Great cellar loved by wine aficionados. After your meal, enjoy a delicate lemon ice or homemade Tiramisu for dessert. La Bruschetta has filled the bellies of hundreds of stars including: Sofia Loren, Joe Mantegna, Chris Noth, Whoopi Goldberg, Bette Midler, Ryan Gosling, Kelsey Grammer, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, the Olsen Twins, Hilary Duff and many, many more and we are looking forward to serving you!
Wednesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Wednesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
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Wed - Sat 12:00PM - 1:00PM 6:00PM - 7:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
It was mediocre: nothing I would write home about or feel the need to repeat anytime soon.
I have a food allergy and without fail, Sylvia always sits with me and we design a safe menu based on my allergy list which she pretty well knows by heart at this point - I've been to La Bruschetta many times. I feel safe & know that my meal will adhere to my allergy list and that it will be delicious. It's my 'go to' restaurant when I want veal Marsala.
They did not have a table for us despite confirming the evening before.We were told they do not deal with open table and to phone the restaurant ourselves for a table. The waiter was most unhelpful Rocco was his name .We left without an apology despite being regular customers .I use open table quite Frequently and have never had this problem before but this is the first time I have used it for La bruschetta.The whole situation spoiled our evening.
Always an excellent meal. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.
The food was amazing and it was able to set an impeccable mood. The earlier in the night the quieter it is. In ny recent (2018) experience, on Saturday, 6:30 is the perfect time.
We travel from Rochester, NY to go to La Bruschetta, and are never diappointed. The food is authentic homemade Italian, the owners are wonderful and have created a fantastic family atmosphere. We have come as just a couple and have brought larger groups. We love it and look forward to our next visit!
As always, excellent in all aspects. I cook, and will come here for Italian as I will usually get an idea for cooking a little bit differently at home, for the better.
Just as we remembered it from years ago...a really nice restaurant with outstanding food. I highly recommend the antipasto plate and the daily specials. We’ll be back soon.
i was unpleasantly surprised. As soon as i arrived with my party we were greeted and seated and for a long while nothing else. Completely neglected. We had no idea who was serving us and no attempts to approach us was made. Eventually what i imagine to be the owner or manager approached us with no enthusiasm and seemed more bothered to serve if anything else. no info on the menu, any special dishes, not even a hello. The food was tasty but that’s about it. A lesson in treating all clients the same way should be taught to la bruschetta! Very disappointing, i should have made my own pasta dish at home!
This was our first visit to the restaurant and we find the service good. We were served with Italian bread and Bruschetta as a starter, followed by the Caesar Salad which is a generous serving goos for two. We drove quite a distance to come to this place. Overall the place is decent, the food is good but I don't think we'll be back to this place due to the driving distance.
This is not the same place we have visited in the past when we went to Toronto. It used to be excellent, with a great crowd, professional waitstaff, and stunning food. I remember coming in to find the half of the people in the restaurant were speaking Italian; the food was bound to be authentic!
Apparently the same family still owns the place, but it's not the same. The food was good, but not great. The service was abysmal. Getting seated was almost an afterthought by the folks there, and although our waitress was very personable and very nice, she never looked up when she walked through the dining room. We literally had to wave down someone when we needed help. This happened repeatedly throughout the evening.
It was telling that there were only a few people in the restaurant. This was on a Saturday night. In the past, if we were there on a weekend night, the place was slammed. No more.
I guess I can see why. We have now crossed this place off our list of places we like to go when we are in Toronto, and we've been going back to this place for a lot of years. Too bad, this place used to be a treat.
Extremely accommodating with the menu, and meals were fantastic.
Very good authentic Italian food, loved it as always which is not often enough
Always delicious! Much attention is paid to my allergies & I am so appreciative to have a neighbourhood restaurant that prepares safe food for me.
We have only ever had fantastic meals at La Bruschetta! Excellent Italian dishes cooked with confidence and served with pride.
Good. A slightly aged and worn neighborhood italian restaurant with a family owner feeling. The mushroom pasta was perfect, great sauce and lots of mushrooms. A little shy about garlic. The lamb-stuffed rigitoni was rich and filling. Fine salad and good light dressing. Didn't like the radio (!) for background music and talk. Really? Also, we were at first seated directly under the speaker even though there were many other tables. After we were moved, the two servers were dedicated and efficient. Pleasant but not memorable. The owner sat at the bar in the back all night looking at receipts and the calculator. She never once looked at the customers and had a frown on her face every time we looked her way. She sat briefly and had a few laughs in a booth with what looked to be a group of her friends. OK if you are in the neighborhood, otherwise not worth a trip.
Delicious food and excellent service. Our waiter was very welcoming. We enjoyed our dinner.
Worst service ever! Rude staff and mediocre food...I would never go back.
Very good pasta dishes and meat dishes. No chicken dishes.
The service is very slow, the food is average, nothing to rave about. We will not be going back.
At the end it took over 15 minutes to pay the bill.
Food is awesome here. Wines are good but pricey. There should be a couple of options in the 30 to 40 dollar range. Otherwise excellent little restaurant.
Nice quite experience. The service friendly and warm.
We visited for the the first time for a Birthday celebration. It happened to be during Summerlicious. It was extremely busy! Despite reservations many people with reservations had to wait quite a while for a table. With limited space, pepople were crowded around the front of the restaurant and around our table. We were seated at our table and Summerlicious menus were on the table. Our Server vanished. We waited quite some time for a Server to return. Given our lack of greeting and how busy they were, we assumed the Summerlicious menu was only available. Our order was taken. Our Sever tried to run away, but we asked for a drinks menu. Our Server suggested a bottle of wine, and we never saw a menu. The food flew at us in different courses. It was delicious! After our dessert flew at us, we realized no drinks would be offered here either. We apologized to our Birthday guest, asked for the bill which took a long time, and had coffee and liqueur elsewhere. We noticed that the regular clientele were treated VERY differently! Menus were given to them and the Servers seemed quite attentive. We were ignored, which sadly tainted our experience. The food was very good, but our impression was that this is strictly a local establishment.
One of my favourite places to dine in Toronto. A legendary menu that offers classic and authentic italian style. The cusine is fresh, rich and filled with flavor. Each dish resonates with the professionalism and talent of the chef - who has obviously paid attention to every detail. I Love this place and am already planning my return visit.
Had a great Valentine's Day dinner with my girlfriend. The waiter was friendly and attentive and the food was delicious and did not take long to arrive. Very good value for your money. We will definitely be going back.
My fiancée and I visited La Bruschetta for an early Valentine's Day dinner date. The food was exceptional and our server was very attentive and friendly. We have been to this establishment in the past with my fiancée's father for afternoon get-togethers and it always provides a great atmosphere. Overall, a very good experience!
We went during winterlious , they had a good selection on the menu and everyone really enjoyed their meal. Service was good although the restaurant was not very busy. One minor item was that one person in our party was not able to finish her meal and was looking to take what was left home. The restaurant said they did not have any containers to pack the food in so she had to leave it?
We had a great winterlicious meal here- some great items from the full menu and some delicious specials. It was a very busy evening for the wait staff, but we still felt attended to.
Went here for a dinner date during winterlicious, walked into the restaurant you could hear a church mouse was that empty. The owner I assume still had her winter coat on not too inviting. Mind you this was on a Friday so not a good sign during winterlicious for it to be that empty. We asked if we could eat off the regular menu we were told "no it's a small kitchen" which is understandable it seems during winterlicious. We ordered our meals the, we got bruschetta to start that was really good not too much dressing which was nice and got bread with it that was cold and butter in a container. Next was the salad, which was probably one of the better ones I've had with pears and walnuts with a sweet dressing, really good. Next was the main course.... we ordered fettuccine with chicken sausage, we asked if they could make it spicy she said yes..... well.... food was really really bland by the looks of the plate we could tell it would taste good. Chicken sausage was cold, the cheese on top resembled the cheese you would get in a pizza lunchable as a child. Did I mention the food was bland? Very basic pasta sauce with no flavour we had to ask twice for pepper. Best part of the dinner for me was the pepper that was stuck in my teeth, was the most flavourful part of the main course. My girlfriend didn't finish her meal wanted the plate taken away cuz it smelled bad. Dessert was good though she enjoyed the tiramisu was done well. If you come to this place just come for the salad and dessert but I wouldn't recommend it.
A quiet evening in January. Very tasty meal. Quiet, so great for conversation. Went away happy
We usually like the food at La Bruschetta, but our last experience was not pleasant. Horrible service - and we were one of only two tables in the whole restaurant. They messed up our order (after we waited forever to get our meals), and the pastas were all bland. Maybe they hired a new chef? Not up to par. And the waiter should have been much more attentive!
Service was a little too laid back - two off us had soup and salad and one a pasta dish. We were long finished our soup and the pasta dish was almost finished before the salads appeared. I had wanted to go to this restaurant for along time - the food was good - soup delicious - but though the place was not busy - I got the impression the waitress did not give a hoot about us....
No reason to go back....
We arrived at the restaurant at 4 minutes to 6 and our reservation was for 6pm.
The entire restaurant was dark and the doors were locked. Instead of standing on the street in the cold we went else where to eat.
As it turned out when we left the other place, the restaurant had opened. Just a bit odd that it was pitch dark 4 minutes before our reservation time.
Terrible service. Took a half hour before anyone brought us water and wine list. Over an hour to get our food. No soap in bathroom.
Food was good but service was really lacking! Had to ask for water every time , were not told the specials, never asked if we wanted coffee, tea or dessert. The restaurant was maybe 1/4 full!
Great food and good family service, will definitely come back. Would be nice if they can also serve decaf coffee / lattes.
The very first thing that happened was that we were greeted in the most friendly manner. What a wonderful start. My wife and I were with my nearly 98 year old grandmother. We were seated and the treat of an evening began.
Friendly chatter / banter from the two people who served us.
I'm gluten free, so to find out that I was able to eat most things on the menu was fantastic.
The food was a touch slow to come out but wowee was it worth the wait!
The food came and just... it was great. All three of us loved it. What a great experience.
The food was fresh. Delicious and wonderful.
Seasoned perfectly. Cooked to perfection. Fabulous.
A warm wonderful experience, and you better believe we will return!
Great restaurant, best italian food I've had. To highlight some favourites best carpaccio in Toronto!!! Handmade gnocchi is "little pillows of heaven". Bruschetta bread which is complimentary for the table is devine.
Sylvie is a treat!!!
Simply outstanding! Authentic Italian food like my grandparents would have prepared. The bruschetta was fantastic. My mouth is watering just thinking of it. Silvia was friendly and funny. She recommended a pasta with mushrooms for me and I loved it. My husband had one of the specials and our friends had a rigatoni pasta. All were superb.
It is well worth the drive from downtown Toronto. Can't wait to go back!
Food was great, staff was friendly, attentive and accommodating. Been coming here for years and always a pleasure. My family particularly enjoy the personal touch given by Silvia who follows in her father's tradition of making guests feel warm and welcome.