Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • Vespa Cibobuono

  • Online Reservations

Vespa Cibobuono
Vespa Cibobuono

Vespa Cibobuono Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.vespauno.com
  • Email: vespa1990@gmail.com
  • Phone: (212) 472-2050
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch:

    Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm


    Dinner:
    Monday - Tuesday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    Wednesday - Thursday : 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 12:00pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Danielle Duran
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Custom catering menus for small and large parties.
  • Private Party Facilities: 1 of 3 dining areas or all can be booked for private events from 25-125 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Alessandro (212) 472-2050
  • Special Events & Promotions: Summer Italian Aperitif 5pm - 7pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: (between 84th St & 85th St)
  • Public Transit: 4,5,6 train to 86th street and Lexington Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Vespa Cibobuono
Under New Management!!! Renovated space, renovated menu..

Vespa serve a regional detailed Italian cuisine farm to table, combined with a new exciting recipes, and imported Italian specialities. Also a Wine bar and speciality cocktails in a remodeled funky-casual setting with a charming outdoor garden.Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Diner Reviews
  • "Reservation not ready . Offered a badly located table. Waited for another table. They forgot to serve our order. Gave us free round of drinks. Order came 1 1/2 hour after we arrived at restaurant. No one gave us check. We went to hostess to pay. May as well have ordered in."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had a lovely meal early on a Saturday evening. We were a table of 5 and they pushed a square table together with a round table to accommodate the group, was a bit cramped. The food was fresh, large portions and waiter was very flexible to change some food options around. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a small intimate dining experience."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I almost don't want to review it because it might get too popular. It's a really casual, cozy Italian place with really delicious food and friendly service. The pasta is homemade and very fresh. The bread comes with an extremely garlicky, delicious pesto. They fired up a bananas foster right at our table. It was a lot of fun and really wonderful food. Going back at every opportunity."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We got to Vespa way too early, so early that they weren't even open yet. Nonetheless, Wilson invited us in and served us drinks and a beautiful meat and cheese platter. When the kitchen opened, Wilson gave us his best suggestions and we dined liked kings on stuffed artichoke, grilled calamari, black ink pasta, lobster fettuccine, whole grilled bream, and monkfish livornese. For dessert, zabaglione and bananas foster were expertly prepared table side by our waiter Wilson, and were simply fabulous. The service all around was attentive and friendly. Not one of our party of six had a moment's disappointment. Can't wait to go back for more!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Staff has a consistent sense of humor- adds to the experience'"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We were in the city visiting relatives, chose this on a friends recommendation. Food was excellent, service was outstanding! We liked it so much that we took a group of family there the next night! Food portions are reasonable, I would describe as "European portions", which allows one to try multiple courses without leaving too stuffed! The zabaglione was to die for, made table side. We will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Vespa is, hands down, our favorite Italian restaurant on the UES. Service is excellent, the food is always amazing and the specials always bring something new and exciting to the table. Check it out -- go in Spring/Summer and enjoy the outdoor seating and eat fantastic Italian food."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Vespa is a gem hidden amongst the construction on 2nd Ave. Service: By far one of the best aspects of Vespa is the service staff. They have really gone above and beyond in selecting their help and it is not uncommon to be waited on by one of the owners. We celebrated an anniversary there and were able to speak with an owner earlier in the day to have a bottle of wine brought to the table as a surprise. It did not disappoint. Food: The food is superb, in my opinion as a frequent traveler in Italy, it is some of the most authentic Italian food both in preparation and size in the area. The servings are not so big that you can't eat more than one course and appropriately sauced (lightly). The outdoor seating in great in the summer."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "A great choice! My husband, his parents and I all enjoyed our meal. The service was terrific- gracious and helpful. The orriciette with brocolli rabbe and sausage and the bronzino (forgive the spelling please) were both excellent! We also all really enjoyed the squid ink pasta with seafood that we split as an appetizer. We had a lovely birthday dinner for my husband."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "After reading other Open Table reviews, we were looking forward to a great dinner, and were not disappointed. Wilson honed in on our wine preference, and brought us a bottle of a Nebbiolo and Sangenovise blend that was exactly what we described. The spaghetti squash appetizer was delicate, perfectly cooked in breadcrumbs and lightly fried. Pasta special with bay scallops, asparagus in trufffle oil was rich, but subtly flavored. Carbanara was also delicous scented with perfectly sauteed onions, flavored with bacon, garlic and eggs. We passed on desert but the menu looks great. The staff are warm and friendly, we never had to ask for a thin, water, cheese, pepper,etc.very attentive service. We are so happy to have tried this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I can not say enough about the gnocchi. Pillows of perfection soft and thick. Just the right texture and flavor especially topped with the truffle cream sauce. However, this time I had the pesto which of course was outstanding as well. I love the atmosphere of this restaurant. Wonderful staff, attentive and very friendly, they make you feel like family."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "my husband and i had dinner there for the first time. we bought a $20 Amazon Deal which gave us $40 worth of whatever we wanted. personally i thought it was kind of an expensive menu for decent food. i had a glass of malbec which cost $12 (i should have looked closer). i had the special eggplant appetizer with a side of brussel sprouts. my husband had chicken milanese which was VERY BLAND...ordered a side of marinara sauce just to liven it up. Service was very slow. water came immediately but we had to ask for our waiter to place our order about 15 minutes later. We ordered coffee & dessert as well. All in we owed another $38. We will not return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This was our first time this restaurant and will be returning regularly.... Everything was fresh and delicious.. Some of the best pastel dipping sauce and ever eaten. Will send the manager came by several times to make us feel welcome and be sure everything was to our liking."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "I started with the app special of soft, creamy polenta topped with mushrooms and finished with truffle oil. It was a perfect starter to warm me up on a chilly night. Next up was pork chop Milanese. Pounded thin delicately seasoned, breaded, and pan fried topped with baby arugula. Tender juicy pork combined the mild peppery flavor of baby arugula created a perfect flavor balance. I enjoyed my dinner while sipping on some amazing wines and enjoying the live music. Of course I mustn't leave out top of the line service. This warm and cozy, friendly, casual and fun restaurant offers the attentive service of fine dining. I return as often as I can."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Food was awesome! Service amazing! Wonderful restaurant!"
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "We love this place and Alejandro and his staff. The food is consistently amazing and the restaurant is divine."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Friendly staff saves this place. Very limited menu, of standard Italian food. No experimental foods here. Fresh home made pasta and traditional dishes. Nice bar drinks and wines. Reasonable costs for dishes still add up quickly. Dinner of one soup, two entres and desserts topped $100 with two drinks and a nice tip. Many "hipper joints" nearby, for the same price. Staff works hard to make you comfortable. Dress is casual."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "This truly is a neighborhood gem! The food is superb and the owner and his staff make you feel right at home. There is even outdoor seating in the back!! Great date spot!"
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Grilled octopus and grilled squid prepared perfectly. Wonderful striped bass for two. Gluten free options a plus. Attentive service and a complementary Lemoncello to finish it all off. A true gem on the Upper Eastside."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "This is one of the better off the beaten path Italian restaurants I have found in the neighborhood. It's only off the beaten path because it's hidden amongst the Second Avenue Subway construction. The food is very good. They don't have a huge menu but there are still a good number of choices and each one is done exceptionally well. They don't over sauce their pasta which can be a major problem in other restaurants. The secondi plates are reasonably portioned and well done. Only complaint that I had the entire evening was that the waiter could not keep the drink orders correctly. He kept pouring sparkling water in the glasses of those that were drinking flat and vice versa."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Our second visit. Excellent food and really great service. Beef Carpaccio outstanding. We will becoming regular customers."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Great little Italian. Seems largely undiscovered, but the food is some of the best in the neighborhood, and the wine is very nice, too. Nice staff. The side room is quieter, which we prefer."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "I was in the city to see my closest friends from college and this was the perfect destination for our dinner. There were 9 of us and they accommodated us by putting together multiple tables in the back where we were distanced from everyone else. The food was absolutely delicious!! Everyone got at least two glasses of wine and one of my friends got the cucumber cocktail, which was refreshing and tasty at the same time. It was very reasonably priced for a restaurant in the city! Definitely recommend this place!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Everything we had was flavorful. Each dish was fresh and served with nice presentation."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "They offer gluten free pastas as well, which are incredible. Amazing service and all of the food is delicious"
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Service was very poor. It seemed like they were completely understaffed, and it was a Saturday night and the place was half full."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "First visit, will be going back. Food was excellent. Eggplant Parm #1. Had bread pudding for desert. Outstanding!"
    Dined on 9/21/2013