Violino Gastronomia Italiana

4.5
1255 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday : 11:00am - 3.30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 3.30pm - 11:00pm.
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Phone number
(780) 757-8701
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Neighbourhood
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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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Special Offers

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate New Year's Eve with family and friends at Violino.Let's welcome the New Year deliciously with a 5 course choice deluxe menu for 99$ per person.Our sommelier will offer a 5 course wine pairing for 50$ per person.5% G.S.T. and 18% Gratuity not included.Credit card required for confirmation.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 1255 People Are Saying
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Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We went for my mother’s birthday and the waiter brought her a free surprise desert with a candle at the end of the night. Thank you!

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RJ
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An historical building just west of the downtown heart of Edmonton, this restaurant provides diners excellent cuisine and exceptional service, both within a charming setting.

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

We went for our anniversary and it was incredible. Great service and atmosphere and the food was wonderful.

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m
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Definitely be back. Loved the room, the service and of course the food. Classy dining experience in a vintage atmosphere.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dining no here is always a great experience...great food...great ambience...great service!

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RH
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This was our first visit to Violino's and we would highly recommend this restaurant. Food and service were excellent.

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e
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We've eaten at Violino several times and always being quite delighted with the food. This time it was not quite as good. Two people had beef tenderloin and the medium well and the medium were exactly the same. There was a real lack of food on the plate for the price they charged. Another person had the full rack of lamb and enjoyed it. They also let themselves down with their desserts, bread pudding was dry with a lump of ice cream in it.

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s
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Violino Restorante is one of my favourite restaurants in Edmonton. The food, wine, ambiance and service are outstanding! I would highly recommend Violino to everyone celebrating a special occasion or just a nice quiet evening out.

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DC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful place to celebrate 35th Anniversary.

Don't push me. This is my review; take it or leave it.

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OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice meal. Great ambiance and Phenomenal service.

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SQ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a lovely evening meal at Violino

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BL
Edmonton
31 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ana the sever was fantastic and the fettuccine was awesome as always!

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LS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Anniversary

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OT
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Waited at the front for a bit and then had to look around into the kitchen to get someone’s attention. Server was really friendly and nice. Food was awful. So bad we could eat it and left. Will not go back

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FB
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Hi - we have been there many times either for birthdays and special occasion and also for the summer lunches outside. Chose this for their food and knowledge of their menu. Staff ver good and of course the manager. Thanks. Fabio and family

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and wonderful service!

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P
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

It felt like there was a change of management since we visited last. I remember the food being much better. My short ribs and my husband’s in bone pork was over-cooked. And I couldn’t believe they served our $45 per plate food on plastic plates. Our waiter was very nice and gave us a free birthday dessert to share. But he was a little too chatty and tried to sell gift certificates. Which I found inappropriate.

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C
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

What an Amazing Restaurant! Violino never disappoints. Thank you!

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r
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary dinner that I could not ask for a better experience. Service and food were exceptional.

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M
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere, great service and amazing food . A very nice place for dates , special occasions and romantic dinners . Upstairs seating is the best for romantic dinners. The servers are amazing very friendly. The Philippine guy who served us the last time we were there wasn't out server this time but he came and said hi at our table . We were here for our son's 19th Birthday. From the door to the table , food and service is top notch . Our server is so attentive and friendly . I love how she interacted with us and not just the how is everything so far . They go far and beyond Our son got a complimentary dessert although he does not have a sweet tooth he enjoyed it . I highly reccomend this restaurant you won't be disappointed . All of the staff there are very happy and friendly. Keep up the good work

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Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Nothing special for a very high price. Nothing that compares to previous operator La Spiga.

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KM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fine dining Italian cuisine, I will go again! I was impressed with the food. Made from scratch... :)

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JE
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service, and the food was absolutely fantastic. I would highly recommend

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Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This us one of the best places to go for an outstanding meal.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you to Adrian for his professionalism, attentiveness and personalized service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing experience. People dining next to us so happy! Food was next level. If you go get Danny as a server you are very lucky! Made our special night just a memorable night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s an amazing place

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Intimate and tasty

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Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I’d like to recognize our server, Anne, and the other staff for their excellent service. We advised ahead of time that we were Deaf, and they welcomed us prepared to communicate with text. Significantly, they also did not attempt to speak or make us lipread - this really was critical for creating a truly inclusive environment and letting us be our full selves. Unfortunately this necessary behaviour is very rare in the service and hospitality industries, so it is all the more appreciated for making our evening even more special. Thank you!

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Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

While the individual plates are expensive, meals here are amazing. The restaurant itself is quaint and the service is generally attentive.

Certainly a place to go for a special occasion.

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M
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was great, got a free desert for our anniversary. Was unexpected and appreciated! Very personable and classy establishment.

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BW
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for a lunch time date and had a wonderful meal. I would recommend this hidden gem to anyone who has an appreciation of Italian cuisine. Service and food were both exceptional

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

Amazing. Nothing more to say

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DM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Very disappointed in the food. The sea bas was nothing like what I would have expected. very few vegetables on the plate.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lunch wasnt expensive for a good quality ...mido is amazing and not rushing...

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was good seafood pasta with calamata sundried tomato sauce is a must try dish... service is amazing....ill come back for sure...

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CC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the second time we’ve been here as we are from Sask. each visit to Edmonton will include this restaurant. Jessor served us this year as he did last year and truly remembered who we were and knew even where we had sat. He is so attentive and knowledgeable and his service is outstanding. The food is prepared with care and the wine list is very reasonably priced with lots of mid-point pricing. A higher end feel and great value. Thank you!

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DP
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was personal from the moment we entered. The staff was incredibly professional, friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious with a perfectly sized portion. The ambiance was perfect for the occasion, ( a third date and of course I’m trying to impress!) Thanks to the kitchen staff, servers, and hosts who made our evening one we will remember for a very long time. 😀

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Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Over priced menu...server was wearing a dirty shirt and was distracted! Small portions of food for the price! Felt rushed!

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JC
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very accommodating regarding seating on the patio. Very hot and sunny and they made a table with more shade available. Best Birthday desert ever 👍

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