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, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
The Vineyard Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
This restaurant was ok - nothing special ...
This restaurant was ok - nothing special here. The food tasted good, but I though the atmosphere was dreary. We made reservations at this place and our table was in the basement. It looked like we were in a banquet hall with about 10 tables (all the same size). No decor, quiet and a little creepy. Would definitely try a different restaurant if I come back to this city.
I am new to the area and found it on Ope ...
I am new to the area and found it on Open Table. Went by reviews, When I drove up I was not sure as from the outside it looked sketchy. Don't let that deter you.
The people are really friendly and the food delicious. I was very happy with my meal and the experience.
Will go back again.
This restaurant serves authentic Italian ...
This restaurant serves authentic Italian food in a fun atmosphere. The food is consistently fantastic each and every visit we have made over the past several years.the cold antipasto for an appetizer serves two. We love any of the veal dishes. The veal is hand butchered by the owner/chef and the freshness is apparent with the first bite. Desserts are made in house and are not to be missed. Seriously, just go. You won't be disappointed.
We dined at the Vineyard early Saturday ...
We dined at the Vineyard early Saturday evening with company from out of state. Part of the group had more driving later that evening, hence the earlier time. This was the first time for the out of town group and they enjoyed the meal. The staff had a booster seat for the 1 + year old but he preferred mom and dad. He seemed to enjoy the food as well as watching all the people. We were able to enjoy a relaxing, delicious meal without being rushed. Our friend treated us as she wanted to celebrate my husband's birthday. Everything from the salad and soup to the chicken and veal dishes as well as the stuffed shells dish ending with desserts; at our table chocolate cake and tartuffos were most delicious.
Great food, good enough to compare with ...
Great food, good enough to compare with most high scale restaurants. The waiter was a bit lax. Never asked if we wanted another drink and our water glasses were empty and were never refilled. But all in all we had an enjoyable time and good food.
Have eaten there for special occasion fo ...
Have eaten there for special occasion for over 20 years! This visit however did not go well. Had reservations but had to wait 20 minutes for a table. The service was good but the quality of the food was poor - my favorite dish was horrible! Not sure if there is a new cook or cutting costs on food quality but will not be going back.
The food was all excellent. Don't miss ...
The food was all excellent. Don't miss the Prosciutto wrapped in fresh
mozzarella with roasted red peppers appetizer. Awesome! Our waitress
was spot on with all recommendations right down to the wine choice of
Montepulciano D'Abruzzo. Excellent Red and totally complimented the
main entrees. The Shrimp Fra Diavolo was perfectly spiced, I'll get that
again for sure.
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.
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