About Vinny's on Windward

Vinny's is California Italian. Fresh, light, a bit less traditional ... Consistently rated "excellent" by Zagat's Guide.

Stop in today and you'll quickly discover why we've become the go to spot for local business folks. And your secret weapon for date night!

Specialities range from seared big eye tuna with our fabulous pinzimonio salad, beef carpaccio and wood oven pizzas to our succulent rack of lamb, veal or chicken scallopini and unforgettable tiramisu!

5355 Windward Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30005
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00 pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Deerfield Parkway/Westside Drive

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(770) 772-4644

Website:
http://www.sedgwickrestaurantgroup.com/vinnys.html

Parking Details:
There is also a private lot available.

Executive Chef:
Armando Campos

Private Party Facilities:
Parties up to 17 people may order off our regular menu. Parties 18 or larger must choose a preset menu. Vinny's can accommodate any dietary requests. An 18% service charge may apply on parties larger than 8 guests, no separate checks please.

Private Party Contact:
Janet Sedgwick or Manager on duty: (770) 772-4644

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Vinny's on Windward Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

74% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (18)
Good for a Date (17)
Special Occasion (16)
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Romantic (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Business Meals (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Authentic (9)
Casual (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Cozy (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Fun (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Healthy (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic as always. Great food and super wait staff.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Arrived for our 7:30pm reservation on time. No hostess at from station to greet us, despite making eye contact with someone who appeared to be a "manager" a number of times, she never approached us nor sent word that there were guests standing at the un-attended hostess stand. When a young girl did arrive, she asked if someone had greeted us - to which we replied NO....and she said OK.

Waiter was very nice, sporadically attentive, slow to take our order and even slower to refill water and drinks. But very nice....he was managing a large party for about 45 minutes (Into our hour and 45 minute Birthday meal for my 14 yo).

Food was good as usual. A filet had to be sent back three times (RAW.....Raw....medium)...it was taken off the bill.

I tipped the waiter factoring IN the comp'ed steak meal, and paid in cash....finished our desert and left without a thanks from the waiter. Not a big deal, but would have been nice.

Have dined at Vinny's many times in my 8 years living in the area - business, casual and celebrations)....I recently moved 20 minutes away and made the extra trip for a special Birthday dinner. Most likely was my last trip....my last visit 1 month ago, they did not have my Open Table reservation in their computer - despite showing them my confirmation on Open Table - and Open Table counted the visit as a NO SHOW.

Two strikes and I think I am out.....Best of luck!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Service was extremely slow. Wait staff was obviously stretched thin. Restaurant temperature was uncomfortably cold. Food selection is very limited.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My husband and I have been to Vinny’s several times, it’s always been a good experience. But this past Saturday the food and service were underwhelming. Our server was pleasant and kind however she had a very full plate trying to tend to us as well as several large tables. We waited longer than usual for our salads to arrive and even longer for our entrée to arrive. The kitchen appeared to be understaffed as well. My husband’s lamb chop was delicious, our dining partner’s fillet was not hot. My salmon was undercooked even though I asked for medium well. Perhaps this was an off night for staff.

Tags: Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our server Gazaway was fantastic and fun! Food was great location was great we love this place.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Absolutely superior experience in all aspects. Food, service and ambiance. I had the Chicken Scallopini and my wife had the Shrimp and Scallop Risotto, both were wonderful. Server was attentive yet unobtrusive. Highly recommend!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Never had a bad meal or a bad bad experience here always look forward to a night out at Vinnys

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

NYE reservation. Food was good but we weren't notified ahead of time about the abbreviated menu for New Year's. Would not have come if we knew our favorite dishes weren't available.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Good food, great ambiance. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Happy Hour
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had a wonderful experience for a late dinner New Years Eve with my husband and son. Nice atmosphere, good food and excellent service. Will definitely be back

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We really like Vinny's as well as the other Sedgwick restaurants. Kimberly took excellent care of us with just the right amount of advice and interplay; will take the time to ask for her specifically on future visits.
They did a great job this visit, especially since it was NYE. Food got a 'very good' this time just because, even though the veal chop was cooked to temp and tasted great with smoke and some grill char, it was a little tough - or was the knife dull - I'm not sure.
Overall a fun and reasonably priced night.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Previously had a great meal and Vinnys, loved the place, but this time food it service was not that great, my server, the older blonde waitress, seems as tho it was an inconvenience for her to bring us food or water. No smile just did not want to be there apparently. I tried to get her attention to bring us some more bread, and she ignored me. She responded better when my husband asks for bread.
Our pizza was very plain, and the scallop risotto had no flavor, was cold and dry.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

very disappointed in service. got my order wrong. did not bring me coffee after asking for it. Felt like they did not care for me. I have been there 10 times before. will not go back

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent Service and Food

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Vinnys was just OK this trip. The noise level was extremely high and the food was not at the level of past trips. I am certain the crowd level had something to do with this, but to remain successful they need to figure out consistency. I really enjoy the menu and verity. Blame it on the holidays! We will try it again to see if the issues have been corrected.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Family Christmas dinner. Was perfect. Requested quite out of the way table and Vinny’s was more than accommodating. Food was delicious! Will most assuredly return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food was great. WAY too loud. Our server has too many tables to provide any service. Took forever to get a glass of wine.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Really good

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Not good. Decided to give it a chance despite some of the negative reviews. Now I can say they were right. The place is loud, food is ok, but service is terrible. Took more than an hour to get the food, not just my table people around us waited just as long. Waiter kept saying "2 minutes", "almost ready" without even checking. No manager even showed up to apologize to anyone.

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

we did not even stay for our food because it took was taking over an hour to arrive with rude service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Service is always great.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The overall experience at this restaurant was not great - was rushed to be seated then waited for our food order to be taken and then when food did arrive it wasn’t good octopus was burnt and over cooked - steak was over cooked and cold.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We’ve been going to Vinny’s for many many years and have always enjoyed it. This time they had removed the carrots and zucchini from the crab cake special that is their signature dish (never on the menu but always available). The crab cakes were also half the size but there was no discount in the price. All they had to substitute for the delicious julienned vegetables was spinach or mashed potatoes. Very disappointing because the vegetables complemented the crab cakes and the pasta. Guess this was our last visit. So sad.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great as usual.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Would recommend to anyone.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a great time at Vinny's. The food was fantastic-it came out hot and did not take long too get it once we ordered. The bartender was very knowledgeable about wine and offered some very good recommendations. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the conversation there. It wasn't a large bar area but was quaint and we were able to carry on a normal conversation without raising our voices to be heard. We will definitely return.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Kitchen was extremely slow. Business partners almost missed their flight due to how long it took. Also I was surprised I got stuck in bar area when I had made a reservation, a little disappointing... Small table for 3 men.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 5, 2017

2nd time back and we really like this restaurant. From the valet service when you arrive, excellent hostess greeting you when you arrive and then excellent food and service.

Vinny’s Is our go to spot

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Authentic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was good but food did not seem to be as good as I remembered it.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Ordered chicken parm- it was dry and overcooked with only a dab of red sauce. The alfredo pasta served with it was gummy and dry. I've had better at Olive Garden for a lot less money. Had high expectations but was really disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food at reasonable prices. Lamb was cooked to perfection. Wine selection solid. However, when served water, the glass had what appeared to be a napkin in it. We noticed this after drinking the water and brought it to the attention of the waiter who immediately removed the glass and replaced with a new glass and fresh water. Nevertheless, very disturbing and something you don’t forget and don’t want to experience again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great experience overall! Great atmosphere and very good selection of food. Wine list was a bit on the high side, and the noise level got a lot louder than I had anticipated. But our server was outstanding and the overall experience was excellent. Would definitely recommend without any hesitation for any occasion.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great attentive service from Elliott. Food was phenomenal and so consistent from every course. We can't wait to come back to try everything on the menu. Beautiful experience.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Always a great meal and wonderful service.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great Saturday night dinner with my wife and 25 year old son. The menu was diverse enough to satisfy our unique tastes (yet not too eclectic) and the service was on point. The ambiance was charming and warm with just the right amount of energy and vibe for a Saturday night out. We'll be back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always enjoy dining at Vinny's. I had the halibut...the fish was fresh, but a bit overcooked...which is easy to do with halibut. The relish that accompanied the fish was excellent. My favorite Vinny's dish is the Scaloppini di Pollo. I recommended it to my sister and she absolutely loved it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was good however I ordered the Filet medium and it was well done. After attempting to get the server's attention I just went ahead and ate it. Had a good flavor just too done. I should have pressed the issue.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great service! tasty and quickly served food. Perfect location and nice valet parking

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

I will start off with the food was spectacular. Amazing flavor in everything we had. But, I gave two stars because the restaurant was practically empty and the four tables were on top of each other, with no possibility of an intimate conversation. We could not hear each other talk. Then the service was terrible. The waitress was not happy to be there, and every thing we asked for was a hassle. She never smiled and mumbled everything. The venue itself is a very nice atmosphere, but was minimized by the service and other noisy patrons. Also, the parking is valet only.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Vinny's is great, always get good food and service. I have never been disappointed.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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