For those truly exceptional occasions, let Vinnie's help you create an unforgettable dining experience with our award winning menu and impeccable service. Our three private dining areas can accommodate 6-80 people and banquet packages are available for groups of 20 or more.View Private Dining Details
Exceptional meal and Walt gave us excellent service
My husband and I used to eat at Vinnie's once a week, but they raised their prices and cheapened their recipes. If presentation is important at a restaurant that charges exorbitant fees, Vinnie's falls way short. Last night, I ordered a salad and an appetizer. I drank water. My husband had a glass of wine and fried shrimp. The bill was almost ninety dollars. The spinach salad was nothing to write home about and his fried shrimp looked like something from a fast food restaurant.
I still love the ambience, but it will be a long time before we eat there again.
Great food and atmosphere
It didn't start of well. There was no hostess at entry and three serves past us without greeting us. That left a bad vibe for us. Other than that this was a nice night out for my friends birthday dinner. The food is really good and the hot crab dip is a favorite. Our waiter Stephen was the best and very knowledgeable about the restaurant and menu. He also made our night awesome.
Great Food, great service, great people! It was a fantastic evening, as always!
Perfect as always!
We came to Vinnies to celebrate my wife's birthday. As always, the food was delicious, the service was great, and we all had a great time. The only downside was a band that was playing out in the courtyard by a different bar. We were near the window in the front room and it was rather loud. I know Vinnie's has no control over that, but if the band is playing and you want a quiet dinner, ask for the main or side rooms, not the front room. Overall, though, always a pleasure.
I took my wife for her birthday. We were both pleased with the food. I liked my bone-in fillet but next time I would go with the fillet without the bone. Salads were crisp and fresh and but would liked to have cheese on the salad. Key lime pie was perfect as well as the service. I'll be back.
I’ve had better prime rib. Cheryl’s petite filet was sensational as were the hash browns and Caesar salad . I’ll have the filet next time!
It was, as always, a great experience… Both food and service were excellent… Absolutely no complaints!
Great steaks and seafood as well as sides and desserts. Staff is professional and attentive. Highly recommend Vinnies!
Had a great evening, service and food were excellent.
Very enjoyable evening. Great staff, food, ambience. Nice and comfortable evening.
The food was great, the wait staff was great. Besides the belligerent women that was half naked in a bathrobe in the bar, it was a nice place to eat..
Fantastic as always. We come to Vinnie's for almost every special occasion, it is my favorite restaurant in Raleigh.
Vinnie's is where we think to go for a special dinner - birthday, Valentine's Day, or just when we want excellent food and service. The service is always top notch and the food is delicious! A bit pricey - but worth it!
Great Chicken And Steak. Wonderful potatoes. Service and drinks were excellent.
The main course and dessert were very good. Our dinner ended well.
The waiter bragged on the bisque and I had that. I think it was the worse bisque I ever had, to be fair he also said they were almost out and perhaps mine was a bit scorched or something. I can't really pin down what was bad about it. Generally bisque is a favorite soup for me.
The salad, steak, stuffed potato, trigger fish, and creme brulee were excellent.
Very good food, a quiet atmosphere in the back dining room. We have frequented Vinnie's for many years off and on and it has changed over the years slightly. Miss the old huge salads!
Excellent steaks. Mine was underdone and they corrected very quickly and efficiently.
Unfortunately, I can not recommend. Young hostess needs work on customer service and how to properly interact with guests. Service was VERY slow, and the restaurant was almost empty. Food was fair. Crab cake appetizer was good. My special of the day: triggerfish was extremely dry and salty. I couldn’t finish it. Steaks seemed OK to the other diners. Our waitress was very pleasant. I don’t think the glacial pace of the service was her fault. No offer of anything free for a birthday, when Angus Barn brings you a cake. Will not be back.
Steak was charred I ordered medium rare came out charred and tough I sent it back only to have the manager bring the same steak back to the table She explained to me that all their steaks were cooked on a flat top , shocker I will not return Do yourself a favor and dine at Rays , Sullivan’s , Ruth cris or even Fleming’s
Awesome as usual.
Another excellent meal at Vinnie’s!
Guys night out - food was great and we had a nice time
Vinnies never disappoints. The food is amazing, but it’s such a laid back atmosphere that you always feel welcome. Best filet I’ve ever had.. EVER.
Terrific service and food was delicious. They decanted my wine for a corkage fee of only $15.
This was my husband's first visit; I was a return patron.
When we got there were told we wouldn't be seated until 15 minutes after our reservation. I understand this happens so it's all good. It was hard to get the bartender's attention to get a drink and then hard to get his attention to pay once our table was ready. The salad was forgotten. There was gristle in my filet (I didn't tell my husband). I love the place but I may have to do some convincing to get my husband to return. Thanks for asking!
Warm, intimate setting. Great menu. Creative specials. Friendly staff. Love it!
Food was wonderful and our server Johnnie was excellent. He made great suggestions. We will be going back!
Food was great as usual. We waited 30 minutes before we got our first drink and had to flag down someone to wait on us AND restaurant was half-full. Very discouraging. Service has gone down since Craig Souza sold restaurant.
The decor is a little dated, with double-height dark-stained wainscoting . The floor is carpeted and dingy. I didn't care for the 50's music. The food was delicious however. I had the medium filet and it was cooked to perfection.
Food was amazing and atmosphere was great but as good as the food was it was a bit overpriced
Tipico posto americano. Il cibo e molto buono. Se il tavolo non e ancora pronto potere atendere al bar sorseggiando qualche drink. Ce la comodita di parcheggio davanti. Sicuramente tornero.
Vinnies was delicious! It's not close to our neighborhood and there are other steak houses closer to midtown, but we will be back for a quiet dinner again. We made early reservations with another couple. Neither of us had been there in years. We were impressed with the food quality, the wine, beef and the side dishes,attentive staff (but not overly attentive), the warmth and classic ambiance. Not flashy, not loud, (even though there is a bar in another room), just great food and conversation. There are private dining rooms we checked out for office Christmas parties.
This is one our favorite restaurants! We have a very small list of high end restaurants for special occasions and those evening we just want to treat ourselves...this is in the upper tier of that list!
We always go here for special occasions. The food and wines are excellent. The bread for the table is TERRIBLE and can't figure out why they can't do this better. Love the atmosphere and that they acknowledged our special occasions.
We had a fantastic experience. It was my boyfriend's birthday and we had driven down from Virginia Beach to spend the night in Raleigh. I actually had another reservation at a different restaurant, but last minute changed my mind out of worry; restaurants have great reviews sometimes but we can have terrible experiences. But I'm very glad I decided on Vinnie's. The food was delicious! It was true perfection, and our server was attentive and lively. I wish I could remember his name, he really took care of our table. The only complaint I would have is that I made a reservation and our table wasn't ready, which is important considering we drove down just for the night and don't have all that much time to wait. A couple that walked in before us had stated that they were early and made a reservation for half an hour after us, yet they got seated about 5 minutes before us anyway. We were waiting past our reservation time and we had to actually walk up and ask them if they were ready yet. I still liked the table we got, in the corner and private. I definitely will come back next time I am in the area.
Excellent steaks and seafood. Quality of service and food has remained superb over the years.
Vinnie’s is an amazing place for any occasion, the food is always cooked perfectly.