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Violino Ristorante Italiano

181 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601-4717
+1 540-667-8006
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Ranked #5 of 229 Restaurants in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are a small fine dining restaurant specializing in traditional and authentic Italian cuisine. All of our items are made from scratch on premises from the bread to the gelato. The interior decor is old world and eclectic with a strong opera and classical music influence. Our service is professional and attentive . We look forward to providing you with an Italian culinary experience outside of Italy. Buon Appetito
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English first
State Road, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We went to this restaurant on the recomendation of our hotel and also trip advisor. We were not disappointed! We thought the timing of our drinks and meal was perfect, we never felt rushed by anyone. When we have a nice neal I don't like it to be rushed, they did a great job. We were served a sweet potato,amaretto... More

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Wood Dale, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Small portions and not inexpensive, but genuine Italian we were lucky to have a mild night and ate outside on the pedestrian mall. Friendly helpful waitress and owner

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Riccardo S, Owner at Violino Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed the rabbit. Our rabbit is raised here in Winchester and only grazes on the pasture leaving the meat very flavorful. As always foraging for local meat is normally on the higher price per pound since it is grown in smaller batches. We try to give a filling portion without having any leftovers since i... More

Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was in town for work today and was craving a good Italian cuisine. After traveling over 200 miles and eating fast food, I decided to look up "fine Italian food" online in Winchester VA. It lead me to the most euphoric spot named "Violino Ristorante". Located in the quaint old town walking mall of Winchester VA, stood this oasis... More

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Riccardo S, Owner at Violino Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

thank you for you review. We are so happy that we were able to provide an amaizing and true Italian experience. We look forward to seeing you in the near future. Safe driving and Grazie! More

VAP VA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I have lived in Italy, been stationed in Italy, and go to Italy each year. Naturally when we are out traveling here in the US, we seek out Italian restaurants. We were in Winchester and sought out this place. It was a great disappointment. Very expensive. Wines that cost under $10 retail were $30, the cheapest on the wine list.... More

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Riccardo S, Owner at Violino Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

We were born in Italy and lived there for over 30 years. We also go back to visit our family yearly. Naturally we should know a little something about Italy as well. Were you stationed in the North or South.? I recall the evening that you came in. We had a pharmaceutical company in our smaller dining room and apologize... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

this place had a lot of reviews so I decided to visit this place with 2 friends of mine, the service was friendly but the food was horrible, one of my friend had to ask them to remake his order, the other one told me it's edible. Edible ? you don't spend that much of money in a restaurant just... More

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Riccardo S, Owner at Violino Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

You should really specify what you are looking for! If you are looking for Italian/American food you came to the wrong place. But if you are looking for traditional, authentic Italian food then you were in the correct place. Our Chef was trained in the Northern part of Italy for the first 20 years of his career and has continued... More

United States
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We were very surprised after reading all the positive, glowing reviews, to have just an average meal for a well above average cost. Porcini risotto entree(meatless) for $25. Gnocchi with pesto (also meatless) for $17. The appetizer of sliced smoked meats/ cantaloupe for $16 was the best for the money. It wasn't bad by any means, but just not perhaps... More

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Riccardo S, Owner at Violino Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. Let me comment a little on your entrees. Just because a dish doesn't have meat in it, doesn't mean that it should cost less than something with meat. First, the Porcini that we buy are actually more expensive per pound than the majority of meat out there. Secondly, we only use Carnaroli Rice (grown... More

Palmyra, PA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I had been to Violino's with my husband and friends last year and had such a wonderful experience that I made reservations for dinner this past weekend when family was in town last weekend expecting to share the same great experience with them. The evening turned out to be a very disappointing experience. The food was very good but the... More

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Riccardo S, Owner at Violino Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I did confront the server about the unattentiveness that you described and she explained to me that the reason why your plates were not cleared as soon as you expected was that one of your guests at the table was eating at a slower pace than everyone else and it is our policy to not... More

Bloomfield, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were passing through Winchester returning from a trip to North Carolina. We selected Violino for dinner based on its number 1 rating on Trip Advisor for area restaurants. Wow! Were we ever pleased. We had one of the best dining experiences ever! The food was superb, the wine list full of good Italian wines, the service was excellent and... More

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Maryland
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were in the local area so I called to make a Saturday evening reservation. They are very busy so reservations are essential. We were greeted warmly and were seated immediately. The service was very attentive. Our server was delightful and the other staff made sure our glasses were always full. My husband ordered lobster bisque, the zuppa del giorno.... More

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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Violin music, a bottle of wine and fantastic food, and your wife. It was a magic setting made better by the wonderful service. Don't miss it if you are in town.

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Riccardo S, Owner at Violino Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

A perfect combination for a memorable night. Thank you for celebrating this wonderful day with us. Buon Anniversario! More

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Additional Information about Violino Ristorante Italiano

Address: 181 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601-4717
Phone Number: +1 540-667-8006
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Winchester
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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