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Vinny's on Windward

4.5
1337 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for a Date
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00 pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(770) 772-4644
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Armando Campos
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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.
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Private party contact
Janet Sedgwick or Manager on duty: (770) 772-4644
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Deerfield Parkway/Westside Drive
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Parking details
There is also a private lot available.
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
What 1337 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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4.1
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 21 hours ago

Fabulous food & awesome ambiance. Our server was awesome and we had an amazing Fathers Day here. Will certainly be returning!!! So glad we tried you out!!!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Everything was excellent as usual!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Great dinner, great service.

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

I am allergic to gluten and ordered off the gluten free menu. My entree contained croutons. I told my server. The manager came to the table but no one offered to fix me another plate or not charge me. Cross contamination can be a very serious issue for those who have Celiac or are allergic.

My friend’s lunch was excellent.

The restaurant also marked our reservation “cancelled” on Open Table. It wasn’t and we were there on time. The hostess had our reservation when we arrived.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

First time dining here. Nice atmosphere, very good service and really enjoyed the food. Had the lamb ragout over parpadelle. Delish! Will be back with friends next time.

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Felt like we were rushed in and rushed out, even though they were not busy. Waitress filled water glasses more a dozen times. food was good, but a little bland. All of this has not been the norm in the past? Not sure if it was just an off night. We will return, probably at lunch time.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

We celebrated my sisters birthday and the Hostess and our waitress were fantastic. Service was above and beyond. The food was OK, menu choices limited. Prices were good. The birthday cake the restaurant supplied at no charge was fantastic. Overall enjoyable dinner

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We were a party of 4, celebrating a special occasion. The service from Glen, our server, was outstanding from start to finish. The food choices on the menu were numerous & everything that we ordered was tasty, fresh & so delish. We highly recommend this fine restaurant & will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

A good go to restaurant that we frequent on Friday nights. Always good service and good food with a wide range menu (Flat Breads to Short Ribs). Reasonable prices. Probably not the best place for kids. Loverly brick structure with a lot of windows so you can see the outside from anywhere you sit.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Since discovering Vinny’s, I take visitors there to impress them with Alpharetta. Another night of great food!

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Was an excellent meal after a business meeting and our server Cindy was awesome in coming up with a vegetarian alternative meal for one of our members.

Highly recommend this restaurant for excellent Italian and fish dishes.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The food was outstanding! The service left a little bit to be desired.
In fairness, our server was extremely busy but it definitely showed. We have dined at Vinny's on multiple occasions, and the food is always outstanding. On this particular occasion, we were celebrating an anniversary and the noise level was off the charts loud which made it very difficult to communicate and uncomfortable. We will be back because of the food, but will likely pick a different time of evening to dine.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Usually very noisy (all the brick and concrete makes the sound "bounce").
I sat outside on the patio - much better for me since it wasn't so noisy.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent food, professional staff! We’ve dined at the restaurant since 1996, always a lot of fun.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

My family and I had a wonderful Mother’s Day Lunch. Everything was perfect- the food, the service. It was a very enjoyable experience.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day brunch.

Had the worst seat ——the hostesses were literally arguing at our table about seating -

Food choices were very limited —-

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Love Vinnys!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I made reservations for myself and 5 friends who all went to our prom. The servers were very attentive and our meal was delicious. Thank you for making our night extra special.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We had dinner for my daughter’s 21st birthday there and she loved it. It was the perfect setting.

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1.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Have dined at Vinny's many times and this was my first bad experience. Five people in our group, and the first 3 meals came out about 10 minutes before the final 2. They were very apologetic about the chicken sandwiches taking so long -- can't image what that problem was with them. That delay made it awkward -- you encourage the other people to eat so their meals don't get cold and they feel rude doing that.

The PEI mussels seemed to be past their 'prime' and were deemed inedible by the person who ordered them. But, we had already had such delays getting food that she didn't want to reorder anything else.

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Great venue that I haven't been to in few years. Food was very good & service was attentive, but not overly pushy.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Vinny's has been on Windward since the beginning, maybe 20 yrs. Had a less than stellar meal there 15 yrs ago and stayed away for a while, but I'd say they've got their game back on track. Have eaten there maybe 6-7 times in past 6 months and food, staff, bar have been top notch each time. This occasion I took 8 from my work team out for dinner; good food, good service, good ambience, affordable wine list, and all comments were very favorable from the group.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Was expecting a little more upscale. However, overall experience was pleasant.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

A very pleasant evening meal after catching a movie. Great service and excellent food.

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1.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Terrible service. Our waiter rarely checked on us and took forever to even put bread on the table. We kept having to ask for it. Then he sat a piping hot bowl of Mac n cheese in front of my 1yr old daughter. He was slow on drinks as well. He kept saying the restaurant was too crazy busy that night and that’s why he kept forgetting about us. I think because we had a child and we’re dress casually in workout clothes.... he sized us up and figured we would not be a good top. His other tables seemed to get great service. I had the gnocchi with veal meatballs and ended up getting sick later on in the evening. All and all our meal took 2 1/2 hours for 2 adults and a baby. I’ve been to Vinny’s several times and never had this experience but likely will never go back.

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2.0Dined on April 21, 2018

VINNY'S HAS ALWAYS BEEN A BIT LOUD BUT ADD TO THAT A GROUP OF SCREAMING CHILDREN WHOSE PARENTS ALLOWED THEM TO RUN AROUND THE TABLE MADE IT WAS WORSE THAN EVER. IN THE "GOOD OLD DAYS" VINNY'S WAS NOT A RESTAURANT THAT PARENTS WOULD HAVE EVEN THOUGHT TO BRING THEIR RAMBUNCTIOUS CHILDREN. IT USE TO BE NICE FOR A DATE NIGHT, FRIENDS' NIGHT OR A BUSINESS MEETING. WE MADE PLANS WITH FRIENDS LATE IN THE WEEK AND RESERVATIONS WERE THIN AROUND TOWN SO WE SETTLED ON VINNY'S. THANK GOODNESS THE WEATHER WAS WARM ENOUGH TO DINE ON THE OUTDOOR PATIO, WHICH IS QUITE NICE. UNFORTUNATELY, THE OUTDOOR PATIO WAS NOT NICE ENOUGH TO REPLACE BELOW AVERAGE PLATES. THE FOOD IS INCONSISTENT AND HAS BEEN FOR YEARS. THEY NEED TO HIRE AN EXPERIENCED CHEF AND STAFF, REVITALIZE THE OLD BORING MENU AND BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO A RESTAURANT THAT NEEDS TO REINVENT ITSELF. THAT SAID, THE WAIT STAFF IS THE BEST IN TOWN AND THE WINE LIST IS GOOD.

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2.0Dined on April 21, 2018

First time to Vinny’s and it was mediocre at best. Service was terrible, food was cold. I ordered the scallop risotto, only 2 small scallops that tasted fishy, several over-cooked shrimp and crunchy risotto that was over powered by the truffle oil. We watched a man whom appeared to be with mgt pass our table multiple times to deliver bottles of wine to another table but didn’t seem to have time to check on us. We would’ve said something about the food but our server never checked in us again.

Honestly, this may just be a beer & pizza joint with valet. The arugula salad was good but I don’t think they could’ve messed that up?

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Always great and consistent service. Food is tasty. Good lunch portions.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Everything about it was great, but Alan’s special attention to detail and outstanding service made it a special place for us to have a business lunch with our customers.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We always have my birthday dinner here. The overall experience and food are always outstanding and last night was no exception!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Ate an entire bread basket before someone came over to get drink orders. About 12 minutes. Veal parmigiana was very good.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I’ve been to Vinny’s several times. Always good. Service and food is great. It’s the place we take out of town guests to. Beth was great. Warm and friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Good food, great service! I enjoyed my quiche and the mimosas.
Wonderful place for Easter Brunch with family. We'll be back!

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1.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Very noisy restaurant with little to no options for vegetarians and only one gluten free option. Many other Italian restaurants customize their menu for vegetarians but not this one. Even on the normal busy days they don't have enough ppl to serve, so u end up waiting long times to order and the server doesn't have enough time to provide options either

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Every single last thing was fantastic. The Gnocchi were little puffs of goodness, the veal meatballs, fantastic.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The food and atmosphere was excellent. The rack of lamb was authentic.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was delicious, and Glenn was an excellent server. And we thoroughly enjoyed the birthday dessert plate!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent food, friendly staff, great service, and a kitchen extremely willing to adjust to your needs! This is one of our favorite spots.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Have eaten here several times, the Food is always excellent and service outstanding! Grilled Artichoke apps? YUM!

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