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Vivolo Restaurant

#1,986 of 10,022 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Upper East Side
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140 E 74th St, New York City, NY 10021-3503 (Corner of Lexington Avenue)
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Jericho, New York
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good spot if you're looking for a good meal--Italian or "continental"--in an upscale setting on a quiet block (E. 74th St. off Lex). Prices are reasonable, service was excellent, and tables are spaced apart nicely enough so you can hear yourself and your friends talk--not so common in many NY dining spots!

Thank George H
Massapequa Park, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Had a cocktail at Bemelmans and then strolled over. Two couples. Welcoming upon arrival. Excellent service from our knowledgeable waiter, Juan Carlos. Lovely old-school ambiance. Outstanding food! Started with mussels & salads; then seafood capellini, sea bass, filet of sole, all perfectly prepared. Delicious dessert sampler & cappuccinos. Attentive service throughout. We will be back! Great experience, and I am... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Wonderful small and intimate setting. Everyone makes you feel welcome - as if you are a highly valued regular patron. Very personal service and the food is excellent. Excellent drinks. Nice to visit on a regular basis.

Thank traveler1468
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Nasty and awful service , clemensa ( from the godfather) is the owner .terrible food and nasty enviromental

New York City, New York
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Vivilo occupies a railroad car size ground floor space just off Lexington on the sw corner on 74th. Long bar on the right as you enter. Tables on the left, and in the back plus upstairs. Very much a neighborhood eatery. Great for intimate adult meals and /or small business meetings. Somewhat nosy, but the menu features appetizers, salads, pasta,... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

One of my favorite things to do in New York is to eat in a neighborhood Italian restaurant. I am looking for a place that is a bit small but has some charm, is not on any of the tourist's lists, would not be recommended by the hotel concierge but has great food served by waiters that may not be... More 

Thank Bill N
Buffalo, New York
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

we went with a group of 8, most of the group had been there before, we had not. The table was set for the wrong number of people with various elements missing including water glass for 1 person. We had a 7:15 reservation and were seated promptly. We were told that one of our waiters was on his first day.... More 

Thank Catherine G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We arrived at Vivolo for a week day lunch. We happened to arrive a bit early - before they officially opened. We were welcomed by a fantastic waiter who told us he had worked there for over 16 years. He seated us, brought us water, and gave us menus. He was very friendly and welcoming. The space is small and... More 

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Southport, Connecticut
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128 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Four of us had dinner here last week, before attending an opera at Hunter College. Nice place. Nothing much to look at outside (like many New York restaurants) but inside the place is warm and welcoming. Good Italian food, good Italian Wine and good Italian service (complete with obligatory New York Banter). I had some prawn-based antipasto, followed by a... More 

Thank Hans_Sachs
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

We went with a group of seven. The atmosphere, food and serve staff was fabulous. The best Italian food I have ever eaten in my life!

Thank Karen W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $80
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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