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Pepe Giallo

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253 10th Avenue, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10001
+1 212-242-6055
13:30 - 22:30
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Sun 14:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 13:30 - 22:30
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Mexico City, Mexico
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178 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A favorite with friends in Chelsea, Pepe Giallo offers tasty dishes, friendly service, and reasonable prices. We had burrata and grilled calamari with tomato and olive sauce as appetizers, and chicken and cod main courses. Pasta dishes on nearby tables looked very tempting. We had no room for desert, but perhaps will skip appetizers to be able to try one... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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136 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for an extended week-end, booked around the college basketball tournament at MSG, and were staying in Chelsea. Friends of ours from NJ came to join us one night and had found "Pepe Giallo" on-line while searching for such a place. All 4 of us were really glad they'd 'done their homework'! There is both a front... More 

Thank Steve W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We found this fabulous little bohemian Italian restaurant, for a late lunch, by chance while exploring the highline! The food, service and setting were all amazing! We had the meatballs with the homemade penne along with an order of chicken Milanese. Both were so delicious and for the US actual portion sizes that don't scare those of us from the... More 

Thank Richard C
Saskatoon, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

My girlfriend and I were looking for a good Italian spot without having to go too far from the apartment we were staying in in Chelsea. The place is small and busy, but there is a GORGEOUS garden terrace on the back. We didn't end up sitting there but I saw it when I went to the bathroom, very cool.... More 

Thank SailorJared
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This is my go to place for meeting artist friends in Chelsea after openings or studio visits. Quaint, good food, inexpensive, just a wonderful local flavor place that provides you an experience that is not tourist crap. I have been there 3 times now in three visits to the city! Is it the best restaurant in the city??? I doubt... More 

Thank Brenda O
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101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I don't know how long Pepe Giallo has been there, but it looks like it might have been there since the 19th century. Don't get me wrong, that's a good thing in New York, because it has quaint, old world charm. I've had too much of the chrome and glass and snooty waitstaff in my time. It was great to... More 

Thank Barbara Z
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103 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I decided to stop by and found a great place. The price is fair and the food is delicious. I ordered the greens and tomato salad and the penne. Great.

Thank CamilaSPB
Muscat, Oman
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167 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This place is always crowded when I walk past it, so I decided to give it a go and I realized why people come here all the time and it's so packed. The tiny place has a good buzz and vibe about the place it feels homely and welcoming almost like sitting at the kitchen table of your Italian grandma... More 

Thank Gailani I
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Great Italian food in a very cozy restaurant. The back outdoor space is original and welcoming. The fusilli norcina are great! Prices are also extremely fair.

Thank Eugenio B
Lowell, Vermont
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I always make it a point to go to Pepe Giallo when I am in NYC. If I am alone at lunch, looking at Chelsea galleries, I get a soup, lovely bread and espresso or later a tiramisu! and for dinner salmon, chicken, pasta or home made ravioli. The back garden is a good place for conversation, like most places... More 

Thank Marjorie K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
14:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
13:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 253 10th Avenue, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10001
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-242-6055
A New York Icon Know For Simple Authentic Italian Food Without The Pretense

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