Katya Vineyards

4.9
221 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Katya Vineyards is North Central Floridas Premier Boutique Winery and Fine Eatery. Family owned and operated, The Katya Family showcases their own handcrafted wines as well as selections from around the world. Award winning Executive Chef Tony Deras updates his menu weekly to include the freshest and most seasonal ingredients available.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 221 people are saying
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SGTSTEVE
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, everything was amazing. From the atmosphere to the hospitality to the wine and food. Katya Vineyards outdid itself again. Our daughter’s visit for Mother’s Day and we were treated like royalty. Thank you Catherine, Tony, Patricia and David.

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vipSusie
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuna tartare - the best I’ve ever had!

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CathyT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally enjoyable evening. Katherine was attentive but not intrusive, witty & very knowledgeable & accommodating. Food was outstanding. .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, the live music, the service, the wine and the food was absolutely amazing. Need I say more? Absolutely love this place.

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vip10sfoodies
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary at Katya Vineyard and it was an exceptional experience. This was the first time dining there and we can’t wait to go back. The ambience is charming and inviting. The menu is inventive and interesting. We shared the tuna sashimi appetizer and it was definitely the best tuna I have ever eaten. My husband had the prosciutto wrapped scallops and I had the grilled octopus. Both meals were delicious and the presentation was inspired. We were lucky enough to be there on a Thursday, as we able to enjoy live music, which added to our romantic evening. Our tablecloth was sprinkled with heart confetti and we were greeted by a sweet note acknowledging our anniversary. All in all it was a perfect evening. We will definitely be going back.

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Carrie
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband I had an amazing anniversary celebration.

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JoanG
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb presentation, delicious food, personal service.....our new "special" evening out venue!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday excellent experience

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AnitaTom
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite as was the service. It is so wonderful to have a restaurant of this quality in Ocala. We hope to return many time so we can try everything on the menu. Exceeded expectations.

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vipJohn
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Katya is wonderful... we live hours away and make it a point to visit often.

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AlbertoR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely, the best place to eat in Ocala. The ambiance is amazing, owners always treat you like family. Chef second to none.

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DanielS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best food I've ever had.
Wanted a romantic dinner with my girlfriend and Katya did not disappoint.
We had 4 courses each and all were fantastic. They were delivered at perfect intervals and had a wine pairing with each. Service and atmosphere was exceptional. Price to be expected for the elegance of the food and ambiance. They even delivered a nice bouquet of flowers upon request and let us keep them. Will certainly visit again.
Thank you.

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Alvinr
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without question this is one of the finest restaurants that my wife and I ever went to. We will definitely return and bring our friends.

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vipMikeM
Naples
31 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best service in Florida, and we are from Naples !

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vipFloridaFan
Orlando
33 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caviar, wagyu beef, first growth wines, soothing live music.
Ocala/s best in every way.

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MelissaV
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

If you have concerns about COVID health and safety measures, then this is not the place to go to at this time. None of the employees or staff wear masks. Otherwise, most of the food tasted good, and the restaurant atmosphere is nice.

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Retiree
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The restaurant appearance is upscale and appealing. The menu has a lot of great and unusual choices on it. However, the evening we were there a duo was playing sax and guitar in the main dining area - very disturbing - too loud. We asked for it to be toned down but did not seem to change. Ask for back room if there is music when you go.
Service was very slow and spotty. We arrived at 6:15, waited a half hour for an appetizer, then another 45 - 50 minutes for the dinner choice. Based on noise level, service quality and cost of meal, we most likely will not dine there again.

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BobH
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is absolutely the best restaurant in Ocala. The service and attention that they give you is second to none. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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PaulG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding
What a dining experience should be.
We will be back every time we travel to Ocala.

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JoanneH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is fantastic. Service was a little slow this visit but there was a large party in at the same time. It would not stop me eating there again.

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RickL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Anniversary Dinner and enjoyed the wine pairings.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and exceptional food

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MichaelC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary dinner was perfect! This was our first time at Katya Vineyards and the experience exceeded our expectations. We will definitely return.

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BB50
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a special occasion dinner. Food was perfectly prepared. A little pricey but worth it.

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vipLori
Orlando
219 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a marvelous dinner with friends. Nothing but excellence in food and service. Worth the drive.

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JamesF
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I absolutely loved the service we received for our 8th weeding anniversary. Wonderful food good live music we will definitely be attending in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class restaurant - We love everything about Katya!

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SeanM
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katya's is hands down the best restaurant in Ocala. I have lived here for fifteen years and have seen the growth of downtown and been to all the best places multiple times. If you are someone who wants exceptional food and does not mind paying a premium for it, this is the place for you. The service is always excellent, you are never rushed and the courses are well spaced to give you the time to enjoy your drink or the conversation. They typically have a piano and base player that perform on the weekends, but it does not overwhelm the room and helps with the background noise.

We have been patrons of Katya's since they opened as only a wine bar years ago when they did not even serve food. Since that time they have continued to evolve and grow, yet the service is still personal and detail oriented. Typically we have been served by Katherine or Patricia when we have dined. Regardless of who on their staff waits on you they are friendly and well trained.
Tony is an exceptional chef, he is creative and consistent. This visit as always we started with the Ahi app, so good that it is hard to explain. If you have never eaten raw fish before, this could be the dish that will change your mind. Then we moved to the lobster bisque, the flavor was unique and may be the best I have had, even though I grew up in the Northeast and have had it a hundred times before. For dinner I had the american wagyu medium rare and it was absolutely perfect. My wife had the lobster tail amd lump crab with the black ink fettuccine, in her words "sooo good". My son had the olive fed japanese wagyu, cooked by Tony tableside and it was as you would imagine, incredible! For dessert we had the chocolate cake and that was also amazing.
Everyone we talk to that has ever been here loves it as well. I suggest you make your reservation at least a week in advance or more than likely you will not get a table at the desired time.
Hope you love it as much as we do, Bon Appetit!

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SueSin
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience. Service was over the top. Allowed us to take as much time as we wanted. Only 10-11 tables in the restaurant. Mom, Dad, Daughter ( Katya) and Son-in-law (chef) run the restaurant Food 5 star. 2nd time there and cant wait to go back.

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MandyK
Omaha
17 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so impressed with everything!! Food, service, ambiance...everything exceeded our expectations. This is the place you want to go for an incredible date night or special occasion dinner. Amazing!

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DanaK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful experience and meal! The food was outstanding and the chef does not skimp on the portions. We shared the Ahi Tuna appetizer. By far the best ahi tuna we had ever had! He ordered the lobster bisque and I had the salad, both were fabulous. He had the scallops on lobster ravioli and I had the filet mignon, again, they were great and my filet was perfectly cooked. The staff and owners could not be more accommodating. Also suggested the perfect wine for us. I wish we didn't live so far (states away) because this would be a go to for us!

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BeatriceR
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was really good.
We waited more than 20 minutes even though we had a reservation.
We waited on my wine to come, but then it was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted with friendly smiles and escorted to our table. The waitress used white gloves to replace our silverware after appetizers and soup. The food was great and the hostess often came to be of service during the course of the meal. They were very professional, courteous and friendly. The chef came to personally ask how our meal was. It was a pleasant experience.

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PhilipK
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit. The special occasion was my wife’s birthday and we love gourmet foods and good wine. The meal was excellent, the service was outstanding and the wait staff was superb. After the meal the vintner introduced us to various wines that they make and both he and his daughter were extremely knowledgeable about the processes and products. Hoping to visit there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Just stopped by for appetizers, which were very good. We had the Sausage & Chorizo Flatbread and the Waffle Sweet Potato Fries with Crab. The music was nice too.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katya always delivers! We always know the team will deliver an amazing product.

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Beau
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best value of your dollar for a fine dining experience.

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vipLori
Orlando
219 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressed and Impressive. I wanted to impress my guest so took him to Katya Vineyards. The meal was outstanding from start to finish. My guest said he had never had a meal so good with such good service and that was what I was aiming for. Mission accomplished. The best restaurant in Ocala.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very nice & different selection of food preparations. The food was properly seasoned & the presentation was very well done. Good selection of wines. Both the owner & the chef visited our table. We already look forward to our next dining experience there.

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Sherry
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The Chef was super sweet and said hello to us when we arrived. Our food just lacked flavor and we were a bit disappointed. Unfortunately, my second course came out with our appetizer. The first bite of my entree was completely fat. I had to excuse myself to the restroom to spit it out. I did not eat another bite because I was completely repulsed. No one came to check on us the entire main course. My husband was finished eating before anyone came to check on us and our meals. It was quite the let down because for the price tag and hype I expected more. On a positive note our server was so eloquent and personable. The caramel leche cheesecake was one of the best desserts of my life. I don’t usually care for sweets but it was amazing. The wine selection is great and they did have a musician. We won’t be going back but we’re glad we tried it.

FAQs

Katya Vineyards offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (352) 528-2675.

Katya Vineyards is rated 4.9 stars by 221 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.