Vinny's on Windward

★★★★★
Italian-inspired dishes please at this higher-end restaurant north of the city.
  • 5355 Windward Pkwy

    Alpharetta, GA 30004

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  • 770-772-4644

About Vinny's on Windward

Hours
Mon-Thu 11am-10:30pm Fri 11am-11pm Sat 5pm-11pm Sun 5pm-10pm

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Be aware that wine list pricing is/can be listed by the glass... not by the bottle... To suggest this pricing technique can be a bit startling when the check arrives would be a significant understatement. When we called back to ask, we

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★★★★★

Be aware that wine list pricing is/can be listed by the glass... not by the bottle... To suggest this pricing technique can be a bit startling when the check arrives would be a significant understatement. When we called back to ask, we

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Just an excellent restaurant. price is right for the type of food...you pay for the higher quality. not a family place... great date restaurant or work buddies . Been here multiple times and just love it ....every time

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★★★★☆

Just an excellent restaurant. price is right for the type of food...you pay for the higher quality. not a family place... great date restaurant or work buddies . Been here multiple times and just love it ....every time

Pros: service and entrees

Cons: a little more noise than we wanted but everyone had fun

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You have to try the tomato soup here. It is fantastic.
Great atmosphere, as well. My husband and I will definitely be back to try other dishes.

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★★★★☆

You have to try the tomato soup here. It is fantastic.
Great atmosphere, as well. My husband and I will definitely be back to try other dishes.

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Vinny's is a great place to meet a friend and catch up after work. You can sit at the bar and order a variety of beers on tap, or go the way of the wine list. I had a glass of Chardonnay Aspens ??Rutherford Ranch?? Napa Valley while I waited for my friend to arrive and then we chose a bottle of Syrah Liberty School Central Coast 2007 to split - divine. The staff was attentive, but not so much that we couldn't enjoy our conversation. The bread was a great snack and then we ordered the calamari. It was a big plate - more than enough for the 2 of us to share. It had just enough spice to kick, but not overpower the dish. I recommend it , even if you aren't big on calamari. By the looks of a busy Wed night, you really can't go wrong with any choice on the menu.

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★★★★★

Vinny's is a great place to meet a friend and catch up after work. You can sit at the bar and order a variety of beers on tap, or go the way of the wine list. I had a glass of Chardonnay Aspens ??Rutherford Ranch?? Napa Valley while I waited for my friend to arrive and then we chose a bottle of Syrah Liberty School Central Coast 2007 to split - divine. The staff was attentive, but not so much that we couldn't enjoy our conversation. The bread was a great snack and then we ordered the calamari. It was a big plate - more than enough for the 2 of us to share. It had just enough spice to kick, but not overpower the dish. I recommend it , even if you aren't big on calamari. By the looks of a busy Wed night, you really can't go wrong with any choice on the menu.

Pros: Bar area appealing to sit and visit

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My favorite dish at Vinny's is the gnocchi, but I've never had a bad meal there. I've been for both dinner and lunch, and the quality never wavers. They have a great selection of wines, and the decor is beautiful. Highly recommended!

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★★★★★

My favorite dish at Vinny's is the gnocchi, but I've never had a bad meal there. I've been for both dinner and lunch, and the quality never wavers. They have a great selection of wines, and the decor is beautiful. Highly recommended!

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A very good place for lunch. I have not been there for dinner unfortunately. The decor is very nice and service has been good every time I have been there.

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★★★★☆

A very good place for lunch. I have not been there for dinner unfortunately. The decor is very nice and service has been good every time I have been there.

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Great place to eat. We very enjoyed with those foods, great price and good choice and service was good. Thank you.

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★★★★★

Great place to eat. We very enjoyed with those foods, great price and good choice and service was good. Thank you.

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Everything about Vinnys makes me feel special. The staff there is wonderful and the food is world class. The service is excellent. Even if there is a wait it is well worth it.

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★★★★★

Everything about Vinnys makes me feel special. The staff there is wonderful and the food is world class. The service is excellent. Even if there is a wait it is well worth it.

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We've been eating here for years when it was the only restaurant on Windward Parkway!... and the food is always consistent and extremely good. The mussels are superb! The Tuscan decor and atmosphere are lovely and the wait staff always courteous and helpful with menu items. Always a good experience!

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★★★★★

We've been eating here for years when it was the only restaurant on Windward Parkway!... and the food is always consistent and extremely good. The mussels are superb! The Tuscan decor and atmosphere are lovely and the wait staff always courteous and helpful with menu items. Always a good experience!

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The crab cake appetizer is by far the best crab cake I've ever had anywhere. So, so good. And the apple slaw is an unusual and delicious accompaniment. The salmon entree was average tasting, but the bloodline was not cut out. The risotto served with the salmon had an unusual taste--not necessarily a bad taste, but not good either. I'm not sure what it was. I'll try the restaurant again--any place that can make a pile of crab meat taste so divine warrants another try.

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★★★☆☆

The crab cake appetizer is by far the best crab cake I've ever had anywhere. So, so good. And the apple slaw is an unusual and delicious accompaniment. The salmon entree was average tasting, but the bloodline was not cut out. The risotto served with the salmon had an unusual taste--not necessarily a bad taste, but not good either. I'm not sure what it was. I'll try the restaurant again--any place that can make a pile of crab meat taste so divine warrants another try.

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Great food and great service. Would eat there again. Great atmosphere and bar area. Can be crowded so get there early or later in the evening.

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★★★★★

Great food and great service. Would eat there again. Great atmosphere and bar area. Can be crowded so get there early or later in the evening.

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: Crowd

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I have always enjoyed my meals at Vinnys on Windward. They have not been in business for 11 years for nothing. The atmosphere is great, although a little loud sometimes. The food and service are exceptional! As far as burnt filets go, if you want your filet well done and served with A1 sauce, then Vinnys is not the place for you.

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★★★★★

I have always enjoyed my meals at Vinnys on Windward. They have not been in business for 11 years for nothing. The atmosphere is great, although a little loud sometimes. The food and service are exceptional! As far as burnt filets go, if you want your filet well done and served with A1 sauce, then Vinnys is not the place for you.

Pros: complimentary valet parking

Cons: can be loud if very crowded

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Today I had a horrible experience on my 19th wedding anniversary. My husband and I went to Vinny's on Windward. I ordered filet mignon. I received it BURNT! I immediated infromed the waiter to bring me some A1 sauce to over come the burnt taste. She said, "ok." Why didn't she offer to bring me another Filet? Another waiter came and gave me the A1 sauce and informed me she had told the manager about the situation. However, still no one ever offered me another filet. Finally the manager came after I finished eating the filet with my A1 sauce and my husband had finished his meal. What poor service. The restaurant was not even busy. There were only a few people in the restaurant. Finally, he came over and says, "can I get you something else, oh I guess not you are finished." Of course, it only took him 30 minutes to come check things out. I said, "no thanks." He went on to make excuses of why the filet was burnt. I told him I always order everything well done and I have never left a restaurant with a burnt taste in my mouth. My husband ordered well done and his was not burnt. He continued with the excuses, but I told him not to worry about it. I kind of got tired of debating with him. Everyone makes mistakes and they should have immediately offered to correct the situation. I guess their ratings could be good if you don't have a bad experience. But, if you have a bad experience don't expect good service from Vinny's!!!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Today I had a horrible experience on my 19th wedding anniversary. My husband and I went to Vinny's on Windward. I ordered filet mignon. I received it BURNT! I immediated infromed the waiter to bring me some A1 sauce to over come the burnt taste. She said, "ok." Why didn't she offer to bring me another Filet? Another waiter came and gave me the A1 sauce and informed me she had told the manager about the situation. However, still no one ever offered me another filet. Finally the manager came after I finished eating the filet with my A1 sauce and my husband had finished his meal. What poor service. The restaurant was not even busy. There were only a few people in the restaurant. Finally, he came over and says, "can I get you something else, oh I guess not you are finished." Of course, it only took him 30 minutes to come check things out. I said, "no thanks." He went on to make excuses of why the filet was burnt. I told him I always order everything well done and I have never left a restaurant with a burnt taste in my mouth. My husband ordered well done and his was not burnt. He continued with the excuses, but I told him not to worry about it. I kind of got tired of debating with him. Everyone makes mistakes and they should have immediately offered to correct the situation. I guess their ratings could be good if you don't have a bad experience. But, if you have a bad experience don't expect good service from Vinny's!!!!!!!

Pros: Seated Promptly

Cons: Thumbs Down

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Loud enough to have a conversation w/out being overheard - and a menu that satisfies everyone - Vinny's is my #1 choice for business dinners!

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★★★★★

Loud enough to have a conversation w/out being overheard - and a menu that satisfies everyone - Vinny's is my #1 choice for business dinners!

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Everything is always GREAT!!! The very best service, Great Food.

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★★★★★

Everything is always GREAT!!! The very best service, Great Food.

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This place is great in all categories, except that the service, while prompt and cordial, is slightly rough.

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★★★★☆

This place is great in all categories, except that the service, while prompt and cordial, is slightly rough.

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Escape to Italy at Vinny's; brick and soft lights high ceilings and casual charm.Mussels and wine or a five course meal -- we had our Christmas party there

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★★★★★

Escape to Italy at Vinny's; brick and soft lights high ceilings and casual charm.Mussels and wine or a five course meal -- we had our Christmas party there

Pros: great atmosphere, casual or dressy, great for bar food

Cons: family crowd, can be loud

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Although a trip to Alpharetta is considered going out of town to this Decaturite, we always stop at Vinny's when going to visit family in Cummings, GA. We have never been disappointed. Food is always good, service attentive. Beautiful place.

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★★★★☆

Although a trip to Alpharetta is considered going out of town to this Decaturite, we always stop at Vinny's when going to visit family in Cummings, GA. We have never been disappointed. Food is always good, service attentive. Beautiful place.

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This place is great, and a welcome place in the suburbs. The ambiance is pleasant, especially the porch for dining. The food is exceptional. You must try the deserts, some created by one of the owners. It reminds me of the lovely intown restaurants that are harder to get to more often.

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★★★★★

This place is great, and a welcome place in the suburbs. The ambiance is pleasant, especially the porch for dining. The food is exceptional. You must try the deserts, some created by one of the owners. It reminds me of the lovely intown restaurants that are harder to get to more often.

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Great patio that's under appreaciated. My husband and I feel "special" whan we dine at Vinny's. The staff is very friendly and the food is the best in North Fulton. We love to sit at the bar and watch the chefs cook too! Try the tuna salad at lunch, any pizza and the seafood including their crabcakes.

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★★★★★

Great patio that's under appreaciated. My husband and I feel "special" whan we dine at Vinny's. The staff is very friendly and the food is the best in North Fulton. We love to sit at the bar and watch the chefs cook too! Try the tuna salad at lunch, any pizza and the seafood including their crabcakes.

Pros: no waits, friendly staff, great food

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My wife and I were driving around on a Saturday in the Alpharetta area and found this great restaurant. We had no reservation but they promptly accomodated us. The food is amazing. I ordered the rack of lamb and found it to be one of the best entrees I've ever had. She had the seabass and it was decadent. Our server seemed to have knowledge from everything from wine to basic ingredients and actually for once I felt like I was a guest at restaurant and not a number. The wine list seemed have a nice selection from classic americans to rare big italian reds. I could go on and on, just check it out for yourself....we're definitely coming back!!!!

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★★★★★

My wife and I were driving around on a Saturday in the Alpharetta area and found this great restaurant. We had no reservation but they promptly accomodated us. The food is amazing. I ordered the rack of lamb and found it to be one of the best entrees I've ever had. She had the seabass and it was decadent. Our server seemed to have knowledge from everything from wine to basic ingredients and actually for once I felt like I was a guest at restaurant and not a number. The wine list seemed have a nice selection from classic americans to rare big italian reds. I could go on and on, just check it out for yourself....we're definitely coming back!!!!

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Vinny is a whimsical reference to artist Vincent Van Gogh, whose initials adorn another of the company's several area restaurants, Bistro VG in Roswell. This contemporary American and Italian establishment is the labor of Chris and Michele…

 

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