Violino Gastronomia Italiana

4.7
1524 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1524 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
service
4.7
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CatarinaS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I’ve ever had hands down! Nothing comes as a second close!

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showboy
Edmonton
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Superb salmon and halibut main dishes, spicy and sweet penne to start, wonderfully sticky bread pudding shared for dessert. Excellent, attentive service, quiet, dated room but no less lovely given the nature of Violino's old-house-as-a-restaurant courtyard setting on 125 st. Had been a long time to visit again and glad we did.

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MaryR
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The appetizers and soup were great. The pasta dishes were wonderful. The fish dish (halibut) was over cooked the first time, the second time it was a less nice piece of f ish but properly cooked with the same vegetables as the previous plate . They were cold.
The bread pudding was really good . The wait staff was attentive .

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RosieV
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there. It was delicious. Staff was very friendly. We enjoyed everything about this place.

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viprobp
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines Day

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vipBusinessAsUsual
Edmonton
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It pains me to provide such a low score this time around. We've dined at Violino's many times before this Valentine's and have always left happy. I believe the set menu is the root cause of all our complaints. The menu was a choice of seafood bisque or a selection of salads, followed by a cheese and mushroom ravioli, beef tenderloin for me and chicken stuffed with boursin for my wife and tiramisu to finish. The soup arrived tepid at best with a skin on the top which points to the fact that it has sat waiting to be served. Unnecessary in my mind, when only one soup is on the menu. Leave it in the pot and ladle it out when needed. Garnish and server. Our bowls were removed only to have the ravioli arrive seconds later (no kidding...seconds) and again only warm. Empty bowls bussed to the kitchen - two plates of ravioli picked up and delivered on the return trip. Obviously sitting under a heat lamp waiting to go. Assuming the pace wouldn't change we let the last bit of ravioli linger on my wife's plate. But once bussed, presto steak and chicken within seconds. This time we expressed our concern to the server. We're full and would like some time to allow for some digestion. The steak that did arrive was under cooked and the sides cold. The plates were good and hot so that helped. I didn't send it back because although I ask for medium rare I'm okay with rare and it was rare. We ate about half of our food feeling stuffed and uncomfortable.

I'm a bit perplexed. You'd think that with a limited menu and restaurant capacities limited by COVID that the kitchen would be afforded the time to perfect the dish. Instead it seemed to be a production line approach. Will we go back? Most likely - but only after the bad memory has faded. We can't forget all the great meals we've had there.

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SheilaT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As per usual food and service is outstanding! Always a great place to eat! But especially nice for a date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience

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JonathanM
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The soup was pretty darn good.
The pasta was the most disappointing, and for an italian place my expectations were higher for it - texture was good but not great, the flavor was underwhelming. The main reason I knocked one star off was underwhelming pasta.
Steak was good - cooked to perfection, but not a lot of extra flavor to it - very traditional. Mashed potatoes were awesome, and the vegetables were cooked perfectly.
Dessert was Tiramasu - it might have been the best I've ever had.

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BraydonH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food cool location definitely an enjoyable experience

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JakubZ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Night For Valentines Day. Amazing food and atmosphere

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KimberleeE
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is spot on everytime. The staff is very polite and attentive. It is such a great spot to go for a nice romantic dinner out.

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SteveM
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent as usual at Violino. We do like the quaint atmosphere which is usually pretty quiet which it was again. Great food and good value for the money. Wish they had more parking but not their fault.

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ValerieM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My wife and I enjoyed another great meal at Violino's.

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Ella
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and quiet place,good food...I really recommend it!!!

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vipErinC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite places! We will miss you during the Christmas season but look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Best wishes to whole team.

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HarrisonT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, and even better food!!!!!!!!

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Ryan
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic place. The space was rich, intimate and comfortable and the service was outstanding. Courteous, inviting and quick. Then comes the food, it was absolutely wonderful. The flavours were lush and well defined. Perfectly cooked pasta served with perfectly prepared shellfish for one and for the other, a perfectly cooked rare steak with perfectly prepared seafood and vegetables. For dessert, please try the Tiramisu. If you've ever seen that TV commercial about the guy tasting peanut butter like it was the first time he'd ever tried it, well, the Tiramisu is like that. This place might put a dent in your wallet but it's worth every penny. Highly recommended if you can afford it and if you can't it's worth saving up for.

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PaulineL
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb, shrimp, scallops, tiramisu. Everything was perfect! Violino is offering take out service during the shut down. Great option until the doors open again. Thx for everything Adrian! You & your beautiful team do such a great job of taking care of everyone. God bless you all. Merry Christmas. P

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Phil
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my sisters to Violino’s for a birthday celebration and we all enjoyed ourselves immensely. The service was excellent and the food was lovely. The ambiance was quiet which allowed us to visit without shouting at each other. I would recommend this venue as first rate.

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RJBMW
Edmonton
14 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

An intimate evening, with all precautions taken to provide an outstanding experience during this pandemic.

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PaulineL
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Violino is always fantastic. The service is warm and professional, the food is predictably delicious if you order from the menu or order one of their daily specials, and the room is elegant. Highly recommend this spot for a special occasion or just a night out. They’ll treat you like gold! #BuyLocal

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CarlaR
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with great ambiance and amazing food.

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CheryllB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is unreal! The lamb rack and AAA steak were cooked to perfection! We’ll be coming back for sure

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TravelDiner
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening with my daughter was perfect! We were warmly welcomed and safely seated at a distance from other diners (although there were very few). From the beet salad through entree (Osso buco and surf and turf) plus amazing desserts including a complimentary cheesecake we left full and happy. The service was excellent including a few extra “treats” that was just the icing on the cake. Thanks so much. Will return when we are next in Edmonton

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, superb service, a good time had by us!

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Chelsi
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very good. Recommend the Linguine Alfredo. Literally mixed in a wheel of cheese! Best pasta I’ve ever had.

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vippickyslacker
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine Italian dining, out of this world suppli and fettuccine. Really special

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vipJohnT
Las Vegas
33 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very Impressed again with this Dinner Spot..! Still Highly recommend

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vipTraveler
Edmonton
33 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top Notch . The best fine dinning restaurant in Edmonton with the full menu available and lots of specials. Great food,great atmosphere,great service.

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ShaunC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome restaurant, one of our favorites that we keep going back too!

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LindsayDup84
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Great food
The Signature dish Fettuccine Travelino is amazing

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vipBusy
Edmonton
40 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service. Will be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Good location. Good vibe. Unusually overcooked veggies first for us as we dine here regularly.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

From the servers to the manager everyone makes you feel welcome and relaxed . Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife’s birthday. And Violino’s delivered. The atmosphere despite the COVID situation was perfect and the food impressed.

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Lori
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This our second time dining at Violino and we loved it. Quiet, very pleasant and attentive server, good food and it makes you wonder who lived in that elegant home that now is Violino's. I love it

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ashleyp
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little gem. Fantastic food, great ambience and feel.

JC
vipJeannieC
Edmonton
28 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice intament restaurant. Food is wonderful and nice choices for any palette.

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KerriB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening. Didn’t feel rushed and sat and enjoyed the evening with great drinks and food!

FAQs

Violino Gastronomia Italiana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (780) 757-8701.

Violino Gastronomia Italiana is rated 4.7 stars by 1524 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.