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Penisola Classic Italiano

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Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Pasta, Wine Bar
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121 Barlow Ave, Quesnel, British Columbia V2J 2B8, Canada
+1 250-992-8861
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 14
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Italian Restaurant

We were greeted at the door and sat quickly even for a Saturday night. We were hoping for a really good meal after being on the road for almost 10 hours (and our lunch elsewhere was such a disappointment). Our server at Penisola made sure our dinner experience was great! The menu offered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
CanadianGirl05
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North Vancouver, Canada
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Langley City, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My husband were very impressed with our dinner and service. I had the chicken cannelloni, which was very, very tasty. My husband had the baked tortellini in meat sauce...it had a lot of meat as well as tortellini and cheese. Both meals were very large portions. Prices are very reasonable. The staff was very friendly and efficient. Next time I... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were greeted at the door and sat quickly even for a Saturday night. We were hoping for a really good meal after being on the road for almost 10 hours (and our lunch elsewhere was such a disappointment). Our server at Penisola made sure our dinner experience was great! The menu offered many different great looking pasta dishes and... More 

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Veal picatta was excellent, even the side of fettuccine was excellent. Great wait staff, helpful and very personable! Definitely recommend this place!

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PenisolaRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Penisola Classic Italiano, responded to this review

We're so glad to know you enjoyed your meal and service! We'd love to have you again if you come through Quesnel in the future. More 

Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My sister and I both thought this meal was the best on our 3-day road trip from Burnaby. I had the penne with Italian sausage and my sister had the gnocchi. Both were delicious. The servings were huge and we're looking forward to eating our leftovers at lunch today (the waitress packed them with plastic forks and napkins). The service... More 

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PenisolaRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Penisola Classic Italiano, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind feedback! We're glad you enjoyed the food and were able to take some on the road. If you happen to come by our way again, we'd love to have you try our desserts! More 

Halifax, Canada
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50 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a family friendly Italian restaurant. We love Italian food so we're excited to give Penisola a try. We wanted to order a bottle of wine but the wine menu didn't explain what kind of wines were listed, just the brand like Masi red $70. What kind of Masi? The waitress didn't know so she brought us the bottle... More 

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PenisolaRestaurant, Manager at Penisola Classic Italiano, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive review regarding our service and dessert as well as the feedback about your meal. We are currently redesigning our dinner and drink menu (offerings won't change, just the look!) so this information is super helpful. Please let us know if you have any other thoughts on what could be helpful to have listed! Hope to see... More 

Quesnel, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I believe this is a family run business. Always consistent. Specials are great value. Wed. is pasta night and a superb value (if you can get in!). However....I could go here & not eat...just have the Crispy Crunch Martini...I rarely have a drink -- but this is one to have. Oh my goodness --- highly recommend for dessert!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I would have to say best Gnocchi I have tasted. Great place to go for a date night, lovely atmosphere. Wednesday night is pasta night very good value for taking a family out. Not the best place for small children though.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Delicious food with large portions, I will defintely come back if I am ever in Quesnel. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We always love visiting Carmen and Paola at Penisola. They treat us like royalty and the Veal Marsala is perfect. It's a great place for a good pizza before going to a show or the theatre too..

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Smithers, British Columbia, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Ok restaurant was referred to us from a local, as we are from out of town. beautiful place service was great. Order our meal and drinks things were great. Get our meal and start eating taste amazing, half way through I find something hard,say to my friend that I am eating with. She says well maybe it's a hardened piece... More 

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Additional Information about Penisola Classic Italiano

Address: 121 Barlow Ave, Quesnel, British Columbia V2J 2B8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-992-8861
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Cariboo  >  Quesnel
Open Hours:
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 38
Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Pasta, Wine Bar

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 Barlow Ave, Quesnel, British Columbia V2J 2B8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Cariboo  >  Quesnel
  • Phone Number: +1 250-992-8861

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 38
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Pasta, Wine Bar
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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