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Cacio e Vino

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$$ - $$$
East Village
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80 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8645 (Between 4th and 5th Streets)
+1 212-228-3269
17:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 00:00
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Knowlton, Canada
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Italian friend took us out here, and we enjoyed a very nice evening and supper in this cozy spot with a spot by the open window to watch passers-by in the East Village. I loved my gnocci (made with beats) and arancini.

Thank Alex1466925
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The owner Giusto created passing years a nice atmosphere. All the dishes were very good. Service was friendly and easy going. Simple but it feels like a slice of Italy.

Thank Miciopi
Miami Lakes, Florida
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93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The food was good. But the waitress was sooooo horrible. She told us we weren't allowed to order appetizers unless we ordered everything together. Then when we got the owner or I think he was she took our appetizer order. We simultaneously ordered good for the kids and she didn't place the order. Spaghetti with red sauce took 1.5 hours... More 

Thank Mrblaw
No. America
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I dined at Cacio e Vino recently and was extremely disappointed in my experience for this reason: my dinner date and I saw a flamboyantly presented dish being served several tables away. Our table neighbors explained what it was - a great dish of pasta served from a pecorino wheel! They recommended it to us. We ordered this dish and... More 

Thank mapoftheworld
Somerset, New Jersey
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102 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

After enjoying a variety of regional Italian food over my 60 years I felt I owed it to myself and my father's heritage to try something specifically Sicilian. Wow! As my tripadvisor user name, Signor Picky, points out, I pride myself on having a discerning palate when it comes to Italian food. Aside from being a combination of Sicilian and... More 

Thank SignorPicky
New York, New York, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I am a regular of another sicilian place in town, but for a change i decided to try this small little restaurant since my friend told me about their traditional approach to the cuisine. we went on a Saturday when the place was super crowded with no reservation. The italian host was gracious enough to find a table were we... More 

Thank GustatoredelMondo
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104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Went there a couple of times with Italian friends and still plan to go there soon. They offer a nice focaccia with great olive oil. I can recommend the Caponata as a starter and the Cacio e Pepe is a very nice dish as well. The Cannoli and Tiramisu are prepared in a traditional Italian way and very tasty.

Thank millerlaw1
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We recently returned from a holiday to Sicily and Sardinia and wanted to find a restaurant in the city serving traditional Sicilian food. This restaurant is spot on! The food tasted exactly like what we ate in Sicily. Excellent quality! We ordered the Arancine, Caponata and Caprese salad (imported Bufala Mozzarela from Italy) to start. For mains we ordered the... More 

Thank Jonathan K
Venice, Italy
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

we are Italian, we love eating and we do not trust Italian restaurant outside Italy. well...there is always an exception: the cacio e vino in new york. full of doubts an Italian friend brought us there: great food, great service, great wine and great bill. how the pasto cacio e pepe is served is very picturesque...they have been able even... More 

Thank esthergiovanni
New York, New York, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Simply best experience I had in NYC with an authentic sicilian regional cuisine. Service was attentive and the food unique. We had the "anelletti" ring pasta with beef ragu, made in the brick avon and the hand cut spaghetti with cheese and pepper, simply delish! Will be back all the time...

Thank GustatoredelMondo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8645
    (Between 4th and 5th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-228-3269
Named 2008’s best Sicilian restaurant by Italy’s elite judge of cuisine, the Accademia Italiana della Cucina, Cacio e Vino is the East Village’s choice venue for fine Sicilian wine and cuisine. Cacio e Vino has broadened its menu to include the traditional Bucatini con le sarde, and 13 varieties of the singular Nero d’Avola wine, ‘the most important red grape wine in Sicily.’ Created in 2006 by Sicilian-born Giusto Priola and managed with his partner Alessandro Ancona, this 50-seat enclave is perfect for serving delicious dinner and weekend lunches in its singular Sicilian style.
Knowledgeable, first-rate service accompanies impeccable house-made pastas, traditional Sicilian caponata, and rich cassata in an intimate, understatedly elegant dining area. With its prime location and singularly Sicilian flair, Cacio e Vino is a dining experience like no other.

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