L'Unità Enoteca

4.7
726 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
For groups of 7 guests or more, kindly call us directly to reserve your table.

Located in the heart of Upper Yorkville, L'Unità has been serving the Ave & Dav neighborhood for over ten successful years. Offering seasonal fare described as 'New Italian', L'Unità  features a broad menu of new classics & traditional favourites.

Chefs Rob Rossi & Angela Villalta celebrate rustic Italian cuisine with a heartfelt menu of antipasti and vegetables, grilled meats and fish, brick-oven pizzas and house-made pastas.

A curated wine collection of over 300+ bottles, boasts exclusive labels representing all twenty Italian regions and local top producers from Niagara & Prince Edward County.

We look forward to having you over for dinner!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Monday- Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday : available for private functions

Wine Bar: Monday - Saturday 5:30pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(416) 964-8686
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Rob Rossi
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Catering
L'Unità offers an array of possibilities for special events and parties. From an exclusive private event in our dining room, to intimate gatherings in your home, we will make sure that it is a once in a life time experience.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Davenport
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Parking Details
Valet Parking Available + Pay Lot across the road
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Special Events & Promotions
Half Price Wine Tuesdays
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Private Room, Wine
What 726 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Enjoyed a second wonderful meal at UNITA and serendipitously were helped with the same waitress as our last visit, Claire. She’s exceptional with helpful dining recommendations along with tips for a good live music. We thoroughly enjoyed the antipasto, pastas and deserts. We will most certainly return.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very impressive neighbor venue. Enjoyed the Parmesan pepper fritters and the fish entrees. Excellent service and they were very responsive to our special requirements.

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2.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Based on some previous reviews i decided to pick this place for bday dinner. Made reservations and put in a request to write a happy b'day sign on the dessert! Got confirmation and the reservation guy said they will put a candle as they don't do signs, which i as good with. At the restaurant the server couldn't give us any recommendations as he said some of the menu was new. Then when our pasta came, specially the ravioli, the size was soo small (like 4 pieces). The server never told us that serving size is small so we should order more. When we asked the server, he said it's new menu so he can't do anything but will take the feedback.. The dessert wasn't impressive either and guess what there was no candle to celebrate the bday! I just don't know what happened. It all started nice but as the evening went on the service and good value kept going down and noise level kept going up. What was planned to be a nice evening turned up to be unhappy night!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

It was our first time at l’unita and it was amazing. We will definitely be back!!!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

The waitress, Claire, was phenomenal.
Will be back for the the cannolis !!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

A fantastic dining experience from start to finish. The food was flawless; staff were attentive, friendly and genuine; and ambience was intimate yet relaxed. Perfect for a weekend date night or a low-maintenance weekday meal. Definitely going back, especially on a Tuesday, when they offer half price bottles of wine!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Flat out my favourite place in the area. Coolest bar to hang and eat great food

Love this place !!!!

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was amazing. We were looking for a small Italian bistro – this was a perfect place to have dinner for two. We went on a Monday night and they offered a delicious prefix dinner menu & wine bottle specials.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

the service was great and the food was fresh and delicious! we were not rushed at all and the pizza was very well cooked and tasty! It was also very clean and the ambiance was very friendly. I would definitely return!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great food and ambiance, servers were very pleasant and friendly

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Amazing experience! Warm reception and recognition of our anniversary. Incredibly warm service and personal service. The entire staff were engaged and supportive of one another. It felt like a very well trained and emotionally intelligent group. Thank you to the entire team for a great dinner and night out for my wife and I!

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Good food in a nice setting. The service was very good -- friendly and helpful but not pretentious. The restaurant was quite full but was not too noisy for the amount of people. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Our first time at L'Unita was a great experience. We had dinner on a Tuesday night-- which was half price wine night. What a treat to indulge in some of the amazing wines we would not have afforded at full price! I am a wine person and the list was not only extensive, but also offered some unique options. The sommelier recommended a winner and matched with the pasta, we felt like we were in Italy.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Romantic, cozy, good atmosphere, friendly staff. Made for a great birthday dinner!

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Varied menu with good food and service will be back again

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

It was our anniversary and the staff made the night a truly special occasion. Surely a night to remember

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

If you want to have a great dinner and have fun with fantastic staff. This is your place.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Great wine recommended. We had a great time. Wonderful staff

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

This is a local restaurant for us. How lucky are we? The food is terrific, everything is fresh and good. You are made welcome from the minute you enter the door.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Great food, great service. Party of 7 and staff were so friendly and attentive to all. A cozy ambience.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

My friends and I celebrated a birthday and our experience was more than exceptional! The service was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly, the atmosphere and decor was perfect and the food was delicious from start to finish!
Definitely a recommendation for a lively restaurant with exquisite Italian cooking! Thanks L’Unita!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

After Giulietta sitting at the chef table we discovered that this restaurant is its sister.

We’ve walked by it a number of times living in the area and finally came in and sat at the bar.

Great food great atmosphere great music. The place is alive and backs it up with great service as well

Made another Rez on our way out and without question will be a regular here.

As a matter of fact I’d go back tonight if it was open

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Food was authentic and beautifully presented. Service was attentive and friendly. Looking forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great server. Very knowledgable. Paired wines with our meal courses. The grilled octopus appetiser was delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Always satisfied! See you again soon. Helene

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Food was excellent but it was very busy and very loud, difficult to have a conversation.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Amazing as always!!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We really enjoyed our visit- first time. We had excellent service throughout the evening. Particularly good advice on wine selection. Food (antipasti, grilled pork chop, sea bream) was tasty, good portions. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Excellent dinner and service was over the top.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great food and the staff are always nice.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great experience! Service excellent, the waitress was very professional! The food was very good. Everything’s was very tasty. I will come back for sure!
‘Nduja arancini was good, just a little bit over cooked rice.
Burrata delicious with the cabbage, orange and mint salad. Fresh taste.
Grilled octopus was perfect!
Pizza very very good!
Good job!

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3.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Unfortunately we had to leave after cocktails because it felt very claustrophobic.
Also I didn’t appreciate the fact that although arrived promptly on time and there were several tables for 2 at the front part of the space we were seated at the very back close to the kitchen door. Then I asked to change but still seated to the next one, but not at the front. I would understand if there was a group booking but it was not the case. I just wonder based on what the bearded host at the front makes the decision.
Oh, and I did look at the menu. Everything looked average and overpriced.
Not going back. At least not until winter

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I came here with 7 other women for a birthday dinner and it was excellent. The food and drinks were delicious, ambiance lovely, and service outstanding. I would highly highly recommend!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

more than pleasantly surprised! will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Had a visit from our son who lives in LA - wanted to celebrate his birthday somewhere special. Chose L’Unita on a recommendation from friends.
Did not disappoint. The entire evenings experience was wonderful - food, service and ambience ...... everyone at our table was thrilled with the choice we made on choosing this resto. Thanks everyone who contributed to an exceptional evening.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Love it. Everything was just perfect. Food, service,

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Great ambience and wait staff so knowledgeable and helpful! The food was fantastic as well. Liked the Tuesday wines half off. Our new favourite neighborhood restaurant! Michael was extremely helpful and professional and liked him confirming our reservation as well.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

We had been wanting to try this resto for quite sometime, 'n R sooo glad that we did! I had read some questionable reviews about the service... But that just wasn't the case. Unfortunately, we didn't get our server's name (tall, brunette), but she was incredible. She guided us thru the menu, told us about the food specials, including the new 'Monday' forty dollar wine bottle special (it just launched the night we were there), sought the sommelier when we torn between two bottles, and recommended her fave menu items. She was knowledgeable and friendly, and visited our table often, which we liked. A lot. As for the food, we loved it. We started with olives and their n'duja arancini, which is to die for. So light and flavourful, with just the right crisp on the coating. Oh, and the cheese pull inside, is amazing. For our mains, we shared two dishes. The lamb sausage cavatelli or Cavatelli Agnello Primavera as it is properly known, as well as their 'za of the day, which was a white pizza, laden with yummy soppresatta and fior de latte cheese, amongst other ingredients. Both were great. We ended our meal, sharing a Tiramisu. It's not your typical Tiramisu, as it's much heavier and decadent than most. However, it was super delish, and the perfect end to our meal. All in all, we loved this resto. The ambience was lovely, romantic, and not overly busy for a Monday night, which made it the perfect escape for 'date night'!!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Awesome service, great food!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great food, cute restaurant, friendly wait-staff! We had a wonderful time.

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