Cacio e Vino

4.3
819 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 819 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.2
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Vibes were amazing, best part of our night

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The “cacio e pepe” tasted like bland noodles in a watered down cheese sauce. the drinks are too expensive. the service was bad. do not be fooled.. they no longer do cheese wheels.

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Louise
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Excellent service, very good food and a fun vibe.

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Kendall
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The seafood wasn't fresh and the pizza was spicy. Although they did make my daughter's birthday special and the staff was fabulous.

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vipNYCdinerWithTaste
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I selected this restaurant as a special family get together. We were the only people in the restaurant yet no one came to get our drink order. There was staff sitting at a table, but they didn’t come over until we called out to them. Same thing happened when we wanted to order. Maybe we were lucky because the food was not very good. I thought the specialty was cacio y Pepe. It was terrible. Service and food were awful. Except for the gentlemen that was great about refilling water.

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IndiaR
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was to die for. And the service was outstanding. Everyone was super nice. The view from the outside seating was beautiful. I cannot wait for my next trip to NY because I will 100% be going back to the place.

KH
vipKathH
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

DEAFENINGLY LOUD!

Do not go to this restaurant if you want to have any sort of conversation.

Do go to this restaurant if you want to be surrounded by multiple groups of young women getting rowdy drinking Prosecco and taking selfies.

Food and service were adequate but nothing special.

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Dest
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food was amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Manager and staff are unprofessional. This was my second visit, the first time (September 2020) the manager made unwelcomed advances to me while at dinner with my cousin, this was followed by a free bottle of wine and him pulling up a chair to sit next to me and ask what were my plans for the rest of the night. This second visit was a nightmare. We were asked to leave after being there an hour. The server claimed we were there 90 minutes and he needed the table for other people. We arrived 15 minutes before the scheduled reservation (8pm), seated immediately in a horribly socially distanced restaurant with no masks. The manager remembered me and mentioned he met me before. Our cacio e pepe was al dente and had absolutely no flavor. After bringing up our completely dissatisfied dinner to the manager, he looked me directly in the eyes and said verbatim “ok bye”. The first experience was odd but this second confirms the abhorrent behavior and conduct this establishment allows and encourages. Money wasted, time wasted, and violated by management. I’m in disbelief and so disrespected by this yet again.

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Jammi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was ok. Nothing to rave about. The bread they give wasn’t good at all but the food was ok.

NJ
vipNickyJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great spot with pleasant service and very, very good food. It's Italian with a Sicilian focus. The Pizzas are excellent, the pastas too. Right now they have a lot of outside tables set up but the whole front wall of the restaurant opens so it is good for indoor dining as well.

RK
vipRKG1
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The restaurant was packed despite NYC CoVID policies. The energy was high and the place was understaffed for the fullness. We had a hard time ordering, but the food was good and tasted fresh.

GP
GinaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was a bland but the atmosphere was great!

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vipMark
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Great food but operating at 200% capacity with a full dining room and the sidewalk and street seating. Didn’t seem to be staffed for the number of diners.

NC
vipNCAMP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service, staff is great thats why we keep going back

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LindseyR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing carbonara! Exactly the way I wanted. The ambience was also very pleasing and it made for a great dinner with my friend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Went for a weekend brunch, and it was PACKED. Like disregarding the guidelines packed. If you don’t mind that, than the bottomless drinks and the food’s for you. But just know there is no social distancing, so dine at your own risk.

MG
vipMichaelG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the Sicilian St. Joseph’s Day dinner of my dreams!! Absolutely incredible meal and experience. First time dining there. Certainly will become a repeat customer.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Price point didn’t match the quality of food

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Pizza dough was bland and raw and tables not 6 feet apart !!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

There were too many people in there to be in accordance with covid

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience2

They were not following proper indoor dining rules. It was at complete and full capacity. Uncomfortable.

CT
vipCTS2
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The restaurant cancelled my reservation after they already seated us. They operated at 100% capacity when only allowed 25%. Semi grateful and semi annoyed that we were seated outside when my reservation was for inside. We had to wait for another party to leave because they boxed our table in between 2 others and there was no way out.

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ChrisE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Great waiters who care about what's on the menu and a lively atmosphere (this was Valentine's Day). We certainly got lit.

LK
vipLaurenK
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, it just was so cold due to outdoor dining only.

LC
LeighC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I took my daughter and her friends for dinner to celebrate her birthday. We had a fabulous time! They took great care of us, and made it a very special evening for her.

Cacio e Vino
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you very much for joining us!

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OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Went on a Friday night in October and it was packed! Food was amazing and although there was way more tables than waiters, they made it work and moved fast. Easy place to do big groups during COVID.

PM
vipPMI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Excellent food but this restaurant does not take COVID seriously at all. No sanitizing of tables and no social distancing in place.

Cacio e Vino
Responded on November 3, 2020

Dear PMI, thanks for the review! We daily sanitize our tables, chairs and menu. We apologize if your experience was unpleasant and we'll make sure our staff follow the rules. Thanks again for the feedback! Please come back ;)

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OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Food was very good, but it took over an hour to get the check!

Cacio e Vino
Responded on November 3, 2020

Hi! Thank you so much for your feedback!

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vipannabelee
New England
43 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a wonderful meal, with tasty food, great well-priced wine list, solicitous wait staff. I hope they survive the pandemic.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food and prices wait time is long Bc its supper crowded

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

A perfect mix of terrible service, flavorless food, overcrowding in the age of covid, and delayed seating. Enjoy!!

EG
vipElizabethG
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun and lively spot! Every single (socially distant outdoor) table was FULL! The food was delicious. The pasta was fresh and tasted like I was back in Italy. Best aperol spritz in the city! I will be going back!

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vipAlmiraF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Dining outdoors can really change the experience. The restaurant was super busy on a friday night and hence, the service, food quality, etc isn't the same as it normally would. The servers did their best to manage. I'm happy that they were busy as the restaurant industry has suffered enough.
The cacio pepe that i had however was subpar. Given, the name of the restaurant is cacio vino, one would assumed, cacio pepe would be one of their best dishes. Anyway, the ambiance was fun/energetic and maybe the food other than the cacio pepe was good.

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vipCamilaV
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing Italian restaurant! Cozy food and very good price. Loved it!

CK
CaitlinK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, reasonably priced food. I ordered the Rigatoni alla Norma and the Chardonnay and was very happy with my meal. Outdoor dining setup is very nice

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

They just have tables everywhere with no separation from other pedestrians walking down or up the block. I had put in a few requests on my OT reservation, but our Host/Server never checked that and had originally told us to wait an hour for a table out the way of the side walk since we didn’t want to sit right in the middle of pedestrian traffic. We had our entire order take all at once and everything was brought in with good timing, but we were never checked on again even though I had needed a few extra things. It was a busy Saturday night, totally, understand. But they weren’t the most professional and the food was pretty bland. Understood with everything going on they may be a little off their normal service, but it was a lot more off than expected. No barriers, no service other than seating, ordering and payment, and the food was just okay. Our appetizer was more seasoned than our pastas.

The host/server physically placed a table a little more in the crowd (away from people shopping, dogs being walked on the street and just regular pedestrian traffic) for us which I’m absolutely grateful for, but it also just seemed like he wanted to get us out of his way. A small group of 3 approached him right after he sat us about their reservation and he actually pulled out an iPad and placed them in a nicer spot (which is fine because they may have had other descriptions in their reservation) but to be honest I don’t think our host/server knew I made a reservation. So no I don’t think it mattered that I made a reservation. Yes we can say it’s a busy Saturday night but it’s what happens, especially when an establishment reopens and sets out too many tables than they can handle.

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TRW123
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very solid food in an outdoor setting. Restaurant was a bit understaffed but service and food were very good.

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vipDPom
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite local spots. We’ve been there twice in two days this week! They are doing a great job during COVID-19. The service and food are great, with an impressive variety. Love it.

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vipdoranh
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Note they only provide beer and wine, no hard alcohol.

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Cacio e Vino is rated 4.3 stars by 819 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.