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Secco Wine Bar

#166 of 1,261 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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325 North Robinson Street, Richmond, VA 23220
+1 804-353-0670
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Farmington, Connecticut
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486 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Secco Wine Bar provides a lively spot for drinks and snacks before or after dinner. The bar tends to fill up on weekends with a very lively crowd. If you can get a seat, try the marinated olive appetizer for a different taste treat.

Thank Chris F
Midlothian, Virginia
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130 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You could never tell it was the old Buddy's, as the space is now slick and clean. The nice outdoor space would be great on a warmer night. Greeted warmly and seated quickly. Interesting array of menu items, and with a great selection of well selected cheeses and meats. The real star here is the painstaking wine selection--very unique and... More 

Thank John T
Richmond, Virginia
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Recently relocated to the old Buddy's on Robinson St. Owner Julia Battaglia has redone the space with great style, copper topped bar, entirely refreshed, more seating than the old Secco. New additions include full bar and entrees in addition to small plates. Slightly larger kitchen. Same great food and knowledgeable wine service. Secco might be one of RVA's only wine... More 

Thank BernardAugust
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Can't wait for the finished renovation.loved it before. Always a great atmosphere. Great hostess very helpful with selections.

Thank sylvià b
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Brunch is my all time favorite meal of the day and I am not finding too many places that have good brunch options until I found SECCO. I ordered the French toast which looked dry when the server put it on the table but I was so wrong. It was crisp on the outside and soft and melted inside your... More 

Thank Nickelback76
Rochester, NY
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Let me start by saying this place isn't for everyone. You need to love wine, a very casual atmosphere, small, interesting plates, not a major meal. If all that appeals, then you will love it too. It is a small space in Carytown, but they are planning to move this coming fall so double check. Cassie, our bartender/server was delightful... More 

Thank rjmRochester
Julia B, Owner at Secco Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you in our new (bigger, with a bigger kitchen!) space this Autumn in the Fan. More 

San Diego, California
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

We stopped at the Secco for wine and relaxation. It was comfortable and had a welcoming atmosphere. The wine selections were international and provided a great variety. The bartender was very knowledgeable, engaging and enjoyed good wines and sharing her knowledge. We only had appetizers but the food selection looked excellent and from comments from other guests was enjoyed. It... More 

Thank Fred M
Richmond, Virginia
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

This was my first visited to Secco. Our waitress was very helpful and polite! We ordered several appetizers, Jamon Serrano/Miguel & Valentino ham and the house made pate. The ham was okay for me, to be fair I am not much of ham person. The pate was not what I expected for pate. The wine suggestions by the waitress was... More 

Thank T D
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Really interesting wine here, recommend getting the rotating flight. The food can be really great, but I would stick to dinner as opposed to lunch or brunch. We've been for their special valentines dinner and it was really wonderful.

Thank benne2ja
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Great wine place in a great location.Perfect after a stroll in Cary Town and before or after a movie at the Byrd theatre. Excellent appetizers, very good service.

Thank Virgola09

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Italian, Wine Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 North Robinson Street, Richmond, VA 23220
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-353-0670
Now open in the Fan! Along with an extensive wine program we now offer a full bar, more seating and a patio. Cheers!

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