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La Vela

373 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY, 10023
at 78th St.
212-877-7818

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7
Food: 7
Service: 7
Décor: 7
"Recommended"

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67% would go back.

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WONDERFUL!

By ckswarriorqueen on 3/15/2011

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

We had an amazing, memorable meal here....grilled veggies, fresh fettuccine w/baby artichokes, prosciutto, tomatoes, and cream, and saltimbocca, with a lovely bottle of Montepulciano. Double espresso, warm apple tart with ice cream & chocolate sauce (thus covering all the necessary dessert food groups!), and grappa. The wine list is short but comprehensive, especially if you know what you like. If you don't know, the server or the owner can help. The quality of the ingredients is superb, and the way everything is cooked and plated is wonderful. The desserts are unbelievably good. Just a fabulous experience-- can't wait to return!

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BEST ITALIAN FOOD FOR THE BUCK!

By ARMOND20 on 8/10/2009

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

THIS PLACE IS AWESOME, AS SOON AS YOU WALK IN YOUR TAKEN CARE OF, AND WHEN YOU OPEN THE MENU IT DOESN'T HIT YOU IN THE FACE.

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