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“Great breakfast, mixed feelings about dinner”
Review of Pasto's Grill

Pasto's Grill
Ranked #9 of 1,107 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$32
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Inspired Italian-Mediteranean cuisine features pizza's, pasta's, grilled meats and fish, an extensive wine list and house-made desserts in a casually elegant atmosphere.
Reviewed 20 November 2017

It's nice that the BW hotel has this restaurant/lounge attached to it. The facility is in a rural area and there really aren't many dining options available within 20 minutes of the Inn.

Consequently, we dined here the evening of our arrival. The place was quite busy, presumably with people who were staying there for weddings being held at the Chapel on site. When we wandered in (without reservations), we weren't sure whether it was seat yourself or if a hostess would seat you. Eventually, a server took the initiative and showed us to a table in her section. I'm not sure if that is the usual protocol but we were happy to be attended to.

There was a good wine list list with fair pricing but beer options were somewhat limited. My wife opted for gnocchi and the serving was ample and tasted pretty good. I'm a sucker for Italian veal dishes and ordered veal limone. Sadly, compared to the 100's of times I've had veal dishes elsewhere, I found the serving small (perhaps half what I expected in all respects... veal, potatoes and veggies) and unfortunately, the taste didn't compensate for the paucity of the serving. I had virtually the same meal two days later in Sault Ste. Marie that was outstanding as a matter of comparison. The evening was saved from my perspective in that my spouse could never have eaten all of her gnocchi. I probably ate 1/3 of her dish to get that comfortably full feeling. Perhaps it was an aberration but it was about the only meal in the 28 days of restaurant dining on our trip that I was disappointed in.

On the other hand, the breakfast we had here the following morning was among the best we had on our travels. The buffet had "real" scrambled eggs, tasty sausages, a nice selection of fruit and assorted continental breakfast offerings. It all added up to 4 stars!

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Natalie Z, General Manager at Pasto's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Dear maddogrick,
Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent experience. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast and are so sorry we missed the mark for you at dinner. We hope you would consider giving us another try the next time you are in London. Thank you for being our guest.
Sincerely,
Natalie Zima

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

1 - smaller eatery but packed with quality, 2 - great menu, pasta, steak, pizza, salads, & desserts, adequate wine list & beer, 3 - service was very good considering we sat at the bar, next time we'll make a reservation for a booth. It was a Saturday night we chose to dine out at the last minute.
Cudos to the kitchen & bus staff, the table, as well as, the bar patrons were served well. Even though the 'Grill' was full, there was no push to get you out the door for others waiting in line.
For our group of 4 the bill was $140, 2 pasta dishes, 2 pizzas, 2 daily special desserts, 2 'peach balinis', a beer & a rose wine. It was a nice experience to have such a good restaurant within reach for a 'local' dinner. We will return, this time to try the steak menu, or, maybe the prime rib.

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Natalie Z, General Manager at Pasto's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Dear busmanlndn,
Thank you for your review and for sharing your experience. We appreciate you giving our restaurant a try and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Please be sure to make reservations especially through the hoiday season as we do fill up quickly. Thank you for dining with us.
Sincerely,
Natalie Zima

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

It was our first time at the restaurant, it was highly recommended by our good friends. The atmosphere is very welcoming, service was attentive, food was amazing, waiting time was minimal. We will be back again.

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Natalie Z, General Manager at Pasto's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Dear G7679WRisal,
Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are so thrilled to hear that your friends recommended you try us and that you had an amazing experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon.
Sincerely,
Natalie Zima

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

We did not realize how popular Pasto's Grill was when we booked our rooms at the hotel, and when our group of 7 went to find a table for our supper, it was extremely busy and we should've made a reservation. But, the staff ensured we got a spot at the bar to eat together. Our supper was very delicious, even the kids' meals hit the spot, and the staff continued to make sure we had all we needed. A great dining experience all told.

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Natalie Z, General Manager at Pasto's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Dear loisireland100,
Thank you for sharing your feedback about your recent dining experience at Pasto's Grill. We are so glad that we were able to accommodate you and thank you for being flexible enough to dine at the bar with such a large group. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon.
Sincerely,
Natalie Zima

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

I have eaten at Pasto’s Grill on numerous occasions and never been disappointed with the food. There is a huge selection to choose from and everything is delicious. Also, each time I have visted Pasto’s the serving staff have gone over and above to make my dining experience enjoyable.Very hightly recommend this place if you would like an excellent Italian experience here in Ontario.

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