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About Violino Gastronomia Italiana

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.

10133 125 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5N 1S7
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday : 11:00am - 3.30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 3.30pm - 11:00pm.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(780) 757-8701

Website:
http://violino125.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Violino Gastronomia Italiana Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (45)
Special Occasion (41)
Romantic (36)
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Good for Anniversaries (36)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Cozy (23)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Authentic (17)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Business Meals (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Healthy (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Fun (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing all around.
Great food, great service, great atmosphere.
Very romantic.
This was our first time, but we will definitely be back again and again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Tapas
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·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was amazing from the moment we stepped inside to when we exited the building. The service was great as well as the food. It came out pretty quickly. I wouldn't definitely come back here again.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined 4 days ago

Always a great experience here. The food, service and dining is a pleasure!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined 6 days ago

It was Valentine’s Day the menu was ok, the shrimp was over cooked but the waitress came right back with another plate that was much better. The unpleasant experience was that the air conditioning was blowing right overtop of our table. I asked if it could be turned off and it was for about 5 min and then it came back on. I then moved seats and asked to speak with the manager and asked him to stand where I was sitting and tell me how he felt. He said it’s cold “but that’s what happens with a 109 yr old house”. Needles to say, while he took $50.00 off my $300.00 bill it was an unpleasant evening. Don’t think I will be going back.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined 7 days ago

Ambience was excellent as was the presentation of the 7 course Valentine's Day meal. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience - start to finish.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 7 days ago

A great Valentines Day experience. The service and atmosphere are amazing. Food was great, quite pricey but overall a fantastic experience.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Very quiet and comfortable dining. Attentive service. Amazing sharing appetizers for 2 which was perfect for 4. Entrees were huge . Needed a take home box.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Awesome service from a local family-owned restaurant. Highly Recommended.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Make Violino whatever you need it to be. Romantic, special occasions, visiting friends and family (not child friendly), or simply just indulging in amazing fine Italian food.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 10, 2018

So many great options on the menu. Tried many —- all amazing. Can’t wait to return!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The restaurant is lovely
The food is good
The management is terrible. We were actually given unwashed cutlery, and mugs. Very bad. When I asked that the manager be notified, we didn’t even get an apology.
In summary, this place has lots of potential but terrible management
I’m never going back there again

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 8, 2018

This restaurant never fails to impress. Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food, wonderful ambience. They do the little "extras" which make for a great experience.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Truly exceptionally good food, with unique recipes and presentation. Service too was excellent with our knowledgeable, polite and friendly server(Mido). Meal was pricey for a lunch but worth it!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Never disappoints. Feel special going here. Returning this weekend in fact!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Violino has been my favorite resteraunt for many years. The food is wonderfully prepared and I have never been dissapointed.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our table was very intimate and allowed very good conversation with my date. The service was wonderful with the server and the owner coming to make sure everything was up to our expectations. The menu and wine list allowed for so many great choices. My date had the Maple Salmon entree and I had the special Surf & Turf. Both meals were delicious and plentiful. Then it was time for desert which was awesome Tiramisu. The prices are what you would expect for such fine dining in this incredible old house turned restaurant. We will be back !!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My fiancée and I went for our date night dinner here and were not disappointed. The food was incredible. The staff very knowledgeable (even about the age of the house and it’s history) as well as attentive. We loved the food and the quaint atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was amazing. We had bought a $99 Romantic Dinner certificate at Christmas so used it on the 27th. of January. Service was not bad - the original waiter seemed to "drop us" after our meal was brought out and we ended up with another waitress. Kind of felt we were left in limbo for awhile. Wonder who actually got the tip that was left from the the certificate and as well the exra tip left for the drinks coffee and dessert.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were seated next to the stairs and every time someone would walk up or down the stair their shose would pass very close to our table surface wehere our food is supposed to be, let alone the noise of the foot steps of people walking up and down. We asked who I think is the (Service Manager) to change our table and he did immediately (Thanks to him). I really recommend removing that table or at least changing the stairs fence by installing a board instead of the bars so at least no one gets any dirt in their food because of the shoes passing by or at least any dust from the carpet.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 26, 2018

First time here. Very nice area in Edmonton, location and restaurant was very pleasant. Server was very competent, attentive and friendly.

The appetizers we ordered were presented well and enjoyed. We had Arancini, Bruschetta and Crab Cakes

Main entrees were enjoyed. Ribeye steak was one of the best had in a while. Ravioli and pasta with Bolognese also good. The biggest critique of this restaurant is the price of the food vs the the quality. Everything is over priced. I had the lasagna for $29. I expect to be wowed! It was over ‘reheated’, over powered with sausage and not fresh pasta.

Would we go back? Likely not. No dessert and only 1 glass f wine for a table of 4 and the total bill was over $200 before tip.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 20, 2018

A fantastic find. Whether a date or a family and friends get together it’s the place to go

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Service was great. Our server was fantastic. The food however was extremely poor. Everything was over cooked and very dry. I would be embarrassed to serve it. To bad as it’s a cute restaurant. Definitely wouldn’t go back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our group loves Violino’s!!!
The atmosphere, food and service are wonderful and exceptional!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Overall it was a good meal with some odd bits. Balsamic reduction on the Caesar salad? Canned baby corn as the vegetable for the osso bucco? Service was good but not consistent. Waited quite a while when done meal to get servers attention just for our bill for example. Not a bad place but will not be back with so many other options in the city to dine.

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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 6, 2018

What a fabulous dinner my date and I had. Everything was very exceptional and this will now be a favorite spot of ours. Full rack of lamb was off the charts!..... The dessert......OMG!

Tags: Seasonal, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Delicious. Always a go-to favorite for Italian food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Had the veal parmigiana and my wife had the halibut. Both entres were excellent. The service was exceptional. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Fabulous meal in elegant, quiet surroundings. Look forward to coming back in the summer to experience the spacious, heated patio.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great atmosphere and food.
This is a favourite for my wife and I.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Came here for the set New Years Eve menu (5 courses). Food options were good and sized just right - partner with seafood aversion was able to choose everything to their liking.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went on NYE and were very disappointed with the fact that it was a fixed menu. Not the greatest selection from the normal menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had an amazing time as usually.
Great food, good wines and great service.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Good location and warm and cozy on a very cold night.
We had the salmon, beef tenderloin and beef ribs. All were wonderful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great vibes, cozy and cute, food was really good and the service was phenomenal

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 18, 2017

As always the food was excellent, service was attentive, atmosphere was comfortable and value reasonable.

I find this restaurant excellent to have an enjoyable meal where you can carry on a conversation and actually be heard and where the staff does not rush you to order or leave.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Been here many times absolutely great service and atmosphere and the food is wonderful.

A go to place for me and thanks for a great evening always.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The dishes are overly priced for what you get. The food was meh ok it didnt blow us away, too pricy. We have had better for the same price or less..actually just right accross from them is a better tasting restaurant.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great food innovative cuisine. Personal touch, well done. I will be back.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We were very pleased with our experience
They go out of their way to accommodate those with food allergies/ in tolerances etc
We were definitely impressed with the service.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Amazing pizza and pasta! The appetizers were great for sharing too.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups, Authentic
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