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“Good Food, Good Price”

Ennio's Pasta House
Ranked #13 of 402 Restaurants in Waterloo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great menu choices, and quite extensive. Food is good, and plentiful. Service was friendly and quick and I would say reasonable priced. We will return.

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Thank Scott C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Ennio's several times as we frequent this area. We have never been disappointed. The portions are very generous and their pasta dishes are terrific. The calamari is fantastic and the service is friendly. A great place for family and friends. Can't wait to return.

Thank stephanie599
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This used to be a "go to" restaurant for not only good Italian food, but a fine dining atmosphere and good service. It wasn't cheap, but it was consistently high on all three.

This time around, of 3 people, two of us found the food good but not outstanding, and one rated their order as average. We understand that the restaurant has recently changed hands, being bought by the former chef, and some of the kitchen decisions are questionable.

Physically, the space appears the same, but feels more crowded; suspiciously like one or two tables have been added, or smaller tables replaced with larger. Overhearing conversations at nearby tables is easy, and the overall noise level is louder. And those tables feel plainer; paper napkins, at this price point?

Service was spotty, initial order took too long to be taken, and certain items, like water had to be asked for rather than offered, and bread did not arrive until after the appetizers. And the impression we got was that we were 3 people occupying a table for four, and the sooner we finished and left, the sooner four could be seated. And then, there were the nose or lip rings - I'm sorry, I know they are all the fashion with the university crowd, which seem to be the source for all the servers, but again, at this price point it is somewhat jarring to see so many. And perhaps that explains the lack of good service; little or no training, and no expectations on basic appearance.

Sadly, there is no good other Italian restaurant in the Kitchener Waterloo area, but, this one is off the list. Fortunately, there is lots of choice in other ethnic cooking locally.

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Thank GSyM
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

It has been years since I've been to Ennio's and the food is still great! Today, I enjoyed the Carbonara at $19.99, but the best value was the side Cesar Salad for only $2.45. Served with bread, it was a very nice meal overall.

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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

I was told that this restaurant was the place to get authentic Italian food in Waterloo, we'll it was okay... Nothing jumped out as being any better then any other Italian based restaurant in the area. Go if you enjoy Italian food, but don't expect it to be anything extraordinary.

3  Thank Thomas R
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