About Cacio e Vino
Established in 2006 by Sicilian-born Giusto Priola, this 60-seat enclave is perfect for serving delicious dinner and wood fired pizza in its singular Sicilian style. Knowledgeable, first-rate service accompanies impeccable house-made Pastas, Pizza, traditional Sicilian Caponata, traditional Bucatini con le sarde, and rich Cassata, to name just a few, in an intimate, understatedly elegant dining area.
With its prime location and singularly Sicilian flair, ‘Cacio e Vino’ is a dining experience that you need to try and that will be like no other.
Italian, Sicilian, Pizzeria
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5:00pm-11:00pm
Between 4th and 5th Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Wine tasting events
Available upon request. Please contact via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-228-3269
Indoor/outdoor parking located across around the corner, 2 blocks down.
Take L train to 1st Avenue, then take the M15 bus south to East 1st Street. Walk west to 2nd Avenue and up to 4th Street.
Private Party Facilities:
Cacio e Vino is not just a restaurant, it's a place where you and your guests can taste Sicilian food, made with the freshest ingredients imported from the island of the sun with a wide selection of Italian wines. Host your next private event with us and make it an evening to remember.
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Cacio e Vino Ratings and Reviews
Delicious food and Friendly staff
Great spot for real Italian food and friendly service.
Reliably delicious always fun
I love the pasta in the pecorino bowl but this time I tried the anchovy pasta. Delicious but as advised it was very fishy! My daughter had the octopus entree and loved it. The caprese salad was fresh and the buffalo mozzarella was very fresh. We went in a Friday night so it was packed. Table seating is small but there is a festive atmosphere and no loud music to tolerate. I am in my sixties, hosting two 20 somethings and it was a good place to talk even though the chatter level was pretty high. Bottom line, good Italian in a fun neighborhood.
Great Sicilian Find in the East Village
Wonderful, flavorful dishes, including the best beef braciole/involtini I've had outside of my grandmother's house or Italy itself. Smiling, friendly service, a charmingly rustic atmosphere, and an affordable wine list round out the experience. Definitely will go back -- it's worth the trip from midtown on the F train.
Top notch Sicilian
Warm & welcoming, Sicilian pasta including the not so easy to find Pasta Con Sarde-my favorite. Pleasant relaxed setting with good service & value each visit.
Good food. Great vibe. Good service.
Lively neighbourhood restaurant with a friendly atmosphere and tasty food. My favourites were the octopus and cod. Wine options were acceptable and complement the entrees. Service was fast and attentive. Prices aren't cheap, but they aren't outrageous for New York City either. I would eat there again.
Great for group - delicious food!
Had a reservation for 10 people at 9pm on a Saturday. We were seated within 10 minutes of that time. Service was great! We stayed for three hours, they didn't rush us out. Food of course was delicious. I had the ravioli with eggplant... can't remember the name, but would order it again! And would definitely come here again. Thanks everyone at Cacio & Vino!
Service was good, food not great
NYC is known for it's great italian food. I live here and go out frequently, and having also been a former server, I'm rarely difficult. But I ordered a chicken dish here that truly tasted microwaved. It was beyond rubbery, it was just low quality meat. They were very accommodating when I sent it back, and I got the gnocchi instead. It was pretty good. If you're looking for a cheap meal, I get going here if everything's booked, but in comparison to other italian places in NYC, some of which are absolutely fantastic, I'd never go back here again.
The food is great and the service is awe ...
The food is great and the service is awesome. Always one of my favorite places.
An ok place to eat
This used to be a really nice little restaurant, with an open kitchen, fresh fish on ice, some excellent, inexpensive wines, a lovely waiter. Now, they put a wall in front of the kitchen - why? to add two more tables? The wines were nothing to remember and thus overpriced. The food was ok but sat on my stomach like stones later in the night. So, hrumph, and maybe that's why there was almost nobody there, which made it nice and quiet for a chat. Still, we won't be back, just nothing to draw you in.
The food was very good, they offered us a good wine paring and the place was cozy without people bumping you as they walked by. The staff was also very friendly.
Not worthy! Tasteless food , mainly boil ...
Not worthy! Tasteless food , mainly boiled and mediocre . Wine was another disappointment .
Great food and now pizza too
We have been going to Cacio e Vino for a couple of years now, and it never disappointed us. The food is real Sicilian delicious food and the service is friendly, attentive and prompt. The addition of the pizza oven was great - a lighter choice of entree so that you can have a full serving of their wonderful almond and pistachio semifreddo
Overall our experience was good. The ser ...
Overall our experience was good. The service was a bit slow, but I believe the bad weather and light staffing pattern probably caused that. The food was tasty, the restaurant surprised my partner with a free birthday tiramisu, and they managed multiple forms of payment wonderfully (which is always a good sign). I can see us returning to this locale.
Overall a nice meal. The pizzas were ver ...
Overall a nice meal. The pizzas were very tasty. We did have to wait about a half an hour to be seated despite having a reservation. But the manager was very friendly and opened a bottle of champagne for us on the house while we waited. I'd love to come back for a date night soon. It's a cozy little neighborhood spot.
great local spot
We had tickets at Broadway & Lafayette and this was the perfect pretheatre dinner spot - food quite good and staff lovely!
the food was quite good but the service was unprofessional. The wine was awful, especially for a restaurant that bills itself as a place to have wine.
Great for groups!
I hosted by 31st Birthday and it was excellent! My friends and I all had a great time!
Simply wonderful great food taste great ...
Simply wonderful great food taste great and reasonable price. Staff is great and attentive can't ask for more
Amazing, caccio e peppe to die for! Grea ...
Amazing, caccio e peppe to die for! Great pizza as well. No hard liquor 👎🏼
you can do better in this nabe
stay away from the grilled calamar. Very rubbery. Julienned zucchini much better
Sicily in Manhattan !
Short of a flight to Sicily this is as authentic as this "Italian" food gets in Manhattan. Typical Sicilian specialties and use of Sicilian ingrediants (almonds, pistachios, sea urchin, sardines, herbs) with requisite deserts, cannoli, cassata, semi fredo, etc. Interesting wine list with not often seen Sicilian bottles. Consistently good service and after many visits always greeted by staff and owner warmly. Can be a bit noisy during peak hours but we've had the place to ourselves for an early Sunday dinner or even last Saturday right after Thanksgiving. Virtually at the top of our "go to" places in Manhattan!
It wasn't as good as the first time I di ...
It wasn't as good as the first time I dined here, but it's still an excellent restaurant. The food is delicious and the small space makes for more of an intimate experience.
Ordered the Spaghetti Cacio e Piselli co ...
Ordered the Spaghetti Cacio e Piselli con Pancetta (mixed in a cheese bowl), Fusilli al Pesto with Shrimp, Spaghetti con Vongole and Grilled Octopus. Food tasted great, will be looking forward to trying other items on the menu. Didn't love the Fusilli, I thought it lacked in flavor and was a bit watery but my boyfriend thought it was good. Service was ok, there's no host or host area. The front door leads straight into a table of guests so it was a bit awkward standing there waiting for someone to acknowledge you. We had a reservation for 4 at 9pm on a Saturday night. Didn't actually get a table until over 30 minutes later which was a bit annoying since we needed to be out by 10:30. Our actual server was great and got us out in a timely manner but there was a man that worked there (possibly a manager or owner) that was rude to us. The restaurant itself is small and has a "trattoria" feel to it. Not a fancy place by any means but is great to have a casual meal and drink some wine.
Had been past this place multiple times and always wondered how it was. Took a large group of friends and 2 children the other night for a birthday party, and it was great. Service was a little slow at times, but only because the place was packed and everyone was having a good time. We didn't mind at all. The food is prepared well, and I found it interesting, though Italian is so common in NYC that it usually doesn't impress me. The dishes were homey, yet clean and delicious. Everyone was happy. We'll go back to try some more of the stuff we missed.
truly Italian, music, wood burning oven, A+ food
All the right things! Unique dishes, not your old standbys, served in a special way. Made you want to go to Italy and stay there!
The service was pretty slow. But other than that it was great!
Food was fantastic, I had the red beet g ...
Food was fantastic, I had the red beet gnocchi with Gorgonzola sauce and it was both delicious and very unique. Only slight downside is that we waited an hour for our food, but everything tasted great and moderately priced. Would definitely come back.
The Best Italian Value In NY!
Wonderful Sicilian dishes at very reasonable prices in a cozy atmosphere with excellent service,
We took our son and his girlfriend, they had never been to Cacio e Vino. By the end of the meal they said it was one of the top 5 meals they ever had. I love it more each time I eat there. It's the best Sicilian restaurant, west of Palermo.
Warm, Welcoming and Different
I have eaten at this neighborhood restaurant several times. It is relaxed and you can order, drink and eat at a leisurely pace. The prices are extremely reasonable for a Manhattan restaurant. The staff and the owner are very friendly and welcoming. The Sicilian food is just familiar enough yet just different enough to make for an adventure in eating.
Great food and service. Love it hadn't ...
Great food and service. Love it hadn't been Ina while but will be there often.
It was a party night
...so it was absolutely deafening. We all had the eggplant parmigiana which is fantastic. Cacio e Pepe great. but the other pastas kind of meh. The service is warm Italian and always nice.
We love this place!
We love this place!
a neighborhood favorite
I always enjoy eating here -- food is excellent and reasonably priced, nice wine choices, and the service is warm and capable. I've had various appetizers, salads and pasta and all were worthwhile.
Great LES restaurant
Awesome Italian. Try the octopus.....super. Wine list is vast. Service might be slower if visited on busy nights, however.
Worth the wait
I have visited Sicily several times, and it's been hard to find a restaurant that specializes in the cuisine. Cacio does it right. I brought a group of friends for a birthday dinner and found the menu authentically Sicilian, and the best I have found outside of Sicily. The wild boar gnocchi was heavenly soft, with plenty of meat. The sampling of 5 starters is uniquely Sicilian and a great way to get a sense of Sicilian food. If you want fast, New York style service, don't come here expecting that. But frankly, rapid service wouldn't be authentic. The server was genuine, welcoming, and from Italy, which is exactly what we want. They put the money into the food, not having a big wait staff. Come here when you have a full evening to enjoy a meal and you'll find it's clear they are obsessed with the quality of ingredients, and it shows in a proper Sicilian meal. It's one of the best deals in dining in NYC if you appreciate authentic Italian food and service.
Mediocre at best. The server was slow, f ...
Mediocre at best. The server was slow, forgot to put our order in so other tables got their food before us, and she never came by to ask how we were doing. The food itself was blah - the appetizer was not very good, and the pastas were overcooked and mushy. Mine was surprisingly like Spagetti-o's. Not worth the money.
Not worth the time
The oysters weren't fresh and the wine was table wine.
Passable but mediocre restaurant
Cacio e Vino is.... fine. The food is decent. The service isn't bad. It's... fine. I reserved here though because I was looking to have an amazing meal and night out, and I saw it had 4.5+ stars on OpenTable. That has to be incredible right? Sadly I came away disappointed. We had an stuffed eggplant appetizer, rice balls in three sauces, and pasta carbonara. The pasta carbonara was highly recommended by the waiter, so we went for it over other options, and it was a perfectly edible dish but there was really nothing delicious or unique about it. The "big surprise" is that it is delivered to the table in a wheel of cheese, which was the only memorable thing about the dish. The rice balls were very plain, and there was only a dab three sauces they came with. I would have wished for more sauce, but from what I could tell the sauces weren't very exciting either - a plain tomato sauce, a gorgonzola cream sauce, and some sort of green sauce (pesto?). Overall, this is a decent, average place to have a meal, but don't expect it to be amazing - the ratings here are very misleading.
Great Local find
Excellent food and wine menu. Great portions and fairly priced. Well paced service mostly handled by one attentive waiter who checked several times to see if everything was ok. Would definetly return if we are in the area again.
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