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The Vineyards Trattoria & Pizzeria
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Today 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
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Fairway Plaza Shopping Center 1405 Kiln Creek Pkwy Newport News, VA 23602
1405 Kiln Creek ParkwayUSVirginiaNewport News23602
$$Restaurant or Cafe, Pizza Restaurant
Restaurant or Cafe
Pizza Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Today 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Tuesday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PMWednesday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PMThursday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PMFriday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PMSaturday 5:00 – 10:00 PMSunday ClosedMonday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Voted Best Italian Restaurant two years in a row by Daily Press Choice awards, Voted top five Best Italian restaurant in Hampton Roads.
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"The garlic knots and salad are hot, fresh and delicious."
"Very, very good Italian food."
"Wine selection could be better, but the wine prices are reasonable."
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Nicholaus Swan
2 months ago
The Vineyard hosted our wedding rehearsal dinner, along with several other special family gatherings. They provide a warm and intimate atmosphere and knowledgable, dedicated professional servers. We usually enjoy being served by the same waiter! The garlic knots and salad are hot, fresh and delicious. The pastas are very good, and you can tell a lot of love and time gets worked into the sauces. You can expect servers at The Vineyard to suggest great dinner and wine pairings. Nothing is more romance-stirring than their sumptuous lasagna and a glass or three of one of their fine merlots. Despite the dearth of local, family-owned restaurants in this area, the Vineyard is a stand out. They are price-competitive with the Olive Garden, but the food is so much better!
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Sri Vidya Duvvuri
2 years ago
Would not recommend anyone to dine in this place. I am an asian and I felt that the servers are extreme racists. They did not even give us our menus until we asked for them. They did not offer any garlic knot bread until we found out from the other table which was getting bread for the third time that they serve bread as a compliment. When we asked for it, that is when they went and got it for us saying it came out just then and that is the reason they did not serve it for us yet!!!Strange. none of them made any eye contact and did not check on us even once while we were eating our dinner. I would throw away my money instead of going to this place. The food did not taste good at all. Garlick knots with no garlic, half a cup vinegar on my one cup salad, pizzas not done properly... All my co-workers at work will know this for sure....
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Andrew Heyson
4 years ago
No more birthdays at the Vineyards. I apologize for how this reads. Google's reviews does not show paragraph breaks so it makes this look like a jumbled mess. I used to enjoy going to the Vineyards. I went on May 14, 2011 for my birthday dinner. The place was packed, the parking lot was jammed, so it was obviously a busy time. We had reservations and were seated at a table near the front at the side window. As I said, I used to enjoy going there for a specific kind of pasta served with a delicious spicy pink sauce. To my dismay, it no longer existed, (they did have seafood with a champagne pink sauce, but I don't eat seafood and this was not the same thing) so I had to scramble for something else. I wound up with the Veal Parmesean. Out came the garlic knots. Usually the reason for it's name is the strong garlic flavor it has. Well, it had none this time. My family being a bread family still ate it waiting for the food. The second basket came... still no flavor. I noticed the table in front of me receiving their meals... only to complain that a plate was not what they ordered. Not a problem. That happens from time to time but the waiter that took it back clearly looked annoyed. I don't know if it was with the table or with the kitchen, but it's not something the customer should see. The salad was good. Fresh, leafy greens with a few tomato chunks, a few olives, and a couple of pepperoncini. My brother and my mother received their dishes first, only to find out that they put the wrong sauce on my mother's. The waitress asked my mother if it was still okay. (Are you kidding me? Very different sauces and she has to be very careful with what she eats) She politely responded with a smile, "no", and back it went. Then there was the giant yellow Hummer truck that parked at the side window I was seated at. I gave an annoyed stare at the driver as what little view I had was now the side of a yellow beast/truck that was 3 feet away from me. It eclipsed the light at my table! She glanced back as if she owned the restaurant. Funny thing is, the actual owner of the restaurant wound up having a delightful conversation with them, so they apparently knew each other. Wonderful. Not every customer likes the feeling that they just sat down at a Sonic fast food restaurant as the view was all monster truck! My Veal Parm came out and I decided to wait for my mother's meal first before starting. To the Vineyard's credit, her dish was in front of her in less than 5 minutes. There was very little seasoning on the food. Salt and pepper was rolling around the table like it was the newest taste sensation. My veal was properly cooked, but generally uninteresting. I half expected it to be flattened as I see in many good italian restaurants, but did not see that here. Again, there was a bit of a let down that this was a very distant second choice, so that is both the restaurant and my fault. When we had finished, we decided not to have dessert as the meals simply weren't particularly tasty. While the ratings here on Google only give good or bad ratings, the bad ratings I have given are not at the worst of the scale, but clearly this was NOT a good night for them. I chose The Vineyards to be my Birthday dinner location as I had considered them to be one of the best area Italian restaurants. After last night, they're average at best. Next year will be somewhere else. Maybe Primo 116 in Suffolk, maybe even Luigi's north of Denbigh, but not The Vineyards.
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Matt Koehler
3 years ago
Very nice decor, great food, amazing garlic knots,
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a year ago
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Justin U.
4 years ago
The food is wonderful and the staff are always friendly. We've been going here since they opened and have never had a bad experience. The servers have never been anything but professional with us. Don't go if you are in a hurry though! They make their sauces fresh and take their time. Go and enjoy the conversation and the meal. If you want Italian fast food this isn't your place. If you want good Italian food and to enjoy a dinner out, the Vineyards is the place.
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James Watts
2 years ago
Very, very good Italian food. Especially for this area. I'm from MA where Italian places are on every corner and this place would stand with the best of them. Wine selection could be better, but the wine prices are reasonable.
A Google User
5 years ago
This restaurant is fantastic! My husband and I discovered it when some friends came in to visit from out of town. All 6 of us (plus a baby!) went here for dinner, and we were totally kicking ourselves for not having found this restaurant sooner! From outside, there's nothing that stands out about this restaurant. But as soon as you go inside, you're hit with the mouthwatering aroma of delicious Italian food. The garlic knots are delicious, the salad is fantastic, and the food is out of this world! (I personally recommend the Penne Siciliano -- it's our favorite!) We've always had good service, and we've always left completely stuffed and satisfied. Since that first visit, we've taken several other guests to this restaurant. Every single one of them has raved about the food. This is our new Italian restaurant of choice. Considering my husband IS Italian, I can assure you that's a designation this restaurant can be proud of!
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