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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.

215 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10009
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Bet. Avenue A & B

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 539-1011

Website:
http://www.invino-ny.com/

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).

Executive Chef:
James Kelly

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

Additional:
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

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4.1

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4.1

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4.0

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4.1

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4.3

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2014

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2014

Awesome food. Awesome wine. Awesome service. When ever looking for good times and good food in a no-rush enjoy yourself atmosphere, this is the place to go.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 30, 2014

The wine list is what brought us there, but the food and service kept us there all night! Great spot, highly recommend!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2014

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 9, 2014

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 29, 2014

Terrific food and an imaginative wine list.
Our foodie friends from Baltimore enjoyed it as much as we did.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 21, 2014

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 15, 2014

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 13, 2014

First visit and found the food was well prepared, well presented, and delicious. The big wine list offered many complimentary selections at all price points. We will be back soon, bringing friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2014

I didn't have the food (so I just marked it as fair but I'm sure it's delish), but went for a wine class and it was very enjoyable! Food looked delish! Wine list is AMAZING, and they know their wines!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2014

I have been coming to this restaurant for years. Its a small but fantastic restaurant. The italian food is some of the best in the east village. Worth a shot if you haven't tried it yet!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 15, 2014

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2014

Cool atmosphere, but ...
90 degree and hard, the seats are very uncomfortable.
No bottle of wine below $40.
Calimari and Kale with citrus vinaigrette, delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2014

Been going here for 5 years, always love the food and the ambiance. Great for a date

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 10, 2014

The food was excellent! The porcini ravioli was absolutely amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 10, 2014

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2013

Amazing nice little restaurant in the east village. Super cozy. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Key West)·Dined on December 21, 2013

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2013

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2013

Great service with staff that know their wine and are completely unpretentious about it. Great food, too.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2013

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!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2013

Took my wife here on our first date. Love going as the food is amazing, and the wine is equally as good!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 23, 2013

outstanding wine list, food and service in a laid back but energizing setting....the wine and food prices are so very reasonable for NYC

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2013

Service was just OK- we felt ignored for most of the experience. Also there was no heat on so it was pretty freezing in the restaurant. Food was great though!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2013

The food was delicious and reasonably priced. Wines are private import and focus is on Italy. The staff is young, friendly and unpretentious yet passionate about wine and food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2013

Excellent quality. Keep coming back for more, and the gnocchi keep getting better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2013

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.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2013

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2013

I've been to in vino several times and have never had a bad meal or experience. It's one of my favorite places. The ravioli is a must!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2013

Everyone in my party LOVED their food. THe Lasagna, the Osso bucco, the Burata, just great. The wait staff could have been a tiny bit more attentive (we had to 'get their attention' to get water, 2nd of drinks) - other than that great food and value!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on September 26, 2013

Great service and amazing food!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2013

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.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2013

Extremely extensive wine list, divided by regions in Italy. If you have the time and experience to parse through it, definitely worth it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2013

Great meal, service and value!!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 20, 2013

Noisy when full & service is forgetful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2013

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2013

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2013

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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