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Cacio e Vino

80 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8645
+1 212-228-3269
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“spaghetti” (10 reviews)
“arancini” (5 reviews)
“bucatini” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
80 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8645
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

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
Reviewed 19 April 2017 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
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...More

Thank Mrblaw
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...More

Thank mapoftheworld
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...More

Thank SignorPicky
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...More

Thank GustatoredelMondo
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....More

Thank millerlaw1
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...More

Thank Jonathan K
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....More

Thank esthergiovanni
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!...More

Thank GustatoredelMondo
East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village,
which offers plenty of unique small businesses
catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the
old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
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
  • E-mail
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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