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Cocoa Pesto Bistro

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Contemporary, Canadian
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494 King Street, Windsor, Nova Scotia B0N 2T0, Canada
902.472.3300
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food..good prices

Have had nothing but enjoyable meals at the restaurant to date. I have been there with both small and large groups and the servers and the food are consistently excellent with each visit. If you're in Windsor this would be a good choice for a meal no matter what time of day or just a pleasant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Barb R
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Windsor, Canada
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Windsor, Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have had nothing but enjoyable meals at the restaurant to date. I have been there with both small and large groups and the servers and the food are consistently excellent with each visit. If you're in Windsor this would be a good choice for a meal no matter what time of day or just a pleasant place for a snack... More 

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Thank Barb R
Halifax, Canada
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a party of 4. The service was great. The food was wonderful. I felt the table was a little cramped especially when getting a shared appetizer.we would have enjoyed the table for 6 for roominess alone. A server did drop a tray because of little room to maneuver between tables.The only other thing is wine selection should... More 

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Thank Sammy611
Wolfville, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Preferring a nice dinner with good friends, we chose Cocoa Pesto to celebrate New Year. We were so pleased we did! Our server was attentive to every detail, and we enjoyed every single moment there. The menu was super, loved the lobster in cream broth, my filet was perfect and the peppercorn brandy sauce was the best ever! We will... More 

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Thank Ginny S
Falmouth, Canada
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Great old building allows intimate dining areas. There is a pub area as well as a restaurant. Good selection of dishes, with the ribs being really special. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Thank Eeper55
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

On our annual visit to Windsor, NS my husband and myself stopped for lunch. This was my husbands first visit, my second. Fantastic food and hospitality! We both highly recommend and we will be returning!

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Thank Sandy L
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I got the pulled pork sandwich that comes interestingly topped with coleslaw. It really works as a compliment to the savory, smokey, and tender pork that is smoked on site! The fries were fabulous too! My husband had the portobello burger that was positively gargantuan and topped with goat cheese, pesto, lettuce, pickle, onion and tomato. Wow. The service was... More 

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Thank Jeannie B
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Enjoyed a fine dinner with friends. Felt welcomed and unrushed. The menu offered many options and everyone had a time picking their entree. We all enjoyed a delicious meal and a fine dessert. Look forward to returning.

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Thank EdisonMann
Montreal
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81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Great choice for excellent cuisine. Even vegetarian friendly. Only slight negative was the slow service..

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Thank PadanMontreal
Hantsport, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Excellent from start to finish. Waited on right away. Drink order and food order taken promptly by friendly wait staff. The sesame encrusted salmon with ginger soy glaze was fantastic and the roast potatoes and green beans were perfectly cooked. Husband's chicken parmegiana was also excellent. Hefty portions (took half my salmon home for lunch next day). Overall an excellent... More 

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Thank JudyB1953
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Four of us went for the Tuesday night all-you-can-eat fish and chips. Truly excellent lightly battered fish, hand cut fries and a delightfully unique tartar sauce. 5 out of 5 from all 4 of us.

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Thank Dave S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 494 King Street, Windsor, Nova Scotia B0N 2T0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: 902.472.3300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Canadian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?