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“Go Monday Night!!!”
Review of Caffe Vivaldi

Caffe Vivaldi
Ranked #5,020 of 13,633 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Cafe, Italian, American, Bar, Pub
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Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: West Village
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Go Monday Night!!!”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

We stumbled across this place in a quest to have a cheeky beer.

We walked into an open mic night that was just kicking off. 30 odd artists in total were due to play but they were all so good we stayed up to 25(ish).

An exceptional display of talent and a great way to spend a few hours. You'll not find some tone deaf amateur guitarist singing Bon Jovi covers in here. Musically and vocally the talent was immense and the songs were mostly originals.

The hostess/barmaid/sound-girl does a sterling job and makes the whole "conveyor belt" format enjoyable.

Get yourself here on a Monday night, for God's sake!

Visited October 2012
2 Thank RM_and_GB
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
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English first
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An Oasis in the Village”
Reviewed May 22, 2012

I've never been let down by my visits to Caffe Vivaldi. Such a cool place with a great vibe. Friendly service, excellent music, great food, relaxed atmosphere. It's an intimate space where you can go on your own or with a group of friends to experience a West Village cultural institution at its very best. Everyone whom I've ever taken with me to Vivaldi has raved afterward and ended up going on their own later. You can't beat the location or the experience in the Village.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank aConnoisseur2
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westfield, nj
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305 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Great free music”
Reviewed August 14, 2011

First rate singers appear here with no cover or minimum nightly. Very good desserts, ok food; good prices; cozy atmosphere featured in 2 Woody Allen films. Very nice staff.

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank DSM14
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Small but good menu, cozy seating, live music make for fun evening”
Reviewed August 5, 2011

We were glad we made early reservations as the seating filled up through the evening quickly in this small venue. Some folks were camped out at their tables with a drink for the entire evening just to hear the music. Our food was simple and delicious, the atmosphere was friendly and casual. The music was good, but very loud for the size of the room--it made dinner conversation difficult. But then, if you are there ONLY for the music, that wouldn't be a problem. It was a fun experience which made me feel as though I were listening to someone who could be the next folk hero.....

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank YellowRose125
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