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“Great food but watch the wine list”

Ennio's Pasta House
Ranked #55 of 541 Restaurants in Kitchener
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Cambridge, Ontario Canada
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Great food but watch the wine list”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

We recently had a marvelous dinner at Ennios Fairway Rd. in Kitchener. We all agreed that it was one of the best Italian meals we have had outside of Italy. However, we ordered a certain bottle of wine that was $32.00 and we even pointed to it on the menu to ensure that we rec'd this particular Masi wine. It was presented to us but we only saw the "Masi" label and not the complete label and upon receiving our bill we saw that the wine was $41.00 per bottle (we had 2 bottles for the meal). We spoke to our server and even showed her the menu again that this was the Masi wine we had ordered. She went and spoke to her Manager (but did not bring Manager to our table) and came back and said that this is the wine she presented to us so we had to pay the extra $18.00 plus tax difference. We did not just have a sandwich, the bill for 4 was $250.00 (before tip) so I am quite surprised that the Manager did not come to see us about our complaint. I guess that this is just "buyer beware" so when ordering wine please ensure that they don't bring you the most expensive bottle rather than the one that you ordered. We will go back but not anytime soon.

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful dining experience”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

My husband, daughter and I enjoyed an absolutely splendid lunch at Ennio's. Our pasta and veal parm sandwich meals were delicious. The service was warm and friendly. The ambiance was perfect for a rainy afternoon with beautiful classical music as the background to our conversation.

Give this gem of a restaurant a try and you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Catherine-and-Paul
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Kitchener, Canada
1 review
“Give this place a try!”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

I'm completely surprised and saddened by the negative reviews - we have been coming to Ennios's since our grown children were small and have enjoyed many, many wonderful meals. Rosa (the owner) always makes us feel at home, and all of the staff we have dealt with over the years have been wonderful as well. My boys always order the Pazzo bread as an appetizer, and we each have many favourite dishes on the menu. It's the place we go to when we want "comfort" food. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ennio's to any of our friends, and have introduced many to Ennio's Last night, the restaurant was bustling and full of laughter - the place has a great atmosphere and people were clearly enjoying themselves. A glass of Chianti, Pazzo Bread and the brown butter gnocchi make for a delicious and comforting meal!

  • Visited September 2013
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Waterloo
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“2 Star dining”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

The reviews on here must be a reflection of the quality of food in Kitchener. For context I travel extensively and as a result I eat at a lot of restaurants at multiple price points. To set the stage, we paid $100 for two entrees a wine and beer. My wife and I had two traditional dishes i.e. veal. There really isn't anything authentic that is rustic Italian or even American Italian. The mains are over powered with sauce which seems hide the taste that would otherwise indicate the quality of meat. Maybe an off night but this is otherwise Frankenstein Italian food. Maybe one of the only authentic aspect is the Peroni served on draught. I've been to the outlet in Waterloo a few times in the last decade, it seems like it is better quality.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Richard S
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Waterloo, ON, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Stay away”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Horrible food... When there for the first time and We were very disappointed… being European couple we know how real European/Italian food supposed to taste like... Food that we received was from a microwave... Staff was extremely rude… and it was just unbearably hot in the restaurant… overall biggest waste of money ever... As one of the previous comments said you're better off going to a supermarket and getting some canned pasta.... And is the great Gordon Ramsey would say " Dreadful! just dreadful food"

  • Visited September 2013
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