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Vinny's Ristorante

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$$ - $$$
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165 West St, PO Box 3335, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250 (First St)
+1 360-378-1934
16:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Bellevue, Washington
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The spaghetti and meatballs was very good but the sauce was a bit too sweet for our liking. The pepperoni flatbread was actually a 12" pizza, easily feeds two people if you have a salad. It had the best sauce I ever tasted. The restaurant was nicely decorated, the lighting level perfect and the wait staff attentive. They also have... More 

Thank Mel R
Friday Harbor, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable, beautiful, casual, elegant dining. Personalized service. Nice room. Good food. Lovely and relaxing.

Thank desperada1947
Vinnys1, Owner at Vinny's Ristorante, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Vinny's. Thank you so very much. More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had reservations but were made to wait for 20 minutes as local walk-ins were seated ahead of us. We finally were taken to a table and then promptly ignored. The service was extremely slow, almost non-existent. The food was very good when it finally arrived. Bottom line. I'm sure it's a great experience if you live on the island... More 

Thank smichaelone
Vinnys1, Owner at Vinny's Ristorante, responded to this review

Im so sorry to read that you didn't enjoy your experience at Vinny's. We strive to offer a great experience to all of our guests and we failed with you. Please accept our deepest apologies and hope you try us again. More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I went right before Thanksgiving and they were "trying something new" on Monday evenings (previously not open) with a limited menu. The flatbread pizzas were delicious, reasonably priced and one is more than enough for one person. Can't wait to try their full menu!

Thank Jannene W
Blaine, Washington
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97 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vinny's is our favorite restaurant in Friday Harbor, both for the food and the staff. Earlier in the day we ran into the owner twice, once at the Chamber of Commerce and once at a local cafe during lunch. The view of the city and harbor was good, the food and service outstanding. Even though it was a winter evening,... More 

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We enjoyed dinner on New Year's Eve. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, and the views of the harbor were stunning.

Thank car42whereru
San Diego, California
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This was right across the street from our hotel and I was pretty excited about trying it based upon the reviews. Sadly, I will be sticking with my previous stance on never going to Italian restaurants outside of Italy. We came without reservations but a seat was found. There was a bit of confusion as the hostess seemed to forget... More 

Thank Steve G
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I was solo for Christmas so headed to San Juan Island. So I tried some restaurants that I have not either tried or it had been a real long time. So I booked into Vinny's and it did not disappoint. I started with a nice glass of Chianti Caesar salad. For my main I order Chicken Scaloppini with angel hair... More 

Thank Christopher J
Vero Beach, Florida
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576 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

It was my first visit to this only fine dining Italian restaurant in the picturesque harbor town of Friday Harbor. We enjoyed dinner and wine on white table cloth's at a cozy corner table for four with holiday accented surroundings. Upon being seated, a special cocktail list was offered along with a varied food menu and extensive wine list for... More 

Thank Tony C
North Vancouver
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Food was really very good. Service was quite good generally - certainly friendly but just with a tiny bit of confusion about getting dishes to the correct table. Warm cozy and relaxed atmosphere

Thank Greg M

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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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 West St, PO Box 3335, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
    (First St)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-1934
We are a quaint, little Italian restaurant in the heart of Friday Harbor. We offer authentic Italian Cuisine in a beautiful, fun atmosphere. Come and enjoy Vinny’s!

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Wenatchee, Washington
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?