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Vinnie's Pasta Bar

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5361 Inglis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1J4, Canada
(902) 425-4435‎
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Good for:
Romance
Reservations
Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 20
    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
Most recent review
Really disappointing.

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
jytymy
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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PEI, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

While on a quick overnighter in Halifax, my brother offered to take our family out for some Italian food. We were expecting some of the standard fare that most cities have, but Vinnie's went way beyond our expectations. The restaurant itself is small and extremely unassuming - it looks like it's been there for a very long time, with little... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I find the best thing about the place isn't just the food. The staff there are wonderful. Customer service is top notch. The staff are friendly, and really enjoy what they do. The food is delicious, regardless of the plate you order. The meal is filling and usually I take the rest of mine home due to the portion size.... More 

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Halifax, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

This place is crazy good!! Just a hole in the wall but the service and food is fabulous!! I don't know of a pasta place in Halifax that gives you an option of soup or salad with your pasta dish!! Apps of shrimp in a creamy garlic sauce was great! Cesear salad was unique and really good. Lots of garlic.... More 

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Lower Sackville, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My partner and I wanted to try Vinnie's after it was recommended to me by someone who said it was their favorite restaurant in Halifax. Based on the recommendation and the reviews we read, we knew not to expect anything fancy which allowed us to dress in jeans and comfortable shoes and park far away to allow for a long... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This restuarant was recommended by my cousin who lives in Halifax. I wanted a casual Italian restaurant, that was open on a Sunday night. The service was quick - we were in and out in less than an hour, including bread and starter salads before our entree. I ordered the Southwestern Fettucini and it was incredible. Portions are perfectly sized... 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 Regional Municipality  >  Halifax>  > South End
  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Phone Number: (902) 425-4435‎

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
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?