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Vinny's Restaurant

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165 West St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250 (First St)
(360) 378-1934
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are a quaint, little Italian restaurant in the heart of Friday Harbor...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Doing business
Scenic view
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 120
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Memorable meal

We went there to celebrate our friend's birthday. No one was disappointed. No view but nice ambience nonetheless. Excellent meal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Marla K
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Hillsboro
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Hillsboro
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went there to celebrate our friend's birthday. No one was disappointed. No view but nice ambience nonetheless. Excellent meal.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The food and service at Vinny's were top knotch. We enjoyed perfectly prepared Veal Marsala and Seafood Cartzone. The chef accommodated special needs, preparing wonderful sauces that were complex and flavorful.

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Nederland, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We ate there twice. The food was superb the first visit but did not live up to expectations. The restaruant was filled to capiacity on the second visit with people waiting to be seated. We would try it again.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Vinny's shared the parking lot with our hotel and we were going to head "into town" for dinner but decided to just drop in and see what they offered as we love Italian. We were not disappointed. We were offered a quiet table, even without a reservation. By dinner time, the place was swamped and this was the off season.... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Service was prompt and friendly. The menu looked good, everything was fresh enough, but the portion sizes and flavor needed to be equal to the prices. My chicken piccata was quite petite. A small amount of rather plain sauce and very few artfully placed capers did not have the flavor I was looking for. Also on the plate were 6... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A popular place to eat, great food, fantastic service, a wonderful selections of wine too. Make reservations especially on the weekends.

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Boise, Idaho
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116 reviews 116 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Compelled by TA reviews of this restaurant vs other possibilities in Friday Harbor, we ventured in on a Wednesday evening. The restaurant was surprisingly quite filled with a crowd that included a lot of locals. Started w/a Calamari appetizer down in a tomato/raisin sauce --- very crispy & tangy. Sautéed spinach w/olive oil, pine nuts & garlic (too much for... More 

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Roche Harbor, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

When we first got to the island we were told about this place.... We couldn't find it.... We stumbled upon it on my Husbands Birthday... The Place was very sedate. The carbonara... Soft and delicious. My husbands halibut and risotto... Was perfectly flavored and not over sauced. The view not that great. but definitely more quiet than most of the... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The tomato sauce was better than my own, which says a lot as I am a good cook and a fussy eater of Italian food. Normally I can make better than most italian restaurants. But Vinny's is better than my food. Pass on the rice ball appetizers (archini) not well done. But Chicken Parm,Seafood Pasta, bread, dessert and wine all... More 

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Lake Forest, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Wonderful food and excellent service! The wine was excellent and the restaurant is set back a bit, but does have a harbor view.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 165 West St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
    (First St)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: (360) 378-1934

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

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!
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?