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“A small town treaure”
Review of Marca on the Wharf

Marca on the Wharf
Ranked #10 of 90 Restaurants in Cobourg
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Ontario
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A small town treaure”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Somewhat unusual mismatched decor but clean and cozy. Service was excellent and the food was excellent. It was so busy we had to sit at the bar, usually I would not be thrilled with this but sitting at the bar did not deter from the experience at all. We had pizza and chicken, neither of which were at the mercy of Northumberland County's favorite ingredient - Salt. They were beautifully flavored and didn't leave you desperately dehydrated. Keep up the great work folks and you will make a killing!

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Great evening...grazie!”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Really tasteful décor, very authentic Italian food, sommelier-quality wine list, nice desserts, and a terrific location near the marina waterfront. Very attentive staff & management. Reservations are recommended, but even seating at the bar was fun when the restaurant was packed on a Friday evening. The Margherita pizza is served on a wooden platter right from the oven and was delicious. Many entrée choices were available - all great - and don't forget to ask about the daily specials, tonight's were lobster tails or roast lamb. Don't miss the tiramisu with your coffee!

  • Visited April 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Real Italian food!”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Having spent many vacations in Italy, this restaurant comes closest to the real taste and appearance of Italian food without breaking the bank. The decor is clean and 'euro modern' with wonderful posters of the rat pack and Sophia Loren . The kitchen is on full view of the dining room, and the food is prepared to order. Overall a very pleasant dining experience, one which I will repeat soon .

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank 555ttg
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8 reviews
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“Sophisticated dining experience”
Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

About time someone addressed the lack of a GOOD Italian restaurant, in this area! Marca on the wharf is certainly good food in a pleasant atmosphere with a fantastic location. The dishes are handcrafted and you can tell! I loved the calamari alla griglia, cooked to supple perfection and finished in a gorgeous balsamic reduction that gets you "mopping" your plate.
All the pasta is hand made, and the sauces are Italy on your taste buds! I highly recommend this new restaurant, food, service and ambience are all boxes checked! AAAA+ Very busy so I would recommend reservations.

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Liz M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

A new addition to Cobourg, this is a wodnerful addition. The restaurant is at the waterfront and it ideally situated. The food options are plenty, the portions are generous and the prices are quite reasonable. The decor and feel of the place has a quiet yet casual elegance with an open kitchen. Staff are excellent. Highly recommend but call ahead, it is busy.

  • Visited April 2013
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