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In Vino

215 E. 4th St., New York, NY, 10009
nr. Ave. B
212-539-1011

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8
Food: 8
Service: 8
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

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85% would go back.

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disappointed

By joey.contino on 2/15/2014

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

I wanted to share with you my experience dinning at your restaurant “In Vino.” The tables were small with barely any room to put plates on, the music was way too loud that my wife and I had to scream across the small foot and a half table just to talk, and the tables were so close together that we had no room. The waiter came over in Jeans that were hanging lower than his buttocks and gave us the menu. This was the first time we were able to see what would be available to dine on that night. The only food we enjoyed were the Meatballs and the Raviolis. The Mozzarella ball was watery as if it sat out all day. The Shrimp was too spicy that it made my wife and I both sick to our stomachs with the pasta being over cooked, and the fish, which I didn't touch at all, was hard to cut and chew as though it was cooked hours ago and reheated(As told by my wife). After paying the $193 bill we left hungry and went to a nearby pizzeria and ordered a whole pizza. I have never in my life been so disappointed with a meal before that I had to go and buy a $15 pizza because the food was so bad in your restaurant that I didn't want to eat it.

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Some of the best Italian in the city

By vinrouge on 8/18/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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75 out of 154 people found this review helpful.

Delicious and charming

By moira713 on 6/11/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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91 out of 177 people found this review helpful.

Great

By foodielover on 2/23/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

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!

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80 out of 156 people found this review helpful.

A great find

By rr1042 on 5/8/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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69 out of 142 people found this review helpful.

Best undiscovered wine bar in the city

By spersper on 3/12/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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102 out of 181 people found this review helpful.

An owner pipes in

By EvWg on 3/4/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

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

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104 out of 217 people found this review helpful.

Great find!

By aconner on 8/6/2007

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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241 out of 533 people found this review helpful.

Horrible disapointment

By jayjay on 12/20/2006

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

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.

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291 out of 646 people found this review helpful.

Delicious, cozy find

By Amyable on 1/16/2006

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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372 out of 717 people found this review helpful.

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