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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.This elegant restaurant located in downtown is perfect for intimate gatherings and business meetings to spectacular events, you will enjoy the incredible
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed September 22, 2022

The food was amazing and didn't take too long to come, our host Adi was super friendly and professional, the atmosphere and location was great. I was super happy with my visit and will definitely be coming back with more family and friends.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 11, 2022

We came for dinner for the first time and the food was really good. The service not that great and slow.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 2, 2022 via mobile

We had a lovely evening on the deck. Service was pleasant, food delicious, courses served at a good pace. A good place to celebrate a special date.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed March 30, 2022 via mobile

I’ve come at least 5 times, and it is hands down my favourite restaurant ever. The staff are welcoming, caring, and constantly going above and beyond. All the food is made fresh, and comes out delicious. Highly recommend and will always continue to support this...place.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 19, 2022

The appy of calamari was delicious, even the greens with the vinaigrette 8/10. The osso bucco is served with a very heavy red wine reduction/gravy which was way too rich. The meat however was very nicely cooked. 7/10 I wanted pasta instead of potato with...my veal parm and was advised it would cost me an extra $14 to change from potato to a pasta! For $46 for veal parm give me the pasta and suck up the $14. The veal parm was pounded way way too thin and was crispy around the edges and barely had any meat compared to bread crumb. Veggies not bad, potatoes sad. But the sauce and cheese were good. 5/10 Tiramisu was average, rather bland. Small piece for $12. For that price please add some mascarpone, and real expresso to the lady fingers. 5/10 We ran out of wine before we finished dinner and coffee before we even got our dessert. Service was very slow and spotty. Noticed another couple waited forever to have their empty plates removed even though the server walked by them a few times without picking them up. Overall 6/10More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 23, 2022 via mobile

The food was delicious and wait staff and very accommodating. The venue is really cool, it’s an old house converted to a restaurant :) only thing that I was kind of put off about was it did take a long time in between drinks and...meal and dessert. So dinner was about 2.5 hours long. I think I’m so used to having the drinks ordered than the meal then dessert kind of fast paced that it felt like a really long time but that being said I really didn’t make me enjoy the experience more and actually digest my food so there might be some science behind it that they make you wait longer . But yeah I highly recommend the food was super awesome and the drinks for really good and the dessert was great.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 16, 2022

Birthday dinner. Service was really quite bad. Never asked us if we wanted a drink had to ask for water. Had to wait for there server to come over a lot. Our starters were delivered and then he asked us to order our mains which...was very odd to say the least we was given the menu to look so he could place the order. Like let us eat our appetizers first then come right back. None too pleased. Didn’t eat the main course. Too overpowering sauces pollo penne. He just boxed it up. I left the restaurant without eating dinner and a 250 bill. Won’t be coming back over priced and the servers need better training.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed October 3, 2021 via mobile

This restaurant is located in a beautiful 100 year old 2 storey house with great atmosphere. Wonderful service. The food was better than average, but somewhat more expensive that we hoped.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 28, 2021 via mobile

My wife had spaghetti Bolognese and I had the halibut. Absolutely fantastic! It was our 25th anniversary and we were surprised at the end of the meal by a wonderful piece of bread pudding. Very nice restaurant experience.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed March 5, 2021 via mobile

From the time you enter the restaurant you feel welcome, service is beyond. We had the special which was seafood penne and they certainly didn’t scrimp on the seafood. Everything was fantastic

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 15, 2021

Let me start off by saying that it was a pre-set menu (not very good for picky eaters). Limited and only choices were for appetizer and entree. We primarily came for pasta. It was $99/person, 4 dishes (so $25 per dish). I got the Crab...and shrimp brisk. So gross. Base tasted like cambell’s mushroom soup. It was super salty and fishy. Not even worth 5 dollars. Next up, ravioli. No taste. Could have used the salt from the soup. The sauce was a white creamy sauce, also zero taste. Then I picked a eggplant parmasan with a side of oily pesto pasta. It was meh. Olive Garden quality. Finished with tiramasu. Got our bill. $300- for a top 3 worse meals I have ever eaten. This included a few drinks and an included gratitude of $42 (18%). The “table clothes” were straight up white paper and the plates felt plastic with varying designs on them like they were bought at the dollar store. I am sorry but if I am dropping $300 ($150/ person) I better be seeing some crisp white table clothes and some nice plates. Furthermore, we waited 20min between our ravioli and entree. Service was average. Had better at other places. I for sure will not be returning. We were asked to provide them with our credit card when we reserved even though they said they wouldn’t charge us if we cancel. There is no reason for taking our credit card, so we refused to provide it. We eat out a lot as a couple (on average 2-4 times per week) and the price does not match the food quality of this place at all. I had very high expectations and was highly disappointed. Could have probably made a better dinner at home for $50.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed September 27, 2020 via mobile

Our waitress was a saint. Her name is either Joanne or Joanna. She dealt with some really demanding and rude people. And yes they were part of my party. There were 12 of us and so due to Covid we were at two tables. People...asked for the menu to be changed because they are picky, they ordered appetizers after they saw what looked good from what others got. They complained about the food. Asked for something not on the menu. Our server took it all in stride. So A+ for service. The food was good but not as good as I had on a previous visit. The potato pave was dry , and the tiramisu was good but not great. What was great was the asparagus soup, the beef, and the special( surf and turf). Overall a good evening.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020

This place has a charm to it. It is a restaurant that feels like it is someone's home. My wife ordered a pasta that was tossed in a cheese wheel after the wheel was lit on fire to melt the cheese on the pasta. The...wine list is extensive and we were happy with the red we chose.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 9, 2020

Went for an anniversary. Even though we arrived late for our reservation, the staff were nothing but friendly. We had their ravioli and the penne pollo, both we’re delicious. The waitress even surprised us with a dessert. I would recommend this place to anyone, it’s...fancy all while feeling very homey.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 20, 2020 via mobile

A fabulous, intimate venue. Food and service was amazing! Highly recommend. The upstairs room is just right for a private function. There was even enough room for the ceremony to be held and a little dance space. It’s an Edmonton gem.

Date of visit: December 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5