About Vespa

Vespa is a Italian restaurant located in the Upper East Side neighborhood at 1625 Second Ave. (bet. 84th & 85th Sts.) in New York, NY 10021. Vespa has been described as an Exceptional Italian restaurant and has received an average rating of 6.3 by our members. Italian Cuisine is known for its pasta dishes.

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User Reviews for Vespa

All Reviews for Vespa

food
  • The. The food is terrible, the service is downright rude and the decor in the restaurant brings to mind the corridor of some grotty apartment building...
  • Very funky and cozy ambience. Friendly owner/wait staff...
  • RECOMMENDED WITH RESERVATIONS PROS: Nice outdoor area Some interesting wines prices are all right CONS: Pushy service Hit or Miss food...
  • definitely worth going but uva will always have my heart. service also not that good but the food saves it...
  • Slow (but pleasant) service and adequate food in a fantastic, intimate setting...
ambiance
  • Had high hopes for this place, but was left wanting. The bar is OK, if a little cramped, but that's where the good stuff ends...
  • I have been to Vespa many times. The food never fails and is is always hot and delicious...
  • . Four of us were dining and I found the ambiance to be a little unpleasant, because it was too loud to hear my dining mates without raising my voice...
  • I love Uva, a UES italian restaurant nearby, but this is a great contender for it. I had the beet salad and the spagetti squash and shrimp dish...
  • Wonderful neighborhood restaurant, fabulous customer serviceIndividual requests are catered...
wine
  • light and flavorfull, and the Agnello (la. The wine list was smallish, but covered a broad range, including many (too) expensive Northern Italian wines...
  • I went to Vespa on a Tuesday evening with a friend of mine on . I absolutely love this place! The food was amazing and the wine selection was very nice...
  • Our waiter neglected to fill our wine glasses from our chosen bottle of wine . We also discovered that our bottle was purloined by fellow patrons from...
  • Have NEVER had a bad meal here. Always coming back for more - even if just a bottle of wine...
garden
  • The service was poor. The waiter got the initial wine order wrong, and it took about ten minutes to correct it after the mistake was pointed out to him...
  • I love the little garden area in the back of Vespa. I've actually never eaten here, so this review is solely for cocktails on the back patio...
  • We decided to give Vespa (a formeraly reliable neighborhood Italian) another try last night. The garden is lovely...
  • excellent back garden tables....
bar
  • The bar is OK, if a little cramped, but that's where the good stuff ends. The food is terrible, the service is downright rude and the decor in the res...
  • I was pleasantly surprised with Vespa. We were a very large group (30+ people) and enjoyed the meal especially the fresh mozzarella and tomato & basil ...
  • I was shocked by the abhorrent service. Our waiter neglected to fill our wine glasses from our chosen bottle of wine ...
  • Anonymous

    Food

    10

    Decor

    10

    Service

    10

    My meal in Vespa has been a great experience. So... The other day I ate at Vespa in NY. I thought Vespa to be tasteful all the way up, from style through the appearance. What a stress-free and satisfied mealEveryone at the restaurant was so awesome!The space is modern and pretty. The vibe was excellent. The order came out amazingly quickly. Definitely one of my gripes had been the preso wasn't that remarkable. The look was fine and yet didn't offer you that "omg" factor. Even though no genuine complaints. Also was to go to a NYC dining place with out excessive demeanor. We will be back soon.

    Overall Rating

    10

    "Perfect"

  • Kati Stevenson

    Food

    2

    Decor

    4

    Service

    2

    "My friend and I came here for dinner to try one of the Italian pasta. We're waited more than an hour for a simple pasta dish and when we started to complain how long we've been waiting for it, they quickly served us with the wrong pastas. The waiter also forgot to fill our glasses and wine and deliberately left us the whole time. We were chasing everything from ordering to paying our bill. This restaurant is definitely a "no,no" for me...!"

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    Overall Rating

    2.5

    "Mediocre"