Buono College

4.4
144 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Located at College & Ossington, this one-of-a-kind restaurant features an oasis-like dining room, a gorgeous bar area perfect for après work get togethers and a stunning private patio nestled at the back of the restaurant. Whether you're looking for the perfect spot for date night, a casual eatery for a gathering with friends and family, or a hidden gem where you can simply revel in the mouthwatering cuisine, sample the most thirst quenching indigenous wines and just sit back and enjoy the serene atmosphere, we have something for every mood.

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 144 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A gem of a restaurant. Small restau that is cozy and intimate. Food is amazing; particularly the pasta, cooked to perfection and well-balanced taste. Worth a second or more visits.

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AnaG
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing!!! Big thank you for the staff for being so kind and thoughtful!! Incredible food and really made us feel back to Italy!!

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SOlivia
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant! The food was delicious and the service was great! The server was very knowledgeable about the menu and happy to give recommendations, without being overbearing. Restaurant was busy enough that it was fun, without being so busy that you couldn’t hear the people you were with. Will come back!

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vipJNCanada
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service1Ambience4

The server was super slow and we had to ask him to replace our empty drinks

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Julia
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Fun times! the pasta was so good!

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Alex
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was fantastic, as always! Nothing beats fresh pastas.

Wine per glass is very expensive and they serve maybe 4 oz. bottle prices are definitely better.

Time limit on table which is fine, but we hardly had enough time to share a starter, meal, and shared dessert .. then when we were done, the table had been cleared and we were waiting for the bill, the manager had to come and apologetically ask us for the table saying we’d overdone our table time. We were literally waiting for our bill.

I will say it’s looks like just 1server was there handling every table so I know the compromises to table attention are likely a result of understaffing hardships.

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stella
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Bueno College had a really lovely ambience and friendly staff. However food was very basic, service was slow and also it was very cold in there. It was nice to try it but overall I wouldn’t recommend for anything more than cocktails.

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BirthdayBoy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

The food was terrible, I would have just gone to dominoes for better pizza. It was shockingly bad

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner for 4. Wonderful experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful restaurant and food!

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Sarah
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Buono was an amazing experience! We enjoyed everything from the ambience, food and service. That was my second time visiting Buono and I was not disappointed with anything.

I was celebrating my 30th birthday with friends and the staff made it extra special by bringing a slice of tiramisu and candles for me to blow out. It was so wonderful!

Thank you for such a wonderful service and I look forward to coming back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing, the owner was friendly and gave us great recommendations.
Food was fantastic!
Overall, a very lovely experience.

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Urbansuburban
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Good was really good - fresh, great tasting pasta. But the service was not good - got our orders wrong, never came to check on us…

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Josephine
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the patio in the back. Well lit and cozy in the evenings.

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Mimz
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time here, with the two occasions being almost exactly one year apart. I enjoyed it this time even more than the last! First off, the restaurant decor and ambiance is right down my alley. It's cozy and warm, both indoors and outside on the back patio. Second, the food was delicious. We opted for the calamari starter (fried, but lightly breaded so you can actually taste the calamari itself and it was not over cooked as it usually is), then rigatoni bolognese and spaghetti pesto (both very good, though the former was much better than the latter, which had way too much olive oil), and then ended with the best tiramisu I've had in a very long time. Lastly, the waitress was really personable. Would come again, if only for the tiramisu!!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice and quiet backyard patio. Friendly and professional staff. I recommend the lasagna.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was delicious and came quickly, our waiter didn’t check up on us as much as we would have liked, but everything else was great

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Bad food, not Italian food, poor quality and portions. Not worth the price at all.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing atmosphere! Amazing pastas and drinks. Very attentive servers! They also gave us great recommendations. Overall a great experience!! 5/5

MB
MayaB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Really bad service. They forgot about us for at least two hours.

HB
HannahB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious pasta for a great value!

DG
DesireeG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

We didn’t have the greatest experience at this restaurant. We went for our 6th wedding anniversary and were quite disappointed with the service. Our server took our order and came back 15 minutes later asking us if we were ready to order. We told him we already ordered and he just said, I totally forgot and I didn’t put it your order. That made us feel pretty insignificant. Once we did get our order, he never came back to check up on us. We finished our $90 bottle of wine and didn’t even get asked if we wanted anything else. Does this restaurant serve dessert? We don’t know. We left really sad and unfortunately will never be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very accomodating

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Rayrayrayrayray
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food as always! I’m a regular at this spot and the service and food is always so good.

HG
HannahG
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Divine. Beautiful, outdoor ambience. Amazing food. Well priced. Was thrilled with our outing. ‘Our new fave restaurant!” Thanks!

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Leee
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

I was very disappointed with the food. Tasted terrible. They were understaffed but our waiter was trying his best. Definitely not covid safe - I could touch the tables beside us while using my fork on my plate. Two drinks and two mains and came out to $80? Bueno College was no bueno.

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conniegags
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice casual restaurant with good fare for a super reasonable price. Much better than some other Italian college street restos, which use frozen pasta… Buono is fresh, cool Italian fare!

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I had a pasta dish and my wife had a pizza. Both tasted fantastic. Back patio was really nice. I'd recommend this restaurant to friends.

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BriannaG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time at Buono College! Food was amazing, service was great, and the back patio is so cute. Definitely will be returning

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Louise
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious pasta and cocktails, and wonderful vibe on the back patio. Highly recommend the Pettinata pasta with fresh truffles. The servers were all very kind and attentive. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Few food options, no meat. The portions are small. Nice place and polite staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

It was great! The pasta was amazing, the bolognese was incredible, the ambience was just right, and if you’ve got gluten sensitivities they’ve got gluten free pasta!!! It was a lovely night!

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JohnS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Authentic Italian cuisine.

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Gina
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Such a gem of a place - their tiramisu is so delicious and their patio is nice and private so you have a lot of space to catch up with friends.

LD
LeighD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Charming spot. Very lively. Food is great. Would definitely go again.

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cmurr
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Had a great dinner at Buono on college! The food was great. the wine options were pretty expensive and the portions were kind of small but overall it was a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Very nicely decorated place and the tables were well-organized. My server was very friendly but they forgot about part of our meal and we waited 30 minutes for it (after we reminded them). The food is well priced as well. Overall, it was a good restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

Pizza was a bit disappointing

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot. Will go again.

FAQs

Buono College does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Buono College also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 340-7729.

Buono College is rated 4.4 stars by 144 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.