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Vinny's Ristorante

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165 West St, PO Box 3335, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250 (First St)
+1 360-378-1934
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good variety of small plates and full entrees. A shrimp plate - agrodolce - suited my friend with a smaller appetite, and the vegetarian lemon basil ravioli for me. Both were delicious as were the wine choices. Very pleasant interior. If we'd had another evening, we would have returned for more.

Thank TravellingFriends
Maple Valley, Washington
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a bummer! Years ago we would go to Vinny's once or twice a year when visiting Friday harbor. Our recent experience was not a positive one. From the beginning, the service was painfully slow- and the noise level was so high our waitress couldn't even hear us. I'm not a fan of having to wave your hand around to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Vinny's for Happy Hour. The staff was nice and the food was pretty good. I have been here prior and always enjoy it. We had a great view table

Thank phedras
Yakima, Washington
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has been a wonderful place here in the San Juan island. The Owners have done a wonderful job of serving up delicious and eye appealing entree's in a friendly and pretty environment. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion!!

1 Thank callista12
Los Altos, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had late dinner so noise was not a problem in single large dining room. Service was good. Pasta and chicken parmesan were good, but not extraordinary. Would go back.

Thank Peter S
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109 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vinnys is a charming Italian restaurant, that sits up on a hillside in a town with many overpriced restaurants, in Friday Harbor. it was nice to find a restaurant with impeccable service, a partial view of the water, and wonderful food that was not overpriced! My husband had the Red pepper Pesto primavera, at $17.95, he loved it! I ordered... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is pricey Italian restaurant. Being Italian, I really like to avoid restaurants like these because, inevitably, something will be sub-par. (It's a thing, trust me). I hate paying top dollar for sub-par food. In this particular case, the seafood stew was "eh," and the vegetarian lasagna was better than frozen. The shrimp in the stew was so dry it... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were in Friday Harbor for a couple of days, and decided to try this Italian restaurant. The reviews were a bit mixed, but we were really in the mood for Italian and decided to risk it, and we were glad we did. Our server was very friendly and nice, as was the owner. We started with... More 

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Auburn, PA
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173 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a little hesitant about going here due to some people trashing it saying bad food and service, but my daughter really wanted Italian food that night, so we went. We arrived shortly after they opened, and were seated immediately. The wait staff were very pleasant, food served quickly, excellent tasting as all 3 of us had different dishes... More 

1 Thank PAJAY
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205 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised to come across this quality Italian restaurant. The atmosphere inside takes you away and makes you feel like you're really treating yourself. The service was prompt on the night we were there. Kept the ordering simple with a house salad and spaghetti and meatballs. If you're in the mood for Italian this place is a must.

Thank DeneMiles

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Seafood
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 West St, PO Box 3335, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
    (First St)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-1934
We are a quaint, little Italian restaurant in the heart of Friday Harbor. We offer authentic Italian Cuisine in a beautiful, fun atmosphere. Come and enjoy Vinny’s!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?