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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Happy with everything but being told by Open Table that we had missed our reservation.
Looking forward to our next visit...lovely restaurant, food was terrific !
Yes. Always have been happy. Giancarlo is always welcoming
Food and service was outstanding. Will definitely return.
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!
As usual food is great and fresh, wine is excellent and service is the best
Good food A little overpriced for a bowl of Pasta $34
Fantastic food and service.
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.
Great food and service. Calamari app is amazing!!!
Amazing service and the food was top notch.
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.
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.
Overall this is a great place for “date night” the staff very friendly
A treat as always....consistent good food and service!
It was actually really nice....service was great , very accommodating and the food was classic and hearty
Good food. Nice portion size for Winterlicious Menu
Very Busy, and VERY LOUd
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.
The food was delicious and service was fantastic. It was perfect for a lunch date!
Il Ponte is a lovely restauant, food is always great and servers are attentive
Great food. Great atmosphere. Great owner. A great experience.
Amazing food and amazing service! The restaurant has so many gluten-free options as well :)
I have been to this restaurant 3 times now and have never been disappointed with the food, service, ambience ..anything.. I will be back.
We had the arugula salad followed by the seafood stew. Both were excellent. The space is open and airy, service lovely and attentive.
Love this place, especially their care with gluten free dishes.
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.
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!!!
It's a bit too expensive I would like to come back if they have more affordable prices
Had a fabulous Christmas lunch at this special neighbourhood gem! The owner is outstanding and the food Delish! We will be back!
A most attractive restaurant.The starter and main course were very good, though the dessert was disappointing.
Definitely one of my favourite restaurants in the city !
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.
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.
The first time we visited Il Ponte everything was perfect. This time the service was very slow. The food was great.
Gréât food and service!
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.
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.
Very nice great food and good service; easy parking on Queen street; not too louad
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.
Il Ponte is rated 4.5 stars by 316 OpenTable diners.
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