Modus Ristorante

4.5
400 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasion
  • Lunch
In the heart of the Finacial District, Modus Ristorante is Toronto's plush spot for refined Italian cuisine.

Modus might serve Italian food, but refreshingly, no one’s anxious to label it “rustic.” Modus’s menu takes recognizable Italian classics and re-creates them as fine-dining fares.

The restaurant offers an extensive 300-bottle wine program, with seasonally selected wine by the glass. A focus on Italian, Californian and South American wines provides excellent pairing for a fine dining experience.

Behind Modus is Sam Genkov, owner of the 23-year-old District favourite Bravi Ristorante.

Private Dining

Modus Ristorante has two Private Dining Rooms that can accommodate parties of up to 22, 50 and 70 people. AV equipment is also available upon request. Perfect for your next special occasion, whether it is personal or professional, Modus Ristorante can accommodate your needs.

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What 400 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I went to Modus the other night night with two friends for dinner. We had a table on the patio. You would never know that York St is next to it as the traffic noise did not exist. A very nice summer dining experience. The staff was very attentive. One had the tuna, the other veal and me I had the mussels. All agreed that it was delicious. Wine selection was very good. Would I repeat a visit to Modus, especially on a beautiful summer evening on the patio, the answer is yes.

MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service

d
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My daughter and I enjoyed a quiet and delicious meal prior to going to a concert. Being a Monday in the summer Modus was not busy and the food and service was excellent. I would recommend the lobster pasta and my vegetarian daughter was well looked after with full plate.

CB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent place to host a business function meal. Had a group of 15, and staff was very attentive, food was excellent, and environment was fantastic.

JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We had a table on the patio on a beautiful sunny day which contributed to our high rating for ambiance. We originally had a table reserved inside but when we asked they accommodated us on the patio which we really appreciated. Was a little pricier than expected/planned but quality of food and service justified it. Very pleasant location for our business lunch.

MK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious. The service was even better. The place was dead on a Friday night after 6, because everyone had gone home from downtown for the weekend. They are closed on weekends. The portion size was small for the price, but still very good food.

LS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time there for my friend. It was a very lovely evening. Ambiance- candles burning, white linen table cloths good lighting. Food delicious, service great.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always love going to this restaurant as the food is great the service is fabulous, the location is super and it is never too loud I can’t hear the people I’m there to be with!

j
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good. Attentive service. Delicious food. A good location for business lunch.

GB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow, wow, wow! The service was so excellent it nearly blew us away. Our waiter was meticulous. When we said we wanted to split both entrées, he pulled over a second table so we could comfortably fit “share plates” and our dining table wouldn’t be crowded.

D
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Felt rushed to finish even though the restaurant was not busy. I was still busy with my salad when the main course arrived. This was then placed on a table next to me where it got cold whilst I finished my salad course.
It would have a much better experience all round if we were not so rushed by the staff

MM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We found the food kind of blah, especially given the prices. Service was great, though.

TA
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the quite ambience, great service, menu, wine and dessert selection. Perfect for a Business dinner.

IJ
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a delightful supper. Our waiter, Brian, was extraordinary- pleasant, attentive, with several helpful food suggestions.
We shall return soon.
Thank you

R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and awesome food. Excellent for business and special private celebrations.

AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great place for a large group. Friendly and attentive service.

H
Montreal
46 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Very noisy, expensive and slow. I don’t recommend for a business lunch

AO
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Overall was okay. Calamari app was exceptional. Would go back for that. The food was average. On the oily side. Not bang for your buck. Service was below average. Staff didn’t seem like they wanted to be there - could have been having a bad day.

JA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

We went to Modus prior to seeing Dear Evan Hansen. We are a family of three, our child being 10 years old. Our dinner of steak, spaghetti and meatballs and pasta pomodoro, arugula salad and 3 glasses of wine was over $300—and the food was not exceptional. The service was amazing!!

SB
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fast service pre show

NG
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant. The food was excellent, but the service was a little slow.

JM
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went for Valentines Day. The food and service was fantastic! Definitely a do over.

KD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for celebrations or nice dinners with drinks

s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of the best in Toronto for a business lunch. H

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Good service, average food.

MD
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

It was one of the most disapointing experiences I have had. I normally never foll up on these but feel compelled to do so because it was so extreme I took three clients for 12:15. Our food did not arrive until 1:45. We spent a good deal on lunch and not one offer was made to mitigate nor did management apologize for the unreasonable delay. We maintain lists at our office for recommended dining and we will taking Modus off the list .

B
Frankfurt Area
83 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

I booked the restaurant but was seated in the “lounge”, which is a wide open noisy area which serves as the entry for the restaurant. Unacceptable. Never will go back and open table should insist on better treatment for its clients.

d
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Warmly welcomed , chose to sit at a high top table near the bar, the quietest place in the restaurant. Good and service were great.

SS
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I didn't know who my waiter was, we kept seeing new faces every few minutes.

JL
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A favorite place for business lunches, always excellent food and service.

S
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Courteous wait staff knew just how much attention to direct our way given the nature of our business conversation.

KM
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

NYears Price Fix
only appetizers , drinks and music were GOOD
pasta was fine
entrees were HORRIBLE but what could we do w a price fix on New Year’s Eve ?
service was VERY attentive and pleasant
over $540 for 2 adults and 2children

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

The app lies, they don’t receive us at 9:45, even the app offer us reservations until 10. When we arrive they told us that the kitchen was closed.

D
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fish both salmon and tuna beautifully presented and delicious. Servers did not rush us but got us out perfectly timed for theatre. Our table was in a quieter area which was appreciated. We will definitely return

LI
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great place and food was amazing but we found it too noisy

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The food was very good but the service was exceedingly slow. Overly slow. We had to wait for an hour for our mains. Our server was not apologetic nor did she offer us anything in respect of the wait. It was for a business lunch I organized - so I feel as if I am to blame .

TM
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic!! Had a wonderful meal!! Can't wait till the next time we come to the city!!
Thank you

I
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My first time here and the service, atmosphere and food was top notch. Have already shared this with executives at work, as a great place for a holiday meal!

WT
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good pasta, pleasant ambiance, attentive wait staff, good selection of wines both in bottles and by the glass.

f
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Restaurant is nice with an upscale feel and an open kitchen. Food was very good. Wine list extensive, but expensive. Service was great to begin with, but after our meal we did not see our server for quite a while and had to forgo dessert and coffee to get to the theatre. The restaurant did not seem particularly busy, but assuming the uneven service was unusual, I might try the restaurant again and would likely recommend it.

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