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Violino Ristorante Italiano

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181 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601-4717
+1 540-667-8006
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Asheville, United States
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Dined here with friends also heading north on i81 and spending night in Winchester. Violino a great find. We all loved it. A throwback to 60s fine Italian dining. White tablecloths, professional service and lots of musical instruments on the walls. Menu choices definitely not traditional. Innovative - no simple pasta dishes or meatballs and spaghetti. Nice wine list too.... More 

Thank Robert W
Winchester, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I can't say enough about Violino, the food is extraordinary, the service is first class and the owner/sommelier is wonderfully pleasant and on the mark with her wine suggestions. My wife and I have visited Violino on many occasions and are never disappointed. One of our most memorable visits was a surprise for my wife and the staff helped me... More 

Thank pdkim69
Alexandria, Virginia
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ate dinner here recently with a group of 9. Service was attentive and welcoming. They offered a variety of specials as well as the regular menu. I enjoyed the veal special. House wine was very drinkable.

Thank LeeinVAUSA
Washington DC & San Diego CA
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92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This weekend we ate at what is perhaps the best restaurant in the DC area----but it is in Winchester, Virginia. Violino is the most astonishing Italian food I have ever eaten in the USA or in Italy. No standard veal parmigiana here. Inventive, amazing dishes with consummate cooking that equals that of Jose Andres. In a tiny restaurant with reasonable... More 

Thank roeslers
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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194 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a joy to celebrate our anniversary at Violino's. Every dish we have had, in the three times we have been there, has been excellent! Franco and Marcelo (owners) are warm and welcoming. Franco came to our table and sang to us! Wonderful music surrounds you as you dine in this lovely, authentic Italian experience. Bonnie and Theresa served us... More 

Thank Travel_Hints
Winchester, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

True, authentic Italian food - not your spaghetti and tomato sauce! Dishes that range from Northern Italy to the sea, packed with flavor, the best ingredients, and a presentation that impresses even the pickiest foodie. Everything freshly made, including the pasta and ravioli. A bit on the expensive side, but you get what you pay for. The owners are unpretentious... More 

Thank mommy c
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us visited Violino for a business lunch. We all had salads and soup. Excellent good and great service!

Thank NanC258
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Violinos continues to offer a great menu, incredibly well prepared very fresh food, the ambiance is classic, the service always good....house made pasta is so good. A class act and sometimes you hear a bit of opera or violin playing...It will not disappoint.

Thank VirginiaLily
Dallas, Texas
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361 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Restaurant is located in a closed-off walkway. Family owned and excellent food. Wonderful service and recommend the specials! Homemade deserts too!

Thank George B
Londonderry, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Absolutely worth going to. . . We were away for the weekend and loved the food so much we returned the next night. A true gem!

Thank ermckinley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601-4717
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +1 540-667-8006
We are a small fine dining restaurant specializing in traditional and authentic Italian cuisine. All of our items are made from scratch on premises from the bread to the gelato. The interior decor is old world and eclectic with a strong opera and classical music influence. Our service is professional and attentive . We look forward to providing you with an Italian culinary experience outside of Italy. Buon Appetito

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?