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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.
New York, NY 10003
Italian, Sicilian, Pizzeria
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5:00pm-11:00pm
Between 4th and 5th Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Wine tasting events
Available upon request. Please contact via e-mail email@example.com or call 212-228-3269
Indoor/outdoor parking located across around the corner, 2 blocks down.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-228-3269
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Cacio e Vino Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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
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".
Cacio e Vino is one of my favorite restaurants and I enjoy bringing people there who've never been before. My partner and I took my brother and his partner, visiting from California, for a Tuesday night dinner. On Tuesdays, the restaurant offers a popular aperitivi and buffet special, so the place was packed, and very lively. We had dinner, from the menu, and everything was delicious, authentic Sicilian cuisine, Palermo-style. The owner, Giusto Priola, is a wonderful host and he treated us very well. I requested as an antipasto his pizza rianata, a specialty of Trapani, that I enjoyed at a special occasion at the restaurant some months ago. It's not on the menu, but Giusto made it for us, and my brother's partner declared it "probably the best pizza I've ever had." (It consists of tomato, red onion, anchovies, fresh oregano, and toasted breadcrumbs. No cheese, and you don't miss it. A nice change from the ubiquitous pizza napoletana.) She loved everything else, as did my brother. Looking forward to our next visit.
I've been here 3x and have always appreciated the affordable, delicious eats and friendly staff. Had a fantastic Sicilian pesto+shrimp dish that I shared with friends, mad at myself I couldn't finish it all.
I will say that their dining room was stuffed to the brim - felt super cramped near the doorway nearly on top of another table. Besides that, things were lovely. Might ask for a more spacious seating arrangement next time.
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