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Vicolo Ristorante & Bar
8530 Third Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209
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Vicolo Ristorante & Bar Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Off Site Catering available for all parties. Please call ahead for details.
A word from Vicolo Ristorante & Bar
Casual Italian regional restaurant and wood fired oven, with full bar and cocktail lounge.
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My husband and I eat here at least
2 times a month. I love the food. There is much attention to fine ingredients. It is our favorite restaurant in Bay Ridge. The specials are creative and change all the time so we are always surprised."
Dined on 7/11/2014
We've been here before and
everything is always fantastic. The food is better than I remember last time. The service is great. I really like this restaurant. My only complaint is that there was a huge table holding a "chapter" meeting and they were clinging on their glasses and yelling at each other to get their attention. They were speaking extremely loud, more than just the noise of a big group of people, and that basically ruined our dining experience. Apparently they are monthly regulars...so avoid the 1st Tuesday of every month and you should have a great time!"
Dined on 7/1/2014
The first time I ate there it was
with a group and there was a lack of service. Second time we went on a Friday night and was told they didn't expect to be that busy so they were shorthanded staff wise. I tried again yesterday which was a Saturday night. They had a group that was leaving so busy cleaning up and we sat there 15 minutes before someone finally came to ask if we want a drink. We had enough and walked out. It's a shame because their food is really delicious but when there's bad service or lack of it ruins everything."
Dined on 6/21/2014
From our first step into the
restaurant the service was wonderful. Our meal was delicious and we will definitely return to this neighborhood gem."
Dined on 6/15/2014
We had a party of 7 this night in
particular and some of the entrees presented were good.. Others had to be brought back to the kitchen. The pasta they toss with the wheel couldn't be done tableside on this night either... Not good... I really thought I found a neighborhood gem but it's becoming a bit of a see saw ride here and I don't go for that.... 1 more chance in the future to right the ship!"
Dined on 4/30/2014
The management were very hands on
and appeared organized. Limited menu due to Easter. Stuffed artichoke was good, cannoli was excellent, Dinner portions were very small and the l3 tablespoons of mash potatoes were too little and tasted like a dry mix. The chicken was dry and very thinly cut. The lamb was not enjoyed either. The pasta was good and I would try this restaurant since I met someone I know there and he said he has been there a number of times and always enjoys the food, so I would try it for a late lunch and only recommend it if my experience was better. I would not eat there on a holiday again. It just seems like they really skimped on the main course in the cut and quality of lamb/chicken, "
Dined on 4/20/2014
We have been to Viclo's several
times and have never been disappointed. For appetizer try the grilled Spanish octopus. Done just right not rubbery or chewy, just the right amount of bite. Also the spaghetti that in made with truffles and then swirled in a parmesan wheel to develop a creamy sauce , excellent. The servers are very attentive to your every need and friendly. Highly recommended."
Dined on 4/5/2014
I have never been disappointed.
Food and service are perfect every time."
Dined on 2/21/2014
It is so nice to experience a
restaurant where you can actually taste the effort and pride that the owners and chef have in their establishment."
Dined on 2/15/2014
The atmosphere was very nice at
Vicolo. The food was also good. We were a little disppointed in the limited valentines day menu but we were happy with what we chose off of the menu. The man greeting us at the door was a little hovering. Every couple of minutes he would come over to the table and make comments like "oh is it not good" all bc I still had some on my plate. We felt a little rushed because he kept coming over. Our waiter was very nice and supplied great service. We would dine at Vicolo again but not on a holiday."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Found Vicolo after looking for a
place central to all our friends. The food was great, as was the service. They let us sit and enjoy dinner and drinks for nearly four hours! The valet service was particularly convenient with snow and ice on the ground."
Dined on 2/8/2014
The service was Ok, the food was
pretty tasty, but I got a pasta special for $23 and it had hardly any pasta in it, and the shrimps were butterflied, they were small-sized at best. I expected huge shrimp and more fettucine for that price. That entree and one pizza took a long time to eat. It also took a long time to get my change."
Dined on 1/15/2014
The food was excellent, pork chop
dish was cooked to prefection and very tasty. Two in our party had fish and were also very satisified. I would say the restaurant may have the best Italian food in Bay Ridge, however the prices are a little too high for a Brooklyn neighborhood. I can't see this restaurant becoming a go to place for the area with there current price list."
Dined on 1/14/2014
We've dined here multiple times in
the past and loved this place everytime! Tonight was not a good experience. The waiter was awkard, the house wine we ordered was slightly off flavor, our dinners came out at different times, and the pasta they normally used for the dish that was late to the table was not the same pasta they used last time. We asked about the pasta and said that is the same pasta they always use. No, its not. We didn't complain because we know how great this restaurant can be and will go again sometime. It's still my favoriate high end Italian restaurant in Bay Ridge."
Dined on 1/11/2014
The entire meal was prepared
beautifully and tasted delicious. In a neighborhood loaded with Italian restaurants this place truly stands out! Service was spot on and the Tagliolini Al Tartufo & Parmigiano Reggiano is an absolute must to try! It's finished tableside and what look like a small portion is so rich and delicious that it is more than enough! The desserts were also excellent! We will be back for sure!"
Dined on 1/10/2014
we took our parents for their
birthday party. Place is great. Service was outstanding. Food is very good. Restaurant decoration is great and creates comfortable, relaxing evening. Will definitely use it again"
Dined on 12/28/2013
Went there on Christmas Eve. Fixed
menu so unable to really form an opinion. Frutta di Mare was good. Had theZuppa di Pesce. Serving was small but the dish was flavorful. The veal chop was ordered by someone at the next table and looked huge and very good."
Dined on 12/24/2013
Be sure to order the 'Tagliolini
al Tartufo & Parmigiano Reggiano' which is prepared table side."
Dined on 12/21/2013
The servicer were very good to me
and want out of there way to make me feel good and i enjoy the food"
Dined on 12/5/2013
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!"
Dined on 11/30/2013
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."
Dined on 11/10/2013
A great neighborhood find. I enjoy
coming back here from time to time. Nice people, and good food...what more can you ask?"
Dined on 11/9/2013
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!"
Dined on 10/24/2013
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."
Dined on 10/12/2013
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!"
Dined on 9/22/2013
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."
Dined on 9/19/2013
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."
Dined on 9/14/2013
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."
Dined on 9/13/2013
our waiter Anthony and manager
Mario treated us as though we were visiting royalty. It was a wonderful experience."
Dined on 8/10/2013
I made a res about 30 minutes
before we arrived but we had to wait about 10 more min - they had a party that was just leaving. I thought we had to wait because the party was taking up the main dining room - but then we were shown to a table in the sunroom -an enclosed area with views to the street. Maybe we had to wait because there wasn't enough waitstaff - but then we had to wait anyway... Service was not good.... but the food was good. Very good. We had the buffalo mozzarella and mussels to start - both were good. My husband had a chicken marsala, my daughter and I shared the Pizza Vicolo (amazing) and we ordered off the menu (fettuccine with sausage and alfredo sauce) for my son. Everyone enjoyed their meals."
Dined on 6/15/2013
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."
Dined on 6/2/2013
We love this restaurant. We can't
way to go back and try something new."
Dined on 5/29/2013
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."
Dined on 5/13/2013
they sat us wheremy daughters baby
had trays going over his head finally noved baby it was mothersday and crowed but was not baby friendly felt no consideration to baby"
Dined on 5/12/2013
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."
Dined on 5/12/2013
We dined there for the third time
and it will be our last. By 9 pm the restaurant had run out of bread. This happened the last time my husband and I dined there. Unacceptable to say the least. Our waiter was inexperienced. He had no knowledge of the menu or any of the wines on the wine list. For the price they charge they need to step it up. Way too many restaurants in Bay Ridge that are much better."
Dined on 5/11/2013
Seated immediately but extremely
long wait - turns out the chef quit in the middle of dinner! Despite the long wait, the food was still quite good."
Dined on 5/3/2013
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."
Dined on 4/7/2013
EASTER SUNDAY PREFIXE MENU..
Limited Choices and they really were rushing us thru the dinner. Which should not be the case, when you made advance reservations and you are spending a $150.00 for two people. It's a nice place and most of the food we had was pretty good."
Dined on 3/31/2013
I have to say, this was the
warmest greeting we ever got at an Open Table Restaurant. The owners and staff take great pride in this relatively new restaurant. And we were so delighted, I whispered that it was my older daughter's bday, and without saying another word, after a relaxing and delicious meal, a dessert with a candle showed up! We will definitely be going back... and we don't even live in the neighborhood!"
Dined on 2/17/2013
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