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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...
Honolulu, HI 96813
Contemporary Italian, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday; 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm;
South and Ala Moana Blvd.
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Fully validated parking daily after 4:00 pm.
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
We re-visited Vino during Honolulu Restaurant Week a couple of months ago and enjoyed the set menu. We thought we'd like to go back and try other items on the menu and asked friends who had never been there before to join us, which they did. Everyone enjoyed their food. We especially like the extensive wine selection. Our friends tried various wines, appreciating the smaller pours so we could try many. I'd like to go back and try to whole crispy Branzino.
Awesome service. The waiter was busy but very attentive and always was one step ahead of us in a good way. Chuck also came by a few times to check on us. It’s always a relaxing place with a small but fine menu executed well. And, as always, a plethora of interesting wines by the glass (love those “2 oz” pours).
A lot of thought is placed into a menu that does not remain stagnant. Wines are terrific and reasonably priced. I have been here many times and am never disappointed. Mr. Furuya places a great deal of his time in planning all restaurant selections and it shows. He is always visible and there to help you find your taste buds. Wonderful dining establishment.
Had an amazing experience at Vino on Christmas Eve. Food was amazing & an outstanding value. Had the Christmas dinner special w/ wine pairing. Exceptional. Can’t get a better deal than this. Great food, fantastic wine & Chuck’s amazingly dry, but witty jokes that will keep you laughing & engaged all night. Staff is wonderful & there is no better environment for a special night out!
I took my fiancée to Vino for her birthday - we went on her actual birthday - and not only did we thoroughly enjoy the food, wine, and ambiance, but the Vino server also brought my other half a free and very ono desert. The sommelier is also so much fun and very impressionable. Thanks Vino! We will be back!
Love, love, love this restaurant. Would go every night if I could afford it! Great food, great service. Owner circulates and speaks with everyone like you've been invited to his house. I had the gnocchi last night and am going back tonight for the cioppino style pasta. Can't wait!
Fantastic food and an even more fantastic wine list! Celebrating a friends birthday in a great atmosphere, but quiet enough we could still talk... A decent sized GF menu with a number of vegetarian options avaliable! Not an outrageously cheap night, but also could be priced much higher! Overall, had a fantastic experience and would come back again if celebrating in Waikiki
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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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