Va de Vi Bistro & Wine Bar
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Loved the cauliflower dish, the mushroom capellini could use more mushrooms and less pasta.
Wehave been faithful customers at Va Di Vi since the week it opened many years ago. We ordered seven dishes tonight and experienced the worst meal we’ve ever had. The quality is dramatically decreased. We had, for example, mealy heirloom tomatoes, a haphazardly conceived risotto, and a mediocre mixed green salad. The service was nowhere near as stellar as we’ve come to expect, and given the place was mostly empty there is no excuse.
Visitors from out of town
We showed up 15 minutes early for our reservation but were still seated right away! Server was very attentive and even comped a drink order that my date didn’t care for. It was a bit noisy and wished I was offered to sit outside, but I would still come again and recommend to all my friends and family. I drive past almost every day so I’m glad I finally got a chance to try this gem!
This is one of my favorites in Walnut Creek. You can count on great, inventive and tasty morsels in every category. Paired with a great wine list, all meals are special. I went this time with two friends to celebrate a birthday. We sat outside and it was a lovely lunch. The waiter was attentive but did not hover.
We both got sick real bad at night and the next day. To bad the food was tasty.
Lovely setting. Innovative menu. Good vegetarian options.
As always everything was outstanding. The food was amazing. There was a lot of new menu items I hadn’t tried before. I have my favorites but this time I tried all new stuff. We started with the pumpkin soup and it was delicious. Then we had the roasted brentwood corn risotto. I don’t even like tomatoes and peppers but somehow it all worked and was awesome. After that we ordered the korean chicken wings. Soooo good! Perfect amount of sauce and crispness. Next course was tacos al pastor. They were great. Only issue was it was a lot of meat in such a tiny tortilla. But it just occurred to me I probably could have asked for another tortilla. Duh. For dessert we had my Favorite... Profiteroles. It comes with three and for the first time we were asked if we wanted to add a fourth one since two of us were sharing it. Usually I eat two and my dad eats one cause he knows how much I love em. Didn’t know I could add an extra. Brilliant! Our server was great. She checked in with us at the perfect times but was never clingy or intrusive. Kept out drinks full and kept the food coming. Specially thanks to her for the profiterole hook up! This is my favorite restaurant for a reason. Everything is on point, every time.
I have one word to describe the restaurant - AMAZING! Everything from ambiance to food to service was outstanding! I picked this spot to celebrate my 40th birthday with my family and it was an excellent choice. Would highly recommend to anyone!
We have been eating at Va Da Vi since the year that it opened and have never been disappointed. This latest time was no exception. Our server, Diego, was pure excellence. Another great time at Va Da Vi!
I hadn’t been to Va de Vi in a while, so wasn’t sure what to expect about the food. I was delighted to find the food better than ever, and more creative than before. And the wine list was superb, as always. We will definitely be back again soon!
Another great dining experience. Everything and everybody were spot on. The papperadelle was fantastic.
Mentioned on my reservation it was a birthday. Our waiter was lack luster didn’t do anything for birthday nor offer.
Just an awesome 1st time dining experience. Explosive small plates defining this bistro for a 2nd visit....ok even 3rd/4th....and more.
The food was awful, took 20 minutes to get a drink. It's been one of my favorite restaurants for years but I think some dumbbell screwed up the menu. I will not go back.
Love this restaurant. Wish I could come here everyday.
Great as always. Even the items that were not perfect (apparently first day on the menu), were put right.
Great dinner and flights!
Our server was nice but hardly saw him. Food came quickly after ordered though. Got in before our reservation time which is a bonus! Ordered a number of dishes and I liked only 2 and my husband only 1 (1 of the 2 I liked) and 3rd one was okay. 2 dishes we were absolutely disappointed in. We mentioned this to the server, but he gave us suggestions for what to order after we finished our meal.
I always feel welcome. The food never disappoints. Service is a joy. Make your reservation early in the week.
I had lunch with my friend, who has a PR firm in SF. She loved sitting in the courtyard and the food and service was just great. The hostess and the waiter were both perfect. Thank you!
Met an old friend to catch up...excellent food, lovely atmosphere, fabulous service. We had the watermelon salad, bacon belly sliders and Cuban sandwich to share. Highly recommend the dishes, they were wonderful. Plus, we were allowed to linger without being bothered! Thank you Va de Vi!!
Had not dined at this establishment for some time, but decided to give it another try. Glad to say, the food did not disappoint and we enjoyed several small plates. The service, however, was a major disappointment. The server barely showed any interest, and seemed like he was covering the table for someone else.
Just a very nice dinner.
It's so lovely to enjoy a nice meal outside at Va de Vi, especially when the back deck around the oak tree is open. I've had many nice meals here in the past few years.
We had a wonderful early evening dinner. Our server was great and the food was fresh and innovative. The only issue was that the wines by the bottle were really quiet pricey and didn't include any local tri-valley wineries.
We had a dinner consisting of several tapas dishes, including flat iron steak, blackened cod, etc., all of which were delicious and very well prepared.
The atmosphere, both in and outside on the covered patio, is very romantic, perfect for dates, secluded late night dining. Enjoy!
Wonderful as always. So happy to introduce this restaurant to friends!
The ambiance and service was wonderful. Sadly, the food did not match the wonderful setting.
I love this place and come here all of the time. I'm not sure why but the food was not as spectacular as it usually is. Just did not wow me like it usually does. Our waitress seemed to be going through the motions, which is also different than my usual experience here. She seemed very irritated that I wanted to wait to order my drink until my friend arrived, and hassled me about it twice. I'll be back as I am sure this was an anomaly.
One of the best restaurants in Walnut Creek. Fantastic food and service in the beautiful outdoor patio. The only downside was a table of loud, drunken patrons. I wouldn’t mention this except it was only 7:30 pm and it’s the second time in a row at Va de Vi.
Fantastic night at vie de vie ! We were going to the Lesher center and had a delicious dinner of Mac and cheese, served in a tiny skillet, cod, in a delicious sauce,spring mix salad, and expresso gelato with perfect cookie. Great table in a garden setting, sever was great, high end wines,and a generous pour, need larger glasses though,great water glass service, refills.
A book was left at the table for the check where you could write about your experience, a Fine finish ! 5 stars
We used to love this restaurant, but the last two times we have come here, the food has been very lacking. Some dishes do not resemble descriptions on the menu, so one does not always know what one will get. Salads are over or under dressed. Meat and fish portions have gotten smaller. On the last visit, the sunchoke latkes were soggy and tasteless, a huge disappointment. Espresso gelato for dessert was gummy and lacking in coffee flavor. Perhaps the chef or the management has changed?
Dinner outside on the patio is always wonderful in the summer. We enjoyed the black cod (our favorite) as well as the other dishes.
We had requested seating on the deck but when we arrived were told the deck was closed because of staffing....
Lovely lunch, great food and service with out door seating.
Patrick, the bartender, waited on us in the bar area. He was attentive and never let us feel neglected. We also appreciated how Patrick put in our order so that our plates came out one at a time - so we could dine at a leisurely pace. We’re definitely going back.
We had a great experience. My only complaint was that the level of service didn’t match the food or price. Runners didn’t know who ordered what and just set the food & drinks down and you had to reach to grab them. I expect my drinks to be put down in the appropriate place at this price point.
This is one of my favorite local restaurants. The food never disappoints. They change up the menu for the season and it’s fun to try different things. And of course they keep the favorites like the garlic pomme frites and the black cod. The wine flights are great for trying different blends too. We will keep coming back for more!