Our hotel (The George Washington) recommended this restaurant as the best restaurant in Winchester. When we looked it up on TripAdvisor they too seemed to agree with the number on slot for Winchester. Once we ate here we too agreed that this was the best meal in town!
The restaurant is front and center on the main mall street in Winchester, easy to find and was an easy, enjoyable walk from our hotel.
We did not have reservations, but were welcomed by the hostess (who may have been one of the owners), she had a nice welcoming smile and gave us a nice table.
I was impressed with our waitress I could tell she had been welled trained by the kitchen as she knew the menu backwards and forwards and helped us make some nice selections. She also had a good pronunciation of the Italian names. She was attentive through out the meal, but always in a friendly way and never seemed overbearing. Even our bus person was friendly and made sure our glasses were always full. The staff here is not only friendly, but hard working and they seem to enjoy being a part of Violino.
The room is pleasant. It's a little homey, cozy. It feels right for a smaller town like Winchester but may not fit in a bigger urban environment like DC.
I had a wonderful salad that was fresh and a good size. I then had a special of three fish. It was wonderful. It had three kinds of fish on it, each slightly different in texture. The fish was cooked to perfection and was tasty. The sauce was perfect, just the right amount to accompany the fish but not over power the fish.
Our meal here was perfect. There were three of us at the table, we each had a different item and each one of us were raving about the food here. Winchester is a good area for local produce and this restaurant seems to utilize good, fresh, local ingredients. There was not a bad bite at our table.
This is a special occasion restaurant. The prices were a little pricey for the town the size of Winchester, but certainly worth the price as this was food at it's best. We watched as the chef came out of the kitchen and sang to a young couple on their anniversary. This is a family affair and you can tell they take great pride in making Violino a special spot.
So once again I agree with TripAdvisor, this was one of the best meals we had on our weekend in Virginia. Winchester is lucky to have such a great restaurant in it's heart of downtown!
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.