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“Just like in Italy!” 5 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: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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!
Seattle
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114 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Just like in Italy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

It was a busy Sat evening and we were glad that we had made reservations for dinner. It was our first visit and the service was very attentive as soon as we walked through the door.

We started with the bruschetta which was prepared with kale and carmalized onions w/ salami, parmesan reggiano and balsamic vinegar (all my favorites). I had the baked penne bolognese and my DH had the polpetto rigatoni in white sauce. Everything was delicious.

We thought the wine list was very extensive with many affordable wines to choose from. We shared the banana foster dessert and it was the best I've had.

It was a very nice touch that the new chef came by to introduce himself and to welcome us to the restaurant. We had a fabulous meal here and appreciated the fresh ingredients used. One of the nicer restaurants on the island. We look forward to returning again. Thank you!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Sequim, Washington
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful birthday dinner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

My husband and I had dinner here to celebrate his birthday. He had the Polpetto Rigatoni (mini sausage meatballs in a delicious cream sauce with arugula, caramelized onions, and roasted tomatoes) and I had the Capellini Mediterranean (prawns and pasta). We both enjoyed our meals very much! The ambiance, service, and food preparation were all exceptional. The Tiramisu for dessert was a wonderful ending to his birthday meal!

Visited August 2014
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Davis, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Bring a deck of cards and be prepared to wait for expensive mediocre food.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

Our reservations were for 8, we were finally shown to our table at 830 without apology. Water came promptly, and then we waited another 25 minutes for bread and for drink orders. Food took 45 minutes after being ordered, while we were waiting no one checked on us for additional beverage orders etc. Food was so-so...sautéed mushrooms overpowered in a balsamic reduction sauce, risotto overly rich, caprese salad very small. Wife enjoyed her scallops. Service very inattentive. Overall disappointing experience.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Danville, California
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice top floor restaurant near ferry”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

Vinny's is Italian cuisine with a Pacific NW seafood flair.
Both owners actively work the floor, and could not have been more pleasant.

Visited July 2014
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Delta
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Nice Atmosphere and Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

We chose Vinny's for our last night in Friday Harbour. The ambience is very nice, upscale Italian with a nice amount of room between the tables. Because we were told it could be busy, we made a reservation, and upon arrival, were led to a nice table in the centre of the room. A server came over quite quickly, gave us menus and took our order for beverages. Shortly after that, a different person came and told us about the featured dishes for the evening, and asked us if we had any questions about the rest of the menu. Service was knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient for the most part.
We ordered an heirloom tomato and bocconcini salad and the prosciutto wrapped prawns served with risotto. Both were delicious. We all ordered pasta dishes as the main course, and mine was a little less successful that I had hoped, but everyone else was very pleased. Desserts were lovely as well - a creme brûlée that was excellent, and a small, but decadent flourless chocolate torte that was wonderful.
Overall, I would recommend this restaurant. The service showed a little inexperience here and there, but it wasn't enough to ruin the evening, just needed a little patience.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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