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Vinny's Ristorante

4.7
314 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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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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 314 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Love Vinny’s!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Excellent as always!!!! Always my go to place when I have guests visiting from out of town. AMAZING ITALIAN. Service is always great and I just can't say enough about the food!!!!! Everyone I've brought there is so impressed!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We love Vinny's. If I want Italian, I don't hesitate. Real homemade Italian cuisine.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Vinny’s provides delicious food in a cozy atmosphere. The service is fantastic. The setting is casual and comfortable. I would recommend a reservation as it can get busy.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We were seated right away and beverage and appetizer order taken promptly. All orders arrived promptly and in abundant quantity. The food was delicious. Will definitely return soon.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Best rabe on the planet. Their haddock over fresh pasta in a fresh tomato basil sauce is sublime. Very gracious and attentive, but not intrusive, service. I take my best friends here.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Vinny's is a special old fashion Italian restaurant. You can get meals there that you can't find many other places, such as tripe and rabbit. The home made pasta is fantastic. My favorite is the many ways they prepare calamari. Wine list is limited, but the spectacular food makes up for that.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food is always great. The music was too loud making it difficult to have a conversation

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Great food and great service. Hostess was very accommodating to our handicapped guest.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Took a great friend here from Atlanta who lives great Italian food - she loved the authentic dishes. The homemade sausages ( made in house) were a bit hit. And our antipasto platter was a huge revelation for her. The Limoncello Tartuffo dessert made us both extremely happy - a fantastic conclusion to a wonderful meal. The service was exemplary

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Choose vinnys based on Phantom Review and internet reviews. We were looking for a casual Italian place and this one sounded perfect. We arrived by Uber so parking wasn't a problem. Had a reservation and we seated right away. As mentioned you question where you're going when you walk in as it a neighborhood deli. People are in line buying subs. You look to the back and there is a small cozy area for dining. Our waiter was great. Allowed us to sit with a glass of wine before ordering. We never felt rushed. I ordered chicken parm with fresh fuscilli and my friend choose chicken stir fry. Both dishes were hot and delicious. The prices were on the top side for Basic Italian but the portions were enormous and prepared perfectly. The right choice for us that night.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Old school quality and quantity. Outstanding Italian American food, worthy of a Scorsese movie. Worth the trip from LA, which I made today. Really, more of a pilgrimage.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Don't let the exterior scare you. It may look like you are entering a deli, but there is restaurant seating in the back and the food is fantastic.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife almost always orders the tripe because she really likes it and so few places serve it. Tonight she branched out to lamb Ossobuco and wasn't disappointed.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Vinny's is a fantastic find with excellent authentic food is a comfortable setting without the high prices of the North End restaurants. Good service, accommodating and a real gem. Large servings and always bring some home.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Was ok. I come here often
Food was great as it always is- but wait staff was quite slow, and a little negligent. Biggest criticism was toward the end of our main meal when they used bleach to clean sonething near our table and the smell made it hard to taste the food afterwards. We almist left. I mentioned something- they apologized and the smell disipated.
Food is always good here. Homemade pasta. Great antipasto. Sauces well seasoned. And its authentic. I will be back. But tonight wasnt the best with the tacky use of bleach so near dinibg room while diners were eating.

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3.0Dined on February 12, 2018

A single server for a restaurant full of people. He kept his bearing and took care of everyone. Poor guy was running in every direction.

Food was excellent chicken was cooked perfectly pasta was perfect go for the homemade pasta it’s worth it.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was outstanding as usual. Large portions and great taste.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Vinny's has really good Sicilian cuisine, including rabbit and some Sicilian wines. Large entrees - great value...They will serve a first course pasta family style if you ask. It's a very casual place, almost too much so, but it's part of the ambiance. Used to be a more of a convenience store in the front w/restaurant in the back, but less so now. The wait staff can be a tiny bit rough around the edges, but friendly and good. There's one young gentleman who's been working there for years who is always friendly and calm no matter how crazy busy it is. The double pork chop with peppers is fantastic, the homemade fusilli pasta can't be beat. Wonderful eggplant parm...So many great dishes... This is a great neighborhood restaurant that's worth a drive. I never get tired of it.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Vinny’s is Always good! Nothing is ever below a B. The eggplant parmigiana is nice & thin. The homemade pasta is delicious and cooked properly. The portions of most items are enormous. Good meatballs - proper consistency. I often get a side of meatballs or sausage if there is no meat in my chosen entre. The service varies but is never poor. It’s real comfort food for us: consistent, served hot & delicious.

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2018

What a great find! Delicious Sicilian cuisine, great service and recommendations by our server, and a caprese salad and tiramisu that met my high expectations— along with our main courses as well!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent!

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Nice place, great food and very good staff

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Great as usual. This time I had the Sicilian rqabbit--a dish hard to find anywhere else. Big pieces of on-the-bone stweweed rabbit--a little like chicken, only tastier,--coooked with olives, celery and capers. It's pungent and tasty, unusual but delicious. One of my Vinny's favorites--also served at lunch. And with a side of angel-hair pasta with Vinny's unbelievably good marinara sauce--what could be better on a cold winter night? And the service is tops!

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants. Beats the North End. Excellent food ( seafood, veal, pasta) and great service. Much quieter on a Sunday. Would highly recommend

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2.0Dined on December 2, 2017

The dining room was overcrowded, we were in very tight quarters and we were left with an empty bread basket for over an hour waiting for our food.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Food is always awesome here. Found this place through open table and have been back 3 times since
Pastas are freshly made, and sauces truly Sicilian. Brocciole perfect.
Small space which can get noisey.
Waitress refused to make cappuccino for us (a must for Italian restauranrs) because she was alone on shift and it takes too much time.
Other than that disappointment, all else was great

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4.0Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was great. Portions were monstrous. Service was slow.

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2017

My third time eating here since I found it in open table. Small place. Not a fancy space, but food is authentic. I had the chicken saltilimbica. Was very good.
In short, I keep going back. I wouldn't if it were not good food at good price. Just don't expect fancy service in a posh setting. It's a neighborhood spot

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Although we had reservations and upstairs was only one third full we were escorted downstairs all by ourselves! Disappointing! Not until after we paid our check did anyone else come down. Food was delicious. Upon leaving the entire upstairs was full!

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2017

Was at Vinny's last week to celebrate a freind's birthday (her choice of restaurant), and everyone loved it. Then went back just for some delicious comfort food. The manicotti wasn't on the menu, but it was available if you asked for it. It's the best manicotti I've ever had, and it's a mystery why it's not on the regular menu. But ask and you might receive. Deeply flavorful and creamy and in a generous portion, it's fabulous!

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Vinny's is a wonderful neighborhood, casual restaurant, but don't be fooled by the overtly casual atmosphere. The food is really great and you get a huge plate of food - such value rarely exists anymore. On my most recent visit, we had such a nice server (Nancy?) and I was happy to see that the fellow at the pass was someone who's been there for a number of years... that's a good sign.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

We are frequent visitors. Food never disappoints.. always fresh and authentic. Meals are cooked to order so service can be somewhat slow but worth the wait. Great value and very nice, competent staff

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Casual and yummy. I went here about 10 yrs ago and it’s still consistent.

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