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Violi's Restaurant

688 Westfield Rd, Meriden, CT 06450-2573
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Ranked #32 of 128 Restaurants in Meriden
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- Mar 4, 2014
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English first
Meriden, Connecticut
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Offer dinner specials Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Good food at reasonable prices. Meet there often with friends. Nice in the summer as dining overlooks the golf course.

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Meriden, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Violi's continues to serve excellent food every night of the week. In addition to their nightly specials, my guests and I have found everything we tried on the menu to be delicious. The cocktails are very generous as well as reasonably priced. I almost forget to mention the garlic knots, outstanding!!! I live close to this restaurant and dine there... More

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Avon, Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This isn't far from our office. The food is fresh and the staff is really nice. If you want something changed (or special), they will take care of you. The specials are always good.....

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60 reviews 60 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Poor value for money. This place schleps, as my wife accurately observed, "reception" food. Mass produced veal and Chicken meals. Flavorless pasta sides and tired salads that, if left out another hour would need to be tossed. The guys (I presume were golfers getting their load on as a "19th hole") in the bar area were yelling profanity and were... More

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Meriden, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

had a very bad experience manager just wanted to argue instead of fixing the problem they served raw wings to my son 8yrs

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

Staying at the close-by Hampton Inn, I took the recommendation of the evening clerk of Violi's as the best local restaurant. I went with an associated and we were not disappointed. It's an Italian restaurant with a casual atmosphere. It's located at a local golf course, so the views are nice and you may encounter a local clientele on a... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews 88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Poor service, Outside seating might be over the exhaust fan or with the outdoor diners who are permitted to smoke at the table during dinner. YUCK. Portions are large with tasteless food. View of the golf course is nice and the salad was fresh. WAY OVERPRICED for the lack of quality

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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Violi's is located on the municiple golf course in Meriden and boasts a wonderful view of the golf course through a wall of glass. The food is adequate as is the bar. It is one of two legitimate restaurants in Meriden--not counting Italian restaurants and chains--so there is not a great deal of competiton. You will not be disappointed with... More

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Meriden, Connecticut
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

this restaurant is on a golf course and my grankids love coming here for good food and love to watch the golfers the staff is very friendly they have specials everyday they also can accomidate one to a large party very nice atmosphere

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Meriden, Connecticut
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85 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

I've been here many times, and like this place very much. The view is gorgeous, and the food and service are usually very good. Everything seems to be freshly prepared, and the owners seem genuinely concerned that you enjoy everything about the place. In a town with WAY too few restaurants, this place stands out.

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