Acappella (Closed)
1 Hudson St.
(at Chambers)

A bastion of dignity at the busy intersection of Chambers and Hudson, the Northern Italian restaurant Acappella is a throwback: Folded napkins sit atop plates, staffers wear tuxedos, a bottle of wine is on every table, and the specials will be recited before you’re handed a menu. Don’t be surprised if, during the recitation of the specials, you’re handed a gorgeous mushroom; don’t be shocked if the special pasta you order costs $38—at lunch. The room is a bit lost in time, with carpet, heavy draperies, and European easy-listening music played on the stereo. UPDATE: The restaurant closed in April of 2017, but it says it’s reopening two blocks away.


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  1. One of our favorite special-occasion places, even if we don’t have an occasion. The food is always really good, the service is usually spot-on, and they bring a jar of home-made grappa around after the meal. It’s just so old-world and yes, dignified, but still comfortable. Been going there for a long time.