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205 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
2506271212
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Description: Casual Italian & coastal fare in a cozy neighbourhood cafe located on the...
Casual Italian & coastal fare in a cozy neighbourhood cafe located on the waterfront in Cow Bay Featuring... Seasonal specials posted daily House made bread and dessertsFine selection of International wine and craft beersEat In / Take AwayGluten free& kid friendly
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A great culinary choice!

My husband and I both had the steak with risotto but opted for different complimenting sauces. The steak was top quality and seared perfectly to melt in our mouths, and garnished with the best choice of vegetables. Great service, and with a more than decent selection of wine, it was easily one of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
PamthaiP
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My husband and I both had the steak with risotto but opted for different complimenting sauces. The steak was top quality and seared perfectly to melt in our mouths, and garnished with the best choice of vegetables. Great service, and with a more than decent selection of wine, it was easily one of the top fine dining experiences we've had... More 

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Prince Rupert, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We went for a birthday dinner for a family member. Worst service ever! The regular waitress was unfortunately not on duty while we were there. Our server had to be asked several times just for water. Appys arrived with no plates to eat them on........

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opasushi, Owner at Cow Bay Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Paul I am sorry to see that your experience with us on this particular evening was less than expected. I would like to give you a bit of background on the evening in the hopes you can understand why your service was rated poor. Prior to your reservation one of our more experienced servers called in sick at the... More 

Terrace, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I always make a point to stop in for a bite to eat when in town for business or pleasure. Not only to see my cousin who is by far the best server they could of hired for such a unique, friendly restaurant but to enjoy fresh, homemade food. Caeser salad is to die for so i always get this... More 

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Oldsmar
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch on the cafés patio waterside. A terrific salad and flatbread pizza with some terrific BC Chardonnay. Very good service and a visit from the owner completed our great dining experience.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Nice little place to go for lunch or snack and visit relax . Alot of tourists come here because it's right down cowbay and I find it an enjoyable little place

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British Columbia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A lovely Friday night dinner with friends. The barley risotto I ordered (with a perfectly prepared tenderloin on top) was soooooo creamy and delicious. I tried my hand at a similar recipe at home.... not as good! My companions loved their meals as well - between us we ate pretty much everything on the fresh board. Service is good -... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Two Proseccos on the wine list turned out only to be one (they'd run out of the other) but the one they had was perfectly nice. We were in Prince Rupert because we had to be (we'd come up the Inside Passage and were flying back to Vancouver) but were really pleased we'd made it - what an interesting place... More 

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b.c. ca
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Excellent food and service...Portions are a good size...who said tiny?? You'll love it! Getting late to be outside but try the pizza..for sure.

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Kiama, Australia
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This little cafe had a great vibrant atmosphere. The food was excellent and the coffee not too bad either. It gets busy so book ahead regardless of the day of the week.

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Brockville, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Small portions...im an average size male,and had to go to a different restaurant after my $18 pasta meal to eat an omolette. Very dissatisfied. Also, I discovered after the meal that I could have had a side salad for only a dollar more and the waitress never said a thing. Do yourself a favor and pass on this place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Prince Rupert
  • Phone Number: 2506271212

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Casual Italian & coastal fare in a cozy neighbourhood cafe located on the waterfront in Cow Bay Featuring... Seasonal specials posted daily House made bread and dessertsFine selection of International wine and craft beersEat In / Take AwayGluten free& kid friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?