Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar
We celebrated my husband’s 70th birthday with great friends. As always it was a fun time at Vino. When you look around you can see smiles at every table. Chuck and the staff make everyone feel so welcome.
Food and service excellent. The vegetables were especially delicious.
Awesome food you would never know that he received his accolades as the 1st sommelier in Hawai`i. He is just not the high makamaka type. My friends were also shocked at the price of dinner & wine.
Every dish us awesome....service is great. Amazing value!
Love this place. Service is exceptional and their knowldge of wines is amazing. Food is prepared beautifully and very tasty
Lovely as always. Food is terrific - wine is great.
Osso Bucco was excellent as was the wine stewardship.
So happy I chose this place for business dinner. Nothing fancy with decor but food was phenomenal! Also great wine selection and ask for Chuck! Service was impressive too! Come for the food, everyone raved including myself! Yum from start to finish. Live the Brussels Sprouts!
It was a very efficient way of making a reservation online and the service, food, Chuck, Cheryle and Anne always makes it a very pleasant and welcoming evening with friends! Thank you Vino’s!
If you are looking for a great evening which can be either casual or formal, as “you” can decide (rather than the restaurant), this is the place! The wine list and bar drinks are outstanding. The food is prepared exquisitely using local, small farm ingredients and can be served family-style or individual portioned, as “you” determine. The ABSOLUTE BEST to purchase a nice wine and casually navigate your way through the menu as your “guests and you” decide. If Chuck Fuyria (owner) is around, invite him recommend a wine or just talk story with your table - he will be both educational and entertaining and, if you have guests, they will readily see why this is the best dining “experience” in Hawaii.
As you can tell from all the reviews that I do For VinoIt is our go to restaurant always good great service very reasonable wonderful wine list good neighborhood restaurant
We always walked past Vino on our way to Ekahi Ornish. We graduated last year, but dine together frequently to stay on track. Once I realized that Vino had a vegan menu I made a reservation. I had been to Vino several times before, but most of our group had not. We had a wonderful meal of Kale and pear salad, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, Hamakua mushrooms, golden beets, kabocha ravioli. It was reasonable at $27 per person including a 20% tip. I once read that Koreans wonder why the vegetables in American cooking are so boring. The vegetables aren't boring At Vino. They are delicious. We are Ekahi Ornish Cohort #110.
There are so many special pleasures to experience at Vino it is difficult to say which is most important. The friendly, professional and knowledgeable staff—from Owner Chuck Furuya, to welcoming Manager Anne to server Nate and all the way to Chef who checks in with you to see that you’re enjoying the food and evening. So many creative and exquisitely prepared dishes to taste and
share, you promise yourself you must return immediately before some specialty dish disappears! Pair the luscious dishes with a wine specifically chosen for you by Master Sommelier Furuya, and you’ll imagine yourself in a Michelin rated Italian Bistro in the Tuscan countryside! But surprise—you’ll awaken from your daydream in this lovely downtown Honolulu gastronomic venue. And you’ll vow to return again and again. And you will never be disappointed. Buon Appetito!
The staff is awesome! Our waitress was Tara and she was so nice and very attentive. We had a couple of toddlers and she was extremely helpful and brought their food out early so they wouldn't get noisy or bored. She had recommendations that were excellent. We even spoke to Ann, who was so knowledgeable about the wines and gave us great tips on the wines. I know how busy she is but she took the time to speak to us and not rush our wine selection. The food was great, as usual. This is my all time favorite restaurant!
Absolutely. This is a wonderful food and wine experience which we have always enjoyed immensely.
Great food, service!! The wine are wonderful and many are reasonably priced. But getting the history and information for each wine is really special.
From the minute we walked in we were greeted and made feel very welcome. Our server was most knowledgeable and helpful with all questions we had about the food as well as the wine. Wished we found this wonderful restaurant sooner, before we left Ca.
Lovely experience. Friendly waiter and “bus boy”. Great local ingredients and delicious wine
Nice restaurant with date or any size group. Very comfortable atmosphere with food at the right price.
Chuck is such a wonderful host.
Veal Milanese was delicious
I love all of the vegetable dishes.
Chuck Furuya was great with us and and helping us select our wine with our food.
Always ask for the Chef's special's as they are always tasty.
We will be back.
Continued good service and good food. Most outstanding dish is the new york strip steak... as good as or better than Hy's. People are very friendly and if you need help making a wine selection, Chuck is ready to assist you, without any pressure or forcing a higher priced wine on you. We eat here everytime we're in Honolulu... twice this time.
Everything is great.
Including its bathroom. Very clean.
The lady waitress was very nice and professional.
If anything...maybe to turn down the music a little softer
We will definitely go again!!
As good as it gets in every respect
Food and wine was great. They find the best wines at exceptional prices. Also handmade fresh pasta
Great food and wine selection. TERRIBLE service this time. Hadn't been there in a while but the standard of service is much different than I remember.
First off Chuck is an amazing owner and engages with every customer while guiding them through the food and wine menus. Great place, great people, great service, great restaurant!
Food was excellent. Wine was excellent. Everything was excellent. However, I didn't like sitting on the second floor under the bright lights on Valentine's Day. Next time, we'll request the first floor.
Excellent service from the start! The food is incredible, especially the bone marrow! The waiter was helpful and went into great detail on each dish that came out. The wine list is expansive and the price is good and not out of this world. Will definitely be back to enjoy more!
Great food and wine. Chuck can pair and select excellent wines with you food. Always something new to taste from all parts of the world. Love the octopus, pasta and pizza.
Great meal, and always like hearing Chucks jokes ...:-)
Vino ... Never disappoints!!!
Great foods, great wine, and great bartender! All four of us absolutely loved each and every dish we ordered. Learned about wine a lot too!
Appreciate Chuck Furuya mingling with patrons.
Great homemade pasta and outstanding wines. Chuck is a wonderful host and always makes you feel most welcome.
Very friendly staff, delicious food and great service
Great service very good food and nice ambiance.
Delicious housemade pastas, and wine you can order in 2 oz or 5 oz portions. Really yummy.
Outstanding food and with Chuck's help, paired with some fantastic wine. Certainly understand now why Vino is a crowd favorite!
Tried it on a whim and glad we did. Not sure I would call it a hidden secret as it appeared to have some regulars. Wish I hadn't waited so long to give the place a try. Don't make the same mistake. Go now!