Vinny's Ristorante

4.5
409 reviews
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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.
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New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We loved the food, especially the homemade ravioli of the day (ricotta filling with a shiitake mushroom sauce; outstanding!) and the lamb osso bucco. The wines were so-so but they were not overpriced. The place was fun, funky, we will definitely go back. We will definitely NOT go back on a weekend. We had a 7pm reservation for 3 and were seated at 7:50 after several people without reservations were seated ahead of us. It appears as though regulars are given preference, reservations or not. We then waited 45 minutes for the main courses to arrive. We did not book until Friday (for Sat night) and had our choice of times; I don't understand why they were still taking reservations that they clearly would not be able to honor. Do go - just don't expect decent service on a weekend.

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DH
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They really know how to cook seafood! I had the seafood spectacular fra diavalo. It was the best I’ve ever had!

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AM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious like always, It was Mother’s Day, and busy, so service wasn’t as good as usual. Still Highly recommended

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JK
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

I specifically asked the waiter if the double pork chop was available.
He assured me it was available
I told him I didn’t want two single thick pork chops
He then reassured me it was a double thick chop
When the order was delivered` it was two single chops
He lied to me and then `his` other servers agreed with him
Ive been a customer for 25 years but will never be going back

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N
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood Italian restaurant. Fresh, wholesome food. Great flavors. Specials are always great. Nice to eat out and be able to talk and hear each other without yelling or straining.

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J
New England
22 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Awesome Veal & Eggplant parm, as usual!11

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Get together with our sons and a girl friend on a Saturday night. Very busy evening but the wait staff managed the crowd well. Good food in informal setting. Good value and will return again.

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New England
283 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Continues to be our favorite casual Italian restaurant. The food ( seafood, chicken , pasta were great. Service excellent always. Will return

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KI
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made a reservation on Easter Sunday only to go and for them to be closed.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food - excellent service. Will return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Italian food. Homemade pasta and classic recipes reminds me of Uncle Danny’s house. It’s the first restaurant to do that!

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SA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!!! Can't wait to go back!!!

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DP
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Will definitely recomend

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AP
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The wait staff were great...had no leftovers, ate everything!

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s
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

As always the food is amazing.....never disappointed

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JL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had heard about this place from different people and tried it for my birthday - excellent and large portions, so got two meals out of it. We'll definitely go back. Parking is tough. Some street meters, but none to be found (Monday night).

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KO
New England
60 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu. Food always delicious. Love this place.

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NN
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been dining at Vinny's Restorante for over 40 years and the food is consistently DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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D
New England
44 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding Italian food. Great servers. Love this local place

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New England
32 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a welcoming setting. Double cut pork chop with vinegar peppers is a standout. Arancini is a great starter. Best marinara. Service is always perfect, no rush, friendly.

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EB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the stuffed veal chop. You wont regret it.

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L
New England
259 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In a word, Vinny's was great! When Bosotn gets too cold and damp and slushy, there's only one thing I need: Vinny's veal osso bucco. It's deeply satisfying--warm, richly flavorful, and filling, both of body and soul. So in the last week, I went to Vinny's twice and both times needed and got the ossu bucco (I actually much prefer the veal to the lamb, and the veal comes with risotto, but I prefer either pasta or the fantastic potatoes and vegetables on the side, becuase I like my osso bucco straight). Both times I thought "this is the best comfort food I've ever had!" and it was just as good the second time as the first.

Vinny's is an incredibly friendly place. Both the staff and the other customers seem happy to be there. I love Vinny's, and I especially love Vinny's veal osso bucco!

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JL
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice family restaurant with friendly service and very good food.

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CR
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whether for a romantic dinner for two or a fun surprise dinner for out-of-town friends, we love Vinny's at Night.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellant food. Very tasty Excellant value. Great service

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CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vinny's is a great find! The food is good, simple, fresh Italian food. I recently had the fresh pasta with the eggplant parmigiana and it was delicious. The restaurant is in the back of an old fashioned Italian delicatessen and is relatively small so it's a good idea to make a reservation.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Valentine’s Day Dinner

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seeing old friend

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JG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So we heard about Vinnys and we’re doing a quick long weekend visit to Boston from Florida. Getting our annual winter dose of cool weether. I made a Valentines evening reservation and we were in for a treat. It was in what looked like a scary part of town. The old place is on a corner not so appealing but once inside and seated on time the owner and staff were attentive and friendly. And the food was awesome. We weren’t rushed and didn’t feel like they were pushing us out the door for our table. Great family restaurant and I will go back when we return. Lots of finer dining in Boston but this place is worth giving a try if you so dare. Try the tiramisu it’s killer. Thanks again to all there. Ciao

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L
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love Vinny's! The food is always top quality, abundant, and the homemade pasta is incredible!! In all of our visits, we've only had one dish we wouldn't recommend, the osso buco was very bland tasting although very tender. My husband was eating off of all our plates, wishing he ordered traditional Italian rather than the veal osso buco. He didn't leave hungry but he definitely wished he had ordered something with more flavor. I highly recommend the haddock stir fry (in the garlic sauce or red sauce)--I never order anything else (it's that good!) We'll be going back--it's a wonderful place with wonderful food!

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Haddock stir fry over angel hair pasta I have had in my 60 years .....fantastic!!!

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AF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

After a bit of a search, I was able to locate a Sicilian restaurant, Vinny's at Night AKA Vinny's Ristorante. The front of the property is an old-fashioned Italian deli. Walk down a short corridor and you are in the Ristorante. Food was excellent with a decidedly different flare from the usual pasta helpful and attentive. The restaurant is supposed to be not far from Sullivan Square Station - too long a walk for me but good for someone who is used to walking.

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L
New England
259 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was practically the coldest night of the year so far, so what could be better than going to Vinny's for veal osso bucco. Succulent veal in a rich brown sauce with celery and carrots, risotto on the side (you can also get it in the same dish) or pasta, with great warm bread. Good for the body and the soul.

Service is great. It's fun to be in a resataurant where everyone seems to be having a great time.

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D
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

waitress took our order people were seated next to us few minutes passed waitress took their order after a little time passed she brought out their food they finished eating and left then our food was brought out cheese burnt black on my chicken parmesan wife ordered seafood dish told me later it was not fresh I was told to come here by a friend hello boccellis in medford so very disappointed

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H
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Vinny's is a classic neighborhood gem. Come for the old-school Itallian food. Stay because the old-school Italian food is AMAZING. Big portions. They do not skimp! Lovely staff. We'll be coming back again and again!

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N
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Vinnies never disappointments. Its a sub shop with tables in the back—nothing fancy. Food is great, price is right and the staff is friendly and efficient. I highly recommend the eggplant special with the mafalda pasta. The sauce is outstanding. Bathroom facilities are a little sketchy, but that’s my only negative.

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t
New England
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great night at Vinnies. Food as always was fantastic and the waitress was wonderful...Thanks...

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s
New England
284 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, great food and service. meal consisted of salad, seafood extravaganza and lemon chicken. All had " homemade " taste and were excellent. excellent service and very, very nice staff

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G
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Vinnie's is a hidden jewel with authentic and delicious Italian food to rival any restaurant in the North End. It's lack of atmosphere gives it atmosphere. It is cosy and intimate. From the arancini to the homemade pasta and veal piccata to the expresso martinis, Vinnie's hits the mark!

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h
New England
26 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

This restaurant is a hidden gem in Somerville. To the unknowing customer it appears to be a sub shop. But at the back is a small eat-in restaurant that serves some of the best homemade Italian food in the Boston area. Each meal prepared fresh—no pre-prepared here. Homemade pasta and amazing meat sauce are spectacular. This is a place you must try—an incredible meal in a place you might pass if walking by the “sub shop”.

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