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“Very Enjoyable”
Review of Vinny's Ristorante

Vinny's Ristorante
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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
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447 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“Very Enjoyable”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Vinny's has nice Italian ambiance and style and at least one superior dish: the Caesar topped with calamari. We shared it for a starter; it was more than ample, and at $11 or so it was a fantastic bargain. We then shared the tagliatelle funghi, which was competent but not distinctive.

Like any good Italian restaurant the "una per due" sharing concept is well understood. No hesitance, no up-charges, just cheerful assent.

Our server wore a baseball cap and a bowling shirt, which didn't seem all that Italian, but his service certainly measured up. Attentive but not "hovery." When I asked near the end of the meal if this was a truly Italian place in that one ought to be able to get half a glass of an open wine for half the cost it took less than two seconds thought for him to say with a bright smile, "of course we can do that."

Decent open wine selection and large wine list.

We look forward to a different pasta choice for our next visit. This is an extremely pleasant place.

  • Visited September 2013
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Colleyville, Texas
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice Italian Restaurant”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Very pleasant Italian restaurant. Wide menu, including veal piccata and pasta from hell, both of which were delicious.

Visited September 2013
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Santa Rosa, California
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Italy in The San Juans”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

We had a wonderful dinner at Vinny's in Friday Harbor. From the receptionist to our waitress, it was a pleasant experience. The food was well prepared and very tasteful...nothing artificial. Wine list is very good. It was a Friday night and place was busy but kept up with the service. Only draw back is that it was a little noisy for an intimate dinner.

  • Visited September 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Italian Goodness”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

My husband and I had dinner at Vinny's on a whim because it was steps away from our hotel. We were able to be seated right away without a reservation. The food was fresh and the service was exceptional! We had one of the most memorable waiters who genuinely cared about providing the best service.
My husband had the hen which was raised and caught on San Juan Island. And I had the ravioli which was hand-made in house. The salads were crisp and tasty too. Prices vary. They had a salmon dish on special but it was over $30. And they ran out of the home made lasagna right before ordered.
I would definitely recommend going to Vinny's, especially for a romantic date or special occasion.

  • Visited September 2013
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A favorite of islanders and visitors alike.”
Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

An upscale dinner experience with a varied menu and wonderful service. Try one of the aappetizers and finish the meal with an award winning piece of cheesecake.

  • Visited July 2013
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