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LaVinia

4.8
163 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Spanish
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Tapas
  • Authentic
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
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Cuisines
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(647) 748-2350
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Fernando Garcia
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Albert Ave
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine
What 163 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.9
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

we had tapas and the salmon and saffron special.. amazing food and the fact is it’s s family run restaurant and they care about every detail of your dining experience.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

First time there and we loved it. Great food and phenomenal wait staff.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food and service was outstanding. The appetizer ham was amazing as was the seafood paella.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Once again we had a fabulous meal. From the pesto to the tapas to the entree, everything was full of flavour. Interesting combinations make dining an experience. Staff are a delight and make you feel valued and appreciated.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

La Vinia is an amazing restaurant. Excellent service & delicious food

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Once again, we had an excellent meal and time at La Vinia. The Paella was very tasty and service was great. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Awesome food. This is a real gem. Unfortunately it is small so make sure you make a reservation.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Once again, we were greeted like family, and we were not the only ones.
There must be a constant stream of “regulars” and this is no surprise.
The food is outstanding with wonderful flavours.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Delicious food, paella is a must.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was bland and small portions. The service was excellent but the food wasn't good enough for the price.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

One of the best places - great food - great service

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

This was a cozy and romantic environment. Great for a date or special occasion.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

I tried this with my boyfriend for our anniversary and we had a great time. The staff was very attentive, the food was delicious, and overall the ambiance was pleasant. Would recommend for special occasions, first dates or just a nice meal out. Cute small gem in etobicoke.

Make sure you make a reservation - as they are quite full and do not have a lot of tables. Weekends can fill up quickly but weeknights should be fine.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Absolutely amazing and unique service & atmosphere!
They looked after us throughout the meal as they were aware we were celebrating, even the chef came out to see how we were fairing with the meal.
Provided tips and recommendations on the menu and wine.
Personal note: Even provided tips for travel!
We ordered two meals and they are ready for us to share them!
Lovely decorate!

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Second time there and did not disappoint.....food and service was exceptional

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

I love this place. I’ve been here a few times since I live pretty close, and its always amazing. Far better than a lot of places I’ve been to in downtown TO. We had the Paella Marisco, the anchovies, calamari, chorizo with white beans and the veal carpaccio. Every single dish was awesome, and the service was top notch too. Easily one of the best restaurants in Etobicoke.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

My 6th time this year! Extraordinary as always!
Will definitely be back in 2018

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Very good tapas with a good variety. Excellent service, even the chef came to the table. Had about 6 tapas between us and it was the perfect amount. Loved the white anchovies and the grilled calamari. Would definitely go back

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

A fabulous dining experience! From the moment you arrive until your departure, you are treated with tender loving care. The staff, the food, the ambiance , the wine all reflect the personal touch of the chef. Truly a gem!

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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 $.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 19, 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.

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5.0Dined 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!!!!

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Delicious food, great service. Very enjoyable experience

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 30, 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Fantastic food and service. Authentic Spanish cuisine.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on September 3, 2017

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

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