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The Hidden Vine Wine Bar and Bistro

1052 Main St, Ste 2B, Newington, CT 06111-2937
860-372-4560
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Ranked #8 of 87 restaurants in Newington
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 12, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
New Haven
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This wonderful upscale wine bar is family -owned and run by a most personable restauranteur, Josie, and her children....The former owner, Sal, was very welcoming ,Josie even more so. One feels like family and continues to enjoy a fine esoteric offering of Italian food .Ready to return....

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NJ
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

As I am not from this area so this may be acceptable for trattoria style food.... reading all the reviews it sounded like the place we should go to. Started with Fried Fresh Mozzarella (frozen?) in marinara sauce(tasteless) , Calamari (the accompanying fried peppers were better ) and Sole Florentine..NO...NO... Service was very good...but this is not a "wine"bar...

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My cousin came down from Albany and we had eaten there under the last owner. I read that they had reopened under new management but the chef was retained! Yes! I read all the fabulous reviews and knew it would be wonderful! I love that it's family! Justin was our waiter and very nice! We met the husband, who came... More

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

If you are looking for a nice dining experience in the Newington, CT area try The Hidden Vine. It is a small family run place with the touch you won't find in larger "chains". The owners and their son, who manages, are omnipresent and give you that "at home" feel while still being served fine cuisine away from the house.... More

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Enfield, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The food here is amazing. They have different specials every night. One night they had a 16 oz boneless ribeye which was absolutely delicious. I've been here a few times already and the new ownership is doing a much more of an excellent job with all aspects of this business. The service was great, I was greeted right as I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Absolutely faboulus. Nicest people. Great food. Never had a bad meal. Better than before Dec. 2013. Excellent service.friendly atmospher.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Food is fabulous. The atmosphere is great I think its better than ever. The new owners are wonderful and delightful. Service is excellent. Can't get better than that.

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Newington, Connecticut
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I had read the previous review and boy were they wrong! Recently, the place has been reopened by new owners and I couldn't be happier. Me and my husband would dine here often when it was under previous ownership and was hoping it would be up to par. I have to say I believe it is even better than I... More

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Newington, Connecticut
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We loved this restaurant under the previous ownership. New owners have opened the restaurant so we thought we would give it a try. The décor hasn’t changed or the layout which is just fine. You could tell that the wait staff was not up to the caliber of the previous ownership. But, that was then and this is now. We... More

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Newington, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

The food here is outstanding. A true dining pleasure for foodies and casual diners alike. PLenty of free parking, a nice bar to pass the time if there is a wait for your table. Overall great.

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