Violino Gastronomia Italiana

4.8
1316 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
CAN$31 to CAN$50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
What 1316 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Quiet
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
MK
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

Report
Helpful
KK
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
AP
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
l
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
PM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
SQ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Violino is a great place for delicious Italian food. Prices are fairly high.

Report
Helpful
JC
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

Report
Helpful
C
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
C
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. The ambiance might be improved with some music in the background; it is so quiet

Report
Helpful
OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, AMAZING FOOD! Definite must try!

Report
Helpful
D
Edmonton
21 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around from atmosphere to Jesser our waiter; great food and ambiance!

Report
Helpful
D
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
GA
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
WA
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very nice restaurant,the male waiter was very professional very friendly!
Good price great food,definitely will go back!

Report
Helpful
CS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service.

Report
Helpful
AG
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 .

Report
Helpful
OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious pasta dishes!

Report
Helpful
P
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Violino is everything an Italian restaurant should be. The food is really good. Definitely earned a spot in my favourite restaurant list.

Report
Helpful
LW
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we have never been disappointed with Violino's. The ambience can't be beat. Service was terrific. Food excellent, as always.

Report
Helpful
T
Edmonton
25 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect atmosphere. Great service very good food highly recommended. We will be back.

Report
Helpful
JT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in Edmonton. The service is impeccable and the food consistantly great. This is a gem in High Street.

Report
Helpful
MK
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the relaxed quite atmosphere
The service was outstanding
Food was delicious we will be back

Report
Helpful
CH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We truly loved the whole experience at this restaurant...can’t wait to go again!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have ever had. Everything was beautifully present and tasted wonderful. I would definitely go back.

Report
Helpful
M
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
W
Edmonton
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

Report
Helpful
E
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!!

Report
Helpful
S
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

Report
Helpful
CC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
LI
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
SB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far my favourite restaurant in Edmonton. I love it!

Report
Helpful
s
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance was great. And service impeccable. Food is always delicious. A little pricey but quality looking forward to patio opening .

Report
Helpful
LM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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!!!

Report
Helpful
T
Edmonton
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
TH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our time. The 4 course meal was amazing..

Than you
Tim/Kelly

Report
Helpful
AL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and warm place, delicious dishes and good service!

Report
Helpful
FM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

Order:
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.


Rating:
Taste:4.5/5
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)

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
33