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“A Great Little Find!”
Review of Caffe Vivaldi

Caffe Vivaldi
Ranked #4,001 of 15,779 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: US$ 0 - US$ 30
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood
Neighbourhood: West Village
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Neighbourhood: West Village
Reviewed 6 April 2018

After our dinner we wanted to find a place for a nightcap and 'happened' upon Caffe Vivaldi. It's a smallish place but offers some great live jazz. We sat at a nearby table and had a couple of drinks before winding our way back to our hotel feeling we had just enjoyed a very satisfying experience. Would highly recommend.

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

We booked for New Year's Eve and were so glad we did. A truly memorable way to see in 2018. We were treated to a delightful array of music from a number of different musicians, mostly jazz but also some delightful Spanish folk-style music as well. There seemed a real community of musicians there who all knew and respected each other. Everyone received a complimentary glass of 'bubbles' just before midnight, we counted down the new year, clinked our glasses and them more delightful jazz. Just perfect.

We had a seat by the door which means you are closest to the musicians and thus get the best listening experience. It also means every time the door opens we were treated to more of the freezing temperatures outside that NYC experienced in late December 2017! It was worth though so try to get a table there if you want to actually listen to the music. We had a set menu which was okay - this is a place you go for the music, not the food. Staff were lovely and friendly. There is a tip jar that gets passed around but it is pretty gently soliciting. And given the quality of musicians we heard, we had no trouble putting in $10 or $20.

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Cool jazz sextet. Good cocktails. Delicious food. Great service. And happy hour pricing. What more can you want?
This small bar is just right to chill with pals and disk up some cool sounds.

Thank AlanJ966
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

My mom and I had a late dinner at Caffe Vivaldi on our first night in New York. We were pleasantly surprised by the intimacy of the space. The live music made for a special invitation to the city, and we were were completely satisfied by our cheese plate and both pasta dishes we ordered. The pastas are house made and the ingredients are flavorful and original. Great casual service and welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant is very small so be prepared for that, but we came late so it was a non-issue. Highly recommend this little cafe in the village.

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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We went to listen to a friend singing and playing the piano and discovered this little gem of a place. We want to come some time just to listen to whatever music comes our way. The place is cozy with a fireplace and small tables. We just got drinks and sweets. Do try the wild berries tarte ( frutti di bosco) it's delicious. It goes well with the sparkling wine. The coffee is great too. A place where you can go back in time to experience what the Village used to be.

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