About Aria Ristorante

Aria offers genuine Italian fine dining in a contemporary urban setting. Aria is owned by Guido Saldini and Elena Morelli the proprietors of Noce Restaurant, which for almost 20 years has helped set the standard for Italian cuisine in Toronto. Just as he did in the kitchen at Noce, Aria’s Executive Chef Eron Novalski spares no expense in sourcing the freshest, highest quality ingredients to create dishes of elegant simplicity.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday:
Lunch 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner 5:00pm - 10pm
Saturday:
Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Event Sunday: Open for Concerts/ Games at Air Canada Centre

Cross Street:
York and Bremner

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 363-2742

Website:
http://ariaristorante.ca/

Entertainment:
Located directly beside the Air Canada Centre and walking distance from the Rogers Centre, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Roy Thompson Hall and the Sony Theatre.

Catering:
Catering available for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Parking Details:
Underground parking is conveniently located in the Telus Building, 25 York St. Aria is located on the ground level.

Public Transport:
We are directly connected to the PATH system, Union Station, TTC, Go Station and UPExpress.

Executive Chef:
Eron Novalski

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Aria Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.1

Service

4.2

Ambience

4.2

Value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (12)
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Fit for Foodies (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
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Group Bookings (6)
Lunch (5)
Cozy (4)
Live Sports (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Outdoor Eating (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Authentic (2)
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Neighbourhood Gem (2)
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Food2
Ambience5
Service4
Value1

 
·Dined 4 days ago

This is just a convenient place close to ACC. Food was subpar and grossly overpriced. I ordered risotto only to get a soupy undercooked rice that cost me $36 .....so yea.

Food4
Ambience5
Service3
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

The location is incredibly convenient to the ACC. We went there for dinner before a concert. The server was pleasant but seemed busy so we waited a while for our order to be taken. The food came out pretty quickly though. We were a party of two and one of us had the gnocchi which was amazing, but I had the seafood spaghetti which had the potential to be good, however, it was served at room temperature, so all the grease settled to the bottom. I would give it a second chance just for the convenient location and ambiance.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

Booked before a concert and was extremely impressed. Go to many concerts in the area and will definitely go again!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for Groups, Disabled Access
Food1
Ambience3
Service3
Value1

 
·Dined on October 9, 2017

The pasta which I ordered was small portion and filled with salt. Expensive for that small portion. Small white bread.. not worth it

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 19, 2017

Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and when we made the reservation we were asked if we were celebrating a special occasion. I typed in 25th Wedding Anniversary, thought someone at the restaurant would acknowledge it to us and they never did. Oh well 25 years married is no big deal....who knew?
That aside delicious meals, drinks and dessert would eat there again.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Live Sports
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 13, 2017

Accessibility re: Union Station, ACC, Rogers Centre
Great location, Good Food, Nice Staff, Great Wine list/Bar

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Scenic View, People Watching, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Casual, Notable Wine List
Food3
Ambience3
Service3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Adequate. Aria is always adequate, never really astounding or amazing. Service is somewhat inattentive but if you assert yourself they most certainly respond.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Service was great. Beautiful place ... Surprisingly it wasn't very busy.

Food4
Ambience2
Service2
Value3

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Even though there was plenty of room in the restaurant, we were put in a terrible spot close to the kitchen. We should have asked to be moved. Server was inattentive. Food was excellent thought

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 29, 2017

We picked it because it was on OpenTable and close to the Rogers Centre and the menu looked good! The food surpassed our expectations and honestly everything we had was unreal! We would highly recommend

Food3
Ambience2
Service3
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 27, 2017

During my last two experiences, I made reservations in advance but was still made to wait almost 20 mins for my table.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Excellent service and food, very nice décor and well situated next to Union Station and Air Canada centre. Also easy to find for out-of-town visitors. Enjoyed restaurant on my last visit to Toronto in December and very happy to return during my recent visit. Very busy evening, but with my reservation, I got a table very quickly and the service was excellent. Thank you.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Have been there a number of times and am always content with the food and atmosphere. Super convenient for watching shows at the ACC. Will gladly return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
Food3
Ambience5
Service3
Value3

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 24, 2017

For such a beautiful restaurant, the food quality and service should be improved. It wouldn't be hard to pay a little more attention to the details of the food including portion size, taste and training of staff. We chose the restaurant due to its proximity to the Acc, but would not go out of my way to return.

Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Menu on open table was outdated so our expectations were not met.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 26, 2017

My husband and I had an early dinner. The hostess/waitress was warm and charming. Our experience was wonderful from the beginning. I enjoyed the sea bream. My husband loved the rack of lamb.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
Food5
Ambience5
Service2
Value4

 
·Dined on July 23, 2017

This is our second visit with a large group (14+) in as many months - both for birthdays. Our service the first time was 4/5 with a mild bit of attitude which is common is higher end downtown restaurants. But this visit the lady server was very blunt and dismissive for a very polite an quiet table. She refused to come back for a mains order, and told multiple people "no" she wouldn't come back to them as they weren't ready. The food was great, but Service dictates the feeling you leave with, and her attitude reflects the star level given. I'd like to note that the table still tipped above 15% as a courtesy to the amazing kitchen staff.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 21, 2017

This restaurant is a beautiful place. Its conveniently located right outside of the Air Canada Centre. The seating was comfortable and the space was bright and tastefully decorated. Perfect place if you need to make a good impression on someone.
It is a little pricey, so wouldn't recommend for a casual outing as the feel of the place is more formal and higher end. The portions range from moderate to small. If you have a big appetite, you may want to order more than 1 thing.
over all good experience.
our waitress ( i want to say her name was Kelly, but i could be wrong ) was very polite, well put together and knowledgeable. She had good menu suggestions and always approached the table with a smile.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on July 20, 2017

Overall a great dining experience for a business lunch. Only (small) issue was that the noise level was quite loud, making it difficult to carry a conversation without almost yelling.

Tags: Great for Lunch
Food2
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 19, 2017

The patio is nice and the interior is gorgeous, but we were less than impressed with the service and food. The bread was hard and burnt black on the edges so we asked for fresh bread. The waiter was rude and argued with us before bringing us fresh bread (which was noticeable superior both in looks and taste to the first serving). The burata special was good but the mains were mediocre in taste and because of that, felt overpriced. I had high hopes based on Aria's looks but we all left feeling pretty disappointed. Will not return or recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
Food3
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Both presentation and taste were average for the price. Portions were small but expected for a fine restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 17, 2017

We found the Aria Restaurant very worth eating at. The service, ambiance and noise level was excellent. The food was very tasty. We recommend that you include the cost of tea or coffee into the Summerliscious price, by adding a few dollars to the original cost.

Tags: Great for Lunch
Food3
Ambience2
Service1
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I made reservations almost 2 weeks in advance, once we arrived they told us to sit in the back among a group of ppl right where the door was as ppl coming and going + wait staff? In my reservation I specified birthday so would love a window seat private . Then they said oh you can have this table BUT pls be out by 8PM? FYI no mention of my wife`s birthday !! I felt rushed and was not happy from arrival to exit of this place and we will never be back.!!

Tags: Late-night Find
Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Uninspired food. Not worth the price. Preoccupied servers, but friendly.

Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Aria had good food and drinks however over priced. I would not likely return.

Food5
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Nice place however, really slow the evening I was here on business. Staff were stretched and or just did not seem to have a grip on what service we needed. Just felt like the guy just did not like serving us. All in all though not bad for a Tuesday. Thanks again

Tags: Live Sports, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Attending this restaurant specifically for it's Summerlicious lunch menu and we were not disappointed in any of our courses. Wonderful meal! Very worth every penny!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was optimal but the menu was pricey.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
Food4
Ambience3
Service2
Value2

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Before going to this place I would recommend asking how many waitstaff are working. We experienced one waitress, one hostess, and one cook staff waiting on a dining Room full of people (over 15 tables). I give the waitress credit for her grace and kindness while she ran all over taking orders, making drinks, filling water and even cutting the bread for the ENTIRE restaurant. I have never seen anything like this before. The food was just ok and not amazing. The terrible service since how can you provide good service waiting on an entire restaurant , ruined it for me. Even dessert ruined when told chocolate cake falling apart and I had to pick something else. I wouldn't recommend this place. Should have gone across street to Eleven the more expensive restaurant who actually have staff.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 23, 2017

This was the only restaurant downtown that I could find to accommodate a (birthday) party of 17. But we were very glad to have chosen it.
The staff were very obliging, and scrupulously attentive when we arrived. We had to wait almost an hour before we could be seated (there were 3 major events nearby, creating an early crush), but after that we were in an oasis. The food was really excellent: expensive, but excellent. The wine was very expensive—e.g. $50 for a bottle of Malbec that is only a quarter of that in the LCBO—but it was also very good. But for a special occasion, it was indeed special. Top marks.

Tags: Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great upscale authentic Italian restaurant.

Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great location but every thing was salty. Maybe it was me.

Food3
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Service was polite but extremely slow. After speaking to the manager, it would have been nice to have been offered a complimentary something in acknowledgement.......

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Service was prompt and very courteous. Food was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Excellent service great food.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Fabulous spot; great food choice and excellent service. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Most of the food was good and enjoyed by my guests. I was disappointed
by the lobster pasta - couldn't rave about it as others did about their risotto and osso bucco.
The restaurant was VERY noisy. Found ourselves shouting, or failing to compete, not talking at all.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Once again a perfect evening with good food and good service.

Tags: Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Great Italian restaurant rigjt next to Air Canada Centre

Food1
Ambience3
Service1
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Didn't like the food, found it very bland and there was a mouse that ran across the restaurant and the wait staff couldn't have cared less

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