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Violino Gastronomia Italiana

4.5
1167 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Show your love and appreciation for the mother in your life with a delicious meal to her heart !Celebrate Mom with a lavish 5 course choice Italian Brunch Menu for 59$ per person.5%G.S.T. and 18% gratuity not included.All our Mother's Day Brunch reservation will require a credit card on file.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1167 People Are Saying
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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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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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 !!

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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1.0Dined 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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