Virgola

Virgola

(Now Closed)
Wine Bar, Seafood Restaurant, and Bar$$$$
West Village, New York
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  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceApril 3, 2015
    Negroni Royale; The Negroni Royale retains the deep bitter tang of a negroni, but is lightened up with grapefruit bitters and Virgola prosecco, which is incredibly refreshing and perfect for spring. Read more
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    Eaters HeavenMay 15, 2016
    Virgola Spumante Rosè by Drusian, oysters of the day, fluke & mango ceviche, mortadella, mozzarella di bufala, & shrimp cocktail in a very cozy, sexy alley way turned wine bar. Very special & unique!!
  • Boon Y.
    Boon YapMarch 20, 2014
    Joseph, the owner, is awesome, super-friendly, and a great host. Love the menu, the oysters, cosy setting, and delicious everything. Bring your own padlock!!
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    LaDawn Penigar-MitchellNovember 13, 2015
    HH until 7 but just the champagne and $1 oysters! Friendly, attentive service and superb location for an intimate date or catching up with a pal. Great vibe but super tiny!
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerOctober 23, 2015
    Adorable wine bar in the west village. The artichokes were insanely delicious, as were the scallops. They also have Trebbiano, which for some reason is hard to find in NYC.
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerOctober 7, 2013
    “Virgola, a six-foot-wide Italian wine bar, obliterates any of the negative associations of alleys and their accoutrements (trash cans, rats), while retaining a sense of history, even subterfuge.” Read more
  • Julie Q.
    Julie QiuJanuary 3, 2014
    Super cozy and intimate. It used to be an alleyway into a factory! Ask Joseph (owner) to show you the original stone sidewalk flooring.
  • Emily L.heart icon on user image
    Emily LeeApril 10, 2014
    Highly recommend the scallops and $1 oysters. The wine suggestion the owner made was also great. The restaurant is pretty hidden so we were really happy to stumble upon it.
  • Chelsea R.
    Chelsea RenaudAugust 30, 2015
    OYSTERS. Virgola is a small Italian wine bar with $1 oysters all day, and it’s a great place to go on a casual date. They also make a killer negroni.
  • Chelsea R.
    Chelsea RenaudAugust 30, 2015
    Virgola is a small Italian wine bar with $1 oysters all day, and it’s a great place to go on a casual date. They also make a killer negroni.
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    Ruby AnayaOctober 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything about Virgola is perfect - atmosphere, service, food and wine. Fresh horseradish and delicious dollar oysters... Can I move in?
  • Ina L.heart icon on user image
    Ina LiMay 18, 2015
    Fresh oysters and good wine provided by this alley way bar! Get a bottle during happy hour
  • Meg M.
    Meg McNamaraFebruary 23, 2014
    Never been a fan of oysters but the owners were happy to help point me in the direction of something I enjoyed. We will be going back. Perfect date spot!
  • Claire J S.
    Claire J SongMarch 25, 2015
    the Negroni Royale retains the deep bitter tang of a negroni, but is lightened up with grapefruit bitters and Virgola prosecco, which is incredibly refreshing.
  • Julia A.
    Julia AvrutinNovember 22, 2013
    Love this place! Everything was delicious, phenomenal service, and it's a quaint neighborhood spot. Definitely stop by if you're in the area!
  • Gonzalo F.
    Gonzalo FiorinaDecember 12, 2014
    The wine and oysters are to die for. Order the Grande platter to share. You won't go wrong with it. Seriously delicious.
  • Tom D.
    Tom DiMaggioJune 13, 2016
    Just came for drinks and a cheese plate, both were very tasty and well-presented. Interesting design for such limited space, but memorable!
  • Kenneth R.heart icon on user image
    Kenneth ReyesJuly 29, 2014
    Beach point oysters are some of the sweeter variety you can get. I got a bit of each of the varieties available but it changes pretty much daily.
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan ChapmanOctober 20, 2013
    Happy hour's from 5-7 and comes with complimentary prosecco when you order a dozen oysters. Well worth it.
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesNovember 12, 2015
    This oyster bar is in no ordinary building—it’s tucked into an alleyway from the 1800s, which was uncovered and carefully restored. The outdoor-indoor barrier is certainly tenuous here. Read more
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    MarkNovember 10, 2014
    Converted alley into narrow bar. Fun! Nearly all seafood menu. Large wine list, a few fun cocktails.
  • Zach K.heart icon on user image
    Zach KubinDecember 4, 2014
    There likely more room in the bivalves you're eating but they're delicious and this place is fantastic.
  • Abhi J.heart icon on user image
    Abhi JainMarch 11, 2015
    Great wine bar tucked away in west village. Easy to miss. good selection of wines.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsDecember 9, 2013
    This wine and oyster bar is all of six feet wide, a cute date spot.
  • Mix C.
    Mix ChongAugust 22, 2014
    Oysters for $1 and $6glass of white wine. I'm going back again today!
  • Sarah R.heart icon on user image
    Sarah RoseAugust 8, 2013
    Oysters were insane! Wine, fantastic tuna tartare, great spot! Awesome WV addition
  • Michael C.
    Michael CApril 27, 2015
    tasty oysters and well made cocktails in this narrow and intimate place.
  • Jensína B.heart icon on user image
    Love this place. A hidden gem not to be missed when in NY
  • Nhật M.
    Nhật MinhDecember 2, 2015
    that is A great date spot. Make a reservation for a booth spot! There aren't many seats. Read more
  • Meghann B.heart icon on user image
    Meghann BarberDecember 23, 2014
    Hidden gem! You'll miss it if you walk past too quickly.
  • Jamie
    JamieNovember 12, 2014
    Dollar oysters all the time! Great wine list and atmosphere.
  • Nicolette R.heart icon on user image
    Nicolette RomeroSeptember 27, 2014
    A unique space in the Village. Have some wine and slurp down the dolla oysters!
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KirkAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Oysters are the best I've ever had. Simple, clean and classic. Love!
  • Jeffrey K.heart icon on user image
    Jeffrey KaoFebruary 18, 2016
    I think this is a converted alleyway. Low-key and intimate.
  • Greg W.
    Greg Wong 🎯February 21, 2014
    A great date spot. Make a reservation for a booth spot! There aren't many seats.
  • Shannon
    ShannonMarch 29, 2014
    Like drinking wine in an Italian alley. Delicious reds! Great find.
  • Rakesh N.
    Rakesh NigamAugust 14, 2013
    Amazing spot... Well designed and works so well.. Get a padlock! You'll know what I mean!
  • Daniela l.heart icon on user image
    Daniela lalalasFebruary 6, 2017
    Delicious Seafood platter and fantastic oysters
  • JJ K.heart icon on user image
    JJ KarnowskiMarch 10, 2016
    Great food & lovely selection of wines.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KooAugust 6, 2015
    Get seated at the red banquette and you're in seduction heaven
  • Greg C.heart icon on user image
    Greg CaporaleNovember 1, 2015
    Happy hour prosecco and rosé and $1 oysters of the day.
  • Hannah K.
    Hannah KimAugust 31, 2013
    Oysters were so clean! Great schucking job!
  • Quian P.heart icon on user image
    Quian PanNovember 1, 2014
    cocktails, oysters, ceviche, cheese, and meats
  • Katie G.heart icon on user image
    Katie GilchristFebruary 13, 2015
    Great spot for oysters and Italian wine!
  • Bailey N.heart icon on user image
    Bailey NewmanMay 3, 2015
    The oysters are the best deal here!
  • Nikki W.heart icon on user image
    Nikki W.November 10, 2013
    Good wine list and great atmosphere!
  • Fee O.
    Fee OAugust 20, 2014
    Good prosecco, $1 oysters all day
  • Annie T.
    Annie TolochinskiFebruary 4, 2015
    Happy hour until 7. Place is tiny but cute.
  • Amanda F.heart icon on user image
    Amanda FriedOctober 25, 2013
    Get the meat and cheese stone...amazing
  • Jason K.
    Jason KooJuly 28, 2015
    $1 oysters 4 PM–12 AM every day.
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