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Violino Ristorante Italiano

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181 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601-4717
+1 540-667-8006
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Winchester, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As Violino's is one of the more expensive restaurants in Winchester, my wife and I usually only go there on special occasions. My birthday provided us with the perfect excuse From the appetizer of stuffed squash blossoms through the pannecotta desert, the meal and service were excellent and well worth the price which, although a bit expensive for Winchester, would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I have been there twice. The first time was a gift given to us. The second time was because we loved everything about the restaurant. The food is the best and the staff are friendly and very knowledgeable. They make you feel right at home. We had the lobster tail with lobster filled ravioli. Excellent! The price... More 

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Thank JIL17
Winchester, Virginia, United States
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177 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love eating lunch or dinner here. Friendly family service, great food, accessible wines. I love their always changing risotto and this evening it was porcini mushroom--meaty and savory. A delight. So nice to have such a quality restaurant in a small town.

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Thank Elizabeth Q
Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Business trip dinner with another co-worker. Really nice quiet restaurant in the pedestrian mall. Great breads and appetizers with olive oil and balsamic. Tried that nights specials which was a veal porterhouse. Never had one before and it was truly remarkable. Deserts were great and the wine selection was just fine. The restaurant is probably designed to be a little... More 

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Thank TXrocklobster
Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited Violino while we were in Winchester, VA. Both of us had the Mozzarella Santa Lucia and it was beautiful and very delicious. I had the Cannelloni Pasta filled with veal and spinach. I don't have pasta often, but this was really wonderful. My husband had the Ravioli Agnulot, filled with veal and mixed greens sauteed... More 

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Summerfield, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and exceptional service. Felt like eating with my family. Calamari, pasta, lasagna, we loved it all.

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Oakland, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I had a great meal. We sat outside under the shade of the tree. We shared the mussels , prosciutto, appetizer. Also the osso bucco and fish special. All were great.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice family style Italian inside. Didn't feel rushed. Nice window table for my visiting family. Large menu. Great appetizers. My risotto special was not special. Not a lot in it but the rice and oil. My sisters dinner ended up very simple as well. Loved our server!

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Thank Gapmom
Riccardo S, Owner at Violino Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. What was the Risotto special on the night that you came in? It changes frequently and I'm sure it wasn't JUST oil and rice. First of all we only use Carnaroli, which is a type of short grain rice used in Risotti all over Italy. What was your sister's simple dinner? I wish that if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wandered in here with three generations in tow, still in our casual travel clothes, and although we realized right away that we weren't quite suitably dressed, we were given a completely gracious welcome and were treated like royalty by the staff throughout our dinner. I'm picky about Italian food because I used to live in Italy, and this place... More 

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Thank Dana S
Riccardo S, Owner at Violino Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of our restaurant. When we first opened 20 yrs ago, my father and mother always stressed to us that all of our customers should be treated like family at our house for dinner. I am glad that this example continues to this day. More 

New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stay at a hotel in Winchester VA as a stopover point about 4-6 times per year. In search of a nice Italian restaurant, we came upon Violino. It looked very cute & cozy plus the owners speak fluent Italian- big plus! From start to finish the meal was perfect. Everything is prepared fresh & delicious. We eat there every... More 

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Riccardo S, Owner at Violino Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Grazie for reviewing Violino. I am happy that you return to see us when you visit our beautiful little town. I am also proud that we can provide you with a consistently delicious meal and service. Safe travels and see you on your next trip. More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$15 - $30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601-4717
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +1 540-667-8006
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?