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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
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

We went to Vinny's for dinner on our trip to Friday Harbor. We were there over Labor Day weekend and so there were crowds. Despite the volume of people they were able to seat us and provide excellent service. The food was of high quality and the portion size was more than ample. The menu choices were plentiful and the... More 

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Warner Robins, Georgia, USA
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226 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Stopped in right when they opened at 4pm. We had 3 in our party and they brought out 5 slices of bread the first time and I had to ask for more. When they finally brought it out, they brought 4. They were pretty proud of it. I have issues with having to break a piece in half so everyone... More 

Thank luv2travel6482
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Vinnny's in Friday Harbor is a great choice for Italian food. The menu is classic southern Italian but some nice interesting touches. The bread is first rate as is the service. For the quality of the food, the price is terrific, highly recommend.

Thank yogikaren
Long Beach, California
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Everything was so wonderful at Vinny's. Definitely start with the calamari appetizer, Caesar salad, and then pick any of their wonderful dinner dishes. This restaurant and the calamari were recommended to me and it did not disappoint. We had the spaghetti and meatballs and the chicken parmigiana, both were excellent. Our server made great wine selections for us given our... More 

Thank Shap1011
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Great Italian and friendly staff. Food is good and trying to be great. The linguine clams were great and flavor great but the clams were choppy and Shelly so you had to be careful. Carbonara was true to ingredients but needed more garlic and pepper flakes.

Thank Lynne M
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Good selection of food and a nice deli area. A little expensive but you are on an island with only two main grocery stores.

Thank Wizsup
Friday Harbor, Washington
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

OK, Vinny's is a combination of great food and a super friendly staff. You walk in the door greeted by co-owner Becki, and you are made to feel like a part of the family. This year we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary, and the entire staff went out of their way to make our dinner extra special. Every dish we... More 

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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We ate there twice in three nights, while staying on my brother's sailboat in the harbor. Lovely room and very warm, friendly vibe. We ran the menu and enjoyed everything. One standout was a Cabrese salad with ridiculous small tomatoes. The wine list was a welcome surprise; some really stand out wines from Sicily and the mark-ups were very reasonable.... More 

Thank CAWest
Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

You can get to Vinny's by ferry or by taking your own boat to Friday Harbor on beautiful San Juan Island. From the marina it's a short walk up the hill. Ever since the Spring Tree Restaurant closed many years ago we've been looking for a new favorite restaurant in Friday Harbor. We finally found it this summer when we... More 

Thank spoilsport6
Seattle, Washington
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649 reviews
404 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

She didn't like the chicken Marsala, I had the Carbanara that was a little too heavy with lots of bacon. The cheese and meat plate was tasty and fun.

Thank ebcnaz

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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$ 30
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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?