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Montecito

4.4
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1280 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Farm-to-table
Montecito Restaurant is a collaboration between Hollywood director Ivan Reitman and Toronto-based Innov8 Hospitality.

Like its Southern California namesake, Montecito combines a casual elegance with effortless sophistication in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District. Our Patio Farm-to-Table menu highlights various purveyors from across Canada and changes weekly based on seasonal availability.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions please note:
- Outdoor, uncovered dining only
- One accessible washroom available
- Modified seasonal menu
- Limited seating, reservations recommended
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1280 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MikeP
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, friendly service, definitely worth trying!!!

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NadineR
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Wonderful late-night vibes. Friendly and courteous service with tasty food. A little on the pricey side but definitely worth it if you'd like a swanky date night spot. Try their truffle fries, they're DELICIOUS!

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MiaM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Unfortunately due to COVID not a good menu, other than that restaurant and staff are great.

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Karen
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my first time dining here with my daughter and the experience was lovely. The price was reasonable and the servers were great and professional.

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BellaDeeS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a great dinner! Atmosphere was welcoming. Great staff. Jordan our hostess was amazing.

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TctagO
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place ! Had a good time, would recommend !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

2nd trip and it still doesn’[t disappoint. Drinks were great, food was amazing, and the service is always incredible! James was great as well as the other 2 that were helping out. We definitely recommend the seafood tostada, the beef tartar and the fish of the day which was Porgy today. We will definitely be back at some point. They also did an incredible job of spacing tables apart. Thank you all!

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Mustafa
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience2

the food was very bad the steak was like rubber tasteless

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Mooncraft
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

great service, the server was very friendly and fun to talk to.

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ScottLsomm
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Continues to be an amazing experience. Like a movie that gets better every time you watch it. Highly recommended

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vipLeroyandFamily
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of favourite restaurants. Excellent service and friendliness of staff. Our food was excellent as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time! Great food

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AndrewL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

People were extremely friendly, especially their manager, Sayida! Food portions were great and their cocktails were top notch.

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vipGSuave
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food. Well prepared. Enjoyable patio, even though it’s in the heart of downtown without any specific view or anything

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

That was a great atmosphere there. Thank you for the good service

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Lindy
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is very good. Sat outside which worked well. Staff is exceptional.

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Sean
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant- great value and a beautiful patio - would highly recommend for Summer 2020 (just bring a mask).

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DrEgad
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Menu has been significantly reduced but food quality and service still excellent. Prices are up but with Covid 19 complications that’s understandable.

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vipbrandc
Toronto
229 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Dorada fish special was delicious and enjoyed by everyone, however there were no accompanying sides at all, just the gremolata topping. We were still hungry but the only dessert offered was macerated berries. Alex provided friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food and services! Small portions sizes though.

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Bruno
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

I had moules and then steak with fries. The moules was very well done and well seasoned. However, the steak was a bit flavourless and had lots of fat and ligaments/tendons.

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silvanan
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

The many was very small, I guess due to COVID. Very tasty though: beef bresaola, kale Cesar salad - very tasty, truffle fries - great indulgence

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vipKonstantin
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

The restaurant did not deliver on the promise. Though the ambiance was okay, I think that the food quality did not meet the price. I walked out thinking that I have paid less for better food in multiple other places in Toronto.

Additionally, some menu items were not available and the glass that was brought to me had a lipstick stain on it.

I do not recommend this place.

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GlennW
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Montecito has been a favourite of mine for years. With the new normal, dining outside was great, the threat of rain did not deter us even though the restaurant was nice enough to re-schedule. It did end up raining that evening but we managed to stay somewhat dry throughout. The food was excellent even with a limited patio menu. Our server James gallantly toughed it out in the rain. Overall an excellent experience and a great opportunity to support our local restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening

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NormaH
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We really enjoyed the covid patio experience!! Our waiter was exceptional, taking great care of the dietary requirements of our party. The cocktails were delicious, the food was above and beyond expectations! Great work in these challenging times!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Travelled the world and by far the best grilled octopus I’ve ever had. The kale salad is a must!!

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BenS
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Covid had shortened the menu considerably :( but everything else was great!

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vipKescha
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent and professional. Tables were spaced out 2 m, felt comfortable on the patio. Wasnt crowded. Limited menu as they've just re-opened but lots of delicious options.

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vipNicoleD
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Incredibly hospitable service and very well distanced tables on their lovely patio.

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vipJeffreyW
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service from the beginning w the hostess being very nice and friendly. The table service was great from Alex and it helped overall that it was half bottle prices wine night and they have a good selection. The Somm Jordyn was great. She is knowledgeable and really fun!!! Food preparations and selections are fun and very tasty! The small plates or mains gives the opportunity to enjoy get together dining or business dining. Will definitely be back when I get back to Toronto!

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StevenS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thi was our 6th visit and it was just as good as the first. Atmosphere, food, and service is just fantastic. We took family there from Vancouver and they were most impressed. We will definitely be back

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DavidO
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful dining experience. Food was exceptional. Really appreciated our server’s kind recommendations, with food choices and wine choice.

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vipSarahF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I love Montecito however it can be really frustrating that depending on where you are sitting prices vary. We were sitting in the bar during happy hour and had planned on going out to the restaurant but were told that happy hour is only in the bar area. The restaurant and bar were not busy and we were going to leave as we weren't prepared to pay more for the exact same food & drinks 10 feet away. I t doesn't make sense to me that a quiet restaurant is willing to loose customers based on where they are sitting.

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BrendaC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is great 👍. The decor, the welcoming, the service and the quality of food all wonderful.

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MingZ
London
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Their Flat bread is amazing. Definitely go for it!

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ValerieZ
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So good! Good food and service would recommend to anyone.

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Ritamaggieminagia
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was very good and great location
I will recommend it.

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EleanorB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fabulous service, my waiter actually remembered me and my food preferences from lunch 4 months ago! Food can be a little bit on the pricey side, but for the ambiance, service and environment, I'm willing to pay extra. Always enjoy my meals here!

FAQs

Montecito does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Montecito also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 599-0299.

Montecito is rated 4.4 stars by 1280 OpenTable diners.

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