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For 2
Date
Thu, 4/26
Time
10:00 PM
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Cacio e Vino

4.4
615 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Sicilian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5:00pm-11:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 228-3269
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Giusto Priola
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Catering
Available upon request. Please contact via e-mail info@cacioevino.com or call 212-228-3269
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 4th and 5th Streets
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Parking details
Indoor/outdoor parking located across around the corner, 2 blocks down.
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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.
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Entertainment
Wine tasting events
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Special events & promotions
Please send e-mail with request to info@cacioevino.com or call 212-228-3269
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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
What 615 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Si buscas comida italiana la pasta y pan focaccia es muy bueno pero el lugar es demasido ruidoso

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Really good food, I was there with some friends from Sicily and they enjoyed so much that the day after they booked it again.. Unfortunately we could not speak much as the local is very noisy. The wine list is nice, a lot of Sicilian choices but most of them overpriced. I would certainly return.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Never disappoints. Order anything that appeals -- it will be delicious. The skillful servers and runners manage to navigate the very cramped room with skill, and water glasses are kept full. A solid, well-priced wine list, heavy with Sicilian varietals. Waitstaff will happily offer advice on the wine choices -- let them know your price point and preferences and they will steer you right.

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3.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Born and raised Italian, I just dined here with my Sicilian friend. Both picky eaters, we liked the starters and the wine, but were not impressed by the mains - my busiati were okay, not very flavorful, his cacio e pepe was disappointing.
Tried cassata for dessert: ricotta filling was good (imported from Palermo), but the mouthful with all layers was not great - we left it.
Service was good, price tag high for what we had.
I don’t think we’ll be back, but it was not a bad meal.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The Cacio e Pepe was amazing, one of the best dishes of pasta I've had. Would definitely recommend to anyone who loves pasta. Atmosphere was also great, you sit very closely together, but overall still spacey.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Had such a nice time reuniting with college friends while visiting NYC with my bf. The food/ atmosphere was great and just what we were looking for. We all loved what we ordered. Pizzas were bigger than expected so would have ordered less but no complaints! Some of the pasta dishes we ordered were the cacio e Pepe, rigatoni al Norma, pesto shrimp dish etc. Totally fair prices! And loved how we were able to bring our own bottle of wine for a $25 corkage fee which worked out perfectly for our big group. Would 100% come back on my next trip out to NY!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food, service and even the other patrons were amazing! This is our new go to for great Sicilian cuisine!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

food was good. place was busy which is what every establishment would want. Disappointed with our server, wrong amount of drinks and items, did not pay attention to orders, she was very nice tho. will return.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Too loud. Cacio e pepe was okay. Tables are too close to each other.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2018

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

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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Great little restaurant with fantastic food. The cacio e pepe pasta was delicious!

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Great pleasant dinner before Public Theater. Go early for less noise because crowd builds by 7:30.

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5.0Dined 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!!

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on October 20, 2017

It was good but not what I expected- recommended by friends. Would choose something else next time🤣

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Food is amazing!

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2017

Great restaurant with fantastic food. Nice ambiance and friendly personnel. Definitely recommend this!

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4.0Dined 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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