Aria Ristorante

4.2
778 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasion
  • 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 778 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.4
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3.7
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Delicious food. Had a lovely dinner for a special occasion with a large group.

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R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

I entertained a customer and we a agreed it was not good value

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AR
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my birthday and the staff and the food was excellent! Myself and my guests had a great experience. The food was tasty, prices were reasonable and the service was fantastic. Highly recommended!

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B
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is good for all occasions
The staff were warm, friendly and helpful
One of the best branzinos I have had. Pasta was amazing as well. The bar is beautiful and the light sculpture in the lobby of the building is well worth watching

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NB
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favourite place to eat and meet friends. Best pasta!

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JM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

This was my first time at Aria. I was very dissapointed in the quality of the food, especially given the price. Atmoshere was good, service excellent but food was poor. All members of my party agreed (5 of us) I would not recommend or return.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Meal was delicious. Expected the penne to be much more spicy. But no complains the mails was perfect.

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DD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience and excellent food. Will definitely come again and recommend Aria to family and friends.

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e
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you are lucky, you will be served by Chris, a consummate pro. Everything was delicious and timely served. We had a wonderful time and no rush to leave.

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MK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Made reservations several months ago for a trip to Toronto (we live two hours out of town) and a special dinner for me and my daughter (21 yrs old) Seated at a very cramped table against a wall with the next table being 12" away, when asked to be moved to a different table (twice) was told by the very rude hostess, Michaela, that all the tables were reserved, despite half of the restaurant being empty.
Paid $85 for two plates of mediocre pasta and two bottles of water. When we left the restaurant was still half empty.
BTW the day after I experienced, gastro intestinal issues from the 12 raviolis I consumed.

Thanks Aria for ruining what should have been a special evening for me and my daughter!

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YH
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great with the exception of the seafood salad. The octopus was very tough, and I did not appreciate it being on a bed of mashed potatoes.

Would like to see some lighter seafood items on the menu - like tiger shrimp with grilled vegetables as a side instead of pasta/mashed potatoes.

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SC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The appetizer sizes were quite small. Mains were pretty good but limited choices.

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P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

first time at Aria, service was fast and good food

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TO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our go to restaurant to go to before a Scotiabank Center event. The food is alway delicious and the service is top notch. We are always on time for our event! Yummy 😋

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MD
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

10/10. First time at Aria and we will definitely be back! Booked a reservation to start off our night in Toronto before catching Kevin Hart at the Scotiabank Arena. Exceptional service, amazing food, a great experience overall!

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D
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

We ordered 2 sets from the summerlicious menu and another one from the main menu.

The other one was way better than the summerlicious... Can't even compare!

Usually the restaurants prepare a great option during the summerlicious so everyone want to go back but it doesn't see what they think up there.

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MH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Food was great but or waiter appeared overwhelmed and not was not nice to the other wait staff

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d
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

We made reservations before going to see the Eagles concert. Our server was great and very attentive. He took our order and our drinks and appetizers arrived shortly thereafter. We enjoyed the appetizers and continued to wait for our meals. Our meals did not arrive for another 45 minutes later while others that had arrived after us had already eaten and left. Our server apologized and said that the kitchen got backed up because many orders were placed at the same time. No excuse and disappointed that management did not apologize or offer to comp our meals.

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MV
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We went to Aria before a concert at the Scotia Bank Arena and we were very pleased. The service was fabulous, the food was outstanding, and the vibe was perfect for the occasion. We will definitely go back there to dine and would recommend it to others.

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CU
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Waiter was very good and made good recommendations. Good section of Italian wines but limited other options and few reasonably priced options. Food was good and plentiful other than the scallops appetizer, only two, very good but not cheap. Gets loud probably because of the high ceilings, nicely decorated and open even though tables are close together. I would recommend for pre-event at ACC (Scotia Centre) new name? We were there for the Eagles concert and they were playing the Eagles which was a nice touch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
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
26 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
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
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
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
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
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
28 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
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
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
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
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
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 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
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
1 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff is always accommodating and friendly!

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DC
1 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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 review
Dined 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 reviews
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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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