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La Vigna Restaurant & Bar

4.5
299 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Modern European
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(718) 268-4264
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Giuseppe Vitale
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
70th Drive
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Public transit
Q54
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine
What 299 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Food and service are quite good. Special dinner is reasonably priced and ample portions.
Will return again.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Love, love this restaurant. Delicious food, great service,!and very cozy.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The caesar salad was ok. The waiter said the dressing had anchovies but I doubt it. My fish was ok, but not ultra fresh. Good for pasta dishes. Good service, reasonable wine prices. Good all around, but not great.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Excellent experience as always. The specials were great, and delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It was my niece’s 25th birthday. As usual, the food was fantastic. Our number 1 restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great food and service. Never had a bad meal here. Homemade pastas are great!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Amazing food, and great service. A wonderful local restaurant, we will be making reservations again very soon! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

As usual. Very delicious and enjoyable. Come here once a month. Staff is great.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food is consistently delicious and well prepared. The wait staff are friendly and attentive which makes it a pleasure to dine there. If you haven't dined there, you are missing out on a wonderful experience. What are you waiting for?!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Food is always beautifully prepared. Delicious. Staff always friendly.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Great appetizers. Excellent service. Reasonably priced and great entrees. Nice little neighborhood restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Very good. Quiet. Romantic

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food and ambiance

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was great and the service was good.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

this was a birthday lunch, but it happened to fall on Valentines Day. We thought they would have the price fixed lunch noted on the web site. unfortunately not. the everyday price fixed lunch menu was more interesting and much less expensive than Valentine's Day offer. for example, the every day had filet of sole. Valentines day. had salmon but it was farmed and at a price which exceeded its quality. but the service and people were very nice. we will try again.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner as usual. The service is the best and I can never think of anything negative to say about LaVigna. We have been going there for years .

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

La Vigna may be a victim of it's own success--it's become too popular (and thus overcrowded). Our main course seemed to have gotten lost--others who came in after us were finishing theirs when we started complaining. When the food finally came out, it seemed hastily prepared. The manager apologized and said he would make it up to me, but did nothing. They probably need to take less reservations.

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

I was disappointed. We went there for my mom's 93rd birthday. I asked for something special for her dessert. One waiter brought over the dessert with a candle - they did not sing Happy Birthday. About 20 minutes later someone else in the restaurant also had a birthday and all the waiters went to their table and sang Happy Birthday. Not a good way to treat customers - favoring one over another. Also, the service was slow. Pricey for our neighborhood. Would not go back again.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Our go to restaurant for a great meal and wonderful service.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

As usual food was great and service super. Love this restaurant. Don't need to go to the city for good food. It's here.

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Great neighborhood Italian in Forest Hills, Queens. Excellent food and friendly service. We will be back often...

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food and service. Had a very nice New Year's dinner

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

La Vigna is our favorite restaurant. Food is delicious, service fantastic.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

This was our second Christmas coming here. Both memorable. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Love La Vigna. Raul is great

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food! Great waiters! Especially Raul! Christmas dinner with friends every year!

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Took my friend for her 60th birthday. Like the last time, the food was superb and delicious. Three of us ordered the specials (appetizer and entrée) which were fantastic. Not a morsel was left on our plates. This was only my second time, but I have told many people to check LaVigna out because it's a wonderful place to dine. Thank you again for making my friend's birthday special (your staff sang to her) and for another outrageously delicious meal. Until the next time...

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Always delicious
Great service ! Go there for our special occasions

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellence in all areas. We love this resturant. It's like going to grandpa's house.

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Love this place!! I can't wait to go back again!!

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Service and food are consistently great. A neighborhood gem. We appreciate the people who work here.

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

This was our 3rd visit. Excellent food, excellent service. Word to the wise. Make a reservation. Saw quite a few walk-ins turned away.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

I was very impressed with the fine cuisine. We had grilled octopus for an appetizer which was delicious. All the entrees were amazing. The tomato sauce was so fresh. We all loved the food. We had a great time. I highly recommend La Vigna.

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2017

As usual food was great. Anthony is so nice and my favorite waiter (forget his name) makes you feel so special. A little too loud today due to a funeral..but that's ok still treated nice and service still great

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Good food and attentive service. Creative Italian dishes for a nice dinner in the neighborhood.

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

The food as always was very good. Nice cocktails. The server was a bit rushed throughout the evening......didn't feel he was very attentive. Overall, good experience.....second time been in in a month. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Always great the food is always very good. The service is always very good would recommend to anyone

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Food was terrific. The filet of sole stuffed w/ crabmeat was fresh, flavorful and succulent. Service friendly and accommodating. Atmosphere warm and lovely.

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3.0Dined on October 17, 2017

The first time I was here I enjoyed a great, moist chicken paillard which they serve topped with arugula salad. Lovely. The other times were in the afternoon, shared with a friend: zabaglione, coffee and Benedictine. Lovely.

This time, an evening with a friend. What was enjoyed: the leisurely pace ( a little slow for her but we had a lot to catch up on) and the relatively quiet and nice ambiance. What was less enjoyed: a salad 'ala Vigna' - so chopped up, it did a severe disservice to the ingredients - a chicken paillard which was so overcooked it was leather-like; they did not have the appetizers we originally wanted (on their menu) - tho their baked clams were very good - nor did they have the chocolate cake (ala Vigna). How does one run out of chocolate cake??

My friend does not wish to return, but I would - understanding the limitations and with a certain trepidation. I just like the feel of the place - but the next time that paillard comes up dry as bone, I'll return it vs chewing through it.

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Culinary erotica! Wish I could eat there every night.

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