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Vinny's Restaurant

165 West St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
(360) 378-1934
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Ranked #15 of 54 Restaurants in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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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!
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English first
Boise, ID
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We received a cool reception upon arriving at 5 to an almost empty restaurant and were told that a reservation was "preferred". The service was very slow. The Baked Penne arrived totally sans penne. They offered to redo the order but we had already been there too long. There was no adjustment made on the bill for the mistake. The... More

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Vinny's is a block and a half off the town's primary road, Spring Street, and up a bit of a hill. You will be rewarded for your walk. I could say a lot about Vinny's but the best of the best is...this is where locals eat! You won't be disappointed.

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Victoria, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A summer night dinner here was a pleasant experience. We had a window table, probably one of the quieter ones in a busy restaurant. The service was attentive and we both enjoyed our rigatoni with scallops dish. It would be nice to return and sample other dishes.

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Attentive and courteous service but mediocre food. Crab cakes tested like they'd been dipped in vinegar and were not edible. Scallop and Rustica seemed to be frozen scallops with little flavor and artichokes and olives overwhelmed and unbalanced the dish. Seafood Catazione OK, but similarly overwhelmed by the sherry. Crab failure was not camp's.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were a party of 4 and 3 of the 4 of us thought that the dinner was average. The salmon special with blueberry sauce was clearly a hit but the other dishes were average at best. The pasta was not homemade and the bolognese sauce was mediocre. The restaurant was noisy. Not our favorite in Friday Harbor.

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Kirkwood, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went on a busy Sunday night when many of the restaurants were closed and we were the last to be seated without a reservation. I was disappointed that they had run out of halibut, and the Amarone that I had ordered. However, I still had an excellent Capellini pasta dinner and the restaurant provided a 30% more expensive bottle... More

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Seattle
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It was a busy Sat evening and we were glad that we had made reservations for dinner. It was our first visit and the service was very attentive as soon as we walked through the door. We started with the bruschetta which was prepared with kale and carmalized onions w/ salami, parmesan reggiano and balsamic vinegar (all my favorites). I... More

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Sequim, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here to celebrate his birthday. He had the Polpetto Rigatoni (mini sausage meatballs in a delicious cream sauce with arugula, caramelized onions, and roasted tomatoes) and I had the Capellini Mediterranean (prawns and pasta). We both enjoyed our meals very much! The ambiance, service, and food preparation were all exceptional. The Tiramisu for dessert... More

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Davis, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our reservations were for 8, we were finally shown to our table at 830 without apology. Water came promptly, and then we waited another 25 minutes for bread and for drink orders. Food took 45 minutes after being ordered, while we were waiting no one checked on us for additional beverage orders etc. Food was so-so...sautéed mushrooms overpowered in a... More

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Danville, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Vinny's is Italian cuisine with a Pacific NW seafood flair. Both owners actively work the floor, and could not have been more pleasant.

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