Vinny's Ristorante

4.9
528 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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.
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4.7
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4.8
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StacyA
New England
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing as always! The Salmon Pasta is my absolute favorite!!!!

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JackM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Have not been here for many years and it is still a top notch establishment.
The chef rocks.

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Mikemal
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great! Would recommend Vinny's for great food and a interesting location.

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Pattis650
New England
21 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for us and we will be back! Food was incredible and the service staff was so friendly and inviting. Hidden gem.

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PaulK
New England
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Three of us had the same opinion. Just great.

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TomBoston
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great there. We were seated downstairs due to a couple of big parties upstairs and it was very quiet.

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GabbyL
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/19 will come here again. Chicken parm was amazing!

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Excellent
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to eat here since they opened. Truly one of our all-time favorite restaurants. We love the whole menu.

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NedC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and waitstaff was great. First time and will certainly come back!

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MichaelG
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Very good Italian food. I had the shrimp granmarnier app it was amazing! For my main dish I had the stuffed veal chop wow best I ever had and a Sid of homemade fussli cooked perfect, my wife had the ravioli she loved it, can’t wait to go back!!

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Rick
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A great, old fashioned, neighborhood Italian family restaurant. Many selections of delicious items. Go for the food not the interior decor. As I said, it's an old fashioned, neighborhood place and there are too few of them remaining now. Our server was exceptional and she covered the whole room.

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JulieG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good.

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vipLau33ren
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I discovered this restaurant when I started to work at the MGH at Assembly Row as a vaccine nurse in February and my husband and I have gone at least once a week ever since. The food is authentic Italian and always delicious. My only issue is that I am 10 pounds heavier since discovering this place 😂.

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vipRichardG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

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FionnulaB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Also a great value for both food and wine. Easy to find parking on the street in front. I highly recommend.

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RobinD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! Excellent service! Very affordable. Will definitely be going back!

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KenM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding as always. The menu and food are fantastic.

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Jessica
New England
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The steak my boyfriend got was not very good at all and he didn’t eat it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was OUTSTANDING!

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ChristopherM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Veal is outstanding-very tender.

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vipVegas
New England
104 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent experience. Great food, service and funky atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food :)

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vipMutta
New England
37 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Always a delicious meal....the arancini amazing, and homemade fusilli a great option.

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KayC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is old-school, and it’s really cool that the front is a deli/ store. The food was outstanding and portions are huge! Our waitress was fantastic. They made the best out of the COVID guidelines.

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nickv
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The meal was very good but my capreses salad wasnt as fresh as I’m use to.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food at Vinny’s is always on point. The homemade pasta is yummy. The bread they give you when you are seated is sooooo good . I could eat a whole loaf. Partying they survive the pandemic. It would be a real loss if they don’t make it

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vipAndresR
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

First of all, we love Vinny's. However, this time the reservation service was not very good. We had a 7:00 pm Open Table reservation. They sat us at 7:45 pm. We stood there for 45 minutes.

Once we were seated the food was still very, very good and the table server was good but obviously working too many tables and not very engaging.

We have been visiting Vinny's for many, many years. This is a special year with many challenges. I can't be too hard on them and we will definitely be coming back soon.

Hopefully this helps them to address these glitches. Thank you.

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was great and the service was excellent.
Will return again.

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vipsteveg
New England
325 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and service as usual. As good as any Italian restaurant in area. Adhered to all COVID restrictions. Will return

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KeithP
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, fantastic food and superb service. Love it here.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vinnys is outstanding in every respect. The food is authentic Sicilian cuisine. Fresh veal and homemade pasta. Servers Johnny and Victoria are excellent.

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SteveC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is stellar. Great appetizers. I had eggplant parm, which was outstanding. Shared tiramisu for dessert. I almost never get dessert, but it was worth it. Well-priced selection of Italian wines. Bring your appetite.

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vipsteveg
New England
325 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As great as always. Food ( salad, pasta, seafood) was terrific as was service. Our favorite. Don’t bother with the hassle of the North End. Vinny’s is better. COVID restrictions in place. Can’t wait to return

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vipT555
New England
27 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
26 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal as always

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vipT555
New England
27 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truly excellent

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Danny007
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Outstanding food!! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipLloyd
New England
269 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely manicotti special in one of the homiest places to eat in Boston. Attentive friendly service and great Sicilian food! A destination restaurant in East Somerville!

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vipKatt
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

My dining experience was terrible. We waited almost an hour for our meal and we had to ask our waiter about the status versus the waiter being proactive about why it was taking so long for our meals to arrive. Something obviously went wrong, either the waiter forgot to put in the order or the cooks forgot about our order, because a couple that was seated after us not only had their meals arrive in about 20 minutes, but they had already finished their meal by the time our entrees arrived! At most restaurants, a situation like this would have resulted in at least part of our bill being comped or discounted, but not at Vinny’s. We were charged the full price for the meals. My husband was so frustrated and tired by this time that we just had the waiter put our meals in a take out bag. My husband and I have been to Vinny’s about 6 times and enjoyed our previous meals, but after this experience we won’t be going back!!!!

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ChristopherC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Considered a staple in this area, a place that people say "oh you gotta try this, they open into a restaurant at night." Does not even come close to meeting the hype. The food was subpar at best. Shocking, because the owner is Italian, and the food does not taste authentic. The soup was extremely bland, the arancini was soft, and the chicken taste like it was from a freezer.

FAQs

Vinny's Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 628-1921.

Vinny's Ristorante is rated 4.9 stars by 528 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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