Wienstein & Gavino's

4.4
995 reviews
CAN$30 and under
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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 995 People Are Saying
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4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Honestly, the service was fantastic! Very accommodating staff!

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BruFrank
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a business lunch, 3 people from the USA and one from Ontario and one local person. Everyone loved the food and it was a great example of a great restaurant in Montreal from food to service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing like always

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Marjo
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Espace spécieux. Bon menu et nourriture très bonne.
Très bon service de notre serveur.

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SimonC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mon garçon étant allergique au sarazin, le personnel a été très réceptif et compréhensif sur cette situation.

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Nitram
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Always a solid option in a great location to go party right after

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vipAHGonOT
Toronto
80 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great selection of food - well priced wines - bit of a noisy venue

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RogerE
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Malgré un fort achalandage, le service était courtois, poli et efficace. Peut-être porter un peu plus d'attention au français. Je recommande sans problème

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SylvieS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Resto parfait pour groupe. Envie d'un resto tranquille? Oubliez ça.... La nourriture était correct sans plus

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GeorgeM
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It is worth making a reservation if you plan to go here on a weekend. Pizza selections are good, and great for sharing. The staff are friendly and attentive. Not a place to go for a quiet dinner but a bustling, active and fun atmosphere.

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RICKYDALLAS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went there twice in 3 days …. Tony the upstairs waiter is phenomenal. Fully recommend him

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Laurence
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent service, staff was attentive and happy to have us back. Great food

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CEDP
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience4

Nous avons été accueillis en anglais. Nous avons répondu en français et malgré tout, on nous répondait en anglais. Cela a négativement teinté notre expérience. Nous sommes au Québec et la langue officielle est le français. Nous songeons à déposer une plainte auprès de l'Office de la langue française.

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novy
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good value! Great atmosphere.

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FelicityM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will definitely return!

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DianneL
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, service fast, food very good, hot and delicious for the fettuccini Alfredo.
I recommend !

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Julie
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellente expérience au Wienstein & Gavino's! La nourriture était excellente et les serveurs étaient efficaces et sympathiques.

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vipYael
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Noisy. Food was poor quality and we did not like it. Would not recommend.

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Flygirl
Montreal
17 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Speakers for music too loud, had to change tables. Plus no heat, wore coat the whole meal.

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LawoodE
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A classy restaurant with great atmosphere and reasonable pricing.

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Gerbern
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Allways a great restaurent to spend time at with one's family.

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LiseD
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It’s our “Go to” restaurant when we go to Montreal and again it didn’t disappoint!!! Even during a pandemic!

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StephenC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Decent size portions. Would easily go here again.

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PenosthiaC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing !i love it and definitely recommend it to my friends and family

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SamJ
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Not bad for a commercial food/place. We went on a Sunday lunch time, not busy at all, though the food was ready and preheated, Risotto was hot from the outside but cold from the inside! The Osso Buco was tasty, though a bit hard (supposed to be very tender and melting). You do expect to have Parmesan cheese with the food, but they serve Grana Padano (cheaper), big difference in taste. Service was good, value for money is acceptable...

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JudithL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Tout était agréable.
La place, l'ambiance et la nourriture.
Le serveur était très attentionné et professionnel..
Merci, l'expérience fut agréable.

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AnnieL
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nous avons adoré notre expérience. Un bel accueil, une belle ambiance sur la terrasse et la nourriture étais fantastique.

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MelanieL
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great as usual. We had birthday parties there also
Will definitely go again

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Jormaden
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time eating here. Great food. Amazing service.
Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Service wasn’t good. Group of nine. I think it’s worth noting that we are all Afro-Canadians. I know that some may read this and assume that I may not be seeing this right, but I wouldn’t take time to write this review if I didn’t at least feel that we were mistreated.


1. Reservations were made and we were allowed in only after two waiters “double checked” that we had reservations. That’s fine, it’s protocol, even if two different people had to do it.

2. We were taken to our table which was in a dark and damp area, away from everybody else. It was under the steps to go upstairs, and so there was wood directly above my head. On top of that, the chair I was sitting on was wobbly due to a broken leg. We asked go be seated somewhere else and were moved to a better place. As we sat, the 9 of us, we began to grow bored and so some of us looked up reviews of the restaurant we were at. It turns out that they serve bread and pesto prior to your food arriving, I assume, after ordering. We had ordered and had to wait an additionally 20-25 minutes to receive our bread.

3. Appetizers arrived and were actually on time. The waiter wasn’t rude, but seemed to not be engaged. Now get this, when our food begins to arrive, one of the people at our table mentioned that they hadn’t received their food. The waiter returns and says that she is sorry and that she accidentally gave his pizza to another customer who was seated upstairs. Side note, they told us upstairs was closed when we initially got there. The pizza took an additional 30 minutes to cook. By the time he received his food, we had all finished. In my opinion, that warrants a free meal, but the restaurant didn’t think so. That’s fine.

4. It was my birthday. A friend had asked the waiter early on to prepare a cake as a surprise for me. I believe that it was paid for, however I could be wrong as it was a surprise and they hadn’t told me. Long story short, the waiter forgot and had to be reminded.


Overall: 2/5

Wienstein & Gavino's
Responded on September 12, 2020

Thank you so much for your honest feedback on your time with us at W&G. We are disappointed to learn that our service for your special evening fell below the very basic minimum standard expected at any restaurant, let alone the high standards we typically hold for our restaurant. We know that birthdays only happen once a year, but it would be our pleasure to make up for a dissatisfying evening. Please contact us at info@wgmtl.comwith the name on the reservation so that we may be able to do so.

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CourtneyM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was great, veal Marsala was the highlight for sure! Yum!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wife and I went for lunch on their patio on Sunday. Despite the place seeming very busy, we had very good service from Rose(?) and the gentleman who greeted us was a class act. We told him it was our anniversary and he brought us a nice piece of cake to celebrate!! We are from Toronto and visit Montreal every year for our anniversary and always make a stop at this establishment. Highly recommend!

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TMGavino
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place. The food, service and ambience was all just lovely! And the portions are HUGE. Will definitely come more often

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Erik
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Je mange chaque année à ma fête! J'ai découvert cette place il y a environ 20 ans. L'ambiance est toujours aussi formidable, et les serveurs toujours aussi attentionné!

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Teresa
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, great portions and great location! It’s a must in Montreal.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

Waited outside 10 mins before anyone even noticed us. Food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great experience for my son’s birthday. We’ll be back again soon.

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OlgaRG
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with wonderful service! All was perfect!

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vipMelissaM
Montreal
66 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy the consistently delicious food we are served at Weinstein and Gavino’s! The pastas and pizzas are especially mouth watering. The salmon, steak and salads are also a great choice. The service is excellent, as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing time and servers all around great night

FAQs

Wienstein & Gavino's does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Wienstein & Gavino's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 288-2231.

Wienstein & Gavino's is rated 4.4 stars by 995 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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