Vinny's on Windward

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$30 and under
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American
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!

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KelleyB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was not the same quality I am accustomed to at Vinny’s

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect to celebrate our anniversary. They even gave us a wonderful dessert!!

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vipDrHarryMerkin
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Been to V several times pre-C. Returned just the other day and was sadly disappointed. The service was subpar and V’s great ambiance/dinner experience was gone....totally missing. The music was very loud. So loud it was hard to have a “table only” limited conversation. We asked them if they wouldn’t mind lowering the volume. Pardon the pun, but our request fell on deaf ears.

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PatB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I ate here a couple of weeks ago and and it was marvelous! This time, not so good. Nothing was hot, crab cake didn't even seem like it was cooked, salad had onions which were not listed on the menu (they did replace it) and $17 for a Woodford old fashion seems a little high. Bread is good. Overall, disappointing.

Ambiance is always lovely, out of town guest admired it and the noise level is also good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Derek and Michelle. There are no better!!
The food is alway on point.

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vipGlenn
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service, perfect food, amazing ambiance!

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JSNN
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service!! Highly recommend for all occasions.

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Larry
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had dinner on the patio with a friend. Spacing between tables was very good, patio has good shade by early evening and food and service were very good. Good restaurant to support during these Covid 19 times.

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BrittanyW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. I just moved to the area and this will definitely be one of my frequent spots.

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Otmimi
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed our date but the risotto a little too ‘mushy ‘ Our waiter was excellent!!

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vipKellyandMichael
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service!
Thank you Will for great recommendations. We had the long stemmed artichokes for a starter,so tender and delicious. I had the Gnocchi that were like delicate soft pillows accompanied by veal and pork meatballs so moist and full of flavor. My husband had the roasted Zealand rack of lamb, cooked perfectly and he can't wait to come back and order it again.
All in all, a great experience!

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vipZeebler
Atlanta
53 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

FANCY WORD = PERFUNCTORY. Sorry to report that the service was the very definition of perfunctory. The waitress could care less if we were there or not. Fifteen minutes elapsed before she even took the drink order. No warmth; no concern. Took our order, delivered it, and that's that. Dining out should be an event, not a mere transaction. Disappointed.

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KaciP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a beautiful setting! Highly recommend for a swanky evening or day date/get together!

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lzhpt
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection! Vinny's has always been special to us. Honestly we went on a Tuesday for our Anniversary and felt like we had a private reservation. We miss seeing and chatting with our servers up close and we understand. Vinny's has taken every precaution- masks for all and our server wore gloves. It's hard for everyone, but go with absolute confidence. Go!

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Carlos
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place! The food, the location and the restaurant are excellent!

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BrettB
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience! Fantastic food! Exceptional Service!

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vipRachel
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here since I was a kid and it never disappoints. Always amazing.

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vipDouglasS
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

We have eaten here several times with good results, but the osso buco I had was not good. The meat was fine, but the sauce was almost inedible. We will give them one more chance.

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vipEdma
Atlanta
57 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious !

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Dzignrlady
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely experience being safe while dining. Dined outside under the trees and the whole experience was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT Biscotti

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GinaS
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and the food was delicious (as always!) Social distancing was accomplished well and the staff was adequately prepared with masks and gloves and appropriate serving techniques!

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RuthH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The only reason I couldn't give 5 stars to service is that our server was wearing gloves and touched her nose while at our table and not sure if she was changing gloves, washing hands with gloves on or just wearing them to protect her from customers and keeping the same pair on after handling dishes at more than one table?

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HeatherS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will had vast knowledge on different wines and a wonderful selection of nightly specials. Antipasto, primary dish and bread plate with oils were all absolutely amazing!

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Dzignrlady
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight.

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meow9girl
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really pleasant experience and I enjoyed all the dishes we tried! Also, a beautiful space.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Vinnys. The service is great and the servers are like family and friends. Michelle and Derrick the bartenders are the best in Atlanta.

I normally have the short ribs or a pasta dish, but tried the Lamb Chops . Thinking about going back tomorrow since they were so good.

Just a great place for dinner or to pony up to the bar and have a cocktail and an appetizer.

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WayneS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Menu is too limited for a first class Italian restaurant.
Lighting at our table was severely limited.
The food we did order was tasty!

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vipJimH
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Trout was great! Good business spot

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Diner
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We always like Vinny's, and go there at least once a month. Food is good and the ambiance is excellent. I think there food selection is above average. Prices for wine are a bit high, but so are most restaurants. Our group has a selection of different entries, and all were well liked. We will go back.

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vipChas
Atlanta
97 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Went here for lunch today and was very disappointed. Resturant was empty while we were there 12 - 1 with just one or two other tables. Service was adequate although waiters were hanging out in the back talking loudly to keep themselves occupied. The calamari was tasty and we enjoyed it. My wife enjoyed her veal and sage ravioli (although when it was served it was ridiculously too hot and she almost burned her mouth), When it cooled she enjoyed it. My chicken parmigiana was the worst I ever had and I sent it back and did not order anything else as it was too late. The chicken should never have left the kitchen. It was over cooked and actually looked burnt. Then there was a tomato sauce on top that was too acidic and I am wondering why it was even there as the whole thing was placed on top of fettucini (which was gloppy and starchy and gluey) and then a white alfredo sauce poured over the top of the fettuccini and the chicken with old tomato sauce. BLECK. It was also so friggin hot I swear they cooked this over the weekend and microwaved it. I even asked the manager “was this microwaved?” He did not answer and simply said “it looks like you got an over cooked piece” which I replied “This dish should never have left the kitchen”. They were vey polite and removed it from the bill. This is not the first disappointment we have had at Vinny’s and I frankly don’t want to come back. My cooking at home is far superior to what these restaurants are serving us today and it should not be tolerated. I guess this explains why they were empty for lunch.

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CatherineB
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Food was okay, seemed to be a little bland or too much. Very hit and miss! Service was very rushed! Felt like we were being pushed out the door! Definitely not what I would expect, when spending a nice night out!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service with amazing food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentines day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a Valentine date and it couldn't had been any better. It has been a long time since I have been to Vinny's and was great the first time, so I counted on it being great for this special event. It was perfect. The advance request for a champaign toast was well timed after we arrived. The service was amazing, as it they must have watched how we were progressing with the meal because they always came at the appropriate timing. Thank you Vinny's for making my special date the best.

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JayW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very romantic Valentine’s Day dinner that was delicious and the service was excellent. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews