Blu Ristorante

4.5
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1711 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Italian
Blu has moved 3 blocks west to 90 Avenue Road, April 1, 2020
100 Most Romantic Restaurants In Canada- open table 2020 & 2018
Top 100 Italian restaurants in Canada 2017
Top 100 restaurants in Canada and 50 Most romantic restaurants also in Canada on Open Table 2016
Blu is an Italian restaurant based on authentic classic cuisine, yet, contemporary created by executive Chef; Eric Bucher and team

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.

Dinner is enhanced by the soothing live music Friday to Saturday. Pianist/singer, guitarist/singer. Enjoy impeccable service for intimate dining or for large private parties up to 130 guests. Private rooms also available.
Blu has become a staple restaurant in Toronto over the last twelve years of successful operations. We cannot wait to reopen
What 1711 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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cherryg
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

staff was excellent great atmosphere and they were very accommodating

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Matthew
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The food was basic. Not as nice looking as the pictures on google.

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TammyP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and service was very good. Thank you to our waiter Billy for your suggestions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely dinner with friends. Food and service was great.

Blu Ristorante
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you so much for your positive review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. We will be moving to a new location, opening April 3, just 2 blocks west of where we are now at: 90 Avenue Rd, and will be at our current location until March 28. Thanks again for taking the time to review us.

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AlexandraE
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a terrific family dinner here on a Tuesday night. Atmosphere was warm and service was welcoming. Food was very good, especially the tuna appetizer, the beef tartare, and scallop and pork belly special --outstanding.

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vipJulia
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The service is top notch. Disappointed in the charcuterie & cheese board. Octopus, linguini and porchetta were good. The salmon was excellent. Would come again, particularly on a BYOB night.

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vipSZTO
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my absolute fave places to dine!! The atmosphere, food, service and staff are amazing. Shout out to Bill!! :) If you’re going here, definitely try the Zucchini pasta. It’s one of the best out there. Definitely will be returning frequently.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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MathewL
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food the meal prep and presentation was excellent, fresh ingredients. you'll not be disappointed

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LauraN
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Blu continues to be the most consistent restaurant I know. The creatives menu is full of flavour delights and surprises. Service is prompt and efficient but staff allows you to dictate the flow of the evening. This visit we had time to relax and were in no hurry. We can never decon appetizers so I had the carpaccio, delightful with crispy capers and a few tiny pickled beans, my companion had the tartare, and we shared the sous vide octopus. Our mains and shared panna cotta were perfect. The valet parking is wonderful especially in the winter. We were told Blu is moving to Avenue Rd in April. Can't wait to see the new space

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Jono
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff, ambiance and food/beverage.

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Alireza
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you are looking to get the most professional service, this is the place! My family and I enjoyed the full 3 course meal that we had, every dish was unique and tasty prepared with care, love, and passion. They served us in a timely manner and didn't charge us for a dish that came in few minutes later than other dishes.

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vipAlisaZ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Nice ambience for a date night!

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Rooz
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the ambiance and the food. Great Romantic dinner which both my fiance and myself enjoyed.

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DaphneM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was excellent, as was the atmosphere. Cozy and perfect lighting/setting for a nice dinner. My only complaint is upon arrival, we were not addressed by the waiter or anyone for 15 minutes as we waited for our guests to arrive. No offer for drinks, anything until I called out to someone to place an order. Otherwise, the meal and waiter was good after the orders were taken but the initial impression was underwhelming and had to be overcome

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Purin
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Foods were excellent, I always love its taste. My table server was very polite and pleasant. I tried both Summerlicious 2019 and Winterlicious 2020 in this restaurant. This winter course was much improved than last summer's menu.

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Mazz
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This ristorante has an amazing ambience, great service and awesome food. Try their seafood specials and the special coffee.

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DeborahK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Birthday celebration not acknowledged...very disappointed

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Lorrain
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a quiet table as requested and the service was superb. A definite for again’ at heir new location on Avenue Rd

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StephanieH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was great. Wonderful attentive service. Our neighbors were loud but not the restaurants fault. Would recommend

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MartinF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Had the winterlicious menu. Beef carpaccio and salmon pate to start, both very tasty but very small portions. We had the duck and beef short ribs for mains, both perfectly nice but not much of a step up from home cooking to be honest. Tiramisu for dessert was fantastic though. Every staff member we interacted with was warm, charming and welcoming. Ambience was great, the live music not as much of a distraction as we had thought it might be, and we drank some very nice wine. Overall a really good experience and we'll definitely be back to sample more of the regular menu.

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AndyD
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good food, but kind of expensive for what it is. Live music was very nice.

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DavidW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I very much enjoyed my dinner at Blu. Everything was on point. The way the restaurant is designed keeps the noise level at a moderate level. This is a pet peeve for me, as I do not like to shout while dining. It's either deafening background chatter or blinding loud music at most restaurants these days which Blu has avoided. Well done! I will return and try their veal chop which looks outstanding....

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AnilB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent place for a romantic dinner. Service was great and the live music was icing on the cake. The tiramisu was simply amazing

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Pauline
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Lovely meal for my birthday. Attention to details was excellent.

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JulieD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favourite restaurants! Never disappoints!

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MeganH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

incredible service. they go above and beyond. provide small wine tastings to pair with your dinner if you ask. their staff are beyond polite and amazing. the food is INCREDIBLE. best restaurant in Toronto.

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RobertA
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We took a granddaughter out for a special dinner to recognize her recent graduation from University and had a thoroughly fine time.

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vipCarmen
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and amazing food as always. By far the best carpaccio in Toronto.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The atmosphere is good and the wait staff were very nice.
I didn't care the one salad. I didn't think it had any flavour whatsoever. My scallops were excellent. My son's lamb chops were good and the salmon was decent.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The service was amazing,,, the food was just ok for the price $$$

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KimS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

When there so many wonderful choices of restaurants in the city, to charge those prices, quality of food, service and ambience has to be bang on... both my partner and I were very disappointed in the quality of food, noise level was so loud (I felt I was shouting to be heard). Usually the entertainment at Blu is great, that night, definitely missed the mark. Nothing seemed right... one exception, the first bottle of wine brought to the table was not great, felt horrible in saying I didn’t like it, the server was very gracious and made no fuss about changing it. For that... thank you. Otherwise a very expensive meal that was disappointing and seemed like a waste of money.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food amazing service each time I go. I will be back! Favorite restaurant in Tdot!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

We visited the restaurant on a Saturday evening. The restaurant was half empty so it was quiet. (What happened to the restaurant?)
We had tuna tartare, veal, seafood pasta and cannoli for dessert.
Nothing was impressive except the seafood pasta was fresh. We didn’t expect veal comes with lots of sauce but it did, it seems like they are trying to cover up the flavour of the meat. The sauce tasted bad and probably destroyed the entire course.
Service was good however we expected the overall to be better for such highly rated restaurant. Unfortunately it seems like the quality of the food has gone down. We will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience3

Came for a birthday dinner with my girlfriend reserved a high top seating. But our seating wasn’t high top. The food was horrible but the service was great. Prior to coming in I requested a birthday desert and had completely forgot about after dinner. I appreciate that they remembered as we were putting out coats on to leave but it would have been better if it was before the bill or after the bill while we were still sitting down. Aside from the menu and the late birthday dessert service was excellent. But I think the menu needs to be revised

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JOSEPH
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding wine, food, service. Highly recommend the rack of lamb!

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YassinN
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing! A romantic spot to celebrate a special occasion. Attentive and knowledgeable staff.

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DrKevinM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been a few yrs since i was last there. Nice to see the menu changed a bit. No problem getting last minute table at 830pm on Saturday. Always great food. Will always go back.

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JericoD
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, service was fast andefficient. Our servers are very knowledgeable kind and very polite.

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HenryK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent food and service, valet was great, menu was incredible.

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