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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
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed July 31, 2020 via mobile

In COVID times things are tough, but Violino was outstanding. Great service, complementary soup, and delicious meal with sizeable portions.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 18, 2020

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

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 17, 2020 via mobile

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!!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 15, 2020

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
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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!

Reviewed June 13, 2020 via mobile

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

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020

A cute place to stop for lunch or dinner if you are in the area. It is located on a nice walking street.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed January 23, 2020

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

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 13, 2020 via mobile

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

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 22, 2019 via mobile

Very good food all around! Ambiance was perfect for a date. Small portion but excellent. Worth returning.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 31, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here from a recommendation of the hotel we stayed at. Nice atmosphere, quaint place, romantic and great food. Nice discovery!

Date of visit: October 2019
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TheCountryInn
June 9, 2019|
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Response from Bill J | Reviewed this property |
maybe a little more than chain restaurants but you will receive excellent food and service. I've always found it to be higher cost for better food and wider menu selection.
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sherry c
January 22, 2019|
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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
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Fred04095
December 9, 2018|
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Response from Riccardo S | Property representative |
The restaurant is closed Christmas Day and St. Stephen, the first martyr, which is the 26th of December. Italian Tradition. Thank you for your business on all the other days;)
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