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Bar Veloce

$$ - $$$
East Village
Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
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175 2nd Ave, Near 12 th street, New York City, NY 10003-5786
+1 212-260-3200
15:00 - 03:00
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275 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

They have a location at the very end of one of the JetBlue terminals. Nice selections of wines and we had a great plate of prosciutto. Expensive but you are in an airport. Nice spot to sit while waiting for your plane.

Thank ajbike
Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Came here for a cocktail on a Saturday night. Was told it would be a "20 minute wait, as we're primarily a wine bar", despite half their menu comprising cocktails and spirits. Bar tender was rude and arrogant and was "so busy" yet was eating pretzels and playing on his iPhone. Avoid. Like the plague.

1 Thank paddlez0304
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

This is a great no frills wine bar to meet with friends or potential first date. It's not too crowded. Great vibe. Lot's of wine selection. In terms of food, the bruschetta was great plate. I love their truffle panini :)

Thank Lryamin
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015

This place is dressed up like a proper cocktail bar but is some sort of hollywood facsimile or set. They have a cocktail drinks menu with about 6 or seven items, ok great - but really none of them were appealing. So I asked for something else a basic cocktail that any self-respecting bar can put together. Their response was... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

We went here only to drink something but it was a real surprize to find so many italian amaro at an honest price (8$ each) ! So if you are italian and you've been in New York for a long time and you are missing amaro, come here! Great service (apart from restrooms as usual in Nyc)

Thank ambra f
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

Jump on your Vespa and head over to Bar Veloce. Excellent Italian wine selection. Every one of their locations are consistently professional and an excellent place as a starting off point at the end of the day.

Thank patricesamara
New York, New York, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

This is the kind of wine bar where you can settle in for an entire evening while drinking delicious wines and eating various appetizer size treats the whole time. All the classic musts, dark setting, sexy background, beautiful bar, tucked away nooks, great food and above all the requisite wine list with more than enough price points to delight all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

We were in Greenwich Village early and chanced upon this new site for Bar Veloce at the corner of Houston and Macdougal. A spare design for the interior but we found a nice wine selection -- especially the Barolo Parusso. Definitely a place to try!

Thank weyl-59
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2013

We had a nice afternoon at Bar Veloce. If you like Italian wine, this is the place to go. A nice variety of wine, we tried the barolo, prosecco and killer vin santo. All were delicious. Bartender was very accomodating and atmosphere pleasant. Thought it was just a bit overpriced but it is New York.

Thank crystallakecoach
frederick, maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013

Stopped in for a taste of Italian wine with family. We had a very pleasant bottle of Sicilian white wine (Etna Bianco) along with a small food pairing of olive tapenade on toast. Thomas C. was an outstanding and informative bartender. This was a very nice low stress wine bar.

1 Thank fred200099

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:00 - 03:00
15:00 - 03:00
15:00 - 03:00
15:00 - 03:00
15:00 - 03:00
15:00 - 03:00
15:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 2nd Ave, Near 12 th street, New York City, NY 10003-5786
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-260-3200
New York's world famous Italian wine bar

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