Cacio e Vino
Cacio e Vino

Cacio e Vino

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cacioevino.com/
  • Phone: 2122283269x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar, Sicilian
  • Executive Chef: Giusto Priola
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • 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 8669573560
  • Entertainment: Wine tasting events
  • Special Events: 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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Cacio e Vino reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (27)fit for foodies (16)good for groups (13)romantic (10)special occasion (5)great for lunch (4)late-night find (3)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • A Great Surprise
    suziediner
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We were steered to Cacio e Vino when another restaurant we had requested was booked with a private party. Not knowing what to expect, we couldn't have been happier and will definitely return. We had a great spinach salad, two pasta dishes and a salmon dish that were all wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for special night!
    RandPVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Sicilian cuisine takes your taste buds on happy trip-- wonderful appetizers, pastas & entrees. Some especially fine desserts. Enjoyable for all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Jimsuem
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    A nice place with good food at a very reasonable price for NY. The service is friendly, the food is good wine list reasonable but limited. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and good atmosphere
    sarah622VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant very much--the staff was attentive and the food was great! Gorgonzola truffle gnocchi is a must-try!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great food and service in a cozy inviting space. Nice selection of wines to accompany our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food, great for groups
    Heather
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I recently had my birthday dinner here- all of the food was excellent and it perfectly accommodated our group of 9. Everyone was very happy with their entrees. I would definitely go back for again for the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    Llgreen1
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was my second time at Cacio e Vino and the food was just as amazing. The gnocchi in particular is absolutely incredible. It's authentic, delicious Italian food in smaller, more manageable portions with a great ambiance and a fantastic playlist. My only complaint is that both times, the check was added up wrong, which seems a bit odd.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little piece of Sicilia in NYC
    Pipes
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is one if the best restaurants I've ever experienced. Everything, and there were six of us, everything we ate was FRESH. If you like octopus, then you must have the grilled octopus and veggies. The octopus was so tender I cut it with my fork, and the veggies were grilled to perfection. My hubby ate the chicken scallopini with truffle oil and Gorgonzola fondue, and it was the perfect balance between the heavy cheese and the rich flavor of the truffle oil. The eggplant rollatini was like my Sicilian grandmother's. Need I say more? The servers were friendly and extremely accommodating, and the atmosphere was delightfully Mediterranean -- best of all: Th price was right! If you want a piece of Sicily in NYC, this is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute italian hideaway
    scubaSteve
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Delicious food and kind service make for a great date night spot. Wine pairings were delicious, as was the food; very authentic.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Way too noisy
    DuckDuckGoose
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Nice place. Nice looking. Food is good, service is friendly. But if you go during a popular dining hour, be prepared to barely be able to speak to your tablemates. It's a perfect place if you've got nothing to say to your dining companion. The noise is horrible.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cacio e Vino is Keeno
    Greg
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    A great place for small plates of super yummy entrees . The Speghetti Cacio is a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oysters and proseco great deal!
    CarolzVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had a groupon for 4 for oysters and proseco and had a marvelous time. We plan to return for dinner. Very friendly and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Delicious Sicilian food, lovely staff and we are always made to feel welcome. Noise level manageable, conversation possible, and we leave happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cacio e Vino
    RealNYersReviewsVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Great East Village overlooked find. Not a huge menu but diverse. Every dish I've had there is very good. Their specialty is the spaghetti mixed in cheese wheel right at the table. Definitely worth a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 364 reviews are from the Cacio e Vino reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We had a great experience at Cacio e Vino. We went because we had a groupon offer for prosecco and oysters- but ended up ordering 2 more apps, a main course, and another bottle of wine. Cute atmosphere, and really really great food. We had the calamari app, the sardine app, and the gnocchi main course. All were extremely delicious- the calamari was fantastic, not rubbery at all, and the gnocchi had an amazingly light cream sauce balanced with fresh arugula. Servers were attentive but not in your face. Overall would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting menu/great food
    DaddarioWestVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The food here was excellent and the menu had very interesting choices. All of the selection was unique and well thought out. Great mix of flavors and everything seemed very fresh. The wine list is disappointing. The service great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downhill
    Bkdiner
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I used to love this place. I hadn't been in a couple of years and was very disappointed with the change in quality of food. Service was attentive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • solid food in the village
    JennlVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Good location, decent prices, nice food and friendly service. I would recommend if you are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrific, food was amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    a couple of italians who was looking desperately for pasta in NY..and we found out Cacio e Vino...it was amazing, was like our "mamma" cooked for us!! as starters we had fried squids, one of the best we ever had in our life, really!! moreover, all the staff was great, very kind and professional. we'll come again for sure next time in NY!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Gem in Alphabet City
    ashatash
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Reasonably priced. Incredibly delicious and fresh food. Outstanding service. All in all this was an incredible dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian
    jlonycVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Its not just another great Italian restaurant in the E. Village... its really special because its Sicilian influenced and everything is high quality and very fresh. Wine is very reasonable too. We had a fantastic bottle of rose for 36.00. nice service too--no attitudes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUM!
    yumyumeatup
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    fabulous sicilian food...just like eatin' at the in-laws! can't wait to go back again & again! yumyumeat'emup!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maybe it's because i'm not Sicilian
    BatoBeats
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    I used a groupon for 3 dozen oysters and a bottle of prosecco. Oysters were close to room temp and had a funny taste to them. i ate all of them anyway because i didnt want to show any disrespect. Then my friend had the shrimp fetuccini. She didnt eant it because it tasted funny, so I ate it. I understood what she meant by funny taste but kept giving myself the excuse that this was an "authentic" sicilian cuisine and I've never had sicilian food in my life, so what do i know, right? I also had their calamari, which was pretty tasty, so no complaints there. Another friend of mine had a steak and that was pretty good. All our orders took an hour to come out and the place want very crowded. I write this while fighting a stomach virus.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodisfun
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    This was our first time at Cacio e Vino but had heard great things about it so we had to try it. Instantly, I loved the look and warm feeling I got, reminding me of my Grandmother's house in Italy. It smelled amazing so I was eager to look over the menu. All of the choices sounded amazing, I wanted to order everything!! The food was out of this world, everything I had expected amazing Sicilian food to be like! I will definitely be going back, especially for the Rice Balls...you gotta try them!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neighborhood gem
    fussydiner
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Food and service reflect owners pride in providing a friendly, caring, meticulously prepared experience for the diner. Even though I was just having a French Toast brunch, I would have absolute confidence that anything prepared in this restaurant would be of high quality.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food was spot on, service impeccable, could use a few more beer choices for us non wine drinkers.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CindyGVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Reading some to the recent reviews I was concerned about going to this restaurant but we decided to try it anyway. I am glad we did. The food was very well prepared. The service was excellent, our waitress was delightful. We had an eggplant appetizer that was delicious and the branzino was very nicely seasoned and cooked to perfection. The semifreddo was an excellent finish to a lovely meal.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible Place! Please avoid
    TeeGee
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
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  • oysters not shucked
    Queen67VIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    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
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  • Disappointing
    Acat
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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,
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • just too noisy
    whatdidyousayVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A very mixed experience.
    evekog
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Cute Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Andrew S
    AndrewSVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Not the most expansive menu but what they do, they do well.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Palin & Simple
    WTimpone
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid Sicilian
    FeinsteinVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Groupon offer of oysters,
    JannVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Groupon offer of oysters, mussels & prosecco was good value. We also ordered Arugula Salad and Rigatoni ala Nonna-tasty and generous portions.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic experience
    Claudia
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • terrific lower east side
    Chappaqua5423VIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I had dinner there with a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    I had dinner there with a group of friends. The server was fabulous and so was the food...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.