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Posted by anonymous on 06/21/2012
the service was really bad...none of the waiters or the host smiled or were friendly, they just stood around texting on their phones and talking to each other. we were the only ones in the restaurant at noon on a weekday, & i can see why now. the food was average, but i wouldn't go back because of how bad the service & the environment was.
Posted by AstorianFoodie on 05/12/2012
I was hosting my aunt and her friend in from out of town and they wanted "Italian, not Pizza" near their hotel on 57th. I scoured MenuPages and found this gem. (Actually, it was CucinaVerolo that I found, but they aren't open for dinner.) This was the right combination of price and good reviews, so four hungry people arrived at bar.vetro. I was not disappointed. I happen to like minimal styling, and the cool walls and soft neutrals felt calm and relaxing. My guests and I shared a bottle of red zin and immediately fell into happy chatter while the friendly and attentive waitstaff took care of us. All of us enjoyed our dishes. My ceasar salad was the right size and deliciously crisp. I had the chicken from the prix fixe menu ($23 is so reasonable here) and it was tender and juicy, and my little piece of chocolate cake was as if someone had puffed a hershey's kiss full of air. Bar.vetro is now on my radar and they can expect me to bring friends back soon. Thanks for a great night!
Posted by JB on 04/28/2011
Made reservations for 7pm on a Wednesday night. Arrived and were seated immediately. Space is nice - not a ton of tables crammed into a small space. My girlfriend and I ordered the pork meatballs and the parmesean and soppresatta for appetizers - excellent. My only complaint was there was far more cheese than meat - it would have been a nicer balance with more meat (or less cheese). For entrees, we both decided to have the "any two pastas" option. I've never seen this type of offer before and it is worth it! The portions are generous - pasatas arrive in two separate bowls and we shared all four. Our favorite was the mezze rigatoni, followed by the cheese tortellini. We also had the cavatelli and the fusili calabrese. All very good, but the rigatoni was the best. Dessert was chocolate cake, which was NOT flourless, which was great, because flourless chocolate cake has been done to death. I had two sodas and my girlfriend had a glass of wine. With tip, bill came to $114, which I thought was very reasonable. Pros: Nice space, even if it is a bit dark, great food, good tempo of service, outside seating. Cons: The bar area is right next to the restaurant, so we were treated to a super-drunk and annoying woman yelling and trying to make the whole place look at her. Our waiter was efficient, but completely joyless - no smiles, no banter, nothing. The food is amazing and the service (aside from a lack of sociability) is very effiicient. Can't beat the price and the two pasta deal is a great idea. Go and enjoy.
Posted by ohearty on 03/23/2011
Their prix fixe menu is one of the great restaurant deals in town. Terrific food, good service, and very nice people running the room. My wife and I have been going here for several years and have never been disappointed.
Posted by Due Fiorentini on 08/08/2010
We really enjoyed our dinner at Bar Vetro. We have lived in Florence, Italy for almost seven years, and have become very picky about Italian food. It was very good and a good value!
Posted by Anonymous on 02/07/2010
Live down the block and the food is consistently superb. Wait staff is great and attentive. Highly recomended for tasty italian food at very reasonable prices.
Posted by Happypair on 05/27/2009
the food was excellent; the portion size was generous; the $16 luncheon was a steal.