Acqua

★★★★☆
Simple, fresh Italian food in a comfortable, neighborhood setting at this New York City restaurant.
  • 718 Amsterdam Ave

    New York, NY 10025

    Cross street: nr. 95th St.

    Map & Directions
  • 212-222-2752

About Acqua

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Hours
Sun 11am-11pm, Mon-Thu 12pm-11pm, Fri 12pm-11:30pm, Sat 11am-11:30pm

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I had a superdelicous 2-Course Lunch For Only $12!
The servants are so nice and their service was great!
I LOVED the food!!
I chose Acqua only to spend my coupon from TangoTab but now even without these coupons I will go there everytime I

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★★★★★

I had a superdelicous 2-Course Lunch For Only $12!
The servants are so nice and their service was great!
I LOVED the food!!
I chose Acqua only to spend my coupon from TangoTab but now even without these coupons I will go there everytime I

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I love this place as I have been going here for a while. The food is delicious especially the pizza. The staff is very friendly and tentative to the needs of the customers. Very affordable. The manager is great always making sure everyone

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★★★★★

I love this place as I have been going here for a while. The food is delicious especially the pizza. The staff is very friendly and tentative to the needs of the customers. Very affordable. The manager is great always making sure everyone

Pros: Everything about this place is AWSOME! Amazing food!

Cons: No Cons

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Ive eaten there and drank there many times. It's a pleasant place for yummy drinks and food. My fiance loves the pizza and drinks. There was a sweet women bartender the last time we were there that def knows how to make a good drink and

3
★★★★★

Ive eaten there and drank there many times. It's a pleasant place for yummy drinks and food. My fiance loves the pizza and drinks. There was a sweet women bartender the last time we were there that def knows how to make a good drink and

Pros: Friendly Staff

Cons: Not closer to our apt..but def worth the walk from 73 St.

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I've been going to this place for a while now and always enjoy myself. The place is very cozy. Nice bar. The staff is very friendly. The manager is amazing. I went with my grandmother recently and she said "it was the best pizza I've ever

3
★★★★★

I've been going to this place for a while now and always enjoy myself. The place is very cozy. Nice bar. The staff is very friendly. The manager is amazing. I went with my grandmother recently and she said "it was the best pizza I've ever

Pros: Employees, Food, Prices

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I went here on a date last week and was blown away. I had the Gnocchi and Mushrooms and almost licked the bowl - so amazing. Split the cheesecake with my date - I think i ate more of it then he did. Prices are not bad at all and its a great little quaint spot

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★★★★★

I went here on a date last week and was blown away. I had the Gnocchi and Mushrooms and almost licked the bowl - so amazing. Split the cheesecake with my date - I think i ate more of it then he did. Prices are not bad at all and its a great little quaint spot

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I went here over the weekend for dinner and the food was out of this world. My daughter enjoyed the pizza, while my husband and I had a wonderful meal from beginning to end.

2
★★★★★

I went here over the weekend for dinner and the food was out of this world. My daughter enjoyed the pizza, while my husband and I had a wonderful meal from beginning to end.

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Me and my girlfriend went to dinner at Acqua last night and had the Antipasto and I had the Chicken Parm which was out of this world. Excellent food and reasonable prices! Me and my girlfriend have already talked about returning because the food and service was 5 star all the way! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

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★★★★★

Me and my girlfriend went to dinner at Acqua last night and had the Antipasto and I had the Chicken Parm which was out of this world. Excellent food and reasonable prices! Me and my girlfriend have already talked about returning because the food and service was 5 star all the way! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

Pros: Awesome Italian Food!

Cons: None Found

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A friend of mine lives right on Amersterdam Ave and told me I needed to try Acqua. So I took my girlfriend there the other night and couldn't have been more pleased. The staff was great, the food was better and we simply had a great night. I will def be going back to Acqua.

2
★★★★★

A friend of mine lives right on Amersterdam Ave and told me I needed to try Acqua. So I took my girlfriend there the other night and couldn't have been more pleased. The staff was great, the food was better and we simply had a great night. I will def be going back to Acqua.

Pros: fresh food, great service

Cons: none

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I'm not too sure about the negative reviews because I had a great experience. The joint is small, but it makes it nice and quaint, rather than a really large, trendy restaurant. I'd call the decore - rustic. They have an amazing wood burning stove right when you enter that makes you feel like you're in a little italian pizza shop. The staff was very friendly and welcoming - they made menu suggestions and boy were they right. The food was very fresh tasting and you could tell it was all made in house, which in my opinion, is key for italian. And the best part was it didn't break the bank. I think if you're looking for a nice place, to get a nice meal at a nice price this is the place to go.

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★★★★★

I'm not too sure about the negative reviews because I had a great experience. The joint is small, but it makes it nice and quaint, rather than a really large, trendy restaurant. I'd call the decore - rustic. They have an amazing wood burning stove right when you enter that makes you feel like you're in a little italian pizza shop. The staff was very friendly and welcoming - they made menu suggestions and boy were they right. The food was very fresh tasting and you could tell it was all made in house, which in my opinion, is key for italian. And the best part was it didn't break the bank. I think if you're looking for a nice place, to get a nice meal at a nice price this is the place to go.

Pros: Has lots of charm and amazing food

Cons: A little far uptown, but right off the subway

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My husband and I don't get to go out and eat that much, but as a former waitress, I have high expectations for how I expect to be served. We walked into this restaurant and the music was blaring- instant turnoff. They seated us at the very front of the restaurant, next to the host station. Our waitress never offered us water or the specials, and when we ordered our food, even though she repeated it to us, there was still a course missing at the end of the night. Our drinks were late, the food was okay, and the service was horrible. Never going there again.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I don't get to go out and eat that much, but as a former waitress, I have high expectations for how I expect to be served. We walked into this restaurant and the music was blaring- instant turnoff. They seated us at the very front of the restaurant, next to the host station. Our waitress never offered us water or the specials, and when we ordered our food, even though she repeated it to us, there was still a course missing at the end of the night. Our drinks were late, the food was okay, and the service was horrible. Never going there again.

Pros: Food mediocre at best

Cons: service, seating, wine quality and selection

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I'm a pretty forgiving patron, but this place really tanked. Our first server vanished after taking our drink order, and a really unfriendly chick came and took it again, and eons later, a third person came back to take our food order, without the drinks... yeah, it was pretty much like that all night. I understand that things happen, but nobody was even remotely polite about all the problems - actually bordering on belligerent. My heart sank when I saw the pizza - when they say sausage and mushrooms, they mean the cheapest substances passing for sausage and mushrooms in lukewarm clumps. It tasted pretty much like it looked. Could have done better grabbing a slice at Papa John's. My friend's pasta was okay, I'd give it a B- or so. When we ordered more wine they brought us the wrong kind, and it took them a full half hour to acknowledge us again after clearing the table, let alone ask about coffee or whatever. I'm not a flagger, but by the end of it I was waving like crazy. Our server (or one of them, anyway) was sitting at the bar texting and talking to the bartender, and made eye contact with me several times during my little "please give me the check so we can get the hell out of here" dance. HATE this place. We're not rich people, so going out is meant to be a treat - it was pretty painful wasting our money on this garbage.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm a pretty forgiving patron, but this place really tanked. Our first server vanished after taking our drink order, and a really unfriendly chick came and took it again, and eons later, a third person came back to take our food order, without the drinks... yeah, it was pretty much like that all night. I understand that things happen, but nobody was even remotely polite about all the problems - actually bordering on belligerent. My heart sank when I saw the pizza - when they say sausage and mushrooms, they mean the cheapest substances passing for sausage and mushrooms in lukewarm clumps. It tasted pretty much like it looked. Could have done better grabbing a slice at Papa John's. My friend's pasta was okay, I'd give it a B- or so. When we ordered more wine they brought us the wrong kind, and it took them a full half hour to acknowledge us again after clearing the table, let alone ask about coffee or whatever. I'm not a flagger, but by the end of it I was waving like crazy. Our server (or one of them, anyway) was sitting at the bar texting and talking to the bartender, and made eye contact with me several times during my little "please give me the check so we can get the hell out of here" dance. HATE this place. We're not rich people, so going out is meant to be a treat - it was pretty painful wasting our money on this garbage.

Pros: the wood menus are sort of cute, in a desperately grasping for authenticity sort of way, I guess

Cons: everything else

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The oven cooked pizza was delicious.
Fresh fish. Affordable.
Good service, good wine selection.
I'll go again.

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★★★☆☆

The oven cooked pizza was delicious.
Fresh fish. Affordable.
Good service, good wine selection.
I'll go again.

Pros: quasi-authentic food

Cons: --

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The food here has been really good during our two visits. The lasagna had homemade noodles, the special pasta and pizza were great as well and the mixed antipasti was a perfect dish for two both times. The service was very good, once the waitress realized that we were there for a long dinner, she left us alone - there was no wait. We did try to go a third time, but the wait was longer than we wanted.

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★★★★★

The food here has been really good during our two visits. The lasagna had homemade noodles, the special pasta and pizza were great as well and the mixed antipasti was a perfect dish for two both times. The service was very good, once the waitress realized that we were there for a long dinner, she left us alone - there was no wait. We did try to go a third time, but the wait was longer than we wanted.

Pros: Good food and a nice room

Cons: Tables are a bit close together

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In August of 2006, Acqua was an amazing restaurant.
Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
Our waitress was a snob, she got an order wrong, and she did not get my drink order after I told her four separate times. I'm displeased with their menu and service.

1
★★☆☆☆

In August of 2006, Acqua was an amazing restaurant.
Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
Our waitress was a snob, she got an order wrong, and she did not get my drink order after I told her four separate times. I'm displeased with their menu and service.

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I don't know why someone wrote a review about the bad service, everytime I go to Acqua the staff is SUPER friendly. The food is good and the price is right. Hey maybe I should write a bad reivew to keep this our neighborhood secret! Folks if you get a chance try this place, it's really good.

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★★★★★

I don't know why someone wrote a review about the bad service, everytime I go to Acqua the staff is SUPER friendly. The food is good and the price is right. Hey maybe I should write a bad reivew to keep this our neighborhood secret! Folks if you get a chance try this place, it's really good.

Pros: Good food good price

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Very disappointed during my last visit. My friend (whose sister is a chef) & I were treated terribly. The hostess told us a table would be ready in 2 minutes but, soon after, manager/owner(?) told us the wait was 10 minutes. There were many tables available. We were told to wait at a table for 3 but were not offered the table. After waiting > 10 minutes, a couple walked in who were seated immediately (at a table for 4!!) by the manager as we sat right in front of him. Since I listened closely, I know they were a party of 2 without any reservation The manager then offered to seat us but we left. B/c of word limit, I cannot share additional details. Note to Manager: If this continues, you will have no customers. Customers: Do not stand for poor treatment. There are far better places.

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★☆☆☆☆

Very disappointed during my last visit. My friend (whose sister is a chef) & I were treated terribly. The hostess told us a table would be ready in 2 minutes but, soon after, manager/owner(?) told us the wait was 10 minutes. There were many tables available. We were told to wait at a table for 3 but were not offered the table. After waiting > 10 minutes, a couple walked in who were seated immediately (at a table for 4!!) by the manager as we sat right in front of him. Since I listened closely, I know they were a party of 2 without any reservation The manager then offered to seat us but we left. B/c of word limit, I cannot share additional details. Note to Manager: If this continues, you will have no customers. Customers: Do not stand for poor treatment. There are far better places.

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as far as i am concerned this is by far the best italian for the price on the upper west side.I have travelled extensively in italy,so i was very pleasantly surprised to find a place like acqua with delicious consistent homemade food.My italian friends all love it ,complimenti !

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★★★★★

as far as i am concerned this is by far the best italian for the price on the upper west side.I have travelled extensively in italy,so i was very pleasantly surprised to find a place like acqua with delicious consistent homemade food.My italian friends all love it ,complimenti !

Pros: DELICIOUS , CONSISTENT, FAIRLY PRICED

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I posted the review last year in which I sang the praises of this neighborhood restaurant. Unfortunately, the quality has deteriorated in every way since I wrote it. The menu has been changed to a mostly unhealthy one, adding bacon even to the fish dishes (sometimes with no notice), so if youre looking for vegetarian or even just healthy seafood dishes, you wont find much. The last time I went to the restaurant, the waitress made me wait to take my order, then left me without anything to drink throughout the entire meal. She did not come over once during my meal to inquire if I needed anything. I hope they soon revert to their former terrific food and wonderful service.

1
★★★☆☆

I posted the review last year in which I sang the praises of this neighborhood restaurant. Unfortunately, the quality has deteriorated in every way since I wrote it. The menu has been changed to a mostly unhealthy one, adding bacon even to the fish dishes (sometimes with no notice), so if youre looking for vegetarian or even just healthy seafood dishes, you wont find much. The last time I went to the restaurant, the waitress made me wait to take my order, then left me without anything to drink throughout the entire meal. She did not come over once during my meal to inquire if I needed anything. I hope they soon revert to their former terrific food and wonderful service.

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We love this place! It is the best value in the area; the food is consistently delicious, the atmosphere is fantastic and were always treated well. When Acqua opened we were hoping it was going to be good and we haven't been disappointed yet. A very well kept secret on the upper west side.

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★★★★★

We love this place! It is the best value in the area; the food is consistently delicious, the atmosphere is fantastic and were always treated well. When Acqua opened we were hoping it was going to be good and we haven't been disappointed yet. A very well kept secret on the upper west side.

Pros: Inexpensive, Consistent, Friendly

 

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