Violino Gastronomia Italiana
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.
My friend and I had a wonderful dinner. Our server was fantastic. We started with a cocktail followed by wine, dinner and dessert. I had the linguini which was delicious and my friend had the ravioli which she also greatly enjoyed almost as much as the tiramisu!
First time at this restaurant and it was absolutely delicious, one of the best tenderloins I have had. Went for Mother’s Day 5 course brunch at $65. Excellent value, my only comment is that it was a fixed automatic 18% gratuity and we were a table of 2. I have read other news articles complaining about fixed gratuity but this is usually for large groups.
Our first time there and for such a special occasion. Mother's day. The setting was great. Upon arrival my wife received a single rose before being taken to our table. The hostess was very professional. The 5 course meal was phenomenal. We were seated upstairs. So romantic and quaint. It appears to be newly renovated, not sure but they have kept the original windows and added a touch of modern to the walls with marble I believe. I feel our waitress could've been a bit more friendly and personable. Not sure if the language barrier was maybe what made her come across stern and lacking conversational warmth but I feel that stood our for us considering where we were. Overall very pleased though. Prices were fair for the 5 course meal for sure. I feel the 18% gratuity was a fail based on the service received though.
I celebrated my birthday with my 3 closest friends and we really enjoyed our time at the restaurant. Our waiter was fantastic and the food was delicious.
One of best spots in the city to entertain. You will not be disappointed. It has it all character, old world charm, and service is outstanding.
We will definitely entertain the patio next time.
Violino is a great place for delicious Italian food. Prices are fairly high.
Thank you for the quiet ambience you create at your restaurant. This is one of the few restaurants in Edmonton where a group can easily visit over a delicious meal and not have to compete with either loud music or loud surroundings. You are our go-to restaurant
Service from Jesser was fantastic, very friendly, personal and knowledgable. Made our evening special with a birthday surprise for my wife, and the food was amazing. Will definitely be back.
Excellent service. The ambiance might be improved with some music in the background; it is so quiet
Amazing service, AMAZING FOOD! Definite must try!
Excellent all around from atmosphere to Jesser our waiter; great food and ambiance!
It has been a number of years since I have been to Violino. Happy to say the service is still excellent and the food was amazing. There were four people in our group and everyone noted how much they enjoyed the evening.
Very enjoyable evening with friends. Staff and kitchen do an amazing job that elevates the dining experience to a highly personal level.
Outstanding. We look forward to our next occasion.
Very very nice restaurant,the male waiter was very professional very friendly!
Good price great food,definitely will go back!
It is located in a old house remodeled into a restaurant setting. Lots of character, tables are spacious and spread out, very quiet and upscale. An easy three hour evening, great for romance, anniversary or special celebration. The menu has a varied select for any pallet. Dishes were plentiful and very tasteful. The service lacked the night we went, only the one waiter which held up drinks and food courses it seemed like. The drinks come in standard bar glasses but tasteful. Overall it was really good.
Great food. Great service.
We had the cheese wheel and the black and white pasta with prawns and both dishes were very delicious and totally worth the money. Our server was very nice and polite. All in all we had very enjoyable time .
Delicious pasta dishes!
Violino is everything an Italian restaurant should be. The food is really good. Definitely earned a spot in my favourite restaurant list.
we have never been disappointed with Violino's. The ambience can't be beat. Service was terrific. Food excellent, as always.
Perfect atmosphere. Great service very good food highly recommended. We will be back.
The best restaurant in Edmonton. The service is impeccable and the food consistantly great. This is a gem in High Street.
We loved the relaxed quite atmosphere
The service was outstanding
Food was delicious we will be back
We truly loved the whole experience at this restaurant...can’t wait to go again!
One of the best meals I have ever had. Everything was beautifully present and tasted wonderful. I would definitely go back.
Went here for my girlfriends birthday,
Really nice restaurant with good food. I recommend the fettuccine Tavolino as they prepare it with the cheese wheel infront of you ! Server gave us free dessert so it was a BONUS
I used a special gift cert promo that was a waste of money. Ordered 2 soups which are on the menu under “antipastas” but were not included as appetizers to be used with my gift cert. Full charges of the gift cert were not used and other charges applied. The restaurant charges high end prices - but served soup in a plastic bowl. And there was white paper on the table cloth - not a high end restaurant practice. It was very cold next to the “marble wall”. When mentioned this to my server no attempt to address this was made. Food was good. Food prep was very good.
What a lovely night out! Great service and food was exceptional. We were celebrating our anniversary and they even treated us to a special dessert. Thank you!!
Best restaurant hands down, the staff are always friendly and attentive. The owner is absolutely wonderful too. The food is absolutely worth it everything hand crafted and presented beautifully. If your looking for a nice date place or a place to do a nice business meal this is it!
Outstanding food and service ! I had Arctic char that was done to perfection. They were so accommodating of my request for gluten free choices (celiac). Waiter was friendly And knowledgeable! Going back for sure soon.
My husband and I really enjoyed our dining experience with Violino. Violino is in an old house and I love restaurants in old houses. The menu has a nice selection in all categories. The wine selection is very diverse and extensive as well. Our server was lovely. It was a little noisy for my liking but that's not the fault of Violino. I would definitely go to Violino again. My husband is Italian and so we are used to authentic Italian food and Violino is authentic. Thank you for the lovely evening. Will be back.
By far my favourite restaurant in Edmonton. I love it!
Ambiance was great. And service impeccable. Food is always delicious. A little pricey but quality looking forward to patio opening .
lovely evening, it is on the expensive side, quiet so can hear the person you are talking to, lucky to find parking. we took our time and have a pleasant evening.
Absolutely outstanding!! We left in awe of the amazing everything. If I had to say something to improve, it would’ve been our server, but everything was wonderful. Save this place for an outing with company you adore because you will not want to leave!!!
They deserve the best romantic spot in Edmonton. Tables arranged with chocolate and roses,romantic music,great 4 course dinner with many choices and spot on service ,top notch.Great romantic evening.Thank you.
We really enjoyed our time. The 4 course meal was amazing..
Beautiful and warm place, delicious dishes and good service!
Was too costly for what we got and didn't like.the auto 18% grat added to the bill for a table of two. Server would have gotten a better top of that wasn't there.
Decided to visit this fine italian ristorante and beautiful mansion built in 1913 surrounded by lush flower gardens, beautiful streets on our first wedding anniversary and it turned out be a memorable experience.
We got served by Jesser and he made sure to provide us a great dining experience at Violino. Even he asked, if there is any special occasion that day.
Fettuccine Alfredo: We decided to give a try to violino’s signature pasta. They cooked the pasta in the kitchen and then Jesser prepared the alfredo sauce in Asiago cheese wheel in front of us while explaining the process. Pasta was incredibly rich and flavoursome, it is really difficult for one person to finish it off. I would definitely recommend to try this.
Strato Lasagna: Totally enjoyed this mouthwatering infinite layers of italian sausage and meat, Ricotta, baby spinach, Mozzarella and asiago cheese.
Bread Pudding: We planned to order bread pudding before but after having the delicious and fulfilling meal we changed our mind. And to our surprise, jesser served us the scrumptious bread pudding as a sweet gesture from violino family on our wedding anniversary.
Ambience: 5/5 (would definitely come in the summers to enjoy the food while sitting in the patio)
Price: 4/5 ( Being a fine dining, it is bit higher on price side. But food and the service makes every penny worthwhile)
Portion:5/5 (Fulfilling for one person)
Service: 5/5 (Appreciate the service by Jess)