737 9th Ave, at 50th St, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.763051 -73.989199
Mon-Tues 4-10 pm, Wed-Thurs 4-11 pm, Fri 4 pm-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-10 pm
Neighborhoods: Clinton, Midtown
Why trying to steal from your customers – CHECK YOUR BILL when you go there!
It has been now the third time (and definitely the last) that I went there in a party of two and they included the tip right in the bill! And the owner lady couldn't even stand up for her own shop! Sad!
so disappointing – We were the only people in the restaurant at 8:00 tonight, which should have been a sign. The food was a complete disappointment - dirty, undercooked, and crunchy (neither clams nor pasta should ever crunch).
We'll certainly join the rest of the neighborhood in boycotting La Vineria...too bad that underwhelming places like this pushed out adorable neighborhood Italian restaurants like Puccini.
Truly terrible experience – Eating the lamb shank was like chewing on a dirty dog leash. When we mentioned this to the waiter, he said he would take it off the bill. When the bill came, the lamb was still there. The owner said she would not remove it and then walked away from me when I asked her a few questions. The food was downright bad and overpriced and I really cannot believe how rude they were. Eat somewhere else.
A little bit of romance heaven! – My boyfriend and I went here one night on a date to remember. He called ahead (without me knowing!) and set up a very personal table for us. When we got there we were greeted like they had been waiting just for us. They took our coats and then escorted us to a private room full of candles and beautiful purple orchids! (my favorite flower) The wine was amazing, the food, mouth watering, and the service was beyond excellent! That night my love asked me to marry him and in that perfect night I said yes!
A Very Successful Reopening – The food is delicious, the atmosphere is charming, the staff is incredibly hospitable (not to mention actually Italian), the wine list is diverse and there are more excellent and varied vegetarian options than any other Italian restaurant I've ever been to in NYC. And I say that as an Italian girl who is pretty handy in the kitchen. The butternut squash anoglini with the radicchio is amazing and the eggplant parmesean is one of the best out there--more eggplant than cheese and never greasy. The service can be a little slow, especially when it's crowded, but it is almost always worth the wait
Overpriced food. – You should avoid this place. The desserts that they serve I have seen for sale at Trader Joes. You could do much better on 9th Ave. The staff are rude and think that they are something else.
hospitality??? – We never had such a bad experience at a NYC restaurant. We were told to wait for a table while it was being setup. We waited over ten minutes only to be told that we could not get a table. They said "sorry, there is no table". When we asked why they made us wait for ten minutes they told us to leave and slammed the door behind me. There were four empty tables and a party of four was getting ready to leave. Great hospitality!
Try someplace else. – I took my family here after Radio City and I was disappointed. The waiter spoke in a thick Italian accent, but where he dissapeared to, I don't know. It wasn't that busy (I am a former wait person myself). The calamari was good and so was the salad. But I would never come here again for 2 reasons. One is that my pasta was bearly cooked. My 8 year old could of cooked it better. I would of sent it back but we had children with us and that was not an option. My father's sausage and broccoli rabe had little crumbles of sausage, no slices and was super greasy. He said that my mother's lasagne was made the day before (he was a chef for 40 years). The other reason I wouldn't go back is that in the bathroom there is only cold water. That's just too cheap for me. I wished it was as good as some of the reviews.
Really great wine selection and attentive waitstaff – And the food is pretty stellar as well. I love this place and we go often. The pasta is perfect and the portions are just right. No one here is pushy and the atmosphere is great. A+
Great food but never again – Having lived in the Hells Kitchen area, I have been to this restaurant numerous times. I think the food is excellent but the service needs a lot of work. While the waitstaff is knowledgable and professional, they can be rude and cold at times. This restaurant does not have the class that other fine dining establishments convey. One example, I ordered an appetizer that was not prepared as the menu stated and had to argue with waitress to get it fixed. It came out after the dinners were served. Instead of removing it from the bill or offering a drink "on the house," they double charged me for the appetizer. If you want good food and do not care about class and curtousy, give it a try but there are many other great Italian eateries in the city.
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