Buono Queen

4.2
167 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Nestled at Queen & Spadina our Buono on Queen W. features an intimate dining room and a beautiful patio overlooking the hustle and bustle of busy Queen W. From mouth watering homemade pastas with traditional Italian sauces, to Milano-style pizza, piadina, seasonal salads and more....at Buono we feature the highest quality Italian food in a casual eatery style!
What 167 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.0
Ambience
4.0
Value
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CTong
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great homemade pasta. Very reasonably priced. Would recommend for a nice casual dinner!

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Mbvhcc
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

There were not enough waitresses for the amount of people being served, it took forever to even order our food. The servers were sweet but the service was not great

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YingS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Menu was quite bare.. and pizza was alright. The tiny outdoor seating was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

There was an eyelash in our caprese and the service was slow. The food was great and the host was very hospitable.

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AmyW
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Friendly staff and good food, however portions are quite small.

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Rosa
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place. Great meals, sweet staff. Hard working bunch. Enjoyed our time thoroughly!

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Nikolay
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great authentic Italian food. Love the place, loved the service. Glad I found it and am definitely coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

to be honest, the food and portion size was below average. the food was expensive for what it was, pasta dishes were small, and pretty bland.

The actual restaurant is cute.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a treat. Slowly becoming a favourite. Just a few minutes from our door to the patio. Gracious welcome. Friendly and attentive service. Delicious pasta choices. Perfect coffee. A local gem.

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NatalieW
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

food was so amazing, try the pettinata and the funghi, they are so yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Nothing really stood out, with so many options why choose this place? They forgot one of our pasta dishes and by the time it came out 3 of 4 people were done eating. You think they at least comped the missing dish? NOPE! The pizza was undercooked, the meatballs were tiny but the sauce was good. Service was slow, place is super cramped and the washrooms are in the basement and not pleasant. Never again

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HillaryF
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and cute little patio 😍 I had the gnocchi carbonara and it was so good!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing lunch. Very reasonably priced and amazing food. The service was the best we have had since places reopened!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

Went with a friend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Service was slow, food was watered down pasta sauce, took too long and came cold. Experience was not great at all

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was delicious and servers were very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Amazing service from beginning to end. Bolognese is a must try!

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Camila
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I LOVE buono. The friendliest staff and their cacio e pepe is to die for!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked at the last minute while on Queen at dinnertime. Saw the homemade pasta and was sold. Nice little patio set up with views of Queen looking south. Ordered two delightful dishes: pomodoro and truffle pasta. Both served in a warm pan which was a quaint touch. Not an overly large amount, just perfect. Followed by a very nice double shot Americano. Service was lovely, friendly. Food was delicious. Wish the dessert menu was larger but I understand in CV19 times options are limited. Will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Dissapointed that there wasn’t gnocchi today. It’s what attracted us to try the restaurant in the first place.

The salads were good. Good size and value. I’d rather you price the lasagna $25 and give a large portion that $15 leaving me hungry. The pizza was delicious but wasn’t what we came for. $24 for the 4 piece mushroom pizza a bit silly of a price.

Have got a good menu but price and portions misguided.

We might try again but we’ll be sure to call ahead as we won’t come if there’s no gnocchi to try.

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Ciel
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The serving staff is super friendly and the atmosphere was welcoming. Buono is my favourite place to get Cacio e Pepe.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

The food wasn’t the best but the ambience was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service. Small little patio. Definitely recommend one of the pasta dishes

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EldaS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing pasta!!!!! The food is incredible and our server was so kind! She was so busy and was the only one working at the time but was extremely helpful & super friendly! We appreciated her service & recommendations. The truffle pasta & cacio Pepe pasta were both to die for!

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vipNavD
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great service! Great value as well, surprisingly inexpensive for good size portions of fantastic, simple and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I had the truffle rigatoni which was very very good. The margarita pizza is more of a focaccia pizza. The spaghetti carbonara could of been cooked a little bit more.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience1

Food was amazing and service was great but outdoor dining area had a terrible odour.

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vipClaraR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

GREAT service! The staff is really lovely! Food is pretty good and great central location on Queen West! Casual patio great for catching up with a friend, date night or even a solo wine and cheese eve!

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CrystalM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience2

Didn't love the carbonera pasta I had, the service was pretty good, the patio was spaced out

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Zaid
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Overall it was good but food was overpriced and oily.

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vipallisashimi
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

I had a very mediocre experience here. They had one person working front-of-the-house, acting as the host, server, and food runner. The food was average especially for the price that we paid. It started pouring rain as soon as we finished our meal and their patio had no coverings of any sort so we could not sit around and enjoy watching the hustle and bustle of Queen Street.

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AlexDennis
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was pretty tasty! Wouldnt recommend pizza- too bready

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vipNathalieS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always ask about the specials. Pasta is very good and the staff very helpful and attentive. Don't forget to leave room for the tiramisu

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VictoriaY
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Overall, food and pricing is fair. It’s nothing that will “wow” you. They try to pull off as traditional Italian. I will say the service we got was not the best. Rude and a little condescending. My partner and I did think he had a little attitude- not friendly at all. Not much room for accommodation or anything extras. Obviously we would’ve paid for extras but not many options like that. Prices are fair considering portion size. Overall, I’d suggest another restaurant in the hundreds of others in Toronto. Or perhaps another location.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Bolognese and pesto were both excellent.

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EstefanyF
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is beautiful! The food was absolutely delicious, and the service was excellent. Super recommended!

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emmyp
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was incredible and our server was so friendly. We had cacio e pepe, pesto gnocchi and tiramisu and we would definitely return to have the same meals again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

food was okay. Great service tho!

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vipSweetItalianFoodie
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious and authentic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food with great pricing. They had some awesome beers as well. Definetly worth it. Would return for lunch!

FAQs

Buono Queen does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Buono Queen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 205-1001.

Buono Queen is rated 4.2 stars by 167 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.