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Vicolina

4.6
86 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Vicolina is open for heated outdoor dining and limited indoor dining! Per city guidelines, guests dining indoors are required to undergo a temperature check and provide their phone number for contact tracing purposes. We appreciate your cooperation with these mandates and look forward to seeing you!

Inspired by a neighborhood favorite, Vicolina reintroduces the delicious food and warm ambience of a beloved Northern Italian gem.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 86 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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3.9
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AndrewB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor dining

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with rain the outdoor seating was out of this world. I felt myself sitting in a European cabin. Very warm and toasty.

The food was very fresh and service was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience3

The service was very slow, my salad was definitely old, I told them and to their credit they changed it.
My husband’s salad was very cold like it’s being thawed after being out of freezer. We didn’t say anything.
Then they presented their special menu, there was no price in front of the special menu items however one would guess if a Pasta on the main menu as main course is more or less around $30-$35 on the special menu it should be around the same. I understand that truffle is expensive so by ordering a pasta with truffle I was guessing it would be between $50-$60. I was stunned to see my pasta with a little bit of truffle cost us $150 !!!!
Such a ripoff !!!
I’ve been to many high level restaurants around the world and I know quality food.
Very overpriced, very low to average quality food, very slow service. I wouldn’t go there and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.

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vipGothamite
London
81 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Beware the specials!!! The specials menu has no prices, apparently for a reason! While the Primi on the menu were mostly in the range of $29.50 (already pretty expensive for a pasta dish) we made the mistake of ordering Risotto alla Parmigiana and were charged a staggering $49.50!!! Mind you, it contained 3 shrimp and a few pieces of asparagus and mushroom - no truffles, caviar or gold leaf. I’m sorry but that is simply unconscionable. The food was well prepared and tasty and the service was excellent and friendly but I have other choices and do not need to subject myself to highway robbery. Shame on you, Vicolina!

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vipJillG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was terrific and food was great. Found it odd we had to order an appetizer in order to receive drinks. We were planning to order appetizers when we placed our dinner order.

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vipEmilieM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside in their charming parking street booth but still felt like we were outside and you’re protected. It’s white truffle season so that was extra treat.

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SNB1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple, great atmosphere, lovely staff great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner in town!

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vipStrategist4Food
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Our server was forgetful during the second half of our meal for our foursome. We dined outside in the tent and the siren from a passing ambulances was disturbing. The staff here is not as well-trained as I recall in previous years. Food prices have risen too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lunch and setting.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Dinner- very good quality fish specially tuna tartare.

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vipSUPER
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Chicken with vinegar was very heavy.
Pasta with tomatoe sauce excellent.
Buffalo mozzarella, avacado and tomatoes excellent, anchovies and peppers excellent cheese cake crust too thick and heavy, pumpkin pie ok

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vipNYCMom
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a truly lovely lunch, beautiful and safe setting. The grilled salmon was absolutely delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt myself in Europe with the amazing outdoor seating they constructed. Out of this world!!!

Ordered of the Brunch menu. Let me tell. I literally received fresh squeezed orange juice.

Keep the good work!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the lamb shank special and tuna carpaccio. It can’t get fresher than that. Great outdoor seating.

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vipjewele
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation. Stood there for almost 20 minutes and we’re not able to accommodate us! Bizarre and unaccceptable during a pandemic. Will never go there again

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Sophie
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vicolina’s is by far the best upscale restaurant experience on the upper east side; definitely worth the trip cross town. The only thing more memorable than the stellar staff and uniquely assimilated (mid-pandemic) atmosphere is the food. The dining experience is as beautiful, with their flower arrangements, as the classic and special(s) dishes are delicious; you can never go to Vicolina just once.

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CAROLINAR
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I got Pesce alla Griglia, and absolutely loved it. Our server Leo was great. Beautiful restaurant for all occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The space is very attractive and the wait staff impeccable. But dinner was not great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most beautiful outdoor dining in the city! Delicious food, attentive staff and a lovely ambiance. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jesus was great. Delicious dessert. I had the chicken pillard with grilled vegetables.

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vipArty
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

With the new outside construction it has become the nicest outdoor dining facility in NYC

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vipJustintyme
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Vicolina has a much nicer vibe outside than inside. We both ordered pasta, which was simply ordinary and expensive. The wait staff is attentive.

You would be much better served to go across the street to Paola's, where the food is outstanding for the prices that Vicolina charges.

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macy21
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food with great service and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch menu. Beautiful outdoor dining.

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vipJeffreyP
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was very good, especially in these weird times of COVID-19- the food, service and ambience was excellent!

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vipLAATXLADY
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment I was greeted by the lovely beautiful hostess (new to NY from Slovenia/Dubai) to my entire service this was outstanding. A friend recommended this restaurant and they were able to accommodate a party of one (not everywhere in NYC will). I had a table at the very end of the tables to be socially distanced outside. I felt safe and comfortable with the staff wearing masks. The menu is very well rounded and their daily specials were tantalizing. I had the buffalo mozzarella with heirloom tomatoes and then enjoyed the daily pasta special. The pasta special was sun dried tomato pasta with a medley of seafood (salmon, clams, calamari) in a light sauce. It was generously portioned and out of this world delicious. Elijah (sp?) was my waiter. He made my experience as a single dinner enjoyable. Food and service were top notch and I will be here on my next visit! Thank you Vicolina for a wonderful experience. GC

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fabulous service.

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vipJillG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting

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RobertJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and great service during these weird, eat on the sidewalk times

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LarryW
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the entire evenimg

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R1234
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good. Ambiance

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viplsn1
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pollo paillard is so simple yet so perfect! The outdoor seating was well planned. It was so nice to be back at our neighborhood gem.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the special and the layout. Very attentive service and great food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are thrilled to have Vicolina in our neighborhood. They created a beautiful outdoor dining setup. The service was a bit slow and inattentive during our recent experience but overall we enjoyed the lovely atmosphere and delicious cuisine.

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LawrenceL
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Expensive wine list. But excellent food and service. The outdoor ambience is very nice.

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GothamGal
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Get ready for slow, rude service and a financial fleecing that is insulting.
Be sure to google the bottle of wine they try to serve you. I wish I had.
I ordered the only chardonnay on the menu and it didn't have a name.
It was a $68 bottle of chardonnay but was served a $10 bottle of swill.
When I told them that was insulting they offered a $20 credit. Although maybe well intentioned, I won't be going back. Plenty of other restaurant options who respect their customers and are rewarded with life long clients.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing specially the veal Milanese. Great cocktail offerings. The outdoor seating is by far the best on Madison ave.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vico has been a neighborhood tradition for many years. Vicolina lives up to its pedigree in every way!!

FAQs

Vicolina does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Vicolina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 464-8426.

Vicolina is rated 4.6 stars by 86 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.