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“intimate italian gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vagabondi - CLOSED

Vagabondi
319 Belvedere Road #2, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
(561)-249 2281
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“intimate italian gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

we love the feeling of an intimate but sophisticated dining experience. daily special on the board as you enter, white table cloth setting, interesting appetizers, great warmth. we willee go back frequently.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Little Known Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Small restaurant run by the former executive chef of the Ritz Carlton in Key Biscayne. He really knows what he's doing. High end Italian dishes to die for. Never knew anyone who didn't really like this place.

Visited April 2012
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63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem for locals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012 via mobile

I am a huge Italian loving foodie that has lived in the west palm beach area for 25 years.. How did this restaurant escape me?? I have dined at them all and needing something different I looked locally at Trip Advisor and found Vagabondi. This is truly a well kept secret for many of the islanders. Very small, only 10 tables but intimate and not crowded. Wine only for alcohol. The menu has about 8 appetizers and 8 entrees. There were 4 blackboard specials. Service was on target. Bread offered was an olive Italian crusty selection served with a seasoned olive oil with a hint of rosemary. A nice palate teaser for what was coming. I started with pecino peppers stuffed with goat cheese served with arugula/balsamic and fried eggplant that was sliced so thin you know there was an expert chef with a great mandolin back there! It all came together beautifully. My entree was Fettuccine which was freshly made and tosses with mushrooms and tomatoes, and a wonderful truffle sauce topped with shaved parmigiana. This dish is making me salivate just describing it! That first bite with the pop of truffle was exquisite! I will now be one of the locals here for sure. Reservations are a must and it is a seasonal restaurant.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Palm Beach, Florida
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“It can't get better than this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Whenever we invite guests to join us at Vagabondi restaurant in west palm beach, Florida, we always have to give them very explicit directions or else we'll get a frantic phone call..."help, we're losi!".....this tucked away spot, with only thirty five seats, is a hidden jewel, favored by well travelled foodies from neighboring Palm Beach....the parking lot fills up with expensive gleaming new European imports and the stylish crowd inside makes it feel like a private beachside club on the Mediterranean....amazing fresh catch fish of the day highlights the menu with the freshest of fresh salads, pasta like your imaginary grandmother used to make and nightly beef and chicken specials, along with homemade sweets and an impressive, well priced wine list....Fernando heads up the room and Carlos creates magic in the kitchen, tho he frequently pops out from behind the stove to check in with diners at every table....if you didn't know better you would think you were in an discovered fishing village in Italy or France....every meal we've had at Vagabondi has been memorable....we're going tonite as a matter of fact, which prompted us to write this review...Ciao!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York, NY
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“One of your best meals ever. Period.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

When you drive up to this unimpressive location, leave all that behind. The food prepared by Chef Carlos and served by the most patient, kind staff imaginable is beyond mouthwatering. Handrolled raviolis stuffed with arugula and goat cheese, milk-fed veal with wine reduction (softer than imaginable), tagliatoni with fresh Maine Lobster. Good doesn't even come close. One of the best meals you will EVER enjoy!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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