Vinny Shkaf

International in Smolny & Vosstaniya

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A prime location, comfortable setting and friendly staff at Vinny Shkaf (meaning ‘wine closet’) make it a great meeting place for that first drink of the night – especially when the restaurant’s motto is ‘Drink wine and don’t give up’. The extensive wine menu has bottles from around the world, and the modest food menu is exceptionally good.