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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (12)
Cozy (8)
Special Occasion (6)
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Comfort Food (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Romantic (5)
Authentic (4)
Casual (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Business Meals (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Amazing service, great variety of authentic Italian dishes!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Good food excellent flavor.
Nice fireplace upstairs

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

do not bother
mediocre service
poor food
nice ambience

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Friends get together, good food, convent location.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·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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vip
 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great! Took my boyfriends parents who were in from out of town and they were enchanted.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Vivolo is a long-time favorite. The 2nd floor room accommodated our party of 9. Service was attentive and the food was satisfactory.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

When we arrived they sat us in a front enclosed porch area with only three tables. I asked if we could be seated in main room as there were three empty tables but they said no that they were for larger parties. Those tables were eventually filled and in one case with a smaller party than ours. After we were seated they would not honor the three course price fixe dinner. We had a 7pm reservation but they said we needed to be seated by 630pm. I told them I did not see that described on their website and asked them to offer the price fixe menu but they refused. With that I don’t think I’ll ever go back. The appetizers came out luke warm. This seems like a place for older people in their 70’s and 80’s who live in the area snd walk to the restaurant. El Paso.

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

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 7, 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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 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 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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 (New York Area)·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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 (Naples)·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 13, 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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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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