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Permanently Closed - In Vino Restaurant & Wine Bar

340 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Notable Wine List
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Our menu is inspired by the culture of Italian cuisine, using fresh seasonal ingredients in both classic and innovative preparations.

The food is designed to complement our extensive wine program that encompasses all 20 regions of Italy as well as areas just beyond the borders in Croatia and Slovenia.

Our passionate staff is happy to share their intimate wine knowledge to ensure that you enjoy every glass regardless of your wine appreciation.

We offer the highest quality food and beverage in a rustic atmosphere with laid back yet attentive service.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(212) 539-1011
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
James Kelly
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Private party facilities
Make In Vino the home for your next private party! In Vino provides a unique atmosphere with authentic Italian food to make any party memorable. We offer a multi-course family-style dinner tailored to your wishes. Please contact us for pricing and more details.
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Private party contact
Keith Beavers: (212) 539-1011
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Cross street
Bet. Avenue A & B
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Parking details
Street parking is available, though often limited. The nearest parking lot is at the corner of Houston St. and Essex St. (Ave. A continued south of Houston).
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Special events & promotions
Join us daily for our "Chalkboard Roulette" during happy hour. We uncork a new bottle of something GREAT every day and list it on the board for $5/glass from 5-7pm. Then every week we have "Sunday Gravy," our 3-course menu for $25 and a $15 bottle of wine, as well as "Tuesday Tastings," our $20 wine tasting class with four pours.
Bar Dining, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 27, 2016

This block of 7th St in Manhattan has some excellent places, and In Vino did not disappoint. Truly spectacular pasta and wonderful appetizers. Very reasonably priced. We will be back!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 15, 2016

They managed to accommodate my party of 15 or so on a Friday night, which was very nice of them since they room is better equipped for small groups. Food is great if a bit pricey (more sides and appetizer options under $15 would be welcome!), but the wine is excellent and a great value with many reasonably-priced bottles (some are downright bargains). Very romantic date spot. Try the polpette (meatballs)!

Celiyak (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 13, 2016

My family was very impressed with this cozy little restaurant in East Village. It is designed to look like an old fashioned wine cellar, giving it an interesting and unusual ambience. The friendly waitress was very attentive to us. I have celiac disease and she carefully went over the menu with me to find the best gluten-free options. (They even offer gluten-free pasta with any of their sauces!) They have great wine specials during their happy hour from 5-7 p.m. We will definitely be returning to In Vino many times! Highly recommend!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on April 10, 2016

I went here with my fiance to celebrate our anniversary. We are going to Italy on our honeymoon, and I wanted to find a place that felt like a preview of it.

In Vino was not in any way a preview of Italy, or Italian culture in general.

This restaurant (bar?) has some serious identity issues. While the decor felt european and romantic, the music and presentation was that of a sports bar. Loud rock and roll music was playing the entire time during our meal. The meatballs were good. The chicken parm was awful. The chicken was tough and rubbery to eat. Presentation seemed thrown together. The wine wasn't great. On top of that, we paid $100+ for a sub par experience and food. I felt robbed.

Needless to say, if you're looking for a place to have a casual drink, this place is just fine. If you want a nice dinner... go somewhere else.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 11, 2016

The staff was well informed and helpful! The ambiance was cozy but still vibrant with all the wine and conversation flowing. We will definitely be visiting In Vino again in the near future!

MarkS (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on March 6, 2016

Find Il Vino through online reviews and it did not disappoint. Let's start with the service -- very friendly, helpful and attentive. Truly exceptional.

The food was great -- and everything we had was tasty. Sunday night features a wine special that is a great deal. All the little things were handled with care -- and we left very happy with our meals.

Lastly, the ambience was lovely. Cute little place, touches throughout mimic the old countries. This is a wonderful place for a night out with a few friends, or a quiet meal with someone special.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Amazing food, the waiter was awesome.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

My fiancee and I were very excited to try in vino especially the valentine's day dinner tasting menu with wine pairings which was advertised on the website as being available 2/12 to 2/14. When seated we asked the waiter about the valentine's day dinner, as it was not in the menu and he seemed clueless but said he would ask his manager. Looking around I saw meals on several other tables that appeared to be the tasting menu main dishes with the expected wine pairings and heard another waiter offer the two dessert selections and dessert wine pairing I had seen online to another table. So we asked again (because waiter/host) never came back to answer the question. He said no and we explained what the website said and the Manager came over and seemed disgruntled because the website had been set up incorrectly. She did not offer us a drink or the ability to do the menu anyway only sarcastic apologies. The restaurant was not full at all and the rest of the meal we felt unwanted.

The food wasn't bad but the way we were treated for simply wanting to indulge in their testing menu (and spend a lot of money) was unacceptable and turned us off. We ended up going to Giano around the corner for dessert and more wine as I know how good their Tiramisu is and it did not disappoint. The atmosphere was lively and the service was great. Should have had dinner there!

vipbobby (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2016

There were three of us and we all left saying that the pastas were the best we've had anywhere.
The gnocchi with Gorgonzola and pesto melted in my mouth.
The $15.00 bottle of wine was superb.
The gentleman, David, who took care of us could not have been nicer.
Next time we are in the city, that is where we will eat.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2016

In Vino has a carefully curated wine menu of wines from all over the world, and the prices for these wines are incredibly reasonable. Food is excellent. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. And there's an energy in this wine bar that's made it a place I must stop in if I can when I'm in NYC.

vipmegs1399 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 19, 2015

Food is always good here, but our server was disinterested in actually serving us. We were first seated by the window, which had a terrible draft on a cold night. As we were dining with our parents (in their early 70's) we asked to be seated at another table. The server gave the attitude that he didn't care in the least and that he was doing us a favor just being there. His tune did not shift until we got our bill and brought to his attention that he forgot to include our bottle of wine on the total bill, which he appreciated us bringing to his attention.
Overall ambiance is great here (feels like a wine cave in Italy) and the food is great (smaller menu, but stellar options).

vipBebe (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 16, 2015

I found this restaurant to be a hidden gem in the neighborhood recently discovered. Although it is a small menu, it is a wonderful menu and I recommend the Fettuccine with Funghi Trifolati and Parmesan. The tiramisu was also excellent.

lernerb (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 10, 2015

We enjoyed our meal very much. One member of our party is a foodie and he seemed happy. When he identified a bottle of wine that had turned, the server gladly replaced it. Food was tasty and our waiter attentive but not overbearing at all.

vipdesiree (Miami)
5.0  Dined on August 16, 2015

I love In Vino. It's a wonderful neighborhood find with great food, great wine and some of the nicest staff. I brought my girlfriends there for dinner and although it was quiet (Summer Sundays) it was nice to be able to talk to friends without having to scream and say "what" a bunch of times. The food was superb we ordered 3 dishes to share and the buratta, my personal favorite is the bolognese - perfect portion and makes you feel like you're at a proper sunday dinner. They also have a great pre fixe on sundays that's pretty affordable. Overall, it was a perfect dinner. Thank you!

fancyshmancy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 24, 2015

I brought my mom here for a late dinner, mostly because of In Vino's reputable wine list. As a gluten-free vegetarian, I thought the wine would be the only notable part of her experience, but we found plenty of options for her dietary restrictions. Both our wines were wonderful, hers in particular from Puglia. The space is very intimate, dimly lit with exposed brick and beams. I would recommend this to EVERYONE visiting NYC if they want a classic, cozy Italian meal. I was super impressed and plan to return shortly.