Biagio Ristorante

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191 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Welcome to Biagio Ristorante, where our tradition is to serve true and exquisite Italian Cuisine. Risotto, Veal, Milanese, Osso Buco, Fiorentina, Mediterranean Style Seafood Grill, Selection of Pasta Dishes and many other succulent specialties.

Ours is one of Toronto's most beautiful patios and is your city escape... without leaving the city. Our secluded patio is one of a kind in Toronto; located away from traffic, canopied by beautiful trees, and with a whispering fountain. It is your ideal, tranquil lunch or dinner spot just minutes from the financial and entertainment districts.

Choose from our unique and extensive wine list. Impress your guests by hosting a special dinner for up to 18 guests, in our wine cellar; all of this, in the romantic and historic setting of the St. Lawrence Town Hall.

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FT
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always a treat - excellent service, always the best!

MS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience1

Although their food was perfection, the service was hands down the most horrific experience of my life (and I have 10 years experience serving in my late teens and early 20s....I've seen it all). He was so frustrated and flustered (I'm assuming with the whole 6 table section he had) that he literally rushed us to order, refusing to take only our drink and appetizer order saying we had to order every thing all at once that he's too busy to do it any other way and rushed off telling us to get everything ready for him. When his fellow server came over to help (we had been there about 25 minutes and hadn't ordered yet) our guy came rushing over and literally "shoed him away" telling us how irritated he was that he kept trying to "take his tables". He then continued to roll his eyes at me when I asked to add mushrooms to my dish. "Oh you want a special order like this other table? Their food came out so late because he wanted to change everything and now you do". Excuse me? It took the owner over hearing this and told him to do it.

Once we ordered he didn't care about us any more. No drink refills, no check up on food, no dessert offers, he didn't even care to come around and ask if we wanted the bill after our dishes sat at the end of the table for a good 20 minutes. In fact, when I stopped him to ask for a dessert menu he rushed right by saying yes and never came back. Another 15 minutes goes by and we had to ask someone for our bill. It took 3 people to flag him down to get our bill.

I did not feel welcomed at all or appreciated as a guest. This is a finer restaurant and all the ones I've been to their service matches how amazing the food usually is. This guy has to be related to the owners, not sure how he still has his job. I know there was another table in our section who had a big issue with him too.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great authentic Italian experience. The service was impeccable and the food very tasty.

MG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful historical building of Toronto City Hall of 1850. Probably one of the best Italian restaurants in Toronto. Well worth the money for quality of Cooking, Ambiance and Service.
Highly recommend .

AJ
London
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Italian food, fantastic wine and great service. We had an enjoyable evening

k
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

First visit to Biagio on King St. and my first impression is very good. Food and service were excellent and wine selection is outstanding (was even given a tour of the basement wine cellar). Only challenge they may be facing is there were no people in the restaurant on a Friday night @ 6:30pm (and even when we left there were only another party of 3). Generally good spots are packed so we either found a gem (and won't tell anyone) or people need to get there. Great spot for a special dinner as the service was outstanding! Would higher recommend this place for an elegant, quiet but comfortable dinner experience. Will be back (even if by ourselves!).

AS
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

Christmas Eve !!!!!!!!!!!

AB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We arrived on time. The reservation was confirmed. The restaurant was closed. Someone should have let us know.

BT
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience will definitely return.

FT
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Fine Dining with a confident and competent staff
'Delicious' ambience, with food to match

RM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

The restaurant is nice enough. But, it is definitely old-school. The food was good, but nothing special. This may have been a great place 20 years ago but it could use some sprucing up. I don't mean this to be a bad review. It was OK. It just didn't make you feel, 'Wow!'

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and great service. Typical Italian.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We both thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

g
Toronto
42 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We had booked hoping for the fabulous patio, but it was raining, unfortunately.
Our waiter was wonderful... pleasantly making suggestions when required, but never intrusive.
The food was pretty good, but not greatly memorable

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect escape in the city for a calm, peaceful, and delicious dinner to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Very reasonable prices for the quality of the food and service. White linen tablecloths and friendly waitstaff. We’d pick this over a loud and trendy chain anytime!! Thanks Biagio!!

P
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

EXCELLENT FOOD! EXCELLENT SERVICE! EXCELLENT AMBIANCE! This was some of the best Italian I've had in a long, long time. Biagio's is a gem and when I'm back in Toronto, I'll see you again!!!

ML
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tony was a great waiter; selected our first and second which were delicious; great addition to the restaurant.

AA
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorites that we dined at during our stay in T.O.

NM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food and setting were great, but the service was very slow. The restaurant was not busy so I can only imagine the issue began in the kitchen or perhaps it was our somewhat distracted and disengaged waiter.

JR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Great location, food was OK, and the service was OK. The building is beautiful, but the lights were surprisingly bright for a valentines dinner.

SJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food was exceptional!

AR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went there for a romantic New Years Eve dinner, we were visiting Toronto from out of the country and wanted to find something cozy and tasty for NYE and this place fit the bill. When we arrived, we were greeted by the owner. We had their 6 course meal that was put together by the chef specifically for that day. It was a grand tour of flavor and carefully arranged ingredients. The food was authentic, and every plate was unique and tasty in its own special way. Every bite was savored and we left very happy and content. The waiter was able to get my girlfriend's favorite sparkling wine and constantly checked on us and filled our glasses without interrupting. At the end he gave us a brief history of Italian heritage in Toronto and where he grew up. The room was filled with Italian speaking folks, and the atmosphere felt very warm and inviting. If we were to see ourselves in Toronto for another New Year's Eve, I will strongly consider coming here again. The restaurant might be only 2 years old, but they are doing a lot of things right.

P
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We made a reservation for December 24 at 7pm. We were confirmed. I received a text message from the restaurant days later asking me to confirm my reservation. I did so by pressing “1” to confirm. We arrived several minutes before the reservation to find that the restaurant was actually closed. Why would I be asked to confirm a reservation for a restaurant that wasn’t going to be open on the date? Thankfully, we were able to find another place to go. Not much was open Christmas Eve, and the restaurant we found was subpar. Either Biagio or open table dropped the ball on this. I’m sure each will blame the other. But, Biagio falsely presented itself to customers.

GV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great evening of fine dining! And I have been going for 25 years! Biaggio and his staff are outstanding!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

All was excellent except soup was cold. Not lukewarm - cold. I did not say anything though as service was simply excellent as was the rest of the meal!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and lack of pounding music—we were able to hear each other speak!

M
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent restaurant with great photos of Old Toronto on the walls. Quiet and pleasant atmosphere with view of King Street.
Food is classical Italian and service very traditional. Truly a European old world comfortable feeling.
Would recommend!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A lovely experience. The food was excellent. The service was charming. Thank you!

E
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance. The fresh ingredients and simple cooking style come through. Next time, we will leave more time for a proper meal with coffee and dessert.

RO
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

What a usual visit- great special of the day! Biaggio and Robert and then Tony nobody beats this kind of service. Never disappointed in over thirty years of meals and events. Oh and did I mention the wine list- spectacular

OT
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Biagio is the best. Food , service and ambiance is always delicious, warm and welcoming❤️❤️

p
New York Area
337 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Biagio was super! I picked the restaurant based on great reviews on open table and trip advisor. Excellent wine selection. Menu is very nice with a broad selection of pasta, meat and fish dishes. My wife and I both had pasta dishes for our main courses. Both were very tasty and prepared with fresh ingredients. Service was great our waiter new his stuff and was a character. Would highly recommend Biagio for great Italian food and hospitality.

S
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We had a great time. The food is carefully prepared Italian, classy place, top service.

BM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

No one bothered to take our drink order until halfway through the meal. The service was very distracted. Too bad, because it is a good restaurant.

PE
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Good food and service, definitely an interesting (in the positive sense) menu. Ambience a bit harsh.

CC
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Overall just ok. Worth a try and the patio is beautiful, but nothing exceptional.

S
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, terrific service and wonderful quiet ambiance. Highly recommended!

W
Sacramento
31 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal and service. I had lobster pasta with generous pieces of lobster. It was delicious and filling. Husband loved his lamb dinner and we shared a fabulous panna cotta for dessert. We enjoyed the ambiance and pace of service.

TK
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great service. Food was very good although my bf ordered a shrimp dish and it came with only two jumbo shrimp for like $40. If I didn’t share my pasta with him he would have been hungry. Also the main dishes took a VERY long time to come out. All in all the food was delicious and the service was great.

SM
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Thank you for a wonderful evening!