Vincente's Restaurant
Vincente's Restaurant

Vincente's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.vincentesrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3025436451x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Mancari
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: We Have a Private room for parties up to 65 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Vincent Mancari 3025436451x
  • Entertainment: Table side Caesar Salads Or Banana's Foster is always a show.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer ample off street parking either in front of the building or more in our back parking lot.
A word from Vincente's Restaurant
Welcome to Vincente's, home of the world famous table-side Caesar salad and Bananas Foster.

At Vincente's we offer a very unique dining experience called the walking menu. If you don't see anything you want to try on the written menu,then have Our Executive Chef come over and create a dish just for your own personal dining pleasure.
After dinner, enjoy one of Vincente's many fine homemade desserts.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Vincente's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (16)neighborhood gem (16)romantic (13)good for groups (11)fit for foodies (9)notable wine list (6)vibrant bar scene (3)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • great food and entertaining
    scott
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent service and friendly staff. They will custom make anything you want.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy
    Trisha
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was excellent and prices were very reasonable. Owners were attentive and personable. Great night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Personal touch is very nice
    Ostrich
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The table side service is old world Italian style. The owner came over and told us that we had a lot additional options that were not on the menu. Basically, the kitchen was ours and he would prepare what we wanted. He called it the walking menu. Very attentive and the food was very good. I would have given it 5 overall, but the ambiance was a bit lacking, but the service and food made up for it. I would recommend.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moms B-day
    Heather
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was an awesome evening for my Mom's Birthday dinner. A total group of 8, with 6 being newbies to the fabulousness of Vincente's. It was nice to see the shock on their faces of how delectable everything was from beginning to end. It was funny to hear the silence because they were so entrenched in how amazing the food tasted. We were truly in flavor town. High recommendations for the cesear salad, fish, felit, Malbec wine, and definitely the banana foster over ice cream. Yummy Yummy Yummy. Mom enjoyed herself so much she can't wait to return. Service was impeccable as well. Special thanks to Kristen, Danny and Tom.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous dining experience!
    jabmusic
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I highly recommend Vincente's to anyone who is looking for a unique and excellent dinner in the Wilmington area. Be sure to allow plenty of time for conversation with the owner and servers, and splurge for the Caesar salad and Cafe Diablo. Both are prepared and served at the table and are as entertaining to watch as they are delicious to enjoy. Vincente's sons have done a fabulous job of continuing his tradition of great food and great service. If you don't see exactly what you want on the menu, ask and they will prepare it. Is your food too spicy? Not spicy enough? They will gladly return it to the kitchen and make it the way you'd like it to be. The creme brulee and Galliano cake are wonderful! Bravo, Vincente's!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Italian Fine Dining
    eandrVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The menu provides an outstanding variety of delicious Italian dishes. Chef Dan Mancari, in the tradition of his dad, Vincente, will customize your order in any way you desire. The table side Caesar salad is the best or as Vincente would say, "it might be my greatest". The veal dishes are a specialty and prepared better than any where else. For dessert, try the banana's Foster. And if you have a group the Cafe Diavalo is a must. Drinks are created by Thomas and are great. The service is professional, friendly, and geared to meet your needs. The ambiance is relaxed and sophisticated. Visit once and you will become a regular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Personal
    RomanticBDay
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Vincente's was excellent. The owner/chef visits the table pre order. He also checks back with you after you have started eating. Caesar salad made table side with a little flare. Bananas Foster made table side to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great food and service. We loved the big band music playing throughout. Very nice experience. I believe I have found a new favorite Italian restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Italian Restaurant
    Kelly
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Meatballs like mama made, delicious entrees, and lovely light desserts! The Mancari's take pride in holding on to family tradition, rare in todays restaurants. An enjoyable, take your time restaurant dining experience. Eating alone? Enjoy the welcoming atmosphere in the bar area, order appetizers or full dinner at the bar and feel like family.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    bonnieww
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    On our many trips to Newark Delaware we had noticed this restaurant. This trip we decided to try it. We like it so much we ended up going back for our second night. The owners are so friendly and so helpful. One of them comes to your table to make suggestions and will put together a dinner based on preferences you have even if not on the menu. The chef salad he makes at your table. Once you have had one of these you will never want to have one anywhere else. Both nights my husband and I had recommendations from the owner that were not on the regular menu and we were not disappointed. This will be our new go to restaurant when on a weekend trip to Newark.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    Foodie33
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We went to Vincent's for the first time during an anniversary celebration and were completely satisfied, entertained and made to feel at home. Where else can you talk to the Chef to help you decide what to eat for dinner? The Caesar Salad food flying antics and flames of the bananas foster, table side, reminded me of old time Sunday night Italian dinners at Grandma's house. Trust me, you need to try these things if you haven't been here before. You won't be disappointed. The service was great, the food was better and we can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yet again.....
    Lpthree
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We recently spent our anniversary dining at Vincente's Restaurant and were once again extremely happy with our dining EXPERIENCE. The ambiance and staff merely add to an excellent eatery with great food. The walking menu, Caesar salad and Bananas Foster dessert at table side are the choices if you are dining there for the first time. Chef Dan, brother Tom and the entire staff are very accommodating and personable. Wouldn't dream of dining elsewhere on our anniversary !
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing yet again
    eandrVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We have been long time customers at Vincentes and have visited all of their locations. We relocated to Virginia and have not found a spot to duplicate this experience. We drive the four hours whenever we can to Delaware and are never disappointed! After Mr. Vincente's passing last November, Chef Danny has stepped into his fathers shoes and carried on the "walking menu" tradition with ease. The food is absolutely delicious, and tailored to each guests request. Caesar salad is a must! We recommend a stop at the bar where the ever attentive bartender Tom will set you up with a delicious beverage, meal or just a snack. Visit Happy Hour, you will be glad you did!! Mr. Vincente, you would be proud of your sons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Purely amazing
    Heather
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Best ceasar salad ever! The fish appetizer melted in my mouth and left me wanting more. The veal was absolutely delicious. The finale was the banana foster over cheesecake. I cant forget the chiliean wine that was a wonderful accompaniment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING!
    cissyindel
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    This restaurant is a real jewel. It lives up to the former Vincente's in every way. I had the Chicken Leah Brie which was delicious. Two members of our party had the Seafood Lasagne which was also EXCELLENT. The fourth person had a veal dish and reported the veal was "fork tender"!! They are still throwing cheese and have the "walking menu" as well as a hard copy menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Service was GREAT Dan the owner makes a great table side Ceasar salad. Food was good Portions manageable I would return in a heart beat.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food
    Miller19713
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The Chef and owner was very visible throughout the restaurant. In addition to the standard menu they have a "walking" menu where the chef comes to your table tells about some specials and how he can prepare them for you and answers any questions concerning the menu. Order the Caesar salad and the chef comes and prepares it right at your table putting on a little show for you. He also prepares some dishes table side. The complimentary hor's devours, a small tasting of the restaurants flounder and garlic bread with beer chees butter was excellent. The wait staff was friendly and we were not rushed through our meal. It was very relaxing and enjoyable. We would definately pick thi place to go to again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4Zuco6
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great Caesar Salad - made to order at your table - just like the good ole days with a raw egg yoke. Haven't had one this good for a long time. Variety was good, we just had pasta dishes. One of our guests had the Shrimp and Crab Cake appetizer and it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Usually easy to please, BUT
    Mirvid
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The Caesar's salad was among the best we've had. However my wife's fish dish ( sea bass, I think ) was, in her words, pretty bad, both dry and tough; and that from a lady who rarely complains about restaurant food and who refused to complain about it. My veal Florentine was quite excellent. So we had a mixed experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ANOTHER GREAT DINING EXPERIENCE
    Lpthree
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We go to Vincente's with high expectations and the expectations are ALWAYS met. It started years ago with the first walking menu experience, the GREATEST Caesar Salad prepared tableside, and Bananas Foster not to be matched ! With the passing of the restauranteur last year, Vince Mancari, his sons and his staff have not missed a beat and his presence is still felt in his restaurant. Dining out at Vincente's is a dining EXPERIENCE not merely good food. The walking menu is a must as is the Caesar and Bananas Foster. When you hear the jingle "Have it your way" ... that is epitomized at Vincente's. Your entree can be prepared exactly how you want it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vincente's was excellent
    Ud2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food and the service were outstanding. The chef came to our table several times to see how we were enjoying our meal and to see if we needed anything extra. He made the Caesar salad at our table and it was delicious. There were 9 in our party for dinner and everybody was completely satisfied
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never changed
    MomMom
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We have been a fan of Vincente's restaurant for over 40 years. Were regulars on Lincoln Street, followed him to Independence Mall, then lost touch when he moved to PA. Having heard that they were now on Kirkwood Hwy. we decided to give it a try in the hopes that we wouldn't be disappointed. We weren't!!!! Vince passed away several months ago, but his son has picked up the torch and is running with it. Everything is exactly as it was when we first went there in 1975. Fresh ingredients, made to order, he will bend over backwards to please his guests. Yes, guests! He makes everyone feel as if you're a guest at his dining table. The signature caesar salad was like it just was picked from the garden. What a pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 57 reviews are from the Vincente's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Consistently amazing!
    Katiep312VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    As always, the service and food were perfect. The Caesar salad is out of the world, delicious chicken piccata, made to order dishes - you cannot go wrong here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Vincente's is a very classy, comfortable restauant with an excellent menu. It's location is misleading and I had lowered expectations until we walked into the establisment. I took my fiance there for Mother's Day and the service was terrific. There was virtually no crowd and it was easy to relax and enjoy the meal and the conversation. I would recommend Vincente's for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    LoveVincentes
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Celebrated by birthday with family and friends. Some family members had never been before but will go back. We will always go back.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find!
    Wheelman
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Found Vincente's while looking for someplace different, but close to UD's campus - wish we had found it earlier! Friendly, attentive service, great table-side made Caesar salad, huge menu - they even offer to make special dishes or customize items already on the menu for you if you’d prefer. Would go back again in a second!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Vincente's
    Chesco
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Food and service were outstanding. Dinner was excellent. Waitstaff were attentive and very friendly. The only drawback was the Caesar salad - stay away from it !! There are raw egg yolks in it (no indication of this beforehand), it is MORE EXPENSIVE than many of the entrees and you will have to endure the chef attempting to throw cheese balls into the salad mixing container next to your table from across the restaurant. Quite annoying and childish. Other than the Caesar salad experience, this place is definitely a winner, I'll be back !!
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    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    Cowhead
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Vincente's is an excellent choice for that special dinner! The written menu is extensive, but is actually only "suggestions" as the Chef will come to your table and explain to you the additional items he has in the kitchen and additional preparations you can have for anything that is on the menu. Like the sounds of a dish, but you don't like one of the ingredients -- NO PROBLEM -- the Chef will make it just to your taste and desires. And everything is Fresh, Fresh, Fresh!!! A great experience when you want good food, and a nicely paced (not quick) dinner! A bit pricey perhaps for some folks, but I believe well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    uqz22
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    The Caesar salad is as good as people claim it to be, and the chef was very friendly, accommodating and personable. Don't pass on this place!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Ultimate Dining Experience
    skeets
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Fran and I have been to a thousand 5 Star restaurants...but in the 32 years we have been coming here none has ever rivaled Vincente's for quality of food, service and atmosphere...the table side Caesar salad is a must...when you finish the most enjoyable meal you will ever eat prepared by Master Chef Dan Mancari treat yourself to one for the road at the bar with his brother Tom who is always good for a tall tale and the new Lemon Drop Martini
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best eatery on the East Coast!
    vpalcooper
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    My husband and I love Vincente's. The table side Caesar's Salad is the best my husband and I have ever experienced, and we have dined all over the world. The walking menu is a treat we have not found elsewhere. The food is marvelous. The wine list very well compliments the many menu options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Pala0321
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I don't normally do these reviews. I fact this is my first one. But I really enjoyed this place. The food was outstanding. They told me the had the best ceaser salad I'd ever had and they were right. They have a walking menu which is where the chef will come to your table and he will make u whatever u want. We chose that and it was amazing. One of the best dining experiences I've ever had. I will definatly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT
    mbower
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    This is one of the best restaurants I've been to in a while the service was excellent and the food was even better. The Cesar salad was the best I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Vincente's !
    LoveVincentes
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We have been going to Vincente's for several years now. It is a local restaurant with great food and atmosphere. The Caesar salad made at the table is out of this world and if you don't like anything on the menu just ask for the walking menu and order what you want. The flounder appetizer that comes with each meal is one of my favorites.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, good for groups, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply Amazing
    Andrew
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Absolutely amazing. Caesar Salad - 12 out of 10, I believe it was the greatest. The attention paid to each diner by the staff lets you know youre not at some chain restaurant, from the walking menu designing you the meal you want, to the perfect timing of the wait staff.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining at its best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We went to Vincentes for dinner and it was excellent. The service was outstanding and the good was out of this world. I would highly recommend Vincente's to friends and anyone I know who's looking for great food, nice ambience and superior service. Everyone at Vincente's knows what they're doing and the service was flawless
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marvelous dinning experience !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I picked Vincentes because of past visits at their other locations. It was my birthday and I had the privilege of having two beautiful ladies with me. We were made comfortable the moment we walked in. Service was excellent and the staff very friendly ! The food was as I remembered it, marvelous. I will be returning regularly !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was a different experience.
    mdarling
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Was a different experience. They start you off with complimentary horderves, which was nice but I would have liked to look over the menu before being offered food. We sat for a good 10 min without menus. Besides that we had good experience. Service was great. Our waitress was very attentive and polite. She informed us that she was new but we couldn't tell. The chef also came around a few times to see how things were. The food was good and decently priced. We would come back but ask for menus right away.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Restaurant
    mysterion35
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Everything was wonderful, from the food to the service. Really like the idea of not getting menus right away, enjoying your orderves and getting comfortable for a few minutes first. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our first time, but not our last.
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The prices were outrageous years ago when this restaurant was in Independence Mall. Glad to see that 20 years later, the prices now are very reasonable. We had a full dinner including salad and veggies with the entree, dessert, coffee, and 2 glasses of wine for $61. The service is intentionally slow because they want you to enjoy your dining experience. When we go back, I may ask them to bring the food a little faster. All the items we had were tasty and well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.