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“Trendy restaurant in small town...worth the drive”

Rob Bitar's Ristorante
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Elmsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, International
Description: Serving a wide range of international cuisines such as , pasta , steaks, seafood , curries ,pizza , salads and sandwiches
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Description: Serving a wide range of international cuisines such as , pasta , steaks, seafood , curries ,pizza , salads and sandwiches
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Recommended by the local quilt shop, this was just what we were looking for. Sign out front says pizza but menu was extensive. Seared haddock was fabulous, generous fish and chips. Upscale atmosphere and dishes for a small town...a real treat!

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

They just updated the interior, great job, very inviting! Food is fantastic, but service is second to none. Hoping they add more authentic Lebanese with the new menu... hint, hint.

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Don't be fooled by the name here - it's actually not just a pizza joint. It's more of a family restaurant that is Italian-ish themed but really wants to break out the Lebanese. There are a few Lebanese items on the menu but likely not as many as their should be. The main knock against this place from me would be that it's trying to be generic. To be fair, it's in a really small town and just a little too far out of the city, so it likely has to cater to a variety of tastes.

The service was top notch - not formal but very well done. We mentioned we were in a bit of a hurry and things absolutely flew for us. The food was solid, but nothing to write home about. It's worth noting however that this place is plainly above average for your typical roadside place in small town Maritimes. By that standard, it would be at least 4 / 5, and on that basis, I rate the food at a 4 / 5 below. It's the best in its immediate area, but if you set it beside a good Italian place or a good Lebanese place in a bigger centre, it wouldn't stand up... but I get the sense that it could rise to the challenge if it didn't need to be a bit too much of all things to all people. If your in the area, this isn't a bad option at all.

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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Perfect place to eat. Lovely menu and attentive service. We ate there twice and the food was perfect both times.

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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Getting to eat at Bitar's again after our two week's trip through the Maritime, was a major reason why we returned to Elmsdale the night before we flew out of Halifax airport. All the food is superb and the scallops are expecially wonderful. The wait staff is well informed, helpful, personal while being totally professional. We highly recommend this exceptional restaurant.

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