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OVINTE
OVINTE
  • Address:
    10208 Buckhead Branch Drive
    Jacksonville, FL 32246
    Neighborhood:
    Jacksonville
  • Cuisine:
    Tapas / Small Plates
    Price: $30 and under

OVINTE Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ovinte.com
  • Phone: (904) 900-7730
  • 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: Tapas / Small Plates, European
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We were there for our 31st Anniversary and they did a great job."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Food was great and so was the service. Definitely going back."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "A good reinvented frequently menu that tasted amazing. Great service!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My group went to Ovinte on a Thursday night for a business dinner. Expected a typical restaurant with a slightly different menu. Instead, the place is energetic (not in a noisy way) and appealing. There is a bar and lounge area as you enter the restaurant. We tried different tapas and small dishes. None of them disappointed us. It is on the pricey side even for someone who is used to paying SF prices. But, it is well worth it. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Love the new drink options, enjoy sharing with friends, and dig the smaller meals."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We were visiting from Denver and in need of something other than fried food - Ovinte was perfect! Service was great, sharing of plates was great, and great energy. Loved it!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We had a wonderful 20th anniversary, great food and service, the manager Selena is awesome!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We visited Ovinte while traveling to Jacksonville for a Mothers Day shopping weekend. We were looking for something unique where we could sit back and enjoy. Ovinte over-delivered in every way, from excellent service, to delicious food combinations, to a relaxing European environment. We will definitely be back when visiting the area and hope they consider expanding to other parts of Florida!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We could of hung out there all night, incredible food and drinks. And service fantastic from the servers and bartenders to the manager and hostess."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "While the "restaurant" area was sparsely populated, the "bar" area -- completely open -- was loud and crowded. We wanted to have dinner and catch up, but the bar was so loud, we weren't really able to enjoy dinner. There's a beautiful patio area to the west of the restaurant. How do I know it was west? Because the sun was setting and was right in our eyes almost the entire meal, which seems like poor planning on the builders' part. No shades to draw to keep that from happening, which is poor execution on the restaurant owners' part. Our server "got busy," which would have been fine, if the replacement service had been timely, but it wasn't. We sat for several minutes with no drinks, no food, no wait staff. Food was awesome, though."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "My husband and I went here for our last date night. Shared a bottle of wine that was recommended by the server and was delicious. Enjoyed all of our tapas! Had a wonderful, leisurely dinner. Plenty of vegetarian options. Definitely recommend this place and we'll definitely be going back."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Good bar, cool atmosphere, really good service, good quality food but not the best i've seen for the price"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The food used to be notable for a Jacksonville restaurant. Tonight, the steak tartar was grey, the clams were chewy and the raviolo was gummy and chewy. In their defense, we were not charged for the tartar and the ravioli, but still disappointing!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service!!! Our new favorite place, great for outdoor dining!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Loved it.. very fun, great food. Good attention to allergies. Excellent staff and mgmt."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great tapas! The food was extremely tasty and service was good. The only two negatives are that a place of this caliber should not be serving unfiltered water to drink, and it is extremely loud and noisy inside. It was such a relief to my ears to exit the building."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Moving to Jacksonville 8 months ago I have found most of the restaurants good but not anything unique or off the charts fantastic..until OVINTE!! it was just what I was trying to find. We had numerous items from the lovely bruschetta ( choice of 3 toppings), to chorizo in burgundy, artichokes, the filled ravioli..which was decadent. We filled up on so many great tapas that we did not have desert. Will be back often. "
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had a reservation, the table was ready the service was great and the food was excellent."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I had such a wonderful time at Ovinte. The food was great mostly small plates and tapas. the portions are small and great for sharing with a large party. This was my first time here and it was amazing. I really like the selection of wines that were available to sample. This is a nice after hours spot or happy hour with friends. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Our first time there on Friday and enjoyed it so much we went back on Saturday. Great menu and great concept. Service was outstanding and fool was the best. Serena treated us great and the bartenders, Meghan and Adam were outstanding. In fact going there for the there Kentucky Derby party .... Should be a Greta time. Thanks for the great time ...will be back soon!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Dining table to small and to close together, chairs uncomfortable and would like a table cloth. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Our server Scott was professional, not a rookie and it showed in the service which was outstanding. He was attentive and knowledgeable. If we were golfers, he was our caddy and did a great job of helping us select our food and wine. The food was outstanding. Each item was true to it's original flavor and prepared perfectly. We will go back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had an amazing dinner experience at Ovinte. The restaurant is beautifully decorated inside with tables and a comfy lounge area. We leisurely ordered a couple different wines and tapas which were both full of flavor. Our server, Steve, allowed us to dine and enjoy at our own pace while also providing suggestions for other items to try. I wish I could have Steve as a server at every restaurant I go to. The second round was as good as the first. One caution - this is a spanish style tapas restaurant which also has a few dishes for everyone but lots of new things to try. Dessert Smore's are to die for! Great place for a romantic night for two or a family night of a new dining experience."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My friend and I went to Ovinte for the first time on a Monday night. The food was wonderful and service was helpful and friendly. We will defiantly be back."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Only the very best things to say. Food superb and out of the ordinary. Great staff. Amazing every time. This is our go to place!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I feel like it's my home away from home. I love the staff! Special mention goes to, Seth, Scott, Ernistine, Cherico, Megan, Josh, Serina, Lauren, Adam, Ian, Chad, Hunter, Julianna, Brian, and Matt outside the vallet captain! Please, if I left someone out kudos goes to the entire staff-:) -Paul Newman"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Excellent experience and looking forward to a return visit soon."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The food was delicious. The choice of wines were great. Great for sitting and visiting with friends over a glass of wine. Loved the Tapas!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My husband and I have tried many restaurants in Jacksonville and Ovinte continues to be one of our favorites. We have been 20 plus times and have not been disappointed. Dinner on the patio is always lovely and we love their Sunday brunch. Service and food are always incredible."
    Dined on 2/20/2014