215 E. 4th St., New York, NY, 10009
nr. Ave. B
By vinrouge on 8/18/2009
Randomly stumbled on this place when I moved to the East Village a few months ago. My friend and I went in to sit at the bar and were clueless about what wine to get (it's only wine and only Italian). The bartender let us taste about 5 different wines each before we decided what to order. He was extremely knowledgeable about every single one and they were all unusual and delicious. Then we ordered some appetizers - artichokes, mozzarella, etc. - which were fresh and amazing. I went back for dinner a few weeks later with a date and it was again a great experience. I can't recommend this place enough.
By moira713 on 6/11/2009
I recenty went to In VIno and our waiter was incredibly helpful with the wine selection. I mentioned to my boyfriend that it would take me hours to read their wine list and decide so the waiter asked me a couple questions, gave some suggestions, and let me sample a couple wines before we ordeded the bottle! The food was equally as good as the service. I would certainly go back.
By foodielover on 2/23/2009
This is a very romantic restaurant, but it's also great for a night with friends. Great ambiance, delicious food, nice staff, and great music. It's one of my new favorites!
By rr1042 on 5/8/2008
Met friends for a drink at In Vino and ended up staying for dinner - we ate delicious pasta at the bar and drank some great Nero D'Avola, a fine Sicilian wine. The food is not fancy but delicious, especially the ravioli- I'll be going again for that. It's noisy and a little tight on space, probably not a first date venue, but a great casual dining experience.
By spersper on 3/12/2008
This is a rather marvelous little wine bar (well, cave) in Alphabet city, with great music (jazz, blues, soul), great wine (esoteric Italian varietals - think squinzano from Apulia), and a wonderful menu (fried artichokes, charcuterie, bucatini with pesto) and cheese selection that complements the rustic vibe and, most importantly, the vino. Management changed a few months ago - three of the employees took it over and have breathed new life into this hip, humble, intimate spot.
By EvWg on 3/4/2008
Hello My name is Keith Beavers one of the three owners of In Vino. I would just like to make some corrections to this unfortunately outdated description of our little Italian restaurant and wine bar. Luigi Iasilli no longer owns In Vino. First the menu. The menu on this site is old and for the new menu please check out our website www.invino-ny.com. The wine list used to be all Southern Italian wines but we changed that almost two years ago to all of Italy and we pride ourselves on the diversity we have achieved. Of course I gave the place high marks because I am one of the owners but please come in and see for your self. Thank you New York Magazine for posting us on your website. Keith Beavers
By aconner on 8/6/2007
I went here with two girlfriends this past weekend and we had several types of crostini (the truffle butter one was amazing), the spinach salad with pancetta, the meatballs (which were GREAT!), and a special of eggplant rollatini stuffed with ricotta cheese (delicious). I would highly recommend this place for its excellent food, interesting environment (it's smaller than it looks on line, FYI), and leisurely pace of eating. One of my friends found a wine she had in Italy and she was extremely pleased it was on the menu. Great value for the money, and great food.
By jayjay on 12/20/2006
As a fan of Max, I was excited to check out In Vino. However, nothing leaves a bad taste in one's mouth like awful service. The bartender was smarmy and ridiculous, the manager a petty bureaucrat, the hostess was pretty (vacant) and didn't know the first thing about her job. This was all before we sat down. Our waiter bordered on douchebagery -- I couldn't wait to get out of there. Also, my tuna carpaccio was frozen.
By Amyable on 1/16/2006
A friend brought me to In Vino and I was immediately enraptured with its enchanting decor, friendly and handsome waiter, delicious menu and wine list. Can't afford to go to Italy at the moment, but this is second best. Romantic, great ambience, not too expensive and a great cozy, great escape.
By gitanita33160 on 10/28/2004
The place is great it feels like you are inside of an Italian cantina. The waiters are very helpful suggesting the wine. The lasagna is delicious.