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Reviewed June 18, 2022

All your favourite Italian dishes in an outdoor setting. Wine sections excellent, prompt service, sunset ambiance, excellent atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 15, 2022

We are on a tour of Souther Ontario. We stopped for two nights at a small town called Simco just north of Port Dover. We googled places to eat and this popped up. Looked at the menu, which isn’t cheap, and decided to give it...a go. We had fresh asparagus and Bruschetta to start veal as a main. It was fantastic. They only other thing that it needs is Canadian craft beer on draught.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 3, 2022 via mobile

This place is basically like Eastside Mario's but without the Badda Bing Badda Boom. It has a quiet environment even when it's busy and the service isn't slow but it isn't fast either, it's that easy so you can enjoy the night with your party....The food is great, try the salad house dressing or stuffed chicken marsala. When is time for sweets, they bring you samples of the menu so you can see it..... It's mean but awesome.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed February 6, 2022

Family went in to celebrate a birthday and was greeted well by staff. This place was not looking very busy so food was at table at a decent time. The food was outstanding, hot and presentation was spot on. The only downside was a sever...came to our table getting orders was kind of in a hurry and not listening to our requests. I asked for an extra plate and she didn't seem to acknowledge as the person beside me noticed as well, so we thought we give her a chance to bring a plate back as soon as she was able. we seen the waitress start talking to other tables. So we caught her eye again and her response was.. ok I will just drop everything and get you a plate. I think she didn't realize we heard her say that in an under tone So a tip was not reflected with her comment. I must say, I am sure the staff are over whelmed at times but the place was spotted with customers only .So no reason really to be so rude. Other than that incident I definitely give this place a visit!!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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BarrelRestaurant, General Manager at Barrel Pizza & Spaghetti House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2022

Thank you for your feedback. To help us continually improve, we would appreciate it if you could let us know when you dined with us and what you had for dinner so I can review your experience with our staff. Thank you again.

Reviewed January 29, 2022

I wish I could justify coming here more than once every couple years. For the price you pay and what you receive, it is nowhere near what it should be, especially for the quality. I think this restaurant needs a total overhaul and revamp to...the menu, not only for affordability but also quality and portion control. It is my hope that the owner and chefs can come together because there is a lot of money to be made if they are able to do it the right way. But unfortunately (or fortunatley for them) Simcoe does not have much at all to offer so if you want a dine-in experience, the Barrel would have to win by default.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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BarrelRestaurant, General Manager at Barrel Pizza & Spaghetti House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2022

Brayden, thank you for your feedback. I would appreciate any feedback that you have for us. Our menu has a wide variety of options including family meal combos but would welcome any ideas that you may have. We love to hear from our customers and...More

Reviewed December 19, 2021 via mobile

Excellent atmoshere. Attentive service. Menu offered wide variety of selctions. Food was delicious. Good size portions that are made with fresh local ingredients. We'll be back!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed August 29, 2021

What has happened to the Barrel? I realize that covid closed some places down for a while but this restaurant has completely gone downhill. The service from the front staff and server was fantastic but the chef needs to be replaced. The pasta was dry...and the ceasar salad appeared to be made from iceberg lettuce not romaine. It was a light pale green nothing like romaine. So very disappointed, For the prices they charge that food should be top notch not mediocre. It will be a long time before we go back.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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BarrelRestaurant, General Manager at Barrel Pizza & Spaghetti House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2021

Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry you were disappointed with the food. The romaine hearts that our supplier gave us was on the lighter shade. We normally get regular romaine heads but the quality was not great last week so we went...More

Reviewed August 17, 2021 via mobile

Always disappoints. I come to Simcoe about once a year for the past three years and as this place is ranked #1 I keep wanting it to be a good place to eat but I never delivers. Wait time between seating and ordering over 8...mins. Forgot drink orders. Underwhelming pizza, 8 slice, was over $20 and the ‘bacon’ was this strange man-made pinkish colour and not very edible. House made dressing and the server was the saving grace. Not sure why or how this is #1 in Simcoe when there are so many other wonderful and higher quality eateries to choose from?!?More

Date of visit: August 2021
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BarrelRestaurant, General Manager at Barrel Pizza & Spaghetti House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2021

I am sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations or our high quality standards. If you could kindly let me know when you dined with us I could look into the wait time that you mention. It would also be helpful...More

Reviewed July 23, 2021

We stopped of here with the patio open on beautiful July evening. My wife had a lovely pasta dish while I ordered Lasagna. Service was fairly prompt given that staff shortages are a problem throughout the industry after the pandemic. The Lasagna was ample in...size and very tasty Overall an enjoyable experience. Convient on site parking and safe social distancing.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 8, 2021 via mobile

I had the chicken parm with a small order of garlic bread delivered to a nearby hotel. Very fast and friendly delivery driver. I liked the taste of the sauce and the chicken was excellent. The free bum they give you with the meal was...delicious. I would definitely return.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed January 16, 2021

Although The food was amazing tonight (Angel hair primavera and veal), I was rather shocked, that while we are in our 2nd Covid lockdown, measures to take precautions are seriously lacking here. It was busy tonight, not surprising as they do have excellent food! However,...it was shocking to see way to many people inside the entrance all at once picking up food! 😬 Most upsetting really, was the three men sitting at the bar next to one another, not even 3’ apart! One man had a mask on properly, one had a poorly made mask that slid underneath his nose while he talked (where he left it for sometime, before hauling it back up) and the last guy had a thin little bandana tied around his neck that hung down underneath his nose. Judging by the delivery bags on the bar, I suspected that this may have been their delivery team. My boyfriend and I really believe in supporting local restaurants but during this covid scare, this setup is not really conducive to covid safe behaviour. They should have at least left the doors open a bit for some good, fresh air flow, but no, that wasn’t happening either. Covid is airborne!!!! This did not feel like a very safe place to be, even for the 5 minutes I stood their waiting for my food. I went in at the designated time...,not a minute sooner! We don’t plan to go back unless we hear that they bring out orders like Erie Beach does in Pt. Dover, or covid is over!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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BarrelRestaurant, General Manager at Barrel Pizza & Spaghetti House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2021

Thank you for your support and feedback. Since your review we have improved on our protocols and met with our drivers to reinforce our COVID-19 preventative measures. We have always provided curb side pick up so I hope you would consider this option. Thank you...More

Reviewed November 15, 2020

Haven't been in for awhile...food was excellent...Ashley, our server was polite and attentive...really enjoyed our night out....our only concern was the entrance way with customers getting takeout and customers coming and going....really congested and not able to keep socially distanced

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 27, 2020 via mobile

Was there last night for the first time. The eggplant parm was so good!!! We really enjoyed the soup and salad as well! We will definitely go back next time we are in town!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 22, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful place, food, and service Would recommend. Garlic bread is outta this world. Large portions

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 7, 2020

We’ve only ever ordered takeout from here, but this is one of our favorite takeout places in Simcoe. The pizza is amazing! Definitely not traditional Italian pizza though. The chicken wings are awesome and the house salad is bomb. Very affordable too!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Barrel Pizza & Spaghetti House Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4