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Vino Santo Bistro

2030 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA 94063-1802
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Ranked #36 of 236 Restaurants in Redwood City
Cuisines: French, Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Worthington, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I was visiting my older brother in CA and he took me to his favorite little Italian restaurant. This is a small, delightful little restaurant in downtown Redwood City. The wait staff are friendly and attentive without being overbearing. The warm, fresh bread was delicious. The "dipping" oil was actually quite thick with spices so you had to be careful... More

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Moss Beach, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We were at this restaurant for my nephew's birthday and there is good news and bad news. The good news is that the food is hearty Italian of the kind you would expect in a small neighborhood bistro. The bad news is that it is not a place to go with more than 4 people. It took the staff a... More

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Los Gatos, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We liked the restaurant, although sitting at the back was a bit noisy, with the waiters trying to see who could make the loudest noise without breaking plates. The character of the place was great, although a bit small. We were surprised by the value of the food for where the restaurant is located and its neighbors. The food was... More

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Redwood City, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

When we get a craving for Italian Food we go to Vino Santo Bistro! I try to have something different but love the Fettachini with seafood! The waiters are terrific and the atmosphere is great! They even have a full bar! I had my 50th Birthday Party there, 5 years ago and was proud and happy with everything! I highly... More

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Emerald Hills, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a very enjoyable place to eat with very good food, reasonable prices, and a nice atmosphere. It is one of the better restaurants on Broadway in Redwood City and we enjoy eating there.

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Redwood City, California
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

This is once consistent good restaurant. Never ever a bad meal, THE Petrale is the best, and there menu has a variety of selections.

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San Carlos, CA
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I worked about a block away for years and this was a go-to place for lunch with co-workers. No matter how tough of a day I was having, Vino Santo made me feel better. They have a warm chicken salad that is super healthy AND flavorful. It was a frequent choice. The gnocchi is pure heaven...be sure to order a... More

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Nome, Alaska
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98 reviews 98 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

4 of us arrived on time....the reservation was made several weeks ago. The individual at the reception area ignored us for at least 5 minutes while he spoke to a waiter. Eventually, I was forced to ask him if he planned to seat us. He pointed, annoyingly, at a table in the rear bordering the kitchen and bar. I asked... More

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San Francisco area, CA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

My family of two parents and two college aged daughter's went to this restaurant on a Sunday night right after the Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre. Admittedly, we arrived an hour early for our reservation because it was pouring rain outside. But even after sitting there for an hour and a half, only one other table of two people showed... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

Just an average Italian restaurant. Bland food. Was charged fifty cents when we told them we wanted to share a salad. Prices reasonable, but there must be something better nearby.

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