Violino Gastronomia Italiana

4.5
1192 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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This intimate, family-owned Ristorante is one of the finest Italian eateries in Alberta.
Violino has the reputation as being one of the most respected and influential Italian restaurant in Edmonton.
The welcoming atmosphere and the sophisticated cuisine steeped in the rich tradition of Italian food culture, refined Violino as an authentic Italian restaurant.
Violino specializes in the rich food and wine culture from Italian Peninsula, creating refined but unfussy food served in a lively intimate atmosphere accompanied with a comprehensive wine list.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday : 11:00am - 3.30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 3.30pm - 11:00pm.
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Phone number
(780) 757-8701
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1192 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Food was very good- only service was extremely "rushed" which was rather disappointing given the restaurant was not busy at all... Would've enjoyed a leisurely dinner experience on the patio, but servers were packing up tables and chairs as we ate so felt we were holding them up from wanting to close up for the night...
While service was great, "rush" was also evident in how fast our food came between servings, with the main course being only luke warm,....

This restaurant could have a lot going for it- re: friendly servers, nice location/setting & patio, but really need to work on creating a relaxed dining experience- customers look forward to being pampered when dining out... and with everything else going for this restaurant, should be easy to achieve... hopefully they take note of this and work to enhance the overall experience...

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Violino is exceptional in every way. The food is delicious and beautifully presented. Our guests always enjoy their dinners, no matter what they tidier from the menu. The staff is very pleasant and have a knack for good timing. No rush, no wait. The venue is charming. Overall, number one!

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

I went here for a date and I’m sad to say we were very disappointed. For the amount of money the bill came to, the food/experience was very underwhelming. Now I will say that the steak I ordered was probably the most tinder steak I’ve ever had, however it was smothered in a FAKE gravy that you could probably buy from Safeway... completely destroyed the steak. For the service it was okay but I was hoping he would have explained the menu a bit better. Overall I will not be going back. And from one foodie to another I would not recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Always great service, atmosphere and of course food! Very romantic setting indoors and a beautiful patio in the summertime. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Excellent meal and atmosphere as always.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

I took my boyfriend to Violino for his birthday. I knew it was going to be a fancier dining experience than we normally do. The fact that they turned an old house into a restaurant made this place have lots of character but also gave a very romantic feel. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. It is definitely a place I would recommend for anyone looking for the perfect date night or to celebrate a special occasion such as an Anniversary. I was very happy with the food, staff and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

It was perfect for our group and our occasion. Thank you.

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3.0Dined on June 4, 2018

The service was too good, the food came out too quickly. Felt a little bit rushed.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Fantastic evening. Thanks to Adrian and Ann for their excellent service. Complements to the chef!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

What can I tell you is one of Edmonton best kept secret ,from the waiter to the manager all give top quality service in a very professional way… We felt at home the low deemed the Jazz playing all night he makes you feel very relaxed and ready to enjoy your meal… But what I like the most about this restaurant is that the manager bent over to please autistic son and that to me says a lot How about this restaurant and the people they hire… A true gourmet experience highly recommend it.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Service was attentive and ambiance was great. The food was alright, but didn't wow, particularly for the price point. I prefer Corso 32 or Cibo Bistro to ensure a balanced and adequately flavoured (or at least just adequately salted) dish! The waiter didn't note it was half price wine night until after the bottle had been selected, which was odd.
I totally expect to pay more at nicer establishments, such as this one, but would appreciate it if they were more communicative when adding ~$7 per person for water.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

May 30, 2018

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The service was friendly, they were prompt serving us our courses. The ambiance is very, very desirable. Both my wife and I remarked that we didn’t feel like we were in Edmonton. A very enjoyable evening.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

It was my first time at violino and I really enjoyed it with my wife for our anniversary. The dessert plate with happy anniversary written on it in red icing was a very nice touch.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We booked this restaurant for a 60th anniversary dinner with our family. The food was fabulous and the atmosphere elegant. It was well worth it! Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Again Viloino delivered an exceptional dining experience for our special occasion. The meals were delicious and plentiful in portion size. This restaurant remains one of our favourite places to attend for its ambiance, friendly attentive staff and wonderful menu.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

This is one of my mom’s favourite restaurants, so we went there to celebrate Mother’s Day and our dad’s 90th birthday! The food was very good and they decorated a plate with ‘Happy Birthday’ for our dad. It is a great restaurant for visiting with each other. We especially like the old house that it is in.

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1.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Not worth writing about

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Dinner was absolutely excellent. The service was amazing. A little pricey but certainly worth it.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mothers day

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Came for Mother's Day brunch. The 5 course meal was phenomenal. Everyone in my family loved every single course - including my one year old who couldn't get enough of the creamy lobster bisque! We've been to this restaurant several times and have always loved the food, as well as the personal and attentive (without being too intrusive) service. Mother's Day was no exception. It was one of our favourite meals there thus far. Amazing food and amazing service made this special occasion over the top.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We went for lunch and we stayed for dinner too.Great patio,nice and cozy .Probably the best patio in Edmonton.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The only negative comment I would make was their tacky plastic plates/dinnerware on which our entree was served . Due to the plastic, the plate was not hot and thus the meal cooled off quickly.

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

The service was awesome. They were also very good with my partner's dietary restrictions. The starter and soup were delicious, as well as the dessert. My partner had the short ribs which they were able to make gluten and dairy free. I had the fish dish of the day, which was okay. The sides and the prawns & scallops were wonderful but I wasn't too fond of the fish itself. Not exactly an issue, just personal tastes. Would definitely recommend and likely go again for a special occasion as the price isn't exactly low.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

One of the best Patio experience ever,pizzas and pastas are the best.Manager Adrian gave us a great service and very friendly.Overall a great experience.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Went with my wife and our young daughter. Easily one of the best dining experiences we’ve had as a family in years. Beautiful restaurant, spectacular food, great staff,romantic atmosphere. We will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Wonderful service and wonderful food! Friendly, quiet and lovely place for a relaxing dinner. One of my all time favorites!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Service is always very attentive but not overbearing. Ambience and décor are perfect for a romantic date. Owner, Adrian, is always very accommodating and attentive. Great food and presentation. Love this restaurant. We worth it

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Second visit here for a special occasion and I was not disappointed. Staff were friendly and informative, food was fantastic and atmosphere was welcoming. Great spot for a special date where good food, drink and conversation all go together. A little pricey but worth it if you take your time and enjoy.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

excellent restaurant, with great service and nice ambiance, would be great for special occasions

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Lovely quiet evening - with plenty of time to talk.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

A true landmark and Edmonton iconic Italian Restaurant . Waiters are old school and are true professionals . I love going there because of the service, ambiance and food. Martini's are outstanding as well as their wine list.I can't wait for the patio to be open.One of the best in town.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

What can I say......absolutely impeccable food and service. Just like going home every time we visit. Adrian is amazing and his personality lights up the room.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

My brother and sister in law were duly impressed with the restaurant and it’s food! It was a pleasure to introduce them to Violino’s!

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2.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Have been fond of Violino in the past, but was very disappointed this time. One order of rack of lamb and another of beef tenderloin, both ordered medium rare, came anywhere from medium to well-done, while the beef short ribs dish was completely cold.

I'm not sure I want to risk recommending the restaurant any more as I have done in the past.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Amazing service and the food was delicious

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We were celebrating the engagement of my brother and his finance visiting from Ontario and were looking for a special experience in a restaurant where we could talk. Our waiter, Mido, was very animated and professional and gave us exceptional service. His recommendations for food items were exceptional and his knowledge of the wine list was very helpful. The food was amazing and the visual presentation warranted a picture. Our guests were very impressed and remarked that they would certainly try the restaurant again when returning to Edmonton. All-in-all a very memorable evening.

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3.0Dined on February 27, 2018

The food was tasty but not worth the price. Server was very good, and the manager was also very pleasant. Lovely old home, but we were seated beside the staircase, so when guests walked up the stairs, their feet were at our eye level. This took away from the ambiance of the beautiful room.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great service, amazing wine and food selection with fantastic ambiance. Definitely recommended!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great service, food and ambiance. Great for a date.

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