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Cocoa Pesto Bistro

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Canadian, Contemporary
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494 King Street, Windsor, Nova Scotia B0N 2T0, Canada
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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St. Marys, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The dinner was high-end inn quality. The pulled pork egg rolls and homemade bbq sauce were delicious. We also ordered the starter/main/dessert package- soup was fantastic, the haddock portions were large and the creme caramel was delectable. I had the opportunity to meet the chef Andrew. This man is talented.

Thank RobandChristina
Halifax, Canada
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We joined friends for dinner on Tuesday night and had the "all you can eat" fish and chips. It was delicious and one serving was plenty!

Thank CathGreg28
Halifax Region, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Although we don't often visit, it is not because the service isn't great and the food excellent, they always are. Tuesday night's off season may be as much as you can eat Fish and Chips and this is great. The fish is cooked nicely and the chips throw the diet out of the window. One touch we liked was after... More 

Thank Bishdurham
Falmouth, Canada
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98 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

we went here for a group meeting and had excellent food, great air , lots of laughs and chatter and great for small groups like our 16 members..

Thank Jana c
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We used to live in Windsor, NS and make many trips back to visit the old neighbourhood. We found that one of the houses was made into a restaurant so we decided to give it a try. It was such a pleasing visit. The food was fantastic, the service was very good and the history of the house was awesome.

Thank Sandy L
Kentville, Canada
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Each room is painted a different rich colour and is modern looking yet still retains its old charm with wonderful mouldings and trim. Was expecting to have a skimpy yet artfully placed meal but was pleasantly surprised at the large portion received. The calamari was perfectly cooked and paired nicely with the celery cream sauce. The crispy portobello with artichoke... More 

Thank Caty05
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Chef owned and run.terrific food and craft beers. Great inventive cocktails and house smoked ribs and pulled pork.

Thank 2009rr1
Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Sunday afternoon in Montreal I find myself longing to visit Cocoa Pesto for lunch or dinner. We stayed at the inn over the Easter weekend and loved the 3 delicious breakfasts that Scott personally prepared for us--each day unique and beautifully presented-- as well as the evening dinner we enjoyed with friends. The 4 different selections from the evening menu... More 

Thank KatyNS
Windsor, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We have been to this restaurant many times and have always been more than pleased with the food and service. Fish and chips are second to none!

Thank L481DHstephenm
Windsor, Canada
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

$$$$$$$ is so far past the quality. Outrageously snotty, snobby bad service... Food is lacklustre at best..

1 Thank Jean M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Canadian, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 494 King Street, Windsor, Nova Scotia B0N 2T0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: 902.472.3300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?