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About Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar

VIno is a charming, casual, neighborhood bistro, a place to hang out. Our foods are Mediterranean inspired — nothing fancy... just good home cooking! We make our own pasta, our own bread, our own sausage & work with as many farms & local producers as we can. Welcome to our home. Please enjoy...

500 Ala Moana Boulevard
6-F
Honolulu, HI 96813
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday; 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm;

Cross Street:
South and Ala Moana Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 524-8466

Website:
http://www.vinohawaii.com/

Parking Details:
Fully validated parking daily after 4:00 pm.

Executive Chef:
Keith Endo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (39)
Tapas (28)
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Fit for Foodies (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Good for a Date (22)
Casual (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Fun (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Authentic (12)
Business Meals (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Cozy (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Romantic (7)
Seasonal (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Healthy (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Just go for the wine, that’s what this place is known for. The paella dinner, which was touted, was nothing more than a watered down version of seafood risotto, with three shrimp, two clams and a few bites of chicken, too much cheese (you don’t put cheese on paella) and way too much salt.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent as always. Went to their Wine tasting event and Paella Night.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great spot... with modern Italian food and a charming hands-on owner. Easily Hawaii’s the best wine list and most knowledgeable staff—at all price points.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great neighborhood wine bar and restaurant absolutely wonderful food at a reasonable price with great service

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had a great meal. Ossobucco was incredibly tender. Service was very prompt but waitress left us alone when we wanted to wait before ordering. Wine was pricey but great selection. All in all, a great dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent restaurant!!! I would highly recommend this couples who want to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 27, 2017

One of my daughters had been to this restaurant a number of times, but her two sisters and I hadn't, nor had my friend and her son. We really enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, People Watching, Comfort Food
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Another great meal at Vino. Although we were there for Thanksgiving, we didn't try the holiday prix fixe menu & ordered from the regular & specials menu. Yum! I really enjoyed the BLT featuring the smoked pork belly. My dad loved the pretzel crusted calamari so much, I had to fight to get any for myself. Luckily they still were offering the salted caramel panna cotta for dessert. FAB! Dad has request we return soon.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Chef Keith's daily specials are locally sourced and delicious. Wine selections and parings with the food by Master Sommelier Chuck Furuya are perfectly matched.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very good. Will come back. Chuck was a very jovial host

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I hadn't dined at Vino for years. But their Honolulu Restaurant Week menu looked nice and very reasonably priced. Since Chuck Furuya is a master sommelier, we figured the pair pairings would be good, and they were very good. The 4 course meal was rich in flavor. Chuck selected wines we had not heard of before, including wines from Sardinia and Greece. He came by each table and explained the wines. The pana cotta was rich and a wonderful way to end the dinner. Our dining experience made us realize that there's an excellent "local" Italian restaurant just down the street. We plan to return in a couple of weeks for a more "traditional" Italian dinner.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Enjoyed the very interpersonal service!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I was torn between 4 and 5 stars on most of the ranking categories. Overall I was very happy with the restaurant. All of the dishes I tried were delicious and the suggested wine pairings were all great. My only complaint is that the portions were rather small. I would prefer to pay a bit more and get a bit more. Even the pasta dish was small. C'mon--pasta is cheap; don't give me 11 noodles.

Despite that I would go back as everything else was really good.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Went with my wife, daughter, and her boyfriend and the food was delicious! We had the calamari, roasted Brussels sprouts, octopus, 0sso buco, truffled mc and cheese, Margherita pizza, and since it was restaurant week, I had their special prix fixe dinner with wine pairings. Every item was amazing! Also, the wine pairing were right on and complemented the tasting menu. Our waiter was pleasant and engaging. Would give it five thumbs up!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 17, 2017

although we had reservations, we got the worst possible table, when other tables were available. the host finally changed our table after gentle prodding. waitress was not friendly, and seem tired. food was ok, not worth the trouble.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Up scale dinning without the feeling of being stuffy. Great service knowledgeable staff.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

We went for the Restaurant week special. It was very good and reasonably priced. It is a casual atmosphere away from congestion and traffic which is nice.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Casual
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We really had a great Restaurant Week dinner at Vino. Loved in the RW menu plus we tried new items like the burrata replacement & the smoked pork belly. Yummy! We look forward to returning to Vino for Thanksgiving!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent food and wine. Staff is friendly and inviting.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

I love the tapas format and the small tastes of wine, the cauliflower is my favorite, I get it as an entree. Sadly the noise level is really challenging and just gets worse as the evening goes on.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Overall amazing experience and the food and wine pairing was perfect! Definitely will be going back!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Mr. Chuck Furuya made our dining experience at Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar very enjoyable. Look forward to another occasion at this great restaurant.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent Restaurant Week menu at a great price. Enjoyed the wine pairing

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We were celebrating a record breaking sales month with top leaders of my team. I arrived early with flowers to be presented to them and Ann kindly hid them in a refrigerator to keep them fresh until the presentation. Ann and our server (forgot to get his name) checked on us frequently to see if everything was okay. The food and wine was excellent as usual. The appetizers are the bomb! I was so full I couldn't eat my entree or the dessert. My first time diners were impressed with the food and the fact that the boss man Chuck Furuya stopped by to chat with us. Everyone was very attentive to our needs! Can't wait to go back again!

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Casual, Tapas, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Had a wonderful time waiter was helpful in making food and wine selection

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food is not as good as it used to be. Service is spotty. Hostess was very passive aggresssive fake nice. Had reservation but got seated at the most awkward table in corner by some stairs. Servers all had attitude like they're the best and don't really care about their foods. Yes they got one of the best wine selections on the island but NO cuz overall experience was a joke.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I love the location. It’s easy to find parking in the structure and they validate! The food was delicious, albeit the portions were smaller than expected. We enjoyed the random dad jokes by the manager. The place didn’t seem too busy but our server didn’t seem as attentive. It took a long time for her to take our orders and to bring out our checks. The manager came by to talk story with our group more often than the server came to check up on us

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

My husband and I LOVE this restaurant!! Chuck is a fabulous host and spends time talking to each customer. His wine pairing is right on! Service is excellent and food is delicious.
My 1 and only negative is that it is way, way too loud.
Idea: if sound buffers on the walls and ceilings were installed it would help immensely!
I realize it is a Bistro but at times we find ourselves yelling at our guests or each other to be heard (we are not too old - 60! and have good hearing).

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food & wine is always top notch; the passion of Chuck is obvious every time I dine there; a true master sommelier.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food and wine are unique and inventive. The server was far too attentive. It was difficult to savor the flavors and enjoy the last little bit before the plate was cleared and a new course placed in front of us. I felt rushed. Having just returned from Italy where the pace was slow and the patron must ask for the check, I left feeling like I was being pushed out so they could seat someone else.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Dining at Vino is more than a meal. It is an experience. The energy created in the room makes the delicious food even more enjoyable. The selection of wines is exceptional.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The experience that my wife and I had here on our “date night” amazing. Finding places that truly understand and can accommodate her gluten allergy is often extremely difficult and costly, and typically VERY limited choices; not the case at Vino’s. We had tons of choices and suggestions of wine pairings and wines to try. From the servers to the owner and Master Sommelier we received some of the best service, attention to detail for our appetizers, entrees, and our shared dessert was not appealing to the eyes in it’s presentation, but filled our stomachs and our hearts. I say this because it was a night without the kids together enjoying each others company and sharing our delicious meals with each other. It also makes a difference and really does matter to us that Chuck and his staff takes great care and pride in supporting local and family owned businesses. Other-than the icecream, everything is bought from from local and/or family owned business and prepared and made by an amazing and award winning chief and staff. The wines that are some of Chucks favorites are the ones that came from the vinyards with a deep and rich family history of care and sustainability. Amazing wines rich in flavor, life, history, and all at an even more amazing price.

I can hardly wait to go back for the food, wine, and interaction with all of the staff. There are not enough stars to give this team, this family, the credit they all deserve.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Tapas, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was okay. Portions are a little on the smaller side. A bit fancier than I anticipated and not as much flavor as I anticipated. Disappointed with dinner.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 20, 2017

First time there and will definitely go back! Great service - someone constantly checked on us to make sure everything was ok. Enjoyed the food!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a such a enjoyable evening dining with our friends at Vino. The waitress, Michiko, made some great recommendations for our dishes and wine selections. It was so nice of Ann to have greeted our guests and made everyone feel so welcomed. The octopus in ragu was fantastic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This restaurant left a lot to be desired. It is scarcely authentic Italian food. Everything I ordered came out with pork, ham, etc meat sneaked into each dish. There was an over abundant wine list which seems to be what the restaurant cares most about considering the first 2-3 pages of the menu are all about wine. I would never dine here again and I am quite shocked to see it was rated a number one Italian restaurant in Honolulu. I am Italian and grew up on Italian food and have been to Italy several times and grew up in New York City with a very large Italian population and cuisine choices. I know what I am talking about.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

All food was excellent except for the Seafood Ravioli - salty (all 3 persons at our table felt the same way). We did mention this to our waitress.
Other than that we enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and waitstaff.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

We went for dinner. The food was fantastic and didn't take long. I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Cozy, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Classy dining, good food, and attentive service. Reasonable prices! Even kid friendly with a kids Menu!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food is excellent here as is the service. These experienced restauranteurs are real pros at delivering a high quality dining experience at more than reasonable prices. The Happy Hour deals are awesome at 50% on all foods. Chuck Furuya has an astonishing good wine list and parings but that should not be a surprise. I highly recommend this establishment.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation
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