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Canaletto is an award-winning family-run Italian restaurant in the hamlet of Kingswood, Buckinghamshire. Located between Aylesbury and Bicester on the A41 and a short five minute drive from Bicester Village, Canaletto is the perfect destination to enjoy fresh authentic Italian cusine, lovingly prepared by our skilled chefs and looked after by our dedicated front of house team. We are incredibly passoniate about what we do and are focused on delivering authentic Italian dishes using the finest fresh ingredients, seasonal and local where possible, together with exceptional personal service and superb value for money. It is as simple as that. Whether you fancy a cocktail and chichetti in the bar,
PRICE RANGE
£10 - £25
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Pub, Italian, Mediterranean, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed yesterday

Once again e hd dinner at this beautifull restaurant. As usual the food was great and the presentation was awesome. The staff is incredibely nice and polite. Our water Jaimmy was unstopable and provided us with great recommendations on both food and excellent choie of...wine. Great job, Jaimmy, thank you so much for your valuable advices! We' ll keep on coming back because this is one the greatest places to eat out.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent authentic Italian food and excellent friendly service. Everything we tried was very tasty. Top tip- leave space for dessert. Prices were very reasonable.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 30 March 2024 via mobile

We had a wonderful family Saturday lunch here today. The whole team were very welcoming and the food and service were first class. The salmon, cod and prawn special with saffron and white wine sauce was absolutely delicious. We will definitely be back!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 27 March 2024 via mobile

Having driven past the restaurant many times we thought time to give it a go. Disappointing I’m afraid . Wrong drinks served, table of 3 next to us arrived 15 minutes after us and we’re enjoying starters before we even had our order taken ....The owner finally took our food order then a waiter cane to take it again as he lost it. Food came and main course was wrong. Never asked if we wanted more drinks. If Basil Fawlty and Manual had walked I wouldn’t of been surprised. The food was actually ok but the chaotic service spoilt everything. First time I have ever said well you can take off the discretionary service charge as their wasn’t any service ! First and last visit .More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

Mother’s Day menu was overpriced for what we had. Service wasn’t great either, felt like the staff were rather stressed ( lady asked to take our coats but never did, had to ask for water on the table, didn’t get asked if everything was ok...with our meal) but not busy and not overly friendly which is completely different to the service we had back in June 2023.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 6 March 2024

This was the latest of our regular visits to Canaletto for lunch, and as ever the food and service was exceptional! The staff are always so friendly and helpful, and there's a lot of delicious options to choose from. The arancini starter is always fantastic,...highly recommended, and their fresh pasta dishes are amazing too. We've never had anything less than a great experience here.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024 via mobile

Been here many time. This visit was not so good. Saturday night & busy. 2 of us had 5 star meals: moules & arancini to start followed by veal & liver. 2 meals 1 star: calamari, chewy and cod special very dry & fish over...cooked. Service etc all good.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024

We had passed Canaletto so many times over the years, and said we should go in, so decided to book our first visit and we were blown away with the restaurant, food and friendliness of the staff, we will definitely be visiting again thank you...for a lovely evening.More

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 February 2024

Was here again with my family and as usual we had an amazing meal. Very quiet and sophisticated place. we all had different choices and all of them were extremelly tastefull and with a very elegant presentation. The staff is incredibly nice and polite and...specially, our waiter Jamie was outstanding as he always is showing a great politness, being gentle and nice and patient providing us all with excellent meal suggestions and his deep knowledge of the proper wines. Just keep on recommending this place as the nicest restaurant in our area and, of course, will keep on coming back.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 30 January 2024

Came here for a friend’s 80th birthday meal in a large group…from the moment we walked in we were greeted by the very friendly Reuben. We were seated in the lovely conservatory which is beautiful..the food was delicious and the service brilliant. I could go...on and on about this superb venue and if I could I would score it a six. We will definitely returnMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 December 2023

this is a great place, where I love to go. great food, great place. however this evening was surprised by one of the waiters screaming asking everybody to stop eating to sing the Happy Birthday song. never expected not even in my wildest dreams, to...be asked to stop eating at a restaurant. and specially to sing a song to someone I never saw before in my entire life. it was really a bizarre experience. fortunatelly we had another waitter, an amazing new guy extremelly polite and professional and an outstanding English fluent speaker. for sure will keep on being a customer as this new waitter definately convinced me and my husband this is still the Place to go a nice and quite meal.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2023

Was there tonight for a party and i loved everything, the food and service as well . One of the waiters,the portuguese one was lovely and very professional. Thank you guys and keep up the good work

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

Came for lunch on my birthday 28 Oct with OH and sister. Have passed by many times and avoided mistakenly thinking it would be one of those Italians with a huge menu with ready made dishes Wish we had tried earlier. Huge restaurant which was...quite empty at lunch time but this did not spoil ambience. The menu had a good selection including vegetarian and I was torn whether to try the special and I had been assured that everything cooked to order - and I believe it was . the wines we chose were delicious and good value The staff were friendly and helpful but not overbearing - we certainly took a lot of their time by chatting with them (probably too much but they did not seem to mind) Look forward to returning soon and would certainly recommend Gracias and Grazie!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

Everything is great about this restaurant. Staff brilliant. Friendly and efficient. Food is amazing, created with care and flair. Special mention for Ruben, the manager. Such a happy, lovely person. Thank you Canaletto, for a great evening.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 September 2023 via mobile

My Wife and I attended a Dinner Jazz evening at Canaletto on 13th September. For £49 each we enjoyed a superb 3 course meal and great 4 piece band, playing jazz classics. The ambience and attentive staff made the evening complete. We’re already looking forward...to next month’s event!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Hi, We don't have a dress code but most guests opt for smart casual. We hope this answers your question and look forward to welcoming you to Canaletto soon. Canaletto
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Hi Susanna, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately we do not allow dogs at Canaletto except guide dogs. During the Summer / better weather, we allow dogs on our outdoor terrace. We hope to welcome you to Canaletto... More
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Canaletto is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5