Beautiful evening spent at Vin Santo on February 18. They were still decorated for Valentine's Day. We were a party of four out for the evening and trying out a new for us restaurant. It was lovely. Food was delicious. Service was great. Highly recommend.
Great service from Umberto, stuffed salmon and branzino were particularly good. Love the French press coffee after the meal
Service was great and the food is amazing. So nice to see different types of food other than the standard Italian fare. The waiter's recommendation for a wine was spot-on delicious. We probably overspent our time but were never rushed. All in all an awesome experience.
My third time here, and this place continues to exceed my expectation of what a beautiful date night restaurant should be.
The food is amazing, the servers are great, and the wine pairing is spot on. Such a romantic atmosphere, and I'm so thankful to have found this gem!
Clearly this is a Willow Glen classic dining spot but the food was boring but generally well-prepared. Our server wasn't trying to impress anyone. She did not have helpful or confident suggestions or opinions regarding the menu. My wife and I each had the gelato for dessert. Her portion was about 50% larger than mine but had the incorrect combination of flavors.
We enjoyed the pear ravioli and we will definitely be back to try more
This is by far the best 🇮🇹restaurant I've been to in San Jose. Atmosphere is great, service excellence, and the food is authentic, and is really good. 10 ⭐ spot.
This team makes you feel at home
Open table reservation honored immediately. Our server was delightful.
I started with a grilled Romain salad. Delish! Two very lark full lettuce stalks were covered in goodies like palm hearts etc. dressing was great. Lettuce cold and crunchy.
My main dish was spaghetti carbonara with crispy pork belly. Outstanding. It was Wednesday night so we didn’t have to pay corkage for the win.e we brought. Tuesday’s you get 50% off the restaurant bottles.
There was entertainment and the place was a bit noisy but food and service were worth it.
Friendly service and tasty meal. It was very busy. I usually visit during a weeknight which is more calm.
Our experience was very good, our server was excellent. We had a nine year old with us and the server brought him a very special lemonade decorated with fruit & umbrella- definitely
made him happy! Each of us enjoyed the dinner thoroughly.
Great service, fun place, wine appetizers and salad were excellent. I ordered the boar and it was a bit too heavy. I should have known, after all it WAS boar. Next time I'll go for lighter Italian fare.
All over the place. We had two bussers, two waiters, two hostesses, a maitre d/manager and more, all constantly stop by. Very attentive to our satisfaction. No-one refilled water. Some of our plates were cleared. Waitress spilled wine on the table. Wine knowledge of servers was lacking as was polish for an expensive restaurant. Joker waitress said she sucked at bottle service after we asked for a recommendation. Funny but lacked refinement. Wine was $58 for a middle of the road bottle. 2 Entrees, 2 apps + Service was just under $200 for two diners = expensive.
Octopus and Potatoes Dish - 2/lacked taste, freshness and contrast. Octopus and potatoes were both very mushy and indistinguishable in mouth. Very bland dish. Silly Orchid Flower garnish.
Caprese Burrata Salad - 4/Delicious, Tomatoes were great for this time of year. Olives were a nice touch. Basil, Balsamic, Seasoning all great. Presentation was rustic. Orchid Flowers on Italian food?
Polenta and Braised Shortribs - 4/Gargantuan serving. Very good taste. Beef could have been braised a bit more. Silly Orchid Flower again.
Tagliatelle and Pork Flat Iron Steak - 4/Huge portion. Pasta was cooked and sauced nicely. Pork was flavorful. Fig Balsamic was nice on top but a bit too sweet when mixed with the pesto sauce. Again with the orchid flower, is this a Hawaiian restaurant?
I would qualify this restaurant as expensive for a neighborhood Italian place with informal service and a limited Italian wine list.
We liked the caprese and entrees. The wine that we randomly picked was excellent. The octopus dish is not something I would recommend. Service was scattered, informal and slightly intrusive. Ambience was nice and the hosts/management/service were friendly and engaging.
We would return and just order entrees and wine.
Always enjoy the food
Some noise, but part of the charm.
Almost always take food home due to fresh rolls
Wonderful food and service at Vin Santo last Saturday night! Their “create your own” tasting menu lets you choose a salad/appetizer, main entree and dessert for $42. Our entire group of 4 went with the option, and dined on spectacular homemade gnocci, ravioli and spaghetti and meatballs, with amazing salads and desserts to start and finish! We’ll definitely be back.
Love this place! Great neighborhood gem! Specials are always different and is true authentic Italian food. Welcoming and warm staff!
outstanding atmosphere for discussions with friends. selection of food has a wide range. delicious.
this is my 3rd time and i love this place. we were a family of four and i love the fact that i can make an online reservation. alot of restaturants dont even take reservation at all.
We visit this restaurant in down town willow Glen on a regular basis and have enjoyed every occasion. Good food, wine and environment in both the main restaurant and bar.
Service was amazing. Food was incredible.
Vin Santo is one of my favorite restaurants.
I am a good cook so it takes a lot to impress me and VIN Santo always pleases me!
This restaurant is a quaint neighborhood gem.
I always look forward to dining at Vin Sanyo!
Great food and service.
You can't go wrong. The food and service are amazing.
First time in was on NYE, we loved everything about this neighborhood bistro! Mangia, Bene!
This was a 4th year celebrating New Years Eve at Vin Santo for dinner. Welcoming atmosphere with a glass of presecco. Pre fixe menu of their greatest regular food offerings. They offer a wne pairing for your meal. Our waiter was attentive as well as the Chef and his wife. This is a great neighborhood find for Italian food. Would recommend this place for regular dining.
Throughly enjoyed the meal. The rolls served before the meal are amazingly good. I started with the Brussel Sprout Salad. Delicious. My wife had the grilled Romaine Salad. Yum.
Main course for my wife was Baramundi. Large piece cooked to perfect tenderness. I opted for the Risotto. Another large serving. You will definitely not leave hungry.
Our waitress was the owners daughter. She was personal, professional, and attentive. The owner stopped by to chat, not just with us but with every table.
We will come back.
Food was outstanding and the server Cole. Was outstanding. He is a great asset to the establishment !
Very good food & service on a holiday evening. The front half of the restaurant would really benefit from a thermal curtain hanging inside the door to keep the cold out on really chilly evenings as the door continually opens & closes with new diners. We had to keep our coats on throughout dinner.
Tge resaurant itself is darling. I hadnt been there in 10 years and after settling in I started to notice the unfavorable changes. It started with the hyped up horrible server who didn't have a clue as to what he was doing and should never attempted deboning the fish he was pushing. The women's restroom sewer backup was also a drag but the fact that the owner had the bus boy attempting unsuccessfully to resolve the problem instead of a plumber was beyond me. The view of downtown Willow Glen used to be lovely from our particular table but these owners have covered the lovely french doors with their advertising posting giving one an impression of taqueria versus fine dining. Food was under seasoned and unremarkable especially for the price. Don't waste your money for this wannabe noncontender!
Second year we went to Vin Santo before enjoying Christmas lights in Willow Glen, second year our whole family was impressed with the creative and delicious food. The menu is diverse and includes (good) gluten-free pasta which is a must for one family member. It was a cold night and we felt a draft every time the door opened, but that is the only negative to the evening.