Faro Italian Grille

4.3
167 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Thursday - Sunday 4pm - 9pm
Sunday Brunch 10:30am - 2pm
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Phone number
(603) 527-8073
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Additional
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 167 People Are Saying
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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

I have been to this restaurant before and I’ve had good service and a wonderful meal. We went Saturday night on Columbus Day weekend and I believe they were understaffed. It took 50 minutes to get our salad. Our waitress didn’t think to check in with us and let us know that the kitchen was backed up despite walking past us numerous times. We had to track her down and inquire.. Our meal came 20 minutes after that and my chicken was not edible as it was overcooked . We did complain about my meal and the manager comped it . Since I’ve had a good meal there before I might try them again, but only in the middle of the summer when I know they are fully staffed.

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T
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I went here for a "date night" on a Friday, but ended up sitting with friends ~ another couple. We all had lots of fun. The food was very good. I'd say the food was good, but not a great value. I had some seasonal ravioli, as featured on the nightly special menu. The raviolis were delicious, but there were just a few of them on the plate. The total bill was a bit pricier than some other local restaurants, that serve food just as good. But the view/deck is spectacular. We could see Lake Winnipesaukee, from across Route 3. I had one of the BEST drinks I've ever had. A Coconut Cream Martini! Delicious ~ almost like dessert in a glass. This was the first time that any of the four of us had eaten at this restaurant, since it was bought and renovated by the new owners. We all thought it was a very rustic but elegant decor, pleasant overall atmosphere, with very prompt, professional service, and nice wait-staff. We enjoyed ourselves.

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The ravioli was so fresh. Great sauces. Very nice atmosphere...lounge was awesome. Great look but not too fancy. Looks better inside than the outside which is deceiving like a seafood restaurant with a lighthouse. Very surprised how nice it was inside. Definitely recommend it. Would be super busy in summer since it’s right on the Weirs beach area. Was busy end of sept., would not attempt it during motorcycle week. Delicious place.

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful waitress, lovely decor, great piccata and other Italian dishes.

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Server mollie was great! Kitchen and bar were on the slow end.

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

sorry but the food was poor! i had ravioli and it was not cook and the filling was not beef. i never send food back but i could not eat it., my husband is a chef and i now good food and that was not. my son had veal with pasta , veal was card board , the cheese was burnt on, not melted, the sauce tasted like beefaroni from a can. you had good bread!

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was a nice place to eat. Good food and service.

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AD
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waiter was great. Very attentive. Love coming here.

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KB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, I just thought it was a little expensive.

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KL
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were not familiar with this area and just happen to book a reservation at the Faro Italian Grill on Open Table. We were not disappointed. The service was great our server had good recommendations for both food and wine options. There was at least 5 different specials offered in addition to a good size menu. I got the salmon which I loved. My friends got the specials and were very pleased with their meals as well. The portions were generous. The only negative is that we were seated by the door to the outside seating and it was distracting.

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RD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

A nice place in between upscale and casual. A good fit for the environment. Food was high average. We had more expensive entrees, but other folks seemed to be enjoying the comfort food, pizza, etc.

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We loved our experience. The restaurant was understaffed so I would have to give service not adequate.however, our waitress did her best to meet our needs. We could have used another drink check in but had to go for a concert at the Pavillion. Pizza was delicious, had a great salad w spinach strawberries, nice and fresh. Another guest had surf and turf special for $25 and was happy except he needed a side/) and a good review of chicken parm. We would come agaib

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MT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Great staff! We loved the pasta!

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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DM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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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JM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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GM
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new decor & food was delicious

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New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always and Chelsey did an exceptional job.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good. Get the lemonchello shrimp

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s
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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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K
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
Very service oriented
Very accommodating

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E
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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SP
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

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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New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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SM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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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New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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KK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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d
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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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NH
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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E
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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E
New England
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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RD
New England
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

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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M
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

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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DC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

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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