Aria Ristorante

4.3
757 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Business Meals
  • Pre/post-theatre
  • Good for a Date
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
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(416) 363-2742
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Eron Novalski
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Catering
Catering available for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
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Cross Street
York and Bremner
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Parking Details
Underground parking is conveniently located in the Telus Building, 25 York St. Aria is located on the ground level.
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Public Transit
We are directly connected to the PATH system, Union Station, TTC, Go Station and UPExpress.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 757 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
Ambience
3.7
Value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
3.0Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

Waiter was busy with a party, had to rush are orders per his request.

Summerlicious menu was okay, portions were very small

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d
Toronto
3.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

I found the portions for the main course to be very small. I ordered the SEA BASS and the fish was slightly bigger than a sardine ( I am an avid trout fly fisherman and this would not be large enough to keep) and it came with nothing else on the plate.!

so disappointing

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VT
3.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Entrées were all very good. Bit over priced. The “spicy” salad was a fancy name for a lettuce salad that was terribly bland and very over priced at $17.00. Beautiful restaurant. Very close to the ACC which was very convenient for us.
Did not like having to leave the restaurant and walk through the open building to use the ladies room. Restrooms are not located inside the restaurant.

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EN
3.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Staff was friendly
Food was good
Some dishes were ridiculously overpriced
Fish for 37$??

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m
Toronto
3.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Service and ambience was amazing. One dinner was under cooked and we had to wait very long for another one and by that time the rest of the guest has already finished their dinner.

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S
3.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Came for Summerlicious. Portions were ridiculously small and the quality was poor. to charge the higher of the range for Summerlicious lunch, one would expect a little bit more. Service was also extremely slow. The restaurant was nowhere near busy so the slow service and our dishes not coming out at the same time was bewildering. Would not dine here again.

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OT
Toronto
4.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Service initially was a bit slow, but after expressing urgency, the Aria team was swift and nimble, we got our lunch, desert, coffees, bill all done within a short time

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MK
1.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Everything started very nice. Polite waiting staff, very on top of everything. When the main course came out the medium rare steak that I ordered came out as well done. After I sent it back it took roughly 35-40 minutes before I received my meal. They credited me for my meal but the overall experience was ruined because of it. It was a slow night and I saw the kitchen staff talking to the waiting staff casually. This does not look good when a customer is not happy with their meal. Overall the restaurant itself is very nice but my expierence was not good because of the service.

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A
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Absolutely an incredible restaurant. Food was spectacular and service was impeccable. Really provides you with a great taste of Italy.

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AS
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and ambiance. Server was knowledgeable and provided the right amount of attention.

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OT
Toronto
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff is always accommodating and friendly!

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DC
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful experience. The food was very good and our server was exceptional from his service to his recommendations regarding wine and menu choices.

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GP
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed everything - food, service, ambiance. Our only criticism would be that the food came out too quickly. But there was a show on at the ACC and they probably needed us out - it was a busy night. We came early (5pm) so that we could take our time.

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GS
Toronto
4.0Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We went here before Depeche Mode concert. Great location since it is right where Air Canada Centre is located. Food a little pricey.

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D
1.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

I recommend this place for a late night find because there is no one there, even on Saturday, so you can have your pick of tables. The food is mediocre at best, expensive even if it were good, the server brought the wrong bottle of wine and was wearing dirty trousers. It took ages to get someone to bring the bill with perhaps 10 diners in a big restaurants.

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O
Toronto
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had business colleagues from USA and they preferred a restaurant in the Financial District. Aria was perfect in terms of location, service and excellent quality of food. Their menu is not extensive but with what they have, the food is of highest quality.

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DG
Toronto
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Even though the restaurant was not busy, we found the service to be good and the food to be excellent. Have been there before a hockey game when it was packed, and the food and service were much the same. This tells me that it is a well run restaurant.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great as always! A lot quieter than some other options - we were able to have a conversation

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DK
2.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Although the look of the restaurant is lovely the food is sub par.

For the prices were we thinking the food would be exceptional, but all of us in our group were greatly disappointed.

Our waiter was very nice though.

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A
3.0Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Hello. My biggest issue with your restaurant was the noise level. I don’t understand why so many Toronto restaurants think it ok to have to struggle to hear your table mates. So although the food was very good, I won’t be back.

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SM
Toronto
4.0Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went to Aria with a client prior to a basketball game. The service was great and the food was delicious. They made sure we had plenty of time to get to the game without appearing to rush. Very professional.

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K
Toronto
1.0Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Unhappy with the first time experience.
What me and my guest ordered from the menu was not available and we were informed about that a little after the orders were taken.
Option number 2 was also not fully available and substitutions had to be made. It was a total write-off experience.

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KE
Toronto
5.0Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My first time at Aria and it was great! The gnocchi were excellent as was the wine and service! I will definetly be back!

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CB
Toronto
3.0Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

The food was ok, we had a terrible waiter. Kept disappearing, we couldn't order wine, couldn't order food, I would have had a second glass of wine but he was gone again. Food came before bread for the table. I left him 13% but I really didn't want to. There are other better options around to go to for the price.

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OT
Toronto
4.0Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We ate before a leaf playoff game. It was busy with everyone trying to get fed and make it before puck drop. Our food was very good. It came a bit late and we missed the first five minutes.

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BB
Toronto
4.0Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food is well made and portioned. Service could be more prompt however.

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s
Toronto
4.0Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Love the lighting and the arancini. The chili chocolate ice cream is to die for.

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SL
Toronto
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Generally the overall experience was good.
We ordered Straciatella Soup, totally disappointed it was oily to the max, sent it back, then
10 minutes later we got the boullion quick style soup (not good). Otherwise everything that we ordered was good.

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V
Chicago
4.0Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Servers were very nice and food was quite good.

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OT
Toronto
3.0Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Service is impeccable! BUT quality of food was definitely not as usual, risotto was too liquid, Osso bucco over cooked, rabbit over cooked. Only Pennette was good which is not an accomplishment for a restaurant of this stature. We’ve been so many times, very unfortunate we brought new guests that were extremely disappointed after praise from us of good food. Especially after some of us felt sick throughout the night. We will forget this restaurant for a while...

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SL
Toronto
5.0Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Aria is a go to restaurant. The food and service are always exceptional and timely. The wine list is superb.

I highly recommend it.

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l
Toronto
3.0Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The service was very good. The restaurant was crowded and loud. The restaurant did have a nice ambiance. The food that a couple of us had was tasty but the plate of food was scarce. menu lacked a good variety. It would have been nice to see a chicken dish on the menu. I quite enjoyed the flavor of my meal and thought it was cooked very well so no doubt the chef and cooking staff are very good but for the price of the meals no should not leave feeling hungry. The pasta lacked flavor. The prices were high for what you got and the wine was not very good. Overall too expensive for what you got. But the quality of the food was excellent.
I was there a year or so ago and had enjoyed it but the menu had a better variety of choices and the prices seemed more reasonable. I guess it is just not for us anymore.

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JI
Las Vegas
2.0Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Not a great steak, I should of just stuck with Italian food. Did not feel that $75 for a rib eye steak that was served cut up in pieces and also being charged another 10 for each side order (which we were not told) was worth it.
Feel the menu is overpriced for what we got.

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J
Toronto
5.0Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was fantastic. We felt like we were special. The food was really terrific and delivered perfectly. Definitely would return.

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VT
4.0Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

the food from appetizers to main course was very good. The variety of main dishes allowed people with different tastes to be satisfied with their choice. There was 4 of us and the table was cramped for space. would return

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DO
4.0Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I go hear before every hockey game and I have never been dissapointed

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KW
3.0Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

Terrible service. Waitress did not provide consistent service to her tables. Didn't smile. We had to ask her twice to order. She was borderline rude to the four of us . Different experience than the first time we went there. I was embarrassed because I chose the restaurant based on wonderful previous dinner there. Such a beautiful restaurant ...

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ooooh how much we love Aria ! The food is always at is best , love the Chef and his creating mind , service is stellar . Best drinks in downtown ! Elena and Guido perfect hosts ! Love it !
Elena and Guido are the best hosts !!! Will be back for sure !

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HP
Toronto
5.0Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All good but extremely noisy due to the vast amount of windows and high ceilings.

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OT
1.0Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

Food was terrible. Too salty. No flavour.

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