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Il Caminetto di Umberto

4242 Village Stroll, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
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Ranked #35 of 168 Restaurants in Whistler
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Since it's 1981 debut, this restaurant remains King of the Mountain. Located in the heart of Whistler Village, Umberto Menghi's Il Caminetto expresses warmth and hospitality. Offering fine Tuscan cuisine at its very best accompanied by a large selection of international wines with the emphasis on Italian. Come for fun, relaxation, or romance to this cozy dining room, rich with colour and Italian charm. In the summer Il Caminetto's patio is the perfect place to "see and be seen" along Village Stroll. RESERVATIONS ON LINE FOR GROUPS UP TO 12 GUESTS ARE AVAILABLE. FOR LARGER GROUPS PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT
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Zurich, Switzerland
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128 reviews 128 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had dinner at this nice restaurant. Service was great and both our starters were excellent. However the pasta dishes, Lasagne and Gnocchi were both a let-down. Lasagne was very dry and there was far too much pasta and hardly any sauce. The Gnocchi were a little bland, the Mozzarella that was part of the dish was cheap, like chewing... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I've honestly paid 1/3 the price I paid at this joint, and have had much tastier food. The bread came out, and 20 seconds later the food was out. We had no chance to enjoy the bread and chat with each other. There are much nicer places to eat in Whistler for the same price.

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London, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Superb food, wonderful ambiance, top notch service. It was late August, the evenings were a bit chilly but with propane heaters and soft blankets it was a pleasure to eat on the patio. Pace of dinner was good and relaxed and our meals were delivered hot. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and will definitely be back next time in BC.

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Echo Beach
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89 reviews 89 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We just returned from three weeks in Italy and I'd find it hard to say anyone of the great places we ate at could come close to topping Caminetto! Great food,service and atmosphere. And the prices are far below anything you will find in Rome!

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Paris, France
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145 reviews 145 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great service, our waitress also spoke French. The restaurant manager was great. The food was very good, with great salads and great pasta and meats. The clams pasta was very good, the beef fillet was so tender. Great choice of wines

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Nice to find a serious restaurant in frivolous Whistler. My wife and I stumbled across the place - we enjoyed eating indoors, in the unpretentiously Italian decor, although the patio was perhaps more obviously inviting. I had what was probably the best risotto I have tasted in my life. The service was smart and professional in a town where much... More

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Vancouver BC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

4 of us had a fabulous dinner last night at Umbertos in Whistler Village. We were lucky enough to have a great table on their patio....perfect for people watching and kept very comfortable with outdoor heaters. Our waiter was fantastic - personable and attentive, yet not intrusive. We had the tuna tartare, beef carpaccio and prosciutto/melon appetizers and they were... More

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North Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Came up for the night with my wife and had a great dinner on the patio. We were greeted very nicely by the ladies up front and taken to our spot for the night. The server and manager were very attentive and provided great service. Food was perfectly prepared as expected. Of course the price is high but you get... More

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Kamloops, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Went there with friends on an anniversary dinner and the food was excellent. A bit cool on the patio in the later evening, but the warmth of food and service were terrific.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We chose this restaurant because of the reviews and it was our last night in Whistler.....we had the Concierge and the Delta make reservations for us for 7:45 pm (we asked for 7:30 and the restaurant said they could do it at 7:45).....we asked for the patio and were told it was all set up.....when we arrived the hostess told... More

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