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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
Food was great as usual. Top shelf veal. My wife's veal marsala was delicious. My veal calabrese was tasty and spicy. Veal so tender you could cut it with your fork. Accompanied with a nice tossed salad and house dressing, garlic bread and side of spaghetti. Great service topped off the evening.
Arrived at The Vineyard Restaurant last night with a group of acquaintances and left as a group of friends after a wonderful meal, already looking forward to returning. We appreciated that our group of 8 was accommodated on short notice, and enjoyed a large round corner table that made for easy conversation and sharing. Great service by Bill, great recommendations by Cheri, and a menu with plenty of options for all sorts of diners... generous portions of delicious food, the meal reminded me of amazing meals prepared for Sunday dinner by the Italian aunts of my friends. Great burrata, nice espresso, and I was sorry to leave. I will return next month, and as much as I loved my veal calabrese last night I am eager to sample other parts of the menu.
My wife and I were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and we're looking for a cozy spot with great food and the Vinyard checked all the boxes. The veal dishes and homemade desserts the best in the area. Prices are reasonable and the service cannot be beat. If you are looking for authentic Italian fare at a reasonable price, then this is your place.
We made a special drive to try out this place after we heard good reviews about it. The restaurant is tuck away in the neighborhood away from downtown, a hidden GEM!! The food was great and the people at the restaurant were super friendly and attentive. The owner came around to make sure things were good and we were enjoying our dining experience.
We had a couple apps that didn't make the picture as we gobbled down the food as soon as it came out. I would recommend getting the corrozza (fried home made mozzarella) as an app for sure; and a second is the shrimp oreganate.
The entrees we ordered were simply amazing! If only we could order more stuff to try we definitely would have. The 3 entrees we ordered (veal calabrese, flounder (stuffed with crabmeat), chicken sorrentina; with a side of spicy marina pasta) were well seasoned, made with fresh ingredients and nicely portioned.
To wrap up our experience we ordered the Nutella gelato (to die for!) as well as the homemade chocolate cake (it was moist, rich and not too sweet).
I know that if I could go back, I would gladly try the other stuff on the menu as I was very satisfied with the food and service. Very well worth the detour on our vacation travel. I highly recommend this place to anyone passing by the area to stop in, or be like us and do the hour detour!!
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.
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