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Cucina Vivolo

$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
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138 E 74th St, New York City, NY 10021-3589
+1 212-717-4700
10:00 - 21:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 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 good . 5 people two bottles of wine dessert coffee with tip under $300. I... More 

Thank horsemomSaratoga
New York City, New York
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158 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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. Go anywhere else. When the caffe latte was bad. The roll dry as the desert... More 

Thank Ritz1165
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 an attitude. When he finally came with the bread he gave 2 of us bread... More 

Thank LeonRFlorida
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 important client. What happened? Both meals were bad: my pasta had something sour and rotten... More 

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Boston, MA
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474 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 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 a gorgeous old brownstone. The first floor is lively and fun, with rich wood, a... More 

Thank Hotelsnobb
Hermosa Beach, CA
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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
New York City, New York
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228 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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 crowded, but if you climb the steep stairs to the upper level, you find yourself... More 

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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

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Restaurant features
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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