I Am a regular at Cacio e Pepe. Very disappointing experience. Loud, tight, service not at all the same friendly faces at the other restaurant and worst of all, the Cacio e Pepe was not good. Pasta was cold and congealed, eggplant parm was just ok. Service lacked for sure. Extremely disappointing evening, I will not be returning. I strongly urge heading to Cacio e Pepe.
I love Cacio e Vino! this was my second time going for their apertivo night - on the first Tuesday of every month they have a delicious spread of bites and pizzas that you can access with purchase of a drinks. The pizzas are amazing and arancina was great too. The christmas lights give this place a cozy vibe.
table ready right away. not most friendly staff. just pointed to table across room. very tight space. understand it is Manhattan but hard to squeeze between other tables/seats to get to the table. server requested order several times in 10 minutes. then took 30 minutes after to get appetizers. food was prepared well and very tasty.
The food was really good but go early because the place is tiny and the tables are on top of each other so you won't want to be there when it's packed
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.
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.
Amazing place, amazing food, amazing service.....everything was soooo delicious would recommend to anyone!
Delicious authentic Italian in a warm environment. Would definitely go back
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.
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.
My parents are both from Sicily. Eating at Cacio e Vino is like being back home. Authentic, fantastic, and delicious, Sicilian food.
Fabulous. The food was delicious. The service was great. The atmosphere was wonderful. Loved everything about it. Can't wait to go back!
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.
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!!!!!
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.
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.
Small place, so ready to be on top of each other. The food is good and the wine list has only options from Sciliy.
Crowded but food and service great. Gnocchi with gorgonzola delicious.
Great little restaurant with fantastic food. The cacio e pepe pasta was delicious!
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.
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.
Great pleasant dinner before Public Theater. Go early for less noise because crowd builds by 7:30.
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!!
First time visiting this lovely authentic Sicilian restaurant! We will definitely be back! Reminded me of my grandma's cooking.
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
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).
It was good but not what I expected- recommended by friends. Would choose something else next time🤣
Food is amazing!
I always love be this place. Authentic Sicilian and dishes are amazing. Highly recommend. Low key place and food won’t disappoint
Great restaurant with fantastic food. Nice ambiance and friendly personnel. Definitely recommend this!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
Great food, service and value! Rare Sicilian dishes
The pasta with pesto takes 90 minutes to prepare!!! Or the server lost the order.
Great little place. Wife's birthday a great success. Friendly staff. Good inexpensive wines.
Many regulars were there, so that tells you something.
Great. Noisy road but fab pizza from the pizza oven and great service
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.