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Piacere Ristorante

4.4
138 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
  • Cozy
Experience the taste of traditional Italian cuisine with a twist in an upscale atmosphere. Our signature daily specials are inspired by classic Italian dishes. So when your looking for an intimate lunch a night out with friends or a private gathering Piacere Ristorante can meet all your needs. Visit us at Piacere the restaurant you've been waiting for.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm Sundays 12:00pm-9:00pm.
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Phone number
(905) 417-6400
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Payment Options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Private Party Facilities
Piacere is available for all types of private dinning parties engagements, small weddings, communions, confirmations, baptisms, anniversaries, birthdays and bat or bar mitzvahs! Our private areas start with a minimum of 30 and up and menus are customized for each individual party type.
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Private Party Contact
franco: (877) 925-6774
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Catering
Having a special affair?
Piacere can customize our catering services to your specific needs!
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Rutherford
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Parking Details
Plenty of FREE parking for you and your guests.
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Public Transit
Transit stop only steps away.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 138 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.1
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great restaurant and great service. Music not too loud so you can converse at the table.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

the antipasta and pasta dishes were excellent...as was the crème Brule. The steak was tasty but overcooked...we had ordered medium rare and it was definitely medium well to well done. the waiter, is one of the best in the city!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Excellent service... grilled calamari was outstanding as was the pasta with lamb

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

My girlfriend and I went here for a belated Valentine's day dinner and had an absolutely wonderful time! The food, wine and dessert menus all had a good selection at reasonable prices, and the food was delicious. The restaurant had a great layout, with groups on one side and couples seated in a separate, quieter area. We loved our server, who was friendly and funny and made the night even more enjoyable. We would definitely recommend Piacere and we look forward to returning on future special occasions!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Wow! Fantastic restaurant! My boyfriend and I came for the first time tonight and we will definitely be back! The food was delicious, my steak was PERFECT! I’m already looking forward to going back and getting it again! The staff was fantastic and so accommodating and the wine was delicious. We decided the moment we left that we would be coming back again and again. Can’t wait for our next experience!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We had not been to Piacere in some time and despite that, it never ceases to satisfy. The food was great as was the service. Franco the owner recognized us as returning customers and dropped by our table to greet us.
My wife had to the Seafood Pasta and I had the Grilled Salmon. Bother were excellent choices.
I definitely would recommend dining at Piacere!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Even though we booked a table we had to wait for 20 mins. Service was too slow, I understand it was a busy night but it was a little more than usual. Overall it was a nice experience

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Good authentic Italian food and reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was outstanding, service was excellent! Even got to catch the leaf game! 10/10

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Thank you Franco for taking care of us! Food was fantastic and the service was phenomenal!! I would highly recommend this restaurant! Had my sons baptism here 12 years ago and it hasn’t changed! See you next month!

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Piaceres is our favorite restaurant . Service, food and atmosphere is top notch!

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3.0Dined on November 11, 2017

We were excited to try this place having heard good things about the food. Unfortunately service was not good. It took forever to be seated even with a restaurant and we were constantly told by our waiter that they were so busy, even though there were several empty tables. We were not given water when seated and had to ask for it, even then we were given only half glasses full of FREE TAP WATER. I would not go back and I would not recommend. Which is unfortunate because the food was good and the value was good too. This restaurant needs to get its act together.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful experience here.

- we will be back.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was delicious and service was great.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Overall great experience. Staff were awesome and food was amazing. Our two year old barely eats and she would not stop plowing down the homemade pasta and the mushrooms. Awesome experience. Will be back for sure.

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4.0Dined on October 28, 2017

We relied on open table for a suggestion and were impressed with the Whole fish and Past dish. Very good and very good service.

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

Very good restaurant. I was there for a birthday and the service, food were excellent. I truly recommend it

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2017

I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The food was amazing being one of the best Italian restaurants I have had dinner. The portions were large, very tasty and authentic Italian. Great ambiance and attentive and friendly service.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Service and food were fantastic. All of our dishes were cooked perfectly.

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3.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was great, service quick but atmosphere was not appealing. It was Saturday night 8pm and there were 2 other tables - that’s it. The music was barely audible so it made the experience a bit strange.

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent food and great service. Well worth it! I would highly recommend it to friends and family.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2017

Outstanding excellent food and service will be back I highly recommend

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2017

Fantastic food and amazing service , very friendly and accommodating

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2017

My family really enjoyed our dinner and we went for my husband Birthday 🎉

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2017

Andrew was very informative. Good value

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2017

The food is just OK. Service was a little slow as it was busy with a few larger groups that had celebrations. The pasta and meat dishes were just fine but the pizza was not at the standard that's expected from the more authentic wood fired pizzerias that I've been to.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2017

We have enjoyed dining here for many years. The food is consistently delicious. It can get noisy as it did this time. There were multiple large family groups, birthdays etc. They accommodated all well, service was friendly and efficient.
On other occasions there were all small tables, couples etc, so noise was not an issue.
I would highly recommend, prices are a great value for the quality of the food. It seems to accommodate large groups very well too. House wine was also an excellent value.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2017

I've been to Piacere many times and the food has always been outstanding each and every time. Franco cares about his clients and is always prepared to make sure you are happy. His staff is also always courteous and helpful.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2017

Seafood risotto was amazing! Fish cooked perfectly, flavours delicious! Still thinking about it.... maybe coming back tonight!! Thanks for a great meal!!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Piacere I would recommend very friendly the staff! was very attentive ! everyone in good mood which makes your evening, great food! the wine was amazing.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2017

I was completely dissatisfied with my experience. The menu boasted many great options, but when the food arrived, it was not up to par. The service was absolutely horrendous. The bus girl removed my plate as I was eating my meal, and the waitress shouted across the restaurant many times throughout the night. Worst romantic Valentine's date. I'm so sorry to the owner for the disgrace that his employees are bringing to his restaurant. I will not return, nor will I recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

My husband and I visited on Valentine's Day so, understandably, it was quite busy. We were greeted very warmly and offered a lovely table, however; being in the corner, we were overlooked quite a bit. Others who were seated after us, had begun on their mains before we had even received our app. Our server was very pleasant, but absent quite a bit. Let's just say we enjoyed a 'leisurely' meal and some 'time for us.' My husband and I will definitely return (on a less 'hectic' day). The food is always delicious, the staff friendly and the price point very reasonable.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Really bad service. Server didn't even bring water we had to ask and he didn't come by to offer more. He also didn't come and visit throughout the entire meal. TerribleFood was good.

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1.0Dined on February 11, 2017

My wife and I showed up for our reservation on time 8:15. Another couple shows up and states they do NOT have a reservation and they immediately get seated before us. This happens a second time and my wife and I begin to think it's because of our Asian background. I politely ask what is happening and I get a finger waved in my face and we are told to wait again. We were never rude nor confrontational with the waiting staff at any time. We leave the restaurant never having been seated and never having felt so discriminated. I really hope the owner can check the video recording and make sure this never happens again.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Three couples went out for a Saturday night dinner. The appetizers were excellent and generous portions. Entrees were well received, the veal Marsala was tasty, the pasta with lamb was sublime. The rack of lamb was juicy and tasted great. The salmon was delicious. Everyone commented at the quality and quantity of the vegetable sides. All in all a night of good food, good friends. We would happily return.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2017

I celebrated my parents 50th anniversary at the restaurant. Frank and his staff were amazing. The food was so good and affordable.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2016

Went there with the family. Nice place. A bit pricey but the food is absolutely great.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2016

The food was great, however, the service was even better! I enjoyed every moment spending at the restaurant and I can definitely say I will for sure visit again! It was a very nice atmosphere, I felt as if I was home. The service was fabulous, the waitress was outgoing, but professional and made us laugh which made our night even more special. Looking forward visiting the place again with friends after the holidays!

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2.0Dined on December 8, 2016

The food was good but the service was horrible. The server seemed to want us to leave right from the start. She was rude, grabbed menus forcefully from our hands and told us we couldn't change our minds despite the fact that she hadn't even finished taking our orders.

We were chatting and she came over to ask us something. When I asked her to repeat herself, she rudely told me that I should have been paying attention and she began to walk away. I told her I still hadn't heard what she said and was told that someone else already answered the question so I didn't need to know.

The server brought the bill without us asking for it. We were celebrating two birthdays and chatting. When she brought the bill, I asked her to split it. She went into a tirade about how they don't do that and it says it on the menu. I said that was fine and that we would all take out our calculators. She came back a few minutes later and said that she would split them this time but it's against their policy. She then leaned right in to me and lectured me about how I should have asked for that when I arrived and that I had plenty of time because I was the first one there. My response was that we hadn't asked for the bill yet so her having to redo it was her own fault.

The server came out again and asked if she could clear the dessert plates as the dishwasher was leaving. We said that was fine as long as we could keep the glasses. She then reached across the table and made us pass her the plates instead of walking around and collecting them.

There were many other incidents during our dinner but the letter count is dwindling. Suffice it to say, we will not return to this restaurant. I refuse to pay for lousy service when there are plenty of restaurants in and around the city.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2016

This is is our favourite restaurant in Woodbridge we frequent this restaurant often.

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