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“Neighborhood Find”
Review of Vespa Restaurant - CLOSED

Vespa Restaurant
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Bellerose, New York, USA
Level Contributor
58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Neighborhood Find”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent Italian restaurant with great service. Sat in the outdoor garden. Beef Carpaccio and homemade lasagna outstanding.

Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Richard S
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  • English first
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English first
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363 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Great food, atmosphere, and service”
Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

Went on a Friday nite with reservations. Seated immediately on the patio. Had the meatball appetizer, which was great.the home made pasta was fantastic, especially the bucatini. The Branzino was the best piece of fish I've tasted in a long time. They will bone/filet it for you either in the kitchen or at the table . The desserts were very good. Service was superb!

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank kjm55
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent home made pasta!”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

We have lived in the neighborhood for 8 years now but somehow have never eaten here. We decided to give it a try tonight and we loved it! I had the salmon Pennette, which was perfectly flavored with delicious fresh homemade penne. My date had the gnocchi with the truffle sauce, which was on the creamy side for me, but she loved it. We could actually see the truffle shavings in the sauce, meaning they didn't skimp on the good stuff to save a buck.

The staff were super friendly - they even asked the kitchen to cook up a special meatball for our dog who was tied up just outside (we sat at the table by the front window). We will be back!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank usaeuro
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New Jersey
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144 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Delecious”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

I read the bad reviews after eating here and I am here to tell you that this restaurant is DELICIOUS!! This restaurant is so cute! The lighting is dim, which I am not a fan of, but that can easily be fixed. And there is an outdoor patio, but it was too hot to eat outside, although others were. First let me start off by saying my husband is from Naples and appreciates good Italian cuisine!! We started with 3 appetizers for the 4 of us to share, the rice balls, stuffed artichokes and octopus salad!! Each dish was wonderful.. I ordered the gnocchi which was homemade and soo good. The table also had a pasta and scallop dinner and a pasta carbonera!! Everyone enjoyed there dinner and there was not a morsel left. All in all this is a neighborhood gem. Attention is taken by all to make sure you are enjoying your dining experience! Looking forward to returning!! Well done Vespa!!!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank summerwind1957
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New York City, New York
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226 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Pricey for what you get”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

I had their gnocchi dish with tomato sauce, and it was decent, but nothing to rave about. I have had better gnocchi elsewhere on the UES. But if you're looking for a low-key crowd-free environment, Vespa is probably the place to be. The lights are usually quite dim, and it's not very crowded compared to other restaurants in the area.

Visited November 2012
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2 Thank Daje2
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