Like its Southern California namesake, Montecito combines a casual elegance with effortless sophistication in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District. Our two-storey dining room, lounge and outdoor patio is located steps away from Film Festival Headquarters at TIFF Bell Lightbox. While our Farm-to-Table menu highlights various purveyors from across Canada and changes weekly based on seasonal availability.
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Inspired by its Southern Californian namesake, Montecito offers an unparalleled group dining experience, serving a family-style spread that features the finest of seasonal products. We invite you to experience and indulge in our crowd-pleasing hors d’oeuvres, salads, entrees and delicious dessert.View Private Dining Details
It was my second time at Montecito and had a great time. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. I will definitely come back and will recommend the restaurant to others.
A superb evening! Great service, tasty food, excellent wine.....the only thing they don’t provide is a beautiful companion. So I brought my own!
Disappointing food for the price. Sent one dish back; could have sent back two but felt that was over doing it. Wanted the steak family style but told it takes an hour and needs preordering. NOwhere and at NO time was that indicated to us in advance. Was there for a birthday and other reviews spoke of plenty of special attention (comped champagne for e.g.) and we got a big NOthing. Told we were given the best table in the house and there we were, right up next to the front entrance. Best, my foot! I really and truly do not wish this horrible experience on anyone.
This place was great, service was great our server was very friendly and helped out with our selections in the best possible way. Food came out pretty quick for how busy it was, and tasted great. Highly recommend this place
Lovely evening with great food and attentive service.
good, food is nice and all, my sis want to have the main course and the salad tgt, the waiter took the salad away without asking. is not his fault. but asking if she want is would be better. that just me picking the needle. But overall montecito was fantastic. go try it out for sure.
Overall an excellent experience and I look forward to coming back
Great winterlicious experience. Price was decent and menu options were great. I have the smoked salmon salad and loved it.
Great food and generous portions in a beautiful atmosphere. Nice cocktail list as well! Service was fantastic and friendly. Will return when I'm next in Toronto - for sure.
Worst food I’ve ever had at a restaurant especially for its price
All of us are vegetarians and the servers were very helpful and accommodating our dietary requirements.
The staff and team was fantastic. Went for my mothers birthday- they even printed out personalized menus with my moms name which was such a great touch! The wait staff was fantastic, the recomendations were on point, and the food was great. We had the scallops-- and they were TO DIE FOR....they accommodated the allergies. The mains were fantastic and very unique. Overall, thank you to the chef and to the team. Never disappoints!
From the moment we arrived,through the meal ,till we left, the staff made us feel both welcome and special. The food was delicious, different and we left feeling quite full. A great evening !!!!!
We went there for our anniversary and were delighted when we saw personalized celebratory menus. Our server was wonderful, the food was flavourful and the atmosphere was great!
Great team of staff looking after us. Beautiful space. Cozy but not sitting on top
Of your neighbour. And great food. Lots of interesting selections. And my favorite - a wonderful wine list. We’ll be back soon
Beet app too sweet (sugary)
Cavatelli troppo al dente
An expensive meal but it was delicious. Service was great and table very comfortable with lots of room between diners.
The food and venue is amazing. The offer to obtain discounted parking didn’t work out. I ended up getting charged for parking by the restaurant and a $70 ticket by the private property. Now I have to deal with the restaurant to get this ticket paid. Quite inconvenient.
A classy and modern setting with excellent service and fabulous food. Add in the Happy Hour specials and it the makes of an exceptional evening.
What a great meal! Nova Scotia scallops as a starter and perfectly prepared Fogo Island turbot....best I've had anywhere. Server was knowledgable and just the right attentiveness. Never had a bad meal here
A nice evening. Good for and service. Great for client dinner.
They didn’t have the duck so recommended the pork which was impossible to chew. And it was like $30. I gave them that feedback, and although they offered something else we didn’t have time as we were watching a show. Charged me anyway.
Great destination for a business lunch. Food was terrific and service was friendly.
The venue was very inviting, great lighting and pleasing decor. For the price, I feel the sides should be included with the meal and I’m sure any Chef worth their salt would agree that they should coordinate the flavours, not the customer. I sabotaged the lovely, 30+$ Duck confit with the limited few sides I had to choose from; crispy Brussel sprouts (that I’m sure had a hint of horseradish) and deep fried potatoes. I could have ordered mushrooms but I would never would have served it that way if I cooked it myself.
If I have to pay to design my meal then a much more complimentary variety of choices is imperative and perhaps a recommendation from the chef. So I just can’t suggest this restaurant to others until this is remedied but it has great potential.
Our server was very pleasant.
Waiter forgot about us a few times, but otherwise a typical great dinner at Montecito!
We received excellent service. Our server was top notch with honest recommendations and pairings. The food was only so-so. The beet salad was delicious and beautifully plated, the anchovy salad was more of a slaw and overall was unappealing. The lemon ricotta pasta was underwhelming and felt like it was missing something. The fish dish was also so-so. We felt that a place like this should have been packed on a Friday night but it was very empty. We'd definitely return of there was an update to the menu, but keep the beet salad!
For a quick bite before the theatre or for large groups, great setting. The food was okay. We had the lamb dish but saw most people eating pizza or pasta so we probably should have ordered that instead.
This was a special dinner with friends from out of town. Once we were seated, apart from water (30 minutes later) we were not noticed by a server for another half-hour. We ordered drinks and our meals immediately as we were not certain that this service would improve. Waiting an hour to be noticed with just water on the table is not acceptable. We had wonderful scallops to start but the mains were mediocre at best. The highlight of the evening was our server (once he finally arrived). This dinner was a great disappointment.
Service was fantastic and so was the food. We were celebrating a birthday and the menus had happy birthday on them. It was a perfect evening
A middle of the road experience with a expensive price tag.
My family celebrated a New Year’s Day dinner and had a great evening with great food and great service. Will definitely return.
One of the top options for fine dining in Toronto. Food, service, and music were top notch. I would definitely dine here again!
The food was absolutely amazing. I have never had beef that tender in good before. Loved every second at Montecito.
Wine arrived at end of main course - no apologies - and the restaurant was not busy
Meat ball appetizer was tough and unappetizing
Lobster pasta had too much pepper
Poached pear dessert was dry and tough
While overall food was good the above issues affected overall enjoyment materially
The place is nice and the ambiance is pleasant, but the food wasn't good at all.
Great place for a date and dinner. My date had been there there the week before for a holiday party and was happy to be going back for dinner. Great food, atmosphere, and service! Will return!
Everything was quite nice!
We waited over 10 minutes to be offered a drink. And it was freezing that night in the restaurant- our waiter tried to turn the heat up but it didn’t warm up before we left
Exactly what we were expecting. Loved the experience. Food was fantastic...wasn't cheap but was worth every dollar.
Food was mediocre. Decor is dated. Service was decent. For the price I expected better.