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About The Vineyard Restaurant
Serving exquisitely prepared South Central Italian cuisine, The Vineyard offers a culinary escape to the Campania region of Italy courtesy of Pietro DiMatteo and his family. Savor dishes featuring the freshest and highest quality ingredients, including mozzarella made by hand and meat butchered by Pietro on site. Desserts ranging from Italian cheesecake, Tiramasu, and a sinfully decadent Chocolate Chocolate Cake are prepared fresh daily by Maria DiMatteo. With a full-service bar with a list of imported wines to impress even the most discriminating oenophile, The Vineyard welcomes discriminating palates and dietary needs of all kinds. Gluten-free and wheat pasta as well as vegetarian dishes are available. We look forward to seeing you at dinner tonight and wish you bon appetito!
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Talented accordion player Nick Franco serenades diners 6:00-9:00 PM Friday evenings.
Parking is available in private lot; overflow parking is available on the street adjacent to the restaurant.
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
The Vineyard Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We tried the Vineyard for the first time to celebrate my mother-in-law's birthday. We were disappointed in the atmosphere, which could stand some freshening up. One half hour after placing our order another waiter came over to retake our order. Apparently our waiter was new and seemed very confused. It took 45 minutes to get some bread on the table. Our food arrived shortly after that. My mother-in-law had the stuffed shells and soup. She enjoyed the shells but said the soup, while tasty, was mostly broth. I had the veal strips with peppers, which I enjoyed. My husband also had veal in a brown sauce with linguini on the side. His was the most expensive entrée- he enjoyed it but was still hungry after eating and felt the portions were a little sparse. We had notated on our reservation that we were celebrating a birthday ,but the wait staff didn't seem aware of it. I feel for the price of the entrees the service and atmosphere could have been better.
We have been going to The Vineyard for over 20 years but hadn't been there for the past 6. It is now an hour drive but did not disappoint during our recent visit. It is a true Italian restaurant - not a pizza shop trying to serve Italian food. The menu is extensive and we always go for the veal saltimbocca - it's excellent. The tiramisu is also excellent. The decor is straight out of the 70's but that sort of adds to the ambience.
We visit the Vineyard frequently. If your are looking for traditional well prepared Italian food, this is the place. A large number of menu selections are offered. My favorite entrée is Veal Pizziola. A little spicy but the best I ever had. Prices are moderate and the portions are very nice. Service is good too.
Our waiter was very attentive and the service was great. The lasagna was delicious and the portion was huge. The lobster tail served with clams, mussels and shrimp in a white sauce over linguine was fabulous and the serving was quite large. We had a cannoli, which was perfection, for dessert. Our only complaint for the evening was the noise level. We were seated in the basement and there were several parties of 6-8 people. It was quite loud for much of the evening--even though my friend and I were sitting right next to each other we couldn't hear each other's conversation! The upstairs dining room was quiet. Overall though, great food and great service! We would definitely return but would request the upstairs dining area.
The food at the Vineyard is always great. No matter if you go with the pasta, chicken, seafood or their great veal dishes you can't go wrong. This visit I tried the meat ravioli and they were very good especially with the marinara sauce. My wife went with her favorite Veal Saltimbocca: veal, spinach, prosciutto, sautéed in brown sauce and mushrooms with mozzarella cheese and a touch of marinara. The veal here is top shelf, it literally melts in your mouth. I often get the Veal Calabrese, a dish you won't find many places: veal with potatoes and hot banana peppers in a light sauce.
We'll have to return soon.
We go to the Vineyard every chance we get. The food is downright fantastic every time. I highly suggest the fried mozzarella appetizer, and any of the cakes for dessert, all of which is homemade! They also have a great, unique selection of cocktails, and a good wine list. We think the Vineyard is the best kept secret in the Valley!
Our first time at Vineyard, but we really enjoyed it. We know we will return. Nice neighborhood place. Our server, David, was wonderful, and went over the specials, and suggested a wine, which we chose, and it was exceptional. We like to dine at a slow pace, to take time and chat, and enjoy our meal. We were never rushed, and our selections were brought out at the appropriate time. Again, thanks to David. Started with a great Caesar salad, which was very good. Just the right amount of garlic and seasoning. My wife and I both love seafood, and were not disappointed in our selections. My wife had the Shrimp Scampi, an extremely large portion, of which she ate half, but took the rest home for another serving. I enjoyed the stuffed flounder, a perfect portion, just enough for me to finish! Exceptional. Everything came out hot, which we love. Finished up with coffee and sorbet. The menu is very large, so we will have plenty of other selections to choose from the next time we dine at The Vineyard. We look forward to it!
The menu is great, food is great, service is great! Real cozy Italian restaurant in an "authentic" location in Bethlehem. Wouldn't change a thing. This was our second dinner here, and I would add that it wasn't just great, but it was consistent, too, which fits my definition of a really good restaurant.
Saturday night dinner, classic Italian cuisine, had the antipasto special to share and mains of two different veal dishes, each with side salad and pasta included, very good; service was friendly, good mix of couples and families, parking available in small lot, otherwise street parking was open. Price was reasonable, looking forward to returning.
I went here based on the great reviews. Needless to say after all was said and done these reviews were FAKE NEWS. As a seasoned restaurantuer I can firmly tell you this place is garbage. Food was mediocre at best. Slow service and got seated in a basement that was stale and loud. Only bright spot was bill the server. He did his best but the restaurant was clearly understaffed.
Excellent dinner and experience. The three of us gals wanted an authentic Italian meal and a friend of my nieces recommended it to us and we were thrilled. My sister and I had the delicious veal parmigiana and my niece had eggplant parmigiana. We all loved our dishes. A salad and a side of pasta came with the meal and that was a nice surprise. I would highly recommend you reserve a table upstairs if you can. Its quiet and more private than the downstairs area. The wine list was Italian wines only. We enjoyed the recommended Pinot Grigio and it was delightful. We will be back.
What an awesome find with AMAZING food!!! My husband and I went to celebrate my birthday and enjoyed the most delicious meal i have had in a very long time! Everything that we had was perfectly seasoned and authentic! I cannot wait to go back. The best part was that after having two dinners, a craft of wine, desert, and an after dinner drink, our bill was under $100!
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