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About Permanently Closed - In Vino Restaurant & Wine Bar
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.
New York, NY 10009
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Bet. Avenue A & B
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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).
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.
Private Party Contact:
Keith Beavers: (212) 539-1011
Bar Dining, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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.
In Vino Restaurant & Wine Bar - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
Sexy wine cellar, cave like atmosphere, candles the whole shabang. Rustic. Very impressive Italian wine list and I've done my homework.. Great service, friendly, technically on point and knowledgable. Not pretentious at all, food and wine recommendations were on point. Overall pricing was very reasonable in exchange for the quality and value of the overall experience. I shall return.
Overall, a winner.
Had dinner here on a Saturday night. The place is absolutely charming, and the waitstaff is attentive but not overbearing. The exposed brick, concrete & ducts give a bit of an old world "cava" feel to it. But even when it filled up completely, we could still hear ourselves converse. The wine list is excellent -- as long as you like Italian. As to the food, our appetizers were outstanding. For example, grilled asparagus salad featured perfectly grilled aparagus and fresh burrata (though it was only billed as mozarella). Main courses were good but less outstanding. Pork was slightly dry, but flavors still were good. Pastas were fresh and cooked just right.
We had a very nice dinner before the opera across the street. The lasagna was excellent; steak was good; I had the branzino over brochalie rabe. Because I don't like brochalie rabe, I asked them to substitute any other vegetable; I don't particularly like asparagus either, so the very nice waitress asked if I would want kale. I said sure. The fish came out with fresh kale and a few slices of tomato. It was ok, but I would have like some kind of cooked vegetable; I did not want another salad with my meal. The waitress and staff were very accommodating and we enjoyed the wine and because it was early, 6pm on a Friday night, it was not noisy and we enjoyed the entire experience.
I am generally not one to leave restaurant reviews, but this place is worth the trip. The food and the wine list are consistently quite good -- I have been here a half dozen times thus far and always leave happy!
My personal favorites: the burrata, meatballs and the gnocchi.
My boyfriend and I have been going to In Vino for the past 5 years - it never disappoints us! The food and service is always amazing. Definitely reccommend this little hole in the wall restuarant to anyone who loves a great Italian meal and a nice bottle of wine to go with it!
My only complaint was that it is itty bitty and the tables are closely packed. Whew, that out of the way, the food was fabulous. An absolutely amazing wine list and although I am generally knowledgeable about wine, the list is all Italian, so I deferred to their recommendations with price/preference guidelines. Beautiful wine at < $100 with the food. I had the papardelle (gorgeous) and then had one of the best steaks that I've had in years (sadly, couldn't finish, but a street person also had an awesome meal). We were visiting NYC; but recommended it to our daughter who lives there & we recommend places to her only on occasion.
In Vino offers an excellent dining experience. The menu of authentic Italian foods was plentiful and each dish we tasted was "a party in our mouths". Delicious! The wine list was superior and varied. The servers were very knowledgeable about the wines and willing to make suggestions. The ambiance was cozy and friendly. Over all, a superior dining experience.
We were looking for a casual place to get some good italian food and we found In Vino through a Google search. It came recommended so we gave it a shot after clicking through some photos of neighborhood restaurants, and selecting this one based on price, and the fact that there were no stuffy white table cloths.
In Vino is dark, rustic, candlelit and great for a date or a small group of friends. We even saw one guy bring in his mother and sat her at the bar - everyone was very friendly and laid back. If you are in a rush for your food, this is not the place for you- it is definitely a leisurely pace type setting.
Food was excellent, with smallish but very filling portions.
Unassuming front........perfect sized restaurant, locals at the maybe 10 seat bar.......great wine list and great food. 3 old friends for dinner who've been doing this for 30 years........we had 2 bottles of wine we've never had before, one of us had the special risotto, one had the ravioli and one had the pasta with ragu......all cleaned our plates! Just a delightful Christmas party dinner for us! Thank you In Vino.
This place was excellent! I arrived early for my date and sat at the bar trying out different wines. Turns out the owner was serving me and he was insanely knowledgable about all the different wines they had, which shows that he's extremely passionate about wine. As for the actual restaurant, its small but perfect for a romantic date. The food is great, excellent wine selection, and ambience of the place really let me connect with my date. Also, the servers were great. Definite recommend!
Regarding atmosphere: Although the seats are wooden and could not be considered sumptuous, we were comfortable. The ceiling is a curved stucco grotto-like affair about 18 feet up. The overall ambience is cozy and intimate. When the place fills up, the noise level rises, but we could still talk.
We had a liter bottle of chianti which was very good and enough for five of us to have about a glass a half. Dinner (3 apps and 5 pasta entrees) and wine came to about $150 before tip - an amazing value. Portions were moderate except for the lasagna which was large. Great pasta.
This place attracts a young, hip crowd and although our group is a few years away from getting theirs hips replaced we felt comfortable and enjoyed In Vino.
My boyfriend and I trucked it to NYC to have a dinner and see a show for a birthday celebration. Although In Vino was a great restaurant, I wouldn't recommend it if you need to be in the theatre district at a specific time. It took us about 45 minutes to get to the show via a cab.
However, the experience and the food was great. We HIGHLY recommend the truffle ravioli. It simply melted in your mouth and the flavors were amazing. We started out with 2 appetizers and a salad then shared 2 different pasta dishes. Unfortunately we didn't have time for dessert, but the bill was very reasonable for what we got.
The atmosphere is very romantic and just perfect for what we were looking for.
We tried two starters and two mains; the food was average. No noticeable flavours for dishes that would have been expected to have some (e.g. burrata, artichokes). The pasta was overcooked. The setting is actually quite uncomfortable (narrow tables, wooden benches with paper-thin "cushions") in spite of the seemingly romantic rustic atmosphere. Very disappointing.
Waaaay East in the East Village, there is a place where you'd expect to sit next to a rocker. A gritty rocker who appreciates great wines and superb food, that is. Because Il Vino has a wine list almost as big as the phone book (remember phone books?) and a menu that, while small, offers some pretty delicious items. But first, the ambiance: you're greeted at the door of this cozy cave-like space by a long-haired handsome guy. You taste the wine, a delicious red from a region in Italy you've never heard of, much less been to. It went down perfectly with the osso bucco and the rack of lamb. Both were amazingly good. Just the thing to enjoy while listening to Tom Waits.
Lovely ambience with friendly personable staff. The owner was there and sent a glass of wine to the table for me to try while I was waiting for the other guests. He later came by to see how the dinner was going. I have been here three times, and it is a perfect spot for a quiet dinner. They play 60's hits and jazz in the background. The ravioli with mushroom, truffle sauce is the best.
I picked this restaurant because I wanted to try their lamb ragu...and I was not disappointed! Our server knew both the extensive wine list and menu well and was able to make very informed recommendations. The food was flavorful and fresh and delicious! Quite easily one of my new favorite restaurants!
This was my second time at In Vino in the past two years and they never disappoint! The food is always excellently prepared, the servers are quite knowledgable about the extensive wine list, and the atmosphere is cozy and comfortable. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an excellent Italian dinner!
This is my favorite restaurant in NYC. The food is great (porcini mushroom ravioli and the shrimp with pasta dish are my favorites), and reasonably priced. It has a huge wine list. I don't really know too much about wines generally, but the staff is super knowledgeable and very friendly. Whatever they recommend is always great. The staff is also the right mix of friendly, but professional - service has not once been a problem and I have been here at least 10 times. Totally not pretentious like you might get at some other restaurants. Can't wait to go back.
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