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Aug 2, 2007 06:44 PM

Niagara Falls dinner - where to go

We're looking for an upscale restaurant. We;ve already been to 17 Noir and it was okay but were hoping for something more upscale....any suggestions? It's not that 17 Noir wasn't good, it's just that it didn't live up to our expectations.

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  1. hey millygirl,

    we had a great dinner in niagara falls this past spring. it was at Bruno's Pasta and Pizza. Great spaghetti and meatballs! Service was great. Nice flowers on the table. Some kids in the restaurant but parents did a good job keeping them relatively quiet. Better than the Olive Garden! I think you would really like it there

    1. sorry i just realized i should tell you that it is a bit pricey! a plate of spaghetti and meatballs is about 12.99. but it's worth it!

      1. As jeffcoat jewel's sarcastic responses would indicate, there isn't much upscale in Niagara Falls. You could try Casa Mia, which is very good upscale Italian. Other than that, I would suggest heading 20 minutes up the Niagara Parkway to Restaurant Tony deLuca in the Oban Inn in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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        1. re: Gourmando

          Oh, jj was being sarcastic.....thanks for catching that Gourmando. I wasn't sure.
          and thanks for your suggestions, we will def. put them on the list.

        2. I second the notion of driving up to Niagara-on-the-Lake. It's only 20 minutes and a world apart from NF. Your best bets are the Stone Road Grille (unpreposessing because it's located in a strip mall) but a fabulous place with atmosphere and excellent food. Also Peller Estaes Winery and Hillebrand Estates Winery, both of which have fine restaurants. Tony de Luca, as recommended by Gourmando is excellent as well.

          1. If you are close to The Falls, and are looking for a quiet spot, there is a fantastic Japanese restaurant at the end of the main drag. Definitely a hidden jem. It has been there for years, and is frequented by locals. Ask your hotel to give you the info (I cannot remember the name, but it is the only Japanese restaurant in the area).