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Vino's Italian Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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1652 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14207-3012
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The house red wine was good, then the food came. Bruschetta was barely average, seasoning was non-existent. Dinner salads were below average. Ravioli was ok, pasta was a bit over cooked. Bread was ordinary at best. Pasta pomadoro was beyond bland, was overlooked, and where were the great Italian herbs and spices? Did they not receive their delivery of garlic?... More 

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East Aurora, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very cozy well run establishment. The food and service were outstanding.And dessert is a must . We sampled 4 different desserts and none disappointed. Definitely try this place.

Thank Lori P
Buffalo, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

We went to Vino's last evening - our first time & it was the BEST!!! The place is cozy & inviting, the food is outstanding and the owners, Kathleen & Tony, are beyond accommodating!!! This place is a "gem" and we will be back real soon!!!

Thank Eileen K
San Diego
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

This place is authentic family recipes from time gone bye!! Behind the Bar, the owner manages every aspect of the operation! Great...Great...great!

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Buffalo, New York
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Great traditional Italian food, very friendly atmosphere, reasonable priced. Only thing I would comment is that they only serve beer and wine and my husband likes to have a mixed drink. Otherwise it's a family favorite!

Buffalo, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

We walked over on a Thursday night and my boyfriend and I immediately sat without a reservation. We ordered the special arancini for an appetizer, I got the spinach ravioli, and he got Roz's special with the meatball. Very tasty! Our server's name was Dan and he provided great service. We will definitely be back! Can't beat good food, good... More 

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Washington DC
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

WOW - from the minute we stepped inside Vino's we knew we'd made the right choice for a meal. The atmosphere is classic, comfortable and even a bit romantic - but equally appropriate for a business occasion or celebration. The menu has something for everyone, from pastas with classic sauces, to meats and a wide array of appetizers. Everything was... More 

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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

We had good friends visiting us from Long Island and we wanted them to experience the intimacy and sheer quality of Vino's. I am always in search of the best combination of very well prepared Italian food and the right touch in its presentation....Vino's is the place!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

The owner Kathleen is so friendly I felt like I was having dinner with family and I had never been there before. When I walked in and said I had a reservation for 6 but was early she said oh you must be Janet :-) Food was excellent - not large portions but just enough so you were not stuffed.... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

This place is small and food is very good...but I too agree the owner should not be a drill Sargent to the employees. People don't want to hear this. People don't want to see this. The waiters, waitresses act like scared puppy dogs. They should not be standing around along the wall in the dining area. You never see the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1652 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14207-3012
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 716-332-2166

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