Il Ponte

4.6
328 reviews
CAN$30 and under
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.
What 328 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
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FeliceM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We must support this business and owner. My fave italian restaurant on so many levels!!

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Kamal
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great people

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vipComet
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a phenomenal experience. The service, food, atmosphere — everything — were all phenomenal. Customized to my celiac requirements, totally safe, and we felt truly cared for with warm, Italian hospitality. What a bright spot in a tough week. Can not recommend it highly enough.

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vipMarkM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite italian joint in TO. The owner Giancarlo is a gracious host. Always feel welcome there and look forward to going back

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vipsmelly
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner and will go back

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torontotrish
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really cute patio on the side vs having to sit directly along Queen Street, so much more private. Service was great, really enjoyed the food. It was our first time back at a restaurant since COVID so not sure what to expect but we had a really nice dinner, would definitely recommend this place!

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vipsmelly
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well worth the visit.

KJ
vipKerenJ
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, service and just such a great little gem of a restaurant!!!

MB
vipMarionB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious anniversary dinner. Very good service!

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vipBrunoRicardo
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for dinner last Friday. The patio tables are well distanced from one another. The service was great and the food awesome. The traffic on Queen E/DVP can be a bit loud at rush hour, but the food is well worth it.

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GordonN
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

First time back since winter to a favourite restaurant.
Better than last summers patio experience b/c so good to have a first dinner out since February on such a beautiful summer evening with my kids.
Excellent food as before.
Great to see that Il Ponte is BACK 👍🥳👌!

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Alex
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

Great server, we had to be moved inside but there was no AC so it was a bit hot. Otherwise great service and food.

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charles
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JC
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
13 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!!!

OT
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
144 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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Doug
Toronto
5 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
30 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.

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MARGARETB
Toronto
11 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.

MF
vipMikeF
Toronto
49 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
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

FAQs

Il Ponte is rated 4.6 stars by 328 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.