Vino Vino - San Jose
Vino Vino - San Jose

Vino Vino - San Jose

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.vinovinosj.com/
  • Phone: 4087032333
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily 11:30am-5:00pm
    Dinner: Su-T 5:00pm-9:00pm
    Dinner: W 5:00pm-10:00pm
    Dinner: Th-Sa 5:00pm-1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Boris Calderon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Vino Vino can cater offsite parties of any size. Our full food menu as well as amazing wine list are available and we will work with you on any specific needs you may have. Contact our catering department at catering@vinovinosj.com for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Victor Klee 4082743900

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St. John Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking and public lot parking is available. On most days, public lot parking is free via validation for Vino Vino customers.
A word from Vino Vino - San Jose
We know there are a lot of people out there just like us....fans of wine, but hate the BS that comes with it. We couldn"t find anything that catered to us, so we went out and started our own bar. We emphasize great music, great food and, of course, great wine. We have 13 wines on tap and another 3-dozen in the bottle, featuring local wineries.
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Vino Vino - San Jose reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (9)notable wine list (9)fit for foodies (8)neighborhood gem (7)great for lunch (6)good for groups (5)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (4)hot spot (3)romantic (2)special occasion (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • All good!
    LBob22
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    great service, good food, good wine, good prices, I will be back. We had a group of 15, and sep. checks not a problem. They went the extra mile to make sure we had a great time. I will go back here next time in downtown San Jose!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rustic place for a drink
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Vino Vino is great for a glass or two of wine or beer and some snacks. Inside decor is barrels, granite and wood so very cellar like. I tried a flight of red wines and must confess, I didn't love any of the wines! They were ok but I had higher expectations. I wouldn't come here expecting a big meal either. Sandwiches, cheese and meat plates. And olives and edamame. Our server was delightful though. She insisted dessert was awesome but we really were in the mood for more food so we opted to get the check and head on for a bigger plate of food. Would go back for a drink.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting Concept
    dsnyderVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The staff was very friendly, and the panini and crostini we shared were excellent. What left us scratching our heads was the wine selection and service. The concept is "wine without attitude", which is great. But we felt that the experience was compromised by red wines delivered in very small, thick sided goblet style glasses. filled nearly to the top. This left no space for the aroma to develop; wine is experienced as much through the nose as it is through the swallow. Large, thin bordeaux style glasses and somewhat lower service temperatures would have enhanced the experience greatly. Wine selection was unusual also...virtually nothing from Napa or other great California wine regions. Instead, Cupertino, Gilroy, and Livermore??
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 13 reviews are from the Vino Vino - San Jose reviews archive.
  • Paninis and wine flights
    bozhemoi
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Loved the ability to try all sorts of different wines with the wine flights. I was a little disappointed that the beer appeared to be bottled, but it is a wine bar. The fig and brie panini was amazing! The server was attentive and friendly. Great place to watch a Sharks game!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mimi
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Friendly service, great cheese plates, perfect for catching up with a friend in their outdoor patio on a sunny day. Would stick with their cheese & meat plates over their salads and paninis. Service is excellent and they don't rush you, which is a plus. A little dark inside, so chose to sit outside in the shade. I would see it getting hot in direct sun though. Perhaps restaurant can put in a canopy so customers who don't get a shady spot have some sort of protection from the blaring sun?
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual dining, high end taste
    Someone2CountOnVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This no frills casual restaurant serves food for fit for gourmet tongues! Luckily my friend was willing to share our meals. My friend and I each split the Brie Fig Prosciutto panini and the Grilled Truffle Cheese panini. Each panini was served with a mixed green salad with the tastiest yet light salad dressing. The panini a were both superlative in their own right. The Brie Fig Prosciutto served up the salty sweet taste that was balanced perfectly. The savory and rich tasting Grilled Truffle cheese was packed with mushrooms making this one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches. Your grilled cheese sandwich has grown up with you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Outdoor patio
    JeremyVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    This was my first time at Vino Vino. Great Meat and Cheese board selections, and the server was very helpful in picking out the specific selections. Sitting outside is a great option here. The only issues are that it is small inside, so it can get packed quickly considering it's attachment to San Padro Square. Also, there is only 1 very small restroom option for each sex, which was closed while we were there so I had to traverse across San Padro Square looking for alternatives. Use Open Table to reserve your spot, as since it is small on the weekends tables are mostly marked reserved for reservations.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice twist on wine bar
    nicknameVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Restaurant is an eclectic mix of food, wine, service, ambiance. It wins on the first two: nice to see the "wine on tap" idea move from SFO to SJC; delicious bar food that matches well with the wines. it doesn't win on the last two. While our waiter was terrific, warm, affable, the kitchen service was too eclectic. If we're sharing a full glass of wine or a sandwich, should not half the pour or half the sandwich arrive in two glasses or on two plates? The tables and chairs are hard and cold and do not invite lingering over lots of wine, yet the menu seems written to promote that. We enjoy the tagline "Wine without attitude" but that shouldn't mean abandoning expected service. We'll try again, but hope for improvement.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    Mav0016
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We were introduced to Vino Vino by friends, and it was a perfect place for a glass of wine and a quick dinner...lots of great cheese options, and the wine on tap is fantastic. Yup, fantastic wine on tap- never thought I'd say that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a birthday celebration!
    Ruthie
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    My 33 year old son picked this venue out because of the food menu but I knew the wine list was solid. Everyone had a great time--especially since my son asked that all the pannini's get served in smaller portion slices. They did it for us and everyone had great eats with their beer and wine :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Wine List
    SteveG
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Extensive wine list. The menu was a bit limited, but all the food was delicious. We had the Seared Tuna Salad and an Italian Panini. Wait staff was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful light dinner
    Zubie
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    My wife and I had a wonderful, romantic dinner at Vino Vino. The wine list was impressive and the food is served in small portions but is rich and flavorful. Great for a quick meal before a Sharks game.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loved, hate it now
    listen2lilredVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    The service by the manager was awful. I had a reservation and they wouldn't honor it as they had too many walk ins. It was a night with a concert at SAP so all places were booked which is why I booked in advanced. I was so disappointed to learn they wouldn't honor my reservation. Very unprofessional. Love the food but haven't been back since as it truly lacks customer service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vino vino
    Ennigourmet
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    A really fun place to trial different wines. Can taste up to 4 different kinds 2ounces each. Can be romantic but tables are on top of each other. Request corner table if you want a little privacy
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wines on tap!!??
    airbiscuit
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Vino Vino has some of their wines on tap...which I thought was odd. But it was fun. The food was very good. My wife had an ahi tuna salad paired with a sauvignon blank. I had the Italian meat/cheese Panini paired with a DeRose dry farmed Zin...both were great. It was noisy and crowded, but it was Saturday night, so I did not expect quiet. Service was excellent. If you plan to go on a Friday or Saturday night, make a reservation. Seating is limited.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VinoVino - Yummy Yummy
    WineTimes
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    Their menu is full of delightful, light treats. We had a cheese & meat plate and a couple of the crostinis. For dinner three of us had salads, all were terrific: walnut/blue cheese, chicken, and ahi. A friend had a panini which also came with a small salad. The food was fresh and delicious. The appetizer portions were light , and the salads were hearty. The restaurant wasn't prepared for the busy night and it was great that our sever wasn't phased and provided cheerful services to us while also serving the whole place. We are going back tonight! The restaurant is small, there is bar and outside seating. All chair are bar style (no backs), so if you are looking to lounge and relax, this isn't the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.