Wienstein & Gavino's

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678 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Located in the heart of Downtown Montreal on Crescent street, Wienstein & Gavino's is a Montreal icon with buzzing energy 7 days of the week.
With three levels, it offers everything from a unique open kitchen with a large outdoor terrace to a fabulous bar.
Wienstein & Gavino's satisfies all tastes, serving pizza from a spectacular oven, homemade fresh pasta and other Italian favourites while maintaining a rustic Mediterranean atmosphere.
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K
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing everytime I go, my boyfriends favourite restaurant so we took him there for his surprise birthday dinner.
He loved it.

We’ll be back soon.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super service! la serveuse éait amicale et efficace!

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Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful time. Service was very prompt with no issues and they exceeded our expectations. Food was delicious, highly recommend the tiramisu for dessert. It was a busy evening so noise was a bit on the louder side but nothing out of the ordinary on a Saturday evening.

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M
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a large restaurant that accommodates groups as well as smaller tables easily, but the food is pretty good and the menu easily accommodates vegetarians and meat eaters. The seats near the open Kitchen are fun and a bit quieter. Service was friendly and smooth. Perfect for pre-event dining at the Bell Center as it is easily within walking distance.

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the food. Environment was great. I would highly recommend!
I was a little disappointed that our engagement was not as knowledged. I added a note to our open table reservation but it was not brought forward to our server.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great spot for dinner. We sat next to a very loud table and probably should have asked to be moved, but overall it was a great spot on a snowy night

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AG
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, good food and reasonable prices, even for the wine.

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KB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Superbe endroit avec ambiance festive et agréable. Les pâtes sont tout simplement délicieuse, le pain est chaud et moelleux à souhait. Le service est cependant pressé. Le serveur semble vraiment "dans le jus", et ne prend pas le temps de voir si nous avons besoin de quoi que ce soit qu'il est déjà parti. Je suis serveuse moi-même, je comprend que l'achalandage joue pour beaucoup, mais il faut voir à ce que les clients ne manque de rien! Bref, je recomande fortement tout de même, car c'était délicieux et somme toute nous avons eu une expérience fort agréable!

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Très bon accueil, la serveuse très souriante
Le plat de pâtes Funghi Di Bosco était délicieux je recommande à 100%

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CL
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was overall a great choice of restaurant. The only thing that I would say is that it was quite hot at times.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food, but it seemed like we were being rushed to finish and get out

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MS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The power was out when we arrived. They made the best of the situation. Also, gave all guests a complimentary shot when power came back on.

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T
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really great spot downtown for large groups! The service for our group of about 15 was fast, and the food was really good.

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A
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it for our bachelorette party! Happy hour was fantastic, dinner delicious and plentiful with lots of options, awesome friendly service and fun! Fabulous experience all round.

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Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant - the food was very tasty & well presented.
Servers super attentive & great

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RS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Good seatting service, food and ambiance. Very bad service at table. Our server took a very long time getting menus then proceeded to hover over our table. He cleared our dishes the moment they were empty and several times tried to clear partially full drinks in a bid to have us buy more. When we made it clear we didnt want more alcoholic drinks we were presented with our bills (no coffee or dessert offered). Horrible, agressive, service which marred our evening and the experience overall. Will think twice before booking another large event here

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AN
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I had pasta and I got sick the next morning. It was really horrible, and I am sure it was the pasta.
It was very upsetting and I had to take off work! Although, I like the place, the food was upsetting.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Loved the good and service. Wanted to mention though that this is the second time that a hostess on the second landing (we ate on the 3rd landing), doesn’t wear appropriate attire. Is this her choice or the restaurant that forces her to wear these inappropriate tops? Her top is a negligee, something I’d wear as lingerie. My young kids don’t need to see that when seated or given menus, as she leans over.

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DR
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

FOOD AND AMBIENCE WAS TERRIFIC, HOWEVER, THE SERVICE COULD BE BETTER.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

New year eve this year was really great .. big thanks for this amazing night

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d
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Went there on NYE, the service was THREE hours long, the food took way too long to come, I understand that it gets busy during those times but they could be more organized... they were more eager to cater for rich-looking people than ordinary diners, would not recommend

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R
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall nice ambiance, beside that there was not much of a view and the tables are a tad short for anyone above 6’. My date didn’t care too much for the seafood pasta and my lamb rack lacked sides (considering the price). Amazing selection on liquor though. Waiter wasn’t that enthusiastic compared to others that I noticed (I mean who wants to work on NYE?). Still an overall great experience, relative to the majority of restaurants in MTL

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SM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend for a night out

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EM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Really disappointing. We have gone to this restaurant for 20 years and will not return. Pizza was just ok and they didn’t bring one of our meals until we were ready to leave and only offered $4 off so I had to speak with manager. Waitress did not handle situation well and was not attentive and did not offer anything as one of our guest waited 1/2 hr for her meal. Sorry, you have been our family go to restaurant in mo freak for years.

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Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Steak was impressive while lasagna was just so-so. Too much noises.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Family Get together. Good times.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful meal, with impeccable and attentive service—precisely why we return on every visit to Montreal!

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TA
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We liked the place so much for dinner that on our second night in Montreal we went back and it was even better.
Great kids menu as well!!

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MJ
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family of four adults enjoyed our traditional Christmas Eve Italian dinner here following Mass. it was wonderful in every way. We ordered pizza and pastas and two of us had gluten free. Everything was delicious.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Edit: Please note Roger, the general manager has kindly reached out to apologize.
We are a family of 4 that have a tradition of going to Weinstein and Gavino’s every December 24th, then go hand out money to the homeless. We look forward to this night so much. However you can rest assured we will continue our tradition in a different restaurant. I reserved with OpenTable with a note “please seat us next to a window”.
When I realized the reservation time was too early, I called in to change it from 6:00pm to 6:30pm. The girl who answered said “yes, I see your reservation. No trouble”. I then saw on the OpenTable app that the change had taken place.
When we got there, the maître d’ was so rude and clearly could not have cared less about our business. He had this pen he was chewing on constantly, said my reservation didn’t exist (I had to show him my OpenTable confirmation, as well as the time stamp of my phone call to prove it!!!)
In regards to being seated by the window, he said: “pffft. That ain’t happening”. I was jaw-dropped. He finally gave us a table and spoke to us like it was such a huge favour.
Our waiter kept us waiting for so long between courses and for the cheque. We literally felt like an after-thought and like our business wasn’t good enough.
The food was good, I can’t complain on that front. I am so disappointed in our Christmas Eve dinner.

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AM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

When we first arrived they seated us right behind a noisy busy service area. When we asked about moving, a very snarky young lady server told us immediately that there was nothing else. My daughter went downstairs to ask the host and he was no friendlier or helpful. But then all of a sudden our server said she found another table, so it all worked out. It would have been nice, though, if they could have been a bit nicer in the beginning, at least on Christmas Eve. First impressions always set the tone.

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KL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Terrible food - couldn’t cook Benedict eggs properly (hard in middle) and then forgot spinach in it.
Replaced but without the English muffin. So ridiculous.

Hamburgers were super expensive and very small patties - terrible.

I wouldn’t recommend this place st all.

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KL
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Surprisingly good food. Very good wine selection. good atmosphere. Very noisy.

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MA
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiters were very friendly and accommodating particularly since one of our guests had mobility restrictions.

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Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great pizza and pasta 😘

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

Food was excellent and atmosphere was great!

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Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and the food were great! I’ll definitely be eating there again.

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L
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It’s just okay. I’d skip it.

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KD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner with friends.

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MC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was very good noise level a little too high

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