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“Will Return, For Sure!”
Review of Il Vagabondo

Il Vagabondo
Ranked #2,082 of 14,394 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Reviewed July 28, 2012

This is not a fancy place in terms of ambiance or decor, and while the entrees were just slightly pricey (nothing crazy, just a bit more than we would have expected considering the decor), everything we tried was very high quality and truly delicious. The restaurant was not terribly busy the night we dined. so not sure if this applies all the time, but we were warmly welcomed, the service was extremely punctual and very professional and when we left, we agreed we would absolutely return again. Totally recommend!

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Thank topshelfplease
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

I was a little disappointed with Il Vagabondo. We started off with the anti pasta platter - and it was very tasty. However the entrees were nothing to write home about. We tried the penne with vodka sauce and the veal parm. Both were okay but certainly didn't live up to the hype. With that said it is a very cool room and the Bocce ball court is fun. I'm glad we got to experience Il Vagabondo but I probably wouldn't go back.

1  Thank beachygirl62
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

Low key ,off the beaten path GREAT FOOD gnocchi was the best ever. Veal vagabondo light with great flavor. . drinks first, john the bartender,was friendly and fun. Definite go back,and recommend to friends coming to New York. Love the history and bocce court

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Thank Maggie828
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

The food was straight up no nonsense italian food that was fantastic. Get out of your comfort zone and enjoy some drinks while playing bocci ball in their indoor 1908 court. Say hi to Peter and Franky -2 time and the rest of the staff. You won't regret it

2  Thank Steven L
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

This is a hidden gem on the East Side! The theme is bocce and there is actually a bocce court. The restaurant appears small from the outsied but has plenty of seating. The service is efficient and friendly. The food is outstanding. The best veal ever. For dessert try the Bocce, gelato, dipped in hot chocolate! My family has been going there for over 30 years and have never had anything but a great experience!!

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1  Thank nhunt1
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