Delicious cuisine from many different regions of Italy, a charming ambience, excellent service and moderate prices all make Vittorio Cucina one of the ... More
Delicious cuisine from many different regions of Italy, a charming ambience, excellent service and moderate prices all make Vittorio Cucina one of the city's best bargains. When the weather permits, there is a beautiful garden and a terrace for al fresco dining. The dining room features red brick walls, a fireplace, oil paintings and candles. Popular appetizers include grilled sausages and escarole, and mozzarella with prosciutto. A noteworthy entree is the Catanzaro (fish simmered in red wine) served on a bed of linguine.
We travel to New York City 2 or 3 times a year and Vittorio's is a mandatory stop for us. The atmosphere is relaxing and the food is uniformly outstanding. The Pasta Wheel (fettucine and parmigiano) and the gnocchi are unmatched.
On April 2nd I visited Vittorio's Cucina as part of a party of 25 people. I found the food and service to be outstanding. We tried many of the appetizers and they were all good. The Vittorio's Wheel Pasta (fettuccine special of the house) is a must. For a main course I had the Veal Picatta which was not swimming in lemon and butter but done just right. Price was moderate by Manhattan standards. If you're looking to impress an out of town guest and want to show him a New York style classic Italian resturant that fits the Billy Joel song "My Favorite Italian Resturant" this is it.