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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (46)
Tapas (45)
Notable Wine List (44)
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Creative Cuisine (42)
Good for a Date (42)
Fit for Foodies (40)
Great for Lunch (40)
Special Occasion (36)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Casual (31)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Fun (27)
Tasting Menu (25)
Romantic (24)
Local Ingredients (22)
Comfort Food (21)
Seasonal (19)
Cozy (18)
Authentic (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Healthy (13)
Business Meals (13)
Great for Brunch (10)
Good for Groups (9)
People Watching (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Quick Bite (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Scenic View (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Organic (5)
Vegan (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 15 hours ago

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent small plates selection. Highly recommend trying the wine flights.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Tapas
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

For a restaurant of this caliber not to provides its guests with small forks or a bowl to serve and dispose of clams shells with is shocking. Earlier in the year I mentioned the same thing and the waiter said he never heard of this. Guess he did not get out much. Our waiter this time was well aware that its proper edict to serve a small fork and provide a bowl for the clam shells for guests. I guess the owner of Va de Vi Bistro & Wine Bar has never traveled outside of Walnut Creek for steamed clams. May I recommend that he or she drive down to either Esin in Danville or Gianni's Italian Bistro in San Ramon. The chefs there can demonstrate the proper edict for serving clams to customers.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

It was awesome. Fresh, local vegetables. Wine flights were great, and get the Oaxacan Old-Fashioned with the Short Rib, Trout and Cod!

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Service was excellent and attentive. Scallops, black cod and short rib were amazing.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The ahi tartare and pears were amazing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Came here for date night and enjoyed the atmosphere and food. Dishes were a bit on the salty side (especially the caper scallops), but unique flavors. My favorite was the beet salad, but we also had the flank steak and scallops. Overall I would come back again!

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Each of the 6 plates we had were fantastic. The thee of us ate all we could and the bill was around 100 for the food. Great value.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food is consistently good, rich flavors, delicious. The prices are a bit high for the dish sizes. The service is excellent except for the hostess. She was unfriendly, no eye contact with me. She was either not having a good day or not happy being the hostess.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun
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