Violino Gastronomia Italiana

4.7
1571 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1571 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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TerryB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

This used to be one of our favourite restaurants. We were disappointed with the food we had on the weekend and we have been going to this restaurant for approximately 18/years. The bread served prior to the meal was not fresh. I had the lamb and it was definitely not up to their standards. Also the potatoes were luke warm. I doubt that we will ever be back to this restaurant. Such a shame !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place for celebrating a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Extraordinary time! We went for a quiet family birthday celebration. All was delicious and a wonderful time.

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WilliamM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a treat dining at this restaurant. Adrian and the staff always make you feel welcome and are very accommodating with special dinner requests. Fabulous patio if weather permits. Great spot for important date or celebration. Cheers.

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JessicaB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We chose to visit this restaurant after a recommendation came from a friend. We wanted somewhere romantic and new for our 1 year wedding anniversary and this place did not disappoint. We made a 6pm reservation for Saturday evening and the restaurant was nearly empty when we arrived but did get busier. We were sat in a corner so noise level remained fairly quiet. I’m a huge seafood fan so we started with the seafood platter and everything was delicious. The scallops and shrimp were perfectly cooked and seasoned. The mussels were LOADED with clam sauce and the calamari was wonderfully delicious and crispy but not greasy and heavy. Chefs pasta special was a seafood fusilli in saffron cream sauce, came loaded with big shrimp and mussels, unfortunately only 2 scallops but otherwise the dish was incredible. My husband had the half rack of lamb which came with 5 bones!! It was cooked exactly as he had asked and it was delicious. We each ordered a dessert: creme brûlée and tiramisu and we were also given a lava cake complimentary for our anniversary. It was a lot of dessert and it might’ve been nice to just have one of our ordered desserts gifted but we were grateful for the gesture. The wine and cocktail list was immense. My husband had an ounce of scotch and I certainly would’ve loved to try one of the house wines by the glass but I’m pregnant. So this means we will have to go back! We loved our meal and look forward to our next visit.

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KristinA
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service! This is our new favourite place for a romantic dinner. Can’t wait to go back.

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WendyW
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Awesome service.

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Ginger
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for our daughters birthday. The food was amazing and large portions. Service was wonderful. The setting is very quaint...we loved it. Will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent!

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JeradP
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were friendly, a perfect location for my daughters birthday.

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maddyd
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was exceptional, the service was was exceptional . Love the ambience .Went out with some with some girlfriends and and had an exceptional time . really felt catered too. Looking forward to the next time I will go back.

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1949duisburg
Edmonton
20 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a gem! This restaurant in an old house is tucked away and it is a treasure! Food is delicious! Definitely try the house feature - fettuccine alfredo flambed in an asiago cheese!

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KarenC
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was excellent! Service good. Nice to sit outside on the patio, however the patio does not feel as "high end" as the inside. Would go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service here was excellent. We will return for sure.

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Infamous
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Out dated but good service and delicious food. It's small but that just means the servers are more attentive. Wine list is pretty good and good should of pasta, the stuffed chicken was really good and same with the violino special.

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DavidH
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious Italian Food! Possibly one of the best in the City.

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TinaH
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a day to celebrate my friends birthday

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AngelaS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an exceptional evening at Violinos - fantastic food, great service, all around excellent. HIGHLY recommend!

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Paul
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

It was very good food and service but request the main floor. As to me it will complete the positive!

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1949duisburg
Edmonton
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding, all around, definitely come back again

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DianeH
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was very enjoyable. The service was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Reserved for inside but was sat outside instead by the hostess; it would have been fine but we both ordered the fettuccine for a second time and wasn’t aware we wouldn’t be getting the whole presentation of the dish so that was a little disappointing as I wanted my daughter to experience it as well. Good was still amazing!

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michaelmarc
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our 40th wedding anniversary. Was a perfect evening. Our waitress was outstanding. A night to remember. We dined on the two house specials. Lobster and steak for me. My wife had ravioli with seafood. Thank you so much. Best romantic dining spot in Edmonton.

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PernellB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I went for my birthday and the service was outstanding and food great. I was even treated to a complimentary serving of tiramisu (just because it was my birthday).

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JimS
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and ambience

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Allister67
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What do I say?The food was great,the service was great,the ambiance was great,and the drinks and wine were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the extra special treat from the kitchen

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JaniceB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Needed to change reservation from outside (Smokey) and they gave us a table.

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Real
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

Lovely place. Food was good. service was ok, Will be back,

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blairb
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is amazing. Took our friends last night. Best Italian they have ever had.

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MonarchD
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

awesome service! there were few parking spots for the restaurant in peak dinner time, we had to park at the stripmall across the street. overall, good area, good service and food.

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KeithK
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service. The server gave us a free dessert because we were celebrating our anniversary. That was a nice touch.

MB
MurrayB
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

I had the Fetticine. Cream sause was on point, pasta was cooked correctly and flavours were great.

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JulieAlex
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere, celebrated a birthday here, would recommend to everyone!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent evening Allison round. Highly recommend.

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kenH
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

this place is very classic and enjoyable the staff and the owner were very accommodating in every respect I eat in alot of places across this country and by far this is one of my favourites great people and staff

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WendyW
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinner on the outside patio. Great food. Great music. Perfect

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Eldod
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My wife had the spaghetti Bolognese and I had the halibut. Excellent entrées and we would definitely go back! My only criticism is that the bread loaf was not fresh.

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AdrianG
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Quiet and elegant ambient with delicious food in a very nice neighborhood.

FAQs

Violino Gastronomia Italiana does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Violino Gastronomia Italiana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (780) 757-8701.

Violino Gastronomia Italiana is rated 4.7 stars by 1571 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.