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Vivolo Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Upper East Side
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140 E 74th St, New York City, NY 10021-3503 (Corner of Lexington Avenue)
+1 212-737-3533
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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New York, New York, United States
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127 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First came here 5 years ago. And each year there after multiple times. Loved the ambiance, a townhouse. Loved the service. David was the original maitre de and he was charming and welcoming, and the wait staff was professional, and fun. Loved the food, especially the grilled scalloped over polenta and porcini mushrooms. Loved the bread. Loved the wine. Everything... More 

Thank Jerry F
Wilmington, North Carolina
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I made the reservation the person answering the phone was very friendly and assuring me that I didn't need to worry about a dress code. (we were stuck in NYC due to snowstorm and all flights were cancelled, so clothing was running out) When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised at the romantic atmosphere, fireplace going, candles, people talking... More 

Thank boxes32
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

What a sweet place this is, occupying a narrow brownstone with a cozy, warm and classic ambiance befitting the city. The staff and gentleman manager could not have been more gracious. The food is out of this world and priced quite reasonable for its quality and upper east location. If I lived in NYC, I'd be here weekly as a... More 

Thank Mark H
Annapolis MD area, United States
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107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

My parents have been going here for decades and always raved about their service and food. I have not been here since my elementary school days, and I frankly do not know why. I found their service to be friendly and attentive. I had there branzino fish fillet with sauce. It was delicate and delicious. It went spectacularly with the... More 

Thank Timothy L. C
Miami Beach, Florida
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90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Based on a review that I had seen in Forbes Magazine praising this 40 year old italian establishment, we made a reservation to eat there last Friday night. Arriving at 7:15 pm, we discovered that I had mistakenly made it for Saturday night but they graciously accommodated us in a cozy corner table and proceeded to treat us to a... More 

Thank TuanBesar69
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Our New York friends suggested this place for lunch. It is very nice and service was attentive - a little more on the formal side. There are options for a fixed price lunch as well as ordering ala carte. The food was plentiful and delicious - nicely presented.

Thank Viaggiatore0607
Basingstoke UK
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Lunched here between museums. Lovely place to relax, friendly efficient staff, very good food, great atmosphere. Would love to go again.

Thank xyz907
Jericho, New York
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154 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

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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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 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 

Thank William B
St. Petersburg, Florida
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201 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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