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Cacio e Vino

4.1
4.1
833 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Sicilian, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 228-3269

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Giusto Priola

  • Catering

    Available upon request. Please contact via e-mail info@cacioevino.com or call 212-228-3269

  • Private party facilities

    Cacio e Vino is not just a restaurant, it's a place where you and your guests can taste Sicilian food and wood fired Pizza, made with the freshest ingredients imported from the island of the sun with a wide selection of Italian wines. Host your next private event with us and make it an evening to remember.

  • Private party contact

    Christine: (866) 957-3560

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Cross street

    Between 4th and 5th Streets

  • 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.

  • Entertainment

    Wine tasting events

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 833 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. S

    Sherry

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding service for their Family Style offering. Will definitely be coming back with several friends!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Engaging owners and good food make for great restaurant experience
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Extremely loud, not ambient whatsoever. Food was all mediocre. Oily partially Americanized Italian food run by Italians that don’t know how to fully honor what the food needs to be like. If you’re person that likes restaurants with heavy cream based pasta dishes and chicken park, this place will seem like a fabulous fancy restaurant. Service was also sub-tier and rough. Would 100% rate well if it went well.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The people attending us were so nice and attentive. Very good experience!
  5. HM

    HopeM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we LOVEEEEE cacio e vino❤️❤️❤️
  6. CS

    CarolannS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food, great service, lovely outdoor dining setup.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service ! Staff was very friendly and food was delicious !
  8. SB

    StephB

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!! Real authentic Italian food, and the wine was delicious. Highly recommend Sauvignon Blanc!
  9. E

    Eileen

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place, amazing food and wait staff was very very nice, super sweet people. Lovely place!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The waiter was a little pervy ngl
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Italian food, great vibe. We will come again!
  12. HM

    HopeM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    cacio e vino has the best food and people in all of manhattan!!! fabrizio and fabio are two of the best people EVER and we cannot recommend this place enough. we are literally considering moving to the east village to be closer to this restaurant. the seafood to pasta ratio in the seafood pasta is PERFECT and the aperol spritzes are amazing. counting down the days until i come back here. ciao e salute, we love you <3
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing people and food. We love you!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Food was very average and there’s was nothing special about the experience
  15. L

    Lana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst service I’ have ever experience. They went tik tok viral and now they don’t know how to act.
  16. L

    Louis

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Food was good, but there are better Italian options for the same price range in the area. Service felt efficient, but not personable because the restaurant was overcrowded. Our table location was in the middle of the walkway so it felt loud and with many young people in the restaurant, you couldn’t have a conversation. Probably not booking again.
  17. l

    luv2eatout

    New York Area

    148 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    148 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had never been here before. Our food - appetizers and entrees were all delicious. Great service too! Love their outdoor seating also.
  18. NY

    NYCfan

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place- I’m very happy that it’s still in business- I look forward to another meal on my next visit to NYC-
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Birthday for a friend-group of ten- food was good and cute restaurant
  20. M

    Michelin

    New York Area

    128 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    We were a party of nine sitting next to a loud large party so it was loud overall. Service was ok, arguably a bit stiff. One of our team had his main dish come much later than others. The main server wasn’t very happy to serve us but he was still good.
  21. SS

    SamanthaS

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch here was AMAZING! Very affordable boozy brunch where the food was delicious, music was poppin and vibes were elite! Staff here was incredible and made sure everyone was having an amazing time. Would highly recommend this place for any occasion you’re looking to have fun!!
  22. F

    Foodfits

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    We were sat at a table that didn't have room for the last member of our party, and had to completely squeeze in a space that was too small. The servers were rude and rushed. Food was just fine, nothing special for the prices. The second we paid our bill someone told us we needed to get us because people were waiting. We had only been there for under an hour so it was shocking to me that we were being pushed out. Was looking for a nice birthday dinner and was only left upset.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made reservation for 7 people. They tried to sit us at a table for 6 and cram in and extra chair in an already cramp space. Other reviews are spot on. They are over crowding the space to an extreme. Service was terrible.. kids never received their drinks, we felt rushed to order dinner and got a check without anyone asking if we wanted dessert or anything else. Food was mediocre at best. When the check came it automatically included a tip for 20% even though they never poured our wine or even did anything beyond taking our order and bringing our food. The manager was extremely rude and not helpful at all. When I told him the table wouldn't work. He said it's this or outside. When we went outside he wanted to give us same type of table. Only after I pushed back he gave us a proper table to accommodate our group. Dont waste your time or money. It's the absolute worse experience we've had at a restaurant.
  24. T

    Tricia

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Reasonably priced but extremely loud and crowded.
  25. JB

    JonathanB

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    This used to be a favorite spot of mine but I was very disappointed with our most recent meal. They PACKED the restaurant with tables, and when I say packed I mean even by nyc standards. No waiter could get by without bumping into me. Over and over. The women behind and next to me complained about the same thing. I’m shocked it wasn’t in violation of fire code. The restaurant being too crowded also meant an utter lack of attention from our waiter. No water refills. No checking to see if the meal was ok (it wasn’t great). The pasta, once clearly a product of love from the kitchen, tasted as rushed as the rest of the place. Really disappointing overall and largely self-inflicted. The place got greedy. Do not recommend for anyone.
  26. TB

    ThomasB

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Closest thing to Italian food outside of Italy. Every item on the menu is spectacular and prepared perfectly.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    They overbooked the reservation. We waited 25 min for a table along with about 10 other people only to be seated outside when we reserved inside. It took them 25 min to come take our drink order and then the meal and drinks came at the same time. Overall, not a great experience. Food was good but nothing to write home about.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    The place was empty when we first walked in on Saturday night but that quickly changed. The atmosphere was lively and exciting but our table was consistently being bumped into as well as ourselves. The pasta was not good and I still gives me the chills thinking about it.
  29. g

    gsell5

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service!
  30. AG

    AnaG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Entrees were ok, Pizza dough was not crusty, pasta was overcooked, overall I would not recommended this place
  31. ES

    ErikS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabio, Fabrizio, Juan and the rest of the staff are extremely accommodating and the food is always fantastic!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabio is AMAZING!!
  33. P

    Paolo

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    The experience was very disappointing, unfortunately. We have been at Cacio e Vino many times and we have been always pleased with the food and the service. Things have changed, they have increased the number of tables available building 2 areas outside. The service and the kitchen cannot keep up with the number of people they are seating now. The quality of the food dropped down, the pasta with vongole they served us was a shame for any Italian. I’m very sorry this happened as it was one of our favorite spots in Manhattan, and this time I brought two friends, we all had a bad experience. I hope they will understand what wrong especially with the kitchen and they will try to fix it.
  34. MC

    MariaC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place...eat here often. The food is delicious and authentically Italian. Good wine choices. The staff is welcoming and accommodating. It does get busy, so make a reservation. Not a quiet restaurant - full of energy. Definitely a go to place!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was good but the overall experience was disappointing. A few hours before the reservation the restaurant called to confirm and ask that we be on time because there’s a 90 minute limit from the time we’re seated. We were exactly on time, got seated right away (we were on the earlier side) and ordered drinks, food, etc within 15 minutes. Everything came out in the time you would expect, but once we were done with our entrees we were left there for 15-20 minutes with our empty plates. Which is not really an issue, except that when the waiter came back (with about 20 minutes left in our 90 minute allotted time) to finally clear the table, instead of asking if we wanted for coffee or asking if we wanted desserts he just handed us the check. We were a little put off but figured we would finish our wine and go to Veneiros for dessert. The hostess then came in and asked us to please hurry up because they needed the table. So we started drinking wine faster (there was still half a bottle left), at which point someone who seemed like the owner came in to clear more stuff off the table, asking us to hurry up and telling us there was a 90 minute limit. When we pointed out our reservation was for 6:30 and it was currently 7:50 - so we hadn’t actually exceeded their limit and, had they come back when we were done with our entrees, we would have had the opportunity to order dessert and coffee to finish our meal - he walked away saying fine, you can have the 10 minutes. I understand restaurants are hurting and need the turnover, but it still didn’t make for a great meal experience, particularly when we weren’t exactly lingering or hanging on to the table forever. The food was fine, decent NYC Italian, but we’re not hurting for Italian options in the City, or even the East Village, so likely won’t be going back here.
  36. MC

    MonicaC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Fun for group dinner. Wouldn’t want to do a private dinner or date here on the weekend
  37. EM

    ElizabethM

    New York Area

    96 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    A pleasant surprise. Although I’ve eaten in this neighborhood frequently, somehow I’ve missed this pleasant little place. I dined on my own and started with the polpette. It was a generous portion for an appetizer and the little meatballs were tender and steaming in plenty of red sauce. There were two slices of a delicious crusty loaf on the table with a delightful custom dipping sauce, but they worked well with marinara as well. I then had the fettuccini Alfredo, a very tasty if traditional. Finally the mason jar tiramisu was just enough sweet to end the meal. Well done and very reasonable!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great brunch!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Really good food and ambience. Small but nice. Only negative thing is that I had to keep asking for the same things. Which is okay when it’s one or two things but for forgetting everything you ask for except for the food.
  40. c

    carolzh1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best tiramisu I’ve ever had and amazing fresh pasta

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Cacio e Vino is rated 4.1 stars by 833 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Cacio e Vino

80 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 4th and 5th Streets

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Sicilian, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Giusto Priola

  • Entertainment

    Wine tasting events

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 228-3269

  • Catering

    Available upon request. Please contact via e-mail info@cacioevino.com or call 212-228-3269

  • Private party facilities

    Cacio e Vino is not just a restaurant, it's a place where you and your guests can taste Sicilian food and wood fired Pizza, made with the freshest ingredients imported from the island of the sun with a wide selection of Italian wines. Host your next private event with us and make it an evening to remember.

  • Private party contact

    Christine: (866) 957-3560

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