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“Comfortable and Superb” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Vagabondo

Il Vagabondo
351 E. 62nd St., New York City, NY 10065 (Manhattan)
(212) 832-9221
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Ranked #1,070 of 11,777 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Madison, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Comfortable and Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Another wonderful meal at this local gem. Drinks at the bar became an hour of bocce, fun and unhurried. Dinner was superb, from the veal parm to the limoncello. Il Vagabondo is a warm, inviting place. the wait-staff terrific with a nice balance of professional and making you feel at home. A winner every time.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
313 reviews 313 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
“Neighborhood Italian Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I have been playing Bocce ball at Il Vagabondo for longer than I care to admit. Enjoyed numerous dinners there before they had a printed menu. It remains one of the best places for dinner in all of NYC. With Fred at the desk and Jasper behind the bar, you will always have fun waiting for a table - because you may have to wait. Best eggplant or veal parm. Wonderful salads and frozen fruit desserts. Easy wine list. And if you are any good, Bocce.

Visited January 2013
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Syracuse, NY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Jasper is the Best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Jasper the bartender at this great restaurant always has a smile and remembers "The Boys from Syracuse". The Osso Bucco (Veal Shank) is a special meal probably not the healthiest meal but it is great.

Visited March 2013
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Virginia
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36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

This restaurant has been around for years and it had been several since I had been there but it was as good as I remembered. The risotto was delicious and the service was friendly and helpful. A good choice.

Visited January 2013
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toronto
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Solid”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We visited the restaurant in Decemeber, had to make reservations due to busy Christmas season. The place was packed, great vibe. We had 4 different items the parmagana , gnocchi, ravioli and spagetti, unfortunately the osso bucco was sold out. Service was excellent, food was great. This place just typifies NYC and is a must when we are in town.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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