Viaggio Ristorante

4.7
759 reviews
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Italian
Viaggio in english directly translates to travel or the journey. This casual yet sophisticated rustic Italian Restaurant takes Chef Robbie Felice and his father Joe Felice on a new journey bringing you true Italian food with bold flavors. Robbie has worked in restaurants in Manhattan, Las Vegas, Colorado, and Europe. He is most known for his time spent with celebrity Chef Mario Batali.
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K
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was excellent as always. Our server, Anthony, is always fantastic and attentive.

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New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

For some reason, we had forgotten about this wonderful restaurant; so, I made a reservation for two couples for a late Sunday afternoon dinner. And it did not disappoint. Two of us had the octopus appetizer which was amazing. Both of us can't wait to go back and have it again. The other couple both loved their calamari and cauliflower appetizers. Two of us enjoyed the best ever linguini with clam sauce (made like no other), and the other couple thoroughly enjoyed their main courses of the pasta/pesto special and the fish made in parchment. They were impressed with the amazing flavors and fresh ingredients in all the dishes. We will all be back soon. And thank you to our server, Anthony, who did a great job of explaining and serving our meals.

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KG
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food in a very nice/current style setting. My only real objection is that I find it annoying (and somewhat condescending) when the server asks "have you dined with us b4"? Why, is the process of dining there that much different from any other restaurant...we've done this b4. It was also a bit difficult to understand our server in that he was speaking very quickly and was a bit unclear on a couple of occasions (we asked him to repeat). But the food was amazing (again) and this is definitely a "can't miss" restaurant. To be fair, the server was very pleasant, but...

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DC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, an incredible culinary experience. The food is exquisite and the staff makes sure your experience is one that you will not forget. You have to get the Calamari appetizer, it will make you not ever want calamari with red sauce again. They serve it with a lemon butter sauce and Calabrian Chili’s that make it one of the best dishes I have ever eaten. The pastas are all fresh and are so creative that they are a must before your main meal. We got the scallops and once again unlike any scallop meal I have had before, simply outstanding! I have done other menu items that I absolutely loved but the menu changes giving you an opportunity to try new items. Bravo by all at Viaggio, you make a meal a culinary experience that won’t be forgotten.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great meal at Viaggio! It’s the only place we go knowing that we will order dessert! We’ll, one each so really two desserts ;) Can never go wrong with the specials!

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VP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always fantastic. Never disappoints! All the ingredients are fresh. We love the house made pastas and salumi.

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KL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. Waitress was extremely knowledgeable about the menu

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P
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were celebrating a birthday. Our server told us the chef doesn’t like to put an order for special bread or the chefs selection meats until AFTER we order our dinner. REALLY - if a patron wants to order something I really don’t think that’s the chefs decision. We all just came from work and were HANGRY. It was 90 degrees and for those of us who were drinking water - why no ice ???
ALSO as for the service- the young blonde girl who served the bread - was excellent. The type of wait staff you would expect here. The waiter - not so much. Too much mingling by the hostess station too. Very distracting.
As for the meal - every bite of food was superb ! Could have been a better night if wait staff was as good as our bread girl.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and good time

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GC
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is my second dining experience with Viaggio. Can not say enough. The food is brilliant. The main menu is quite small, however, the specials are certainly special. Give Viaggio's a try. It's a neighbor BYOB find for sure.

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K
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We are repeat customers and always enjoyed the service and different food choices available. The last two experiences were less than note worthy. Given the rather high price point there are other options and we will be investigating those

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B
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 2

Bad start. 4 ppl, 1 of whom is 85 yo, and they ask u to sit at a round high top/bar table with tall bar stools. The only other option is a table for 6 right next to the host station. Uh, no. There are 2 other 4 top tables ready for diners but we’re told they’re “reserved”. I remind them that we also have a reservation, made weeks ago, for which we had to give them a credit card number. But no, we cannot have either of those 4 top tables. We waited for 10 minutes so not a long wait but RUDE.

Waiter rattled off the menu, seemed confused by our orders which were actually easy since 2 were identical. They served ONE pc of bread ea, no butter, no oil, nothing. We had to ask.

My son ordered a coke, they brought him a 2nd water. wth?

Apps were delish! Try the burrata.

Piedmontese steak was tough. SHAME at that price.

Fazzololetti in Meyer lemon sauce was good; linguine had too much bacon. Bacon?

Mascarpone cheesecake was good.

Seats are HARD metal not conducive to comfort or lingering.

Place was packed but lots of staff milling about.

My rating? OVER-RATED. $220 w/tip for 2 apps, 4 entrees, 1 dessert? Thank God it’s BYOB.

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ET
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Cauliflower appetizer was excellent. The steak salad was ordered medium rare and was a little over cooked but it was still tasty. The dressing was excellent. Two members of our party had the branzino and said it was excellent.

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W
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really thrilled we stopped here. Picked the restaurant based on the fabulous Yelp reviews and the fact that it was sort of halfway between where we were coming from and where we were heading to. The wait staff was lovely and just attentive enough and the food was really, really great. Everything was thoughtfully prepared and plated. We over-ordered (as we usually do) and would say that in the future we'd skip the fried cauliflower but everything else was delicious. My fiance had the prix fixe menu and I went wild with vegetarian options a la carte. He really enjoyed the calamari, bucatini, and seabass. The tri-color salad was filling and tasty and my ramp pasta was perfect. Don't munch on the bread they give you, spring for the homemade focaccia instead. I described it as a "focaccia brownie" and I'm still thinking about it. BYOB definitely helps keep the cost down!

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B
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As Usual the food and service were wonderful I waiter Jonathan was on Spot and attentive at all times
The lamb Ragu was great as was the chicken and Tagliarelke

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I
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our family to Viaggio to celebrate two of our grandchildren’s graduation...from the moment we arrived and were warmly greeted by the hostess and throughout our dinner Chef Felice’s pride in his restaurant was evident. Our waiter Jonathan O was not only pleasant but also very knowledgeable of the menu. For appetizers we tried the Fried Calamari, the Grilled Octopus, the Salumi and of course the Focaccia...all outstanding. Main course: the Tagliata, the Scallops and several if the pasta offerings. Everything was delicious...forks were traveling across the table looking for a taste of every dish. A visit to Viaggio is highly reccommended

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Not often am I wowed by food but tonight I had a dish that I would say is one of the five best dishes I’ve ever had.

The polenta with fontina & reggiano (plus I’d guess a ton of butter & cream) was out of control. I would go back and eat that for an appetizer, entree & dessert.

If you go don’t miss the papparadelle with crumbled sweet sausage & meatballs...if we weren’t in a public place I would have licked the plate clean. Thankfully I got to finish Jessica Tahaney Mayer’s portion.

The chef’s attention to every detail on the plate & exquisite flavor profiles is something I’ve rarely encountered anywhere.

Oh, the peanut butter semifreddo with salted pretzel crust, toasted marshmallow “don’t even know how describe it accurately thing” & candied peanuts wasn’t a bad finish to the meal either.

Compliments to Chef Robbie Felice’s vision & Viaggio’s staff’s execution.

Thank you for an amazing meal.

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JC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were extraordinary!

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DC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual we had another exceptional dinner at Viaggio. The service and food quality was superb. Viaggio is my favorite restaurant. Jonathan our server always takes the time to thoroughly explain the specials. He is very personable and knowledgeable. I would without doubt recommend Viaggio to family and friends.

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IW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Viaggio has never failed to impress us. It took us back to our Italian vacation last year and brought back all of authentic Italian flavors with a novel twist. Highly recommend calamari fritti, grilled octopus and the yellowtail crudo for appetizers. My husband and I split the bucatini. I had the sea scallops for entree and he had the Lancaster chicken. Everything was flavorful and delightfully plated. A true gem in Wayne!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service was very good... would definitely go back again. No specials were available on Tuesday, which wasn’t an issue, since it was our first time.

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OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It definitely was worth the trip. Went there for my birthday. From beginning to end it was GREAT.
It is a must try restaurant.

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AF
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is good, the service is good but boy it is really loud!!

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SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been here many times. Food was excellent. Got seated thirty minutes after our reservation time which is unacceptable. Noise level was a problem until people left. Manager was of no help dealing with our lengthy wait.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Food was amazing, but was loud.

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent flavor in each dish. A little high priced but worth it for a change.

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LA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and our server Anthony was super awesome!!!

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OT
New York Area
153 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good , but not great !! Would return but no hurry, byob keeps tab in lineo

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere for a nice dining experience. Food was delicious! A must try for a local spot! Def worth the visit

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RS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded my expectations! Cauliflower appetizer was excellent- highly recommend. Pasta is homemade and sweet sausage was superb.

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D
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Leave your preconceived notions of strip mall restaurants at the door. This place is excellent. Great food, fantastic service, and excellent ambiance. Maybe one of Northern New Jersey’s least celebrated gems.

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EV
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My only complaint was the noise level. Everything els was absolutely wonderful

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KS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food- everything was outstanding. Don’t be deterred by the strip mall location ... we are total food snobs and were blown away :)

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SI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

A hidden treasure located in a strip mall. The service ( Jackie) and the food is over the top.
Highly recommend.
We will be back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Good ambiance and service, the food is extremely mediocre, over salted and greasy

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DW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful evening. Great food and service. Noise level a bit loud. Always wondered if putting table cloths on the tables would ever absorb sound to make it less noisy. All in all, it’s a very special and unique place and I look forward to going back.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 2nd time at Viaggio and the food is always amazing. So impressed by the farm to table. Our waiter Anthony was hilarious and had us laughing all night. He was very attentive to our needs as well. I would highly recommend dining here and ask for Anthony’s table!

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TB
Galway
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fazzolletti is the best dish on your menu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went there first time on a Tuesday night. Waiter was very good, but young lady who served bread was indifferent to say the least. The appetizers, fried calamari and cold ham were very good, but the portions were very small. The NJ black bass was excellent, but my pasta dish while very tasty was too salty. I heard the sous chef was there, the regular chef was at his new restaurant. The desert was very expensive, $ 13.00 but it was good- never mind paying for something that is good. Somewhat disappointed given its on line reputation.

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