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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.

80 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003
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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

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We will serve a Selection of Specials, with 7 fish menu options and dessert (sold separately or $55 per person all included) as well as the regular dinner menu.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

4 course with Mix of appetizers, choice of 1 courses (Spaghetti with lobster, busiate with pesto, Pappardelle with porcini and black truffle shave , and choice main courses (Branzino Filet, Duck Breast, Seared Lamb, Timballo Vegetarian (First Sitting 5/7pm $50pp, 2nd Sitting after 8pm $65pp)

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Cacio e Vino Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for a Date (9)
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Authentic (8)
Romantic (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Casual (8)
Cozy (6)
Fun (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Seasonal (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great little restaurant with fantastic food. The cacio e pepe pasta was delicious!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The ambience was brilliant. Food and wine choice was great. We all had pasta for our main course and it was delicious. Service was very good too. Will definitely go back here and would highly recommend.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The pasta and pizzas are great, wine list is pretty good too! The Cacio e Pepe is an amazing stand out dish with great serving presentation (they toss it in a wheel of cheese in front of your table). It get's a bit noisey at night when it's crowded so if you're going there to have a conversation with someone try to get in when it's not too busy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great pleasant dinner before Public Theater. Go early for less noise because crowd builds by 7:30.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This place is very authentic! Reminds you of being in Rome not only because of the food, but the cozy atmosphere and staff. Would recommend!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Authentic
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

First time visiting this lovely authentic Sicilian restaurant! We will definitely be back! Reminded me of my grandma's cooking.

Thanks,
Andrew

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We found Casio e Vino by a friend's recommendation. What a great choice! The place is small an very cozy. They have a good wine list, ingredients imported from Italy as well as local. The highlights were Cacio e Pepe (pasta with cheese and pepper that is served from inside a huge wheel of cheese , pasta with a bread on top that puffs up looking like a mushroom (don't recall the name). Their pizza is amazing too, as well as canoli. Highly recommended

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Cozy, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Nice selection of Sicilian dishes. I lived in Italy for two years, I can attest the flavors were quite authentic (arancina and pasta/rags with short rib).

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 20, 2017

It was good but not what I expected- recommended by friends. Would choose something else next time🤣

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food is amazing!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I always love be this place. Authentic Sicilian and dishes are amazing. Highly recommend. Low key place and food won’t disappoint

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great restaurant with fantastic food. Nice ambiance and friendly personnel. Definitely recommend this!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Had the Cacio e Pepe and it was good! Wish it had a little less pepper but still tasty nonetheless. Pizza was delicious. Ambiance was perfect.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Cacio e Vino is a wonderful neighborhood Italian restaurant! It has a homey ambiance, delicious food, and a casual atmosphere that makes it ideal for families. It's one of my go-to places for special family occasions.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I've eaten here many times and each time is better than the last. Very authentic Sicilian cuisine. Excellent wine list. Staff is very accommodating. Giusto the owner is a real gem.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on September 12, 2017

I have eaten here several times, however the I was disappointed the last time I went. We were seating at a very tight table with a large party next to is with small children.
My dinner was okay. The mussels were tasteless and my pasta was average. It was not inexpensive, so I was a bit disappointed.
I have had better experiences in the past, so I hope this was a one off.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

My brother recommended a Sicilian gem on the Lower East side and he was not wrong. The food is both delicious and authentic.
I had the cacio e pepe which was "out of this world". The stirring of the pasta in the cheese bowl is fun in and of itself. My wife had a marguerita pizza and my daughter had an eggplant dish. They both raved about them!
Our server was fantastic. She was delightful, knowledgeable, and always available. I highly recommend this "Sicilian Gem".

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great food, service and value! Rare Sicilian dishes

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

The pasta with pesto takes 90 minutes to prepare!!! Or the server lost the order.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great little place. Wife's birthday a great success. Friendly staff. Good inexpensive wines.
Many regulars were there, so that tells you something.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great. Noisy road but fab pizza from the pizza oven and great service

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was delicious and so flavorful. The server was so kind and did a great job. The atmosphere was perfect for a casual dinner with friends and family on a Friday night. Great wine choices.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Authentic and delicious Sicilian food with a good atmosphere, well curated wine list, and friendly staff.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Authentic
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

The owner and wait staff was very rude but the meal was good. The noise level is very high and it became very hot in there since the ac was on low. Overall ok but not sure I would go back..

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Cacio e Vino is a truly outstanding and authentic Sicilian restaurant. One of the best restaurants of any kind in New York City.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Cute place with delicious Sicilian specialties I recommend

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

This is one of my favorite spots for great food and a reasonable price. The only problem is now it's so popular that patrons are sometimes rushed out of the restaurant. Best to go on a night other than Saturday. But it's a great spot!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Comfort Food, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Excellent, as always. Warm, attentive, service and great food make for a winning combination. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

The food was outstanding and the service was phenomenal!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Cacio e Vino is one of my favorite restaurants and I enjoy bringing people there who've never been before. My partner and I took my brother and his partner, visiting from California, for a Tuesday night dinner. On Tuesdays, the restaurant offers a popular aperitivi and buffet special, so the place was packed, and very lively. We had dinner, from the menu, and everything was delicious, authentic Sicilian cuisine, Palermo-style. The owner, Giusto Priola, is a wonderful host and he treated us very well. I requested as an antipasto his pizza rianata, a specialty of Trapani, that I enjoyed at a special occasion at the restaurant some months ago. It's not on the menu, but Giusto made it for us, and my brother's partner declared it "probably the best pizza I've ever had." (It consists of tomato, red onion, anchovies, fresh oregano, and toasted breadcrumbs. No cheese, and you don't miss it. A nice change from the ubiquitous pizza napoletana.) She loved everything else, as did my brother. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Nice place in the East Village for a quiet Italian meal. Food was fantastic service was friendly and wines were affordably priced. No complaints at all. Everything was great.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, People Watching, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Delicious Sicilian cuisine in a very casual setting. Pizzas and pasta dishes were all very tasty. The cast dessert is a must. Very authentic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Great food, great service, great ambiance!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

I've been here 3x and have always appreciated the affordable, delicious eats and friendly staff. Had a fantastic Sicilian pesto+shrimp dish that I shared with friends, mad at myself I couldn't finish it all.

I will say that their dining room was stuffed to the brim - felt super cramped near the doorway nearly on top of another table. Besides that, things were lovely. Might ask for a more spacious seating arrangement next time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

We went here only because it was listed as having an Italian Restaurant Week dinner deal on Open Table. They did not honor the 3 courses for $42 menu as had been advertised when we asked.
The food took a long time to come out and they don't let you order an appetizer before you order your main meal - they force you to order both simultaneously. The pizza appetizer and calamari dish were great; however, their specialty dish, Cacio e Pepe, was extremely small and overly oily. It cost $18 for about a fist sized portion of that "signature" dish

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great and affordable Italian spot in the EV. Breadsticks and dipping sauce were highlight of the entire meal!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, People Watching, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Came with a group of friends a few weeks ago. We had a fabulous time and had one of the best tables in the house right next to the patio. It's pricey for the portions (on the small side) except the large pizzas but everything was good and service was very good. Recommend it for sure.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Our favorite Sicilian restaurant. Very authentic food. Not touristy, a neighborhood gem. Friendly staff. We love it!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Awesome restaurant with great ambiance and delicious food with very reasonable prices.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

We went for the Sicilian specialties and we not disappointed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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