Va de Vi Virgin
As this was the first time my husband and I had been to Va da Vi, we had no clue what to expect but loved everything about the experience; especially our wonderful waiter who just added that extra customer service every person dining hopes to get!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get together with friends
Enjoyed a good time with good friends. The food is always unique and delicious!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Grilled Peaches are to die for...
Every time we come here, we try different items on the menu. We have never been disappointed. A few items are outrageous, for instance the Dayboat Scallops. Three tiny 1.25" around scallops for $15.00. They were great, but really? Three? How about five or six? I don't even buy scallops that small at the grocery store.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love small plates because you get a chance to taste may things. Especially when the food is as good as it was at Va De Vi. We had the tacos, the fries, the grilled salmon on soba noodles, and the cured salmon on toast.
8/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great outdoor settings seem
Great outdoor settings seem preferable to the indoors which was quite noisy. All small plates. Pre-selected wine flights were interesting. We particularly liked the raw ahi tuna with sesame crackers; the roasted dates stuffed with blue cheese and wrapped in prosciutto were unctuous. The voodoo shrimp was not exceptional nor was the bland chopped salad.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual Va De Vi provided for an evening of great food, wine and company. Wine flights are fun and good. Food was amazing.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
we went to Va De VI Bistro for our 38th Anniversary. We have been wanting to visit for quite some time. We were not Disappointed.
A very nice gem in Walnut Creek. Love the ambience, Va De Vi has a very nice wine list, you may purchase by the bottle or by the Glass, the food is also excellent very Glad we went, we will go again.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good location. Fun vibe. Tapas
Good location. Fun vibe. Tapas Style. Good Wine. Can be busy, so make a reservation if you can.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top notch all around
Service was outstanding, Lechon and Ahi Tartare were highlights...
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent lunch in a nice setting
Lunch for two was a pleasant experience in the outdoor area of Va de Vi. Service was prompt and attentive. We each had salads, one a beat salad and the other a mixed greens. I like the way you can share with your meal companion (s). Our entrees of salmon and shrimp were cooked to perfection. We also finished with great desserts.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is New York worthy! Really
Food is New York worthy! Really great chef,
Even on a Tuesday night, they were at the top of their
game. Loved everything but the beef short ribs
and the chopped salad were our favorites.
Even the coffee was great. If you like to eat outside
there is a beautiful circular garden in the back.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
On the Tapas menu everything
On the Tapas menu everything we tried was inventive, delicious, and a treat. Wine selection is varied and adventurous. A huge selection of these well chosen wines are available by the glass.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our 4th time for lunch - great menu - food outstanding. lunched on the deck - quiet - relaxing. Looking forward to our fifth visit.
9/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very nice place to go to mark an occasion of any sort - great food, great service, great ambiance.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful unique wines and food
Love trying new wines. The servers have great recommendations. Food is always fabulous.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome Food, few small issues
Food was really good, just a few things to fix. More wait staff, our waiter seemed slammed and was hard to find. Also our outdoor table was 3 feet from people facing us seated waiting for a table- very awkward.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great way to celebrate
What a great way to celebrate our anniversary! It was our first time there and it was exactly what we hoped for. Awesome food, awesome wine, we were never rushed.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for sampling a few options
We were there on a Tuesday night, so it wasn't busy. We sat outside which was nice. For their wines, I liked having the 3-oz. taste option, so I was able to sample a couple of wines without having to have 2 full glasses (had to drive home!) We had the squash blossoms, the grilled peaches, the chicken thighs and the short rib. By far the winner was the short rib. The others were good, but not sure I'd order them again. The peaches were a little hard and the cherry compote tasted like BBQ sauce to me. The squash blossoms and chicken were better, but the short rib with polenta was the best.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Va de Vi is one of our favorite spots. Always fun!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Busy kitchen delivers less
Va de Vi Bistro is one of our favorite restaurants in Walnut Creek and we usually go there for lunch. This time we were there for a full dinner from before 6pm til 8pm. The beet salad and squash fritters were well prepared and good as usual. The restaurant then became crowded and busy. The scallop dish that came next was overcooked, especially the more thinly sliced piece. The black cod dish was flooded by sauce, which soaked the crispy mashed potato cake at the base, and overwhelmed any black cod chunk fallen into the sauce as the silverware cuts into the filet. The meatballs, our final dish, were dryer than usual. We still enjoyed the meal. It was just not up to the usual high quality.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still great after all these years
We celebrated our anniversary, sharing six small plates. Love being able to try so many food and wine tastes! The mac n cheese was amazing!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice atmosphere - good food.
Nice atmosphere - good food. Portions are small so expect to order a few since they are sample size
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
My daughter chose this restaurant
My daughter chose this restaurant to celebrate her birthday. The food choices offered a nice variety. Everything was very tasty! Service was attentive but allowed us to enjoy several courses as the evening progressed. We will be back!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Bistro garden setting
The food is interesting and delicious. The service is great and the setting is beautiful.
Would recommend it anyone who is in the Walnut Creek area. A real gem.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
"One Of Everything, Please..."
We had a delicious evening! Very fun sitting at the end of the bar watching the chefs prepare all the scrumptious small plates heading our way! The Beet and Bleu Cheese Salad was a nice starter. Pork Belly was amazing, but very rich and fatty, of course. The Rock Cod rocked with fresh and balanced flavors. We found ourselves comparing each dish to the menu and making a list of all of the items we wanted to try when we came back the next time. Just couldn't order everything between 2 of us, so it's a great place for 3-4 friends. It's nice to leave a restaurant thinking you'll want to return!
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expensive, but Fun
Met an out of town friend for lunch. It was fun to pick different small plates, and a wine flight. Food was very good, and we were comfortably satisfied (had 4 small plates between the two of us). Really enjoyed the Mushroom soup shots - clever idea. Would go to this place more often, but it is expensive so will have to save it for very special occasions.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The dishes are the same price as a normal dish at any other restaurant but half the size. They should be priced as tappas, and not as entrees.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great afternoon with friends dining outdoor here. The food is quite amazing.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tiny portions, but amazing!
The restaurant is tiny and so are the portions, so if you are hungry be prepared to wait and spend a lot of money. Also be prepared to have a great experience. The food was fantastic, we ordered the summer squash cakes, curried cauliflower, voodoo shrimp and cured salmon bruschetta. I was not completely full, but had some room to order a cheese plate for desert, Our server was quick and attentive. And i LOVE having a whole bunch of wines to choose from.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Va de Vi is my favorite special occasion restaurant. The only improvement would be if the chef could offer some vegan choices on the already delicious menu.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good night out with friends
Place has a special charm outside on the back patio. Food was good, some things were better than others. Can get very expensive, especially if you go hungry since it's tapas style. Great wine list.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oak Terrace Rules!
Delightful spot to catch up with a friend or loved one. Excellent service, great wines and tasty food. The Oak Terrace in the back of the restaurant is a quiet, beautiful spot to enjoy a sunny afternoon.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, mediocre service
The food at Va de Vi was excellent and the wine list is good. But the waitstaff is spread way too thin, which results in inattentive service and long waits. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable, but was so busy that we could rarely get her attention and when we did, she was extremely rushed.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth a return with/out guests
Our out of town guest follows a gluten free diet. She loved this place! There was great variety to choose from and the tastes varied and very interesting. We are not gluten free but didn't mind the restrictions! We enjoyed the choices as much as our guest. The service was a bit uneven but it didn't detract from enjoying the evening.
Parking is the major drawback for more frequent visits.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still among the very best
This place has been open for quite some time, and it is still every bit as good. Service is excellent, the wine list is terrific, and the food and flavor combinations are outstanding.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorite date night
One of our favorite date night restaurants - never disappoints!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love tapas and the variety of shareable food. The only issue I have with vdv is the service seems to be a little preoccupied and mediocre, sometimes slow service. Otherwise, food is amazing and would eat there more if I felt more comfortable.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant with excellent service. We will definitely go back. Every dish we ordered was delicious.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
gluten free menu
They have a gluten free menu which is great as I have celiac disease. Our 3 selections were fabulous.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Absolutely delicious food
Absolutely delicious food - mushroom soup in the shot glass was rich and tasty. The braised beef short rib and the roasted alaskan black cod on a potatoe cake were perfect !!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service
I've forgotten exactly how many times we've been and each and every time everything has been great.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a treat. For someone who used to consume large quantities! Small plate are more appetizing and pleasing to the palate! Don't miss out, try thier pasta's.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Long Lunch!
As usual, our lunch (lone post-birthday) at Va de Vi was fabulous! We originally were seated at a 2-person table, but asked to move to a table under a heater as it was just a little chilly. We did this only after okaying that we weren't taking a table that would have gone to a 4-person group…and it all worked out. We loved being "warm" with the heat, wine, food and our server Zach was great! Thank you!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tapas style small dishes, good wine
Be prepared to make your meal off several small plates. The half glasses of wine are expensive as many places full glasses of similar quality wines. Three of us with dinner, wines, dessert was $200
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not for Elderly Citizens
I really enjoyed everything here but the noise. My 79 year old mother couldn't hear my sister and I and she was not appreciative of all the different ethnic foods offered. She prefers American food that is tasty but not unconventional.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed great service and
Enjoyed great service and very good food. Great to Oder lots of different things. French fries were delicious. Will definitely return to try more. Wine choice was delicious!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I still really like this place,
I still really like this place, but it wasn't exceptional like it was the first time I was here. For the prices, it should be exceptional.
We ordered the brussels sprouts again but they were different this time, missing the bacon they had last time, and they were just ok. The salad with the Green Goddess dressing was yummy, the burrata cheese app was kind of boring and the mac and cheese dish was really good. My friend really enjoyed the bone marrow dish. Our server was a little slow with the food and drinks and the restaurant was not crowded. We sat outside under a heater for lunch which was really nice.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our favorites.
We love the wine flights and high quality food offerings. Small plates but great to share and try more things!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food with efficient
Outstanding food with efficient staff. Great experience overall.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love This Spot
One of our favorites for sure. Whitney is the best server, ask for her! All the food is delicious.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM