Vino VoloWent to a Ch. Montelena tasting, and then got a couple of very generous pours of the zin and the cab for a nice price, along with a couple of excellent flatbread/pizza thingies and a spectacular truffled penne. They were pretty busy, but the service was good. Great food, good wine, nice place, friendly service, knowledgeable staff. Very competetive in the very competetive Bethesda food scene. Wines for sale to take home at a reasonable price, and standard corkage if you want to open them there.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSolid Wine, Light PortionsIf you appreciate tasty small plates and great wines, you'll have a terrific lunch here. I was a little surprised how little you get for $11 worth of some of the tastiest chili I've had in a very long time, but with 4 small crostinis, it seemed a little light event for lunch.
Nonetheless, I wasn't particularly hungry, it was like 2 p.m. on a Thursday, the outside seating was lovely, and the Alto Adige Pinot Grigio was outstanding.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, small portionsThe food was excellent!.....however the portion are incredibly small. I'm 5'3" 113 lbs I had an appetizer and a whole main course and after I finished I had to order another half pizza to curb my hunger. My dinner mates felt the same way but everything was delicious. I would go back but I may have to have a snack before I go. :) the ambiance was great. They had a small band and the wines were terrific.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic restaurant; theFantastic restaurant; the wine flights represent one of those innovative ideas that actually are well done. Coupled with great ambiance, excellent food and good service, and it's a great place to go with a date. Only two negatives: while the live music was quite good, the volume was way too loud for a small restaurant. A small fix to reduce the volume by a few clicks, but well worth it. Second, while it advertises valet service, and their sign listed $7, it turns out that they are one of the few restaurants NOT to support the valets on the street, so an extra $3 was tacked on to the charge. Pretty steep, and not what was represented in ads, including Open Table.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWill ALWAYS come back!I love Vino Volo! It's conveniently down the street from my office and a good number of us are serious wine drinkers so we like to frequent it as much as possible! The food menu is good, nothing out-of-this-world amazing but great for a quick bite to have with the wine. The wine however, is great. The prices are extremely reasonable and their happy hour is awesome. Also, I love the staff- so attentive and helpful and knowledgeable about the product!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA Standout in Bethesda!Perfect dinner OUTSIDE last night at Vino Volo. Started with Malbec Madness - a flight of 3 smooth glasses of wine and amazing smoked salmon rolls with caper berries (First time tasting these. Crunchy and delicious.) Shared steak chimichurri and truffled penne. Excellent flavors! A standout restaurant amongst all the many Bethesda restaurants. I will be back as soon as possible.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot, great small plates.Great spot, great small plates. Server was Patrick, he was wonderful. WOuld definitely go back.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA Splendid EveningA relaxed and pleasant evening from beginning to end. Nothing like the usual frenetic Bethesda restaurant vibe. We appreciated the care and interest of the staff on the description and selection of some very interesting wines. Limited menu, but just the right variety and serving size. Live music was wonderful.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love love love Vino Volo!We love Vino Volo - it's our new favorite restaurant. We will be back again and again. Seriously - the food, wine, atmosphere, and service are stellar.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMNice spot. Good food andNice spot. Good food and a lively atmosphere. Outstanding, diverse selection of wine with some great flights to taste. The half portion option of pretty much everything on the menu allows you to sample lots of things and try different wine pairings. I would go back.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM