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“Our Special Place”

Four Brothers Cucina
Ranked #65 of 570 Restaurants in Niagara Falls
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $24
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: In the summer of 1964, Giacinto and Laura Marinelli and their four sons Nicola, Vincenzo, Gabriele and Ugo, established the Four Brothers Restaurant on Ferry Street. In keeping with the old country's taste and traditions, they quickly asserted their cooking skills to create a prosperous restaurant business. In good time, Four Brothers became a staple in Niagara Falls, winning over the community one taste bud at a time. Eventually, Giacinto and Laura handed the business down to their sons, who each took control during various periods. Over time, Ugo acquired the restaurant and became sole proprietor. With his love for good food, his charisma, and his gracious hospitality to his dining patrons, Ugo accomplished his lifelong dream of owning one of the finest restaurants in Niagara Falls. In 1982, Ugo married his soulmate, Michelle. Joining forces, they presented their patrons with a first- rate dining experience. Four Brothers Cucina has continued to succeed due to the insistence of fresh, premier quality ingredients coupled with personal homemade touches. The establishment has remained a landmark. Sadly, in 1984 Ugo passed away suddenly, which left Michelle with the responsibility of the restaurant and caring for their infant son, Michael. The Marinelli family stepped in to assist Michelle during this difficult time. With strength and courage, the help of family and friends, as well as the staff at Four Brothers, Michelle was able to keep her late husband's dream alive and well. Today, the Four Brothers Restaurant continues to flourish, as both local residents and tourists experience the fine art of traditional Italian cuisine and a family-oriented dedication to food and service. The atmosphere at the Four Brothers is like a quaint family restaurant in Italy. "I serve my guests as I would my own family. I get fulfillment and satisfaction in seeing patrons who frequently return to dine at the Four Brothers" says Michelle. Michelle, along with her son Michael and her loyal staff (some with over thirty years of dedication to the restaurant) strive to continue the custom of offering fine Italian food and superior service to all their guests. With an excellent reputation for authentic Italian cuisine, Ugo's memory and dream live on through the Four Brothers, all amidst other restaurants in Niagara Falls.
Thorold, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Our Special Place”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

When we want to take a meal for a special occasion, we often choose this place. The food is great. The portions are good. The service is good too. The prices are comparable to most Italian restaurants in the area but the fare is superior to most. All of the pasta is prepared fresh from scratch. The home made olive oil and red wine vinegar salad dressing is great. They have a good selection of food and wine to accommodate most tastes. The place is small and intimate but nicely appointed. There's a less fancy room upstairs for busy nights. If you like Italian you should give this place a try.

  • Visited March 2014
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Dorset, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Tasty food in an excellent location”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

We were given a welcome that cheered our hearts on a chilly day, by both the waitress, and afterwards by the cook herself. It is out of the main commercial strip, just enough to provide some peace. The food was delicious Italian fare, reasonably priced. We will go there again.

  • Visited February 2014
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Detroit, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“GREAT ITALIAN”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

We arrived at 730 pm a tuesday and -2 c. The place was empty. Well they did a great job. How could they stay open . Will return for their 50th anniversary. Just great and good food.

  • Visited February 2014
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Guelph, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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“Fresh Pasta, old Italian feel”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

We wanted to go to dinner somewhere that wouldn't break the bank and was close to our hotel. We made a reservation but it seemed you really didn't need one, it was pretty empty. Even so the service was VERY slow. But the food was good (lacked a bit of flavouring in my opinion), and you could definitely tell that the pasta was fresh.

  • Visited February 2014
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Mississauga, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely interlude”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

Never having visited this restaurant despite many,many trips to Niagara, we were inspired to try it by a fre entree coupon from our Entertainment Book. What a lovely surprise! On a miserable snowy day with only 3 couples in the main dining room, the service was nonetheless friendly and efficient, the kitchen offered a full range of dishes, and the ambience was "original Italian": decor a bit dated,but everything spotlessly clean and Andrea Boccelli's dulcet tones coming from the music system. To start, the house wines are reasonable and well selected, the bruschetta plentiful and redolent of roasted garlic in the fresh tomatoes. Our entrees (lasagna and spaghetti carbonara with shrimp) showcased the freshly-made pasta for which Four Borhters is apparently known. Portions were large enough that we couldn't fit dessert (a shoert list, but home-made: canoli or tiramisu),but did enjoy perfect cappucinos.

We'll be back - coupon or no!

  • Visited January 2014
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