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“Needs something ”

Maiolo's Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 22 Restaurants in Thornbury
Price range: US$8 - US$24
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: View
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Outstanding Georgian Bay views from this landmark waterfront restaurant. Wood Fired Pizza, Pasta, Steaks and Fresh Fish. Extensive wine list with an emphasis on fine Italian selections. Relaxing upscale lounge and bar.
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

A great view , nice dining room but it needs a bit of a makeover .
The old wine glasses are a bore and a four ounce pour!
The food needs a better chef or the chef needs some lessons on presentation . The antipasto plate was a joke . Cheap olives with peppers , cheap salami , pickled artichoke and better that has not been grilled . It would take thirty seconds to grill off the bread . You can purchase better olives or make your own combination . Lacks creativity and trendiness.
The scenery is a wow , but the food needs a makeover.
I would like to see the chef put more thought and care into his ? Her? Food!
This restaurant has such potential. You need someone with a passion for what they do. Send the chef and owners to a refresher course about the art of presentation . You are missing the crowd who likes to dine not eat. Shame.

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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The patio had seats at lunchtime on a sunny Labour Day long weekend, right by the water. Now we know why. The service was unapologetic - 40 minutes to get water and drinks. After almost an hour, our club sandwiches came with cold bacon and over fried French fries. The fish and chips were ok. Good thing that we were talking with friends and we didn't need to be anywhere and just wanted to enjoy the views and sunshine. Would not go back. Shame because it's a prime location.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Totally disorganized ridiculous service. Just order beer and pizza and enjoy the waterfront. Round tables put side to side for table for 8! Doesn't work. Waited forever, mediocre food.
Too bad because it could be a great spot if they got it together.

1  Thank JazCan
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Patio :8.5
Food : 6
Service: 3

Don't think the view is worth another visit.

We had an antipasto dish, Cesar salad, bruschetta and some drinks. Drink menu was very limited. Antipasto dish was all out of cans/jars. Bruschetta was good. Nice patio for drinks and some sun. Servers were scarce.

3  Thank cdngirlsx4
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

This restaurant is located in a beautiful small harbor overlooking an attractive marina on Georgian Bay (Lake Huron) Ontario Canada. I live nearby and would probably visit again if the experience had been better. It is in a four seasons vacation/retirement community with a large choice of very good restaurants. Upon arrival no one greeted us,so we found our way out to the patio which overlooks the water. Our young and very poorly trained waitress gave us menus and stood over us while we made our choices.She had no knowledge of the wines other than to say that the house wine was "not bad". When the meals arrived she knocked over my glass of water so that it splled on my meal and on my lap... no apologie.. no attempt to take the dish back to the kitchen until asked . The meal was poor and was obviously cooked from frozen. We felt rushed throughout the whole meal, the waitress returning often to ask if we were finished yet so that she cold clear the plates. The bill was brought to us without being requested and she stood over us and watched as we used the credit card terminal. All in all it was one of the worst restaurant experiences that my wife and I have ever had.

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4  Thank petann
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