Vin Santo

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$30 and under
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Italian
This popular bistro in the Old Masonic building offers excellent Northern Italian cuisine in a beautiful atmosphere. Blond wood floors and Tuscan yellow walls adorn the inside.
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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a delightful Anniversary dinner at Vin Santo's last night. They placed us in a quiet local in the restaurant, had wonderfully tasty seafood pasta, great service and even a glass of Prosecco on the house. It was 47 great years together and Vin Santo and our friends made it a night to remember. Thanks !

JB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent varitey on menu. Pleasant atmosphere. Wait staff excellent.

L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Service/food/ambience is good for either a date or a family dinner

Q
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our evening, nice table and service was great

G
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was very good. The chef's special dish featuring the braised boar was incredible. My wife really enjoyed the Branzino. The owners truly care about delivering the best experience and cuisine possible.

YB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night with the hubby. Food wine and service were excellent. The atmosphere and ambiance was great

t
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience3

Went on a Sunday night and they were out of a lot of food.

AM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

1) The ravioli was hard when it was requested to be soft due to customer’s dental issues. Was also tasteless when it was supposed to be sweet.
2) The meatballs were so over cooked and hard that they could have bounced off the floor.

Food not returned due to time constraints. Will not recommend this restaurant.

G
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great service was extra nice I love it

GF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The waiter messed up on one of the entres & brought ravioli instead of Branzino fish. Then it took 30" to get the fish which was supposed to be fileted & still had bones in it so my friend didn't even eat it. It was a disappointment. They didn't even comp the fish. The rest of our meals & appetizers were good.

WG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great musician was playing at BYOB Wednesday’s.

MG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Birthday dinner. Food was very dry and overcooked.

l
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Will be back on Wednesday for their free corkage night.

LO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

They have great ambiance and a prime location. Katie was a wonderful server. My muscles in my seafood dish were not fresh. On the fence about trying the restaurant again but I’d probably give them another chance because the restaurant is so cute.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been let down here at all.

SS
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is such a treat to enjoy their local boar. It did not disappoint.

JA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Please was Awesome! Service the Best ! Great Job! Thank You! Keep up the Great Work!

CA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was great as usual. The food is always wonderful and the service is good.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Cute neighborhood spot in downtown Willow Glen. Waitress was very friendly and always smiling and pleasant to all of her guests. We had a smashed lemonade which sounded better than it was, but maybe we were expecting a different taste. It wasn’t bad but not super impressive. We also ordered the arancini and the nice was not cooked all the way and was starchy. The sauce was good. The warm bread was really good. We also ordered the risotto and it was just okay. The cioppino was disappointing. It was a really thin broth, not the usual tomato based scoop up with bread type and had a more sour taste, like an Asian soup. Fortunately we had an Opentable coupon that paid for some of the dinner. We might give it a second chance and try something else to support the local community

i
San Francisco
135 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Unique dishes that are probably cooked to order and very good food and service. Also in my neighborhood.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always! We love this local gem!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food wasn't great. Service is good.

s
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We were really looking forward to a nice Italian dinner. The menu looked great! We ordered a cabernet and it came to us warm and slightly syrupy. The hot day did not do well for wherever wine is stored. The salads were extremely expensive. Burrata and tomatoes for $17 had to be sent back because the tomatoes were literally underripe and hard with no flavor. Considering it is July it was surprising. The pasta was homemade and while the fettucine and pork special was delicious, the ravioli was underwhelming. The pasta was very al dente and very thin. The brown butter sauce was more of a melted butter and very heavy. Prices for the food rival oldtown Saratoga and Los Gatos without the quality. The excuse about the tomato salad was that the suppliers were not "supplying" good tomatoes. Really? In Summer? ???

JR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was great! We found a new favorite restaurant. We will defiantly be back.

d
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was great as always.It has a very warm and inviting feel to it.The cooking outdoes my Italian mother's cooking.

N
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food here!!! So much flavor and sooooo yummy! Great service loved our waiter. One of our favorite restaurants

J
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great! The food is delicious. We definitely plan to come back.

SS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our favorite Italian restaurant in south bay. Especially love the wild boar pasta. The homemade gelato is the best. The pastas are superb. Wine selection both Italian and California is fits the wonderful food.

CM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

On my recent visit i ordered the fettuccine and braised boar. It really wasn't prepared well at all. The pasta was very thin and quite watery. Almost as if it weren't drained well or mixed with a small amount of sauce or cheese. The braised boar had very little meat in it and a whole lot of mushrooms. In a braised sauce its hard to tell the difference until its in your mouth. I thought possibly my expectations were too high. Then I visited another Italian restaurant in Mt View and ordered the same dish. The pasta was thicker, had very good seasoning and a healthy amount of braised boar in a rich creamy sauce. No mushrooms in the dish at all. Vin Santo needs to up their quality game.

AB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Staff was very nice and charming. Groupon deal is a great one. They really hook u up. Huge selection on all courses. Everything was delicious. Only complaint I have is one of our appetizers came out cold, and both our pastas were over cooked. A little too soft for my preference. I prefer al dente. However, the flavors were delicious. And the homemade bread is to die for. Doesn’t even need butter! Would definitely come back.

EO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service with Umberto's authentic recipes....best Italian food in San Jose by a large margin!

MC
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful evening!
This is our “Go To” when we go out...it feels like home and a splurge all at once!
Always delicious and always wonderful!
We will keep going back!

l
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vin Santo is our go to place for a nice dinner out. Never disappoints.

RH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our waitress was very attentive but tended to want to rush us through our dinner. She could have slowed the pace down a bit. Otherwise the food/wine was excellent as usual.

M
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Good...not great. Homemade pasta ravioli was NOT good, was hard. May have been homemade a week or more ago, possibly frozen, definitely NOT good when we got it. I don’t need to bad mouth this restaurant, strongest statement I can make is we won’t be back ever!!!

LM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always

OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Char!

MM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Usually the Pear Ravioli is amazing! But this time, it was undercooked. AC was not working and was uncomfortable hot. For $100 meal between 2 of us, could have spent it at a better location.

PB
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Loved the Menu - Not a bad item on the menu and great Specials! Go on Tuseday for 1/2 price bottles of wine!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best italian dinners I have had in the San Jose area! We will be back!