We love love love Vino Volo!
We love Vino Volo - it's our new favorite restaurant. We will be back again and again. Seriously - the food, wine, atmosphere, and service are stellar.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Splendid Evening
A relaxed and pleasant evening from beginning to end. Nothing like the usual frenetic Bethesda restaurant vibe. We appreciated the care and interest of the staff on the description and selection of some very interesting wines. Limited menu, but just the right variety and serving size. Live music was wonderful.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a very busy night so
It was a very busy night so service was a little slow but the wait staff did their very best to keep up. Being able to order flights of wine was so much more interesting than a single glass. The food was interesting and delicious and the lemoncello tiramisu was absolutely divine!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot, great small plates.
Great spot, great small plates. Server was Patrick, he was wonderful. WOuld definitely go back.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Standout in Bethesda!
Perfect dinner OUTSIDE last night at Vino Volo. Started with Malbec Madness - a flight of 3 smooth glasses of wine and amazing smoked salmon rolls with caper berries (First time tasting these. Crunchy and delicious.) Shared steak chimichurri and truffled penne. Excellent flavors! A standout restaurant amongst all the many Bethesda restaurants. I will be back as soon as possible.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good wine pairings, excellent
Good wine pairings, excellent tacos/small-bites, tasty dessert. Live music on a Saturday night was a little loud.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The gazpacho soup with shrimp
The gazpacho soup with shrimp was excellent, as was the Mahi-Mahi. The presentation of the wine and the pairings were also excellent. Really nice band playing on Saturday night, although a bit loud if you're sitting near them. We'll go again!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will ALWAYS come back!
I love Vino Volo! It's conveniently down the street from my office and a good number of us are serious wine drinkers so we like to frequent it as much as possible! The food menu is good, nothing out-of-this-world amazing but great for a quick bite to have with the wine. The wine however, is great. The prices are extremely reasonable and their happy hour is awesome. Also, I love the staff- so attentive and helpful and knowledgeable about the product!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic restaurant; the
Fantastic restaurant; the wine flights represent one of those innovative ideas that actually are well done. Coupled with great ambiance, excellent food and good service, and it's a great place to go with a date. Only two negatives: while the live music was quite good, the volume was way too loud for a small restaurant. A small fix to reduce the volume by a few clicks, but well worth it. Second, while it advertises valet service, and their sign listed $7, it turns out that they are one of the few restaurants NOT to support the valets on the street, so an extra $3 was tacked on to the charge. Pretty steep, and not what was represented in ads, including Open Table.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, small portions
The food was excellent!.....however the portion are incredibly small. I'm 5'3" 113 lbs I had an appetizer and a whole main course and after I finished I had to order another half pizza to curb my hunger. My dinner mates felt the same way but everything was delicious. I would go back but I may have to have a snack before I go. :) the ambiance was great. They had a small band and the wines were terrific.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Solid Wine, Light Portions
If you appreciate tasty small plates and great wines, you'll have a terrific lunch here. I was a little surprised how little you get for $11 worth of some of the tastiest chili I've had in a very long time, but with 4 small crostinis, it seemed a little light event for lunch.
Nonetheless, I wasn't particularly hungry, it was like 2 p.m. on a Thursday, the outside seating was lovely, and the Alto Adige Pinot Grigio was outstanding.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went to a Ch. Montelena tasting, and then got a couple of very generous pours of the zin and the cab for a nice price, along with a couple of excellent flatbread/pizza thingies and a spectacular truffled penne. They were pretty busy, but the service was good. Great food, good wine, nice place, friendly service, knowledgeable staff. Very competetive in the very competetive Bethesda food scene. Wines for sale to take home at a reasonable price, and standard corkage if you want to open them there.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Vino Volo Has Hit Bethesda! Yeah!
I've been a long time customer of Vino Volo at Dulles airport. I am so glad to see they are branching out with their entrance into the restaurant scene in Bethesda. Like excellent wines at great prices, enjoy flights of wine with wine notes, savor small bites that are creatively prepared, the VV is your kind of place.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The wine flights are great,
The wine flights are great, very diverse. The smaller plate options allow you to pair the meal well. The overall wine list is very good.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely and kind service. We
Lovely and kind service. We were in between lunch and dinner and enjoyed the quiet and excellent wine.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
They are still working on the menu but its a fun restaurant. Make sure to try a flight of wine. Half price happy hour 4-6 is a bargain!!! Make to get the steak sandwich at lunch!!!
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very nice place with a comfortabl
A very nice place with a comfortable vibe. Their flights of wines for comparison are just a bit pricey. Of course, what is not pricey in DC and Bethesda?
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Wine & Menu
We enjoyed the flights of wine along with the creative menu.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu is somewhat limited,
The menu is somewhat limited, but everything we ordered was delicious. Food portions were pretty good, so we felt it was a good value. The wine is overpriced, but that's true of almost all restaurants.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vino Volo Lunch
As the name indicates, this is a wine bar. While the food is fine, it is nothing spectacular. The chance to taste several different wines is the reason to go.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Flights on the ground
Dining outdoors with good friends, good food, good wine on a clear beautiful night can't be beat. We could choose from small bites, good size salads, full entrees, and all could be ordered with a flight of wines to pair with the wonderful food. This was our second time and we were introducing friends to Vino Volo. All of us will be back. It's a wonderful concept, especially if you like wine-tasting as a hobby. Our waiter was very engaging and added to our enjoyable evening.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delightful light dinner
I stopped off here with my date for a quick bite before going to the theater. The service was prompt, the wine selection excellent (try a flight before choosing a bottle is a great way to go.) Dinner arrived on time, and the staff remained unflustered when we stayed a bit longer and ordered a dessert. Great location and delicious food make this a place I want to return to.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice place for lunch.
Very nice place for lunch. Food was excellent with interesting mix of options. Prices were very reasonable- particularly for Bethesda.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Local restaurant makes good
Vino Volo is located along a block of vibrant restaurants in "downtown" Bethesda. Many, including Vino Volo, have outdoor seating; however, inside there is usually quiet [and cool] while outside you have pedestrians and cars passing all the time day or evening. If you like experimenting with wines, this is the place to visit. Flights [usually of three] similar wines are offered at a most reasonable price as well as full glasses of of wine. All of this is great fun. The food is particularly interesting [ever try wild boar salami?]. And almost all dishes on the menu may be ordered in half portions, so sampling food can interact with the wines you select. A staff that is interested in helping you select. Come for one of their tastings.
9/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wine and Cheese
Went for the wine and to catch up with a friend. Great location for a little girl talk! Wine with cheese and meat plate, what can be better??? They have a great selection of cheese and meats to choose from and the servers are knowledgable about pairing. The wine flights are a great deal, and they have an awesome selection, including single wines by the glass. I did a quick browse in the connected store and that is worth stopping in, as well. They do have a full menu of entrees, which I will have to plan to go back to try.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
fun way to do a wine tasting
fun way to do a wine tasting - and buy wine
food was also good
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the wine flights
Vino Volo offers wine flights where you can try 2-3 different wines that they have selected. It is a fantastic way to try several wines at once.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the wine flight selections, small plates and quiet, warm atmosphere.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Met with friend and we had
Met with friend and we had a great time. We. Were able to have a conversation without straining which was fantastic.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
New Bethesda Resturant
This place was great. The wine list was complex and the menu was simple. For what little food was on the menu it was outstanding.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
What's a Bistro for?
Vino Volo is a mostly quiet little restaurant among a boatload of eateries in downtown Bethesda. If you like wines and to even experiment with them, Vino Volo is the place. Flights of paired wines [e.g., 3 pinot noirs: California, Willemette & France] are available as well as single glasses. The food's very high quality but don't come here looking for steak frites or grilled pork chops. It's a place to sample flavors like wild boar salami with a local blue cheese. Their pizza is a speciality.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great find
What a delightful departure from the Bethesda, MD, restaurant scene. Great and affordable wines, terrific menu for knoshing or a full dinner, exceedingly helpful wait staff and management -- and sane enough for genteel conversation. We really enjoyed it and will be back often.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
They willingly teach you about varied wines.
Offers great deals on trial glasses (tablet).
The service is very personable.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM