ARDO Restaurant

4.6
368 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Sicilian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
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
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Cuisines
Sicilian, Seafood, Pizzeria
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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: CLOSED
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Phone number
(647) 347-8930
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Roberto Marotta
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Cross Street
Sherbourne
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 368 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service. And a delicious meal. As someone that’s toured the entire island of Sicily on a few occasions...Ardo is a welcome taste of those trips. Highly recommended.

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JA
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had the gnocchi with fungi. Exceptionally delicious! My friend had the orrechietti with spicy sausage which she said was also very good.

Service was very good. The wait staff were friendly and informative.

The music was pleasant and not to loud. Noise level was good.

We will definitely return.

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BM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Have been 5 or 6 times now and it doesn’t disappoint. I’m also a huge fan of Sicilian wines and Ardo has the best selection. There was very little sausage in my pasta which was a letdown but the taste was fantastic.

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M
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved this restaurant!!! Not to be missed. I’ll be back the next time I am in town.

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AO
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, wine, and atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and the music was great too.

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IF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highly recommend Ardo! Amazing food and service . The restaurant made sure we left smiling. We will be surely be going back soon.

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CR
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and terrific staff. I found this restaurant through a wine club, and it quickly became a favourite.

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j
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really great Sicilian food - from appetizer to dessert.
Good ambiance and very thoughtful service.
Only problem was wine choice - they had run out of 2 least expensive wine choices - $45 and $60. Ultimately they provided a $70 bottle for $60.

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n
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food was pretty good overall. Nothing really outstanding or memorable. I had their pasta with beef special which was very good, however for $36!...really?? A similar dish on their menu with duck was $13 less!

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OT
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Toronto--a city of amazing restaurants. The food is always flavorful and creative and super fresh. The wine by the glass is good as well as the wine list. The owner is present and approachable and obviously very interested in giving each guest a special and delicious experience.

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E
Macau
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent meal from starters to dessert. Taste was fabulous. I only had issue that the fish we ordered was a bit overcooked but taste was wonderful. Service is also great.

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a
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ardo is always a real pleasure! Everything on the menu, most of which we have tried, is impeccably prepared and full of flavour. We recommend Ardo often and look forward to each visit. The homemade bread and oil from Sicily (both of which are available for purchase are incredible). We order from the menu and also purchase a pizza to take home!

Owner Roberto is a lovely host; chatting with guests in true Italian style.

5 stars may not be sufficient to rate this gem in Toronto.

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FB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was fresh and beautifully prepared. Service was attentive, proactive and a total pleasure. We had a memorable dinner.

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MM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A small, intimate place with excellent service and very good food. I don't think I've ever had better pizza ($18) than the Etna and my wife's veal was superb ($34). Excellent choice of Sicilian wines. Very good service. I would definitely go back.

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A
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Hmm, quaint and small space greeted us, service was immediate, appetizers amazed, .......oops......mains must have been from another chef as they were a disappointment, desert excellent and so was the wine and cappuccino. Ardo, what happened?

We had a great time and were treated very well, loved the decor, but left disappointed. Unfortunate.

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OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food quality was great - we ordered the arancini as a starter and the Etna pizza and Nonna pasta as mains. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent. We'll definitely be back!

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RB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A Toronto friend who lives in the neighbourhood recommended this restaurant which is close to our rental. It's a relatively small place with very simple but stylish decor. What struck us first was the happy-sounding 'vibe' of a room full of people obviously enjoying themselves. Second, was the very friendly welcome by the young, attentive staff. Third was the quality of the food on the short menu, classic Sicilian with some modern twists. Like the best of Italian food, it was of simple preparation designed to highlight the high quality ingredients. A favorite was the spaghetti with sardines and a sauce featuring fennel. The young man who served as our waiter was deft and professional but also with a very engaging manner. It was an excellent restaurant experience in every respect including as good value.

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TD
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Get the gnocchi! I've been here a few times and I've never been disappointed. Good food and great service.

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RD
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great dinner, tasty fios, friendly and attentive, but not overbearing service. Went for dinner with my adult daughter and we had a great time.

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C
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really love this restaurant. The food and service are top-notch. Pay attention to the specials; they are usually taking advantage of the availability of a particularly fresh and good ingredient! But the whole menu is excellent, as are the wines. Worth many return visits.

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SM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love it here. Atmosphere is friendly and cozy, but the food and cocktails feel handcrafted. Lots of choice for all tastes....I have never been disappointed. Pizza and pasta are always great, but the burata salad and carpacio are amazing.

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FB
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The quality of each dish was impressive. Likewise the service and we were happy with our table location.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spectacular food. Wonderful stuff. Great place!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently delicious

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food as always

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SL
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and excellent service....we had a good time!

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e
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was excellent

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Octopus:. Couldn't stop saying how good it was
Cavola salad:. Light and refreshing.... Perfect portion size
porcini pizza:. Very good, crust nicely done
tagliatelle with truffles:. Would have liked more anchovy and less truffle taste.... Nevertheless, memorable
salted caramel Ice cream with cherries ---wow, my new favourite taste combination

Birthday guest, so the complementary Prosecco was very much appreciated (though I don't drink, so my guest had both)
I thought there would have been a bit more attention... Even for the server to wish a happy birthday, but oh well

Service was quick and friendly but slightly distracted...a change to our original order, which the server recommended, didn't come through.... My guest got his original order (we didn't say anything, but we're a bit disappointed)

we weren't asked if we wanted bread and olive oil ... I know that's an extra charge, so I suppose one has to know to order it specifically (note:. On my previous visit on my own, the bread and olive oil came to me without ordering so I assumed it was complementary (which it was))

Drinks were whisked away without asking if we were finished (there was still a little left in some of them)

Still, I would return... And recommend

(At my previous visit, I very much appreciated
Chef Marrotta speaking with me)

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y
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

I’ve been here many times and had great food and service, but unfortunately during this visit we waited 45 minutes for a table despite making a reservation. Once we were seated it took 30 minutes to get our first drink. Disappointing.

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AK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The waiter was mediocre...the food was great but the waiter needs to learn about the importance of great food AND great service making the experience a 5 star evening.

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BF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Lately the food has come to the table no longer warm, and the service has been below par.

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LM
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good experience. Was misquoted price of meat of day and charged for wine that was out of stock. However waiter was very apologetic and adjusted the bill. overall food was excellent and birthday celebration went well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! The food was excellent and the service was super

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

This was the worst dining experience I have had in 10+ years. Service was terrible. They do not honour your reservation time. We arrived 5 minutes early for our 8:30 reservation and were promptly ignored for 30 minutes while 3 tables for 4 sat empty. Once seated we were then ignored for another 30 minutes. For a dinner that cost nearly $100 a person the experience was awful. The only thing worse than the service was the rude and unapologetic owner who couldn’t seem to care less about his customer’s experience. You will have a better time at Terroni and spend half the money.

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J
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

Good food, but bad service. The second he handed us the reciept from the machine after we paid we were kicked out of the restaurant because they needed our table..... wouldn’t go again.

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R
Toronto
50 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious!
Pasta, pizza or one of the mains, you can't go wrong.
Try it all, but I highly recommend either the octopus or carpaccio as a starter. Pasta and fish specials for a main. Cocktails are refreshing and wine list has something for most.

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OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

One of the wait staff is sub par. And we are always in that section
Otherwise outstanding

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my 6th time at the restaurant and I took two clients who were very impressed with the overall atmosphere and the mentioned that the food was the best Italian the they’ve had in Toronto. My guest already had an up coming dinner and he is taking his guests to ARDON

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WH
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Authentic Sicilian. Their olive oil is very special but you do have to love extra virgin olive oil to appreciate. Pizzas are in the long flatbread shape; crust and sauce are both very good. Can’t go wrong there.

Their pastas are excellent. We’ve tried their anchovies pasta and their Pasta with sausage.

Wine list is not huge but it has good selections.

It’s a small restaurant so reservations are highly recommended.

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ML
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal, wine and excellent service. Will definitely go back and recommend to my friends.

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