Born & Raised
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Always fantastic; never disappoints.
I would recommend Born and Raised and I have to everyone I know and don't know. Fantastic Food, atmotsphere, and service is welcoming. I've been there quite a few times with my friends and they all really enjoyed it, they said they also loved the food and really liked all the pizzas. I looked forward to visiting again there soon. Thanks.
My husband and I went to the restaurant for a last minute reservation. The only times available were 5:15 or 8:00 which caused us to rush. Fortunately we weren’t too late. We shared a sopressata, sun dried tomatoes and chili oil pizza. They accommodated us by serving the oil on the side. I had a small glass of Chardonnay with ice and Dolce de Leche gelato. The staff was friendly and attentive. The food was excellent. It was a great experience and we would go back. The restaurant does look better at night and could use an up-date inside. It looked like they were making some improvements on the outside patio.
As always the food and service was phenomenonal, love the music they play too :)
All the food choices were amazingly delicious! Staff are very accommodating. The website needs to be updated tho. Prices have increased and the wine selection is minimal.
Food was good and of high quality. However, our waiter failed to mention to us any specials offered for that day, like 50% on wine and on antipasto appetizers on Sunday. Also, my husband’s beer had something weird in it and had to be sent back. (A beer on the house could have been a nice gesture). Fried dish was a bit smaller and more expensive than what we’re used to for an appetizer of calamari, compared to other Italian restaurants in Hamilton. Pizza was excellent, although comparable to other local restaurants. Was disappointed by service mostly. Had really high expectations. Food expectations were met. Service was less.
Ask about price before changing an entree. My friend substituted pasta instead of polenta. The $16 price increased by $6 for a few strands of spaghetti!!! Server did not inform us of price increase.
Our mains came out whilst we were eating our entree, didn't have any room on the table. Overall experience pretty great though
We had an excellent experience here! Our table was not quite ready when we arrived, but the staff took care of that nicely for us. Our server, I can't recall his name (but he looked like Ewan McGregor!) was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and accommodating. He really did help to make the night that much better. We had the DOP and Pepperoni - both were amazing, but the Pepperoni really stood out - I'd go back just for that pizza.
The only complaint I would have is the sound. it was VERY loud inside. We still had a great time, but I think it would have been even more enjoyable if the volume was a bit less....
We will definitely be back.
We had a fantastic time! Our server was knowledgeable and made great suggestions. The food was absolutely amazing. Order the burrata and bread. It’s a must. The gnocchi was the best I have ever had. We can’t wait to come back!
Food was quite good. The gnocchi was slight saltier than i like. The service was a bit slow, but the wait staff were excellent.
Food and Service was excellent as always. Highly recommend!
Luv borne and raised our reservation was for 8:30 and table wasn’t ready when we arrived
Nothing major, martini was a bit small but delish
Need more vegan options as well
Excellent food, good service. Would highly recommend.
Great food as always. A bit dark and loud so difficult to have conversations and to see the menu for some in my group.
Overall a great time.
Had an impromptu dinner on a Thursday night recently. The Steak Tartar was incredible as well as the Gnocchi! Great place!
Got there early to beat the rush . The food was very good as was the service.
The food is always really good. I have eaten here a few times and really like it. The noise is a bit much though. It is a really bustling place. The prices are reasonable. The food is easily good enough to support it being a bit more than casual pricing. I do wish, however, that here and in so many other restaurants, to turn down the music and/or make it more suitable to the dining experience. That being said I will still go back.
Best pizza and professional service topped with a hip atmosphere....
Very nice menu choices and quality food. The restaurant vibe is a bit loud, but we could still have a nice conversation at our table. Our waiter did a great job!
Amazing as always! Food was wonderful! Staff are some of the best anywere!
Amazing food! Staff was incredible.! We had a reservation for 8:30pm and we not seated until 8:45pm not a big deal if there was somewhere to sit or even stand and have a drink but the restaurant was jammed packed with people, some eating at the bar. We stood by the front door and were in the way for guest coming and going while we waited for our table. Again not a big deal and was quickly a distant memory after we sat down and enjoyed our delicious dinning experience.
The pizza was dry and burnt. With little flavour. Walnut pesto. The dessert was very disappointing. States chocolate torte. Was a meringue with some dark chocolate. Wine by the glass was extraordinarily expensive for 5 oz
Second time at B&R and still amazed by the energetic atmosphere and delicious food. HIGHLY recommend the mushroom gnocchi.
Amazing food and service, our fave date night spot!
Fantastic restaurant. One of my favourite eating experiences in a while. We came in from Toronto to have dinner with our daughter who is at McMaster. Service was excellent and the food was tremendous.
Our server Alex was the difference..engaging and attentive to our needs....Great personality....food was as always great....oysters and pizza!!
Great place with good food and spectacular decoration. Worth revisiting
I had a really lovely time here! Everyone was so sweet and our server was very nice. We meant to eat more but the starter was bigger than we thought and we ended up not needing mains. I can't wait to come back. Thank you!
Excellent food and service. Menu is a bit limited but what is offered is very well done.
Servers are friendly and service was great. Menu suggestions were awesome.
We find the wait staff very personable, efficient and attentive without being overbearing in the slightest. The Negronis were lovely. We also LOVED the dulce de leche gelato. However, we weren't crazy about our mains. I love octopus and things with squid ink... so yay, I thought. The texture of the octopus was absolutely excellent. However, it was insanely salty. Not inedible salty but certainly "whoa man, that's really salty" which felt unnecessary. I was tasting beautifully textured salt and I had to seek out bite after bite of the fregola (was it really fregola? I haven't seen fregola that large... it seemed more on the way to Israeli couscous, but I digress) to counterbalance the salt of the octopus. And I like salty things. But this .... this was another level.
My wife had the marinara pizza -- straightforward enough, but the basil was exceptionally bitter. I know this can happen with fresh basil, but there could have been something on the pizza... a sprinkling of cheese? some red pepper flakes? to offset the bitterness. Bitter was what we tasted. The sangiovese by the glass was excellent.
Thing is, we SO wanted to absolutely adore our dishes! We were so happy when the dulce de leche saved the day.
Yes, it was a bit noisy and we can live with that, so long as the food is on point. And, sadly, that evening it just wasn't. While we like things that are both salty and bitter, we had dishes that were too much of either.
ALWAYS great food and service! Highly recommend a visit.
The marinara pizza was outstanding. Happy to see a dairy-free option without having to do modifications. That said, the other mods that I did were well-received by the server and accommodated without any hesitation.
Flavours were awesome, service (Jeremy) was perfect. Steak was better than The Keg, fries .. best in the city?? Cocktails were amazing, wine was half price (how can you beat that?)
Another great night at Hamilton’s best place!
Amazing food and service. Will highly recommend
Pizza is great.
Wonderful. Excellent food and drink. Service was easy and caring. A little loud but fine.
Pizza is a must have. Steak and scallops were the best we have ever had. Was a packed house but ambiance and service still nailed it.
We had a great time celebrating a birthday ! Great food and service!
Born & Raised is rated 4.6 stars by 514 OpenTable diners.
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