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Vino Restaurant

3531 Plaza Way, Lafayette, CA 94549-4413
+1 925-284-1330
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good49%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“salad” (3 reviews)
“piano player” (4 reviews)
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3531 Plaza Way, Lafayette, CA 94549-4413
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

sMALL INTIMATE PLACE, GREAT "ENTERTAINMENT". Love Castro, the Owner Food was delicious, {as always}. Un-availability of the Wine List is a crack-up

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Well, life is full of ups and downs, car fires are one of the unexpected downs. Just what you need, Vino, to cure the stress, adrenaline and subsequent ebbs and flows of avoiding a potentially disastrous incident. Castro Ascarunzza is an old school charmer that...More

Thank kingthos
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is my go to restaurant, the food is always good and the prices are very reasonable. To enjoy dinner at Castro's place you have to be flexible and enjoy the atmosphere which is not your standard restaurant service. You will be asked if you...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

A visit to the eight-table dining room of the intimate Ristorante Vino next to the vintage Lafayette Park Theatre is a theatrical experience. The unconventional and entertaining Basque owner, Castro, is a master juggler as he takes reservations, serves, preps, sings, cooks, and plays the...More

Thank StarLady99
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I came here with a friend, and we had a fantastic meal. We had no idea what we were in for. I had noticed the place driving by, and we decided to stop in. It was a cold, rainy night, and the cozy atmosphere warmed...More

Thank silverlongjohn63
Reviewed 5 November 2016

So, if you read through other reviews here, you should conclude as I did before going that Castro is a nut case, but the food is great and overall he's an entertaining nut case. Roll with it. Let him pick the wine (white or red)....More

Thank NeedaVacation002
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Food is consistently great, aways fresh ingredients, menu changes often - specials available. The owner is a character, in the best possible sense, plays the piano when he gets a break. Friendly atmosphere, lots of returning customers - a neighborhood gem !!

Thank firstandrew
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Came back after a year and Vino and its owner Castro still have the same eclectic charm and fun. Castro seated us, served us wine, took our order, played the piano, served the food and socialized and joked with the 15 dinner guests on the...More

1  Thank DeGStbsnonestdsptndm
Reviewed 9 November 2015

This restaurant serves excellent and health food. The owner/server is an interesting charactrer. He plays piano to entertain customer whenever he has time. He calls everyone "lover". One time I asked if I could order some meetball to go. He said that his restauant was...More

1  Thank Carole-688
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This cozy spot teleports us instantly to a European cafe, where the host/owner takes your order, serves you wine, plays an instrument and then cooks your meal. Go with the flow and the host recommendations. We enjoyed his eccentric location and hospitality. Didn't have any...More

Thank DeGStbsnonestdsptndm
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3531 Plaza Way, Lafayette, CA 94549-4413
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 925-284-1330
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