Vinny's Ristorante

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$30 and under
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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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New England
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It wasn't Vinny's best day for timely food delivery that night. We, unfortunately, waited for about an hour for our entrees. They did comp our desserts and were sincerely apologetic.

This is really unlike them - we have been there many times and love the place. Just a tough night.

JT
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience3

As usual, the food at Vinny's was fabulous! We've been here many times and it never disappoints. The only thing that disappointed on this visit was our server. We brought another couple with us who had never been here before. They were looking forward to trying the Arancini appetizer which gets rave reviews and we know how good they are as we've ordered them in the past. The appetizers were never delivered, the server never checked on how our meals were or if we wanted more drinks. We even had to ask for more water,. We did mention the poor service to the Maitre D and she removed the desserts from our bill, but it was still a disappointment. But the food was not a disappointment!!

OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff are the best! I’ve been coming to Vinnys for years! Never had a bad meal!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter greeted us like long lost family. Bread and Olive Oil were fantastic. Entries served hot and on time . Can’t say enough good things. Keep doing what you’re doing. Get rid of the clown by the bathroom. :)

KO
New England
74 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alway delicious. Great atmosphere. Menu has lots of variety. Have not found anything we haven’t liked.

BO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming place to eat and GREAT food! We love going to Vinny's!

GR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coming for years; never disappointed! Better than any restaurant in the North End!

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was really good, but the service was subpar. It's a small place so make reservations.

L
New England
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

our waiter was a bit manic. he took plates away too quickly and came back way too often to see if we were finished. we felt pretty hustled, like the waiter couldn't wait to go home.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great but I have no idea what good a reservation does got you. We still waited 45 minutes for a table after our reservation time and while we were waiting they were quoting walk ins 60 minutes but you could make a (useless) reservation for 15 minutes from that time on opentable. So be prepared to wait either way.

JE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my birthday dinner at Vinny's with two good friends. My best friend said it was the best homemade pasta and sauce she had ever had and there was not a drop left on her plate! Vinny's is a real treat and love the waitstaff and lively atmosphere!

OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great as usual! Always consistent never any change in quality of food and service. This is the closest you can get to the great food of southern Italian food in the area.

MT
New England
96 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is awesome as always. ive eaten here many times. found it on open table 2 years ago this was the longest time i ever had to wait for the meal. ablut an hour before we were served. other than this, the place is fantastic

J
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always great. The servers (one of them is named Johnny?) are always energetic and bubbly. They even remember us from before. Food is consistent every time I go. Good food, good value as the portions are pretty big, and local restaurant atmosphere that makes it good for a date night or a night out with friends and family. High recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every way...we’ll definitely be back!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation celebration

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MT
New England
24 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Try finding a parking space cause it’s difficult .....You can only park at a street meter slot cause all else means you need to be a Somerville resident or special pass....frustrating

But the food (tasty and good selection), service (very friendly and prompt), and price (fair) was very good....You need to get use to the fact that seating your all on top of each other (but I find this to be true of city located authentic Italian restaurants)......

I will go back and enjoyed the overall experience

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

There was no host to greet us but a sign that read ‘Please wait to be seated’. We waited for quite a while and all the staff saw us standing there but never acknowledged us. Finally the bar tender & another server walked towards us as the bar tender was complaining it wasn’t her job to be the host. When our server came to greet us there was no hello or name given, just ‘do you know what you want?’ We felt a bit rushed to order and food was good but not as good as I had hoped after seeing Vinny’s on the Food Network & other people recommending it. I think I had higher expectations. I will say, it was very reasonably priced. Don’t know if I would go back.

LL
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food! Very cozy, friendly local place -- great ambiance. I went to the North End the night before, and the food is better here! Homemade pasta, generous portions, attentive staff.

A
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Great food by indifferent and rude service. Too bad for the owner.

s
New England
307 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was outstanding as usual. Kitchen was a little slow ( very busy ) but worth the wait. Service was very good. Will return...hard to beat Vinny's

2
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food as always!!!
Eggplant parm special is my favorite!!

MM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and service.

U
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never a bad meal

OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent food and friendly staff. However the dinning area is very small and our chairs were constantly being bumped each time someone walked by.

CA
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service. It is my neighborhood go-to place that never disappoints!

BB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First time there and we had a nice dinner. The food was fresh, hot and delicious. We will be back. Nice little gem. The service was great. No complaints!! See you next time. :)

D
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Vinny's quite a few times. The food as well as the service is excellent.

AJ
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and service was excellent also. My only complaint is there is no parking available had to circle around several times before finding meter parking, keep an eye on meter time my meter was feed until 7:40 I got to my car at 7:48 and find a $30 ticket on it. Overall well worth it if you don’t need to drive.

SP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

May be the best Italian food I've ever had, and I grew up in Brooklyn, NY, lived in Hoboken, NJ and work in Manhattan. The food was out of this world.

RP
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been dining at Vinny’s for at least a decade, and have never had a bad meal there. The pork chops, antipasto, cod stir fry and all eggplant dishes are particular favorites, but in all honesty, everything is delicious.

s
New England
307 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal as usual at Vinny's...eggplant parm. , chicken /sausage special. pasta. salad. Continues to be our favorite Italian restaurant and much less hassle than North End. Also, very, very, pleasant staff

JT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual both the food and service were great here at Vinny’s. Dona Bella was our server and she was both personable and very efficient. Hubby had his favorite Beef Braciole with angel hair pasta and I had chicken and eggplant parmesan with angel hair and as usual, the portions were huge so we took half our meals home. We Highly recommend Vinny’s!

GW
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. tables are a little close together, but we will definately return

T
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Out the usual food, something missing. Must have new kitchen staff

CD
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of six and eveyone was happy with their meals. Staff was very welcoming and accommodating. We had a little wait but worth it.
We will definitely return!!

SG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great place....large portions...extensive menu...great Sicilian dishes that aren't always available at other Italian places....
A bit noisy and cramped...Lovely wait staff...
One of our favorite places....

RF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great homemade pasta! Really good selection of Italian dishes.

JT
New England
62 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All 4 of us loved it - 2 of the folks had never been there before but would definitely return

s
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a delicious meal promptly and cheerfully served but by a waiter who was obviously overworked. We felt bad for him. We were seated at the last table in the back which was a bit distracting as people were scraping plates and dropping silverware just a couple of feet away. I’d eliminate that table or have the section somehow obscured from view. In addition there was a tomato stain on the tablecloth under the glass by my seat. It’s the little things that could be corrected to provide a truly great dining experience.

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