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Violino Ristorante Italiano

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$15 - $35
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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ANTIPASTI (APPETIZERS)​
Capriccio Violino
Assorted classical style antipasto featuring imported cured Italian meats.
Portobello D’Autunno
Franco’s creation of baked portobello topped with puree of mushroom, parmesan and rosemary.
Frittura Di Calamari
An Italian classic, fried calamari.
Mozzerella Santa Lucia
Fresh​ homemade mozzerella and tomatoes drizzled with olive oil, basil and herbs.
Cozze Pescatora
Mussels sauteed with olive oil, tomato, herbs and spices.
Insalate (Salads)
Radicchio and Arugula Alla Friulana (in Season)
With sauteed prosciutto and warm balsamic vinegrette.
PIATTI TRADIZIONALI DI PASTA​
(Traditional pasta plates)
Ravioli Della Nonna Emilia
Ravioli filled with swiss chard and fresh goat ricotta cheese in a walnut sauce.
Gnocchi
Homemade weekly, served with pesto - pomodoro - bolognese - funghi or rosalia.
SPECIALITA DEL VIOLINO (SPECIALTIES)​
Costata Al Barolo
Angus ribeye in a barolo wine reduction sauce served with roasted potatoes.
Ossobuco
Served milanese style with saffron risotto.
Coniglio Di Sanremo
Liguria style braised domestic rabbit with fresh herbs and imported olives over plenta.
Lobster Pansotti Gondoliera
Mediteranean lobster ravioli sauteed in a lemon and parmesan sauce and crowned with a half lobster tail.
Tagiolini Alla Riccardo
Shrimp​ sautéed in olive oil, garlic, herbs and lemon sauce with roasted bell peppers, served over black angel hair pasta and sprinkled with toasted almonds.
Nodino Di Carru
Sauteed​ veal porterhouse with a hazelnut crust served with green asparagus.
Galletto Al Limone
Grilled boneless cornish hen marinated and pressed with rosemary, garlic and lemon.
DOLCI (DESSERT)​
We proudly offer you a variety of homemade gelati and select desserts. Your server will be pleased to provide a description of the selections.
Espresso and cappuccino are also available.
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank ssegarden
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
Thank Ryan H
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
Thank I5374RNjamieb
Reviewed October 27, 2019

We chose this restaurant to celebrate a recent birthday. The food, service and atmosphere were just great. It was our first time traveling to this area and just picked this restaurant without knowing anything about it and glad that we did. The food was delicious...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank 713Disney
Reviewed October 27, 2019

Visited Violino's with my mom. Great service and tasty food. Chef sent out a sample of vegetable soup as a treat, yum! He also sang an opera piece to another guest for their birthday.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Anne D
Reviewed October 21, 2019 via mobile

Had reservation. Seated promptly even though we were early. Started with wine and delicious coffee liquor drinks. We ordered almost every appetizer & each one was perfection. The waitress was knowledgeable and helped w my sis allergies. Everyone couldn’t say enough about their entrees. Chef...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank dianabrody
Reviewed October 15, 2019 via mobile

We ate here for our anniversary and the food, service, and atmosphere was outstanding. We will definitely come back here if we ever visit Winchester again because it was a very special experience for us.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 9, 2019

We were in town for restaurant week. This was not part of the event, but had good reviews and we like good Italian food. We sat outside, and it was pleasant. The service was ok, but the food was only adequate. Our expectations were higher...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Riccardo S, Owner at Violino Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2019

Thank You for your review. I'm really sorry that we did not live up to your expectations, I wish that you could have been a little more descriptive in what you ordered and what you expected. It is hard to set one's expectations based on...More

Reviewed October 7, 2019

Everything was perfect here. The service was impeccable. Food delicious, we ordered the radicchio salad and loved it, lasagna, veal Paganini..... all was superb. Nice classical music from the young man who played the violin... just all around lovely dinner.... thank you!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 23, 2019

We came in for lunch and everyone enjoyed the meal. The waiter was attentive refilling drinks. The chef sent out a complimentary piece of zucchini pie for everyone.

Date of visit: September 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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