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“Food Good but Service Very Slow” 3 of 5 stars
Review of brio gusto

brio gusto
182 Charlotte street, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
705-745-6100
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Ranked #28 of 266 Restaurants in Peterborough
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Continental
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Peterborough, Ontario
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100 reviews 100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Food Good but Service Very Slow”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

My husband and I took out our neighbours for dinner and had never tried this restaurant before. The atmosphere is very nice - wood floors - large bar - high ceilings. We were seated immediately but were vitrually left alone for a good 10-15 minutes before even our drink order was taken. The beer arrived luke warm - I understand that this is the way European's serve beer but here in Canada we like it ice cold! Another ten minutes pass before our order is taken. My companions enjoyed there meals - the duck was delicious, the trout was terrific and the pasta was perfect - but the chicken was chewy! I ordered from the special menu for the evening - a chicken breast - it was dry and chewy. The curried pumpkin soup was a bit overpowered with spice and no other taste came thru. The coffee was delicious and we felt the price was very reasonable. The place was in no way busy - Tuesday night - and I felt the service or lack therefore would be a reason I would not return.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“good food for good value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

As an alternative to 38 degrees or Parkhill on Hunter, it is good value. The salmon I ordered was perfectly done, and service was excellent. I did note the rice was lukewarm, which they happily set right. Great selection, definitely recommend.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Peterbrorough
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good food, if you have lot's of time”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Good food, but it will take a long time to make it to your table. Service is quite slow. A shame really.

Visited November 2011
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Peterborough, Ontario
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Delicious dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

One of our favourite restaurant's in Peterborough with chef made pizza dough and specialty pizzi's, salmon, salads, excellent wine list. Great for large groups with separated areas. Great service but reservations are recommended.
Great old building in the downtown, with original creaky wood floors and dark designer colours.
Wonderful place to have a leisurely dinner or lunch/dinner before a show.
Never had a bad meal here. Would recommend.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Peterborough, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Great food and a relaxing atmosphere make for a wonderul evening out.

Visited April 2012
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