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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
All reviews ravioli peach soup rabbit gelato lobster salad soups potatoes chicken italian food violin music happy anniversary fine dining restaurant week great restaurant pedestrian mall old town winchester
Visiting Winchester we stopped here out second night. Had dinner on the patio along the mall, very nice, perfect weather. My spouse had the Fettuccine with wild mushrooms while I enjoyed the Lasagna Genovese. Both were very good! We started with the Melanzane (eggplant) for...me and lobster bisque for him, both delicious. All in all a very nice place to visit. My only suggestion would be they need to update the website. The photo of the patio does not really do the current patio configuration justice, its much nicer!!More
Just stopping through & always check google map reviews. This one was fabulous!! Definitely worth the stop on Old Town Winchester! All dishes were perfection & loved the Peach Soup! I’ve got to find the recipe!!
It was a really nice surprise in Winchester. Located on nice walking street. We were dining outside. Food was delicious, I had hard time to choose the food from the menu because everything on menu sounds so good. Service was excellent.
Date of visit: July 2020
riccardos120, Owner at Violino Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2020
Thank You for the review!!!!
We look forward to seeing you again
Grazie mille e buon appetito!
We decided to enjoy a French dinner out during a weekend getaway in Winchester. We are very glad we did! We called ahead to reserve a table and had no problem doing so. Waitresses wore masks, were friendly, and had a table for 2 ready...at 6:00 on a Saturday night. We shared French Onion Soup, escargot, a chicken and mushroom dish and a seafood and crepe dish. Everything was delicious and served hot and in a timely manner. We would definitely return. (Note: This restaurant is located within walking distance of the pedestrian mall in Old Town Winchester. Parking is free on weekends.)More
A long-time friend from high school hosted my wife and I for lunch when we recently passed through Winchester. I was blown away by the ambiance and food quality of this "fine-dining" Italian restaurant in Winchester.
I remarked to the wait-staff - "I feel as...if I've had lunch in the North End of Boston (we're from Cape Cod)!"
Highly recommend this for great food and ambiance!More
We went this restaurant on a whim recently because we were looking for a new place that caters to gluten free patrons. When we walked in, we felt seriously underdressed, because everyone else was dressed up to some degree and there was a violinist! We...looked like complete slobs and were worried that the staff wouldn't take too kindly to us. Ha. We were so wrong. We had the best meal, wonderful service, and great atmosphere to enjoy! How have we missed this great restaurant before?
Geo was our server. He did such a great job. The first thing he asked was if there were any food allergies at our table. My son is a celiac, so he gets screwed a lot when we eat out, but not at Violino. Geo kept my son's gluten free status in mind during our entire dinner.... through dessert. It was a great experience.
The food here is absolutely delicious. I can't even remember everything we had, but it included homemade pasta and wild mushroom sauce, profiteroles that were heaven on a plate, a caesar salad, gluten free pasta with cream sauce, several special appetizers, salmon and scallops, e.t.c. We even received a round of yummy mushroom soup as a little bonus. That was such an unexpected delight. Everything is presented so beautifully. It was a real treat for all of us.More
Response from Riccardo S | Property representative |
Yes that is correct. Our last seating is at 8:45.
I know it seems early but since we have been open, over 20 years, it hasn't been lucrative to stay open later than 9. As the years go by and the population changes we... More
Yes that is correct. Our last seating is at 8:45.
I know it seems early but since we have been open, over 20 years, it hasn't been lucrative to stay open later than 9. As the years go by and the population changes we might change our hours but for now they are staying the way they are
Thank you for the question