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“Solid Restaurant”
Review of Holi Cannoli

Holi Cannoli
Ranked #4 of 50 Restaurants in Elkhorn
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 25, 2013

This is a very good famiily owned Italian restaurant. One of the best appetizers is the calamari which is grilled and seasoned to perfection. There is something on the menu for everyone as you can pick your pasta and your sauce. The specials are always worth a try. I had the grilled Pesto Salmon and it was cooked to perfection. They also have a solid wine selection and the service is good. Make sure to find time to check out this local favorite!

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

I have driven by this unique, quaint looking establishment for a long time but never gone in...WHY NOT? I ask myself now?... What a gem!.. Family owned and operated, this simple but elegant Italian eatery was magnificent. Great menu and Specials but more than willing to build anything you want to eat but don't see, too. Semi-Rural WI is known for many things but great eateries are not as common as in the cities, so it makes it a trip to this one worth whatever time you have to spare to go. One caution though, know their hours of operation by calling because they are not typical, mostly evening only.

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1  Thank BarbieKen_8_Here
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Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

Family was getting together from three different cities and Elkhorn was in the middle. Very dark in the dining room so had trouble reading the menu even used a small flashlight. Not kid friendly. Food was good but a bit overpriced. Will pick somewhere elae next time if kids come along.

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2  Thank RESwi
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

My husband and I decided (sort of last minute) to eat here on Valentine's. We were very pleased with our entire experience. Being Valentine's, there was a special menu, but everything was excellent. Here is the low down:

Location: a bit out of the way (half way between Lake Geneva and Whitewater) on the north side of Elkhorn, but worth the drive.

Atmosphere: Great lighting--dim enough, but you could still read the menu comfortably, everything seemed clean and new in the main dining room, while keeping the bar and porch area more old style supper club-ish. Nice mix--you could feel the friendliness!

Service: Very attentive--turned out we knew one of the waiters and the owner came by to introduce herself.

Food: I had lobster stuffed homemade ravioli in Brandy cream sauce w/ summer squash and sundried tomatoes--rich, but not so much that you couldn't finish it! My husband had a stuffed chicken w/ cavallini (sp)--little pillows like gnochi, but made with ricotta--OMG! Also, they had the best house salad I have ever had--mixed field greens, red onion, garbonzo beans, yum!

Drinks: Did not look at a wine list, but had a nice oaky chard and my husband had a Peroni.

Price: Being Valentine's, I thought the price was reasonable--anywhere else and I think we would have payed much more for what we had. Two drinks each, free champagne toast, appetizer (giant shrimp cocktail), bread and marinara, salads, entres and a giant chocolate cover strawberry=$98.

We can't wait to go back again!

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Thank julieki
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

We live in the Lauderdale Lakes area (and in Chicago) and try most new restaurants around the Wisconsin region at least once. We do our best to support local as our extended family had homes in the Lauderdale area since the 1930s, (And I have traveled on business throughout the US for over 30 years and been to many of the nation's best eateries.) We waited a year before trying Holi Cannoli being dedicated clients of Charley O's and Ivan's on the Square (East Troy) both great places. We have now tried Holi Cannoli 4 times over the past 3 months and have found it equal to the better Italian places in Chicago downtown. Owner ("Mom") has been very attentive to us even when the place was packed. Our waiter, whom we knew as he used to work at Charley O's, has been fine. The service and food have been very good on each visit (antipasti meets the requirements as the real deal). The bar is very good for the area and one “tender” works at another well-known place in the area. We understand that we live in a “rural” area when at our “first home” here in Lauderdale and have seen many, many places come and go over 25 years trying to please the summer infestation of Chicago folks and budget conscious locals. Without locals (with kids) you will not make it as a business in those long winter months. One can tell by just surveying the license plates on the cars in the parking lots (We avoid those places with mostly IL plates). Holi will make it, easy to see, it is packed in the dead of winter on Saturday night with “two toppers” and families. (Mostly Wis plates in the lot.). They are doing something right. We recommend you give it a try. (O’yes, the hostess can be bumpy from time to time. We always call ahead if only by an hour to get a table held.).

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Thank Mdgftg
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