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Il Vagabondo

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner
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CUISINES
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service

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Menu

APPETIZERS
10
Antipasto
per person, 2 person minimum. ham, prosciutto, coppa, parmesan, olives & caponata.
10
Bresaola
home cured beef with olive oil, lemon juice, touch of honey on mesclun greens.
10
Asparagus
9.5
Tomato & Mozzarella
with fresh basil.
9.5
Baked Stuffed Mushrooms
filling includes prosciutto.
9
Minestrone Soup
SALADS
8.5
Mixed Greens
10
Special Salad
ham, salami, cheese, cauliflower, string beans, onions, mixed greens.
10
Tre-colore
radicchio, endive and arugola.
10
Ceasar Salad
hearts of romaine lettuce served with croutons, crushed anchovies, capers, olive oil and a touch of vinegar.
12
Il Vagabondo Salad
mixed greens with fennel & fresh orange slices, served with a lemon dressing.
ENTREES
21
Eggplant Parmigiana
slices of eggplant layered with tomato sauce, muenster cheese & parmesan cheese.
24.5
Chicken Parmigiana
sauteed breaded breast of chicken gratineed with tomato sauce, muenster cheese & parmesan cheese. served with small portion of spaghetti or penne
24.5
Chicken Paillard
large breast of chicken, butterflied, thinly pounded, and broiled.
24.5
Chicken Marsala
breast of chicken sauteed in olive oil, shallots, mushrooms & marsala wine.
26.5
Sauteed Chicken With Artichokes
white or dark meat of chicken sauteed with fresh artichokes in olive oil, white wine, garlic & lemon juice.
26.5
Chicken Scarpariello
white and dark meat of chicken sauteed with garlic & olive oil.
26.5
Chicken Capricciosa
breaded breast of chicken sauteed in olive oil topped with chopped arugala, tomatoes & sliced onions.
25.5
Veal Parmigiana
large breaded veal cutlet sautéed & gratinéed with tomato sauce, muenster & parmesan cheese.
26.5
Veal Vagabondo
Cutlets layered with Eggplant, Prosciutto & Cheese in Chef’s wine sauce.
27.5
Veal Magenta
breaded cutlets layered with prosciutto & cheese in a mushroom sauce.
PASTA
19.5
Spaghetti, Angel Hair Or Penne Pasta With Meatballs
served with tomato or meat sauce.
17
Manicotti
made in house daily.
17
Ravioli
filled with meat or cheese.
18
Tortelloni
filled with cheese and spinach.
18
Gnocchi
potato dumpling hand made in house daily.
19.5
Penne Ala Vodka
19.5
Pasta With Broccoli, Garlic & Oil
22.5
Orrechiette
with minced sausage and brocoli di rabe, diced tomatoes, garlic.
22.5
Fusili Arrabiata
served with spicy tomato sauce over white cannellini beans.
22.5
Pappardelle Carbonara
flat pasta served with sauteed onions, prosciutto, pancetta, egg yolks, parsley & a touch of cream.
SIDE ORDERS
9
Vegetable
vegetable of the day.
9.5
Gnocchi
home made italian potato pasta.
9
Spaghetti, Penne Or Angel Hair Pasta
pastas.
DESSERTS
7.5
Cheesecake
original new york style classic cheese cake.
7.5
Canoli
pastry shells filled with fresh ricotta cheese, vanilla, almonds and mascarpone cheese.
7.5
Tiramisu
rich sponge cake layered with espresso & mascarpone cheese, dusted with cocoa powder.
7.5
Mississippi Mud Cake
a chocolate crumb crust filled with chocolate fudge and topped with chunky chocolate.
7.5
Chocolate Raspberry Cake
chocolate sponge cake layered with raspberry & chocolate filling.
7.5
Rum Cake
vanilla sponge cake layered with vanilla & chocolate custard & topped with whipped cream and shaved almonds.
7.5
Bocce Ball - Tartufo
fresh creamy vanilla and chocolate ice cream centered with sliced nuts and a cherry then wrapped in the finest bittersweet chocolate.
5
Tortoni
creamy amaretto flavored ice cream topped with toasted amaretto crunch and a frozen cherry.
5
Spumoni
a combination of creamy vanilla, pistachio and chocolate ice cream, dotted with pistachio and chopped nuts.
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

I never go to Manhattan without making a stop here. Food is great atmosphere gives you that old Italian feeling. Love it.

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank BobP1965
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Everything in Italian food you need, like your neighborhoods best restaurant, only in NYC. Check the calendar because they are closed after hockey season for the summer.

Date of visit: October 2017
3  Thank Ray J. S
Reviewed December 13, 2017

Arguably one of the best places in NYC to eat Veal Parmigiana but sadly Il Vagabondo has closed with no date of reopening anytime soon. Go to Carmine's or Patsy's.

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Gary S
Reviewed May 18, 2017

There are certain gems in NY the go over looked. "Vagabondos" as I knew it growing up is one of them. A place so off the charts and map in an upper east side neighborhood in the basement of a town house. I have been...More

Date of visit: November 2016
3  Thank SHBtravel
Reviewed April 15, 2017

I have been to this restaurant periodically over the past 50 years, and I am sad that it is now "closed for an extended period". This was a classic New York dining experience, not necessarily for the food (which was reliable but not superb) but...More

Date of visit: May 2016
4  Thank antiques223
Reviewed January 3, 2017

My husband and l had our first date here more than 30 years ago and when l lived in the city l'd try to get all my dates to come here. There is a bocce ball court that you could sit next to and watch...More

Date of visit: July 2016
1  Thank Jupiterbound
Reviewed December 29, 2016

Came here because of Emeril Lagasse calling Il Vagabondo's 'Veal Parmesan' as "the best thing I ever ate" on food network. The waiter was sweaty and unfriendly, our food took over half an hour to arrive, and was a total disappointment once we got it....More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank internetmudah
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Closed!!! For extended period of time. Been here many times since we were children. Some of the best meals and dining experience ever. Tried for Dec 10 to find sign that they are closed for extended period of time. Come back soon! We love and...More

Date of visit: December 2016
2  Thank foodiest65
Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I walked to the restaurant late afternoon on Dec 5. Place was dark, obviously a vacant space, and a sign on the door: CLOSED! Web site still active and TA listing still saying OPEN. Went to Patsy's on 60th street as an...More

Date of visit: December 2016
2  Thank brooklyn45
Reviewed September 28, 2016

This little hidden storefront restaurant has been in this location for 30 years that I have been eating they are. Do not be fooled by its storefront. Inside are 4 separate dining rooms. as you walk in is the bar, you will be greeted by...More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Bruce R
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nhunt1
April 17, 2017|
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Response from brooklyn45 | Reviewed this property |
NO. My wife and I walked all the way there from midtown (nice walk) only to find the place closed. Looked in the windows and the place had been stripped of furnishings. That was December 2016.
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unccqueen2003
October 8, 2016|
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Response from Retro50 | Reviewed this property |
Their phone is now disconnected. Doesn't look good.
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JustInTimeB
January 16, 2016|
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Response from Kate B | Reviewed this property |
They didn't have a gluten free menu, but there menu is online, so you can check it for yourself. Hope that helps!
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