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Violino Gastronomia Italiana
Violino Gastronomia Italiana

Violino Gastronomia Italiana Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://violino125.com
  • Email: violino@violino125.com
  • Phone: (780) 757-8701
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday : 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm;Sunday Closed.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Violino Gastronomia Italiana
This intimate, family-owned Ristorante is one of the finest Italian eateries in Alberta.
Violino has the reputation as being one of the most respected and influential Italian restaurant in Edmonton.
The welcoming atmosphere and the sophisticated cuisine steeped in the rich tradition of Italian food culture, refined Violino as an authentic Italian restaurant.
Violino specializes in the rich food and wine culture from Italian Peninsula, creating refined but unfussy food served in a lively intimate atmosphere accompanied with a comprehensive wine list.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "My family and I were in town for the weekend and since it was a very last minute trip, we didn't have reservations anywhere. We found a table for 6 at Violino's. We got there and at the very last minute had a 7th person join us. When we got to the restaurant and told them, the server got really annoyed (like we were putting him out by adding a 7th person). The seats got arranged and then he asked us about beverages. We asked about a good bottle of white wine and while we were still deciding, he walked away and came back with a random bottle. We accepted the bottle because we didn't want to upset him by sending him back. The food was delicious but we felt like we were "bothering" our server every time we asked for something all night."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Our server was assigned to a larger table so our service was slower than we would have liked. As soon as we mentioned this to the server who brought our dessert the manager or owner immediately apologized and rectified the problem. The server also apologized. We were very happy with how the matter was resolved."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food and service at Violino are both excellent, and we will definitely return. Note that portion sizes are large -- we started with two appetizers: meatballs and crab cakes -- but combined with our entrees this was too much food. Next time, the two of us would share one appetizer. As for the ambiance, we were seated on the second floor which gave us lots of natural light. However, since the windows face west, a number of customers were asking for the curtains to be closed, but since the curtains do not close the servers had to tack large white sheets of paper on the windows. Management should consider purchasing blinds that can be lowered from the top down. Overall, this is a charming restaurant with good food and great service."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food and service was amazing and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Our waiter,James, was attentive but did not hover and he was very polite. It was a very romantic evening out!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "grab spot for a nice dinner out. waiter was fantastic, he was working the whole room by himself, and was a tad busy, but we did not feel abandoned. we took our time and enjoyed our dinner. the food is very good, but i found the waiter made the place more enjoyable. great service"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We attended as a Together. Waitstaff and hostess were very pleasant and had great senses of humor- attentive. Food was excellent, Top Notch , great for sharing too. Very tasty and well prepared. Everything was delicious, creative, and nicely presented,Artistic look ,Great Food & Great wine list too."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The food was really fantastic, Yummy, superb 10/10, the service was awesome. Loved the "Amuse-bouche" feel like were in Italy.Our main course was so big, so tasty chicken parmagiana great presented like traditionally. Most wonderful dinner I have after long time, satisfying us in every way, keep it up guys u all rock. Thank you."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had a wonderful evening! Service was exceptional, food was delish, ambience warm, cozy and romantic. Will return soon again!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "If you notice I only gave the food a fair rating. Started out ordering lasagna only to have it come to the table cold in the middle to send it back to the kitchen and they brought me out another a couple of minutes later also this one being luke warm in the middle. With the waiter standing over me he watched as I checked out the 2nd one and then I changed my order to the special of the night. By the time I received this order the rest of my party had almost eaten their meals. When I did get the special of the night it was good but had taken the wind out of my sail about being excited to be at this restaurant. Will I attend again yes."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The pasta was overcooked, the tomato sauce was flavourless, the boar bacon was fatty and limp, and the people beside us sent their food back because it was cold. The desserts did not look good either. The food was so gross."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Love this place! Had another fabulous meal - James was most attentive and helpful and served us a perfect meal. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We all had the lunch special sandwich with soup or salad for 12.99 and we were very happy."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Although the service was very good, we found the overall menu to be pricy and did not enjoy our meals. Caesar salad was great. Pasta dishes poor. Meatballs overlooked and tough. The fire roasted chicken pasta dishes were tasteless, needed salt just to give it a lift and chicken was dry. Would not return."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food served is of high quality and absolutely delicious."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "There for a quiet dinner with friends, we'd been at Violini's for group dinners that had left us uninspired. This visit inspired and left us satisfied as well as looking forward to more visits in the future. The menu includes a wide variety of unique choices from lamb, to duck, and veal. There is a good selection of pasta dishes reflecting the italian theme of the restaurant. The cold plate appitizer for four was fabulous; two of us had veal shank (a good sized portion) and two had the halibut. All the dishes were well presented and delicious. Service was of a high quality and to be commended. We were not rushed, provided with everything we needed and wanted in a timely fashion. It was a great experience."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We reserved a table for two for our 44 th anniversary and fully enjoyed our evening at this restaurant. The service was very good and the food was outstanding. We were not rushed or waiting during the evening and our waiter was appropriately attentive. The food was very tasty and had ample servings chosen from a good selection list on the menu. Overall it was an excellent evening out."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I chose this restaurant because it was reviewed aaa having great ambiance, and they were not wrong! We had our own secluded table by the fireplace and it was so romantic! The food was amazing, and I do feel like you are getting what you pay for. The cannolis for dessert were a little overlooked and very hard to eat, but other than that I was very impressed! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a romantic dinner!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "It has been four years since we dined at Violino, The food is still excellent, the wine list amazing and the service outstanding. We will definitely be back again, soon."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "First time visitors to this restaurant. Service was very good. Food was very good but expensive. You can get the same quality at other restaurants for less $$. Ambience and location are excellent."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Delightful venue. Rack of lamb devine but osso bucco dry. Fish supurb as well. Wonderful wait staff. Cheers!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We arrived early and had a great experience. Adrian was our server and he went over and above. He made an excellent wine selection that complemented both our meals and was very attentive and intuitive to our needs. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "It was our first time at this restaurant and what a wonderful experience. The food was divine! The staff were so friendly! The ambience was wonderul! We are definitely going to return with friends :)"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I went out for a nice night out and had exceptional Cuisine. Our Server was very Professional until we broke the ice and then we had a few good laughs together. The Atmosphere was quiet with nice music to serve the mood at our table. I would highly recommend for everyone to eat there. Bon Appetite"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had a great dinner at Violino,all my friends said that the food was great and the service was very attentive."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had the pasta special which as far as taste was okay. Certainly nothing special. Definitely NOT worth the $34.00 it cost!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I found this restaurant using an internet search, it was a great find"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "This was a valentine "special" $65.00 each plus 18% gratuity plus tax. Well it was maybe worth $25.00 it was supposed to be a 3 course meal, we got a cold starter, raw main dish, and to top it all dessert was not one each but one to share, after all that not even a coffee on the house"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The lasagna was a generous portion and tasted very good. I would definitely have the lasagna again. However, the bread pudding dessert was not what I was expecting. I expect bread pudding to be a soft texture with a sauce. However, the restaurant broiled the bread pudding so the bread pudding was crispy and the sauce was dried out. I would not have the bread pudding again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great dining experience overall. Friendly, great, timely service. Cozy ambience. Great food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The ambience and service was excellent for the occasion. The set menu was thoughtful although a pasta option would have helped. The Rose was a nice touch!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wonderful date night. Romantic atmosphere. Great food, friendly servers."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was great,our waiter seemed not to interested in our table. Felt rushed to eat quick and leave"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our evening was everything we could ask for. James our waiter was wonderful. He was helpfully, attentive & accommodating. I asked for a meal that was no longer on their menu, he said no problem and made it for me. The meal was superb, the Chianti was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for good food, good service & a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Delicious meal! Seafood platter to start was excellent!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "It's a nice place, look forward to warmer weather to enjoy the patio"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Would definitely recommend dining at Violino. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was wonderful! Will be back!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "romantic atmosphere with reasonably priced high quality food. Can't wait to visit this restaurant again."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The ambience was the most outstanding feature of the restaurant .. it's quite European - not maybe quite Italian .. for restaurants in Edmonton, the ambience was a blast !"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This restaurent is still a hidden downtown gem. I hadnt been for quite a while and as soon as we walked in I remembered the charm of this place. The service is excellent, staff attendant, and the food is good and very well priced for the quality. Give your tastebuds a treat and visit soon."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "The amazing experience started as soon as we stepped into the restaurant. Our server greeted us and showed us to our tables with professionalism that lasted throughout the whole night. All of the dishes we had were prepared expertly and tasted amazing -- it was all given to us at a smooth pace so the dinner went fluidly. The Fettuccine Tavolino was simply superb and stood out from the rest. Our server suggested lobster tail as well and we couldn't have gone wrong with his suggestions. All in all, it made for a memorable night for our special occasion and we would definitely come back again."
    Dined on 1/28/2014