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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 City, New York
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entering, you are pleasantly greeted by the long-standing maitre d', I believe his name is Carmine, as if you were arriving at a friend's home. The warm and friendly atmosphere immediately turns the stress meter down the minute you are seated. Paneled walls are decorated with rare fashion photo spreads of Marilyn Monroe, taken just months before her death. The... More 

Thank Jon S
North Salem, New York
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been going annually for several years to meet a group of friends. We only wanted a main course and waited for over an hour before seeing anything to eat. Bread was offered even after that. For our party of six you might think we were open to eating and drinking. They clearly wanted us to drink and not eat.... More 

Thank jockomck
New York City, New York
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We've been coming here for many years. The food is excellent, the staff extremely professional, and the atmosphere warm and cozy. Even though they have an extensive menu don't be shy about ordering anything Italian you can imagine - they'll make it for you and serve it with pride. I especially like their wine list - extensive and reasonably priced.... More 

Thank Jacques B
New York, New York, United States
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130 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 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
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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
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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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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
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

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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
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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