Mon-Fri, 5pm-11pm; Sat, noon-midnight; Sun, noon-11pm
6 at Bleecker St.; F at Second Ave.
Houston St. to 14th St., Ave. C to Broadway
With the closings of Caffe Bondi and Bussola (and with the exception of Don Pintabona's Dani and some venerable outer-borough focaccerias), Sicilian food continues to be woefully underrepresented even in this Italian-food-crazed city. That's one reason we were happy to hear about Cacio e Vino, a "wine bar, seafood, and Sicilian spuntino" opened in the former East Village location of A Salt & Battery. Beyond the wide world of baked dough, Cacio e Vino honors its Sicilian roots with regional specialties like caponatina, stuffed sardines, bucatini con sarde, baccale, and cassata, the love-or-hate-it fruitcake of Italy.