Nestled at the bottom of a narrow walkway, in a cozy alcove off of Water Street in downtown Exeter, NH, Vino e Vivo is a casual 24-seat wine bar and restaurant inspired by the wine bars of Europe. Upon entering, guests are greeted by exposed rock and brick walls, copper bar and table tops as well as a wine wall behind the bar.
Meaning "Wine and Life", Vino e Vivo features a wide selection of wines and a creative Italian-influenced menu using the finest local and seasonal ingredients. Founded by Tony Callendrello, who has had a lifelong passion for wine, Vino e Vivo recreates the experience of walking down an alley in a European city and finding a wine bar frequented by locals.
Our motto of "Wine, Food & Friends" describes the culture at Vino e Vivo. Inspired by the book, The Great Good Place by Ray Oldenburg we sought to create a place where our patrons can meet old friends or make new ones while enjoying great food and wine.
Tony selected the wine list with an eye toward offering wines not seen in the area, but staying within a price point that is affordable. By offering all wines in half glass portions as well as full glasses, guests are encouraged to try wines. The wine list will evolve throughout the year, reflecting the availability of wines, the menu and the seasons.