La Bruschetta

3.9
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
La Bruschetta is a rustic Italian restaurant located in Corso Italia Toronto for over 40 years. We specialize in food from Umbria, all originating from our family recipes. Food made with love. Keeping traditions alive!

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Fri 6:00PM - 7:00PM 8:00PM - 8:15PM

What 138 People Are Saying
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
Food
3.8
Service
3.6
Ambience
3.9
Value
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

This is a family run restaurant with staff that is very pleasant but not professional enough for the prices they charge. I had a brie salad which was very good. I had the veal special with tomato but the portion was small and the taste was only ok. My wife had the shrimp pasta special and only got two small shrimps
which was 25 dollars. the pasta was good but should had larger or a few more shrimp. I found the food to be ok but the value not great

AB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Loved it. Still my favorite place in town.
Very short menu. Has been the same for years. Solid. Good. Authentic Italian

1
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal!
Truly authentic Italian food. We felt as if we were in Italy.
Highly recommend it.

CD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful expertise. Great food. Pleasant and helpful staff. We will be back.

J
Toronto
54 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sylvia always welcomes me with a smile and a feeling that she's anxious to please and make me a safe meal. I have a fatal food allergy and I've learned to trust her and the chef to prepare my favourite Veal Marsala with care. Roger, my server, was accommodating and friendly as usual and delivered our meal with care and concern. Thank you to all.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in Toronto

JR
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Simple menu but perfectly done. Pasta dishes are great. Service very attentive but also casual, not stuffy or overwhelming. I HATE when a server asks how things are when you obviously have your mouth full- that didn't happen here. Although the question was posed. And I believe if a negative comment was made it would be relayed directly.

TT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We really enjoyed our experience at Breschetta. Our server was excellent. He was very kind, attentive and friendly. The food was delicious.

HG
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic experience. It’s been there for 40 plus years and it’s not hard to imagine why...

MP
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ok so all the rave reviews I’ve heard are true!
Excellent food! Started off with bruschetta, caesar salad and then had the gnocchi !
What a pleasurable evening!

LT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

Mediocre. Service was fair but our server did not come around often..we had to ask for everything, nothing was offered such as more water or another drink.

La Bruschetta
Responded on March 27, 2019

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your evening at the restaurant. It is important to us that we provide the best service and amazing food to all our clients. Hope you give us another try.

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AB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We have been coming to La Bruschetta for years. Still one of our favorite restaurants in Toronto. Short Menu. Classic Italian. All made from scratch. Wonderful. Not hip, trendy, noisy. Just really good. Period.

EB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always amazing and the service is wonderful, such lovely people!

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Authentic Italian goodness!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It’s always the best!

E
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Family-owned restaurant with cuisine based on Umbrian recipes and Umbrian olive-oil.

o
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

it was so amazing. staff was wonderful and kind. would 100% visit again

J
Toronto
54 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

ES
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

It was mediocre: nothing I would write home about or feel the need to repeat anytime soon.

l
London
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

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.

C
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an excellent meal. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

c
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

a
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

I
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

DD
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

FL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience1

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!

M
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

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.

SF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

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.

TW
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Extremely accommodating with the menu, and meals were fantastic.

AB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Very good authentic Italian food, loved it as always which is not often enough

J
Toronto
54 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious! Much attention is paid to my allergies & I am so appreciative to have a neighbourhood restaurant that prepares safe food for me.

KD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have only ever had fantastic meals at La Bruschetta! Excellent Italian dishes cooked with confidence and served with pride.

JR
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

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.

R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Our waiter was very welcoming. We enjoyed our dinner.

W
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Worst service ever! Rude staff and mediocre food...I would never go back.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good pasta dishes and meat dishes. No chicken dishes.

OL
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

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.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2017
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

D
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2017
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice quite experience. The service friendly and warm.

EY
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

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.