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“For great Italian food, eat at La Cantina”

La Cantina Ristorante
Ranked #112 of 1,231 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“For great Italian food, eat at La Cantina”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

There are several different rooms in this complex, and all have a lovely atmosphere. Whether it's the red tile floors in the main dining room, the pizza section where you can watch the pizzas being prepared and cooked, or the outdoor seating in a sheltered patio during the summer - this restaurant is a winner in my book. The quality is usually dependable and there is a wide choice of Italian specialities - if I remember correctly, they serve my favourite meal, cannelloni, which many Italian restaurants do not offer. Best to make a reservation if you plan on eating here on a Saturday evening.

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2013

My family and I went out for dinner last minute. We tried everywhere for a reservation, over busy dinner night anywhere in Hamilton. We were lucky to get a table for 4 in the bar area. The food was awesome as was the service. portions of apps ans mains are ample. Go for the smaller option....more than enough.

Visited April 2013
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Oakville, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great !!”
Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

Loved it here. We were a group of 6 so we tried a lot on the menu! Every dish was amazing and there was an assortment of various types of bruschetta, with different types of cheese. The portions for the apps, mains, and desserts really big! Even the smaller dinner portion you could choose to have was a lot! We had the lamb, veal chop, gnocchi, and various pastas. The sides of the meat dishes included rapini, assorted veggies, and garlic mashed potatoes. Service pleasant, ambiance nice, and the bathroom was stocked with personal items, and even diapers! All complimentary. I will definitely be going back. Price for 7 appetizers, 6 mains, 6 desserts, 2 bottles of wine, 20 percent tip: 85.00 per person. And we ate wonderfully well!!

Visited April 2013
Thank T S
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Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

This is a place that we keep going back to because we know we will always have a excellent meal. We have never, ever been disappointed.
From appetizers to the main course the quality is consistent. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Visited January 2013
Thank EveHamilton
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Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great value.”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Loved the veal meatballs. Very healthy size dish of pasta and cooked just right, al dente. So mush so, that i believe they could take about a quarter of the dish out and still be plenty. Four huge meatballs and a tasty sauce. The bread was served fresh and hot. The atmosphere was cute and the service was pleasant. Overall, good value for the price.

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