Vino Vino - San Jose
This is a great place for wine and a light meal before a show at SAP. We went on a Sunday night, wasn’t too crowded. Although they only seemed to have two people working, the service was great. We got our wine quickly (most important) and the food came in short order after that. I’ll definitely go back.
We were a party of 6 having a bite before a concert at SAP. We were seated at a table next to the front window. We barely fit in it. It was hard to fit all the dishes since the soups came out at the same time as the main dishes. The menu didn't state that the sandwiches came with a side salad. Those of us who got a Panini would have skipped the soup if we'd known it came with salad. The minestrone soup was extremely salty. The waiter did take it off the bill though. Everyone was happy with their Paninis. Two people had dinner salads, and one had to wait a lot longer to get his after everyone got all their food. It was all very badly timed and slow, especially considering that we were the first people in there for dinner. It got progressively busy and noisier. The check was brought to us, and the waiter didn't even ask if anyone wanted dessert, never refilled our drinks or ask if we wanted another. He was very pleasant, but did not provide good service. I might consider recommending the restaurant if someone is looking for a place close to the SAP Center and which takes reservations, that and most of the food was good.
Great food. Great service. We enjoyed our meal aLOT! Would return!!
All was good but not out of the ordinary.
Disappointingly when we arrived they didn’t have my booking as their reservation system was offline/down. Would have expected notification back from OT 😏
It was my bday outing and wanted to start somewhere that had seating, an inviting ambiance, and vino!
Friends and I were seated promptly within our reserved time and the entire customer service was beyond my expectations!
We will definitely return, if not for my bday then just for fun!
Average food. Inconsistent service. Some of the food was good, but most was no better than average. Service started off great but went downhill fast.
Great selection for a great price. Friendly staff. Great service.
Went to San Pedro Square for a bite to eat. Decided on Vino Vino. Greeted as we walked in, always a plus. It is a small place so seating is cosy. Given that this is a wine bar don't expect a large menu. What's on the menu though is very good. Started with a meat and cheese tray. Nice options to choose from. We split the the Fro' Mani ham and Brie panini. Very good. Ended with a Creme Brûlée for my wife and the Salted Carmel Pot de Creme for me. Both were excellent. This will become a regular habit for us.
This place is such a gem in downtown San Jose. They've got wines on tap and the bartender was friendly and wasn't hounding us if we were done. We had an appetizer with salmon and both got sandwiches. Don't let how small this place fool you on how great the food is.
Great menu for dinner and a good wine list. Televisions are great for games, etc. and the bar area is nice. Fun little spot for wine and dinner with friends.
I am a wine novice. I had the Carneros Chardonnay, we shared a cheese and meat platter and a salad. Flavors were all great.
The right type of food to go with your wine. Excellent appetizers and salads. Perfetto Pecorino was amazing. Nice job with the wine flights, and they are totally flexible (you just choose what you want from the by-the-glass list, it's not pre-set). There are also paninis so you don't have to go somewhere else for dinner -- truffle cheese panini was wonderful. Service was also great, very easy going.
Vino Vino has more wine options than food options, but they do both very well. The food was well-proportioned and delicious, and hit the spot. My only dislike was that we were sat at a table that was way too close to the surrounding tables on both sides. It felt like those people were in our party, and so there was no privacy and I often felt uncomfortable. It's pretty small in there though, so I suppose they do what they can do. It's definitely worth a try for a date night.
Vino Vino is a cute little place that is part of a casual, mldly trendy food court. Fortunately they have their own defined space and seating so it really is a tiny restaurant. The panini were great and they have interesting salads and meat and cheese platters. I wasn't happy with the wine. I tried two reds and and one white and was going to just give up as they were all too acrid. Finally I found their very nice pinot gris and was happy. I'd go back.
All time favorite Wine Bar. I have never had bad service here and when there was an issue with my final bill - they handled it like complete pros and helped explain their system to me.
I only wish Vino Vino was bigger and closer to me as I live in Marin County! But I will be back as often as possible when visiting my BF in SJ! He HATED wine until I dragged and begged him to go here! Hope to see all of you lovlies soon!!!
2 of us each ordered a flight of 4 wines off the taps. Some were duds, some were decent, but nothing to wow about. The cheese and bread appetizer was pretty good. The place was nicely busy but not crowded. Everyone had a chair to sit in. Nice ambiance.
It was the greatest but it wasn't the worse. The place was kinda dark and the service was a bit slow. The dessert was amazing tho!
Vino Vino is a great little place in the North San Pedro restaurant area. Friendly and not nearly so noisy as other establishments nearby, our group of four enjoyed our dinner and conversation with a nice bottle of wine. The wine list is not too long, but has a good number of reasonably priced selections.
We had only salads and the meat and cheese board on this visit. The salads were large enough for a light meal and very tasty. The meat and cheese board offered a good selection of each with accompanying fruit, honey, and pepper jelly.
The service was just right, attentive enough without hovering.
I will definitely return.
First time there for lunch. Small and very casual, friendly service. Not at all crowded. Caprese salad and salmon sandwich were delish!
Food was super tasty, good quality. For a wine bar, they lack on good wine selections. If you look for good wine, move on but if food is your thing, check the place out.
great service, good food, good wine, good prices, I will be back. We had a group of 15, and sep. checks not a problem. They went the extra mile to make sure we had a great time. I will go back here next time in downtown San Jose!
Vino Vino is great for a glass or two of wine or beer and some snacks. Inside decor is barrels, granite and wood so very cellar like. I tried a flight of red wines and must confess, I didn't love any of the wines! They were ok but I had higher expectations. I wouldn't come here expecting a big meal either. Sandwiches, cheese and meat plates. And olives and edamame. Our server was delightful though. She insisted dessert was awesome but we really were in the mood for more food so we opted to get the check and head on for a bigger plate of food. Would go back for a drink.
The staff was very friendly, and the panini and crostini we shared were excellent. What left us scratching our heads was the wine selection and service. The concept is "wine without attitude", which is great. But we felt that the experience was compromised by red wines delivered in very small, thick sided goblet style glasses. filled nearly to the top. This left no space for the aroma to develop; wine is experienced as much through the nose as it is through the swallow. Large, thin bordeaux style glasses and somewhat lower service temperatures would have enhanced the experience greatly. Wine selection was unusual also...virtually nothing from Napa or other great California wine regions. Instead, Cupertino, Gilroy, and Livermore??
Loved the ability to try all sorts of different wines with the wine flights. I was a little disappointed that the beer appeared to be bottled, but it is a wine bar. The fig and brie panini was amazing! The server was attentive and friendly. Great place to watch a Sharks game!
Friendly service, great cheese plates, perfect for catching up with a friend in their outdoor patio on a sunny day. Would stick with their cheese & meat plates over their salads and paninis. Service is excellent and they don't rush you, which is a plus. A little dark inside, so chose to sit outside in the shade. I would see it getting hot in direct sun though. Perhaps restaurant can put in a canopy so customers who don't get a shady spot have some sort of protection from the blaring sun?
This no frills casual restaurant serves food for fit for gourmet tongues! Luckily my friend was willing to share our meals. My friend and I each split the Brie Fig Prosciutto panini and the Grilled Truffle Cheese panini. Each panini was served with a mixed green salad with the tastiest yet light salad dressing. The panini a were both superlative in their own right. The Brie Fig Prosciutto served up the salty sweet taste that was balanced perfectly. The savory and rich tasting Grilled Truffle cheese was packed with mushrooms making this one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches. Your grilled cheese sandwich has grown up with you.
This was my first time at Vino Vino. Great Meat and Cheese board selections, and the server was very helpful in picking out the specific selections. Sitting outside is a great option here.
The only issues are that it is small inside, so it can get packed quickly considering it's attachment to San Padro Square. Also, there is only 1 very small restroom option for each sex, which was closed while we were there so I had to traverse across San Padro Square looking for alternatives. Use Open Table to reserve your spot, as since it is small on the weekends tables are mostly marked reserved for reservations.
Restaurant is an eclectic mix of food, wine, service, ambiance. It wins on the first two: nice to see the "wine on tap" idea move from SFO to SJC; delicious bar food that matches well with the wines. it doesn't win on the last two. While our waiter was terrific, warm, affable, the kitchen service was too eclectic. If we're sharing a full glass of wine or a sandwich, should not half the pour or half the sandwich arrive in two glasses or on two plates? The tables and chairs are hard and cold and do not invite lingering over lots of wine, yet the menu seems written to promote that. We enjoy the tagline "Wine without attitude" but that shouldn't mean abandoning expected service. We'll try again, but hope for improvement.
We were introduced to Vino Vino by friends, and it was a perfect place for a glass of wine and a quick dinner...lots of great cheese options, and the wine on tap is fantastic. Yup, fantastic wine on tap- never thought I'd say that.
My 33 year old son picked this venue out because of the food menu but I knew the wine list was solid. Everyone had a great time--especially since my son asked that all the pannini's get served in smaller portion slices. They did it for us and everyone had great eats with their beer and wine :)
Extensive wine list. The menu was a bit limited, but all the food was delicious. We had the Seared Tuna Salad and an Italian Panini. Wait staff was friendly and attentive.
My wife and I had a wonderful, romantic dinner at Vino Vino. The wine list was impressive and the food is served in small portions but is rich and flavorful. Great for a quick meal before a Sharks game.
The service by the manager was awful. I had a reservation and they wouldn't honor it as they had too many walk ins. It was a night with a concert at SAP so all places were booked which is why I booked in advanced. I was so disappointed to learn they wouldn't honor my reservation. Very unprofessional. Love the food but haven't been back since as it truly lacks customer service.
A really fun place to trial different wines. Can taste up to 4 different kinds 2ounces each.
Can be romantic but tables are on top of each other. Request corner table if you want a little privacy
Service was excellent and at a reasonable price!
Vino Vino has some of their wines on tap...which I thought was odd. But it was fun. The food was very good. My wife had an ahi tuna salad paired with a sauvignon blank. I had the Italian meat/cheese Panini paired with a DeRose dry farmed Zin...both were great. It was noisy and crowded, but it was Saturday night, so I did not expect quiet. Service was excellent. If you plan to go on a Friday or Saturday night, make a reservation. Seating is limited.
Their menu is full of delightful, light treats. We had a cheese & meat plate and a couple of the crostinis. For dinner three of us had salads, all were terrific: walnut/blue cheese, chicken, and ahi. A friend had a panini which also came with a small salad. The food was fresh and delicious. The appetizer portions were light , and the salads were hearty. The restaurant wasn't prepared for the busy night and it was great that our sever wasn't phased and provided cheerful services to us while also serving the whole place. We are going back tonight!
The restaurant is small, there is bar and outside seating. All chair are bar style (no backs), so if you are looking to lounge and relax, this isn't the place.