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Secco Wine Bar

#170 of 1,263 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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325 N Robinson St, Richmond, VA 23220
+1 804-353-0670
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I didn't like this place. Let me tell you why. We were visiting Richmond on a multiple day drive back from Florida. We decided to go to the restaurant first before checking in to the hotel. We were about 20 minutes early for our reservation. The greeting we received after a long day on the road was " Oh,you're early.."... More 

Thank cmcodod
Greenville, North Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Went here for a glass of wine and cheese/meat plate on a Friday night. Very good cocktails and wonderful service. The bar is nice and outside is pretty on a warm night. Wine and cheese selection were excellent. Great location and were able to find bar seats with no problem for my girlfriend and I. Would definitely recommend to anyone... More 

Thank DCJoey
Richmond, Virginia
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134 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

My boyfriend and I came here to have a drink around 7:00 on a Thursday and we were told we would have to wait forty minutes. We decided that we would come back later and try again. We came back around 10:00 PM and we saw the owner locking the door despite the fact that the sign on the door... More 

3 Thank Rebecca K
Julia B, Owner at Secco Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi Rebecca. Sorry for the confusion. Thursday was unusually busy due to Valentines week so we were on a wait even for the bar that night. The incident at the door was an honest mistake--our GM locked the door out of habit and immediately realized what he'd done and unlocked it. We were indeed still open and apologize for the... More 

Farmington, Connecticut
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518 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

The Secco Wine Bar provides a lively spot for drinks and snacks before or after dinner. The bar tends to fill up on weekends with a very lively crowd. If you can get a seat, try the marinated olive appetizer for a different taste treat.

Thank Chris F
Midlothian, Virginia
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162 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

You could never tell it was the old Buddy's, as the space is now slick and clean. The nice outdoor space would be great on a warmer night. Greeted warmly and seated quickly. Interesting array of menu items, and with a great selection of well selected cheeses and meats. The real star here is the painstaking wine selection--very unique and... More 

Thank John T
Richmond, Virginia
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Recently relocated to the old Buddy's on Robinson St. Owner Julia Battaglia has redone the space with great style, copper topped bar, entirely refreshed, more seating than the old Secco. New additions include full bar and entrees in addition to small plates. Slightly larger kitchen. Same great food and knowledgeable wine service. Secco might be one of RVA's only wine... More 

Thank BernardAugust
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Can't wait for the finished renovation.loved it before. Always a great atmosphere. Great hostess very helpful with selections.

Thank sylvià b
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Brunch is my all time favorite meal of the day and I am not finding too many places that have good brunch options until I found SECCO. I ordered the French toast which looked dry when the server put it on the table but I was so wrong. It was crisp on the outside and soft and melted inside your... More 

Thank Nickelback76
Rochester, NY
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Let me start by saying this place isn't for everyone. You need to love wine, a very casual atmosphere, small, interesting plates, not a major meal. If all that appeals, then you will love it too. It is a small space in Carytown, but they are planning to move this coming fall so double check. Cassie, our bartender/server was delightful... More 

Thank rjmRochester
Julia B, Owner at Secco Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you in our new (bigger, with a bigger kitchen!) space this Autumn in the Fan. More 

San Diego, California
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

We stopped at the Secco for wine and relaxation. It was comfortable and had a welcoming atmosphere. The wine selections were international and provided a great variety. The bartender was very knowledgeable, engaging and enjoyed good wines and sharing her knowledge. We only had appetizers but the food selection looked excellent and from comments from other guests was enjoyed. It... More 

Thank Fred M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Italian, Wine Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 N Robinson St, Richmond, VA 23220
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-353-0670
Now open in the Fan! Along with an extensive wine program we now offer a full bar, more seating and a patio. Cheers!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?