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“Warm welcome and great food!”

271 West Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 555 Restaurants in Kitchener
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $23
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We were staying the weekend in Kitchener and wanted to avoid chain restaurants. Consulting TripAdvisor, we saw a lot of great reviews for 271 West. I'm happy to say that they are accurate. Zeljko runs the restaurant with his family and is a welcoming and hard-working host. He explained the menu with care and it's clear that he cares about providing his guests with a great experience. Of course, the food is also excellent. My wife and I both had steaks and they were perfectly prepared. The wine list is a bit limited, but prices are reasonable, and we paired our meals with a nice Ontario Cabernet Franc.

The storefront location downtown might be a bit uninspiring, but as soon as you enter the door, you know that you'll be taken care of. Great meal, great host. When we're in K-W again, we'll definitely return!

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1  Thank jmcnally
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Our small group of long-time friends has always met in Toronto to. But we are now more scattered, with one recently moved to Kitchener. Kitchener?? Who knows restaurants in Kitchener? But we googled the internet and came up with 271 West as exactly what we wanted - a small owner-run restaurant, centrally located, that has become known for fresh, "home-made" pasta, fresh fish, desserts made in-house, and service that is friendly, informative but never intrusive. And so it was that we four came to lunch at 271 West. Two of us ordered the fresh salmon served with mouth-watering garlic mash and veg, and two of us ordered pasta. I had not eaten gnocchi for a long time - but was anxious to test the "silky" texture that others have raved about. And so it was! To die for! We topped off the meal by sharing two of the four desserts on offer, - a cheesecake and creme caramel - both made in house. We enjoyed the whole dining experience - the food, the delightful manner of our owner-host, the reasonable prices, and the feeling that we could have stayed there as long as we wanted. We know we will return there for our next get together.

1  Thank Margaret E
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

We just found this place tonight, it was so incredible. The food was all hand crafted. The prices were very reasonable, the owner was our server and made our night out great. The pasta and chicken were great. I would definitively recommend eating at this restaurant, a real gem in Kitchener.

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Thank MichaelBogue89
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Went here for a late dinner with my boyfriend, upon entering we were greeted very warmly and shown to our table. The food and hospitality was amazing, the food is so good and fresh. I ordered the pasta daily special and loved it. There's no going wrong with anything of their dishes. We definitely plan on going back again, perhaps even become regulars ! :)

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Thank xLunarBluex
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Smart, local food options including hand made pasta. Fish was bought at a nearby market earlier today. Extremely attentive service from a guy who clearly an expert in the offerings.

Thank Michael Z
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