Blu Ristorante

4.6
1427 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Special Occasion
Top 100 Italian restaurants in Canada 2017
Top 100 restaurants in Canada and 50 Most romantic restaurants also in Canada on Open Table 2016
On the quiet eastern front of Yorkville, set back behind a brick façade, Blu is an Italian restaurant based on authentic classic cuisine, yet, contemporary created by executive Chef; Eric Bucher and his team


Warmly lit stone walls and grand mirrors surround cozy leather seating and white table cloths. Enter through a casual wine bar, which then leads to a upscale dining room with an inviting ambiance.

Dinner is enhanced by the soothing live music Friday to Saturday. Pianist/singer, guitarrist/singer. Enjoy impeccable service for intimate dining or for large private parties up to 110 guests. Private rooms also available. One will remember Blu as a true memorable dining experience.
Blu has become a staple restaurant in Toronto over the last ten years
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Modern European, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: Dinner 5:00pm - 10:30m,
Saturday: Dinner 5:00pm - 10:30m
Sunday: Dinner 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(416) 921-1471
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Eric Bucher
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Neighbourhood
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Parking Details
74 Yorkville Avenue Green P Parking. right beside Antropology store
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Public Transit
Minute walk from Yonge/Bloor Subway Station.
6 minute walk from Bay/Bloor Subway Station.
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Entertainment
Live music Friday and Saturday. Soft contemporary music with a jazz feel. Allowing diners to enjoy live music and dinner conversation. Varied artists. Please visit our website for more detailed information www.bluristorante.com
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

Conveniently located in stylish Yorkville, Blu Ristorante offers a selection of specialized amenities to suit your specific event needs, whether it’s enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in our spacious wine bar or intimate dining in the main dining room.

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Special Offers

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Blu will be doing a la carte service. Live Pianist/Singer John Campbell Starting at 7:00 p.m.

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

First seating $88.00 tables back by 8:30 p.m. Second Seating $128.00 after 7:45 p.m. to late 2019 Bar Tables Menu Price $88.00 first and second seating. NYE 2019 Blu Ristorante tax & gratuity not included 4 course Pre-Fixe Menu. Live subtle music, guitarist/singer, pianist/singer from 5:00 p.m.

Monday, December 31, 2018

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM

What 1427 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

amazing food and some vegan options - the squash was the excellent! would highly recommend.
My only negative comment is that we went for a group work dinner and it was quite noisy so I would not recommend it for a work dinner.

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EP
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great night ! Fantastic service and great food.

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MR
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Music is playing on the weekend which is too loud and causes everyone to talk louder. Other than that everything is 5stars

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T
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was great. A little pricey but great night.

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j
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fast service!

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RE
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

I would recommend based on prior experiences from a couple years ago. The most recent experience there was definitely not the best. Service was super slow and cold. Food was really good thought.

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XM
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I went there to celebrate our union in marriage, all staff was very attentive and the owner went beyond, sending us a glass of champagne on the house. The food was great, the music was very mellow and romantic. They provided us with a table right beside the live music which made the evening even more romantic. Overall, I am very great full, with the serevice. I will definitely go back and recommend this place.

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HN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service was confused- waiters were confused on who had ordered what. No coffee fill up was offered- had to chase waiter for the bill. After the meal seemed like all our waiters disappeared. Seemed like they were trying to rush us out.
But the food was very good. Wine pricing was somewhat over average.

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PW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service - our friends loved it. Found the pasta dishes a bit bland but ok.

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JT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came for a great birthday, all servers were accommodating and very professional - sweet potato gnocchi as an app was DELICIOUS :)

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m
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always the food was perfect. Started with some salami and cheese to start off with the wine. Then had zucchini fritters before the steak and stuffed chicken came. Everything was prepared so well.

The singer was spectacular as always . just the right songs at a perfect volume.

My favorite waiter Don was not there but the young fellow that served us did a good job too.

Only issue was parking. I normally park at the green P nezt door but it was all closed down. Had to use the valet at the four seasons for parking.

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PY
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant. Our server was very nice and helpful . The food was just excellent.
Beautifully arranged and great tasting. Just a gem.
If we go back to Toronto , will visit again !

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LS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took my fiance here for her birthday. It was warmly lit. The staff were very friendly and the manager or owner working that night was very friendly and highly involved in the service. The food was wonderful. The wild boar gnocchi is amazing. They even offered a free delicious tiramisu with a candle for my fiances birthday.

Have already recommended and would definately go back

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant is very nice , food is good but I’d give it 4 stars as I had better food before.

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YS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the city! We have been coming to Blu for years now and we have never been disappointed. Great food, professional and friendly staff. Always a warm welcome.

I highly recommend.

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A
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very creative dishes, warm professional service, best Carpaccio and Rack of Lamb as well as the chocolate cake.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and ambience for a Birthday celebration

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MG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great night with friends to celebrate my boyfriends birthday!

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MM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an outstanding romantic dinner at the restaurant. We got appetizers, salad, main dish, wine, coffee and everything was just tasty and amazing.
The service was very accurate and our waiter got us a free dessert to celebrate the occasion! He was very sweet, funny and efficient.
We love the ambiance and the only thing that we didnt like the most is that it gets very noisy and it gets hard to have a conversation but other than that it was fantastic!!

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SF
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Terrific food, creatively presented, hearty, delicious. Upscale. Bar has unpleasant chemical washing smell and you need to walk through the bar to get to main dinning room - sort of lowers your zest for eating. Super service.

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SM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing Food with Amazing Service! Will definitely be back!

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Boar pasta was good. Tuna was without flavour, Coleslaw and shrimp too salty. Desserts were good.

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CK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

wonderful place! the food and service were incredible and I would highly recommend you visit this place!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing!!!!

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e
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food and service was good but when I reserve a table i don't expect to be seated in the bar area. Bad job by M'aitre d.

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OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

It was a very expensive dinner. Portions were very small

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EC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent evening at Blu with my husband and an old friend of mine whom we were hosting. The atmosphere is wonderful with stone walls and chic decor. The service was excellent - attentive and professional. The food was outstanding and I was so pleased that I didn’t get any attitude when I asked for my fish cooked well done. They did it as I asked and it was perfect. I really like this restaurant a lot and yes I can highly recommend. It is one of my favourites in Toronto.

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YS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had another amazing night at Blu! Best Italian food in the city.

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a
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant . Food is delicious. I had an amazing venue.

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GH
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Visited on trip to Toronto having passed the restaurant on the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour and thought it looked nice. Located away from main areas bit worth a visit.

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Z
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Solid resto. Great atmosphere. Very attentive wait staff. Food was good not great. Had the calamari + pasta dish which again were decent but nothing to write home about. Think there are better restos at this price point in the city but this is worth a visit.

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LF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The restaurant was ver quaint and food was excellent. It was however pretty pricey for portions and wine.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner was fabulous. Mike was our server and he couldn’t have been more courteous, and kind throughout the entire night. There was a jazz singer that came in and he was perfect for the setting. Definitely a place worth checking for a lovely evening with a date !

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C
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been regulars at blu for a long time, warm professional service, they are willing to customize dishes to any dietary needs. Nice background live music.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed the food , very cozy and friendly staff. Excellent service, very attentive !! Thank you so much for making our night special !!

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AS
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Was really looking forward to the linguine seafood pasta. Alrhough, the seafood linguine was very generously stacked with seafood I was disappointed that this was more of a broth sauce base and not a cream base sauce.

Also what influenced my rating is the fact that the restaurants card processing terminal is set at a minimum service charge of 18% which I found kind of sneaky.
After a great meal wine and dinning, I am forced to do math.
The options that appear on their card processing are 18%, 20% or a monitory value. Our table did not like that at all. Especially, when there is fear of looking like a cheap skate if you do leave 15% in monitory value.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Not even close to upscale Italian.
As an Italian and having just returned from Italy, who are they kidding?
The food was mediocre.
To charge $7.50 for soda stream tap water and $21.50 for a martini is an indication of who they try and appeal to.
Tourists !!!!

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PP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Too expensive for what you got. Food was fine but not outstanding.

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YB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Pretty good but given the price it should be better than pretty good.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food was lukewarm ...rather cold . We had guests from out of town . They did not want to make a fuss and return the food. I was a little embarassed. Have dined there befor e and liked it

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