Blu Ristorante

4.5
1367 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
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
Public parking 6 doors west on the same side of the street (Yorkville Avenue).
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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

1,000-Point Tables

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

What 1367 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was awesome just the "orangy-red" hue in the lighting started to hurt my eyes half-way through the dinner for some reason...

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R
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is amazing! Service was excellent! I would definitely come back again

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious. Server and food runners were pleasant. Will definitely return!

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MB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visiting Toronto and discovered this gem. Both of our meals and service were outstanding.

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DG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been going to Blu for years (back when they opened for lunch). The food is always fantastic, the staff are friendly. Blu is great for family events or corporate events. I would definitely recommend Blu

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Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From food to service to ambience, outstanding as always! We sat in the window to people watch during TIFF.

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W
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great vibe! Food was delicious. Great wine selection and the staff were AMAZING.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful place, incredible food, amazing service. Definitely nothing to complain about.

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W
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first time in Toronto and celebrating my husband's birthday. Reservation online was user friendly and quick. Service is outstanding and food is reasonably priced. We ordered the calamari as appetizer, let me tell you, I have to rethink the way I prepare and serve squid from now on. Every plate served on our table is delicious. The experience is definitely memorable.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, great service, very fresh ingredients.

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JL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Absolutely terrible food, I’ve never had pasta that bad in my life, the seafood was totally over cooked, tasteless sauce.

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GW
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Cozy, quiet restaurant. Not many people there but was before long weekend. Appetizers were great (beet salad, octopus). Service was very good. Clams linguine had great flavour but there was grit in the clams, which is a major faux pas. I told waiter and he said he would mention to chef, but nothing transpired. Perhaps I should have requested refund, but I didn’t. Probably wouldn’t eat here again because there are better Italian options in Toronto.

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WA
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great waiter
Good food
Fun atmosphere

Good menu selection

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m
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always wonderful experience at Blu. Our Favorite restaurant in Toronto. Top notch service and delicious food. Lovely ambiance with good live music. All staff are well trained and super nice. Perfect date as always 😊❤️

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RP
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great atmosphere. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and even gave me a tiramisu for my birthday. Very thoughtful.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Delicious food. A bit pricey, but worth it.

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BA
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing, great portions and selections, staff amazing, atmosphere perfect.

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MM
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food service and atmosphere. We will be back once a year simply because of the high price range - we consider it a 'special occassion'.

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RM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food is excellent. Service is good. It will be great if Blu offer more selections of coffee.

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m
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is becoming one of my favourite restaurants in the whole province of Ontario. If you go on a Friday or Saturday you will be treated to an incredible music performance during your meal. The music is the perfect volume that you can hear and enjoy it and still carry a conversation.

On to the service. There are a few waiters that have been at Blu for a number of years. One of them is Don, who in my opinion is one of the best waiters in the whole city. He is so friendly and helpful that you feel like you are dining at a friends home. His timing is also perfect, he doesn’t hover over you but when your wine glass is getting a little low....BAM.... he is right there to top it up. I truly appreciate the level of service that this gentleman provides.

The food was wonderful. We start with a small platter of cheese and salami to start off our wine . Then we both had a beef tenderloin that was so delicious words cannot describe. Please try there zucchini fritters they are little bites of heaven. Desert was the chocolate cake that helped us finish off the bottle of wine.

Also , the owner came by the table and introduced himself and he said if there were any issues to let him know. This is always a nice gesture and it does show that he is actively managing the restaurant unlike a lot of investor type owners that just hire a decent manager and hope they do a good job. Thank you Alfredo for keeping Blu running like a fine swiss watch.

Michael Gigl

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1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Proposed to my girlfriend on Friday evening in Yorkville and surprised her afterwards with dinner at Blu Ristorante! Everything we had was simply delicious and the soft live music in the background was a wonderful bonus! Atmosphere was perfect and really helped complete our night! The glasses of bubbly on the house to celebrate our engagement was a great gesture and this has now become "our" restaurant!

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AZ
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The private party was not so private behind us. They were extremely loud in a very cozy environment and it was the only thing that took away from our experience. I am not sure if the noise level could have been controlled but that was the least enjoyable part of the meal.

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C
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Overall a good experience, attentive service. Pasta was fresh, if a little salty

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AS
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday dinner
It was wonderful in every way

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JM
Toronto
62 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My wife and I dine here frequently, the staff are friendly and attentive and the food is always outstanding.

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JN
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Good food, nicely presented. Was surprisingly quiet for a Friday night. Live music was nice touch. Waiter was good, but for some reason poor at making eye contact with both my wife and I - a pet peeve of hers!

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JB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Anniversary celebration for 2 went very well. Local entertainer was excellent and added to the romantic setting. Food and service were excellent. You could tell that a chef with a sense of flavours and special touches to each food course took the time to plan, prepare and cook the meals perfectly. We would return for other events in our lives, and tell friends about the great evening we had.

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PC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a gem of a restaurant in the middle of Yorkville. It is hard to find a fault with any aspect of our experience at the restaurant as the evening was perfect. The ambiance, quality of food, and service scores full points. On a Wednesday evening the restaurant was about half full and my friend and I had a wonderful evening in this beautiful restaurant with great food and service. I ordered the salmon which was cooked to perfect.

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G
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dined with Blu Ristorante to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. It was an amazing experience throughout. Excellent service, amazing food and great ambiance. Will definitely visit again.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Totally lives up to its reputation! Luxurious environment, sumptuous food, engaging staff, fair pricing!

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L
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was impeccable the choice of food was amazing too.

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CW
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Both the service and food is exceptional, have been a few times and never disappointed. Well done Blu!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific evening with Billy as our waiter. Our meals were excellent and the evening couldn’t have been better!

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MI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, ambience and attention were just right. It is a bit on the pricey side (particularly the wine and not that great a selection). I would go back again and recommend it to a friend...but I shall be skipping the wine.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service were outstanding.

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DB
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

First time at Blu. Pleasantly surprised; lovely decor, prompt service, food was excellent. We'll be back!

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S
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service and ambiance was fantastic. The price for the quality of food was a little high. The grilled calamari had a hint of propane smell but aside from that I still enjoyed the appetizer. My husband’s main entre was delicious (AAA Sirloin) my veal was ok.

I would like to give it another try perhaps order different dishes to be fair.

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Z
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I went there for the summerlicious, the server is very friendly, the food portion is "huge" compared to other Italian restaurants, and it's also delicious! Worth the price and would definitely visit again!

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FF
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and great food, parking near bye and not expensive also close walk down yorkville
Piano music was great and a lot of noise around the area(talking) it wasn’t a bother
Recommend this place will be going back

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AS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Being on vacation I was looking for some where nice to go for dinner. Saw some pictures online of some plates you made and knew already it was going to be a good night. Found parking right down the road which was cheap and convenient too. Having worked in the industry for a very long time I love it when dining is more than eating. Blu excelled at providing excellent service and WHEN we come to Toronto we WILL be coming to blu again.

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