Great "Wine and Tapas" style
Great "Wine and Tapas" style place! Perfect for those wishing to take a trip with their taste buds and someone special. Prepare yourself for small portions and strong flavors you may have never tasted before.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great ambiance!! Tapas were
Great ambiance!! Tapas were okay...would come back for a lunch date or brunch or drinks with the girls
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place.. excellent wine selection, great tapas menu, and a full bar for the non wine drinkers
5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorites!
I cant say enough great things about Ovinte! Great food, great wine and cocktails, service is awesome and its in a great location. Highly recommend making a reservation.
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Concept for the Town Center
We eagerly looked forward to the "Tapas Experience" in Jacksonville having recently enjoyed an amazing visit to Barcelona in Atlanta. While Ovinte didn't compare in ambiance and definitely not in menu selections, we enjoyed the selections offered. The combination of cheeses and meats with honeycomb was very pleasing. The Bloody Mary special was spicy and tasty, and the wine selection was adequate. Overall we found this new restaurant worthy of a repeat visit.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great place Ovinte is for brunch! My husband loves grits and was impressed with the grits you had. The food was cooked to perfection with the portion size just right. We did try the chocolate covered bacon...different...but I would recommend using semi sweet/dark chocolate instead of the milk chocolate.
Chelsea was a great server! Had our glasses filled all the time and was patient with us as it was our first time there. We were happy with her recommendations.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Almost a perfect date night local.
With a jazz band this place would be perfect and they would need to take reservations weeks in advanced. Food was great. And the wine is top notch.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our meal was delicious and the wine list by the glass had many interesting options. The service was exceptional and the restaurant was very inviting. Will definitely be back.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really enjoyed our first to Ovinte and we will definitely visit again.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as Usual
Good selection of wines and great tapas and small bites. Our waiter, Hunter, was A-mazing!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ovinte was great! It was such a unique experience. It had a laid back but fun atmosphere and the food and drinks are delicious. I will definitely be back!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and interesting combinations. The cheese plate is a little small for four and the portions on some items are small. Nevertheless good tasting options. I actually liked the half bottle option, that you can charge and try different wines.. I will love to see more Spanish wines.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Date Night!
Date night with my husband....Wonderful service, delicious food and great ambiance! We will definitely return!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Juliana gave excellent grade A service. Food was excellent!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy Hour was great, food
Happy Hour was great, food delicious and service excellent! Jericho was fabulous:) A little on the pricey side so be prepared. ..
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was good and the food was good. I would try again.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great surprise in jax
One of the best restaurants I've eaten at in Jax. I ha the beet salad (good), the fish of the day (cooked perfectly with excellent accompaniment), the calamari (needed some spice to make it better), and the chocolates with salted caramel ice cream. Definitely a place to go for the see and be seen crowd (a little obnoxious, but go later after these people have left after work happy hour). Well priced wine list with decent selection. Waitress was excellent
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have ate dinner here before so I needed to try the brunch. It was delicious. I got the French toast which was delicious! Great brunch cocktails and a knowledgable and attentive staff. Love this place.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Heard about Ovinte from a coworker who raved about it... this place met all expectations! Nice atmoshpere and decor and the food was outstanding! Staff was polite, informative and attentive without being annoying. We sat at a table inside but noticed a large outdoor area, there are also several couches and tables in the center for a more casual atmoshpere. Highly recommend this place for a nice date night or just an evening out. We will be going back very soon.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty foods and hip ambiance
We went to Ovinte for a casual and fun anniversary dinner. We shared a few dished, which we're all very good. Flavors were rich yet balanced. Menu selection was good. I especially enjoyed the pan seared grouper, the grilled shrimp and the spicy grilled calamari.
While the wine list is extensive, we were a little disappointed to find that Sangria was not available.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
In Jacksonville on business
In Jacksonville on business and selected Ovinte from Open Table. Dinner was simply a wonderful experience. Food preparation and presentation was outstanding. All of the tapas selections were delicious and our server, Brian was an excellent ambassador for Ovinte. Should we be back in Jacksonville, we will definitely visit Ovinte again.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cod fritters were surprisingly
Cod fritters were surprisingly fishy tasting and way too salty. Loved the polenta and artichoke hearts, and cheese platter was excellent too.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to this restaurant twice now. Both times the food and service were outstanding. Will definitely be back
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jacksonville needs more good restaurants like this one! Not sure where to begin. The food was amazing - some of the best we've had since moving from the Northeast 3 years ago. Definitely top 3 in JAX. Wine list was fantastic. Service was beyond great.
Everything we ate was better than the item before... From the cheese platters to the empanadas to the bacon wrapped dates to the fresh pasta.
For you foodies - this place can rival any place in Manhattan!
Such a great experience! We'll be back!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprise at Towncenter - Ovinte
I found Ovinte through positive local reviews. Overall we were very pleased with the dining experience. Great ambience and excellent service. It was great to find a locally owned and managed restaurant amongst all the chains. The menu was very creative. I am not from the South; but the shrimp and grits were outstanding. The portions were appropriate for Tapas and fairly priced. We had a large sampling of the Tapas and found something to like about all of them. The Moroccan pork skewers were done perfectly, but seemed to be lacking something.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, service and
Excellent food, service and ambiance both indoors and out. The only thing keeping me from giving a 5 star rating is my perception that value is lacking -- very small portions (expected for tapas) at unexpected "unsmall" prices.
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Having a girls night out, this was a great restaurant. It was very intimate and the ambiance was also great. I would definitely go back again.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time won't be the last.
This place was always on my list of spots to hit up. It definitely is a great spot and veers away from cookie cutter restaurants at the Town Center area. It was a first date evening and my date loved it. We started with tapas (crab cakes & bacon wrapped dates). Both were really good & season well. Crab Cakes came with a romesco sauce. It really didn't even need it b/c the Crab Cake was so good. We had the braised lamb shank & filet mignon. The filet came out cooked perfectly & the lamb was nice and moist. I like the plating, instead of big massive plates. They came out in sizes that compliment the food. I am a chef, so I am very picky about places to eat at. I will definitely be hitting Ovinte up again. Might even make it my go to spot.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I came here to celebrate our 8 year anniversary. The menu was eclectic and exciting. The servers were friendly and classy. The food was well seasoned, well cooked and well conceived. Delightful.
I found Ovinte on TripAdvisor and they were very highly rated. I am glad to say they deserve it. Great find at the St J Town Center, check it out!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love this place. I've been several times and the wait staff is attentive, the wine list is robust, and the food is very good. It's a great place to start a night out with the girls. The 50/50 sliders are a must.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food quality was outstanding, although the tapas portions were extremely small. We wouls definately return when in the Jacksonville area.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful
We really liked the cheese and meat selection
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11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best in town!
Always great times with outstanding food quality and service.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Save room for dessert!
I've been to Ovinte several times now for different occasions and have never been disappointed. Definitely try one of their signature cocktails, like the Manhattan Perfected. I highly recommend the bacon wrapped dates, chorizo al vino tinto, pumpkin ravioli for appetizers and the NY strip for 2 or the filet mignon for dinner. But, save room for the luxardo limoncello brioche bread pudding!!! Or if bread pudding isn't your thing, try the Smores D’ Ovinte.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Tapas in Jacksonville
Love that place, great food, great ambience, great service ....
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
LOVE LOVE LOVE
I LOVE Ovinte! I've been there a half dozen times and the food is spectacular along with the wine and service. Love the brunch items!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent date night place
We really enjoy Ovinte. The cheese and wine pairings are my favorite! We will be back again and again!!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good for Lunch and Drinks
The restaurant is good with good service and superb wine list, which can get pricey. After careful consideration the restaurant better serves itself for lunch at the bar with a few beers.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM