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About Va de Vi Bistro & Wine Bar

Va de Vi translates to "It's all about wine!" in Spain's Catalan language. Of course, it's all about food, too! Executive Chef Brad Zeller's menu encourages diners to explore and share a variety of eclectic, international small plate portions. Bold tastes encourage diners to explore the large international wine list, easily navigated by tasting notes. Many wines are offered by the glass in addition to pre-arranged flights to allow diners to compare different wines and discover new favorites. A warm, casual elegance defines the ambiance. Outdoors, dine under an ancient oak tree or grab a table in the picturesque lane.

1511 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday- Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
North Main

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 979-0100

Website:
http://www.vadevi.com/

Parking Details:
There several public lots nearby.

Public Transit:
Walnut Creek BART, free shuttle bus: route #104

Additional:
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Va de Vi Bistro & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (37)
Good for a Date (37)
Notable Wine List (37)
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Tapas (35)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Great for Outdoor Dining (31)
Great for Lunch (31)
Fun (30)
Special Occasion (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Romantic (25)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Casual (21)
Tasting Menu (20)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Local Ingredients (17)
Seasonal (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Cozy (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Authentic (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Business Meals (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Healthy (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Quick Bite (6)
People Watching (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Organic (4)
Scenic View (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Always good!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

I rarely write reviews but this place was amazing. Both my wife and I agreed that this place was better than some of the Michelin starred restaurants that we've been to in terms of everything. We actually made another reservation before leaving.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We love Va Di Vi when we can sit outside. It was cold so we were inside where the noise level is pretty high. The food was excellent as usual.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

As always, my favorite restaurant delivered the goods on my birthday! My favs include the braised beef short rib and I can't leave without the chocolate soufflé for dessert. It has spoiled me for dessert at other restaurants!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

The food here was amazing. Loved the small plate approach, great for sharing and tasting a bit of everything. Service was good, attentive without being intrusive.
I will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Live Sports
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Va de Vi is my favorite place in the East Bay and has been since I moved here!

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Beautiful afternoon to sit on patio and catch up with loved ones. Great food and service. Lovely ambiance.

Thank you!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food and service were both excellent. We ordered the octopus special, which was delicious! I've always had a great experience dining here.

Tags: Cozy, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had a typical Va de Vi meal - excellent... all dishes were delicious. Pre-theater time is a good time to eat here, when it's not so crowded. Outside tables are quieter and feel private; inside is hopping. Really a good place to dine.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Raphanfellla Zin delicious! Steak & spagetti squash tasty but not hot when brought to table :( If served promptly would have been perfect! partners meal came 2/3 way after i was eating my meal. We were only steps from the kitchen ... disappointing

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Business Meals, Late-night Find
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Really excellent food and service. The wine was unbeatable and the appetizers truly appetizing. Would definitely recommend it to everyone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Always wonderful

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

VA de Vi never disappoints! The food and the service are always fabulous. I look forward to each visit!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I absolutely love Va de Vi Bistro. Their braised beef short rib is amazing!!! Also recommend the Tiny Bubbles Flight.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great wine list. Food is ok...we had the butternut squash aracini and the pear and goat cheese custard. The aracini was a bit underwhelming - bland. The custard was good. I enjoyed my risotto.

We were kind of moved along by our waiter...we specifically asked if they needed the table and he said yes. So, we paid and tried to wait for a space at the bar so we could continue to have a drink. While we waited for a space at the bar, our table remained empty as well as two other tables. A bit disappointing as my friend and I could have stayed seated and ordered more drinks.

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Got seated 25 mins late even with our reservation, then got Stuck at a small table that probably should have been for 2 people not 4. Food was good, wine was great. Sever seemed a little annoyed but I've been there plenty of times before to know that it's a good place to eat!

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Absolutely our favorite small plates place! The menu changes regularly, but always incorporates fresh food, and some favorites. The cocktails are always fun, and the food always looks and tastes yummy.

It's a bistro style restaurant, with a narrow dining area and small outside eating space. Feels European and neighborhoody at the same time.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We love the food and the creative wine flights. The space is tight, however, and therefore pretty loud. But so fun!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The chicken red curry was amazing and the Trout was refreshing. The table was split on the Trout – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didn't quite mesh. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Made reservations for 3 and got there a bit early, waited 5ish mins in their non existent waiting room, and was told that the table they had ready for us was taken by the group of people next to the table who invited more people to join them. The only table that was left was the table that was in front of the bathroom. Terrible.

Food was good, came out piping hot, but I wouldn't say that the plates were sizable enough to be shared by 3 people. We had one small bite each of each dish...

The waiter did not tend to us as I kept asking for my water glass to be filled and we had to move empty plates to the side. Although he was quiet attentive to the table next to us...

BUT this didn't stop the waiter from giving us our check when we didn't ask for it (while we were still eating our meal), and he came by and picked up said check (that was left on the table) when we didn't even put our cards in it.

After our 3 dish was on the table, the guys kept coming around every couple of mins asking if they could clear our plates, when we were clearly still working on the said plate. It was beginning to get annoying.

Not sure if this was an off night, but the terrible service we received left a sour taste in my mouth. Will not be coming back again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We brought my parents here for a birthday celebration and unfortunately we booked an open table reservation 15 minutes before they were supposed to be closing early for rennovations. We were seated for our 7:15 reservation at 7:45, and were told the kitchen closed at 8pm. Waiter was very nice, but the food was not nearly as exceptional as visual. The portion of protein on the butterfish and short rib were laughable, and not enough for two, let alone 4. It's very clear they were moving through what they had left in the kitchen before their 4 day closure, and we got what was left. Overall it was a very disappointing experience, as I would have booked a table elsewhere had I known they were closing early.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great fine and wine

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Va de Vi is our go-to date night spot. The wine list is superb and always has some fun selections. The menu stays interesting and the energy is fun and warm.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I am a loyal customer eating at Va de Vi regularly. What a shock to have such poor service and not the typical wonderful food.
The server blamed the march but others who arrived after us were served. It was a full hour after we ordered before any food arrived. My friend received her food 25 min before me and then the dish we intended to share showed up. It was the Brussel sprouts which I had enjoyed 3 weeks ago but these were sloppy small portion and looked thrown together
Finally my meal came....my friend had been finished for some time. The food was not hot and bland
I hope this is an isolated incident heard they have a new chef. Hope out is not the future to expect

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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Our waiter was very attentive and provided us good direction in selecting the item on the menu. The food was delicious. We will definitely come again

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The food is extremely tasty. Each dish has its own unique flavor. The options are diverse and there is something for everybody. The service was friendly and the support staff is excellent. The outside is so cute and in the summer the place to dine. The bar knows how to make a good drink and fries are to die for. Give yourself a present and go!

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great no matter what the occasion. Creative seasonal menu with really fun ingredients.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Awesome lunch. But, we went for the rock shrimp lumpia that was back on the menu last week. We found that it was there for only one day! Too bad. Can’t wait till it is back on the menu!

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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I rather not leave a review. The meal was not very good and they might of just had an off day

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I come here with my husband pretty regularly. We love sitting at the bar or outside. The food is always spectacular and the waitstaff service is always very prompt and attentive. Clean plates between dishes, water glasses (and wine!) always full. Can't say enough good things about Va Da Vi, once you get past the host(ess) stand. We almost always have a reservation as we frequent the restaurant during its most busy times-highly recommend not being a walk-in. This visit was not different. The hostess' here are almost always carry a fairly pretentious attitude, and I suppose that's ok. This night was different- almost palpable hostility towards us as we checked in. Restaurant is small and seating is tight. Our party of 4 checked in about 5 minutes early for our 7:30 reservation and were seated right next to the front door. Saw an empty 4 top further down and away from the gusts of cold air and requested we be reseated there...you would have thought I'd asked the hostess to gouge out her own eyes. She would have, too, had her eyes not been rolled so far back in her head while accommodating our request. After that bit of theatrics, it was smooth sailing, as always with terrific service! Just train your hosts at the front desk to respond with a bit more to decorum to reasonable diner requests and we'd be 5 stars all around!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Was moms birthday and had stated so when I made reservations 6 wks prior. Server brought out two chocolate soufflés that we pre ordered. He also had a cream puff with birthday candles but gave it to the table next door!!

Food was good as usual but service was not up to par. Needed to ask to order a couple times. Was not checked on mid meal.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Va de Vi is one of our favorite restaurants but the food wasn’t as good today (grilled Trout which is my favorite fish, ramen noodles too much ginger and vegetables and not enough soup and soba noodles). Few of our best were the lumpia and Ahi tuna sashimi type, in addition to the Ahi tuna tartar, but both were taken off the menu. I also missed the freshly baked cookie plate due to the Pastry Chef’s injury. Hope he recovers soon:) Thank you.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

First time to Va de Vi and I must say it was overall a delightful dining experience. The outdoor setting is wonderful although the day we went was a bit cold and we had to dine inside. The small plates were all delicious and beautiful. The service was impeccable. Will be back again with friends and clients soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu
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 (Beirut)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Really enjoyed the wine flight. Nice choice of tapas to pair with wine. Great atmosphere and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

A little disappointing. Had dinner there to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary. Pork belly was tough (usually so tender) and Brussel Sprouts we’re not hot. The scallops were awesome but the arrincini was very bland. We didn’t order dessert (almost everything took 20 minutes) but expected them to bring a celebration dessert. Oh well...maybe just an off night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

I have been going there for years.....Love the food and the ambiance and the service+

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

As always, Va de Vi does not disappoint. We have been coming here for many years and it is always an enjoyable experience. Flavorful small plates, a decent wine list and excellent service. Cannot beat that.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great place to end a day of shopping. Never disappoints

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Va de Vi is always a treat. We love it. Love the flavor profiles and textures. It’s a date night favorite or the perfect evening with friends. Great for girlfriends’ lunch too!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great place to get together pre-theater which is what we usually do. We meet friends here prior to concerts at the Devil Mountain Coffee House and grab some bites and wonderful desserts and flights of wine or cocktails. It's a marvelous start to the evening without being overly heavy with cream sauces etc. Flavors here are always vibrant and the busy staff manages to stay on top of your each requirement.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Tapas
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