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Vini

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Shop 3, 118 Devonshire St | Not the Current Restaurant, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
(02) 9698 5131
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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fabulous Rustic Italian Food

This was one of the most delicious meals my husband and I have ever had, we could not fault the meal, the wonderful selection of Italian wines and the friendly, knowledgeable staff. Well done, we will be back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Leanne W
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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59 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was one of the most delicious meals my husband and I have ever had, we could not fault the meal, the wonderful selection of Italian wines and the friendly, knowledgeable staff. Well done, we will be back!

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Sydney
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My friend and I attended the RFT of Calabria (set menu) on a Tuesday evening. The food was melt in your mouth to die for! The Sicilian wine was equally divine. Service and atmosphere were superb. Highly recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My first visit to Vini tonight was made possible as it was a regional dinner and able to be booked. Seven friends and i enjoyed tonights themed meal from Calabria. 3 entrees (promised a fabulous meal to follow), a risotto (mouth watering), main of slow cooked lamb (so delicious) with salad, followed by liquorice ice cream with fruit was a... More 

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Canberra
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156 reviews 156 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

As a family group we chose the Tuesday regional dinner - Fruili Venezia Giulia - with the by the glass 'wine flight' (three regional wines chosen to complement the various dishes), 6pm sitting. All offerings were amazing. The Antipasti included a stand out orzo ai porcini - barley cooked similarly to a risotto with porcini mushrooms. Beautiful. The Primi of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We dropped by on a Wednesday night without a reservation. No problem. Quick service - our shared entree of peppers with olives and pecorino arrived promptly. I enjoyed the lamb which was tender and gelatinous, and my companion found the dory excellent. There is an extensive Italian wine list, covering two walls - slightly awkward to read from my seat... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The first resturant I have ever walked out of after ordering. Wait staff were so extremely rude, it blew my mind! Such a shame because they say the food is fantastic but not worth the attitude. Go somewhere else there are amazing places to eat in Sydney with lovely waitstaff!

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Brisbane, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We were after a rustic Italian bistro and that is exactly what we got. After waiting only 10 or so minutes for a table with no reservation - this time was put to good use perusing the wine board with assistance from helpful and knowledgeable staff. The rabbit was excellent but to our surprise the hero was the salted cod... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

It really pays to arrive early at this little Surry Hills restaurant. Vini is one of the recommended pre-theatre dinner venues recommended by the nearby Belvoir Theatre, and we were not disappointed. The food was regional, rustic and delicious, and the portion sizes were good. My delicious slow-cooked borlotti bean entree came served in a country earthenware dish with fresh-baked... More 

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SineadR79
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I couldn't wait to book again at Vini.i visited a few years back for one of their regional dinners and thought the food was excellent. I took my husband last night and left disappointed. The food we ate was beautiful and everything I expected but the service was terrible. Everything we ordered we had to chase up at least once... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Absolutely Sensational! We have been dining here for years and have always left satisfied and enlightened. The savoury menu changes weekly and the menu is written on the chalk board. We always doubt the sound of the dishes but are always pleasantly surprised once eating the dishes... The produce is fresh and exquisite tasting yet not heavy and unhealthy. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 3, 118 Devonshire St | Not the Current Restaurant, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: (02) 9698 5131

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 33 - 33
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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