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Violino Ristorante Italiano

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181 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601-4717
+1 540-667-8006
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: We are a small fine dining restaurant specializing in traditional and...
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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  • 189
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 12
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing does not do this place justice!

Fantastic lobster bisque, wonderful crispy crab, great atmosphere and authentic Italian song performed by staff!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
storeyfam3
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fantastic lobster bisque, wonderful crispy crab, great atmosphere and authentic Italian song performed by staff!

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Winchester, Virginia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We think this restaurant is the best fine dining one in the area. The service is great, food is wonderful & atmosphere is warm & friendly. We've gone elsewhere, but always return here.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Tried to set up an evening gathering here. The owner never returned my calls. I made several trips almost 50 miles round trip. After several attempts She finally just indicated she wasn't interested. The event was to bring business into town on a typically non busy evening and raise money for community projects. I won't eat here...tell my friends and... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Visited on Mother's Day 2015 and had a delicious meal. Had a refreshing salad with fruit, tomatoes and goat cheese; lobster ravioli; and an incredible "apple blossom" gelato. All courses were extremely tasty - and the service was excellent. Overall one of the best meals I've ever had. Can't wait to visit again.

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Woodbine, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

As soon as my husband and I walked in the front door, we felt our blood pressure drop. An amazing violinist was playing beautifully. Outside the pedestrian mall was alive with thousands of partiers. The wait staff were very professional and the food --FANTASTIC! We started with calamari which was to die for. My husband had the lobster ravioli while... More 

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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed wonderful dinner during the wine festival in Winchester at this fabulous Italian restaurant. Great service, romantic atmosphere and delightful food. Do not miss dessert, ask for tiramisu. ENJOY the fantasy!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My wife and I stopped overnight in Winchester this week on our way home. Friends recommended that we dine at Violinos, which we did. It was a very good decision, and totally unexpected. It has better food than one can find in my home (Rochester, NY, a metro area of ~1 million). It is a small, family owned restaurant with... More 

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

Thank ypu for the wonderful review. I will try harder to train my staff on the knowledge of the menu which is very important in this business. We hope to see you again if you come through Winchester Grazie More 

Ferrara, Italy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I've been at the Violino many times a few years ago when I was in Winchester for a business trip and I found it great. I had a chance to return in Winchester and I went there last week and today and they just confirmed my opinion: great authentic italian food, impeccable service and a friendly but yet stylish touch.... More 

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Irwin, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The food was excellent. I had the veal shanks . They just melted in my mouth. The service was friendly and prompt. We had our one year old granddaughter with us and they were very accommodating . Our party of five were treated extremely well. The menu was varied but pricy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We were staying in Winchester on our way home from Charleston sc. Happened upon Violino I the Old Town area. We started with the lobster bisque. It was possibly the best I have ever had. Everyone enjoyed their meals. All the wait staff was very good especially Bonnie. Highly recommend!

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

Thank you for the review we look forward to seeing you again More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 181 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601-4717
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +1 540-667-8006

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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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