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2310 Alberni Highway | Old Country Market, Coombs, British Columbia V0R 1M0, Canada
+1 250-248-6280
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Nanaimo, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for lunch and were blown away with the service, the food, the setting, absolutely discovered little piece of heaven. Our waiter suggested an appetizer and I have never had anything so delicious locally picked chanterelle mushrooms in a cream sauce on foccacia bread. Unbelievable three of us shared it. We then ordered entrees the pizza divine, the pasta... More 

Thank cici57
Parksville, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is wonderful with excellent service and atmosphere. We prefer to visit in off season as it's not as busy. I recommend getting a reservation if possible.

Thank Gail S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch with my daughter. The 4 cheese spinach gnocchi was melt in your mouth delicious as was the linguini with crab. Our waiter was very helpful and attentive, the food was hot and served quickly. I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends.

Thank Debbie S
Crofton, Canada
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good food. Dinner was served very quickly, but dessert took at least 30 minutes to arrive. The spiked herbed lemonade did not taste like there was any gin in it. Order the plain lemonade.

Thank flattopterry
Nanaimo, Canada
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I went for dinner here last week and I have to say the food was horrible. First my pasta shells came out cold so I informed them and they must have threw it in the microwave as the shells that didn't have sauce covering them were hard and crunchy. Also one of my stuffed shells was flat... More 

Thank tamiw303
Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We came to Coombs for the day and decided to stop off at Goat on the Roof. We had been suggested Cuckoo but didn't realize it was right by Goat on the Roof Market. The place is beautiful! Food was delicious. My husband ordered their focaccio bread with goat cheese and olives and had the gnocchi for dinner. I had... More 

Thank Renu N
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Fabulous fresh homemade pasta, fresh local veg. We shared a thin crust pizza and the chicken parmegean with pasta Alfredo, and a caprese salad. We wish we lived closer as this would be a place we would go to every week if possible. Good prices, beautiful ambience.

Thank oceanlover66
Red Deer, Canada
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great Italian food, shared Chioppino, and gnocci for my meal. It was all very tasty, friendly service and wonderful atmosphere. This is a must see and visit in this little village!

Thank box534
Victoria, Canada
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87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Cuckoo is in the building behind Goats on the Roof. If this means nothing to you, you clearly have never been to Coombs, the lovely fun tourist trap near the turn off for Port Alberni. Cuckoo is a very nice trattoria, serving excellent food and drink to locals and tourists alike. While not cheap, the portions are pretty large and... More 

Thank Valerie S
Canmore, Canada
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107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The asmosphere of this quaint restaurant is excellent. The food is well presented, large quantity for smaller eaters, but tasted very good. The appetizer was large enough for a whole meal. This is definitely a must go to.

Thank Paul K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2310 Alberni Highway | Old Country Market, Coombs, British Columbia V0R 1M0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Coombs
  • Phone Number: +1 250-248-6280

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?