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“Romantic dinner”
Review of Caffe Centrale

Caffe Centrale
Ranked #45 of 403 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely dinner wife and I. Excellent food. We both had the Gnocchi which was amazingly good, so fresh and tasty. Service was very friendly and enthusiastic even though restaurants was busy on a Monday night. Also have to mention the lemoncello to finish, very tasty and as good as the Sorrento versions.

Thank Andy L
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

We have eaten here before on many occasions, although admittedly it has been a while since our last visit, so we are familiar with what to expect from this restaurant and sadly it did not live up to our expectations!

We stated off with a LARGE garlic bread which was $6.99 (rather than a small serving for $3.99). We were shocked to discover that the large was only four pieces of "average" tasting garlic bread, and wondered how many pieces would have been in the small serving?!

As we have done in the past we ordered a pasta dish, but swapped the type of pasta it is usually served with for something else.

We all got the "fettucine" carbonara, rather than the "rigatoni" (small tubes) - which the waitress wrote down, and never questioned our change of pasta so we assumed that is what we would be getting! However, to our surprise we all were given rigatoni (small tubes like penne pasta) carbonara!!

I wanted to say something to the waitress, but my husband said not to as it was our fault for not making it clear and questioning her as she was taking the orders as to what we actually wanted. So we ate our pasta meals, but found them to be dry, and not very saucy - the complimentary bread on the side remained as dry as the pasta as there was no sauce left to mop up! This pasta could almost have come from a packet, but we knew it obviously hadn't!

The waitress remarked at the end of the night when I paid that she was new, I could have guessed that as we also had to ask for wine glasses to be brought out at the start despite her seeing the bottle of BYO wine on the table!

There was a very loud Birthday party eating on the other side of the room, and the volume of noise from their chatter was almost unbearable - perhaps this has something to do with the wooden floors and low ceiling?!

Such a shame about this visit, as it had been one of our favourite (and reliable!) Italian restaurants.

Let's hope this was just an off-night, and it does better if we go here again in the future!

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Thank chynna
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Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Great food! Would recommend to anyone wanting to try authentic Italian food! What makes it best is that everything is freshly made so it is worth the wait. Great service even for a busy Saturday night! Thank you!!

Thank Sfa2580
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

At first, Alessandro was very polite but there was this very large table with very loud (and drunk) people and he forgot about the rest of the tables and just keep on giving ALL the attention to them.
We waited to be sited for 5 minutes, for water other 5 min, for appetizers more than 30 min, for a coffee 15 min. For the mains we waited more than ONE HOUR, we just couldn't handle the noise and the bad attention anymore so we ask for takeaway.
The waitress acted like nothing was wrong, neither her or Alessandro apologized apologized for the HORRIBLE dinner.
VER VERY DISSAPOINTED.
Food was average and it was expensive...

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Thank ximegar7
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

We had a mushroom risotto and a carbonara but the dessert we shared was absolutely out of this world. It was a Lemoncello gelato served inside a re2al lemon. I thought I had died and gone to Heaven If you love lemony desserts, you must try this.

Thank Suzie B
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