OVINTE
OVINTE

OVINTE

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ovinte.com/
  • Phone: 9049007730
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Ian Lynch
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Big Island Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: In addition our private parking lot, we also offer complimentary valet parking Wednesday through Saturday.
A word from OVINTE
Ovinté is the perfect place to enjoy the company of great friends; whether is sipping on wine, enjoying a cocktail or sitting down for a european style dinner of tapas & small plates. Enjoy our large lounge area with velvet couches, dine al fresco under the cedar beam trellis or challenge your friends to a game of Bocce. Ovinté is a destination for gatherings small and large, with many options for enjoying your evening.

Our menu is influenced by the flavors of Spain & Italy, the wine list boasts over 240 selections with up to 75 available by the glass and our craft cocktail menu is second to none.

Plan a visit to Ovinté and enjoy an experience like no other in Jacksonville!

Additional reservations and seating may be available.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
OVINTE reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (43)fit for foodies (41)vibrant bar scene (36)hot spot (30)good for groups (24)great for outdoor dining (22)special occasion (22)late-night find (18)romantic (17)great for brunch (11)neighborhood gem (10)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Amazing from start to finish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    My fiancée and I recently dined at Ovinte and everything was great! From the ambiance to their drink selections, even our server Carlo was very helpful and never hovered over our table. The food was to die for, fresh seafood was a plus. I work at a nearby hotel and I will definitely recommend Ovinte to my guests!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • letseatVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food very good and menu constantly changing. Service very good. Wait staff very helpful. Have brought several friends here. Everyone has reacted positively
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tapas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Excellent tapas. The cheese and meat choices are phenomenal. Appetizers are delicious especially the bacon wrapped dates. The only problem we had was they were out of the first 3 wine choices from their list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A night out
    Kenneth
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The wine selection was amazing and the food was just enough (Tapas). Our server was amazing, punctual, and really made us feel like we had nothing to worry about and all our needs would be satisfied. I definitely will go back and bring others with me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On point!
    GSanders
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I have been to Ovinte twice now and it has not disappointed. Delicious drinks and food. It got better and better as each tapas came out. Great staff and fun playlist for background music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Ladydiva
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Went with some co worker to celebrate birthday's none of us has experience ovinte it was great and lots of fun great wine and food. I would recommend ovinte for 20's and up to keep the vibe
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent.
    Rebecca
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Good choice for dinner (tapas) or brunch. Love the outdoor patio! And the service is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu
    bradVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent choice of multiple food sampling. If you're not sure what you want just keep tasting and you will find it. filet mignon was the best I have the eaten in years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JasmineG
    JaneG
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Ovinte is the best place I have ever been for going for a social drink with delicious tapas and a wonderful atmosphere. I can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, ambiance and music
    Arabrab
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was my first time at Ovinte and I was impressed as soon as I walked in the door. I spent a lovely Sunday having Eggs Benedict Ovinte-style, a great Bloody Mary, great conversation with close friends and listening to great music from Chris Thomas and Taylor Roberts. Service was wonderful! I definitely will come back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    DiningBob
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The restaurant was packed on a Thursday night, but our reservation for six was ready when we arrived. The staff was attentive, but not intrusive. Our drinks, appetizers, and small plates all arrived in a timely fashion. Our server was very knowledgable and had a great sense of humor. The noise level makes it difficult to carry on conversations across a table for six. The tapas type menu is eclectic, the wine list extensive, and all six of us enjoyed our food choices.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing tapas and vibe!
    Jclives
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great food, atmosphere,and location. Defiantly a step up to the large corporate owned chains at the town center with no service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2 Loud for 2
    WineandDine
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Loved just about everything. Tapas were great, wine election is good but needs depth in premium wine selections. Rib-eye for 2 very good. Our first visit, was especially recommended by our friend and your hostess Ernestine. Unfortunately she was off but we'll be back. Keep up the great dining experience, however, the noise level was more than Energetic it was deafening at times.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cool, conteporary and cozy
    LuLo
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    A beautiful, sophisticated, yet cozy spot where lounging is encouraged and you can choose to do so at a comfy sheik sectional or at a quiet table. The food choices are excellent, paired with creative beverage choices. Bacon Wrapped Dates were to die for! So, enjoyed the refreshing Spa Water and every bite of the Shrimp & Grits! You can't go wrong!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved Brunch
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Went with friends for Brunch. The Brunch was delicious. The atmosphere was great. We had such a great time, we can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Night Hot Spot
    FoodieFanatic
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Ovinte is a great place for Friday night! Lots of energy, smiles and laughter fill the room. Great energy, outstanding food and a wonderful wine list make this one of Jacksonville's, indeed Town Center's, best places to meet friends or make new ones!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hang out
    Ju2for
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It's nice place to meet friends. It's a sophisticated place. It's perfect for after work,
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great addition to Town Center
    letseatVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This restaurant has a far more extensive menu than I had expected. I had viewed it as wine bar with a small tapas menu and a very limited small plate menu. It does have tapas but the rest of the menu is pretty extensive: seafood, pasta, beef, salads and more. Service was excellent and the waiter was very helpful in choosing the wine and informative about the food. Oh, did I mention dessert. The bread pudding was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Live Music
    JLANVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Loved the live entertainment for Sunday Brunch. Chris Thomas and his "Rat Pack" style music is iconic and superb !!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    Doloig
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Just awesome! Food, drinks, service was all top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Quality
    Otto
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Their food is just outstanding prepared with great pride by the chef. Service wonderful and prompt!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great date night
    beachbum68
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Ovinte was well worth leaving the beach for dinner. Every staff member we encountered was very friendly. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the many wines yhe restaurant carries. Lots of time was taken to explain the menu to us..will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice local spot great wine list
    Adamp3p4VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Nice space, good food, great wine list, great service
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great!
    LakerFan
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We dined there on July 5th and it was our third time. The service is always great and the menu is extensive enough to always try something different. Everything that we have ordered has been excellent. The bar scene picks up as the night goes on and so does the lounge. Great place to start your night or end it. We keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieFanatic
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    This is our 'go to' restaurant with friends, as the menu is more tapas-like for sharing. Creative food pairings, extensive wine list. Some servers are more knowledgeable about the wine/food pairings than others and will even offer a taste of a suggested wine to try. Noise level can be high at times, but it works with the overall energy of the restaurant. Great place for after work or a group celebration. If your party is at least 8 people and you are going to share lots of food and wine, book the Wine Library....a great little 'nook' in the corner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & service
    Robert1VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We were there for our 31st Anniversary and they did a great job.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quaint
    Zoobt
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great food, great wine, yummy cheese and comfortable atmosphere. They stuff their own martini olives..best martini ever. (yes in a wine bar) Service was also friendly and knowledgeable which is rare these days.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    4kay2day
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The food was good, the band awesome! the song choices were really good and they were accomplished musicians, I loved them. The atmosphere for a Sunday afternoon is perfect. The server was attentive, polite and knowegable about the menu and even had some great suggestions. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was Perfect
    lrizzo
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food was excellent, service was excellent. Sit outside if you can. The crowed on the night we went looked very pretentious, and it felt like walking into a restaurant in Beverly Hills, so I would say avoid wearing shorts and a t-shirt. Other than that, the food and staff was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely place but a bit noisy
    WhitneyFamily
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Great if you sit outside, but inside was very noisy - Was there on a Thursday night. Was told Mon to Wed is much quieter. Food was excellent and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome brunch!
    Jeremy
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Food was great and so was the service. Definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tapas place in Jax
    Localfoodie52
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We started off with cocktails and decided to settle in for sharing tapas with wine vs. full dinner. Beef carpaccio bad bacon wrapped dates were very good as were their cheese selections. Nice selection of Spanish and Italian wines by the glass or half-bottle. Table and bar staff were knowledgeable and accommodating. We had an enjoyable evening. Will definitely visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Experience
    CJFoodies
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    A good reinvented frequently menu that tasted amazing. Great service!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice way to end the work week
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Another great evening spent out with some wonderful food and fantastic service. The manager Serena always stops by to ensure we are having a good time and a nice chat. It's like spending time with old friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will go again
    Megh
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Ovinte is a wine and cheese bar; they also serve cocktails, tapas, full dinner, desserts, coffee. And my friend and I had it all. We ordered a rose and merlot, but we both loved the "Spa Water" cocktail. Their cheese tray was great! For dinner, we ordered lamb, which was good and risotto, which was yummy! The ladies next to us (the tables are close) had the smores and said it was okay, so we went for the bread pudding, the ice cream on top is the only reason I would order it again. The coffee served in the French press was very good. I would definitely go again, may just order drinks and tapas next time. Overall the ambience was great in an intimate setting; lounge area is nice for late nights with couples or friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 108 reviews are from the OVINTE reviews archive.
  • I like this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Love the new drink options, enjoy sharing with friends, and dig the smaller meals.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Date
    2Buk
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Enjoyed the dining room and sharing the tapas and trying some new wines. It makes for a slower pace and plenty of time to talk. When it gets busy, it can be a bit noisy but I would rather have that than be someplace where I'm the only patron in the place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent tapas & wine
    RitaRoo
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Our waiter looked like Keith Urban and was very attentive and offered great suggestions on both food & wine. Chorizo en vino tinto was superb, as was the "pizza" of the day (between flatbread & focaccia), bacon wrapped scallops & rosemary truffle fries. Great for sharing. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistently good
    kebwVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    I have been to Ovinte several times and have never been disappointed with the food or the service. Great place to go to try a variety of excellent tapas and small plates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had a wonderful 20th anniversary, great food and service, the manager Selena is awesome!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.