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About Vivolo

Vivolo, the family name, long associated with fine dining and Italian cuisine, is located at 140 east 74th street, New York. Vivolo, established in 1977 by owner Angelo Vivolo, is nestled in a charming 1875 townhouse occupying two floors.

You enter into a rich English redwood paneled dining room and antique oak bar with a working fireplace. Ceilings beamed with dark wood create an overall intimate, friendly and romantic atmosphere. A "café" alcove offers several secluded tables or the perfect setting for dinners for 10.

The second floor of Vivolo has the look of a turn-of-the-century parlor with a gold leaf trimmed ceiling and working fireplace. The parlor floor is also a favorite for private parties.

140 East 74th Street
New York, NY 10021
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:
Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Closed Sundays

Cross Street:
Corner of Lexington Avenue

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 737-3533

Website:
http://vivolo.vivolonyc.com/

Catering:
Cucina Vivolo, a gourmet Italian café located next door to Vivolo, offers in-house dining, take-out, delivery and catering services.

All items from the Cucina Vivolo menu are available for take-out and delivery. A special brunch menu is offered on Saturday - all day long - at our 74th street location.

Public Transit:
6 Train

Executive Chef:
Angelo Vivolo

Private Party Facilities:
The Vivolo Restaurant Group is your complete party solution. Whether you want to have a party in one of our four restaurants, or if you would like us to cater your next event, we will be delighted to work with you in selecting the best possible menu for your event - always with the same Vivolo quality and service!

Private Party Contact:
Linda Kaplan: (212) 308-0112

Additional:
Bar Dining, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Vivolo Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

80% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (14)
Cozy (10)
Good for a Date (8)
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Quiet Conversation (7)
Authentic (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Romantic (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fun (3)
Business Meals (2)
Casual (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Seasonal (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

our neighborhood restaurant that is always fine, and was so again

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great experience and food. Good value

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vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food and great service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Fabulous restaurant. Old world charm and warmth. Server and Carmine were great. Food coming from an Italian that knows how to cook the food was fabulous. Highly recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I’ve been a patron for twenty five years. It’s a great place.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The waiter was in a rush to serve then he recommended the osso buco and then told me it was not available. I had to ask for everything--they were not attentive at all to my needs and although I dined alone I am certain my bill was that of two people because of what I ordered and the wine I consumed. Too many good restaurants for me to return to this one. Maybe the waiter was having a bad nite.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

After getting appetizers, we waiting over an hour for main course. Spoke to water 3 times then to owner. Just got a nod and he walked away. Food came finally and was missing a main ingredient (sausage). Chicken dried out. Friend's veal was inedible. When we told waiter, he just brought me a few thin slices of overcooked, tasteless sausage. Would have made good business sense if we were offered an apology or maybe a free dessert or coffee. Will never go back.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Long time patron of vivolo years ago. Recently took two important clients. Ordered the Osso Bucco that was a really bad piece. All bone and no meat. It should have been thrown away. The Maitre D gave me a hard time about taking it back. Finally brought me another dish after my guests were finished eating. Did not bring the pasta side back to me. So very disappointing as it was a favorite of mine. Lient's dinner was cold and had to be sent back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Only have lunch experience but everyone agreed they had a great time

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Glad to see wonderful old neighborhood favorite of 40 years ago still thriving in my old Upper East Side stomping grounds. Still convivial, attentive service, still serving excellent quality Veal Parmigiana. Acceded with pleasure to my request for Veal Marsala (not on menu). Not expensive by UES standards, and well behaved crowd of young and old enjoying themselves without ear splitting trendy acoustics. Long may Vivolo reign!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Romantic, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

An excellent dinner.
The food is delicious, the service friendly and the wines superb.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Since my last visit the restaurant changed its menu and staff and I suspect the chef as well. Will not return. The

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Made the reservation thru open table but called the restaurant twice to make sure that my party of 11 guests would be seated on the first floor. Upon arriving two of the guests were already seated on the second floor which was not even air conditioned and it was 86 degrees outside. After complaining they accommodated us where I was promised though it was a bit tight. Second misunderstanding came when I requested the pre-fix menu and was told that it ended at 6:30 once again had to speak to the maitre d' and find out why I was told one thing and now another. Apparently the menu I was told of was called the 40th anniversary menu which was a pre fix too. The staff was not forthcoming about the menus. Food was ok and the value was good for the number of courses and wine included. We made the best of it since we were there to celebrate my husband's birthday with a group of friends. I wouldn't go back . There are plenty of great Italian choices out there.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food was mediocre and service was at best average which is a problem as the place was mostly empty. It is a quiet, local place but too expensive for what it is. It's a disappointment.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Love Vivolo. Consistant quality and charm. Comfortable for all evenings with friends and business associates. Food is always very good to outstanding. Service is excellent and contributes to the pleasure of the evening.

Tags: Fun, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 14, 2017

I ordered a chicken breast which was dry and over cooked. White wine was ordered by type (Pinot Grigio) rather by label. Not only mediocre but priced at $12/ glass. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Traditional restaurant with good food, personal service, nice ambience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The restaurant apparently was hosting a private party upstairs, but that is no excuse for wait of over one hour for our meals (we were told it would be 1/2 hour because my wife ordered rock Cornish hen, and that was acceptable to us). My wife's cocktail was (supposed to be) the fairly popular Aperol spritz, but the bartender must not know how to make it as there was no sign of any prosecco or other bubbly wine--just club soda. My glass of wine was just ok. The first course, which arrived relatively quickly, was an arugula salad, which was well past its prime. Others near us, who appeared to be regulars, seemed to get better attention and quicker service. The food was mediocre for a restaurant in NYC. The host appeared to know of the long delay in our meals but made no sign that he cared. We went there on the recommendation of a friend in the neighborhood, but we have to question his judgment. We won't be going back and will tell our friend of our disappointment.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Would recommend for a casual dinner. Nice menu selections at reasonable prices. Good service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We dined with another couple which requested Vivolo to celebrate her birthday. I am very happy they enjoyed the place, however my husband & I did not. Baked clams had no taste. Bronzino which was suggested by the waiter was not pretty & had no taste. The meatballs were a bit too soft & but delicious, the pasta special was also outstanding. Not my scene for atmosphere either. Old school, super small -- 5:30 reservation we were the only ones there. Small round table that left my husband & I looking at the wall. Happy they had some retro art of MM hanging. I will never go back. On the other hand my friend said she would!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The staff is warm and welcoming. Food portions are just right and tasty. In celebration of the restaurant's 40th anniversary, there's a special four-course menu for $40 that includes two glasses of wine --- amazing deal!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Vivolo is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a $40 pre fixe menu. We had a Caeser salad, pesto gnocchi, roasted salmon and lemon cake with a dollop of panecotta accented with fresh mint. Everything was delicious and the service was pleasant and efficient. We are so thankful this cozy neighborhood spot is still going strong and will definitely return for another visit soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

We had a lovely dining experience at Vivolo. The service was both attentive and friendly. Each of us ordered a different appetizer, entree, and dessert and found all to be delectable and presented beautifully. It was a lovely dining experience. We shall definitely return to Vivolo in the near future.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Vivolo is a lovely neighborhood Italian restaurant. You can tell when the owner is there and attentive. We absolutely return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Went there for lunch on a Monday. The place was literally empty. Food was just okay, typical Italian food made in the states. Overall good spot if you want to chat with and not have to wait for a table.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

The food is excellent and the service top notch. Tight seating but not loud.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Always good...and love the atmosphere with the dark wood paneling and bar

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Perfect for a group of 9 who wants ed a quiet, cozy space for great conversation. Awesome service and delicious food. Quaint and old NY feel. Would definitely go again!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

A very nice and reasonable pre-fixe before 6:30 PM, but we had to ask for it because it was not offered to us!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Staff was friendly. Baked clams had to be sent back as they smelled and tasted bad. The table of four next to us had the same experience and sent them back. They did take the clams off our bill. Entrees were fine. Decor is getting very old and dingy. Will not be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great restaurant!! Delicious food, low noise level, excellent wait staff, main floor ladies room.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Service was gracious and accommodating. It was surprisingly quiet. Menu is fairly traditional, but food was delicious.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 6, 2017

One of my favorite places. Food is excellent the decor is a little older but has character. Nice quiet place with fantastic food and service is excellent

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Consistent....good as always...great neighborhood spot

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

i come here often, and will return, but, overall the night was a little off.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Cosseting service and comforting surroundings at a fair price, but average food at best. Great to take granny out for a dining occasion .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Warm and friendly atmosphere. Varied dinner options and reasonably priced for Manhattan. Waiters and staff were very attentive. Would definitely go back there again.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Cozy, Business Meals, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Very good food and service, in a nice quiet atmosphere. It looked like a good place for a date of a business meal

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Happy to have found a lovely neighborhood gem. Service was terrific, food was good, not rushed whatsoever and overall enjoyable meal.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Vivolo has been in business for as long as anyone can remember. The food, if not particularly creative (which in many ways is a relief), is always dependably good, and the waiters are mature, attentive and professional without being obsequious or annoying. The restaurant tends to serve the older neighborhood crowd with the happy result that it is quieter than most of the other restaurants in the vicinity, and conversations can be conducted at normal decibel levels. Vivolo has become the "go to" restaurant in the area for a pleasant evening of good food and quiet conviviality.

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