Caffino

4.4
305 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian

Caffino in Toronto offers an extravagant dining experience that reflects the pride that goes into each Italian dish that is prepared and served fresh for you to enjoy. Many of the restaurant’s famous dishes include the finest of ingredients, including parmigiano, prosciutto, fettucine and risotto. Caffino also has its own, famously known pasta CaFfinO. Savor the flavors of your dish and allow yourself to be transported to Italy with every bite.

When dining at this restaurant, you are most likely going to want to try the pescatore, penne alla vodka, la salute or the CaFfino lamb burger. There are also plenty of pizza and pasta options available as well desserts. Caffino also offers catering services for special events and is known to host wedding receptions within its classy location.

Safety precautions

Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 305 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPandT
Palm Springs
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great to come back to our favourite restaurant in TO, Excellent authentic Italian, great food, great service.

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JeffC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great time at Caffino, especially thanks to the incredible service. Our waiter, Tony, made exquisite recommendations which exceeded our expectations. Will definitely return.

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yummyinthetummy
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience5

While our waiter was very nice and attentive, the owner Rose was quite the opposite. When we asked why only half the staff was wearing masks, (legally required in Ontario indoors and if tables are not 2m apart outdoors) she responded that no-one else seemed to have a problem and that people wanted to feel free. We mentioned that we felt uncomfortable and she reluctantly told the waiter to wear a mask, continuing not to wear a mask herself while serving the customers. Her response was shaming and completely inappropriate. The restaurant itself was beautiful and the food was nice however I will not be going back and will let others know of my unfortunate experience there.

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Ricardojp31
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice authentic Italian.
Great tasting good portions
Nice evening

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Juman
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Good food but unfortunately inadequate service. We had reservation for 2 for a special occasion. We were placed at the open deck terrace area when it was raining hard and while other guests were sitting inside. When we asked to be placed inside, waiter was neither responsive nor helpful. We tried to figure out where to sit ourselves. Eventually we were placed at a table for two and was treated as if we were occupying someone elses table. During our 1,5 hours long stay, there were 3 empty tables in the same area which was controversial. Food and the ambience was good in general. I strongly think that we were unfortunate with the waiter who welcomed us first.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great experience the food is always phenomenal. Waitress was friendly and calm and the atmosphere was perfect for my parents and I

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Reddi
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

I have been here over 50 times and this time was a complete disappointment. We booked an outdoor table which the confirmation clearly shows, but they said it's first come first served so we had to wait. The service was incredibly slow. We waited about 45mins to get our appetizers. We asked for bread with oil and balsamic. It didn't come come 45mins also. We finished our drinks and were not offered more. We had to flag the sever and ask. My dish had baby clams which were ALL empty shells and the owner tried to tell.me the class were in the dish. They were not. The lamb chops was a VERY small portion especially for the price.

I'm not sure what happened because this used to be a great spot. Also the noise level was so high I couldn't hear anything my date was saying. It's a real shame.

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frankc
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fun night. Vincenzo our server was amazing. We even met the owner Rosa who was amazing and visited every table.

The ambiance felt like we were in Italy

Wonderful evening

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vipmarylough
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Beautiful hidden little gem for patio and indoor dining. I was disappointed in the Bruschetta. Two tiny pieces just a little bigger than a toonie for $6.00. The special I had the veal chop was tough, and tasteless. Definitely not the usually milks grain fed veal I usually get at other restaurants. Gnocchi and the Osso Bucco was delicious. I didn’t realize until the next day I got charged $72.00 for a bottle of wine which stated $60.00 on the menu. Lesson learn, always check my bill. Overall I would try it one more time but just for the pasta dishes. Owner and staff were very good and pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I had a lovely time at Caffino with my boyfriend! We ordered the Pappardele with Ragu and it tasted exactly like the sauce my mom used to make me. Her Calabrian heart would have loved the dish just as much as I did. Thank you for the nostalgia and the lovely service, we’ll be back for sure :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service. Felt like family taking care of you. Made sure we had everything we needed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Too expensive! Price for each pasta dish was $8 more in person than is shown on menu.

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Amandalinh
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Upon entering and waiting to be seated, four staff members walked by us and didn’t bother to acknowledge us. I like to believe they were short staffed because throughout dinner, our water wasn’t refilled, when our entrees were ready they were flung onto to the table, and it took 15 minutes to bring us the dessert menu. Food was a 7.5/10. We were told they couldn’t split the bill for us 3 ways, when we saw them split the bill 5 ways for the table behind us.

Overall, I left wondering why other tables were being serviced and treated better than our own.

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

Why don’t I know about this beautiful Italian restaurant before?!! Very warm and cozy environment, service was over great! Food was very good with a for price

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best service and amazing food 😋😋

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Tati
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Good is so so. No flavours in pasta, blunt and not tasty. The coffee machine wasn’t working: we asked for cappuccino and first they said they can’t make them, then came said they can and then again they can’t. Very slow personal. Took the bread off the table without asking if we were done with it. My friend found tiny hair in his dish, sitting right on top of the greens. They didn’t do a lot of apologies and didn’t offer to change the dish completely or remove it from the cheque as they do in other places.
Disappointing experience.
Only good thing is music and location.
And I got a food poising as a result.

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miriamr
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We really enjoyed the food & the service most definitely would recommend Caffino!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Took almost 25 long to get served and server was not accommodating

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OpenTableDiner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Very disappointed. I’m surprised at the positive reviews here. We waited over 1 hour to be served. My entree was finally brought out, but became cold while waiting over 20 additional minutes for my friend’s meal to be served. The quality of the food and pasta does not align with the price point of the menu. Nice ambience and atmosphere, but let’s be honest. The only reason this place is surviving is bc of its location not because of the food being served. Frankly, the penne tasted like pasta sold at No frills grocery store…the cutlery Is all mismatched 😂 selling $30 plates of food….If you want better pasta go to “Piano Piano” or Scaddabush funny enough. If you want to waste your money come eat here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, staff, and location. This was our first time here and we will definitely be back! Can’t recommend enough

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Richard
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great find! Everything about the experience was wonderful - we will definitely be returning there.

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Zahra
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Had the most lovely server

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vipSarahJ
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great from the moment we sat down, our server was attentive and helpful and the food/ ambiance was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

The prices have doubled since last summer. I get that Caffino needs to recoup the costs from losing their lunch work crowd due to Covid, but it's too expensive now for cocktails, pasta, pizza, and their mains. The food tastes okay but not worth the prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

The food was meh, the drinks were meh, and two of the servers weren’t wearing masks at all. I have no issue paying more to enjoy delicious food, but the quality of the food here was not on par with the cost.

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LigiaR
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great for date and nice conversations on summer days. Their decor takes you somewhere outside of Canada! Love the ambience!

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KTMCC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The appetizers are mediocre, however the pasta was quite nice. Service wasn't great. Honestly - it was an okay experience, nothing to remember and won't be coming back.

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JayGM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Decent food, decent experience. Perhaps

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MichaelA
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My son and daughter-in-law were married at Caffino on October 10, 2020, and due to COVID restrictions my other son and his girlfriend were not able to attend from Quebec. The wedding and reception dinner was excellent with 47 people attending. This special occasion was to have my son and his girlfriend experience the food and service that they missed last year and l can confirm that Caffino’s Italian pasta, pizza, and meat dishes are still delicious and the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for our anniversary and was just fantastic. Food was amazing. Ordered the bruschetta, arrabiatta pasta and pescatore paste. All delicious!! Our server even put a little candle in our dessert (creme brûlée) to celebrate our anniversary. Very cute little touch. The patio was adorable. Felt like a little bubble escape in the city. Highly recommend and can’t wait to go back

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PamB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food with lots of patio space for a Covid-safe experience.

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FTTass
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The last place we visited Pre-COVID was Caffino and we were really interested in returning. Caffino didn’t disappoint. Well done.

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gorinp
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food, service and ambiance.

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chaseevans
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful. Good ambiance, incredible service and great food.

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Bradley
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You immediately feel welcomed by Rosa and her team. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Great service! Great wine!

First time out since March 2020 - thanks for making it a good one. BTW. Those mussels - AMAZING!

Looking forward to see you again soon.

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PeggyL
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience! First time and definitely not the last. The waiters were so friendly and the hostess as well! We even got free shots for my bday- how nice is that! Food was DELICIOUS!

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Dolce
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was outstanding. The Gnocchi was superb and the bruschetta was fresh. The waiter was friendly and prompt. And the location is reminiscent of a Rome patio. The only minor complaint it that the waiter wasn’t always wearing his mask over his nose. We didn’t say anything, because I get it that it’s hard to keep working with the mask on. There are masks that can help.
Don’t let this deter you from a great meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had such a wonderful meal out. The food was very tasty and comforting. Excellent recommendations given with regards to the wine. Staff was friendly and attentive.

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BinaC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed very much eating here. Private and cozy place. The food was delicious, service was good.
Definitely would come here again.

FAQs

Caffino does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Caffino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 588-9010.

Caffino is rated 4.4 stars by 305 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.