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“Enjoyed the food and the peaceful setting”
Review of Veranda Bistro

Veranda Bistro
Ranked #74 of 510 Restaurants in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek, Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Was not sure at first as the location is in a small strip mall with a gas station. We were pleasantly greeted and seated on the outside deck overlooking an expanse of lawn and a beautiful stream. The menu included many Mediterranean dishes, a good selection of traditional American dishes as well as brick oven pizzas, strombollis and calzones. The souvlaki and the mediterranean pasta were excellent, served hot and fresh.

The restaurant was clean and decorated in theme with the menu. Our waitress was very pleasant, and gave us directions to a beautiful lake area where we enjoyed a great sunset.

Very much enjoyed our dinner and the view from the deck was relaxing after a day on the road.

We would make a return visit when in the area.

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1  Thank NormanZ706
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Nice welcome, nice waitress and a good looking menu. Ordered an appetizer and meal and sat back to enjoy the evening in the outside eating area. The appetizer arrived quickly enough followed not too very long by the salad. Then nothing. Four tables were seated after us, enjoyed their appetizers and main courses paid and left before we were served our dinner. At one point the owner/manager came over and apologized and said, "dessert is on me, don't worry I'll take care of you." She stopped by again before the bill arrived and said,"it's not like the kitchen has a table they pick on!" (said with big smiles). We walked out with a two and a half hour Friday evening dinner, one piece of carrot cake, an insincere apology and a fully charged bill. No deductions. WILL NEVER GO BACK.

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Thank tanksonthego
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Granitsa, Manager at Veranda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

As a small business owner, it is my wish that our customers come in to Veranda Bistro to have an overall excellent dining experience. Unfortunately, sometimes we as well make a mistake, as was the case here. I came first to apologize for the extended wait on your food and a second time to make sure the food was to your satisfaction. I as well told you dessert was on the house and in addition we deducted 20% off your entire bill. I am sorry that you did not notice the discount.
Best Regards,
Irene Karageorge

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Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Do not waste your time and money here. We have had three awful experiences there. All three involving poor management, wrong prices, wrong menu items, cold food and AWFUL customer service. No apologies and mediocre, overpriced food. Go a couple miles down the road to Hollywood's and enjoy high quality, delicious food served by professionals.

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1  Thank sunflowrs1285
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

The menu had a lot of options. Very family friendly and the waitstaff was helpful and very friendly. We shared the Greek Salad and the Greek Spaghetti (can't find on the menu that is the best description I can give). It had chicken, olives, artichokes in a light wine sauce. It was different and very good.
The location beside the stream was beautiful. The bar menu had a great variety of American and European wine and beverages.

Thank luv2travelafar
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Loved the people in the restaurant, the food was great! It seems to be a very popular spot for the locals. We were glad our hotel recommended it. The chef salad was very fresh. We ordered two pizzas and they tasted amazing.

4  Thank TLP60
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