Il Vizio Ristorante

4.3
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129 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Il Vizio was formed in 2010 by Luigi Prudente, a young and ambitious man with a lifelong dream of becoming a restaurateur. Luigi along with Chef Gilberto set out to create an entirely unique entity in the restaurant business that not only provided the best in authentic Italian cuisine, but also caused a revolution in the way Family Style dining would be viewed. For 4.5 years, together they formed a successful restaurant, earning themselves a reputation of outstanding food, and exceptional service. Il Vizio has 15 employees, including management, kitchen and wait staff, and is in the process of acquiring its second location. When it comes to the restaurant business, no one knows operations more intimately than Luigi, with his unique experience further detailed in the report, Luigi has a unique and magnetic demeanor that has been a valuable asset to the success of his company.
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NickF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional service.
Exceptional food.
Everything was perfect.
Thank you to our server Fernando for the extraordinary service and great entree suggestions.
The Branzino Oreganato was exceptional. As was the Spaghetti with Garlic/Oil and shrimp with crabmeat.
A must try fine dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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Disappointed
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience1

2 hr wait for food -- even with a reservation -- no one came to give us a menu - I had to get up and get my own menu -- and after ordering food - it took almost an hour

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vipNancyD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It was nothing to talk about mite salmon didn't taste so good.

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Melissa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

My husband and I have been wanting to try this restaurant since it opened. Looks like it’s a one and done for us. I seriously don’t know what all the hoopla is. I ordered the chicken parmigiana which had no taste at all PLUS it didn’t even come with pasta! I’ve never gone to an Italian restaurant without pasta to go along with your chicken/veal etc. My husband got a special dish, which was shrimp over pasta. It cost over $40 but looked like it was worth $15. Total waste of time and money.

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vipDMP99
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit. Food was absolutely delicious, service excellent. Prices a little high but we will definitely be back!

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vipWolfie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoy the food service etc !!

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JaneR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is great at Il Vizio. Waiters are very friendly and very attentive to your service.

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vipMakeItTasty
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First visit to Il Vizio in Massapequa on Broadway. We were a group of four and we shared a couple of appetizers before having our entrees. Each of us enjoyed our meals. A couple of us brought home leftovers. Our server was excellent. Our food was good. This restaurant was formerly a Friendly's and you don't have to worry about that when you stop in here as the place was really overhauled. We didn't sit at the bar for any time but when you first walk in it is one the first things that will catch your eye. It is a beautiful bar and there are a couple of nice TVs. We didn't have dessert but our waiter offered us complimentary after dinner drinks and we did order Limoncellos. It was a relaxing way to end our evening.

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StefanieV
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here as a family for New Year’s Eve. It was amazing! The food, the service and the waiter. I don’t recall his name but he was very attentive to my kids and even served food to them that wasn’t on the menu. We will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Staff was friendly . Service was excellent.

KM
vipKevinM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service

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vipMep0198
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We have been to Il Vizio quite a few times and if this experience was our first, we would not go back. I ordered something from the menu that looked nothing like the description on the menu. Our easier said he would correct it and what he returned with was worse. He was fabulous before the food exchange, after he delivered the berry unsatisfactory meal, we didn’t see him again. We will go back bc everyone else in our party was pleased with their food as we always have been.

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JayM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here several times in the past 3 years and every time it's a very enjoyable experience. We even had my wife's baby shower here two years ago and couldn't have been happier. This past Saturday night we went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We hung by the bar for a half hour enjoying martinis, the bartenders were both very attentive and conversational with us. After we sat down our waiter was just the right mix of funny, attentive, and helpful, without ever feeling intrusive or hovering. At one point the owner came over and chatted with us for several minutes as well and it didn't at all feel like it was forced, more like he was an old friend just dropping by to say hi and chat for a few minutes. And the food was absolutely delicious. From appetizer to dinner to dessert, everything was just great.

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FrankV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great time. Great food and service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for the dinner and physic night. The service was outstanding and the readings were so weird! I haven't been read in over 10 years. I was nervous, the whole time! I heard some things that I have been wanting to hear and I heard some things that NO ONE could have known unless I told them. I did not tell anyone any of it! It was well organized, the food was good and it was a great night out!

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HanyM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good,but took to long to be served even for appetizers and it wasn't a busy night,Waiter/Bartender guy was not attentive, disappeared for long periods, and was just rushing.
Over priced for the product.

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SharonF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super friendly and attentive staff, very helpful with menu suggestions. Everything we had was fantastic, The mozzarella francese, and skirt steak with Gorgonzola were standouts. I would definitely recommend Il Vizio for small gatherings, large groups, and special occasions. Buon appetito!

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vipFayeandme
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second experience here and we walked away both times very satisfied. This is definitely a “Hidden GEM”.

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JamesD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Good food - but very pricey. Nose level was ridiculous. We all had sore throats from just trying to have a normal conversation. We will not return.

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CazzoPazzo
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find!!!!!

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vipKatherineG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding and the service excellent

JP
vipJohnP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was good however, one of the specials was to have fish and a lobster. The waiter came out and said they have no more lobsters (Thursday night?) but would add other fish to make up for it. We were also never told the dish could feed 2-3 people and 2 people order it separate. it was way too much food and a waste of food. Also I think because the plates were so big the fish may have been overcooked a little. In addition, the cost of $60 should have been if the lobster was part of it. They did not take anything off for not having lobster. I think it was up to the restaurant to lets us know that a special could feed 2-3 people and they should as matter of courtesy, let you know the cost of the specials.

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vipGrumpy
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overpriced

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vipBill
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t ask for a better dining experience. Everything was just perfect

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Apples
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Unfortunately we went in with high hopes since we had been here before. It was our anniversary and I was in the mood for rack of lamb. I requested it to be prepared "medium". It was prepared properly, but tasted like it might have been re-heated and was cooked with no seasoning. It was extremely dry. The accompanying broccoli rabe was also bland with no taste at all. My husband ordered the "stuffed veal chop". What he received was very good, but was not as presented on the menu. It was veal pounded thin, breaded and topped with cheese and sauce (sort of like veal parm). Definitely not what he expected. Our anniversary dinner was not at all satisfactory. It might be a long time before we return to this location.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very happy with all aspects of this dining experience. The food is always outstanding. I have tried many different selections and have yet to be disappointed. If I was asked to include a negative it would be that it is a bit pricey.

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Diane
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our first visit was a very pleasant experience. It was 2PM so definitely not crowded. Our server was very knowledgeable on the explanations. All our meals were delicious and will definitely return.

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MissL
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

This was our second visit. This visit didn't measure up in service or food. The salmon was overdone. The server didn't ask if we would like another drink. The lamb chops were good. The brozino gets smaller and smaller yet price is The same. The vegetarian dish came out after the other meals were served several minutes prior. Very pricey average $80 per person and one person did not drink.

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RichardD
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

best vodka sauce I've ever had next to my daughters. Nice portions and good service'

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was unbelievable This is a great place for any occasion

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vipAndreaL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Though the staff was pleasant, they were distracted by what appeared to be a large party of owners who were catered to. We waited 1 1/2 hours for our entrees amid several apologies by the staff. They offered us complimentary desert and coffee to atone for this, which was very nice. However, their special pasta was dry - hardly any sauce. The chicken scarp was just that - chicken. And though tasty, it had nothing else. The veal ptarmigan was rather salty. The salad was good, but there were far too many olives. Maybe they should have been pitted if so many were in the salad.

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Cathy
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We really enjoyed the food, unfortunately the service was not the greatest. We had a long wait for someone to take our order, when we finally did have our order taken it took forever to come out. The restaurant was not busy. It was my party of 8 and another table of 4. 3 loud people at the bar. We had the same experience when we first came in, we figured we would try it again. The only saving grace is the food is very good.

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stevenc
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

One of the worst dinning experiences I have ever had. Our waitress who was blond was rude, gave false information and really did not know the menu. Was told she was on LOAN from your other location. We were a table of 4 for 6 :00 PM on Saturday, June 22. When we walked in a were brought to our table it was obvious that there were 3 chairs at the table. I HAD to ask for a 4th Chair. When I sat on my chair it was rocking and obvious was broken, I had to ask and it was like I had to get permission. Every description of the menu was totally different then what was we were told or expected. I came on a personal recommendation by two separate referrals and I will NEVER return. THE absolute WORST . Don't know how you're still in business with a Second location. You need to get things straight before expanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Didn’t rush you . Food was very good. Drinks took along time. Overall it was ok, nothing special that I would rush back for. I will say the fried calamari was good as was the Joe Mozz. Linguini with white clan sauce was more garlic than clam, but was good, again nothing special. Limoncellos at the end were delicious and refreshing. All in all good food for the price not rushing back

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GaryG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going since they opened. Food and service is awesome. I prefer during the week when it’s less crowded as it can get a bit noisy. Love it

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MichaelM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Our waiter Dan gave us a history of Italy (was from Italy). Dinner couldn’t have been better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both superb.considering it was Father's Day and very very busy the food was still delicious and the staff very attentive.

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ll Vizio never disappoints. We had a reservation and sat right away. Staff is very attentive. Food is fantastic. Love the place.

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Il Vizio Ristorante is rated 4.3 stars by 129 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.