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Vivolo Restaurant

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140 E 74th St, New York City, NY 10021-3503 (Corner of Lexington Avenue)
6 Train
212-737-3533
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Ambiance and More

Off the beaten track, this Italian restaurant is in a beautiful townhouse. It's a great romantic setting. Ask to sit upstairs near the fireplace. While the food is good and the prices are fair, the real star of this restaurant is the quiet romantic setting and ambiance. All this adds so much to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
Jerry F
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New York, New York, United States
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Reservations
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
New York, New York, United States
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Off the beaten track, this Italian restaurant is in a beautiful townhouse. It's a great romantic setting. Ask to sit upstairs near the fireplace. While the food is good and the prices are fair, the real star of this restaurant is the quiet romantic setting and ambiance. All this adds so much to the experience of truly 'dining.' It's often... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We have been there twice in the last few months and both times the food was significantly worse than it was several months ago, maybe even last year. Also the staff was less attentive and one evening they were screaming at each other. Too bad, it used to be a really nice local restaurant.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We choose this restaurant because my husband had eaten here in 2011, on a business trip. I thought, "okay" and I made a reservation. From the moment we entered until the moment we left, we were taken care of. Staff suggested items. They mentioned the prix fixe menu, which actually saved us money. The service was quiet and unassuming, but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

crowded - for a good reason - it's special - the food, the atmosphere and the venue itself with its adept waiters.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

All it takes to make me happy at an Italian or any restaurant for that matter is a well made Caesar Salad. Vivolo did not disappoint, tho more croutons and some anchovies would have made it even better. The Prix Fixe lunch at $28 is a good bet with several fine selections. Both my lunch companion and I had the... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Vivolo is a gem! It was highly recommended and did not disappoint. Our party of six had a reservation after attending a recent Broadway matinee. We knew we were in for a treat when we were led to the upstairs dining room and it seemed like everyone was at our service. The attention to detail was superb, yet not overbearing.... More 

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Muskogee, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We were treated to dinner at Vivolo by a family member who lives across the street. She eats there often and was welcomed like a lost relative. It's old school New York and we Okies loved it. Small. Intimate . Attentive service. Handsome men in expensive suits recommend wonderful things. Waiters in red jackets who are there when you need... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

e were in NYC doing museums and walking in Central Park and ended up here for an early dinner. I made a reservation through Open Table and the staff was very welcoming. We were seated on the 2nd floor, which is a beautiful fire-placed "parlor", complete with gold leaf trim ceiling. There is a 3 course Prix Fixe menu for... More 

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Food was average at best. We ate here with6 people. None of us were overwhelmed or even impressed. I had grizzly veal. The gnocchi was served in a sauce that was too heavy. The service was very good, but slow. Very expensive. All in all, pretty unsatisfactory.

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Seattle, WA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We had a large group and they slammed a long table into a booth table which left two seats in a very awkward position. The service was rather slow, but by all accounts the food was thoroughly enjoyed from salads, to pastas to fish and meat courses. Recommend the food, and perhaps the kitchen will be faster next time. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 140 E 74th St, New York City, NY 10021-3503
    (Corner of Lexington Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 6 Train
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: 212-737-3533

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?