Buono College

4.5
58 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 58 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

Don’t leave without trying the tiramisu.

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GENEVIEVET
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

My table did not have an umbrella for shade so it’s hard to sit for over an hour with the sun down on you. I recommend having proper shading for all tables.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff was amazing

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Ashley
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

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.

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Robs
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, prince and patio

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vipAlbilicious8
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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!

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BelindaB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely patio and great food!

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ashleym
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great back patio and the fresh pasta is excellent !

TN
TanyaN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Food not great, atmosphere on patio was fantastic.

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Robs
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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BRITTANYM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

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

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Xavier
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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 :)

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AidanB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

CA
CarrieA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful patio with great food and service. Would recommend!

VC
VanessaC
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this patio! Super cute!
Excellent Italian food also :)

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GillianK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian in Toronto. Highly recommend

CM
CMcc
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was very authentic Italian. Carbonara was fantastic! Heaters provided great warm atmosphere and the server was very considerate and attentive. Great place!

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evapinato
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place, amazing staff, food was so good, we will definitely be back

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vipBman
Toronto
170 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great find! The back patio is so cute. Our meals were yummy and the service delightful!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Lesley
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Patio was beautiful, but the tables were not distanced properly.

LD
LarissaD
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

To expensive for a poor quality . I did not enjoy my pasta, the portion was small and my pizza was dry and not tasty

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Haylee
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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KatG
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious pasta and focaccia! We loved having dinner on the patio. Friendly service and great COVID precautions

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GloriaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Everything is as I expected but the food was remarkably bad

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Sined
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

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 !

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FabianaS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice patio, great for a catch up with friends! Food is good although portions are small in my opinion.

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Monica
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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Beck
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Patio was lovely. Food was good and they had GF options. Ambiance could have been better. Wine portions also could have been better.

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MaryS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Italian home cooked meal and we love the ambiance too!

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Shahrin
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

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.

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vipAshley
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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ChantalR
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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JulianaA
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Thought the food would be a bit better. Pizza had little flavour.

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sarahae286
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was attentive and nice and the food was good. Patio is a great spot for outside dinning.

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OphelieZ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best lasagna ever !! Cute patio I definitely recommend this place

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 4.5 stars by 58 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.