Violino Gastronomia Italiana

4.7
1296 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Elegant restaurant located in downtown, perfect for intimate gatherings and business meetings to spectacular events, you will enjoy the incredible service and food in a welcoming and sophisticated Italian oasis.Ideally located steps away from shopping,hotels.

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T
Edmonton
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect atmosphere. Great service very good food highly recommended. We will be back.

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JT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best restaurant in Edmonton. The service is impeccable and the food consistantly great. This is a gem in High Street.

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MK
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved the relaxed quite atmosphere
The service was outstanding
Food was delicious we will be back

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CH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We truly loved the whole experience at this restaurant...can’t wait to go again!

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

One of the best meals I have ever had. Everything was beautifully present and tasted wonderful. I would definitely go back.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went here for my girlfriends birthday,
Really nice restaurant with good food. I recommend the fettuccine Tavolino as they prepare it with the cheese wheel infront of you ! Server gave us free dessert so it was a BONUS

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W
Edmonton
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

I used a special gift cert promo that was a waste of money. Ordered 2 soups which are on the menu under “antipastas” but were not included as appetizers to be used with my gift cert. Full charges of the gift cert were not used and other charges applied. The restaurant charges high end prices - but served soup in a plastic bowl. And there was white paper on the table cloth - not a high end restaurant practice. It was very cold next to the “marble wall”. When mentioned this to my server no attempt to address this was made. Food was good. Food prep was very good.

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E
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

What a lovely night out! Great service and food was exceptional. We were celebrating our anniversary and they even treated us to a special dessert. Thank you!!

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S
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant hands down, the staff are always friendly and attentive. The owner is absolutely wonderful too. The food is absolutely worth it everything hand crafted and presented beautifully. If your looking for a nice date place or a place to do a nice business meal this is it!

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CC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food and service ! I had Arctic char that was done to perfection. They were so accommodating of my request for gluten free choices (celiac). Waiter was friendly And knowledgeable! Going back for sure soon.

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LI
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our dining experience with Violino. Violino is in an old house and I love restaurants in old houses. The menu has a nice selection in all categories. The wine selection is very diverse and extensive as well. Our server was lovely. It was a little noisy for my liking but that's not the fault of Violino. I would definitely go to Violino again. My husband is Italian and so we are used to authentic Italian food and Violino is authentic. Thank you for the lovely evening. Will be back.

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SB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

By far my favourite restaurant in Edmonton. I love it!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ambiance was great. And service impeccable. Food is always delicious. A little pricey but quality looking forward to patio opening .

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LM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

lovely evening, it is on the expensive side, quiet so can hear the person you are talking to, lucky to find parking. we took our time and have a pleasant evening.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding!! We left in awe of the amazing everything. If I had to say something to improve, it would’ve been our server, but everything was wonderful. Save this place for an outing with company you adore because you will not want to leave!!!

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T
Edmonton
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They deserve the best romantic spot in Edmonton. Tables arranged with chocolate and roses,romantic music,great 4 course dinner with many choices and spot on service ,top notch.Great romantic evening.Thank you.

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TH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our time. The 4 course meal was amazing..

Than you
Tim/Kelly

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AL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful and warm place, delicious dishes and good service!

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FM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Was too costly for what we got and didn't like.the auto 18% grat added to the bill for a table of two. Server would have gotten a better top of that wasn't there.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Decided to visit this fine italian ristorante and beautiful mansion built in 1913 surrounded by lush flower gardens, beautiful streets on our first wedding anniversary and it turned out be a memorable experience.
We got served by Jesser and he made sure to provide us a great dining experience at Violino. Even he asked, if there is any special occasion that day.

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Fettuccine Alfredo: We decided to give a try to violino’s signature pasta. They cooked the pasta in the kitchen and then Jesser prepared the alfredo sauce in Asiago cheese wheel in front of us while explaining the process. Pasta was incredibly rich and flavoursome, it is really difficult for one person to finish it off. I would definitely recommend to try this.

Strato Lasagna: Totally enjoyed this mouthwatering infinite layers of italian sausage and meat, Ricotta, baby spinach, Mozzarella and asiago cheese.

Bread Pudding: We planned to order bread pudding before but after having the delicious and fulfilling meal we changed our mind. And to our surprise, jesser served us the scrumptious bread pudding as a sweet gesture from violino family on our wedding anniversary.


Rating:
Taste:4.5/5
Ambience: 5/5 (would definitely come in the summers to enjoy the food while sitting in the patio)
Price: 4/5 ( Being a fine dining, it is bit higher on price side. But food and the service makes every penny worthwhile)
Portion:5/5 (Fulfilling for one person)
Service: 5/5 (Appreciate the service by Jess)

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OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Good went for mothers milestone birthday.

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JV
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent! The food was delicious and presented nicely. Portions were great and overall service and ambiance was fantastic. Would definitely visit again

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PL
Edmonton
78 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Service was very good. Caprese. Salad excellent to share. Love the warm fresh Italian bread and bread dip to start. Nice evening

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RM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Really good service. Food was outstanding . It was a little cramped on the lower floor and very cold when the front door was opened. Had a great time.

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T
Edmonton
23 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top notch old school Italian restaurant in Edmonton.

Hard to get a reservation on weekend, now I understand why. I love Italian cuisine and have been to many superb Italian restaurants and this is the BEST !! We had with us friends from L.A, they have never eaten here before . My wife and I each had a salad, pasta and a dessert. All six of them were primo. All the food that I saw looked tasty.Our friends said that this is an awesome place for Italian food, neat & clean. Restaurant manager, waiter & other's stuff are also professional. Everyone left happy & satisfied. Experience it.

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OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A night out planned by my mom, she took the kids and my husband and I went for dinner.

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RN
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service! Great food! A little pricey but worth it!!

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KC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

The ambiance is very good,
Food is terrible and service is ok.
I was disappointed overall,
They need to invest in a chef and staff training.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service from walking in the door to our server giving us a treat of Moscato at the end. My husband and I shared the Violino signature and lasagna, and the food was very good. They take pride in looking after their customers. Will see them again soon.

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DG
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for food and service. Has free parking.

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KC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I simply can’t recommend this restaurant enough. Delicious authentic Italian in a beautiful spot with phenomenal service. Ive been coming here for years for special events, work dinners, and casual weekday meals, they’ve made every time feel special. Additionally there is a wonderful patio in the warm months. Come, relax, and plan to stay awhile

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E
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening.

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YF
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful evening to celebrate the holiday season!

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GD
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every item delicious, service exceptional, great ambiance!
Will be back.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always receive excellent service when visiting Violino’s and the food is always superb, regardless of what we order. Thank you again for such a memorable evening. We look forward to our next visit.

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W
Edmonton
16 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely. Only improvement would have been a better Ceasar Salade.

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T
Edmonton
23 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Italian Restaurant in Edmonton by far.
From made-in-house deserts to fabulous signature fettuccine, everything on the creative old style Italian Restaurant is delicious and doesn’t break the bank. Run by a professional staff, the super-cozy dining room gets crowded, so those in the know get there early for date night or to snag a seat in his friendly High Street gem abetted by an excellent mid priced wine list and attentive staffers.The interior features beautiful vintage and contemporary decor elements that make for a trendy, lively scene – and the noise level to prove it.

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YF
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The perfect place for your Christmas lunch with friends!

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DS
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were a party of four and the service was perfect. Our conversations were rarely interrupted, and very politely to take our orders. It was a Tuesday evening so the restaurant was not too busy. The owner/manager served us a free dessert which was delicious and totally unexpected. Food was excellent and we ate everything we were served. The price was a bit expensive but it was worth it.

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