Faro Italian Grille

4.4
155 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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It’s easy to see why the Faro Italian Grille , just yards from Weirs Beach on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee, is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Our guests are welcome to stroll our indoor and outdoor decks overlooking the boardwalk and sands of Weirs Beach, or if you prefer, relax in our well stocked lounge with an extensive wine list and big screen televisions to watch your favorite sporting events.
Supporting and servicing Bikeweek, vendors and thousands of visitors each June, you too can enjoy the food, entertainment, and hospitality that the Faro County Grille has to offer.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian
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Hours of operation
Thursday - Sunday 4pm - 9pm
Sunday Brunch 10:30am - 2pm
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(603) 527-8073
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 155 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

We had been meaning to try this place, but usually on a Monday or Tuesday when they are closed! Finally went early on a Friday night and were not disappointed.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Great food! Great staff! We loved the pasta!

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Had a wonderful, professional and personable waitress and the Italian food was quite good. However, beware, they are known to just close the doors early if they are not that busy. This happened to us at 6pm one evening in June when three of us were turned away after driving 20 miles for dinner there.

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Have been here many times, but this last time the menu choices were not as good as in the past. The general noise level was high. Many at my table had to compete with the restaurant's loudness to carry on a conversation amongst themselves. I understand that the owners will be opening a "scaled down" Faro's Restaurant in the same area. It appears that the scaling down has also occurred at this main site. I am not sure that my family will choose Faros for dining in the future. Maybe outside on the patio and pizza as a food choice is more acceptable for eating at Faros!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Everything was very good! We sat outside with view of the lake. We have been there many times with inconsistent service and overall ratings. However on this occasion everything was great

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We love your restaurant. One suggestion is to serve dipping oil instead of the shredded cheese and then you have to make your own.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Great new decor & food was delicious

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Fantastic service and meal once again. The happy hour Filet and lobster tail for $25 is worth arriving before 6 pm. Our waitress Molly was superb.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great as always and Chelsey did an exceptional job.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Very good. Get the lemonchello shrimp

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2.0Dined on June 30, 2018

We grabbed dinner here before a concert nearby. Overall, it was a great experience because we were with good friends, sitting outside on a hot summer night. Food was fair though. We had king crab legs which were good, but the rib-eye steak special we ordered was cooked well when we asked for medium rare. Both pasta dishes we ordered were overcooked. Waitress was friendly but service was slow. Dessert was good supposedly from Modern Pastry. Not sure I would go again as we paid a lot for dinner and don't feel like we got our money's worth.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Great food
Very service oriented
Very accommodating

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Simply amazing. Start to finish everything was amazing. Very unique menu choices. Will return next time we are in the area.

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Nothing good to say about our meal at Faro, but nothing was really bad either. The waiter came back time and again to tell us what we ordered (that he offered and described) was not available, from wine to entree to dessert. Portions we're small except for the chicken parmigiana which also looked delicious though I didn't have it. Food was fine but nothing special, not worth the price. The best part was dessert which were all good, but no Italian desserts! No tirimisu, no cannoli.... Atmosphere was nice but loud as many restaurants are.

So, nothing bad, but there are better places in the area - I wouldn't recommend it.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

the food is always good at Faro and our waiter Robert was excellent , don't let the tents before bike week scare you away. A little disappointed that the eggplant is gone from the menu but the chicken parm was excellent and the calamari was cooked perfect.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

I was a little nervous after reading a lot of reviews about slow service. I love Italian food and frequently go to Boston’s North End which, in my opinion, sets the bar pretty high for any local Italian restaurants. Faro was REALLY good! Both my boyfriend (who does not love Italian food) and I loved it!! I found the service to be super friendly and very efficient. The food was delicious and made to order, so fresh! We went at a fairly quiet time so this could account for why we didn’t wait extraordinarily for our food but with food this fresh, I would expect to wait during busy periods. It’s worth it! I do wish that the serving portions were a bit larger given the prices but, again, the quality of the food cannot be beat. It’s only because it was so good that I wished I had more!
We will absolutely visit Faro again, thrilled to have great Italian food so much closer to home!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We have been here two weekends in a row. We had friends up and wanted to bring them here. They loved it. The food is amazing and so are the desserts! It’s so nice to have a great Italian restaurant so close to our home.

We’ll be back soon :-)

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The food was great.....The service was great.....The wine was great.
It was a little loud but overall I would definitely recommend it to friends.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We love this restaurant and have been several times for lunch and dinner. This was our first brunch experience and it did not disappoint! Everything was delicious.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Good food with a good location. Great deserts imported from Modern Bakery in Boston's North End. A solid Italian restaurant in the lake region.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

One of our favorite regular restaurants. Service is outstanding and the food consistently meets expectations. Normally the food is served quite hot and it’s necessary to wait a few minutes for it to cool but this time it was served at eating temperature but seemed to cool very fast so it was a little cooler than we would like as we reached the end of our serving. But still quite delicious. One of the best restaurants in the Lakes Region, if not the best.

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

All meals were very good. The seafood special was a good choice however I would have enjoyed it more with less sauce and different pasta. Other than that all was great and our server was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Here again for a birthday. There is a private chefs table that we enjoyed on this return trip.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Without a doubt the best Italian dining in the lakes region. Shawn our server was great.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We have dined at Faro's several times for dinner, experiencing excellent food and service each time. We decided to try their Sunday Brunch on Easter Sunday. As with their evening fare, the food and service were again excellent. Faro's is our favorite fine dining establishment.

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1.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Service was good, but food quality was unimpressive. Veal Saltimbocca dish had only 4 very small pcs. of veal. Appeared to be more of a bar scene than dining. Should have known being located across from Weirs Beach. Most likely will not be back.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This was the second time to Faro for my wife and I, on both occasions the food was amazing. On our first visit we experienced the best service we have ever received. For our second trip, we never received water until asking twice and our bread was delivered just prior to our meal. The waiter seemed to be pre-occupied with socializing and left us to look for assistance when we needed another drink rather than checking on us. The food is worth a return and the first experience we had at Faro will have us try it again, hopefully with better service.

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

After having had a great previous dining experience for a party of 2, we suggested Faro to family members for large birthday celebration. We made a reservation for 14 only to arrive to a table for 10. The the hostess scrambled around pulling tables from two different directions in order to acoomodate our party. It went downhill from there. Very slow service. Our server was also not experienced enough to handle our size party. The time between courses was long. When I tried to order an appetizer I was asked if I could wait till she was done taking drink orders. She served bread to the table but we were never asked if we wanted more when all the baskets were empty. Appetizers were dropped on the table abruptly . The Brushetta was overly oiled, the bread wasn't even lightly toasted and we received two small pieces for 9$. Other appetizers were ordered but I truthfully don't recall all of them. I did see Calamari served with a very large portion of marinara, excessive really for an appetizer. Once our dinners finally arrived. We were finished before our server reappeared. No second drink order, no follow up on if our meals were to our liking. She did return to refill the water glasses but still no inquiry of how our dinners were just the comment," I guess you enjoyed your meals because your plates are empty"! Very unsatisfactory experience. The food was good but not worth the total experience. The consensus was we would have had a better time at Olive Garden...

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Amazing food, service and ambiance! There was no wait and our table was perfect! Thank you!

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Very friendly atmosphere with a waiter who was very helpful. A favorite salad had just gone off the menu and he asked the chef to make it. Wine list was a good range of choices with options our group were familiar with. Nice place to get together with friends

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was valentines dinner with friends, excellent 5 course menu, pre dinner drinks
The food was amazing, the service was professional and friendly
Usually there’s al least one thing that goes wrong with dinner service, but this was a flawless night !
Nothing less then exceptional !
Will definitely return to and recommend this restaurant

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We went for Valentine's Day dinner. The menu was prix fixe with multiple choices for appetizer (the scallops were outstanding!), entree (both the veal and the maple-encrusted salmon were also excellent!) and dessert. I didn't really need the dessert, but it was chocolate-covered cheesecake...couldn't pass that up!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Best dinner out in the area of late. Valentine's menu was great and the service!!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Our waitress was pleasant and very helpful, food was delicious and the ambiance was terrific.

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1.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Wait staff were overwhelmed and not coordinated. Weird things like it took 3-4 requests from different staff to get something. Overall left with a very bad impression and will never go back.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was great, service was a little slow. Wish they had some entertainment on weekends. Wish it wasn't empty by 9:30 too!

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Great atmosphere, the wait staff was very attentive and their new espresso machine has them serving up delicious martinis and more😍

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2.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Well, we go here a couple times a year. This was Awful. We go with a group and get pizza, Drinks and watch football after a event in the area. This visit started with a "our computer is down and we do not have your reservation " The very nice hostess made this work and was extremely pleasant. THEN it was down hill from there. Somehow one pizza's toppings came out on pasta and not crust??? We said fine. One pizza was left on a rack, and fell as the waitress left the table. With half of my order on the floor and the other half made incorrect( only a apology , no corrected meal or credit on the bill) We continued to enjoy a couple drinks (took uber so everyone could have drinks and fun) . The bill was then dropped with no last call around 9pm & not even half time of the game. We were told they were waiting on us to close. We had to quickly finish our drinks and then wait outside for our ride. I will probably Never be back, Sadly. This restaurant should not take a 8:00 reservation if they plan on trying to close at 830-900 .

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

We had the Family Dining Option and the food was more than plentiful but most importantly it was all delicious. The appetizers to the Main Courses to the Desserts. All 8 of us found the food wonderful and to die for! The wait staff was cordial and friendly and available.
We highly recommend this restaurant to all. And we will return.

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

We went for my moms 90th Birthday and she loved it. We have been here several times and the food and atmosphere is always excellent.

Thanks for making here 90th so special.

See you soon.

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