Vino

Vino

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://vinobirmingham.com/index.html
  • Phone: 2058708404
  • Hours of Operation:


    Brunch:
    Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Becky Rabiee
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Modern, Elegant, & Unique Looking for a hip and sophisticated location for your special event? Vino, located in English Village, is close to everything, but unlike any other. The striking contemporary California architecture of the exterior, combined with cozy, minimal interiors combines the best of modern and comfortable. Vino is divided into 3 unique spaces-the main restaurant dining room, an art gallery and generous rock patio. The white minimal dining room with its small nooks and diffused background provides a warm environment for small intimate gatherings. The patio, overlooking quaint English Village, features additional seating and outdoor fireplace for the perfect al fresco celebration. In addition, a functioning art gallery with beautiful art on display, can lend its exhibit room to any event. With its special layout and location, Vino can accommodate rehearsal dinners, corporate meetings, wine tasting, bridal and wedding showers. From small to large, casual to formal...
  • Private Party Contact: Al Rabiee 2058708404

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 20th Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty off street at nights and small private parking
A word from Vino
Vino is Birmingham's new intimate dining spot, featuring an array of fresh, simple, and healthy menu choices, along with an extensive wine collection. Enjoy indoor seating or dine on our patio overlooking the village. Walk-ins welcome or reservations available.

~ Now Opening For Saturday Brunch! Join us from 11:00 - 4:00 every Saturday for our special brunch menu and $2.00 Mimosas. Click HERE to view our new brunch menu.

Vino was Voted "Most Romantic Restaurant" in Birmingham Reader's Choice Poll of 2012 and runner-up in Best Italian, Best New Restaurant, Best Patio and Best Wine List
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Vino reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (20)romantic (13)neighborhood gem (11)special occasion (9)fit for foodies (8)notable wine list (7)scenic view (3)great for brunch (3)good for groups (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • We will be back
    BeachClubBumVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We dined at Vino very early in the day. I think we arrived 10 minutes before they opened. We were traveling through Birmingham and had never been to the area before. It's in a great neighborhood and offers outside dining. We ate outside and being early we beat the crowd. The wine was very good and the food was unique.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • underwhelming
    Drfood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Underwhelming describe this restaurant in almost every respect. The food, service, and especially the wine list were all exceptionally underwhelming. The only positive was the outdoor setting.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was great but the food.
    Comensal
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Ate there in the early evening on a summer day. Very pleasant underneath the trees with a light breeze. There were quite a few other diners there, but it was perfectly easy to converse. As the sun went down, strings of lights on the trees came on. All very lovely and pleasant. Server was low key. Unfortunately, the food was just OK. Presentation was nice enough, but there just wasn't anything exciting about the food. Flavors were dull. At least, it wasn't overly salty. I cook mostly without salt at home, so when I eat out, foods tend to taste way too salty to me if I forget to ask for reduced salt.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • weloveeatingoutVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We are repeat diners at this wonderful restaurant. Superb service, interesting and delightful food, lovely outdoor dining and a killer bar. It's a definite favorite!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally made it there
    planters71
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Vino has been open for some time and we kept saying we need to go. Well we did and it was quite good. The roasted eggplant was quite good as was the lamb shanks. We had a table outside and thoroughly enjoyed the dinner. We'll go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to par!
    EatoutoftenVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We had requested to sit outside on the patio in the reservation, but when we arrived the Hostess tried to seat us inside. When we requested outside, we had to wait 30 minutes on a table. Then the service was really slow, but when we complained about the service, it did pick up. The food was good, but we've never had to wait that long with a reservation and we have had better service in the past. Not in a hurry to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful setting- food just ok
    lalaleVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The outdoor courtyard at Vino is hard to beat for a romantic setting. If they added some mellow jazz music that would take it over the top. We had reservations but had to wait about 10 minutes to be seated. We started with the artichoke appetizer. We have ordered this before and it was great, but this time it was mediocre- not hot, not creamy. My husband ordered tuna and it was an extremely small portion. I ordered scallops- again just ok. Our waiter was very pleasant but it was difficult to hear him and he did not stop by the table to check on us often enough. Not sure with all the great restaurants in Birmingham if we will be back. Maybe drinks in the courtyard...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Choose your table carefully
    HoyaChris
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My wife and I made reservation to celebrate our anniversary. When we got there, we were told that there were no tables left outside and did we mind sitting inside. We didn't know any better, so we agreed and were taken to a side room that felt a bit like something that used to be a storage closet. In fact, it might have been because after we started eating the hostess started hauling the other chairs and tables outside for other diners who knew better than we did and must have made a bigger fuss. Soon we were by ourselves in a windowless room with no other chairs or tables. The food was fine, and the wine list very good, but we finished as quickly as we could and left. It was disrespectful and depressing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall great, but tables & chairs
    Yummy
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    ...are cheap and uncomfortable. The setting, food , and service is fantastic. As popular and upscale as Vino is, they really need to spring for quality outdoor seating.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Naenei
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We are in the neighborhood and this was our first visit. The outside is truly inviting and since it was raining we got to experience the inside seating and bar... what a pleasant surprise!!! It was a wonderful night.. Staff was so friendly and made us very comfortable... The food was delicious! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant
    Cac26
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The food was good and they had a good selection of food and wine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 10 reviews are from the Vino reviews archive.
  • Didn't see this coming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Decided to take a guest from San Francisco out to dinner before flying home. Wanted to try something different so gave Vino a shot. Knew the food would be amazing as soon as the smells from the kitchen reached us as we were being seated. Everything we tried was wonderful. Our guest was blown away by food he said his hometown would be thrilled to claim. If I had known it was going to be so good I wouldn't have waited so long to try it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    Truthcustomer
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The food was outstanding. Great scene. Fellas, this is a winner for the night with that special someone!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Afternoon Delight
    Never2disappoint
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Wonderful meal in an outdoor setting. Tables set far enough apart so you didn't hear other conversations! Good wine and food selection. Overall wonderful dining experience. Looking forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • friendly dining
    gfboho
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Staff very friendly and helpful. Great place to come early, visit, have some wine and then a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find
    Hard2Impress
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    I'm new to the area and a friend was visiting, so I decided to take a chance on this little Mountain Brook restaurant connected to an art gallery. Was quite pleased that the menu pricing wasn't outrageous. The dining area is a bit small and even half-full, it was tough to have a conversation without raising my voice. The food was very good and the baguettes soaked in olive oil and cheese were quite addictive. The all-white decor threw me a bit. As you can see, my review is more about the atmosphere, which I didn't care for as much as I liked the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Urban chic
    weloveeatingoutVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Wonderful ambiance, terrific food, superb drinks....Vino is a winner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed Vino
    sigmapi66848
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    The food and wait staff were fantastic. I was expecting a more expansize vine list based on the name. They had a good selection of wines but I found the list pretty standard. I would definitely go here again when it is warmer to dine on the patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly servers, great dinner
    NicknameVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    We ate early. The restaurant was not crowded and service was excellent. Drinks were generous and our dinners were delicious. I especially loved the jazz recordings played in the background.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friends at Vino
    Luvtoeat
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Service was excellent! Great attitude, on the spot but never intrusive. Everyone loved their dinner, the sautéed crab claw appetizer was some of the best ever. Wine was excellent. Might choose a little different background music, but it was low enough to not bother. Will be back and tell my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy date night. ..
    Kanobrega
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Wonderful dining experience on a date night to celebrate our recent engagement. Atmosphere was modern, classy and fun - but a dash of decor from the gallery next door would be a plus. there was a birthday party in progress while dining, perhaps lending to the elevated noise level, but it was not objectionable. Sercive was respectable, although a bit slow to start, with several wait staff changes during the evening which made my wallet on the table go unnoticed for a bit. The food was impeccable, with appropriate portions, visually appealing, and outstanding flavor on appetizers and entrees. Highly recommended, we will be returning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.