Wienstein & Gavino's

4.2
820 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
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 820 People Are Saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our pastas were excellent. Service was friendly but slow but that is the kitchen and not the waiter. Once the food came it was hot and delicious.

PD
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

If you are looking for great Italian food then look no further. Great location on the very popular Crescent Street it is a beautiful setting inside and even better view from the upstairs patio. It is loud inside but that is only due to the amount of people dining, not the fault of the restaurant. Servers were excellent! Portions are quite generous, you won't go away hungry.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the care and attention even six years later

EZ
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Better than average Italian restaurant with a nice ambiance. I recommend sitting on the balcony if it is available.

C
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Horrible food

CL
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

Si vous voulez faire le party et que vous aimez le bruit, cet endroit est pour vous. La nourriture est correcte. Les portions sont gigantesques. Nous avons fait le bonheur de deux sans-abri.

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AF
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

We would recommend for the food— both of our plates were delicious— but not for the service. We were there on a Saturday night and it definitely looked like one of their busiest, if not the busiest, nights. Our waiter addressed the long wait for our drinks, but after it took forever to see him again to place another order for wine during dinner. (I had to make a trip to the hostess stand to retrieve a wine list because our waiter was busy and unable to be flagged down.) Thankfully, the dinner took forever to arrive so we were able to enjoy both our wine and food together. Would have ordered an additional cocktail after if we weren’t so sure that we would be waiting a half hour to order and another after that to get the drink. No napkins while eating and no check in from the waiter for things like that. Again, great food to be recommended but overall would not recommend due to the poor service.

B
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visiting from the states

HS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service. Very busy restaurant

S
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Tasty food. Gets packed quickly especially given its a large restaurant. Hardest working wait staff I have seen

S
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great service! They messed up our order but our waitress was extremely apologetic and made sure they went back and got it right! Super appreciate it and had a wonderful time

MB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location, Great service, Great food. Loved the open kitchen upstairs and having the oversized windows and doors open to the outside was great. My family had a blast!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service excellent! In a fun part of town and good for groups!

PL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

3 plates out of 4 came at the table cold while the good red wine bottle I bought came in very hot. I ask for a bucket of ice for the second bottle. Ali, our server came with it but didn’t open the bottle. We were without wine for a long period of time while dining just waiting on him to open it. Ali smiles st all time but didn’t seem to understand what we were asking. Very nice place but very poor service. Hard to juge food when it’s cold snd you return it. It comes back and others are almost done eating.

SB
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

J'aime toujours ce resto sympa, bon et agréable mais le fond de musique et l'ambiance sonore rendent les conversations extrêmement difficiles.

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BD
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Our waiter was extremely nice, available and accommodating! Perfect for family with little kids.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Bachelorette

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S
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always everything was perfect! Food was excellent and the drinks was awsome!

RL
New England
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We were vacationing in Montreal and tried several restaurants. W & G's was in the top 2. I'd recommend it to anyone, anytime. We loved it.

JN
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant for me in Montréal. Good service good food. Near downtown. Reasonable priceas.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We had e nice evening there, everthing was perfect!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The appetizers were Delish but we were not finished them when our main meals came. I couldn’t eat more than two bites of my lasagna as my stomach hadn’t rested from the appetizer. The meals were also a little cold which meant they had been sitting there awhile just waiting for us to finish apps. All three of our party had it boxed to go and gave it to a gentleman along our walk home. I am sure the meals were great but unfortunately we were in and out in 35 minutes. We did drink our wine and enjoy the terrace on our last night of our vacation in Montreal. Will I return again? Afraid not.

CC
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

A friend recommended this place to me and I was expecting a more fine dining experience. We were sat at Table 33, right next to where the servers clear the dishes, when there were many other tables available. It was extremely loud. The food was nothing to write home about; the salmon very fishy tasting and a bit well done. The servers didn’t clear our appetizer plates before bringing our entrees. And if you are a woman who wants to cross her legs during dinner, forget it because you can’t; the table will be digging into your leg. I really wanted to like this place.

v
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Exellent food, exceptional service, fantastic venue, the only downside is acoustics which makes all the noice triple. But again if you like good food and don’t mind large crowds it the place for you!
When we had our dinner we where a group of 7 and we had surrounding parties of 25 and 48 people Pluss all other full tables. So very busy place! We love it!

DR
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Une belle ambiance pour une sortie familiale. Cependant le service laisse à désirer . Pas même un verre d’eau avant 10min d’attente à table .

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JP
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highly recommend, food and service were outstanding!

AT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

AN
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
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 on July 15, 2019
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!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Son’s 1st trip to Montreal

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.

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.

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.

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

Incredible restaurant with excellent service and ambiance!

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.

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.

KL
New England
13 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.

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 :)

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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