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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
A classic neighborhood Italian restaurant. You have one in your town. Wonderful service and a real desire to please, but the food is utterly mediocre. In many ways indicative of the flaws of Open Table where the quality bar is very much a function of the local audience. In other words, if you don't know any better you would consider this good.
We've been going to The Vineyard for over 20 years. I love how they are consistent with all their dishes and the quality and taste is as outstanding today, as it was 20 years ago. Please don't change a thing...except PLEASE bring back the accordion music on Friday nights!
I LOVE this restaurant! Besides the amazing food, I love the atmosphere which hasn't changed over time. Everything about The Vineyard reminds me of Italy...from the wall murals to the vines hanging overhead to the music...it's the whole experience! My Veal Sorrentina was excellent as always; my dinner partner had a salmon special which was out of this world. Even the broccoli was perfectly cooked. We always get the cold antipasti because we love it so much.
For me, going there gives me a comfortable feeling plus I know the food and service will be excellent!
A night out with a family of 5. Our reservation was for 6pm, we got seated immediately. Service started slow, we ordered, our salad came out at 730pm, yes 90 minutes for a small plate of greens. Our meal followed at 8pm, approximately 2 hours later. Chicken franchese was very small, looked like 4 chicken fingers with sauce on top. Steak came out with a side of broccoli, actually one stalk of broccoli, we all had a good laugh at this, at this point we were a little delirious from hunger. Never got refills all evening on drinks. The ambiance was ridiculous, looked like folding tables with table clothes and the chair looked like something from a diner or one you rent for a wedding. Walls covered with tacky artificial leaves and flowers. Our bill was $160 no alcohol or appetizers. Very expensive, small servings and the ambiance was horrible. It was so cold in there we all had to keep our coats on. Just a terrible experience. Will not be going back!
I have been going to this restaurant for over 20 years. This has been the worst experience I have ever had there. It was Christmas Eve and very busy. First we waited for 2 hours for our food and then my Mom and I always get the Veal Parmesan, which is out of this world. Well the veal wasn't even breaded, there were hard pieces of meat on my Mom's... It was totally unacceptable. I told our waitress, whom felt so bad, that I wanted to speak to the manager. The manager never came to our table, just took the food off of our bill and that was that! Very poor planning on the restaurants part for a Christmas Eve dinner. Never again!
I had the veal Marcela... One of my favorite dishes eaten at many restaurants...the veal was good but the sauce was as thick as brown gravy ... Maybe its just your way but it's wrong.... Asked for 3 cherries in my disorona on the rocks.... Got one.... Saw our waiter 2x..., asked and reserved upstairs... Got downstairs... Load and no ambiance .... Your place was recommended... The must of had a better experience...not worth the $140 with tip... Thanks for asking
We wouldn't have even found this restaurant without OpenTable. We were visiting Bethlehem as a "Christmas City" and went to the fabulous Chriskindlmarkt. So many people had the same idea, so we needed a dinner reservation. What a find!!! The food was extraordinarily good. My wife and I had two different veal dishes that were out of this world. We sampled each other's choice and we both love both main dishes. I have to say the pasta "sides" were also really good, not just the pasta with bland marinara sauce most places serve. We split a tartufo dessert and it was far above par. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive without being pesty. They were there any time they were needed. The bill was surprisingly low for the food experience we enjoyed. We will definitely go back.
This was a special dinner for 3 friends celebrating the Xmas season as well as December Birthday and general catching up. The food was delicious; it is the only restaurant where I would order veal as it melts in one's mouth. The staff are friendly, helpful and professional.
Each of us enjoyed our dinner choices. We were not rushed and had a great time catching up on everything since we last were together. This is my favorite Italian restaurant in the area.
This was our second time there. Food good and value is great. If you go, ask for an upstairs table. Much nicer. We were seated downstairs and there was no ambience and there were 5 women there who were extremely loud. Upstairs is 100% better room! People there are really friendly and nice.
The Vineyard is a cozy, authentic Italian restaurant with no pretense. Just super food and service at every visit!
The pasta and fish dishes are wonderful... but there is nowhere that offers Veal dishes that are quite as good. ... even in NYC. If you enjoy Ceasar salad prepared fresh and to order... the best around!
We have dined here many times and will continue to return here. The food is always and I mean always excellent. I have dined at numerous other Italian restaurants and none have come close to the Vineyard. The service and food are always fantastic .
I have seen some reviews that some would like to see updates to the décor inside, to me don't change anything it is what gives the charm and atmosphere. The menu has many selections from which to choose if you don't find what you like here perhaps you never will. To the owners and staff KEEP UPTHE GOOD WORK!!
After we finally found The Vineyard boy was it worth the search! Jen was our waitress and she was awesome even though they were packed for parent's weekend at Lehigh. They accomodated my father who walks with a cane and the food was to die for. All fresh and handmade - even the salad dressing was delicious. The veal parmigiana was huge and amazing and my son loved the lasagna. Will definitely go back on my next trip to Lehigh!
As my husband and I walked in, I was a little skeptical. But the reviews I had read were rave reviews and I had remembered that one person mentioned something about the outside and the inside decor. Well, it didn't take long for my husband and I to become pleasantly surprised. The staff is extremely friendly. The service is wonderful. The clientele was a bit older than us, but they seemed like regulars who have been enjoying this place for years - which is always a good sign. My husband enjoyed the shrimp fra diavolo (quite spicy) and I the shrimp oreganato for our appetizers. He had the chicken francese which he is still raving about 2 days later. I very much enjoyed the veal marsala (super tender). We shared the brownie bottom cheesecake. And we were quite pleased with the wine selection. Yes, this restaurant has an older feel to it, but the delicious homemade food along with the decor makes you feel like you are enjoying a wonderful meal at your Italian grandmother's home she worked on preparing with love.
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.
The Vineyard is a south Bethlehem treasure, and has been for decades. They continue to do what they have done for so many years, which is serve large portions of delicious, consistently prepared Italian-American food. Their eggplant parmigiana is legendary, and even my mother admits it's as good as hers, and I agree. Order a carafe of the house montepulciano, the mozzeralla in carozza, the eggplant parm, the linguine alle vongole or penne with broccoli, and few things in life get better.
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