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La Vigna Restaurant & Bar

4.6
4.6
496 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Located on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills, an upcoming Restaurant row is La Vigna Restaurant featuring Chef/Owner Giuseppe Vitale’s masterful interpretation of Italian cuisine. With the walls painted in the warm golden tones of an Italian villa and huge wood framed mirrors which expand the intimate space, it is perfect for smaller dinner parties. La Vigna also features a beautiful wooden bar with an excellent selection of Italian and Californian wines.

Chef Vitale, born in Naples, was a chef for Lidia Bastianich for many years, learning the mastery of her techniques at Felidia, Becco and her original location in Forest Hills, Bona Via. La Vigna's cuisine combines the ingredients of traditional Italian home cooking with a sophisticated touch haute cuisine.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Modern European

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 2:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (718) 268-4264

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Giuseppe Vitale

  • Neighborhood

    Forest Hills

  • Cross street

    70th Drive

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Q54

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 496 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Queens

    Fit for Foodies

  • Queens

    Special Occasion

  • Queens

    Italian

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  1. LR

    LisaR

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner as always, our favorite place to eat! Thank you, Anthony!
  2. PK

    PatriciaK

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is such a charming restaurant. I had another great lunch yesterday with dear friends. The lunch special is amazing and we all enjoyed the food and wine. The service is wonderful too. Wish I lived closer as I would eat there all the time.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I have to say overall, it was very good. Staff is friendly & attentive. The food was very good and the ambiance was nice. But to be very honest, since I was recommended by my brother and his family, I have to say I expected more. The bread they first served was stale. I’m surprised they even brought it out. Of course they changed it, and replaced it w/ fresh Italian bread. Not a good start. Even though the Entrées were very good, the portions were very small. So if u wanted a side order of a vegetable, it was an extra $10.00. Same thing for pasta. Other restaurants don’t do that. We had a 3:00 pm reservation so u would think they’d have a decent dessert menu. They actually ran out of chocolate mousse, cheese cake, and a few other desserts. That was disappointing. I was very surprised being it was Father’s Day. I come to realize that this was the reason that I was able to get a reservation on the same day on Fathers Day where Dee’s and the other Italian restaurants in the neighborhood were booked solid. The potential for this restaurant has a high ceiling but they would have to improve on they’re portions and the actual food value that u get. If they would do that, then I would recommend it. If La Vigna wants to grow their business, I’m sure they’ll work on these improvements A.S.A.P. I hope this helps…
  4. PZ

    PhilZ

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Busy restaurant, which was nice to see. Attentive service. Delicious food. Our favorite place.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was very slow due to short staffing. Food was good but nothing special. This is a neighborhood restaurant for me and I had not been in awhile and would not make a special trip back.
  6. LR

    LisaR

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always! Thank you for a great night out!
  7. C

    Chief

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Fresh ingredients and care in preparation evident. Felt like I was eating at my grandmother's.
  8. m

    mikek

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant was cozy and had a great vide. Food and service outstanding.
  9. YU

    YUMMY

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good food, friendly service. Went for Mother’s Day and the portions were way too small for the cost.
  10. LR

    LisaR

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner, the specials were amazing! Service was great as always. Thank you Anthony!
  11. JG

    JackG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints. The lunch menu is not only delicious it is a bargain.
  12. EM

    EstherM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our family has been dining at La Vigna for many years. We love the warm and friendly personalized service, cozy atmosphere and amazing food! This is a great family dinner destination, and one that stands out among many good Italian restaurants in the area.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food as always. Friendly staff.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    The food was great but all his staff called sick so a 7 pm dinner turned into 8:30
  15. AR

    AnitaR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Vigna never disappoints, great food, friendly waitstaff, amazing service. Love the restaurant, our go to place for Italian food.
  16. e

    emilijalin

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The food was very good but the service was really astonishingly slow from beginning to end, particularly as the restaurant was not crowded.
  17. P

    Pearl

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Went here for a second time when I was just here 4 days earlier this week with my fiancé. Came with my little one . She enjoyed it so that is good
  18. D

    Denny

    New York Area

    152 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an outstanding experience at La Vigna. Food portion and wine pours are both generous and reasonably priced, and the food itself is dependably delicious. Two of the four items on the dessert menu weren't available, but the restaurant made up for it with a truly amazing dessert special. Ambiance is lovely: sort of Italian-rustic-lite, all tasteful, nothing kitschy. And tables are well spaced, which is great not only for health reasons, but also so that conversations can be quiet and private. Highly recommended.
  19. l

    ladara

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THE BIRTHDAY GIRL’s favorite restaurant and it provided all she was looking forward to - Cocktails by Anthony, BRAVO CHEF favorites and attended to by Giorgio +wonderful festivity —THANK YOU
  20. FH

    FHDiner

    New York Area

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have great food at La Vigna. Service is polite and friendly.
  21. R

    Riny

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Everything was good. Nice prixe fixe lunch menu. Only negative is the food was not hot. Potato was just thrown on the plate cold and the entree was just luke warm. Place was empty so I don’t know what the problem was.
  22. JT

    JoeTNY

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here before- Very good as always! Workers are great, almost feel like you are home. Hidden gem w/ old school plates. Just make sure you don’t park in the lot next door!!! Not their property & the owner of the market next door will have you towed!!
  23. l

    lulu

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food at La Vigna is always fresh and delicious. The staff friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.
  24. b

    bambi2

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The waitress and waiter where very attentive, checking on us periodically to make sure very thing was to our satisfaction. Waitress picked out a great red wine 🍷 to go along with what I was going to order, the octopus was and always is excellent and the homemade pasta with clams in white wine sauce 👍. Must try his home made cheese cake you won’t be disappointed.🤩⭐️⭐️⭐️
  25. l

    ladara

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food excellent, my favorite appetizer baked clams is so consistently good, mango salad and chicken cordon bleu when offered is also good
  26. MJ

    MaryJ

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, in addition to the expansive menu, we had several delicious daily specials to tempt us. Lasagna, stuffed pork chop, swordfish two ways, plus a mango salad, portobello salad and braised asparagus were all very tasty. Wine pouring are always generous, and the service always comes with a smile.
  27. MS

    MicheleS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our courses were brought out too quickly. Food was cold.
  28. s

    starfish

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    this was a great place for a quiet lunch/get together and the price fixed lunch was very good. would go back!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I was upset that the waiters and help were not wearing masks. The manager Did not think it was important because they were vaccinated. I disagree and Will not eat there again.
  30. a

    adamg

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    generally OK good service atmosphere pretty good will revisited again good food
  31. l

    ladara

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    my MANHATTAN superb, service and Lamb Chops superb also - Dining Room festive & beautiful as usual. It’s always a treat at La Vigna - thank you Anthony, thank you Giorgio, thank you Michael, THANK YOU CHEF!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Very disappointed. Not worth the $$. Not at all what it used to be in quality and presentation of foods. Asked for 2 wines and they didn't have it. Then it should not be on the menu or at least offer something comparable to them? Waiter asked how our meal was and we told him what we thought. The best thing was probably sautéed spinach & garlic and the complimentary bruschetta. My friend and I couldn't finish our entree and we did not even get an apology from anyone. 😒
  33. PD

    PatriciaD

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated our Anniversary at LaVigna last night. As usual, we were not disappointed with the quality of the food. I can honestly say that we have never had a meal there that we didn’t enjoy. The service is also excellent. Always a pleasure to go there.
  34. IS

    ISPROUD

    New York Area

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate outside with heat fixtures. Food was delicious. Waiter/service was great.
  35. LB

    LindaB

    New York Area

    177 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    177 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful dinner! Appetizers stuffed mushrooms, asparagus gratin and artichoke were all wonderful. Entrees of shrimp with lemon and wine, filet of sole oreganata, pasta with mushrooms were all delectable!
  36. LR

    LisaR

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing specials! Staff is wonderful and so attentive!
  37. D

    Denny

    New York Area

    152 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Vigna is a lovely and reliable neighborhood restaurant, though it’s worth a trip from any neighborhood! Very nice menu, always supplemented by great specials; reasonably priced; friendly service. The owner makes every customer feel welcomed. It’s my go-to Italian restaurant. Excellent, unpretentious ambiance too, both for inside dining and in the back garden for outdoor.
  38. FH

    FHDiner

    New York Area

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have a great meal at LaVigna. The food is delicious and the service is attentive.
  39. DA

    DoreenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So many good specials to choose from. Make sure to go hungry 😉
  40. l

    ladara

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classmate REUNION attended by 4. Silvana our host and Michael our server attended us graciously. The restaurant decor with outstanding mirrors is comfortable & elegant. Well made cocktails, stuffed artichoke & excellent duck with delectable risotto were what I enjoyed finished by delicious Napoleon & espresso. My friends enjoyed their experience too.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

La Vigna Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 268-4264.

La Vigna Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 496 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for La Vigna Restaurant & Bar

100-11 Metropolitan Avenue Forest Hills, NY 11375

Additional information

  • Cross street

    70th Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Forest Hills

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 2:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Modern European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Q54

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Giuseppe Vitale

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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