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“Mixed feelings.....” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Joia Ristorante

Joia Ristorante
15570 Yonge St, Aurora, Ontario L4G 1P2, Canada
905.713.1411
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Ranked #23 of 132 Restaurants in Aurora
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Ontario
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Mixed feelings.....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

First you have to understand that there is a dearth of good restaurants in the Aurora- Newmarket area. From the outside Joia looked looked pretty bleak, inside it was dated but comfortable. The first problem we encountered was 1 menu to be shared by 3 and this was a Wed night! Secondly asking for a house wine recommendation was dismissed, their house wines aren't cheap $40++ The scollap appetiser was somewhat pathetic for the price , However my main course a shrimp rissotta was excellent! The rest of our party had pasta which was good but did not justify it's price. To offer only 2 standard flavour sorbets in this day and age is almost unforgiveable. Our waiter seemed rushed off his feet and therefore a little impatient. However willing to try again but it will have to be better for me to ever go back.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Aurora, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Lovely spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Went for dinner here with another couple. A lovely spot with good food and excellent service. Very extensive wine list!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Bad service! Expensive food!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I had heard bad things about this restaurant from co-workers, but when a friend of ours made reservations here for a celebration dinner, I decided to give it a chance. Almost immediately I realized why they had been disappointed in the past. The waiter made an inappropriate comment about the number of pregnant ladies at the table and then accidentally poured wine in one of their glasses! The food was slow to arrive, expensive to pay for, and the waiter seemed to disappear once we asked for the bill. Probably wont be going back...

Visited June 2013
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A brilliant eating exprience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Visited this restaurant for the first time on Saturday evening with friends. They dine here often so it came well recommended.
Service was excellent.
Wide choice of food.
Food beautiful.
Wine excellent.
A very enjoyable experience.
Will we be back?
Emphatically YES!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great food & Amazing Staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Authentic pizza home made pasta. You will find some of the friendliest staff in town here.
A place I call home

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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