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

Blu Ristorante

4.6
4.6
2297 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
INDOOR DINNING NOW AVAILABLE, BLU WILL ALSO BE OPERATING ITS HEATED, COVERED PATIO, BLANKETS AVAILABLE,
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, 2021
Blu is an Italian restaurant based on authentic classic cuisine, yet, contemporary created by executive Chef; Eric Bucher

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 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.
Blu has become a staple restaurant in Toronto over the last 14 years of operations

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 46 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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 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.

  • 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, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,297 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto

    Live Music

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  1. 4

    4seasons

    Phoenix

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service Love my local restaurant
  2. MC

    MikeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Phillip was attentive and one of the best waiters we've ever had. Food was great and the place is beautiful!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The waiter was rude and got my entree order wrong. We asked for a Cab and he brought a Merlot. He did not really engage with us , disinterested One nice guy poured our wine when he saw our glasses were empty, I think he worked behind the bar. Not a great experience
  4. N

    Nice

    Vancouver

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Nice service. Food is very good. Good waiters. nice
  5. VR

    VirginiaR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our service was the highlight. The food was delicious too!
  6. AB

    AdrianaB

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! We come coming back, the food, ambience and the service was impeccable!
  7. A

    Aolf

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I cant say I love this restaurant. It was fine, but that was all really. The decor is lovely. Our server was very nice. The food was good but not exceptional. My biggest issue was the extreme emphasis on getting us in and out as quickly as they could. I knew on booking there was a 2hr seating limit. When we arrived before we'd even sat down, in the literally empty restaurant, we were told we had to leave within 2hrs. No sooner had we ordered and our starters had arrived, way too soon for them to have been freshly prepared on order. We had approximately 5min between starter and mains. Our plates were being cleared as we swallowed our last bites. We just weren't allowed time to enjoy our meal. I've been to many a restaurant with a 2hr seating situation but none were as blatantly obvious that their sole aim of the night was to get my money and get us out.
  8. KW

    KarenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely start to Grad Celebrations. Thank you Blu!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Food was mediocre at best to be honest. Didn’t feel satisfied spending 150$ on what we ate yesterday. Restaurants vibe was very nice. Booked patio seating and the patio was pretty dusty and dirt was flying around due to nearby construction and wind, even had leaves and dirt flying into my hair a few times. Plates and table when we were seated were covered with dirt. Service was impeccable but that was the only part of this experience that was up to par for a restaurant of this level. Overall experience was definitely not worth the price. Won’t be returning.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Everyone is so friendly and accommodating and the food was so good!
  11. PB

    PrestonB

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Server was outstanding. Food was wonderful- salmon tagliatelle with squid ink- delicious!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The table for a group of 7 was comfortable and allowed good conversation. The ambiance was a bit disappointing. The plain table with no candles, and dark mirrors with no artwork were impersonal. The service and food were very good.
  13. BR

    BernardoR

    Mexico City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good service. great food. Nice patio ambiance, smells coming from the plant pots is not the best. The music volume a little high.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EVERYTHING AMAZING….. DEFINITELY WE GO BACK THERE AGAIN FOR SURE …. 👍
  15. TJ

    TJC123

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Food was good but did not wow me - patio was lovely. Service was great - but almost too attentive to the point of disruptive. Overall, I would go back.
  16. SR

    SabrinaR

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food and service were top notch but it was super pricey. The server whose name was Michael was outstanding. He explained everything on the menu and provided his professional opinion and he did not disappoint.
  17. b

    biker572

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Great service! Old type cooking. Ragu sauce too thick. Ravioli soaking in a bowl of butter. NO fresh light dishes for spring/summer!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The service by Bryan and other senior staff was great. I ordered a Medium Ribeye with Carpaccio as a starter, so he did confirm with me whether raw beef could be a concern. So I loved the service. I personally think the ambience of the patio as much, since it is right beside a very busy street, but overall good enough. Food in general is good, it’s about as expected for the price. I did find, however, that the default serving of bread is only with olive oil is odd (I observed other tables) since other places typically serve with vinegar as well. Not a biggie though, since I was provided with vinegar in same types of bottles after requesting it.
  19. C

    Cecilia

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Noise kevel was high though.
  20. AG

    AndreaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and the food were amazing. Very good suggestions from the waitress! We loved our time at this restaurant !
  21. K

    Kamala

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    We were very disappointed in the food. Our only favourite was the watermelon and feta cheese salad 9/10.The service you can tell from every server is amazing. The plating of the food is also beautiful and well done. We also ordered the soup of the day 6/10. Ribeye steak which was under cooked with no flavour and the vegetables were burnt.4/10 The desserts are ok but overpriced. 6/10
  22. h

    howard

    Miami - Dade

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food, nice patio, our server was especially attentive & we would highly recommend Blu.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food selection. Great patio with heaters and Enzo, our waiter was simply fantastic
  24. N

    Nikki

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    requested a slice of cake with a candle for a birthday but they forgot it. Also requested a table under the roofed part of patio but was not offered one.
  25. TG

    TrevorG

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and meal. The ribeye is worth writing home about . We will be returning. Highly recommended
  26. T

    Tanya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were seated in the mezzanine level and it was perfect. Live music was not too loud. Food, beginning with appetizers, was outstanding and unlike many upscale restaurants the portions were not preciously small--they were perfect! We really enjoyed our server and co-manager, Mauricio. He was friendly, knowledgeable about wines and honest about the menu options and his personal experience and preference which was very informative and appreciated! Thanks for a wonderful evening Mauricio!!
  27. AI

    AngelaI

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Waitress was amazing.
  28. AS

    ArleneS

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The patio was very nice but noisy because it’s in a Main Street however Blu creates a lovely atmosphere. The service was very good and the food was as well, but the portion sizes of the salads and appetizers were quite small and the meal overall was very expensive. $90/person with only one cocktail or glass of wine is quite pricey.
  29. CV

    CarolV

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BLU was great as always! Love the patio…best patio by far!! Lots of tropical plants arranged throughout the patio! Nicely done and very enjoyable! Thanks Alfredo! Thank you Enzo for great service! You were awesome! Also thanks to everyone who makes BLU a wonderful experience…kitchen, busers, servers and managers.
  30. p

    pld21

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve had in awhile. We all loved the food and the patio
  31. CA

    CorinaA

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places in the city! Love it!
  32. M

    Mechi

    Naples

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stumbled upon this restaurant looking for Italian food in Toronto and so glad that we decided to go! The service and food were outstanding! Our waiter was so nice and helped me to make the best choice for dinner and wine. Highly recommend if your looking for a great Italian dinner in Toronto.
  33. JM

    JuliaM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The ravioli was perfect. We enjoyed our dinner on the patio. Our server was very capable but clearly overworked. More servers are needed. I know it’s hard to find help post COVID. However, this is an expensive restaurant and excellent service is expected.
  34. MS

    MonicaS

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The special pasta, Antipasti and risotto were fantastic. As were the desserts. At 72$, the lamb is outrageously priced. The salmon and cornish hen also were very tasty.
  35. A

    Alla

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Great piano player. We would be differently back!
  36. B

    Brad

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it here!! Great everything!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blu Ristorante is one of my favourite Toronto restaurants. As always, the food was absolutely delicious and Michael’s service was outstanding!
  38. GM

    GregM

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing along with the great service
  39. s

    sandro0165

    Montreal

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great over all experience Jordan really took well care of us my Steak was unbelievable , when in Toronto its my to go place
  40. T

    Truffles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food is incredible! Will have to come again on live music nights !

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Blu Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 2297 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 46 times today
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

  • 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, Delivery, 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 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.

  • Private party contact

    Alfredo Rodriguez: (877) 281-4855

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