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

  • Exquisite Italian Dishes,
  • Extensive Wine List,

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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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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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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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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January 16, 2020

First time to this restaurant. Food was fabulous and service was terrific. No complaints.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 13, 2020

I took my husband here for his birthday. It was a Thursday night and the restaurant was not busy which was nice. We were seated at the booth and it was very romantic. The service was excellent and very personal. The waiter took an interest in us and chatted with us. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for a romantic dinner for two. CDK

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 5, 2020

Nice quaint restaurant, great food, and our server was lovely, she even helped us take group pictures at the end of our dinner. Will definitely return for other occasions.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 1, 2020

Wonderful evening and thank you!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

January 1, 2020

Awesome. As always

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 1, 2020

Wonderful as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 29, 2019

As always, fantastic food and service. Thank you, Mondellos!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 25, 2019

Went there for our anniversary dinner and really enjoyed it. The restaurant has a very nice and warm atmosphere of a small family owned place. The food was delicious and service was great. Definitely will visit again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 24, 2019

Food was bad, chicken tasted like it was microwaved. Service was good.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 5/5

December 19, 2019

Everything was wonderful . Thanks to the outstanding chef my tenderloin was prepared beautifully, The food was complimented by our excellent service by Seth.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 20, 2019

The service was excellent & our waiter was very attentive. We waited longer than expected for our food probably due to the restaurant being full during Christmas season. We did not mind though as ambience was great & food tasty. I definitely would return. Enjoyable night.😄

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 18, 2019

Outstanding service, food was fantastic. No issues when asking for extended time, would happily book here for both business and personal again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 15, 2019

We celebrated a colleague's retirement and were a group of 18. We had pre set menu. Given the rating of this restaurant naturally my expectations were high and unfortunately the food didn't stand to that high rating. We had the leek an potato soup and I have to see the soup was not good. It was too thick and actually you barely tasted the leeks, was simply a potato thick soup and was bland. the main course were selection of 4 options, I personally had the risotto and was not the best I've had. The desert option we had was the tartufo and the tiramisu. Tiramisu was not done the way it should be , the cream was just whipped cream vs the proper tiramisu cream. The bread that was supposed to be served was served late and was little and had to ask a few times to bring more given the number of people we had. I give the place not more that 3.5*.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

December 15, 2019

Thanks so much. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner with you. Our waiter was excellent as well. We loved the booth in the back. Thanks

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 15, 2019

I’ve been here before for intimate gatherings with friends and I’ve also been here for business gatherings (office Christmas party) - each time the service was consistently amazing and the food never disappoints. Recommended for a date night, birthday party with girlfriends and office party. They’ve a great time to take care of you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 16, 2019

The wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. We had to wait quite long for our dinner after finishing the appetizers. When it did come, the presentation was lovely; however, my chicken parmigiana was overcooked and quite bland.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 3/5

December 13, 2019

Enjoyed another wonderful meal at Mondello’s with a great group of previous work colleagues and friends, some newly introduced to the experience that is Mondello’s. What is the Mondello’s Dining Experience? It starts with a warm greeting; followed by incredibly friendly and attentive service focused on complete customer engagement; delicious and many unique dishes prepared to perfection; and a nice dessert selection all in a cozy setting that makes you feel like you are amongst friends and family.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 12, 2019

The food was delicious. The servers were attentive and friendly. We went at lunch and had the whole restaurant to ourselves. It was a perfect Christmas lunch. Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 11, 2019

Fantastic food and service

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 8, 2019

We had an amazing time at Mondello celebrating my baby shower with 40 family and friends! The planning process was very easy. And the food and service during the event was excellent.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 7, 2019

Excellent service, amazing food. Everybody loved it. Will definitely come again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 6, 2019

Everything was great! Our waitress was fantastic!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 2, 2019

Such a great experience, the atmosphere was so cozy and welcoming, the food was great, overall a great time, I would recommend this restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 1, 2019

Too bad there are only five stars available! What a great experience! The meal was exquisite and the service was unbelievable! Please make sure to thank our hostess SAFAA for her incredible kindness and expertise. Thank you and we will back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 2, 2019

We were well taken care. Food was good. Nothing to complain about at all.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 30, 2019

A great restaurant with an inventive chef. The staff are knowledgeable, personable and efficient.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 28, 2019

We had a great time! I will definitely recommend for large group events.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 26, 2019

It was our first time at Mondello and it won't be our last! Friendly and timely service and excellent food! All 6 of us had a great experience. Would definitely recommend.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 26, 2019

We visited for a Friday supper. Our server was Makenzie, a delightful and efficient server I noticed other servers pitching in when one was overwhelmed, a definite good sign of co operation between the servers. The food was good but the wild mushroom soup with goat cheese was outstanding. The only complaint I have, and hate doing this, every time the front door was opened a blast of cold air swirled around our feet (I realize there are two doors between the small entrance-way and that should preclude this).

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 25, 2019

We love, love this place. The food was amazing and the staff treat us so nice. Tried something new this time and will definitely have it again. Will be back soon.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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