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“Good but not outstanding from competition at the square by the Mauritshuis”
Review of Solo Vino

Solo Vino
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Ranked #48 of 179 Restaurants in Scheveningen
Price range: USD 17 - USD 29
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: In La Galleria Kurhausplein you will find the Italian winebar Solo Vino. Located next to the beautiful Kurhaus hotel, with a modern look, this is a unique location for the true wine enthusiast. Solo Vino is the first pure Italian winebar of Netherlands. Solo Vino offers a choice of more than 80 Italian wines. Taste over 30 wines by the glass and get to know the different Italian wine regions. Our sommelier will gladly provide you with appropriate advice and tell you everything about your chosen wine. Enjoy the wonderful wines along with delicious authentic Italian delicacies. Our 'assortiment royal', a variety of hot and cold Italian appetizers, is only one of many choices for a unique Italian experience.
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Big drink lists, snack foods, it's one of 9 restaurants run by this group, good service, nice pizza ovens and big interior but narrow restaurant. Nice day so we ate in/on patio/street/sidewalk.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

The wine bar has a good selection of Italian wines, for all price ranges, and also good options by the glass. The food menu is quite extensive as the bar is directly open/linked to the next-door Italian restaurant. My friend and I ordered a "royal antipasti" plate for 2, and it was a great choice: selection of many cold and warm starters, including hams, smoked salmon, gambas, lamb cutlets, mozzarella, beef carpaccio, grilled veggies... Cool ambiance for a nice evening.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Manue1989
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were staying at the hotel, and opted for dinner here our first night. We split the insalata caprese, which was fantastic, and the tagliata was incredible -- well cooked, great portions, and so on -- as was the seafood spaghetti. Ladyfriend and I are Italian speakers, and we sat back by the kitchen, where all of the staff seemed to be Italian (a good sign). With the exception of the -- not rude, but certainly cold -- Dutch waiter, we had a really nice meal that I would have rated a four on TripAdvisor. (Only real negative -- the tagliata is a little clunky -- it's a huge cut of beef, served with a rocket, tomato and parm salad, with roasted vegetables, including a roasted potato, as well as mashed potatoes... It was far too much food for Ladyfriend to finish off, but it was tasty.)

As we waited that evening, the pizzas kept rolling out of the oven, and they looked great, so we decided to go back for lunch the next day. This, my friends, was our error. With the exception of the cold waiter, who was omnipresent, it was a totally different experience. Our Polish waitress (tuns out, Italians work in the kitchen and as servers, but we didn't have any interaction with anyone Italian unless they were dropping off food...) was lovely, but did not know the menu, which was, in fairness to her, new. In fact, the menu was so full of translation errors that it was hard to tell what was even on offer (they later apologized, and explained that the printer had simply left most of the English translations of the previous menu items, and had only changed some of the Italian...). We got one of the pizzas that had looked so good the night before (these are Roman style, so are meant to be thin and crispy, not the thicker, chewier Neapolitan style), but it was underdone and doughy. It was generally very bland, and so we also asked for olio al peperoncino, or at least some chili flakes to spice it up, and they literally did not have anything of the sort in the entire restaurant. In the end they brought some very mild fresh red peppers (think bell), which didn't get the job done.

The final gastronomic insult was the sgroppino. A sgroppino has three ingredients: lemon sorbet, vodka and prosecco. Theirs, as it turns out, is made in a machine (basically a margarita machine) and contains, among other ingredients, cream, so it's more like an vaguely alcoholic melted ice cream. (And lactose-free Ladyfriend had to send it back...)

On the positive side, as other reviewers here have noted, the wine list is extensive, and both of the wines we tried were excellent.

We should not, perhaps have been surprised: it became clear over the course of the holiday that basically all of the restaurants that surround the hotel there are owned by the same conglomerate, and we should have maybe known better than to have gone back for more. But that first dinner was really something, and it saves them from a two- (or if I'm honest, even a one-) star rating.

From the looks of it, this is the best value for the money of the restaurants in this resort area (and with the most interesting menu), and we had one good experience, so maybe try it? But next time I'm in the are I'll be heading back in the Den Haag for dinner.

Date of visit: January 2017
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Thank paginesparse
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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Last night we visited Solo Vino with friends to enjoy their wine accompanied with an anti-pasto Royaal. Brilliant combo recommended by the very friendly and helpful staff. We had a really nice evening...

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank petermY347HE
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Pizza and pasta good. Very accommodating for specific dietary requirements. Good wine and beer selection. We returned twice in our short visit

Date of visit: August 2016
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Thank Nicola K
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