Buono College

4.4
133 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 133 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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Sarah
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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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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
1 review
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
6 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.

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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

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 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

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MayaB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

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

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HannahB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious pasta for a great value!

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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.

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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
1 review
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!

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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.

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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
1 review
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.

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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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot. Will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were really great and the food was amazing!

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JasonT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was so so. Pasta typical. Nothing here would wow anyone. Service was attentive

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AustinS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food. Great value. Quality service. Cool back door patio. Through no fault of the restaurant there was a bed near our table that bothered us for 10 minutes during the appetizer, but we were able to move and it became a non issue! Would highly recommend, and would go back!

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ClaudioG
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anna and Andrea got it right! Great Italian dishes that are authentic and delicious. Prezzo/Qualita ratio is right on. Reminds me of some of my favourite trattorias around Italy. About time Toronto got this vibe going.

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JamesK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Back patio is a great setting for virtually any occasion.

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NadC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our experience here... Lovely patio, delicious food and attentive staff.
Will definitely recommend and will definitely be back!

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Voip
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

They have a nice patio at the back and the service was good. I liked it but the food is a bit of a different story. We had Insalata Caprese where it says it has 'salt & black pepper'. These two ingredients were not present there. I do know that I can add it myself but why a chef wouldn't do it? It had no taste at all. The tomatoes were super thick as if they were to be used for a tomato soup. It's not the quantity but the quality that counts. I didn't see any effort spent on this item at all.
I don't like the pizza there because it has a thick crust but this is a personal choice and I'm not holding it against them. Instead, I ordered pasta. This was good but.........the parmesan cheese that was "delivered" was so tacky that took away all the pleasant experience I could have. I was asked if I'd like parmesan and they gave me a little plastic container (the take out style). Is that the Covid thing????? It looked like the cheese inside was not freshly placed there because I had to shake it really hard to be able to sprinkle it over pasta. Otherwise I would end up with one big block on top of the rigatoni.
Not much needed to improve the experience and I hope it will be done.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and the staff in super nice!

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Rayrayrayrayray
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place was amazing! We had the caprese salad, piadina with sausage, cured meats platter, meatballs and roasted vegetables platter and everything was so delicious! The servers were amazing and super kind. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipQueensshopper18
Toronto
73 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Great patio. Food was tasty but service was quite slow.

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Sophia
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

This was our first time there to celebrate my friend's birthday. As we were waiting for our reservation, Italy won the Euro cup, so you can imagine there was a bit of a delay getting our 5:45 reservation and the patio was packed.

The food was great! I asked the table next to us what they ordered and she raved about the truffle pasta and had dreams about it. My friend got that (as she is vegetarian) and thought it was delicious.

Server forgetting balsamic dressing on salad, having to flag them down for another drink but I chalk it up to restaurants just re-opening, the Euro-cup, drizzle rain etc. Everyone was very pleasant with great cocktail and wine recommendations. We definitely will be back!

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 133 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.