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Cucina Vivolo

138 E 74th St, New York City, NY 10021-3589
+1 212-717-4700
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good11%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible22%
10 Jul 2017
“Drop in or take home Italian”
31 Jul 2015
“Great Italian food”
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
$$ - $$$
138 E 74th St, New York City, NY 10021-3589
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

A lovely Italian spot with a sprinkling of tables and always reliable frittatas, soup, main courses and pastas. Moderately priced and nice staff.

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Great food and great service. I do not agree with the other reviews. The service was attentive but not over bearing. I have lived in Italy and this was just as good as anything I have had there. Best pesto I've ever had. Price was...More

Thank horsemomSaratoga
Reviewed 15 January 2015 via mobile

The only positives here were my average minestrone soup and the nice waiters. The physical space is embarrassingly poor. Looks like management ripped out old furnishings and dumped in some discount chairs. The back area is dirty. The bathroom has one of those scent diffusers....More

1  Thank Ritz1165
Reviewed 15 December 2014

The place is nice inside and the food was just ok. I felt the portions were extremely small for the prices and the service was awful. I couldn't get a glass of water and when I asked for more bread the waiter seemed to have...More

Thank LeonRFlorida
Reviewed 29 May 2014

I am a neighbour. I have been going to Vivolo Restaurant and Cucina Vivolo for more than 20 years and I have sent there a good number of friends and diplomats I work with. After being posted abroad, I went back last night with an...More

1  Thank Sirois S
Reviewed 31 January 2014

We went for an early dinner with my husband's aunt, who is a local. It was a last minute decision, so we didn't have a reservation, but were warmly greeted by the manager/owner, I think, and seated right away. This is a lovely place in...More

Thank Hotelsnobb
Reviewed 8 April 2013

What a cute little spot with excellent food and service! Greeted like a regular even without res. What a great experience!

Thank JayHermosaBeach_CA
Reviewed 24 April 2012

I visited Cucina Vivolo with my mother-in-law and her boyfriend from Italy on the way to Dicapo Opera Theater in the neighborhood. I was surprised by the warmth with which we were treated immediately upon entering. The downstairs is a little worn and loud when...More

Thank Mary Jane D
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Reviewed 28 November 2007

Great service, ok price, good atmosphere, went there once, can go for a second try.

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 E 74th St, New York City, NY 10021-3589
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-717-4700
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