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La Contessa Ristorante

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780 Erie St e, Windsor, Ontario N9A 3Y2, Canada
+1 519-252-2167
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17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A gem on Erie Street. The food, atmosphere and service added up to be one of our most memorable meals ever.

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Thank Joe D
Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Wonderful service food and atmosphere. Arancini are the best. We had seafood pasta, veal and fish all were excellent! Highly recommend.

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Kingsville, Canada
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Our family got together for my daughter's birthday. She picked the restaurant and they did not disappoint. The were 7 of us and we had a huge table/Booth combo right by the front window. I had the escargot and the rack of Lamb. I subbed a caprice salad for the house salad and asked for double veg instead of the... More 

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Thank Craig B
Flora T, Manager at La Contessa Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your dining experience you had with La Contessa with others here on Trip Advisor. Your mention of the entrees, seating and service means a lot to us. We like to make sure everyone feels special on their birthday and are happy to hear that your daughter enjoyed the treat. Also, I have shown Jermaine... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We needed a quiet private room for the friends and family lunch. La Contessa host was very kind and helpful. The room was comfortable, cosy and totally fit our requirement. The service was quick and courteous and the food was excellent. Large portions, beautifully designed and cooked to perfection.

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Thank Yelena S
Flora T, Manager at La Contessa Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your dining experience you had with La Contessa with others here on Trip Advisor. Your mention of our comfortable atmosphere, excellent service and food means a lot to us. Our entire staff at La Contessa works really hard to offer the best food in the best possible environment, so we are happy to see... More 

Windsor, Canada
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I have been here many times and the ambience and service is exceptional and I have never met a awkward server here.The meals are freshly made.The last time I had a bloody Mary to start which was amazing followed by orange roughy which was delicious.The other wonderful meals I have had include the seafood salad which can easily serve as... More 

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Flora T, Manager at La Contessa Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your dining experience you had with La Contessa with others here on Trip Advisor. Your mention of our staff, ambience and enjoyment of particular dishes means a lot to us. Our entire staff at La Contessa works really hard to offer the best food in the best possible environment, so we are happy to... More 

detroit
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Nice relaxed atmosphere, very classy. Had veal chop (bone included) that you remember forever. Wine is very reasonable, service is elegant. Joanna will create something special just for you - you only have to pick the wine and she will create six course meal which you will savour for the rest of your life. I would go there one a... More 

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Flora T, Manager at La Contessa Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your dining experience you had with La Contessa with others here on Trip Advisor. Joanna creates special dishes for every individual, she truly loves what she does and cooks from the heart. We are very pleased to know that you were able to discover that within your dining experience. Our entire staff at La... More 

Ridgetown, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

A wonderful evening of great dining. Will happily return. Though very small the dining room is very atmospheric.

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Thank emitca
Flora T, Manager at La Contessa Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your dining experience you had with La Contessa with others here on Trip Advisor. Our entire staff at La Contessa works really hard to offer the best food in the best possible environment, so we are happy to see that reflected on your last visit. We hope to see you again! Flora Takach Manager More 

Windsor, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Sarah was our server. Very professional the dinner was excellent. Will go back for sure. The pasta dishes amazing. The soup really good.

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Thank Kate V
Flora T, Manager at La Contessa Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your dining experience you had with La Contessa with others here on Trip Advisor. I made sure Sarah received the recognition she deserves. Our entire staff at La Contessa works really hard to offer the best food in the best possible environment, so we are happy to see that reflected on your last visit.... More 

Windsor, Canada
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

It was a busy night on Erie Street with the Italian bike festival, and when we arrived the band was playing directly across the street from this lovely restaurant. Although there was seating outside where all the action was, we decided to dine inside and enjoy watching while experiencing a wonderful taste of Italy. We shared the mussels marinara which... More 

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Flora T, Manager at La Contessa Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your dining experience you had with La Contessa with others here on Trip Advisor. Your mention of our comfortable atmosphere, excellent service and food means a lot to us. Our entire staff at La Contessa works really hard to offer the best food in the best possible environment, so we are happy to see... More 

Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Want fine dining at a resonable price? I had the gnocci and my husband had the sausage and roasted tomatoe pasta. Delicious! Excellent service. On Wednesday nights pasta dishes are 1/2 off. A great mid week treat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 29
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 780 Erie St e, Windsor, Ontario N9A 3Y2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: +1 519-252-2167
Description
Every dish is made to order and prepared with only the finest and freshest ingredients. Check out our menu to see which dishes are Chef Joanna's favourite. From appetizers to entrees, she has it all picked out for your enjoyment. A little about the Chef/Owner: Chef Joanna has been at La Contessa for the last 9 years, recently becoming full owner. Joanna strives to put forth the love she has for cooking into every single dish she creates. Joanna comes from a family that loves to cook and eat. Her passion for cooking and finding joy in making others happy, paved the path for her natural found talent.

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