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!
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 Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
The Vineyard Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
This is a classic family Italian restaur ...
This is a classic family Italian restaurant, with really good food prepared in very traditional ways. My wife had the cheese ravioli and it was very fresh with terrific marinara sauce. The mozzarella is made in-house and was delicious with sliced tomatoes and italian seasonings. Quality and quantity of everything was very good, including two cocktails from their extensive specialty menu. Total cost for two with cocktails, appetizers, entrees, and tip was $100. We've already recommended it to friends and will be going back soon. If you like classic Italian delivered in the old manner in a neighborhood setting, you should try it.
vineyard restaurant continues to shine after
we come to the vineyard for the veal dishes .. they have incredible veal plain and simple ! we also enjoy the sleeper wines that Maria recommends .. most recently a delicious brunello ... also very much enjoy the shrimp diablo appetizer and the garlic bread ... it's a true family affair here and they do a great job !
Great Italian Food
We thoroughly enjoy our dining experiences at the Vineyard. Best Italian restaurant in the area in my opinion. It is the only restaurant where I will order veal. The food is excellently prepared and tasty. Desserts are also delicious. Good wine with dinner a plus. Enjoy!
More soup than sauce
While this restaurant characterizes itself as real Italian, it's not a place that an Italian would frequent. The atmosphere is fine: simple decor, adequate furniture, not unlike eating in someone's den. The service, too, is fine: easy-going wait staff, not overbearing in any way, food came out within a reasonable time frame. And the menu would be fine, too, if the food were better prepared. As we so often see at Italian restaurants, the portions are large. But as we so often see at Italian restaurants, the use of sauce is, to be kind, generous. To be less kind, the food is swimming in sauce. Chicken parmagiana is a piece of chicken that cannot be seen, since it is entirely submerged in the tomato sauce. The seafood linguini had so much white white sauce that, when all the food was eaten, there remained a half bowl of sauce (soup).
For food of this quality, there's no reason not to visit one of the large Italian chain restaurants and save considerably. Here, the prices are in keeping with a better restaurant in the Lehigh Valley. Unfortunately, the food can't keep up.
Fine Italian Dining
The Vineyard has been a Lehigh Valley institution for many years and the quality of the cuisine has never been better. This is the place to go for top shelf veal dishes or Italian inspired seafood. It also has all the classic pasta and chicken dishes one would expect. Our last visit my wife and I both tried a veal dish. She got one of her favorites the Veal Saltimbocca while I went with the Veal Calabrase. The Saltimbocca with the spinach and prosciutto and the brown gravy with a dollop of marinara was delicious as always. My Calabrase is tender melt in your mouth veal with potatoes peppericini in a light brown sauce - just spectacular. They also have a nice wine list and a full service bar to make the special occasion jut right.
We had chicken Parmesan and chicken picc ...
We had chicken Parmesan and chicken piccata. Generous portions. Good well and served with a side of pasta. Also enjoyed the barrata appetizer. Would definitely go again. The prices were very good we felt. Decor is old but goes with vineyard theme
Literally a Neighborhood Gem
The Vineyard is literally a neighborhood gem as it is located in an area where there no other restaurants close by. The veal dishes were outstanding as well as the freshly made antipasta appetizer. Great place for a group get together, special occasion or just a night out with your special someone. First visit to the Vineyard was back in 1975 and 40 years later continues to be a gem! Would highly recommend. Thank you!
Wonderful hidden treasure
People always laugh when I tell them there's a great restaurant by 5 points on the south side but when they try it they always love it. The food and people are great. We've never had a bad meal here and will continue to go back. My favorite is the chicken capobianco and my husband loves the veal menu items stating you can't get better veal in the valley.
Dinner was delicious from beginning to end. Our waitress was pleasant and quite helpful explaining the wine list and not rushing us. The antipasto was perfect, salads very nice with just the right amount of dressing, the entries were marvelous - both specials, and the coffee and cannoli a great end to the evening. We will be back soon!
Great date night spot
The food here was excellent and decently priced. My boyfriend got a seafood/pasta platter which he very much enjoyed while I got a spinach stuffed chicken special which was FANTASTIC! I typically only finish half of a meal but it was so good that I finished the whole thing without even realizing. The portion sizes were large and they had a nice alcohol list. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a delicious hearty Italian meal. Our server was also very prompt and friendly!
Food was good, When asked for tomatoes we were told no tomatoes in restaurant for salad.
This is a Friday night you have an entire weekend ahead and no tomatoes in the Restaurant????
There seems to be a change in this establishment and will give it one more try. Have been coming here for over 20 years and no tomatoes?
Authentic Italian Cuisine
We love The Vineyard. It makes me feel like I'm back in my Nana's house, especially when we sit downstairs. It's not as quiet downstairs because it's a fairly large, open room but I actually prefer it. That's the better space if you are going with a group. If you're having a romantic evening, sit upstairs. The food is delicious. I've never had a bad meal there. The owners and staff are welcoming and friendly.
Food was good but ambiance was awful.
We were put downstairs, which is no more than a very loud banquet room. We had a table of 4 and you could not hear each other speak. Banquet tables and banquet chairs. Service was slow due to 2 waitresses for the whole room. 2 of the 4 of us felt the food was too salty. I would go back but refuse to sit downstairs.
Go for the food
Reading prior reviews, I expected a different ambiance than I found. The Vineyard is tucked into a residential neighborhood (not the best) and the interior appears locked in time. No one on staff had knowledge of their wine list. But... The veal was among the best I've ever eaten and three other guests affirmed their chicken or pasta dishes were also can very good. Go for the food!
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