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Vino Volo - Bethesda
Vino Volo - Bethesda
  • Address:
    7243 Woodmont Avenue
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    Neighborhood:
    Bethesda / Chevy Chase
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Vino Volo - Bethesda Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vinovolobethesdarow.com
  • Phone: (301) 656-0916
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am. HAPPY HOUR: Monday - Friday, 4 - 7 PM; LATE NIGHT HAPPY HOUR: Friday & Saturday nights, 10 PM - 12AM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Bebel Kim
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: - OPEN EASTER 11 AM - 7 PM - SPECIAL MENU
    - RESTAURANT WEEK $30 PRIX FIXE MENU (April 21 - April 27, 2014)
    - LADIES NIGHT EVERY WEDNESDAY
    - HAPPY HOUR M - F 4 - 7 PM
    - THURSDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS
    - PRIVATE EVENT SPACE AVAILABLE
    - PATIO SEATING - FIRST COME/FIRST SERVE

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Elm St.
  • Public Transit: One block east of the Bethesda Metro station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: VALET PARKING - At Woodmont avenue in front of Vino Volo
    Available Daily at 5pm | $10
    *$7 at sponsored restaurants
    PUBLIC PARKING - There are 16 public garages or lots with over 6,600 spaces and 766 on-street meters within walking distance of the movies, shops and restaurants. Garage and lot public parking is FREE on Saturdays, Sunday and holidays.
A word from Vino Volo - Bethesda
Welcome to Vino Volo! We invite you to come join us for the best selection of wine in Bethesda, while pairing it with our incredible menu. Share a glass with friends in our cozy, warm atmosphere and experience the best service and wine knowledge in the city. We look forward to seeing you, and cheers!Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "We saw ambivalent reviews on Vino Volo and did not have a similar experience. They were trying out a new fish talapia dish which was outstanding and their small plates were more than small. We did not leave hungry. Their wine flights were interesting and quite varied (six different flights... 18 wines). The size of the plates was comparable to Jaleo nearby and the dining experience was actually quieter. You have lots of good options on the block and if you are going for a movie in Bethesda, you have lots of very good reasonable cost options."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "this place is a great find for people who love wine and great food. Service was great and lots of variety to choose from for eating and lite bites. Will definitely go back. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had a great time at Vino Volo. They have outdoor seating, a nice inside bar, tables near their big glass windows and eating area. Their wine selection was nice. I loved their wine flights - they're great for learning more about wine/trying different types of wines. The food was simple (in the nicest way), delicious and fresh. Their arugula and barley and field greens with citrus salads and Pizzetta Salsiccia was particularly good. The service was friendly. It's a charming spot to go for a glass of wine and small snacks with friends, lunch or dinner. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Their speciality is wine and they serve it by the flight, glass or bottle. the wines are varied and good. I love the food - both variety and size choice. You can have small plates or real entrée size meals. We were two and had a charcuterie plate, salad to split, chicken pate and one additional dish. they were all tasty and perfectly sized. Our wait person was good and knowledgeable. It is a fun place for a not fancy but excellent dinner."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great wine list and nice food pairings. Service is iffy."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Because the menu has changed somewhat Vino is no longer my first restuarant choice; I would consider it for a light bite to eat and a glass of wine before going to the movies."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Great wine list and service. Creative food. Almonds were addictive. The salmon roll was ok. Great ambiance. Would recommend for wine tasting and a light bite."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "In the heart of Bethesda, Vino Volo has a great location. Went there for a recent Saturday dinner. Wine tasting concept seems sound and the wines we tasted were good. Food was a disappointment. Not particularly exceptional or memorable. Not on par with the wine. Too bad, because we like the space and the ambience. Room was warm, and reasonably quite. Could hold a conversation without shouting, unlike a lot of places these days. Might be back for an after movie glass of vino. Wouldn't make a special trip to eat there."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I went to Vino Volo with 3 friends after a movie. We were first seated next to a very large (loud) party near the door. I asked if we could be moved to another table and they were accomodating. The second table was more private, less noisy and not as cold - away from the door. The wine was very good and the food was good. Price wise, with wine its on the high end of "moderate" I've been there before and will go again."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The perfect place for a great glass of wine and snacks pre the movies in Bethesda--and as a bonus, happy hour prices are excellent then, too. Would also recommend for other occasions as well."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I'm super excited that I discovered the Vino Volo is opening a actual restaurant locations. I love the idea and there is so much attention to detail put into the presentation of the store it's incredible. The staff at this particular location is always been overly friendly and extremely knowledgeable about their wine selection"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "it aeemed like a great idea but it really was not. the food was very mediocre and frankly the menu was just nothing to smile at. HAve a glass of wine then dine elsewhere"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Wine flights and small plates were ideal for our girls night out. Large group next to us was a bit loud so was hard to talk but was fine before they showed."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal but were surprised that the portions were so small. It looks like they changed their menu around. I think they need to switch it back to the way it was last year."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The fix prix menu for Valentine's Day was divine! Very Well done"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went to Vino Volo on Valentine's Day, the place is nice and the attention is really good. What we didn't like was that on this day they had a different menu that we were not interested, that was definitely not our lucky day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Just went for a quick bite before a movie, and was really impressed with the speed of the food and the knowledge of the servers regarding both the wine and food. Can't wait to return. Also, Happy Hour specials are great. Monday through Friday, 4 to 7. One of the best Happy Hours in Bethesda."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food was below average. I would consider going there just for some wine. The place is very nice."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "People this is more than "that wine place" you keep walking by in downtown Bethesda. Stop in, it'll be worth the visit. They have food, and not just accompaniments with a flight of wine, but a delicious stand alone menu. They don't seem to busy at lunch so it's a great quiet mid-day meal."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "I didn't know that this fun wine bar in Bethesda had delicious food. A great place to go pre or post movie."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The flights of wine are fun to sample, but the wine list is not extraordinary. We had meats and cheeses (generous portions, but not particularly special) and a few small plates. Menu reads well, but nothing exceeds a B. Decent place for friends who like wine to meet for a flight and a light meal."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Had a great meal and the diversity of wine with each serving was outstanding!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Favorable transition from airport wine bar to local restaurant. Great stop before or after a movie next door. Singles with laptops, couples, and groups can enjoy wine flights and small plates in a casual atmosphere. Server pleasant, helpful, and informative without being intrusive. A very nice addition to Bethesda row."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Nice addition to the restaurant scene. Love the wine flights but wish they would use nicer wines. The bottle prices are good, so take that route. Food is quite good, esp the little pizzas. Don't recommend the meatballs, they were dry, not very good."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The food is very good, but the wines are priced higher than their quality warrants. They do not compare favorably to wines I can purchase by the case at less than one-third of what Vino Volvo charges. A comparison I based by comparison shopping two other wine stores where I shop regularly. The very small double espresso is overpriced at $6."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "They willingly teach you about varied wines. Offers great deals on trial glasses (tablet). The service is very personable. Great location."
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "What a delightful departure from the Bethesda, MD, restaurant scene. Great and affordable wines, terrific menu for knoshing or a full dinner, exceedingly helpful wait staff and management -- and sane enough for genteel conversation. We really enjoyed it and will be back often."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Vino Volo is a mostly quiet little restaurant among a boatload of eateries in downtown Bethesda. If you like wines and to even experiment with them, Vino Volo is the place. Flights of paired wines [e.g., 3 pinot noirs: California, Willemette & France] are available as well as single glasses. The food's very high quality but don't come here looking for steak frites or grilled pork chops. It's a place to sample flavors like wild boar salami with a local blue cheese. Their pizza is a speciality."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "This place was great. The wine list was complex and the menu was simple. For what little food was on the menu it was outstanding."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Met with friend and we had a great time. We. Were able to have a conversation without straining which was fantastic."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "Love the wine flight selections, small plates and quiet, warm atmosphere."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Vino Volo offers wine flights where you can try 2-3 different wines that they have selected. It is a fantastic way to try several wines at once."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "fun way to do a wine tasting - and buy wine food was also good"
    Dined on 10/3/2013
  • "This is a fun place. They serve wines by the glass or by the "flight" There are three glasses in a flight - each the size of 1/3 regular glass. It is a good way to taste a variety of wines. Service was excellent; food is casual and very good. It is a fun place to go for a casual and yet excellent evening!"
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "Went for the wine and to catch up with a friend. Great location for a little girl talk! Wine with cheese and meat plate, what can be better??? They have a great selection of cheese and meats to choose from and the servers are knowledgable about pairing. The wine flights are a great deal, and they have an awesome selection, including single wines by the glass. I did a quick browse in the connected store and that is worth stopping in, as well. They do have a full menu of entrees, which I will have to plan to go back to try."
    Dined on 9/12/2013
  • "We were the only ones at the restaurant although most other restaurants on the block were busy. I think there is a problem with many things at this restaurant. First of all, if someone wants a glass of wine, most of the costs are between $12 and $15 per glass which is crazy expensive. The most cost effective choice is a flight of 3 wines (1/3 glass each) of 3 different types of wine. The problem here is that if you don't like all types of white wine, for example, like sauvignon blanc, which I don't like, you are stuck with 3 types of white wine. All I wanted was a glass or 2 of wine, but I was unwilling to spend $30 for that."
    Dined on 9/8/2013
  • "Vino Volo is located along a block of vibrant restaurants in "downtown" Bethesda. Many, including Vino Volo, have outdoor seating; however, inside there is usually quiet [and cool] while outside you have pedestrians and cars passing all the time day or evening. If you like experimenting with wines, this is the place to visit. Flights [usually of three] similar wines are offered at a most reasonable price as well as full glasses of of wine. All of this is great fun. The food is particularly interesting [ever try wild boar salami?]. And almost all dishes on the menu may be ordered in half portions, so sampling food can interact with the wines you select. A staff that is interested in helping you select. Come for one of their tastings."
    Dined on 9/2/2013
  • "Very disappointed in food and service. I left the restaurant hungry. I will not go back."
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "There is a small menu a couple salads, a couple of pizzas, cheeses a dessert of the day. The real star is the wine tasting options. One special was three tastes of sparkling wine in addition to whites or reds."
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "Not really sure what was going on, but I had to get up to: a.) get the waitress to take our orders b.) get the waitress to bring our orders c.) get the waitress to bring the correct orders d.) get the waitress to bring the check After a looooong night, you would think they would have comped one item off the menu to compensate for such lousy service. Nope. Not here. Will not go back."
    Dined on 7/17/2013