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Vivaldi Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.VivaldiNy.com
  • Phone: (718) 352-2300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Thursday:11:30am-3:00pm and. 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 11:30am-3:00pm and 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Sunday: 11:30am-3:00pm and 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 201 Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Parking
A word from Vivaldi
Vivaldi's Italian/Mediterranean inspired menu offers a delicious selection of daily made pastas, fresh fish, shellfish, Prime aged meats, and free-range chicken. All are prepared to perfection. Enjoy the sumptuous flavors, impeccable service and hospitality in a setting of luxury and relaxation. Vivaldi's Executive Chef believes in providing his guests with only the highest quality ingredients that will never compromise the integrity of the dish and will bring enjoyment to the palates of discerning patrons.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "We used to dine here years ago when it was Cafe on the Greeen. The restaraunt has been beautifully renovated with an elegant ambiance. The outdoor space is beautiful, spacious and so very romantic! There is also a private gazeebo for dining that requires no reservation. First come first serve. The food is outstanding. For starters we ordered baked clams. May I add that we are very particular about our baked clams and these by far were the best we have had. The crab balls were spectacular. For Main course we had the veal chop, grilled shrimp and fetuccine Alfredo. I don't think we spoke much during our meal because we were overwhelmed with it's deliciousness! The dessert? One word.. Bobolini..."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Overall experience was great! Servers well nice, but service could be a bit more attentive! We got breads and olive oil, but no plate to pour the oil for dipping the bread. Steak came with one side, but the manager to ask us until I asked him right before the entrée came."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Went to Vivaldi on a Saturday night. This place has had several owners over the last 5 years. By far these people have gotten it right. The food was spectacular. We had fish and it was probably one of the best bronzinos we ever had. The waiter couldn't do enough for us. Added plus the ambiance it looks like an upscale midtown restaurant and they have valet parking. We will definitely be back"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Overlooking the green of a golf cours with outdoor dining is the best ambience and comfortable view. Service was very good from the server to bus boy."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We came here for group brunch and there were 8 of us and 3 kids. Spacious dining area, good for groups. Service was good and attentive. Extensive brunch menu - eggs benedicts, steak and eggs, French toast, lobster omelette, lobster roll, linguine with white clams, etc. We ordered the calamari to share (good size portion), and the grill octopus was soooo good! Tender and juicy! Will def come back"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The outdoor dining was wonderful.. The service was very slow and the waiters had no idea how was getting what when they were serving. The food was just ok. not really special. Chicken Marsala had a funny tasting sauce"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "One of the best neighborhood places in Bayside. The make a great rack of lamb! The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the patio is a great place for cocktail hour!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "asked for Angel Hair pasta with our Chickem Parm. Received a pound of pasta with two Chicken Parm paties that looked and tasted like they came from the frozen food aisle."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "small, simple, classy. the mosquitos are obscenely vicious. but the food is very nice, and the service is excellent! will try to come back!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Went with friends for lunch. Not many people in restaurant. Service was extremely slow and hard to make eye contact with the waiters who seemed to stare into space. Also, the ac wasn't working properly and we asked about it and received no comment and continued long stares. Food was decent - service needs attention"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Overall food and quality is very good, Dining staff spectacular . Portions for salad and fish was smallest amount of food. Wine was very very good and inexpensive with a 50% off. When there is an affair upstairs it is crowed and noisy otherwise ambiance is perfect"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "lovely backyard and good food would love to go back again. The service was friendly"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food is fabulous! I have tried at least 10 entrees and appetizers to date - and all were outstanding! Attentive but not interfering service, excellent wines, comfortable table spacing, responsive chef, welcoming warmth."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Very interesting menu that covers a variety of foods. My table went pasta for main courses. All fishes were tasty and good portions. Great service. The hostess Loretta is friendly and accommodating. You will have a good time here!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We had a great time dining at Vivaldi ...it was a birthday celebration...about time there is a beautiful place to dine in Whitestone"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We were a party of 7 gathered to celebrate my son's graduation. Everyone was welcoming and friendly without being intrusive. We ordered a variety of appetizers, good lobster bisque, crunchy fried artichoke hearts, meatballs, and all were exclaimed over. For the entree, several people had the skirt steak and it was very good. I had pappardelle with meat sauce, delicious. The salmon was also very good. Everyone wanted to try dessert even though we were full. I had the chocolate semi-freddo and it was a winner. The Italian cheesecake was another winner. Although we were inside, the patio looked lovely and appealing. Overall, it was a memorable evening in a beautiful restaurant."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have been in this restaurant building over the years as it went from Café of the Green to Valentino's and now Vivaldi. I think this is the best yet. The menu is sufficiently varied and well priced. The bronzino was delicious, as was the fried calamari. The seating is comfortable and the staff is very attentive. Aside from the wait staff, the manager came over several times to check to see if all was okay and offered us homemade Lemoncello at the end of the meal. All in all a great evening and dining experience. If in the area, you must try it."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I treated my friend to a dinner here and she loved it! The service was very good along with the food. We never felt rushed and the ambiance was superb."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I had not been back to this place since it was Cafe on the Green, which I loved.... I came in last week for a networking event and I was impressed by what I saw. So I decided to bring my family for Father's Day brunch. Our experience was fantastic! The food was excellent. The waitstaff was very attentive and the place was beautiful. I will definitely be back. I can't wait to try dinner!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I wanted to be certain that we would be seated outdoors. I called the restaurant, explained that we were entertaining my soon to be 99 year old Dad and wanted a nice table in the outdoor section. Much to our surprise they seated us among the beautiful flowers and trees in their Gazebo. My Dad fell in love with the place immediately. He not only enjoyed the Pre-Fixed Luncheon consisting of delicious appetizers; Shrimp Cocktail, Calamari Fritti, Meatballs. The fine service was devine. When they didn't have the liquor he requested, the waiter took it upon himself to bring him a sampling of one his own father enjoyed. He loved it! The rest of the luncheon was delizioso, as well. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Really nice place with fine food and great service."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "What a great place! Beautifully decorated and the food and drinks were outstanding. Can't wait to go back and bring friends."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I love this place. My only complaint? The bar should be bigger. There are only about 5 chairs. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "we used to go to caffe on the green several times a year. then ownership and overall experience changed for us and we stopped going. now we're b-a-a-a-c-k! had a few excellent dishes and even got lucky with a wednesday night 1/2 price deal on bottle of wine. and, btw, it was our anniversary and the waitstaff (mark anthony) treated us great!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "By far the most enchanting place in Queens. Romantic, sexy with great ambiance. The staff is wonderful very attentive and provide a wonderful experience. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I took my best friend here for lunch to celebrate her birthday. I was very impressed by the decor and awesome view. It was relatively empty being a Wednesday but the staff was attentive and friendly. The food was very well prepared and presented. The manager went around greeting the guests. I want to return for date night with my husband and my best friend will be returning for brunch."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "More of a party place than a restaurant! All their attention was on the private events even though there was enough people for the guest that they had on the floor! Food took forever to come!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My daughter is 13 years old and has just discovered oyster's. Your raw bar at the Mother's Day brunch was perfect. She had her fill of seafood and the rest of our party ate from the wonderful buffet. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The brunch menu had a lot of nice choices. We were all happy with our meals...they weren't outstanding, but they were okay. I wish, considering they're on a golf course, that there was a view of some kind."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Music was too loud and interfering with dinner conversation. Aside from the restaurant music, there was disco music from a party above the restaurant."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had a celebratory dinner for 8 people. The food was ok, I would not say it was superb. The crowd is older, mature. The service was average. The noise from an upstairs party event was out of control. People were jumping up and down, we felt like the ceiling would collapse any second. This was at 6:30pm in the evening. The DJ upstairs was very loud, as well. It was definitely difficult to enjoy dinner while listening to the sounds coming from upstairs. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food was excellent but a bit pricey for a Queens restaurant. I rarely eat out because most restaurant food makes me ill. Happy to report I was great! This chef knows how to cook and with fresh good ingredients. The stuffed sole was fantastic and portion was huge! Seating took too long especially since no one was there and then they sat someone who came in after us first. The waitress seemed very inexperienced and did not even mention specials. But the busboys were cleaning your table before you were finished. Not sure if I would go back for dinner there but definitely for lunch."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Vivaldi is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a great meal. While there are dishes that are better than others (like all restaurants), their customer friendly and attentive yet not intrusive service makes it a pleasure to dine out. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Since Cafe on the Green left the spot, businesses have struggled to stick around. Vivaldi may change that. Based on my experience it should be there a very long time and I hope it is. The food is fantastic and presented very nicely with every ingredient serving a purpose on the plate. If you consider passing on dessert, please don't. Everything is made in house (I had to ask to be sure) and are out of this world. This was truly a magnificent meal and while we ate a lot, we did not leave feeling overloaded, but left with pure bliss."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We took our parent to Vivaldi for the Easter Brunch. It was pretty, food was great and the waitstaff couldn't be better. My father-in-law has a problem walking so as he came back to the table, the waiter took his plate and pulled out his chair for him. Couldn't be nicer!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Very disappointed by our first and LAST dining experience here.Food was good but service was lacking.We were celebrating my wife's 70th bday and in making the reservation online,I mentioned this and had requested for a piece of cake to be brought out for her.Well, they never brought a piece of cake after the meal but what's worse is the way it was handled afterwards. When it was mentioned to the staff, no one tried to rectify the situation. They said sorry. That was it. They could have at the very least offered it to us at that point or even just to take home. Here is the question...why bother have a special messages section in the Open Table reservations page if none of the employees at the restaurant bothers to read/acknowledge it? "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We came here for a late-evening ladies' night out dinner during the week. There were few other diners at that time. The food was very tasty, seasonal, and well prepared. The fried artichoke hearts were exceptional. All of the fish dishes were very fresh. The service was prompt, polite, and attentive. Would definitely recommend to others for a romantic dinner out, ladies' night out, or even family dinner for special occasion. Although it was not open when we were there, apparently there is a raw bar that is open during happy hour, with fresh oysters and clams. We look forward to going back!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant with GREAT food to match! We will be back!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Overall the experience was good. My only dislike was that they don't really cater to kids during brunch. I had my well behaved 3 yr old with me and they didnt have a kid cup or cover for his beverage. He was given chocolate milk in a very heavy and large glass cup. It was uncomfortable for him to hold it and drink out of it. Otherwise, everything else was good. "
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Food was very good and there was a nice selection of choices. The waitress was very good but the 2 assistants kept asking if we were done which made us uncomfortable. Also, dinner was waiting for us the minute we put down our forks after the appetizers (one assistant was holding our dinner as the other was taking our plates from the appetizers away). Will try this restaurant again but for brunch."
    Dined on 4/5/2014