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“Not as good as people around here say” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Violino Ristorante Italiano

Violino Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #5 of 284 Restaurants in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Cleveland, Ohio
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Not as good as people around here say”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Everyone around here says that this is the place to eat. I say it was just ok. No big deal. Food was tasty. Small portions. I wouldn't rush back. Not worth it. Just ok.

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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A little piece of Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

I've been here several times and it has never disappointed. Wait staff is exceptionally nice but not annoying. Every single thing I've tried here has been phenomenal. From the special ravioli to clam linguine, Vegetarian Lasagna and the Manicotti. Also the Lobster Bisque. It is all great. I will be back this week to try another dish. My goal is to try every single thing on the menu, the food is so fabulous!!

Visited September 2012
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Punta Gorda, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Incredible Lunch on our Way Home to Florida”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Often when we drive back home to Southwest Florida after sharing the Holidays with our northern family, we divert to Winchester to share lunch with a friend and business associate who resides there. On New Years Eve day, before facing the rigors of truck traffic on I-81 South, we met our friend at Violino Ristorante Italiano, on her recommendation, where we shared a remarkably liesurely and enjoyable lunch; so much so that we were still raving about the experience when we arrived home late on New Years Day. This is a restaurant that exceeds the exceptional in every way, food quality, service, decor, atmosphere, and value. The owners may have well achieved perfection. It is not inexpensive, but it is still a wonderful value, providing everything to justify the cost of a meal. I strongly recommend the experience of lunch (or dinner) at Violino Ristorante Italiano. We shall be back again when we are next in Winchester.

  • Visited December 2012
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Nags Head, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“New Year's Eve”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

We had to take an early reservation 5:30 so they could have a reserved special dinner at 9. Food was beyond excellent, our waiter was superb, no hurrying to get us through. The violinists from the college were a nice touch. Highly recommend.

Visited January 2013
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Winchester, Virginia, United States
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“Great innovative foods”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I have been enjoying Franco's food for years. We even had our wedding luncheon here. They do classical Itslian and new twists based on what is seasonally available. Franco and Marcella are personable and family oriented; you will feel like a part of their family when you join them for a meal.

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