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Bar and lounge  - Modus Ristorante, Toronto, ON

Modus Ristorante

4.3
4.3
602 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Italian
In the heart of the Financial District, Modus Ristorante is Toronto's plush spot for refined Italian cuisine.

We host one of the Financial District's best patios with ample seating for all occasions. 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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 861-9977
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Brett Turnbull
  • Private party facilities
    Modus Ristorante has several private dining rooms to accommodate a variety of event styles. Small private room sits up to 22 guests. Large wine cellar private room sits up to 50 guests or stand up cocktail style for up to 80. Combined small and large private rooms for up to 70 guests sit down dinner
  • Private party contact
    Sam Genkov: (416) 861-9977
  • Neighbourhood
    Financial District
  • Cross Street
    York Street and King Street west
  • Parking Details
    Underground Parking Available<br />
  • Public Transit
    St. Andrew's Station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Amalfi Coast 5-course tasting menu

    $99.00 per person

    Apr 26 - May 31, 2024
    Amalfi Coast 5-course tasting menu. $99 per person, excluding taxes and gratuity. For the table Bruschetta Puttanesca- white Amalfi Coast anchovies, tomato, caperers, olives. Arancini smoked mozzarella tomato sauce. Salad Radicchio, white balsamic, roasted walnuts, and asiago cheese Pasta- small course choice of Spaghetti alla Nerano – zucchini, basil, Provolone cheese, Risotto - saffron oyster mushrooms Main European Bass -Positano caponata, tomato, artichoke, zucchini, eggplant Sorento Chicken breast supreme – fresh herbs, rapini, lemon sauce. Veal Picatta -cauliflower & white wine lemon caper sauce Dessert Lemon ricotta torta Pistachio torta
    Amalfi Coast 5-course tasting menu photo

What 602 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Good for business meals

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Good for business meals

  • Old Toronto

    Good for business meals

  • Old Toronto

    Good for business meals

602 Reviews
  1. ManuS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. I was impressed with the ambience and layout. The food is a bit expensive though

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  2. Quoc

    Toronto

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dear Modus Ristorante Management, I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere appreciation for the exceptional dining experience I had at your establishment on Friday, April 12, 2024. From the moment I stepped through the doors, I was impressed by the warm ambiance and attentive service provided by your staff. Kristina Burda, my server for the evening, deserves special recognition for her professionalism and attention to detail. She made sure every aspect of my dining experience was nothing short of perfect. The culinary delights offered at Modus Ristorante truly surpassed my expectations. The glass of Rose Jean Luc Colombo was a delightful start to the evening, perfectly complementing the exquisite flavors of the Cream of Mushroom Soup and the Red Snapper, which were both dinner features that evening. The Tiramisu dessert was the perfect finale to an already delightful meal, and the Americano served with milk and sugar provided a comforting endnote to the evening. Overall, I must commend Modus Ristorante for consistently delivering impeccable service and culinary excellence. It’s clear that every member of your team takes great pride in ensuring that guests have a memorable dining experience. Thank you once again for a wonderful evening, and I look forward to returning to Modus Ristorante in the near future. Warm regards, Quoc Phan

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    service was slow today - looked like an AGM was happening at the same time so perhaps that’s why, as usually it is quite good.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Usually great but my past 1-2 experiences have been sub-par with extremely loud atmosphere and unremarkable food.

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  5. RabeaT

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a business meal and we were seated so close to the kitchen and could hear dishes banging through out and it was difficult to have conversation

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  6. mily

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful time the service was exceptional.

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  7. PennyV

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was exceptional as was the ambience and the service. It was pricey.

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  8. GarrettS

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately our server was a little inexperienced or lacked knowledge. Food was reasonable.

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  9. JoeC

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Moira our server was brilliant. The room can tend to get noisey.

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  10. GregP

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and good service. Servers were attentive and appropriately checked in on us from time to time.

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  11. TODiner

    Toronto

    43 reviews

    1.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Did not honour reservation. Restaurant was closed when I arrived.

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  12. RobertI

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal great service very quiet for a Friday night. A little pricey

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  13. andrewm

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good food and service but very expensive and loud for business meetings. But for upscale options in the core there are few better choices.

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  14. JacquelineL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service . Wonderful meal. Highly recommend.

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  15. Martv

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordered cocktails but for the first one they didn't have all the ingredients, for the second one we ordered instead the bartender did not know how to make it (while the cocktail is on the menu). The food was okay but definitely not authentic Italian, mediocre at best. Waiter never asked us if we wanted another drink, we ordered a second round of drinks when the main came and we did not get it after we had all finished our meals.

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  16. SabrinaC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good experience! Food and service are excellent!

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  17. RaghuvirR

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    It took more than 1 hour and 20 mins for the food to arrive.

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  18. MariePro

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We requested to move to another table as there was a cold draft and uncomfortable for our guests. When shared with the host no one followed up nor acknowledge our concerns. Our server was new, didn't know the menu very well. Order were messed up. Server was unable to open a wine bottle correctly and they was pieces of cork in our wine. The food was not well executed - halibut was over cooked, calamari was dry. Not sure what's happened to this restaurant. Used to be amazing.

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  19. emilyp

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very polite and prompt service. Bread was delicious. Rigatoni pollo was normal level of good/creamy. overall fine but generally pricey.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for a work lunch! Close to clients in banking also make sure to order asap as the kitchen at times takes a while if it isn’t a special

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  21. RolfN

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was extremely attentive and the service was excellent! My grilled calamari was very good, but served cool. Toasted bread olive dish was very cool as was my veal which was not particularly tasteful despite being highly recommended by our waiter. My father ordered the same dishes which I could tell were the same and noticed his wife left most of her orders on her plate. She did however comment her after dinner coffee martini (whatever that is) was very good. My wife’s calamari was also good but served cool and her halibut was disappointingly cool and overcooked. Two unforgivable sins in her book. My dad (a former chef, hotelier, travel industry exec with high standards) and his wife were up from Florida for a brief visit for a friend’s celebration of life. He uncharacteristically politely choose not to comment on his meal as Modus had been my wife’s pick as it use to be favourite of hers when she worked in the financial district and she use to know the owner (‘Sam’ I think) back then. To be fair to Modus, none of us complained and gave them a chance to correct things as it didn’t seem worth it to create any drama and risk spoiling our family evening over what otherwise was an ‘okay’ meal. Rarely write review, especially on restaurants, but doing so because you sent me an email asking for my feedback and thought you were owed our honest thoughts because Modus use to be a fan favourite of my wife’s pre COVID.

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  22. Drew

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sophisticated urban look. Weekday lunchtime business crowd noisy but the lull afterwards allows for leisurely conversation. Service attentive. Food unremarkable, dessert disappointing.

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  23. TedC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant service, food is excellent. Swordfish was a wee bit dry.

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  24. CorinneL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our musical finished early but they took us in for drinks before dinner - so accommodating! Everything delicious and great service. Thank you!

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  25. Foodie

    Naples

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very delicious, great service. Rather noisy, especially with the bay street crowd having drinks at cocktail hour.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great options for lunch! Central downtown location.

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  27. stevieg

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    food is always superb. services is great. will go back again.

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  28. AnthonyP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and excellent service. Jacob was amazing.

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  29. GregP

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Modus is always a great choice for lunch with a business colleague. The food was very well prepared and presented.

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  30. EllenS

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing service though it was a quiet evening at Modus. Appetizer Modus Meatballs was absolutely delicious. Perfect combination of spices and texture .

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, service, ambiance and price! Definitely will be back

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  32. kphjr

    Toronto

    258 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    258 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Underrated! Good restaurant in the core. Pastas are well prepared.

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  33. JudyF

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive, friendly & professional service from staff for our client dinner. Nicely furnished private room allowed for great conversation down the whole length of the table. Jumbo shrimp, meatballs and olives appetizers were delicious and excellent to share. Overall group enjoyed the varied main courses and tasty dessert platter. Suggested wine pairing was thoroughly enjoyed. While I have attended with smaller groups, I would highly recommend for large family or client dinners.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was super friendly and attentive. Sat on the patio as it was a gorgeous day. Food was incredible and really appreciated the gluten free option for pasta! Will definitely makes this a regular spot when I’m in TO.

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  35. GlennK

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sam and team Modus run an exceptional restaurant and provide the complete service experience, whether in the bar, the dining room or the Chef's table. Food is exceptional

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  36. wolverine22

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Modus Ristorante is a wonderful restaurant. Our first time there as we are from Windsor ON. I discovered it while searching restaurants near double tree Hilton. An outstanding place to eat Server also outstanding. It is now our favourite Italian restaurant in Toronto. Seafood is plentiful as well.

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  37. ThomasL

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Not a bad experience, but price/quality ratio does not add up. Food was decent, salty, presented well, but not high level Service was moderate, several different waiters, half done jobs to be completed by others. Main waiter was engaged, servers not at all.

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  38. Mandamus

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Quite good, but servers could have been more attentive.

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  39. NanS

    Toronto

    30 reviews

    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Understand the inflation, but the restaurant has very small portion but premium pricing… I would probably need 2 of their entry to be full.. Patio is nice in the summer

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  40. Mateski

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service. love coming here - wasn't noisy. I pay for quiet and ambiance.

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FAQs

Modus Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 861-9977.

Modus Ristorante is rated 4.3 stars by 602 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.


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Modus Ristorante

145 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 1J8

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    York Street and King Street west
  • Neighbourhood
    Financial District
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Underground Parking Available<br />
  • Public Transit
    St. Andrew's Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Brett Turnbull
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (416) 861-9977
  • Private party facilities
    Modus Ristorante has several private dining rooms to accommodate a variety of event styles. Small private room sits up to 22 guests. Large wine cellar private room sits up to 50 guests or stand up cocktail style for up to 80. Combined small and large private rooms for up to 70 guests sit down dinner
  • Private party contact
    Sam Genkov: (416) 861-9977
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