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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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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went to Violino's looking for a good Italian dinner. To say I was impressed was an understatement. I did not realize they specialized in Northern Italian cooking, meaning there was no salad prior to the meal and no pasta served with the meal. I was disappointed to say the least. I ordered the only chicken dish... More 

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Thank pghgirl74
Riccardo S, Owner at Violino Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Dear pghgirl74, I'm sorry you were disappointed but I feel you have been misled by what I call "fake" Italian restaurants. Just because you go to an Italian restaurant doesn't mean that you are entitled to a free salad before the meal or a free side of pasta in addition to the vegetable and starch already on your entree. You... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Honestly, based on reviews alone this place is tremendous, but you need to know it is Northern Italian cuisine..veal, beef, some seafood, no chicken, very little pasta or red sauce. What they serve is good, but don't be mislead by the Italian moniker. I would have rated it 4, but our waiter was concieted and unwilling to help us. Will... More 

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Thank M3228DMchrisw
Riccardo S, Owner at Violino Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Dear M3228DMchrisw, I apologize for the bad attitude of your server. I will address that immediately. I can't believe that you said that we have very little pasta on our menu and no chicken. Did you read the menu? There are well over 20 homemade pasta dishes including 2 Ravioli, homemade potato gnocchi and 2 different Lasagnas. There are also... More 

Bolton, Vermont, United States
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157 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the quiet romantic feel. The service was excellent. The food was a littlw overcooked, however it came out quick and had descent flavor.

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Berryville, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'd seen the good reviews for this restaurant, so we chose this spot for our wedding anniversary. Even so, I generally temper my expectations because I worked in the restaurant business for 15 years in Minneapolis which is considered a "Mecca" for good eats. My standards can be a little high, but my experience at Violino exceeded all expectations. First... More 

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Paw Paw, West Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had not eaten at Violinos in several years, so went for my wife's birthday. Before we had found it very authentic Italian. The menu is much the same, and the presentation, i.e. plating was magnificent. The food did not match the presentation. Good yes, but great no. That we could well have lived with, but anytime we stopped eating... More 

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Thank RobRoy47
Riccardo S, Owner at Violino Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I sincerely apologize that you felt rushed, that is certainly not our intention. I will address this issue during the next meeting. As far as the food: it would be nice to know what you and your guests ate that evening. This would assist me in giving a proper response to the negative review. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Violino more times than I can count for lunch and dinner and it's always a great experience and great food. They are consistent, and best of all, they have gluten free pasta for my wife so she can enjoy it too. I would highly recommend Violino if you're looking for a nice Italian restaurant for an intimate... More 

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Ocran, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Soccessful walkin, was before 7 pm. Would hate to have missed! Feature entree was Veal Porterhouse. Never heard of before! Yes please and medium rare. What a treat! Veggies, bread with oline oil and wrapup dessert! Have to go back.

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

Grazie mille!! Hope to see you soon :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Driving thru on I-81, stopped nearby for the night. Came to Violino without a reservation on a Saturday night, and fortunately was able to be seated. Great food, atmosphere authentic with an opera singer and later a roving violinist.

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

Grazie! Think about us next time you are in the area. Safe travels :) More 

Winchester, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Exceptional classic Italian Food. The wine list is also amazing and the staff provides skillful guidance for those whose knowledge of Italian wine is limited. For dinner ask for the Trio of Ravioli. The Calamari appetizer is the best I have experienced in my many, many years. The breading is so delicate. All of our meals at Violino have been... More 

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

Grazie ! We hope to be providing authentic Italian cusine for many years to come. More 

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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

We stopped in without a reservation on December 23 as we were traveling through the area. The restaurant was full, but they had a small table available, which was perfect for us. The interior is very cheerful and tastefully decorated and the staff very attentive. I had the vegetable lasagna (it had a fancier name, but I don't recall it).... More 

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

Grazie mille! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas season and hope to see you soon again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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