Vivaldi
Vivaldi

Vivaldi

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.vivaldiny.com/
  • Phone: 718 352 2300x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Tuesday - Thursday:11:30am-3:00pm and. 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday: 11:30am-3:00pm and 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Saturday: 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Vivaldi reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (54)special occasion (47)fit for foodies (44)great for outdoor dining (43)scenic view (39)romantic (37)good for groups (35)notable wine list (31)great for brunch (28)great for lunch (21)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (7)Show More
  • Vivaldi; Queens Best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Vivaldi has been open a little over a year now. Finally an upscale restaurant in western Queens. Great Food, Great Drinks, Excellent Service, Emily at the bar is the best! The wait staff are so good I single anyone out as it wouldn't be fair. This comes as of really good managenment. They are friendly and make you feel like family. Thank you Vivaldi, Just what Queens needed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still going strong
    SuperMercado
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    First as Cafe on the Green, then as Valentinos, and now as Vivaldis, this spot has always been a great place to go have a great meal, with great service. My wife and I were married there 10 years ago, and we enjoy every chance we get to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed Vivaldi
    TheDiningDivaVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food was interesting and very good. The service was lovely, friendly and personal. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely atmosphere terrible food
    NYCgal
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Watery soup started off the meal followed by overcooked fishy fish. Felt like a throwback to bad college or hospital food. Ended the meal with an apple tart that was more like Quaker instant apple oatmeal. Service was not good at all. We will not be back. I doubt this place will last long either!
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  • completely enjoyable
    luv2mangia
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The atmosphere is beautiful, warm and inviting. The staff is friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. We have enjoyed several family functions and romantic dinners at this neighborhood treasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We took our friends here for dinner who can be picky eaters. First we asked to be seated in the bar area and it was a bit noisy, the hostess re-seated us with no questions asked and no problems. Our friends had problems deciding what to eat from the menu as they thought everything looked delicious. Everyone loved their food and there wasn't a plate full at the end of dinner. The staff at Vivaldi were wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stumbled accross this winner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Looking for a place to eat in the neighborhood, stumbled accross Vivaldi for dinner and was very pleasantly surprised. Very pretty place with excellent food. Live music at the bar, with a quieter dining room. Overall excellent and recommend for a nice evening out or romantic spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The whole dining experience was exactly as it should be...memorable. I knew I was going to be delighted with the food when the waiter informed us there was no Tuna Tartar because the chef refused delivery of the tuna that day because it did not meet his standards. Thank heaven for the chef. The stuffed filet of sole with crab meat and shrimp was delicious and the chocolate cake...what can I say.....mmmmm good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch Delight
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    A great venue for Brunch. A picturesque site because of the view of the Throg's Neck Bridge. Don't only go for Bruch,but go for dinner and special occasions.You will be pleased and pleasantly surprised.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab food
    Foodcriticnyc8
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Amazing good and beyond exceptional service. Highly recommend for any dining occasion.. They also have catering!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Maria
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great atmosphere, great food and great staff. Would definitely come back again! Delicious!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • peju!
    sizzleVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    was (unfortunately) very late for dinner, AND our reservation. missed the wine dinner they had that night that i wanted to try. had a great table, friendly and great service, and delicious food and the peju bottle (red). everything was so good and their panna cotta really hit the spot. i cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    They were very accommodating as we were not able to get there in time. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and presented nicely. Desert was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BigAppleEdVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Vivaldi has it all ... a great location, parking, beautiful restaurant, great views, history, wonderful staff and gourmet food. What else can you ask for..just go and enjoy a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Fabulous
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We have made this place one of our biweekly restaurants. It's always excellent food, and the people who run this place make you feel welcomed each and every time. Worth a visit. You'll be hooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb
    verypickyeater
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    From start to finish it was a fabulous dining experience. The service was by far the best, our waiter made wonderful suggestions and he was right on the mark. We would return in a minute.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded My Expectations
    Jenn
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This was our first dining experience at Vivaldi's and it was enjoyable from beginning to end. Our server was friendly and efficient. The grilled octopus was delicious--so tender and flavorful. My husband ordered the veal parmigiano and I ordered the bone-in rib eye--both were delicious. Our side dish of crispy brussels sprouts was wonderful. The portions are so generous that we had to take half of them home. The food and wine along with the excellent service and ambiance made for such a satisfying dining experience that we're sure to return to Vivaldi again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch
    duncan
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food and service were both excellent. I'm certain to visit again for either a brunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Parcero
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The new management has taken the food and service to the next level. Grilled octopus and baked clams were fantastic - best we've ever had. Grilled rib eye was very good but a bit on the thin side. Sliced skirt steak was a bit dry but tasty. Homemade pastries, including rainbow cookies, were delicious. And, the best mojitos north of Miami. Service was excellent. Friendly and attentive with great recommendations.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Even for a Spontaneous Dinner
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Last minute decision for dinner to celebrate my bday, booked via Opentable even though wife and I were not overly hungry. Had cocktails, appetizers, and pasta dishes. Linguine and white clam sauce was excellent with just the right amount of garlic. Spaghetti and meatballs were outstanding. Meatballs so succulent and delicious. Service perfectly attentive. Fabulous ending to a nice day. Special occasion or not, a nice place to enjoy a really good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Excellent food and service was good. Truly enjoyed the night. Bill Pappas is an excellent host
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dining experience
    Diningdiva
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    First visit to Vivaldi based on recommendation from a family member. It was great. Varied and attractive menu, food was delicious and plate presentation asethically pleasing. Our waiter George was a REAL waiter. Helpful on choices and conversant with menu. Ambiance was quiet, but energized and service was excellent. Grown up dining,,. A real gem on the Cross Island Parkway!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable evening
    Toodles
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was excellent,and the staff was efficient,helpful and friendly.We really enjoyed our didning experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Went for brunch and was not disappointed. Good and service were excellent!
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A beautiful spot
    ShanaMaidelVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Service was excellent. The maitre d' and his staff make you feel very welcome and appreciate your patronage. And the food is way above good. But if a high price is charged, the value should be there. Ordered the lobster roll ($19) with about 3 ounces of actual lobster meat. Good thing there was no filler in that! Charge a high price and give a fair (4 - 6 oz. portion). Brioche French toast and frittata were HUGE and a great value. The homemade ice creams and sorbets were definitely worth the calories. The cheddar cheese scones served at brunch make it very difficult to say "no". A truly lovely experience. Overall, I would like to give Vivaldi a 10, but with the undersized portion, it has to be an 8.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Even if you're not that hungry
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Wife and I wanted to go out to start the Labor Day weekend. We weren't really that hungry, but still went to Vivaldi's. We had a drink, shared some appetizers, and had a pasta dish. All delicious and we left feeling satisfied knowing we made the right choice of place and dishes. This is a wonderful place to eat. The service is attentively outstanding. If you've been here you know that. If not, highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Whitestone restaurant
    Penny
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Lovely dinner! We had the lamb chops and the filet mignon, both were cooked to perfection. There is an outdoor dining patio which looks very inviting, and we will try that the next time we go. The dining room itself is beautiful and the tables are very well spaced. The staff couldn’t have been nicer: friendly and very helpful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vegefoodie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This is a very pretty restaurant where the staff is more than eager to ensure that your dining experience is wonderful. I met a girlfriend there and we sat for an extended period of time. We never felt rushed and the staff was always there if we wanted anything. Very attentive! We had a fabulous lobster salad which I can't wait to go back and order again. The pasta main course was perfectly done and very tasty. My only criticism would be that there is a little too much fried food on the menu. I prefer healthier preparations. Overall it was an excellent experience and I would be happy to go there again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GrecoRoman
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice environment and food!
    Sip1VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful night
    frequentdiner4u
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great scenic view
    Sheep
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of brunch/lunch options
    Love2eat
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Debbie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TomY
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
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  • beautiful restaurant
    sizzleVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    small, simple, classy. the mosquitos are obscenely vicious. but the food is very nice, and the service is excellent! will try to come back!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service needs help
    RickVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • anna
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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
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    scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • annmarieVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    lovely backyard and good food would love to go back again. The service was friendly
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    scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate