Vinny's on Windward
Vinny's on Windward

Vinny's on Windward

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sedgwickrestaurantgroup.com/vinnys.html
  • Phone: (770) 772-4644
  • 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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Vinny's on Windward reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (55)special occasion (46)fit for foodies (45)good for groups (41)great for lunch (28)romantic (28)notable wine list (19)great for outdoor dining (5)late-night find (5)great for brunch (5)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Wife had been there before
    Eddie
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Went to Vinnys on a Saturday night service was superb. The food was okay I was expecting better but it was just okay. More than likely will probably never go back. I wife had the chicken Parmesan which she enjoyed. I had a pizza it was just okay.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great ambiance, great drinks and tasty food
    LondonBorn
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Cannot express how good the Peach Martini is - love them - the food is very tasty and the ambiance makes you feel very comfortable - overall a good find. Staff are very friendly - when busy I feel we are not looked after as well as we should be. I would recommend it to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not enough servers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Not enough servers working and our server had large tables. Manager walking around asking if all was ok, wouldv'e been better if he had been helping.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food!
    Winkie
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Wonderful food and the service great. I always love their salads and specials. And how can you go wrong with the delicious deserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Business Spo
    Beachbum
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Service is excellent, food was very good and great place for a business meeting. The noise level can get a little elevated, but it did not interrupt our conversation. Highly recommend for a business meeting during the week. I have not dined at Vinny’s on the weekend in several years, but the food always meets or exceeds my expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed the service
    WillComment
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    my wife frequently goes to Vinny's for business meetings, but haven't been for a number of years, and I don't really know why! We went on a Saturday night, and while the restaurant was busy, it wasn't packed. The staff were terrific, and actually gave us time between ordering a drink and our appetizers and then again before our entree's, and finally dessert! The food was good quality and both cleaned our plates, but the key to the evening in my mind was the fact that we weren't rushed, and we had a leisurely meal on a Saturday night (without the children!)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Docdoc
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Overall our visit was very good. Would go back if had the opportunity.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Matini Find
    LondonBorn
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Good food but GREAT Matinis - the ambience was friendly and warm - would recommend - limited menu but tatsy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Birthday Celebration
    FabulousVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    As always we had a great lunch at Vinny's it was our friends birthday and the birthday plate was beautiful.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Again and again
    SLB1
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    there is no doubt I will return many times. It started with great bread, good wine choices, great light flavorful sauces, perfectly prepared dishes, and great service. Three of us dined, we talked about it several times the next day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Excellent food; presentation was incredible. Waiter was personable and knowledgeable about the food and wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian food in Alpharetta
    HungryBob
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    From the great table, with a view of the vibrant crowd, to the excellent service, tasty food and energetic atmosphere, Vinny's was as good as ever. Definitely a favorite of ours for terrific Italian cuisine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was amazing
    GreatSurprise
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The food was the best I have had in a long time. The crabcakes were moist but firm. The fish was cooked to perfection. And at the end they surprised us with a Happy anniversary dish of deserts which included fresh fruit , terimasu, creme brule, Brocettas(pistacio and chocolate).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loud but good service, food, atmos
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I've had the cod many times here, and this time it was a bit too salty. Still the wine, other food and the service was excellent. Good thing we asked for a quiet table otherwise we would have had a hard time hearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mediocre at best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Lasagna was not good. Chicken Parmesan was excellent. Veal Scaloppini was fair.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Vinny's
    SPPPVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was very good. Crab cake with the linguine is very good and very filling Both their Romaine and Pear and Arugula salad were excellent. Service was a bit rushed but overall a good experience. Some people like to eat fast,we don't.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GreatmealVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The four of us had a very nice meal starting in the bar. Michelle greeted us and served us wonderfully. She handed off to Mila who served us and kept us happy. We love this restaraunt and always have a great time and great meal!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, shaky service.
    MiltonDiner
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food was fantastic. Even better than I remember from last time. However service was very spotty. It was pretty clear that it was going to be the last table of the night for our waitress and she couldn't wait to get out of there. She consistently rushed us and I believe that she left before we did. She never introduced herself.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very reliable, always enjoyable
    JSF22VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We always enjoy Vinnys. Excellent if not quite authentic Italian, very nice people, very good service. Simple arugula salad is best in town. If you go at a peak time, however, it's loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is great - but....
    FlyboyVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We had reservations. When we arrived, they seated us between two large groups. It was so noisy I could not hear my wife. Worse, they refused to move us. The waitstaff service was great. The food was great. But the whole experience was marred - if they are going to take in groups of 10 - 12, then they need to isolate them. I am not likely to return due to the noise, and staff's attitude.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food
    special
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    the food and the ambiance were outstanding. Overall a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small menu....
    Amateur
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food was great. They were out of my first 2 starter choices. Starters are huge. Entree was small - but OK due to size of starter. Great beers - especially Kolsch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
  • An excellent old-timer
    KevinVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My first visit to Vinny's was in 1997, and they've lost NOTHING. Through multiple updates they continue to due it right and bring classy Italian cuisine to suburgatory. High Marks!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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!
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
    FabulousVIP
    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Favorite
    Keys24
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We love eating here. A nice menu selection and preparation is always perfect. We always enjoy our dinner, wine, and dining experience every time we come. Service is always outstanding.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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