Quanto Basta - Toronto

4.8
7 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Cozy
The name is Quanto Basta. When do you say you’ve had enough? Dionysus, who we’re sure would be a regular, would say there is always room for good food and drink. When you come to Quanto Basta, you’re sure to leave satisfied. But how much is enough? When you’re enjoying your meal and wine it’s hard to stop in the moment! For us, “non basta mai.” It is never enough! Good food, good drink, good atmosphere, good friends – why stop?
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM;


Dinner: Daily: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Phone number
(416) 962-3141
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Cross Street
Yonge & Roxborough
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Public Transit
Rosedale subway station
Additional
Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wine
What 7 People Are Saying
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4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Always a great experience - super delicious fresh food.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

We went with relatives from Arizona and we were all very pleased. We had pasta, Branzini and the appetizers were amazing also. I love to introduce this restaurant to new people since I trust the food will be truly enjoyed!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - this is my favorite restaurant in Toronto. The food is fresh and cooked to perfection; every time. There are many more restauraunts that I’ve eaten at and to be honest - although some may be hyped up and often expensive because of that - I’d struggle to say one is “better” - others might be noisier, more expensive with hard up sells, and yes good food maybe. But for me personally - Quanto Basta hits it out of the park every time !

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

My new favourite restaurant

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

We have been many times. The Bruschetta was particularly good on this date

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Incredible food and amazing service. The wine list is fantastic. Chose this place based on great Google reviews and it did not disappoint. Will definately go again and again.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Great service, nice size portions, very tasty. A little expensive but overall great experience

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The reviews below were submitted before May 30th 2018, when this restaurant changed its chef.
4.0Dined on June 26, 2015
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Great wine list and warm and cozy - great food, yummy biscotti

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3.0Dined on June 19, 2015
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Higher prices for simply ok food. Enjoyed the buzz of the restaurant althiugh very loud. Better restaurants in the area with great food at a lower price point. Glad we tryed it given how much people talk about it.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2015
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I live in the neighbourhood and have been to Quanto Basta a few times now. Each time has been great. The food never disappoints and the service is always friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2015
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Loved the atmostphere, food and service. Restaurant is beautifully appointed for a boutique feel, yet comfortable enough to accommodate casual fine dining style. We thoroughly enjoyed the energy and buzz and still found it intimate enough for a some quality time to catch up.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2015
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We chose Quanto Basta to celebrate Easter. The Brunch menu offered a great variety of items. We chose the Nicoise Salad, which was topped with the fish of the day - swordfish. It was grilled to perfection and delicious. I look forward to another visit, when I will definitely try the French Toast of the day. Very attentive service and a wonderful Easter experience.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2015
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Thoroughly enjoyed the casual atmosphere with a level of sophsication. Made of a relaxed feeling, yet a good vibe of people surrounding you. We had the burrata appetizer which was extremely fresh laying in a bed of greens and cherry tomato. We all enjoyed some authentic Italian pastas as the main choice - I had the linguine bolagnese which I would recommend. And my friend had the orichette - another tasty dish. We also found a good selection of Italian Reds.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2015
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We had an amazing celebration at Quanto Basta--for our daughter's 21st birthday. We wanted a restaurant with great food/wine, service and variety on the menu--something for everyone. We weren't disappointed. The specials on the Valentines Day menu (ready for us a day early) offered an abundance of amazing options. We had veal, tenderloin, a lobster ravioli and a meaty pasta dish. The salads were all fantastic, and the four deserts we ordered (the first options on the menu) were outstanding. The server(s) were attentive, knowledgeable, and professional. I can' t think of a negative--wow! Just a fabulous spot--total of $340. before tip (include beers, wine, cocktails) is reasonable given the quality overall.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2015
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The menu consists of an assortment of inventive dishes in addition to traditional authentic items, all of which are delicious. The decor is comfortable & fun. The service friendly and comfortable. All and all a great casual neighborhood Restauant that never disappoints. Highly recommend giving it a try for Dinner, lunch or a weekend brunch!

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4.0Dined on November 29, 2014
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Solid neighborhood Italian food. Try thr osso buco if they offer it.

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4.0Dined on November 8, 2014
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My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit to your restaurant. The service was fantastic and the food was spectacular. It was one of our favourite meals we have had lately. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on November 5, 2014
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The food was very good and the service was excellent. A very nice restaurant for any occasion and especially nice to have in the neighbourhood. The menu was varied - something for everyone at our table. The pasta was especially delicious.

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2014
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Will return for sure. Staff is wonderful! Nice wine list. Been there twice and enjoyed amazing meals.

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3.0Dined on September 28, 2014
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This restaurant is one of my top 3 in Toronto, for not only great food, but outstanding service as well. This time I was little than impressed with the service - Terry Lynne was not there and I feel her absence made for an evening of disarray and frazzled attention to detail. Our server, noticeable brand new, couldn't keep up with the demands of the evening and the women who took some more initiatives behind him was less than pleasant at times, almost sarcastic. We will definitely go back, but this is definitely one of those things where when the cat is away.......

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4.0Dined on September 26, 2014
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First time at this Rosedale / Summerhill stretch of Yonge St bistro. Very comfortable, yet energetic restaurant with an open kitchen, excellent food, and friendly, attentive service. Definitely worth a visit and a repeat engagement for us down the road.

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2.0Dined on September 10, 2014
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We were seated at a table near the back door even though the most of the lovely booths were empty when we arrived and worse, several remained unoccupied the entire time.

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3.0Dined on September 9, 2014
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it was fine. service was very attentive, food was fine. really at the end of the day it was fine. but not rushing back. lots of great places to go.

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2014
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This place was incredible. One of the best restaurants I have ever been to. I had gnocchi with crab and a lobster tail. It was unbelievable. The prices were incredibly reasonable and the service was the best I have ever received. Love this place and will definitely be returning.

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4.0Dined on August 25, 2014
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I used to come to this restaurant when it was Lakes! It became one of my favorite dining establishments and one where I never had a bad meal. So I have been anxious to see how Quanto Basta compared. I can say that the service the night we were there was outstanding - that was my main concern as I had heard that there was a bit of an attitude - certainly not the case as our waitress was so attentive and friendly. The food was good but I would like to return to try some of their other dishes.

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3.0Dined on August 23, 2014
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When your server tells you the plate is VERY hot, believe her!! And believe that the soup is VERY hot, too!! Far too hot!! Because today I am getting medical attention for a burned throat :-( Other than that….the food and service were good. However, next time I will order the Gazpacho!!

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2014
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We have been back about 5 times in the past three months and have never been disappointed. The service is attentive, informed and friendly. The menu always has lots of things of interest and we keep coming back for more. We've sampled most of their fish offerings and several of their appetizers. We'll be back again.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2014
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We had a wonderful meal and the service was friendly and professional.
The stuffed zucchini flowers were delicious. The mushroom bruschetta and the burrata were both very tasty.
We all had the Cornish hen as our main, and it was by far the best I have ever tasted. The skin was very crispy and the meat tender and juicy!
We will return soon.
Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2014
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You must visit this gem. I have made it my new to go place in the city. Never been disappointed. Incredible food, outstanding service, A+++ mazing

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1.0Dined on July 12, 2014
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Food was satisfactory, other than risotto which resembled a large plate of undercooked rice...not risotto. Manager and server were both made aware of this and did absolutely nothing until after a third request to remove it from the bill. Rude comments, appalling lack of professionalism and customer skills. Disappointing.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2014
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Food was delicious. Service was great. Overall a fabulous restaurant. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2014
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We always come back to Quanto Basta. The food is fantastic, and a great specials list every night.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2014
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Lunch with two clients, excellent service. Food was amazing, shaved fresh black truffles over linguine in a Prosecco cream sauce to die for. Beautifully prepared salads and striped bass. properly chilled white wine. Highly recommended

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1.0Dined on June 14, 2014
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I found the wine list extremely over priced. Appetizers were okay and the food was mediocre! I had dined at their sister restaurant before and found the food okay but not that great! Service was fine except for when paying for the bill and seeing mistakes in there! Then when we mentioned it, the hostess wasn't too happy about it and she was rather rude and offensive! I would not recommend this retaurant to anyone I know!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2014
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The food was so fresh and tasty, service spot on. Always friendly and helpful with suggestions but the good is the winner

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2014
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Brunch is a special treat at Quanto Basto. The menu harkens to the expected brunch time favourites, but all with a delightful foodie twist. Once you taste the Salmone (smoked salmon, poached eggs over an artful potato galette) you will find it hard to branch out to all the other delights Chef has thought up. Try it. Soon.

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3.0Dined on May 16, 2014
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the space is lovely and made to feel comfortable.
food is hit, but could use some tweaking.
hence, the pasta with beef and asparagus, the beef
could be more tender, pasta perfect. squid and
sausage over salad, perfect balance in every which
way.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2014
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Great menu. Execution could be sharper. Carpaccio was excellent. Warm olives were great. Soup of the day was lack luster lentil. Burata was served over arugula and looked very nice but was served too cold to have any flavor beyond cottage cheese. Mushroom ravioli with truffle oil tasted good but was drowned in sauce.
As harsh as this review may seem the meal was still firmly in the good category. I am a tough customer who eats out at least ten times per week. Service was friendly.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2014
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Excellent lunch. Great service. Reasonable quiet for conversation; but with a buzz. Had lunch special salad with Branzino -perfect!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2014
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Food was well described, nicely presented and very satisfying. I had tuna with a avocado-wasabi salsa on a bed of potato galette with asparagus (special) and my wife had veal marsala (the quality of which I can also attest to). We finished with a flour less chocolate torte and espresso ice cream that was a slight disappointment but overall, it was a definite come backer.

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