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“Has seen better times”
Review of Spinelli Vistro

Spinelli Vistro
Ranked #81 of 106 Restaurants in Boerne
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: you have the B&B listed, but not the restaurant. I wanted to review the restaurant
Georgetown, Texas
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Has seen better times”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Has gone considerably downhill from its position as one of the top gourmet restaurants in the area a decade or so ago when the owner, a top professionally trained chef and restaurateur, paid close, on scene attention. Now it's open only three days a week as a restaurant, the rest of the time being a wedding reception caterer, doing a booming business as the "must" destination for hoi polloi marriages. In restaurant mode my "Average" rating is a gift; the food preparation and presentation are of unpredictable quality, sometimes suggesting that a hash house trainee is the on scene chef. The large open area, while tastefully rustic, makes for considerable noise with high occupancy, which doesn't occur often except with wedding receptions and private gatherings.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
Spring Branch, Texas
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Food sample for potential reception venue”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Very good food, venues for wedding & reception were excellent! Dennis Spinelli was a great owner & host.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Laura M
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Christmas party venue”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had our company Christmas party upstairs. The food and service were great! We will definitely consider the Vistro again next year.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Susienashie
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Texas, the Lone Star State
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338 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere, average food”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

The antique atmosphere at Spinelli's is quite impressive. But I agree with other reviewers that the service and the dining are very average. It's too bad, really. This could be a really stellar restaurant if the food were better and the servers cared more.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank HappyPenny
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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Rude”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

They were rude, unaccomodating and didn't seem to care for our business. I particularly didn't like the way they made us feel, as though we were imposing upon them.

Visited August 2012
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Thank martin f
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