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Blu Ristorante

4.6
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1818 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1818 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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IndiraQ
Toronto
1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had lunch today at Blu. I had a delightful time because of the service, the food, and how gorgeous it is the venue. I've been at Blu before but not during lunch. I had Zucchini Pasta, the vegan option, it was delicious and a healthy choice. The service was fantastic, Laurel was very accommodating, and I love all the staff's positivity. I plan to go back. Reasonable prices for lunch and a perfect location to go for a walk after, especially during Fall. TIP: the place is very spacious, which is ideal for social distancing. The staff is excellent in advising the seating if you are a walk-in customer and have never been to this new venue.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

We were seated outside first, although I had indicated that I wanted to be seated inside (thankfully we were moved without any problems). Food was mediocre, nothing too special, not even the presentation of the food, and portions were very small. It was a bit too noisy, but the staff were extremely nice. I’ve been to other Italian restaurants which have had lower prices, better food (and larger portions), and a better atmosphere.

I chose Blu because I thought it’d be a nice experience for a special occasion. I’m slightly disappointed as it did not meet my expectations. If you’re planning a special occasion, go to another restaurant on Yorkville avenue itself.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! We went for our anniversary and we will go again %100. All expectations were surpassed. The service and food was nothing short of amazing.

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DannyC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for girlfriend's b day. Had a really pleasant time

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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DeborahB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, ambiance, food and location. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Dory
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

The place is beautiful, classy, nice ambiance, good service. The food was ok though...not impressed with the food, the veggies were cold, like if the plates were left in the kitchen way too long before they were served. It was nice to try this place for a first time, but I dont think I'll come back.

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jamesw
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We ate outside on a cool evening but the heaters they had made it comfortable. The patio's lighting and setting was very romantic. This was the first time my girlfriend and I had been here and would definitely come back.

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MichaelI
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food, stellar service and a great vibe.
The live music was a great treat.
The cannoli dessert special lacked flavour, but everything else was beyond fantastic.
Cannot wait to return!

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TheresaB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first time here and we absolutely loved this restaurant .. the service was impeccable .. everyone was so nice, friendly not pretentious ( it IS Yorkville ) and added to our enjoyment of the evening .. we sat outside and it became a little chilly so they moved the heaters a couple of times for us so we could warm up ! The food was amazing.. truffle wild boar ragu sweet potatoe gnocchi (i’m Italian and this was superb) Osso Buco excellent .. risotto cooked perfect .. everything about this restaurant is 5 star !!! Our new “ have to go to “ and we will be back !! Brava!!

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MSherman
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and a beautiful patio. Food was delicious. Great wine recommendations

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is very good restaurant. The food is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit. Excellent food, and excellent service. Will certainly go back again.

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vipHers
Toronto
37 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening . Great service . Great food

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KrishR
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We sat in the patio, which was dimlit with seductive blue colour lighting. Quite romantic and blocked from the cold wind. Food was creative, delicious and extremely presentable.

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CarolineMW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A truly wonderful dining experience at Blu. The food is simply exquisite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Both bartenders couldn’t have been more professional, knowledgeable and personable. The food was delicious but they made the whole experience extraordinary

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vipJulia
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food and personable staff. We were seated on the outdoor patio by the side of the restaurant. More secluded and quieter than the front patio area. They have heaters too, but no umbrellas. We've been to Blu several times and will return in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

Very overrated. Steak was overcooked and the meat quality was poor. Pasta portions were small and very bland.

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DmytroI
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great experience l I feel myself like in Italy. Love it. We are coming back soon. Thank you for your service.

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vipShamima
Toronto
43 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service1Ambience5

After a Saturday afternoon shopping on Bloor Street and a visit to the museum I had planned to try a restaurant I have not been to before ... and SO GLAD I picked Blu Ristorante! It was a treat to the senses for sure, I had the Seared Ahi Tuna on pineapple carpaccio and still thinking about it two days later :). Highly recommended!

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MariaR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful experience for my birthday. Shannon was awesome. I loved the patio ambience and the food was outstanding. Thank you!!!
Maria

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Love blu. Always happy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Atmosphere was quiet and relaxed, waiter was extremely helpful, food was great. Would recommend

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vipYuliya
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Baby kale salad was delicious, as well as tuna tartar (very nice sauce) Gnocchi were fresh, steak was ok, we asked for medium rare while it was a little more like medium well, gratin was very good. Ravioli were good. Tiramisu and Blu chocolate cake were delicious too.

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LauraG
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first dinner out since March and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious and the patio is well spaced and distanced.

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Charlotte
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous new surroundings and lovely food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience..start to finish👍

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Indoor and outdoor dining options near the heart of yorkville. Great selection of drinks and cocktails! I had the steak which was a little over cooked, but very tasty. My husband had the salmon and mushrooms which was perfection! Good selection of seats and very clean.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’m loving this new location much more spacious and as always the service,servers and food is excellent we’ll definitely be coming back here again

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Christian
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent, service was excellent, live music was banging, good place for a date night or special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

It was great

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vipNorbert
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Because of rain, I missed the patio. Upstairs inside was noisy.

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RobertB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Great service! Second time this week!!

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vipHers
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First get together with our friend , since the start of Covid! Patio is great , deli copy’s food & great service

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libyM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and myself just celebrated our 22 year Anniversary. We booked the restaurant just by seeing it on line.
The service, the atmosphere and the food were divine.
Our waiter Jeff was amazing such a pleasure.

Truly a great experience the food is to die for, Blu did not disappoint!!
We will definitely be going back there again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service and food excellent
Every thing perfect
I would readily return and recommend

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vipAJadeL
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was absolutely fantastic. From waiter to hostess to food runner, everyone was amazing. They did their best to accommodate us.

Food was great, butternut squash ravioli was better than the seared tuna in my opinion. It wasn’t too heavy.

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vipCarmen
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for family dinner.

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Blu Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 1818 OpenTable diners.

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