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Ascari King Street

4.5
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199 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Bringing the flavours and staple dishes that have made Ascari Enoteca in Leslieville special, to the west end of Toronto. Please note that during this time our Patio is open for reservations and we are offering a limited menu until restrictions lift.

Support Ascari King Street during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 199 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTaln
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Average at best.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good and excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and knowledgeable staff. Felt very safe and dined inside.

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DomS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Servers were great and knowledgeable. We enjoyed every savoury moment. Planning our next visit ASAP.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

I found a hair in my food, let the server know and nothing was done about it. Everything else was great!

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Sumi
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience overall. It felt a bit rushed towards the beginning and end.

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DavidA
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food and wine was great! Service was a little disappointing. After ordering our drinks and food our waitress disappeared for the entire rest of our meal. Didn’t receive side plates for our starter, poured our own wine, and nobody even checked in to ask how our food was (luckily everything was delicious!)

Eventually, we had to flag someone down so we could get our bill. When I brought it up when paying they did apologize and mention that they worked on a tip pool. So they all kind of work together.

Suggestion to management: Even when you work on a tip pool, waiters should have assigned sections and tables they take care of. Also, if you‘re moving my waitress from the patio to a section inside during my meal, that should be communicated. Our waitress should have introduced us to our new waiter.

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vipJoyce
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Limited menu but it was delicious and a great place to catch up with friends! Had the hamachi crudo and grilled peaches on crostini - both were to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious seasonal and interesting food. Lovely ambience. Excellent service.

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AlexanderE
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Right next to the street, but that’s the hazard with outdoor dining right now, Risotto was strangely sweet, but still good, slightly unexpected, got the beignet for dessert, that was amazing

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ChrisW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Awful experience. Food was not tasty whatsoever. Multiple menu items out of stock. Waiter seemed to be extremely busy and was not attentive. Overall, value was almost non-existent. I would have rather stayed home a cooked a meal. Will never come back.

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Vanny
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Food is good here but a lil overpriced for its value and quality. Menu is also a lil bit limited.

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Table42
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

The meal didn’t stand out in my mind as being memorable but it was good I guess. Outside was a bit chilly so that took away from the ambiance. Would of been good if they had heat lamps.

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Malak
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time, perfect ambience, service was great and attentive, food fantastic, beautiful wine. Our server was personable and great. Not over priced. Our second time here and will go back. Carbonara and peach ricotta crostini and gnocchi were highlights.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was good except we chose a really bad tasting wine with our meal.

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AromaA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Evetything was great- servers took care of even the most minor things. When I mentioned I only ate halal they took the time to inform me about all the ingredients that could potentially be non halal.

Food was excellent- could have been a tad more flavourful but that may have just been the dishes we ordered.

Overall, a wonderful experience!

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Andrew
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and atmosphere was great. Everyone was physically distanced. Tables and seating were sanitized.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Wonderful patio. The carbonara was to die for. An excellent branching experience with poor ole watching and beautiful sunshine

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Yash
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Impeccable Service - Very attentive and friendly staff. Would recommend for date night or any other special occasion.

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ElenaI
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent servers
Tyler/ Trevor??? Was excellent
Food delicious

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vipAndreeaL
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere despite the pandemic situation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

The service was slow and the pasta was cold.

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vipelleTO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Totally different vibe than the original location on Queen East, but equally fabulous food and fun.

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vipSammy
Toronto
91 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful Dinner! Exceeded all expectations! We were worried about How Would Things Be? now during CoVid. The outdoor seating was perfect! Well spaced out. The Service (Sam especially!) was Top Shelf! Staff went to great lengths to make sure everyone felt comfortable. And the food was Delicious !! Wonderful to be Out! 10/10 perfect night!

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ColinB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Quiet brunch. Great experience. Highly recommend this spot.

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vipcutiesnfoodies
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The appetizers were lovely and small, patio was nice, server was great!

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MatthewC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! The carbonara was amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Drinks for two

My friend and I went to Ascari for drinks on a Sunday evening. We were hoping to get some cocktails, but the menu was very limited. Our waiter said they could custom make a sangria for us. So we obliged. The sangria was average. Whilst sitting on the patio we were contemplating getting some appetizers. The menu was so limited, and none of the options were particularly appealing. Due to the lacklustre menu we made a reservation for a restaurant next door while still at Ascari.

When our waiter brought the bill, it cost $18 before tax for one 300ml cocktail. Welcome to King West.

Overpriced and average. Will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exemplary service and a good vibe

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great first time experience. Food was tasty and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was incredible. Top to bottom. Highly recommend. The care that goes into the ingredients and presentation was beyond expectation.

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KamilK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Friends birthday

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Tami
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I came to Ascari for a casual dinner with a friend. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Service was prompt and attentive. From start to finish I enjoyed the meal. The menu was limited due to the pandemic so I recommend viewing it online to make sure it suits you. I will definitely come back when they are able to serve a full menu. The only reason ambience received 4 stars was because I’m not really a outdoor dining person. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Food was terrible and overpriced. The bench I sat on ruined my white shorts.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall1Food4Service5Ambience1

Terrible seating accommodations. Got a table right at the curb of the road, next to the cyclist lane and a bunch of puddles. Disaster waiting to happen. We ended up having to leave.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, friendly staff. Would definitely come back!

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Jules
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants in the city! We have been dining at Ascari Enoteca (Leslieville) many times but were happy to hear that another branch was opening on King St, closer to where I work. The food is always delicious and the menu changes often based on seasonal ingredients. Their pasta dishes are always amazing. They continually surprise us with their modern take on classic dishes like carbonara and cacio e pepe. We look forward to dining here as often as possible!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Service staff were attentive and professional. Food was competent. Fairly light on the portions for the price attached. We all felt that the menu was missing a page. it was alright but we wouldn’t rush back.

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CassandraT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience4

I did sunday sugo for my birthday! Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food and service by servers, fairly quick with food and good recommendation would definitely go back

FAQs

Ascari King Street offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 366-3673.

Ascari King Street is rated 4.5 stars by 199 OpenTable diners.

Ascari King Street does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.ascari.ca/shop.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.