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Violino Ristorante Italiano

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181 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601-4717
+1 540-667-8006
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to Violino more times than I can count for lunch and dinner and it's always a great experience and great food. They are consistent, and best of all, they have gluten free pasta for my wife so she can enjoy it too. I would highly recommend Violino if you're looking for a nice Italian restaurant for an intimate... More 

Thank cmcwilliams79
Ocran, Virginia, United States
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Soccessful walkin, was before 7 pm. Would hate to have missed! Feature entree was Veal Porterhouse. Never heard of before! Yes please and medium rare. What a treat! Veggies, bread with oline oil and wrapup dessert! Have to go back.

Thank Dana G
Riccardo S, Owner at Violino Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Grazie mille!! Hope to see you soon :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Driving thru on I-81, stopped nearby for the night. Came to Violino without a reservation on a Saturday night, and fortunately was able to be seated. Great food, atmosphere authentic with an opera singer and later a roving violinist.

Thank Esther W
Riccardo S, Owner at Violino Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Grazie! Think about us next time you are in the area. Safe travels :) More 

Winchester, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Exceptional classic Italian Food. The wine list is also amazing and the staff provides skillful guidance for those whose knowledge of Italian wine is limited. For dinner ask for the Trio of Ravioli. The Calamari appetizer is the best I have experienced in my many, many years. The breading is so delicate. All of our meals at Violino have been... More 

Thank Tomas D
Riccardo S, Owner at Violino Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Grazie ! We hope to be providing authentic Italian cusine for many years to come. More 

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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in without a reservation on December 23 as we were traveling through the area. The restaurant was full, but they had a small table available, which was perfect for us. The interior is very cheerful and tastefully decorated and the staff very attentive. I had the vegetable lasagna (it had a fancier name, but I don't recall it).... More 

Thank Catfish008
Riccardo S, Owner at Violino Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Grazie mille! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas season and hope to see you soon again. More 

Colebrook, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We were staying the night at the Hampton Inn and Suites on our way home from VA to CT. We always like to walk to dinner after a long day driving in the car, so this restaurant was perfect..............just a few steps from the HI & S. just off I 81 N. (or S.) The waiter couldn't have been nicer... More 

Thank 459frankiep
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Our meal was outstanding. This chef really knows what he is doing. We go to many highly rated restaurants and this one did not disappoint. You could tell that everything was homemade. And the waiter and service staff were very attentive. We tend to eat on the early side so it was not busy, but our service and food were... More 

Thank Phuntraveler
Asheville, United States
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Dined here with friends also heading north on i81 and spending night in Winchester. Violino a great find. We all loved it. A throwback to 60s fine Italian dining. White tablecloths, professional service and lots of musical instruments on the walls. Menu choices definitely not traditional. Innovative - no simple pasta dishes or meatballs and spaghetti. Nice wine list too.... More 

Thank Robert W
Winchester, Virginia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I can't say enough about Violino, the food is extraordinary, the service is first class and the owner/sommelier is wonderfully pleasant and on the mark with her wine suggestions. My wife and I have visited Violino on many occasions and are never disappointed. One of our most memorable visits was a surprise for my wife and the staff helped me... More 

Thank pdkim69
Alexandria, Virginia
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I ate dinner here recently with a group of 9. Service was attentive and welcoming. They offered a variety of specials as well as the regular menu. I enjoyed the veal special. House wine was very drinkable.

Thank LeeinVAUSA

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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
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601-4717
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +1 540-667-8006
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?