Anima Trattoria and Wine Bar

4.5
22 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Cozy
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Romance
Anima... the Italian word for soul .

Anima Trattoria & Wine Bar was developed by husband and wife team, Renaldo and Angela, with the intention of bringing a little piece of Italy to their Etobicoke neighbourhood. Our aspiration is to provide a place where diners can feed their soul while sipping wine. Inspired by the many trattorie across Italy, we strive to provide an upscale dining experience in a casual and cozy setting.

Reflecting the values of fresh and local, which is central to Italian cuisine, Chef Renaldo places a strong emphasis on using the finest ingredients in his cooking, supporting local businesses wherever possible. Each item on Anima’s menu is meant to pair perfectly with one of our versatile wines, which have been carefully selected to reflect Italy’s diverse regions and geography.

The result: Italian soul food at its best.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(416) 255-5579
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Renaldo Decembrini
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Catering
Catering is available for all kinds of events, at the restaurant and in-home. Call or email to discuss personalizing your menu with Chef Renaldo.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Three blocks east of Royal York
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Parking Details
Street parking is free after 6 pm.
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Special Events & Promotions
We would be happy to host your private party or special event. Call or email to inquire about booking the restaurant for your special day.
Additional
Beer, Wine
What 22 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.9
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.7
Value
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Toronto
5.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

Stumbled upon this restaurant on a last minute whim. What a gem in my neighbourhood. The food was absolutely delicious! Everything is made in house. Had a chance to meet/talk with Renaldo, the Chef/owner. He is soooo passionate about his food and the restaurant experience he wants his customers to have. They have a wonderful selection of wines which you can get ALL by the glass if you wish. Amazing!

Going back on Friday w/friends!

mk

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RM
4.0
Dined on June 5, 2018

Great food. Extensive wine list . A great new place on the Queensway.

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OT
4.0
Dined on May 26, 2018

Took my Italian born Dad for brunch. We had a great meal. Highly recommend the restaurant. Great option for dates, meals with family and friends and I am sure hen staff would accommodate special events :)

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JW
Toronto
5.0
Dined on May 4, 2018

Even during a power outage this restaurant was amazing. Chef Renaldo had no hydro in his restaurant but still cooked us an amazing meal, we enjoyed delicious pasta, an excellent bottle of wine and awesome tiramisu. These folks will always deliver no matter what. Thank you and see you again soon.

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Toronto
5.0
Dined on May 3, 2018

Animals opened 5 months ago in our neighbourhood. We enjoyed the charcuterie very much. We ordered the small one and it was plenty for 2.

The branzino was prepared well..whole fish with risotto stuffing. Thank goodness, without asking, the chef was gentle with salts so that was perfect for me.

The by the glass wine selection is all Italian and on the expensive side. I think they should include great but less expensive Californian ones too.

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OT
Toronto
5.0
Dined on May 1, 2018

So pleased with our meal and experience.
We went in a Tuesday evening with my family for a birthday dinner. It was quiet and welcoming.
The hostess was gracious and lovely.
The ambience has a rustic simplicity.
The food was excellent and the prices were fair. (We were treated to a complimentary birthday dessert)
We will return again .. happy to have found a great neighbourhood spot.

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MT
5.0
Dined on April 25, 2018

Absolutely fantastic meal! Great cocktails, impressive wine list and lots of options for both vegetarians and carnivores. Can't wait to come back.

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JW
5.0
Dined on April 13, 2018

Great spot. I have eaten here numerous times in the last 6 months and it is special every time. The food is delicious, really good wine list, good service and the owners are so lovely. They make you feel welcome, to stay as long as you want, you never feel rushed to finish your dinner. We also had a wedding shower here on a Sunday afternoon and it was delightful!

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AP
Atlantic Canada
4.0
Dined on April 9, 2018

Fairly new place. Not busy the night I was in, but it should be!

Great food and service!

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OT
Toronto
5.0
Dined on April 8, 2018

Amazing food, service was great and fast pace. Extremely friendly and accommodating! Chef/owner came out after our meal which truly made our night special. Would definitely recommend this wine bar! We will be back soon 😄

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M
5.0
Dined on April 4, 2018

Amazing restaurant! I have beeen here multiple times now and the food, service and experience is top notch! Best Italian restaurant in the area. Chef Renaldo is very talented and provides a very welcoming, friendly environment. I would highly recommend.

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Toronto
5.0
Dined on March 26, 2018

We were celebrating my husband’s birthday and had a wonderful meal and experience. Our 11 month old was treated to risotto and his own panacotta. (He loved it). We were both also given dessert on the house. Our meal was soooo good and felt the prices fair. It was a quiet Monday evening so we had all the attention to ourselves. I have already recommended this place to some friends and look forward to returning.

Thanks again!

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Phoenix
4.0
Dined on March 12, 2018

Quiet, good food, 1/2 price appetizers on Monday night. Very few guests so service was exemplary.

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on February 16, 2018

The food was great and the service was amazing. This was a great find on short notice. Will go back again when we are in town next time.

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NS
Toronto
5.0
Dined on February 14, 2018

Lovely place. Tricky to find parking though. Food and service were amazing.

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OT
Toronto
5.0
Dined on January 27, 2018

Nice find . Great wine selection . Good prices. Small , cute little place . Great for date night or a couple friends.

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Toronto
5.0
Dined on January 23, 2018

We had a fantastic dinner at Anima this evening. We started with one of their delicious charcuterie boards and could not get enough of the bacon jam and smoked olives. Such great value for the price! We moved on to the mains and were amazed by the flavours. We ended the evening with their special dessert wine pairing. So good! The food here is excellent. As is the service. We can't wait to come back!

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LD
Toronto
4.0
Dined on January 18, 2018

The food and service was very good. Not a huge selection of wines by the glass, especially when it's called a wine bar. The restaurant is cozy and intimate and the staff knowledgeable on the menu and wines.

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Toronto
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food, great service and great prices. They have an amazing wine selection and offer wine sampler flights. This is one of the better Italian restaurants in the neighbourhood. We will definitely be back.

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Toronto
4.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at Anima.

What appealed most was the menu, which had some unusual dishes . Compared to most Italian restaurants, pasta was not the dominant menu category, and that just made it more interesting for us.

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L
Toronto
5.0
Dined on November 24, 2017

We'll definitely be back! The smoked olives are wonderful...we would definitely buy them if they offered for retail sale. Food and wine were outstanding. We had the suggested pairing for the Sambuca prawns appetizer and shared a bottle of Tuscan Donatella Rosso for our mains. Branzino with mushroom risotto was perfection. Veal Marsala was delicious. Everything was just wonderful. Nice addition to the neighbourhood.

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Washington DC
5.0
Dined on November 18, 2017

The food and drink were phenomenal. I really enjoyed the in-house made warm olives. Never had anything like them. Also the bacon relish - wow! The arancini were delicate and tender - a great different take on a classic. We also had a charcuteri board and the braised beef pasta. The fresh pasta and sauce were amazing. The only thing I would like to see are more choices of flights of wine. I had the red flight - but wasn't crazy about one of the choices. Other than that - I will definitely go back to try the rest of the menu!

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