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Vinny's Ristorante

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165 West St, PO Box 3335, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8335 (First St)
+1 360-378-1934
16:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Mercer Island, Washington
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77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were more than pleased with our choice of restaurants. The service was exceptional even when we overstayed and found we were the only ones left in the restaurant. The servings are generous and innovative. The atmosphere is charming. We couldn't have asked for more.

Thank Aspiring1
Washington DC
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154 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small, cozy restaurant with great Italian food and wine. You must try the calamari--best I've ever had.

Thank ShowMeSomething
Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We love the menu and the food quality of Vinny's. The staff are great. HOWEVER, I wish they would think again about the music that squawks over their speaker system. Louisiana blues or heavy metal really should not be part of the background. It is a lovely atmosphere, but if the "background" music is jarring, it is much less delightful.... More 

Thank Chris K
gleneden beach, oregon
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

the lasagna is very good here. We ordered it to take out, came with a small amount of vegies and 4 tiny little rolls. Not cheap, but delicious

Thank julie p
Salt Lake City, Utah
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

During a recent stop in Friday Harbor between the USA and Vancouver Island, we decided to try Vinny's and we are so glad we did. Warm welcoming staff. A delicious selection of options on their menu. And a wine list with some great choices at reasonable prices which is always a plus. I had the veal Marsala and it was... More 

Thank Ernie B
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Everything was very good or excellent. They decor is balanced and interesting creating a nice atmosphere. My companion found the warm kale and spinach a bit salty whereas I did not. I highly recommend the ravioli and the chocolate torte.

Thank 001Slo
Bend, Oregon
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The menu was just what were were looking for. We had had a late lunch and divided an excellent salad and chicken marsala with pasta cooked perfectly al dente. The food and the service were so good we decided to have dinner there again and were not dissapointed

Thank Sharenlynn
Northern California
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397 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

To begin with, the hostess (Julie) was great working with us to get us a nice table. Beautiful restaurant but surpassed only by the succulent tasty entrees. The chicken Marsala was the best I've ever had. The warm rosemary bread was served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire evening and if we ever return to... More 

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Redmond, Oregon
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195 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The staff was very well organized and orchestrated in handling the busy summer crowd. Pleasant atmosphere with decent views (depending on where you were sitting). A few areas in the back are more romantic. The food was very good. Even if the noise level could be a little loud, the staff made it a relaxing, enjoyable meal

Thank ghodecker
Dunwoody, Georgia
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185 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Sometimes when you are in a touristy area you figure the food will be fine, overpriced, nothing special. We thought that Vinny's would fall into this category. We were so happily wrong. This was the best meal on our whole visit to the island. The pastas were light and tender, the lemon ravioli was different and tender and so full... More 

Thank Susan_S_Dunwoody

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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
Italian, Mediterranean
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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 98250-8335
    (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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?