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Cacio e Vino

4.4
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779 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 779 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBleekerFoods
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining for COVID-19. Service was great! Food was average, maybe a little high for what it cost.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with Mateo and Fabrizio! Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food!! probably the best gnocchi I’ve ever had, to be honest.

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vipnycnightlife
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food is good. Not the best and to be fair the place was just reporting due to COVID-19. The outside seating was very nice. The service was not and they put the tables too close together. And don’t have paper menus that at this time is a must.

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vipuppereastsider
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Abominably noisy and busy on a Sat night. Our table was between servers’ station and door, and at one point, for several minutes, we found ourselves walled in by people waiting for tables. And we had constant traffic by our table the whole time. (We had reserved, by the way, but clearly got the worst table.) Food was ok but the lack of crowd control made the experience really unpleasant.

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vipAllisonB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are WONDERFUL. Go. Order the Cacio E Pepe. It’s incredible.

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TiffanyM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cacio e Pepe was so good!!!

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Janet
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was magnificent. The homemade pasta so fresh and the steak cooked to perfection. My kids loved the pizza and they comped us dessert cause it was my son's birthday. Came over and sang. Service extraordinary

Perfect evening.

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MaryG
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience1

Good food, swift service, lovely and cozy setting. But, the noise level on a busy Saturday night was off the charts! I couldn’t hear my partner speak from across the table. I could have screamed ‘fire’ and no one would have heard it over the shrill, shouting patrons. Not relaxing, not enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great!

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vipMare
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have dined at Cacio e Vino many times over the years. The food has always been consistently good and the service friendly but efficient. I have also enjoyed the convivial atmosphere and warm country decor. The wine list is good and basically reasonable.

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vipMariaA
New York Area
175 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cacio e Pepe and ambiance. Staff is super nice and always running around

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viplaurenf
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come here at least twice a month, one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Everything on the menu is amazing

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vipKarynG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious, well-priced food in a great neighborhood. The place was packed on a Saturday night but never fear, they take reservations! The waiter was great. We were given the time to enjoy our meal. The grilled Octopus, pizzas, and salads were wonderful. The wine list was excellent. The wait staff was incredibly accommodating when we made small variations on menu items. All in all, a great find.

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JillC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding - deceptively simple looking food with touches of sophistication and complexity (especially in the pasta sauces). Service was great - very attentive staff, even when they were busy with other tables. A great dining experience - will return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, great waiter. So busy and so loud, but overall very good and a great value.

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vipMarcnvinny
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great go to spot for really good classic Italian!

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vipNYMama
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cacio e Vino is one of our favorite restaurants. We go there all the time, because we always get a warm greeting, great service and wonderful food and wine. NYE was extra-special because they had a special menu at a reasonable prix fixe, AND had the entire regular menu as well. The portions were HUGE. The food is always delicious and creative, like the gorgonzola beet risotto, which could have had more gorgonzola and a little less beet, but that is a very small point. We go back all the time because it's worth going back all the time.

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vipCosmo
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

First visit but definitely not the last. The food was delicious and the presentation was wonderful. The volcano dish was outstanding and the Cacio e Pepe was delivered in a cheese wheel-very fun. A great value for dinner in NY.

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vipMaryT
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really love the food (and the modest prices) as this Lower East Side gem. BUT on a very rainy Monday night, the staff would not admit us even one minute before their opening time of 5pm. That didn't feel very friendly and my colleagues thought about leaving in a huff (but it was raining!!) so we stayed.

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AlbertoB
Berlin
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Ottimo cibo. Personale gentile. Abbiamo apprezzato molto il fatto che l'acqua veniva offerta fresca e senza obbligo di acquisto di quella minerale. Peccato che il locale fosse molto rumoroso a causa dei tavoli vicini. Consigliato.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

i love the food here, i’ve been a few times. Service is pretty basic and they ran out of a few things. Overall would go back because the food is so yummy but service could be a bit more attentive/cheerful.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night place or just a place to meet up with some friends! This place reminded me of the restaurants I would eat at in Rome when I lived in Italy. Definitely recommend!

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vipFuzz
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sadly, I only discovered this place a little over a year ago. It is now my "go to" place in the east village. Amazing place with terrific Sicilian food. I took one star off for ambiance because my one and only note on this restaurant is the the seating is a bit cramped. Outside of that, this place is the best!! Great staff and service. Great wine selection, too.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

People are so rude in this establishment. They put free availabilities on their platform even if they do not have any free table. They do it just to attract people but do not care about their experience. I have been verbally attacked by one of the waiters because he told me I booked too late my table. This happened twice. First time I went I sat to eat, Food is mediocre, and not worth the wait. I advice to not to go.

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vipFashionFriend
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you want to close your eyes and feel like you are in Sicily- this is the place for you. The luscious authentic food will transport you an ocean away. It's a neighborhood gem. I've taken dozens of fiends and they all go back again on their own- which really says something about its authenticity. Put this and its sister restaurant Cacio e Pepe (a few blocks away) on your hit list.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my son’s birthday along with my family and it was terrific! The only negative was that the tables were very small. The service was excellent and the food delicious. I would definitely go back again. I recommend it highly.

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vipMariaA
New York Area
175 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The cacio e Pepe experience was fantastic, it could have been warmer though!

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vipcatrina
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had an 8:30pm reservation on a Saturday night - the place was packed - we waited about 20 minutes for our table - but it was worth it!! The brick oven pizza is awesome! We had two different pastas to share and octopus - everything was great! I will definitely be returning.

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slw711
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. Food was superb, delicious as was the service. Made for a wonderful birthday celebration

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vipRandP
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wow what a feast was offered- and the Saturday crowds, even early evening, were proof! Tables very tightly packed, which allowed for friendly conversation across tables, a party or two of family groups, many young groups, dates, etc. Good wine selection and Sicilian/Italian favorites, done well. Bravissimo!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very loud too close to other tables

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pizza was good.

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vipStephen
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Small resto, very nice food and particularly pleasant service. We had hoped for more of a Sicilian focus, but there was enough to be interesting on this score. Note, we were there on the early side, which may have accounted for top service (few people there yet) and moderate quiet (few people there yet). Not sure I would go very far out of my way for this, but if not worth an entire voyage, certainly worth a visit.

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vipTerriB
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious dishes!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

On a scale from American-Italian (0) to Authentic-Italian (10), this would be a 6. The staff is all Italian, yet they serve Spaghetti with meatballs. Also, too much cheese on everything. Food in general is ok but a bit heavy.
Main problem is: customers are on top of each other. It’s so crowded and loud that I couldn’t speak to my date.

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Carrie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great brunch at Cacio e Vino. From reading previous reviews, we decided to go at 12 noon to avoid the crowd, so noise level was not an issue at all. The brunch deal is unbeatable. We all got Panini, and they were $9 each which is such a deal, and they were delicious. The panini came with a large green salad for the table. The Brunch cocktails were also a steal at 5 bucks each. The waiter was very friendly and the service was great. I would absolutely come back here for brunch. Between the delicious food, friendly service, and great prices, it was the perfect Saturday brunch!

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vipsarahs
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I would not recommend Cacio e Vino to anyone. Although they have a great menu, the food is just not good. The pizzas I tried were bland and the pastas came out cold. Beware, it is a very loud atmosphere where you have to yell to hear each other.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We had a party of 8 and 3 people were running late due to major traffic. The manager was alarmingly rude and aggressive. He refused to let us explain why they were late, at one point ripping the connecting table away from us shouting that we had to leave after seating us 15 minutes late and telling us it was okay our friends were running behind. We weren’t acknowledged for even drink orders for 30 minutes after seating, then once we ordered food it took an hour to be served. Do not come here if you want an enjoyable dining experience.

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johnreyes
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great find great food and very busy thank god we got a table people were lined up waiti. G

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