Vico Restaurant and Bar
The food at Vico is always excellent. The staff is attentive, courteous and friendly. We always enjoy dining here
Amazing food, even more amazing staff. The eggplant chips are a must to start and the ravioli was incredible. Tiramisu was to die for.
We have had, once again, a wonderful experience at Vico's. Our server is the best server ever! Not only is she attentive to our needs but she interacts well with everyone at our table and makes it a very personal experience. The food was homemade and delicious. I really don't know why this restaurant isn't filled very night; it is that good!
a lovely place for a cold Hudson night, the lasagna was unique and I will dream about it
Excellent food with great service. Great waitress and nice quiet ambiance. Good salad and very tasty Italian food!! I had chicken parmesan and a duck risotto. Great dinner.
Very pleasant, as always.
Ambiance is special... However, 4 diners who ordered 4 different recommended meals and no one liked their meals. The sirloin was overcooked and tasteless and the seasonings were overwhelming on meatballs. The server did not offer any of us alternatives or even a cup of coffee coffee or dessert on the house for the $300 meal we didn’t eat. Side note: starters were mostly delicious.
One of our favorite local restaurants. We are Tuscan food lovers and Vico always pleases. I am now trying to lose weight and I had over a 1/2 dozen appealing options for my dinner - all favorites, including a perfect chicken dish and the fish entrees. I opted for the salmon served with white beans and kale. My husband selected one of his favorite pasta dishes with an amazing ragu that includes eggplant and a delicious chianti classic. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening thanks, in addition to the beautifully prepared entrees, to the warm and welcoming staff.
We had a very disappointing dinner at Vico. EXTREMELY slow service. We were seated at our reservation time of 7:30 and didn’t get our dinner served until 9pm. We got a couple of baskets of bread and a ‘free’ bruschetta in recognition of the slow service (more bread but with stuff on it). I saw a table seated after us get food first. Pricey restaurant so would expect much better service. Seriously debated leaving 20% tip.
We love Vicos. We brought our mothers there tonight. From meeting the owner once coming through the door to the wonderful service from the Waitstaff to the incredible food at a great price. We love going to Vicos for dinner and can’t wait for our next visit!
We just love Vico! We come here every chance we get for the delicious food, cozy atmosphere and impeccable service. Everything is freshly prepared with fantastic ingredients and flavors. Portions and prices are just right. This visit we enjoyed the eggplant chips, pappardelle with rosemary meatballs and the pasta with lobster. All delicious. Also, not to be missed is the Grand Marnier creme brulee - light enough for when you have just enough room left for dessert. Nice selection of wines by the glass and a full bar for cocktails.The owner and staff are super friendly and work so hard to make sure every diner has a great experience. We can't wait until tomorrow for our next meal here...wish we lived locally.
Excellent service and incredible food. We will surely be back in the future.
The woman who served us was charming. Took her recommendation for dinner and it was delicious!
A very sweet restaurant with excellent food and attentive service.
Went on. Sunday night, very quiet, food was very good, had a huge thinly pounded chicken cutlet parm, with penne , which were a little too al dente, but good non the less. My wife had the pork chop which was excellent.
Desert and coffee were great.
We’ll be back!!
The salmon and lamb ribs were delicious. Chocolate and pistachio dessert yum. Looking forward to our next visit.
Vico is one of our favorite restaurants for a great night out or a special occasion, like my husband's birthday. Comfort food classics like chicken or eggplant parmesan never disappoint, and the entire staff go out of their way to make us feel welcome and cared for. The outdoor seating is a lovely bonus.
the service was great, our server Elizabeth was courteous,personable,and explained the menu, the food was delicious, and the desserts awesome!!!!!
We arrived to a very quiet restaurant. The waitress was friendly. My husband said the Chicken Parm was the best he ever ate. My dish was delicious too.
Would happily go back.
Great food all hand made with care and pride. Very friendly staff.
Great visit with family.
Great food . Great service Lovely ambience. No noise, able to talk.
The food is excellent. The verde salad is very good. I absolutely love the pasta with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella! The staff is very friendly and attentive.
Everyone loved their meal and Lisabeth was wonderful as always. We have never been disappointed in Vico, everything is as close to perfect as possible.
The appetizers and salads were promptly delivered and enjoyed by all. The entrees were prepared to the satisfaction of our group members. The portions were large and tasty. One of our group took half of their entree home for the next day.
It is an interesting layout. There are two dining rooms and while they were busy on this Saturday night, we didn’t feel crowded.
Veco is a keeper restaurant and I would definitely visit again when I return to Hudson.
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon! Best, Mark Ganem, Chef-Owner
Personal service, attentive and delicious food. We will return.
Hi, Pamela, thank you so much for sharing your dining experience. We are delighted you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to seeing you again soon! Best, Mark Ganem, Chef-Owner
Vico is a solid restaurant, always pleasant staff and consistently good food. It's the kind of place you could be a regular at, with it's friendly, neighborhood feel. The prices are the best in Hudson.
Hi Tim, thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us! You have really hit the nail on the head, as we aim to be a friendly place to dine above all. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Mark Ganem & Adam Klersfeld, Co-Owners
Excellent food and service
Hi Kathleen, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. So glad you enjoyed it!! Best, Mark Ganem & Adam Klersfeld, co-owners
Felt to rushed with waitress when ordering the food. In and out less than hour.
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I'm sorry to hear that you felt rushed. That's not our style (unless you tell us you're catching a train or seeing a movie...)! While we try our best to be expeditious behind the scenes, our goal is always to create a relaxed, friendly atmosphere for our guests. Clearly we fell short this time. We'll work hard to do better in the future. Best, co-owners Mark Ganem (chef) & Adam Klersfeld (manager)
Lovely place. My husband and I have dined there twice and loved it both times. The service is wonderful. Very attentive and friendly. The food is delicious. I really enjoyed the calamari appetizer, I wish the portion was a bit larger. I highly recommend stopping by after a day of antique shopping on Warren Street.
Hi Elizabeth, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! I'm delighted that you and your husband enjoyed your visits. As for that appetizer... we want to save some room for what's to come! :-) Best, co-owners Mark Ganem (chef) & Adam Klersfeld (manager)
Excellent food, great attentive service. Broad selection on the menu. They know how to make homemade pastas that are delicious. Just the right amount of sauce. The fresh fish dishes are the best
Hi Joel, thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. It's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed yourself, and that you appreciated the details! I'm firmly of the belief that pasta should not be swimming in sauce, although we're happy to accomodate with additional sauce if asked. As a culinary mentor once said to me on the subject, "La pasta non è una minestra." (Pasta isn't soup.) All the best, co-owners Mark Ganem (chef) & Adam Klersfeld (manager)
All was terrific, as usual!
Hi Kathy, so happy you enjoyed yourselves! Hope to see you again soon. Best, co-owners Mark Ganem (chef) & Adam Klersfeld (manager)
utilizes in a creative way local produce so menu varies over the seasons; attention to presentation in terms of colors and textures, but what counts are the flavors and taste both of which are consistently excellent; appropriate proportions; service [we usually have Lisbeth] is attentive and unobtrusive so conversations are not interrupted.
He Peter, so glad you enjoyed yourselves during your visits! As a chef, I think presentation is important but always comes fourth after taste, taste and taste. Best, Mark Ganem, Chef-Owner with Adam Klersfeld, Owner-Manager
Food and atmosphere is absolutely amazing. We came to Vico’s for our 2 year anniversary and had a lovely waitress, I believe her name is LIzbeth. Try the chicken parm, you won’t be disappointed !
Hi Ashley, Happy belated anniversary! Lisbeth is our "secret weapon," as she is a wonderfully genuine person as well as a true professional (and I say this knowing that our other amazing servers will readily agree). The chicken parm is a fave of mine, by the way: pounded out so thin by Armando that it's too big for the plate! Best, co-owners Mark Ganem (chef) & Adam Klersfeld (manager)
Enjoyed a truly perfect evening. Fresh, perfectly cooked halibut with a roasted red pepper sauce - simply delicious. Serving the halibut on top of kale -genius. The flavors were indescribable together. We always enjoy Vico -sometimes, a simple pasta and salad. some evenings, something more hearty. My husband had housemade pappardelle with rosemary meatballs and raved about the sauce. A great meal topped off with a delicious cup of coffee and biscotti defines my idea of a perfect evening. Great, friendly considerate service too..
Hi Judith, I'm so delighted to hear that you enjoy your visits with us! Can I humble-brag and say that I'm kinda proud of the halibut? It took a while to get the roasted pepper sauce right, but I found that if I mellow it out with Cognac, balsamic glaze and cream, it doesn't overpower the wonderful fresh fish provided by our fishmonger. Thank you for sharing, and hope to see you again soon! Best, co-owners Mark Ganem (chef) & Adam Klersfeld (manager)
Vico was amazing! One of the best restaurants I have been to in a while. Our waiter took my dads coat and hung it up for him in the front of the house. He was very attentive and polite. I went with my mom and dad and they loved it just as much as me. The Carlo is a desert everyone who walks into that restaurant must try. It was very light and delicious. I will definitely be returning soon! This might be my new favorite restaurant.
So glad you enjoyed yourselves! Our goal is to treat every guest visit as both a special night out and a relaxed evening with friends. I'm particularly delighted you enjoyed the Carlo, which takes several days to make, since each step requires thorough cooling: a cheesecake base topped with a layer each of chocolate and pistachio mousse (made with real pistachio paste, I'm proud to add), topped with dark chocolate ganache. Big enough for two, but why share? Best, Mark Ganem, Chef & Co-Owner
MAKING BASIC MARINARA SAUCE IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR ANY ITALIAN RESTAURANT. IT WAS SALTY AND TASTE LIKE CHEEP TOMATO SAUCE FROM THE JAR THAT YOU CAN BUY FROM A LOCAL SUPERMARKET. This establishment called themselves, TUSCAN (?). MEAT BALLS WERE SERVED COLD AND PAST THAT SAID HOMEMADE IN THE MENU, BUT I DOUBT THAT. THE WAIT PERSON WHO BROUGHT MAIN MEAL BEFORE APPETIZER. GO FIGURE. THEY DON'T KNOW BASIC RESTAURANT SERVICE.
Not sure this is worth responding to, except to clarify that our sauces and egg pasta are indeed made daily in house. Best, Mark Ganem, Chef-Owner
Go if you are careful what you order. Grillmaster murdered a pork chop. Another gripe is the greed of charging for an ice tea refill more so without advance notice.
Hi Jim, your issue with our beverage service caused a lot of discussion here! We concluded that we should have removed the 2nd order from your check since you assumed it was complimentary (very sorry that did not occur), but that we would retain our policy of charging per order, which we feel is fair. As for the pork chop, I have clarified with my sous chef that it should be cooked to 130 degrees unless requested otherwise. Thank you for bringing both to our attention. Mark Ganem, Chef-Owner
It's hard to say whether or not this restaurant deserves the very good reviews which took us there. There are times when a crowded restaurant can be advantageous to the customer in that food is fresh and turned over rapidly thus effecting the efficiency, focus and creativity of the kitchen. And there's something to be said about the psychological impact of a place that has a buzz and even a waitlist to get in.
Conversely, a dining room with very few patrons, seems to bring out a slow, almost slackened, approach to a meal and feels a bit, well, lonesome. And underpopulated as it was on the night of our visit, one might even think, in the end, that perhaps the executive chef was not called in.
Regarding specifics, the chef salad I ordered was boring with a skimpy plate of torn romaine and a few "house- made" croutons. It's never good to have a salad that's swamped with dressing but this was the opposite--too dry to discern any taste. Having asked for more dressing, I was brought a small boat with a thick, pasty substance which, in and of itself, confirmed the fact that it was barely serviceable. I noticed that the menu highlighted "scratch-made" dressing but, really, why tout this. What good restaurant wouldn't make a dressing from scratch? Breast of duck, a special choice for me, was bland and sauce-less. The molded farro side dish, the only other occupant on the plate, was overwhelmingly oniony. The texture was nice though. So, all in all, my entree was an expensive flop. On the other hand, my husband's choice of Berkshire pork was very tasty and the potatoes served with his dish were rich and well seasoned.
We particularly sought out this well-reviewed restaurant and perhaps it was just an off night. But given the abundance of other choices on the street I would advise friends to try another one first.
Thank you for your thoughtful review. I am sorry to hear that your experience was less than hoped for! Because I personally dislike a salad with too much dressing, it's possible that some people might find our salads "under-dressed." I will look into why your duck was unsauced. It should be au jus with a light bergamot-scented glaze and candied orange peel. I am training a sous-chef and will bring this to her attention. Best, Mark Ganem, Chef-Owner
Always is a n excellent dining experience. Service and food never fail to impress.
The best pasta dishes ever.
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, Robert! We're delighted you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Mark Ganem, Chef & Co-Owner