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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 221 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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Palmyra, PA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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

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
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103 reviews 103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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
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159 reviews 159 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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

Mechanicsville, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Enjoyed our dinners immensely here. The chef even sent out an Italian dumpling midway through the meal as a treat. Delicious! Everyone there was warm and welcoming, really treated us like family. Cannot wait to go back!

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

Thank You we look forward to seeing you again! More

Asheville, North Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We dined at Violino two years ago and never forgot the experience. We returned last week and nothing has changed. It is still simply superb, one of the finest restaurants we've ever experienced, anywhere. The European feel and flavor is very evident here, so expect authentic Continental cuisine served in an unhurried style. Waitstaff were charming and didn't rush us... More

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

Thank you for appreciating what we do and understanding that this restaurant is an experience. Though we do welcome people that are in a hurry, just as long as they let us know that they are on a time limit. More

Sudbury, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

No, I had never heard of Winchester, Virginia but I shall not forget it. Last night my wife and I had dinner at the Violino Ristorante Italiano. We were greeted with a lovely, genuine smile and promptly seated and served. Our started was a special of zucchini flower stuffed with crab. Yes, one of the best things I have ever... More

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

Thank You ! I am so happy that you found us and that we could make your stay in Winchester a little more memorable. More

Tranquility Nj
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Violino is the best restaurant in Old Town Winchester - serving delicious lunch & dinner. Food was superb and staff very friendly - high recommend.

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

Thanks... we always strive for the best and hope to see you again soon! More

KUTZTOWN
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89 reviews 89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I have mixed feelings about this erestaurant. I appreciated the chefs willingness to make me a plain saffron risotto. It was Al dente like it should be but had a one note flavor... All saffron, no base of onion, chicken stock or white wine. My hubby's bruschetta was varied and very good. My portobello mushroom appetizer was a bit over... More

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

Thank you for the review. I remember your table very well. As you said in your review you asked for a plain saffron risotto and that is exactly what I gave you. I do cook my risotto with large pieces of onion (which I take out at the end) and also white wine. For your risotto I even sauteed a... More

Radford, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This restaurant offers a wonderful selection of appetizers and entrees... lovely Italian seafood entrees, service is very personal and friendly. Nice place for a quiet dinner allowing for good conversation and excellent food!

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

Thank you for the review and hope to see you again soon! 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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