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Vinny's Ristorante

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165 West St, PO Box 3335, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250 (First St)
+1 360-378-1934
16:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We saved the best for our last evening enjoying a happy hour dinner and cocktail. Nice view and excellent cioppino and a pasta special.

Thank Pat_Rau
Blaine, Washington
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86 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We have dined at Vinny’s for many years and always enjoy great food and super service—tonight was no exception. While deciding on dinner items I enjoyed a Tart & Sand cocktail which mixed scotch, Lillet, bitters muddled lemons, grapefruit and cherries served up with a floater of Cointreau—very refreshing. Dining started with caprese grilled flatbread brushed with rosemary garlic oil... More 

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We stopped in for a late dinner and were happy to get a table. That said, it was in the back corner of the restaurant and I had the distinct pleasure of looking at peeling paint in the very back corner. Didn't bother me too much and the food was pretty tasty. If you are bothered by things like the... More 

Thank Donna S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Just on a whim for pasta, I stopped in for dinner. The pasta was cooked perfectly and there were excellent flavors in the meat sauce - a perfect balance between spices, herbs, garlic and meat. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank catspj
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280 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The small business is owned by two ladies one of which was on duty last night. She bussed tables and served as well as seated folks and took Reservations. The service was good but somewhat spotty. All dishes may not make it out of the kitchen together. The food was good but with a twist. The Mediterranean Clam dish is... More 

Thank Tonypose
Redmond, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We visited Vinnys based on all of the great reviews. Our table was ready when we arrived and were seated quickly. My wife and I both ordered one of their "specialty cocktails". Both were extremely strong and tasted nothing like a good cocktail. We were excited when the bread came since we were hungry. The Bread "balls" were hard as... More 

Thank markpasin
Valencia de Alcantara, Spain
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Food was so good we retuned again before we left the island. Best calamari ever! Easy to walk to, we if as very good.

Thank pattyconnery
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We've been boating in the San Juans for 17 years. Usually we eat on the boat, or go casual, but Vinny's looked so good we decided to splurge. Well worth it! Both meals (lamb and whatever hubby had-he can't remember!) were spectacular! We didn't have reservations and they were so gracious fitting us in, with just a short wait. Nice... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Wonderful Italian and seafood restaurant. Salads were fresh; entrees interesting and well prepared. Impeccable service in a comfortable setting. Not pretentious or stuffy--great dinner experience.

Thank Rebecca Bouts B
Friday Harbor, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Friendly staff who concentrate on making great food in an enjoyable atmosphere. As a San Juan Island full time resident I dine here frequently. No bad meals and lots of really good ones at a fair price.

Thank William H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 West St, PO Box 3335, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
    (First St)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-1934
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?