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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

Executive Chef:
Andy Phillips

Additional:
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, 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

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (44)
Fit for Foodies (42)
Notable Wine List (42)
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Good for a Date (41)
Creative Cuisine (41)
Tapas (41)
Great for Lunch (38)
Special Occasion (38)
Fun (31)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Casual (28)
Romantic (27)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Tasting Menu (27)
Local Ingredients (20)
Comfort Food (19)
Seasonal (19)
Cozy (17)
Authentic (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Healthy (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Business Meals (11)
Great for Brunch (9)
Good for Groups (9)
People Watching (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Quick Bite (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Organic (5)
Scenic View (5)
Vegan (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Spicy (3)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 15, 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 14, 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 13, 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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·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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·Dined on January 12, 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 12, 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 8, 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 7, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent food. Restrooms were not clean and had odor. Otherwise everything was very good

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Small portion for an appetizer size plate. Undercooked cod. Strange presentation.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

The staff were incredible and so nice! Such a great experience!

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great place to date your date and enjoy a nice meal

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants. I love tapas and this restaurant never disappoints. My husband and I like to sit at the chefs counter and watch them work their magic.

Tags: Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was a busy Saturday night, but the waiter was personable and relaxed, not hurried or harried. The food was delicious and nicely presented. We loved getting to try different wines with the wine flight. The ambiance was lovely, and it was not too loud: we could actually converse.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our server, Vito, was outstanding. Sweet, funny, flexible, accommodating about our ordering process, including my vegan spouse's peccadillos! Food and drinks were awesome as always!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This has been my favorite restaurant in Walnut Creek for many years and it still is. The food is outstanding and I love being able to order several small plates. I hope it’s around for a long long time.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Fun, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We love coming to this restaurant! We tried wine, champagne flights, mixed drinks and about 7 different shareable plates...and all were delicious. We really loved the beef short rib, the golden beets, and the chicken curry.
It may take a few weeks planning to get a reservation - but it will be well worth it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food is delicious, service great. Great place to celebrate special occasions.

Tags: Cozy, Tapas, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Parking is exceedingly difficult around the restaurant, especially during the holiday season.
Our waitress was excellent when we saw her, but that was infrequent, especially during our long wait to order. Water glasses were repeatedly refilled in a timely manner by the ancillary staff, however.
Restaurant is expensive, but the food is superb. I had the Arancini which were as good as any I've had in Sicily, and the scallops were outstanding.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

GREAT service and all time favorite plates. Impressive wine offer. Food can be improved a notch to improve value.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tapas
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have been fans of Va de Vi ever since we moved to Walnut Creek 13 years ago. A couple favorites no longer on the menu, but what we had was tasty and service was good as usual.

Tags: Fun, Seasonal
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Always great food but service could be better. They were a little slow to begin service and I had to pour my own wine.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Tapas, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Birthday lunch with my mother

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food and the wine we ordered was very good. However our waitress and our busboy kept dropping plates, forks, knives. The older latin man busboy was hurrying to clear dishes from the table next to us, and he dropped a sharp knife that was thrown very hard and landed on my leg. The other was a fork that was thrown across the table to the padded seat next to me. Within 5 minutes, he dropped a few plates behind the bar. The waitress, dropped our forks when taking our plates too. Maybe they were in a hurry, but seriously someone could get hurt.
We felt a little rushed at the end of our meal too, when she brought the bill, we had asked 5 minutes before for more water. We were still talking and she placed it on the table between us. Anyway, the food was good and the wine too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Va de Vi, as always, was fabulous! There were 4 of us celebrating the year coming to an end. We had exceptional food, wine and service. This is one of our absolute favorite places!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

This place is the best!!! Kudos to Diego and the rest of the crew for having an ALWAYS amazing dining experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Everything was exceptional from beginning to end. Our party of 3 spent 3 hours sharing wine flights and 8 different menu items. The butternut squash arancini is popular with good reason. The scallop was perfectly cooked. Highly recommended the shrimp po boy. D

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great location with parking. Great bite size food. Not really for sharing if you like it there won't be seconds. Service punctual and friendly.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Always excellent but always really noisy. Fun to sit at the bar and watch the food prep.

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Hot Spot, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Sitting by the door and across from the bathrooms was a real negative. We had reservations and still were given this undesirable table. Someone with out a reservation would probably be seated there. Every time someone went in or out of the bathrooms a cold draft came over our table.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Disappointed with service level. Management lack service.
Had a reservation and was marked for no show, even though we had dinner there with 3 plates, bottle of wine and dessert. They could not pull up the rewards and manager would not honor. Bill of $157.48. Manager came over and was not helpful....... non caring way of apology with an arrogant tone...: now because e of the lack of service I have to go through the trouble with Open table to recover my rewards.

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