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“Food was good but that's where the "good" experience ended.”

Mondello Ristorante
Ranked #2 of 1,781 Restaurants in Mississauga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $33
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 26, 2013

We were recommended by a friend and while we were pleased with the food, the service which is important to most I would imagine was poor to average. The Saturday night started out fine, the server was pleasant but as the restaurant filled it was clear she was in over her head. Two hostesses mulled around the tables smiling politely but added nothing to the experience , not stopping by once to check to see how everything was. It got worse when about 1/2 way thru the night a group of 4 people came in, obviously friends of the owner as our waitress spent the rest of the evening doting on them. The chef came to our table to ask us how the food was but was looking away as we responded, why ask? I like to think most of us vote with our $, too many choices out there to spend another one of them at Mondello's. Never going back.

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Reviewed June 11, 2013

The restaurant has a great atmosphere and is very nicely decorated, great for date night! I enjoyed the food but there were mixed reviews from my fellow diners. Highlights: the arrincini and the mushroom risotto. The mushroom salad and creme brulee were also very good. Service was absolutely top notch! Its probably the best service I've experienced at any restaurant.

If you enjoy spicy food ask for the fresh red peppers on the side.

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Thank desaisa
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Tried it as we're always looking/hoping that someone will open a truly special restaurant in Mississauga and the reviews are obviously very good. Overall, was a good place for a nice meal, but not a special experience.

Food ranged from very good (appetizer platters) to OK (risotto was bland, meatballs too). Atmosphere is ver nice although a little noisy - needs some more sound dampening. Service was well-intentioned, but needs a little polish. Funny thing was the food came out very quick, which might sound good but a lot of the food seemed like it would have benefitted from longer cooking: meatballs were lukewarm and the cheese hadn't melted, risotto was clearly prepared ahead, carbonara sauce was a little watery. Most of it was very tasty, but just one step below "very good".

Holding out hope they'll refine a little to become a "great place".

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Thank Real_FoodieToronto
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

On our recent trip to Toronto, we were craving Italian. Since this was ranked #1 in Mississauga, we had to try it. The food was very tasty as was the free bread. We ordered the basics: spaghetti and meatballs and linguine alfredo. The atmosphere was very upscale and high end but the pricing was moderate. I would recommend for a nice quiet/romantic dinner.

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Thank MrsTravelerTexas
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

We went out to celebrate a friend's bachelorette weekend at this restaurant. We arrived about 30 min late for our reservation, but the restaurant was very accommodating. The food was very fresh, the prices were reasonable, the lighting was romantic. If going out on a date, I feel like the restaurant was a bit too open to feel intimate. As we were a group of 6, the ambiance felt fine. Our waitress, Heather (?) was very nice and fun. The wine was excellent.... overall a great dining experience!

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Thank SappiNY
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