EVOO

4.7
330 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Continuing on 20 years of personable service and gracious welcome, under the helm of Peter Catarino (formerly of Spuntini), EVOO Ristorante is ready to host you, offering the right mix of food & wine from Italy and Mediterranean. Nestled along flower shops at 138 Avenue Road, EVOO is steps away from some of Toronto's finest hotels (Park Hyatt, Intercontinental, Hazelton and Four Seasons) and the groove of Yorkville. The inviting atmosphere of EVOO plays host to couples on a romantic dinner, gathering of friends and family or corporate dinners. We look forward to welcoming you.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Lunch: Minday-Friday 11:30 am -2:30 pm
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Phone number
(416) 962-3866
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Cross Street
Davenport
What 330 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Evoo is honestly the best restaurant I’ve been to in Toronto. The simplistic exterior fools you, but the interior is beautifully and intricately designed with a rustic charm. The food is impeccable and affordable - the lamb ragu and spaghetti al divo were one of the best pastas I’ve tried. The waiter who served us was warm and friendly and such a delight. He called all of us bellos and bellas which was adorable, and made us all laugh. He was extremely attentive to our needs and placed a candle on the dessert of the birthday girl without us requesting for it. Definitely one of the best nights out. Highly recommending this gem of a place!

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VJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Had the best sea bass ever (filet). Noise level was high but due to the restaurant being so busy I suppose.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a top notch experience! Best food & service we have had while living in Toronto these last two years. Highly recommend!

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AF
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, great ambience, food portions are very good! Definitely our go to!

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DM
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the food, wait staff and ambiance! Peter the owner is super friendly, interacts with everyone and works just as hard if not harder than his staff:)

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B
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated our friend's birthday at EVOO. We had a lovely time. Great service and delicious food. Our friend!s dessert was served with a candle without asking!

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PR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We went to EVOO during TIFF for a friends' get-together and the service was top-notch. Other reviews mention the noise level; I found it no noisier than other small lively restaurants and we were certainly able to converse without any trouble. The service was attentive and prompt. Food was delicious.

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DP
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great meal and service!!
We would go back if ever in Toronto

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FA
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

we've been there several times and never disapointed, one of my favorits now.

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PH
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

The worst dining experience in Toronto!
Service is poor, they ran out of my first two wine selections, and one item on the menu...
Badly presented below average extremely dated cuisine as Italian restaurants were thirty years ago.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super seafood pasta and risotto

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NP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Service was quick and efficient. I ordered sardines as an appetizer. The taste was wonderful but there were too many small bones and they were difficult to see with the muted lighting.
We all ordered pasta and all were very good.
My only complaint was the noise level. It was very difficult to converse.
However I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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H
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service and food - a little too noisy for an intimate dinner and tables a little too close for a private conversation - particularly when you have to speak loudly to be heard because of the noise.

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MW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was fantastic and service was awesome as well. We came on a Monday and had a bottle of wine at half price. If you like authentic Italian food and wine pairing, this is a great place to go.

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OC
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food. beautifully cooked. portions are generous.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Will go Back again!
Food is great. Good portions, fair price, great constant service.
Atmosphere is relaxing , you can have a good conversation.

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

good food, professional and friendly staff.
Toilets downstairs, not suitable for those with physical challenges.

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CR
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food and service was unbelievably awesome. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone. We really appreciate the accommodations they made for us in changing up their dishes to suit our preferences.

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OT
Toronto
69 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was great and the staff very attentive!

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EJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Attentive and friendly service. Excellent food. I asked to have the music turned down a bit and it was graciously done.
I would highly recommend this restaurant for the food, the service and the ambiance.

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b
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food! Bread yummy, as was the olive oil and complementary ntary hummus. I had the shrimp appetizer in a winey sauce. We split the arugula, beet and goat cheese salad ( a provençal touch) and my friend enjoyed the seafood pasta. Our server was very attentive and looked after us beautifully.

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DL
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were visiting Toronto and booked this restaurant having read the reviews, and it turned out to be the best dining decision of our holidays. Excellent food and outstanding service throughout. Genuinely thought that we could have picked anything from the menu and would have been delighted with it, and was very impressed with the value. Our only regret was that we found this place on our last night so couldn’t go back for seconds. Would have no hesitation in recommending it.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came here for our anniversary for the first time, and the decision was made based on the other reviews. We started with the Calamari which was great, not too breaded, and not too chewy. It was done right and came fairly quickly. For the mains we got the Penne Con Pollo and the Vitello ai Tartufi. Both dishes had great presentation, and the sauces were somewhat simple but flavorful. I assumed the positions were going to be small, but they were good size portions. We both actually had some packed. Which I’m looking forward to having today for lunch.
The place it self has dim lighting and feels like what a wine bar should feel like. The noise level was a little high initially but it wasn’t loud enough not to be able to talk across the table comfortably. Later in the evening the noise level dropped and you can hear the Spanish music in the background.
The most impressive was the service. Everyone was very pleasant, attentive and friendly. I know other reviews have mentioned that, and it is not a lie.
If I have to say one thing negative, and I hate to since it was a great night out is the bread that comes is not warm.
I would definitely go back without a question.

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OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Was not a good experience our table was not even ready and have to wait an extra half an hour plus ordered the special 10 minutes later came back and told us they’re all out ordered Chicken form the menu and it was very bad and then ordered salmon which was not too bad wouldn’t go there again.

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G
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious birthday dinner with friends.
Coconut cream pie for dessert was scrumptious.

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MK
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always excellent service and delicious food with a great ambiance!👍👍

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JM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food were great. The Linguine allo Scoglio was outstanding. The prices were very reasonable, and we went on a Monday and were pleasantly surprised to find out that it was 1/2 off wine night. Great dinner. Would highly recommend.

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M
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second visit and it was just as good as the first. Friendly service, great food and reasonably priced. Great spot for good Italian!!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Honestly one of the nicest restaurants we have ever visited. Food was great and the service was outstanding ! We asked for a quiet table and they gave us the best table in the house. They could not have been more welcoming!!

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HD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Ambience and service were excellent. Food was quite bland and ordinary esp fish of the day. Expected more for the price.

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TL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

EVOO was an excellent place for a dinner date. The food was excellent and in Toronto Im not sure you could find better value for the quality of food, the service, location and ambiance. So nice to not feel ripped off. The staff were attentive and friendly. The meals were great and filling and the wine list is extensive. It is easy to see why this is such a special place and a favorite of locals, tourists and celebs!

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B
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This place has it's act together with great food and service

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V
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Menu was very good with excellent daily specials. Service a bit slow but the place was very busy that evening. All in all a very nice place to go with friends or out of town era.

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F
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Average food for high prices. Lovely service.

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L
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were kind and friendly. I would definitely go there again.

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w
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday, great food, spectacular service, great ambiance!!

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A
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Food! Great Service! My favourite restaurant in Toronto!

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A
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This my ‘go to’ spot. The food is consistently good and the staff are professional and wonderfully accommodating.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food great service incredible

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P
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Good but certainly not great. Based on previous experience we had expected an exceptional meal. The service was excellent the restaurant is very noisy

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