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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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Windsor, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At one time this was our favourite restaurant in the Windsor area, but somehow over the past few years the food and the service have begun to waiver. If the restaurant isn't busy then generally both the food and service are fine, but if you throw in more than a few tables both decrease in their quality greatly.

Thank WHHockeyDad
Windsor, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was disappointed to discover the more formal dining I thought I remembered from a few years ago was no longer the case. The food was good but not great. The service was good. It was still a nice evening out but not the fine dining experience I was hoping for.

Thank 45sherry
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu is a bit strange as they have sought to define themselves as both a pub style eatery and a higher end restaurant over the years. The current menu duplicates a lot of items between two styles of presentation -- first pub then resto, but the prices are the same and the service is consistently excellent, attentive and professional.... More 

1 Thank James P
Halifax, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this brightly colored bistro with its gardens and charm. The food is good quality. I had chicken Parmesan. It was delicious. There pasta is always good properly. My husband had steak, cooked and seasoned perfectly. Fresh local beef. I would recommend the grilled sourdough bread with balsamic and black olives as a starter. Divine! Great service. Great quality,... More 

Thank Darlene L
Alma, Canada
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had supper and breakfast at the restaurant and every meals were excellents. The showder was very good and the lime pie was gorgious.

Thank Joan R
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this property tonight while entertaining an out-of-town in-law. Lacking all the "standard" amenities...had to request a glass of water...twice. No bread served to our table, though we observed others being served as would be expected. Ordered the strip loin medium rare only to have it served well well well done. To their credit, they did accommodate our party of... More 

1 Thank Bruce R
St. Marys, Ontario
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133 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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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13 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 42 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

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
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?