Al Vicoletto

4.3
132 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
At Al Vicoletto, the paths of three entrepreneurs of Italian food meet to offer New Yorkers a place that guarantees the best of Italian tradition.
Al Vicoletto is open lunch and dinner, and brings a touch of Italian style to Union Square.
Perfectly blending the Italian lifestyle and the fast pace of the Big Apple, Al Vicoletto offers Lunch and Dinner, take-out and free delivery.
The Bar serves Happy Hour with International Cocktails, different choice of Wine with a wide range of labels, all in a warm and charming atmosphere.
Foodies can also choose from Al Vicoletto's curated selection of authentic Italian products available for purchase.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch from 11:00am to 4pm
Dinner from 4pm to 11:00pm
Open From Monday To Sunday
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Phone number
(212) 620-6166
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alessandro Pendinelli
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Catering
Please contact us to organize your special Event/Party at 212-620-6166
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 5th Avenue & Broadway
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Parking details
Public parking lot in front of the Restaurant
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Public transit
Train # 4,5,6,N,R,Q,L One block away
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Special events & promotions
Please contact us to organize your special Event/Party at 212-620-6166
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 132 People Are Saying
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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

A neighborhood gem. Always delicious and fresh. Accommodating to different food sensitivities. Specials are always delicious too!

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P
London
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Pasta dishes were ok, tiramisu was delicious!

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EF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good food for value location and we were able to linger over our meal with friends with no difficulty. Quiet and pleasant.

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h
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a special find!! Such terrific food, generous portions, many options, daily specials ( love the happy hour all day!) very accommodating service! Will be definitely coming back!!!

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P
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Pleasant surprise. I’ve always passed the restaurant but finally made a reservation when I was meeting friends in the neighborhood. The menu is limited but surely enough options for our table. I would like to see more vegetarian options in the pasta section. The portions are quite large. Three of us were able to share the delicious beet appetizer and the red snapper with artichokes and tomatoes was more than enough for two. Interesting gelato. We had the caramelized fig. Delicious. We all had a lovely evening.

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IB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent, and overall the service was very good. The setting is calm, and fortunately on the quiet side. The 3 of us were pleased with the experience. I would definitely eat here again.

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DD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The blank ink linguine with sea urchin and langoustine was sooooo good. My friend also got the risotto and also very delicious. I would like to come back and try the ravioli with truffle sauce. Also came during happy hour, $6 sangrias were strong and so tasty!!

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n
New York Area
224 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

My “go to” spot in USQ

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JP
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Got together with friends for a late lunch before a movie--great service here! Love the ambience and the waiter was very accommodating with my lack of knowledge concerning Italian cuisine.

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OT
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

As a frequent customer of this place,I was surprised with substantial price increase yet the food quality went down. If increased price, at least maintain the quality and amount of food served.. but still better than other places for lunch special panini

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L
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Been here a number of times. This may have been my least favorite time. Just seemed off that night.

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DN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

This was our first time at this restaurant and our party of 8 was there for Mother's Day. We chose it because the menu sounded nice and the location was ideal for many of us gathering. The service was quite good but the food was really disappointing. They were out of many items and what they did have were not as they were described on the menu What they what did have was bland and overpriced. Will not return or recommend.

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MV
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, I had a great dinner and drinks. Great service, it was a Monday so it wasn’t crowded.

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OA
Philadelphia
99 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Returned for another visit while in town. Once again, our meals where very well prepared and the service was excellent. Thank you!

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h
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

We started with two appetizers, the burrata tarte and the asparagus tarte. They were both very very good. The tartes are baked on a flaky crust. We got three entrees. We were told that their pastas were very good, all made in-house. We ordered the maltagliati and the rigatoni. They were both horrible. The maltagliati was just a muddy, heavy mess. The rigatoni bolognese tasted like it came out of a jar. We only had a couple of bites of each of these, had them packed to go, and we gave them to a homeless person. The third entree, the snapper, was good; a nice helping and very tasty. Very good, friendly service, too. But we won't go back.

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LH
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Excellent food, but very limited menu - apparently, they have removed all the salads and only have them on the lunch menu (though they accommodated my friend's request and made a dinner salad for her). On my last visit, I enjoyed sharing a "tarte" (a flatbread pizza) and salad. Instead, this visit I had the orecchiette with shrimp in a pesto sauce and it was delicious. My friend enjoyed her salad too, though nothing special. Though the atmosphere has improved (was too bright last year), it was very noisy (even on a Monday night) and there was not enough waitstaff - service was not very good.

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JH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The burrata flat bread was delicious! The main dishes (lasagna and chicken cordon bleu) were both just OK.

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EK
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Extremely disappointed. I made a reservation and it was accepted for 10 pm, but upon arriving to the restaurant discovered that it was closed. Please make sure not to accept reservations for a restaurant at times when it is not open.

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I
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I would have given them 5 stars but upon arriving to the restaurant and looking at the menu it occurred to me that it was a completely different menu than the one on here. I asked if they had recently changed their menu and they had...two days before. It was also significantly more expensive than the menu here so I recommend going to their website (if they have one)for options.
All of that said, the service was excellent. I accidentally ordered something that I thought was a salad but turned out to be a pizza with arugula and tomato with cheese. I guess I should have asked what burata was!! Everyone enjoyed it and they ended up not charging us for it, even though it was my error. Everything we had was delicious and the portions were above average. They had a yummy Merlot and I usually don't drink,..and if I do, I don't usually like Merlot. We did not stay for dessert because we were so full.
The ambience was nice and that staff was very attentive.
I had certain dietary needs and so I was a little stressed about a totally different menu but the server reassured me that they could pretty much make anything I wanted as long as they had the food there. I ended up getting the special skirt steak, served with potatoes and couscous. I didn't eat the couscous because 1. it was cold (on purpose) and 2. the potatoes were enough of a carb. Dad said it was the best piece of flounder ever.
We all left full and happy. Would definitely recommend for family, a date, gathering of friends, etc. It's on the slightly above average price range for a NYC restaurant but then again, what do you expect in NYC?

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r
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Al Vicoletto is the kind of Italian restaurant you can find all over New York: pretty good, not too expensive and with decent service. Nothing about it is truly exceptional, but nothing about it is disappointing, either. Nice, comfy space below sidewalk level. Worth having on your neighborhood go-to list but not worth traveling to.

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HP
New England
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

This place had a lot of potential to be a regular for me considering that I live around the corner and eat Italian at least 4 times per week, but unfortunately the food was under-seasoned and bland, and there was a table of drunk teenagers who were so loud that I couldn't hear the person sitting right in front of me. At one point, one of the drunk kids stood on the table while everybody just watched in disbelief. Had the food been good, I'd understand that it's a rare situation and I'd probably go back to try it again, but unfortunately the food was sub-par. I can go on and on about why I didn't like this place, but ultimately it came down to mediocre food, and inappropriately loud behavior.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

the food and service were great, at 1215 it was very quiet but by 1245 it was hoping...very nice meal.

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NR
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely would recommend. Great date spot and good wine list

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S
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Genuinely good Italian/Sicilian fare from top to bottom of the menu. Nice wines. Great service. Take the server's advice when selecting!

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious! Such great service and great atmosphere for a date or just an enjoyable dinner out.thank you!

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DF
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was ok, esp. the chocolate mousse. Wine list okay. Entrees nothing special. Caesar salad was tasteless-- nothing remotely like a Caesar salad (doesn't anyone use anchovies anymore?). As for ambience, we came in after the theater to find s bored and tired looking maitre d' and a loud sixties soundtrack-- not very welcoming. Most of those who rate this restaurant highly refer to lunch, so maybe the place is better and more fun then

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GD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Not a bad place, but nothing special. Would be fine for a drink after work, or dinner after a movie, basically useful Italian restaurant, but nothing special. Quiet enough for conversation.
Waiter was having some issues, spilled wine, a bit confused.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My absolute favorite Italian place in the neighborhood! Thank you ♥

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s
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed the food and the service at Al Vicoletto. First, they called to confirm our reservation earlier in the day and were friendly and welcoming. We were seated promptly and all our food selections were very good. The buffaloto cheese was amazing. Salmon and pasta dishes were all excellent. Service was attentive and helpful even though the restaurant was really busy. For Manhattan, the prices were quite reasonable for genuine Italian dishes. We did not feel rushed in any way. Would definitely go back when I'm in the neighborhood again. A very nice find.

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MG
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We live nearby, but this was our first time eating here and it was a great success. It was very busy (it's a popular place), but the staff did a great job of overcoming this challenge and ulltimately made our evening a great success. We shared the Beet Salad, then had the grilled Branzino and Veal Sorrentina, with a Sorbetto dessert - all were delicious and the portions were rather generous. The wine list is great, with very reasonably priced options (Pinot Grigio $36). Total cost of $110 before tip as excellent value for such a fun venue and good quality food. We'll be back.

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s
New York Area
201 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very nice lunch, would def come back

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good and authentic Italian. Wine list short but good. Prices are really good for the quality.

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w
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Ambience felt more like a cafe. Service was ok, for was ok. Not worth the cost

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OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service, menu and specials food options, and convenient location. Prices were very fair and able to have wine, starters and entrees. Starred to return!

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AN
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Every one enjoyed their meal and took advantage of the happy wine prices. The octopus appetizer was excellent. The fish was very good and the veal was good.

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g
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were excellent. I had the special of veal Milanese and it was cooked to perfection on the bone. My friends had the branzino and pasta primavera which they enjoyed very much. The waiters were attentive and brought out the food hot . I highly recommend the restaurant. It is very near Union Square and truly a gem.

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VC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Interesting menu & specials.Attentive service.Manager makes you feel like a guest in her 🏡.

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NR
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date spot and the bites were really yummy. Not overpriced. Perfect.

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K
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Met a friend for lunch. Food was good. Service was a little slow...but my friend was very late to arrive so that may have offset the serving plan/pacing of meal.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

going away lunch for work collegue

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