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#329 of 4,573 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Surry Hills
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Shop 3 118 Devonshire St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9698 5131
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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Sydney, Australia
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186 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Penny S
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

Thank ConnieConijiwa
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
10 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 

Thank Sydneyjaq
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

Thank Keila D
Brisbane, Australia
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128 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 

Thank meikadalton
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Vini is one of those special restaurants I keep coming back to because the food is always great,wine is fabulous (pricey but worth it), lively atmosphere but not too noisy, and with a friendly and knowledgeable staff who take the time to discuss food and wine choices. The menu changes all the time according to what fresh produce is available... More 

Thank stillnotfussed
Burradoo, Australia
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, great (almost exclusively Italian) wine list and very good, friendly service. I really couldn't think of any reason not to give this a five star rating. Highly recommended.

Thank redemigrant
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This place is a gem. Coming off a very disappointing dinner at a "name" Sydney restaurant, we went here on our last night in Australia based on the recommendation of a friend who lives in Sydney. Perfect last meal; it embodied everything we loved about Australia. Unpretentious but well-executed. The place is very small and there were clearly a number... More 

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Perth, Australia
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843 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,078 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Vini's is a compact Italian restaurant with well priced good food but very expensive wine list. Why are the wine prices so out of proportion to the food prices? maybe this is Surrey Hills pricing!! Limited menu but we enjoyed what we had, not sure if we would return.

2 Thank lindakthomas
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Paying our second visit to this lovely restaurant. Tonight 8 friends visited for the delicious 5 course fixed menu ($55) with the wine ($39, we were totally spoilt. Superb entree and salad with the garlic aioli with anchovies, cheesy risotto, veal with potatoes, and desert to die for.Faultless meal and service. We were all happy.

1 Thank Brenda1939

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$49
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, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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
Once regarded as the traditional fashion area, Surry Hills has broadened its appeal. This neighbourhood continues to distinguish itself as a shopping destination, offering the best collection of one-of-a-kind boutiques, designer brands and flagship stores in the city. Today, this area has evolved into a hub of media, design and professional services - a colourful and diverse place equally known for its antique dealers, art galleries, cafes and pubs. Strolling down the street on a Saturday morning, you’ll see a mix of students, artists, hipsters and a few all-nighters from Oxford Street, the “Gay Capital of Sydney”. In this vibrant neighbourhood you will find bohemian chic and modern style co-existing side by side.
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