We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Vinny's Restaurant

165 West St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
(360) 378-1934
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: First St
Description: We are a quaint, little Italian restaurant in the heart of Friday Harbor. We offer authentic Italian Cuisine in a beautiful, fun atmosphere. Come and enjoy Vinny’s!
Write a Review

159 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Moses Lake, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I gave "Vinny's" a 5 Star review because of the overall expierence. We celebrated our friends 50th birthday and there were 10 of us for dinner. Our reservation was on time and we were greeted with warm and friendly staff members. Our server was amazing and so willing to accommodate us. We brought 2 Magnums of 100pt wine for our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mesa, Arizona
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had reservations for 5:45pm. We were there close to an hour before the food arrived. My husband ordered the special salad with squid, which were over fried and salty. He could not finish it. I ordered a caesar salad lightly dressed, that arrived dripping in dressing. The couple with us said it was the worst meal they had had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Wonderful service, very attentive. Food was expertly prepared and quite fresh. Wine list was nice. Specialty cocktail was delightful- it was prepared with fresh watermelon. Dessert portion was just right. Try the octopus appetizer- it was recommended to us by our B&B owner and it was incredible.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Service very friendly & attentive. Food- mediocre. the calamari fritte was oily; pork chops- over cooked but not very warm, & asparagus was old and tasteless; the pasta with prawns had good sized prawns, but very little pasta. sautéed spinach with garlic- but garlic uncooked. restaurant was also very noisy even though the tables were not too close to each... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We went here for dinner without reservations and they fit us in. I ordered the spaghetti and meatballs, which was excellent. My travel companion ordered the Capellini Mediterranean, which she said was very tasty. The service was slow, but I am from Los Angeles where you are whisked in and out, so I try to remind myself of that when... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We Love it here! There are homemade Italian as well as lots of seafood options. Don't let the dollar signs scare you off. My husband is still raving about the clam appetizers had with their surprisingly cheap salad tonight.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Littleton, Colorado
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The food here was very good but the service was very slow. They definitely operate on "island time". It was very clear that many locals dine here as the servers seemed to know everyone in the restaurant.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Redding, California
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The spot has a lovely view of the harbor, service was pleasant, food took over an hour to reach our table. I had crab cakes and halibut. The crab cakes were small but tasty, the halibut was a very small piece of fish and a bit dry. Prices for high for the quality of the food, or perhaps the cook... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fremont, California
Top Contributor
223 reviews 223 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I had take out from Vinny's since we were traveling with a dog and couldn't eat inside. We found the food to be very good, well prepared and very tasty. The restaurant looked nice and like it would be a pleasant place for a nice dinner. We thought the menu selection was quite good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We enjoyed Vinny's atmosphere and service. There were several local groups having a great time, laughing and enjoying the great food and weather. We had a variety of food and everything was good. Vinny came around several times and made sure everything was as we expected. Highly recommend you check out Vinnys!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Vinny's Restaurant also viewed

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Been to Vinny's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Vinny's Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing