Vino Levantino

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126 reviews
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Wine Bar
Vino Levantino is first and foremost a wine bar. Our wines are imported from all over the world, mostly from boutique wineries in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Israel & the Americas. Our menu reflects the diversity of the Ottoman Empire. It is also influenced by the cuisine of Sephardic Jews, many of whom journeyed to Israel through Turkey.

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

Cute place! Good food, babaganoush particularly excellent, good wine for an average price. Service was spotty as its only two people even at the dinner rush. Will be back.

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice atmosphere, great food. Our server was super obliging too.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive staff, delicious tapas style plates that pair well with wine, and great wines to choose from!

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e
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I really liked the vibe of Vino Levantino - it's a cute place and gets pretty lively on a Saturday night. But I don't think the food was THAT good. It was all fine - nothing bad at all, but nothing very good either. I liked the tuna tartare the most but the cheese plate and hummus plate were pretty wanting, and the other dishes we got were solidly mediocre. The service was excellent though and a pretty good wine list!

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JL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

There was a large party (we were told it was an engagement party) but the service was spotty -- there's no reason to wait 20 minutes for baba ganooj, which only requires plating and cutting up some pita, or for them to forget water after being asked for. And the place is normally acceptably noisy, but the large party somehow made us have to nearly scream to be heard at a table for two. But that was a different experience than previous visits.... everyone is entitled to an off day.

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SR
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and ambiance were great. Can't wait to go back.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very interesting & eclectic middle eastern menu. It offered a variety of dishes & interesting flavor combinations. Nice wine selections.

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C
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Despite motivation and kindness the service felt a little unprofessional e.g. pouring a glass of wine with cork and tannins. The food was good although one dish was « sold out » even though we were there for the early service. We were also caught of hard by the absence of meat options. Open table should lamb on the menu. In any case, an ok option if you’re looking to change. Not ideal for a date night with a mostly meat eater.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Subpar food, too pricy, few choices. Online menu is misleading
OK ambience.

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k
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is a nice neighborhood restaurant. The menu on Open Table and Yelp is outdated, though, as they now serve only fish and vegetarian and vegan options, no chicken or meat. Pretty loud, as there's a bar along one wall.

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GK
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I ordered the vegan moussaka -- a big mistake. It was rubbery and virtually flavorless. The room, like most NY restaurants, was very noisy, making \conversation difficult. I won'be go-ing back anytime soon.

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

Honestly? We were surprised how good the food was. Quiet evening, the weather was dreadful.

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SP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The baba ganoush is delicious but a $17 quinoa and avocado salad that has minuscule pieces of avocado was disappointing. Order something else. Great ambience though.

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CT
New England
34 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Although the space itself is unassuming and a little tired, the food and service at Vino Levantino was really satisfying. I would recommend it for small plates and happy hour drinks, given the varied appetizer menu and wine list. My Greek salad was delicious and fresh, and if I'm in the neighborhood again I would definitely stop by.

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and wines. Had a mediocre cocktail it thsts not their forte. Loved it so much went back the next night( Saturday) when it was much much more crowded and noisy.
They moved us from our table to make room for a big group and then gave us a complimentary dessert we didn’t like. Would have been better to ask what we wanted if they were going to do this. So just don’t go on Saturday night!!

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DD
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The salads were delicious and loved the grilled zucchini

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best hummus I have eaten since I was in Egypt

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M
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant. Heavy vegetarian and vegan menu.

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b
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

For a wine bar to not know the wines on their list nor have the first 3(!) bottles I selected was a fairly grim introduction. It didn’t get better from there...though the salmon burger, uninspiring to look at, was delicious.

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AB
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vino Levantino was a wonderful surprise, as I was expecting it to be noisy, but it turned out to be a beautifully and dimly lit experience. One of the best places I've been to in the city for quiet conversation, making the date very memorable.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The wine, ambiance, food and service here is generally great. On our last visit though, half of the entrees arrived cold at the table. This is more of a kitchen timing than service issue and while it doesn't matter much with the small plates, it makes a communal dinner less than enjoyable. Could be easily improved and looking forward to our next meal.

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BO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting Mediterranean/mid-eastern menu with great vegan (and kosher) options. Comfortable and friendly atmosphere (and a gorgeous crystal chandelier).

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A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a 9:00 reservation on a Thursday night and they were out of half the menu. What we did select was very good

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant!!! My new favorite neighborhood spot!

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J
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I often go to Vino Levantino before a performance at Symphony space. The wait staff is lovely and there is a superb happy hour menu. The atmosphere is cozy, quiet and friendly. This is a wonderful restaurant for vegetarians, as there are some innovative dishes to try.

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d
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Very Disappointed! We have eaten there several times and always enjoyed our meal...not this time. My vegetable moussaka was bland...the desert baklava took 20 minutes to arrive and had been left in the oven/microwave too long and was over "cooked", and the wine, while very good, came in a child portion...two sips and it was gone. Finally, we have a 10% discount thru Symphony space that could not be honored, i.e. the "manager" had left already and noone else could/would handle it...
Don't know what happened ...but they lost a customer....

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Y
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was creative and delicious. Plenty for me to eat as a vegetarian- in fact, hard to choose from all the options. Vegan lasagna was delicious, root salad crunchy and good, cauliflower and chick peas delicious. Wait staff pleasant and available. Nice little place, nice ambiance. Near Symphony Space.

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l
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I had great hopes based on previous reviews. The grilled eggplant bruschetta was fair and overpriced. The cucumber salad was copious but tasted mostly of vinager. The root veggie salad was copious but not delicious. The biggest disappointment was the baklava. Non interest in returning.

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ER
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Unfortunately the food wasn't amazing and the service was terrible. Ambiance was great and the space very cute, I would recommend going there for drinks but not to eat.

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F
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent authentic food and service very nice. Great place for a casual lunch with friends in the neighborhood.

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BM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went two nights while we were in New York. Food was creative and delicious. Noise level is high but everyone was having a good time. Wine list is extensive and interesting with wines from around the globe.

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D
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place. Great wine food and service and you can carry on a conversation without shouting. We will be back

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KS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood spot with interesting specials. I had the fettuccine with lemon cream sauce special and it was amazing (extra generous portion size). Always a solid choice.

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NK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and quiet, completely charming. Great vegan Dairy menu. reasonable price for very tasty food...and terrific wine list! Recommending it to all my UWS friends.

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CO
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere at this restaurant and the fact that THEY DO NOT RUSH YOU!!! It was lovely to be with friends and to be able to take our time with drinks, socializing and the meal. The service was also relaxed and pleasant and we just felt generally welcome. Thank you!

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c
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was mostly bland. The pita and hummus was good but the moussaka was extremely bland. Even after adding salt and pepper, it still just tasted like nearly raw squash. The wine was decent and not terribly expensive. Overall, the restaurant setting was nice and the service was great. The food was just a let down.

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food. Chaim takes great in providing the best ingredients for a creative menu. Delicious!!!!

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c
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

small, small portions - the entrees were no bigger than the small plates
food was okay, but not great. rather bland
no air conditioning! no fans! way too hot!

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HM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the pleasure of dining at Vino Levantino the other night and was blown away by the food, wine list and service. Our waiter recommended some amazing dishes that were delicious and I also had an amazing red wine to accompany our meal from Israel that is now a new favorite. I am already looking forward to dining there again soon and showing some of my friends this hidden gem!

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p
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Great, Friendly Bartender. BUT, No Chardonnay (they ran out) at 8.00 PM and only 10 people there. No Chardonnay, and the other choices were limited and mediocre. Could be a great place but you must have a selection of wines. Did I mention they are a wine bar. I would give them a second chance because of the Bartender with hopes they pick up a couple of cases of varied wines.

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