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Four Brothers Cucina

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5283 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 1R6, Canada
905-358-6951
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Description: In the summer of 1964, Giacinto and Laura Marinelli and their four sons...
In the summer of 1964, Giacinto and Laura Marinelli and their four sons Nicola, Vincenzo, Gabriele and Ugo, established the Four Brothers Restaurant on Ferry Street. In keeping with the old country's taste and traditions, they quickly asserted their cooking skills to create a prosperous restaurant business. In good time, Four Brothers became a staple in Niagara Falls, winning over the community one taste bud at a time. Eventually, Giacinto and Laura handed the business down to their sons, who each took control during various periods. Over time, Ugo acquired the restaurant and became sole proprietor. With his love for good food, his charisma, and his gracious hospitality to his dining patrons, Ugo accomplished his lifelong dream of owning one of the finest restaurants in Niagara Falls. In 1982, Ugo married his soulmate, Michelle. Joining forces, they presented their patrons with a first- rate dining experience. Four Brothers Cucina has continued to succeed due to the insistence of fresh, premier quality ingredients coupled with personal homemade touches. The establishment has remained a landmark. Sadly, in 1984 Ugo passed away suddenly, which left Michelle with the responsibility of the restaurant and caring for their infant son, Michael. The Marinelli family stepped in to assist Michelle during this difficult time. With strength and courage, the help of family and friends, as well as the staff at Four Brothers, Michelle was able to keep her late husband's dream alive and well. Today, the Four Brothers Restaurant continues to flourish, as both local residents and tourists experience the fine art of traditional Italian cuisine and a family-oriented dedication to food and service. The atmosphere at the Four Brothers is like a quaint family restaurant in Italy. "I serve my guests as I would my own family. I get fulfillment and satisfaction in seeing patrons who frequently return to dine at the Four Brothers" says Michelle. Michelle, along with her son Michael and her loyal staff (some with over thirty years of dedication to the restaurant) strive to continue the custom of offering fine Italian food and superior service to all their guests. With an excellent reputation for authentic Italian cuisine, Ugo's memory and dream live on through the Four Brothers, all amidst other restaurants in Niagara Falls.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Italian food but not the best in town

Atmosphere very nice. Food is authentic. I had lasagna. Tasty but the noodles were a bit overdone. Husband ate the mussels and loved them. The chocolate lava cake was nothing special but the caramel crunch dessert was to die for. Waitress was nice but didn't fill our water glasses until asked. Good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Joan G
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Richland, Washington
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Dedham, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We learned of this restaurant on a tour around town. We sought it out for dinner. My 11 year old had lasagna. We enjoyed our meals and the bruchetta was fantastic! It seems to be a hidden gem, as it was not crowded and it was quiet and calm. Prices seemed comparable to the other restaurants. The food quality was... More 

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erie pa
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Never disappointed in my meal from beginning to end. The salad though simple is always so fresh BTW love the beautiful cruets! And the bread is to die for. I have tried several items on the menu, since this is a must stop restaurant on my way home from Niagara on the Lake. I love the ravioli and the linguine... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We were a table of 10. We had booked and they were expecting us. After showing us to our table it became 'comical' as the waitress simply seemed to forget we were there. Others came and went but we still hadn't been served. After numerous complaints eventually our meals came. Three out of 10 needed to go back as they... More 

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Richland, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Atmosphere very nice. Food is authentic. I had lasagna. Tasty but the noodles were a bit overdone. Husband ate the mussels and loved them. The chocolate lava cake was nothing special but the caramel crunch dessert was to die for. Waitress was nice but didn't fill our water glasses until asked. Good food and service but could have been better.

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Slingerlands, New York
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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Our party of four overall enjoyed our food very much. We had a delicious linguine with red clam sauce, box ties primavera, ravioli, and mussels. The mussels were quite spicy so be warned if you order them. I would certainly recommend this restaurant and would return again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Got into Niagara very late and after dumping our bags went in search of somewhere to eat. When we stepped inside, the staff were clearly getting ready to close but very kindly said it was fine to cook anything we wanted. The food was great as was the service - the waiter was very attentive and happy to get into... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We stopped in at the Italian restaurant down the street from us, which was unfortunately booked, but the host recommended Four Brothers so we gave it a shot. Very nice place. Clean, cool, modern design, while also being a little bit homey with a couple of small rooms. Service was friendly and professional. Our waitress was relatively new, but went... More 

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Milan, Italy
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Very good Italian food. For all kind of pockets. Music entertainment and environment like Italian style. Kind waitress and good hospitality.

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Delco
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great atmosphere, authentic Italian food. Loved the homemade ravioli and the minestrone and topped it off with the key lime torte.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The food was delicious. Home made pasta with their signature sauce. My only issue was the cocktail I ordered was very weak on the liquor.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5283 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 1R6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara Falls
  • Phone Number: 905-358-6951

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 23
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

In the summer of 1964, Giacinto and Laura Marinelli and their four sons Nicola, Vincenzo, Gabriele and Ugo, established the Four Brothers Restaurant on Ferry Street. In keeping with the old country's taste and traditions, they quickly asserted their cooking skills to create a prosperous restaurant business. In good time, Four Brothers became a staple in Niagara Falls, winning over the community one taste bud at a time. Eventually, Giacinto and Laura handed the business down to their sons, who each took control during various periods. Over time, Ugo acquired the restaurant and became sole proprietor. With his love for good food, his charisma, and his gracious hospitality to his dining patrons, Ugo accomplished his lifelong dream of owning one of the finest restaurants in Niagara Falls. In 1982, Ugo married his soulmate, Michelle. Joining forces, they presented their patrons with a first- rate dining experience. Four Brothers Cucina has continued to succeed due to the insistence of fresh, premier quality ingredients coupled with personal homemade touches. The establishment has remained a landmark. Sadly, in 1984 Ugo passed away suddenly, which left Michelle with the responsibility of the restaurant and caring for their infant son, Michael. The Marinelli family stepped in to assist Michelle during this difficult time. With strength and courage, the help of family and friends, as well as the staff at Four Brothers, Michelle was able to keep her late husband's dream alive and well. Today, the Four Brothers Restaurant continues to flourish, as both local residents and tourists experience the fine art of traditional Italian cuisine and a family-oriented dedication to food and service. The atmosphere at the Four Brothers is like a quaint family restaurant in Italy. "I serve my guests as I would my own family. I get fulfillment and satisfaction in seeing patrons who frequently return to dine at the Four Brothers" says Michelle. Michelle, along with her son Michael and her loyal staff (some with over thirty years of dedication to the restaurant) strive to continue the custom of offering fine Italian food and superior service to all their guests. With an excellent reputation for authentic Italian cuisine, Ugo's memory and dream live on through the Four Brothers, all amidst other restaurants in Niagara Falls.

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