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Cicero's On The Water

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Italian, Canadian, Seafood
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122 Post Office Rd | Porters Lake, Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia B3E 1H7, Canada
+1 902-827-3287
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Richmond, Canada
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a really nice find. The restaurant is small and right on Porter's Lake. In the summer you could even get to the restaurant by boat. The food here is excellent and the prices are reasonable. The rolls are fresh and warm and the pasta and pizza had very good flavours. We came here early and had a reservation... More 

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Thank Rich L
Halifax, Canada
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341 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We have come before...always a great meal. Tonight they out did themselves. New owner Gary has an excellent reputation as an accomplished chef.(Former owner of the Vines in Dartmouth and Vinnies in South end Halifax) His Valentines Day set price menu was impressive with some excellent choices. Gary added his homemade bread to the menu to start with....so happy about... More 

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Thank Landrys05
Halifax, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I am giving it "one star" because the food is tasty and very good. If not for this, I would have given it no stars. However, the service, time it takes to get waited on and to get your food is not worth the wait or hassle. This is my second time going and my last time for sure. First... More 

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Thank mic703
East Lawrencetown, Canada
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Our first time at this restaurant and it was our Anniversary. The waitress was friendly, entertaining and provided us with a very nice touch having the richest Chocolate Cake dessert with "Happy Anniversary" spelled in more chocolate. A nice touch and very much appreciated. The meals themselves were amazingly good! The homemade Mushroom Soup was tasty and flavourful without any... More 

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Thank Monica d
Halifax, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stopped in to try their back deck over the water...we weren't disappointed! We have eaten here before and LOVE this place. This time we wanted to experience the back deck overlooking Porters lake. We had a beautiful evening and a picture perfect view of the lake. Some patrons drove their boat over to enjoy dinner here. The menu has... More 

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Thank Landrys05
Burlington, Canada
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335 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This restaurant is located in the small community of Porters Lake , Nova Scotia . We certainly did not expect the very good quality Italian cuisine we experienced . While presentation was not in a 'fine dining' style , taste and temperature were perfect . Service was a bit slow at the beginning as the restaurant was packed . However... More 

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1 Thank Jack M
Nova Scotia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

First off, our server was wonderful and it is not that area of customer service that needs improvement, but rather the way communication in terms of reservations and the way you are received when you enter the restaurant are concerned. The food is absolutely delicious and the menu is very good with lots of choice. The restaurant was at full... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Wow, I can't believe what some wannabe food experts say about places!! We have eaten all over the world, Per Se, Daniel Boulud's - "Maison Boulud's, Europea, etc. . This means nothing!!! Even in Halifax, this is not Chives or Da Maurizo. It is not meant to be!!! It is around a $15.00 per plate restaurant that has fresh, good... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Perhaps I am a little biased, we eat at a pasta place in our small city that is thus far the best I have ever had. So maybe it's hard for me to experience other pasta places without holding them to the standard I have now. But Cicero's was a disappointment. The view of Porter's Lake was nice. The restaurant... More 

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Thank Tarbrow
Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Went for dinner and this what we found. Service-poor Music - not suitable and too loud Bread - was excellent Had the Chicken Parmesan and Salad.--The chicken was very nicely cooked but could have used a bit more cheese and definitely more parmesan. The pasta was ok, but the sauce was very bland- could use garlic, herbs and some salt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Canadian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 Post Office Rd | Porters Lake, Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia B3E 1H7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia
  • Phone Number: +1 902-827-3287
Description
Next door to Sunset Marine, on the old #7 Highway.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?