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About Blu Ristorante

Top 100 restaurants in Canada and 50 Most romantic restaurants also in Canada op 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 Chef de Cuisine; Andrew Harasti


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 hip, 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

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: Dinner 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
Saturday: Dinner 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: Dinner 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 921-1471

Website:
http://www.bluristorante.com/

Entertainment:
Live music Friday and Saturday. Soft contemporary music with a jazz feel. Allowing diners to enjoy live music and dinner conversation. Varied artists throughout the week. Please visit our website for more detailed information www.bluristorante.com

Parking Details:
Public parking 6 doors west on the same side of the street (Yorkville Avenue).

Public Transport:
Minute walk from Yonge/Bloor Subway Station.
6 minute walk from Bay/Bloor Subway Station.

Executive Chef:
Eric Bucher

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We specialize in all types of private functions such as: weddings, corporate functions, presentations, product launches, fashion shows, etc. We provide our clients with professional AV system. Menus can be created in coordination with Massimo Callovini
Blu has private rooms that accommodate tables of eight up to thirty two.

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Details
Mon - Wed 5:30PM - 6:30PM

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.

Blu Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.5

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.6

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (30)
Good for a Date (29)
Romance (23)
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Good for Anniversaries (21)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Live Music (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Cozy (12)
Business Meals (10)
Neighbourhood Gem (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Group Bookings (7)
Pre/post-theatre (7)
Authentic (6)
Casual (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-Night Find (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Gluten-Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
People Watching (1)
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined 3 days ago

The food and service was excellent! We arrived, by mistaka, a day earlier than our booking but were received with no fuzz and were seated in no time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Great location, very inviting decor, fabulous service. The food was excellent. We had the swordfish, tuna and pasta special. The only item I wouldn't recommend was the creme brûlée which was okay. We would definitely come back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great staff and wonderful food at a reasonable price

Tags: Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I came here with a friend on a week day. We had the soup du jour, zucchini fritters, and the veal saltimbocca.

Right after we ordered, we received some bread (about 2 slices) with some olive oil, I believe. The bread was very soft, but not warm. It was more like room temperature, which was fine.

I enjoyed the leek soup, but the fritters were a bit bland for my taste. My friend enjoyed the veal, not so much the sauteed cabbage that came with the dish.

The service was very good. The waiting staff were all very attentive to both my friend and I.

Overall, it was a good 'special-occasion' restaurant to go to.

Tags: Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Excellent restaurant. The food and service were outstanding.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 1, 2017

This was an amazing experience. Live music really made the night.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great setting here for dinner. (only small complaint is it's too dark & hard to read menu) Service is super attentive even when it started getting dinner hour busy...Food is amazing! Red beet risotto was perfect. I had the Saffron risotto with grilled calamari...Both dishes were plentiful & full of flavor.. Well & properly cooked risotto made this a great meal for us both (Sorry another small complaint that the saffron risotto itself was pretty salty & not because of the calamari) Extensive wine list of just about everything anyone could want for a perfect meal....Tiramisu with expresso for dessert was a perfect ending to this meal...Overall was excellent dinner here & well worth the price for everything...Yes, a little expensive but well worth it all...Saw other meals being presented to others & all dishes looked amazing & plentiful...Great job Blu Ristorante, was our first time & will not be our last now that we've tried!

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Had a great evening overall. Excellent service, amazing live music, good food and ambience.

Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great Restaurant - our third time and everything remained consistent. Great food, excellent service and nice ambience. Live entertainment was good as well - one acoustic guitarist but right entertainment for this venue.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Fantastic meal in a very nice ambience. It's easy to actually talk because the background music is very subtle. The menu has a wonderful variety - it was hard to make a choice. So we ordered a few things and shared them. Our waiter Brian was a real pro. We had so much fun and he kept things nice and relaxed. He really knows what he's doing. Thanks for a great birthday evening!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 22, 2017

The staff, ambiance the food and music was amazing. Our special occasion was very well accommodated. The whole thing was perfect from the minute we got there to the end when I proposed. (And she said yes!) Thanks to Tanya and the whole Blu staff again. Hope to see you soon again. Cheers!!!
Nick

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Cozy, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic
Food2
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on September 21, 2017

When my veal dish arrived I was disappointed at the presentation ( a indistinct pile of food covered in brown sauce). The sauce, although very good, overpowered everything on the plate. None of the side dishes could be distinguished or give the palette relief from the sauce. Appetizers were exceptional and other diners with me enjoyed their meals.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I always dine at Blu, service are food are excellent. My last dinner the desert was not as usual I complained to waitress she came back with apologies from chef but nothing was done about it. In a restaurant like blu I the minimum is to wave it from bill.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Elegant space with good food to match.
Service is impeccable with options for the most picky eaters.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on September 16, 2017

anniversary dinner. Surprised us with a complimentary tiramisu!

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 16, 2017

The decor and Ambience was soothing and perfect for the special occasion we were celebrating. Our waiter was attentive, and friendly. The food was very tasty, and portions were a good size - we left full and satisfied. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 16, 2017

we sat in the bar area which is more private and airy-love it-Brian was an amazing server

Tags: Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Blu does an outstanding meal service in a lovely venue. The wait staff is informative, polite and professional. The meal presentation is attractive and delicious.
The added bonus is the generous space between tables, permitting a rare sense of privacy in restaurants today.
"Bravo" & thank you.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Live Music, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 10, 2017

From the moment I walked in, I knew I made the right decision in booking my reservation at Blu Ristorante for my aunt's birthday. The Hostess, Tristan, was super helpful and very welcoming. Right away, he asked me if I required anything special for the evening or had any requests and showed me to my table. Service was impeccable. Heidi made our experience so wonderful. Constantly making sure we were okay and well taken care of, Heidi went above and beyond for us. Between the ambiance, excellent service, live entertainment and delicious food, it was truly a night to remember.

I would certainly recommend this restaurant to all of my friends and family, and it won't be long until I return to this restaurant. It was my first time on Yorkville and it certainly will not be my last!

A special thank you to Tristan, Heidi, Chef, and the kitchen staff at Blu Ristorante for making my aunt's birthday a special one!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on September 10, 2017

the restaurant is beautiful and the staff is amazing.

Tags: Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Exceptional dining experience. Food is delicious and the setting is very romantic for a date or special occasion. 5 star !!

Tags: Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 9, 2017

Had an amazing experience at BLU! Me and my husband went for dinner on a Saturday night. We loved our food and service. Everything about the dinner was just amazing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Was very impressed with the impeccable service. The food was very well presented and absolutely delicious.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great restaurant. Food excellent as well as the service. It is now one of a very few restaurants where you can go, talk and hear the other person.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value2

 
·Dined on September 3, 2017

The service was good. Location is nice, but the food was all a bit off. The pasta was undercooked, the octopus was overly salty, the lamb was good as was the ceasar salad but portions were small.

Overall not bad but too pricey relative to quality and portion size.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 30, 2017

The recent visit was a repeat after previous wonderful dining experiences. it did not disappoint once again. The greeting upon arrival was warm and welcoming . The food was wonderful and Cody our waiter provided friendly, attentive and professional service. All the staff were very hospitable. I will definitely be returning soon .

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 23, 2017

This is officially now one of our Yorkville favourites! Addicted to their Swordfish!!!

Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on August 23, 2017

Food was excellent. Recommend to try the Beet Risotto as well as Fettucine Seafood. Great atmosphere and friendly service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 21, 2017

Amazing ambiance, great staff owner is amazing! Definetely a place I recommend for any occasion

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 20, 2017

A great find for Yorkville fine dining. This restaurant has a crazy cool atmosphere along with a pretty sweet bar area. The selection of wines compliments their delightful cuisine.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 19, 2017

I chose Blu for our 18th year anniversary dinner. Reservation process was very easy (online) followed by a confirmation call from Blu the next day. We had a great dinner at Blu – great table, service, food, and atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Small restaurant with nice decor which was a perfect setting for a birthday dinner for my girlfriend. The wait staff were very attentive to us and we never had to wait long for anything. Delicious food with good portions given the price. Would recommend!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 14, 2017

Very good experience
* very good food - tasty and presentation
* very good wine selection
* nice hosts - waiters/waitresses well trained and very friendly
Thank you! :-)

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience4
Service4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Outstanding dining experience! Wonderfully intimate atmosphere! We are looking forward to checking out their live music Fridays and Saturdays! Their rack of Lamb is sublime as are their Duck breasts. Thank you Heidi for completing this culinary experience!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We had a fabulous time! I had mentioned that it was our anniversary dinner when I booked the reservation online and they brought out a special little something for my wife. Right from when we sat down at our table until the last dessert drink we had, the service & food when exceptional & totally recommend coming to Blu for a wonderful night out.

Thank you to all the staff who made our 17th wedding anniversary memorable!

Until the next time,

Tony & Sandy Cordeiro!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic
Food4
Ambience4
Service1
Value2

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I had a Reso still had to wait 20 min

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 13, 2017

incredible food, excellent seervice great wine list and a elegant atmosphere Will definitely be a repeat visit

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Excellent service and food! Ambiance is great for a romantic dinner. Will definitely be back!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Fantastic food, nice ambience, great service.... definitely would recommend visiting.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great service, amazing staff, delicious food, and beautiful music.
Sebastian made our night very special.
We will definetely come back.

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre

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