Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Restaurant Review: La Vigna

So happy to report that I can add another local restaurant to my list of favorites: La Vigna on Metropolitan Ave.

One person on the blog's Facebook page had been strongly recommending La Vigna for quite some time now. So I finally had the chance to check it out for myself and I was not disappointed. We all thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there Friday night.

I have to admit I was also surprised by just how modern and new the place was. For some reason I was expecting an older restaurant showing its age like some of the other places on Metropolitan.

Metropolitan Ave. is really becoming quite a strip for some excellent dining!

Update: The person who recommended La Vigna to me on our Facebook page adds:
 Here is what I love about them- they give you elaborate (free) bread plates, often with different cheeses and olives, and sometimes bruschetta, as opposed to the mediocre store bought rolls that other Italian restaurants offer. They also have an amazing Italian Cheesecake dessert. And, their prix fix menu on Sundays is a fairly decent bargain.

Here's some of what we had. (Sorry. The pics aren't the greatest. I'm looking forward to my new camera—coming soon!)

Clams Casino

Ravioli di Zucca   21.00Homemade ravioli stuffed with pumpkin, butternut squash,& ricotta cheese in butter & sage sauce

Pollo Marsala   17.95Breast of chicken with mushrooms in a Marsala sauce

Ravioli   16.95Homemade cheese ravioli in a light tomato & basil sauce


  1. Nice review. Honestly, I'd never been to this restaurant and wish someday I can visit and eat their specialties. Thanks

  2. From The Department of Health website .... just saying!

    Violation points: 11

    Sanitary Violations
    1) Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
    2) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
    3) Other general violation.