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Vini

#326 of 4,201 Restaurants in Sydney
#355 of 4,539 Places to Eat in Sydney
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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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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent, non pretentious Italian with incredible wines

I was delighted with my visit to Vini! The Menu, which changes daily was fine, the selection of regional Italian wines incredible and the best, most knowledgeable service that I've had in a long time!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Raaraab
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Kaeng Khoi, Thailand
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kaeng Khoi, Thailand
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100 reviews 100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I was delighted with my visit to Vini! The Menu, which changes daily was fine, the selection of regional Italian wines incredible and the best, most knowledgeable service that I've had in a long time!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This was a business dinner where I hosted eight. Average price was about $90 per head including alcohol. Food was excellent and a decent range of wine, well matched to food. Service was very prompt and staff polite and helpful Bookings are desirable. I called on short notice and they squeezed us in, but it would be hard to do... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 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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113 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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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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74 reviews 74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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