Vesta Trattoria & Wine Bar

4.5
111 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

Vesta Trattoria & Wine Bar serves drinks, pizza and creative Italian-inspired cuisine in cozy, intimate surrounds marked by wooden floors and art-lined walls. This neighborhood restaurant offers a constantly changing menu that walks a fine line between comfort food and farm-to-table fare. Treat yourself to some kale and watermelon salad, or indulge in some beef and veal lasagna. Vesta Trattoria also offers oven-baked pizza and a substantial wine list to complement its meals.

A local favorite, Vesta features specials during the week. Visit between 5 and 7 p.m. on Monday through Friday to enjoy happy hour discounts on select appetizers, wine and cheeses. During the weekend, the restaurant extends its menu to include a lavish brunch that includes pancakes, egg dishes and toast. With its wooden chairs, plush bar stools and warm ambiance, Vesta Trattoria & Wine Bar is an ideal choice a casual outing with family and friends.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. Food and service were fantastic

V
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, friendly, elegant and casual. A lovely place to dine and spend time.

PC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding. I love their seasonal menus. The Porcetta was one of the best pork dishes I have ever had! And finally someone who knows how to make a great succotash!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servers were fantastic and very informative. All our food was delicious and flavorful. Will be going back soon hopefully!

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It feels like a place where everyone knows everyone but you’re all hanging out at separate tables. Super cozy and welcoming. Great on tap wine! The pasta was delicious!

s
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Casual neighborhood restaurant with very good food and service and pleasant vibe! Great place to enjoy a meal AND a conversation!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good neighborhood restaurant for entertaining visitors. Food is good. Ribeye was disappointing - sliced thin and over cooked but sauce and spinach made up for it. Porcetta was amazing.

M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Vesta is a nice place to visit and eat. There meat and cheese board was good. My girlfriend and I ordered the steak and the lamb ragu. The pasta is great, full of flavor. I wasn't thrilled with the steak I'm not sure if it was the seasoning but it was a little out of my wheelhouse of flavor. Portions are a little below average size but the quality is there.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Really good place. Wine was nice. Food was good. My biggest gripe is that the waiter, whole brining over the wine glasses, literally shattered one right over my girlfriends lap and didn’t try to do anything to make for that. He cleaned it and they moved us but there was no attempt at going above or beyond. Then the appetizer that we had ordered way before the glass incident took 20 mins to materialize. Several people who came after us got their full meals before and the app was just a cheese plate.

I don’t fault people for accidents but the overall service just left a lot to be desired. Not awful but not in keeping with the style of restaurant or the prices they charged.

k
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere. It was such a cute spot. Would come here again for sure!!!!

RE
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood favorite ❤️. The food and service is always excellent. We are never disappointed. We take friends and family from out of town. Everyone agrees Vesta is awesome.

KC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love Vesta. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is great. I also loved the music they were playing. The service was a little slow but it was Mother's Day and there were only 2 servers working.

N
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food - interesting menu! Service was great too. We had a great dinner and will be back!

R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Small restaurant and great well done and delicious dishes, few option on diner menu. Feel a bit rush by servers but services was nice and fast.

v
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A wonderful little gem with great ambience and delicious food. I've gone for lunch and dinner and have not been disappointed. The pizzas and entrees are creative and delicious. The dessert menu is not big but has a nice variety and the coffee is the best in town!

FF
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is a fairly typical neighborhood place with Pizza and Italian specialties. We picked it because we were going to a play a block away. They have good deals during the 5-7 happy hour, including a hamburger with good fries and a glass of wine or beer for $19.

t
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly service and tasty food with Happy Hour wine and food specials made a first visit to this restaurant a good choice. Recommend by friends in the area, it was the right fit for a good meal pre-theater.

l
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had the chicken and it was perfectly prepared. My companion had a pasta which he loved. and we had the baby Jesus dessert and it was delicious! If you’re visiting Astoria I’d check out Vesta!

GF
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely place to wine and dine. Branzino was just a tad overdone - a tad. The mussels were delicious. Too bad we had to rush to a show down the block ... missed dessert.

DD
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

We heard very nice things about this restaurant but were disappointed in the food. The wine was good however the salad was too salty and the lasagna was not at all in par with other Italian restaurants. Friendly service but due to the food we would not go back.

M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was hilarious! My family and I had such a great time! And of course the food was outstanding!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly, probably the best food in all of Astoria. Never fails to be an amazing culinary experience

EC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great, especially the food and the service. Emanuele and I will definitely be back!

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and I loved that we were not rushed. Is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant we were not from the area but everyone was extremely friendly. I will definitely come back with other friends and family.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time as always- they were very accommodating of my requests!

r
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

very good brunch! brought a group of 6 for a family reunion of sorts, everyone loved the menu and i felt it was comfortable without being an "loud sunday brunch" by any means!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great, music was great, and they even had a couple of decent beers.

MM
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in the neighborhood and had friends in from out of town to celebrate my birthday. They loved the food and the friendly demeanor of the staff. The wine was delicious. Everybody raved about their meals. Everything I’ve ever tried on the menu is out of this world good. We don’t go out all that often but this place is our neighborhood favorite.

YN
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have lived in Astoria for about 5 years now, Vesta is still my favorite restaurant by far. You will not get better food, wine, service or atmosphere anywhere else! It is a very special spot to me and I try to find an excuse to come here as much as possible!!!

GA
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They were supposed to open at 11 AM but didn’t open until 12 despite taking the reservation- stay away

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing V-Day experience! The only that I think Vesta could improve is that the cutlery was a little dirty, though it was understandable given the volume.

LB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food. Charming place with very attentive service.

MB
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Been here a few times and never disappoints. The meatballs are amazing. Hangover pizza is out of this world good!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Terrible service and food was cold

ZG
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food took over an hour and 15 to come out. They were nice and gave us free gelato. Would probably go back.

RG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vesta never disappoints! We’ve stopped there several times on our way from the city home to Long Island.

OT
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the food and wine here
Need a few more healthy options of vegetables and salad to complement the menu; if you like wine go ASAP

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly my favorite restaurant in the neighborhood. Period. The menu is seasonal, but there are some staples tweaked per the ingredients available. The ambience is casual, but great for a date and a small gathering at the same time. We come here at least once or twice a month. Great wine selection too.

PK
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We’ve eaten at Vesta many times, particularly before or after Jets games. They are very close and easy to get to from the stadium. The food is always delicious and the pizza although pricey ($23 for a marguerita with pepperoni) is amazing.

JS
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Convenient location. Friendly staff.

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