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Il Ponte, Toronto, ON
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Il Ponte, Toronto, ON
Il Ponte - Il Ponte, Toronto, ON
Il Ponte, Toronto, ON

Il Ponte

4.4
4.4
516 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 778-0404
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Let us make your next gathering unforgettable!
  • Private party facilities
    AVAILABLE FOR LUNCH AND DINNEROur private dining room is available with creative ways to accommodate parties of up to 18 people. The space is Ideal for meetings and smaller gatherings such as birthdays, anniversaries and rehearsal dinners.
  • Private party contact
    Giancarlo: (416) 778-0404
  • Neighbourhood
    Leslieville / Riverdale
  • Cross Street
    Carroll st.
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 516 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Italian

  • Toronto

    Italian

516 Reviews
  1. William

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and service. Coozy environment. Great place for a quite dinner with you partner. Recommend for sure.

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  2. Limey

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good gnocchi with lovely Gorgonzola sauce. Place is rather cavernous and all hard surfaces which could make it noisy when busy. Very friendly staff. Good value for the quality.

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  3. ShaunDias

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place. The owner and the server tending our table were both knowledgeable and amazing! -Shaun

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  4. BJFoodie

    Toronto

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just one incredible authentic Italian restaurant we always love. Best food. Friendly service and just a wonderful time each time we go there.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Valentine’s Day special turned out to be the worst. Date ended at appetizers because it was taking an hour to just get the food at some point everyone left out of frustration. I got there at 8:30 and at 1015 we were still waiting for our main course. Ended up getting some pizza and wings. Restaurant was way way understaffed for such a high traffic day Maybe it’s better on a non busy day.

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  6. andrewd

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Valentines set menu was joke 2.5hours before mains came Kitchen was disorganized It’s a shame cuz the food was tasty - the lamb anyways Pasta too salty

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  7. NelG

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High quality food, innovative and decent quantity. Great decor as well.

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  8. Tony

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    For a 6pm seating on Valentine’s Day, our appetizer came out but no pasta in the entire restaurant for over an hour! The table next to us vacated and then they brought one pasta dish to our table neglecting the other only to bring it 10 minutes later and the wrong dish! Our mains and dessert were served 5 minutes hurriedly but there were many tables around us with no food when we left at 8:30. Thankfully for the restaurant it was a $125 set menu and a mandatory 20% gratuity that night! Worst dinner experience I’ve had in many years in Toronto.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best calamari in the city! Delicious tri-colore salad and gluten free gnocchi. High-quality ingredients.

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  10. Jeannie

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent. The service was disappointing. Good start but then the server ignored us and we don’t know why. We were friendly and complementary. Weird. 🤷‍♀️

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  11. BettyM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You can never go wrong dining at ilponte! It will become your home away from home with excellent food, service and atmosphere!

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  12. Heathersmilez

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience, we will be back! We were pressed for time (business lunch) so we only had a quick small bite + wine but what we had was excellent, quick and service was fast and attentive.

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  13. CarolR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Long our favourite Italian restaurant. Excellent variety. Perfectly cooked pastas. Fabulous fish, especially the grilled octopus. Private outdoor patio in warmer weather.

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  14. SalvatoreS

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Il Ponte never disappoints. Always great food and excellent ambience. Giancarlo and his staff are exceptional at everything they do.

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  15. MrMr

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Greet specials, food is tasty, service is outstanding, and the wine list is extensive.

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  16. danielc

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the experience and the warm welcome. Will be returning soon!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely one of the best southern Italian restaurant in the city!! What a hidden gem!! You had me at Fileja with Nduja. WOW!! Giancarlo also offered a tasting of Jefferson, arguably one of the top Amaro. I 100% recommend il ponte

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  18. MirnaG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it. Salads, soup, pasta... All of it delicious. The readiness to help accommodate a vegan diet was so appreciated. This was my second visit to this restaurant and I've been recommending it to everyone sense.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great whole branzino fish, octopus appetizer and also wild boar sausage pasta. Friendly helpful service.

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  20. josephc

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great lunch here. Great service. Don’t be in a rush and enjoy.

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  21. SandraG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and menu in general. Fish was a little under seasoned, but cooked perfectly along with vegetables. Dessert was delicious

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  22. Denny

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit to celebrate my wife's birthday with our son and daughter in law. We were greeted by the chef/owner who was clearly proud of his restaurant. Both the regular menu and specials were varied and unique to his culinary taste and expertise. Half price cocktails ordered before before 6:30 were especially appreciated. We will be back.

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  23. Richie

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I was disheartened by the sub-par gluten-free options available. The advertised pizza for gluten-sensitive diners turned out to be a paper-thin, overcooked disappointment. Similarly, the gluten-free pasta failed to make any notable impression and was far from remarkable. The cost of the meal felt unjustified, considering the underwhelming taste and mediocre quality of the food. The tiramisu saved the day, however. Overall, I'm hesitant to return or recommend it to others based on this disappointing encounter.

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  24. DebbieG

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    There were many specials as well a great menu with lots of choice. Salad was a generous size and minestrone soup delish.

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  25. carmend

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant!!! Great service, and delicious food!!! Also, there are many gluten-free options

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  26. Juno

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We eat out here often enough to know that it will be consistently excellent - from the warm ambience to the always superb menu options carefully prepared. We went for a wedding anniversary dinner and they gave us each a generous glass of Prosecco on the house. Can't say enough good things about this place!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic spot! Quality and selection of both the food and wine are outstanding. The staff takes pride in the quality of the product they deliver and the owner has a passion for food that is second to none! It is easy to become a regular here and I am glad that we are!!

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  28. CC15

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian meal by far! We have dined at several Italian restaurants in the GTA and no others compare. Giancarlo and his staff were great. Food was outstanding. Gnocchi special was very cheesy and the Filaj Calabresi was very flavorful. Do not overlook this place!!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal and the owner was amazing.

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  30. Juno

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are consistently excellent. Perfect spot for outstanding Italian cuisine. The staff are friendly and helpful and the ambience makes dining here feel like a special occasion.

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  31. jimw

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and service. A hidden gem on the lower east side....

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  32. MarsO

    Toronto

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dinner with good friends. Never had the spaghetti nerano anywhere but the Amalfi coast snd they did a great job! Calamari was crispy and very tasty. Will definitely go back as I want to try other dishes. Atmosphere outside was quiet and surrounded by green. Not like we were on a busy street. Inside looked really nice and cozy. See you soon snd thank you !! Great find

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  33. kinger

    Toronto

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    1st visit on a recommendation from a friend. Food was outstanding as we had one waiter order a family style meal for the four is us. Great choices. Great Italian wine (although the 2nd waiter told us he only recommends California wines - thought this was strange as he wasn’t drinking the wine). Found service (from the 2nd waiter and the front of the house staff) not very friendly and somewhat cold. Only issue from what was a great meal.

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  34. DinesAround

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing server. Great lunch. Gnocchi was sooo good

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The best Italian restaurant experience in Toronto so far!

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  36. EllenS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, welcoming atmosphere, great esthetics and all round perfect, as usual!

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  37. jleon

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent choice for traditional Italian cuisine. Great service and ambiance.

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  38. Maria

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dine at Il Ponte often. The food and the service ia incredible.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best pasta I have had in my life. It was perfectly Al dente

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  40. ClemensR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Generally it was a good experience. The food took a bit long to arrive, but we had no complaints about it.

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FAQs

Il Ponte is rated 4.4 stars by 516 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 1 time today
Google Map for Il Ponte

625 Queen St East, Toronto, ON M4M 1G7

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Carroll st.
  • Neighbourhood
    Leslieville / Riverdale
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (416) 778-0404
  • Catering
    Let us make your next gathering unforgettable!
  • Private party facilities
    AVAILABLE FOR LUNCH AND DINNEROur private dining room is available with creative ways to accommodate parties of up to 18 people. The space is Ideal for meetings and smaller gatherings such as birthdays, anniversaries and rehearsal dinners.
  • Private party contact
    Giancarlo: (416) 778-0404
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