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Lisboa Bakery & Grill

1187 Fischer Hallman Rd, #609
Kitchener, ON N2E4H9
Tel: (519) 954-7663
Neighbourhood: Willamsburg


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Strike 2 - Disappointing Visit ... Strike 3 I'm Gone
By marcgee of kitchener ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 2:51pm [Dine in]

I live near the Willamsburg village area and am able to walk to this restaurant - it's in a new quaint little village surrounded by different shops and businesses. Unless I'm on holidays I usually reserve comment until my third visit. I'm getting nervous though because after strike 3 (re: disappointing visits) I won't go back. to a restaurant. I really don't want that to happen here and I think it really has potential to do well. The first strike came during a lunch visit - first let me tell you, this place is a Portuguese bakery yes, but they BBQ chicken over hot coals and they serve fresh cut fries - a combination that should give Swiss Chalet a run for their money. But Lisboa drops the ball, that lunch I had, I'm sure I got chicken left over from the day before - dry as a sand box. The fries were great, cooked crispy and they put a delicious spice on them. There is one young server there - pretty girl too, but she just seems mad all the time - she is really abrupt, almost to the point of being rude, I don't think I have ever seen her smile. The other staff seem quite happy and content though. I honestly can't believe they have her serving customers. She is a good worker but she does not have the personality to be interacting with customers in my opinion - she generally is behind the counter taking orders but she's just flat out mean. I was back again today and she is still there with the same lousy attitude. She told me they only had dark meat today, so I ordered that with fries again. I could see the chicken cooking behind her and asked how long for white meat, she said quite a while - as I was leaving the chicken was coming off - I would of waited. The piece of chicken they gave was dismal - I had five bites off of it - it was good but come on , $12 for one little piece of chicken some fries and a can of soda - at least give me a second piece when they are that small. And, last time I checked this was a bakery - give me a Portuguese roll please and some butter - you have hundreds for crying out loud. This place should be packed and it never is... I know it's because people are having a hard time recommending this place to friends. It just does not live up to expectations - it won't take much - a happier staff, a good size piece of chicken (or 2) and a roll please - even Swiss Chalet (not a bakery) gets this right. Oh, and the fries today - what happened, not fully cooked and no trademark spice you usually put on - be consistent please. My wife and I sometimes just go for the fries they are so good - or were, I hope that was just an off day - I'm not counting the "just fries" visits on my strike count - just the full meals. We have 1 strike left and I have yet to recommend this place to anyone yet ... I hope after the next visit I am able to do that.

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Best chicken
By ToP_3 of Kitchener (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, May 6, 2013 - 9:41am [Dine in]

I tried this small restaurant the other day and ordered the quarter chicken dinner and I must say it's the best chicken in town. You can tastes the care and effort in the rotisserie, it is much better than larger restaurants like Swiss Chalet. My friends and I sat on the patio and were attended to right away, we also got our drinks as soon as we ordered them. Our food did not take long to come and when it did was very hot. I wouldn't listen to the negative reviews, I find those people were just overly picky. And when you go into a place with negative thoughts prior to, you'll surely seek them out too. Try this place out, I found it so wonderful. It has a great community like atmosphere and homely environment! Thanks for a new spot to dine out Lisboa! :)

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disappointed again
By kaligirl1 of Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 12:24pm [Dine in]

tired of giving this local bistro any more chances. We really have tried here several times because the chicken is yummy (most of the time), however it is so hit and miss with different problems.
first.. refills on your $1.60 are free only with specials, not with your regular priced meal
second. have gone there and there is no more bread to go with yur meal
third. the in service while pleasant is so so slow. extrordinarily long waits even for easy meals
fourth. if it says your choice comes with a particular side, you will pay for that even if you don't take it. The quesadilla appetizer (it really is in that column) comes with fries or onion rings but if you opt out of a side you pay same full price

think I'm done trying to like this place, can easily find the grocery part in many different places
the food, hey , theres lots of choices...no more lisboa for me!!

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Favourite Lunch Spot
By mpelley of Brantford, ON (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, October 24, 2011 - 5:03am [Dine in]

When is a Bistro even better than a than a Bistro,....when it serves Portuguese food!!!
A couple of months ago a friend of mine from Cambridge brought me to Lisboa
for lunch knowing that portuguese is one of my favourite foods, I wasn't disappointed.
The ambiance, the service and the menu is par none in the K-W area for casual dining.
Serving everything from Bifana, Galinha, to Polvo their menu is amazing and affordable.
Although I live in Brantford it's well worth the drive whenever I can, so if you're a fan of
Portuguese food you will be in for a real treat. The Desserts are awesome!!! :):):)

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One Of My Favorite Spots In The KW Area
By KBaker3000 of Kitchener, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 1:47pm [Dine in]

Lisboa is definitely one of my favorite places to eat in the KW area!! The food that is served here is always outstanding... & I am determined to make my way through all of the Portugese meals that are offered on the menu... Not to mention the delicious display of cakes and deserts that are offered!! I have eaten at Lisboa on several occasions and I will continue to keep going back!! Not only is the food amazing but they have set up quite an enjoyable atmosphere!! I have been to Lisboa several evenings this summer, where they have had live local music playing... and I have sat out on their patio having a few drinks with my friends!! I have also enjoyed watching several football games both inside and out on the patio... It is a nice change from going to places that always have hockey or baseball on there tvs!! And if you think it cant get any better than great food... live music... and football on the tv... It does!! The staff at Lisboa are like a little family that you just want to keep going back to see!! They are always pleasant and the service is outstanding!! The fact that there is a bad review on this site about the staff at Lisboa... shocks me!! All I ever see when I walk in the door is smiles amongst all the staff... especially the young lady who is often preparing the chicken!! She has such a sense of humour and seems to really enjoy being at work... which is rare in the food service industry these days!! I will continue to go back to Lisboa... to eat the amazing food... watch the football... and visit the friendly staff!! Lisboa is a great addition to the Williamsburg plaza and I hope to see it grow!! I strongly suggest this restaurant to anyone who is looking for great food... prompt service... and friendly staff!!

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