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“FABULOUS!”

271 West Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 551 Restaurants in Kitchener
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $24
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 19, 2013

We had a beautiful, delicious dinner at this lovely family-run restaurant. The menu choices were carefully explained and the pasta is homemade every day! Actually, everything is homemade and wonderful. The service is great and the food is exquisite. I highly recommend the camembert appetizer, both the steak and salmon, and the crème brulee. The staff is friendly and helpful. This was a five star visit for us - both in ambiance and taste! Thanks to the family who runs this darling place! Ric and Ellen

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

What a pleasant surprise. This is probably the most enjoyable meal we've ever had in the KW region. Big Z and his staff warmly greeted us at the front door and from there it only got better. Scrumptious food, impeccable service and all at a reasonable price. The best was when I called half hour before and asked to bring in my own bottle of wine; initially one of the staff answered the phone and said no this is not their custom to do this. However within seconds Big Z the owner called and said sure bring it in; the corkage fee was very reasonable.
Stupendous, stupendous, stupendous.
Will definitely be back soon for supper. As I work in downtown Kitchener and they serve lunch I will also be in and try their lunch menu.
Walt

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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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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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