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Vino Santo Bistro

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2030 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA 94063-1802
+1 650-780-0793
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Today
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This has become our go to place for good Italian food in Redwood City. We typically go on a Monday night which is a little quieter so we don't need reservations. Food has consistently been excellent. Dishes we have had include Ravioli, Oso Buco, Veal a couple different ways, and several pasta dishes. Service is very attentive but not overwhelming.

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Bury, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We visited here for a pre gig drink. Sat at the bar and whilst my three companions enjoyed a glass of wine, I sampled a very nice craft beer. There was a happy atmosphere and people seemed to be enjoying their meals but we didn't have time for anything more.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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150 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

A very trendy pizzeria with professional staff, cloth napkin, fancy small dishes, draft beer and other local bottle beers. I had the Lagunitas little sumpin beer, wood fire pizza oven and contemporary setting located on redwood city's rest tyrant rows. Good for business and family gatherings

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menlo park ca
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

I've tried to find something to love here, but after 3 or 4 visits, I gave up. This place is usually busy but feels cramped. (I think they moved some tables out for the picture.) In order to have as much floor space as possible(?) the hostess stand is so close to the door that it's awkward. I felt like... More 

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Mountain View, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

This was our first visit to this restaurant. The atmosphere was very encouraging to this diner. We were seated at a nice table and our waiter was quick to give us the specialties of the evening. We ordered an appetizer, soup, salad, and an entree. That's where the service ended. I received my salad first. My husband received his soup... More 

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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Great Italian food. Excellent salads,pastas and fish. Attentive service. Romantic setting.lovely ambiance. Maitre de Adam is very knowledgeable. Interesting cocktails.

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Thank Gloria S
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Have eaten here many times love the food and prices are fair for what you get lots of parking around the corner

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Daly City, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

I have been coming to this place for a couple years and always have an excellent meal here. The papardelle con cinghiale is a particular favorite as an entree, but I have had an excellent risotto and osso buco as well. I don't think there is any bad choice on the menu. The complimentary bread served at the beginning of... More 

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Calistoga
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

We wound up at Vino Santo Bistro because our favorite Italian spot is closed on Sundays. Vino Santo Bistro delivers average quality food with sloppy, unprofessional service. The overall experience was meh. Take the wine for example. The menu said 2012 Ridge Three Valley. That was a very good year and fairly priced at $13. What arrived was a small... More 

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California
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

This place has been around for a decade and the chef is knowledgeable and the waitstaff nice, but this is not, I repeat, not an Italian restaurant and has never been and will never be. Look, you can make Italian food, I can make Italian, but it takes a real sense of what makes great Italian fare to qualify, in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2030 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA 94063-1802
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redwood City
  • Phone Number: +1 650-780-0793

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