Dels Enoteca Pizzeria
Dels Enoteca Pizzeria

Dels Enoteca Pizzeria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.delsenoteca.ca/
  • Phone: 5198932911x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Mark Brown
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Tavola Room seats 22 people in a private wine themed room. This room is the perfect setting for your next corporate function or dinner meeting with a/v presentation.
  • Private Party Contact: Meredith Roberts 519-894-0110x2109

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fairway Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large parking facility is shared with Radisson hotel next door.
A word from Dels Enoteca Pizzeria
Whether you are celebrating with a group, planning a family birthday or looking for an intimate nook for two, dels is a great choice for a night out. dels vibrant casual setting, open kitchen and comfortable bar are matched with precise and unpretentious service. Chef Mark Brown's approachable Italian kitchen cuisine is always prepared with the highest standards and freshest ingredients.

At dels we make our pasta from scratch, use only the best tomatoes for our sauce and bake our pizzas in a 600 degree stone hearth pizza oven. Great Italian cuisine is inspired by robust wine; the perfect match can be found by the glass or bottle on our sommelier's wine list. Buon Appetito!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Dels Enoteca Pizzeria reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (42)special occasion (42)romantic (32)fit for foodies (29)neighborhood gem (23)kid-friendly (18)notable wine list (11)great for lunch (9)late-night find (8)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Too LOUD!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The music was WAY too loud, you have to yell for your dining partners to hear you. Not a place for romance. The watiress forgot who ordered what, never showed up with the promised cheese or pepper and kept getting our drink orders mixed up. Food was excellent but noise level and service was unacceptable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The pizza was not good at all. 2 people out of 4 got the pizza and it was really terrible. We took over 1/2 of it home and ended up throwing it out. The service I felt was slow and the waitress was very pleasant and helpful to obtain mozzarella cheese on one of the pizza's but really could not pronounce most of the menu. Seemed liked we waited a long time for our drinks and food. Also one of the best parts of this place was the flower pot bread which we did not get any of? Something was wrong with the bread so we got other kinds. There was no Chardonnay available ont he wine list which was very disappointing. I drank water instead. To tell the truth we won't be coming back. Very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time at Del's since the reno
    MargotWallaceVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I have frequented Del Dente's often over the years so it was to my surprise when I went to make a reservation on my OpenTable app that the name had changed to Dels Enoteca Pizzeria. I noticed that many of the menu favourites were still there but they had created a new menu. The new look is great however I was slightly put off by the fact that the romantic feel was gone, it is now a lot more modern. I ordered the Chicken Parmigiana which has always been a favourite for me, to my delight they did not change the recipe at all. The food was great however they have begun to make the flowerpot bread themselves instead of ordering it pre made from Grainharvest, which I do not like as much. I strongly recommend Dels Enoteca Pizzeria!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Terrible
    luvtoeat
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Del Dante used to be our favorite place to eat, now since the changes they've changed the recipe on the Chicken Tetrazzini, they've taken some favorites off the menu. I asked for meatballs for the kids spaghetti and the waitress never mentioned there was a bit of a bite to them. Kids didn't like their pasta. This may have been our last time there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Change in Decor
    LRG1
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food and service was good as always, but we did not like the change in décor. My husband and I had our first date at Del Dente, and always return to eat there whenever we are in Canada. However we didn't feel like the ambience was the same. The new setting is good for very casual dining only, I would not recommend it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too bad
    goldendogkulaVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Much better when it was Del Dente's. Food not as good. Waitress didn't know what was included in their date night special. Had to go ask. Probably won't be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • More than i expected!
    MJKswag
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I was thoroughly impressed with this place from the very start to the end. The service, atmosphere, food quality and pricing! I would definetly come here again and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great changes!
    Favourites
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This has always been one of our favourites, but really like the brightened space, the decor changes, and the menu updates. A wonderful upscale, but casual, place to dine where the food and the service is always up to the "Wideman" standard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Miss the old menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Used to be our favorite restaurant. New chef .....new menu ..... New twist on preparation not nearly as good . Miss the quality and consistency of the great meals we were used to :(
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great renewal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Very nice renovations that opened up the space quite nicely. Feel like you are outdoors and somewhere in Europe. Good menu selections. Particularly liked the idea of wine on tap by the ounce. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely amazing!
    LucyN
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Del Dantes has always been one of my favorite places to eat and Wednesday’s experience just topped that. The service was absolutely amazing, the greeter as well as the waiter went out of their way to make sure all our needs were met without us ever having to ask for anything. They asked if we were celebrating a special occasion today? And I mentioned it was my daughter’s 19th birthday  as king gesture for the short wait for our meal.They brought us over a free Italian meatball platter (appetizer)amazing. And since it was my daughter’s birthday they surprised her with a nice piece of lemon torte to share with a candle on top. It was a special night and I can’t thank the staff at Del Dante’s for making it such a memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First exp., left more to be desired
    vorch
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Service was slow to start, took a while to order our drinks. Being pregnant, I ordered a melon mint Italian soda and was disappointed when it was finally delivered to the table, nothing fancy, no garnish, it was like I was at some generic restaurant; I thought some crushed mint in the glass would have been a perfect touch, similar to a mojito. My husband's beer was delivered after we had each had a couple sips of my drink. The cheese board was great. I enjoyed my pizza selection, but my husband was disappointed in his and the amount of gorgonzola cheese, it over-power the other ingredients. Overall, we'd go back and recommend it to friends. We're confident the negative points are not typical to del dante's.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Del Dentes
    Table815
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Looking for Kitchener-Waterloo's best restaurant group...start with Charcoal that within its building hosts 3 of our best The Charcoal Steakhouse, Del Dentes (Italian) and Martinis. Then you can travel through the region and experience Beertown (Waterloo and Cambridge), Bauer Kitchen and Wildcraft (both Waterloo). If you're looking for Italian - highly recommend Del Dentes. One of my most favourite restaurants in KW! Great for a night out, a Christmas lunch, a celebration of any kind. Compliments to Jessie and David who made our Del Dente experience - not five stars as stated above; but truly 100!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Evening
    dddining
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I took my son and daughter-in-law for their first experience at Del Dente's to celebrate their 1st anniversary and my her 25th birthday. We had a spectacular meal and wonderful service. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service, Delicious Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Went to Del Dentes with my family, and recieved amazing service, was told about all of the specials and any questions were answered without hesitation. We made many substiutions and special requests to our meals, and these were delivered without hesitation. The food was delicious, and we will be coming back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food is always outstanding and the service is wonderful. It's a lovely atmosphere and very reasonable prices. It's easily our favorite restaurant in the tri cities.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exellent Eperience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Enjoyed our evening at Del Dente, excellent food, excellent atmosphere
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner with kids
    Classydiners
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The host catered to us from the moment we walked and even helped when my son was served a leaky cup. The cup was replaced quickly and the mess was cleaned up on the spot. The food was fabulous and the portion sizes were spot on. My son and I are dairy intolerant and they accomodated that with ease. They also have delicious homemade gluten free penne pasta for those looking to avoid wheat/gluten. And as it was an anniversary dinner my husband and I were served complimentary champagne which was a delightful surprise. The kids got to choose a small parting gift from the treasure chest at the host table.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Del Dentes!
    Arya
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I have been a frequent customer to Del Dente's for a number of years (10+) and have always received excellent service. I was at the restaurant again this past Saturday and we received our food much quicker then usual (came out 10 minutes after ordering and before the bread). I didn't say anything to the wait staff (wasn't a big deal to me since I was hungry) and when the bill came they gave our deserts "on the house!". It just goes to show you what excellent service is. We didn't make mention that the food came out early but the staff realized this. With regards to the food, it was excellent (10 out of 10) as always. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone visiting or living in Kitchener.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    review
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Good food for dates and special occasions. Always a pleasant experience. Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good first try
    Sugarlover
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    When you enter the restaurant the host greets you with an awesome smile!we made reservations but it really wasn't necessary on a Sunday. Flower pot bread was really good! That herb butter - yum! Mussels are to die for. Ordered the Marsala, gnocchi and meatballs. They were alright. Don't go for the gnocchi if you ordered apps - you won't go through the first plate. They're nice and fluffy, but oh so filling. Meatballs were tough and dry - not impressed. We finished off with a chocolate torte to try it out. It was alright. I appreciated the candies almonds on the dessert the most. We came out satisfied and very full. But for what you're paying, it's really a meh experience. Great ambiance though!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Poutine
    penny2cpVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    First time back since 5 weeks. Their Poutine was especially good today. It has real meat sauce and real cheese. Chicken Parmigiana was excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bachelorette
    ashp614
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Came for a friends bachelorette-excellent service and complimentary champagne at the end was a nice touch! C'est bonne!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • del Dente's is one of our 'go to'
    ScullionsSlice
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    places for family dinner outings. The bread and flavoured butters are particular favourites - the bread is always piping hot and the butters are flavourful without being overpowering. I had a small caesar salad (which wasn't small at all which was a bit of a bonus) to start and the penne arrabbiata for my entré. It was cooked perfectly, the sausage had a nice bite to it and it too was piping hot. It was my daughter's birthday so she enjoyed a complimentary dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Del Dente
    Deebee
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We were looking forward to Del Dente, since we both had not been there for years. Unfortunately, we were disappointed with the food. It was okay, and maybe it was just what we ordered, but my chicken parmigiana was overpowered by garlic. And I love garlic! And the chicken itself was flavour less. I forget what the name of my husbands dish was, but he said it was just okay also. My ceasar salad was again, just okay. My husband had a shrimp appetizer, which was decent . They brought my husband a complimentary ice cream pie with a candle in it for his birthday, which was a nice touch. We did think that our waitress and the overall service was excellent! But, I don't think we will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Over and Above Service
    bigeats
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My fiancee and I and our families went to Del Dente to celebrate our recent engagement. Once the staff found out that we were celebrating, they went over and above to ensure that we had a great evening and a memorable dinner. Thank you to our server and the head server for making the night special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 704 reviews are from the Dels Enoteca Pizzeria reviews archive.
  • Excellent Waiter
    Kelly
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    While the restaurant has a fantastic dining atmosphere, and wonderful food, it was really our server Chris R. who made our dining at del Dente exceptional. I have been to many restaurants where the waiters constantly interrupt conversation at the table, and they become more of an annoyance, especially when you're on a date. Chris was charismatic, was never annoyed by a request, didn't pressure us to leave immediately after the meal, and most importantly, he didn't make my dining experience about him. I find that many waiters feel the need to be constantly checking in, or be overly enthusiastic in hopes of making an impression, instead of just letting the diners enjoy the company of those they're with. Thank you Chris!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bumba
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Mother's Day lunch but seated quickly, excellent attentive waiter and food arrived in appropriate time. Food was not hot and not tasty which was disappointing.(eggplant parmesan) Mimosas were a nice touch and everything else about the experience was favourable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We received our bread after our main meal had already arrived. When we asked the waiter about it he said "sorry I was backed up". Egg shell found in chicken parmigiana. Very disappointing considering we went there to celebrate Mother Day. We will not be returning.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We are never disappointed with the food or service at Del Dente. It is our absolute favorite place to go... we actually know the menu by heart. For this meal, our friends asked us what was good and we simply replied with "Everything." Everything on the menu is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great meal as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We had a great dinner at Del Dente's. As always, we had great service and the food is always good. We love getting the "build your own pizza" and at first were disappointed to see they changed the menu and that was only available on a certain night. But our server was great and asked the kitchen if they could make it tonight for us. We love that they use fresh and authentic ingredients. We had a great night out!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything is awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Second time at this restaurant - excellent food served at the perfect temperature. Very child friendly on every level - we were there with our three young children. Highly recommended. Beautiful ambiance. Learned some italian while in the bathroom!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Feeilngs
    EarnMyBusiness
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Despite being a party of only 3, we were seated at a large round table that would have easily seated more than double that number. A smaller, more suitable table should have been set aside for our reservation. The room was very busy/noisy all evening and the size of our table made conversation very difficult. The food was delicious and well-presented, the portions were very generous and our server was courteous and knowledgeable, so we might return in the future.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food but a few hicupps
    GoodEats
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The service was great, and our server was excellent. The restaurant was far too warm so it was hard to enjoy ourselves. Our apps and main courses were exceptional. I had the striploin and it was cooked perfectly. However when paying $40 for a plate I would expect the sides to be better. Just a scope of bland potatoes and a few(3) pieces of over cooked veg. Dessert was not what I expected. Limited and boring selection. The ricotta cheese cake was lumpy and bland. Mid way through I found a hunk of plastic wrap from the ricotta packaging in the cheesecake. The server took it off my bill, and was very polite about it. The manager apologized. I had a cappacino, it was wonderful! Will go back again, but I may skip the dessert next time.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful night with friends!
    eatfor8
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We had a wonderful night at Del Dentes, everything was great!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wishbone
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We have been coming to del Dante since it opened. Friendly greeting at front door, service at bar and our waitress, Hilary was excellent as was the food as always. Few changes since our last visit, one being much brighter lighting. Dimmer lights adds to the ambience. There were a few children present, but not a negative distraction. This is a good upper scale restaurant for children to learn dining skills while enjoying delicious food. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Food was good. Had to wait for awhile for main course. But that was understandable, as it was busy.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapointing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Our family of 7 attended del Dente to celebrate two birthdays recently. The Charcoal restaurants have always been known for their caesar salad. It was bland. It was like eating just lettuce with no dressing on it. The pasta that several of us had, was too salty. The Charcoal restaurants have also been considered a classy restaurant. All the servers wore T-shirts, and the women servers had their hair tied up with a clip that looked like they just got out of bed. Our server brought the two people celebrating birthdays, a desert, but neglected to ask anyone else if they would like desert. We had leftovers from our meal that we had requested to be boxed up, so we could take them home, and we had to ask our server twice for the leftovers
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Monday Night Hot Spot
    Rusty
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Had a great dinner just for two. The atmosphere was great. It was busy (even on a Monday!), yet despite the full house, the service was efficient and the staff appeared to actually be having fun. That energy is contagious. What a great night out. Casual dining atmosphere, yet upscale enough to have a great wine list and knowledgeable serving team. The food was well presented and the arrived in good time. Starter salad was refreshing, steak and vino were perfect. What a great way to start the week. We will be back. The online reservation was very easy to navigate.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Sean
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    5 superb meals around the table. Everything was absolutely delicious. Brittany, our server, made our meal that much better with her knowledge and wit. Can't wait to return. Our guests are still talking about our dinner together.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate