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“Bad Experience”

Dinkel's Restaurant & Courtyard
Ranked #92 of 193 Restaurants in Belleville
Cuisines: Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Bad Experience”
Reviewed 4 April 2012

Went to Dinkels for the first time with my wife and two friends and we all had a terrible experience. Two of us ordered medium steaks which came out blue (borderline raw). Steaks were sent back and to our surprise they just ended up reheating the same steaks instead of cooking up another one. The steak came back five minutes later still undercooked. My wife's fetuccini alfredo was pretty much noodles with garlic butter and onions (Linguine's is much better) and our other friend has a pasta which came out looking as if it had stayed on the counter for quite some time. We ended up getting a credit for the steak after arguing with the waiter that we shouldn't be charged for it since it was returned and still wasn't cooked properly.

I know they had a wedding that night but if the kitcken can't keep up because of that they should have closed the dining room for the night, as we will not be returning there. Very disappointing for what I thought was an upscale restaurant, based on the prices.

  • Visited April 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank Seanatis
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  • Dutch first
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English first
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2012

They have good portions, great presentation, a variety of desserts and Great Service

1 Thank craftygroomer
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Outstanding Italian Restaurant”
Reviewed 16 September 2011

My husband and I have loved this restaurant for many years. We had our second date there, and we were so impressed with the staff and atmosphere, we were married there April 2009. They opened the restaurant early especially for our big day and I can't say enough kind words about the staff and management. Since then we have celebrated every anniversary and special occasion with them! If you are ever in the Belleville area, this is the place to dine. They truly know how to take care of their customers and the food is always outstanding!

  • Visited October 2010
    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank whiskeygirl24
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