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Baldini

4.5
4.5
292 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 3 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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 292 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Toronto / Ontario

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Toronto

    Neighbourhood gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best penne ever. Certainly coming back again.
  2. R

    Rapman58

    Toronto

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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.
  3. R

    Rapman58

    Toronto

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    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!
  4. B

    Bdavis64

    Toronto

    105 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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.
  5. R

    Rapman58

    Toronto

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    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!
  6. CM

    CatM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    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. ☹️
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    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.
  8. JC

    JudyC

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    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.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. The food was well presented and tasted delicious.. I highly recommend
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good experience. Servers took the time to answer our questions and all dietary considerations were easily accommodated. Good value.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!
  12. T

    To29

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Marvellous
  13. AH

    AHGonOT

    Toronto

    101 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    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
  14. SJ

    SandraJ

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal and experience! Patrick provided excellent service!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  16. M

    Matt

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    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.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and delicious food!
  18. j

    julianm

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    excellent food, quiet place. Server took a little while but pleased overall.
  19. V

    Victoria

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    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.
  20. KW

    KeeganW

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinners every time. Perfect service, and delicious food. The wine list is extensive but well curated.
  21. n

    nora

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!!
  22. BT

    BobT

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great spot to enjoy some tasty Italian fair. Small so a little cramped but the food arrives hot and tasty. Great service as well.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    NYE Dinner was great! Flavours were wonderful and the service was on point. Would definitely come back again!
  24. CT

    CTong

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently delicious food for great value!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was my first visit, of what will, hopefully, be many! The service was excellent, the staff was friendly and attentive; they provided helpful suggestions about the menu. All Covid protocols were followed and we felt very comfortable. The food was delish and the portions were generous. There were lots of offerings on the menu, we chose pasta dishes and were delighted with the quality of the food! Patrick was one of our servers and he was a consummate professional! I am so grateful that local businesses are hanging in while we migrate through Covid, thank you Baldini 😊
  26. J

    Jeniferf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Baldini's is always amazing. We've been going there for a long time, (minus pandemic) the food is always excellent and Patrick is the best
  27. AE

    AnneE

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Good value. Nice assortment on menu
  28. PU

    PiotrU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food , excellent , friendly service, nice ambiance . Definitely we will be back .
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Review would have been better HOWEVER, food took a very long time. We were a group of 10, so expected a bit of a wait, but 3 course dinner took 3 hrs. Appetizers took 45 minutes (mainly salad) and mains another hour. Service was friendly and attended to water glasses which is good, but throughout the excessively long wait times, there was no communication of a delay and no offering of bread until we asked during our mains. To add insult to injury was an after tax autograt of 20%. If you’re billing above market on your tip, it better be exceptional. Overall it seemed like an unfortunate case of the server knowing they didn’t have to work for their tip. All in all the food was good and they got everything right. On the fence if I’d go back. I certainly wouldn’t recommend this place if you’re more than 4 people.
  30. DV

    DeValera

    Toronto

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food, great wine pricing, Patrick provided awesome service, well aware of our timing needs for theatre (Crow’s Nest - five minute walk away)
  31. NC

    NeilC

    Exclusive

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Yummy Italian that feels home made. Cozy atmosphere with great service and value! Baldini’s never disappoints.
  32. M

    Matt

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Went on valentines. Unfortunately understaffed for such a busy night. I’m guessing this place would be a lot better on a normal night. Food was good.
  33. D

    Drew

    Toronto

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    We arrived on time for our Valentines Day reservation - behind four other couples with reservations at the same time. Restaurant was either understaffed or unprepared. There were no tables available, no one to greet us, and when I found a server he said we would have to wait until a table was available. 25 minutes later, we were seated. No one offered us a drink - not even water. Throughout the evening, we had to ask for everything. The main course came before we were finished with appetizers. My partner ordered Lobster Papardelle and was served over-salted Lobster with Fettucine. I ordered duck breast - was not asked how I wanted it - and it arrived well-done and dry. Supposedly this restaurant has been around for 17 years .... not sure how that could be possible!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were fortunate to get a table on Valentine’s Day. Since we were going to a performance we ordered a few small plates to share. We appreciated the pleasant way we were treated in spite of not ordering the full special for the evening. Service was quick and friendly. Food was delicious and generous.
  35. AV

    AlexV

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best dinner experiences I've had in Toronto. I highly recommend this restaurant. It's romantic, delicious, and timeless. The tiramisu is perfect.
  36. SC

    StewartC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food, service, and ambience. Only shortcoming was a limited time of 1.5 hrs which we didn't understand until the next patron was waiting. (We were seated@ 17:35) Would have been OK, but they weren't quick to take our order initially. We hustled, and overall it was very good.
  37. D

    Duker

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My friend and I had dinner here for her birthday. It was really excellent. Our server was friendly, professional, very helpful regarding dinner choices and a pleasure to meet. The dishes including veal Piccata and veal marsala were perfect. The Caesar salad very good too as well as chocolate tartufo. There will definitely be a return visit.
  38. D

    Dakajs

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place! Super cute and intimate with an option of a prifix menu!
  39. LZ

    LauraZ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a very lovely evening spent with friends. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the service was great!
  40. JV

    JohnV

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been Going to Baldini for 5 years. Patrick is the best waiter in town. Lovely place...great food.

FAQs

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

Baldini is rated 4.5 stars by 292 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 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Skip The Dishes
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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

  • 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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