- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Food was amazing, I got the Rigatoni Pesto which was the best pesto I've ever had, I would definitely order again but most likely for takeout because the service itself was really bad. Our server made my group and I feel as though we did not belong or know what we were ordering. He also dropped a fork with tomato sauce on my jacket and just continued to clear the table. Acknowledgement for his wrongdoing would have been appreciated. Overall, I would recommend their pesto pasta to others but for takeout as the service will turn you off.
Outstanding every time! The food is authentic Italian, the owner is legit from Italy and the staff is always so great and friendly! Look forward to going back once restaurants are allowed to reopen.
Delicious food, prince and patio
Service was excellent, our waiter Daniel was amazing.
The tagliattelle were really good.
The only thing I would improve is the margarita's size, it's a bit small for 15$.
But we'll come back for sure, it's a cute little patio with heated lamps, we were super comfortable and felt welcome!
Lovely patio and great food!
Great back patio and the fresh pasta is excellent !
Food not great, atmosphere on patio was fantastic.
Went there for dinner with a few girlfriends when the patio reopened on Tuesday and the experience was absolutely amazing. The manager came to see us multiple times throughout dinner to ensure everything was good, the food was outstanding and reasonably priced and the patio is absolutely gorgeous. Cannot wait to go back!
We had been here before and it was amazing so I was excited to have my boyfriends dinner with 2 friends here. Big mistake. Drink ordering took 15 minutes and when we did order it took another 10 to get them. My Margherita was pure lime juice. I never send things back but when I did it was still on my bill! The food was cold when it was brought out and our bills were a mess! Will never return
Nice and cozy patio with good food
Just wish they had more heaters (was windy and really cold that night) considering more cold times are coming winter and covid forces them to only use patio space
Besides that I would recommend :)
We ate in their back patio. It was very cozy and had a nice vibe to it! The heater was very strong too, which was really nice when eating outside in the cold! The food was amazing. I had the lasagna and it was cooked perfectly!
Beautiful patio with great food and service. Would recommend!
Love this patio! Super cute!
Excellent Italian food also :)
Best Italian in Toronto. Highly recommend
The food was very authentic Italian. Carbonara was fantastic! Heaters provided great warm atmosphere and the server was very considerate and attentive. Great place!
Nice place, amazing staff, food was so good, we will definitely be back
A great find! The back patio is so cute. Our meals were yummy and the service delightful!
Loved every minute of it!
Food was delicious, I love that everything is very customizable and you can pick your pasta and the sauce you’d like.
We sat on the back patio which was adorable and not noisy at all, which I wondered about since College St can be busy on a Saturday evening.
Patio was beautiful, but the tables were not distanced properly.
To expensive for a poor quality . I did not enjoy my pasta, the portion was small and my pizza was dry and not tasty
The patio was decorated beautifully and both the carbonara and pesto pasta dishes were delicious. We went on a Sunday night and the restaurant was completely empty. Service was kind and friendly.
While the ambiance was great out on the patio it was a little cold. Space heaters would have been a great feature. The food, honestly was a bit disappointing. The carbonara was extremely salty. The parmigiana was not fresh grated (very disappointing) wasn’t offered any pepper. The pasta bolognes was tasty. The pita wrap would have been nice if it was grilled. We had to move inside at 11:00 pm, and wanted a nightcap and were told the bar was closed. Would have been nice to be given a last call. Other than that our server was great. So sorry for a mediocre review, but I really expected more.
The place was nice and quiet when we went. There was no one else dining at the time. We went around 2:45-3:00 pm.
Delicious pasta and focaccia! We loved having dinner on the patio. Friendly service and great COVID precautions
The food is not up to par with price range. Salad was tasteless and the consistency was off-putting, although this may have been a personal preference. Lasagna was fine, although serving things in pans didn't add much to presentation. When I asked for bread they brought a 'flat bread' that tasted like stale pancakes. The service was great though and the decor is lovely - they just really need to work on the food.
Everything is as I expected but the food was remarkably bad
Great small restaurant - with fair food in fair presentation and format. A bit overpriced to my experience. But definitely advise you to try it out!
And the staff and service are amazing - they will take care of you very well.
Negronis are GREAT !
Nice patio, great for a catch up with friends! Food is good although portions are small in my opinion.
Amazing food and amazing service!! Really beautiful set up both inside and out. First time for everyone in the party and we all agreed we will definitely be back!
Patio was lovely. Food was good and they had GF options. Ambiance could have been better. Wine portions also could have been better.
Great Italian home cooked meal and we love the ambiance too!
We made a reservation for Aug 25 Tues lunch- patio was empty with 2 customers and they left as we ordered our meal. We finished the pizza slice but before we could eat our main course of pasta the patio was swarming with bees and we waited patiently for 10 mins trying to shoo them away with no success- the female server was nowhere to be seen-finally we found her and explained the situation- she told us its very common for patios-except i am an avid restaurant goer.
I do some social media food blogging and i try at least 3-4 restaurants/patios every week- i have been trying out every patio that looks interesting around town and I have had zero issues with bugs anywhere. Instead of being proactive about helping us as we were desperately trying to get away from the flies which were sitting on our food & inside my coke glass-i was shocked at the incredibly lazy service (perhaps because we were the only customers) as she could not care any less-we had to tell her to switch tables- as we switched to a different side of the patio the bees just followed- we requested her to let us sit inside- even though she saw us struggling for so long she did not offer to take us inside- i felt like it was our job-there was 0 effort on their part to make it a good experience for us-there was no manager or anyone in the restaurant.
After we were seated inside i expected the server to at least check our food situation as the bees literally sat on our food. I had to tell her i was uncomfortable eating food that had insects sitting on it- she agreed to change but i had lost all patience as she was not friendly or proactive in giving any service or taking care of customers in anyway. I just asked to get the bill as me and my friend were not interested to eat anymore as our experience was completely ruined.
This meal brought me back to Italy ! Authentic cocktails and cuisine, a beautiful atmosphere for your next day/night out ! It is also worth noting that we were here for my birthday, it started raining and we had a patio reservation. They quickly accommodated us to move inside. The tables were spaced out and the door was open for fresh air, we all felt safe dining indoors.
It was so nice to have fresh authentic Italian. Would highly recommend and would visit again. Only dislike was that I found there was a lot of bugs on the night we went (outdoor patio). So maybe the restaurant should put up some bug traps or citronella candles.
Thought the food would be a bit better. Pizza had little flavour.
Staff was attentive and nice and the food was good. Patio is a great spot for outside dinning.
Best lasagna ever !! Cute patio I definitely recommend this place
Great staff and great food and gorgeous patio! I love this place!
Delicious food! All parties loved what they ordered. My portion seemed a bit smaller than all other plates that came out but still delicious.
Service here was very attentive. My pasta was absolutely delicious. You can really taste that it is home made. However, other than the pasta there is not much to rave about. The appetizers lacked flavour, and their ‘bread’ left much to be desired. It had no flavour at all. The drinks were also watered down and overfilling with ice. You spend a lot to enjoy a little. I probably would not return but would definitely consider ordering the pasta as a take out option.
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 4.3 stars by 55 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.