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Little Tub Harbor, Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
5195961228
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tasty Italian food

Great authentic Italian food! I had the seafood pasta in a marinara sauce and it was very good. Good portion size and seafood tasted fresh. My girlfriend had the cod which sat in a bed of marinara and vegetables on top of a rice cake (think ariancini ball but different shape). This was also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Ben A
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Tobermory, Canada
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Warm welcome, accommodating staff,good food, but not great value for a family! Very disappointed that the prices charged cam with such tiny portions.

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Thank SiliWili
Dubuque, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Previous reviews made us take a look at this place and we were not disappointed From the minute we entered the restaurant and were greeted by the red haired waitress, we new it was going to be great. A good wait staff can make or break the evening and she did a great job. My wife had a pasta dish... More 

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Thank Mark P
Ajax, Canada
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Loved loved loved this place! In town for a last minute family trip and discovered Molinari's. We had the best meal of our trip here. Salads were nice and big.....pasta was yummy. Service was very attentive and professional. Thanks for a great family meal!

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Thank hulagirl4ever
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Awesome food and friendly people..all the food is homemade and you can tell. 2nd time visit in 2 yrs..mmmm

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Thank corvette l
Oxford, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

What a find! Tucked away at the end of the harbour away from the hub of Tobermory we found one of the best places! Authentic Italian, delicious sauces, pasta and fresh seafood. A classic. Don't miss it if you're on the Bruce. Congratulations to the team at Molinari's

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Thank Peter C
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

This is the best Italian food I have ever had. It's very presentable and the taste is perfect. You honestly wouldn't think this restaurant is good based on location, seating arrangements and decor. However it is amazing. I would go again if it wasn't a six hour drive for me.

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Thank Stacy M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Great authentic Italian food! I had the seafood pasta in a marinara sauce and it was very good. Good portion size and seafood tasted fresh. My girlfriend had the cod which sat in a bed of marinara and vegetables on top of a rice cake (think ariancini ball but different shape). This was also good, especially for a non carb... More 

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Thank Ben A
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

To be honest, I was not expecting very much going to an Italian restaurant in Tobermory, but it was the restaurant with the most vegetarian options for my friend. There was a line-up upon entering but the warmth and smell of garlic wafting through the door gave us reason to wait. Although the small and modest place was very busy,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Out of the way. Across harbour from all the boat tours and stores. Worth the walk around. We had the Caesar salad, anchovy and capers and all! Delish! We had two pasta dishes I cannot remember the names of but they were so so delicious. Authentic Italian style for sure! The employees/ owners were very attentive to our being happy... More 

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Thank Twesty22
Sarnia, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I definitely give this restaurant an A for effort. The waiters did try their best to give us good service, but they just didn't meet our expectations. That being said we all loved our food, simple and delicious and a welcome change to pub food in Tobermory. This restaurant has great potential... they just need to iron out the kinks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Little Tub Harbor, Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Bruce County  >  Tobermory
  • Phone Number: 5195961228

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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