Il Ponte

4.5
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316 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Join us Tuesdays for half price bottles of wine.
Ponte opens its doors in one of Toronto’s fastest growing, and most diverse neighbourhoods with a simple mission: To be a dependable local establishment that serves and grows with the families, businesses and residents of Riverside and Toronto proper. We invite you to join us in celebrating great food and culture at our new home at the eastern foot of the Queen St. Bridge. Our belief is that great service and delicious food is paramount to the dining experience. We hope to exceed your expectations. Il Ponte offers both a fast casual encounter as well as a leisurely affair.

Our fresh thinking on Italian cuisine is present in our seasonal menu dishes as well as in our many fresh made daily specials. By using local ingredients and importing authentic Italian products Il Ponte achieves our unique brand of ‘La Cucina Italiana’. Every dish aims to provide inspiration and palatial pleasure.

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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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charles
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Happy with everything but being told by Open Table that we had missed our reservation.

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JayC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Looking forward to our next visit...lovely restaurant, food was terrific !

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yes. Always have been happy. Giancarlo is always welcoming

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Will definitely return.

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vipalnbarthel
Toronto
60 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Il Ponte which we enjoyed with a friend from England! In addition to wonderful food and an attentive staff the restaurant has fabulous views of downtown Toronto!

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Jpgadou
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual food is great and fresh, wine is excellent and service is the best

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joyced
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food A little overpriced for a bowl of Pasta $34
Friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Everything was good. Did not like that the fact that the restaurant automatically included a 20% tip. There was no reason for that when we were two diners. I would have preferred to decide the gratuity amount and not have it decided for me.

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Marco
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Calamari app is amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and the food was top notch.

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TomB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had lunch , so it was not that busy. The salads were very good, large for lunch.
The main menu, we had veal and pasta, which was very good. The pasta was a large serving so she did not finish it.
I would return, it was a very good meal.

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vipTorontonianTraveller
Toronto
142 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Great location and nice ambiance.

We had Winterlicious there on a Monday. It was pretty quiet.

The waiter offered some odd comments about how they don’t get much repeat business at the beginning of the meal. Was a strange start to the dining experience.

The food was good for the most part although they use a little too much oil for my taste (on salads etc).

It was a good place to have a conversation with table mates as the music is not to loud.

They rely on street parking which is free in the evening.

Not much else to say. I have mixed emotions about it all.

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DouglasF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Overall this is a great place for “date night” the staff very friendly

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AnnM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A treat as always....consistent good food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was actually really nice....service was great , very accommodating and the food was classic and hearty

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kiki
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food. Nice portion size for Winterlicious Menu
Very Busy, and VERY LOUd

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AnnM
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For some of the party this was not a first visit, but the food and service remain constantly wonderful.
We were introduced by good friends and we're paying it forward! Thanks so much for making the dining experience so enjoyable.

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JenS
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and service was fantastic. It was perfect for a lunch date!

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LynnG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Il Ponte is a lovely restauant, food is always great and servers are attentive

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BrenG
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Great owner. A great experience.

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vipjuniper
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service! The restaurant has so many gluten-free options as well :)

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Dawn
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I have been to this restaurant 3 times now and have never been disappointed with the food, service, ambience ..anything.. I will be back.

MA
MARGARETB
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had the arugula salad followed by the seafood stew. Both were excellent. The space is open and airy, service lovely and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place, especially their care with gluten free dishes.

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vipMikeF
Toronto
46 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a nice restaurant! The ambiance is modern and clean. We asked for “some type of vegetarian pasta” and what they prepared was absolutely excellent. The service was great and the noise was surprisingly... not bad - even though the place was pretty full on a Saturday evening. Parking is easy on a side street or on queen st.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was an exceptional experience!!! We were first greeted very warmly by Giancarlo, the owner. It is obvious that he is very passionate about food and has a real gift.

The food was phenomenal, starting with the bread and olives, burrata salad, outstanding pasta and topped off with an incredible tiramisu.

I highly recommend it!!!

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waynet
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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othmanb
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

It's a bit too expensive I would like to come back if they have more affordable prices

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vipSammy
Toronto
89 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fabulous Christmas lunch at this special neighbourhood gem! The owner is outstanding and the food Delish! We will be back!

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AbyR1
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A most attractive restaurant.The starter and main course were very good, though the dessert was disappointing.

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vipjordana
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely one of my favourite restaurants in the city !

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McKenna
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

The noise level made conversation difficult. Although I had indicated that we were there to celebrate a birthday and other tables got a birthday song with dessert, our birthday celebration was ignored which was disappointing.

MF
vipMikeF
Toronto
46 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice place - I asked for a vegetarian pasta meal and what they made was very, very good - one of the best restaurant meals I've had in a long time. The salad I had was excellent as well. Service was attentive and accurate. The decor of the restaurant is modern and new. Parking is surprisingly easy on Queen street.

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Mikey
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The first time we visited Il Ponte everything was perfect. This time the service was very slow. The food was great.

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vipStephane
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gréât food and service!

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RodC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

One of us is Celiac, so gluten free isn't a choice, it's a condition. The gluten free food selection was large, and very good and really tasty.
We will definitely return.

CL
CaroL
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food. The complimentary half glass of prosecco, bread and olives was a very nice touch! Great salads, pasta. Good wine list per glass, and bottles.

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vipMikeF
Toronto
46 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very nice great food and good service; easy parking on Queen street; not too louad

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Epic fail
Food was cold
Waiter brought bottle wine for me to taste test and when I looked at him to approve he was chatting away with colleagues. And never poured our first glasses.
Very disappointed. He started off very attentive. Then I guess the regulars showed up. Then we were ignored. My kids 22/16/13 even noticed. Took over 2 hours to get through and no dessert was had ... also never asked how our meals were.
$340 later it was very poor value for $
Meals were average. The Caesar salad was best thing to eat.

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