
A bit too pricey for what you get.

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vipCarol
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very friendly and helpful. Pizza was delicious.

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KaushalV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good wine a little pricey

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We asked to be seated at a good table on the small outdoor patio and they obliged graciously. The service was quick and attentive, the host also helped with drinks and questions. Food was delicious and affordable. Very happy, would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stafff was amazing and accommodating ...food was excellent !

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vipSamanthaC
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely restaurant just north of NYC's Little Italy. We ate outside to socially distance ourselves from the other diners. The food was delicious and plentiful. Lots of "doggy" bags. What made even more spectacular was the service. We were never wanting and the staff incredibly kind.

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SamanthaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our second visit. The food is very good, a cut above most of the Italian places we have tried in the area, though we find portions rather small and this further adds to the sense that it’s a little pricey. I love their gnocchi and the pizza is nice and thin with tasty tomato sauce. My husband enjoyed the meatballs this time. It’s a little off the beaten track which makes it less hectic. Service is excellent.

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vipFrankie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My boyfriend and I went to Piacere to celebrate his birthday last night. We ordered the Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce and the Pizza alla Amatriciana with 2 glasses of red wine. I’d say the wine pours were standard (not generous) and the outdoor eating ambiance was pleasant. In my opinion, the food was nothing to write home about. The gnocchi dish needed salt and the tomato sauce tasted like straight up tomato purée without spices, although the gnocchi themselves melted in your mouth. The pizza was a bit smaller than your standard personal pie and tasted good but nothing remarkable. For the price of the meal and the level of flavor I don’t think I’d return.

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Mike
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and nice outdoor setting. Highly recommend the pastas!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Italian food. Pizza is top notch. Good wine selection. Owner is very friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food
Ambiance was fantastic- will be back!

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Andy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice spot, especially for bigger groups with the larger tables in the front. Get the pizza - pasta is not amazing. Pear, parmesan and arugla salad is delicious!

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RubenA
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience5

The beer was remove temperature. They didn’t have chicken parmigiana on the menu. The milensa was dry. I was surprised we still had to pay for the beers.

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NickN
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing. He helped take photos, very nice and professional

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AndrewP
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Th margherita pizza, was given to us in a pool of it's own liquid. When picked up, the slice flopped and fell apart, and the cheese slid off. The waiter had the gall to say that's how the pizza was supposed to be. The guy who cooked it said the same. He went on to cook another personal pie that was thin and purposely overdone to the point of being charred everywhere. I've used Open table to book over 150 restaurants in my history, and this is the first review I've ever written. Possibly the worst pizza I've ever had.

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Russ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Cash only unless you have Amex Food was slightly pricey for location in my opinion. Ambience was good. Service good pizza was slightly above average for nyc.

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AnnaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Piacere is a very intimate, quiet space. Food was great. Service was great. I will go back, and yes highly recommended. Thank you

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MikeB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We booked Piacere online as a close restaurant to our hotel to go to after the football ended - as such we booked for 8:15pm. When we got there it was empty and the staff told us they could no longer serve pizza as they had turned the pizza oven off. We sat down to order from the pasta menu but then noticed that they only took cash or Amex neither of which we had. We then left and had a great meal in the craft beer bar next door which was almost full and had great food, value, and atmosphere, and was willing to take our credit card.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was exactly what we needed after a long day is touring NYC. Owner host was accommodating and prompt. Help us get kids settled. Food was outstanding.

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Rocman
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Cozy Italian place with nice atmosphere. Definitely would eat here again if I'm in NYC.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Our food wasn’t piping hot and the noodles were a little harder than needed. The sauces weren’t that great either. Also had 2 waiters and one was really hard to understand. Will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a neighborhood gem nearby all the tourist spots at Soho! The services are friendly, food was delish and reasonably priced. Try the taglierini with porcini and truffles. They only accept amex credit card so be prepared!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best pizza I’ve had! The service was outstanding, food delicious and staff wonderful. Definitely try the Nutella pizza. I will recommend this place to everyone!

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OpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Definitely good quality food within a nice, relatively authentic but a bit noisy atmosphere, we though had a very good time with a friend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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vipmaba
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately, nowhere on the website does it say that they only take American Express or cash. It would have nice to know this ahead of time.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Peccato solo una credit card. Per il resto tutto bene.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good food and service. The atmosphere was quiet. Make sure to bring cash as they are cash only and they do not serve hard alcohol (wine and beer only). They also do not have a fryer in the kitchen so no fried foods if that’s what you’re looking for. However, the pasta and appetizer list is wonderful.

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Insearchoffood
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Truffle pasta tasted like lo mein. Pizza with “roasted peppers” had just raw green peppers. Manager didn’t care at all when we expressed dissatisfaction. Went for my friend’s birthday which we noted in reservation, they didn’t do anything for her birthday and they didn’t ask me about it when we were there. I wanted to leave ASAP so didn’t mention it to them. Overpriced for quality, and small portions.

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AndrewB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was great. Though they didn’t read the open table reservation. We were going there for my fiancées birthday and I wrote that it was a birthday-no mention of anything by the staff. Very disappointing in that regard. Everything else was great

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KathyF
Columbus
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

rushed out the door here. i hate to rate a place w good food badly, but an old friend & i met here—we had reservations—& between the attitude of the servers & being rushed thru our meal, we were unable to experience our wine & pizza with any pleasure. also, beware: they only take cash & amex. i wont be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Dinner at Piacere. The Pizza was real italian (thin and crispy) and delicious. Service was welcoming and fast. Price for value is good.

FAQs

Piacere does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Piacere is rated 4.6 stars by 191 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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