Vicoletto
Vicoletto

Vicoletto

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vicolettosf.com/
  • Phone: (415) 433-5800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner nightly 5pm - 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: FRANCESCO COVUCCI
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jasper Place
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are two lots on Vallejo Street and there is a public lot on Green Street directly across from the restaurant. The restaurant also has a white zone for drop off only.
A word from Vicoletto
Fine dining quality food and service presented in a relaxed and contemporary
atmosphere. The cuisine draws inspiration from all Italian regions. It is our goal to offer wines of typicity and value. 40 selections are offered by the glass, as well as a small, but well thought out half-bottle selection.
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Vicoletto reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (33)fit for foodies (24)notable wine list (13)good for groups (12)romantic (10)special occasion (9)hot spot (7)great for outdoor dining (5)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • semo57
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Brought group of 15 people and service took very long. They had only one staff member handling the bar, orders, cashier, etc... Good place for 4 or less.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfecto
    SeBronJames
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I dined in the wine cellar with a large group of friends from out of town to end my wedding week. The place was great. I ordered the gnocchi, which I thought was excellent. I added chili flakes in addition to spicy peppers that they have on the sides which I loved! The Barbera wine that we paired was also excellent. This is great Italian food in the heart of North Beach and not a tourist trap as some of the other places in the area trends to be. 5 stars!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy, but good food
    InquisitivePatriot
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    When we entered the restaurant, it was about 2/3 full, and the noise was deafening. It must be bad acoustics, because once people left, it was very pleasant. Food was great. Fish is very fresh and tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good change of pace in North Beach
    NYerinSFVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We were looking for a place that wasn't tourist-filled and wasn't too old school in terms of Italian, but still captured the flavor of North Beach. We seemed to have found the place. Really great pastas (have the lobster ravioli!) and appetizers including a wonderful burrata salad and fried zucchini strips that were not greasy and drizzled with a balsamic reduction glaze. We didn't have the fish as a main course, but they looked simply roasted with olive oil and herbs. Next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lizzy
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We loved our waiter. Food was fresh and simple, great wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lucky Find
    LindsayJean86
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Vicoletto came up in my search for an gluten free friendly, mid-priced restaurant in North Beach for an early-ish dinner for a group of 8 originally-- they delivered! We ended up with 6 people and still had a tight fit in the tiny restaurant, but we weren't uncomfortable. I noticed a family eating al fresco on the patio in front of the restaurant, and our group would have been much more comfortable there. The ambiance inside was lovely, with clean white walls and modern, minimalist decor. Our host acted as our server and was lovely. The meal was fantastic- the best gluten free pasta I've ever had! We all loved our pasta dishes and burrata and charcuterie for appetizers. Highly recommend any seafood dishes. Perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not good enough
    DainaT1
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Nothing was bad, but nothing was great. For this town-and this neighborhood-don't waste your time. Group of 5 and no one said one thing about the food. But we all loved the wine!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with eight
    RADPasta
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Everything from the kitchen was delicious. The eggplant balls were excellent as was the fried zucchini. Al of the pasta dishes were good but the calabrese will have me coming back for another visit. The wine list was not bad with some decent wines for reasonable prices. Service was great and although attentive, we never felt smothered or rushed. The only downside was the idiots at the bar next door revving their motorcycles out front. It was a hot night with all of the doors and windows open. The noise was deafening and it went on for a long time. That said, I will go back, although in the winter when the doors and windows are closed. The meal was superb and I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is a pasta fan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • unexpectedly great!
    xstalaVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Popped in last minute before a nearby concert with low expectations for an unknown Italian place in a sea of Italian places; was pleasantly surprised! Great hand made pastas and wine, great service and ambiance. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Italian Restaurant
    Js47
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I was looking for an Italian restaurant in North Beach that wasn't the usual 'boring american-italian food' and i found it! This place was great! Small enough that we received great attention, yet large enough not to be hovered over. The food was great! More of a modern italian cuisine. We had the gnocchi + the veal, plus 2 glass of rose. I Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The burrata was sublime!
    bcabbage
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My wife and I ate at Vicoletto on our first night visiting San Francisco. I had the lobster ravioli and my wife had the clams with linguini. Both meals were excellent. The highlight of the meal, however, was the burrata. It may have been the best cheese I ever ate. As an Italian American, I have had a lot of good cheeses in my life. This was, by far, the best I ever had. My only complaint about the restaurant was that it was so hot inside, to the point of being very uncomfortable. I realize that many restaurants in San Francisco are not air conditioned, but I literally roasted. I will say that the weather was unusually warm for the time of year that we visited.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Southern Italian
    Foodie1234
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    There are only 3 tables for 4, so make RSVP early for that . Nice modern vibe with great Italian wines. I had lobster ravioli and it was delicious !
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster Ravioli - YUM!
    LocalResident
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I'd heard about the lobster ravioli. It did not disappoint! We also ordered a couple of desserts for our group (party of 6) and they were obviously very fresh. I'd go back again for the pasta, the wine, and the location.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pasta with sausage
    SFVistors
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I elected to get the home made pasta with spicy sausage. They were out of their homemade pasta and recommended tagliatelle which was good but i was really really disappointed to find that the sausage was just slices of what was a hard salami or pepperoni and not the sausage I expected. I ate it and it was fine but was truly disappointed. My boyfriend got the lasagna and loved it and the service was really outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    SBFamilyGuy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were visiting from the South Bay and made reservations at Vicoletto based on other reviews. We arrived to an empty restaurant at 5pm, but that soon changed. We were a group of 7 celebrating a birthday, with 6 of us in between the ages of 13 and 23. We had two appetizers everyone enjoyed and then all of us had one of the house-made pasta dishes. The house sent out a birthday panna cotta and we also split a couple of lava cakes. Everyone was delighted. Special mention to our waiter and his assistant as their attentiveness made the night a truly wonderful dining experience. We highly recommend Vicoletto to you, but get there early to beat the crowd and enjoy the extra attention of the knowledgeable wait staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    EDH2VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food at Vicoletto's was excellent!!! My husband and I are discerning critics since I am an excellent cook. Everything was amazing from beginning to end. They also had 2 pastas to choose from for those that are gluten intolerant. The one I chose was excellent. We will definitely return again soon.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vicoletto Wells Fargo Event
    JLGr
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Chose Vicoletto for. Corporate event (20 people). Arrived a little early but everything was ready for us. Ordered one of each appetizer and individual dinners. All the apps were delicious - not a dud in the bunch. The pastas are a real standout but the ciopino was spectacular. Service was very professional, attentive without being intrusive. Would highly recommend Vicoletto for both corporate and private
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner in North Beach.
    Kekaualoha
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Vicoletto is a wonderful little restaurant on Green Street, North Beach. It has delicious food, a great wine list, and yummy desserts. It is small and popular. Make reservations! It is a lively atmosphere, so don't go if you are looking for a quiet intimate experience. The tables are banquettes and close together, but it did not interfere with our fun night out. We would return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food spot on, service not so much
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I've been to Vicolletto before and had good experiences. However, this past time the service was terrible. I felt bad for the one waiter, who was working the entire restaurant alone. It took us an hour to be able to order dinner. The crab tortellini was a highlight, and we were impressed with the wine list. May be back, but maybe not.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 648 reviews are from the Vicoletto reviews archive.
  • Good but noisy
    LovetoEatOut
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Thank goodness we made a reservation for a Sunday night because they were packed! Only problem was they were understaffed and overworked. Only 1 waiter, 1 busboy, and a bartender handled the whole entire crowd. To their credit however, they did give my parents each a free glass of wine. I guess they figured they better due to the noise and the lack of staff. Food was not outstanding but good. Portion sizes were not huge, and if you order Lasagna for example, thats all you get on the plate, Lasagna. No sides, no garnish, nothing. Raviolis were good, but portion not big at all either.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    jsweat
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This is a great little neighborhood restaurant. The service was excellent, and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best pasta in SF
    AlanVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    There are a lot of mediocre Italian restaurants in North Beach, but this small, quiet spot in the heart of the neighborhood is the real thing. The menu is limited, with an emphasis on pasta dishes, and it does not disappoint. On a recent visit, we had crab-filled tortelloni, lobster ravioli, and tagliatelle in a delicious tomato meat saucer, and they were all sublime. The salads and dessert were great too. Very reasonable prices for the quality. A neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great North Beach find
    Kims
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Small, quaint and delicious. They share the bathroom with the restaurant next door. After walking by and seeing it was bustling, hip and a whole different vibe, I was so happy to return to the quieter more personable place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italian alternative to tourist fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food is authentic Italian rather than the tourist expectation of what Italian should be. There is no fried calamari. Instead there is a lovely crudo plate of procuttio, salame, cheese and fried focaccia. Something you would expect an Italian grandmother to put on the table. The wine list is mostly Italian. Ask the waiter for a rec-- ours was very knowledgable and recommended a perfect wine for our meal. On the nagative side the table bread does not do justice to the rest of the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glutenfree pasta, great dinner
    glutenfreereviews
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The restaurant serves Italian food and seafood. They offer two different kinds of glutenfree pasta (tagliatelle and penne), which was great since two members of our family are celiac. Our dinner was great, the food was tasty (both the dishes with and without gluten) and so was the wine. The place has a nice interior and it was crowded even though it was a Wednesday evening so I'm glad that we had made a reservation beforehand. The restaurant was a little bit noisy and we were sitting at the table next to the entrance where there was a bit of a draft but that was the only negative thing about an otherwise very nice restaurant that we can recommend to others.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New favorite in North Beach!
    Susan
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Excellent food, excellent service, great Italian wine selection. Dinner was fantastic and we will definitely be going back here again when we visit SF.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, slow service, loud
    jayhawkjoe
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    3 of us went on Saturday night. Service was quite slow and un-attentive. Waiter pleasant but over worked. Opening salad and all entrees (Lobster ravioli, pulled pork fettuccine and beet tortellini) were all very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Food
    AustinBear
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Came here based on other reviews, and was not disappointed. Food was perfect. We had the lasagna, which may be the best I've ever had, and while the chocolate lava cake was an 8, the panna cotta was a 10. It is loud, and the service is too slow for me to give it a 5. Some people may enjoy that pace, as it was consistent all night, but I like to have the waiter come by a little more often.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank goodness
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We were staying in North Beach, and had been unimpressed with the other places we ate. Then we found Vicoletto. The food was fantastic. Service was great. And the wine was perfect. We sat on the patio, and it was a little noisy with all the people walking up and down the sidewalk, but hey, that's the neighborhood. We will definitely eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, loud & tight seating
    DC2SFFoodieInTraining
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Acoustics and tight seating make the restaurant loud, but luckily the food and service are very good. Busy place--reservations are highly recommended. Shared the burrata appetizer, which was as described buttery, creamy, and delicious--and is easily enough for four people. I had the lasgna with homemade pasta and bolognese, and it was outstanding. The portion was reasonable, not crazy big, but left a lot on the plate after my overindulgence in bread and burrata. My friend had the tuna tartare and a salad for dinner and said the tuna was fresh and delicious. It was a lovely meal at a lovely place, and we were out the door with apps, dinner, a glass of wine, and a nice tip for our wait for just under $80 for two.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous meal in North Beach
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We were entertaining out of town guests in the City and found this gem on Open Table. We had a fabulous meal. They were very accommodating and the food was fantastic. We can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great North Beach restaurant
    MattVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Our main reason for choosing this restaurant was the availability of gluten-free pasta, which they do not make in house (as they do with the regular pasta), but it is imported from Italy. They have gluten-free penne or spaghetti, and you can have it with any of the sauces they have available that night. My wife thought the GF pasta was pretty good. The waiter also permitted me to have the regular fusilli pasta (excellent!) with the sauce from another entree, which was very good. The salad also was good, and the tiramisu for dessert was among the best I have ever had. The space seems a little small, but our table by the front window was nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A north beach gem
    CAnative4life
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We had early dinner reservations, 5:15pm on a Friday. When we arrived, we were the only guests & the neighboring restaurants were full of people, chatter and delicious smells surrounded us. We thought that perhaps we had chosen poorly and the more popular restaurants certainly looked more vibrant. We decided to stay put and stick with our decision to eat at Vicolleto, and we're so glad that we did! Excellent service, delicious food, and a wonderful ambience as we sat 5 people by the front window. Lasanga, pappardella, pasta with crab meat were absolutely delicious. I also ordered the tuna tartar, which was extremely wonderful! I'd love to return. Check it out!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Like I'm in Italy
    KatenKen
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This is my absolute favorite SF find. My husband and I used to live in the city and when we pay it a visit, this place is definitely on the list. It is like we are back in Italy. The wine is superb, the food, just right. I would say it is absolutely the best Italian food in North Beach. Brava!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Find
    GoodFoodWoodDo
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We were a group of 9 and reserved only a couple of days earlier. Despite some teething problems on arrival initiated by one of our group but over-reacted to by the waiter, we had a great time helped by the great food and prompt service. My mozzarella starter could have been more tidily presented but my lobster pasta was simply stunning and a dish I will remember for a long time to come. We were the last to leave at around 12 but we didn't feel rushed in any way. All in all a solid thumbs up from our entire group.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    SF280VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    It is a neighborhood gem in the center of North Beach where every corner there are Italian restaurants. If you are looking for a high quality/fresh pasta, fresh seafoods and other authentic Italian fare, it is a place for you! I have been here a few times and every time I leave with such a sense of a happiness with good quality of foods.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • rude service, good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Host was mean, waiter was indifferent. But all the dishes were reasonably priced and good.
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  • Wonderful dinner, glad we went!
    therealdeal
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This was not your usual Italian food. But, it was delicious and everyone was thrilled. The service was outstanding. And dessert, oh my.....the Italian coffee required seconds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    KLynn
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We saw Vicoletto as we were wandering through the neighborhood last weekend, and I was able to make a reservation for dinner that same evening on my phone (thank you, Open Table!). The restaurant is a lovely gem with sleek modern decor with a select menu of excellent southern Italian dishes, including some great fresh seafood. Our experience was enhanced by the attentive staff and our friendly fellow patrons. I highly recommend Vicoletto to visitors and locals alike.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice for dinner before BBB
    oaklandron
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Good food, kind of loud with the place full. Calmed down when a few groups left. It was a Wednesday night, and the diners all looked like locals.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic