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The Vines

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Italian, Canadian
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4 Panavista Drive, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
12:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Wed 16:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Vines is our " go to" place in Dartmouth. The food is excellent but not too extreme for our local market. The menu has a variety of pasta and other dishes .The Caesar salad is outstanding especially if you like lots of garlic. The prices are most reasonable so it is a great value restaurant. Staff are friendly, professional... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was delicious, the servings were large, the waitress was gentle and very helpful. The chicken was delicious with a good variety of vegetables, the haddock was well cooked with a tasty coating and the chocolate dessert was excellent. The

Thank Donald C
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the outside it looks like a big house on a hill but the inside is warm and cozy adn inviting and the food matches perfectly. Great tasting and affordable.

Thank jalakim
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Vines has excellent brunch on Sunday morning! It's buffet style and the menu is always a little bit different, but has the basic breakfast food such as French toast, pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, etc. as well as pasta and seafood. It also has by far the best sweet table I've ever seen! This restaurant is definitely a must on... More 

Thank Megan B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful atmosphere and table settings...unbelievable food selection...I couldn't eat all the different desserts they had...too stuffed from eating the hot and cold buffet....this could easily become a monthly event with family and friends....we enjoyed every minute of it....

Thank mcleod91
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived with a group of 16. Ordered drinks. They showed up eventually. Ordered our meals. Went for a strip loin medium rare. Price in the menu was "market price". 1 1/2 hours later no food had arrived. Spoke to our waitress. I was told that they were "busy" and their kitchen was small. Really. I explained to her that these... More 

Thank dave s
Tina G, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

So sorry to hear this, would you mind contacting me at info@vinespastagrill.com ? I have a couple of questions so we can identify what happened. Thanks in advance. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place in Dartmouth to go if looking for a really good meal that will make you leave very full. We usually get a pasta dish, I love the lasagna but had a few different things over the years and all seem good. Not to fancy but clean and prices average around $20 per person for most entrees .

1 Thank JDTravelCanada
Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time to The Vines for me, I would highly recommend it to anyone. This visit was a "planned" menu for New Years Eve and they did not disappoint, the food was phenomenal and the service was second to none.

Thank Kevin D
Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience. Well staffed and very good service. Everyone was very happy with their meal- Great salads and soup to start. The steaks were well received and the salmon was wonderful , good portions. Killer deserts sent everyone home full. We will be back!

Thank JamesMacD362
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have gone to the Vines at least a couple of times a year since 2001. Although management and staff have changed over the years, the food and service have been top-notch. No complaints about portions as I invariably have to bring home the uneaten portion to have later. The décor is unremarkable but then we don't attend for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Italian, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Panavista Drive, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Dartmouth
  • Phone Number: 19024344114

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