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“Interesting Italian food, great value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of 1285 Restobar

1285 Restobar
1285 Bay St, Old Town, Florence, OR 97439
541-902-8338
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Ranked #13 of 73 Restaurants in Florence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Eugene, Or
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83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Interesting Italian food, great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The menu is eclectic - although there are a number of items that you would classify as Italian - it does not fit neatly into the usual American Italian restaurant mold. The owner has several excellent restaurants in Old Town (including our favorite the Waterfront Depot) - and she does an excellent job of providing quality food and value with nice ambiance at each of these. Portion sizes are modest - which is one way she keeps prices down (about half of what you might expect in other similar restaurants). You won't go away hungry - but you won't be stuffed either. Various preparations of halibut accompanied by pasta with their delicious red sauce are our favorites here. But they have much more - many delicious items on the menu to choose from including lots of pasta dishes - ravioli, spaghetti manicotti etc. But also seafood salads, seafood and meat dishes. Not a lot of seating here - so during busy times it can be hard to get a table. Weather permitting - they seat outside to increase capacity. No views here - it is on the opposite side of the street from the river. During our last visit service was not up to par - but it was a holiday weekend and they were slammed - I don't think they had enough staff to handle it. Normally service is good however.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kelowna, Canada
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70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We both enjoyed a delicious seafood dinner at this quaint little restaurant. We recommend you make reservations, if you want a table. Our server, was such a sweetie. She helped make this a very pleasant experience. Great dinner at a reasonable price.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bend, Oregon
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Eat at least one meal here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Nice variety to the menu. The Dungeness Caesar Salad was just right with crisp Romaine, a generous serving of Dungeness crab, and not too much dressing or cheese. It complemented the well seasoned chowder. Service was attentive without being overbearing. The eclectic decor has charm, and there are blankets for those who feel a chill in the outdoor seating area. Because we were there before the "High season" and some restaurants were not open, we went there a 2nd night. Also had a good meal, the fresh oysters were superb, and the lamb shank needed just a tad more seasoning, but was falling-off-the bone tender.

Visited May 2013
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Elk Grove, California
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A Romantic Setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

With a "Table for Two" near the bar or the street window, just add some delicious pasta and wine and you're sure to have a good time!!

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Lancaster, California
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“Expand, expand, expand!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013 via mobile

My family keeps Restobar in business several times a month. For the most part the food is very good and the service is so-so but not bad enough that we wont come back. But on Mothers Day the wait was ridiculously long and i was told my food wasnt ready when in fact it was - and it was cold and it had no flavor at all. We would like to come back for more pizza but one important lesson needs to be learned by the owner and staff - the Customer is ALWAyS right. No arguments or arrogant attitudes because your customers will surely go.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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