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About Permanently Closed - Celli's Osteria

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Rustic Italian cuisine with a contemporary twist.

In Italian, Osteria means ‘tavern’ or ‘inn’ where visitors may enjoy simple lodging and traditional food and wine. We proudly celebrate this heritage by upholding a classical understanding of the value of the simple things—family, food and comfort—by welcoming you to enjoy the warm embrace of Celli’s Osteria. Enjoy rustic Italian dishes with a contemporary flare that express our belief in the value of seasonal products and simple, genuine flavours. Enjoy seasonal menus and a combination of both locally produced and imported Italian ingredients, cultivating a ‘glocal’ blend of enchanting flavours that are beautifully complemented by an extensive wine list. Come dine with us at Celli’s, where we offer you an opportunity to celebrate the flavour of the simple life.

421 Brant Street
Burlington, ON L7R 2G3
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary Italian, Italian, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday - Sunday open for dinner service at 4pm until close

Cross Street:
Brant & James

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 634-7421

Website:
http://cellisosteria.com/

Catering:
Catering for intimate dinners for two, boardroom meetings, special events: baptisms, communions, confirmations, anniversaries, fund raisers, the list goes on!
We offer services that include party planning, decor, private chefs and full staffing for events of any size.

Parking Details:
Ample stree parking and public lots with in walking distance.

Public Transit:
Burlington Buses 2 & 5 drop you off practically on our door step!
The Burlington John Street terminal is a short 5 minute walk away.

Private Party Facilities:
For corporate events to special occasions. We have rooms to accommodate events for 6 to 60 guests.
We offer party planning and decor assistance to ensure the prefect event from start to finish!

Private Party Contact:
Carla Randall: (905) 637-7421

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Celli's Osteria - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (239)
Fit for Foodies (207)
Neighborhood Gem (205)
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Romantic (175)
Good for Groups (174)
Notable Wine List (116)
Great for Lunch (94)
Kid-friendly (41)
Hot Spot (40)
Great for Outdoor Dining (32)
Late-night Find (29)
Good for a Date (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Great for Brunch (22)
Authentic (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Scenic View (19)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Casual (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Business Meals (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Worth the Drive (10)
Cozy (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Bar Seating (7)
People Watching (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Spicy (3)
Waterfront (3)
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Always a great place for dining out. I had the pizza and it was excellent. My darling bride had pasta (always does) and it too was delicious. And reasonably priced.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Great evening, the service was great. Chef was flexible with substitutions and the overall meal was fantastic. Will certainly be returning.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Good food. Good service. Prices are reasonable. Family friendly but nice place to dine for any occasion.

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food4
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 14, 2017

With no warning, the only option was buffet.... which was cold. Server was lovely but the food left a lot to be desired. Super disappointing.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Excellent restaurant, very nice atmosphere. The staff were very attentive and all the food we tried was cooked perfect. Nice location with parking close by. We would definitely go again.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Awesome service and delicious food! The mushroom ravioli and the bruschetta was exceptional! Never been disappointed in the food nor the service having been there about half a dozen times.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 5, 2017

It was our first visit to Celli's. OUr request for a window table was fulfilled. Our request for a
leisurely dinner was also honoured. Our waiter was personable and attentive.
My Arugula and beet salad was good but I thought small for the $12.00 price.
I ordered the pasta bolognese, which was nothing special especially for the heafty price of
$25.00. My friend was happy with her personal pizza with squash and at $16.00 was a
reasonable price,
My cappucino was disappointingly small.
I will not visit again.

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food2
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The food was great, we had calameri, pizza and spaghetti with meatballs. There was a big group that night and our meals were really delayed. The manager proactively apologized and offered us desserts on the house to compensate. Nice touch. The almond terrine was awesome.

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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Apps and drinks we very good. I had the steak which was over priced and undercooked which came with the frittes that were very cold. The rest of the food was quite good. Prices are a little high for the quality of food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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food3
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service4
value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 26, 2017

A comfortable setting with tasty food very nicely presented. Efficient service. Very friendly, professional staff. Good value for the money. Tim was very helpful as our server.

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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food4
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 21, 2017

So good! As usual the food was perfect and our waiter Dan was awesome. We will definitely sit in his section again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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food4
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Easter dinner with the family!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic
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food5
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Celebrated my daughters 21st Birthday! Food and service was awesome

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Great experience each time I go. Took friends for their first time, and all enjoyed! Again, Dan was a great server and will be returning. Overall...food was excellent!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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food4
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service5
value3

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Delightful evening....excellent food, service and ambiance

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 25, 2017

The food was simply amazing. My wife had the caprese salad and the side rib special and I had the Linguini did Mare. It was one of the best pasta experience I've had outside of Italy. Dan was our server and he was very knowledgeable, helpful, and attentive. Great experience and would definitely recommend.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 18, 2017

A nice place with interesting options. Staff was very attentive to menu choices and changes as requested.
Pricing was average for the ambiance and quality of food.
some dishes could have been a little hotter.
Tara was a great server!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access
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food4
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The food was amazing. The gnudi was to die for. Both of our husbands got steaks and loved them. Our server was very friendly and knowledgable of the menu. She directed us towards items that definitely suited our pallets. Would highly recommend.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Service was very slow. Food was great when it eventually came

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Excellent wine, excellent food, excellent service. I have been coming here for years, usually on special occasions, as it is not cheap, but you definitely get what you pay for. I have come here for every first date I have ever been on. If you are coming here for a special occasion with friends or family you haven't seen in a while I would suggest getting a private room, as sometimes normal seating can be a little too noisy. Usually not a problem, however. Overall, this restaurant has excellent value for what you pay for, the people here are very professional and courteous, the food is authentically Italian, but contemporary, and their wine list is fantastic. I will certainly continue coming here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Romantic, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Really great server, tasty food and nice ambience. Will definitely be back

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 17, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and enjoyed yet again, a fabulous meal! We just love the
Italian cuisine, and next time, after seeing the pizza's our neighbour diners were having, going
to have a delicious pizza! Topped off with a fine glass of fine wine, another dinner to look
forward too!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Healthy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Amazing restaurant! The food and service are excellent. Dan has looked after us twice and he is awesome. Their pizza's are delicious! My daughter and my favourite restaurant in Burlington.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Great Italian restaurant. Service was spot on. Warm inviting atmosphere and great specials. Will be going back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Excellent food and ambiance. Only issue was lengthy service time- but kind of expected for Valentines Day. Waiter was good and courteous.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We had to wait a few extra minutes to be seated once we arrived since it was very busy (Valentine's Day), however, the experience was great once we were. Our waitress was very friendly and informative about the menu and was able to give us a point of view on many dishes to help us decide what to order. She was attentive in making sure we always had what we needed, and she had a great sense of humor which made the experience even better. The food was fantastic as well, we ordered calamari to start, which was delicious, and for main dishes, we were recommended the pizza since the restaurant is known for it. I ordered Diavolo and my boyfriend ordered Carne and we were blown away. Both were perfection! We will definitely be going back!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Food was overall good, however I found my pasta too salty and calamari heavy breaded rather than lightly breaded as indicated on the menu.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2017

I went here with my wife for our anniversary. I'm Italian and love my pizza. Celli's pizza is fantastic. Everything was great.

Might make it our weekly spot.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Very nice meal in a comfortable surroundings. The menu was very good. The daily bruschetta was awesome, and the tiramusu was a great ending. Great wine list as well.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Love the authentic Italian dishes. Pizza and pasta remind me of Italy. Share plate of our choice of cheese and meat was a great way to start. Just didn't have enough room for dessert this time. Love it! Our waitress was great as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Spicy, Romantic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 21, 2017

You could tell that our waiter, Dan, had been working there a long time. He was quick, kind and friendly. He knew what he was doing. He engaged in light conversation and took our order and brought our food promptly. He recommended the tiramisu, which was to die for. The food was authentic and comforting. My parents and I quite enjoyed our experience. Will certainly go back. Thank you!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Great food, good service, good times! We were very happy with the quality of service at Celli's.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Our Birthday lunch was augmented by the "15 for $15." lunch special. Delicious food that was fresh and authentic.
Our waitress (Lucia?) was knowledgeable about the menu and attended to our every need with grace and subtle humour.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Outstanding service and quality. Our server Dan was excellent. We rate it high 5's all around..our New Years Eve was more the better for having chosen Celli's.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2016

The food was excellent. Our server was outstanding and her recommendations were bang on. We had two appetizers, 4 drinks and two main courses as well as two speciality coffees and desert and our bill came out to about $135 all included. I thought that was very reasonable as the food quality was outstanding and everything was fresh. Will definitely go back there.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Tim our waiter was wonderful at recommendations from wine , chefs board, sea bass to christmas shooters!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 9, 2016

The trouble is...what to have.... We LOVE the Pizza but feel that we are missing out by not venturing forth. So this time we all had something different and we passed the plates! I had the Gnudi...OMG it was really really good, so light! Delish! The Diablo Pizza was great, as always and we all loved the Meatballs! In our experience ALL the appies are great!

If you havent been to Celli`s you ought to give this Italian gem a try.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 9, 2016

Food good but basic, portions relatively small. Way overpriced for what you get. Waiter was very good. Staff had to deal with mice the evening that we ate there. Location very good although had to pay for parking. Overall value weak, wouldn't recommend.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 5, 2016

We've been here numerous times before and good is always very good. But this time we found it was just "okay" maybe due to what we ordered. Service was also quite slow and the chefs platter was barely enough for 4 adults. We will still come back but we just noticed it was not as good as previous visits.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2016

Great spot in downtown Burlington for a great Italian meal. The server was a lot of fun and made the evening very enjoyable for our group. I had never been here before, but will have to go back again soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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