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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
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Port Angeles, Washington
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64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

We arrived during peak dinner time on Saturday in August with no reservation. The place was full with folks waiting, yet we were told to stand by as they would fit us in. We were seated in 5 minutes. Service was prompt. The menu offered plenty to pick from. We did not have to encourage our server to take our... More 

1 Thank Jeff P
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

I always seek out Italian restaurants. This one is has a comfy, feel-good atmosphere on a quiet, dead-end street one removed from busy Spring Street. In other words a good location. Great-tasting food. I eat only vegetarian now and Vinny's had several choices available. From my window I had a slice of a view of the nearby harbor and ferry... More 

1 Thank SweetGum
Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

From the welcome by the host, to the magnificent food and wine list, I really enjoyed this dinner. Tried the calamari entree and a tomato and mozzarella salad. Both dishes were fantastic. Main was a veal masala, made for me without mushroom. This also tasted fantastic. Both served with a Pino Grigio wine from the very extensive wine list. Would... More 

2 Thank Plumley042
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

The wine was 12$ a glass for a bottle that costs 15$ or less - the oysters were so small as to be less than a bite - should be a crime to harvest such small baby oysters. The main course was fair but grossly overpriced - total bill $100 - Service was slow and sloppy. I would not go... More 

Thank Normand R
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

The people that work here are kind and professional. The food was surprisingly delicious... given the resort town and the view. The atmosphere was charming... perfect temperature in the restaurant made it a delightful experience. You could tell that regulars at here... good sign. I would definitely go back.

1 Thank Carrie Louise D
Fairview, Tennessee
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232 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

We ate here on the recommendation of our whale boat captain. Very good choice! The environment adds to a relaxing meal. Service was excellent. The amount of pasta was not overwhelming and there was more seafood than pasta.

Thank MO2cats
Missoula, Montana
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

The meal was wonderful and so was the service. We did not have a reservation but they accomodated us and seated us right away.

1 Thank Charles B
Dallas, TX
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

The restaurants in Friday Harbor are packed in July - Vinny's was crowded for our dinner but our waitress took the time to explain the menu, offered us some wine choices that we had not tried before and overall our experience and food were simply excellent. The wines were great and it was all done during a time when the... More 

Thank TexasTrippin
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

We always hit Vinny's the night we arrive - we are never disappointed! Started with a martini with Vinny's yummy blue cheese stuffed olives. Ice was lightly shimmering the top. A great way to relax on a hot day. My husband wanted to try 2 different wines, so the server gladly grabbed a small glass of each, and had him... More 

1 Thank Darla B
Atlanta, Georgia
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

The ambience is not much, granted. The food was plentiful and very tasty. Traditional Italian dishes. Great for families with kids. Not much for romantic couples, I don't think. The service was fairly good as it was crowded. We didn't have a reservation and were not made to wait long - 15 minutes. It's a good deal walking distance to... More 

1 Thank maggiegust

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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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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?