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Cacio e Vino
Cacio e Vino

Cacio e Vino Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cacioevino.com
  • Email: info@cacioevino.com
  • Phone: (212) 228-3269
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm- 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX
  • Cuisine: Italian, Sicilian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Giusto Priola
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Available upon request. Please contact via e-mail info@cacioevino.com or call 212-228-3269
  • 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 (866) 957-3560
  • Entertainment: Wine tasting events
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please send e-mail with request to info@cacioevino.com or call 212-228-3269

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 4th and 5th Streets
  • 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.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Indoor/outdoor parking located across around the corner, 2 blocks down.
A word from Cacio e Vino
Established in 2006 by Sicilian-born Giusto Priola, this 60-seat enclave is perfect for serving delicious dinner and weekend brunches in its singular Sicilian style. Knowledgeable, first-rate service accompanies impeccable house-made Pastas, 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.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We went to Cacio e Vino as it was constantly recommended on pulse for brunch, and it was TERRIBLE! The food, the service and the ambience! There was only one server and the place was empty but we were still not served promptly. The food was the pits and no one on our table finished their meal. I would never recommend this place to anyone."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "It was as if my husband and I were in different restaurants. I ordered an eggplant appetizer that was not cooked all the way through. The cheese inside was not melted and the eggplant was cold. However, it was so good, I didn't complain. I just wanted to eat it all up. My entree was a cheesy pasta dish that was also delicious although a bit one note. The same taste over and over. My husband had a fish fillet dish. It arrived on the plate looking sad and dry. He didn't enjoy it at all. For dessert, we tried the cannoli and the tiramiso. The cannoli was wonderful. The tiramiso, was left on the plate barely eaten. Over all, this is not a place we'd come back to. Also, the noise level made conversation very difficult."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "how do you eat 1 1/2 dozen of oysters without them being shucked, no cocktail either. they offered us balsamic vinegar and oil. that did not help because it was mainly oil. not the best experience for me and my guest"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I had been to this restaurant before but not in a few years. So I was very excited because I remembered the food being cooked to perfection. Not this time. I don't know how it's possible to burn a pasta dish but they did. They also got rid of their brick oven where a lot if their dishes were cooked in. I would not go back. My friends however enjoyed their meals,"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Couldn't hear the person right across from me at a table for two. Cozy Italian restaurant spoiled by a ridiculous noise level. Not sure what the fix is. Food was just okay. Almost took it to go, just to get out of there."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We dined here with a large group. The restaurant is small and the seating was not comfortable in that if you were seated on the inside bench area you needed to sit on a pillow or you were too low for the table height.The said, the decor was cute, and I did identlify some typical Sicilain artifacts and pottery. The menu was limited and many of the pasta choices were good although under seasoned. I had the baby lamb chops which were cooked well and accompanied by a fruity sauce. The appetizers were rather bland and I was sorely disappointed in the rice ball which was tasteless, dry, and cool on the inside. The service was attentive.The wine list was limitted to mostly SIcilian wines which are not the best wines in Italy."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Not the most expansive menu but what they do, they do well."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This place is a real find. The food is well-prepared, many with just simple ingredients that combine to form superb cuisine. they have a healthy mx of fish and meat. The pasta is wonderful. The staff was friendly but not overbearing and very accommodating. Informal, warm and friendly dining with an unhurried and uncrushed atmosphere. We will return."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Very good to excellent Sicilian food with a reasonably priced wine list. The Bucatini con Sarde was outstanding as was the Branzino. Reservations are recommended."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Groupon offer of oysters, mussels & prosecco was good value. We also ordered Arugula Salad and Rigatoni ala Nonna-tasty and generous portions."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This was our first time at Cacio e Vino and certainly won't be the last! My husband and I went on Valentine's Day and even though the restaurant was packed, it didn't feel overcrowded at all. The food was outstanding.I was born and raised in Sicily and I am a bit cautious when ordering particular Sicilian dishes at a restaurant because i don't want to be disappointed. Well i had nothing to be worried about. Pasta con le sarde was amazing. The cannoli were made with ricotta imported from Sicily, the owner told us (and I could tell) and were divine -- i had to order a second round. Our waiter, Massimo, was great -- attentive, professional, never overwhelming, gave us excellent suggestions and perfect service. Without a doubt, we will be back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We came here on a freezing Wednesday night after the downtown theater. The place was pretty empty and the waiter/host couldn't have been nicer. All of the wine is from Italy and the food is authentic. We had delicious arrancini rice balls -- perfectly fried and not greasy filled with risotto and peas and a little meat. We ordered just a simple pasta with peas. It was served in a hollowed out parmesan rind and not only was the presentation beautiful, the pasta was creamy and delicious. The atmosphere was great for conversation -- maybe it was quiet since it was mid week and absolutely freezing outside. I would definitely come back"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "I had dinner there with a group of friends. The server was fabulous and so was the food..."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "This is a specialty restaurant specific to Sicilian Cuisine. If you are looking for meatballs and sauce then Italian food is broken up by region of Italy and Sicilian is by far the rarest find. NYC has just a couple of sicilan restaurants and this is by for the best. Rice Balls, octopus, sardines and squid ink pasta all paired with regional wines. What a find and a gem. This is a must if you are an Italian foodie or want a true italian experience. The staff is truly Italian and insists on providing a higer level of service."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "i ate in one of NYC's best Italian restaurants a few weeks ago. enjoyed it very much, would go back in a minute, don't remember what i had. i will remember the spaghetti in sea urchin sauce and the sweet and sour lamb chops and the dessert the waiter recommended at cacio e vino for a long time. what a great meal !!!!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "This restaurant serves consistently good food (I've been there about eight times to date). My parents were from Sicily and they have authentic Sicilian recipes on the menu in addition to some other Italian goodies that most Americans will recognize, e.g. tiramisu. My wife and I have NEVER had a bad meal. The owner is always there keeping on eye on things. He is a gracious man who ensures that his patrons are happy. Bravo!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "I have now been to Cacio e Vino four or five times and every time it has been superb. You find there dishes that are not Italian standards and that are just what you would have in a Sicilian or Sardenian trattoria--bucatoni with sardines and pine nuts, polipo (octopus) grilled to perfection--not mushy, not rubbery. One of my favorites is a not-so-simple spaghetti with peas, which comes to the table with an enormous cheese, into which the spaghetti is poured and swirled until it takes on a kind of creamy shellac of cheese--out of this world! Occasionally the service is a bit slow, but it is worth waiting for the attentive waiters to get to you. Also, the wait means that your food will be truly freshly cooked."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Great Italian restaurant! I took my husband for his birthday. We really enjoyed the authentic food and the service was excellent! They even have gluten free pasta."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "As always Cacio e Vino has it all. The atmosphere, the adventure in food and the service is tremendous. IT was our wedding anniversary and we enjoyed ourselves just like we did 31 years ago. We laughed, drank and ate ourselves into blissful celebration. Anna, our server was wonderful. She and I spoke some Sicilian words that made us both laugh. It's always a joy to visit Cacio e Vino. Abbundanza! Bravissimo a Maestro di Cucina!"
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "My parents were in town and my fiance and I were looking for some place close for dinner. Our experience was amazing. Portions were perfect and tasted incredible. The restaurant was out of my selection of wine and we were offered a more expensive, older vintage at the lesser price. I would say they might want to consider position numbers at the table because the gentleman who delivered our food auctioned off the plates and we couldnt understand him very well. We didnt save room for dessert which we regretted as their tiramisu looked delicious from afar. We will be back!"
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "Delicious Sicilian recipes with a very homey feeling. Great atmosphere, highly recommended for a date night."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "This is the perfect example of a neighborhood Italian gem! Delicious and authentic food, great wines, & outstanding service. Server Massimo was so charming you'll want him to join you for dinner! The manager, Christine, and whole staff were so welcoming that you felt as though you were in their home, not a restaurant. Stand outs: arancina and grilled octopus, both fantastic. Pastas: the PACCHERI ALL'ASTICE - WOW and GNOCCHI ALL'ANATRA - perfect gnocchi. Main course TAGLIATA DI MANZO. Food was so good came back 2 days later with a group to try more! BUSIATE, ANELETTI & RIGATONI. I think I can safely recommend you add this to your fav Italian restaurants in NYC!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "So delicious... food prepared so well. nice atmosphere, great service and their special dessert has left me craving it everynight. will be back."
    Dined on 9/16/2013