About Cacio e Vino

80 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003
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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.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Sicilian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5:00pm-11:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 4th and 5th Streets

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 228-3269

Website:
http://cacioevino.com/

Entertainment:
Wine tasting events

Catering:
Available upon request. Please contact via e-mail info@cacioevino.com or call 212-228-3269

Parking Details:
Indoor/outdoor parking located across around the corner, 2 blocks down.

Public Transit:
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.

Executive Chef:
Giusto Priola

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.

Private Party Contact:
Christine: 8669573560

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Special Events & Promotions:
Please send e-mail with request to info@cacioevino.com or call 212-228-3269

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Cacio e Vino Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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4.3

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4.3

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

neighborhood gem (20)
good for groups (11)
romantic (11)
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fit for foodies (10)
special occasion (8)
great for lunch (4)
notable wine list (4)
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Delicious food and Friendly staff

Dined on April 7, 2016

Great spot for real Italian food and friendly service.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service5
value3

Reliably delicious always fun

Dined on April 1, 2016

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.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Great Sicilian Find in the East Village

vip
Dined on March 27, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Top notch Sicilian

vip
Dined on March 26, 2016

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.

Tags: kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Good food. Great vibe. Good service.

Dined on March 25, 2016

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.

Tags: group bookings, romance, special occasions, neighbourhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great for group - delicious food!

Dined on March 13, 2016

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!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience3
service4
value3

Service was good, food not great

Dined on March 11, 2016

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.

food5
ambience5
service5

The food is great and the service is awe ...

Dined on March 3, 2016

The food is great and the service is awesome. Always one of my favorite places.

food3
ambience3
service3
value3

An ok place to eat

vip
Dined on March 3, 2016

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.

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Nice Find

Dined on February 15, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience4
service3

Not worthy! Tasteless food , mainly boil ...

Dined on January 31, 2016

Not worthy! Tasteless food , mainly boiled and mediocre . Wine was another disappointment .

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great food and now pizza too

Dined on January 23, 2016

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

Tags: neighborhood gem, hot spot
food3
ambience3
service2
value4

Overall our experience was good. The ser ...

vip
Dined on January 23, 2016

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.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4

Overall a nice meal. The pizzas were ver ...

vip
Dined on January 17, 2016

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.

food3
ambience4
service4
value4

great local spot

vip
Dined on January 15, 2016

We had tickets at Broadway & Lafayette and this was the perfect pretheatre dinner spot - food quite good and staff lovely!

Tags: neighborhood gem
food4
ambience2
service2
value3

mixed

Dined on December 25, 2015

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.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great for groups!

Dined on December 19, 2015

I hosted by 31st Birthday and it was excellent! My friends and I all had a great time!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Simply wonderful great food taste great ...

vip
Dined on December 13, 2015

Simply wonderful great food taste great and reasonable price. Staff is great and attentive can't ask for more

food5
ambience5
service5

Amazing, caccio e peppe to die for! Grea ...

vip
Dined on December 5, 2015

Amazing, caccio e peppe to die for! Great pizza as well. No hard liquor 👎🏼

food2
ambience2
service4

you can do better in this nabe

Dined on December 3, 2015

stay away from the grilled calamar. Very rubbery. Julienned zucchini much better

food5
ambience5
service5

Sicily in Manhattan !

vip
Dined on November 28, 2015

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!

Tags: neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service4

It wasn't as good as the first time I di ...

vip
Dined on November 28, 2015

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.

food4
ambience3
service3

Ordered the Spaghetti Cacio e Piselli co ...

Dined on November 15, 2015

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.

food4
ambience4
service3

Classic

vip
Dined on November 8, 2015

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service5

truly Italian, music, wood burning oven, A+ food

Dined on November 6, 2015

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!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic
food5
ambience5
service2

Service

Dined on October 31, 2015

The service was pretty slow. But other than that it was great!

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience4
service3

Food was fantastic, I had the red beet g ...

Dined on October 25, 2015

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.

food5
ambience5
service5

The Best Italian Value In NY!

vip
Dined on October 18, 2015

Wonderful Sicilian dishes at very reasonable prices in a cozy atmosphere with excellent service,

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Never disappoints

Dined on October 17, 2015

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.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Warm, Welcoming and Different

Dined on October 13, 2015

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Great food and service. Love it hadn't ...

vip
Dined on October 11, 2015

Great food and service. Love it hadn't been Ina while but will be there often.

food3
ambience4
service4

It was a party night

vip
Dined on October 10, 2015

...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.

Tags: good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

We love this place!

vip
Dined on September 30, 2015

We love this place!

food4
ambience4
service4

a neighborhood favorite

Dined on September 26, 2015

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service4

Great LES restaurant

Dined on September 21, 2015

Awesome Italian. Try the octopus.....super. Wine list is vast. Service might be slower if visited on busy nights, however.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Worth the wait

vip
Dined on September 20, 2015

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience2
service1

Mediocre at best. The server was slow, f ...

vip
Dined on September 18, 2015

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.

food1
ambience2
service2

Not worth the time

Dined on September 4, 2015

The oysters weren't fresh and the wine was table wine.

food3
ambience3
service3

Passable but mediocre restaurant

Dined on September 3, 2015

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.

food5
ambience5
service5

Great Local find

Dined on August 22, 2015

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.

Tags: good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list

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