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Violino Ristorante Italiano

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181 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601-4717
+1 540-667-8006
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Colebrook, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We were staying the night at the Hampton Inn and Suites on our way home from VA to CT. We always like to walk to dinner after a long day driving in the car, so this restaurant was perfect..............just a few steps from the HI & S. just off I 81 N. (or S.) The waiter couldn't have been nicer... More 

Thank 459frankiep
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Our meal was outstanding. This chef really knows what he is doing. We go to many highly rated restaurants and this one did not disappoint. You could tell that everything was homemade. And the waiter and service staff were very attentive. We tend to eat on the early side so it was not busy, but our service and food were... More 

Thank Phuntraveler
Asheville, United States
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 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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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 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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94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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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203 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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 30 October 2016

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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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 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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109 reviews
72 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

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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
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?