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Vivolo

4.3
526 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (12)
  • Romantic (6)
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation


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

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

Closed Sundays
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Phone number
(212) 737-3533
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Angelo Vivolo
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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!
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Private party contact
Linda Kaplan: (212) 308-0112
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corner of Lexington Avenue
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Public transit
6 Train
Additional
Bar Dining, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 526 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Salads were amazing and pastas are all wonderful especially the Rigatoni

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SusieR (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

First time dining there. Cozy and intimate with great personal service. Nice wines. Gluten free penne. Definitely worth a revisit.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The welcome was warm, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was convivial.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Amazing service, great variety of authentic Italian dishes!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Great food, friendly,caring and solicitous staff. Owner, Angelo makes the dining experience exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Was disappointed as we selected this restaurant for restaurant week, however the waiter said they weren’t participating until tomorrow. Wish they were more transparent with this on their website and open table.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Vivolo has been around for decades and has shown its staying power while so many other restaurants of its ilk in the neighborhood have come and gone. The menu is appealing, the food is dependably good, the prices are appropriate, and the service is excellent. Even though the restaurant is small (two floors of a town house) and the tables quite close together, the noise level remains sufficiently low to permit easy conversation, so it is the perfect spot for a pleasant evening with a friend (or friends), a colleague or a spouse. It is a neighborhood favorite.

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amyloidbeta (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Good food excellent flavor.
Nice fireplace upstairs

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Lovely small restaurant, delicious food, good service, low noise level, fireplace, 1st flr restrooms.

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vipCarolyn (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Lunch for 6 ladies and we were well treated and not rushed

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vipbgourmand (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

First time at Vivolo, which I chose due to its proximity to our hotel (the Carlyle). I loved the cozy dark paneled dining room, cozy feeling, excellent service and food. Would definitely go back! Good baked clams and tender veal scallopine.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

do not bother
mediocre service
poor food
nice ambience

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vipJohnEspo (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

As always excellent food delivered with exceptional service. A real neighborhood gem

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Setting is comfortable and perhaps romantic. New Year’s Eve, after all.

The salads were first rate as was the dessert but everything in between, the main courses were unmemorable. My wife’s chicken was somewhat dry. My veal was terrible. Three small medallions, one that was the consistency of a rubber band with roasted potatoes that were, perhaps, warm, certainly not not hot, as they should have been.

What more can I say.

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RBZB (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Great meal and experience. First time visit. Treated as if we were old friends.

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LydiaL (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Friends get together, good food, convent location.

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Jonathan (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Wonderful spot my wife, son and I have enjoyed for 25 years. Little changed from the beginning this place is a classic white cloth Italian where the staff knows most of the guests.

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betterfoodthanservice (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was MUCH better than the service which was amateurish. They asked who had what when the food came to the table, did not bring bread when requested, had to ask twice for stuff. Ashamed because the food was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

This place felt like a tradition on the first visit. Warmly greeted into the wood-paneled room of an old townhouse, the staff was welcoming and accommodating. The menu was diverse and affordable, ditto the wine list. The food was delivered in perfect time and was delicious. Lots of good reviews brought me here with out of town guests who I wanted to impress. I assumed the bad reviews were written by sour people difficult to please - I was right. It was a lovely evening and I'd recommend it in a NY minute.

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vipQualityNotQuantity (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

Very nice neighborhood restaurant. They have a prix fixe menu before 6:30pm but you have to ask for it...they don't offer it. The tables are close and unfortunately we had a loud party next to us in the holiday spirit. But nothing that was the restaurant's fault. Good Italian food with creative dishes. Would definitely return.

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