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Vinnie's Pasta Bar

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South End
Italian, Pasta
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5361 Inglis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1J4, Canada
(902) 425-4435‎
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Unexpectedly Delicious

We bought a GroupOn for this place which included one appetizer and two pasta entrees, which turns out come with a soup or salad.They also offered warm bread as well which was amazing. The mixed green salad was okay. My gf got the squash soup which she thought was really good. The pasta for both of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Ali K
Good for:
  • Romantic
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Halifax, Canada
Top Contributor
216 reviews 216 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This place is a hidden gem in South end halifax.We have been here several times. We always have the caesar salad-awesome! It is said the calamari is the best in town-can't dispute this. This visit we had the lasagna and the cajun fettucine-both excellent! The starter bread is made in-house and people LOVE this! Warm,fresh and home-made! Mmmmmmmm! We will... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I walked into Vinnie's with low expectations and left with a renewed faith in Halifax restaurants. It's small, there is often only one or two wait staff around but the food is absolutely delicious. If your an italian food fan and you haven't been to vinnie's, your doing yourself a disservice.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We bought a GroupOn for this place which included one appetizer and two pasta entrees, which turns out come with a soup or salad.They also offered warm bread as well which was amazing. The mixed green salad was okay. My gf got the squash soup which she thought was really good. The pasta for both of us was really good.... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I have reviewed Vinnie's before, and it os continuing it's excellence in wonderful pastas aka and great value!!!

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Halifax, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The pasta is yummy. The atmosphere is cozy. The homemade bread is so good. The service is fast. What more can you want?

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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Heard great things about this place and finally decided to try it. The decor is ok, but no tables are really private and everyone's kind of exposed to each other, but that's fine. Ordered the "Tiger" shrimp appetizer to start. The shrimp were obviously frozen and the sauce just seemingly just poured over top of them and it looked like... More 

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Ate at Vinnies on the weekend. Had a pasta dish with sausage and chicken with a bit of Cajun happening. Not a huge fan of their sausage as I am probably spoiled by Il Mercato homemade sausage but so much food we couldn't finish. Will definitely be back. Very reasonable price with a half litre of wine 1 appetizer, 2... More 

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caperinhali
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My sister and I purchased a Groupon for Vinnie's. When we arrived on a Saturday around 6pm, the restaurant was packed. It is very small inside and there were only 3 servers working although the foyer was consistently packed with people wanting tables and picking up take-out orders. We understood they were busy; however, we waited, along with many other... More 

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Sackville, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

After reading a 2014 review claiming that this restaurant has the best pasta in Halifax we anxiously went there. Service was great, everything quickly brought to the table and friendly staff. We tried the Caesar salad, fried cheese, garlic chicken pasta and the 4 cheese pizza - all very disappointing. Poor wine list too. Not the Italian restaurant to be... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

You would not think there was a tremendous meal behind the front door, but be amazed. Food was fresh and delicious. We were recommended to visit from a few locals and it was so good, we went back the next night for more!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5361 Inglis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1J4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > South End
  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Phone Number: (902) 425-4435‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 19
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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