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Julia Ristorante

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Italian, Latin
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312 Lakeshore Road E., Oakville, Ontario L6J 1J2, Canada
905-844-7401
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Taste of Downtown Oakville!

We had a great experience during the Taste of Downtown Oakville at Julia's! Our waitress was fantastic - attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. We all had the crab and salmon cake as an appetizer, the sweet potatoe salmon, and the bread pudding were all delicious! I love this restaurant and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
ProfessorOT
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Hamilton, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This restaurant was so disappointing. The reviews on Trip Advisor were so positive, I was really looking forward to having lunch there. I had the Marisco Salad. The scallops were tough and rubbery, the crab cake filled with bread crumbs and the shrimp over cooked. It was awful, full stop. My husband had one of the pastas. The sauce was... More 

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Oakville, Canada
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We went here for lunch not knowing what to expect. We each had a bloody caesar to start and it was perfect. I had the spicy bean soup which was excellent and the tomato basil soup was sooo fresh tasting. The jerk duck tacos were delicious not dried out like sometimes duck tends to be. The cuban club sandwich also... More 

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Oakville, Canada
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

A very pleasant lunch - salmon on quinoa was first rate, jerk chicken tacos good as well - very tasty and just the right portion sizes - friendly and attentive staff, great location - overall highly recommended!

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Hamilton, Canada
Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We had a great experience during the Taste of Downtown Oakville at Julia's! Our waitress was fantastic - attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. We all had the crab and salmon cake as an appetizer, the sweet potatoe salmon, and the bread pudding were all delicious! I love this restaurant and will be back again!

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Mississauga, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Chef Julia Hanna has two restaurants in Oakville, and this one in the charming downtown area is the more ground-breaking of the two. There are delectable entrees from a variety of tropical countries that are artfully assembled and downright delicious. It is not super-expensive and there is lots of seating in a comfortable place of colourful ambience. The wait staff... More 

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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I come here for their seafood salad. It has very generous portions of seafood, lovely dressing. It is a perfect lunch. The patio is a lovely spot in the summer. The table at the front by the window is a great spot when the weather is not as nice. Always get great service and a great meal. This is my... More 

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Oakville, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A group of us had dinner there over the holidays. Only one of the 7 liked both the appetizer and the entree. Our waiter was very apologetic and offered a dessert or coffee but we were not offered any other compensation. The cost of our portion of the dinner, just for the two of us, was over $200.00 and we... More 

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Chef312Lakeshore, Manager at Julia Ristorante, responded to this review

Hello, We are also very disappointed that you did not enjoy your experience at Ristorante Julia. We hold our quality of food and service to the highest standards and to know that you left our restaurant after not enjoying your evening concerns us, especially given the average guest check of your experience was substantially higher than what is the norm.... More 

Toronto
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We enjoyed lunch here on a busy Saturday in December. The place is comfortable, welcoming, and pleasant. Interesting menu items, with smaller plates and main sized items too. Distinct Mexican flavours on some of the dishes. Innovative salads and sides. Enjoyed the tuna starter, and the pastas were fresh and yummy. Gracious service with a smile. We will definitely be... More 

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Hudson, Ohio
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Visiting form Ohio and San Diego and happened to try this place just by chance for lunch/brunch. Did we luck out; what a wonderful place! Are party had the Marisco Salad, the Sweet Patato Crusted Salamon, Eggs Benedict, and Crab & Samon Cakes. Everyone raved about the food. Out server was very friendly and attentive. We would definitely eat here... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Yesterday evening three of us had dinner at Julia's in Oakville, Ontario. We had been to this restaurant many years ago and had only pleasant memories. Sadly, the restaurant has not kept up. We should have known as soon as we came upon their patio at the entrance...it was dirty and kitschy looking. The service was good, however, the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 312 Lakeshore Road E., Oakville, Ontario L6J 1J2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Oakville
  • Phone Number: 905-844-7401

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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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?