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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
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 00:00
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
New York City
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

If you live Italian cuisine, and seafood (they do serve other food too) then this is a no brained. The food and service is so thoughtful. The ambiance is akin to being in Sicily. Try the grilled fish or octopus. Hand crafted pizza baked in a round wood burning oven next to the bar gives the place a rustic feel.... More 

1 Thank David L
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is a great restaurant. The manager, Paolino Bindi, met us at the door and sat our large party instantly at a nice table at the front of the restaurant, which looks out to 2nd Ave. My family members all pretended to speak Italian and the guys were all great about it and they even spoke Spanish to my family... More 

1 Thank Juana G
New York City, New York
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101 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Very friendly restaurant, with a front that opens onto the avenue. The grilled octopus is memorable.

Thank Richard D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

I spent a great evening with some friends and we really enjoyed pizza and italian beers. Super friendly staff. I reccomand this place! 😊

Thank Pio G
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

We were 6 French looking for something different than American food. We found this restaurant excellent. We were forced to order the pasta, since the pizza oven was out of service this night, but the dishes were delicious. The first pasta on the menu is very original, prepared inside the cheese.... Try it!

Thank suusco66
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Everything was excellent. We love Italian food but this was above and beyond. Highly recommended and great value. Recommend eggplant entré and grilled octopus main.

Thank Jen T
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

We fancied an Italian on our first night of our trip in NYC so after wandering around near our hotel in the lower east side we came across this little gem of a Sicilian restaurant. The place was fairly quiet but it looked really inviting. Our server was originally from Rome and was really helpful and friendly. Two of us... More 

Thank Martin D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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