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#266 of 4,397 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Surry Hills
Italian, Wine Bar
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Shop 3 118 Devonshire St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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112 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed Vini on a Friday night. It's an intimate, vibrant restaurant so be prepared to be close to your fellow diner. Service was friendly, polite and offered great recommendations. The menu is ever-changing and written on the blackboard walls. It made for a trendy interior however it was hard to read as it is everywhere. We had some tasty... More 

Thank meikadalton
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Vini is one of those special restaurants I keep coming back to because the food is always great,wine is fabulous (pricey but worth it), lively atmosphere but not too noisy, and with a friendly and knowledgeable staff who take the time to discuss food and wine choices. The menu changes all the time according to what fresh produce is available... More 

Thank stillnotfussed
Burradoo, Australia
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, great (almost exclusively Italian) wine list and very good, friendly service. I really couldn't think of any reason not to give this a five star rating. Highly recommended.

Thank redemigrant
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

This place is a gem. Coming off a very disappointing dinner at a "name" Sydney restaurant, we went here on our last night in Australia based on the recommendation of a friend who lives in Sydney. Perfect last meal; it embodied everything we loved about Australia. Unpretentious but well-executed. The place is very small and there were clearly a number... More 

1 Thank nsdc2015
Perth, Australia
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806 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Vini's is a compact Italian restaurant with well priced good food but very expensive wine list. Why are the wine prices so out of proportion to the food prices? maybe this is Surrey Hills pricing!! Limited menu but we enjoyed what we had, not sure if we would return.

2 Thank lindakthomas
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Paying our second visit to this lovely restaurant. Tonight 8 friends visited for the delicious 5 course fixed menu ($55) with the wine ($39, we were totally spoilt. Superb entree and salad with the garlic aioli with anchovies, cheesy risotto, veal with potatoes, and desert to die for.Faultless meal and service. We were all happy.

1 Thank Brenda1939
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

I guess that was our review, that this was ok food, not exceptional. Service was very good and wine choice was good and food was good, but not memorable. The menu is quite small and I struggled a little to find something I wanted to order.

Thank pedro_on_hols
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Tuesday nights at Vini are spectacular. They host a rotating four course regional menu with matching wines at an affordable price. A definite favourite.

Thank Alex M
Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Oh my, the cheesy nettle risotto is so utterly delicious that it's actually hard to share. Why would you give anyone else even a small spoonsful. Still you can always help yourself to veal and eggplant rotolo to console yourself. Perfectly prepared, highly seasoned and a good excuse to try so many Italian wines by the glass. Desserts are a... More 

Thank JennaPrice
Brisbane, Australia
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233 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

It was supposed to be closed, we were hoping to go to another nearby Gourmet Traveller recommended Restaurant (which was supposed to be open but was closed) and pleasingly it saved us from a hungry walk. Pleasingly it was the open one. They found us a table (the place is tiny). The staff were friendly, and knowledgeable about their foods... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $49
Italian, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 3 118 Devonshire St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighborhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: 61296985131

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Surry Hills

Neighborhood Profile
Surry Hills
Once regarded as the traditional fashion area, Surry Hills has broadened its appeal. This neighborhood continues to distinguish itself as a shopping destination, offering the best collection of one-of-a-kind boutiques, designer brands and flagship stores in the city. Today, this area has evolved into a hub of media, design and professional services - a colorful and diverse place equally known for its antique dealers, art galleries, cafes and pubs. Strolling down the street on a Saturday morning, you’ll see a mix of students, artists, hipsters and a few all-nighters from Oxford Street, the “Gay Capital of Sydney”. In this vibrant neighborhood you will find bohemian chic and modern style co-existing side by side.