San Remo Ristorante - McKenzie Towne
San Remo Ristorante - McKenzie Towne

San Remo Ristorante - McKenzie Towne

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tastesanremo.com/
  • Phone: 4032510998x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday to Friday 11am-2pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Michael Edgar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: San Remo Ristorante now shares with you our tastes that have made our restaurants so successful. Whether it's a wedding, in home dining or a corporate event, our extensive services will make your event truly memorable. please contact for more details. catering@tastesanremo.com

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of free parking is available for our customers in our private parking lot.
A word from San Remo Ristorante - McKenzie Towne
San Remo Ristorante specializes in the creation of innovative Italian cuisine served in a contemporary, intimate atmosphere, ideal for the special date or dinner party. With influences from Italy and a fusion flair, San Remo's cuisine is simple, yet elegantly delicious. Come enjoy our warm, classic atmosphere and allow us to give you a fantastic dining experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
San Remo Ristorante - McKenzie Towne reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (50)special occasion (31)fit for foodies (19)kid-friendly (16)romantic (15)good for groups (14)great for outdoor dining (10)great for lunch (7)notable wine list (7)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The menu has improved significantly compared to the almost exclusively pasta menu previously - I like the increased choices including halibut and veal chop.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quite good
    SebastianSaintVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Very pleasant dining experience. The food was good and not overly pricey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • this chef knows what he's doing
    MMMD
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    San Remo is consistently good but tonite's Chef's Special was outstanding. It started with a piece of salmon, nicely cooked, and served over a bed of pearlized couscous with nectarines and some sprouts; main was chicken breast pieces wrapped around deliciously roasted duck meat and decorated with a saskatoon berry reduction and the berries along with some veggies and topped off with decadent lemon tart for dessert... all for the low price of $30. Every course was large enough for me and some tasting room for my husband too! The portions were very good, the food delicious and beautifully presented. My husband had the rib meal....looked like it had to be trucked in, the portion was so big! Once again, a well prepared nicely flavoured dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    excellent as always even, with my food allergies (dairy)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good experience
    acpyrus
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I feel like this restaurant could be really good if they made a few minor changes. The servers were great. The food took quite a bit of time to be served - we were timing and it took them 45 minutes to serve appetizers from the time we ordered. This could have been disastrous since we had young children with us. Fortunately, they served a basket of bread while we waited. My main issue is with the menu itself. It seems like they are trying to be like all of the other Neopolitan pizza places, but come up short. The dough is not crispy or flavorful enough. The toppings have too much unexpected sweetness. My arugula beet salad was 95% arugula with a few shavings of beets. Tough not to compare it with Double Zero's amazing beet salad.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's not there anymore!
    Tansay
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Open table confirmed our reservation and sent us a reminder the day before. We got there. The restaurant was closed! Permanently? Windows papered shut... What happened? I can only submit this review by ticking a box for every question. Needless to say they don't apply! If your special occasion is to "fail to show" this is it!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Truly an experience
    Eatsoutoften
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Although service was a little slow at first. (There was a wedding dinner, so I think that presented a challenge) but once orders were placed, food came in a timely manner and presented a formidable dinner experience for my guests. I highly recommend the Gnocci, the braised rib, the prosciutto platter or any of their oven baked pizza. The only thing that lacks to me is the wine list. Understanding that the concept stays traditional Italian, I would like to see some California wine there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food at San remo was fantastic and the attention and service we got was excellent .
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Local
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was great, service good.there quite a few kids and it was louder than usual. An enjoyable evening .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We went to San Remo for their $10 pasta night and it was absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant (try the Chicken Parm) :-)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food.
    Higman63
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I found the food and service to be exceptional. The atmosphere was a little disappointing given that there were quite a few families with smaller children. I would not think of this restaurant as a "kid-friendly" type of dining. My wife and I left the kids at home to have a quiet dinner out. On the flip side; it is nice that families can enjoy great Italian food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • san remo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    we will, definately, be back to SanRemo. A little noisy, on our recent visit, as there were plenty of children running around. We love children, just not the parents who don't make the little ones behave. Food and service was very good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Neighborhood Spot
    JennaG
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Food is great, service can vary. $10 Pasta night is great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, even better service
    tarabeara
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I am confused as to why other reviews are saying this place has bad service. Our experience was great, our server was on the ball and lovely to interact with. The servers were very down to earth and seemed like genuinely nice people. The good was good, nothing special, but it was still good. I would go back because of the great service and the good food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    YummyMommy
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Just wanted to write a note saying how great the service and the food was, this was my second time here, my first was for the $10 pasta night ( amazing value for home made pasta) This was a ladies night out for our Wine and B*!&$ club and it was exceptional. They even have beautiful bar height tables on the very private patio with natural gas bonfires built right in. The food was incredible ( try the popcorn as a starter) and the desert was to die for. All very home made and very fresh ingredients. Try this place and you will not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Momof2
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Salads were disappointing but the pasta dishes were better. Other locations may be better but we won't be returning to this one again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    obonpalais
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Loved the experience and will go back. It is great to have such a lovely place with excellent food on our backyard.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing food
    Formercustomerx2
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We have been at this restaurant, plus the one in Garrison Woods, numerous times and the food has always been great. We had out of country guests staying with us and they wanted to try some Italian food. What a mistake at this MacKenzie Towne location. It was a pizza night so we ordered four different pizzas, none good. CANNED mushrooms were used on the mushroom pizza, ugh... Crust burnt on another. Very little pepperoni on another. Prosciutto just placed across the top of another after the pizza had been cut. We were totally embarrassed to have taken our guests there. So sad that a once good restaurant has gone so downhill with the food quality. Thank goodness the wait staff were nice..
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Yvonne was fantastic. .. very friendly and accommodated our extra requests like mussels for an appetizer since it want on the $10 pasta night menu. we will be back! !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday dinner
    Jody
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Everything was fantastic, as usual. Don't know what else to say. Pair your favorite fish or chicken pasta with some Sokol Evolution!!!! Family had gluten free items, which were substituted at no extra charge. This place is 5/5
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladies Lunch
    lsj321
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I wanted to take my friends for lunch and had seen that San Remo was open and so we went there and had a lovely time. The food was excellent, service friendly and ambiance perfect for us to have a nice long visit! I'll go back with my husband next time! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rich, delightful flavours
    Splurgeonceinawhile
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We loved our meals. the Carbonara Pasta, the short rib open faced sandwich and the Sausage Spaghetti. The did not lack at all in flavour or portions. Don't eat there if you are in a hurray. The food takes a bit longer but is well worth it for its fresh and delicious qualities.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay but not wonderful
    Nsmbdm
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Food was okay, great service, might go again on 1/2 off pasta night, not for full price.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was ok, wait was not!
    dinner2
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We went with 3 children and 3 adults. The restaurant is nice, good layout and Ambience. We ordered our food, however it took 1.15 hrs to come to our table, and with that the it was slightly burnt. It was good enough to eat however. The server was so nice and sweet and apologized for the delay, but when you have to entertain 3 children for 1.15 hrs while they wait for their food kind of spoils your dinner.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quiet location, veggie options
    VegheadfoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Everyone in your party will find something good here. Reasonably priced
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok neighbourhood restaurant
    Patron123
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food was just ok. Meatballs were undercooked but server was quick to ensure that we did have to pay for them. Halibut was good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over-all - just "good"
    spartacat
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Service was great, food was good. It wasn't fantastic. Pricing is a little pretentious for what you get. I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went there for Father's Day with 3 kids. Food was FANTASTIC, atmosphere was GREAT! Would go there again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sambucca shrimp
    Zinn
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The samba ca shrimp appetizer might be the best in town! Gluten free options nice to see and gluten free crackers very nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We liked it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We saw some negative reviews, but booked anyways. We both had pasta and each dish was very large. I had to stretch a bit when I came home! Our server was Isabella and she was great. If you are looking for fast food, look elsewhere. If you are looking for a great supper in about 1.5-2 hours, this place is great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eatsoutoften
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Great food, you have to try the Gnoochi poutine. Fantastic. There pizza specials are great, right out of the wood burning stove.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood standby
    cgyguy
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We were a group of 6 with 5 adults and one child. The service was attentive and the food was delicious. Italian bread with hummus was a great touch to start. The only complaint was the Caprese Salad was just cut up wedges of tomatoes and chunks of mozzarella, it did not live up to other Caprese salads at other restaurants. You cannot beat the $10/pasta (Sundays/Mondays) deal and the fish, short ribs were all well received at the table. We could see ourselves going more often for their pasta specials.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Great for Mothers Day
    SEGEATS
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    For an Italian restaurant I was expecting more pasta and risoto dishes. The appetizers were great We have been to San Remo before and enjoyed it, but this time the service was not great and the sauce on two of our dishes was minimal so the dish was dry.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    Andi
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My husband took me here for my birthday dinner which also happened to be Mother's Day. It was fabulous. The food was delicious! The wine was wonderful.. And the service was also great. We will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Can't Beat Sundays Here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    If you haven't been for Sunday $10 a plate dishes on Sundays, you are missing out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 519 reviews are from the San Remo Ristorante - McKenzie Towne reviews archive.
  • If only the food was good.
    Foodaddict
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The service was exceptional and the ambience very nice, however the food was very bland.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    As always, the food, service and location of this restaurant was spectacular. We didn't feel rushed and our courses came to us in a timely manner.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ladies patio lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Lovely new menu for lunch. Patio was offered immediately as an option on a warm May noon hour date. The waitress proactively split our entree sized salad onto two plates in the kitchen when we mentioned "sharing" the arugala beet salad. There was no fussing with that at the table - thoughtful. The pepperoni mushroom pizza so tasty and filling, the crust was crisp and delicious but you could still pick it up in a this casual venue without the toppings falling off! We again shared a flourless chocolate cake with a scoop of chocolate sorbet was added at the last minute. After the flavour filled meal, we knew it would be delectable! It was a generous size but we managed to finish! Waitress mentioned a new dinner menu coming out.Can't wait.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Neighborhood Restaurant
    foodie55
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Food is wonderful, My family were there recently for a Birthday dinner, it happened to be $10 Pasta night. Great selection of pasta dishes and the Caesar Salad is always a great starter. I enjoy the wine list, either by the glass or the bottle. The meal has to finish with Tiramisu.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pasta night was fantastic
    Jody
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Visited for 10$ pasta night. Had mushroom lovers & carbonara which did not disappoint. Paired up with the Sokol Evolution - great meal - great value - great service I would recommend the sambuca prawns to start!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.