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Carpe Vino

) #10 of 137 Restaurants in Auburn €€€€ American,
1568 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-5010
+1 530-823-0320
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Wine Bar
1568 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-5010
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

The restaurant prides itself on its wines, which are sold at store prices. You can bring your own, with a corkage of $20 per bottle. The food was good and the Fois Gras starter was terrific. Recommended.

Thank Selwyn C
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The food at Carpe Vino was absolutely amazing. Farm-fresh and seasonal. I found the serving sizes were perfect. This is a little gem of a restaurant, small and intimate serving a memorable meal. Make sure to make a reservation! The value is right on par...More

Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We are an older couple and we don't eat a lot, however this restaurant serves small plates and charges big rates for what you get. When the food arrived I told the waitress we ordered the dinner and not an appetizer and she said this...More

2  Thank oldblueeyes9217
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The food here is wonderful but on the pricey side for Auburn. Great selection of wines and very knowledgeable servers. Make reservations or plan to wait a long time as restaurant is very small.

Thank JulieinAuburn
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, nice selection of dining options, and an extensive wine list. Always something new and delicious on the menu. Make sure you check out the "wine cave!" We reserved the cave for a birthday gathering which was great fun.

Thank outdoorgal55
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We ordered Duck, ribs chocolate for dessert and of course wine! duck.. no very tasty???.... on the pricy side. Ribs were good... a little bit dry! Bread and Butter were good! wine excellent... we chose Stags Leap Petitte Syrah 2013.

Thank Belly99
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Small restaurant, with excellent wine offering, fair pricing and okay service. Try the Bar Menu, but get there early as seating is limited and parking can be difficult to find.

Thank John I
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a wine shop turned into a restaurant with recommended wine pairings. The wines are rather overpriced ranging from $30 to $225 per bottle. The $30 bottle was a substitute since they were out of many others and pretty low end. You can get...More

Thank 471Green89
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a 10. The service, food, wine, beer and atmosphere are impeccable. They keep it simple but ever changing. A real treat. And, its fun to walk around old town Auburn.

Thank Tmangle
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This chef is better than many of the one star restaurants in Europe.He is amazing.Did not expect food of this quality.Very,very exciting & creative dishes.Worth the drive from LA-really! To top it off the waiter was very skilled.Rare in California.We enjoyed every bite!

Thank Joe B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a banquet room for a small (under 20) dinner party?
8 September 2016|
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Response from auburncasey | Reviewed this property |
Carpe Vino has the "Wine Cave" just off the bar area that will accommodate 20 or more people. The room can be reserved for "events". They also have a new event center in a building a block from the restaurant that will... More
Carpe Vino's website says it's a 21+ restaurant. Is this a bar with food or a restaurant? I'd like to bring my teen with me.
18 July 2015|
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Response from curt z | Reviewed this property |
This is an excellent restaurant with a bar that specializes in wines. Although I would not recommend this restaurant for 12 year old and under, teens might have the pallet for the level of the foods offered here.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1568 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-5010
    (Sacramento Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 530-823-0320
  • E-mail
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