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About La Vigna Restaurant & Bar

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.

100-11 Metropolitan Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 11375
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Modern European

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
70th Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 268-4264

Website:
http://www.lavignany.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking available after 5 pm on Fridays and Saturdays

Public Transit:
Q54

Executive Chef:
Giuseppe Vitale

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wine

La Vigna Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (16)
Special Occasion (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
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Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for a Date (11)
Casual (9)
Romantic (8)
Cozy (7)
Authentic (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Business Meals (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Healthy (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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

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ambience4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Love La Vigna. Raul is great

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food4
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Always delicious
Great service ! Go there for our special occasions

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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food4
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service5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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food4
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service3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Culinary erotica! Wish I could eat there every night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Hot Spot
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Chef Giuseppe is marvelous.Good is fresh and delicious

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

La Vigna is always outstanding. The food is plentiful and delicious and the servers are attentive, professional and friendly. We were celebrating a birthday and unasked, dessert was brought with a candle in it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Going to La Vigna is like going to ones family's home Everyone treats you like family Always a pleasure went we go there.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants, the food is excellent, as is the service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food and services. They make you feel comfortable,and welcome.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Food was excellent and enjoyed by all. The restaurant was very gracious to a large party celebration.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Birthday for my mom

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

This restaurant is a gem hidden away in Queens. We're always looking for good restaurants in Queens near relatives, and this restaurant never disappoints. The food is delicious, the menu creative, and the wine list stands up to any Manhattan restaurant's. I highly recommend La Vigna.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Dinner was good and restaurant was accommodating but the service was slow and I didn't feel the food was amazing. Maybe I need to give it another shot but I'd say I prefer Portofino over this place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

La Vigna is our go to restaurant. The food is excellent, as is the service & cocktails. Very nice wine list.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Carefully prepared Italian food with fresh seasonal ingredients. Try th especials or the salmon or the tilapia. Speical appetizer with eggplant and cheese was out of this world. Very attentive service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was good but service was lacking. Despite having a reservation, there was a delay in being seated although restaurant was not full. After a ten minute wait, we had to gesture frantically just to get a menu. We later noted that we were never served the complimentary cheese and olives that appeared on other tables. Seems like if you are not a regular, service suffers. We are often in that neighborhood and might have considered returning if we had been more welcome.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Excellent experience. The food was outstanding and all the meals were perfectly cooked - and our dinners ranged from fish, to chicken to pasta. Service was attentive and first rate. I highly recommend for a special occasion. Really can't go wrong with this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Went here before the Tom Petty show at Forest Hills. Great experience. The service was prompt and attentive but you didn't feel rushed at all. The food was outstanding and the wine as well. Excellent value. If I lived around here I'd be a regular.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

As usual, the meal was delicious! We shared the burrata appetizer, orecchiette, and the shrimp. Everything was great! They made an accommodation for the shrimp , as one of us is allergic to wine, and the dish was incredibly flavorful without the wine. Service is very friendly and professional. The restaurant also offers a prix fixe lunch menu at a great value. Wonderful meal!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

La Vigna is the best, terrific food, service is terrific. Best in the neighborhood

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Haven't been back here in quite a number of years. We went with a couple of the specials and they were good. Service is on point and portions are perfect. Had the baked clams that were yummy and burrata with tomato and peppers...awesome. I ordered the chicken and the chicken itself was good but the sauce was on the salty side. Husband got the penne Bolognese and he said it was good but not the flavor profile he was used to. Shared a piece of Italian cheesecake and it was good. Very good coffee. "Valet" parking outside was useless fortunately it was also unnecessary. The guy had earphones in an never even moved off the wall to assist. Parked in the lot next door only to read when we got to the restaurant that we would be towed. Asked the guy if parking was there and he shrugged yes. Got back in the car and parked on the avenue.

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food3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The food was delicious, as usual. We had a salad and each of us ordered one of the specials. There was plenty of food to share and taste everything. We waited at the bar for our table to be ready and it did not take too long. Our waiter was friendly and attentive.
We did notice that it was VERY noisy. But it was a Saturday night.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Fabulous service. Delicious food. Definitely returning soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great food and staff. The noise level can get overwhelming at times.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great food always and wonderful waiters. Outstanding specials, there always a surprise and not disappointing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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