Wienstein & Gavino's

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • 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.
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Personnel courtois, bon rapport qualité-prix. Points à améliorer, l’air climatisé coulait sur mon amie et on nous a pas rempli nos verres deau

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B
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

This was our first time there, but we will be back. The food was very good and the service perfect.

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

This is the first time in over 10+ years that the service, ambiance and noise level were not acceptable. I had a reservation and we had to wait 15 minutes for a table because the host shared with us that they overbooked. We were finally given a table but right beside the kitchen which was extremely noisy and ruined the ambiance. We were told that the only other table available was outside in the rain. We were only three people and as I looked around something could have definitely been changed to accommodate us better.
I have been going to your Restaurant since you opened on Crescent street and the service to tell us to sit outside in the rain was rude and inacceptable.

Regards,

Heidi

KV
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

yes the food and service were good but we were seated between a bachelorette table.....a bachelor party and a 30th birthday bash....could not even hear ourselves talk! very unpleasant and couldn't wait to leave!! The food was good and the service as well!

AP
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best server I have ever had

ID
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s really great.. really really, i’m already trying to find sone time to come back and come back again. Thank you so so so much❤️

J
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The food is good and tasty , However the service was not good. First it was a birthday surprise and the waiter came and shout at the table for who was the birthday cake we left at the restaurant in the morning which messed up the birthday party surprise. Then the waitresses that serve us look like she didn't want to serve us . she didn't smile or anything. when we asked her questions about the dishes she look annoyed like we were wasting her time for asking . She didn't come to our table often we had to always call her when she was to another table if we needed something or wanted to drink something or she wouldn't come by herself to see if everything is fine . she kept forgetting what we ask her and she didn't want us to cut our birthday cake , she took it bring it to the kitchen and in the end we realized on the receipt that she charges us for making the cook cut the cake while we asked to cut our cake our-self.
Am really disappointed of this restaurant to be honest , I was expecting a better service.

P
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great venue. Excellent service. Descent prices. Good food and wine selection. Tasty.

SS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Took my girlfriend here for her birthday dinner and huge mistake. We were sorely disappointed and in shock based on how good the reviews are for this place. The pasta we ordered was inedible. And this was a simple pasta pomodoro which should be one of the easiest dishes on the menu to make, however it tasted as if it was from a can. The ambiance was desirable while the food was anything but. For the price, we were both left greatly disappointed with our experience.

SO
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

The evening was OK but as a senior we found the restaurant very loud and the service not the most attentive. WE were seated very near a waiter station with a lot of activity.

Ok experience but we have had better.

PA
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Servers were nice but looks overwhelmed by the crowd. Food is average.

BW
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had our date night dinner here last Tuesday, and it was amazing. Service was outstanding, and the food wow-ed us, from the appetizers to our entrees. The environment and ambience was just what we were looking for on our night out. Definitely will recommend!

SL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good selection of food to satisfy most palettes served in a vibrant environment.
The service was very prompt by friendly professional staff.
An enjoyable evening.

LV
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The service was nice and terrasse clean. the pizza was really good but the pasta (farfalle with pink sauce) was way too plain and tastless... A shame and not up to Wienstein and Gavinos' standards that I know and used to... Disapointing...
But should not prevent me from coming bakc!
Keep up the good work!

MK
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and drinks. The promotions on the Wine List are very good wines at a very reasonable price.

Lovely surroundings and ambience.

K
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Firstly, I believe any business strive on their people. With that, I give W&G employees a A+. Secondly, the environment is fabulous. I admire the traditional look and the open kitchen style. Lastly, my partner and I will surely visit again once time permits. Thank you W&G for a lovely afternoon.

OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

5 people, 3 were parents of two sons dropping off at school.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friends and I stumble on this restaurant during our stay in Montréal. My experience was nothing but positive! My friends and I arrived early for our reso and were seated right away. The menu was amazing, our table ordered salad to start and pizza as our main. We had the prosciutto and arugula pizza, and the bbq chicken pizza, the waiter suggested we swap the bbq sauce base for a pesto base, and it was the best decision. Our waiter was enthusiastic and so friendly, and really rounded out the experience. I would 100% recommend this restaurant! We regret not ordering pasta as well, as it look and smelled delicious as tables around us were being served. This will be a Must Visit any time I travel to Montréal from now on.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food was bland, rushed service, lasagna noodles weren’t cooked enough. Waiter didn’t check on us, we needed to flag him down numerous times (replenish drinks, Chile peppers, Parmesan, side plate which he forgot).

MG
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
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 on August 17, 2019
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.

CR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed a lovely meal on the patio. My wife reports there was a problem with the women’s washroom.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
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
3 reviews
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.

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