Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. San Francisco Bay Area
  4. Peninsula
  5. Palo Alto
Vina Enoteca, Palo Alto, CA

Vina Enoteca

4.4
4.4
530 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Vina Enoteca is a full service Italian restaurant and bar located at the Stanford Barn. Vina brings the rustic charm of Italy to the Silicon Valley with food that warms the soul in a setting unlike any other. Come gather with your friends to sip fine wine, craft cocktails and savor modern Italian cuisine in a comfortable setting. Our fantastic team will guide you through an unforgettable dining experience.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

Order delivery or takeout

There’s more to explore

Discover countless more restaurants like this one with our app.

Scan the QR code to discover countless more restaurants like this one with our app.

Open app

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 2:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (650) 646-3477
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Rocco Scordella
  • Private party facilities
    Our beautiful Barolo Room is ready to host your next event! We specialize in dinner events but do not stop there. Our bar is available for buy-out as well, where one can host a lively party with passed appetizers. For inquiries and booking, please email us at events@vinaenoteca.com!
  • Neighborhood
    Palo Alto
  • Cross street
    The Stanford Barn
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 530 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseEnergetic

530 Reviews
  1. GinaA

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Reviewed on August 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Wonderful food and service was outstanding! Authentic Sicilian fare. Loved it!

    Is this helpful?

  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on July 29, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    Solid experience - good food, good service, and a nice ambiance.

    Is this helpful?

  3. DerekN

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is hands down the best Italian on the Peninsula. The food is excellently sourced, well made and delicious. So far I've had every dish on their menu and they are all exquisitely made to where I can't wait to come back. Rocco's staff is the best for service, including Valentino who knows his wines. Their bar drinks are creative and yummy. I love the amaro bar and they have a great wine list for Italian varietals. The ambiance is perfect for that romantic date or business meal. The Osso Buco was so good that I ordered two this night. (Because my partner ate half my first.) The beef Carpaccio makes for an excellent end of meal dish, as I don't order deserts, but there's the Chinato of which they have excellent. Please don't tell anybody about this restaurant because it's getting pretty hard to get a table these days and we would like to keep it our own little Stanford piece of signature style and class done the Italian way.

    Is this helpful?

  4. Peggy

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    In my mind, the Margarita pizza was not special. The salad, once delicious at dinner, was not as good at lunch. The tiramisu appealed to our friend. I found the gelato heavy...strawberry in what I think was a white chocolate. I'm not sure what to suggest, but the dinner a few nights before was far better.

    Is this helpful?

  5. Nick

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Salads were delicious, all three pastas dishes were bland and flavorless. Was expecting more from a Michelin star restaurant.

    Is this helpful?

  6. Bonny

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Vina Enoteca is always welcoming. We usually sit at one of the bar tables for more room and a quieter experience. The fresh breads and olive oil are a great way to start a meal. We love sharing some appetizers and then sharing a meal. The wine selection is wonderful.

    Is this helpful?

  7. ClaudiaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious pizza, service was great. There is a bit of noise around, but not too bad.

    Is this helpful?

  8. SarahF

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I had requested a table in the bar but they had sold out the bar so we sat in the main dining room. Not such a big deal but when we were seated it took a long time before our server appeared. We ordered the pizza which arrived cold and we sent it back. Very little flavor. We probably won’t return, as there are other restaurants that are similar. A mediocre experience.

    Is this helpful?

  9. ChrisA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Vina was great! We had said the we were celebrating a special occasion, and they helped us have a wonderful night. The food was wonderful, with great presentation and timely service. A little loud, but we had a great time.

    Is this helpful?

  10. CourC

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and the waiter was really nice. We stayed there for 3 hours chatting and the staff didn’t mind. Pretty authentic Roman style food! As always for lunch, I ordered the lumache all’amatriciana and it was delicious and served perfectly al dente.

    Is this helpful?

  11. MyrnaH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Supurb Service. Knowledgeable, helpful, yet unobtrusive service. No hassle e.g. splitting dishes. Good food, well prepared in a somewhat barny atmosphere. Very cold evening so some issues re: open/closing door. Otherwise a wInner overall.

    Is this helpful?

  12. Peggy

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the big, fresh green salad, and the pizza with prosciutto and arugula. My husband loved the pasta with meat sauce. We had a very nice time.

    Is this helpful?

  13. PanamaFan

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal here. Casually elegant. You can order pizza, pasta, osso bucco and the like. They also have the impossible burger which is the best meatless burger! Prices are mid range and a good value for the quality of the food. Full bar. Try their single barrel negroni. Definitely recommended.

    Is this helpful?

  14. ArjitB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We asked the server to modify an item on the menu due to dietary restrictions, to which he acknowledged. The modification was to have risotto cooked with veggies instead of meat. To our surprise, they brought risotto without meat and a side of veggies with the server saying that the chef would not cook the risotto with veggies. Our issue is with the server saying yes to our request in the first place and expecting us to accept the dish as they got it out. The food quality was ok, not worth the price. Pizza base was amazing! This restaurant is definitely far from being rated any Michelin star in our opinion.

    Is this helpful?

  15. Sandy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved this restaurant the first couple of times we went there, but this time the food seemed a bit bland. Spice it up a bit!

    Is this helpful?

  16. foodie

    Tampa

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was nice. Was fairly disappointed with service. One dish wasn't prepared as asked and a drink wasn't brought until waiter reminded and he then blamed on the busy bar. Would have expected higher quality for the service. Despite that, would probably try again given food quality and taste

    Is this helpful?

  17. Jams

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Every dish we ordered was delicious, but the cacio e pepe was the stand out!

    Is this helpful?

  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food as always , thank you.

    Is this helpful?

  19. Jonathan

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Sophia pizza was the best item we tried. Loved the ambience. This is a great place for a casual meal or for a nice date.

    Is this helpful?

  20. VanessaW

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place, beautiful and yummy

    1 person found this helpful

  21. AkshayalakshmiB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Its one of the perfect places in south bay for a date night. Nice ambience and good food. Not too many options of vegans/vegetarians but still manageable.

    Is this helpful?

  22. Nickair

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I dined here for Valentine's Day and it was wonderful. She had been here a few times before bu this was my first time. I really enjoyed everything, the ambiance, the service and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend everyone to dine here at least once (you will definitely go back!).

    Is this helpful?

  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vegetarian options were okay. Could have had better appetizers.

    Is this helpful?

  24. Minimaximini

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have dined here many times before last Saturday. To our surprise, our bill came with a “Living Wage Surcharge” of 3% of the entire bill (including tax). The server thought it was for health insurance but really wasn’t sure. Since there was no explanation, we took the tip down to 10%, which was unfortunate for the server, i’m sure. No other business charges their customers to pay for employee benefits—just raise prices if necessary. We won’t be going back to Vina Enoteca.

    Is this helpful?

  25. MenuMaven

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited Vina Enoteca to celebrate a birthday. It was our first visit and it was spectacular. Everyone was delighted with the food, the service and the wait staff made our party of six feel very special. We all will be back!

    Is this helpful?

  26. Preeti

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent. In spite of all of our allergy and other food restrictions, there were plenty of choices of food for all of us. The staff were amazing in their support and very friendly. The beet appetizer (barbabietola) was absolutely delicious. We were provided with the regular bread as well as really delicious gluten free bread. The pesto pizza was also quite delicious. Our disappointment was with the campanelle pasta (beet and carrots pasta) was dreary and dull. Two of us ordered it and both of us agreed that it felt tasteless, no flavor- it felt like it was made for a young child so they would think it was interesting looking but still have the blandness so as not to upset a child’s palate. The spaghetti cacio e pepe and the pappardelle funghi were quite good and the group enjoyed those. I would absolutely return for dessert - the budino was really simple yet absolutely delicious.

    Is this helpful?

  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Restaurant was freezing. Pasta cold

    Is this helpful?

  28. MelissaS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my second time at Vina Entoteca, and it was not as good of visit as my first. I did not particularly enjoy my entree, and we were planning on getting dessert but nothing stood out to us. The service was really great, though. Just the food was not as great as the first time. . .

    Is this helpful?

  29. NancyS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is okay. The octopus and the shrimp are excellent, and their salads aren't bad, either. But the food is just above the mediocre mark.

    Is this helpful?

  30. DianeT1

    San Francisco

    146 reviews

    3.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Always fun to try a new place. Healthy options and food looked very pretty. I would like to go back and try the pasta or a pizza. The cauliflower soup was a bit bland and the burrata salad had a bit too much balsamic vinegar.

    Is this helpful?

  31. CraigM

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Its a cool space, the bar looked great, I would come again for drinks and appetizers, but the food came out very quickly after we ordered and it seemed like it had been tossed on a plate and re-heated. Might have been an off night. Our server was terrific, and our wine was wonderful.

    Is this helpful?

  32. MAM1

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The setting of the restaurant in the Stanford Barn is very cool. You are able to see into the restaurant as you walk up to the front door from the parking lot. At night, it looks very welcoming. Our server was attentive and we didn't have to wait at all before he welcomed us and took our drink orders. He had good recommendations for drinks from their extensive cocktail menu. Our food, though, was hit and miss. Out of six dishes ordered, three were delicious and three were not worth finishing. We started with the beet salad (we were looking for something to share and didn't want to go with the octopus). The ricotta was creamy and flavorful and the beets were perfectly tender. And it was large enough to share. The house-made bread was a great accompaniment to the salad. Two (out of the four in our party) ordered the Impossible Burger (yes, we know this is an Italian restaurant) but it was on the menu and we thought it was on there for a reason other than as the token vegetarian menu offering. We were also interested in the Impossible Burger in general and thought, why not try it at a nice restaurant? It wasn't great and neither of us finished. The sweet potato chips, though, that came as a side, were good, so neither of us went hungry. One member of our party ordered a pizza, the Pugliese. They were not impressed. The last member of our party ordered the squash filled pasta with walnut pesto, which was by far the best entree. It was rich and the portion size was perfect. And finally, we ordered the Millefoglie for dessert which was not too sweet but sweet enough for an after-dinner treat. Overall, it was fun to try a new place.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. RobertM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always an excellent experience

    Is this helpful?

  34. HELOISA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of 7 that became a party of 9 at some point. And that wasn't a problem!

    Is this helpful?

  35. Radiccio

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enoteca had me when I spotted Drussian Prosecco (rare and wonderful) on the wine list! We had wonderful attention from the staff - especially Ciara, our server. The suggested pairings were perfect. The meal was remarkable for taking us back to Italy with each mouthful! Ambiance was adversely affected, unfortunately but typically these days, by too bright lights and too loud "background" music. It is apparently intentional - we've read that it results in faster turnover per table, so it is economics. But they don't treat patrons like that in Italy. Or France. Or Switzerland. Or Holland. At least not in our experience. But hurray and high marks for the cooks and the staff and our server, Chiara!!

    Is this helpful?

  36. SeanZ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is really good place of formal dining for any relation under elegant but not too extravagant environment. Good is quite good if simplicity is your major consideration. Service is very professional. The dinners seem having formed its own circle so that you will feel comfortable with surroundings.

    Is this helpful?

  37. pete

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall, because of loud noise and disappointing entrees, I would make only a qualified recommendation...we enjoyed our wine, appetizers and felt the service was good, but thought the entrees were odd tasting as if someone had been experimenting with new recipes without fully testing before they became part of the menu. It's also quite expensive which intensifies the disappointment.

    Is this helpful?

  38. carlick

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New Year's Eve dinner was a surprise. A wonderful prix-fixe experience, we enjoyed greatly and have circled the date for next year. We are regulars at Vina Enoteca; arrived for our 12/31 booking to find that it was a big New Year's bash, and it was the greatest.

    Is this helpful?

  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was disappointing

    Is this helpful?

  40. AnneD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time dining, food very good but the lunchtime noise level was moderately high. It would be lovely to sit outdoors in the summer!

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

Vina Enoteca offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 646-3477.

Vina Enoteca is rated 4.4 stars by 530 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Vina Enoteca

700 Welch Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Additional information

  • Cross street
    The Stanford Barn
  • Neighborhood
    Palo Alto
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 2:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Rocco Scordella
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (650) 646-3477
  • Private party facilities
    Our beautiful Barolo Room is ready to host your next event! We specialize in dinner events but do not stop there. Our bar is available for buy-out as well, where one can host a lively party with passed appetizers. For inquiries and booking, please email us at events@vinaenoteca.com!
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo