We entered Vinnie's one Saturday evening not knowing what to expect. My husband and I have known of it's location off of Six Forks for sometime and we felt we owed ourselves after a hard day of remodeling the house. We were greeted by a sweet young hostess who sat us immediately without a reservation. I think we came in at the right time because the place was packed!! Our server, Carlie (I think), came right up to our table and in a very elegant voice, asked us if we would like to start the evening with a glass a wine, cocktail or cold beer. My husband got a few beers (of course), and I had drank the Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay, which Carlie recommended when I mentioned I liked chards. After giving us a moment to get settled and letting us have a few sips of our drinks, Carlie came back and mentioned that every Friday and Saturday, Vinnie's has PRIME RIB! WE LOVE PRIME RIB! Both my husband and I ordered it. Him the larger cut and I the smaller cut. It was perfect!!!! Both of us got it Medium Rare!!!!!!! Because the server seem to know what she was doing, we took her advice on choosing our sides and we're glad she did. Vinnie's was featuring a Homemade Gruyere Mac and Cheese. THE BEST MAC N CHZ I've ever had, hands down! The end of the night was topped off with a Godiva Chocolate Cake and two Cappuccinos. We're not much of a Cappuccino crowd but our server mentioned they had recently acquired a new Capp Machine and that you're not gonna get a better Italian Style Cappuccino in any other fine dining Restuarant in Raleigh. We are not the type of people to leave reviews online but my husband and I were just blown away!!! My napkin was folded when I came back from the restroom, the manager came by while eating our entrees and greeted us with a very warm smile and it seemed that everyone was enjoying themselves, customers and staff! I could go on about all the little things that impressed me but then this review would be pages long. Thank you Vinnie's!
Pros: Cozy, Excellent Food, Excellent Service, Well taken care of, treated like regulars!!!!!!!!