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Vini

#449 of 4,623 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Surry Hills
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Shop 3 118 Devonshire St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9698 5131
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Today
18:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was a hot night. No aircon. The menu was a little confusing and hard to read from a distance. Needed some assistance from waiter. Shared and mains were delicious. Individual desserts were disappointing. The wine list was extensive. Not a cheap night out approx $75 a head.

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Thank K2K62
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Really hot night NO AIRCON, they said they did but it did not feel like it at all. Really uncomfortable night. Food not wonderful very small Portions would not go back.

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Thank Marianne E
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Went there as part of a work function. We were put in the container in the back, which was good for exclusivity, if very claustrophobic - I assume it meets fire code standards for getting out? Great service, friendly staff and food tasty, but really stingy portions. There were 10 of us and the 'platters' that came out were barely... More 

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Thank sgreaves36
Dublin, Ireland
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401 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Indoor and outdoor seating . Lots of contemporary black colour throughout the restaurant. Service was very good and food was excellent and well presented. Vegetarian pasta was very good. Recommended.

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Thank StephenCr0ss
Adelaide, Australia
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93 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Small boutique restaurant / cafe serving Italian food. Small menu which changes daily. Extensive wine list. For entree we ordered bruschetta (good) and zucchini flowers (ok). Mains were pan fried kingfish (great) and slow roasted sirloin (ok) with side salad. Dessert was salted caramel panna cotta (good but super sweet). Small entree sizes and expensive. Mains are suitable size for... More 

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Thank DacPsaTravellers
Sydney, Australia
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225 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

There were 13 of us in the private room to celebrate a birthday. It was a bit tight but we were warned that it would be, so that was ok. It normally would seat 10 comfortably. The food was amazing - authentic Italian with a bit of a twist and plenty of it. We had our own waitress which was... More 

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Thank Penny S
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Great dishes, great wine. It's a small restaurant so you would want to make a reservation to secure a table. Very popular but does not have flashy decorations. Food are all fresh and modern/creative, all flavoursome. Wine will depends on what you choose, not very cheap but you wont regret it if you choose the right one, better to ask... More 

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Thank ConnieConijiwa
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I've been to Vini several times now, mostly for their special regional cuisine tasting evenings. They're almost too good to share, but I have to. Always booked out, they have two sittings 6pm and 8pm. Chef takes you through the menu and then you have fun exploring a particular region's food. Atmosphere terrific, staff fabulous and knowledgable. Wine flight is... More 

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Thank Sydneyjaq
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We were very well welcomed by friendly staff, but that was all about it. 1,5 hours waiting for food when served was not enough, very average flavours and pricey wine list.

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Thank Keila D
Brisbane, Australia
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147 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9698 5131

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

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Surry Hills
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