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Violino Ristorante Italiano


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings

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Capriccio Violino
Assorted classical style antipasto featuring imported cured Italian meats.
Portobello D’Autunno
Franco’s creation of baked portobello topped with puree of mushroom, parmesan and rosemary.
Frittura Di Calamari
An Italian classic, fried calamari.
Mozzerella Santa Lucia
Fresh​ homemade mozzerella and tomatoes drizzled with olive oil, basil and herbs.
Cozze Pescatora
Mussels sauteed with olive oil, tomato, herbs and spices.
Insalate (Salads)
Radicchio and Arugula Alla Friulana (in Season)
With sauteed prosciutto and warm balsamic vinegrette.
(Traditional pasta plates)
Ravioli Della Nonna Emilia
Ravioli filled with swiss chard and fresh goat ricotta cheese in a walnut sauce.
Homemade weekly, served with pesto - pomodoro - bolognese - funghi or rosalia.
Costata Al Barolo
Angus ribeye in a barolo wine reduction sauce served with roasted potatoes.
Served milanese style with saffron risotto.
Coniglio Di Sanremo
Liguria style braised domestic rabbit with fresh herbs and imported olives over plenta.
Lobster Pansotti Gondoliera
Mediteranean lobster ravioli sauteed in a lemon and parmesan sauce and crowned with a half lobster tail.
Tagiolini Alla Riccardo
Shrimp​ sautéed in olive oil, garlic, herbs and lemon sauce with roasted bell peppers, served over black angel hair pasta and sprinkled with toasted almonds.
Nodino Di Carru
Sauteed​ veal porterhouse with a hazelnut crust served with green asparagus.
Galletto Al Limone
Grilled boneless cornish hen marinated and pressed with rosemary, garlic and lemon.
We proudly offer you a variety of homemade gelati and select desserts. Your server will be pleased to provide a description of the selections.
Espresso and cappuccino are also available.
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
US$15 - US$35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for my Mom’s birthday. Lobster bisque was fantastic and the entree’s were all spectacular especially the veal dishes and the stuffed oysters. Then to top it all off Franco the chef came out and sang to my Mom for her birthday. Violino’s is always...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank TheWindowManJon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not an easy customer to please but Violinos has been and still is the go to restaurant for Italian food and atmosphere. Great service and great food is a rare combination but this place delivers. It is expensive but if you want the best...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank stillrockin911
Reviewed 12 February 2019

The location in the walking zone is great. The food was excellent, and the price was reasonable. We will definitely go

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank N6229LMrobertj
Reviewed 3 February 2019

Everything about the restaurant exudes a first class experience from welcoming to order taking and friendly efficient service. The food is excellent. Enjoyed wonderfully prepared veal dishes as main courses.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bill J
Reviewed 17 January 2019

Food is always cooked and served to perfection. High end Italian with a great selections of wine. Best thing to do is go in good weather and eat on the patio with a carafe of wine...you are transported to europe ;) We ALWAYS get the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mom2boysVA
Reviewed 5 January 2019

If you like Italian food and are in Winchester, VA, this is the place to go. We stop here often as we travel south on I-81. Their menu includes a wide variety of Italian foods. I am particularly fond of their linguine and red clam...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 December 2018

I was expecting the restaurant to be good based on the reviews. I had no idea it was going to be amazing. The restaurant is located at the end of the walking mall in Winchester. It is a quaint little place. The interior is a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mdavis1969
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

At at Violino’s last week with six friends. The atmosphere and service was amazing as always. The food was excellent as well. We always look forward to coming here and we were not disappointed. You can’t go wrong here.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank E5264BRpaulb
Reviewed 28 November 2018

My husband and I were in Winchester for a work trip, and happened to pick Violino Ristorante Italiano. It was a Tuesday night, and we had been driving for some time. We arrived to a beautiful atmosphere and cosy, romantic environment. The server took our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Emily S
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

My husband surprised me with an intimate dinner at this quaint restaurant on the walking mall in Winchester, VA. A violinist played soothing music as we endulged on salt-cured meats as our appetizer and various veal dishes for our main course. The waitress was helpful...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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sherry c
23 January 2019|
Response from Riccardo S | Property representative |
Yes that is correct. Our last seating is at 8:45. I know it seems early but since we have been open, over 20 years, it hasn't been lucrative to stay open later than 9. As the years go by and the population changes we... More
10 December 2018|
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Response from Riccardo S | Property representative |
The restaurant is closed Christmas Day and St. Stephen, the first martyr, which is the 26th of December. Italian Tradition. Thank you for your business on all the other days;)
6 July 2018|
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Response from Riccardo S | Property representative |
Yes we allow dogs on our patio, but we only allow service dogs inside the restaurant.
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