Vinny's on Windward
Vinny's on Windward

Vinny's on Windward

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sedgwickrestaurantgroup.com/vinnys.html
  • Phone: 7707724644
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 5:00 pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Armando Campos
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Parties up to 17 people may order off our regular menu. Parties 18 or larger must choose a preset menu. Vinny's can accommodate any dietary requests. An 18% service charge may apply on parties larger than 8 guests, no separate checks please.
  • Private Party Contact: Janet Sedgwick or Manager on duty 7707724644

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Deerfield Parkway/Westside Drive
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is also a private lot available.
A word from Vinny's on Windward
Vinny's is California Italian. Fresh, light, a bit less traditional ... Consistently rated "excellent" by Zagat's Guide.

Stop in today and you'll quickly discover why we've become the go to spot for local business folks. And your secret weapon for date night!

Specialities range from seared big eye tuna with our fabulous pinzimonio salad, beef carpaccio and wood oven pizzas to our succulent rack of lamb, veal or chicken scallopini and unforgettable tiramisu!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Vinny's on Windward reviews from OpenTable diners
105 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (52)neighborhood gem (52)fit for foodies (49)good for groups (37)great for lunch (37)romantic (29)notable wine list (21)great for brunch (11)hot spot (9)late-night find (6)great for outdoor dining (6)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Wonderful all the way around
    Kall1962
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Feels like you are "getting away" even though you are in Alpharetta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Concistently a great meal.the high ceilings and tile floor make the noise level rather high.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vinny's excelled again!
    BookFairieVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We chose Vinny's for our anniversary dinner. It was an easy choice because it is consistently fabulous on all levels - from appetizers to dessert and always with attentive and professional wait staff, it is a restaurant that stands above the others. Thanks for another memorable evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Ally
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I hadn't dined at Vinny's in a few years and excited to have rediscovered this gem. Started with the antipasto and tomato/mozzarella salad which were both excellent. Shared the chicken scallopine with spinach-ricotta ravioli... This dish alone will bring us back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JMGAVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Cindy is the best of waitstaff! Friendly, knows the menu, and anticipates your order!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable experience
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We really enjoyed the atmosphere, food and especially our excellent waitress. Our only negative was we were a two top located at the end of a long table occupied by a large group. We would suggest they provide an individual two top table for twosomes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food, Service, Seating excellent - large parties were so loud some of the conversation at my table was missed. Understand the restaurant isn’t responsible for patron’s noise level, but this business lunch suffered.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • luv2eat
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was an amazing restaurant. The food, ambiance, and service was excellent. Would highly recommend this restaurant to others
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food, engaging service
    JSF22VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We stopped at Vinny's for a late dinner (9:30 on a Saturday night). They were happy to see us and seated us at their quietest table (the brick building makes things loud even when it isn't full). Our server (a long time Vinny's staffer) was very knowledgeable and engaging and the food was terrific (though the crab cake and creamy pasta dish -- while extremely tasty -- might not have been my best choice right before bedtime). We return to Vinny's often and always enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Callme4dinner
    Callme4dinner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was wonderful and Cindy our server was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Tasty and Satisfying
    3StoogesVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I love this place. Has a great vibe, always lively and the food is consistently great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, Small Portions
    ECLO
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We had a group of 6, and everyone enjoyed their food, but the portion sizes were small. For the amount you pay, we definitely felt like the entree portion sizes were pretty small. It all tasted delicious, but we all felt like there could be more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Oasis among the Chains
    GothamFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Vinny's has been the best place for a business lunch in Alpharetta forever. Airy, pleasant and good, interesting food. Alpharetta is growing by leaps and bounds, but hasn't spawned a slew of great eateries like Roswell. Vinny's is dependably good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • solid
    BillVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Still good after all these years, nice varity of items . Good service , not spectacular but a good solid consistant restaurant .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Fantastic
    Fabulous
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Went to Vinny's with my son (who is heading off to college) who has not been there yet and he loved it as well as us. The waiter actually suggested a dinner that my son would like that they could easily make for him, which was delicious. The staff, food and overall experience is always awesome! Keep up the Fantastic work!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mimip
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Food is always delicious and love the ambiance. It's our "go to" place for celebrations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lunch
    Blondie
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Service and food is wonderful. I mentioned in my reservation that it was a birthday lunch and without any follow-up by me, our great waiter brought out a wonderful dessert plate with the Birthday Girls name on it. It was a super ending to a wonderful meal. Thanks Vinny's! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch at Vinny's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Ate on a monday. slow day but great ambiance and great food- definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JMGAVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Really love Vinny's and should have stayed with my favorite dishes. Ordered the Snapper special and was very disappointed. The light sauce was placed on the skin of the fish (which I don't eat, so it removed the sauce). The fish was placed on a large glop of garlic, beet mashed potatoes of sticky, thick consistency. It stuck so that you could not taste the fish without a mix of the potatoes. The brussel sprouts were on the raw side of al dente, leaving them with a bitter flavor. I think a special should have extra attention to quality and flavor. This will not deter me from going to Vinny's. I really love the restaurant, this plate just fell very short of their standard.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Miggs
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This restaurant is better than most of the highly talked about restaurants in most magazine's and websites. Great food, excellent service and just a great overall experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion Dinner
    theMessyChef
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our party of 8 enjoyed a spectacular evening (and a couple of bottles of wine) which ended with a fabulous dessert presentation!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Factastic
    Fabulous
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    As usual Vinny's was fantastic - the food is always great, the service friendly and attentative! We celebrated 2 birthdays and a party of 7 and they made a beautiful dessert plate!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great good, very loud
    Birthdaygirls
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The portobello and sausage appetizer with fried goat cheese was delicious! Conversation was very difficult, though, due to a very high noise level, even after changing tables to be away from the center of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GeorgiaGirl
    GeorgiaGirl
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Awesome dining experience. The food presentation and taste were amazing. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place...
    MsIBD1
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I can never get enough of Vinny's! The food is excellent and the service is even better!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WizFamily
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Food is great. Best dining location is the patio where you can carry on a conversation, especially appreciated as we were a table of five. Service staff members were pleasant, but not as attentive to patio diners as we would have liked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service speed improved!
    JasonVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Usually go for business lunches when in the area. Always a good fresh fish, great salads, and of course the pasta dishes if you want a heavy meal. Service in the past was a bit slow, but this last visit was done very efficiently.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thoroughly Enjoyable Experience
    LetsGoOut
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We took my husband to Vinnie's to celebrate his 60th birthday on a Sunday evening. We thoroughly enjoyed a special evening with family, good food and good wine. The atmosphere was relaxed, but not overly casual. Service was excellent and the end of our meal they served a special birthday dessert. We had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maude
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Excellent food. Great taste and reasonable quantity for price. Attentive service and good wine selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really solid place on Windward
    CardioDoc
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    For those of us who live north of the city, sometimes hard to find a good local place. Vinny's was great for dinner recently. Nice wine menu, well done apps/entrees and not *too* expensive. We had the pear/goat cheese salad, caprese salad, carpaccio, chicken scalopini, margharita pizza, Tiramisu and Chocalate Mousse. All were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night
    AlpharettaFoodie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Went here on a date night. Great food I must say! Salmon was delicious, as well as the cod. Highly recommend. The waitress seemed to not be pleased that my date and I seemed to be younger than we really are. We both are in our mid-twenties, and she seemed annoyed by us being there, and surprised when we ordered after dinner drinks and dessert. She also seemed to talk to us like we were immature and didn't ever treat ourselves to fine dining. After dinner drinks were fabulous, as well as the dessert. I highly recommend coming here for the occasional nice drink. Very fun interior and nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Girls night out
    AmandaVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    My friend and I chose Vinny's for our girls night out dinner date. It was my first time here and I really enjoyed it. The complementary bread and olive oil was very good. I enjoyed a glass of rose. I wish that their wines by the glass had a little more variety. Only one Sav Blanc that I could remember. And only one Malbec. For dinner we ordered the Chicken Parm and the Gnocchi with veal meatballs. We shared both dishes and still had leftovers. I was very impressed with the preparation and the fresh ingredients. I plan on coming back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reliably Excellent
    Mags
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Vinny's on Windward is our go-to spot for occasions warranting a bit of overeating. Starting with the fried calamari (the best in town, in our opinion), any entree choice - menu or special of the day - is sure to please. The servers always know the wines inside and out, so if you aren't knowledgeable about wine, they can really help you out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Fabulous
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I have eaten at Vinny's several times and have always had nothing but excellent service and food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent as usual!
    MsIBD1
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Love this restaurant! The food and the service will always keep me coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • penguin2
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at the restaurant. Vinny's went out of their way to provide a wonderful experience for her 70th birthday. Our food was delicious and service was great. Definitely want to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    As usual food was great and service was impeccable.Truly one of the finest restaurants in all of Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girlfriend's birthday
    MorganFreeman
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I took my girlfriend out for her birthday to Vinny's and we had a great time. The moment we walked in the staff greeted us with warm smiles, sat us very quickly, and we got comfy with the atmosphere the moment we sat down. Everything about the food experience (bread/oil, apps, main course) was fantastic. They were very helpful with our wine selection as well. The manager seemed to ask how our experience was throughout each course, which we liked. Very personable and very attentive to our needs! I would recommend Vinny's in a heart beat and it's definitely a place I will be visiting again. I do not think I would be content with only trying one dish off their menu, so more visits are needed to try out more! :) Must go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Vinny's is always first rate!
    ChableyVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I frequently take business associates to Vinny's for lunch because you can always count on excellent service and great food. We had calamari and an antipasto plate for the table which eveyrone devoured. Everyone loved their entrees, especially their specialty crab cakes. Our server was great! I love Vinny's for dinner with my husband as well. One of my favorite Alpharetta restaurants!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service first, food second
    RJHM
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This a gem of a restaurant which combines old world, classic service with courtesy and style accented by flavorful food. I have eaten here many times and in all my world travels Rick, my server excels in the top three of restaurants I have visited (French Laundry in Yountville, CA the terrace dining room at the Grande Hotel in Cap du Ferat). He is a reason to visit Vinny's alone. Try the scallopini di pollo. Phenomenal springtime glamor with great balance of ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 65 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 684 reviews are from the Vinny's on Windward reviews archive.