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About ARDO Restaurant

ARDO Restaurant is Chef Roberto Marotta's ode to Sicily. ARDO Restaurant is a reflection of love and family, and the journey from Milazzo to Toronto.

We are open for reservations Monday - Friday for both lunch and dinner and Saturday for dinner

If your reservation time is not available on Open Table just give us a call I'm sure we can fit you in!

Please note that we have a 2 HOUR seating for parties of 2 -4 and 2.5 hours for parties of 6.

Should you have any questions, please email us at info@ardorestaurant.com

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Sicilian, Seafood, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sunday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Sherbourne

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(647) 347-8930

Website:
http://www.ardorestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Roberto Marotta

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine

ARDO Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.4

Service

4.4

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (24)
Good for a Date (24)
Authentic (21)
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Neighbourhood Gem (17)
Romance (17)
Cozy (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Casual (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Business Meals (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fun (10)
Lunch (10)
Healthy (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Pre/post-theatre (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Late-Night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Group Bookings (3)
Child-Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo-Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Orlando)·Dined 5 days ago

Had the seafood salad to start, very good. I had the pizza with artichoke, semi dried tomatoes and arugula, highly recommended. My companion had the sausage pasta, it was good. We had the cannoli for dessert, go for it!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, People Watching
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely delicious! The service was great and the food was amazing. Sat at the chef's table and everyone was very attentive to us. The owner of the restaurant gave us an appetizer on the house, which was nice. Definitely coming back to this restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service2
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was incredible. However, our waitress ignored us most of the night and we were seated right by the entrance and had customers on top of us and we're freezing anytime someone opened the door but there was nowhere for us to move. (They should probably get rid of that seat). We would still go back for the food despite the lousy service.

Tags: Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 11, 2017

What a gem -- food was great, decent wine selection and reasonably priced wines by the glass. I've gone back here because of the consistency and the care the owner takes to visit with guests. The menu is simple yet creative - something for everyone.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 3, 2017

The service was very good with a smiling engaging server. We mis-ordered one dish and the server happily changed it without complaint. The food was quite different from the usual fare so we experimented with food tastes. We were off to the Berkeley Theatre so the service was timely.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Probably one of my best experiences in the city. Fantastic food. Great service. Very intimate feel. Love the lack of tvs.

Definitely a hidden gem of King East.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Ardo is a true Italian dining experience.

From the moment that you walk in the door and are warmly greeted; to the excellent friendly professional service, to the outstanding food quality; to the warm thank you at the end of your evening, truly Italian.

Menu items are creative and expertly crafted for your table; cocktails are wonderful and the wine list has options for every palette that compliment the menu perfectly.

Looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Dined at Ardo to celebrate a friend's birthday. The servers were great and attentive. The food was average, I was expecting to be more wowed.

The chef, however, was rude. He visited each table in the restaurant except ours and it's not like we were tucked into a corner. He even made eye contact with us, but continued to ignore our table. It could have been because we didn't order alcohol or another mysterious reason. Regardless, I was insulted and have no intention to patronize this restaurant or recommend it to my friends.

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Always a very enjoyable experience!!

Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Ardo is a restaurant in my neighbourhood that I kept walking by but hadn't been in until the other night. I ordered the pizza which I would strongly recommend. My friend had the pasta which was delicious but she was still hungry afterwards. My biggest issue was that I felt VERY rushed. We weren't taking extremely long by any means, there were a few empty tables still, and no line etc. and yet the waitress was constantly over to take our order, even though we we just got there and were trying to say hi and chat for a couple of minutes and hadn't even looked at the menu. The food came SO quickly and then literally as I put the last bite of pizza in my mouth and she was grabbing the plates away and wondering if we wanted dessert. We didn't love the dessert selections and I was feeling stressed from rushing so we went elsewhere to enjoy a relaxed dessert where we could actually talk.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great food and service, 2 hours flew by. Ben our waiter and the staff were great. I moved tables a few times, because I'm that way and they were great about it.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Awesome. As always.

Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Good atmosphere, good food. Service was excellent.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We went here before going to watch a comedy show at Sony Centre. The food was excellent and authentic Italian. I would highly recommend this place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Wonderful food and service, but way too noisy. Don't know how the noise level could be improved because it is a tiny space. We would go again but try to find an off-peak time.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Service was excellent! Cocktails and food were delicious. The pizza is so delicate and cheesy. Husband and I left feeling full. I only wish the appetizers had larger portions; we had the acchiughe and grilled octopus.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 13, 2017

ARDO is one of my fav Toronto restaurants! I love the atmosphere and the food. The Ragu is to die for :) If you have never tried it and you call yourself a foodie sham on you!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Toronto food scene is getting over crowded with restaurants trying to do too much, and Italian restaurants for the most part are predictable and dare I say boring. Along comes Ardo as a breath of fresh air. Genius in the simplicity of their menu which is not over bearing yet highly focussed on artisanal Sicilian dishes. Notables include Insalata di mare, grilled octopus and pizzzas to die for. We have found our new favourite go to spot.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Anniversary

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Very good food and great service. Going back this week!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Planning a trip to Sicily so we went with friends to Ardo. Great bread and pasta. Don't miss the canolli.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Always great food and service

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value2

 
·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great service, food, and ambiance. But when the bill came I was shocked by how overpriced the meal was. My friend and I shared a pizza starter, I had couscous and my friend had the fish of the day. Neither of us had anything to drink and the bill was for $108 without tip!

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Romantic
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on August 27, 2017

Had a lovely meal with a dear friend. The polpo, insalata cavolo, olives, and pizza margherita were excellent! The gnocchi were very good and the ragù was good. Desserts were excellent! Cassata, granita and cannoli. Excellent service from Jill. Really enjoyed the ambience of the casual open kitchen, youthful vibe and fresh, delicious food. Highly recommended.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value1

 
 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Ardo is a delight. Food and service never disappoints.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great little spot with interesting and tasty food. The eggplant and sardine toast appetizers and the spaghetti with sardines ( a Sicilian classic) main course were delicious as was the seafood couscous special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Casual, Fun, Hot Spot, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food was amazing, the owner came by and said hello. We loved it there. Great food

Food4
Ambience4
Service4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 24, 2017

I love the concept of a Sicilian restaurant. We had an anchovy crostini, the pasta feature, and the carne feature. All were outstanding. Very simple flavours that were superbly executed. The cocktails were a bit underwhelming for the price, but that's a minor quibble.

Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Gnocchi with mushroom sauce is consistently amazing and is the main reason why I keep coming back. The arancino is consistently greasy but tasty. Apparently kale=romaine at Ardo as nary a leaf of it could be found in our (still flavourful) cavolo salad. Unlike previous visits, this time our server did not address me as "buddy" throughout the evening so, y'know, that's a plus.

Tags: Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on August 21, 2017

The food was amazing! The staff were very friendly and helpful! I would highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Was introduced to this by a friend a few months back and glad we went back and took some more friends. Two of us has the Chefs special fish dish. Amazing. We'll be back again soon...

Food2
Ambience2
Service2
Value1

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Our fish came cold they replaced it which was nice but that meant I was eating by myself...my pasta special was not how the waitress described it...the owner/ manager explained to us that fish wasn't cold but cooked almost rare...he was quite rude...won't go back it was expensive and service wasn't great. Too many restaurants in toronto for mediocre food and service

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Kent)·Dined on August 6, 2017

As usual, no disappointment at all for this gem. The staff was very welcoming, knowledgeable regarding all the dishes and their recommendations useful. The ambiance was very intimate and warm.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fun, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Tapas, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great restaurant great food and great service.
Do not miss the cannoli.

Food4
Ambience4
Service2
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was great but the service was slow and the server wasn't very attentive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Cozy, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Awesome atmosphere, beautiful and trendy decor, delicious food! Will absolutely come back!

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fun, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Naples)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Amazing restaurant! Great burrata-everything really was fantastic. Very reasonably priced menu. Will definitely return here. A great recommendation from a friend that proved to be correct!

Food2
Ambience2
Service2
Value1

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 30, 2017

After reading great reviews we decided to try Ardo. We were seated next to the kitchen which did little to enhance our evening.
The basket of stale bread created a poor impression from the outset. The table d'hote menu sounded interesting so we all ordered that at $49 p.p. We started with a chick pea flour tart which was described as being served with black kale and onion. Those items were a garnish which consisted of a sliver of onion and a square inch of fried kale--hardly worth mentioning.
The pasta course was a huge serving of timballo which was lasagna with cod and tomato sauce. It was served hot on the outside and not so hot in the middle. It was tasty but far more than any of us wanted to eat in anticipation of the "veal chop" main course that we had ordered. The chop consisted of a very small portion of veal sitting in a watery broth accompanied by half of a canned artichoke and a few slivers of onion. When I order veal chop, I envision a decent sized piece of meat on a bone, and in pricier restaurants I expect white veal. This was not anything resembling that.
Desert was a small scoop of ice cream with a soft biscotto.
Should have ordered a pasta dish since that is what constituted the bulk of our meal.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on July 29, 2017

I loved ARDO. Not only was the food unique and creative it was also delicious and accompanied by some of the best service I've had in Toronto in the two years I've been here. I highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Food was delicious. Will definitely be back. Sales were amazing , pizza was unbelievable. Waitress was a little slow with the food.

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