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  • Atmosphere: 3.1/5
  • Food: 3.1/5
  • Service: 2.9/5
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Restaurantica12
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Big improvement!

ok. looks like its been a while since anyone has written a review for this place so here it goes: my family has eaten at both locations for over 20 years. and over the years we definitely witness the sad decline. some nights were great, some were terrible. and that all depended on the owners mood. my early childhood memories of her were frightening to say the least. rude. indifferent. drunk maybe? i'm sure the stress of running a restaurant is something we patrons can only imagine, but none the less, it shouldn't be taken out on us. regardless, my family has always loved the nostalgia of eating food from their euroland, and the options are slim for some reason! anyway, about 1 or 2 years ago we decided to go back and give it another chance. as we sat down we found out that the owner had passed away and it is now run by a group of relatively young owners who are really trying to turn things around. and i'll tell you, they are on to something! service is amazing and they have a new cook who seems to know a thing or two about flavor. we started tasting each others meals just to see it wasn't a fluke and it really was a huge improvement! they are on the right track and hopefully with time they will turn things completely around and make it their own. still, the decor needs attention and some items missing on the menu such as potato soup and kapusta for example. once all the strange memories of what izba's used to be are gone, they can truly become one of the queensways greatest finds once again. good luck guys!

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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This place needs to be put to rest. I understand...

This place needs to be put to rest. I understand in it time it was considered a food experience. Our experience was not of a positive nature. The service was pathetic and uncaring. A simple request was given a look of exasperation. There were very few people in the restaurant yet we felt as though we were being rushed out. Very very disappointing!

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 2/5
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The broiled salmon and the schnitzel were very...

The broiled salmon and the schnitzel were very good, but the visual display of the food needs to be enhanced. (I could have easily cooked this food at home, but I'm paying for a dinner out so I want to be impressed a bit more.) The crepe that my friends and I shared at the end of the meal was very tasty. I found that the $4.50 I paid for the mineral water was a bit too much. When the bill came at the end of the meal, it was a little hard to understand as it was three bills taped together. Also, the hostess could have shown better customer service skills by being a bit more engaging with her patrons. Not sure if I'll try this place again.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 3/5
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My family used to go to this establishment about...

My family used to go to this establishment about 4/5 times per year especially for the schnitzel dinner. This time with a brother we were both very disappointed in the service and the meal. The schnizel was OK, but the potatoes and the carrots were not very tasty at all. To order the salad we did not as the price was too high, we didn't even order desert as not given the chance. Had to wait forever for the bill. We will not go back to this establishment again, and will seek out another polish place to dine occasionaly. Too bad that the restaurant could not be done up more ethnically, and true to a Polish place to dine instead of a mish mash of whatever is available.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 2/5
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Very good Eastern European Food. Excellent...

Very good Eastern European Food. Excellent location. We require more restaurants like this in Etobicoke. Almost felt like I was eating my mothers home cooked food!!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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This restaurant has definitely seen better days...

This restaurant has definitely seen better days. The mis-matched chair back covers sbould be ditched. However, if you would like a reasonably priced and good portion-sized meal this would be a good choice. The carrots served with the meal were slightly soggy and the pototoes somewhat mushy - - probably not a bad thing for older patrons. The meat and fish portions were generous and very tasty. The soft drink prices at $2.50 for a can and mineral water prices at $4.95 for a half-litre were too inflated - - stick with the Polish beer instead.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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I think the first review was a bit harsh, however...

I think the first review was a bit harsh, however some good points about the service. The food is excellent and tasty. The atmosphere is euro kitsch and cute. the Schnitzel however is to die for.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 3/5
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This establishment used to be very good value...

This establishment used to be very good value. They received a couple of mentions in food articles and prices have doubled, decor remains tacky at best, and you don't even get a glass of water or a slice of bread. What used to be good value would now be rated sub standard when compared to establishments comparably priced. No upgrades or changes to the menu have been made to warrant the sunstantial increase in prices. The hostess lacks people skills and has been downright rude to customers, this is not new but was overlooked due to the previous reasonable menu prices.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 2/5
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I have been a long-time patron of this...

I have been a long-time patron of this restaurant, but the owner has SUDDENLY increased the prices by 100%. The wine has DOUBLED in price since the fall! What's that all about? No improvements made or any enhancement made to the restaurant to justify this substantial increase. You've lost a customer!!

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 3/5
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I had passed by this restaurant sevreal times. It...

I had passed by this restaurant sevreal times. It looks like a log cabin or chalet, so I was curious to visit. The one review on this site was good, so I thought I would try it. It was awful! The place was decorated in a very tacky,"Honest Ed's" fahsion. The place was over half empty, but we were made to wait for 15 minutes while they cleaned a table (so they could squash everyone on the same side of the restaurant.) We were never greeted or welcomed. I did not feel welcomed at all. The service was cold, unfriendly and rushed, as though they did not want us there. We both ordered the schnitzel, which was supposed to come with potatoes and vegetables. The schnitzel was large, but greasy and tasteless. The potatoes were a very small portion of breakfast style hash browns, and the few carrot slices buried under the schnitzel were simply boiled. The whole meal was bland and greasy. We were very dissapointed. We decided to end the meal with strudel and coffee. The lady/owner simply presented us with our bill when she saw we had finished eating, giving us no chance to order anything else. Making the situation even worse, she over charged us for the schnitzel. I pointed out to her the price on the menu, and she eventually, brusquely and without apologizing, amended the bill. In conclusion, the experience was awful. I would never return and would never recommend this restaurant.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 1/5
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