I am a downtown girl living in an uptown world, with Vespa I need look no further. The vibe is there friends! Wonderful food, fabulous patrons, great music, a staff of angels and the ownwers, too cool for school. Vespa is much more than a neiborhood place, it a reason to come to the Upper East Side.
we had an early dinner meeting in the garden recently and the antipasto was amazing. The mozz and tomato rocked, but the pasta, we didn't order individually, just let the chef do whatever he wanted, was great: peas, ham, cheese; just delicious! and the staff was so accomodating, just kept the food coming, the glases of water filled and the wines poured. It was a great experience: formal and very informal!
Pros: food, service, people you see there
My experiences dining at Vespa have been among the very best in NYC. The food is magnificent-- for starters, the mozzarella- flown from Italy- is the freshest I've had-- and the pasta and fish are amazing. Perhaps most impressive, however, is the quality of the staff, all of whom go out of their way to make customers feel comfortable and special in this cozy, hip spot. I Highly recommend Vespa.
Pros: amazing food, great atmosphere, superior service
What a great place to come to and feel welcomed like an old friend! I brought a friend here and we had a fantastic meal (the lasagne and the gnocchi are EXCELLENT) served by a very friendly waitstaff, and Adam and Leonard were right there with the perfect wine recommendation. I would certainly come again, and look forward to the spring/summer with the outside patio deck. If the rumors of a Thursday night party are true, it will also be high on my list for things to do!
Pros: Fun Bar Scene, Knowledgeable Staff, Outside Patio
Vespa is an awesome place for dinner or just to hang out. There are always groups of friends in there having a great time. The gnochi melts in your mouth. The owners are very friendly, they want to know your name and make you feel comfortable. Definitely makes you want to come back to support these guys. The food and service is awesome and the friendly ambience makes you want to be a regular.
The food is just like my mama makes. I cant seem to stop going back! From the service to the food to the wines everythng about this restarunt is great! Leonard and Adam really made me and my relatives from Italy feel at home when I took them there. A job well done boys! And Valentines Day was a HUGE success with my girlfriend. Thanks alot!
Pros: food, wine, service
I WENT TO VESPA FOR A PARTY WITH A SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE. THE PLACE WAS EXCELLENT GREAT SERVICE, GREAT FOOD AND PERFECT ATMOSPHERE. ALL OF MY FRIENDS COMPLIMENTED ME ON WHAT A GREAT PLACE IT WAS.
Pros: FOOD, ATMOSPHERE, SERVICE
A great place, and we could take the baby w/o feeling like lepers. Severs were just wonderful.
Brought our friend from Kansas City to enjoy a quality neighborhood place. Owner was friendly, seated us in window near all the old cameras on the wall, and knew how to make a Negroni! Thank you! Delicious food and unbelievable prices. Would definitely go back, especially in warm weather to sit out back.
Great food and reasonable prices make this cool Italian bistro our new local favorite. There is also an outdoor garden. Can't wait to go back.
Pros: Atmosphere, Prices
Vespa is that rarest of Manhattan restaurants: a comfortable neighborhood place with outstanding food and reasonable prices. The room is pleasantly yet quirkily decorated with Italian movie poster and assorted tchotkes (sit on the back patio if it's warm out). The service is always attentive, whether you are a first-timer or a regular. The food is always fresh and always excellent. Best of all, the bill won't empty your wallet!