Il Vizio Ristorante

4.4
142 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Il Vizio was formed in 2010 by Luigi Prudente, a young and ambitious man with a lifelong dream of becoming a restaurateur. Luigi along with Chef Gilberto set out to create an entirely unique entity in the restaurant business that not only provided the best in authentic Italian cuisine, but also caused a revolution in the way Family Style dining would be viewed. For 4.5 years, together they formed a successful restaurant, earning themselves a reputation of outstanding food, and exceptional service. Il Vizio has 15 employees, including management, kitchen and wait staff, and is in the process of acquiring its second location. When it comes to the restaurant business, no one knows operations more intimately than Luigi, with his unique experience further detailed in the report, Luigi has a unique and magnetic demeanor that has been a valuable asset to the success of his company.
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MarilynC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the Pasta dish especially and the waiter was wonderful!

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vipChuckm
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Outside of restaurant looked messy with chairs and equipment all over the place for outdoor dining but in winter months put them away and clean up. Walked inside and it was loud, but we made the best of it.
Real issue was the service. Walked in to no greeting and waited a few min while we watched a waiter and bartender play on his phone until finally coming to get us.
Drinks were not great and One meal was not cooked properly and we had to return it but it took over 20 min for waiter to notice. We were almost done (and just shared our meals with the other person) before waiter came back. He was very apologetic and comped the meal of course but we should have been checked with sooner. Worst part of the entire meal was that I had a view towards back of restaurant where there is a service counter and hallway to bathrooms. A large package of toilet paper was sitting on the counter the entire time that I had to look at while eating. At that point I was done and just wanted to enjoy time with my friends but the place is really just nothing special and priced as a high end restaurant which it’s not.

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CarolL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and they gave plenty. Our waiter was so nice and he made our experience wonderful

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vipMichaelsMeal
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always Luigi and his superb staff served a delicious meal. This was our dinner to celebrate our vaccination.
Il Vizio was our first dinner out since November. A great way to get life back to normal. James is a wonderful server.

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Irisheyes516
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

We felt the food was really just ok. My fish was “fishy”, someone else’s pounded veal chop was an inch thick, humongous and smothered in sauce., the fresh pappardelle was dry. The service was good, drinks, good and we were there for a happy occasion so we chalked it up, but I don’t think we’ll be back,.

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vipPaul3510
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food and service was very good. My only complaint, it was very loud. Difficult to carry a conversation without raising your voice. We were there on a Friday night. I can’t imagine how loud it might be when it can be serving at full capacity.

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vipPaul3510
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The food was very good. The place was very nice. The service was very good. Would have been perfect if the entrees came with a small side of pasta.

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vipDavidW
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was my first time at Il Vizio and my fiancé had suggested it. Although I’m a bit reluctant to try new restaurants, I’m glad I did. The food was outstanding as were the portion sizes. Our server, Ryan made us feel welcome and his service was excellent. We shared two appetizers: a Thai chili glaze meatball appetizer and an eggplant rollatini stuffed with capellini pasta, in pink sauce. A bit different yet delicious! My fiancé had a bone-in rib eye which was extremely tender despite ordering it well done and I had their chicken valdostano. It was a huge chicken breast served in a Marsala sauce “ala parmigiana”; loaded with fresh mushrooms. And even though we couldn’t finish our meals, we had to try dessert; she had chocolate fudge cake and I had tiramisu. This seems like a real neighborhood gem and it’s definitely worth a trip from anywhere! We’ll be back!!! Next time I gotta try the chicken francaise!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Never leave there unsatisfied. Always good food, great staff and dining is a pleasure there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Wonderful place , great food . Attentive service , what more could you ask for !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a nice quiet night out

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LorettaL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

On,y thing was they did not have Italian bread...and the cheesecake they served was from Juniors.... the chef cannot make cheesecake? Preferably Italian....

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vipFayeandme
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food good as always. Social distancing was good.

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NickF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Exceptional service.
Exceptional food.
Everything was perfect.
Thank you to our server Fernando for the extraordinary service and great entree suggestions.
The Branzino Oreganato was exceptional. As was the Spaghetti with Garlic/Oil and shrimp with crabmeat.
A must try fine dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner

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Disappointed
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience1

2 hr wait for food -- even with a reservation -- no one came to give us a menu - I had to get up and get my own menu -- and after ordering food - it took almost an hour

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vipNancyD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

It was nothing to talk about mite salmon didn't taste so good.

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Melissa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

My husband and I have been wanting to try this restaurant since it opened. Looks like it’s a one and done for us. I seriously don’t know what all the hoopla is. I ordered the chicken parmigiana which had no taste at all PLUS it didn’t even come with pasta! I’ve never gone to an Italian restaurant without pasta to go along with your chicken/veal etc. My husband got a special dish, which was shrimp over pasta. It cost over $40 but looked like it was worth $15. Total waste of time and money.

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vipDMP99
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit. Food was absolutely delicious, service excellent. Prices a little high but we will definitely be back!

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vipWolfie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We enjoy the food service etc !!

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JaneR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food is great at Il Vizio. Waiters are very friendly and very attentive to your service.

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vipMakeItTasty
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

First visit to Il Vizio in Massapequa on Broadway. We were a group of four and we shared a couple of appetizers before having our entrees. Each of us enjoyed our meals. A couple of us brought home leftovers. Our server was excellent. Our food was good. This restaurant was formerly a Friendly's and you don't have to worry about that when you stop in here as the place was really overhauled. We didn't sit at the bar for any time but when you first walk in it is one the first things that will catch your eye. It is a beautiful bar and there are a couple of nice TVs. We didn't have dessert but our waiter offered us complimentary after dinner drinks and we did order Limoncellos. It was a relaxing way to end our evening.

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StefanieV
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate here as a family for New Year’s Eve. It was amazing! The food, the service and the waiter. I don’t recall his name but he was very attentive to my kids and even served food to them that wasn’t on the menu. We will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious! Staff was friendly . Service was excellent.

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vipKevinM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food and service

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vipMep0198
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

We have been to Il Vizio quite a few times and if this experience was our first, we would not go back. I ordered something from the menu that looked nothing like the description on the menu. Our easier said he would correct it and what he returned with was worse. He was fabulous before the food exchange, after he delivered the berry unsatisfactory meal, we didn’t see him again. We will go back bc everyone else in our party was pleased with their food as we always have been.

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JayM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been here several times in the past 3 years and every time it's a very enjoyable experience. We even had my wife's baby shower here two years ago and couldn't have been happier. This past Saturday night we went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We hung by the bar for a half hour enjoying martinis, the bartenders were both very attentive and conversational with us. After we sat down our waiter was just the right mix of funny, attentive, and helpful, without ever feeling intrusive or hovering. At one point the owner came over and chatted with us for several minutes as well and it didn't at all feel like it was forced, more like he was an old friend just dropping by to say hi and chat for a few minutes. And the food was absolutely delicious. From appetizer to dinner to dessert, everything was just great.

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vipFrankV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great time. Great food and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We went for the dinner and physic night. The service was outstanding and the readings were so weird! I haven't been read in over 10 years. I was nervous, the whole time! I heard some things that I have been wanting to hear and I heard some things that NO ONE could have known unless I told them. I did not tell anyone any of it! It was well organized, the food was good and it was a great night out!

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HanyM
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was good,but took to long to be served even for appetizers and it wasn't a busy night,Waiter/Bartender guy was not attentive, disappeared for long periods, and was just rushing.
Over priced for the product.

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SharonF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Super friendly and attentive staff, very helpful with menu suggestions. Everything we had was fantastic, The mozzarella francese, and skirt steak with Gorgonzola were standouts. I would definitely recommend Il Vizio for small gatherings, large groups, and special occasions. Buon appetito!

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vipFayeandme
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our second experience here and we walked away both times very satisfied. This is definitely a “Hidden GEM”.

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JamesD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Good food - but very pricey. Nose level was ridiculous. We all had sore throats from just trying to have a normal conversation. We will not return.

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CazzoPazzo
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great find!!!!!

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vipKatherineG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was outstanding and the service excellent

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vipJohnP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Service was good however, one of the specials was to have fish and a lobster. The waiter came out and said they have no more lobsters (Thursday night?) but would add other fish to make up for it. We were also never told the dish could feed 2-3 people and 2 people order it separate. it was way too much food and a waste of food. Also I think because the plates were so big the fish may have been overcooked a little. In addition, the cost of $60 should have been if the lobster was part of it. They did not take anything off for not having lobster. I think it was up to the restaurant to lets us know that a special could feed 2-3 people and they should as matter of courtesy, let you know the cost of the specials.

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vipGrumpy
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Overpriced

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vipBill
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn’t ask for a better dining experience. Everything was just perfect

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Apples
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Unfortunately we went in with high hopes since we had been here before. It was our anniversary and I was in the mood for rack of lamb. I requested it to be prepared "medium". It was prepared properly, but tasted like it might have been re-heated and was cooked with no seasoning. It was extremely dry. The accompanying broccoli rabe was also bland with no taste at all. My husband ordered the "stuffed veal chop". What he received was very good, but was not as presented on the menu. It was veal pounded thin, breaded and topped with cheese and sauce (sort of like veal parm). Definitely not what he expected. Our anniversary dinner was not at all satisfactory. It might be a long time before we return to this location.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very happy with all aspects of this dining experience. The food is always outstanding. I have tried many different selections and have yet to be disappointed. If I was asked to include a negative it would be that it is a bit pricey.

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Il Vizio Ristorante is rated 4.4 stars by 142 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.