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Blu's main dining room - Blu Ristorante, Toronto, ON

Blu Ristorante

4.7
4.7
2983 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian

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Blu is an Italian restaurant based on authentic classic cuisine, yet, contemporary created by executive Chef; Eric Bucher, also serving wood grilled steaks and rack of lamb.

Downtown Victorian Building with two floors of dining space and large side and front patio. Tastefully designed to host your special event, romantic dinner, corporate buyout or a celebration of any sort. Coupled with genuine caring service & stunning ambiance. Massive chandelier in a high ceiling bar.

Dinner is enhanced by the soothing live music on Sundays. Pianist/singer, guitarist/singer. Enjoy impeccable service for intimate dining or for large private parties up to 130 guests. Private rooms also available. A Must try is our wood grilled seafood and Italian dishes. 16 years of operations

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Modern European, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 921-1471
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Eric Bucher
  • Private party facilities
    Conveniently located in stylish Yorkville, Blu Ristorante offers a selection of 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 or several private rooms Blu offers for corporate and business dinners. Private rooms for 10 up to 70
  • Private party contact
    Alfredo Rodriguez: (877) 281-4855
  • Neighbourhood
    Yorkville
  • Cross Street
    Avenue Road and Yorkville Avenue
  • Parking Details
    Green P Parking at 55 Avenue Road, Right beside Wholefoods. Also there is parking on side streets and on Avenue Road.
  • Public Transit
    5 Minute walk to Bay Subway Station, Museum Subway Station, and St.George Subway Station.
  • 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
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 5 Course Tasting Menu with 2 choices per course

    $79.00 per person

    Feb 9 - Jun 30, 2024
    Chef has curated a five course menu with two choices per course. Yourself and your significant other can try up to 10 dishes when sharing all the dishes on the menu. We would like for you to try our best signature dishes at Blu Ristorante. Wine pairing is available upon request Tasting menu is not offered on Saturdays.
    5 Course Tasting Menu with 2 choices per course photo
  • Mother's Day Brunch

    $65.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Join us for Mother's Day Brunch at Blu We have created a 3 course brunch menu for this Mother's Day. We will also Be having live music from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Guitarrist/singer Our beautiful heated patio will also be open. Half of our patio is covered in case weather does not cooperate
    Mother's Day Brunch photo
  • Mother's Day Dinner

    $90.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Join us for Mother's Day Dinner. Blu is offering a carefully designed Mother's Day preset menu. Blu is also Having live music to enhance your experience on this special date. Pianist/singer from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    Mother's Day Dinner photo

What 2,983 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

2,983 Reviews
  1. Vish

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Blu as a party of five to celebrate a birthday. The ambience and service was really good. However, the food was cold making it average. Otherwise the taste would’ve been better. We didn’t want to be rude and complain because we were a party of five

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food and service were both top notch . I found the tables a bit too close to each other but at 7pm someone drastically dimmed the lights . I don’t like sitting in gloom . If not for that I would give it 10 out of ten but now score it at 7.5

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the tasting menu with wine pairings and loved the experience! Everything was excellent, with all the flavors perfectly combined with the wine. Michael, our server, was outstanding. It was my first time at Blu restaurant, and I will definitely come back, especially for the tartar, carpaccio, and branzino! This tasting menu is definitely worth the price!

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  4. Susie

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasting menu was very good. Fish from the main menu was tasty. The steak was disappointing, large in size but not tender.

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  5. Andie

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was incredible, from the food, to the drinks, to the ambiance. The place looked great, and the service was amazing.

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  6. Anne

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific evening at Blu. Even though it was awhile since last there, we were greeted warmly by all the staff. The service was excellent and appropriately attentive throughout the night. We ordered the Gem Caesar along with the Duck Confit Pappardelle and Butternut Squash Ravioli. Flavours were fantastic and portions were just right. The focaccia was so delicious, we could not refuse second helping when It was offered to us. Love the new USB table lamps as we could more light when reading the menu without having to pull out our phones.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal, attentive and friendly service, comfortable surroundings

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My boyfriend and I had an amazing time here, it was his birthday so i was kinda expecting a little something for desert from the restaurant but there was nothing :/ Overall great experience though, I will be returning!

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  9. MelanieG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A truly exceptional meal! The service was outstanding and I will definitely be back. I highly recommend!

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  10. JaysenC

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staffs, good food, on point service and nice recovery.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blu really set themselves apart from other restaurants in its class. The service was second to none! They treated my girlfriend and myself like royalty. The standard for service has officially raised!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Good food and well priced. Would go again.

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  13. Kensho

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great experience! I’ve been to Blu multiple times and have been happy everytime! The food is great and the servers are amazing! Highly recommend this spot

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent spot. Incredible spot. Highly recommend

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  15. MackB

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every dish was spot on delicious and served at a perfect temperature. Our waiter, Mauricio, could not have been more attentive to our needs and never missed a beat. This is a great place, especially for a celebratory meal.

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  16. KarlaL

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time here to celebrate my 50th birthday and not disappointed. I enjoyed the food a lot and we got the best waitress Brian. Excellent place!

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  17. AsgiE

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, fabulous dining experience from the being received to being shown to our immaculately set table to the server who did an amazing job detailing the specials and the food, which is exquisitely prepared and served and, off-course, absolutely delicious.

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  18. VardaS

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely recommend. Amazing customer service and loved the food! Yum

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  19. Buddy

    Exclusive

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance and food was incredible especially the wood burning dishes like the calamari and lamb chops. A great grilled smokey taste to the dishes!! Had a great time!

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  20. simonag

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow just wow. My one year anniversary with my boyfriend was just perfect thanks to blu. The food. The environment,. The staff. Perfection. I would come back here again and again and again The piano player John campbell made the night even better - he plays on Sundays

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff claimed they had the best beef carpaccio in the city…they were right. The food was exceptional. Service beyond belief. Our waiter, Michael, was knowledgeable and well versed in all the menu offerings. Great atmosphere and ambiance. Not too loud, not too quiet.

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  22. Gabbie

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always! Great service, romantic ambiance and great food!

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  23. alibra

    Toronto

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I have dinned at Blu many times. Tonight’s was a little short of my previous visits. Both my appetizer and main were over cooked. The atmosphere was very pleasant with the addition of live music.

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  24. LoredanaM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really good, a bit salty but still delicious! The wait staff and service was fantastic. Very attentive.

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  25. cheech

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a light meal with a few apps...beef carpaccio and grilled octopus was delicious! Overall great service and food !

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  26. CP519

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing night. Food was above average and service was amazing. Staff take tremendous pride in what they do. We loved the live music and overall vibe.

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  27. YaminJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful place for celebrating any special occasion. The menu is great and they have live unplugged music which creates a lovely atmosphere.

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  28. Shakti

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top class Dining and service. Favourite restaurant

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  29. JimM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and daughter and I had a lovely dinner. The pre-dinner cocktails were delicious. The pastas and Branzino that we ordered were all tasty. The chocolate dessert and sorbets were to die for. Excellent service and ambience as well.

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  30. MarioR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place, romantic, good service, excellent food. Very refined

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely! Date was even cute ;). Overall lovely experience and great service

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  32. AlexandraP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food , everything we tried tasted great. Drinks were ok. I had a lechee martini that could have been a bit better , but food topped it all, especially the salmon it was the most amazing thing ever.

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  33. JamesS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, atmosphere was welcoming and service was really fast! Great overall

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely, very very lovely

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  35. Chenise

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible valentines day . Food wasn't enough to even fill one person they gave you only one piece of 3 types of meat to share between two people for a meat board and 3 small pieces of cheese. The steak was burnt to a crisp on the outside and only medium rare in the middle of the steak all other pieces were not edible. I returned the steak and they cut the steak in pieces and gave it back to me with any offer of a resolution. There was also a waiter who kept blowing his nose non stop as if he was under the influence. Highly don't recommend.

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  36. JimW

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great meal and wonderful evening at Blu Ristorante. Wish the influencers and their bright lights could have had their own room, though.

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  37. twinklebunny212121

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it. Food was tasty and lovely atmosphere. I would go again. Really beautiful place

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  38. DavidK

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our experience at Blu so much! Michael our Lead Server was so friendly, he very eloquently described the food and drink pairings on the menu for the evening. We were celebrating Valentine's Day early for this Sunday night dinner. We enjoyed hearing the live piano music from John, and loved how he came around to the individual tables to see if there were any requests (You Are The Reason by Callum Scott next time, all good haha!). We love the upscale family feel of Blu and it's wonderfully situated near Yorkville shopping...we checked out the Kith store right before dinner - loved the full experience in and around Blu Ristorante!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Place is nice. Service was on point, but they chance ahi tuna main and meal became totally different the look and taste was very disappointed.

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  40. AnniS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Been to Blu at least 8 times, this time was so very disappointing. Salad was 1/3 less than the size it usually is, waiter did not give me the correct information on my main pasta and it was overrun with something I cannot eat, two of the people ordered salmon that was very well done to the point of being dry, when someone ordered wine the waiter said, 8 ounces without offering the choice of 5 or 8. It was not what we have experienced at Blu previously.

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FAQs

Blu Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 2983 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 17 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Blu Ristorante

90 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2H2

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Avenue Road and Yorkville Avenue
  • Neighbourhood
    Yorkville
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Modern European, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Green P Parking at 55 Avenue Road, Right beside Wholefoods. Also there is parking on side streets and on Avenue Road.
  • Public Transit
    5 Minute walk to Bay Subway Station, Museum Subway Station, and St.George Subway Station.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Eric Bucher
  • 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
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (416) 921-1471
  • Private party facilities
    Conveniently located in stylish Yorkville, Blu Ristorante offers a selection of 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 or several private rooms Blu offers for corporate and business dinners. Private rooms for 10 up to 70
  • Private party contact
    Alfredo Rodriguez: (877) 281-4855
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