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25 Macdonell, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
(519) 836-3031
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine Italian in a cozy setting

Dinner for my wife's birthday, at her request. It had been a few years since we'd dined here. Glad we came back! We were in on a Tuesday night. Their website indicates only two dinner seatings are available, but when I requested a time in the middle on my reservation via email, they were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2015
McMarshal
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Guelph, Canada
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Guelph, Canada
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133 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit this place regularly and find the place is the best italian in Guelph. I have not seen another, including Buono Gusto etc…. Can't serve pizza if you want to be italian! I might as well go to Mario's or Pizza Hut. At $75 pp, value can only be average, but service, atmosphere is second to none in Guelph.... More 

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Thank ric i
Guelph, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Initially avoided this restaurant as I am gluten free. Much to our delight they were very accommodating. Been twice in the last 2 months and thoroughly enjoyed both meals.

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1 Thank Steve H
Guelph, Canada
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219 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Dinner for my wife's birthday, at her request. It had been a few years since we'd dined here. Glad we came back! We were in on a Tuesday night. Their website indicates only two dinner seatings are available, but when I requested a time in the middle on my reservation via email, they were gracious about accommodating. When we arrived... More 

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1 Thank McMarshal
Guelph, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great food and nice setting. Summer patio is wonderful. Bruno the owner is attentive and friendly. My go to in Guelph

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Thank Barbie4947
Austin, TX
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Excellent Italian food in surrounded by comtemporary decor in a stone walled room, very nice 2nd floor patio in summer. I had TAGLIATELLE ALL’ARGOSTA, quite good, generous amount of lobster/shrimp. Waiter was most congenial, since I had beef carpaccio appetizer and seafood entree, he let me have 1/2 glass red, 1/2 glass white to best pair with each, instead of... More 

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Thank quietpc3400
Guelph, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Food good, prices high but worth it, service excellent, beautiful place.The only thing was that we told them if was my guys birthday and they did nothing at the other table they were sang happy birthday and give a piece of cake with a candle. They did not even tell him Happy Birthday.

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Thank krazylady2009
Guelph, Canada
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133 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This place has an open kitchen and is probably the only 'real' italian resto in Guelph. They don't serve pizza and sandwiches and has decent wait staff, cooks and table clothes. They also have specials weekdays, with already reasonable pricing, so value is high. However, what can one eat in an italian resto that you cannot make at home? And... More 

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Thank ric i
Dubai
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I had high expectations and they were sadly not met. I had worked at the original La Cucina on yarmouth street as a student in the late 80s and it had an outstanding reputation under the ownership of Frank. I thought it had relocated but I could tell the minute I entered the restaurant that the management was new. The... More 

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2 Thank Elaine K
Kitchener, Ontario
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Our daughter just graduated from U of Guelph and wanted to eat a special place. This place is definitely special and all the food was amazing. It was a Tuesday night and their wines were 50% off, so we got a few bottles of their wonderful selection of wines and everyone was extremely happy with their menu selection.

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Thank Vera F
Puyloubier, France
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

To start, beautiful covered terrace. Friendly waiter. For starters we had mussels, calamari and tuna, all perfectly cooked with great flavors. A bottle of Valpolicella, reasonably priced. Mains; superb filet with red wine sauce, quails and duck, large portions, everything really elegant and tasty. It was a perfect place to take my parents for an anniversary dinner. And special menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Macdonell, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: (519) 836-3031

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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