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Bistro 54

54 Foster St | Ontario, Perth, Ontario K7H 1S1, Canada
+1 613-267-5454
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (45 reviews)
“porchetta” (4 reviews)
“warm bread” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
54 Foster St | Ontario, Perth, Ontario K7H 1S1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is great and the staff are friendly and professional. I found the food somewhat wanting in terms of being flavourful and interesting but the people I dined with were pleased with their meals.

Thank churchh1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food 🥘 and excellent service!! Was a great evening out with my significant other which we both enjoyed immensely!!

Thank WizzardVic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with friends......comfortable enough, but rather dark...but then torches are supplied so you can read the menu. Nice waitress, dressed for comfort rather than style......We had olives to start which were OK, but nothing special and I had Chicken, which should have been on...More

Thank Pelican65
DaveA2304, Owner at Bistro 54, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry you didn't like your chicken breast. I would like to point out that the menu does describe the sauce as roasted red pepper and smoked paprika "piperanade"; a Spanish style sweet and sour pepper condiment. Quite heavily seasoned with salt, sugar, red wine vinegar...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018

On Wednesday, September 26, I brought 4 friends into your restaurant for dinner who were visiting the area. You do not take reservations but was told to come in around 7:00. We arrived at 6:50pm and the one waitress on duty said she was not...More

Thank jlctravels
Dave A, Owner/Chef at Bistro 54, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Really!? When you arrived the server explained clearly and professionally that at that particular moment their was not a table available. This was correct – contrary to your opinion. Their was no clean and set table – which is the same thing in our world....More

Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I came here often about a yer or so ago and loved it then. Life has kept us away the past year but this was our 10th Anniversary and her birthday. I work on the road 6 days a week so we...More

Thank Pierre R
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I just had the best Italian meal we have had since we were in Italy. Everything was fresh and so tasty. It will definitely be some place we will come to again when we are in the area. The Pananzella salad was...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed September 2, 2018

yo wanted to for some time. He was delighted with the restaurant. We enjoyed a bottle of wine while watching the chefs prepare our food.It was a most enjoyable dinner and experience.

Thank Bud F
Reviewed September 1, 2018

We are new to the area , having just bought a house in the region which we are moving into in November. Wanted to explore the area and decided to visit Perth . Looked up places to go in Perth for food and found this...More

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Dave A, Owner at Bistro 54, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

After reviewing the remainder of your pasta dish at the request of the server I found a total of 4 small pieces of shell. Lets say 6 if I missed two. Most likely the pieces of one broken baby clam shell. The first time in...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

A little gem easily overlooked since it is off the beaten path. Great cozy ambiance and lighting, attentive service, excellent food (wine list a little pricey). The menu is small (a sign of a good restaurant in my opinion) but covered everyone's craving. It was...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We had a great meal at Bistro 54 last night. Starting with the Panzanella salad (tomatoes, tasty croutons) and Bruschetta Española (loaded with anchovies) and continuing to Spaghetti Bolognese and Spaghetti Carbonara (NO cream, but lots of Pecorino Romano), this was one of the best...More

Thank Marcus R
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Questions & Answers
October 8, 2015|
Response from Dave A | Property representative |
Hi Thank you for the inquiry. Yes, their is a washroom on the main floor. Easy to get to down a straight hallway. If their is anything else we can help you with, don't hesitate to ask. All the best. Dave
Gretchen M
May 30, 2015|
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Response from Dave A | Property representative |
Hi Thanks for the inquiry. The restaurant has a side door that, with our help can have a wheelchair gently rolled backwards up one step. The front door has a small vestibule and two steps. We used to use the side door for my... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$24
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Foster St | Ontario, Perth, Ontario K7H 1S1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Perth
  • Phone Number: +1 613-267-5454
  • E-mail
Owned and operated by it's original husband and wife team since 2005. A menu inspired by "Mamas Cucina" style Italian cooking. Pasta hand made daily.Home made bread.Desserts made in house. Pasta and seafood are our specialties though much diversity is found within the pages of our menu. Extensive wine list roams the regions of Italy. Gluten free options for every dinner on the menu. Reservations not accepted for groups smaller than 8. Maximum sit down table size is 14. Upstairs wine lounge and dining room available.
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