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Best Contemporary Italian restaurants in Yonge and Dundas Square


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A photo of TOCA - The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Entertainment District
Booked 32 times today
TOCA at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, is lauded by many as the best Italian restaurant in the city. It is renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine, with guests hailing its delicacies such as the lobster gigli, burrata, ossobuco, and Tiramisu, made truly memorable by a hint of tasty liqueur. The commitment to quality is seen not only in the food, but also in the exceptional, highly personalized service mentioned in many reviews. Patrons are made to feel like regulars with staff like Joella, Amy, and Luis providing top-notch service. The ambiance of TOCA also mirrors the fine dining culture in Italy, providing a memorable experience right from the entry to the warm farewell.
A photo of Don Alfonso 1890 restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Harbourfront
Booked 34 times today
Don Alfonso 1890 in Toronto has emerged as a beacon of contemporary Italian cuisine, earning rave reviews from diners for its "perfect quality" food and outstanding service. Whether one opts for the classic or contemporary tasting menu, every dish is impeccably presented and packed with fresh, Italian-inspired flavors. The standout wine pairings, explained meticulously by sommeliers, add a further level of complexity to the menu. Notable amongst the dishes is the innovative bison dish that leaves a lasting impression. The tactile experience is enhanced by the sharp and contemporary décor, mirroring the inspiration behind the menu. An upstairs lounge offers uniquely designed cocktails to cap off an unforgettable dining experience, that many recommend for special occasions and food connoisseurs.
A photo of Amano Trattoria restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • St. Lawrence Market
Booked 23 times today
Amano Trattoria has established itself as a standout venue for authentic Italian cuisine. Patrons laud the excellent quality and deliciousness of the food, some going as far as to suggest its offerings remind them of dining in Italy itself. The staff, especially Marcus and Ryan, are recognized for their exceptional service and extensive knowledge of the menu, ensuring a unique dining experience for customers. The restaurant's Arancini starter, scallops, Bucatini, and carpaccio, amongst others, receive specific mentions for their unbeatable taste. Despite suggestions for improvements in ambience and occasional noise levels, Amano Trattoria's consistent delivery of a delightful gourmet experience and their passion shining through every dish makes it a top recommendation for a truly vibrant Italian dining adventure.
A photo of Danico restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Little Italy / College St.
Booked 10 times today
Toronto’s highly awaited DaNico has opened its doors in the historic landmark bank building in the heart of the Palmerston-Little Italy neighbourhood. Created by hospitality giants Liberty Entertainment Group and Don Alfonso 1890, DaNico offers Michelin style cuisine, exceptional service and uniquely bespoke design. Partner and Michelin star Chef Daniele Corona brings his exceptional talent to this fine-dining destination restaurant. As executive chef, his signature menu focuses on the modern Italian culinary tradition he is regarded for, combined with modern Asian influences, utilizing the very finest, local, and sustainable ingredients available in the country. DaNico is the pinnacle of Toronto’s dining scene -- now on the global stage.
A photo of Bar Vendetta restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Little Portugal / Dundas West
Booked 39 times today
Bar Vendetta, located on Dundas West, is a constant hit amongst the connoisseurs of Contemporary Canadian cuisine. Reviewers consistently praise the restaurant for its excellent food, service, and lively ambiance. "Fantastic food and service in a unique and energetic room," says one patron, echoing the sentiment of many others. The fresh, innovative, and carefully prepared dishes have earned Bar Vendetta the title of "best pasta bar on Dundas West". Many reviewers also appreciate the great wine and cocktails pairing perfectly with the food. Notable dishes include the crown cacio e pepe, the unusual yet delectable burrata with red pepper jelly, tomato salad with three types of onion, and honey gelato. Bar Vendetta continues to exceed expectations with its consistently outstanding food and service.
A photo of Día Restaurant & Lounge restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Yorkville
Booked 1 time today
Día Restaurant & Lounge is a newly opened gem of international cuisine that you'll find steps away from the Sherbourne subway station. The ambiance is a blend of modern, stylish, and comfortable, with artful details and spacious seating arrangements. Reviewers rave about their diverse menu, highlighting dishes like the Bitter Caesar, Fried Korean Chicken, and a cheese board with satisfying extras. Praises extend to their enticing cocktail menu and impressive desserts. The service at Día receives high regard for its professionalism and attentiveness, contributing to the overall excellent dining experience. Whether you're a local or a visitor, Día is highly recommended for its superb food, ambiance, and service.
A photo of Ritz Bar – The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Entertainment District
Located in the heart of entertainment and financial district, Ritz Bar the perfect destination for signature drinks, classic cocktails, customized martini and delicious food. No reservations, walk-in only, first come - first served. Covered Patio has been extended and is open for both food and beverage service.
A photo of Scarlett restaurant
Very Good(38)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Queen West
Booked 2 times today
Scarlett is a highly recommended restaurant, particularly praised for its excellent contemporary Italian cuisine. According to various reviews, the experience at Scarlett is marked as "unforgettable" with a vibrant atmosphere and outstanding service. The restaurant is also lauded for its fabulous food and drinks, adding to its overall amazing environment. Notably, the music, curated by talented DJs, bolsters the exciting ambiance that keeps patrons coming back for more. The endorsement of the establishment is culminated in the reviewer's statement, rating Scarlett a perfect 10/10. All these elements work together harmoniously, culminating in a visit to Scarlett being exactly what one needs for a memorable outing.
A photo of Venga Cucina restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • The Junction
Venga Cucina, situated in Toronto, is renowned for its authentic Pizzeria cuisine. Patrons hail it as the best place for pizza, or more specifically, "pinsa" in Toronto. The love and craftsmanship the chef puts into each meal, especially the pinsas - a delightful cross between focaccia and pizza - are undeniably appreciated by the customers. Reviews boast about their light and crisp texture, topped with fresh ingredients. Venga's menu offers variety, with pizzas topped with figs, mushrooms, beef brisket, and even wild boar sausage. The owner, Gino, is one of only two Canadians certified to make Pinsa Romana, ensuring each bite is a true culinary experience. Whether it’s your first or third visit, Venga Cucina leaves a lasting impression.
A photo of Cellar Door Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • New Toronto
Booked 5 times today
Cellar Door Restaurant has established itself as a renowned destination for authentic Italian cuisine, consistently receiving accolades in customer reviews. Diners praise the restaurant for its amazing charcuterie platter, delicious pasta dishes, and generous seafood servings. Other noteworthy mentions include the quality and quantity of the pizza, with one satisfied customer saying it's "one of the best pizzas we’ve had since Italy." This restaurant is also recognized for its ability to accommodate large parties with a fantastic pre-set menu and commendable service. A consistent reflection in the reviews is that the Cellar Door Restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience, with scrumptious food, attentive service, and reasonable prices.
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