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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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (17)
Good for a Date (16)
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Good for Groups (13)
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Neighborhood Gem (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Cozy (7)
Authentic (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (6)
Casual (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Healthy (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
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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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Had dinner here on a rainy Saturday evening. Lovely ambiance! Limited menu for those of us with gluten intolerance. Shrimp and scallops risotto was fair and light on seafood. My husband enjoyed his Chicken Parmesan. The gf chocolate mousse dessert was the best part of the meal. My spouse enjoyed his tiramisu. Will return!🌹

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wonderful waitress in Amber! Great ambiance, dinner was absolutely delicious. Great date night place or for celebrations. Will definitely be back!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We enjoyed a wedding aniversary dinner. Service was excellent and so was the food and wine. We have dined here before and have always been pleased.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Vinny's never disappoints! Starting with a superb service, and fooled by a delicious meal.

Their attention to detail is phenomenal, in particular our waitress!

Thank you guys!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The waitress was personable but the wait for food was ridiculous. My entree was delicious but my husband’s was a minor disaster. Because the waitress never came back to check on us he just ate what he could. Wouldn’t go back here when there are more reliable fine dining options.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Portion sizes have been cut. Ordered scallop appetizer and they were tiny , size of a cherry. Better off not offering. Also had the artichoke appetizer they were thrown on the plate. Had both of these many times and this was an extreme disappointment.

Had the Ribeye. It was cooked fine, but quality didn’t seem to be USDA Prime or Choice or even Angus. And, portion size was reduced.

Mother in law had some sort of Tortelini or
Something. Looked mushy, but she is not one to complain.

Lastly, more of a minor point but their bar offering of more popular brown liquors is very sparse.

Feels like they have become dated. Their are other choices. Maybe it was an off night, we spent a lot as we ordered. $100 bottle of wine for birthday celebration. At least that was good.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This one of my favorite restaurants. I have noticed that on recent visits it is extremely loud and hard to talk unless your table is located on either end of restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great food, good service, and they brought a lovely dessert for our anniversary. The only
issue is the noise level - otherwise an enjoyable evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Service was excellent as usual. Special soup was tasty. Little Gem salad, chicken scaloppine, halibut, and crab cakes did not disappoint. Artichoke appetizer was not hot and the peaches on the burrata peach salad were not grilled as in the past. They were cold and not grilled. Cocktails were perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Nice place. Good ambiance, good food, good service. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We had another wonderful meal with Elliott as our server.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We went to Vinny's because it was within walking distance to our hotel. The service was outstanding and most of the food was very good. Some exceptions were the polenta that came with the trout. It was very dry and lacked flavor. However, the trout was unbelievable. The risotto with shrimp and scallops. The risotto was undercooked but the shrimp and scallops were very good.
Overall, it was nice but that is all. The lack of consistency on the plates was disappointing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This has been my favorite restaurant forever. Heartbreakingly, they decided to change the sauce on the lamb chops which has been the same for 20 years. The reason it has been on the menu for 25 years, is because it was perfect! Why change it?

A friend of mine, who odered TWO things which were bad; The muscles which were too spicy, with no notice that they were spicy, and her octopus was tough and too hard to cut off and chew . The crowning and inglory of it all, were the two cappuccinos that came out looking great, but were COLD!
This is my favorite restaurant, clean up your act! :-)

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Both of our Grouper specials were terrible. We took only a few bites, but didn't send them back--should have.

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

I brought my client here, a group of 16, and they take excellent care of me and my group. They assigned us two servers, awesomely suggested and help me pick out apps in advance so when my hard-working group arrived so did the apps which us allowed us more time to talk and have fun. Our server Sal was wonderful by answering group Qs, accommodating special requests, took our entire table's order by memory which still amazes me. Super warm and friendly. The manager, Mauricio, was super friendly, accommodating, etc. who was the person to most help me ensure my group had a great time. Highly recommend for any occasion but especially groups, parties and clients.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Healthy, Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Was again disappointed by Vinnys. The manager Glenn was less than accommodating and frankly ruined our dinner. Won't be coming back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a wonderful time and the food and service were exceptional. We were celebrating a birthday and had a large party of 9. Open table did not notify us that they could not confirm the reservation in fact I have a confirmation email now. The staff was unaware of the added guests. We were afraid we would be turned away because of the confusion. We will not use this app again and will just call the restaurant for future reservations. Thankfully the staff averted a Birthday disaster and we had a great evening. Thank you Vinny's for working this out for us.

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Birthday dinner, was excellent

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 9, 2017

My favorite place to dine in Alpharetta. Food is always great and the service is excellent.
My wife and I have dined at Vinny's 6 times this year. Always great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Casual, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Always enjoy Vinny's at lunch.The mussels are perfect and so so good.
Bread is tasty along with it.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Casual
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

I wanted to give Vinnys another chance tonight after my last, less than enjoyable, visit. Unfortunately it was just as bad. The food wasn't terrible however my awful service by the bartender really set a tone for my evening. It seemed as if I was just an annoyance to her and was very impatient with getting my order. After asking a few things about a specific dish, she was visibly agitated by my questions. After that it was hard to even get her attention, for she seemed to care more about what seemed to be friends of her's. Won't be coming back.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food and the service were excellent, but the noise level is high in this place. Not the noisiest place we've been, but still loud enough to make it a strain to hear each other. The attractive brick and wood decor cause voices to really echo. It actually wouldn't be too bad if they didn't also have "music" playing through the sound system. All you could make out was the thump of the base notes and it just added to the noise level. We sat in the central dining area. Might be quieter if you sit in one of the wings. If you don't mind the noise, then it is definitely worth the trip for the food and service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Service was excellent. Veal parmesan was very dry. Other meals were very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Fantastic meal and our out of town business guests said it was definitely on their list for restaurants to visit again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 22, 2017

An interesting menu with unique touches. Our server was on top of everything. Wine selection was very good. Food well prepared. My only issue is that it's a bit noisy. With 8 people in our group, it was difficult to hear from one end of the table to the other. That's a minor complaint and easily offset by the positives.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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