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 WinnerNeigborhood Gem
San Remo Ristorante - McKenzie Towne reviews from OpenTable diners
78 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (56)special occasion (34)fit for foodies (28)romantic (24)good for groups (20)notable wine list (15)kid-friendly (9)great for outdoor dining (9)great for lunch (6)hot spot (2)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great place to eat
    JoJoYYC
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Love San Remo, it has become one of my neighbourhood faves. Great to dine in or for takeaway pizza. Have thoroughly enjoyed a couple of their Chef's Table evenings as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • last remaining San Remo...keep it
    MMMD
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The San Remo chain are now down to this one alone...but it is great. The food is nicely prepared and beautifully arranged on the plate. The vegetables are nicely paired with the entree....not just two the same for all. The food is delicious...this chef certainly knows what she is doing. Worth the visit, worth going back to, worth keeping it open
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Every time
    78Legend
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We have been to this restaurant 4 times and every time has left us with the need to come back. Food has always been well flavoured with good portions. My wife is "Gluten Free" and has had excellent results.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stop at the appetizers
    tallguy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Tried it for the first time this weekend because it is located near us and certainly won't be returning. My girlfriend ordered a sangria because they were on for 6$ that night and I knew right from then that we were in for a poor dinner when it came with frozen bagged fruit in the drink. Gnocchi poutine was delicious for the appetizer and should have just stopped there. Bread and garlic dip was okay. Not warm or any thing. Braised short rib was mediocre at best and would not recommend. The worst of all was the lamb shank, which turned out to be a goulash of lamb, potatoes and sauce with a horrible smell and even worse taste. With 2 less than half eaten meals left on the table the waitress didn't bother to ask us how it was. Poor service.
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  • Relaxing
    stilinluv
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The week seemed strained with health and personal strife. Gary and I just needed to find a place to catch our breath. The evening gave us a much needed relaxing moment.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Harley
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Excellent food with a great variety. Staff was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eatoutoften
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our reservation was for a Sunday to celebrate our grandson's 20th b'day. We were surprised with a pasta and pizza menu, however everyone enjoyed it and would return for pasta Sunday. It would have been nice if the restaurant could have provided a small dessert for the b'day boy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, terrible service
    April12
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The title says it all! Waited 20 minutes for our wine and had to ask for bread. Dirty dishes were left on our table until I handed them to the waitress and asked her to clear them. Service was I attentive and low. Food was delicious as always though!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    All the food was overly salty... from appetizer to meal. Chairs feel worn out. You sink in them & can feel the wood support frame. Told we could not sit at a booth due to reservations yet during the whole time we were there, nobody ever filled those seats. This is the 3rd and last time we will be going. We have never walked out satisfied.
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  • Harley
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife, her friend and I enjoyed a delicious meal on Saturday. We thoroughtly enjoyed the quality and value of the Chef's Special. Service was excellent, staff was very friendly. Another fantastic visit to a local favourite. Outdoor dining was really nice. Great job as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • amazing
    mscheryl
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    One if my favorite places to eat. Great nightly specials.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have always enjoyed our dinners at San Remo but this time was quite frankly diabolical. The servers were dressed completely inappropriately and could barely raise a smile. We had the Saturday night chef menu which was a joke. Overlooked salmon placed on frozen peas was barely edible. Our server merely looked at us when we expressed our disappointment. Not once did we see anyone who resembled a manager. We did not make a fuss...but we will not be back & will recommend to others not to go there either.
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  • 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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  • 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
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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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    • 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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  • 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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    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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    • 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
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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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    • 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.
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  • 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
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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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    • 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
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    • 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    • 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.
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  • 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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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 529 reviews are from the San Remo Ristorante - McKenzie Towne reviews archive.
  • 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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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over-all - just "good"
    spartacatVIP
    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.
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    special occasion
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    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
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    I would recommend this to a friend.