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Faro Italian Grille

4.2
133 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
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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(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 133 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.1
service
4.4
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4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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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4.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Excellent food as usual but service is consistently off .
Long wait for apps then dinner immediately following.
Took dessert/ coffee order with arm full of plates as stepping away from table.
Long time between coffee and dessert.

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2017

We visit Faro's in Laconia, NH on weekly basis in the summer months when we reside at our home on Lake Winnipesaukee. Given that our home is in Alton, NH, its a good 40 minute drive. The food at Faro's is consistently very good. The portion sizes are large and the quality is always excellent . I would highly recommend Faro's for excellent Italian cusine if you live or are traveling through the New Hampshire lakes region.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Best Italian we have had in a long time!!
We will be regulars!

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4.0Dined on August 26, 2017

We have been here a few times with friends while in the Lakes Region. Food and drinks are always good. We all had the special steak tip ka-bob and all though it was excellent. We were there the night of a large company group and it was a little loud but not over-bearing. Will be back again. Hopefully we can sit outside next time!

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Had a great dinner here for my father's birthday. Everything was perfect, even the salad was delicious. Definitely keep the blackened bluefish around, so good! Our waitress - Chelsea was great. She was personable but yet professional.

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

The food was excellent! Can't wait to go back!

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3.0Dined on August 18, 2017

Restaurant was recommended by friends. Food was quite good. Atmosphere not particularly appealing...painted black. Service, however, was horrible. Sat at the table for about 10 minutes before our waitress arrived and another 5 before she asked if we wanted drinks. Served bread but no butter and waitress was no where in sight to ask for butter. Both dinners with pasta and she never offered Parmesan cheese which we saw other servers were bringing. Other servers near us were very accommodating and promptly responded to our requests. Out server's attitude was, however, unengaged at best. Other reviews on yelp indicate a major problem with service at this restaurant. Food was quite good.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2017

Absolutely the best Italian food in the Lakes Region. Friendly atmosphere and great waiter. He was knowledgeable and attentive. What a way to celebrate an anniversary.

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3.0Dined on August 6, 2017

Nothing to brag about here except the mushroom tortellini, which was quite good. Everything else was so so. Dining room was so dark we couldn't read the menu. I guess relative to most places in Weirs Beach, it is fine dining. But it wouldn't last long in a foodie town.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2017

Food was very good as well as service. Would recommend highly. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2017

What a great job the owners have done transitioning this place from the Lobster Pound to what it is today. We totally enjoyed dinner there tonight. Perfect in every way!

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2017

It was not a good dining choice! I had ordered Chicken Piccata-it was not chicken piccata the way it is supposed to be prepared. It was deep fried with hardly any sauce.
The service was very very slow. Will not be returning!

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2.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Second time back and NOT at all impressed. They try to be a high end restaurant but that will never happen at the Weirs. Giving up on this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

On our first visit tp Faro's we had a great meal with visitors from Albuquerque. We enjoyed pizza ...one had a steak that was perfect! Our waitress, Chelsea, was very attentive but not overly so. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Our waitress, Amanda was wonderful, very sweet and answered all questions. Our table was not what we would have chosen (in a back corner), but the food made up for it. Mussels were seasoned well. Among the four of us, we had lasagna, the Veal chop special, the halibut in pesto special and the Ziti with mushrooms and sausage. Not sure what happened at the bar - they did not have ingredients for a Mojito, and the mixed drinks that we did order were not that good. We missed our favorite bartender, Joe Dee. The wine selection is very good.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2017

Made reservations through open table and said it was for a birthday. They have us special seating, a wonderful waitress, incredible food and complimentary limoncello at the end. We had a wonderful time!

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2017

Good restaurant Had a great time. The food is excellent and we will be returning again in the future

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2017

MY meal was not very tasty, the meat was overcooked and hard on edges
Unfortunate, our first visit was good. For the price and iffey meal potential would not go back soon

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Went with my wife and daughter and had a great meal at a reasonable price. The service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2017

The pasta sauce was well made. Chicken Marsala was tasty and caprese was light and just right as an appetizer. Service was great. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2017

heard good things about this place....and wasn't disappointed...food was excellent...want to marry chef....certainly one of the areas best places...

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2017

My family and I are only in the NH lakes' region during the spring to autumn seasons. This was one of many times that my family and I have eaten at Faro's. It is always pleasurable, with Emily being our server that evening.

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