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LaVinia

4.7
4.7
277 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Spanish
After training and studying at the internationally recognized Lausanne Cooking Academy in Switzerland, opening up Prego in Spain, and Bolero in San Francisco, Chef Fernando Garcia brings Spanish food and culture to Toronto with LaVinia.



This visit to Spain via The Lakeshore, not far from the water, includes tapas dishes such as Piquilo Peppers Stuffed with a Seafood Mousse and Anisete cream, and Fine Ibérico Spanish Ham. Choose from a large range of slow-cooked paellas, fresh pastas, fish including Basque Style Codfish Stew, and lamb or steak for the meat lovers for your meal.



LaVinia is open for dinner from Tuesday until Sunday.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (647) 748-2350

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Fernando Garcia

What 277 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. SC

    SebastianC

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jaime and the team where excellent! Chef Garcia’s food is fabulous!
  2. AM

    AnthonyM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my third trip to this restaurant and I have yet to be disappointed. From the appetizers to the main course to the dessert it is all artfully prepared and incredibly delicious and flavorful.
  3. SS

    SoniaS

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful atmosphere, food, service. Owner and son are welcoming and attentive, greeting guests and chatting
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Simple recipe. I believe that they cook fresh fish and sea food. Not frozen. Servers are kind and nice.
  5. SS

    SoniaS

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a pleasure to dine here. The food was tasty and the service was great! I will definitely be back here
  6. DG

    DaveG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We shared 4 appetizers and a bottle of wine. Flavours were great and quantity was perfect to satisfy. Sevice was excellent and our glasses were always filled. A wonderful evening.
  7. BM

    BruceM

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful little spot in Mimico, highly recommend!
  8. N

    Nathan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have amazing Spanish dishes that range from Rizzo to to fish to pasta as well as appetizers. Their dessert are also very good!
  9. DC

    DinoC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding. Family owned and operated quaint restaurant that truly provides an authentic Castilian culinary experience. The paella is the best in the city.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Chef came to the table to see how everything was, loved that! Amazing! Garlic shrimp = delicious, poached octopus = pretty good, Paella = enough to feed 3. The server was great and the overall experience was great. I could hear the server interacting with people, he knew their names, you could tell they had many regulars. Overall really great.
  11. CC

    ChristinaC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious mouth watering food Amazing service One of our best experiences ever at a restaurant Fav Spanish in toronto
  12. I

    Irina26

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come with my husband to spend time together. Food was good. The service was excellent. May recommend for quiet environment and delicious food.
  13. EN

    EmptyNester

    Toronto

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It has been a while since we have been in the neighborhood but it was a joy to reconnect with this restaurant. The food remains amazing. We shared a seafood paella which had a generous and nicely varied melody of shrimp calamari fish clams mussels etc. Loved that they ensure it is cooked long enough to get some of the rice on the bottom nice a chrunchy from the heat of the pan. We shared a selection of tapas for the balance of the meal. We let the chef choose them for us. A lovely assortment from light and chilled anchovies with cheese through croquettes and a feature sweat breads. The chef was also flexible to adjust the offering for a food allergy. Thanks so much. Staff are all very attentive professional and friendly. Will visit again when we are in town.
  14. NP

    NasP

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Going to La Vinia feels like you are going over to your neighbour’s house who happens to be an excellent cook with a great wine cellar. Warm, intimate and friendly, this has become our go-to spot for special occasions. The food is always excellent, the service authentic and we always walk away feeling well looked after.
  15. v

    vandasp

    Toronto

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best Spanish meal we have had in Toronto. Small and cozy neighbourhood feel, family run, outstanding food and service. We have been wanting to try it out for a while. Were lucky enough to get a reservation for my husband’s birthday. We enjoyed a number of tapas items and a main course. The meal was perfectly paced. Book in advance! You won’t be disappointed.
  16. RF

    RichardF

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always! Family owned & run. Exceptional in every way!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional preparation of true Spanish food, food was delicious, the place is nicely decorated and quiet.
  18. l

    luiss

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Food was absolutely horrendous. Wasnt fresh and wasnt seasoned properly. The crab croquettes werent fresh you can tell they were frozen and just dumped into the fryer. If this place claims to be the closest resemblance to barcelona seafood then I never wanna go to barcelona. We got the paella and it was more rice then seafood. Barely any seafood at all and it all tasted the damn same. Service was good but the food is awful. Never going there again.
  19. BK

    BjoernK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks to the high ratings here we tried this place for the first time this week. Although a Wednesday, it was packed. Between 7 and 9 pm we continuously saw tables emptying and filling up again right away - for many good reasons. The service is excellent, the waiter's knowledge about the wines on the menu was at par with European Sommelier level. The chef came out to talk to each person several times. The quality of the food was excellent, both lamb and duck melted in our mouths. You can't escape the insufficient quality of North American dairy products but the outstanding cooking skills compensated for most of it. The Caramel Choc Flan was one of my best chocolate indulgences in years. We will be back!
  20. s

    sweetie

    Toronto

    93 reviews

    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in all ways.
  21. MN

    MursalN

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Outstanding service.
  22. IT

    IngoT

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place. Food was excellent. Don’t forget about the daily specials. Service was top. The chef came out several times to check on us. Music at very comfortable level. Conversations can be done and normal voice level. Lightings are very good to read the menu and see your meal. Will recommend to friends.
  23. F

    Fleming

    Saskatoon

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is exceptional fantastic and worth every cents they treat u the way I treat yourself at home
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and wonderful service! Will be coming back here to dine again soon.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time here, and the food, wine and service were amazing! We shared a number of different delicious tapas, and they offered an amazing Rioja by the glass that wasn’t on the by the glass list. Really wonderful restaurant.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Great service until we wanted to leave. It took too long to pay them. Croquettes best part paella not overly flavourful. Mussels small but tasty. Casual friendly Spanish decor and ambience.
  27. DL

    DavidL

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite Tapas location!
  28. JP

    JosephineP

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every menu item ordered is very tasty. Friendly staff and management.
  29. BM

    BrunoM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!
  30. C

    Carmen

    Toronto

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is excellent as always!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    First time there. Tables far too close to one another. My wife couldnt even get between them and she’s quite petite. Food was ok. Service was excellent but i probably wouldn’t return.
  32. JS

    JockS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Wonderful Spanish restaurant on Lakeshore Blvd in the Park Lawn area. Excellent, authentic Spanish cuisine, attentive staff including an owner who regularly strolls the tables to engage directly with his patrons. The wine list is limited all while providing a good cross section of relevant Spanish selections. Reservations are recommended based on our experience: the place is "jumpin". The one downside is the volume level: this is an intimate space hosting tables quite close to one anther with little in the way of noise dampening elements (curtains, soft walls or other). Be prepared to get to know your fellow patrons and speak loudly.
  33. JL

    JohnnyL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    This place used to be one of my favourite restaurants not just for Spanish food but for all food. The service is amazing but I’ve found the quality of food to have deteriorated a lot since last year when I came. The clams with chorizo and white beans had sand in them and the paella really lacked the soccarat (crust formed at the bottom) which defeats the purpose of having paella in my opinion. Also the squid and chicken were very dry/tough and not seasoned at all. Overall the taste was good, but you would expect more attention to detail from a restaurant of this price range
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Weekend get away to Toronto from El Paso , Tx
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very delicious, my favorite
  36. M

    Mariano

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best paella I’ve tried in years, service was very friendly!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good, but i found that price for alcohol is very expensive. 50$ for 1 litre of sangria is way too much!
  38. BM

    BrigitteM

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I would recommend, but tell that they need to check if a big group is booked. Our visit was unfortunately spoiled by a very noisy big group of young adults. Granted, the restaurant is small and the surfaces are all hard, so no noise can be dampened. Fernando, the amazing and so proper chef/owner Fernando was aware of our dissatisfaction as we could not talk or hear each other, so he offered us an aperitif after dinner which was very much appreciated. Next time, we'll call the restaurant directly and check if any groups are scheduled. Food is outstanding !!!! Service....terrific!!!
  39. FG

    FabioG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was great and service was outstanding. Music was at a good level. The only thing is that I was blindsided by the cost of the dish of the day.
  40. DU

    DUNKNHYNES

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Paella Valenciana was outstanding as before, and my avocado salad was equally good. My dining companion enjoyed the organic greens and scampi.

FAQs

LaVinia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 748-2350.

LaVinia is rated 4.7 stars by 277 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.


Google Map for LaVinia

2350 Lakeshore Blvd West Toronto, ON M8V 1B8

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Albert Ave

  • Neighbourhood

    Etobicoke

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Fernando Garcia

  • Additional

    Beer, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine

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