Jamie's Italian - Yorkdale

3.9
1367 reviews
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Lunch
Jamie’s Italian Canada is all about simple, freshly made Italian-inspired dishes with a Jamie twist. Located at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto, the first North American location of the internationally loved restaurant has an open kitchen and a relaxed, vibrant atmosphere. Focusing on fresh, sustainable ingredients and bold, classic flavours, the restaurant features pasta and pizza that’s made on-site every day, mouth-watering mains and an antipasti station with cured meats.
Whether you’re grabbing a bite to eat in the cozy bar to refuel after shopping, meeting for a business lunch or a family meal before a movie, Jamie’s Italian is the perfect spot.
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JM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Food is overrated in my opinion, lacks true Italian flavours and style. Overpriced restaurant.

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RO
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I've been visiting Jamie's Italian for the past three Summer/Winterlicious. I'm happy to say that the quality of the food stayed perfect, but the portions got visibly smaller despite the price been the same. The main course options were a bit more interesting as well. I remember the amazing pasta with shrimps I got the first time. Delicious!

Thank you for providing an overall good experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

We arrived ten minutes before our reservation and we were asked to return at our designated time. It didn't seem busy at all, so that was a little weird. The food was alright, it was good for the $33 Summerlicious, but nothing special.

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A
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Really great service, but food wasn’t the greatest! Had higher expectations

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CA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

We went for Summerlicious- our apps, drinks and desserts were great. However our mains were a serious disappointment. Our experience started out with waiting over an hour for our mains- only to be told the cooks were ‘in the weeds’ and had bumped our orders and mistakenly thought they had already been sent out. The server told us a rush had been placed on them to be made. They came out extremely undercooked and very salty. We notified the server who took them back to be redone. A manager came and told us that’s actually how the dishes are meant to taste.....extremely disappointing. The redone dishes came back just as inedible. When the server asked, we were honest. The manager did not come back to ask or offer her apologies and we were not discounted on our bill for our meals. We were extremely underwhelmed and disappointed with our experience.

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JH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

Awful! It took two hours to have our meal at lunch. Way too long for a lunch meal! Meal was decent but portions are not a good size. The servers were running around and very unorganized. Not enough people to handle the amount of clients! In between each meal, it was at least 30 min. I asked for my sons ice cream after he finished his meal, it did not come to the table for an hour. Don’t go there unless you have a lot of time on your hands! I would not recommend this restaurant.

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JB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great place. We went during sunnerlicious so the 3 course meal for $33 was definitely a bargain. The truffle shuffle pizza was the highlight, and they definitely gave large portions of dessert.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Overall it was a good experience. Servers were pleasant food were served in a timely manner.

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CF
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

the food was very mediocre, I expected more. For an Italian restaurant, the pasta should never be overcooked.

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H
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

I've been to Jamie's Italian before and it was amazing food and service.

This time however, we came for the Summerlicious lunch menu and although the app (ravioli) was great, the main course, Jamie's chicken salad was not. I took my sister, her husband and my boyfriend for the lunch as a thank you present to my sister. Three of us had the chicken salad and it wasn't presented as highlighted. There was no pancetta, it was two slices of what looked like ready to eat bacon from the frozen food section, there was no parmigiano reggiano and it was one boiled egg chopped in half. We weren't too impressed. My bf complained his salad greens were brown and wilted.

The service was great as usual and the dessert cheesecake was very good.

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MM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Disappointing. Food was not special and too expensive for the quality of dishes

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VS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Team culture among staff is "fend for yourself"

Food was good not great

Service was poor

When speaking to manager about multiple issues - including no one clearing our plates away - she said I'm sorry and walked away... Without taking our plates away either!
Culture comes from the top...

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KJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 1

Really pathetic menu and poor value for the money
Superfood salad was disappointing but practically all I could find on the menu that wasn’t a bunch of processed food pasta or cold cuts
Noisy atmosphere with loud music
Very difficult to have a conversation
Not that busy and seems like The only people going there couldn’t get into Cheesecake Factory

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S
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

If you are planning on going for summerlicious don’t! They modify the dishes to give smaller portions - and the regular price basically adds up to the summerlicious price anyway. Food is decent but not outstanding.

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FM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was an amazing experience. I went to my wife and son to celebrate my birthday and the employee Paul took care of us and definitely it was perfect.

Thank you so much for the way that you connect with customers.

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PJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The carbonara pasta for the summerlicious menu was'not good.

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PA
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The waiter was great. As always, the food was Tasty.

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TR
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

The server was rude and the food was mediocre at best. I will never return.

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AO
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

First time and had a wonderful experience with the Summerlicious 2019 lunch menu! The seafood soup, porcini fettuccini and gelato trio were to die for delish! Our server, Jerome was fantabulous, knowledgeable and had great recommendations. Will definitely be back soon!

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J
Toronto
52 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Went for Summerlicious prix fixed lunch.
A good variety choices. Impressed with the fact they were willing to adjust a dish--fried ravioli appetizer--because I don't do well with spicy. Food was delicious and the service very good. Because of this positive experience would return for their regular menu.

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OT
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service

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K
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

easy to book a reservation on Open Table as there was an immediate response. Greeted in a friendly manner upon arrival and immediately seated in an area of our choice. Our order was taken in a timely manner as we were given sufficient time to look over the menu. Food portions were substantial and tasty.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experince at Jaimie’s Italian during Summerlicious 2019. The service was fast and cheerful through seating and all 3 courses. We had the Beef Carpaccio and Margherita Arancini , both were delicious. For mains we had Chicken Al Mattone and Tagliatelle Bolognese , both were amazing and too much to eat . We took some home. For desserts , we had Panna Cotta and Tiramisu . These were beautifully prepared and a big serving. For drinks , we had Ginger Mohito and lemonade, very refreshing. Service was prompt but not obtrusive. Prices were ok for Summerlicious, would be much higher for a regular meal.

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SC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They did a great job of providing accessible seating to my family, and the food for their Summerlicious menu was awesome. We'll definitely be coming back.

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l
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

The food and ambiance were both pretty good but our waiter was very inattentive. We decided to go to this location because my friends had been there before and previously had a pleasant experience. We booked on Opentable thinking that it may be busy since we were there around 1pm. We show up and the restaurant was pretty much empty, no issue there. As we walk in there were four greeters at the door...they were so busy messing with the screen at the check-in counter that no one actually greeted us or acknowledged that we were there until one of them finally “saw” us standing there. The waiter must have been overworked because we had to ask two other staff members if they could get him, even then it took him a while to get back to our table. We were planning on ordering dessert however it took him 15+min to get the menu. Needless to say, we waited another 15min just to get our check and then another 10+min to pay because the card readers were not linking to the network. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the food, but this location could definitely work on their customer service.

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

The experience at Jamie Oliver was okay. The server was attentive and very polite.

The ambience, everything was locked up - like it felt like they were protecting their goods, as if people were going to steal! It felt quite odd, they had nice items to display, but having it behind a lock and key, made it feel like we shouldn’t even look at it.

The food was served in three courses - the appetizer was delicious, lots of flavour and just a great start to the meal. The entrée was meh, my carbonara was warm, not hot, warm. It was not pleasant. It definitely tasted much better, having it a second time around (microwaved). The dessert was plentiful and such a delight!

Overall, the experience was okay and this is the second time - I’ve been to Jamie Oliver’s restaurant. So, it’s a definite maybe for the next time.

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MR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Ordered the beef carpaccio to start. It was a bit too oily and the beef a bit too thick. Followed up with the chicken salad which was okay, but should have been warmer. And finished off the meal with a panna cotta, which was also okay. Overall it was an average meal. The service was too slow considering the restaurant was half empty. The water glasses were rim down when we arrived and stuck to the table which has a strange sticky feeling.

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CB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I have been here many times and enjoy the food

I made a reservation to celebrate my 50th birthday and was VERY put off when told my dinner was limited to 90 minutes because Summerlicious was on.
I would not have made a reservation there.

I will have to think about ever returning

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s
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Upscale looking restaurant but comfortable in casual attire. Food was well portioned and summerlicious menu had great options to try and share.

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TO
Toronto
74 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Had a fantastic Summerlicious lunch. Really a great deal.

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P
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The appetizer was great but the pizza was burnt round the edges and luke warm in the middle. It was hard to cut into the pizza. The did make me a fresh pizza which was o.k. The dessert Panno Cotto was excellent. I would have expected better for the main course from Jamie’s Italian restaurant.

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AG
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

AWESOME restaurant. The food is always amazing as are the drinks and the service is always incredible. If you want a warm, welcoming, and relaxed place to eat this is the place to be! If I lived closer I'd come here weekly!!

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Not worth a destination trip but but great compared to other mall restaurants.

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JL
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Overall every dishes taste good, include dessert. Plates display are rough. Lower the food value.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Our waiter was nice, friendly but very very slow.

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KT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sticky toffee pudding is a must! Delicious food and a good selection of healthy options. A bit on the pricy side, but worth it. The food is actual food cooked to order not just frozen slop from a bucket like you get in so many chain restaurants now. I hope they stay open even after the European locations close.

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AT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Definitely wasn't what I'd expected. Looks like a roadhouse inside as opposed to an Italian restaurant. Service was very slow and our waiter didn't have many tables. Food was ok but not great. Don't plan to go again.

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c
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The reception was the worst service experience at Jamie's. Very cold and who cares attitude. Acknowledged we had a reservation and even though the restaurant was almost empty were taken to a small table for two in the middle of a row of booths. Soon as we saw the small table I asked if we could be seated at a table with more room. After a look of disgust we were walked back to the entrance and seated at a round table right behind the reception desk so everyone entering or leaving the restaurant had to walk by our table. During our stay at the restaurant many tables for four remained empty. When we tried to pick up our menus they were stuck to the table making a sound as you pried them up off the table. Our server assured us the table was indeed clean but just needed to be varnished. I have never experience unfinished wood to be that sticky. With that part behind us I can say that our server and her trainee were excellent. They both were very pleasant and vigilant and helpful with the menu choices as my daughter has sever peanut allergies. Food was very good.
So, once you get past the front desk experience and sticky table it is a great restaurant.

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LL
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I had lunch with a friend and I ordered carpaccio....it came without parmesan cheese, literally 10 or less arugula leaves and no glazed balsamic. I pointed it out to the waitress and she proceeded to grate cheese on my dish rather than taking it back and having shaved parmesan....no reference back to the menu or attempt to correct the order. I did not make an issue of it but I did call in to let them know...the manager was suppose to call me back and never did. First time there and will probably be my last....despite how much I adore Jamie Oliver.

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TM
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 5

It looked like they were understaffed. No offence to the waitress I know she has a hard job to do.. but she didn’t even ask us what we would like to drink and rushed to take our orders. We asked for recommendations on food and didn’t give any. The food was very average. I went there for my boyfriends birthday and it ruined the whole experience. The restaurant looked good though!

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