Ascari Enoteca

4.8
928 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Ascari Enoteca mirrors [Alberto] Ascari’s love for all things food and wine, bringing a rustic wine bar to Toronto’s east end with a simple philosophy of good, quality ingredients. It’s a neighbourhood locale where people come to linger over a simple, delicious meal washed down by a superb bottle of wine. Whether you’re solo, with friends or family, rest assured you’ll always leave here feeling like family.

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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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 928 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PatrickK
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well executed food, excellent service in an intimate setting. Very interesting selection of wines.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favourite local restaurants...never disappoints ❣️

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

outdoor dining was warm and safe. love this spot and they have done a great job accommodating during these tough times.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there to celebrate our 24th anniversary with our kids. The food was excellent and the ambiance was wonderful. The new roof and outdoor heaters kept us warm enough to enjoy a 3 course meal and after dinner drinks. The chef was swift and precise with bringing our food and describing the dishes mindful of the cold weather. Thank you Ascari for making our celebration so special 💕👍🏼

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JonB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Given the circumstances we were very happy with our recent dinner at Ascari Enoteca. The food was delicious and every measure possible was taken to make our experience a good one - as we were dining outside on the patio in November!

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TheNinja
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food as always and I felt safe and comfortable. Pasta portions are very very small for $22-25. Delicious but I was extremely disappointed with the size. I will not frequent this restaurant, will be for a special occasion only. I still recommend that you eat here though! Their brussel sprouts are killer.

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EvaN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent atmosphere with super cozy heat lamps at each table. The service was great and the food was absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipNikiS
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

The food is absolutely amazing. Second time there and both times very impressed and enjoyed the food very much. Service not that great. Still recommend.

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A great evening with fantastic food. Their social distancing measures provided a level of comfort, and I’ll definitely be going back.

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SineadC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time and will look forward to being back soon.

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nahcave
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family of 3 on the patio. Food was amazing as usual. The heaters were magical and kept us warm. The servers were great.

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LoieF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a treat. Brilliant food. Great wine cellar.

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sweetcaroline
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

service was excellent - attentive, friendly, but never overbearing.

food was exceptional. everything was delicious. simple, flavourful, and fresh. my entire meal made me really happy to have braved the elements for a night out. it is very strange to be on a patio in october in canada, but the experience was well worth it.

(speaking of the elements, the heaters were plentiful and well-placed.)

i want to go back as soon as i can - and being in a position where i am working from home these days, i wish they were open for lunch!

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rfree
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

was okay but value for money is questionable given portion size

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walnutwilson
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

It was OK. I love this restaurant but this outdoor dining experience was average. Admittedly I ordered a starter and main that were both lemon-based in flavour (risotto balls and ricotta stuffed pasta). And I realize that the menu was a paired-down version of the regular menu. It was tasty but very average. Service was great, heater was nice but overall not as special as I remember Ascari being.

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JasonC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

So happy to be able to eat at a restaurant at all these days. Ascari Enoteca is a great, casual neighbourhood gem with delicious food, wine, desserts and a lovely little deck to sit on with heaters!

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kael
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always have a fabulous time dining at enoteca ascari, and this time did not disappoint! Great service & fantastic food- loved the new additions to the menu. The heaters on the patio were a lovely touch as we did not feel the cold at all. Thank you so much!

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Bianca
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating my first job offer since graduating professional school. We chose Ascari as I had come across it one day while walking and was excited to try the pasta and wine! Everything was lovely about our experience. We had a larger group behind us that were very loud and obnoxious - but this is beyond restaurant control. I suppose more space from them would have been nice. Otherwise this was a lovely experience. Food was exceptional and the wine was a perfect pairing.

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NatalieS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in the city! The carbonara is heavenly!

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brendam
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved it! Great service, very friendly, and wonderful food. We are still talking about our meals that night.

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vipDiscerningdiner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is an unfailingly good place. Great food and service. Always.

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JosephineC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was spectacular! Loved the carbonara!

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RobertB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great kitchen; you can't go wrong by dining here. Hoping for post-covid!

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AggieB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Considering we’re in the midst of a pandemic- the food, service, the overall atmosphere was very enjoyable.

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Mamamamamamamamamamamama
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great.

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Victoria
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best! The food/drink is always A+++. Best team in the city!

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SonjaG
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to enjoy a delicious meal
They take covid precautions very seriously so felt completely comfortable

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JamieR
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The service was great, our server was fantastic and we had some nice conversation as I work in the industry too. Cocktails were good. We both had pastas that were ridiculously salty, and this is coming from someone who loves salty food. The portion was nice but the salt overpowered any other flavour.
ALSO. Bought a slice of the soft cheese to go. Opened it the next day at home. Smell was so disgusting I had to immediately throw it in the bin. I had to wash my hands twice to rid myself of the smell and the entire room smelled of human waste. I love all cheeses, especially the stinky variety, but this smell was not at all appetizing and I’m wondering if the cheese had gone rancid. The grocery items have no dates on them, I’m not sure why.

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AlexandreW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic on every level! Best restaurant in Toronto... hands down 👏👏👏

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vipDiscerningdiner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and and a perfect patio experience. Staff lovely.

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SarahBD
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service! Ascari Enoteca is taking precautions to keep clients and staff safe during COVID-19, and they're doing a great job of it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants in the city!

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LouiseG
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a lovely experience and the food was exceptional.

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kellyp
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this place!
They have proven to be champions through all the challenges of COVID.
Amazing service and fantastic food!
A total treat!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing meal! Service was nice and fast. Food was incredible as was the wine selection. Will definitely be back!

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KylaD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious! Vegetarian friendly. Would definitely recommend.

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vipAllie1
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect and good adherence to covid safety.

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KurtisW
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent time for my girlfriends birthday! Our server was very knowledgable and polite! It would’ve been nice to have even a bit of low music while we ate, but I understand it was probably a COVID issue. Thanks again for everything!

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

Dinner was delicious as always. Service was knowledgeable and attentive. Recommend this place for anyone looking for a great dinner spot in Leslieville.

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Happy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and overall experience. We loved how the menu also had several delicious options for vegetarians. Our server was attentive and friendly. Highly recommended.

FAQs

Ascari Enoteca is rated 4.8 stars by 928 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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