Conti Caffe
Conti Caffe

Conti Caffe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (418) 692-4191
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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  • Parking Details: Valet
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Conti Caffe reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (9)fit for foodies (8)special occasion (7)romantic (7)hot spot (5)neighborhood gem (5)vibrant bar scene (5)good for groups (3)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Usually better than this time.
    Steve
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The bavette I ordered was so tough I could not cut or chew it. I don't know why this cut of beef is so popular. It's naturally a tough cut and needs to be prepared properly. The shank which was substituted was good but not quite up or par with previous visits. The staff was amazing though. They felt really bad and did their best to accommodate me. They even chased me out the door to wish me a good night. Maybe that should have been the chef at the door.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Conti Rocks!
    Panda
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Having been to Quebec City and Conti many times. I can truly say it is one of our all time favorite places to dine! The food is always amazing, the service some of the best we've ever had... attentive, suggesting, and willing to work with anyone who has certain food allergies. Our server was Vincent. He in particular rocked. Personable and professional... he readily answered questions and worked to ensure everyone had an fantastic time. Any time we visit Quebec City... Conti will be a definite part of our itinerary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The atmosphere was more like a lounge club than of a restaurant, good ambiance mediocre food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All around excellent
    mccannbag
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We found Conti Caffe online (listed as 4 stars on the tripadvisor website), and were pleasantly surprised that it was so close to our hotel in Quebec City. We got a same day reservation at 8:30 and even though we arrived at 8:15, we were graciously seated at a nice table. The interiors are very nicely decorated and the staff were all quite attractive, polite and friendly. We ordered the table d'hôte selection which was well presented, had adequate portions and delicious. Total bill including one glass of wine and tip was CA$86.33. I would definitely recommend this establishment to anyone in search of a pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic meal
    HudsonValleyFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Probably the best veal dish I've ever had. We both enjoyed the lobster appetizer and another seafood appetizer - really incredible. We ate in the bar area, which was quiet and romantic. The dining room seemed more family oriented. The wait staff were also amazing - really nice and very knowledgeable about their food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Soirée décevante
    Great
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Nous adorons le Conti. Nous y avons mangé plusieurs fois. Nous sommes toujours satisfaits de ce que l'on y mange. Par contre, samedi soir dernier a été très spécial. Le niveau de bruit était très élevé. À une table précise, le serveur entre autre a accepté un verre de vin qu'il a bu avec les clients, puis un "shooter" un peu plus tard. Nous sommes dans les restaurants au moins une fois par semaine et c'est la première fois que je vois cela, j'en suis resté surpris. Autre point important, nous étions 4 à une table ronde mais très coincés. Devinez le reste, on s'est fait accroché par tout ce qui est passé autour de nous....ce qui est devenu très désagréable à la longue. Notre service fut quand même OK. Nous ne sommes pas prêts d'y retourner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and atmosphere
    Roadie
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Our party of six were seated at the window which afforded us a great view of the street. The food was excellent as well as the wine which was a bit pricy. Service was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • To remember
    Epicurious
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Just perfect! We had different meals and everyone appreciated as highly. Food is refine, ambience lively with the right decor. A pearl of Quebec! Oh! even only for the dessert is was worth the trip; chocolate mousse heaven.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maybe a bad night for chef?
    eatdrinkBhappy
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    On previous visits to Quebec, Conti Cafe had been our favourite restaurant. Did not live up to expectations this time, mostly due to disappointing food. Proscuitto/shrimp appetizer was overcooked and hence tough. Escargot appetizer (obtained from sister restaurant next door) was enjoyed. Shrimp/scallop main was just OK, but lacking any special tastes or qualities. Others at the table liked their mains somewhat more (shrimp linguine and veal tenderloin) , but there was still no expressions of "Wow, this is REALLY good!" Conti Cafe, for us, has dropped from a "must go to restaurant" to a "might give them another try". (a couple at another table across from us actually did complain to the restaurant about their meal quality)
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 58 reviews are from the Conti Caffe reviews archive.
  • Quality Food--Not a Tourist Trap!
    mcmsfVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Our dinner at the Conti was very pleasurable. The drinks, wine, and the food were all very, very good. The restaurant is very handsome and our fellow diners were clearly enjoying themselves. There was a long interval between our salads and the main course; we learned that the kitchen also serves the Continental Restaurant next door (owned by same owner), but we seemed to be the only table which had this experience. I will go again when in Quebec City. Despite having a clientele mainly of tourists, the staff works very hard to please and the food is at a level to bring you back for more.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    theatrepatronVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We had a wonderful experience - great food, service, and atmosphere
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food overrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Service excellent appetizers very good. Main course just ok
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening!
    JMWMaine
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    A very pleasant dining experience! Excellent service. The best calamari I ever had - light and delicious with a wonderful dipping sauce. My husband had the filet mignon, which was perfectly cooked. I had veal Parmesan with a cheesy angel hair side. Wonderful flavors. Extensive wine list. It was a busy night, but not noisy or distracting. A very well run dining room with incredibly competent and friendly staff. A great restaurant and one we would return to. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Patience requise.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    La patience est requise. Nous avons eu l'impression que le serveur nous a oublié ou a décidé de nous ignorer car nous n'avons pas pris une bouteille de vin.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good lunch in a great place
    Rene
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Do try the osso bucco ! The veal scallopine is also excellent
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Must Go!
    dmdineVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    We drove from NYC to old Quebic City for the New Year and it was so lovely. This restaurant was by FAR the BEST and I'm so happy to have read the previous reviews. Loved the design of the restaurant, great service, delicious food and will definitely go back when we return to QC. A great place for a romantic dinner and I loved the artwork and service. It certainly rates up there in regard to some of the really nice places we have here in NY. As a matter of fact, It would be great if they could open one in NYC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Works for everyone
    Chefjoyce
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Even my grand kids found food that they loved. Wonderful service, ambiance, and presentation . We ate here twice in four days. Make it a point to eat here. This chef knows how to cook!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as expected
    BobO
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    A special occasion so I ordered flowers to be delivered to the restaurant. Our reserved table ended up being a small 2 seat table-had to put flowers down to use table- with my seat in the isle with a two foot space for servers to walk thru. When I complained was told' never been a problem in the past". So much for a special occasion. One last point, it is bad when a decent restaurant uses paper napkins- makes me think things are not going good and they have yo save money.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Dinner in Quebec City
    ChelseaAlexandria
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    It was recommended that we go to the Conti while on our stay in Quebec City. The food was VERY GOOD. The ambience was WONDERFUL...very eclectic!!! Service was good, however, waiter, much younger than us, didn't seem very interested in anything we had to say...a little condescending...but we didn't let it spoil our evening. Pricy $$$.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    What a great find in Quebec! Our first decent dinner in Quebec! The filet mignon and lamb chops were tender, nicely presented with mashed potatoes and vegetables. We ate here three times after being very disappointed with other restaurants. Very reasonably priced compared to other similar restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • While the cost of the entrees
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    While the cost of the entrees was reasonable, the price of a bottle of wine was outrageous.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience close to Frontenac
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    My husband, 20 year old son and I dined here on August 20. We found the food delicious (we had veal, steak and fish), the server was helpful and the ambiance good. Our calamari and lobster bisque were great as well. The location, only a block from our hotel (Frontenac), was a definite plus after walking all day for several days during our trip.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant but one problem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    Had a delicious meal of prosciutto and melon, veal medallions with porcini, and maple sugar cake. Waitress could not have been friendlier or more helpful. Only problem was with the Open Table reservation. I made the reservation earlier in the day I was dining. When I got there, the greeter told me he didn't have my reservation and that he didn't have a computer handy - he offered me a seat at the bar. I pointed out that I had made my reservation early in the afternoon, and that I would have to complain to OpenTable about its not being honored. He somehow managed to find me a nice table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful dinner
    ArthurJacobVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    We were also given a lovely table by an open window and the weather was glorious that evening. Our dinner could easily have been marred by a misunderstanding b/t one of us and our waitress, Adele, but she handled the mistaken order with aplomb and the dish was graciously replaced. Very nice atmosphere, albeit, be warned, expensive wine list. One of our best meals in QC. We would def. return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mediocre italian; great location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    for better italian, try ciccio, kind of a pain to get to (i think they have valet?) but much better food and priced slightly better than conti
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  • Great Service and Reasonably Priced
    LandpirateVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    The service at this restaurant is outstanding. We had a reservation, but arrived early and had a few drinks at he bar. Bartender was friendly and continually checked in with us. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgable about tg food and they chatted with us while serving our food. We had mushroom risotto, duck risotto, chicken with fettucini and spaghetti carbonara. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the portions were average size, but just right for our party. For desert we had creme broule which was prepared perfectly. Overall, a great meal at a fair price in a very busy restaurant near the Fairmont Hotel. We highly recommend this restaurant when visiting Quebec City.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Repeat customer
    MoniqueTL
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    This is our 4th time eating here and would definitively come back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    I dine regularly in North Beach in San Francisco. This restaurant would do very well in that highly competitive market. Wonderful Veal. I would be a regular except for the detail that I live 3000 miles away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great option in upper town
    Msplt
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    We booked a table in advance of our trip to Quebec City. It was nice to know we had plan for dinner that first night and grateful for the ease of Open Table. After looking at various restaurants we settled on Conti, which looked to have nice atmosphere and menu in good location on Rue St-Louis. It was a great meal for our party of six. The ambiance is very nice with windows that open looking onto the street in Old Quebec. All six meals were wonderful, not super expensive as can be the case in a resort location and the service was attentive. All around it was a great pick!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place
    LynnVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    Perfectly sized portions well-served by good-looking waiters. The pasta with seafood was excellent and didn't make me feel bad about the calories. We enjoyed this place on our last trip to the city and will go back the next time. My only negative comment is the low lighting. Although the atmosphere benefits, it makes it difficult to read the menu's small font.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    myopinion
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    I went with my wife during a weekend spent at Quebec City. I read good reviews about this restaurant and I am happy we tried it. The food is just amazing, service is great. The only negative aspect is that tables are pretty close to each others, but it is to expect for a restaurant in the Old City. At this price per square foot, I would pack the place as well. I would recommend this restaurant anytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not terrible, but not great.
    Princessrowena
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Conti was fine for a lunch. Certainly there are more crowded places in Quebec City, and costlier, on the main drags as is Conti. We found our lunch to be dine. It seemed a bit overpriced for 2 appetizers each and no alcohol. The service was a biit spotty. I contrast it with Le Cochin Dingue, a very hot spot for lunch, where the adder ice is fast and Ccurate Nd where they willow as you about app the food you are ordering
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  • Nice Experience
    Artback
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner experience at Conti Cafe. It was not pretentious. Attractive, contemporary atmosphere with a lot of attention to detail. The food was very good as was the service. My only quip was that butter was used heavily in place of olive oil. I greatly prefer a good olive oil to butter any day....particularly in pasta dishes. Pricing was reasonable. Overall, we'll recommend this restaurant and will make it a repeat experience when we're back in QC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Criticism
    PaloBog
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Unfortunately they have a table for two that is in the middle of all the service traffic and on one side of the table a huge column. I think that table should be converted to a hallway and not used to seat guests. That was disappointing, and they had no alternative seating as it was a saturday evening. A specific request to not get that table is recommended. Otherwise great place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good spot for lunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/3/2013
    We were starved and popped in. Saw white tablecloths and thought "uh oh...$$" but very reasonable priced and delicious lunch menu. All good!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best meal we had in QC!
    CAPTVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    We were told that this this restaurant, adjacent to "Le Continental", was in fact operated by them and even used the same kitchen. "Conti" was more informal and less pricy than its higher priced neighbor. We had great meals here. My veal medallions dish was wonderful. My spouce's salmon dish was delicious. My desert which was part of the complete meal was a cappuchino cake--also wonderful. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Quebec City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your tourist place !
    Steve
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Definitely a place to eat for the discriminating food lover. Great attention to detail. Each Element on the plate is unique in taste. You can see the Chef is passionate about his work. From appetizer to main course, a real joy. In this resto, you get what you pay for.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exçellent resto a quebec
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Nous adorons ce resto nous avons très bien manger. Un resto que nous allons visiter a chaque fois que l on sera a quebec. Le service etAit excellent
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A real neighborhood Jim
    Steve
    Dined on 2/24/2013
    From appetizers to dessert, the quality of the food was wonderful. Great creativity and attention to tastes and details at an not too exorbitant price. ambiance was very pleasant, for a romantic dinner.. service was very good. Each and every server and .other staff members were friendly, professional, and above all looked like they enjoyed our company. The last time we came here was on a busy night. We noticed a lot of regulars. I think we'll be one of them.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find in Old town Quebec
    SnowJade
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    We ate 5 different animals. Each one of them more delicious than the previous... The staff was attentive. The only criticism is that for an elegant restaurant, I wish that they used linens (there was an ugly paper sheet on top of the tablecloth and the napkins were medium grade).
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate