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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (47 reviews)
“tiramisu” (16 reviews)
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165 West St, PO Box 3335, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8335
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great menu, friendly staff, good service! Our whale boat captain recommended the calamari. We intended to just have that with wine but the rest of the menu was so good, we stayed for dinner. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Sooz E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was simply the best dining experience we had in our short time on San Juan Island. The service was terrific. The meals were very good. They have a nice selection of wine. We had a great view of the harbor. Do make reservations as...More

Thank Kate K
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We ate at Vinny's while on San Juan island. Good food brings out lots of locals and hey surrounded us with good recommendations about what to order. They have reasonable prices this quality of food served on the island. Excellent service and tasty desserts accompanied...More

1  Thank Maiya A
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We had a great meal here. We loved the food; the atmosphere and service. Reading some of the reviews I was little bit hesitant to give it a try - but SO GLAD we did. We loved it and will come here again on next...More

1  Thank love2dine50
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 review

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

1  Thank Fred B
Vinnys1, Owner at Vinny's Ristorante, responded to this review

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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Billie R
Do you have room for 70 people for a rehearsal dinner?
15 August 2016|
Response from fhfoodie | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. Our restaurant seats 52 maximum. You might try Friday Harbor House.
How old do you have to be to work there
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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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!