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Vinny's Ristorante

165 West St, PO Box 3335, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8335
+1 360-378-1934
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (48 reviews)
“tiramisu” (16 reviews)
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16:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
165 West St, PO Box 3335, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8335
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This place is the type of Italian restaurant that sells atmosphere with very little food quality to back it up. If you have a stove you can buy San Juan spaghetti, some premade or frozen sauce and make better food at home. Go elsewhere.More

2  Thank nelsonn782
Vinnys1, Owner at Vinny's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

I'm very sorry to hear that you weren't happy with your meal at Vinny's.We take these comments very seriously and will use them to improve. We do prepare all of our sauces in house and pride ourselves on choosing the finest ingredients. Please accept our...More

Reviewed 25 March 2017

Revisited Vinny's after nearly a year, and it still is the nicest, most upscale fine dining restaurant in downtown Friday Harbor, yet reasonably priced. Excellent pasta dishes with a calamari-on-Caesar-salad to die for. Excellent martinis with a large variety and modest priced wine list. The...More

2  Thank Fred B
Vinnys1, Owner at Vinny's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Thank you Fred. I really appreciate your kind words. I had a great time visiting with you both. Always a pleasure to see you

Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely dinner here when friends from Tucson joined us at Friday Harbor for some island hopping. We had a great table, a fun waiter, and the food was well prepared. Our foursome started with an Italian sausage grilled flatbread appetizer, which was...More

1  Thank TeamRealMcCoy
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Wow! A very nice restaurant for any occasion. The seating and staff are amazing. The location is great when you walk in you have a great view of the harbor. The selection of appetizers is great as is the food selection. The food is great...More

1  Thank Julie F
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Great get away and food and service was great. Had steak it was very good. Owners are right there and on top of every part of meal. very good Italian and service. Great place to go for dinner enjoy.

1  Thank dangg228
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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...More

Thank Mel R
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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 reviewResponded 16 February 2017

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

Reviewed 13 February 2017 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...More

Thank smichaelone
Vinnys1, Owner at Vinny's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

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.

Reviewed 13 February 2017 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...More

Thank Jannene W
Reviewed 30 January 2017

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...More

3  Thank J2930JNjimw
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Billie R
15 August 2016|
Response from fhfoodie | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. Our restaurant seats 52 maximum. You might try Friday Harbor House.
6 May 2016|
Response from Fred B | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. Call Vinny's and ask for Becky it Julie.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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
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
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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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