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Reviewed June 14, 2022

The Signature Dish, the veal chop , $48, was delicious, but so little pasta under it we asked for a side of pasta. $8 for the side that was just 4 forks full, $1.75 for 4 slices of bread!! What Italian restaurant doesn’t serve bread...with their meals?! And only 2 pats of butter! The Wedge salad and Chicken Soup were also good but again overpriced. $100 dinner for 2 with tip. Probably won’t be back!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed November 28, 2019 via mobile

Wish this place was closer to Middletown. Would be regulars. Stopped for a late lunch. First visit. Great visit from time walked in door. Tried a signature cocktail -yum. Both hot plates tried were excellent - clam and sausage & calamari. Fresh bread and olive...oil dip was yummy. Service was great. Atmosphere was nice.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 21, 2019

Four of us went for a birthday dinner. We took advantage of their Tuesday dinner special, half-priced entrees for women. I had the chicken parm. The food was delicious and the service great. We kept seeing beautiful drinks and desserts going by our table. None...of us drink but it was very tempting. It was a totally enjoyable dinner. I definitely recommend this restaurant. We will be back, in fact, one of us went back right away with her daughter.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 21, 2019

My wife and I stopped in V&M for the first time and were pleasantly surprised. We were met at the front desk by two wonderful women with the warmest smiles you could ask for. We were seated in a comfortable, clean, well appointed dining area....The service was wonderful and the food was well above average.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 13, 2019 via mobile

Food was delicious! Service was great. Such polite and friendly servers. Constantly refilling waters without even having to ask (which honestly a lot of restaurants are not good at these days) and paid close attention to details. Can’t wait to come back! 🍷 🍝 🧀

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

Tried again after many years...and pleasantly surprised! Delicious! Six of us had various selections and all were very pleased. Our server Mark was fun and professional!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 28, 2019

Ate at Vincenza’s and Margherita’s the other day, which has been there for a number of years, but we had never visited before. It is located in a strip mall on Marsh Road, has a bar and at the entry you can look into a...little bakery. It was crowded and there is a small room for the overflow……in that room there were flat screen tvs that ran a travel film about Italy……so, in case you were alone or had a boring companion you could watch the screen and see Italian scenery. They brought bread and oil with tomato sugo which were delicious. Everything we had was very good. Salads were great and the mussels juicy. Pasta puttanesca was wonderful. Employees are very friendly and accommodating. The only thing is they have very high prices.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019

We have only been here a few times because we find their prices to be very high for the area and cuisine. The food is excellent, and the portions are substantial, but we think the prices are still high. The décor and ambiance of the...restaurant is very nice. First, I'll rave about the food, then I'll continue my complaints. Both times, I had the eggplant parm special. It was outstanding. Not many chefs can bake eggplant properly- but this chef does not disappoint. The side of gnocchi was equally outstanding. My husband ordered the chicken special which he found equally as outstanding. We are both extremely picky and hard to please, and our meals were phenomenal. For an appetizer, we ordered the grilled Caesar salad which was equally as delicious. Here's why I only gave this place an 'average.' Again, it's the little details that count. First, when we ordered the Caesar salad, our server knew we were sharing, so he said he'd split it for us. He didn't share there was a $2 splitting fee. WT???? A restaurant of this caliber should not have those petty and low-class fees. This isn't a diner. Servers also need to share any up-charges or fees and not sneak them into the bill. That annoys us to no end. He was such a good server, too, and failed us with not sharing that. Next, the menus were like takeout menus. They were printed on regular stock and we found that to be extremely tacky and low class, especially with the prices and ambiance of the restaurant. Seriously, spend a little extra cash and use a thicker, nicer stock for your menus! Then, their wine list was tiny, and they were out of about 3 of the reds. Of course, two of those reds were the less expensive ones. (I know how that game goes and you can't fool us.) When you are out of a wine, replace it with another equivalent wine. Either this was a poor management move, or they have a poor distributer. Just not sure, but it just added to the dings. We ended up just ordering glasses because we felt the wine bottle prices were unreasonable. Then, service was great until we got the check. What is it about the check were servers become MIA? We sat and sat waiting, and then sat and sat waiting to pay. When my husband stepped away for a few minutes, I sat there alone with a look on my face. The person who I think was the manager saw me, made eye contact, and then just looked away, standing on the other side of the room. He only seemed to talk to the customers he knew. How annoying. So, long story short- excellent food, very pretty decor and pretty restaurant, but very petty and low-class mishaps that didn't match. We left with mixed emotions and will not rush back.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 29, 2019

Great food, service, ambiance. Amazing limoncello martini. Everything on menu is delicious. Dessert also a must!!,

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed May 20, 2019

Something is quaint about the outside of the restaurant -- they seem to play jazz for the parking lot, and the inside -- which has a high smell of ammonia that overcomes the garlic and tomato aroma of a typical Italian food establishment. The waiter...pronounces his r's and words with rolling proficiency despite being Mexican, and his service is outstanding. The host is polite, genial, and a model of shining efficiency. And the food is great. Prices are reasonable for fine dining. This place is great for a quiet date or for a family gathering.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019

I have driven by this place hundreds of times in the last few years but never realized what was behind the obscure façade. We decided to try it on a Tuesday night by the recommendation of a friend. I'm so glad we did. As you...walk in, the bar and the restaurant is very trendy and upscale. We were greeted immediately by a most friendly hostess (soon to realize it was one of the owners) and taken to our table. I had the ravioli and my husband had the salmon dish. The presentation of my dish was amazing but the taste was even more so - truly out of this world. My husband's dish was just as delicious. I would highly recommend this place. This is going to be our new "go to" for a night out.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

We were at this lovely venue for a birthday celebration. The food was terrific, traditional Italian cuisine. Great wine list & superior service.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed April 8, 2019

It's a small nice neighborhood restaurant but going through an identity crisis. They couldn't decide if it should be a sports bar, a romantic restaurant, or a diner. Inspite of the design flaws it is still acceptable. I was seated immediately by a nice gentleman....A waitress took my order. My order arrived promptly but I didn't have any utensils which another waitress noticed and brought me a serving after a while. The Ceaser salad was excellent. The pizza was good but the sauce was watery so it was almost clear and made the pizza soggy. The dough was OK but because of the type of the yeast they use and lack of a good sauce as a base it was rather dull. It needed salt to have some taste. Nevertheless they have still one of the best pizzas in the area after Tutto Fresco has been closed. There were too many wait staff but the service was OK at its best. There was no bar tender so my waitress was doing that as well. Bartending requires more than just serving a drink or two when you are available. Bar is where they make money so I am not sure why they would leave it to a waitress. Limited wine list also needs attention. The restaurant has clearly a lot of potential but needs a good FOH Manager. In stead of Ulysses across the street, I would still go to V&M.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

I love this Italian restaurant. It has a bar, private room and generous portions. The veal chop covers the entire plate. The parm dishes ( I took a baggie home), homemade pasta. The bread, don't get me started. They also sell it so you can...bring home a loaf to enjoy the next day.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

The food that we ordered was in abundance! The cocktails were perfectly paired with the meal. We went all out with apps, dinner and dessert and all of them were amazing. Our bill was very high but it was worth it! Definitely worth the price.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Vincenza & Margherita Italian-American Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5