Vinum Wine Bar & Restauarant

4.8
107 reviews
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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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C
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great, but we were 3 people seated at a table for 2 in a very cold rear tented area. Took a while to have someone take our drink order.

However the food was really amazing - good enough that I would go back.

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VM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was amazing. Service was stellar. We had a 5pm (party of 4) reservation and while there were open tables in the front room, we were seated in the back. Mind you, the back is an outdoor area that was seasonally converted to be used in the winter. The temperature was a challenge. Cold next to the fabric walls and hot with the heater blowing on you. We asked about a table in the front room when they first took us to the back, and they said the tables up front were reserved. Then our waiter told us you really can’t reserve a specific table. So what’s the truth here? We were the only party relegated to the back. So for that reason I can’t give it 5 stars.

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MK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, cozy place. Excellent food, service was great. I would definitely ho there again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The service and the food on Valentines Day were excellent. Can’t wait to go back and enjoy the food, ambiance and service! I highly recommended it.

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LB
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love, love Vinum ! An intimate and cozy restaurant with a friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable staff. Incredibly delicious plates from appetizers to desserts along with amazing wines and cocktails. We had a great experience and we’ll definitely be back.

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SI
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious, however our server could have been more attentive.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After reading the excellent reviews, we knew we had to try this place— and we were not disappointed. The restaurant is small, but very cozy and inviting. We made a reservation a week in advance for a Saturday evening and we were seated right away. We had the veal truffle meatballs, grilled octopus, burrata, and mussels for our appetizers and each one was delicious and cooked perfectly. The wild boar with homemade pappardelle was outstanding! If you’ve never tried it, you should. The veal chop with parma and fontina was also delicious. The menu is so different—in a good way. It will take four or five visits to get to everything we wanted to order. Great wine list, but the mixed drinks were very good as well. Great desserts too. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely one of the best restaurants on the Island.

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l
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Their wild boar dishes are consistently delicious, as well as the spaghetti and clam sauce but honestly you cannot go wrong with any of the foid served here.

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c
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best on Staten Island! Small dishes, great specials and wine list.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On an island full of Italian restaurants, there's Vinum and there's everywhere else. Food was absolutely amazing and Massimo is always the warmest of hosts!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From being greeted immediately as we walked in with a smile to the outstanding food service we received, this place is just awesome! The food and wine were out of this world. We had the Italiano meatballs, eggplant parm, and the truffle pasta. We paired all of that with several glasses of Pinot noir. I can’t recommend this place enough! A must go!

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l
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The hostess greeted us with enthusiasm. Food was excellent and not run of the mill type entrees and appetizers. Meat balls are delicious. Cocktails are great.

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HD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vinuum never disappoints. Food is outrageous’! Service is terrific and extensive wine list!

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Incredible service, very good food. Restaurant is a little small.

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ML
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is extraordinary. Everything is carefully prepared and done right. It really stands out on the island. So above average. I really can’t say enough about it. Also, awesome wine list.

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PL
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner, as always! Celebrating our anniversary. Osso bucco was delicious as was the truffle pasta ( a family favorite) Vinum has all the components of a 5 star restaurant. Amazing service! We will see you again soon

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AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in from the city for a show and went to Vinum beforehand - divine experience! Our server (Ashley) was amazing and the food was incredible.

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DI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took a prospective Board member to lunch. We all enjoyed our meals and shared some delicious cheeses and a dessert - nice way to start a positive and mutually rewarding relationship.

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LF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service, authentic Italian fare. Eggplant parm that rivaled my moms!! Everything was delicious. Looking forward to going back & will definitely save room for dessert next time

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PL
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love, love this restaurant! My family I and go there as often as we can. Food is outstanding! Owners, bartender and waitstaff are magnificent. Will be there again mext week. Love the Licatas

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing ... friendly staff ... nice atmosphere ... perfect meal!

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JP
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time at Vinum. Everything was great. The wait staff was very knowledgeable with regard to the wine list. What's great is they have well over 20 wines by the glass and an extensive wine list. Our food cam out perfect. Great spot! We would go more often however last minute reservations are a challenge for good reason!

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SN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wish we tried this place sooner. We went to celebrate our anniversary. It’s a small place but it’s cozy. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The menu could be a little overwhelming - there are so many options the Specials, small plates, wild meat options, cheese and meats and seafood. It covers it all. The veal meatballs were amazing. I really enjoyed the tomatoe flan in warm bread. Looking forward to going back.

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a
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Vinum never disappoints. We brought friends and they also enjoyed very much.
Highly recommend!

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CP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's a very cute place, very comfortable. We really enjoyed the small plates (especially the porchetta, burrata, and cauliflower flan) and the wines were excellent. Of the entrees that the 4 of us ordered two were excellent: the special rabbit entree and the fresh pasta purses with cheese and mushrooms. The short rib with pappardelle was watery. Everyone liked their desserts too except for the vanilla gelato which tasted like the freezer.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great! They didn’t rush us.

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BF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vinum a true gem The cuisine is wonderful and delicious The wine list is excellent Service is highly attentive but not overbearing Everyone from Massimo to all the waiters and waitresses are friendly They will accommodate you to make your dining experience outstanding

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and hard to believe it but better service.

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RD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My first visit was a week ago, had hesitation on ordering food based on the tomato paste spread that was worse than can tomato paste. The Cheese platter and Butcher board was good. Deserts was OK.
Now comes the 2nd visit last night. Made reservation for the front table for 4 , a week in advance, they seated us against the back wall. Down hill from there. Drinks are over priced ( $14) more ice than liquid, You need to learn how to make Sangria. The $29 Hunters game platter is tasteless. . Asked the waitress what meets , she had no clue. The beet salad and farmers antipasto was good. Once again on the special menu ( Rabbit) - ran out by 5:45 pm. I guess it hopped away! That was twice! The lasagna was salty and it tasted like a meat taco, The BOAR Plate , the pasta wasn't even close to al dente, thank goodness for the basil for favor, how can you ruin LAMB chops ( fry them) dried out and taste like an oil can. The Truffle was good, but drowned in a truffle mushroom sauce, The Apple cake was paste and the crust was burnt, the Panna Cotta was flavorless ( bland) .
The setting is unromantic, tables are cluttered together ( kept getting bumped by severs and guest). The kitchen is unappealing to say the least.
Now the owner, the so called Chef, instead of sitting at the bar, you should be overseeing and making sure the food meets a high quality standing. Far from it, he has no personality. He will be running out of friends soon!
The wine list, the first bottle requested, didn't have. Not one bit of information about the wine flavor, just the price. ( WINE BAR) Looked like it came from a liquor store flyer. After spending over $350.00 for 4 people, what a waist of money and a disappointment to my guests for there birthday. Now they wants to open an AMERICAN bistro across the street, lean how to become a CHEF with pride for your food and respect for your customers. Inform your staff about the food, not just dropping it off on the table.
Try somewhere else!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food and service. Pasta with boar ragu was a real standout. Linguine with white clam sauce was best I ever had. Nice small plates options as well. Staff was very friendly and accommodating - seating us an hour earlier than our original reservation - which was no small feat considering the very limited number of tables. Prices were very reasonable for such quality food. Warm chocolate caramel cake, tartufo and pistachio gelato were fabulous desserts. My only suggestion would be to offer non-alcoholic wine and cocktail selections. A wine bar should have no problem having alcohol free wines available.

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TW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with a great atmosphere, the menu is a little precise but in a great way. Personally I had the lasagna and I would highly recommend it. The sauce was phenomenal. I had a great experience here. Highly recommend.

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JD
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So consistent,so good.
The cheese monster platter combined with the prosciutto, fig and gorgonzola drizzle special was heaven.
Always a great meal, great experience delightful evening at Vinum with Vivi's excellent service and Massimo's warm and welcoming hosting!

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PL
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service and super friendly people! It will be out new go to spot

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BF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found a restaurant gem! Menu has cuisine for all culinary tastes Not your typical Italian food Country rustic fare. Excellent selection of wines Attentive but not overbearing staff One can enjoy traditional dinner plates as well as small plates Specials are also available Great find that I recommend to all who are searching for an option different from the traditional Italian restaurants on S.I. Bon appetito!!

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KT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waitstaff was wonderful, food was terrific, looking forward to going back!

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MK
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and outstanding service. My husband and I have been waiting to try this place and it did not disappoint! A must for great Italian cuisine and amazing selection of wine.

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JJ
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Hearty Tuscan fare perfectly prepared , professionally served in pleasing atmosphere

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l
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was very welcoming and friendly. Service was excellent and recommendations were spot on.

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EP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! The waiter was very attentive to our needs.

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