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ARDO Restaurant

4.4
277 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Sicilian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
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: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Sherbourne
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 277 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Delicious all around. Serve felt new, but delivered everything perfectly so all was good. Servings were reasonable, but everything was so delicious I actually wanted more!!! Took home a jar of pepporocino 🤤

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Ardo is within walking distance of our condo but we would happily drive if we lived farther away. Every dish we have tasted has been delightful. The gnocchi are exquisite. The dinner salad carciofo is perfection. The daily pizza specials are fantastic. The servers are friendly and helpful. The ambiance is pleasing in every way. Sitting at the bar in the back of the restaurant where you can watch and interact with the chefs is a special treat.

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UrbanTraveler 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The service is great but the food is better!
Try the gnocchi and thank me later!

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yumkj (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Love this restaurant. Delicious pizza and pasta and really good service!

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JimM (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Not much authentic real southern Italian in Toronto and this has been the case forever. It is great to have this as a option among the best. Was there on a cold Monday night and it was 3/4's full. Nice bistro-like buzz. Octopus was sensational, pastas were also first class and perfectly proportioned. Well-informed wine list. Service was responsive although I think we had a rookie but she was pleasant if not fully informed.

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vipValr (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The service is always terrific. Daily specials are very imaginative and good wine list.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Food was absolutely amazing!

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ASA94 (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

We were pleased with the quality of the food (Sicilian), wine and the service. They charge for bread, but it is tasty. They bring a small dish of olive oil that is very peppery, a trait of Sicilian olive oil. We had cannoli for dessert and they were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Ardo is a great break from the usual Italian fare. One of the best restaurants in the St. Lawrence Market Area.

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Canucks (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Home made pasta was excellent and cooked "al dente" the way pasta should be cooked. The appetizers where shared and a great way to taste them. I could have eaten all of them myself.
Definitely booking again !
The Sicilian wine we picked was perfect with the meal!

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great atmosphere- great service and mediocre food.
We ordered the specials and none of them were excellent.
Several vegetarian options on the menu - which was nice.
Don’t think we will give it a second try due to price and quality of meal. Too bad because we loved the ambience of the restaurant!

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PolarCamel (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Very nice and friendly place with truly professional staff and creative menu. Good vegetarian options! Good place for people interested in tasting less than most popular Italian wines! A bit pricey, but it's possible to find items with reasonable prices.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Ardo's is an excellent, Sicilian restaurant, very conveniently located at
King E. and Sherbourne St. The recent improvements to public transit
on King Street have reduced the amount of offensive private vehicle
traffic noise, smells, and visual pollution, making Ardo's even better.

Everything we have tried on their menu is excellent - home-style cooking,
house-made pasta, excellent cuts of meat, and Sicilian-sourced flour,
olive oil, etc., combine with Roberto's care and experience to make
Ardo's an excellent place for relaxing and memorable dinners.

The wine list serves well, and the level of attention by staff is
welcome, but unobtrusive. Like many of the better restaurants
in Toronto, the atmosphere is easy-going and unpretentious.

Desserts, especially (for me) the cannoli, wrap it all up quite nicely.

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Geoff (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

The dinner was a really nice hipster type of Italian bistro place – very busy with boomers and genX’ers, the food was really good – we had a couple of appetizers and shared a large pizza, and had a couple of nice drinks. The staff was quite attentive, food was really good – great place to go, we’ll probably try to go back once it’s a little warmer!

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vipDesmelis (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Great meal! Delicious dessert. They were out of lamb so two of our guests ordered the steak which took a bit longer to prepare but well worth the wait. Amazing staff and chef. Highly recommend 👍🏼👍🏼

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Cherib (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Very good food. Sicilian options. Arancini and Octopus Salad were delicious. Gnocchi with mushrooms! Heavenly. Unfortunately my husband did not care for his pasta with sardines. I think it’s an acquired taste.
Get the Cannolo!

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Canadianbeachfan (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Found the restaurant ok but nothing special. No reasonably priced wine. Took out my son for his birthday so splurged on the wine otherwise would not have spent $70 on a bottle. Tables are small. Food was nothing special, overall expensive night only positive was my company. My big test, would I return?.....no

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Great atmosphere but did not have enough gluten-free main course options .

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vipOpenTable Diner (Naples)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Great restaurant. One of Toronto’s best secrets. Great waitstaff- attentive , friendly, and professional. The food is outstanding. Very small place so make sure you have a reservation. Will come back for years as long as they keep it the same as it has always been!

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vipAmz418 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Delicious and fresh ingredients in every dish we tried. The apps are small but the mains are totally shareable. Must have: the gnocchi was the best ever and the melanzana was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Warm hearty pasta on a freezing January night <3 so delicious!

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littlepants (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner here.

Cocktails were good. Paper plane was perfect. Aperol spritz could've been much more bitter. The ratio was not to our liking. Still, refreshing.

Wine was good.

Started with arancini. For $11 you get one, small arancini. It's delicious - but overpriced. We had the sardines as well. They were good.

Next, spicy sausage and rapini pasta. Delicious. Husband had the ragu. It was good - but not nearly saucy enough for our liking. We went there specifically to try their ragu. In Italy - ragu needs bread and a spoon to sop it all up. Pasta was cooked perfectly. I would skip the ragu or ask for more sauce.

Salad was well seasoned.

Cannoli was yummy. Good coffee, and decent grappa. Served in sweet old fashioned glassware.

Service was excellent. The servers really know about the food and wine.

Overall - a good dinner. It was on the expensive side. With tip and all the above food and drink it was about $230.

Would be interested to see what their spring menu brings.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

decent food with reasonable price! Their pasta is freshly made, it so delicious!! All my friends love their food, highly recommend to all my friends!!! And the cocktails are tasty, the waitress's recommendation is very nice too!

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vipNRSB (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Did not find food to be creative. Asked for one modification of an ingredient (due to pregnancy), waitress said they "could", but "the chefs don't like making modifications". Gnocchi was dry, as was the octopus. Asked for chilli oil, which never showed up. In general, would not go back or recommend considering there are so many better Italian restos in town.

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Carbon (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

I had heard so much about this place and was excited to try only to have a not very good experience. the food was surprisingly not good and when my dinner companion informed the server, she appeared confused and did not know what to do. The food was undercooked and we asked her to inform the chef. We were very surprised that we barely received an apology let alone a "good will" gesture of having the particular item "comped".

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
1.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

The service was very poor. Felt like the male server (with a beard) did not want to be there. I will not be coming back. Good luck!!!!

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Lucia (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Spectacular food, great service, what more could you ask for?

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

This was our second visit. Both times we equally outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Very nice spot. Great vibe, servers are friendly. Good authentic Italian cuisine that satisfies the craving!

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PDarneau (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Brisk business for lunch and highly recommend a reservation, if meeting someone for lunch, as they were fully booked. Luckily, I reserved the night before!

Fully Sicilian menu with past, pizza, fish, etc.

Service was on the spot for an hour lunch and food was tasty and well delivered.

Neighbourhood gem!

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