Violino Gastronomia Italiana
Violino has the reputation as being one of the most respected and influential Italian restaurant in Edmonton.
The welcoming atmosphere and the sophisticated cuisine steeped in the rich tradition of Italian food culture, refined Violino as an authentic Italian restaurant.
Violino specializes in the rich food and wine culture from Italian Peninsula, creating refined but unfussy food served in a lively intimate atmosphere accompanied with a comprehensive wine list.
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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Side Pasta or Risotto
with Tomato or Alfredo sauce
Violino's Signature: Chicken Breast, Alfredo Sauce, Flambé in an Asiago Cheese Wheel
Pecan, Cinnamon & Vanilla Flavoured Pudding served with Caramel Sauce & Gelato
It was my birthday
The service was excellent, the atmosphere excellent on the patio! Staff were very attentive and friendly it was a truly wonderful evening out. will definitely head back again!
Nice evening with family. Our meals were well cook and presented. My only criticism would be the chicken and fish were close to being overdone but overall a nice dinner and we will be back. It was so nice to see so many people out enjoying dinner.
Never disappointed great food and service. On patio first dinner that wasn’t curbside. Felt safe on patio. Hadn’t eaten out curbside for the better part of the pandemic. This was a great place to go to first. We will be back.
Fantastic meal and atmosphere as always, outstanding service. It is a top location for a nice evening out.
Great service and delicious food as always.
In my opinion Violino is the best Italian restaurant in Edmonton.
The live music was a very nice surprise.
The experience is always top notch! We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed our dinner followed by coffee and dessert which was amazing. Will always be my place of choice for special occasions and a night to enjoy! Highly recommend 👌
Weather was windy and cloudy which did not help as we were out in the open. Evening sun was blocked by new tower being built 🙁. We felt rushed to order and we had hoped for a leisurely pace as we were celebrating our 44th anniversary. (We shared this with the waitress). But weather did not help, and overall it did not feel like a special evening. Quality of food was excellent though.
Great service, accomodating and good food. Will visit again.
Everything from beginning to end was fantastic! Service was outstanding and it was a beautiful evening sitting out on the patio.
We always welcome by the servers, the food and service is above and beyond. Thanks again and stay strong.
Great dinner option. The server and manager were both very attentive. The food was amazing (got the surf and turf and short rib). Really enjoyed the bread pudding desert as well as the surprise complimentary desert for our anniversary.
Great little neighborhood gem. High standard food and service infused in a Tuscan stylish atmosphere and decor.
The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. Highly recommend the calamari.
Service is exceptional. Never a disappointment. Food is fresh and always served hot. Always recommend
Highly recommend. Great service, delicious food, beautiful ambiance. It was exactly what we were looking for after a long Covid-stretch of isolation.
It was wonderful. Great place for any occasion
Exceptional dining experience! Amazing food and service.
We had a fish dish, a steak dish, and a featured veal dish. All were excellent, and prepared as requested. All of the meals included a generous portion of perfectly prepared vegetables.
Service was also excellent without being obtrusive.
At a an average price of $70 person without wine and before tax the price seemed a little high. I imagine the seating restrictions as a result of Covid and the costs associated with the greater use of take out delivery services are impacting prices.
Great restaurant with great food
We had a fabulous experience! Thank you for a memorable evening!
We had a great time here for birthday dinner tonight as a party of 3 adults. Tables were socially distanced, service was really good. Portion sizes were larger than expected and reasonable for the price. We started with the seafood platter for two which definitely filled the 3 of us up! For entrees, we had the chicken fettucine, lobster risotto, and short ribs - all were scrumptous! We were so full though that we packed almost the whole risotto home. Would recommend =)
Best service we have had in a long time . Food was excellent and beautiful setting . Perfect!!
The food and service was amazing. Cute, quiet spot. Will definitely be going back.
the service was top notch. our hostess was very attentive from start to finish.
A nice gentleman let us sample a couple of different wines to accompany our most wonderful meal. The food was outstanding as was the whole dining experience.
We will definitely be returning.
Most romantic restaurant in Edmonton. Food is top notch and not overpriced. Ample amount of food
Best food I’ve ever had hands down! Nothing comes as a second close!
Amazing food, will definitely come back. My pasta which was their signature dish was by far the best pasta I’ve had. Real Caesar salad dressing was absolutely delicious
Food is overpriced and not very good considering they boast authentic Italian food. The oso buco was covered in what seemed to be brown instant gravy mix. The other entre we had was a surf and turf. The tenderloin was also covered in the same brown gravy while the lobster tail was over cooked to the point where it was dried to the shell. I would not recommend this restaurant.
Superb salmon and halibut main dishes, spicy and sweet penne to start, wonderfully sticky bread pudding shared for dessert. Excellent, attentive service, quiet, dated room but no less lovely given the nature of Violino's old-house-as-a-restaurant courtyard setting on 125 st. Had been a long time to visit again and glad we did.
The appetizers and soup were great. The pasta dishes were wonderful. The fish dish (halibut) was over cooked the first time, the second time it was a less nice piece of f ish but properly cooked with the same vegetables as the previous plate . They were cold.
The bread pudding was really good . The wait staff was attentive .
It was our first time there. It was delicious. Staff was very friendly. We enjoyed everything about this place.
It pains me to provide such a low score this time around. We've dined at Violino's many times before this Valentine's and have always left happy. I believe the set menu is the root cause of all our complaints. The menu was a choice of seafood bisque or a selection of salads, followed by a cheese and mushroom ravioli, beef tenderloin for me and chicken stuffed with boursin for my wife and tiramisu to finish. The soup arrived tepid at best with a skin on the top which points to the fact that it has sat waiting to be served. Unnecessary in my mind, when only one soup is on the menu. Leave it in the pot and ladle it out when needed. Garnish and server. Our bowls were removed only to have the ravioli arrive seconds later (no kidding...seconds) and again only warm. Empty bowls bussed to the kitchen - two plates of ravioli picked up and delivered on the return trip. Obviously sitting under a heat lamp waiting to go. Assuming the pace wouldn't change we let the last bit of ravioli linger on my wife's plate. But once bussed, presto steak and chicken within seconds. This time we expressed our concern to the server. We're full and would like some time to allow for some digestion. The steak that did arrive was under cooked and the sides cold. The plates were good and hot so that helped. I didn't send it back because although I ask for medium rare I'm okay with rare and it was rare. We ate about half of our food feeling stuffed and uncomfortable.
I'm a bit perplexed. You'd think that with a limited menu and restaurant capacities limited by COVID that the kitchen would be afforded the time to perfect the dish. Instead it seemed to be a production line approach. Will we go back? Most likely - but only after the bad memory has faded. We can't forget all the great meals we've had there.
As per usual food and service is outstanding! Always a great place to eat! But especially nice for a date night!
The soup was pretty darn good.
The pasta was the most disappointing, and for an italian place my expectations were higher for it - texture was good but not great, the flavor was underwhelming. The main reason I knocked one star off was underwhelming pasta.
Steak was good - cooked to perfection, but not a lot of extra flavor to it - very traditional. Mashed potatoes were awesome, and the vegetables were cooked perfectly.
Dessert was Tiramasu - it might have been the best I've ever had.
Great food cool location definitely an enjoyable experience
Great Night For Valentines Day. Amazing food and atmosphere
Violino Gastronomia Italiana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (780) 757-8701.
Violino Gastronomia Italiana is rated 4.8 stars by 1552 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.