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Violino Gastronomia Italiana

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1491 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
This intimate, family-owned Ristorante is one of the finest Italian eateries in Alberta.
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1491 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Good location. Good vibe. Unusually overcooked veggies first for us as we dine here regularly.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

From the servers to the manager everyone makes you feel welcome and relaxed . Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my wife’s birthday. And Violino’s delivered. The atmosphere despite the COVID situation was perfect and the food impressed.

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Lori
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This our second time dining at Violino and we loved it. Quiet, very pleasant and attentive server, good food and it makes you wonder who lived in that elegant home that now is Violino's. I love it

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ashleyp
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great little gem. Fantastic food, great ambience and feel.

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vipJeannieC
Edmonton
23 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice intament restaurant. Food is wonderful and nice choices for any palette.

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KerriB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great evening. Didn’t feel rushed and sat and enjoyed the evening with great drinks and food!

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ChadO
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent experience. Will definitely recommend to friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
19 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience as usual

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Slick
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for an 18 birthday. Great food great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful time, amazing food and wine. Calamari is very good

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CaroleeC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been looking for a restaurant that is quiet and romantic. Violino is perfect. You can sit across from each other and even if you talk quietly you can still hear each other, nothing worse then trying to yell overtop the other customers.
Now the food was beautifully made and the wait time is not too long and plenty of choices from appetizers, the main course and of course the desserts.
We will be coming back again!

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Char
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Calamari in town!! Dinner was fantastic- portions were large. You don’t go away hungry

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Paul
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time here but won’t be our last very good service with excellent well prepared food with noticeably top quality ingredients for some it may seem pricey but in my opinion well worth every penny

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PierreV
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been going to Violino for many years, ... likely 4 times a year ... and I've never been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service, great selection of wines.
Food is delicious and very fresh. The caprese salad is the best I ever had.
Great place to go for an evening out with friends or for a dinner for 2

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kernnpop
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had most of the inside dining area to ourselves, was a big plus to privacy and quiet and the ambience.
Service was good, no complaints.
Had a birthday dessert on the house, bonus for that.
Soup, suppli, bread pudding were all very good. entrees were good, but nothing to write home about.

Would definitely come back.

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PauletteH
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

4 of us dined on the patio on a recent weekday evening. Other than a few wasps , our experience was excellent. The halibut special and the pasta special entrees were outstanding! Our server was attentive to our needs.
It was a perfect evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Service and server was great. Our table was thrown together just off the main hallway so location was not desirable. Crab cakes and risotto balls were just ok - seemed too perfect to have been freshly hand made. Drinks were pricey. Short rib was good. Desserts were ok - again don’t think they were homemade at the restaurant.

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Schmity
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful dining experience. We look forward to returning to try one of the set meals once they begin again.

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Tommy
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best patio experience in town. The level of service is always very excellent with a personal touch from Adrian. You have to try their Fettuccine Tavolino when you seating inside the restaurant because they use a wheel of cheese to mix your pasta & sauce in to take the flavor of the melted cheese. Try keeping room for dessert because it's delicious with a good variety to select from the menu and if you want to share, you can have a plate with a portion of all of them. The restaurant is very unique for the architecture and the location is very quiet with a private parking lot. They can organize private fonction occasions with large group on the second floor. I highly recommend this restaurant for the personal level of service you receive from the General Manager and servers.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food3Service2Ambience5

Overall nice experience and food. Sat on the beautiful patio. Felt slightly awkward with our server, she wasn’t rude but didn’t make us feel very welcome, as if we shouldn’t be there. Unfortunately it put an awkward feeling to an otherwise enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening sat on the patio enjoyed excellent meal listening to music saxophonist was great

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ClaudetteM
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Service and food choices have certainly diminished, perhaps due to Covid? Who knows?
I'm not sure if I will ever return...

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vipBigMats
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were both fantastic. First visit and wont be the last.

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JenniferS
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful patio. Food was amazing and service was great! Treated us to dessert for our anniversary

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Bevf
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always dependable for good food - good service w/o hovering waiters therefore allowing good table conversation - that being said though you will be looked after wonderfully.

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NeilM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The overall experience was very good. The food was outstanding, the service was attentive, and well delivered.
We were treated very well on our 1st dining experience at Violino

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Marcat
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience3

The food was simply ok and I would have expected more. The pasta I had was supposed to have been prepared in a flaming asiago wheel, but was a mediocre chicken fettuccine at best. Great little patio and good service, but I would expect more creativity and quality at that price point.

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JOHNM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is amazing. Our food was perfect, and our server (Jessur) was the ultimate host. Will absolutely go again as often as possible.

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vipHeidiF
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful patio and fantastic food. Pizza was delicious

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GregVanessa
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This restaurant was fantastic! Service was terrific, with all COVID measures followed closely but discreetly, not intrusive. Greeter was warm and welcoming, our server was attentive, and the owner/manager stopped by to say hello. Even other guests were friendly and helped us with our menu selection! We ate on the patio on a beautiful evening, near the pizza oven which took the chill off and we got to admire the different gourmet pizzas being made. We went on a Wednesday and it was our first time there. We will definitely be going back, soon and often! Had such a great experience that we are intrigued to try their sister restaurant next door too (Brasserie Bardot).

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RuthO
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful time. My granddaughter was blown away with the experience. Her basic experience has been McDonald’s. it was a celebration for her grade 12 grad. Included in my photos is her picture definitely will come again pizza was a bit dry but the pasta special was wonderful

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Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The outdoor area is great and it is good that one can reserve for outside dining. The outside pizza oven makes great pizza.

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samw
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff and wonderful food will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was lovely

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner on the cute patio at Violino. I really appreciated being able to reserve an outdoor table.
Our server Anne was very attentive. The kitchen staff were kind enough to make us an off menu item to satisfy our desires. While the food is a little pricey, it's well worth it - everything we had was absolutely delicious.
We would definitely recommend this restaurant, and I'm certain we'll be back!

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CORINNA
Edmonton
16 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Didn’t start out great. Waited at the front door to be greeted for over 10 mins. However the food and our waitress were great. We will be going back for sure.

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DarrellP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Week end Dinner; first time guests. Reservation was made week prior, no issues getting in. We were seated next to the door which exits onto the outdoor patio; no consistency with the door being open or closed, which dictated the flies in and out. (might want to invest in a self closing screen door). Service was good, two girls serving the table at various times, so communication was mixed up a few times. Meal was good, would go back a try other entrees on the menu.

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Disappointed
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Our meal was excellent, we could cut the meat with a folk. Portions were a good size and the the vegetables were tender crisp. The only negative comment, and not a fault of the waitress, is that because she was wearing a mask for covid and she talked quickly with an accent, it was hard to understand her.

We definitely enjoyed our meal and will go again and again. 😋

FAQs

Violino Gastronomia Italiana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (780) 757-8701.

Violino Gastronomia Italiana is rated 4.7 stars by 1491 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.