It was only two days ago that we celebrated another cream pie, National Bavarian Cream Pie Day. (I think this is all leading up to something…just a little hint that there might be a BIG pie day coming soon! ;-)) But today has a little tarter combination to it…national Lemon Creme Pie Day. The definition for a lemon creme pie is broad, but it should in some way include a lemon flavoring to the pie, mostly found as a lemon curd, like in lemon meringue pie, or as a flavoring to the creme itself. Any way you slice it, lemon creme pie is tart but also sweet, that strange combination of finding a sour citrus fruit as the star of a sweet dessert pie. It’s that mix of seemingly improbable flavors that people love!

And THE place to get a lemon creme pie in New York City is Trattoria dell’Arte on 7th Avenue in Midtown. They make their lemon creme pie with a carmelized sugar top, like a creme brulée but with sweet lemon curd on the bottom. I will go for just about anything brulée so even though I’m not a lemon dessert fan I may have to try this out 😉 Served with a homemade graham cracker crust, this pie is the shining gem in Trattoria dell’Arte’s dessert menu. Try it out today!

Trattoria dell’Arte
900 7th Ave (between 56th St & 57th St)

Some reviews from

“The service was very professional and prompt. Right there when you want something, but not annoyingly ever-present. For dessert I had the lemon cream pie with creme brullee top. Wonderful crust with a nice smooth tart creme.”–Mark B.

“To round out the oink fest, I had the lemon custard pie, a delicious, creamy, yumminess nestled in a perfectly buttery graham cracker crust. Service was awesome, our waiter was very charming, knowledgeable and accommodating.”–Lauren L.


Make sure you check out the updated NYC Food Holidays Map to find this most recent holiday!