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About Vinny's Ristorante

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.

76 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02145
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Hawthorne

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 628-1921

Website:
http://www.vinnysatnight.com/

Catering:
Full menu available for catering or see our site for full or 1/2 tray ideas

Parking Details:
Parking available in lot across the street

Public Transit:
Rt. 101/90/89 Bus or 3 blocks from Sullivan Station Orange Line MBTA

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining room for up to 30 people. Free wifi

Private Party Contact:
Vinny or Carmen: (855) 252-3833

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout

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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Details
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

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Vinny's Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.2

ambience

3.8

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Authentic (10)
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Worth the Drive (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 9, 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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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Nice place, great food and very good staff

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 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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vip
 (New England)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 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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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great homemade Italian food, a small hole in the wall atmosphere makes it a fun spot to enjoy a dinner. Service was prompt and good throughout. Cost was pretty fair for a dinner for 2. Small room makes it a little noisy but all in all a great place to eat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Always delicious and reasonably priced. A neighborhood staple for years. Great wine selection too!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great food in a small, fun local place. Will go again!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Vinny's never disappoints. Hearty, delicious, authentic Italian. Generous portions, casual atmosphere, friendly, attentive staff who make sure you're not thirsty AND you're happy with your food.
The arancini are wonderful, eggplant special delicious and big enough for leftovers the next day. Anything I've ever had here is amazing and the seafood always fresh.
Don't risk not getting a table - definitely make a reservation on a weekend night.
Enjoy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

In my opinion, Vinny's is the best Italian in Metro Boston. It's a deli that has a restaurant attached to it so it's not a fine dining establishment but it's great food, super friendly people, and always an A+ experience.

Tags: Casual, Vegan, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Fun, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

My second time to vinnys in 2 weeks. Took my best friend. He has been craving rabbit for a long time. This place serves rabbit Sicilian style. I had chicken saltilimboca. Was super.
Over all was less impressed than the first time. But was very good experience.
Service was ok. Was half way through the meal and had to remind our server for our initial drink order.
All in all, a great value for portions and quality. I will return again.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Birthday lunch. Parents took me. I chose this restaraunt based on open table reviews. Certainly lives up to reputation. I had a brocciole over fusilli that was the best I ever had. Didn't need a knife. Tender. Tasty. Sauce was perfect Sicilian style sauce. Perfectly made. Low acid and not overly sugared. Mom got chicken. Dad got veal. Dad said was tender and made perfect.
Cannoli was perfect crunch and light riccotta.
Only complaint was the antipasto salad didn't have much meat. Sicilian antipasti has a better balance of meat to lettuce.
Prices were reasonable.
I will go back for sure

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Visiting from Tennessee, the food was awesome! The staff seemed swamped but everyone did their best and were amazingly sweet under all the pressure of a packed house.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Vinnie's is one of my absolute favorite places to eat. When I am not going out for a meal, I pick up a small packaged dinner of eggplant parmesan, pasta and meatballs, etc to take home. The home-made pasta is exceptional and there is a neighborhood feel that is comfortable and inviting. My friends from out-of-state always want to go to Vinnie's when they visit.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Had 6:45 reservations, table wouldn't have been ready until 7:30 at earliest so we opted to sit at the bar, which we don't mind doing but some might not like that. Other than that potential headache avoided the food was good quality Italian cooking, we do same at home every night so we knew that we probably wouldn't be blown away but we were pleasantly satisfied . Also felt good not to be the one cooking. Littlenecks appetizer was tasty & the veal osso buco was very good, in addition Kate pours a generous glass of wine which is always a good thing. We'll be back. Good hearty meal at a fair price & as stated previously taste was there, I'll recommend it to friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 14, 2017

I had such high hopes but was disappointed. The food was just ok. I think I'll give the place another try but we spent over $100 for 4 people. 2 little kids who split an entree plus me and the wife.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2017

GREAT FOOD!
GREAT SERVICE!
WE WILL RETURN SOON FOR ANOTHER WONDERFUL DINNER

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Loved it! Best food ever & huge portions.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Second time this week I went to Vinny's for comfort food. This time one of the specials was the manicotti, which isn't on the regular menu (though I was told you could ask for it). It was the best manicotti I ever had. The red sauce was deeply flavorful, the pasta perfectly cooked, the filling really tasty. It was fantastic. Guess what I'm going to ask for the next time I go to Vinny's!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Fun, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

As is usually the case, Vinny's did not disappoint. Excellent food ( simple Italian fare prepared extremely well ) and service. The eggplant, chicken parm, whole wheat pasta and salad, all were great. Very pleasant host and wait staff

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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We ate the gnocchi as an appetizer, veal parm and the shrimp putanesca. Everything was great as always.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The chicken parmesan is the best. Portions are large and service as always very friendly.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food was good with big portions.we had there teramesu for dessert which was also very good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

We go you Vinny's frequently and it never disappoints . Great food , hearty proportions, and very comfortable atmosphere. Do not be put off when you enter. You need to walk through an Italian mini mart before entering the formal but casual dining area. We love their Haddock Fra Diablo and Beef Braciole, chicken Marsala, home made sausages, veal and Osso bucco - everything we have tried .

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Healthy, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

When you walk into Vinny's it's a sandwich shop during the day and a Ristorante at night - with a small bar that can seat 5 or 6 people and has dining up and down stairs...the space is kind of tight, but the food is well worth it...and great drinks!

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I had heard about Vinnys for many years and finally made the effort to get there. First, the worst part of going to Vinnys is trying to find a place to park. It is located on a busy street with other establishments and on a Saturday night you have to luck into a parking space. That said it provides an opportunity to walk off your meal afterwards which is a good thing. The restaurant is definitely a neighborhood place which looks like something out of a fifties movie set. The menu is varied, with all the standard Italian items you would expect. The wait staff will tell you that they will prepare it how you want it if it is not on the menu. I had the scallops over homemade fusilli fra diavolo which was not on the menu but they gladly accommodated me. Maria our server was excellent, new the menu and was also very accommodating. The food was very good,as close to a home cooked meal as you might find in a neighborhood place. It was reasonably priced for the quality and allowed us an upgrade on the wine choice. We took no prisoners but the portions were more than satisfying. All in all a great casual dining experience. I will definitely return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

As good or better than any restaurant in the North End ! Food was terrific... real down to earth Italian food...pasta; seafood, chicken ...all made to order. Great service and hostess. Restaurant is unpretentious and fun. Highly recommend; can't wait to good back

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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Good food, friendly atmosphere. Feels like a neighborhood place even if you're not part of the neighborhood.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great food and service. Will return to the restaurant again soon. All 4 of us enjoyed our meals very much.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

All the appetizers and entrees were phenomenal! The braciole over home-made fusilli pasta was excellent, as was the shrimp over home-made mafalda pasta, as well as the rabbit dish. The calamari salad was also excellent, as was the tiramasu. The serving staff was incredibly helpful and attentive. The only disappointment of the evening was the home-made cannoli -- worst that I have ever consumed anywhere at anytime! The filling was not only tasteless it had the consistency of shaving cream! It's a shame because as our party of five would attest everything else on the menu was excellent! How this cannoli debacle made its way on the menu is unfathomable! Remove this one black mark and the menu gets a perfect score from me!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

It is definitely the best of home cooking, friendly service, generous portions, good time, great decor, comfortable. The food came out in a timely fashion. We never felt rushed.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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