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Baldini, Toronto, ON
Baldini, Toronto, ON
Baldini, Toronto, ON
Baldini, Toronto, ON
Baldini, Toronto, ON

Baldini

4.4
4.4
307 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Baldini Restaurant features cuisine from northern and southern Italy and is conveniently located on the Queen Street East strip. All of our ingredients are fresh from the market and the sauces, breads, and desserts are prepared in the finest Italian tradition right on the premises.



The atmosphere is casual and inviting, with jazz and Italian music softly serenading you in the background. Our prices are very welcoming as well. We are a family friendly restaurant.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 849-1233
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Sal
  • Catering
    Catering Menu is available on our website: www.baldinirestaurant.com/catering/, or click the catering tab on the website.
  • Private party facilities
    Make Baldini house your next party, whether it is a birthday to a corporate party, Baldini has something for everyone! Baldini offers the menu choices or a set Prix Fixe menu!
  • Private party contact
    Sal: (647) 893-0737
  • Neighbourhood
    Leslieville / Riverdale
  • Cross Street
    Boston Ave (between Carlaw and Pape)
  • Parking Details
    Street Meter Parking available with plenty of spots, and after 6pm, parking is free of charge.
  • Public Transit
    TTC Bus Stop available from across the street.
  • Entertainment
    Gentle jazz sets the mood, as our diners unwind casually on the classic brick wall and the cozy dining atmosphere, enjoying their meals at the heart of the Leslieville Gem.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

What 307 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

307 Reviews
  1. FunGirl

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Great service. Loved the recommendation for beer.

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  2. GUSP

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Ran out of Negroni after one drink Ran out of Coffee Had none. Ran out of some dessert

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  3. ImadS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    it was not an Italian restaurant. carrots in my pasta? seriously? I ordered veal piccata with pasta and olive oil, it was a canola oil and the pasta was super oily with carrots 🤣. I don’t recommend this place.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined here while attending the city for a show. Delicious food and very nice atmosphere

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, and we had great service with a waitress that was attentive. I took my grandparents out for a nice Christmas dinner. I can see myself going back to this restaurant.

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  6. ShannonF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Italian food, lovely place to celebrate a birthday (or two).

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cozy and small. Service was attentive and friendly. Food was very good. Would go again.

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  8. AnthonyS

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great little restaurant.. fair prices and tasty Veal and Steak. Friendly, attentive service, although seemed little too quiet for a Saturday night which lowered the ambience a little. Would recommend and return.

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  9. gardengal

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the food! We close Baldini’s for a birthday celebration for two couples. It was our first time at the restaurant and we enjoyed our meals. The salmon, veal piccata and chicken dishes were flavourful and delicious and the pasta was also wonderful. Our post-Covid dining experiences have generally been disappointing but Baldini’s did not disappoint. We will definitely return.

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  10. Lawlero

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab meal. Loved the calamari. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

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  11. DianeL

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food!!! The variety of food is amazing. Service was excellent. Lighting a little dim for my eyes to see the menu.

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  12. FarahM

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best veal piccata in the city! Terrific service. Great ambience.

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  13. Anne

    Toronto

    77 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    A very sweet place with a warm vibe and ambience. Meals priced well but food is OK. Too much sauce on pizzas, too much seasoning and over dressed salads and steak was tough and not liked much.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Started from waiting 30 minutes before asking the server if we could get water. Then we waited for 1 1/2 hours to get our food, by the time that our food came the tables next to us (which where seated at the same time as us) were already paying for they’re dinner. Our courses came out of order and were cold and soggy. We asked to get our things packed so we can leave, and by the time that the 250$ bill for two came, the waiter had the audacity to hound us over why we were not leaving the tip that he had expected. It was especially disappointing considering this was a valentines day dinner we had booked in advance. Would not recommend and definitely not going back here in the future.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I went for dinner. When I booked it didn’t say they have only valentine’s special menu. Eventually what we got foods price were overpriced we ordered only main dish each person. It’s very small portion. Bill was included with tips I was almost paid for them like double tips which server didn’t mention it. Literally they didn’t care our table at all and gotta spend 140 only had one dish it doesn’t make sense at all. I do not come back there as neighbors it’s very dissatisfied

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and well priced. A definite return is planned

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best penne ever. Certainly coming back again.

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  18. Rapman58

    Toronto

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Third time three new dishes all great. This place deserves way more recognition than it gets highly recommend for well prepared Italian food lovely atmosphere and reasonable prices by the way you can bring your own wine for a reasonable cork fee.

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  19. Rapman58

    Toronto

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is our second time back in 2 months. We made sure not to order anything the same as last time to see if the experience is more rounded. With the exception of not particularly loving the trout everything else was top-notch grilled calamari in balsamic perfectly cooked sweet and sour sauce that went beautifully with it minestrone soup fantastic and the vegetarian penne Rose superb the other great thing is you can bring in your own wine and they charge a court fee and we brought a gorgeous bottle that we ended up sharing a little bit with the owner and it was just so much fun.. very sweet people for an intimate quiet night midweek magnificent. So between two visits they are 7 for 8.. that's a pretty impressive batting average!

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  20. Bdavis64

    Toronto

    122 reviews

    4.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed our return to Baldini post pandemic. It’s a warm environment with traditional but well prepared Italian food. Generous portions and well priced. Wait staff is attentive. Would highly recommend.

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  21. Rapman58

    Toronto

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was prepared very well it was quiet because it was a Tuesday night highly recommend for a simple Italian night out with very well prepared food. We had mussels to start,, (very fresh) mushroom risotto and black cod and tiramisu to finish.. reasonably priced as well!

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  22. CatM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Quaint little restaurant with good ambience. Visited during the week and got the last table. Restaurant was packed by 8 pm. One waiter serving the tables. We had 1/2 dozen oysters, an order of garlic bread, glass of house wine, top sirloin steak entree and spaghetti bolognese. Oysters and Bolognese were very good, highly recommend the Bolognese. Would not order the garlic bread again as they used 'Costco like' square focaccia bread with garlic butter spread. Their house bread was better. We ordered the top sirloin medium rare. Could not bite through it. My partner spoke to the waiter, waiter said he'd bring a new plate, a few minutes later chef came out with the same plate, said that this is top sirloin, he can cook it more but it will be the same if we gave you another piece. We promptly replied, we'll take it go and shortly thereafter asked for the bill, paid and left.... Needless to say we won't be going back anytime soon. ☹️

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The kitchen was super slow, because even with a lot of people gone, it still took forever for us to get her food. Food was just average nothing special at all.

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  24. JudyC

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Strangely the 4 of us were the only diners that evening, a Wednesday,strange. I had a very dry, very good vodka martini to start. Others stayed with wine. As appetizers the grilled calamari and the garlic shrimp were very good as were the pasta dishes and chicken supreme but the spaghetti carbonara was not up to my expectations. More garlic and bacon definitely needed with a creamier sauce . Not my favourite. But everyone left happy if somewhat puzzled over the lack of customers that night.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time. The food was well presented and tasted delicious.. I highly recommend

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good experience. Servers took the time to answer our questions and all dietary considerations were easily accommodated. Good value.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service!

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  28. To29

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Marvellous

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  29. AHGonOT

    Toronto

    117 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A popular local spot amongst baby restaurants along this Leslieville strip . Very pleasant and attentive waiter and food was delicious , well prepared if not overly imaginative . Patio on the street fun on a calm warm evening

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  30. SandraJ

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal and experience! Patrick provided excellent service!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a wonderful Mother’s Day meal. The server was exceptional, attentive and the food was exquisite! Highly recommend the grilled calamari which is sublime. Hands down, one of the best neighbourhood restaurants in the east end.

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  32. Matt

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was really great and the food overall was good. We were just one of two tables at 7:30pm on a Friday night. Clearly hasn’t recovered from the pandemic just yet. I hope it’s able to.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and delicious food!

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  34. julianm

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    excellent food, quiet place. Server took a little while but pleased overall.

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  35. Victoria

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was really plain in terms of flavour, it felt like barilla pasta + a store-bought sauce. The waiter was nice, and the music was really low so we could hear each other well. They did not change table cloths nor sanitized between guests.

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  36. KeeganW

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinners every time. Perfect service, and delicious food. The wine list is extensive but well curated.

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  37. nora

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service fro Patrick and great food. We come here very often for dinner and our favourite is the Rappini. The Tiramisu is to die for! I love the Tartuffo too. All the pasta are good!!

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  38. BobT

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot to enjoy some tasty Italian fair. Small so a little cramped but the food arrives hot and tasty. Great service as well.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    NYE Dinner was great! Flavours were wonderful and the service was on point. Would definitely come back again!

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  40. CTong

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently delicious food for great value!!

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FAQs

Baldini does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats.

Baldini is rated 4.4 stars by 307 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Baldini

1012 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K1

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Boston Ave (between Carlaw and Pape)
  • Neighbourhood
    Leslieville / Riverdale
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Meter Parking available with plenty of spots, and after 6pm, parking is free of charge.
  • Public Transit
    TTC Bus Stop available from across the street.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Sal
  • Entertainment
    Gentle jazz sets the mood, as our diners unwind casually on the classic brick wall and the cozy dining atmosphere, enjoying their meals at the heart of the Leslieville Gem.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine
  • Phone number
    (416) 849-1233
  • Catering
    Catering Menu is available on our website: www.baldinirestaurant.com/catering/, or click the catering tab on the website.
  • Private party facilities
    Make Baldini house your next party, whether it is a birthday to a corporate party, Baldini has something for everyone! Baldini offers the menu choices or a set Prix Fixe menu!
  • Private party contact
    Sal: (647) 893-0737
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