Peppe Rosso to Go
Italian Restaurant SOHO – Pasta Panini
149 Sullivan St
New York, NY 10012-3065
Cross Street: Between Houston Street and Prince Street
If youâ€™re in the mood for Italian resist the tourist traps of Little Italy and head over to SOHO (about 15 minute walk) to Peppe Rosso to go. Donâ€™t expect a full wait staff at your beck and call though – this place seats about 13 people max and thus the name. Itâ€™s a no frills place where you order your food at the counter and bus your own table afterwards. But the food is definitely worthwhile. We started with a salad with slices of mozzarella and tomatoes. The slices of cheese were mighty thick – this salad could be a light dish for one. I ordered Penne with Pancetta with a vodka sauce which as equally delicious, but my favorite was the special that night which was Gnocchi with sausage and a cream sauce seasoned with saffron. What a great combination and the saffron was a great surprise to this dish. Itâ€™s quite rich though so we didnâ€™t get to finish everything off. But Iâ€™m definitely going to head back again to try out their Panini sandwiches which Iâ€™ve heard are equally incredible.
FYI Peppe Rosso used to be a BYOB place but now they have wine and beer available. Iâ€™m sure itâ€™s cool if you bring your own though. They also donâ€™t accept credit cards.