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“Not good for 75$ meal! ”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Vinny's Ristorante

Vinny's Ristorante
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: First St
Description: We are a quaint, little Italian restaurant in the heart of Friday Harbor. We offer authentic Italian Cuisine in a beautiful, fun atmosphere. Come and enjoy Vinny’s!
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“Not good for 75$ meal! ”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

Spaghetti was disgusting watered down with tons of spices in the meat sauce and balls that weren't on the menu! The ice cream sundae was fine and the Bella nova was decent the only amazing thing was ceasar salad overall pretty dang disappointed! I would never recommend the spaghetti to anyone worst meal I've had yet! Overpriced for under quality food!!!!!

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Kirkland, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“FOR A DELICIOUS MEAL, COME HERE!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

My husband and I took a mid-week day trip to Friday Harbor for my birthday. I looked online for a special restaurant for dinner and chose Vinny's with an Italian menu. After making a reservation I knew this was going to be fun. We arrived and immediately liked the ambiance...a small cozy elegant restaurant with tiny lights in the plants, little lights on the ceiling, candle lit tables, and fresh linens. There is a small open kitchen,and a small bar, but the restaurant is still quiet enough for a conversation. Service was exceptional and very friendly!!! We had a window table and we enjoyed a beautiful view of the water and boats. The food was absolutely delicious! We started with the hot prawns in a garlic sauce that was so awesome that it had to be scooped up with the warm table bread, even though we had balsamic garlic oil. My husband had the spaghetti with meatballs and I had the chicken picatta,--no need for a dishwasher for those plates!! Try the Bananas Foster for dessert!! Scrumptious--share it! They have a very nice wine list, cocktails, and a large menu selection (including specials). A candle on the dessert was a nice thoughtful touch. It is all about delicious food, as well as all the little things that added up to high marks for this delightful restaurant, that made me say as we left...wish we lived here so we could eat here all the time...Deb and Harry

  • Visited October 2013
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washington,dc
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“To the chef: back away from the rosemary...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

Unfortunately, our meal was pretty much spoiled by the fact that the sauce for the spaghetti and the lasagna was overpowered by rosemary, an herb that barely belongs in Italian spaghetti sauce at all. Yes, the service is very good, but the food, not so much. The ,mushroom medley, served as a pile of mushrooms, a couple of small slices of Cambazola, and two toasted pieces of ciabatta bread, was confusing. Billed as bruschetta, the ciabatta bread was sliced horizontally - bruschetta is a slice of toasted bread - not bread presented as for a sandwich. We also had a view into the somewhat open kitchen, and as the chef prepared dishes for service, he never once leaned over to smell or taste anything - and it shows in the product. When we asked on the island for restaurant recommendations, Vinny's was never mentioned by the locals. There's a reason for that.

  • Visited September 2013
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“A great choice for a nice night out and excellent food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

Our party of four had an amazing meal at Vinny's but more than the food, the service was exceptional and the setting was perfect for great conversation and time with our friends. The menu had plenty of options for everyone and we LOVED the appetizers. I would definitely recommend!

  • Visited October 2013
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Lacey, Washington
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“Excellent service, good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Had dinner tonight at Vinny's , recommended by a good friend. We split the apple salad for a starter, fresh and very good. I had the pork tenderloin, which was so tender , the sauce wonderful. He had the chicken piccata. Melt in your mouth. The service is top notch. Creme brûlée for dessert finished our meal perfectly. They have a very nice wine selection. There was also a diversified choice of pasta dishes. Going back again this trip. Recommend reservations as well as an appetite. Good value for the price.

  • Visited October 2013
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