La vista ristorante Italiano

4.4
261 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to La Vista Ristorante. Come enjoy authentic Italian cuisine in a warm and inviting atmosphere. From the most savory seafood to fresh pasta dishes and mouthwatering steak, veal and chicken selections... all cooked to perfection. And there is no turning away the dessert menu, filled with homemade creations from our pastry chef. Plan an intimate dinner for two or a celebration for up to 150 guests at La Vista .
**WE WILL BE OFFERING A MOTHERS DAY BRUNCH PRIX FIX MENU**
$35 PER PERSON
**WE WILL BE OFFERING A MOTHERS DAY DINNER PRIX FIX MENU**
$75 PER PERSON
WE LOOK FORWARD TO CELEBRATING THE MOTHERS DAY WITH YOU!!
Please See Above For Menu Details, You Can Contact Us For Any Questions You May Have. Reservations are highly recommended, Thank You !!
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience

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PaulW1939
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable environment. Courteous, attentive service staff. Wide variety of regular menu choices. Generous portions. Many wonderful evening dinner specials. Only problem if there is one, is remembering them all.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipNYDiner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was ridiculously poor- took 1/2 hour to get menus, another 20 minutes after that to get drinks, and didn’t get served dinner until two hours after we arrived. Extremely inattentive staff made it worse. No one seemed to care.

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GregB
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I would say it was good but not great. Service was good and everyone is friendly. Worth trying so you and have your own opinion. Desert was fantastic!

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KayeV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

On our first visit in 2020, the service was slow but the food was excellent. On our second visit, the service was great but the food was average. We waited a year for our third visit, which is likely our last. The special pork dish was overcooked on one end, undercooked on the other, and served cooler than room temperature (yes, we told the waiter but he had no viable solution). The Capellini Aragosta (angel hair pasta in a lobster sauce with fresh lobster meat and a touch of cream and cognac) is a small portion for $26 and had very little lobster. I could taste other fish mixed into the dish. Plus, we told them in advance that it was our anniversary but we might as well have told them we were celebrating Wednesday since we got no special table, service or greeting.

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Fundy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Shrimp Risotto was not good. The scampi sauce was not fresh. Kind of had a freezer burn taste.

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WensleyM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and great specials with fresh fish and good pasta dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We all had the home made fettuccine with fresh mushrooms and tomatoes. It was excellent as was the beet salad. Service was professional and very nice

JF
vipJoanF
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I thought meal quality used to be better. Enjoyed but not as much as before . Gin and tonic did not seem to contain that much gin, especially at $17.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there once before. Everyone is so nice and responsive. Food is outstanding and fairly priced.
A great dining experience!

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Joeyedge
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food was disappointing. The Sauce a brown tasteless sauce. The veal was mediocre. My wife’s And my friends felt the saltimbocca was not good. Very disappointing

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vipKarenM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and service was great!!! Very enjoyable!

JR
JoanneR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Good and service was excellent! Would definitely recommend.

NY
vipNewYorker
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

This was very disappointing. The octopus appetizer was good, the best part of the meal, the artichoke was well-cooked but rather tasteless (needed lots of citrus to brighten it up) and the calamari was inedible. Very hard to mess up fried calamari but they managed to do it. The chicken was dry and bland. Eggplant parm did not have the promised fresh mozzarella and had a watery, flavorless tomato sauce. The capellini was well cooked, needed red pepper flakes to flavor it, but the accompanying lobster had a strange spongy texture and had probably been frozen. We ate very little of our food. We were served by several people but one man appeared to be in charge and was very abrupt, almost annoyed, when we asked questions when ordering. When he saw the calamari was untouched he asked why and we told him it was mostly breading and had been over-fried. We made no fuss and wouldn’t have said anything if he didn’t ask, but he was quite surly about it (Too much breading! He huffed) and even though we weren’t charged for it, he made it very uncomfortable, as did his watching us throughout the meal. The outdoor dining overlooking their herb garden was very pleasant, but the food was not.

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StevenR
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our first post-covid meals out and it was fantastic! Delicious food, attentive wait staff and nice table outdoors. We highly recommend La Vista and look foward to returning.

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Mike
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our party of four dined on the terrace. The restaurant is located near the road but there isn't any distracting traffic. Tables were well space. Seating was comfortable. Table was nicely set. The service was excellent. Many specials were available. We were provided with a complementary dish of cheese and olives accompanied with crusty Italian bread and bread sticks. Drinks were good. The food was good. My wife and I shared fried calamari. It was ok, nothing special. I had the double cut pork chop. It was served with a very spicy sauce that I didn't like. My wife had a shrimp (scampi - like) dish, which she enjoyed. Another guest enjoyed the lobster Fra Diavolo. The final member of our party had the pork chop and enjoyed it.

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KimD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had a lovely overall experience at La Vista. We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed the ambiance. The service and food were excellent from beginning to end. It was fun to have my 16 year old all to myself and seeing a smile on her face the entire time.

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WILLIAMH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have now gone six or seven times to La Vista, and consider it to be one of our favorites. This was our first fully post-Covid outing, and we were very comfortable at La Vista. A warm spring evening meant everyone wanted to be outside, so we essentially had the inside accommodations to ourselves. What I particularly like is that you can make the evening meal as reasonable or extravagant as you wish in monetary terms without sacrificing anything in your evening experience. Bar/cocktail/wine prices are at the high end, and can become very expensive, very quickly. Similarly the specials tend to be at the higher end of the price range; however, you cannot go wrong with anything "alla Vista...salad; chicken or veal. The specials are indeed worth indulging yourself. All main course servings are generous, so you can split an appetizer or salad and still experience the touches of the kitchen. The desserts are sinful; my favorite: limoncello cake. The budget evening will share a dessert; the splurge will not even consider giving away a delicious taste.
We enjoy La Vista for exactly the reasons mentioned herein. You can tighten your belt or you can be as expansive as you wish, and either way you will leave La Vista having had a delightful culinary experience and an enjoyable evening.

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AnneM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food excellent as usual but service was definitely off. I don't think they had enough wait staff. Sat without menus for quite awhile, then asked for wine list and sat a long while and I finally had to get someones attention to order the wine, then, still no menus.

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Brucem
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Mother’s Day menu was very good. Keen to try the a la carte

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vipNCRN
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely pleasant and efficient service, charming New England decor, extensive menu with Italian classics and interesting specials. Everything we ordered was delicious and well prepared. This is a great neighborhood gem!

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vipPumba2
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our maiden restaurant visit with friends since October. The food was amazing. The service great. And it was a delight dining outside.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Nice place to eat. Just make sure they don’t cancel at the last minute on you without any warning or explanation. Not what I would expect from a well known restaurant.

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LisaK
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La vista never disappoints, so happy to go back!

Tables spaced and safe

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as usual.

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jdylan22
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great Valentine's dinner with excellent service and ambience.

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phyllisb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Beautiful place been there several times. Was disappointed in the food this time. The surf and turf was delicious but the shrimp risotto i couldn’t eat.

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DrButtercup
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great specials and the fireplace makes this restaurant extra special on a cold winter day. Of course, the front patio is fantastic too in the summer. Friendly management and waitstaff, consistently high quality meals.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. So consistent! Food is amazing!

JM
vipJMDFFD
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Vista is a NYC quality eatery in the suburbs.
Our favorite restaurant of any cuisine.

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Mamaduf
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, awesome food, love dining room with fireplace

MD
vipMichaelD
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu prices are definitely higher than the range posted on OpenTable. Wines are not inexpensive either. That being noted - the food was excellent. Service was outstanding. Atmosphere is wonderful even with Covid distancing. Great place for dinner.

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vipWillemVanNiekerk
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

MD
MattD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant with wonderful staff and lovely food.

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LAS1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to dine. Food and service, as always outstanding with a friendly & welcoming atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I made an outdoor reservation. When I arrived the bar tender was rude and said there was one garden table set for 2 ( we were 4) and I could take it or leave it. That is not how I wish to be greeted, especially when I mske a reservation one week in advance.

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Tyghem
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

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GuthrieWIOAN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful romantic setting, lovely rooms and outside front porch and garden, wonderful attentive service, nice menu, but since it was our first time there and was highly recommended to us for the food and everything else, our special selection of choice that nite was just good, not at all great. I am a harsh food critic as I cook 2 hours and more everyday of my life so I feel I need to be honest when an evening out is expensed on just that, FOOD! Presentation was nice, but lacking in seasoning, depth of flavor and overall wow factor on all we had to eat that nite. I would highly recommend this restaurant
but would choose different entrees next time.

FAQs

La vista ristorante Italiano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (914) 533-2671.

La vista ristorante Italiano is rated 4.4 stars by 261 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.