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Cafe Insomnia

) #55 of 305 Restaurants in Guelph $$ - $$$ Italian
301-649 Scottsdale Dr, Guelph, Ontario N1G 4Z2, Canada
+1 519-837-9889
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average0%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“salads” (3 reviews)
“limited menu” (3 reviews)
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301-649 Scottsdale Dr, Guelph, Ontario N1G 4Z2, Canada
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Reviewed February 16, 2016

Just had our valentines day dinner at Café Insomnia. What a great night, Live music and fantastic food and service. We have never been disappointed with the food, service, ambience at this restaurant. Small and intimate and yet we have been there for parties with...More

Thank doreenh2015
Reviewed February 13, 2016

Family owned and operated with authentic italian pasta, antipasta, salads, and more. Absolutely love the veal parmesan, I've had it several times now. Ceasar salad is excellent. Very cozy atmosphere and great service. The owner was kind enough to accommodate my request for a mixed...More

Thank Guelphenergyguy
Reviewed January 28, 2016

Feels like the Italian neighbourhood bistro. Limited menu that changes weekly, also limited hours and seating but oh so worth it. Authentic, delicious home cooked food.

Thank BernieK55
Reviewed January 13, 2016

As the title suggests, I love going to Cafe Insomnia. I go for dinner, or a snack, or a glass of wine and live music. I've gone for date nights, catching up with friends and for special occasions. Their menu changes weekly, with rotating standard...More

Thank lindseddiewards
Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

This is my 3rd time eating here. Pasta is excellent, service very fast, great place for lunch, free parking and good prices. Recommend for lunch. I don't think the place is open late during the week, may want to verify hours.

Thank Jcroyale
Reviewed November 30, 2015

Stopped in for lunch and ordered the caesar salad, as they didn't have any veal until supper. The salad didn't have croutons or bacon bits. Very disappointing. Will try it again for dinner sometime as guelph doesn't have a lot of restaurants. Service was very...More

Thank Cantwaittoretire19
Reviewed November 16, 2015

Four of us enjoyed a great evening of food, drinks, service,music and laughter. An intimate dining room made you feel like you were in someone's home. The service was excellent and staff so willing to please. The food was delicious. We had a wonderful time,...More

Thank Charles R
Reviewed November 14, 2015

We took friends to a favorite Café in Guelph for lunch. They now want to go back for the dinner menu on a Fri. or Sat. evening. We have family connections with the owners however it is the food experience that we enjoy as well....More

Thank Fergusgrandparents
Reviewed November 4, 2015

Hard to beat the Cafe for a Friday or Saturday night. Great food and friendly staff. The owners Andrew and Lisa are simply great hosts. The food is always fresh and there is always live entertainment on the weekends. Thursday night pizza night is also...More

Thank RoryPi
Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a great dinning experience with family last night. Great wine and a chicken disk that left you wanting to lick the plate. Service was top notch and can't wait to go back.

Thank Bob B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301-649 Scottsdale Dr, Guelph, Ontario N1G 4Z2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-837-9889
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