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Ascari Enoteca

4.7
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850 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
We love food. We love wine. We love racing. So we named Ascari Enoteca after one of our heroes, 1950's Italian racing legend, Alberto Ascari. He was as famous for his appetite for food and wine as he was for his talent for racing, earning him the nickname "ciccio" – Italian for 'chubby'. Here you'll find homemade pastas made fresh in house every single day, plus a unique wine list.

HOLIDAYS & SPECIAL EVENTS: please see our website for current events and menus
PAYMENTS: We accept Cash or Canadian Debit only, no credit cards
PLEASE NOTE: Tables booked before 9PM may have dining time restrictions
EVERY MONDAY NIGHT --- 1/2 price bottles of wine

Ascari has been awarded one of Canada's Neighbourhood Gems by OpenTable and Best Italian Restaurant in Now Magazine. We look forward to hosting you!

Support Ascari Enoteca during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 850 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Anneimal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic spot! The food is amazing and the service is excellent. One of the best restaurants in Toronto ♥️

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CarlyW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always our experience at Ascari was outstanding. The staff are lovely and always provide great recommendations for wine and food choices. The chef is incredibly skilled and so lovely. Our food was absolutely delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food! Can’t wait to go back! Attention to detail for COVID protocols and safety was outstanding! Felt very safe!

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JMDS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just perfect as always

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unsatisfied
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As good as I remember 👍👍
I will definitely be recommending this restaurant!!

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Katie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous time at Ascari! They were very accommodating for a surprise dinner for my partner and did serve all little things to make the experience extra special. The staff are incredible and very knowledgeable. For a first time experience, we were impressed. Thank you!

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vipName
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food and welcoming staff.
Never a disappointment!

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DarrylM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and fantastic service. Good price too

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SarahY
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks for another great dinner. We had a lovely evening with great food & wine. Solid recommendations from the server. Thank you!

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vipTaroSlush
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Negronis and carbonara in Toronto!

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Carmelita
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We waited too long to try Ascari! The food was exceptional, (the nights special linguine dish with beef cheek was sublime!) the service attentive and very helpful but not intrusive. The restaurant does get a bit loud when full, but not as a result of loud music, just lots of good conversation. We will become regulars!

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SarahY
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely date at Ascari (as usual)! One of our fave restaurants in the east end. The server was awesome, food was delicious, and we had a great time. Thanks!

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bradleyt
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant with very friendly and knowledgable staff. Food was delicious and everything from the starter to the dessert was exceptional. I will definitely return and don't hesitate recommending it to others.

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GGHill
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Ascari is my favourite restaurant in Leslieville.
I tell all my friends about it and they love it every time.

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Kidsnme3
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

They do pasta. The pasta is made fresh, in house. They only have a few items on the menu, but what they do have is excellent. I’d much rather have this, than lots of items that are just satisfactory. Adding a half litre option to the wine list would add to the overall experience.
Excellent food and service.

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EllianaA
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Carbonara is better than all the carbonaras I had in Italy! Delicious food and fantastic service. Can't wait to go back.

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StevenJ
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I booked this for my Moms 60th birthday dinner. From making the reservation, to the manager calling to confirm, to the outstanding service from our server and the best food. The food was hot, size was just enough and amazing. I work in hospitality so I can be a hard person to please since I notice everything....... we will be back for sure!!! Highly recommend.

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KarenS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is one of my favourite Italian restaurants. Everything is delicious. The service is friendly and efficient. The only thing I don’t like are the cane bistro chairs, they aren’t comfortable!

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JohnA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole experience was top notch, they were aware of our reservation and sat us promptly, the Manager came over to say hello, water, drinks and food were delivered in good time and the quality of the food including the presentation was absolutely fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ascari is always amazing. We will continue to come back.

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NamitaS
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Service sucked. Everything else was fabulous. Must try the carbonara.

Ascari Enoteca
Responded on January 31, 2020

Hello Namita, Thank you for the feedback, and my apologies that you weren't happy with the service when you were here. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent experience to the best of our abilities. If you have time would you mind emailing me directly with any specifics on how things went that night? It would be very helpful, as I'd like to be able to address any issues with my staff. Thanks very much in advance, and I'm glad you enjoyed the food. Blair Bouchard blair@ascarienoteca.ca

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RachelM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in the city! I've been here over 50 times and I still look forward to each visit.

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JeffB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing, knowledgeable service....Amazon food with beautiful presentation. Nice atmosphere and lighting. Great ‘date-night’ spot!

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GinnyB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious, enjoyed our ladies evening. Found it a tad noisy at times, to the point where we sometimes couldn’t hear the person across from us without repeating themselves. Service was wonderful. I am a beer drinker and find in frustrating when dining out, that there isn’t one light (regular ) beer on the menu. Otherwise I will come back again

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Leah
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite spot to go for dinner. The food was outstanding, the wine was lovely and we always sit at the bar for the best service!! Thank you, Ascari, for always making our night out perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Gem of a restaurant. They have created their own twist of something different .
Next step would be to get credit card service.

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CarmelL
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Enjoyed the food unfortunately our table was way to close to the front door. The noise level did not make for a pleasant experience.

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ToddT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great dinner, great service, I’ll be back again for dinner.

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vipPaulYYZ
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot - food is amazing and the service is always excellent. Thx for accommodating us this week on such short notice!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and warm and attentive service. Great wine list.

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HelenB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was very good and the service was extremely helpful about making our decisions.

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RobinM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Interesting menu but food was a bit too salty and service was very poor. There was not enough staff and service was very slow

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WilT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, impeccable service and the most delicious food.

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AbigailS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was delicious as always. The service was a bit slow between the appetizers and the main course (which was pasta)! We bought beers for the kitchen and were sitting right next to them...and they never even waved a thank you...they did not even acknowledge that we treated them all. So that was strange and we would be unlikely to do it again. Didn't want a big deal, but just a thank you would have been nice.

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RHTJ
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time visiting, for our anniversary. Table was wasn't ready due to people not leaving, but we were given glasses of prosecco while we waited (no charge). Very friendly service, excellent food and prices reasonable for Toronto! Would definitely recommend.

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GGHill
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Ascari Enoteca is my favourite restaurant in the ever expanding neighbourhood of Leslieville.
The food is exceptional value and is really more in line with very high end dining experiences. The
staff are also truly great and very professional. They are attentive without feeling intrusive on conversations.
The only downside to this restaurant is the noise level when it's full with the tables being very close together.

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RachelM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite Italian joint in the city. I have never been disappointed; the service, food and drinks are all exceptional.

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pamf
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really delicious and great service! Took my mom for 60th birthday and she loved it

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vipxmtler
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Every time we dine at Ascari we are left very impressed.

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JessicaC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Honestly...this place is very cute and it's very possible that there was just a bit of a mishap with one of the cooks that evening - but we found most of the food too salty! Everything would have been 9/10 if the salt had been dialed back even 20%. Otherwise the staff and place is a popular and very charming. I'd consider trying again...

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Ascari Enoteca is rated 4.7 stars by 850 OpenTable diners.

Ascari Enoteca does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.ascari.ca/shop.

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