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Cacio e Vino

4.4
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794 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 794 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LeighC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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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.

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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!

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vipannabelee
New England
41 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

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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!!

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vipElizabethG
New York Area
45 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
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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CaitlinK
New York Area
1 review
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

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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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vipBleekerFoods
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Waiters were so rude! Made us move a couple of times and were rushing out of us there

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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
100 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
179 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
28 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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Cacio e Vino is rated 4.4 stars by 794 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.