Wienstein & Gavino's

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793 reviews
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Italian
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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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JP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highly recommend, food and service were outstanding!

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AT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a lovely time, as it was not busy, the food came promptly...pizza is particularly delicious..

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AN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Nous avons mangé sur la terrasse qui est très agréable et bien aménagée. Nous avons apprécié notre repas de manière générale, mais nous sommes très déçue par la pizza qui avait l'air vraiment trop cuite : la pâte était très dure et la garniture sèche. En revanche les pâtes, qui semblaient bien fraîches, étaient délicieuses. Très bon service également.

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MK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our date night was perfect - the food was delicious and right on point! We had the minestrone soup (Seriously one of the best we’ve had!) Caesar’s salad, Bruschetta, and split a pizza and nutella cheesecake! Everything including the ambiance and the service from our server Lou was outstanding - it was early and not too busy, yet it filled up pretty quickly once we got into our meal. Arriving a little earlier (40 minutes before our reservation) wasn’t an issue and that was a relief! Still glad we went with Opentable because you just never know - better to confirm than to not get a table!

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JC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The upstairs terrace is awesome. Our waitress was nice and attentionate. Not the best risotto I ever had, but the wine she recommended was great... and those cool cocktails to get thing started were excellent.

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SM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service! Loved the feel of the restaurant, decor etc. It was incredibly noisy, but if we had asked to eat outside on the balcony it would have been fine.

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IK
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Nice place, good food and reasonable prices. Service was friendly and efficient. Not too noisy but it was lunchtime and nowhere near full.

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SB
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible restaurant with excellent service and ambiance!

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CP
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I loved the restaurant and the food so much, just the level of noise very high for us.

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LH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were great. My party of 6 had a great time. The restaurant is huge and it appeared it could fit a significant number of parties all at once. The kitchen was very busy and our food took a bit of time. Our server was only on the job for 2 days but was very good. Would definitely recommend.

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KL
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Went with a party of 4 sat by the front window on a Saturday evening. The place was very busy lots of people also seated outside. We received prompt service and our meals were not delayed because of being busy. The bread and olive oil was so good. Our meals were also delicious. We had pasta, seafood and veal for choices no one had any complaints. Everything was very fresh and tasty.
The waitstaff was attentive and friendly. The menu was in French and English.

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PP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such an awesome restaurant! The food was to die for and the service was superb! I love this place and will definitely be back when in Montreal! Thanks :)

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

Mucho ruido. Ni el mozo te escucha el pedido. El menú en Italiano??!! No vuelvo más. Comida normal

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LL
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great night, food and staff were amazing! Only comment would be it was extremely warm in the restaurant.

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C
Dallas
100 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Wait staff very polite and helpful. Food average.

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ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

This was a decent place for dinner but can’t really say anything too positive other than our waiter was excellent and the hostess efficient. The pasta, while hand made, was not cooked well. Sauces lacked flavor. Won’t be returning.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

There was no acknowledgement of the birthday that I had advised we were celebrating. I had included this info when I made the reservation.

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OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was really good and the serving is also big. Our server is really nice and accommodating.

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DH
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My server Andrew was outstanding and really went out of his way to give us excellent service!

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OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Good solid Italian food. Bussy and noisy .

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DW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

The food was in no way special. Like that of any chain Italian restaurant near any major city or highway in the U S.

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DA
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great service, place, food and good wine selection.I highly recommend.

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P
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service and very vibrant atmosphere, perhaps to loud if you are looking for intimate conversation. Highly recommend it.

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L
Edmonton
87 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

Hmmm, a dinner we were very looking forward to. The restaurant is massive and many levels which means many stairs... would not recommend if you don’t like stairs, NOISE, crammed together tables where the waiters cannot avoid bumping your chairs while serving the tables around you. Glass of wine was like a tiny 4ounce pour...over priced. The food was tasty and hot. I love tiramasu but mine had lumps of something in it...so, would stay away from it. I took our desert home to enjoy later. One last thing, The Waiter dropped off my dessert togo on our table in a paper-bag. I asked for a plastic bag since it was pouring rain. He directed me to get on at the hostess station on my way out. Ok, so, stopped there, and she passed me onto the bar where the bartender gal was in a deep conversation with her boyfriend or coworker. I got quite a look when i asked to interrupt for a plastic bag. She looked at me like deer in the headlights but managed to pull a bag from under her counter. I thanked here and left. Don’t think I will be back, lots of other great places to eat on RUE Crescent ! Perhaps one that appreciates my business. REALLLYYYY NOISEY Restaurant. Cant hear the person across from you but hey most young people pull out their phones and don’t talk anyway so i guess that doesn’t matter to them.

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g
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Il faisait trop froid dans le resto. Les portes de la terrasse ouvertes, l'air climatisé, un peut trop.

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KS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brought my husband here for his birthday dinner, we were in town for a vacation and both wanted Italian. I came across the restaurant on google maps and it looked like a unique place with the large chandelier and two level building. We are both SO happy with our experience, the meal was fantastic, serve was amazing and the drinks very tasty! We will definitely be returning at our next vacation.

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SB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience all around! Will go back next time I'm in Montreal for sure... :)

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BN
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Le service a été particulièrement attentionné compte tenu que nous étions un groupe de 13. L'eau et le vin ont servis consciencieusement et la nourriture était excellente. Mention spéciale aux pâtes maison et au saumon cuit parfaitement. Nous avons passé une excellente soirée.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved the food. The hosts were very welcoming and pleasant. And the tiramisu was amazing!! I am definitely going again.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Formula 1 Weekend

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GA
New England
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Was asked to move my table mid-meal, actually while I was taking a bite of my veal, all this to accommodate a large party who had extra guests they were not planning on. Needless to say we didn’t move. They offered to buy us a drink. What a joke!

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MA
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Really good place to eat with friends :)
See you next time Wienstein & Gavino's

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BR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant to enjoy all that is F1 Montreal!

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IT
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant, wonderful food. We'll be back.

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SK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, food and service. We went for dinner during the Grand Prix and were right in the midst of the events with cars, vendors and music.

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MF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

J"adore ce resto. J'y retourne depuis des années. Le service et la nourriture sont géniale. Le seul bémol le restaurant est super bruyant je ne le recommande pas pour ceux qui désir discuter calmement.

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TP
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Was there for a group lunch and overall was great. Had a table upstairs. I had no been there for a while and found their menu had changed quite a bit. More limited variety of choices, but food was very good. I will go back.

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OT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

It is a nice fun place maybe to go with friends, but honestly the food is not very good. I had the basil pasta, and it was so full of cream, that you feel full and bloated after two bites.

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JM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We visited Wienstein and Gavino's on a Monday evening and the restaurant quickly filled - make a reservation because this place is busy. It can get quite noisy. For appetizers we had the polpette, which was delicious, and the caprese salad - the tomatoes weren't very flavourful, but it was an okay dish. My partner and I shared the margherita pizza. We found it to be overcooked and dry. Not much sauce, it was more like a bland cheese pizza. If I came back, I would stick to appetizers or try the pasta dishes, but probably avoid the pizza.

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NH
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The staff are very friendly. Food is great and affordable. Great place for birthday dinner parties and any other occasions and of course just a normal and casual dinner. definitely recommend!

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