Cafe Limoncello
226 Ottawa Street North
Hamilton, ON

http://www.cafelimoncello.com/

A mission for mussels marinara and a suggestion from Justin at Eating Your Content led us to a little gem in Hamilton’s fabric district, Cafe Limoncello. If you’re craving classic Italian food at a reasonable price, Limoncello is your golden ticket.

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Logo

We don’t love it or hate it. Their lemon logo is classic and gets the point out about who they are – classic old-school Italian.

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Food and Reviews
Can you guess what we ate?…. Mussels of course! They were everything we dreamed of and more. There was a ton of marinara sauce on these bad boys, so the endless servings of bread really helped. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it.

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We also ordered Straciatella soup, Caesar salad and Spaghetti and Meatballs. All classics, done right!

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The Straciatella was a bit salty for our liking, but we tend to like things under-seasoned. For the average folk, we assume it would be perfect-o.

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We were way too full to try dessert, but according to everything we have heard, they’re famous for it. Next time!

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Atmosphere

The restaurant is unpretentious and simple – not bad looking by any means, but they’re trying to impress with the food rather than the space. The place has a warm feeling to it that we think is meant to make you feel like ‘one of the family’.

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Brand

Limoncello is a good choice for a night out with the family, or for lunch after shopping Ottawa Street North. They have that classic family-run feel in a restaurant, that’s becoming a bit hard to find in Hamilton! As much as we love all the new, modern & creative restaurants – we will never get tired of basic Italian comfort food.

Social Media Campaign

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CafeLimoncello

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cafe-Limoncello/163682383671758?fref=ts

They have an active social media presence, and are great at interacting with their #HamOnt community. Way to go Limoncello!

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Suggestions

Our suggestions would be:

#1 Make sure the servers know the social media handles. We asked one server for the Twitter handle and she wasn’t sure if Limoncello had an account. #HamOnt is all about twitter, and since Limoncello does have an active social media presence, people should know about it! Get on that and enjoy some word of mouth customers!

#2 Resize your Twitter/Facebook profile pic so that people can see that logo of yours!

All in all, we think they’re doing a great job at being real and we’ll definitely be back again. You be you, Cafe Limoncello!

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