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“Incredible Lunch on our Way Home to Florida” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Violino Ristorante Italiano

Violino Ristorante Italiano
181 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601-4717
+1 540-667-8006
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Ranked #2 of 212 restaurants in Winchester
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
Punta Gorda, FL
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Incredible Lunch on our Way Home to Florida”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Often when we drive back home to Southwest Florida after sharing the Holidays with our northern family, we divert to Winchester to share lunch with a friend and business associate who resides there. On New Years Eve day, before facing the rigors of truck traffic on I-81 South, we met our friend at Violino Ristorante Italiano, on her recommendation, where we shared a remarkably liesurely and enjoyable lunch; so much so that we were still raving about the experience when we arrived home late on New Years Day. This is a restaurant that exceeds the exceptional in every way, food quality, service, decor, atmosphere, and value. The owners may have well achieved perfection. It is not inexpensive, but it is still a wonderful value, providing everything to justify the cost of a meal. I strongly recommend the experience of lunch (or dinner) at Violino Ristorante Italiano. We shall be back again when we are next in Winchester.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nags Head, North Carolina, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“New Year's Eve”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We had to take an early reservation 5:30 so they could have a reserved special dinner at 9. Food was beyond excellent, our waiter was superb, no hurrying to get us through. The violinists from the college were a nice touch. Highly recommend.

Visited January 2013
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Winchester, Virginia, United States
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42 restaurant reviews
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“Great innovative foods”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

My husband and I have been enjoying Franco's food for years. We even had our wedding luncheon here. They do classical Itslian and new twists based on what is seasonally available. Franco and Marcella are personable and family oriented; you will feel like a part of their family when you join them for a meal.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Our Italian Solstice Tradition”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

My husband and I have been going to Violino's every solstice as part of our anniversary celebration. The food is fantastic, and the chefs really are creative in terms of the specials. If you tell them it's a special occasion, it's possible the chef may come out with complimentary champagne and sing to you!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Almonte, Canada
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“Good Food. Decor could use updating.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

As this place got such good reviews we wanted to try it. When you walk into the place, you may take a look and walk back out. It looks kind of old and worn. It had fake grapes hanging everywhere. I expected Gordon Ramsey to pop out at any time and start ripping them down! Service is very good and they have a large number of staff to serve you. We had an appetizer of Charcuterie which was very tasty. I ordered the Veal Chop and my wife also had one of the specials. Both meals were very good and with a bottle of wine the bill was around $100.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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