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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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Ranked #507 of 5,375 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $33 - $33
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Canberra
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151 reviews 151 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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 via mobile

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We were in Sydney for 4 days and we went twice to Vini! The first dinner was perfect: really good food and an attentive service. The second time was a bit disapointing, the restaurant was crowdy and the service was not as friendly as the first time! The food is really really good, the italian wine list is amazing for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I've been to Vini a couple of times now and have found them to be consistently amazing. Service is excellent - the super friendly wait staff have mastered the art of being attentive without being intrusive and the timing of each course is spot on. The food itself is fresh and you can tell that it's prepared with great care... More 

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Blue Mountains, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Vini is consistently amazing. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, the food continues to exceed all my expectations, and the selection of wine puts most other restaurants to shame. Great for a long business lunch, an intimate meal, or just on your own. Thanks team!

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Address: Shop 3, 118 Devonshire St | Not the Current Restaurant, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 9698 5131
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Average Prices: USD 33 - 33
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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