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Apizz - Permanently Closed

4.2
4.2
786 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Apizz is a restaurant in the lower east side of Manhattan and serves American, European and Italian cuisine. Apizz offers food and alcohol and can accommodate large groups. Start off with the popular quattro formaggi bianca and end with a delicious dessert. Popular options on the entree menu are the veal bolognese, ravioli con zucca and fazzoletti e granchio. You can also choose from the gluten-free and low-fat alternatives. The bar at Apizz is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a beer, cocktail or glass of wine from the special drink menu. The restaurant accepts reservations in advance for groups of any size.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday 6:00pm-11:0pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 253-9199
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    John LaFemina
  • Neighbourhood
    Lower East Side
  • Cross Street
    Stanton and Rivington
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    F train 2nd avenue stop
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking

What 786 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience

NoiseModerate

786 Reviews
  1. jsimon50

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    This place gets great reviews everywhere, so I was pretty surprised when I walked in and the ambiance was like a bad sushi restaurant.... with brown carpet, weird lighting and hotel lobby music. The food was good. But it was really hard to overlook the ambiance...

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  2. SirEatsALot

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, very friendly staff, and beautiful charm

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  3. JanetB

    New York City

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was spectacular enough to distract me from the overly warm room. I had the oven-roasted whole fish, which was very, very good. Others tried the signature wild-boar lasagna, open squash ravioli, and meatballs. The oenophiles in our group ordered an expensive bottle of wine but ended up sending it back; they said it had probably been improperly stored. (The staff were very gracious about it.) If you love Italian, try ápizz.

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  4. YuliyaK

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nicely dimmed lights, woodburn fire from the oven that you can see from dining room! Place pretty laid back and romantic. Service was really nice so as food. Wine list was pretty good as well. You can find nice bottle with a good value. Overal is a great experience. My fiancée and I just stopped by for dinner but felt like we on a date.

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  5. SharonC

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the first restaurant I've ever been to where everything was perfect. Went to celebrate a special occasion & it was impeccable; the food was amazing, the wine (Malbec) was amazing, the space was amazing! We had the gnocchi & the bolognese. Wow the bolognese was the bet I've ever had, the flavor a surprised me because it was that good. I highly recommend this place!

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  6. SocialEater

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, food, and atmosphere.

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  7. PamB

    New York City

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a birthday dinner or any occasion! The food, service and ambiance was fabulous. Can't wait to come back! This restaurant was recommended to me and now I will recommend it to all my friends!! Wonderful experience.

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  8. siryellow1

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I really enjoyed Apizz. Great food, nice atmosphere, friendly service. We loved the lamb ragu and the polenta/mushroom appetizer.

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  9. garyk

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere, small bar but great bartender. Warm, cozy place to go on a date or with someone special

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We wanted to try this restaurant when visiting New York because i had read John's book "a man and his meatball" which is the story of the chef and owner of Apizz. I have to say that the restaurant was phenomenal and we will definitely visit again. The meatballs are second to none and the ricotta cheese and bread were a delightful touch. You will not be disappointed with this restaurant.

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  11. tngirl

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Veal bolognese was the BEST! Loved the atmosphere of the restaurant.

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  12. Carolina

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We came here for the meatballs and we were not disapointed! They are amazing!! They're big though i'd consider sharing next time....but what i enjoyed most was their tomato sauce!! Best tomato sauce i've ever had!! Very nice place!!!

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  13. suttonplace

    New York City

    140 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We love the pizza, salad and grilled fish at Appiz. We also manage to find parking in the streets that makes this place accessible for us since we are uptown. The food is tasty and the service is great. The prices are very popular and affordable.

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  14. AddyZ

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy quaint restaurant. Romantic environment with delicious food and excellent attentive service.

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  15. Difficulttoplease

    New York City

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Apizz is a warm and cozy setting with delicious food. We were startled,however, to be subjected to a kind of loud and dated disco beat-- boom,boom,boom-- that is not really even music in my opinion. Even though we realized we weren't the only people dining, and didn't wish to be egocentric, it seemed hard to believe that the other diners were enjoying their food more because of the intrusive sound. We find it much more relaxing not to have to continually raise your voice at your dinner partner. Fortunately, our waiter was kind enough to turn the volume down. We left him extra tip for this deed that ensured that our evening, instead of being ruined, ended well. By the way, the bronzino and the gnocchi were excellent!

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  16. Jaime

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been here a few times and loved it, so I decided to have my birthday dinner there with a couple friends. The food was delicious, as usual, and the service was great! They really made my birthday dinner special. Notable plates are the gambero, the short ribs with gnocchi, and the meatballs. Thank you Apizz for another great dinner!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food and the interior/environment was very pleasant. The restaurant is a treat and the exterior wouldn't necessarily draw you in, but we were very happy we did.

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  18. Great

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love interior. Half dish option for some plates. Flavors you don't expect. Pleasant surprises. Relaxed atmosphere.

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  19. GramercyCat

    New York City

    44 reviews

    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Met up with two friends for a nice quiet dinner to catch up. Only caveat was limited choices on the desserts

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  20. KathyS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent food, friendly and polite service, extensive wine list

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  21. clairey

    New York City

    133 reviews

    4.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Apizz is not new -- but continues to be an attractive and terrific Lower East Side restaurant. One might be tempted to walk right past the unassuming entrance and miss a delicious meal -- unless you knew the lovely place with a wood-burnin oven that is inside. Its a quick walk to or from the Sunshine Theater. And you won't leave hungry or dissatisfied.

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  22. foodisgood

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Salad was delicious, seafood risotto was amazing! My boyfriend ordered the chicken which ended up being a breaded cutlet and seemed pricey at $27 or so. Cocktails were ok.

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  23. enobrev

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I came here for our first "real" date, and literally fell in love over the butternut squash ravioli and the riccota-stuffed meatballs. We came again for our first anniversary with a group of 10 of our favorite couples, all of whom loved the place. And just last week, we went for our fifth anniversary, two days before we were to be wed. We love the food, service, and ambiance as much as we did on that first date. This restaurant will always have a very special place in our lives and it's certainly quite the place to add to ones history. I can't imagine having a single bad thing to say about it.

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  24. KathleenB

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Would like better quality in the food - large portions and too pricey for the quality, unfortunately

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great local spot, always seem to be able to get a reservation and the food is outstanding. They will also do half portions of the pastas for appetizers.

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  26. lolohaha444

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I were visiting NYC, and a friend who lives here said it was his favorite date spot so we tried it out. It was absolutely delicious- definitely on my top 10 best dining experience list! Very romantic atmosphere, amazing food and service. We had a fantastic time.

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  27. Visiting

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaraunt was surprisingly quiet on a Sunday evening. A cozy attractive space with good not great food and decent service.

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  28. Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant has a nice look and feel inside, but it was WAAAAAY too hot. This is the second time I have had this experience there, and it really takes away from my appetite. Most of the food is good, but the appetizers seem to be the best part of the meal. I would not recommend the Gnocchi - too sweat and poor consistency. The server was pleasant and knowledgeable.

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  29. TSKBrooklyn

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Every time we go to Apizz, we wonder why we don't come here more often. Food is consistently great! The branzino, meatballs and lasagna are favorites. And portion sizes are plentiful...even the salads are big enough to share. Service isn't bad but they're not that attentive so you may be waiting a while to order more drinks. That said, we will be going back sooner rather than later!

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  30. LJCAptos

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    lovely space, great service, food good not great. few options for gluten free diners (one appetizer, one main, salads)

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  31. jbeee

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    really good Italian food. definitely worth checking out apizz. get the veal bolognese

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  32. LuckytoliveinNYC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This spot gets me every time. When you bring someone there they say "where are you taking me?" They are always pleasantly surprised!!!

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  33. mrmoto

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    from start to finish it was a great meal. the service was fantastic, and the food was really good. the wine list has a little for everyone. the wine prices weren't over the top and reasonable compared to other restaurants in nyc. everything we ordered was on point and wasn't disappointed on anything. all around a great meal. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. thank you for a great evening apizz.

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  34. JoshG

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just around the corner from Katz's Deli, Russ & Daughters, and the Landmark indie film theater, this neighborhood Italian is a little gem. On what looks like an almost abandoned block just below E. Houston, you find a warm, almost intimate interior of woods and warm fire light. And "where's the fire"? Emanating from a large brick oven where almost everything is cooked - not just the flat pizza-apps. The service is attentive - the atmosphere relaxing, even pretty - and the food is outstanding and imaginative (a Veal Bolognese with bow-tie pasta is brilliant). Not "gourmet" - but a real find.

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  35. abcd

    New York City

    43 reviews

    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Good food but the whole thing feels a little dated now. We were pretty much left to our own devices in terms of service. They were polite on the rare occasions that we saw them.

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  36. suttonplace

    New York City

    140 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The Bronzino is grilled in their open hearth oven. You get a whole grilled filleted Bronzino. Perhaps the best fresh and juicy fish I ever ate.

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  37. Foodperson

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely exquisite. Will return frequently.

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  38. Noreen49

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner was very enjoyable. Apizz is one of a few restaurants that never seems to disappoint us. The food and service was very good.

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  39. Cucina

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    If you're walking too fast, you'll walk right by this great little spot so slow when you smell the wood burning. A good wait staff try their best but need to up their game to keep up with the great food. With that said, I recommend to Italian food lovers and go often.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great date night! Veal bolognese was delicious! Can't wait to go back

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Apizz - Permanently Closed is rated 4.2 stars by 786 OpenTable diners.

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217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Stanton and Rivington
  • Neighbourhood
    Lower East Side
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday 6:00pm-11:0pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    F train 2nd avenue stop
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    John LaFemina
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking
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