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“Great Ambiance and Food”
Review of Ovinte

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Ranked #88 of 2,001 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $35
Cuisines: Spanish, Wine Bar, American, Bar, International, Contemporary, Pub
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Big Island Drive
Description: Excellent menu selections from Chef Ian Lynch, handmade cocktails, and an extensive wine selection, conveniently located in the St. Johns Town Center. Additional reservations and seating may be available; please call for details.
Saugerties, New York
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Ambiance and Food”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

Enjoyed our dining experience very much. We had a group of six and the wine selection and drinks were very good. Ovinte has specials for happy hour also, which is nice. We all ordered different items and shared them. The ambiance and service were great. Our server was especially knowledgeable, which added to our experience. However, the noise level makes it hard to talk across the table. I also feel that although the food is very good, it is a bit overpriced for an area like Jacksonville, Florida which has a lot of blue collar workers. We will definitely go back.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Lawgirl40
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English first
Jacksonville, FL
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74 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Lovely Tapas Place”
Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

Overall enjoyed our experience here. We went for our anniversary and were glad to share it there. The service was very good, although their dress seemed a bit out of place to the rest of the atmosphere. I think this place would be ideal for a group, as our table was pretty close to another, making conversation a bit distracting at points. The food was excellent, and we loved how knowledgeable the server was. The cheese plate was a highlight, as well as the 50/50 sliders. Definitely recommend using Open Table to make an easy reservation.

Visited January 2014
Thank jaxtraveler09
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Love the wine selection”
Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

I love the location (close to home and work) as well as the wine selection and staff. The food, although good, is a bit overpriced for St. John's town center... Food pricing would be betters suited for San Marco or a different part of the city.

Thank Swelman
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Jacksonville, FL
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Food is delicious, Atmosphere is cool”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

We had been wanting to try Ovinte for a while and finally made it there around the holidays. It was busy, but they still managed to seat us right away despite how busy the Town Center area was right before Christmas. The food was absolutely delicious! I'm a huge fan of tapas, and these did not disappoint. We split four tapas, including the artichokes, truffle fries, pork skewers, and the dates. They were all awesome. The fries were the largest portion, so if you're sharing with a lot of people, opt for that. We also had their pizza of the day and a half bottle of wine, and everything was seriously awesome. The only thing I would say is that it's more of an environment for groups rather than a date, only because it can get pretty loud in there. But check it out for yourself.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank rwolfe618
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Jackson, Mississippi
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101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

Walked in without a reservation (on Black Friday) and was able to get a seat within 20 minutes. Couches make the bar seating cozy. Every dish we ordered was delicious. Cheese plate is a wonderful start (waitstaff was very knowledgeable about cheese pairings). Fish was fresh, pasta in taco shells is a must try! Truffle fries were perfectly cooked and plenty enough for all 5 of us to share. Stuffed dates were delish! Will always visit this restaurant when in Jacksonville!

Visited November 2013
Thank Zoey W
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