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Ascari King Street, Toronto, ON

Ascari King Street

4.5
4.5
458 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Ascari on King, the second outpost of Ascari Enoteca in Leslieville, draws on its connection to Toronto’s Fashion District in the heart of King West, Ascari sets a new benchmark for true handmade pasta.

Our honest approach to food is rooted in simplicity executed incredibly well. The best seasonal ingredients and the right techniques is what creates the perfect meal. From Ascari Enoteca classics like the Carbonara to more elevated dishes like the Bistecca Alla Fiorentina.

Our wine list travels through old and new parts of the world finding unique styles and often off the beaten path varietals. Our lists have character, stories and always something new to try even if it's a recognizable region. It is not designed to exclude, rather, to bring the guest on this journey with us.

We connect with our guests not only through our knowledge of food and beverage but through our genuine passion for providing friendly, relaxed and true hospitality.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue, Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 366-3673

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    John Sinopoli

  • Private party facilities

    Please email info@ascari.ca for private booking inquiries.

  • Neighbourhood

    King West

  • Cross Street

    Portland

  • Parking Details

    Parking located south of the restaurant on Wellington, alternatively on-street parking on Richmond and Adelaide

  • Public Transit

    Streetcar stop steps away from the front door

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Brunch - Bubbles, Beats + Bombolone

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for Bubbles, Beats + Bombolone every Saturday and Sunday Brunches. Order the $38 Prix Fixe and get bottomless prosecco! Enjoy lively day time music hosted by a DJ, lots of bubbly and an exciting brunch on King West. View full menu: ascari.ca/kingwest
  • Chef's Tasting Menu $75/p

    Multiple dates available
    Let us cook for you! Enjoy a 4 course family style tasting menu showcasing a detailed tour of our menu.
  • Tuesday Half Price Wines

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy the full wine list at half price on Tuesday nights. Explore off the beaten path varietals and unique regions our list has to offer.

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What 458 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Good food but disappointed as they have no gluten free options.
  2. DP

    DaveP

    Dallas

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was perfect! Our waiter was super helpful on helping us decide on appetizer and entrees. We loved every bite. Sort of wish we had ordered the focaccia. Table next to us got some and it looked (& smelled) fantastic. Zucchini fritters, agnolotti, and carbonara we're all simply AMAZING. Music made us giggle throughout... Thumping bass and nothing else. Like having dinner right next to a 80's bathhouse. (Amusing, not awful)
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner at Ascari for my daughters graduating. Food service and atmospheric were amazing!
  4. DP

    DeltaPoppa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for dinner and drinks before a Mervish show. Food was good, staff were friendly, nice setup both inside and out. We sat a table right by the window and it was nice and quiet
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our entire dining experience was first class. We were heading to the theatre and the entire team was quick and pleasant. The vibe on the street awesome.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  7. MA

    MamaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was great, service was great! Brunch with bottomless prosecco is excellent value!
  8. MM

    MichMe

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Fortunately we were at a somewhat out of the way table. Otherwise pretty noisy
  9. RC

    RoyalCanuck

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious, service was great. Portion sizes quiet small for the price/taste.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was fantastic.
  11. TG

    TurtleGirl

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The agnolotti was good but the portion was small. The focaccia was the best I have had in many years. The burrata and calamari appetizers were delicious. Our server was incredible.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new fave place to eat on King W. Carbonera is next level offering great flavour with a perfectly poached/coddled egg on top! THE Best! The Cornish hen was crispy and served super hot to the table with a gorgeous mixture of sweet peppers and perfect polenta!
  13. AF

    AlexandraF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great experience at Ascari. Our recent visit was for the Tasting Menu on their patio. We had a wonderful experience. Food was delicious, cocktails were well crafted. Service was great, we were really well taken care of - we never had to ask for anything or refills of anything. The server was always anticipating our needs and we appreciated it. Thank you Ascari team, we shall be back soon!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience5
    Food took over 1.5 hours
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Over priced for not great food and drinks. Restaurant was very quiet. Very pleasant and accommodating servers. I don’t think I would go back based on the food. Maybe a happy hour menu would help?
  16. K

    King

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good Food, good ambience, the prices where decent. Half priced bottle of wines on Tuesday.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food was meh but vibes were good

    Ascari King StreetResponded on June 9, 2022Hello, thank you for your message. It’s good to hear that the vibes were good, but that isn’t good enough. We’re not happy to hear that the food was not well enjoyed by all, but we will continue to work hard to improve. If you’d like to talk about your experience further, please send a note to info@ascarievents.ca with your contact information and our team will reach back out to you.

  18. G

    Gomemi11

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food, and bubbles! The staff were super attentive, knowledgeable and nice!
  19. SA

    SherryA

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent brunch with fantastic service.
  20. M

    Magpie

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was great. I think our server really understood our needs. Food was great. My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our stay and would definitely comeback for brunch!
  21. F

    Foodeater22

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely phenomenal food, the squid ink pasta was a unique new flavour and one of the best pasta dishes I've ever had. Service is outstanding.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing for the prix fixe brunch. The only thing that would have made the experience better would be having the music on the patio also.

    Ascari King StreetResponded on June 9, 2022Hello and thank you for taking the time to write. We know that the patio isn’t fully wired for sound just yet but we do have a plan in place to fix this up so the next time you visit you can groove while enjoying your gustatory experience. Thanks again!

  23. T

    Twall

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Took an hour to get pasta. Told they were slammed but half the restaurant was empty. When we got the food it was lukewarm at best.

    Ascari King StreetResponded on May 30, 2022Hello, thank you for your feedback and for visiting with us. We are sorry that you experienced a delay in service but please know we always try our best to accommodate everyone swiftly, efficiently and with a great product and service. We are sorry to hear that you don’t feel we lived up to this at your visit. We would like to discuss this further with you so please send a note to info@ascarievents.ca and one of our sales and marketing team will be happy to set aside some time for a chat.

  24. KG

    KateG

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything! Great food, unique cocktails list and wonderful service.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food as always.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time!
  27. R

    Renu

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Energetic atmosphere! The prix fixed brunch with bottomless mimosas is a must!
  28. AS

    AnthonyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The burrata was outstanding, service fantastic. I’d go back.
  29. KH

    KatH

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly excellent food and service. Highly recommend
  30. SD

    StephenD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner at Ascari was a long-anticipated, special occasion. We were warmly greeted the moment we walked in the door. Our servers were swift and attentive throughout our meal. Chef Troy's creations are outstanding! I heartily recommend Ascari and look forward to returning soon!
  31. M

    Maral

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The service was greate, food is really mediocre and nothing special about the bombolons
  32. AH

    AnumHW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    Bottomless brunch was awesome sauce. Highly recommend The only downside to the whole experience was the hostess (at reception) who had a lot of unwelcoming energy but the servers and food made up for it!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for their brunch and we had a lovely time. The staff are very attentive and warm. Their bottomless mimosas are a hit. We even had a chance to chat with the manager who was wonderful. We’ll be back for sure.
  34. t

    torontofoodie

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Really poor customer service - will not be coming back.
  35. HB

    HenB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Quite Pricey....I do recommend that you ask the price of a special.....this one was replacing the Fogo Island Cod which they were out of stock on. We expected a similar price and it turned out to be almost double. Beautiful restaurant, nice patio, friendly and efficient service and the quality fo the food was very good. Just about worth the cost.
  36. DR

    DaleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and charming front staff. And that T-bone, wow!! We really enjoyed ourselves.
  37. MD

    MaryD

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Food was not hot. Asked for it to be reheated. It came back.. still not hot.
  38. ED

    ElishaD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Deliciously simple italian fare. Drinks pricey, but that could be an across the board situation. Lovely atmosphere, lovely staff
  39. RL

    RedLady76

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambience, delicious food and fabulous staff!
  40. m

    madgingerbread

    Toronto

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Their brunch special right now is absolutely stellar in terms of value and quality. I have enjoyed meals at different Ascari locations and this King location equally delivers. Despite how busy they were, they still carefully take note of when you need water, a Prosecco top up, or your plates cleared. Thank you for a lovely time!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

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 458 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ascari King Street

620 King St W Toronto, ON M5V 1M6

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Portland

  • Neighbourhood

    King West

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue, Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Parking located south of the restaurant on Wellington, alternatively on-street parking on Richmond and Adelaide

  • Public Transit

    Streetcar stop steps away from the front door

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    John Sinopoli

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (416) 366-3673

  • Private party facilities

    Please email info@ascari.ca for private booking inquiries.

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