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Mon, 5/21
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Violino Gastronomia Italiana

4.5
1176 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
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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
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 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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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Have visited several times, different occasions & company - all memorable. Menu excellent with interesting variations - inviting you to come back for another taste experience. Last occassion we were accompanied by two of our sons & their wives; server interacted so well with each and every one - adding to the evening's enjoyment. A great evening.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Delcious! Love the pasta here.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Will definitely keep coming back! One of my favourite restaurants in the city.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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