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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

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Cacio e Vino Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (9)
Casual (8)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Healthy (1)
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Great for Lunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Cacio e Vino has become a sentimental favorite. We love bringing friends and family that never tried it, so they understand why my husband and I love it so much. The food and wine list are fantastic. The staff is wonderful. Owner Giusto has a real gem of a restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

As always, delicious food, good service, and fantastic value. There were several large parties the evening we dined, so lots of shouting and quite noisy overall. A risk pretty much anywhere, though. Highly recommended.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Amazing place, amazing food, amazing service.....everything was soooo delicious would recommend to anyone!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Delicious authentic Italian in a warm environment. Would definitely go back

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was really good but one thing I cherish about a good, local, Italian restaurant is the tradition of taking the time to enjoy a good meal. Unfortunately, we were not afforded the time to do this. Minutes after being seated we were told that the manager was insisting we place our food order quickly as they had big parties coming in. This was clearly not to avoid us having to wait for our food, but was so they could rush us out and seat another party. The table next to us was similarly rushed and pushed to leave. We felt rushed throughout the whole meal to the point of it being farcical.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was very good and the service was good, although the server’s presentation did not seem to align with the style of the restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

My parents are both from Sicily. Eating at Cacio e Vino is like being back home. Authentic, fantastic, and delicious, Sicilian food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Fabulous. The food was delicious. The service was great. The atmosphere was wonderful. Loved everything about it. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Made a reservation on a cold cold night for my friends and I. We get in, sit down, and immediately order a bottle of wine. After sitting there for a few mins we realized it wasn’t warming up inside the restaurant - asked the server to turn up the heat and she notifies us that the heat is broken. She never mentioned it when we came in. Real crap move if you ask me. We finished the bottle and went to Cacio e Pepe. I highly recommend that place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Loved it. Delicious food. We had the eggplant
Appetizer and the caponata. And the ragú Della nonna and the spaghetti sepia nero AMAZING!!!!! Will be back!!!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was our second visit to Cacio e Vino; the first being about 2 years ago. The food was very good then and was also very good on Saturday, 12/16/17, but the service was not and the noise level was also a negative. We got there at 9;45 after a show and it was still rather crowded, which was fine, but a couple large parties 10 or 12 women in one - were loud and appeared to have been drinking too much. That would have been OK, but while my appetizer came out relatively quickly, the tow pasta dishes my wife and I ordered took over 45 minutes and our waitress ignored us entirely. In fact, a waitress working other tables actually tried to help and when we finally asked for the check, she brought it and gave us a complimentary Tiramisu and said sorry about the wait. We are normally patient people but this was beyond reasonable for 2 simple dishes to make.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was excellent. The variety in selections was great. There was an excellent vibe. It is tight for a party of 3 or 4 as the tables are small. All that could be overcome but the service staff was rude and rushed us to pay the bill so they could turn the table.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Small place, so ready to be on top of each other. The food is good and the wine list has only options from Sciliy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Crowded but food and service great. Gnocchi with gorgonzola delicious.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 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 25, 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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 (New York Area)·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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 (San Francisco)·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 24, 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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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 13, 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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 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·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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 (London)·Dined on August 8, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 28, 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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 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·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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vip
 (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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