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80 Second Ave, New York City, NY 10003 (East Village)
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Ranked #512 of 11,776 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
East Village
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between 4th and 5th Streets
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.
Description: 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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English first
New York City, New York
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150 reviews 150 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

It is a shame there are not more Sicilian restaurants in NY. Joe's in Brooklyn was sold years ago and is now a dirty restaurant. Ferdinando in Brooklyn is good but has never been to the very good state. Cacio e Vino is very good. They decided to leave Vasteddi off the menu I assume because it is more for... More 

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New York City, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We came here on a groupon type voucher for oysters and champagne. If you are an oyster lover - this can be a very dicey proposition. As we approached the restaurant it was sparkly inside like a little gem. Inside it smelled amazing and was so cozy. Our beautiful and authentically Italian server was so amenable to all of our... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I went with my family the first time at Cacio e Vino on Thanksgiving's Day and for sure I'll return to this great please. The food, the wine and even the bread was simply outstanding. The owner Giusto, an authentic Sicilian, was very friendly and professional. The cannoli were amazing because made with ricotta imported from Sicily. Without a doubt,... More 

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Valley Stream, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We returned from our amazing trip to Sicily the previous month and still being in the Sicilian mode, I wanted an authentic Sicilian meal. Cacio e Vino did not disappoint. We started with Baked Mediterranean Sardines. We had a similar dish in Sicily and this dish was just as good. Next we shared Gnocchi al Ragu di Cinghiale and Fusilli... More 

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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

I used a groupon on short notice for this restaurant. It was a great find. The staff is very busy and not as attentive as I would like, but the food is incredible. The wine is also very good. They were out of a few items, but what we did get to try was as good as anything I has... More 

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I went here with a friend after we brought their groupon for two glasses of champagne and 1 and 1/2 dozen oysters. Then we shared a pasta dish. First the food. Perfect. So much flavor, the oysters were fresh and we shouldn't have shared a pasta dish...we should have gone for two; it was really that good. This isn't the... More 

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Naples, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I found this little Italian restaurant on the web, and it promised real Italian food, rather than the americanized version. We had arancini, impepata di cozze (mussels), pasta con le sarde, cassata and cannoli. Everything was good. An Italian waiter was welcoming and friendly. I found the Italian wine on the list to be expensive, though.

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Bayside, New York
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140 reviews 140 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Excellent food and wine. Delicious fresh eggplant appetizer. Very nice pleasant atmosphere. The pasta seemed fresh served in a cheese bowl. This is one of my favorite affordable NYC eatery....

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Leonding, Austria
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299 reviews 299 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

..we stumbled after 10 p.m. into the restaurant, hungry and tired but Marco made a whole lot of difference. he was friendly, helpful - so not NYC it was a pleasure to be served and helped by him. the stuffed sardines were already very good, but the pappardelle with wild boar sauce was excellent, the pulpo one of the best... More 

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Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Dropped by for a drink and snack as we awaited the beginning of our tour. We don't know this for sure, but our Sicilian-American tour guide said it's the last Sicilian run restaurant in Little Italy. Not sure it's authentic, but positive it's delicious. Food was delightful (just had a couple of appetizers). Wines were plentiful and fairly priced. Staff... More 

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Additional Information about Cacio e Vino

Address: 80 Second Ave, New York City, NY 10003
Phone Number: 212-228-3269
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Italian

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