Vesta Trattoria & Wine Bar

4.6
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136 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

Vesta Trattoria & Wine Bar serves drinks, pizza and creative Italian-inspired cuisine in cozy, intimate surrounds marked by wooden floors and art-lined walls. This neighborhood restaurant offers a constantly changing menu that walks a fine line between comfort food and farm-to-table fare. Treat yourself to some kale and watermelon salad, or indulge in some beef and veal lasagna. Vesta Trattoria also offers oven-baked pizza and a substantial wine list to complement its meals.

A local favorite, Vesta features specials during the week. Visit between 5 and 7 p.m. on Monday through Friday to enjoy happy hour discounts on select appetizers, wine and cheeses. During the weekend, the restaurant extends its menu to include a lavish brunch that includes pancakes, egg dishes and toast. With its wooden chairs, plush bar stools and warm ambiance, Vesta Trattoria & Wine Bar is an ideal choice a casual outing with family and friends.

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D
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time dining at Vesta! We were greeted right away, sat promptly, and had a fantastic server who was attentive and engaging without being overbearing. The quality of the food and wine were spot on. 10/10 will visit again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, and the food was outstanding! Thanks for making our Valentine’s Day dinner so special!

NG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

We visit Vesta often, since we live in the neighborhood. The food is always excellent, we are big fans of the lasagna. We didn't know when we made the reservation that the normal menu would be unavailable.

This review is for the Valentines Day Menu. We thought $75 for a three course prix fixe menu was insanely high, considering the menu options. Vesta would never charge $25 for a small appetizer of fried zucchini blossoms or three oysters, so I am not sure why they did on Valentines Day. Additionally, the baby jesus dessert is normally $8. Why was a smaller portion $25 on Valentines Day? The meal did come with a complimentary sip of champagne in the beginning, but not much. While the food is always great, we will not return for any prix fixe menus.

GC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food is always amazing - the service even more so. This Valentines day was a prix fixe menu, which was really well done and delicious - however, it was very expensive and on a typical night I might spend a lot less money and leave more satisfied. These speciality night are probably few and far between and it should have been maybe $25 cheaper per person - but any other night Vesta is easily one of the best restaurants in Astoria.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Vesta. One of my favorite restaurants

k
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere, fairly priced, and great service! Thanks for a great brunch :)

DH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. We enjoyed ourselves immensely

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience! Jude was so kind and inviting! My mom and I met a super friendly couple seated next to us. The food was delicious, the ambience lovely, and the evening perfect!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great neighborhood place with consistently excellent food and friendly service. Highly recommend.

s
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been our go to Italian restaurant in Astoria for years. The food is consistently on point and with great service. Whether you want some pizza or a bowl of pasta or a more substantial dinner the choices are there for you. David and JC will also guide you in choosing the right wine to accompany your food selections. It's a neighborhood gem !

SK
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in cozy ambience.

JS
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Thanksgiving menu was nice, and the turkey dinner was very satisfying. We were immediately seated at our reservation time, and service was prompt and friendly throughout our meal. We enjoyed drinks and shared desserts, and overall it was a great a Thanksgiving meal.

C
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Main issue is that they are trying to cram too many people into the space. Tables were far too close together, which makes it difficult to have private/intimate conversations.

OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good happy hour. Attentive and friendly service. A comfortable environment . Tasty food and bread. Consistent. Will return.

RM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent neighborhood restaurant. Clever food made well. Good wine list. Great desserts. Service was very good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with my two sons and their 92-year old grandfather.

SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very attentive and the food was fast and delicious. I will definitely be back.

LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, wine and serve

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and always reliable food and fantastic wine on tap; the Baby Jesus cake is a MUST - do not skip it.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite neighborhood spot. The menu never disappoints!

D
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Haven't been here in a few years, but the food and service are as good if not better. The wine choices are
reasonably priced for such quality offerings, and there's an extensive selection of drought beers. Our host Eric explained the wine and food menu, and made everyone feel at home. We shared an heirloom tomato salad, followed by a fettuccine with Manila clams, and an Orecchiette pasta with mixed mushroom sauce. The food is delicious and abundant, and served at the perfect temperature.
You must leave some space in your tummy for the homemade gelato.Overall a great spot for Sunday brunch, dinner, or hanging out at the bar. Loved it!!!

e
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Can’t wait to go back. Server was awesome and food was delicious!

SK
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite farm to table place in Astoria! Delicious food and wine, and great service!

KR
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cozy wine place with great food. Highly recommended.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Food and service were fantastic

V
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, friendly, elegant and casual. A lovely place to dine and spend time.

PC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding. I love their seasonal menus. The Porcetta was one of the best pork dishes I have ever had! And finally someone who knows how to make a great succotash!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were fantastic and very informative. All our food was delicious and flavorful. Will be going back soon hopefully!

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It feels like a place where everyone knows everyone but you’re all hanging out at separate tables. Super cozy and welcoming. Great on tap wine! The pasta was delicious!

s
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Casual neighborhood restaurant with very good food and service and pleasant vibe! Great place to enjoy a meal AND a conversation!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good neighborhood restaurant for entertaining visitors. Food is good. Ribeye was disappointing - sliced thin and over cooked but sauce and spinach made up for it. Porcetta was amazing.

M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Vesta is a nice place to visit and eat. There meat and cheese board was good. My girlfriend and I ordered the steak and the lamb ragu. The pasta is great, full of flavor. I wasn't thrilled with the steak I'm not sure if it was the seasoning but it was a little out of my wheelhouse of flavor. Portions are a little below average size but the quality is there.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Really good place. Wine was nice. Food was good. My biggest gripe is that the waiter, whole brining over the wine glasses, literally shattered one right over my girlfriends lap and didn’t try to do anything to make for that. He cleaned it and they moved us but there was no attempt at going above or beyond. Then the appetizer that we had ordered way before the glass incident took 20 mins to materialize. Several people who came after us got their full meals before and the app was just a cheese plate.

I don’t fault people for accidents but the overall service just left a lot to be desired. Not awful but not in keeping with the style of restaurant or the prices they charged.

AA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good date night, food missed the mark but we will still try it again!

k
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere. It was such a cute spot. Would come here again for sure!!!!

RE
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood favorite ❤️. The food and service is always excellent. We are never disappointed. We take friends and family from out of town. Everyone agrees Vesta is awesome.

KC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love Vesta. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is great. I also loved the music they were playing. The service was a little slow but it was Mother's Day and there were only 2 servers working.

N
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food - interesting menu! Service was great too. We had a great dinner and will be back!

RS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Small restaurant and great well done and delicious dishes, few option on diner menu. Feel a bit rush by servers but services was nice and fast.

v
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A wonderful little gem with great ambience and delicious food. I've gone for lunch and dinner and have not been disappointed. The pizzas and entrees are creative and delicious. The dessert menu is not big but has a nice variety and the coffee is the best in town!