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Virgil's At Cimmiyotti's

137 S. Main St., Pendleton, OR 97801
+1 541-276-7711
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Ranked #1 of 72 Restaurants in Pendleton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $35
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar, Family Fare
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A classic steakhouse located in the heart of downtown Pendleton since 1959. We strive to ensure that our guests have the best experience each and every time they visit us. We use only the freshest, finest quality ingredients. Join us for a delicious meal and great atmosphere!
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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270 reviews 270 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
580 helpful votes 580 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This steak house is my favorite place to eat in Pendleton. And after a day of driving, we ended up going to the restaurant an hour earlier than our reservation. They graciously sat us in the back room, but we still had a booth for privacy (celebrating an anniversary). I'd requested the reservation by emailing them (twice) and never heard... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The ambiance is perfect- hand tooled leather menus- the work done by legendary Saddlemaker Monte Beckman- his work also above the bar- great lighting, a sweetheart owner & good service staff but the food is barely acceptable & the prices are laughable. This place needs & deserves to reinvent. If some good food started coming out of that kitchen it... More 

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JenniferKeeton, Owner at Virgil's At Cimmiyotti's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I love that you appreciate "The Place" for its special charm! I strive to serve the BEST dinner anywhere anytime. I'm sorry you were not in love with your meal. I would like to have the opportunity to make this right. Will you please contact me and share the details... More 

Pendleton, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Worst meal I've had in some time. Must not have had anyone to cook that night. It was bad. Bad taste and bad presentation.

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JenniferKeeton, Owner at Virgil's At Cimmiyotti's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, letting me know about your unhappiness with your dinner. I'm afraid that you will not return. I would love to hear the details of your dining experience so I can learn where to make improvements. I would really appreciate the chance to change your mind about my restaurant. Will you... More 

Pendleton, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I have been eating here for many special occasions and I have never been feeling anything below immensely impressed. Their filet mingon is tender, juicy, and succulent, and is my favorite item on their menu. The dark atmosphere and red brick walls make a comfortable and cozy environment. The service has never failed to my standards at all. The price... More 

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JenniferKeeton, Owner at Virgil's At Cimmiyotti's, responded to this review

Thank you! I love how much you appreciate "The Place"!!! My staff and I do our best to create a memorable experience every time you join us for dinner. We are blessed to have you and yours share your special memories with us! Thanks for noticing how much we care and enjoying all the details. More 

Ontario, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

After driving almost 3 hours, we had dinner here on a Wednesday night. There were other interesting entrees on their menu other than steak so we decided to give them a try. My spouse ordered the Osso Bucco which is normally made from lamb or beef shanks, but this restaurant used pork shanks instead--something we had never seen before. It... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My wife and I have stopped in Pendleton almost annually for about eight years and have not yet found an actual good restaurant. I have to say that Virgil's is the top contender to date, although I was not totally taken with my meal. First, the décor is...interesting, with a fairly cozy front end but a cavernous back area enlivened... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Friends took us here, didn't know we would get one of the best meals I can remember. I have eaten all over North America, this place is as good as anyplace I've ever been. I had a Filet that was the tenderest I've ever had. My wife had the portabella and said it was great. Highly recommended.

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Battle Ground, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Tipped off by the front desk at Holiday Inn, we went to this delightful downtown restaurant without reservations on Saturday night. Luckily, we were early enough to get a table. I had a very nice salad to start with, and my husband had a seafood stew...he said it was the best he's had! Our prime rib was perfect, and generous,... More 

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College Place, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Loved Cimmiyotti's! Great food and really great service. Loved the warm blue cheese & bacon dip and the Prime Rib!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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81 reviews 81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Going over the Tripadvisor photos of the food served in this restaurant I wouldn't dare to eat here. But luckily I didn't see these photos before I went because it doesn't do the place any justice. This place is probably the best in town but I don't think the competition is that great given the time I spent around town.... More 

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Additional Information about Virgil's At Cimmiyotti's

Address: 137 S. Main St., Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone Number: +1 541-276-7711
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Pendleton
Open Hours:
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 35
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar, Family Fare

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