We loved the food, especially the homemade ravioli of the day (ricotta filling with a shiitake mushroom sauce; outstanding!) and the lamb osso bucco. The wines were so-so but they were not overpriced. The place was fun, funky, we will definitely go back. We will definitely NOT go back on a weekend. We had a 7pm reservation for 3 and were seated at 7:50 after several people without reservations were seated ahead of us. It appears as though regulars are given preference, reservations or not. We then waited 45 minutes for the main courses to arrive. We did not book until Friday (for Sat night) and had our choice of times; I don't understand why they were still taking reservations that they clearly would not be able to honor. Do go - just don't expect decent service on a weekend.
They really know how to cook seafood! I had the seafood spectacular fra diavalo. It was the best I’ve ever had!
Delicious like always, It was Mother’s Day, and busy, so service wasn’t as good as usual. Still Highly recommended
I specifically asked the waiter if the double pork chop was available.
He assured me it was available
I told him I didn’t want two single thick pork chops
He then reassured me it was a double thick chop
When the order was delivered` it was two single chops
He lied to me and then `his` other servers agreed with him
Ive been a customer for 25 years but will never be going back
Great neighborhood Italian restaurant. Fresh, wholesome food. Great flavors. Specials are always great. Nice to eat out and be able to talk and hear each other without yelling or straining.
Awesome Veal & Eggplant parm, as usual!11
Get together with our sons and a girl friend on a Saturday night. Very busy evening but the wait staff managed the crowd well. Good food in informal setting. Good value and will return again.
Continues to be our favorite casual Italian restaurant. The food ( seafood, chicken , pasta were great. Service excellent always. Will return
We made a reservation on Easter Sunday only to go and for them to be closed.
Excellent food - excellent service. Will return.
Great Italian food. Homemade pasta and classic recipes reminds me of Uncle Danny’s house. It’s the first restaurant to do that!
Amazing as always!!! Can't wait to go back!!!
Excellent food and service! Will definitely recomend
The wait staff were great...had no leftovers, ate everything!
As always the food is amazing.....never disappointed
Had heard about this place from different people and tried it for my birthday - excellent and large portions, so got two meals out of it. We'll definitely go back. Parking is tough. Some street meters, but none to be found (Monday night).
Great menu. Food always delicious. Love this place.
I have been dining at Vinny's Restorante for over 40 years and the food is consistently DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Outstanding Italian food. Great servers. Love this local place
Great food in a welcoming setting. Double cut pork chop with vinegar peppers is a standout. Arancini is a great starter. Best marinara. Service is always perfect, no rush, friendly.
Get the stuffed veal chop. You wont regret it.
In a word, Vinny's was great! When Bosotn gets too cold and damp and slushy, there's only one thing I need: Vinny's veal osso bucco. It's deeply satisfying--warm, richly flavorful, and filling, both of body and soul. So in the last week, I went to Vinny's twice and both times needed and got the ossu bucco (I actually much prefer the veal to the lamb, and the veal comes with risotto, but I prefer either pasta or the fantastic potatoes and vegetables on the side, becuase I like my osso bucco straight). Both times I thought "this is the best comfort food I've ever had!" and it was just as good the second time as the first.
Vinny's is an incredibly friendly place. Both the staff and the other customers seem happy to be there. I love Vinny's, and I especially love Vinny's veal osso bucco!
Nice family restaurant with friendly service and very good food.
Whether for a romantic dinner for two or a fun surprise dinner for out-of-town friends, we love Vinny's at Night.
Excellant food. Very tasty Excellant value. Great service
Vinny's is a great find! The food is good, simple, fresh Italian food. I recently had the fresh pasta with the eggplant parmigiana and it was delicious. The restaurant is in the back of an old fashioned Italian delicatessen and is relatively small so it's a good idea to make a reservation.
Valentine’s Day Dinner
Seeing old friend
So we heard about Vinnys and we’re doing a quick long weekend visit to Boston from Florida. Getting our annual winter dose of cool weether. I made a Valentines evening reservation and we were in for a treat. It was in what looked like a scary part of town. The old place is on a corner not so appealing but once inside and seated on time the owner and staff were attentive and friendly. And the food was awesome. We weren’t rushed and didn’t feel like they were pushing us out the door for our table. Great family restaurant and I will go back when we return. Lots of finer dining in Boston but this place is worth giving a try if you so dare. Try the tiramisu it’s killer. Thanks again to all there. Ciao
Love Vinny's! The food is always top quality, abundant, and the homemade pasta is incredible!! In all of our visits, we've only had one dish we wouldn't recommend, the osso buco was very bland tasting although very tender. My husband was eating off of all our plates, wishing he ordered traditional Italian rather than the veal osso buco. He didn't leave hungry but he definitely wished he had ordered something with more flavor. I highly recommend the haddock stir fry (in the garlic sauce or red sauce)--I never order anything else (it's that good!) We'll be going back--it's a wonderful place with wonderful food!
Best Haddock stir fry over angel hair pasta I have had in my 60 years .....fantastic!!!
After a bit of a search, I was able to locate a Sicilian restaurant, Vinny's at Night AKA Vinny's Ristorante. The front of the property is an old-fashioned Italian deli. Walk down a short corridor and you are in the Ristorante. Food was excellent with a decidedly different flare from the usual pasta helpful and attentive. The restaurant is supposed to be not far from Sullivan Square Station - too long a walk for me but good for someone who is used to walking.
It was practically the coldest night of the year so far, so what could be better than going to Vinny's for veal osso bucco. Succulent veal in a rich brown sauce with celery and carrots, risotto on the side (you can also get it in the same dish) or pasta, with great warm bread. Good for the body and the soul.
Service is great. It's fun to be in a resataurant where everyone seems to be having a great time.
waitress took our order people were seated next to us few minutes passed waitress took their order after a little time passed she brought out their food they finished eating and left then our food was brought out cheese burnt black on my chicken parmesan wife ordered seafood dish told me later it was not fresh I was told to come here by a friend hello boccellis in medford so very disappointed
Vinny's is a classic neighborhood gem. Come for the old-school Itallian food. Stay because the old-school Italian food is AMAZING. Big portions. They do not skimp! Lovely staff. We'll be coming back again and again!
Vinnies never disappointments. Its a sub shop with tables in the back—nothing fancy. Food is great, price is right and the staff is friendly and efficient. I highly recommend the eggplant special with the mafalda pasta. The sauce is outstanding. Bathroom facilities are a little sketchy, but that’s my only negative.
Another great night at Vinnies. Food as always was fantastic and the waitress was wonderful...Thanks...
As usual, great food and service. meal consisted of salad, seafood extravaganza and lemon chicken. All had " homemade " taste and were excellent. excellent service and very, very nice staff
Vinnie's is a hidden jewel with authentic and delicious Italian food to rival any restaurant in the North End. It's lack of atmosphere gives it atmosphere. It is cosy and intimate. From the arancini to the homemade pasta and veal piccata to the expresso martinis, Vinnie's hits the mark!
This restaurant is a hidden gem in Somerville. To the unknowing customer it appears to be a sub shop. But at the back is a small eat-in restaurant that serves some of the best homemade Italian food in the Boston area. Each meal prepared fresh—no pre-prepared here. Homemade pasta and amazing meat sauce are spectacular. This is a place you must try—an incredible meal in a place you might pass if walking by the “sub shop”.