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“Great traditional italian food & service”
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Ranked #537 of 5,843 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $48
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Surry Hills
Patong, Thailand
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52 reviews
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“Great traditional italian food & service”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

We have visited VINI twice and totally love the traditional Italian atmosphere, the service, the food & the wine.

Were the prices too high? Not really. You pay for what you get. A great night out, no "over the top" service, the menu is traditional with alot of variety & the staff are only too happy to make you feel comfortable & assist with having a good time.

If you are more concerned with price, then go elsewhere. However, if you want to pay that bit extra & go home totally satisfied, then go to VINI.

I personally cannot wait to return! Thank you to the staff ...........

  • Visited October 2012
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
“This was a real shocker!”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

The Vini Tuesday night set/fixed menu was a real shocker for me - I paid more than $300 for little more than a bowl of tripe and a couple of bland pork chops for a setting of four - half a chop each and three mean size glasses of rancid wine - I had to buy a glass of house red for $7 extra to wash the taste of the pork chop down ...actually the house red was quite good and at least was a full standard size glass, unlike the expensive “wine flight” offering.

With a noisy, crowded atmosphere and surly staff - not even a “sorry” when I expressed my disgust at the Tripe (offal) and bland pork chop being dished up, this was a horror - these people are out of their depth attempting this kind of menu and with so many good, cheap restaurants around Surry Hills, steer clear of Vini and its’ “Wine Fright” and fixed menu offering.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Steve K
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“excellent local italian”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Vini was a fabulous local Italian in a modern Sydney style. located in Surry Hills this was a very tasty local Italian meal, cooked with the freshest ingredients on the day (fish, meat, veg) along with a great Italian-focussed regional wine list.

service was very attentive, knowledgeable about the food and wine, and helpful

the mal was not cheap - we had 4 courses and different wines by the glass for each course, but well worth it.

I will return

Visited January 2013
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Thank alexmews
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Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Vini vici”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Always good value, this small Italian is often our first choice in dining when going to the Belvoir Theatre. The daily menu may not be that extensive but it's always interesting and there's a good choice of fine Italian wines by the glass. The downside is no bookings, so timing is paramount. If Vini is full then see if there's a seat in the excellent 121BC wine bar around the corner.

  • Visited February 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Italian food”
Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

Went to Vini for their 4 course regional set menu @ $50 per head. The food was great, the service was outstanding (especially a German guy whose name I didn't catch) and really enjoyed the chef's introduction to the menu. Highly recommended.

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