FROM THE SET OF WOODY ALLEN'S BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (1994) AT CAFFE VIVALDI, A PORTRAIT OF ENGLISH SOPRANO AND COMPOSER LIZA LEHMANN (1862–1918).

 

 
Caffe Vivaldi exudes an old-world European languor—a small irony, since it was opened in the ’80s by an industrious emigre from Pakistan. A weathered bench runs along one wall; the wall opposite, cluttered with somber black-and-white portraits of classical composers, is recognizable from films by Al Pacino and Woody Allen. For the past decade or so, the cafe has featured live music nightly: jazz, classical or folk, depending on the night.
— JazzTimes