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“Make the effort and make reservations you wont regret it”
Review of Vinnie's Pasta Bar - CLOSED

Vinnie's Pasta Bar
Price range: $14 - $19
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: South End
Halifax Region, Canada
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Make the effort and make reservations you wont regret it”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

AWESOME - great food, great service, cozy place and not too big - just right. Lucky for us we had heard you have to arrive early - we did and got a table. It filled quick but it was a Friday night so call ahead if you can. Lots of standard choices but some odd combinations that are actually tasty so give them a try. Leave room for the bread it is to die for - warm and crusty. Will be back.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Zarfman
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  • English first
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English first
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good pasta- not child friendly”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

We ate here with a groupon- so that may have explained the poor service. At first our reservation was lost- we stood around for 5-10 min until they found a place for us, but we had a toddler with us and had requested a high chair but when we were seated and asked about the high chair we were told they didn't have one. It was busy that evening but the service was very slow and our waitress seemed angry- at one point she ripped off the table cloth behind us, getting me and my fiance wet from whatever was spilled on the table. Food was good, but maybe take out would be better!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Jasmine M
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Not To Be Overlooked By Tourists”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

This neighbourhood restaurant is a great find for visitors to Halifax especially by those who want good food at an attractive price. It is located in Halifax's south end on Inglis Street (just around the corner from near the end of Barrington St. and very close to the popular Westin Hiotel. At first glance one might be put off by the plain interior. However, what it lack in fancy decor is more than made up for by excellent Italian dishes and friendly service. the basically Italian menu includes superb calamari and delicious large rice balls. Pizzas are great, and the variety of pasta dishes include such favourites as Asian Noodle, Red Curry Chicken and Blackened Striploin and Noodles. (These are large and could be shared. Plus, the pastas come with fresh bread and soup of the day or salad. I always pay a bit more for the Ceasar Salad which I think is one of the City's best. Wines are inexpensive. Weekends might be quite busy. Reservations are desirable. There is also a takeout menu.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Jonathon_7
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Ontario, Canada
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Yuuummmyyy!!”
Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

We were staying in Halifax for the evening and after reading all sorts of places to go fir good italian.. We were not disappointed. We walked from our hotel and Vinnies was in a neighborhood, small but busy for a Tuesday night! Elizabeth brought us bread immediately after she took our drink order. It was do delicious and made in house! Salad is also included.. My son had caesar .dressing also made in house.. Wonderful! Lasagna was huge as well as the linguini and mestsauce . This was the best meal we had while travelling! If youre looking for some great italian and youre in Halifax.. This is the place to go.. Hands down!! Fresh pasta..dressings.. Bread! Great job!!

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank billykatOntario
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Halifax, Canada
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118 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Great Food Reasonable Prices Excellent Service”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

First impressions are usually pretty good indicators of how the overall experience will be, we arrived at Vinnie's and we were 2nd of three couples waiting to be seated. The lady assured us that in 5-10 minutes we would have a table. She was right and we explained we were on a tight schedule, no problem our waitress said. We shared an Appi the Calamari and it was the best we have ever had in the city. The sauce was spicey and the Calamari cooked to perfection. I had the Seafood Pasta and it was excellent wtih plenty left over to take home. My wife had the Garlic Penne and it was a little on the bland side but to be fair, we use lots of Garlic and this was probably suited for those not so inclined.
we were all done and out of there in 30 minutes (our choice) we will go back.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Rob H
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