A culinary destination by Simon Restrepo, at Vello Restaurant & Bar brings you Italian-inspired cuisine with flavors from the Mediterranean. we are open for brunch-lunch and dinner. we also offer unique cocktails and decadent desserts
Clams, Squid, Shrimp and Scallops with spaghetti, and your choice of arrabiata or lobster sauce
With Pomodoro sauce, lemon aioli and shaved parmesan
Light and creamy sherry reduced lobster stew with nuggets of lobster
very good food, friendly service. Had the seafood pasta which had a good amount of seafood and was delicious. the tiramisu was airy and delightful. I was quite happy with the experience.
Not bad. Was just blah… food was pricey and not worth it.
We really enjoyed this restaurant. Great menu, tasty food, very accommodating service. Initial appetizer order was a bit on the slow side to arrive, but no big deal. Food quality made us forget about it, and it was smooth sailing after that. We will return.
This is a great, friendly, convenient neighborhood restaurant. The carbonara was excellent, as was the roasted cauliflower and the arancini. The scallops were too salty. The caprese salad had lots of arugula (yum) but only okay tomatoes.
The menu is deceptive: the lobster "stew" was not a stew but a soup. This was annoying when we were ordering two appetizers only. The sauteed mussels were not, they were steamed. When asked, the waiter said they were fried in a pan but that didn't seem to be true, they seemed to be regularly steamed.
Great food. Nice ambiance. Waitstaff didn’t change to clean silverware after first course. Too cold in formal dining room. Waitstaff did not wear masks. Loved the restaurant and the food and look forward to returning. So far best restaurant in Brookline . Reasonable prices for the high quality of the food.
Great food, wonderful location. Service is a bit too slow, but we may have come on a slow day.
Food was not spectacular. Lobster stew was good. Entrees not so much.
My first time into vello as quest was amazing. I started out with chilled corn soup very refreshing, the mushroom Arancini are to die for their so good. My favourite entree is the seafood pasta all fresh local seafood in beautiful lobster broth make sure you order garlic bread with this dish.
When I came in I didn’t have the seafood pasta I had the crusted haddock with parsnip purée it was delightful. The service was great Micheal really took care off us.
Make sure you end on sweet note my favourite dessert is tiramsui and vello has thee best tiramsui in Brookline. Vello is real gem so go check it out
Excellent food, pleasant atmosphere. Service c an be slow. Music can be too loud. Staff did turn it down
Really enjoyed our evening. The food tasted terrific. Great menu of unique entrees and familiar favorites. Great service team. I always dislike when plates are cleared before everyone is finished.
Very good food, great variety. The Duck, special of the day, was very tasty. All plates were very presented. Excellent waiter.
We will go back!
OK food, very bad although well meaning service.
I realize the place is new, but still...you don't service wine i a hot glass, you don't bring fries with a salad unless specifically asked to, and more.....
Good food. Good service. Enjoyable evening.
It seemed that we were only one of two tables.
Would definitely go back.
The skirt steak was excellent
Sat at a high top outside. Perfect weather evening for outdoor dining. Michael, our waiter, was wonderful. Food delicious.
Lovely dinner with friends. Great waiter!
We were very pleased with the food and service at Vella. Everything was delicious. Our server was a delight. A great addition to the neighborhood.
The food was incredible and the staff very friendly. Great date night.
The food is outstanding. All 4 of us had great meals.
Glad we found this place -- went for brunch. The food was really good so intend to go back for dinner. Staff very nice too.
New restaurant in Brookline. Food was absolutely delicious, but they didn’t have a true bartender so our waiter was making our drinks and they were delayed once it got a little busy. I think they need to scale up the staff and the experience would have been 5 stars!!
Amazing service, so friendly and courteous, awesome Italian pastas, and overall outstanding restaurant for all occasions! One of the best Italian restaurants in town for sure! Thank you!!
Vello Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 383-6268.
Vello Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 23 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.