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Violino Ristorante Italiano

181 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601-4717
+1 540-667-8006
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Ranked #2 of 212 restaurants in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We visit 6 times per year at least. A local family owned and run gem that offers superb traditional dishes. I especially like their specials for something unique when the mood strikes me. Reservations especially recommended on evenings you might expect it.

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Great food, artistic look very well presented, tasty & perfectly cooked after long time I have best dinner in town truly Italian.

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Shippensburg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

It was busy for a Monday night, but you'd never have known it. The service was perfect: quiet and unobtrusive when appropriate; very responsive. The food met their usual high standard. The perfect place to celebrate my wife's birthday!

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Went with 6 friends to this excellent Italian resturant on the pedestrian street in Winchester [ Loundon] on a recent Sat. nite. reservations a must. we as a group could not have had a better meal. The fish, pasta and meats were prepared by an experienced kitchen staff. Serrvice was attentive and the meal was appreciated by all. Heartly recommended... More

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Winchester, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Always awesome, from beginning to end! One of our favorite places. Chief prepared entrées, outstanding service. Very romantic too.

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Richmond
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I had a Caesar salad, ravioli (special for the night I was there ) and two glasses of house wine. All were very good, and the service was excellent. But the check with tip for one person was $72, which I think is a bit high. I doubt I'll go back when traveling in this area.

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Upperville, VA USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Old Town Winchester was celebrating Restaurant Week and offering good values at many of the downtown restaurants. After reviewing several menus of participating restaurants, we returned to our favorite, Violino Ristorante Italiano. Three courses, masterfully prepared for a great evening dining. Excellent service and presentation. Only three main courses offered from this special menu but one could not make a... More

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

Thank you for supporting us during restaurant week! We are so glad that you had a wonderful time. More

virgina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The owners and staff are extremely friendly and accommodating. When you walk in, they make you feel like they have missed seeing you even if you have never been there before. As far as the food, it is excellent. However, it is not as good as it used to be back in around 2005. I believe that is because the... More

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Winchester, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This restaurant is great on the personal service, lacking in other areas. We went with friends and everyone came to the same conclusion...the food was average. Not great, not terrible. It didn't have a "fresh" feeling. The owners are very nice, it just needs an updated lighter, fresher menu.

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Winchester VA
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

the food is good but very 'old school' italian, rich rich food and just outdated overall from the atmosphere to the menu options.

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