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“Calamari stole the show”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Vinny's Ristorante

Vinny's Ristorante
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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!
Houston
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124 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Calamari stole the show”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

The fourth star here was garnered by the calamari -- a dish done in a cast-iron skillet and pan fried until a deep golden brown, served with pine nuts, tomatoes, and raisins. Other than that, my food was good, but nothing to write home about. What I will say is that this is an island of extremely high dining prices for the quality (to be expected on an island because they have to bring so many things in from the mainland). Vinny's is relatively reasonable. -- maybe a $5 markup on the food. Good prices on wine. The place was packed and popular, and I think it's fun. It is not amazing, and the food is not memorable; however, the company was, and there was nothing wrong with the restaurant. Overall, a highlight.

Visited June 2014
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White Rock, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The food was average at best.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

The atmosphere was great. The room was nicely appointed. The service and wait staff were very good. I believe we had two owners taking care of us. The appies and martinis were also very good. However, the entrees were disapponiting. There were 6 of us. I believe 2 had the daily special; 4 ordered from the menu. The desserts were good. While we had a lot of fun and enjoyed ourselves immensely; on reflection the next day we all felt the entrees were just OK. We were told they had a new chef. Maybe they should have kept the old one. If we were ever back in Friday Harbor; we would definitely give them another chance.

  • Visited June 2014
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best dining in Friday Harbor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

We chanced into this restaurant because we weren't interested in eating Italian, but it turned out to be the best salmon and crab cakes that we've ever had. Desert was local rhubarb and strawberries with ice cream. It was all great. And the service was impeccable.

  • Visited June 2014
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

We had a large group that was handled with ease. Everyone enjoyed their meals. All of us talked about it for days. We will be going back for sure!

  • Visited June 2014
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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
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“We liked Vinny's so much, we ate there two nights.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Service is good, food is good, relaxing atmosphere. Great selection of martinis. Probably need reservations during busy season summer season.

Visited May 2014
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