The Vineyard Restaurant

4.7
57 reviews
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$30 and under
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The Vineyard Restaurant has been family owned and operated in Bethlehem, PA for over 20 years. Pietro DiMatteo has been the Chef/Owner and his motto has always been to offer the freshest products possible at a great price. There is a special feeling when you sit down in our traditional Italian restaurant. We hope you enjoy your meal and come back to see us very soon! Our Food The food at The Vineyard is made from the freshest ingredients you can buy. Chef Pietro has learned the craft of a butcher from a family of five generations. All the meats are prepared fresh daily at the restaurant and are chemical and preservative free.
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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

We really try hard to enjoy this restaurant. The food is really good old-time Italian , but the ambience is lacking. It just isn’t welcoming. You walk in ( if you can’t get in the parking lot, good luck) and no one Is welcoming. The restaurant has been redecorated ( no tablecloths, no personality) and without carpet or drapes it is really noisy. We shout through the meal when it’s busy.

We have come here for years because we love the food, but this last time was just so disappointing. Pretty much all about the food.

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OT
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best!! Hands down!! Bill was phenomenal! Great food, drinks, ambiance, and service!!

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MS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Probably the best service I’ve had at any restaurant in years. Food was excellent and wines are very reasonably priced. Next time you need an Italian meal you need to go here.

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KC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place ! Come here every time we visit!

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D
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We are so glad it reopened. It was our go-to place before and we still love it. Good food, great staff! Feel very comfortable and at home there. We would recommend to everyone but we don't want it to get so popular that we cannot get a table.

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LS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner and experience was exceptional as always!

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OT
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite Italian Restaurant! Great food, nice people & terrific servers - we highly recommend it.

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PJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food🙏🏻 lovely space

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TS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu items are always well-prepared, flavorful and reasonably priced.

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OT
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If looking for a romantic evening, request a booth or you could be sitting right next to others. But the food here is worth it. Best Italian ever!!!!!!!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was amazing. Had the mozzarella appetizer... it is a must have! Completely recommend this restaurant to anyone interested in a great authentic Italian meal!

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S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Kitchen help obviously needed badly. Two hours seated before we ever received meals. We looked around the Restaurant 1 1/2 hours in and not one single table had dinners in front of them.
Very loud, hard to have a conversation.
Food was good once we received it, paid and bolted immediately, after finding our server and asking for bill. This used to be one of our favorite places to go.

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CW
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Can’t express how happy we are to have this favorite back! Missed the veal tremendously and the gravy outstanding. Have always loved the saltimbocca and sorrentino...everything in the dining room has an updated look, modern and clean lines. (We loved the original though. Including the clarinet and accordion) One thing has not changed; the portions; quality and taste consistent with the last 30 years of dining experiences at the Vineyard. DiMatteo family soooo glad to have you back!

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LP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Been the the previous Vineyard many many times over the years. Newly reopened Vineyard has same menu and excellent food. I do miss the ambiance of before. The new decor is not as warm (it’s a little industrial), the lights are brighter, and the noise level is much higher. Not quite as quiet and relaxing as it used to be. Will go back for the amazing food and service.

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PC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always service was great,food was excellent, love the newly decorated decor. Fred and Patricia Capuano

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J
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing italian food. Great service friendly staff. Love the new decor.

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l
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love , love the veal. Great service. Very busy a little noisy

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food around, amazing service, not one complaint

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NR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What’s not to say, food is always spectacular. I went with the special, crab/lobster ravioli. It was rich and delicious. Other plates were chicken piccata, cheese ravioli and rigatoni. All were wonderful. Staff is always fun and polite. Just a wonderful experience.

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J
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had so enjoyed our dinner at the Vineyard in January for my husband's birthday that we jumped at the chance to go back with friends this week. We all had a great time. The other couple enjoyed their veal parmigiana dinners and we couldn't resist the chicken saltimbocca again and were not disappointed.
The portions were generous and we both had leftovers to enjoy the next day.
Can't wait to come back!

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AN
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was amazing. Decor was stark and lighting was really bright. I’d love to see a more cozy, old world Italian, neighborhood look. Table cloths might help with the noise.

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AT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines

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CL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good authentic Italian food. Great selections to choose from, fresh, and very tasty.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time back since the remodel and the food was fantastic as always!

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N
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the mozzarella en carozza, ziti bolognese, chicken piccata and cannoli for dessert. Everything was delicious! The bolognese might be the best I’ve ever had. There is a small parking lot, but most of the parking is on the street, so allow yourself additional time to find parking.

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OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and i went out for the first time after having our son a year ago! Bill, our server, was amazing. The food was spot on!

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S
New England
40 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Glad you are back - great food as usual & drinks. New decor looks amazing. Two small suggestions - the font size on menus is difficult to read ( too small) but new menu style is lovely. Second, some nice back ground music would be great.

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AB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed at the Vineyard. The Chicken Parmesan is so tender I can cut it with a fork. Pasta sauce is perfect. Service is always excellent and menu choices are varied enough to try something new each time.

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J
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

So glad The Vineyard has reopened and still offers the Italian dishes we've enjoyed in the past. The chicken saltimbocca was a treat although we had thought the pasta with marinara sauce would be served on the side as it had in prior years, but our waitress was quick to bring a bowl of the sauce for the table when we asked. We just had to order cannoli for dessert and a double espresso [of course] for each of us.
The meal was a great way to celebrate my husband's birthday and we plan to come back again.

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TL
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious! Can recommend any veal dish. Salads and appetizers are very good. Mozzarella is made inhouse. Must try Italian restaurant.

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S
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An outstanding traditional Italian Restaurante. All freshly made and a wide selection of salads, pastas, chicken, and veal. Our table had chopping, sea bass, cavatelli, and veal saltimbocca.
They have a full bar and a very wide selection of Italian wines at a fair price.
They have been around for years and it always does an outstanding job.

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G
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining at the Vineyard for 15 years and have always had terrific meals and excellent service. This is the only restaurant where I get veal, tender and delicious. The appetizers are wonderful and the deserts are special. The Vineyard closed for several months in 2018 and we suffered from a lack of excellent Italian cuisine; we were overjoyed when they re-opened. Highest rating.

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JF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Traditional menu, consistent quality house CabSav very good.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I could not wait for the Vineyard to reopen.
It was delicious and very friendly atmosphere.
The food is delicious.

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LS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always!!

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F
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful Food and Wine

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SA
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is wonderful, just as in the past. We had the mussels and the chicken pizzaiola. This is the best Italian food in the Lehigh Valley! The decor has been modernized since the reopen. My only suggestion would be table cloths... it’s a personal thing; always classes up a restaurant.

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A
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

we were 4 in the main dining room upstairs..............tables too close and noise level very high. HAD TO talk loudly to friends across the table..................wine served in champagne flute.................didnt like that. Salad dressing was bland but Chicken Marsala was good and abundant. Really good garlic toast. Will return for sure.

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K
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new Italian spot when in Bethlehem.

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best veal in the area. not happy with the open concept, makes it very noisy, for conversation.
but do enjoy the food.

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