Wienstein & Gavino's

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Located in the heart of Downtown Montreal on Crescent street, Wienstein & Gavino's is a Montreal icon with buzzing energy 7 days of the week.
With three levels, it offers everything from a unique open kitchen with a large outdoor terrace to a fabulous bar.
Wienstein & Gavino's satisfies all tastes, serving pizza from a spectacular oven, homemade fresh pasta and other Italian favourites while maintaining a rustic Mediterranean atmosphere.
What 882 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Romantic, peaceful. Overall great.

ZS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Cool place. Service, not so much. Server didn’t introduce himself at the beginning of the night, and didn’t interact with us at all throughout the night. We ordered a pitcher of sangria to drink which was fantastic and well priced. A plate of calamari which was awesome. We then ordered 2 plates of pasta, but they were very underwhelming, the Gigi and a Carbonara. The Gigi actually had potential but there was so much salt I couldn’t eat it without a bite of bread after every bite. I’m not one to send food back but if the server would have asked how my meal was I may have told him it wasn’t overly edible. Carbonara was okay but made with bacon. Overall I love the atmosphere of the place, would be great for large groups or bachelor/bachelorette parties. I will say the food did come relatively quick. Also, the value was great, prices were very cheap.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Service was very long although the restaurant wasn’t full.
Food was good.

DD
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Even though it was busy no excuse for frozen raviolis and my wife had spaghetti that was in clumps

B
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Weinstein and Gavino's was an amazing location for a birthday party. The staff was interested in satisfying our interest of staying late by finding a very comfortable table with just enough seats for all of my guests. The waitress who served us provided a perfect service and was very nice and polite. The food was delicious! I appreciated that my parents were allowed to bring a cake for the celebration! Thank you for an amazing service!

RA
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Bring your visiting parents here for jovial, consistent dining experience.

L
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Très bon mais le service était un peu trop rapide. Je recommande les spaghettis carbonara !

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S
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience2

The food was good but the service was terrible. Prices are too expensive especially for wine. Noise level too loud.

SJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Overall, a pleasant experience. Our service was a little slow. Fresh bread and dip brought to your table is delicious. Quite dimly lit and very loud however it was at dinner time on a Sat.

a
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never been disappointed there....pasta was outstanding and the waiter had great table presence and sense of humour

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic Italian food

OT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Pretty good all around. If your after a hearty meal, free bread, and fast efficient dinner at a good price this is a great choice.

It’s not a place that will dazzle your mouth unbelievable flavour profiles, or would amaze a foodie on a first date. It’s a half step up from a spaghetti factory or Oliver garden. But hey. Those are crowd pleasers.

c
Atlanta
52 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The place was very busy and energetic but the food was only average at best. Traditional Italian-American fare and not done that well.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Our server Theodora was beyond amazing and will likely come back just for her! (And the amazing food, wine, and ambiance of course)

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came down to MTL for the weekend and we had an amazing time. Wait staff was very friendly and the food was delicious. Very big portions as well

g
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and ever better service. I never have a less than terrific experience here -- highly recommend for a fun dinner in Montreal!

b
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall pretty good, fresh bread and pesto, and the lobster mac n cheese is on point.

EO
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great restaurant! Our server was very friendly and efficient. Dishes are reasonably priced and large portion sizes. Would recommend and would definitely go back!

h
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

The risotto was pretty bad. Overcooked and mushy. Damn near flavorless. It seemed as though the overcooked rice just had the sauce and veggie added to it. Not a good risotto.
My husband had the lamb shank which was on the ok side, but all the veggies were terribly dry and inedible. Definitely could have found a better place!

SP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

As it is a large venue the noise was exuberant so as long as someone doesn't mind that it works. The tables were close together so hard to get around.

The food was good for the price point.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Waiter never offered us a drink refill, would have been nice. Didn’t feel very welcoming sadly. Food was okay. My boyfriend felt his risotto was bland and he usually loves all risottos. Pasta was very good though.

R
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

One of my favorite places in Montreal. So far i tried their pasta, pizza and sea food ( fried calamar, grilled octopus ) and they are mouthwatering.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So the first waiter we had totally sucked. She was rude, didn’t explain anything on the menu, didn’t smile and, did nothing but rush everyone to place their order. Mind you, we were a group of eleven. With that being said I won’t mention her name because she was just terrible. She was then replaced with Kat. Now she was AMAZING!! She explained the menu to my grandmother and helped her pick something to her liking, which she had LOVED btw (veal on spaghetti). She was funny and patient and because of Kat, we had a better experience than we thought we’d have. Thank you so much for your service girl! The food was amazing :)

MM
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The food was excellent. We had the meatball app (LOVED THEM), the Chicken Parm and Grilled chicken Caesar salad. The service is a bit slow as the waiter was busy serving large groups. It is very nice place with great atmosphere to have a great meal. I would not suggest a romantic meal there as it is more of an energetic place.

AS
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was good and came out quickly

DP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are impressed every time we come to Montreal. One of the best restaurants we’ve ever been to.

AV
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and ambiance. The food was divine and drinks were well made.
Would definitely return to Wienstein and Gavinos. Great place for date night or a group of friends/family

PF
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server could not have been more attentive, without being intrusive. Food was great, and while the noise level was loud when we arrived, either we adjusted to the background noise, or with that first bite and glass of wine our hearing adjusted. This was our first time and we are already planning our next visit!

SG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Food was good and service was friendly, but we felt rushed. Our appetizer was served within about three minutes of ordering it and our meals were served as our appetizer was cleared away. We finished our entire meal within about 20 minutes of being seated. We had wanted to have a nice dinner and spend a little bit of time so were disappointed that the whole experience felt so rushed.

LL
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was very nice and server was great. The only issue was that my martini glass had a chip in it. When I asked the Server about it she never offered to get me another drink or even replace my drink.
My dinner was ok - not much seafood in it. The cost of the meal was overpriced for what I got.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

September 2019

AC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite Montreal restaurant.

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AC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great Food! Service was excellent! The staff went out of there way to accommodate a couple special orders.

NM
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Our waiter was just there to take our orders There was no engagement or smile at all No personality. Left us all unimpressed.
He did not come by to see how everything was.
The linguini for my dish was homemade. Was not the best choice for that dish that had a simple sauce. It all got absorbed and muted the flavor.

BW
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

It was okay some of the staff didn’t know about the menu items for Gluten Free. As well as the

LC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was great and so was the service I would highly recommend this restaurant!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, nice ambience, solid service.

A
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great Food, so much selection on the menu it was difficult to decide what to eat. Wine menu was excellent.

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