Loved our waiter....he was
Loved our waiter....he was personable, knowledgeable & funny. Took great care of us without being too pushy or hovering. We'd come back just for him. We all enjoyed our meal & like the quaint neighborhood feel. Menu was quite extensive & wines reasonable. Yes, we will be back.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love the restaurant - great
Love the restaurant - great time and excellent food as usual. Umberto's attention to his customers always makes it special
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, Great music!
Great time and great food. We went during one of thwir live jazz sessions. It was fantastic and a new home for us.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't wait to go back.
Second time in the last four months. First for valentines day second for third year anniversary. Sssssooooooo.... Gggoooodddd..... Want Togo back already! I recommend for anyone who loves good food, good service, great live music! Amazing.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything from the food to the wine to the service to the extra care taken to ensure a fun celebration was right on at this restaurant. Fantastic!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Great energy.
Great food. Great energy. Great service. Presentation was a nice bonus. Just a great place to have a great dinner with family/friends.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed all of our choices for dinner. Nice variety of choices for all.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place was amazing, the food was unique and the wine list was interesting. I overall had a great experience. It is a little
bit loud, but as the night went on it was fine. The wait staff were very attentive and made sure we had a great experience
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
In the Heart of Willow Glen
We sat outside on a fabulous warm summer-like evening and enjoyed the bustle of the street and people going by. It was a little noisy just to be clear, buses and cars, etc. But we wanted that outside ambiance.
Food was really delicious. Caprese - amazing. Frogs legs - interesting. Poached Salmon - delicious. Special pasta with ham, peas, rigatoni - fantastic!
Service was very good. I would definitely return.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic evening out
I highly recommend this gem of a restaurant in the heart of downtown Willow Glen . The Mederranian salad was great and included an anchovie. It was a half order, which was just enough for one person. I wish the salad would have had more anchovies on it, but I am sure if I would have asked, I would have been accommodated. The waiter was excellent and was very accomodating in changing out the pasta and sauce on the dishes, as requested. The ambience was great and was not too noisy.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Relaxed Patio Dining for Two
Had Mother's Day brunch here in the patio area, not sidewalk, and it was a delightful little nook for two. We had made reservations for 4 but company was unable to make it into town in time; that would've been just as fun and comfortable with 4 people. The brunch menu was a great variety of Italian, on the lighter side. Yes, there were some pastas but it didn't make me overloaded on starch. Loved the grilled veggies which included grilled egg plant. Will definitely come back again in same patio area.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great meal, great service
Vin santo, thanks to opentable, is now a personal favorite. Quality of the food is excellent. Service has always been great- from the hostess, to the service staff to our actual waiter. We've been a number of times and everything is consistently great. Hats off!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Limited menu, but very good food
The menu is a bit limited given what most Italian restaurants provide, so you may not see your favorite dishes. I tried the local wild boar and it was fantastic. Rich melt in your mouth meat with excellent sauce. Not to be missed. We ate early so no crowd. In and out very quickly.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and Atmosphere
Last minute decision for wifes dinner. Service was excellent, wine list was extensive and great selection, food was fantastic.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We knew the restaurant was nice but we did not expect this. We sat out front on a patio-ish table. Viewing the quaint Willow Glen Down Town, the 5 Course, chef prepared, authentic Italian food... We felt like we were back in Italy. Can't wait to go again.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful dinner in Willow Glen
The Vin Santo staff treated us wonderfully on the occasion of our 14th wedding anniversary and first time at the restaurant. Excellent personable service, nice table on the patio, great flavors throughout the meal. Started our dinner off with champagne, beautifully presented warmed beets, tasty Viogner wine, wonderful Red Snapper unwrapped table-side, home made gnocchi, a classic cappuccino and complementary tiramisu to close out our dinner.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this place!
This is one of our favorite restraunts. We have never been dissapointed and the owners are very friendly.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Restaurant
This visit started with a good Pinot Nior from Ventana, then we split a salad of butter lettuce, pea shoots and edible flowers. Really pretty to look at and tasty as well. My wife had the red Snapper special and I had the grill ed meat special ( Pork tenderloin, Sirloin steak, a sausage, a lamb chop and some roasted bone marrow. My wife fish was perfectly cooked and tasted quite good. For desert we chose the Key Lime pie with that we were brought two glasses of Lemonchello. The Hostess said we really had to have this with the Key Lime pie. And she was right! A wonderful suggestion and we were not charged for the drinks. I really appreciated the attentiveness of bothe the Hostess as well as our waiter , Jason. We will be back.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a very good place
This is a very good place with nice wine and very good food. They have an interesting menu with incuded for my visit a Wild Boar pasta that was more meat than pasta. Portions are generous and very tasty. They also offer music on some nights although not the night of my visit.
I enejoyed it and will be back.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful place. Food was superb as was the service.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
we have always had a great meal at vin santo. the staff is wonderful - at every level. they make you feel welcomed. and on top of that, the food is delicious. lots of options for meat eaters and vegetarians alike!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our favorite place
This is our favorite place in WG, and we have rarely been disappointed. Their menu is varied and everything is excellent. The half portions of pasta are great if you want a tasty Italian meal without stuffing yourself (or spending a fortune), and they always have great specials. The risotto is also outstanding. This last time was a quiet birthday celebration (just 2 of us, no fuss), but one of the employees overheard our toast and surprised my wife with a birthday dessert - nice touch! Their wine list is very nice and not too expensive, and they also do corkage if you have a special occasion and want to bring in a nice bottle to enjoy.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Anniversary Dinner!
Dined here with my parents for an anniversary, and it was delightful. The service was attentive, the food was inventive yet grounded, and we were seated in the lovely front parlor in the open window on an early fall evening. The Grits and Bacon was out of this world! The lasagna was perfect--no ricotta! The bread pudding was light and deliciously sauced, and my husband's fondue was a medley of fruit and sweets that arrived quickly and really satisfied that chocolatey craving. Highly recommend.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This Willow Glen neighborhood restaurant is a gem! I will definitely add Vin Santo to my list of restaurants worth repeating often.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go for the entertainment
We go for the entertainment on the last Wed. of each month.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner w friend at Vin Santo
Friend and I wanted to try an Italian place in Willow Glen. Vin Santo looked inviting on their website. We were there to enjoy a good meal and catch up. Food was good (& lots of it - we both took home doggy bags) and the wait staff appreciated that we were "catching up" and did not interrupt our conversation. We ordered the aparagus and brie appetizer - I would order again. For my dinner, I ordered the linguine with pork belly and mushroom sauce. Friend ordered the Gnocchi. Though I liked the linguine with pork belly, I would probably another item next time. Lots of good choices on the menu; I would like to go back and try another dish some time. And we were pleasantly surprised that there was a trio playing; nice to have music.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
THEY SAVED THE BORE FOR US!!!
I had made a reservation MONTH ago for dinner on the evening of the San Jose half marathon -- it was also my husband's birthday. I had had the boar once before and my family wanted to dine there after the half and celebrate the birthday with that GREAT dish. They actually SAVED orders for us! They would have sold out on Saturday night had I not told them we were coming for the wild boar -- and they SAVED it for us! We were THRILLED and enjoyed it!
Try it some time!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I thought we'd been here before but once I scanned the menu I realized I was mistaken. We took a couple of Italian food "snobs" to this place, and everyone said what a great find it is, and it'll definitely go onto our list of best places for a great Italian meal!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This family Restaurant is a fun place that even has music two Thursday a month. Great and varried menu with something for everyone.
I will be back.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a reservation after
We had a reservation after a SJSU football game. A table I reserved was waiting for us. The place was very busy. However, we had great service and the food was delicious. We live in W G and always work this restaurant into our rotation. Our server, a SJSU grad, priced my first glass of wine at a "happy hour" price and I thought that was a thoughtful gesture!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We actually went to see Pasquale Esposito perform, but were very happy with the restaurant also. We hadn't been there in several years, and it is quite an improvement from our last visit. Great food, very friendly staff, outstanding up close and personal entertainment performance experience.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and excellent service
The regular menu is excellent but the specials are extraordinary. Price is reasonable for the quality of food and service. I would strongly recommend it for unique italian food.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The chef/owner came over personally
The chef/owner came over personally to explain some food on the menu...and it was a busy Saturday night!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM