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Vivolo Restaurant

€€ - €€€Italian
140 E 74th St, New York City, NY 10021-3503
+1 212-737-3533
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (10 reviews)
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17:00 - 23:00All hours
€€ - €€€
140 E 74th St, New York City, NY 10021-3503
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon reading multiple reviews on this place I enthusiastically made a reservation. When we entered we were all positively impressed by the style and atmosphere of this place. We were seated on the top floor, which looked like a vintage home. A beautiful fire place,...More

Thank Fabissima
Reviewed 1 week ago

An unobtrusive find around the corner from busy Lexington Avenue, Vivolo has been cozily operating in a townhouse for over 40 years. Though their website does not reflect their offerings,the luncheon menu is traditional Italian with a contemporary American accent. It has as a large...More

Thank Vicky140
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old townhouse that has been converted to a restaurant.Very cozy for couples and it has secret room s for parties. The was Jesus. A nice and polite gentleman the same age as my oldest son.(22 years old) When I am out on a date very...More

Thank Louis K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff. Great food. Visiting from Chicago for the weekend. Very old school and cozy feel to the restaurant.

Thank AutoIns H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had been to Vivolo before, but experienced something special on this visit. They currently have a 40th Anniversary Special Dinner that comes with 4 glasses of wine! The price was quite reasonable and the dinner was very good. We'll be going again soon.

Thank TravellerDon
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Price fixed $40 menu is a great value and flavorful experience. They could work on the staff being a little more upbeat and interactive.

Thank Scot A
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Vivolo is celebrating its 40th year in business with a $40, four course pre fixe menu. It is a cozy spot on East 74th Street and is going strong as it enters a new millennium. We had the Caesar salad, pasta a la vongolo (with...More

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Waitstaff was welcoming and genuine. Excellent Bloody Mary to start off lunch. Terrific selection of sandwiches for lunch. For its location, the portions and pricing are excellent.

Thank connollymje
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Vivolos has been a staple of the UES, when my parents and I moved down the block in '75. We would go for special occasions or if friends and family are in town. The food is traditional from northern Italy and is very tasty. The...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 4 May 2017

When you are eating at restaurant on the Upper East side and its filled with locals it has to be good and is probably an NYC institution. This quaint brown stone has been converted in the quintessential small NYC restaurant. The tables are tight together...More

Thank DWS13433
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Questions & Answers
17 August 2015|
Response from travelgal617 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I do not recall if they did. If you have a dietary restriction you should call the restaurant directly. They seemed very accommodating if possible.
17 August 2015|
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Response from joe r | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant and talk to the owner to be on the safe side. He will probably prepare a special dish for you if you let him know when you will be dining there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-737-3533
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