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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 #13 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
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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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Delta
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We chose Vinny's for our last night in Friday Harbour. The ambience is very nice, upscale Italian with a nice amount of room between the tables. Because we were told it could be busy, we made a reservation, and upon arrival, were led to a nice table in the centre of the room. A server came over quite quickly, gave... More

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