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“Excellent food and service!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vinny's Ristorante

Vinny's Ristorante
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: First St
Description: 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!
Olympia, Washington, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2012

We recently ate here while visiting the island. The service was exceptional!! My boyfriend ordered the caprese salad and I had the caesar. Both were excellent but they did forget to take the sticker off the tomato used is the caprese salad. For dinner we ordered chicken picatta and the chicken was so succulent and moist. It was cooked perfectly! The sauce was cooked too long. The butter was seconds from being burned but was still good, just not as good as it should have been. It was served with asparagus which they cooked well, we would have preferred the woody ends to have been removed.

On the whole, excellent meal, they missed the full 5 stars because of the lack of attention to detail on the food.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Heather B
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English first
Covington, Washington
2 reviews
“Terrific Birthday Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2012

We spent the day exploring Friday Harbor and the surrounding areas and were not quite sure what we wanted for dinner. We asked a local at our Hotel in Roche Harbor and they suggested Vinny's. It was one of the best meal we've had in a very long time. The caesar salad was delicious so much so that I thought about ordering a second. The pan fried chicken with the lemon cream sauce, their special that night, was fabulous. We ordered the Hot Fudge Sundae for dessert and I am glad we only ordered one to share amongst the table because it was huge! We will definitely be back on our next trip to the island.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank EKB1972
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Auburn, Washington
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, decent food, a bit overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

My wife and son and I ate at Vinny's on a Saturday night. The hostess was very friendly and accommodating for our 19 month old son. She took the time to put down a sheet of paper underneath his high chair to avoid a big mess by the end of the meal. (smart planning)

The place was warm and inviting and the aroma from the kitchen was very promising. Our server was pleasant and affectionate to our son. The service speed was relaxed.

The food was good, not what we expected. I had the Nova Bella which was rich and creamy. The sausage was good, not overly greasy. Overall I felt my dish was so-so, it didn't really have a ton of flavor and was pretty heavy. My wife had the two meatball dish with wide fettucini. She said it was ok, but not what she expected. She said her dish was a bit bland. Both of our dishes were loaded with salt, but hey, it's Italian food right?

Our bill came to $40 and we felt this was a bit much for two entrees. We are not penny pinchers at all, we have doled out the money for an excellent meal routinely. We walked out thinking "eh, it was so-so."

The staff were very pleasant. Perhaps if we tried other dishes our review may have been higher.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Agent45
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Grapevine, Texas
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful Ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2012

Wonderful ambiance. Had a table with a waterview and by the fireplace. Met the owner and she was wonderful. Food was great as well! Would definitely recommend!

Visited December 2011
Helpful?
Thank MargaritavilleTX
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Friday Harbor, Washington
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“You have to go!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2011

The food and service is just the best! A nice view to add to a already great experience.

Visited November 2011
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Thank lynn h
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