La Vigna Restaurant & Bar

4.6
448 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 448 people are saying
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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
1 review
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
22 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
7 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
2 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
9 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
23 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
23 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
1 review
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
23 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
74 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
140 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
23 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.

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christinel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food good service nice people Good value

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vipLisaR
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LaVigna is our favorite place to eat. We enjoyed the most delicious dinner as always and the service was amazing. Thank you Vinny.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best kept secret in Forest Hills. Such a lovely restaurant and the food is fabulous.

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Gourmeteater
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It never disappoints...delicious food. Gets crowded really fast on a Saturday night. Make a reservation the da before...

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vipLisaR
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome night out as usual. Food was delicious and exceptional service.

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Queenkaren
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for dinner on New Year's Eve. They offered a lovely a la carte menu with something to please all of us. The service was attentive without being intrusive or hovering. The food was delicious and the prices reasonable. Also very easy to find parking. Big thumbs up!

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Cpboop
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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vipgregorys
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our table was ready on time, Service was attentive, but not overbearing. The staff knew what items were no longer available. The three of us enjoyed our meal which could be ordered Prix fixe. I would definitely return.

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Luseana
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Christmas Day- limited menu. Some Items were $1 more than price listed ( wine and dessert) on menu. Service was really slow but that was ok because I wasn’t in a hurry By 4:30 pm they had run out of several menu items so choices were even more limited. The restaurant was packed and it seemed like the servers couldn’t keep up with all the demands people were making. I have never been there before so I don’t know what a non-holiday is like. I would definitely go back again because it was very good overall. I really enjoyed my tilapia stuffed with spinach and goat cheese.

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Pengypal
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to place for Christmas Eve. Great experience!

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AliceP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing!!!! Ambience was warm and cozy!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Consistently good drinks, food and service. They sat us at the reservation time, took our drink and main course order in a very prompt, efficient manner (as we are accustomed to at LaVigna). Thanks.

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JamesK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

A nice meal spoiled by a manager spending his time with loud regulars, declining to honor valid coupon & reneging on offer to substitute desert to all members of party.

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vipLisaR
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome night out as always. Thank Vinny for the great service! See you again soon.

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vipJCNY
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took parents out to eat for lunch. Parents had lunch special, which was not only a great value at $17.99 for appetizer and main, but delicious too. Hubby and I had salad and pasta items a la carte. Everything was delicious and our server was amazing. Only thing was that he seemed to be the only waiter on at the time, but he was speedy and still attentive and kind. Would definitely go back and recommend.

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GeorgeP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and service was excellent. Waiter was attentive to our needs. Fair price for the valve

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 448 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.