Ovinté is the perfect place to enjoy the company of great friends, whether sitting down for a European style dinner, enjoying a cocktail, or sipping on a glass of wine. Enjoy our large lounge area with velvet couches, dine al fresco under the cedar beam trellis, challenge your friends to a game of Bocce... Ovinté is a destination for gatherings small and large, with many options for enjoying your evening!
Our menu is influenced by the flavors of Spain & Italy, our craft cocktail menu is second to none, and our wine list boasts over 240 selections with up to 75 available by the glass.
Plan a visit to Ovinté and enjoy an experience like no other in Jacksonville!
Additional reservations and seating may be available.
Modern European, Spanish, Italian
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - close
Sunday: 11:00 am - close
Monday - Wednesday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Late Night Menu:
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 pm - close
Big Island Drive
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We feature live music weekly during brunch on Sundays from 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm.
Please contact us at (904) 900-7730, if you are interested in arranging catering for your special occasion.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
OVINTE Ratings and Reviews
We want to like Ovinté. What’s not to li ...
We want to like Ovinté. What’s not to like about someplace “locally owned & locally loved” that serves “traditional & modern Spanish & Italian style cuisine”? Regrettably, it fails to live up to its own delusions of culinary appeal, because it can’t figure out whether to be a trendy party lounge w/velvet couches & a bar teeming w/loud intoxicated poseurs, or a quality restaurant featuring “European style dinner” (their words, not mine).
Arriving at our table, the hostess shooed a manager out of one of our seats – he was chatting up patrons/friends at the table next to ours, but couldn’t be bothered to acknowledge our existence. Server’s focus was on bringing “special chef’s tasting menu” items & wine pairings to his friend sitting at another table. Recitation of daily specials didn’t include “tasting menu,” but did have “amazing arugula salad w/grilled figs, Australian feta & balsamic drizzle.” That’s what we think he said. Between dins of blaring music & shouting patrons, there was room for misinterpretation. Salad turned out to have ingredients advertised, but barely. Atop arugula, we located 2 grilled/sliced figs & 3 goat cheese crumbles, each about the size of a chickpea.
Entrée was seafood paella for 2. Good seafood paella is a feast for the senses. Originating in Valencia, it features a bounty of shrimp/mussels/fish – whatever is absolutely fresh – over rice that’s toasted to enhance texture/aroma/flavor then absorb broth w/saffron, imparting a beautiful yellow color & unique tastes. The crockery pot landing on our table fell short of our lowest expectations: a pile of lukewarm, overcooked, gooey orange-colored rice, topped w/4 tiny clams, 4 medium shrimp, a few rubbery pieces of calamari & fishy/metallic-tasting “whitefish” - dinner fit for a disposal, not an OpenTable restaurant. The meal epitomized the old Woody Allen joke about terrible food & small portions. If you’re looking for fine cuisine in a pleasant dining atmosphere, just say “nay” to Ovinté.
Zac was our waiter and was fabulous! Hi ...
Zac was our waiter and was fabulous! His recommendations, when asked, were spot on! The beef skewers were SO tender! The S'mores were AMAZING but I think the highlight for me was the cocktail called the Beacon. So refreshing!! VERY TASTY!!!!
Our server, Brent, was exceptional. He ...
Our server, Brent, was exceptional. He was attentive without being pushy and extremely patient with our deliberations regarding the wine list, with which he was extremely helpful.
The five of us were seated at a corner table, which gave us the feeling that we had our own
special dining place. We were never rushed.
My only complaint was that the air conditioning blew directly onto us and was a bit colder than we would have liked.
Special ocasion and made a request with ...
Special ocasion and made a request with the reservation, it was not mentioned or acknowledged.
Saw it recommended as a good date night spot in a moms blog, it was but a romantic quiet place, very loud bar scene.
No imported corona beer, my husbands favorite.
Super sad because the food was very small portions for very expensive cost.
Ovinte is a very crowded place.. The fo ...
Ovinte is a very crowded place.. The food was good, but the service was slow and the 'craft cocktails' were not balanced or well made.
It feels tight for a restaurant, so it is not my favorite style/type of restaurant.
This used to be our favorite restaurant. ...
This used to be our favorite restaurant. We come here at least 4-6 times a year for date night. I've never been disappointed with the food here until now. We had the duck, a dish we've never had before which we ordered medium well, unfortunately it arrived almost completely rare. We also ordered ordered our typical platter of Chorizo, Manchego and Jamón Serrano. The chorizo was not the normal cantimpalo, it was more like a cheap salami. The Manchego was the smallest piece of cheese we've had. In short, for the price, I could have bought it all at the grocery and prepared it at home. Perhaps it's time to find a new favorite.
The service was not good. Our server gav ...
The service was not good. Our server gave us extra portions without asking and charge us extra. Also we were there on wine night and never got the discount on the wine and had to ask to get the check reviewed. She also said she would take care of the extra food she served us and we had to ask a SECOND TIME to get that removed from the bill.
I am a simple guy who likes simple food ...
I am a simple guy who likes simple food so take this with a grain of salt if you aren't one of these. Not to be harsh, but the best example I can give is one of the meals we ordered tasted no different than a frozen dinner, like a hot pocket. The cheese and bread points were nothing great to me either.
So for the cost, selection, and taste, it's not my thing. The steak (filet) was good.
This was our first time to Ovinte. Met ...
This was our first time to Ovinte. Met some friends for happy hour and had a very nice time. Wine and beer were both good and reasonably priced. Look forward to coming back for food next time since the plates we saw looked good!
Service was attentive without being intr ...
Service was attentive without being intrusive. Food was very good, although brunch does miss some of the tapas options I love for dinner.
I take folks I want impress without breaking the bank to Ovinte and it always meets my expectations.
Ovinte is one of my favorite places to e ...
Ovinte is one of my favorite places to eat. I have Celiac's Disease, so eating out can be tough, but ovinte has a very impressive GFselection and all GF items are clearly labeled on the menu. I have never been disappointed with dinner here and it's got a cool ambiance and a great bar and drink menu.
The place was pretty packed this particular visit, so the service was a bit slow, and that would be my only complaint...but nothing unacceptable.
My husband and I went on a Friday night, ...
My husband and I went on a Friday night, when I felt like we were at a football game between 2 large groups of people vying for each others' attention at each corner round table. It took about an hour for us to be able to hear each other (as by then we were as loud as our neighbors!), with the tapas ordered by pointing at each item for the waitress. The food was amazing, and next time we will try to be outside..or go on a weekday! I found myself planning ways to help with the acoustics of the restaurant..and hope one day they can manage to address this issue. I empathized with our waitress and her being able to hear anything! We definitely will return on a weekday, or eat outside on a weekend, as we did find the tapas delicious. I also suspect if you are with a small group in the middle of the restaurant enjoying a drink and appetizers while sitting on the creative small sofas it would be congenial and lots of fun. Definitely would recommend this restaurant, only with the above noise warning!
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