The Vineyard Restaurant

4.5
318 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Sibling team, Luke and Rachael Prosseda are your hosts at The Vineyard. Their goal is to use seasonal and local ingredients to make dishes inspired by Italian cuisine. There is a special feeling when you sit down in our Italian restaurant. We hope you enjoy your meal and come back to see us soon!

The Vineyard is located 1 mile from Lehigh University and bustling South Side and Historic Bethlehem.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 318 People Are Saying
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Bryan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a very nice meal. Overall was very good but the quantity of food for the price was a little off. The $5 up charge for the amount of homemade pasta received was disappointing especially when it was so good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, great service, wonderful atmosphere.
High quality ingredients, fresh, with attention to detail.
Professional, friendly, and knowledgeable staff.
Highly Recommend, 10 out of 10.

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Jennie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. Will definitely be back. The gnocchi appetizer was out of this world. Love the choices of pasta with the main dishes. Chicken piccata was phenomenal. Molto excellente!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service not up to speed yet. Items we ordered didn’t all make it to the table. Ended up taking it to go

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vipHebone
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new decor and menu. The go to dishes are still there but the vibe is changed for the better! Pesto pasta and bolognese killer! Chicken parm pounded nice and thin melted in your mouth. Add this to your list of must visit Italian joints.

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khakisalmon
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My husband & I were frequent visitors of the former Vineyard Restaurant for many years. So we were sad to see the restaurant change hands, recently. However, the current owners have breathed new life into the place and I can't say enough good things about it. While the menu has changed, the food is well prepared and delicious! The new decor is a refreshing change as well. I am happy to say that we were so pleased with our experience that we will definitely continue to frequent The Vineyard for many more years to come.

Bravo to new owners, Luke and Rachael Prosseda, on a job well done!

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JohnW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our Anniversary and the staff were attentive and made our dinner a very nice evening. The food was outstanding and the staff recommendations were perfect!

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vipEricR
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the previous vineyard and were regulars. Well, we love the new vineyard just as much. Food was delicious. Veal incredibly tender. If your hesitant about trying bee owners place, don’t be. It’s amazing.

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vipjdk4560
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal at The Vineyard. Friday night reservations and place was moderately full. We enjoyed our meals - Chicken Saltimbocca and Bolognese (with homemade pasta). Deserts were great also. Our server Kara was superb and recommended items when asked question. This was our first time here and will be back again. Highly recommend.

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Bm21
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Kitchen staff are great at creating

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service!!

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NormanG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Colleen was excellent. We sat downstairs for the first time. We were disappointed to see some menu items eliminated but understand that the Covid-19 has something to do with it

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vipRonG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

You go to the Vineyard if you want great food, especially pasta and veal dishes. Reasonable prices and portions make this a go-to location.

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Batman
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was phenomenal! Food came out fast and delicious. Would highly recommend. Great deal!

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Kathy0131
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food was excellent!!!

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vipDanS
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The portion became smaller and the prices went up. We have been going there for over 21 years, was a little disappointed

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ghcles
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Not the same as the old Vineyard but still very good. Give it a try.

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MelL
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Under new ownership. New menu. Excellent food. Had wonderful conversation with the new owner. Family business. Really had a good time.

The Vineyard Restaurant
Responded on 25 October 2021

Hi MelL, Thank you so much for your kind review. We've spent a lot of time on our new menu and it is nice to hear you liked it. We look forward to seeing you again soon.....so much to try. Thanks again!

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Mikejazz
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. We enjoy The Vineyard and it remains one of our favorite places to dine.

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vipLindaB
Philadelphia
86 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed our meals but I think our waitress, while very pleasant, could have been more attentive. We weren’t told what came with the dinners so I was disappointed getting pasta. That said, the desserts were terrific.

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CarolH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I was not happy this last time I went to the Vineyard. The food was good but I do not appreciate when the waitress can't come to your table once after giving you your food to ask how everything is and if there is anything else I can get you. It will be a long time before I go there again.

The Vineyard Restaurant
Responded on 25 October 2021

Hello CarolH, We appreciate your review. We are glad you liked the food but are concerned that you did not appreciate the service you received. We strive to not only have amazing food, but also to provide excellent service. You have our apologies and it is our hope that you come back and give us another try. Best, the Prosseda Family.

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RobertL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great meal at The Vineyard this evening. First time eating there since the ownership changed. Service was cordial if not a little slow but we were able to enjoy each other’s company while we waited.

The menu has typical Italian/American dishes but the items that were the most tasty to me were the real Italian staples such as the broccoli rabe, the homemade zucchini ravioli (to die for!), and the antipasto items (minus the pickled string beans, which seemed out of place among the speck and mozzarella).
We took away a piece of lemon cheesecake for later that evening and it was light, not too sweet, and delicious!

Hope they continue with traditional Italian foods-we will be back.

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vipEricR
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since new owners. We loved the previous Restauramt. Didn’t know what to expect. It was AWESOME! we loved it! As good or better. We will continue to frequent regularly.

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carltonk
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the chicken marsala, might be the best in the valley.

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DeniseY
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at The Vineyard. We were very impressed with the food, not only the quality but also the quantity. The homemade pasta and ravioli were cooked perfectly. Service was excellent. Will definitely be back.

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MiriamM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!! Pasta was fresh and delicious! We will definitely be back.

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vipServmgr1
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Apparently under new ownership since my last visit. New menu and a newly brightened decor. The menu features the traditional favorites like pasta and parmigiana dishes. It features many unique dishes. The appetizers were very good. I had the veal saltimboca, which was grand.
Give it a try.

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BernieS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was a delightful topic of conversation throughout dinner. Very charming. The dinner itself was as tasty as any anywhere and presented by excellent service. Thank you !

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vipJill
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, tender veal , pleasant atmosphere,
Small menu , nice updated decor .
Welcome changes with some similarity to prior owner .
Good service , nice wine list , will definately return

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SeafoodDiner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Vineyard's Italian food is hard to beat (I've eaten in Italian restaurants in Phila, NYC, Italy, etc). Now under new ownership, the cook has kept the outstanding flavor and texture of my favorite (Chicken Calabrese) while adding touches from his own chef background. The Vineyard has a new complement of servers, some in training, so I'll give them a few months to provide the smoothest service (not bad, just not as good and under previous ownership). And ... the chef makes his own pasta! If you've never eaten at the Vineyard, you're missing something (I've been a customer for about 30 years).

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TeddyH
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a trip out to The Vineyard to try this beautifully renovated Italian restaurant. The staff and ambience were exceptional and only outdone by our phenomenal meals. The pork milanese my wife ordered was superb and my veal parmigiana was exceptional, we chose to add the homemade pasta that was recommended by our waitress and it was a real highlight. Had a very positive experience with a friendly staff who were attentive and accommodating to my wife and our two young children. Highly recommend checking out this updated family owned and operated gem, I know our family plans on being back very soon.

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JeffF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

2nd time to restaurant and food was exceptional. Menu somewhat limited.

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Kathy0131
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was delightful. Food was DELICIOUS!
We loved it and will be back soon!!!

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vipFunk49
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Vineyard is under new ownership and there is a new menu. The menu is limited but the selections are good. My old favorite was Veal Pizzaiola which was no longer on the menu, but the chef said he could make it for me. He did and it was like the old Vineyard, just terrific. The service is prompt and courteous. The interior has been updated with a clean simple look the tables are nicely spaced in the dining room. Last visit I had the Antipasto starter, which was very good. Meals include a small side salad,(the call it a half salad). A small salad but a nice addition to your meal. Bar drinks are fine, nothing extraordinary, but satisfactory. We have been there twice since the new ownership and will return. Worth a try...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Poconos
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very friendly attentive staff

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GDawg
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

A bit disappointed. It wasn't like it had previously been. When you take over a restaurant, you might want to keep at least a FEW of the previous offerings. Food was good, but our waitress could not have cared less about us.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic little gem this is!
Food was fantastic. Drinks reasonably priced. If they were short staffed, they didn't let it show.
Thank you for a great night of not cooking at home.

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vipRayB
Atlantic City
32 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Server did not get the order right. Wanted the Pasta on the side, but it did not come out that way.
Pasta was under the Veal. All three dinners were wrong.

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JillL
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We love The Vineyard. The changes are refreshing and welcomed. Little things need attention, because to some guests it makes a difference. Making sure all tables are offered bread, replacing salad utensils with dinner sized utensils, helping the wonderful waiter clear bottles and dishes. This is a spectacular, small restaurant that deserves to be around for decades. Little things matter to some guests. We plan on trying to go here at least monthly.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience1

I use to come here when it was the old owners, and everything was amazing. Food, service, and the overall atmosphere. Unfortunately, this time was not as good. Our waitress Colleen was still amazing (like always) but since the new owners, the food and atmosphere has gone down hill. I got a chicken alfredo and the chicken had no seasoning, and the alfredo sauce was completely separated and disgusting. There were two people next to us, and they also did not enjoy there food. Would not recommend to anyone now, when I use to rave about it.

FAQs

The Vineyard Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 867-2441.

The Vineyard Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 318 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.