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Bar Vendetta, Toronto, ON
Award-winning

Bar Vendetta

4.7
4.7
370 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 25 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 551-8854
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    James Santon
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighbourhood
    Little Portugal / Dundas West
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining

What 370 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto

    Contemporary Canadian

370 Reviews
  1. SabrinaC

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Reading mixed reviews about the service was extremely confusing to me. Our server was absolutely fabulous, they provided suggestions when asked, they were attentive, and they felt like an asset to the meal not intrusive or absent. The food was amazing. We ordered the rapini, olives, garlic bread, tartare, cacio e pepe and short rib ragu and everything was incredible. Not just for working out of a micro kitchen, not just for having a small cooking staff, not just for having a condensed and well curated menu but it was amazing compared to 99.9% of all the Italian places in the city! I totally get the hype. Absolutely recommend to anyone in the mood for amazing Italian with a great vibe.

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  2. RadM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Good food… expected much more from a michellen recognized restaurant. The Pasta was just ok but Meatballs were great. The level of noise is so so high though.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The appetizers were the real star of the show. The steak tar tar was my favourite! Love the ambiance and decor. I wish there were a little more options for cocktails as they only serve stirred, not shaken! Not a big deal at all, as the food and company were great!

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  4. Nataliia

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's a good place, but nothing special. I liked the atmosphere, but I expected more from pasta. However, gelato was amazing and service was excellent!

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  5. JenniferA

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and we were not disappointed. The food was incredible. The service was attentive. Excellent. My only issue is that we tried to enter 6 minutes before 5pm (restaurant opens at 5, our reservation was at 5, and the door was open) and the response was that they were not open yet, not said in a particularly hospitable manner. It's a small quibble, and the rest of the experience was great. I was just surprised by the response.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went on the waitlist and was texted about a table an hour later! The changing pasta choices are always amazing and keep me coming back.

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  7. Maya

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible, both the pasta and the gelato. The server was great, she recommended what wine to pair with our food, and everything was excellent!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious! I do wish we were seated at the bar like I confirmed when making the reso. The music is very loud by the tables so it’s hard to have a conversation without yelling at the other person.

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  9. LouK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fav restaurant- have been so many times and always have an amazing meal and the best service

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  10. lylrJ

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and staff…sat at the bar and Nicole was the best!!

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  11. Adam

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance 11/10 Service 12/10 Pork+brussels sprouts trecce 15/10 Also, I am usually a 1 ’tini before dinner kinda guy, but the vendetta martini made me into a 2 ‘tini before dinner kinda guy

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, but the music was so loud. I think it’s to ensure guests are eating quickly and leaving. Otherwise can’t complain, it was a great date spot

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  13. KrisM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always a pleasure to eat here. Everything ordered was fantastic.

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  14. MaddyB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food friendly staff. Great experience overall!

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  15. ConnorF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the vibes. the food. the vibes the food. nothing like bar vendetta!! 5 stars

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  16. patriciaf

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food. The meal felt very fast but over all a great experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great! Try the beef tartare and meatballs. It’s my go to from now on. Staff was also very warm and friendly.

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  18. Foodie911

    Toronto

    46 reviews

    2.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Well used to be a big fan and last meal was disappointing. Service remains amazing but the food was so salty I felt so sick afterwards. The noise continues to be too loud! They need lower music or better sound proofing...Will try it again one more time to see if it was just a night off as I used to go all the time and loved it.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. Cherry

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great vibe, delicious meatballs & service! Very attentive, great cleanliness of our table & sharing plates.

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  20. WestEnder

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been here a few times, but took a friend for their first time last night. We really enjoyed the new potatoes (really fun combination of flavours) and the meatballs were phenomenal (we both commented that these are the best meatballs we've ever had). We had the crown (my go-to) and trecce pasta dishes - both delicious. The food is incredible, the vibe is cozy. There are lots of vegetarian-friendly dishes. Would totally recommend!

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  21. AlexG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lasagna was amazing! The vibe was also great. Incredible.

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  22. Lily

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I enjoyed the atmosphere but the food was not the best. Our server did not specify the cheeses on the cheese board when asked, and was not super helpful. I came in for my birthday and they gave me a solo lit candle with our bill - which I felt was a bit awkward and underwhelming. We paid $150 for just the 2 of us and got 2 apps + 2 mains + 1 drink. Not the worst bill in Toronto, but I expected a bit more ooomph for the price. If you are wondering what not to get: the crudo was not very tasty, the lobster tagliatelle was very subpar for $31 and the pesto pasta was quite bland. Maybe we just got unlucky ordering the wrong dishes and caught the server on a busy night. I remember the dishes and service being much better last summer when I last visited.

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  23. SandhyaM

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great customer service and food. Tried the Burrata and spaghetti which was really tasty. Recommend the place.

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  24. FlanneryS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must for lovers of food in Toronto. Service was incredible as well!

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  25. KellyT

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining here and it was amazing. The service was perfect, the food incredible and the ambiance was **chef's kiss** - 10/10 will be back soon

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  26. DanielG

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great hosts and staff! Super friendly and good service. And the food…amazing!

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  27. Catherine

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I really really love the food at this restaurant. The decor is appealingly quirky and the service is very good. However, the noise level is intolerable. Last night when we twice asked the waiter to turn down the music, he made a very minimal adjustment. He said that the loud music was part of their vibe. Sadly, for that reason and that reason alone, I will not likely return. I would still recommend Bar Vendetta if you are young and your hearing is very good!

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  28. SAAAA

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but was not spectacular for the price point. Wouldn't go again.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is absolutely spectacular. Simple menu with super tasty dishes. The dessert however is not the best but I am usually too full from the awesome apps and mains

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  30. samjsj

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Having spent wonderful evenings recently at grey gardens and le swan my expectations for vendetta (as always) were high. Truly a masterpiece of genuine service, food that you care about and just little bits of wonder. I’ve never been disappointed by a Jen avg restaurant and I don’t think I ever will be. While I do obviously miss Quinn from BV the foundation that was built with her and Agg translates so well to the entire team As I said for grey gardens - just 10/10 if you never eat at another restaurant but this one again you will die happy

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great as always and the service was impeccable!

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  32. Gvegefood

    Toronto

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious.slightly smaller portions. The cheesy pull apart bread was a great way to start the evening. All the pastas were cooked perfectly al dente. Need to come back to try everything else on the menu.

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  33. ChateauLM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s hard not to over order - so many tasty choices. Always delish food and great wine selection!

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  34. ChrisL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Came here for my wife’s birthday. Everything was pretty great. Only complaint is I wish the table were a little larger and I wish we were told about 1:45 time limit before we started ordering. When spending $400 on a few plates and drinks between 2 people you don’t expect to be rushed out. However, it’s a popular spot so maybe understandable. Food and drinks were great.

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  35. DavidF

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food, service and vibe. Prices good for the quality of food. Will be back!

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  36. SaraA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, and the room was cosy. Great for our friends get-together. Will return!

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  37. luvagoodresto

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was overly seasoned, very very salty. And the pasta was over cooked and bland.

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  38. KimiaA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a cute little restaurant with delicious authentic Italian food!

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  39. JadeT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect ambiance, food is really good and the staff is perfect!

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  40. NestorC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful staff, fantastic food and ambience. Highly recommend.

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Bar Vendetta is rated 4.7 stars by 370 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 25 times today
Google Map for Bar Vendetta

928 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1W3

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighbourhood
    Little Portugal / Dundas West
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    James Santon
  • Additional
    Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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