Pangea is a casual Italian/Mediterranean restaurant. We are located in the East Village on Second Avenue between 11th & 12th streets, across from the St. Mark’s Historic District and only a couple of blocks from bustling Union Square.
Pangea means “all earth” and it was the name given to the super-continent when all the landmasses on earth were connected some 250 million years ago. We feel the name accurately depicts our East Village location, which has always been a melting pot of cultures and ideas.
Pangea has been offering seasonal Italian comfort food to the denizens of the East Village for over 25 years! The atmosphere is cozy, relaxed and “artsy”. We have been referred to as a “second home” to neighborhood writers, artists, actors and dancers. Customers are welcome to join us for a light bite before or after a show, a leisurely 3-course dinner, or a quick drink at the bar and outdoor café. The daily specials emphasize local, seasonal ingredients. Signature dishes include Pub Steak Frites, Coq au Vin, Grilled Vegetable Assaggio, Home-Made Potato Gnocchi with Wild Mushrooms, and for dessert Belgian Chocolate Truffle Torte.
We specialize in large groups and birthday celebrations. Our private party room serves well for business meetings, rehearsal dinners, book signings, and even casual weddings. Recently Pangea has hosted many film screening parties as well as opening night theater events.
Besides our reasonable prices and comfort–style menu, Pangea is long known for its vital support of local theaters, dance companies and non-profit organizations. This partnership of good will has been one of the many reasons Pangea is consistently mentioned as the “restaurant of choice” to their audiences.
In 2012, Pangea expanded its art exhibition space in the bar/lounge area to include a ceiling installation by local artist William Engel. “Bill” Engel is a long time faculty member of the New York School of Interior Design and a Pangea “regular”. He paints in a studio in the Flatiron District of New York.
Stop at the bar for a glass of wine and check out this amazing installation (See photo to the left).