Va de Vi Bistro & Wine Bar
Great in Every Way!We have dined several times in Va De Vi and are never disappointed. The service is excellent as well as the food. It's
a fun place in a great location.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was good, but notThe food was good, but not as good as in pevious visits. do you have a different chef?5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWent there for Mother's DayWent there for Mother's Day and dined outside. Excellent service and food was exceptional as always. Topped off with the Blondie dessert which should be shared but really topped off a great overall dining experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Great!I may be at my 100th trip to Va de Vi. It always is wonderful. The wine tastings allow for sampling new interesting varietals. I always love the Ahi Tar Tar and the Sea Scallops with cauliflower was inspired.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved this restaurant, myLoved this restaurant, my husband & I enjoyed the food & service. We can't wait to go back! The wine flights were awesome & we especially loved the ahi tuna.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI am new to the area and haveI am new to the area and have been looking for an upscale place for small plates and adult beverages, I'm happy to say I've found it!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in Walnut CreekI love this restaurant. I eat here quite often and it never disappoints. The food and drink is awesome. I love hanging in this restaurant.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat evening. Four of usGreat evening. Four of us shared a number of their small plates. Ahi Tuna tartare and the crispy pork belly were excellent. The Short ribs wiht marscapone polenta was divine. Artichokes were good but not as flavorful as the other excellent items. I would go back and would recommend this great place.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great meal, the smallHad a great meal, the small plate servings spaced out over the evening were a perfect format for our business-dinner meeting. Loved the Black Cod and the Chicken Tinga Tacos!
Wine flights although pricey were great.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMRepeat satisfied customerAlways impressed by the great seasonal small plates at Va de Vi! Service is courteous and excellent.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Va de Vi threeI have been to Va de Vi three times and on each of those occasions I was impressed with both the food and the atmosphere. This is a wonderful place to share small plates. My friend and I ordered just three plates, a delicious beet salad, a scallop dish and their signature mac and cheese. The portions are nicely sized and we both felt the amount of food we had was sufficient. We did order a gelato for dessert, which we shared. We sat outside and enjoyed the beauty of the spring day and the delightful Va de Vi experience.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI went here with some friendsI went here with some friends during Restaurant Week. The food was delicious and there were a variety of options. The service was excellent! They kept an eye on the table without being too intrusive. Water glasses were always filled and food arrived at a good pace. I would definitely recommend this spot and will go back again!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently great foodWonderful food as usual. Usually get more sushi-like things, but tried the VDV Burger during restaurant week. It was juicy and flavorful and accompanied by delicious frites!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy mom, sister and I had theMy mom, sister and I had the best Friday lunch here! The service was outstanding - everyone incredibly friendly and engaging - and the food was delicious! I particularly love the pork belly (I think it's the best I've ever had, and I've had a lot). I will come back to this restaurant again and again - the gem of the east bay!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this restaurant. WeI love this restaurant. We had a wonderful two hour lunch. Fabulous!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed outdoor dining withEnjoyed outdoor dining with heaters during restaurant week in Walnut Creek. We had many choices on the #30 fix price menu and added two wine tasting (3 oz) flights. Two of the dishes on the menu were in SF Chronicle wine and food section the week before and we could compare what we made one week earlier with the chef...Va de Vi won hands down.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMVa de Vi is our favorite placeVa de Vi is our favorite place in Walnut Creek. It's a paradise to explore new food.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ResturantI came to Va de Vi to have lunch with a friend. The food was great. We ordered 4 plates and split them all so we could try more food. The atmosphere was nice for a mellow conversation, we didn't have to raise our voices to hear one another, and the weather was perfect for sitting outside. The one complaint I have is that when the waitress was bringing one of the plates to our table she tilted it enough that it spilled a ton of oil into my lap. Luckily I had a napkin in my lap, and the oil all landed on the napkin. If it had gotten on me I would have been upset, but she did apologize and did help clean it up. Otherwise the wait staff was very friendly and attentive. I would come here again in a heartbeat.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!My boyfriend and I went here for a nice date night and had a wonderful time. The only thing I would have to say is the dunganess crab risotto was a little too salty. Besides that the wine was great and everything else we had to eat was delicious!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for my 84 year oldWe went for my 84 year old Mom's birthday! She loved it and they even put a candle in her dessert without us asking! Great food and fun.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSangria on the outside patio!I love Va de Vi and we went right after the SF Chron updated their review. I do love this restaurant and went this time specifically for their fries, which for my tastes were too crispy; others at the table loved them. Great sangria.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this place. Half glassI love this place. Half glass of wines on the menu, a great way to try out new varities! The small plates are perfect for tastings. Love the outdoor area. We had the tuna, yum! Scallops, yum! Cheese plate, yum! We ended with the Lechon (pork belly), so sweet and good!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as always for smallGreat as always for small plates of interesting delicacies.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMVa de Vi's new chef had notVa de Vi's new chef had not quite kept the cutting edge culinary achievements that we're used to. The best items remain the beet salad, pork bellies, & pommes frites.
On the other hand, the "jumbo prawns were very tiny shrimp and rather tasteless. The sliders were OK but not that appetizing. The chicken tacos are better at a good Mexican restaurant.So many things kind of tasted the same.
The drinks are now in tiny bar glasses that needed refilled about 3 times during our meal. They need to kick up the menu if we're to come back.....
Service is still great.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI've dined at the Va da ViI've dined at the Va da Vi often and keep coming back. The consistency of service, well prepared and tasty meals and the fantastic wine list, are all wonderful qualities providing the reasons for my return.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of my husband'sThis is one of my husband's and my favorite restaurants to go to. We have been here several times and I can honestly say that every time we've visited, we've had impeccable 5-star service and 5-star FOOD!
Unlike other wine bars that only offer the most minimal selection of small plates for snacks and appetizers, Va de Vi offers a full-course dinner selection ranging from salads, soups, vegetables, cheeses, meat and poultry, pasta, and fish. Everything we've ever tried has been delicious.
Our most recent visit was last night, and we had the truffle mac and cheese, potato pesto gnocchi, ahi tartare, lobster risotto, fried baby artichokes, seared dayboat scallops, and hen of woods mushrooms which were by the far the best mushrooms and d3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is still one of our absoluteThis is still one of our absolute favorites in Walnut Creek. Perfect for date night!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of my go to favorites.This is one of my go to favorites. The Crab Riosotto was amazing and the lamb dish was to die for. Our wait person was very attentive. Great experience and great food.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGood and noisy.The food is always good here. We usually sit outside and it is beautiful. But it was a cold night so we were inside by the bar. The bar scene there is fun, but loud. Next to us was a table of four where one woman had a loud voice and dominated the conversation in their group. Although the food was great, it was not a peaceful evening. We never had this problem when we are able to sit outside.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely place for a quiet lunchLovely place for a quiet lunch with a friend or for wine tasting. Entrees are small but just the right size for me.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVa de Vi continues to scoreVa de Vi continues to score as the top restaurant in Walnut Creek because of its many unique features, including a wonderful assortment of delicious original tapas and innovative flights of wine. My first-time guests are always amazed and say they want to return. Warm weather allows more outside dining, which is needed due to its small inside dining area that is sometime too close for comfort...tables are squeezed close together.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual, it was great. SorryAs usual, it was great. Sorry to see that the bar is all tables for dining now. We came to have a flight of wine and visit before dinner. Even the bar was full of diners.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AM