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  3. Distance: 2.34mi
  4. Distance: 2.36mi

About Cafe Limoncello

Surprise your senses! Italy may be distant but Cafe Limoncello is a perfect destination for Authentic Italian cuisine and great wines. Limoncello has developed a faithful following for its fabulous breakfast, lunch and dinner entrées, spectacular décor and friendly atmosphere. Out-of-this-world desserts and down-to-earth prices are also an integral part of the Café Limoncello experience.

226 Ottawa Street North
Hamilton, ON L8H 3Z6
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Dessert

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 11:30am, Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Edinburgh Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 549-3556

Website:
http://www.cafelimoncello.com/

Catering:
Café Limoncello offers on and off site customized catering, for all your functions. Whether it’s a baptism communion, anniversary, birthday party or corporate function, small or large, simple or elaborate, food only or full event planning, our experienced catering team can take care of all the details. Everything can be arranged to meet your desires and budget. Consider Café Limoncello for your next celebration. You will receive Café Limoncello quality food, pleasant professional service and compliments from your guests.

Parking Details:
Parking is available on the metered street or in the public lots behind Cafe Limoncello.

Private Party Facilities:
If you’re planning a special event, Café Limoncello has the perfect atmosphere. Whether it’s a birthday, first communion, baptism, anniversary, business luncheon or corporate event, why not consider our private party room, The Bella Room. This room can accommodate up to 50 of your special guests.

Private Party Contact:
Nancy Leo: (905) 549-3556

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cafe Limoncello Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

3.7

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (431)
Great for Lunch (323)
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Kid-friendly (105)
Romantic (78)
Hot Spot (67)
Notable Wine List (58)
Late-night Find (38)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Casual (10)
Scenic View (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Good for a Date (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Authentic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Cozy (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Fun (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2016

I have been to Limoncello a number times and decided to go with a friend on New Year's Eve. While our overall experience was good I was disappointed about a couple of things. They had run out of my first and second choice and my friend's first choice. We both had the veal scallopini which came with fettucine alfredo. Both were delicious but the veal was not a proper scallopini. Instead it waas a thick cutlet which was not what I was expecting especially since this was an Italian restaurant. Scallopini means thin slices and the meat should be pounded to become quite thin.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We love this place. Food and service have always been a positive experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Annual Christmas Eve breakfast wonderful time, great food. There was 13 of us

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 14, 2016

The service was great.
Very accommodating as we moved tables a couple of times .
The food was fair. The chicken breast on my salad was cold and dried out.
My partners' pasta sat in a pool of oil.
The dessert was enjoyable.
The price for the meal did not reflect the quality of food.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Other than a mistake (by the computer printing my pizza order) therefore waited while my husband ate everything was great. He ordered 2 additional toppings and I ordered as is on the menu but we ended up with 2 of my husbands pizza order. Waitress was very nice at updating us as to the time factor for it being ready. Wasn't her fault and was very attentive offering anything while I was waiting, etc.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 13, 2016

No matter what we go into limoncellos for whether it be breakfast lunch dinner they always give you 110% service smile and great food

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 8, 2016

First time visiting and won't be our last! Great food and service. Reasonable prices for excellent quality.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Food is good and menu has lots of great items. First choice for entree was not available. Entrees came before starters were cleared away. We felt rushed. Wait service is either over attentive or busy chatting amongst themselves behind bar. It was ok. Very loud as it got busier.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Anytime we have ever went to Limoncellos we've been greeted at the door with a big smile and it only gets better from then on .The food is fantastic the waitresses are great to this day we've never had a bad day at Limoncellos. It's our favorite place in Hamilton for celebrations

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Great Place, food good and so is the service. We enjoyed Cafe Limoncello very much. We will return.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2016

The staff was very friendly and accommodating. They knew their menu well and where able to provide quick suitable suggestions for what we requested. Overall, it was a pleasant experience with quick service and good portion sizes.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2016

This was a lunch date with my cousin that I hadn't seen in quite some time. The only complaint I had was it was Saturday at noon and we couldn't find a parking spot and after going around the block a number of times parked about 3 blocks away and had to walk. For people who are in their 80's this was not pleasant. But the lunch was great and the next time we will get together on another day.

D. Running

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Food was delicious and the staff very accommodating to our menu changes and additions.
Our out of town guests really enjoyed the food and resturant

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 3, 2016

A second time for our cousins' dinner and everyone was very pleased with the entire evening. Food was prepared as requested and a good time was had by all.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 9, 2016

Good quality food with good service, but a little pricy for the .meals we had. Would recommend especially for Italian food.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Limoncello never drops the ball
Best straciatella in town! Pizzas, pastas and mains are creative, tasty and generous. Staff is always so down to earth and great.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 10, 2016

Great atmosphere and delicious Brunch. Very attentive staff waited our table - we were a group of 7 ladies with one little baby. we will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Delicious food and excellent service as always! I've enjoyed many menu selections and specials and they've all exceeded my expectations.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Good place for casual get togethers. Good food Ned excellent service. Like the neighbourhood.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 15, 2016

Smoked salmon eggs Benedict is delicious! Love their home fries too!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Have always had good service and excellent food. Was disappointed this time through as a number of main dishes were sold out by 6:30 -manicotti, all sole dishes, all salmon dishes, and we got the last serving of lasagna.
Service was still friendly and what they did have was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 29, 2016

The server was quirky and nice. The food was fantastic and the seafood fresh and tasty.
Thanks

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 16, 2016

It was my wife's 60 birthday, so I took her along with our friends to Lemoncello for dinner. Unfortunately my wife did not receive what she ordered. The restaurant was very busy and we thought if she complained, we would be eating while she waited for the kitchen to make her meal, then when we were done, she would be eating alone. Needless to say, she did not like what she had.
Very unhappy for that reason.

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food3
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 3, 2016

Great food, great service, great overall! We loved our first experience

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 3, 2016

Quiet night at the restaurant. Good food. Friendly service.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 2, 2016

Went with my husband and 92 year old Aunt. We all loved the food. Great generous portions. My Aunt especially loves to take home leftovers for lunch the next day. Very enjoyable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 2, 2016

I have dined several times, for several special occasions at Limoncello and the food has been consistently superb. Pasta, salads, deserts... incredibly tasty and the servings generous. This isn't an 'up scale' environment to dine in but the food makes it special every time!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 4, 2016

The service food and portions were all amazing I can't wait to go back sometime soon !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 29, 2016

Tasty food, good service but pricey for what was ordered.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Repeatedly, one of my husband's and my favourite restaurants

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 13, 2016

I've eaten here since the restaurant opened. I have always had excellent food, friendly staff and a great experience. We dined here for Valentine's Night with another couple prior to a concert. They were fast, courteous and efficient (as usual). Can't beat the price either. Marksradius

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Good quality food but lacked flavour. For an Italian restaurant, the food should burst with flavours. The risotto, veal, as well as minestrone soup all lacked in that department. Deserts were very good as was the service.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 7, 2016

Great food.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 6, 2016

We reserved for my daughters 21st birthday thinking she would enjoy it. I ordered the ministroni soup, it arrived and was cold. Sent it back came back luke warm not very good. Ordered the Calimari it arrived warm and overly chewy. My daughters lunch was warm and good, my wife order a salad after seeing how I was receiving my food. The pasta dish I ordered was cold and not very tasty. I am Italian and have been here before the food was good and I have sent people to the Ottawa street location. Another irritant was they came out with a birthday cake and sparkler, this is a nice touch but should really ask before doing it, as my daughter felt very uncomfortable, overall I was very disappointed.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 16, 2016

We both had the Eggplant Parmesan, which came with a side of pasta and bread. It was absolutely superb! The waitress was great, we didn't have to wait for anything and we didn't feel rushed to finish despite the restaurant having a pretty full house. I loved that we could book a reservation online

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Service very slow. Waitress half paid attention. Ordered starters including a starter salad. The salad didn't come with the rest but then main meal came out. We cancelled the salad but then half way through meal, it came. The waitress was shocked and said "oh you wanted the starter salad as an appetizer?" They cleaned up and handed out desserts to the staff before we were even finished!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 13, 2015

Café Limoncello always has excellent service, friendly and efficient. Breakfast is plentiful, with fruit accompaniments. Be aware that on Sundays, many large groups congregate, especially during the holiday season, and noise levels can rise.
A great pick if you're looking for good breakfast, or a wonderful Italian lunch or dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 8, 2015

Lunch was great. 2 of us ordered the lunch special and 2 ordered from the menu. Noise level was problematic and we couldn't carry on a conversation until most of the customers had left.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 20, 2015

Our server was great, she was able to make good recommendations based on portion size for us. Unfortunately, neither me nor my girlfriend were able to eat more than a couple bita of our main course because it was inedible. My pork loin was actually a really thick and chewy pork chop salted beyond belief, and her linguini featured an overpowering sauce and completely dried out chicken. I can't be certain this food was fresh and cooked go order from raw. I didn't tell the server about these problems because she was great and I felt bad complaining to her about something that is the chefs fault. Would not recommend.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 14, 2015

Every bite was an experience!! All staff appeared to enjoy their work. It was a very efficiently-run place but at the same time it was relaxing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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