Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar
Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar

Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dkrestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 8085248466x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner

    Wednesday-Thursday 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Friday-Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Keith Endo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering events are customized to your needs, dependng on the size and venue.
  • Private Party Facilities: Vino is available for private dining with food and beverage minimums depending on the day of the week. Please visit our website and www.dkrestaurants.com.
  • Private Party Contact: Cheryle Furuya x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South Street
  • Public Transit: Ala Moana Boulevard, directly across the street from our restaurant.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Fully validated parking daily after 4:00 pm.
A word from Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar
VINO is a casual, charming neighborhood Bistro with a dining setting reminiscent of an authentic Italian Enoteca featuring Mediterranean "comfort" foods, using seasonal fresh ingredients and good home cooking.

Selected as one of America’s 25 Best Wine bars
Travel & Leisure

America’s 50 Most Amazing Wine Experiences
Food & Wine

Wine Hospitality Award for Best Regional Bistro
Sante Magazine

Ilima Award “Rave Reviews”
Honolulu Star Advertiser
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Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (23)fit for foodies (17)special occasion (16)good for groups (13)romantic (11)neighborhood gem (6)late-night find (6)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Nicole
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food as always! Their veggie tapas our out of this world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE VINO!!
    KLovelyK
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our server Monica was incredible and the food was extremely delicious! I already recommended Vino to all of my friends. Their service is impeccable and the food is so tasty that I always look forward to going back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High expectations must missed.
    HungryMan
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Excellent pizza for starters; too bad a larger size not available. They do it well. Went for the special paella dinner; one of my favorite dishes since living in Puerto Rico and visiting Latino restaurants in Miami. Was sorely disappointed. It was way too salty, lacked significant amounts of seafood, was too "wet" and portion was very small. But service, wine and other dishes were desirable. Dessert portions were very small especially if you wanted to share with anyone. Good place for drinks and pupus. But it can get pricey for just that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SURPRISINGLY GOOD FOOD!
    NancyEFVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We found this restaurant near a convenient bus stop at Restaurant Row in Honolulu. Our table was nicely set up, and we liked the food selection. We enjoyed sharing the fried calamari (I love the tentacled pieces!) with a refreshing proseco. Then we were surprised at the size and quality of our main courses. My husband had the whole sea bass - beautifully presented and well cooked, acconpanied by a lovely chardonnay. I had a glass of Medoc which went well with my mini Osso Bucco. A wonderful size for me (I finished all of it!), and it included the marrow bone - a favorite of mine with this dish. We finished off with desserts - apple tart and the semifreddo. Delicious way to finish off a lovely Italian meal - best in Honolulu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • understaffed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    i've noticed in more than one restaurant lately that they are understaffed. The wait staff was great but you felt a little bad for them, like one more on the floor they would have been golden. Recession.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible Wine Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This is my favorite wine restaurant. Chuck Furuya is very knowledgeable and willing to share his knowledge and experience about wines. The staff is always friendly and helpful. The food is very good with lots of new items making it fun and interesting.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely love Vino!!
    DoubleTroubleTwins
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Beautiful presentation, very flavorful and everything seemed to converge and melt in your mouth. Service was amazing and the food came out with perfect timing. The atmosphere was very relaxing with murals of French scenery and candle lit tables; a very intimate setting. The wine selection was great. Recommendations: Calamari Ricotta Mushroom Uovo (special) Prawn Ravioli Foie Gras Mac & Cheese Apple Tart Love Vino!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    occasionaluser
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    While on vacation, we found this spot, actually not the easiest to find and never would've found it without OpenTable. The food was great and although it is tapas style, the menu is limited. Nonetheless, the New York steak is arguably the best red meat I've ever eaten.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnifico!
    FoodieMama
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Outstanding food, wine pairings, service, ambience. Consistently high quality- have never had a bad dish here in all the times Iʻve been here the past 10 years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mmmmmmmm Good
    LovesYummyVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    An ideal place for wine connoisseurs, this place has wonderful food as well. The mini veal osso buco was just the right amount for me, and oooooh, so tender. The crispy calamari was also very good but a tad oily. Hubby enjoyed his Dungeness crab Ala Chitarra with hand-cut linguine ---- said the noodles tasted like Chinese noodles; and he's Chinese. I think that was a compliment. The wine list was expansive---hey, it's a wine bar. I didn't feel like partaking any wine that night, but we will definitely be back, at which time I will indeed try their wine(s).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food!
    HawaiiKaiFoodie
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We've eaten at Vino a number of times now -- and have been thoroughly pleased each and every time. The food is phenomenal and the wine list is sensational. Parking is always available and with validation, the cost of parking is not a concern.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 45 reviews are from the Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar reviews archive.
  • Date Night @Vino
    dessertanddrinks
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Vino is an amazing find in Restaurant Row. Our waiter was able to find the perfect wine for us despite our uneducated approach to wine. If it tastes good, I drink it. Thus far I've stuck with Moscato but we enjoyed the wine we tried on the waiter's suggestion, including a nice Reisling. Our night started with this amazing service but when the food came, I couldn't believe my senses. We had the "Twin Bridges", a concoction of asparagus with an egg on top. This description doesn't do justice to the amazement that was in my mouth. We followed with a Gnocchi and the steak. I didn't think food could get any better until dessert came. The apple pastry with caramel sauce had my licking my plate and begging for more! Will definitely return here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, high price
    JulieYVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Food is sooooo interesting -- common names but unexpected ingredients and flavors. Scrumptious! Interesting wines -- a carignane blend you don't see often, a zinfandel my husband flipped over, all jammy but not dessert-sweet. All plates are small, tapas style or appetizer size, but are entree-priced. We look forward to going back, but will only go during happy hour when food is half-price at the bar (but not at tables.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vinos No Ka Oi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    As usual, Vinos is never a disappointment but a great place for a gathering of Ohana & friends. The Three Cheese Gnocchi was da bomb, the New York Steak was so ono & tender, the Roasted Brussel Sprouts was a surprising delight & the Cheese/Salumi Platter a crowd favorite. My Can't Miss Choice is the Pan Seared Foie Gras. Kudos to the Chef, you made Grandma's night with the Jumbo Pesto Marinated Prawns....she can't wait to come back. It was a special night for our birthday girl, you made it A Night To Remember. Oh yeah, can't forget to mention the wine selections were perfect matches to go with the delicious tapas foods. I look forward in returning in the near future. Mahalo Chuck.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vino
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great service, Great vino, apps were amazing. Must try the steak!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wino
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The food was very tasty and there is a very broad wine selection. The table we were seated at was excellent and the service was fast and friendly. We enjoyed and will be going back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience.
    aspiringfoodie
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Our dining experience was wonderful from beginning to end. Service was exceptional and food was even better. Will definitely visit again and recommend to friends, many of which already dine at Vino regularly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently creative
    XavierVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    One of our MUSTS in Honolulu. Great to the last drop!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VINO IS GREAT!
    foodiefanatic
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Food was amazing and the wine selection was very good and reasonable to boot! Chuck Furuya was around to meet and greet and is always a gracious host. Prices are also more than reasonable given the quality of food. Highly recommended by this world traveler who used to live in San Francisco and New York so I know what I'm talking about!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed our evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    All our Food was so delicious. Appetizers, meals and the apple dessert was wow! We will be back. wine was very affordable too,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mangia! Mangia!
    CeDom
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    We had a great time celebrating my birthday at Vino! Service was great (chatting and joking around with master sommelier Chuck Furuya was a BIG bonus!). Absolutely enjoyed everything we ordered: Three Cheese Gnocchi, Veal Osso Buco, Pork Belly, Steamer Clams, Caesar Salad... simply delicious. Also, the recommended red wine flights were perfect pairings for our meal. Highly recommend for small and large groups alike. Thanks for a great night, Vino :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar
    Howie
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Good for when you want quality food and wine. The veggie dishes were outstanding. . . charred broccoli, asparagus. Also, we re-ordered the crispy calamari twice. menu always changing so check out the specials But come here if you enjoy good wine. Owner Chuck helped us pick the perfect one that fit our taste and budget. Very knowledgeable sommelier. First time at Vino's, been to Hiroshi's before. I think Vino was a little more casual atmosphere. It was less formal and less expensive but same owner, same quality service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Bone Marrow
    BigFatAndSexayyyyyy
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    If it's available, order the Bone Marrow. Delicious, succulent heavenly goodness.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative chef,!
    XavierVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    We love Vinos. It is close to where we live and eat here as often as possible! Always creative Menues and yummy wine selections thanks to Chuck!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went for Valentine's Day,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went for Valentine's Day, so it was a set 5 course menu. 4 of the 5 courses were very good. Unfortunately, the Entree was terrible. It was a Pork dish that we were told was prepared Sous Vide. My guess is that they cooked it way too hot for too short of a time, as it was beyond Well Done, and very tough. In addition to that, it was so salty that no other flavor could come through. The wine pairings were excellent, but only paired 3 of the courses. My suggestion would be to offer 2 pairings, 1 that is for the "core" dishes, and 1 that pairs every course. Dinner was $49, and the 3 wine pairing was $15. I would have gladly paid an additional $10 for 2 more pairings.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's day dinner
    Bridgemy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went for Valentine's day. They had a set menu with seafood and their normal menu was not available. They were able to accommodate me with steak in place of the seafood. If it wasn't for the substitute I would have not have ate there for this meal. Staff was friendly and there was room at the wine bar while we waited for our table. I would go again to try the everyday menu that they have available.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it here
    joelNnancy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This is my favorite all-time restaurant. I made reservations before I knew that their Valentines dinner was going to be a Prix Fixe meal. That means that I wasn't going to get my favorite dishes; but I though that I would give it a try for this all important night. We were not disappointed! The food was excellent without being too heavy. We also added the wine pairing. The wine very much complemented the food; and it was wine that we wouldn't normally get at your neighborhood grocery store. Thank you Vino's for making my night perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A well-run restaurant
    veebo
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Did Valentine's day dinner here, thought they handled what can be a chaotic night (especially since V-day was a Friday) extremely well. They clearly put thought into how to present a 'special' and 'romantic' prix-fixe meal that wouldn't back up the kitchen OR feel like it was dished out from a steam-table, at a very modest price ($49). The $15 'wine pairing' that was offered with the meal was also nicely crafted. Service was well-paced, we never sat too long, but never felt rushed. Only off-notes were that unless you asked, they didn't change soiled silverware when changing courses, and they didn't always manage to get the wine pairing to the table at the same time as the course it matched. A good experience overall, would return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On the night my wife and I
    Gack
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    On the night my wife and I visited Vinos they were trying something new by bringing around a cart or tray of food to make selections from. We actually liked the idea of being able to see and make food selections we otherwise may no have tried. The service was excellent and the wine was good as well. We will definitely visit this place again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great surprise for first timers!
    WPK808
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We made our reservation one day prior to the birthday dinner for a friend. She cancelled her reservation at another restaurant due to a rude receptionist on the phone. This was an excellent last minute choice and turned out to be an excellent location for us first timers here. Great food at great price. Very nice service as well! Definitely will be back again especially for the best foie gras we've tasted in Hawaii!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and selection
    Jolene
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Great service and selection of delicious wines! Also priced just right for a wine bar. Service was great. Just wish the place were a little bigger. We were a little cramped at our 7 seater table. But it's a perfect spot for a romantic dinner for two!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic evening..
    sadiegirl
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    We had wonderful evening..Chuck and Cheryl , the owners are wonderful..very helpful when deciding on wines...The servers really work together which is a nice quality..Our dinner was fantastic..they have a great ceaser salad and the sea bass was so moist and delicious...my favorite is the kabocha filled ravioli with big tasty shrimp on top.. They have home made bread which is to die for... Parking is always easy, in the lot or on the street so that is so convient... I would highly recommend Vino for any occasion...Aloha...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You always feel like you're
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    You always feel like you're being greeted by family. The menu is always being updated so there's always something new to try. The wine pairings are awesome and the staff is incredible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FOOD AND GREAT FUN!
    kepola
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    We heard about this restaurant from some "wino" friends, who mentioned the Thursday wine tasting format. Although we chose not to participate in the tasting last Thursday (it's $39 each), we did have a delicious dinner and the service was very attentive and friendly. I love to cook, so it's sometimes a challenge to find restaurants that have unique cuisine, but this place really delivered! We'll be back (and tell all our Hawaii friends about it!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lackluster service but good food
    Patriots2013VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Food was excellent! Service was lacking at the beginning and at the end of dinner. The waiter did not greet us and offer cocktails or wine to us for more than 10 minutes after being seated and we had to flag him down.. The same thing happened at the end of the meal when we were offered dessert menus and he never came back to take the order for at least 15 minutes and that's a very long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I felt like I was back in Italy!
    Patriots2013VIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Great hospitality from Chuck and Cheryl. The fresh pastas were cooked to perfection paired with exciting sauces. The crusty Italian house made bread was exceptional. The calamari was one of the best I have ever had. Loved the selection of Italian wines by the glass. Chuck is indeed the master! This was our first visit (why did we wait so long???). We will definitely return! Thanks for bringing back wonderful memories of our vacation in Italy. Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie's Delight
    Dancer
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Everything we ordered was fabulous from the sea bass to the roasted broccoli. Highly recommend Vino's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner and wine tasting
    foodieBG
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We tried the burata cheese with some fresh baked bread. Amazing! For entree we ordered off the daily specials menu: grilled bellie of lamb with cream of cauliflower and blueberrs, truffled mac and cheese and lobster with corn panacota. I was very disapointed with the lamb. The fat was charred and very bitter, the meat was tough to chew. The truffled mac and cheese, although a great idea, tasted a bit bland. Simple dash of salt and peper would have probably fixed that. The lobster was quite yummy. We had some carrot cake and apple tart for dessert. Delicious! Great wine selection! And the bill didn't break our bank. Great value!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Bigmarty
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We went to Vinos partially because of the menu we saw online. We made a reservation three weeks out. When we arrived they gave us a poor table, it was extremely noisy and the menu had changed. We found nothing on the menu that we wanted to order, so we left and went elsewhere.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding wine and service.
    Kuki
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Outstanding wine and service. Sommelier was extremely knowledgable yet down to earth. Food was a tad uneven--shrimp, clams were great, steak was under-seasoned and fish over-seasoned. Standout was the unusual but delicious broccoli. Great little known wines made it a memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.