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Va de Vi Bistro & Wine Bar

4.6
2739 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
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 Mike Fischetti'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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday- Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(925) 979-0100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North Main
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Parking details
There several public lots nearby.
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Public transit
Walnut Creek BART, free shuttle bus: route #104
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Additional
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2739 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Loved our food. And the service was top notch Just didn’t like being seated in the busy kitchen area. Been there only twice in the last six months and got the same table by the bar/kitchen. One occasion was for our anniversary. We were practically yelling at one another over the other patrons and kitchen noise. Too cold to sit outside both times. Wonder if we can request a table in the main room next time?

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Always enjoy a meal at Va de Vi. The wine list is fun and always offers something I haven't tried before.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

The food portions have been reduced but the prices seems to have stayed the same.
The service was very disappointing especially after arriving at a slower time (2:00pm).

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This continues to be a favorite. The ahi tuna tartar was delicious as was the risotto with peas. We didn't love the cauliflower with caponata dish, it was a bit awkward to cut into and a bit bland. The profiteroles with espresso gelato is always a treat. Overall a lovely lunch and well be back!

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2.0Dined on May 17, 2018

The wine was excellent the fish was smelly very dry asparagus was burnt on the plate

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Good service, amazing food. Perfect for a Mother’s Day / Birthday combo.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We have been here a few times now and it was our first time dining in the garden in the back. The seating is more spacious there where inside is quite cramped. Outside is also much more peaceful and quiet than inside. Great service and food! It has become our favorite place to dine in Walnut Creek.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Server seemed to have too many tables. Food came haphazardly.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

One of my favorite Walnut Creek spots. Great wine and good small plates . The chocolate soufflé 👌🏽!
Charming place . Nice outdoor seating .

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

My husband and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary here. I'm so glad we picked this lovely restaurant. The food was top notch and they even surprised us with a free dessert and candles in honor of our anniversary. Thank you guys for making a special day even more special!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

FANTASTIC! This is my favorite restaurant in the East Bay.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The food, drinks, ambience and service was beyond amazing! A must try.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The food is full of flavor and we love having healthy-ish options on the menu. Unfortunately, 2 out of the 3 times we've dined here, the service has been subpar. Unfriendly wait staff and rude hostesses. The third time, our server took more that 10 minutes to address us (mind you, the restaurant was almost empty), then took our order and never came back. Never. We had to ask the busboy for the bill!

I will add, we were seated right next to the kitchen, where the cooks were hard at work, but talking a bit too much. They spoke Spanish, with way too many bad words for a pleasant visit. I appreciate their hard work and talent at making delicious dishes, but management needs to kindly remind them that some customers may speak Spanish, as well.

Lastly, the outdoor seating os perfect for families with children; it'd be great if the restaurant offered a kids menu!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Va de Vi is one of our most loved local restaurants. Food is reliably exceptional and service and ambience is always relaxed and welcoming.

A gem so close to home.

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Really disappointed this is the 3rd visit in a row where the food was not up to the same standard as I was accustomed to at VadeVis The portions have shrunk dramatically. The ahi tuna was bland and the tuna was in large chunks making it difficult to put on the cracker. Short rib tough needed fork and knife not fork tender Sad to say but probably won’t return and this was a favorite lunch spot 😥

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants. We have never been disappointed in anything we’ve ordered. We try and go as often as we can.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Va de Vi is fave place for my daughters and I for special occasions and a regular go-to for my best friend and I. Food is always excellent and wine choices exceptional. Service is friendly and knowledgeable ! Bravo!

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I had made a reservation and requested a table near the tree. Nice outdoor setting, very good food, good wine tasting menu ($6 for a 3 oz glass). Thought all was good until I found a tiny paper sticker (like you would find on something you bought) in my grilled artichokes and they didn't do anything to make it up to me except say that they were sorry.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Excellent. Server was friendly, professional and excellent. Our food choices were cooked perfectly. Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Va de Vi is the perfect spot for a leisurely lunch, with a wine flight, and scrumptious small plates to share. Salads are always fresh and delicious, desserts worth the calories...

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Another terrific meal at Va de Vi. It appears that the chef is making a significant and positive impact. Truffle-Cauliflower Bisque, Ahi Tartare, Roman Style Fried Artichokes, Burrata Cheese, Shishito Peppers, Sweet Pea Risotto, Rigatoni Bolognese, Cornmeal Fried Chicken, Shrimp siders. Goo think that there were 4 of us. Service was terrific and wine list was significantly improved over previous visits.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Overall great experience. Tables are close together and noise level gets loud so maybe not a romantic date kind of place.

Fabulous wine list. Loved that you can get half pours of all the wine so trying new things and pairing with each plate is doable.

Food was solid. Some things better than others but all worth the price we paid for each. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

My husband and I had lunch outside and it was fabulous

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Everything was great! Service was quick and polite and professional. The food and wine was delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We were seated immediately outdoors in the raised patio area. The weather was spectacular, the service was good, the ambience was perfect, the wine flights were excellent and the food was great.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Really great selection of wine, but the best part is the food. Every dish we had was really memorable and made us want to go back really soon to eat them again and try new ones. And the service was top notch.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

We eat here 3-4 times a year. It’s fabulous and was even more so this time. Heard they have a new chef so that may account for everything tasting fantastic!

Cauliflower-truffle soup
Fries w/ aioli
Grilled asparagus w/ black garlic sauce
Pork belly
Cod
Sticky toffee cake

Wines are a bit too pricey but the food is worth every penny!!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Excellent food, as always. Va da Vi never disappoints! My girlfriends and I loved the opportunity to taste new and wonderful wines and share small plates together. The shishito peppers were a hit at our table!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

What a wonderful evening. Our waiter was readily available, but not intrusive. Wonderful wine list. I like the 3 oz. glasses for multiple wine tasting experiences. Excellent food! We'll return for our next special occasion. With wine, it is a bit pricey.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

I've never had a bad meal here. The small plates are delicious and fun to share and the wine flights outstanding. It's even over the top when the weather is good and you can sit outside on the back deck by the huge tree.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Va de Vi never fails to satisfy. Always focused on wonderful food and great wines.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food continues to wow us. Wine selections spot on too. Still struggle with the small tables and sharing food. This is hard with 2 people, let alone the 4 of us.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

It was very nice. Will definitely return

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Every dish we ordered (and we ordered way too many!) was really delicious. Portions were more generous than expected. While there was a little delay taking our order initially, the waiter was attentive after that. Lovely restaurant I will return to.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

A wonderful place to enjoy a very well paced delicious lunch. The wine list is incredible. The service was perfect.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

This is a special place to bring anyone for a birthday or anniversary. The food is creative, and the service is lovely. We made sure to come a little earlier than lunchtime, knowing how busy it can get. Well worth the time.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

$70 for two miniature burgers and two glasses of wine is just extreme. It was a lovely setting but not something you would do frequently. Even though I enjoyed myself I left feeling as though I had wasted a lot of money

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We were there to celebrate a special birthday celebration. The food was delicious and our service was impeccable

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Oh Va de Vi, you delighted us...again! We haven't been eating much these days (after losing a lot of weight), so coming here was a perfect Easter meal for us! We enjoyed some amazing bites, and we got to share a wonderful dessert for 2. It was a perfect way to end the meal! Great job! Thank you for being here, and for always being consistent!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

As always Ava De Vie had excellent food and excellent service. Been there at least a dozen times and have never been disappointed

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