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Posted by Greg Murphy on 11/06/2014
First the bread was terrible..Had to ask for butter and was brought frozen butter patties.. The waiter was terrible, he was angry sweating and impatient..I almost got the feeling i was going to have to fight this guy.. The food was very good and the price okay..The pasta was ok at best.. The interior was strange it's hard to describe. Very bright with no ambiance, At first i had the feeling i was in the wrong place.. The owner was nice but told strange jokes.. It may be the kind of place that has made so much money no cares anymore.. I hope someone wakes up there my date was very uncomfortable.
Posted by Joan Decker on 04/19/2014
I worked in Manhattan from 1963 - 1973. Il Vagabondo was a favorite thru those years & I've returned whenever I am in the city. It is like walking into a time warp. The food is excellent (Emeril thinks so and so do I.) Where can you get a really nice dining experience & watch other patrons playing bocce ball in the middle of Manhattan. Go...it is an experience not to be missed.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/05/2013
This restaurant should be embarassed to put a basket of bread on the table that consists of the cheapest type the supermarket offers. They served shrimp that was obviously frozen in two different dishes and tasted of iodine.The pasta supposedly linguine was again some cheap supermarket variety.This restaurant is overpriced and sadly it is only pretending to be upscale.They could use a visit from Chef Irvine of Restaurant Impossible as seen on cable TV.
Posted by wedge on 11/23/2012
The waiters act like they are doing you a favor by taking an order, delivering the food, god forbid you get impatient. it is so sad....the food really is good...but the poor service doesn't make up for it. I almost got up and left but the veal vagabondo is really good. wake up management...
Posted by Roberto on 12/26/2011
To begin with the service was subpart. The waiters were rude, obnoxious and not at all patron friendly. Food was mediore to say the least. There are numerous Italian restaurants in the CIty, this is one that I and my diners will not come again. Can't see how they stay in business? Good Luck Il Vagabondo
Posted by cynthia on 11/14/2011
Had reservation but had to wait extremely long time once seated. Waiter hauty and very hurried. Asked for 3 tickets but he assured us there would be no problem splitting at end of dinner. Food was just ok. After waiting quite a while, he reported back that some requested foods were not available-don't know why, he said..Very little flavor. Price very high for the quality! Waiter was rude when we began check out process. Threw paper on table and told us to "figure out". Check out lady practically shoved our bags and coats to us through window. We payed premium price and left Very sufficient tip! Will not recommend and will not return!
Posted by Sean on 08/23/2011
This Vagabondo was recommended to me and it was everything I had hoped for. I will return soon to try some other very appealing menu items.