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Reviewed December 15, 2023

A little out of the way, but worth going to for great food and warm ambience. They are also a winery but offer other good wines. Owner operated and friendly.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed October 6, 2023

As 80+ year old seniors we're been riding our recumbent trikes all over Ontario this summer all the while enjoying the many restaurants as well. This was going to be our last challenge of the season. Ride down to Castleton and then back to the...winery but up Covert Hill an 9% slope. Our reward was lunch at the winery. Hubby had the soup & I enjoyed a crisp but creamy Caesar salad. Alex our server was welcoming and friendly. We both had the Arrosto Misto a selection of lamb chops, chicken legs, pork roast and sausage with mushrooms and potatoes on the side as well as a bowl of penne pasta in tomato sauce. Everything was delicious. Cooked to perfection-especially the 2 generous Frenched lamb chops with rosemary my personal favorite. We finished the meal with Tiramisu and Limoncello, both made in Italy, & coffees. We splurged on a bottle of 2019 Amarone, my very first time tasting it. We enjoyed the views on the patio while busy workers were harvesting the grapes. We chatted later with Tomasso, the owner and appreciated his longtime love of the property. Villa Conti Oak Heights is a gem in the area and should not be missed. BTW the servings were so generous we enjoyed them next day for dinner with our left-over wine.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 20, 2023

I was taken out for my birthday dinner and was not disappointed whatsoever. As a restaurant owner and sommelier for over 37 years I believe that “I can’t make it” is not in a true chef’s/owners vocabulary. I wanted veal scallopini with fresh pasta with...local shiitake and lobster mushrooms-exactly what I wanted they prepared for me. Never mind the wine list, more available on the bar to select from. Thank you Tomasso and Bambina excellent time, food and service. See you soon.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 6, 2023

Hidden gem excellent authentic Italian food everything from bruschetta to charcuterie to Caesar salad etc delicious & plentiful -excellent value relaxing lovely atmosphere staff friendly and attentive - definitely returning.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 4, 2023

A really rare pleasure awaits you. A rustic barn in a vineyard with most scenic surrounding sets the mood for the best in Italian food and drink. Superb service and a family atmosphere round out the experience. The place to go for a truly Italian...experience. Spoiler alert - you will not find french fries and the usual fast food stuff that the chain restaurants serve....More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed June 26, 2023

This Italian restaurant is a hidden gem. The caesar salad was great, and the grilled Sea Bass was perfect. There is a good selection of wines, and the owner and staff are friendly and attentive. It was a very relaxing experience, and we will return.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed October 14, 2022

location is nice and very pretty. atmosphere is great the issue is the food and price. quality is more like a banquet hall then anything else. fettuccini alfredo is not an Italian dish.... its a new jersey dish. quality of food is not great. Very...obvious they are doing everything they can to save money ie parmigiano is what you put on pasta not shavings from some other cheese.... they also promote and force to a FAMILY style dining concept... this is something they have come up with in order to handle large groups... maybe its a staffing issue but likely simply laziness in the kitchen. The family style meal is massive and requires you to leave with multiple take away packages...If i wanted take out i would have order it not gone to a restaurant sat down to eat still ordered more food. The quantity of food is disgusting and a turn off. I think the restaurant works for them given where it is... put that restaurant near other quality Italian Restaurants and this one shuts down in a week. Don't get conned into this pathetic attempt at fine dining.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 3, 2022

Went for dinner on October 1st, 2022 with spouses work. This was the first time I met the majority of his co-workers so I did not want to complain in front of them about my meal. This place was one of the worst places I...have ever gone to. I ordered chicken parmigiana. When it arrived I tried to cut the chicken and thought it was tough. I had a bite of the chicken and thought it was the worst chicken parmigiana ever. I had a taste of the pasta served with it and it was very bland. Had another bite of chicken and thought I can't eat this. Turned it over and discovered it was RAW. I swallowed a few pieces. Felt sick knowing what I had ate. Sent it back. They brought out a totally different dish for me and I said I didn't order that. They said it will take another 20 minutes to make another chicken parmigiana. I said I don't care, I don't want what you brought (they did not even ask me before bringing it to the table! I ended up eating last, did not finish my meal as I knew everyone was waiting for dessert. I thought the restaurant would have at least given us complimentary dessert or coffee. We got absolutely nothing from them. Will never return!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 18, 2022

Purchased a bottle - no label, cork torn at top, screw top bottle along with a very bitter taste - not worth the price charged. Had hoped for a much better experience but am deisappointed

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 11, 2022

A group of us booked an dinner at Villa Conti for the 7pm sitting for Friday Sept 9th 2022 We ordered the " family style". There was an abundance of food and a wide assortment of dishes. Pricey but we all went home with a...container. A special shout out to our waitress Alex who was fun and informative and made the evening enjoyable. We may make this a once a year go to. AC from HastingsMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 19, 2022

We had a meal here and cannot agree with the person who stayed in an RV and left a comment. We did notice them and thought perhaps they were a relative. The menu was marginal. The place did not look clean. After our meal we...had a conversation with someone in Warkworth. While the comment was not verified, we feel it is worth noting. The local person told us that the owner grows his own animals to use in his restaurant. ( sheep) If correct, this is not permitted in Canada. The owner does not look clean, so we must wonder about the state of the kitchen. We will not return.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 19, 2022 via mobile

We stayed here as an overnight guest in our RV van. It was the end of our two week travel holiday and it was our splurge evening. And we did! The menu gave many options - so very hard to decide. We enjoyed a tantalizing...meal and house wines from the grapes grown here. Thank you for a memorable evening and being excellent hosts! Our compliments to the chef!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 16, 2022

While the view is lovely, the tables over-look septic tanks !! ( this is where human waste goes ) The food was a mixture of bland and over-done. Being a cook myself, I sensed that the ingredients were not fresh. They would not have enough...customers for that. We found the owner superficial. While he had a smile, we felt it was not genuine. The price did not justify the cost. We felt uncomfortable with a patio which was directly beside the house of another owner. It was like we were intruding on their space. There are many nice local places to eat. This is NOT one of them. Our suggestion, which we wish we had done, is to get a take-out in Warkworth or Campbellford and have a picnic. It was not kid friendly.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 16, 2022

We found the owner rude and not at all like the review on a winery site. The food was over-priced and poorly made. The owner came out of the kitchen smoking which did not make us feel good about the hygiene so we took a...look. The kitchen was not the most clean looking. Also, the table cloths looked like they had been used several times by different patrons. ** The owner is selling and said that business was bad. Not the thing to say to patrons !! However, we were not surprised. We suggest that people avoid this restaurant and eat in elsewhere. Two different friends of our had similar experiences. They regretted the waste of money.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 1, 2022

Pasta was cold and sauce bland. This was our second visit and the first was much better. The owners were even aware of problems and blamed them on staffing issues. We are sympathetic and the service was not the issue. The food was poorly prepared...What was supposed to be a warm loaf of bread was hard as a rock from reheating too many times. We had the veal and the sauce was oily and overly salted. The views are nice, but for the price we expected better food.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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There are plenty of dishes from pastas to meats you could eat (fettucini with shrimp or mushrooms, lamb chops, veal chop, veal and chicken parmesan, among others). Just be sure to let your server know ahead of time and they... More
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Villa Conti Oak Heights Estate Winery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 5