I've been here a few times
I've been here a few times now and with a few exceptions this place is great. The staff is very attentive and some of the dishes are outstanding. After I inquired about the mozzarella (which is unbelievable!) I was told that it (and some of the other ingredients used here) are flown in from Italy on a weekly basis. Vicolo does some dishes better than others but some are truly outstanding, so I'm willing to keep going back to discover more of what they do well.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Lunch
our table for 9 was ready when we walked in. We received a warm greeting and one of the owners came over for a chat. There was a fixed price menu that included appetizer,entree, coffee and dessert. My appetizer was a two color pasta with shrimp and arugula it was very good. The portion could have been my whole lunching the Italian cheese cake was fabulous. I would definitely eat here again so that I can try the regular menu.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
There have been a few establishments in this location in recent years, but this one may stick. The sirloin and pork chop were both surprisingly tender and very flavorful. Sides that came with the entrees were minimal, but we enjoyed the meat so much, we didn't mind.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian Food in Bay Ridge
We love this restaurant. We can't way to go back and try something new.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Service and Good Food
The food and service at Vicolo was excellent. The waiter was attentive. The food was prepared well and of good quality. The calamari are the best of have eaten. The mozzarella di bufala was fresh. Proportions were good and fairly priced. The owner himself ensured that all was to our satisfaction.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
our waiter Anthony and manager
our waiter Anthony and manager Mario treated us as though we were visiting royalty. It was a wonderful experience.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best
My wife and I have been to Vocolo's several times and have never been disappointed. The food is terrific. There have a pasta dish where they take the macaroni and swirl it around in a parmesan wheel with black truffles, not to be missed. There steak Florentine is excellent as was the Bronzino baked in a salt crust. Service was as good as the food. The only downside if there is one is parking can be rough, but they have valet parking id you can't find your own spot. This place is a must go.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and staff top notch
Our waiter was very attentive. Our water glass never dipped below half. The food was excellent. Desert was the perfect ending to a perfect meal.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brooklyn neighborhood gem
As out-of-towners, we depended on previous Open Table reviews....we were not disappointed. Friendly service, authentic Italian food, and though a little pricey, well worth it. Even the parking valet attendant was super friendly and thoughtful.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We arrived while a raucous family party was in process - a baptism celebration - including a comic with a loud mike and a dummy, among other things. The host apologized profusely, but really, because we are out of towners, it was fun to get a taste of this Brooklyn neighborhood. Service was attentive and careful, the food was excellent (though the "special" of beef angus was too pricey at $36). Once the party was over, things quieted down. This was our second time here during our long weekend in NYC. Loved it!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top Bay Ridge Restaurant
Bay Ridge has great restaurants, but Vicolo is among the very top. I have now been there twice. Great service, fantastic food, interesting menu (it's not all penne alla vodka and lasagna -- they have some very interesting regional dishes). I wholeheartedly recommend several items: The fried calamari and seafood salad are excellent. For pasta dishes, the taglione spun in the parmesan wheel is phenomenal. Each different type of seafood in the black squid linguine is so distinct. The meatballs served with several different pasta dishes taste like homemade ones. I am so happy this place is here. A little pricey, but worth it, and better than other Italian restaurants in the area that are of similar price. Nice service too.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best restaurant in Bay Ridge
This is my third time in TWO weeks. By far, this is the best Italian food in Bay Ridge (and possibly the best Italian food I have had in a number of years). I just wish either the portions were a little big bigger or the prices were a little lower. Outstanding menu, good service, nice ambience!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not My First Visit
A great neighborhood find. I enjoy coming back here from time to time. Nice people, and good food...what more can you ask?
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food - don't miss the tagliolini with truffles & cream, prepared tableside in a giant rind of parmigiano reggiano. We were a group of 10 for a birthday dinner, and not the only large group in the place, but the service remained attentive and excellent. Very convenient valet parking.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Place for a Special Occasion
We were there this past saturday night. I called ahead and spoke to Mario to advise is was my dad's birthday. They were expecting us and had set up a very nice table. Our waiter, Andreas was charming and gave great service. The food was really excellent! the calamari was delicious and not chewy, the octopus was fantastic. I had the Pasta with Shaved Truffles it was great and everyone else loved their dishes. We had the special appetizer of Buffalo Mozzerala stuffed with Buffalo Ricotta .... the entire meal was just yummy! They didn't charge a plating fee for the cake! We came in from Manhattan because my parents didn't want to come into the city and I found this restaurant on my open table. It was worth the trip into Bay Ridge Brooklyn!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The servicer were very good to me and want out of there way to make me feel good and i enjoy the food
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM