VINIA Wine & Kitchen

444 W New England Ave Suite 119, Winter Park
(407) 925-7485

Recent Reviews

Adventuresrmything

If only we could bring this quaint, 5☆ dining experience home to Long Island. Thank you all for providing delicious, attractive, and flavorful meals in such a calm, inviting way, on a Friday nite to me and my husband. My husband enjoyed the pre fixed menu paired with wines. And as for me, the plant-based food selection was just perfect. Ah, the hot veggie empanadas were served with a crisp crust, giving a delightful crunch, and an inside that made me say "mmm" out loud with every bite. Be sure to dip them into the green sauce and then, wow! The spinach & wheat pasta was prepared with roma tomatoes and zucchini. But, wait, the surprise was in the crunch enjoyed in every other bite. That addition was a pesto and toast crumble! Fantastic! I watched as the desserts caused my husbands eyes to close while eating (Ice cream with espresso (afogado), tiramisu, and chocolate mousse). Fabio, one of the owners came to our table to chat with us. He was charming and easily brought back an old tradition of 'hometown togetherness' making our dining experience even more special. Thank you again!

Laura Fendler

My husband and I had an amazing time! Intimate dinning space and some of the best vegan food in Orlando. Menu has lots of vegan, gluten free and non-veggie options. Every dish we had was delicious. We will definitely be back again. Also loved that the owner was walking around checking on things and giving his recommendations. Truly unique and lovely experience.

Mike Testa

Intimate, Cozy and Friendly. This small neighborhood wine bar and restaurant was a pleasure to visit. My daughter and her husband had been visiting here since it's opening and had wanted us to join them for a long time. We dined with them and it was just as they described. We went on a Thursday night and a wonderful Bossa Nova singer performed but the food and atmosphere was the star of the show. Fabio, the owner visited our table a few times and he is a charming and kind man. What he and his wife have put together in this restaurant is a perfect balance of an intimate wine bar with a small but finely thought-out menu that is perfectly executed. We had five in our group and ordered a variety of wines and dishes. Every dish was amazing and the wine pairings we on point. One in our group is vegetarian and there were menu selection just naturally included in the menu and not added to the bottom of the menu as an afterthought like many places. Her selections would appeal to anyone, with any food passion. Not just a vegetarian. Thank you!

Nicole Lucas

The service was truly outstanding, and the Bite 30 menu was unique and inventive. We had the wine pairing as well which was superb. We will be coming back year round for sure.

Krystal G.

This place was amazing! We found it on Bite30 & what a hidden gem it is. It's a small, intimate spot. The owner/chef walks around throughout the evening talking to guests So ordered the butternut squash empanada & burrata w/pesto for appetizers- both delicious. The shrimp pasta omg was so good & light, not like your usual heavy pasta, and the oxtail for entrees. Very flavorful! We did the wine pairings with our meal which I highly recommend, all the wine tastings went perfectly with each dish! Outstanding! I'd definitely return here!

Tiffany V.

Not sure where to start because this experience was everything! Went here last week to celebrate my anniversary with my husband! Wanted to try the Bite 30 menu, since it is the only featured restaurant in Orlando with all vegan options! And let me tell you, everything was absolutely delicious and the experience as a whole was phenomenal. It is located in the cutest area of Winter Park! It's very small, which is great when you want that intimate feel to your dinner! They also had a live jazz band the night we went there! Awesome touch! Nicely lit to boot! We were actually greeted by one of the owners, Fabio, as soon as we walked in. We immediately saw him wiping down tables and checking on everyone in the restaurant. He did this the whole entire night, asked us how each dish was to our liking, and told us little personal stories about each dish, himself and his family! I jokingly said to my husband, "how nice of him to invite us into his home for dinner tonight!" - because that is genuinely how we felt! Will absolutely go back again soon, and recommend others do the same!

Debi W.

What a fantastic experience. Vinia is a small restaurant with a big heart. We were seated by the window in a cute curved booth by one of the owners. She told us about the menu and even introduced us to her adorable daughter. Being from Brazil, she recommended her family recipe of cheese bread with guava sauce. Delicious! Then Fabio, her husband came and asked if we had any questions about the menu. He explained he comes up with the ideas for the menu and his chefs create them. The cheese bread he paired for us with his favorite red. We opted for the Bite30 menu which includes one appetizer, one entree and one dessert. We paired them with wines chosen by Fabio for an additional $16. It was well worth it. It's been a long time since I've given a restaurant 5 stars so quickly. Actually they deserve 10! It was that good. Happy Hour offers $2 off wines. It would be fun to come for wines and apps alone! But you must try the full-service. They do it well. Fabio even caught us as we were leaving to give us hug, "like they do in Italy!"

Moriah L.

Vinia was amazing. We went here for date night and to try their (Vegan Friendly!!!) bite 30 menu and it was so ridiculously good. The service here was amazing. The owner was so sweet. The empanadas as the first course we're super flavorful, ridiculously fresh, and so satisfying. The second course my pasta was fresh, tasty, and you could tell it was really quality ingredients. The third course, dessert, was my absolute favorite. The ice cream and espresso were SO GOOD. The chocolate mousse was so fluffy and delicious. We got the $16 wine accompaniment and it was perfect and so so worth it definitely give it a go.

Robert G.

Good food. Good service. Great owner. #Bite30. Definitely would come back! Hidden gem in a winter Park

Rachel S.

I'd been meaning to try this restaurant for months and was happy to hear they were participating in bite30 where you can get a 3-course meal for $33. It was an amazing dinner in a classy ambiance and service was great. My friend and I made a reservation for a Wednesday night and it was not too busy. The table was small and could only accommodate one of our courses at a time, but it made for an intimate feel. For the bite30 menu ($33), I got the vegan courses (empanada, zucchini and yellow squash pasta with tomato sauce, and ice cream+espresso+chocolate mousse). I also wanted to try their vegan cheese board ($13) and am glad I did because it was such an experience! Every dish was arranged beautifully and very delicious. We stayed for 2 hours and loved every minute of the visit. I hope to be back to try their plant based menu!

Deanna L.

I came here to try out their Bite30 menu and I loved the food and the whole atmosphere of the place. It's a fairly small restaurant, which makes for a cozy dining experience. The customer service here was also really good. My friend and I both had dietary restrictions and they quickly accommodated us, which I greatly appreciated. I tried the cod cream empanada, which came with a side salad, chimichurri sauce and chili oil. The chimichurri sauce with the empanada was a perfect combination. The oxtail dish also tasted very good and was a good portion size. The plant-based desserts were impressive because they were very creamy and rich. Overall, it was a great experience and they have so many interesting vegan options, I'll have to come back to try those out.

Kaylin B.

ORDER THE BURRATA!!! Food here is the definition of fresh. Love when there are nights with live music as they really set the mood. Perfect for a date night or a low key friend date. Staff is friendly and hard working.

Joao Carlos Sousa Freitas Junior

This restaurant make my night different!! FABIO, the owner is so careful with details! The 3 COURSE PRIX FIXE MENU is perfect!!! Good live music , amazing wines and spectacular FOOD! Thank you and we will come every week now!!

Arunas G

Vinia came on the local WP scene several years ago. We remember the ‘early days’ very well - with fondness. It was intimate, relaxed, personal. Fabio, the propriotor, and his lovely wife, Paula, made one feel like family from the moment one entered. These days the wine bar is also a kitchen now and it has become a solid fixture in the cozy New England Ave. ‘foody scene’. So, anything new/different? For one, Mondays and Tuesdays are days off now. Not unlike most everywhere else these days, the wine prices have also inched up just a bit. And Paula is no longer as visible as before….. However, the intimate live music that is offered there twice a week makes this one of the most attractive locations in town to relax in! (And yes, there still are NO televisions anywhere to interfere with the congenial mood permeating the entire space.) No abrasive loudness ever and still the same conviviality and personal attentiveness from the entire team the moment you enter. Fabio has made this place a most unique and pleasurable oasis, unlike any other establishment in the community !

Marcela D.

Tried Vinia for the first time last week and we for sure will go back! We got the cod and cream empanadas as an appetizer, then my husband got the braised oxtail au jus and I got the pan roasted corvina with asparagus mousse. For dessert, we shared a dessert flight which consisted of the three desserts they offer. Everything was absolutely delicious! Best way to describe it would be I felt like there was a taste buds party inside my mouth! It was also a pleasant surprise to see they had a vihno verde on their wine menu, which we enjoyed very much. Service by Fabio, one of the owners, was excellent and even the live music performed by a talented lady was very nice (we were able to listen to it at our outside table through a speaker). The only thing I would suggest would be to change the chairs for the outside seating as they are not comfortable at all. Other than that it was a great experience!

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