La Vigna Restaurant & Bar

4.6
464 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Located on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills, an upcoming Restaurant row is La Vigna Restaurant featuring Chef/Owner Giuseppe Vitale’s masterful interpretation of Italian cuisine. With the walls painted in the warm golden tones of an Italian villa and huge wood framed mirrors which expand the intimate space, it is perfect for smaller dinner parties. La Vigna also features a beautiful wooden bar with an excellent selection of Italian and Californian wines.

Chef Vitale, born in Naples, was a chef for Lidia Bastianich for many years, learning the mastery of her techniques at Felidia, Becco and her original location in Forest Hills, Bona Via. La Vigna's cuisine combines the ingredients of traditional Italian home cooking with a sophisticated touch haute cuisine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 464 people are saying
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLisaR
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner as always! Our favorite place to be on Friday night. Thank you Anthony!

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vipwmhenry
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sweet little Queens restaurant! Nice wine list. Food was excellent and service was attentive. We will be going back soon.

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Saltlickforhumans
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The restaurant was pretty empty but we didn't get bread on the table until 10 minutes into our being seated. The food we ordered was the Chicken Marsala, Chicken Parmigiana and the Veal with prosciutto. The Marsala and Veal were extremely salty, which begs the question why add more salt to something that has prosciutto? The waiter was asked if the Marsala dish was gluten free and we were told "yes". My body's reaction to it says "no". The vegetable sides that came with the dishes were about 6-8 pieces and tasted pretty raw. Even the drink that was ordered tasted like the glass wasn't properly cleaned from soap residue. The restaurant did not have the air conditioning on during a hot day, which also made the experience a bit underwhelming.
Overall not a good experience at all.

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vipLindaB
New York Area
160 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely superb! Although everything was wonderful, the pappardelle with mushroom sauce is what dreams are made of! Scrumptious down to the last morsel. The sole stuffed with crab and shrimp, which I thought would be heavy/rich for summer, was surprisingly light and flavorful. We also had sole meunière and asparagus au gratin which also did not disappoint. The staff was attentive without hovering and the evening was a treat.

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vipMikem
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

nice looking restaurant inside, you might miss it from the outside. menu had a lot of good choices. they also had a lot of specials 4 app, 5 entrees.

we had the salmon carpaccio which was delicious, some arugula, fresh salmon, almost like a ceviche, but better than that, as it wasnt so liquidy. we had the pollo a la vecchia which was very good. the chicken cordon bleu was absolutely delicious, highly reccommend. dessert was delicious. nice relaxing place, definitely should try

Also note - the prices were very reasonable .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always go there for a great meal

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vipLisaR
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Vigna was delicious as always, it is one of our regular places to go. Thank you Anthony and the staff for a great night out.

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vipLauraS
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The place needed a good sweep. The manager wasn’t pleasant bordering on rude unless you are a regular. He wasn’t on top of things. The food was good. Overwhelmed waiter tried his best to serve us. I would not return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

23rd anniversary.

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vipLisaR
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as always! One of our favorite places to have dinner.

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ThomasL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Vigna uses only the freshest ingredients and prepares its meals individually upon being ordered. That increases the bright flavors and quality recipes its chef uses with its basically Northern Italian menu. And in a pricey New York City market, it's prices are unusually reasonable.

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KathleenP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was delicious.

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Tmckinne
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food is phenomenal although the service was slow.

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vipLisaR
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner as always and amazing service! Thank you!

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arlenec
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been customers of La Vigna for many years and we are never disappointed. The food is always wonderful. The staff is friendly and their service is impeccable. If you are looking for a great Italian restaurant, please make your next visit to La Vigna. You won't be sorry.

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vipCrimmper
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to La Vigna for a few years. Never had a bad meal here.

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Alexis
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was outstanding and we absolutely loved every dish we tried. The wine was great too. The place was clean and nicely decorated, and all members of staff were really friendly and helpful. The only two drawbacks: our coke tasted really funny and when we asked to replace it, they said they don’t have any canned or bottled coke. Also, a member of staff who was serving us, kept his mask on at all times but sometimes didn’t cover his nose, which made us feel unsafe. Apart from that, it’s a great place and the food was outstanding!

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MichaelH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Always a great dining place.

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cathyt
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to LaVigna. The staff is wonderful and food is always outstanding.

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vipLisaR
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious as always and the service was great!

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WilliamR
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

La Vigna never disappoints. Great food, wonderful service.

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vippalmaski
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great food and drinks. Very nice staff. Brink back the weekly pri fix.

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vipCrimmper
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad my wife and I found this place. We have be coming here for a few years now. All of the staff are friendly and attentive. The food is always excellent be it indoors or outdoors.

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cathyt
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and service. The food and staff are outstanding

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vipCoryArlington
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Three of us had a delicious meal. This is my second time dining in back-terrace area of La Vigna in COVID-19 times. First time was very nice. Second time even better. Service was professional, warm, courteous and safe. Menu has expanded. We went in the early evening and by the time we were leaving every table was occupied. We shared Mushroom Risotto, Sole piccata and Filet Mignonette with mild black pepper sauce and ended with a Cappuccino Tartufo for dessert.

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vipLisaR
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating was very comfortable, we can’t wait to go back soon.

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vipFHDiner
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Vigna is a neighborhood gem with traditional Italian food. Service is always professional and friendly.

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NereydaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and great food

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vipLisaR
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Vigna was amazing as usual. It is our favorite Friday night spot. Thank you Vinny for the great service.

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marinan
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place excellent food good service cozy atmosphere

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LarryC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Took my husband out for Valentine’s Day last Friday and it was not as expected. Maybe because it was a “holiday” but the service was horrendous. It took several attempts for my husband to get a lemon martini that was palatable. Only after asking for what we saw others were being served as a lemon martini did they get it close to being right. Maybe because we are an interracial gay couple. I would hope not. I will say that the food was an unexpected surprise. We had the mussels and clam appetizer as well as the mozzarella and tomato. Both were excellent, seasoned well and very enjoyable. The chicken rollatini was also very good. And the Nutella cake for dessert was warm and moist. But I cannot get over how bad the service was. Once seated it took 15 minutes for a waiter to come over to take our drink order and at least that much time to get our drinks. And some time after that to get a proper lemon martini. Some more time passed before we got bread and another 15 minutes before we ordered dinner. Because service was so slow and it took 3 hours to finish dinner. I will say that the owner was extremely apologetic and did compensate us for the overall bad experience. Maybe they were overwhelmed and understaffed but for me even if the food is outstanding, the bad service is what sticks with you when you leave. Not sure I would go back. Leaning more towards probably not.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Valentine’s Day

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StephenT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian restaurant in NYC that's not overpriced and not impossible to get a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

La Vigna is a very homey Italian restaurant which left me extremely satisfied not only with the taste and freshness of the food, but also the incredible atmosphere and feel.

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AnitaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Great service, great food! Best Pear Martini!

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vipLisaR
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and service were awesome as usual. Thank you Vinny!

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vipMAGS
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

If you like overly salted food - this is the place for you. La Vigna - a small neighborhood spot used to be so much better. Now it's just salt on a plate. Will not be going back.

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vipDenny
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best neighborhood Italian restaurants around. Surprisingly extensive list of specials even on a weeknight. Attentive, professional service, entire menu and wine selections are nicely priced. And it’s quiet enough that one can actually carry on a conversation! Food is consistently excellent ... I HIGHLY RECOMMEND La Vigna.

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vipLisaR
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing specials and great service! Thank you as always for a fabulous Friday night.

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Gepetto
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! The food was very well prepared, great service, nice relaxing atmosphere.

FAQs

La Vigna Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 268-4264.

La Vigna Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 464 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.