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“consistent quality”
Review of 1285 Restobar

1285 Restobar
Ranked #4 of 94 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Florence, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“consistent quality”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

I have eaten at this restaurant numerous times over the 2 years I have lived here. The cooks are very consistent in producing any given dish, so you can depend on it time after time. The quantity of food is fair for the price, but I wish they would serve bread with the main entrees (you can buy it separately). The lamb shank is a very good choice as is there various hamburgers, but sadly they do not offer french fries. There are new owners (folks who own another restaurant in town) who pledge to keep the original menu, staff, etc. So far, so good. I would recommend this place for lunch or dinner, or even for some drinks inside or on the sidewalk area. Good staff and very good food. They also have a covered, enclosed patio area for dining, which is fun too.

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
Florence, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very special place”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We're here for lunch every week. The new owners are very committed to keeping it clean & serving excellent food. The chefs are a lot of fun (you can sit right next to the kitchen); the servers have great personalities which they like to share. Open every day, lunch & dinner; soon, they will open for breakfast too, which is wonderful.

Visited April 2014
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Oregon Coast, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Good Restaurant! ”
Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

Last year, I gave this restaurant 3 stars and a good review. This year, it has improved! The service was timely and attentive. Gilmar is an EXCEPTIONAL waiter. The new owner is passionate about pleasing her customers (though the previous owner still has two other excellent nearby restaurants... our favorite is Spice).

Love the early-bird specials and frequent diner card =-)

The patio seating in front, with the bridge view, is beautiful and dog-friendly. We have a small dog and she fit perfectly beside our table. They even gave her a bowl of water upon request.

The food is good. We particularly enjoyed the salmon. Both the palermo-spice rubbed wild salmon and crab-encrusted wild salmon are tasty and fresh! The lasagna and ravioli dishes were good (different visits), but way too heavy on the gooey cheese, which makes it a bit greasy too. Salad or pasta is included as a small side dish, but a larger salad can be ordered and is inexpensive. We prefer our salads on a separate plate. They were very accommodating.

Decent selection of wine and desserts too.

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Springfield, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Unexpected Treasure”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Wow. My friends and I were looking for a place to eat, and we happened upon this restaurant. I have to say - I wasn't too sure about it at first. Since we were a larger party, they asked if we wanted to sit outside. We walked out to this nice lighted area with heaters to keep us from freezing. There were also blankets available should we need them. The service was excellent. Our server was the sweetest and made us feel very welcome. After dinner, the server even came out with desserts for us to look at, which was nice. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised and would definitely go back again!

Visited February 2014
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Tualatin, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Cozy and great food”
Reviewed 28 March 2014

This cozy little place must be good because it is always packed when we go here and the food is great. The Grilled Ahi Tuna Steak Sandwich is my favorite. You get a tuna steak about an inch thick cooked just right on a ciabatta bun. The Dungeness Crab Melt is also a good selection. The service is good but can be a little slow when they get really busy.

  • Visited March 2014
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