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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 32
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    Very good
  • 8
    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
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This is one of the few restaurants located on the second floor of a building in downtown Guelph and,if you walk up another flight of stairs, you can dine alfresco. Thre is a smaller classic italian menu with well prepared food. My wife and I shared a very fresh, locally sourced, caprese salad. Our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
robert3360
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Ontario, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
Guelph, Canada
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84 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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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Dubai
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Kitchener, Ontario
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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Puyloubier, France
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Waterloo, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Just ate here with my husband and daughter after a nice walk downtown. I was super excited because of the patio, it really did remind us of something outside of Canada maybe not "Italian", but definitely something you'd visit on vacation maybe Cuba . The one main thing that really bothered me...was the smell of grease. I'm not sure if... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is one of the few restaurants located on the second floor of a building in downtown Guelph and,if you walk up another flight of stairs, you can dine alfresco. Thre is a smaller classic italian menu with well prepared food. My wife and I shared a very fresh, locally sourced, caprese salad. Our entrees were lamb chops (angello alla... More 

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Campbelville, Ontario, Canada
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144 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Excellent Restaurant in Guelph with wonderful salads and some of the best Burrata in Guelph. The Tagliatelle All'Argosta is particularly good. Not an extensive menu but well chosen. There are few dishes for those who prefer not to eat meat. The restaurant is on the second floor which may be an issue for those with health issues. ATB LIG

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Guelph
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This restaurant is very high end and classic. The food was amazing not a big menu but everything is fresh and local grown. What a wonderful view from the roof top terrace. Excellent service and they don't rush with each dinner course. You will find this establishment very classy and pleasant.

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Blueys Beach, Australia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Wow from the moment I walk in the door I knew I was in for a pleasant experience. The food was absolutely perfect and every mouthful memorable. Sergio the server didn’t miss a beat and that authentic Italian accent made the experience unforgettable. House red well worth sampling as was the antipasto platter.

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Islamorada, Florida
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

What a lovely place. Very traditional look with great choices. Had the quail and it was cooked perfectly. The hostess was very personable, and service was fantastic. I will make this a must visit when in town.

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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 to 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?