Vinny's Ristorante

4.5
347 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
Located in the heart of Somerville, Vinny’s serves the best in Sicilian-style cooking, made only with the finest ingredients. Our Dinner and Lunch entrees are superb, and our new breakfast menu is sure to satisfy. Along with a wide choice of Wines, Vinny’s has a full bar as well as the best desserts this side of the North End. Our premium deli sandwiches are available all day, as well as Meals To Go, subs and catering. Come on down and enjoy your next meal here at Vinny’s.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Breakfast 6:00am - 11:00am
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Phone number
(617) 628-1921
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Private dining room for up to 30 people. Free wifi
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Private party contact
Vinny or Carmen: (855) 252-3833
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Catering
Full menu available for catering or see our site for full or 1/2 tray ideas
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hawthorne
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Parking details
Parking available in lot across the street
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Public transit
Rt. 101/90/89 Bus or 3 blocks from Sullivan Station Orange Line MBTA
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Special events & promotions
Available for groups up to 30 people, dine off the menu, family style service or select a custom menu. We'll work with you to make your event perfect.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout

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Sun 6:00AM - 12:00PM 3:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 6:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 4:30PM - 10:00PM
Fri 6:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Sat 6:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 347 People Are Saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New England
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Staff was friendly and provided good service. Unfortunately the food was terrible. Maybe it was a bad night but based on what we ate we crossed this restaurant off our list

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R
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food but the noise level was deafening. Stick with the old time Italian specialties

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A
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I had been meaning to try Vinny's for a long time and wasn't let down! Big portions of comfort food. Just what I wanted! Glad I made a reservation as it was busy still after 8 pm on a Saturday.

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c
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites . Service and food are always great

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New England
256 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. There is nothing not to like about Vinny's......food, service, casual atmosphere, etc. Our favorite Italian restaurant. Simply terrific home style food...much better than the North End

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming here for years and will continue to come until it closes or I do. Great Sicilian dishes, delicious and plenty to take home for a encore meal. I am especially fond of the rabbit which is hard to find on a restaurant menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food in casual atmosphere.

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JT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining at Vinnie's for many years and it never disappoints. The food is fresh and delicious, portions are large and prices are very reasonable. Our server was very efficient. We brought friends who've never eaten at Vinnie's and they were quite satisfied as well.

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ND
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is always good, great menu & good prices. It is always a struggle to get seated, even to just let someone know you have arrived for your reservation. Vinny's would really benefit from having a host or hostess particularly on Saturday nights which are always busy.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved it, the food did not disappoint. Can’t wait to go back again!

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New England
256 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian restaurant we go to. Food ( home style ) , service, atmosphere cannot be beat. What the North End used to be

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KO
New England
33 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. No frills. Menu has lots of options. Neighborhood gem.

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DF
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Vinny’s is our very favorite restaurant. Food is awesome, staff attentive, professional and well versed on food offerings! Seating is compact but enjoyable. You can converse with other patrons or not. Great neighborhood treasure !

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WD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here with a group of friends. The wait staff was very nice. We were greeted and seated promptly. We ordered a variety of appetizers for sharing. Everybody loved them especially the broccoli rabe.

Two of us had the veal osso bucco. It was melt in your mouth. Two others had different veal dishes and one lucky person had the chicken parmesan.

The deserts were wonderful especially the Tirimisu. They made great drinks and really took care of us. Definitely going back.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

This Resturant is very busy and it appeared to have one individual taking orders, greeting guest, running the bar area. We waited over an hour in a half for our food and some items we order we never received.

The food was very delicious once it was served.

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OT
New England
94 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent homemade Sicilian food.

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JC
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Vinny's is a great local restaurant. Recently had the Putanesca sauce and it was the best putanesca sauce I've ever eaten! Low key, friendly, good food and great value.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Nothing spectacular or special, average Italian eatery - there are way better places. The service isn't great, extremely slow. The quality of food was not impressive, kind of tasteless, not impressed by this "gem". To be fair garlic bread was delicious, but that’s about it. Lasagna was too chunky and the pasta that comes as a side is a plain spaghetti in the marinara sauce - didn’t even ask us if we would want a housemade pasta over the usual packet one. Overall very decent, but for the money and amazing food would rather go to my beloved Gran Gusto for real homemade food.

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j
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Vinny's is always great -- we love it -- and it is always consistent and delicious

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LC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

From Florida and when I come in town this is a must stop. Came here for daughters graduation and have been coming back ever since. Always delicious!

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KO
New England
33 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. Long wait for it for some who arrived earlier than we did. Price you pay for made fresh to order but totally worth it. Not rushed at all. Great dinner experience. Can’t wait to go back to try something else!

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D
New England
40 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place! I try to come weekly. It’s that good.

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s
New England
256 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought some friends who had never been. All loved it. Great down to earth Italian food that was well prepared and very very tasty. Despite overflow crowds ( graduation) service was terrific.... Best Italian Restaurant in the area

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WD
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

While this may not have the ambiance of other restaurants the food was very good. Warm bread served w EVVO was simple but tasty. The salmon over fusilli was full of flavor and plentiful. Prices were very reasonable.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Extremely Good Authentic Italian food. Its a hidden gem and its all about the food. No Ambiance, No fancy art work or location, just good food.

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PI
New England
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

A family favorite of ours. "Real old style" Italian place in a funky nerighborhood (safe) setting. Very good food and generous portions. Tables are a bit small and close together--but, then, the place is small. The homemade pasta is first class. Drinks and wine reasonably priced too.

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k
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

We enjoyed our meal. Waitress was very friendly. Good overall

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DP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding!! You cannot judge this restaurant on its appearance. The service was wonderful, the food absolutely delicious, and people were so friendly. I can hardly wait to go back!!

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New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was our first time at Vinny's. We needed a restaurant to meet friends between Weymouth and Andover. What a find! Great food and service. We sat downstairs in a mirrored room with lots of old photos on the walls. It was cozy and quiet enough to enjoy the conversation with our friends. I had delicious homemade pasta served with lemon chicken, artichoke hearts and mushrooms. My wife had braeciole that was tender and flavorful. Our friends enjoyed eggplant parm and sauted shrimp with garlic and white wine.

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C
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best homemade italian food around. would absolutely recommend

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D
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I had heard good things about this restaurant and was looking forward to going here. I was very disappointed in the service, took at least 40 mins for our food to come. When we did get it we were all very underwhelmed.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s a little hole in the wall, not pretentious at all. Very much a neighborhood place. The staff was attentive and friendly. Portions are huge and the pasta is fresh. It was a little loud, but then again, it was a Saturday night at 7pm. We’ll go back again.

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KO
New England
33 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous. Everything was delicious.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We took a friend for her birthday dinner. The food and service were both top notch. My steak was delicious and it was cooked perfectly.

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RD
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and personable staff.
Enjoyed everything about the experience!

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D
New England
40 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love Vinny’s!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

One of my favorite places. Great staff, great food. Best tiramisu.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

1st time I had been and food was excellent. Staff was very helpful.

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MT
New England
48 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Superb food. Lasagna was perfect. Large portion. Tastey sauce. This continues to be one of my favorite restaurants. I found it through open table- and i keep coming back

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EM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great service!!
I was on Tv. Would never think it was there otherwise.

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