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About LaVinia

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.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Albert Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(647) 748-2350

Website:
http://www.laviniarestaurant.ca/

Executive Chef:
Fernando Garcia

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine

LaVinia Ratings and Reviews

5
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.8

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (19)
Tapas (16)
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Good for a Date (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Authentic (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Business Meals (8)
Casual (8)
Cozy (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Romance (7)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Child-Friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Seasonal (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Lunch (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything at LaVinia was impeccable. From the wait staff taking our coats when we walked in to the chef coming out to wish my fiancé happy birthday, we loved the entire evening!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and service. Owners really care and put lots of pride into their food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I love the place is cozy and the food was great!! the service excellent

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Authentic Spanish food prepared with love! Wine list has original, private collection, which is absolutely worth having!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Tapas, Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Once again, Chef Fernando delivered an outstanding meal. His flavours are truly incredible. Your staff is lovely and welcoming, we feel like we are at home when we visit.

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great tapas, excellent menu... Chef Fernando does a wonderful job along with everyone that works beside him. A must visit.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excelent place with exceptional food. Everything-tapas, main meal, deserts- exceeded our expectations. It's not cheap but you definitely get full value for your $.

Tags: Tapas, Business Meals, Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent service and delicious food. I would recommend to friends and colleagues alike.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Had a great meal. We really enjoyed the variety. Chef came out several times to make sure everything was satisfactory. Also, treated to a complimentary dessert for our anniversary.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 18, 2017

My visit was a delightful experience with delicious authentic Spanish food that reminded me so much of when I lived in Sevilla
I wish I lived closer so I could eat there more often!!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Delicious food, great service. Very enjoyable experience

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 6, 2017

The service was exceptional being prompt, friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The food was delicious and filling. The interior was cozy yet classy. The wine was absolutely delicious as was the food. My girlfriend loved it!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Outstanding food! Fernando is a gifted chef! Never a disappointment. Highly recommended.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food and wine was amazing. Our waiter was friendly, funny, and attentive. He provided great suggestions that really helped as this was our first time at the restaurant. Each dish was flavourful and hot. Dipping the bread in the oil from the garlic shrimp was a great suggestion. Creme brûlée and coffee finished off the meal perfectly. I would strongly recommend this restaurant and make your reservation early.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I absolutely love this place. They have done a great job of blending fine dining and comfort food. The food is terrific and the service is super attentive. This was my 5th time there and I'm not done . The family who run this place are warm and authentically invested in your dining experience. Did I say the food is terrific? It is . Jamie (son of the chef I think) is really dialed in. I can't say enough about this place. It's high ranking in the Toronto food scene is well earned

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tapas, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 24, 2017

Fantastic food and service. Authentic Spanish cuisine.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tapas, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 19, 2017

Great food and very attentive servers. The chef came out to check on us. Great wine. A little expensive but well worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Last night dinner when my brother and his new wife were visiting TO together for the first time. The staff at La Vinia (as always) made it a memorable evening. Even if we were a few minutes late.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Fernando is an amazing chef! He creates interesting dishes full of flavour. Wonderful meal! The staff are welcoming and friendly and make you feel at home.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We were a group of 4 and shared 5 tapas which were all delicious. Then shared a couple of paella dishes that we all found dry, lacking flavour and probably overcooked. Stick to the tapas.

Tags: Casual
Food4
Ambience3
Service4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Decent, authentic paellas. However, menu selection is limited.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We drove 45 minutes in rush hour to eat here, we love this restaurant and make sure to come every time we are in Toronto. Owner makes a point to say hello and welcome you.
Food is amazing, service excellent!

Tags: Tapas, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Have been to this restaurant several times over the years. Weekends are hard to get in, otherwise I would go more often.
Cozy family restaurant with great service and engaged owner/chef.
My favorite is paella that in my opinion is the best I have found in TO

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Tapas, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 29, 2017

A great town gem, that's small and entiment. Food was new and had a great twist to some famous Spanish dishes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great experience, went with a group of four pre concert. Had six tapas and the Spanish seafood paella all where fresh tasty ingredients presented in the pure Spanish style. The owner chef visited our table twice to see how we where enjoying the food. Highly recommend the fried milk desert with an awesome Spanish coffee. Great all around experience. Will return soon.

Tags: Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Warwickshire)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Very friendly and attentive service.
Excellent food - tenderest octopus and wonderful paella.
Love the chorizo!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We went with our 2 daughters (8 & 10). We had a nice time.. wonderful service, tapas (octapus, meetballs, shrimp) and paella. We'll defintley be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Third time at LA Vinia and it still exceeds expectations. Excellent food, great service. Ordered 4 tapas for 4 people. They bring one at a time so everyone can share each one. Paella for 2 serves 3 people. Good wine selection as well. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Manitoba)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Amazing food! Incredible professional service! Great value. This place is an absolute Must!
Very authentic!

Food3
Ambience3
Service1
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Ive been to Lavinia a numer of times but this was really dissapointing. The service was bot up to standards. Noone came to our table to take drink orders or offer soecisls after we got our water for 25 minutes. Also the appetizers came far too slowly. We orderd the chicken croquettes which were good and the octopus was good too. The scallops were a miss as they were served room room temperature and wete raw in the middle despite being seared. Some people complained about the appetizers being expensive here and have to agree. $14.95 for 3 small scallops???The croquettes were also small. Like little potatoes-5 of them. We ordered paella and it was tasty but my group found it too runny and not crispy on the bottom at all. It was also pretty skimpy and mostly rice. I ate at Vibo last week and although it is not spanish their seafood risotto was absolutely loaded with seafood and same price as Lavinia. Not sure if it wad an off night but will not be coming back anytime soon.

Tags: Healthy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Great dinner to celebrate our friends birthday.
Food was delicious, service was excellent

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Tapas
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Amazing Family dinner!!!
Love the food and service!!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Service was great. Attentive staff was always at hand. Tapas was delicious. Best paella and good portion sizes

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great spot for Tapas ! Very friendly staff .. Fernando the owner is front and center which is great to see.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Tapas, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
Food3
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Was good but nothing to wow me. Service was amazing and owner very hospitable.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Spanish food expertly done, great place! Highly recommended.

Tags: Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 7, 2017

La Vinia is a Mimico neighbourhood gem. We were there on a Wednesday and it was absolutely hopping. Service was excellent. Our server was knowledgable, professional and courteous. We were there for a business meeting and one of guests was from
Uregauay and he ordered the paella and was pleased with his choice and stated it tasted just like "home"

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great food and great service. Chef and reservation team was able to make adjustments and accommodate a request for an earlier table if available. Food was overall very well done, only issue is with the chicken in the paella - chicken breast chunks are not such flavourful cuts of meat and are very dry/ hard (not much can really be done to them, but the juices of the paella coated it and made it worth eating regardless). Using thigh meat would be much better option instead as well as using slivers instead of bigger chunks . Seafood in the dish was very well done on the other hand. Tapas were amazing - crab croquettes and spanish meatballs - definitely worth the order.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Organic
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Too much food but tasty (wasn't warned about the paella portions). Asked to get it packed but they didn't bring it back for us. First time and it was for my birthday but no one asked even though I listed it in my reservation. It was nice that the chef came out to ask how everything was near the end of the night, very classy and nice touch. I'd go back for the flavours :)

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Suggest leaving tapas selection to the waiter: he did an excellent job for our group of 5. LaVinia is now one of my favourites

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual

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