Mondello Ristorante

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Restaurant type

  • Fine Dining,

Cuisine type

  • International,
  • Italian,

Dishes

  • Pasta,
  • Pizza,

Features

  • Restaurant With Party Services,
  • Restaurant With Live Entertainment,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Catering,
  • Special Events,
  • Corporate Gatherings,
  • Wine,
  • Fine Italian Dining,
  • Italian Cuisine,
    • Banquets,
  • more...
  • less...

Specialties

  • Extensive Wine List,
  • Exquisite Italian Dishes,

Languages Spoken

  • Letourneau 1400 Loader,
  • English,

Getting There

  • South Of Britannia Rd S. On Queen St S,
Location
127 Queen St S, Mississauga, ON L5M 1K9
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

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Meet the owner

Restaurateurs Nico and Jessica Iatomasi have created a popular Italian getaway in the heart of Streetsville with Mondello Ristorante. “We found that there were so many restaurants that created a very fast-paced environment where you go in, eat and go out,” explains Jessica. “We wanted to take a different approach, where everything is made from scratch and every single guest that comes in gets warm, friendly and genuine service.”

Born in Naples, Italy, Nico was raised on traditional and home-style cooking. So he decided to attend Liaison College, a private culinary chef’s school, when it first opened in Canada.

“The restaurant carries very authentic Italian cuisine with a French flair. You really taste the richness of the soups and sauces,” says Jessica, noting her favourite dish is the fettucini pescatore, a fresh seafood pasta with their signature homemade tomato sauce. Mondello also offers gluten-free pasta and pizza, all made fresh in house.

All ingredients are made from scratch every day. The tiramisu, crème brûlée and gelato are created on site, while other desserts, such as pies and sorbets, are imported from Rome and Milano.

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mina4253
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We had a wonderful dinner all the entee were gourmet cuisine and very delicious The restaurant staff were friendly and helpful. Fine dining worth going with family or friends

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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bnka8000
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Awesome restaurant, nice and intimate, great ambiance with good menu options and great service!

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Restaurantica12
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Hitting New Highs.

Mondello Ristorante is certainly firing on all cylinders these days. Following a somewhat challenging start after their reorganization a couple of years ago, Mondello has matured nicely into a dependable and consistently satisfying restaurant. Turnarounds are most often predictably unsuccessful as anyone knows who has kept track of the “Restaurant Makeover” accomplishments on Canada’s Food Network TV channel. Yet with their clear focus on customer satisfaction these folks clearly deserve all the compliments they are earning as a result of their determined ever-better attitude. Something no restaurant designer or consulting chef can ever deliver. Everything we tasted today had a sumptuousness that indicated great care and pride was taken in its execution. There were also plenty of little things that made the experience special. Such as the delightfully fresh bread and its refreshingly smooth oil and balsamic accompaniment. The distinctive black table linens and thankfully soft music playing in the background to add to one’s comfort level while the fireplace provides a touch of winter coziness. After sampling the food friendly Flying Squirrel ale, we all settled on it as our beverage du jour. This meal began with the omnipresent fried calamari, only here it is just barely coated and flash fried to maintain tenderness and flavor while avoiding the usual chewy texture and oily aftertaste. Our perfectly just-seared sea scallops served on a bed of grilled shaved fennel and topped with a garlic and pine nut butter sauce was culinary perfection. Delicious. Our mains of Lasagna, Eggplant Parmigiana, and spectacular cream-bathed Cornish Game Hen Ravioli provided some Wow! moments. The lasagna and ravioli both won “best-evers” from my seasoned dining partners and I agreed. Chef's tomato sauce is bliss on a plate. We shared a distinctive Grilled Fresh Pear and Arugula salad with our mains and it provided a refreshingly sweet contrast to the savoury items. And then there is the helpful and attentive service by the charming Heather. Poised, knowledgeable, and observant, she doesn’t miss an opportunity to try to please. How rare in someone young. Another notable feature, Mondello has its own adjacent off-street parking lot. I have no hesitation to strongly recommend Mondello as a first class destination restaurant.

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Restaurantica12
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After seeing rave reviews about this restaurant we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed,the meal was outstanding from start to finish and everyone in our party raved about the attentive service provided by the entire staff. It's nice to have a quality italian restaurant close by and we all plan to return often. Keep up the good work.

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Restaurantica12
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My home away from home

What can I say... it is very hard to find a spot like this as in my many years of dining I have only found 1. The food and wine are perfectly paired, prepared and very tasty! I recently took some clients there and they have not stopped talking about the food. Antipasto and Linguine Pescatore... ya baby!! Jessica nad Nico are the warmest most inviting hosts and they, along with their staff make Mondellos a great experience! And it is all about the experience!! From Wine Tasting events to a kick butt band, this place rocks!! Keep up the good work and never stop being YOU! Gotta go to Mondellos...

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Restaurantica12
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Great time

Ringrazia dio! Great food, great service, Great atmosphere. The server knew her wines, the Chef made my steak just how I asked, he even came to my table to make sure I liked it! That's a touch of class. 3 nights before I went or to the "staple across the street". Your steak was better man!! They even brought my girlfriend a birthday drink, so much better (and age appropriate) then sparkler poked ice cream. However, if you like ice cream, ask for heather she will tell you all about there's!! Bomba Bomba Bomba Perfetto!!

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Restaurantica12
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We Love Table 10!

My wife and I went for a rare night out without the kids. We had driven by Mondello's a few times so we thought we'd go in. I am very glad that we did. I loved everything; the food, the staff and the wine. So did my wife but I think the chandelier and the decor had her eye most of the night. We came in around 630pm and there was only maybe 6 tables full. They gave us the booth at the back. It was (in my wife's words) 'very romantic, so cozy'. We've learned this is table 10 (the secret's out!) By 730 the place was packed. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. She even created the new buzz word in our house "Bomba" You just have to order it to understand! She let us know that the Chef and Manager are a married couple and it will be the restaurants 1 year anniversary in May. Great job to both of you. We are so please to have a place like yours close to home. We made a point to go back since and the experience was the same. Our server even remembered us by name, that's a nice touch; greeting us with hugs and the Italian 2 sided kiss. What a great addition to our little town here. You will see more of us and now that we know you have a kids menu we can come more often. Cheers

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Restaurantica12
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Our new spot

My girlfriends and I went for our dinner. Years ago this location was a Chinese eatery and friends of ours had said it went under new management. They had tried it during the taste of Streetsville and have become regulars ever since. We ourselves will become regulars, our experience was excellent. From the moment we walked in we were greeted with genuine smiles and friendly hellos. We didn't have a reservation (we will from now on) but they squeeze us in at their last open table. The vibe was hopping, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Our server was excellent. Heather. She knew her wines, her food and how to keep our company. She even turned our pallets onto a new wine, Duck Duck Goose Shiraz. This was a big deal because we are avid Chianti consumers but her description and confidence lead us to taking a chance. Everywhere we go now we ask for Duck Duck goose but no one has it!! Heather recommended the Gnocchi and the Beef tenderloin. The description; again confident; made my mouth water. We went with her suggestions and the Eggplant Parmesan. We started with the Mondello Platter. While we were waiting she brought out fresh bread and dressing, she let us sample the wine before pouring, kept conversation and our water glasses full. Another server sang in Italian in the background with a group of gentleman while a band started to set up for live entertainment! It is evident they go out of their way here to try and please their customer. It was perfect so far. Then the food came out. With my life style I eat out 3 times a day and I am telling you hands down - Mondellos - the best calamari and meatballs I have ever had! Thick fresh seafood, hand cut lightly dusted (yes people notice!) and homemade meatballs stuffed with cheese!!! Excellent! We were so full by that point we had to tell Heather to wait on our main course for about 10mins. There was "no problem, everything is made fresh to order". She said she would let the chef know when we were ready. Half the places in this city your appetizer plate is still on the table when your dinner is coming out but not here! The Chef waited for us, imagine!! As we started our second bottle of wine the band started. Another great choice! I haven’t scene folks our age (let’s say late 30"s lol) get up and start dancing in the middle of a restaurant in Mississauga and feel that comfortable to do so in....forever! You bet we kicked up our heels for a tune by "JP's Band" (sorry if that’s not the correct band name) Apparently they come on the last Friday of every month and yes we have already made our reservations! Then dinner came out. The portions were large and hot! Fresh food is so good and yes for all those owners out there, the general public can tell the difference between fresh and frozen! The beef (med rare) cooked perfect, I know that was a fresh cut. The eggplant could make me go vegetarian and the Gnocchi, oh the Gnocchi. We went back the following Tuesday for Lunch just for the Gnocchi (and Bomba's, I'll get to that!!) Dinner was perfect. Just when we thought we were too full for words, Heather comes over with desert menus and tells about the Bomba. Peanut Ice cream, caramel, chocolate heaven. That girl could sell me mustard with her descriptions I swear. Excellent, Excellent Excellent. I've been meaning to write this for a while, since that night Ive been back 3 times for dinner and now take lunch meetings there during the week. They just did some very impressive (and quick) renovations so officially it is my favorite place to go in Mississauga. Well done to the team there. If you love homemade food, family business and being treated like "everybody knows your name", check it out.

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Restaurantica12
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Dinner Party for 30

I hosted my sister's baby shower (for a party of about 30 people) at Mondello and I could not be any happier. I was taken care of respectfully and promptly from the planning stages to the end. Menu options and descriptions of the entrees where given so that I knew exactly what I would be getting. Jessie was very accommodating and patient with any changes that were made along the way, which included starting the party off a half hour earlier than expected. The restaurant was set up ahead of time, which included a seating arrangement/chart (including high chairs), an area for gifts, and another area for the dessert display. The restaurant was recently renovated and the decor is modern and stylish. The restaurant is a good size, yet cozy enough for private dinner parties. The staff was attentive, polite, and cheery. We always had refills without having to search for a server and were graciously accommodated with any requests we did have. The chef, Nico, came out to greet the guests personally, which was a nice touch. The food was, in one word...ok...maybe two, ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS. Our meal started with the Italian salad (mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots with a balsamic vinaigrette). Our second meal was penne pasta in a fresh tomato sauce. The third entree was the chicken piccata (grilled chicken breast with a lemon caper butter sauce). The chicken came with a side of broccoli, carrots, and mashed potatoes. The chicken was SO GOOD. Just the right amount of garlic, lemon, and capers. The vegetables were cooked to perfection with just the right amount of "crunch". They were not overdone and/or wilted. The portions were very appropriate. No one felt cheated and no one felt uncomfortably stuffed. Quite a few of the dinner guests commented on how good the meal was and mentioned coming back to the restaurant for a ladies' night get together. I can't forget the punch, which was a hit too! There's an alcoholic version, but I opted to forgo that option since we were being served wine with the meal. I can't thank Nico, Jessie, and the staff enough for all their help and generosity. My sister said she enjoyed the whole event from beginning to end and wouldn't have it any other way. The baby shower was a definite hit. I don't know about some of the negative reviews re: the food. The food was good as was mentioned by many of my party guests. I definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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Restaurantica12
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Outstanding Experience

I had the pleasure of bringing two very good friends of mine to experience Mondelo. It is surely the place to be if your craving great food, service and atmosphere. I would recommend you try this place it's become one of my favorite dining spots and i'm sure it will be for you also. Well done p.s reserve on the weekend s or you won't get a spot. happy dining.

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This place is a great neighbourhood restaurant. The food and wine is reasonably priced. The taste is good a little bit of tweeking with season is all that is required. We've been a few times and have always had a great service and food. Looking forward to my next visit. Great job Chef Nico... keep greeting your Customers.

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Amazing Service, Amazing Food!

Impeccable service combined with delicous food and a homey, pretense-free atmosphere made Mondello a top-notch dining experience: so much so that I brought several friends for dinner. Nick, the chef, came out to greet us after dinner, which was a classy and much appreciated service touch. Finally, excellent Italian cuisine in Streetsville. I will definitely visit again. Thanks Nick and staff for a wonderful dining experience!

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Very impressed!

I brought a few colleagues from work out to Mondello's for lunch and we were all extremely pleased with the experience today. Our server, Heather, made us feel welcomed and we felt well attended to. The food was incredible. My family is natively Italian and I am well acquainted with authentic Italian food. I must say that Mondello is the best Italian food I have ever had outside of Italy and my own home, and I have been to a lot of Italian restaurants in Canada. The head chef, Nick, came out to chat with me and is a very personable and likable host. You get the feeling that he genuinely cares about his guests. I paid $30 for a mountain of food: appetizer, salad, entree, and a killer dessert! That is pretty amazing value for such a quantity of high quality food. Thank you for everything Nick! I don't eat out often, but when I do, it is going to be Mondello :)

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Restaurantica12
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Try Them

Business appears to be improving at Mondello as this family oriented restaurant hits its stride in both service and food. I enjoyed the nicely prepared fresh fish and vegetables.

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Restaurantica12
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Great Experience!

Mondello Ristorante is amazing! It has just recently changed hands and is under new management. When we walked in, our waiter, Marcus, was so funny and helpful. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and made us feel comfortable. The atmosphere was amazing; music and comfortable seating made the restaurant feel wonderful. The food was something else! I am Italian and I know what real Italian food tastes like, and I can honestly say this is real Italian food. The presentation of the dishes were so creative and the food was cooked to perfection. To top it off, the chef came out and asked how everything was, what a great touch! I will definitely visit Mondello again, and I urge you all to visit! You definitely won't be disappointed!

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Restaurantica12
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The place was dead

This was our first time and now I know why it was dead. The food is not fresh and doesn't taste good. The people were very nice but the food was disappointing. They need to get a new chef.

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birthday dinner

we had looked at the reviews for this restaurant and saw some very great ones and also a few bad but we wanted to try it anyways and so glad we did. the atmosphere was great, live music and very cozy. the service was exceptional and the food spot on. we were celebrating a friends birthday and they give him a free main course. if you show your id that it is your birthday you will recieve this. if you are at all planning to eat in mississauga i give mondello ristorante a 5/5 a recommend it to everyone to try. the prices which we were stunned were so low for such great quality and the chef comes out to say hello... i can go on and on , thank you mondello for a great experience. we will be back.

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Jerowe R
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Awesome

Amazing service, and awesome food!

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Restaurantica12
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Never Again

Living in Streetsville for over 15 years, I thought it was time I tried Mondello's. BIG mistake. On the outside, it looks like a romantic restaurant, but inside it has a very cold feeling with the use of tiles, poorly spaced tables, and paintings that hang uncomfortably high. As for the food, it was horrible. The risotto was too mushy and had no taste, while the salmon was too dry and had a bad texture/taste. Portion sizes were small.

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November 11, 2019

Bence and his team were absolutely amazing. Super attentive and genuine staff. Excellent food & excellent service. Jessica the co-owner was an absolute pleasure and extremely accomodating as well. Guests were raving about the food and the atmosphere.Truly greatful for everyone at Mondello for going above and beyond to make our event a memorable one. Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 10, 2019

We had a fabulous dinner! The appetizer plate was delicious as was the butternut squash gnocchi. The chicken Parmesan was really good too. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 10, 2019

Will definitely come again

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 4, 2019

Amazing food, service and ambiance! I love coming to the restaurant. Staff is friendly and attentive. Very clean.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 3, 2019

Took great care with the allergies that where presented and ensured the needs where met.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

October 27, 2019

I have been to Mondello for a few years now. Though the food is good, the menu is constantly the same and doesn’t change. It would be nice to have some new menu ideas added and others removed.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

October 26, 2019

As always, a very friendly and accommodating staff. The presentation of the food is well done. The only complaint I have is it tends to be very noisy.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 25, 2019

Charming little restaurant. We were very well recvd. Food was fresh and delicious. Menu a little small, could use a few more options in the mains. Cocktails took 15-20mins(needs improvement) Our waiter Seth was the highlight of the evening. Personable, funny, intelligent conversation, fun. We will definitely be back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 22, 2019

Nour (Noor?) was the most delightful waitress. On top of the fantastic recommendations, we got into several fun and engaging conversations. We hope to see her again on our next visit. The food was dope too.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 21, 2019

We had the kangaroo special the potatoes where cold and my husband had the cad it was just ok . We where happy with the service but the food was not great.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

October 20, 2019

At Mondello’s the food is very tasty and the service is fantastic. I would recommend this restaurant to my family and friends.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 17, 2019

Awes

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 17, 2019

Charming restaurant in Streetsville with free parking. Excellent food and service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

October 15, 2019

made a reservation to try the promotional pairing menu but we were told that the main items on the menu was no longer available. It was disappointing that the substituted items were not close to what the original was supposed to be, Service was good and ambiance was enjoyable as always.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

October 13, 2019

Enjoyable atmosphere, great service, delicious food, and the wine pairing with the food was very well done. Really enjoyable, and recommended.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 13, 2019

Absolutely loved everything!! Fine dining at its finest with superb service.. will be coming here very often and highly recommend to all!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 9, 2019

What a fabulous venue for any occasion...I highly recommend Mondello Ristorante! I booked my husbands birthday dinner here, and they did not disappoint. We were a party of 15 guests, family and friends. I booked the reservation with Jessica, the Event Coordinator, who was awesome. Lauren and Seth, who looked after our group at the restaurant, were absolutely outstanding! They made sure that our every need was met with smiles, and service that was bar none! Thank you Mondello Ristorante for a wonderful and memorable evening! 😊

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 7, 2019

Dinner was a great experience. We had their Fish and Wild Game Special with pairing. Our meals were delicious and exquisite. Andrew was a great waiter and provided great service. Will definitely go back soon.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 6, 2019

We had a nice dinner all together. Thanks for dessert.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 4, 2019

The chef did not allow any substitutions. This was very annoying. I have certain preferences and the chef’s strictness did not allow me to enjoy my food.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 4/5

September 30, 2019

Hosted my wedding ceremony luncheon at Mondello's and it was excellent. The whole staff were extremley helpful and accommodating with the planning of this event. The service was great and the food was excellent. All my guests had a really great time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 28, 2019

First time visit and there was a wedding party that took over most of the restaurant so it was very noisy. We were offereed a booth in the back which was very spacious. Nour our hostess was absolutely delightful and friendly and helped us decide as it was very difficult since everything looked appetizing. We ordered drinks off the menu a Moscow Mule which was amazing and a Daiquiri was a bit too small for my friend.The staff genuinely cares about their guests and all our entrees arrived beautifully plated and we were all extremely pleased with our choices. The food is delicious, fish and meat seasoned to perfection and the portions generous. Thanks to the chef, waiters and our hostess for making our dining experience a most memorable one.See you soon.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 22, 2019

We decided to check out Mondello Restorante for my husband's birthday. Our party had a lovely time. The service was fabulous and everything from the cocktails to dessert was delicious! A great first experience, we will definitely be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 17, 2019

Chicken and pasta were both a little over cooked

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 4/5

September 15, 2019

Perfect!!! Everything was perfect!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 12, 2019

Wonderful food, everyone cleared their plates, the appetizers were fantastic. This is the second or third time this year we have taken international guests here, will come back for sure. Service was great, very attentive servers and staff.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 12, 2019

My server Safa was excellent and very attentive throughout the whole night. Even though we arrived very late, they were very accommodating. It was my birthday dinner and I was kinda down because lots of people dropped out last minute but she made sure I had a wonderful night. The food was delicious! Will definitely visit again! :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 8, 2019

Excellent food and service. A must try! Our hostess was wonderful....

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 9, 2019

This is our favourite restaurant in Mississauga! The food and service is always first class! Thank you Chef Nico for making our 45th Anniversary so special.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 7, 2019

Always a great time here....never disappointed!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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