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Vivolo Restaurant

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” (11 reviews)
“pre fixe menu” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
140 E 74th St, New York City, NY 10021-3503
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The floor slopes and the space is quite tight, but ignore that and sit in the back. The service is attentive and the food is wonderful. Looks like this is a "local" place for the folks lucky to live close by but it is worth...More

Thank DadMD
Reviewed 7 March 2018

The restaurant is small so maybe it's good to make a reservation. The chef made a surprise and cooked what we wanted to eat ! Fabulous !

Thank renatabraga25
Reviewed 18 February 2018

When you step in the place you feel like you are back on the sixty. If you are looking for an old fashion italian restaurant either they have in the menu or they will prepare for you. Very friendly place.

Thank Leonardo Z
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Vivolo is a cozy spot tucked in between an upscale shoe store and some brownstones. I've had the pleasure of dining here on several occasions as my mother in law lives on the same block! The entrance takes you down a few stairs into a...More

Thank Nonapam
Reviewed 12 November 2017 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 11 November 2017

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 9 November 2017

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 24 October 2017 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
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Questions & Answers
16 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.
16 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 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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