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Marciano's Pasta Cafe

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5 Mill Street South, Hamilton, Ontario L0R 2H0, Canada
+1 905-689-6333
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canada
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hidden away, this little place has great food. It is a very casual environment - a bit stark and plain looking, but the food is all made fresh and it delicious and that makes up for it. Portions are great. Service has been hit and miss.

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Thank cccanada
Oakville, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just moved into the area and have been trying out a few restaurants. After a previously disappointing visit to a "pasta Bar" we were blown away by the quality of the food and service in this little restaurant. Its small and the décor is ok, but the service and food are outstanding ...We shared a scallops appetiser in... More 

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Thank MacBheathain
Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the recommendation of a friend we all went for dinner here. It was perfect, the waiting staff helpful & friendly. The food amazing at a decent price. Even on my low carb diet I found a perfect dish with the help of a substitution or two. We will definitely be going back.

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Thank RoadTripIzzy
Waterdown, Canada
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Quaint setting. Delicious food! Decent wine list for a small place. Salad and bread included with entrees. Try the benacki - delish!

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Thank macraee2016
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Let's be clear, not all Italian restaurants serve food that taste anything like what they cook in Italy. Many of them cater too much to Canadian tastes. That might be what some people want, but I'm always looking for Italian food that reminds me of the great meals I've had in Italy during my travels. Marciano's Pasta Café cooks great... More 

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Thank Steve A
Burlington, Canada
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Last Sunday (6/26) my wife and I along with our daughter and son-in- law had dinner at Marciano's to celebrate our 45th Anniversary. My wife and I had been to Marciano's for dinner several years ago and although we had an excellent meal that night we had not returned our daughter and son-in-law it was their first visit. As was... More 

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Thank Bill C
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice first visit to Marciano's for two birthdays. The staff were very sweet and the food was quite tasty. It's nice when all the types of pasta were homemade. A definite come back!

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Thank LRSJ
Waterdown, Canada
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

The homemade pasta dishes are a treat anytime we have visited. Service is friendly and as fast as you desire. We always come home with a "doggie" bag to enjoy for lunch the next day. Prices are reasonable. It is best to arrive early as there are only a limited number of tables and they fill up quickly. There always... More 

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Thank Shirley B
Toronto
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208 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended by friends. This was our first visit and our server recommended the house salad, told us that the romaine for the Caesar wasn't up to their liking. We enjoyed the green salad - fresh tasty dressing. We ordered the penne a la vodka and carbonara. We found both sauces too heavy and creamy/cheesy. The carbonara was not the... More 

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Thank Colie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

It was my girlfriends choice for dinner yesterday. I have been here many many years ago. Had a good meal then, and a good meal last night. We all had different meals, all four were delicious. I would return, maybe just myself and my boyfriend. Staff very friendly. Meals served promptly and hot.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Mill Street South, Hamilton, Ontario L0R 2H0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-689-6333
Description
Basement restaurant with entrance at the rear of 5 Mill Street in Waterdown, Ontario, which is now a part of Hamilton. This is a small restaurant that has approximately a dozen tables and is usually full for dinner service only. Quaint, subdued atmosphere but don't let that fool you.What is saved on decor is spent on fresh ingredients to make delicious Italian food. The Veal Iataliano is to die for, stuffed with sausage and coverd in a delicious wild mushroom sauce. The Chicken Pecan with a Baileys cream sauce is equally delicious. Accompanied by a sde of spaghetti and a light tangy Ceasar salad. Writting this review makes me want to book reservations now. This is recommended as the restaurant is small and gets quite busy. Bellissimo.

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