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“Wonderful wine & food”
Review of Carpe Vino

Carpe Vino
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Ranked #8 of 167 Restaurants in Auburn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Sacramento Street
San Carlos, CA
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wonderful wine & food”
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Carpe Vino is a wine shop and restaurant. The wines are reasonably priced with a great selection. The food is varied and delicious with starters like olive, almonds, salami, and interesting dips. The heirloom tomatoes – burrata cheese, brioche crouton, grilled red onion, garden basil, are fabulous!! They have a selection of unique, delicious cheeses. Wines can be purchased by the glass in 3 oz or 6 oz portions, or by the bottle.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Carmichael, California
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent Dinner, Wonderful Service”
Reviewed 7 July 2013 via mobile

Eight of us drove up to Auburn last night and had an excellent meal. Our 8PM reservation was promptly honored. We were seated in their private room, affectionately called "the cave," because it is located in back of the main rebuilt part of the restaurant, built around the time of the Gold Rush. Our server, Paul, was very experienced, working at CV since it opened in 2006. No problem with the four bottles of wine we brought, setting out different glasses for the white, Pinot and red blends, decanting one of the bottles as requested, and serving warm bread and butter, the latter in silver containers; no frozen butter in foil at CV. First courses ranged from fresh corn purée, to romaine heart Caesar salad, to Moroccan meatballs in gypsy pepper Harissa sauce served with tangy cucumber yogurt. Entrees were limited to four and included Oregon salmon served with fresh corn relish that was very good, although a little undercooked for my taste; lamb confit; and angus filet that looked like a mini junior filet, although the two who ordered it said it was absolutely delicious. Desserts were fabulous, and included peach profiteroles, chocolate ganache cake, and a panicotta. Pricy at $140 per couple, but it was one of the better meals we've had in recent months. We will certainly come back for more!

Visited July 2013
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Thank Sid Y
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Pittsburg, California, United States
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“No Complaints!”
Reviewed 15 June 2013

My husband and I went here for an anniversary dinner. We made reservations online, which I recommend; the place was full upon arrival. As one reviewer said, the menu is a bit limited, but there is still something for everyone.I suggest checking the menu online before heading out. It helped in my decision. Our waiter was very friendly, engaging, and very accomodating. Our reservation was at eight, and the website said the restaurant was closed at nine, but the wine bar was open until ten. I was worried we would be rushed through dinner, but we were able to take our time and they didn't bring the next item until we were done with the previous one. This was truly one of the best meals We have ever eaten at a restaurant. My husband, who always finds at least one thing wrong with his dining experiences had no complaints. He loved the atmosphere, the art on the walls, the structure of the building, and most of all, how the wine was displayed against the walls. The icing on the cake was when they brought our dessert, they wrote, "Happy Anniversary" on the plates and put a candle in it! I was very impressed with the entire dining experience.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank JamillahS339
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Auburn, California, United States
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great wine bar/ restaurant”
Reviewed 7 March 2013

Great food, wonderful selection of wine and EXCELLENT service from the wait staff. My wife and I have been here many times for lunch and dinner the food has always been very good, there are hundreds of different wines to choose from and the staff is always very accomodating. This is a real high end dining experience.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Richard A
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chicago
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Dinner with wine”
Reviewed 6 March 2013

smallish and made more so by having cases of wine stacked next to you. The menu is limited, and special themes may limit it more for specific periods.You should definitely check the menu on line before you go. Once there, however, the preparation and presentation is of a very high level, and the wine is relatively inexpensive.I looked forward to my next opportunity to visit.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank chipwig
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