Vinum Wine Bar & Restauarant

4.8
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185 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Vinum is the result of the love for Italian food and wine! Executive Chef and restaurateur Massimo Felici’s passion for food started as a young boy growing up in New York. Now he proudly introduces Vinum; the concept offer's a fun menu with small dishes, appetizers and an extensive wine list by the glass program.

Felici felt Staten Island was missing a place where guests could share small dishes and appetizers as their whole meal. He's confident that Vinum will satisfy this need.

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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM

What 185 People Are Saying
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JD
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the umpteenth time in a row Vinum knocked it out of the park. By far the best dining experience in staten island and just keeps getting better. We had the seared tuna appetizer special which was Special!!! My wife had the Bronzino which was delicious and although a special has been available more times than not lately. I decided to try the double pork chop because I saw someone have it last time I was there and it looked amazing and the person eating said it was amazing. Well I have to say it was cooked perfectly, tasted amazing and was the best pork chop I believe I have ever had. Yes it was that good. Tender, juicy and delicious ! From Deya the owner, to Cindy the bartender to Patrick the waiter the service is impeccable!
I always walk out feeling like I just had a perfect dining experience!!!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very causal continental to atmosphere felt like a french v bistro restaurant with an a outstanding wine list
Would love them to add bread pudding and a sauce atop
For dessert and the duck was delicious.
Romantic Atmosphere for couples

JC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, nice atmosphere, very good food.

OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended (French) wine of the evening was delicious! Charcuterie board was amazing and fettuccine beef ragú was possibly the best I’ve ever had! I highly recommend Vinum for a nice date night.

SI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter recommended excellent wines based on our entrees

TT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Cocktails were great. Patrick our waiter was friendly and attentive as were all the staff. This was our first time in the back room- like being in grandma’s house- warm and comforting.
This was our 4th visit and we cannot wait to go back!!!

PQ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and atmosphere great. If it were crowded might be a bit loud. Small venue. Service very good

TM
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed the atmosphere, service and food very much. Some of the highlights included muscles steamed in Sambuca, tarragon and fennel. The fish special was outstanding. (Branzino with a lemon caper sauce). We also had a wonderful cheese plate paired with fruit and jams. The bread was also fantastic. We would definitely go back to try the other menu items.

F
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Does not EVER disappoint!

CW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The greatest restaurant on Staten Island since DaNoi.

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Austin
26 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cozy atmosphere -great service. Went early so hearing across the table was not a problem. Enjoyed the cauliflower gratin. Nice and cheesy - served with perfect focaccia bread. Calamari small plate to share was flavorful and tender. My first visit so I look forward to working my way through the menu!

JE
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a good friend for his birthday. Everything was fantastic, from the ambiance to the wait-staff to the food. The menu was very unique compared to most other restaurants on Staten Island, and we fully enjoyed every single thing. We wanted a Malbec wine and was told by the bartender he was out, but said he might have one - he went and looked and came back with a bottle. His effort was very much appreciated. Our waiter was very helpful with recommendations when he told us unfortunately they were out of duck. I highly recommend going, it's perfect for a quiet night out or a date night.

NM
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vinum was a great night out. The menu was top notch & service was on point. The extensive wine list did not disappoint with the staff quite knowledgeable on the selections. The very well designed menu had some awesome choices which made for a great dining experience. Will definitely dine again & recommend to friends. Planning my next visit soon.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my parents’ anniversary and we couldn’t have found a better place. The front room has a wonderful ambience and the service was excellent. We went there for lunch and everything we ordered was delicious. I recommend the octopus! So yummy!! They have a larger room in the back as well. Can’t wait to go back for dinner!

M
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal, great service! I love Vinum!

ES
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vinum is the hands down best restaurant that we have ever experienced in Staten Island in over 30 years. They have earned their Michelin rating, service is spot on.Lots of new interesting places opening on the island ,but, this is by far exceptional inspired dining without pretention. Serious food, amazing wine selection. We were blown away. Wild boar over broccoli rabe with black olives, venison carpaccio, homemade tagiliono with farm fresh Vermont butter and generously shaved at your tableside a topper of white truffles. Homemade dessert to end a perfect memorable meal. If your interested in the variety offered by small plates choices, this is the place, they even have a meatball bar. Decor is downtown funky with a village or Williamsburg vibe. Don't miss this place I promise you won't be disappointed.

LL
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasant un-rushed Christmas Eve Dinner!
The Food was excellent!
Great Seafood combos !
Only thing missing was the Bacala!
The Tripe was like my mom’s wgo we miss dearly!

Vinum Wine Bar & Restauarant
Responded on 9 January 2020

Louis, thank you so much for your review. we are so glad and thankfull you decided to celebrate Chrismas Eve with us, next Christmas Eve i'll make sure Bacala is included in the specials. we hope to see you soon. Deya E. Felici Owner

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JD
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vinum is always a wonderful dining experience. Cindy makes the best cocktails. Deya is the perfect hostess and the service provided by Paola and Francesco is spot on. All so warm and welcoming. The food takes the experience to a whole other level. We had the stuffed calamari over swiss chard and the bronzino special. Christmas eve specials that totally hit the mark. We finished with the napolean for dessert. The meal was amazing. I don't believe you can get as delicious and satisfying meal/ experience anywhere else on Staten Island. We always leave in a great mood with a big smile on our face like we were given a huge serving of love!

Vinum Wine Bar & Restauarant
Responded on 9 January 2020

Jay, tank you so much for your great eview, we are so happy you enjoyed yor time at vinum and Thank you for your support. we hope to see you again soon. Deya E. Felici Owner

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R
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was insane best Italian food I’ve ever had at a restaurant . The service wasn’t that good and very small

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

When the waiter asked if I wanted truffles shaved on my pasta, I said no but he said that I really should get it so I agreed. He never told me the up charge for the truffles and when I got the bill, I was charged $35 additional for the truffles. I didn't want them to begin with and I think he should have been more up front about the charge.

CL
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch today with friends visiting from Spain. The chicken noodle soup was delicious. The octopus app. Was delicious. The Italian meatballs were very good. The lasagna was delicious. The wine selection is excellent. Cindy was very helpful and friendly . Service was excellent. Will definitely return.

FG
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Frankie m start to finish!

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful from beginning to end. From being seated to the care during our stay the service was great. The food was so good that I finally can eat tripe.

GI
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose this restaurant based on the reviews I read on Open Table. We really didn’t know what to expect since neither couple lives on Staten Island. Boy were we pleasantly surprised!! We felt like we walked into an Italian dining room and we were immediately greeted by George, our waiter/bartender. He was super attentive, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We were also served by Francesco, the sommelier, who was also great!! The food was out of this world. Everyone ordered something different and we each thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We cannot wait to come back. The restaurant is very cozy so I would definitely recommend reservations but whatever you do MAKE A RESERVATION!! You won’t be disappointed.

PQ
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious. First time won’t be the last Restaurant is small so don’t do a big group

MA
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. I always have a great perience everytime I come here. From their amazing Italian cuisine, great selection of wines and impeccable service. I highly recommended.

KF
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is BY FAR our favorite restaurant. We actually live in Manhattan and come to Staten Island just to eat here. The food and service are both AMAZING.

J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice place, extremely small but delicious food however the back dining area is freezing one minute then swealtering the next. Sit up front

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had to change reservation time as our friends got stuck in traffic and they were Do accommodating. Everyone thought that the food was excellent.

JD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is outstanding and specialty cocktails are fantastic. Overall a tremendous value. The menu offers a wide range of taste experiences and their specials are very creative.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Amazing staff: knowledgeable, attentive, helpful!

The food was incredible: and the prefix meal was a steal!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francesco was excellent. He recommended some things on the menu after we gave him an idea of what we wanted. He also recommended and excellent wine to pair with our meal. This was our first time there and we will definitely we back!

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I was excited to try this place . Made a reservation when I got there they sat us right away , the menu was extremely different then any other place on si
They serve duck , lamb rabbit ?? Just to much . There was no appetizers that sounded good , we tried the shrimp and beans ? And the cauliflower?? Both were alright very heavy . The salmon was delicious and the truffle pasta was amazing. So expensive. 2 people bill was $200.00 with tip ! Glad I tried it definitely not running back there

K
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, Vinum from start to finish is amazing. Great food, service and wine list. Simply the best restuarant on Staten Island

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love this place. Always amazing food, and good vibe.

FYI - when I tried to make a reservation on the website, I was told that there was nothing available from 4:30 to 8:00. Went on Open Table and got a reservation at 6:00. Love the bar level, second level decor needs some work, it is quieter. Should be a way to request the bar level, or outside in the summer when the reservation is made.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service cozy little spot for a date or some wine and cheese.
I’ll pass by when I’m in the area.

NP
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent overall experience. Can’t wait to go back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining here and it just gets better and better! Great meats and cheeses, knowledgeable and super kind staff, great entrees. A bit pricey but well worth it!

BM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A night out at Vinum is always a hit!
Great food, great wines...and great service!