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Vinnie's Pasta Bar

5361 Inglis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1J4, Canada (South End)
(902) 425-4435‎
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Ranked #121 of 597 restaurants in Halifax
Price range: $14 - $19
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: South End
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  • English first
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English first
Saint John
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Could also have titled this, Don't judge a book by its cover. Doesn't look great from the outside but what is in store for you inside is a rather nice dining experience. We used a Groupon for our night out. Calamari for an appetizer that had a really interesting kick to it. I had a Red Curry chicken and while... More

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Halifax, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Ordered carry out pizza there last night and was not impressed. For the price paid I expected much more then what seemed to be tough dough with cheese thrown on top. But that was not the worst part! That was the only thing I ate for dinner and a few hours later into the night I started feeling extremely ill... More

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Halifax,Nova Scotia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Went to Vinnie's last night and had a wonderful meal. I think they have above average pastas and I would say the Cesar salad was ok. But the Calamari was hands down the signature dish that we had. They have a zesty tomato based sauce and the calamari is done to perfection. My wife had the butternut squash soup and... More

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Tucson, Az
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went there on recommendation of The Coast. Service was great; prices are OK BUT.......... Pasta was soaked in cream sauce with VERY little seafood and the taste of the seafood was marginal at best. Seafood seemed not fresh. Nothing special in fact not very good.

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Halifax, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

First time at Vinnie's and it was better than I had imagined. The bread was hot, moist, with a good crust, and absolutely delicious. The Caesar had a lighter version dressing, still creamy but not heavy, and there was an abundance of fresh parm' and bacon. My husband had the calamari which was plentiful for the price, tender and moist,... More

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Coimbra, Portugal
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Nice service, very quick and nice. Hot bread bun and butter is a nice touch. Had cannelloni with a side of salad and it was pretty good. Nice meal after a tiring day.

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Halifax, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We eat here frequently as it is close to my work. All entrées include soup or salad and fresh Mini loaf of sourdough bread. The pasta entrées are priced nicely between 14 and $20. You can start off with a relatively cheap glass of house wine and olive oil balsamic vinegar for dipping the bread in. This is followed by... More

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Halifax, Canada
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100 reviews 100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

It was OK, but I really don't understand the hype. The bread was nothing special, just dense white bread. Not like you would get in Italy; more like what you would get at your grandmother's house. The caesar salad was absolutely drenched in dressing - I couldn't even eat it. And the pasta (I had lasagna; my husband had the... More

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Halifax, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This place does not look like much but don't be mistaken. Some of the best pasta in Halifax, always fresh made and with great sauce. Everyday pricing and nice selection.

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Halifax, Canada
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This is our second time here and it is still the best food(Italian) in Halifax. A small and unassuming place,tastefully decorated,that is always brimming with patrons. We had their famous loaf of on-site baked bread(awesome!!!) and the Caesar salad which is to die for...very garlicy and so fresh!) My husband had the seafood fettucine special and he loved it! I... More

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