Cavallino Wine Bar

3.9
65 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Lunch

Cavallino Wine Bar in Woodbrige, Ontario is an Italian restaurant with an elegant style where patrons will want to linger over a multi-course meal and a glass of wine. Cavallino Wine Bar offers a full wine list that includes whites, reds and sparkling wines from all over the world. Choose a local Riesling or an Italian pinot to pair perfectly with your meal.

The menu at Cavallino Wine Bar includes appetizers such as fried polenta or sea scallops, pastas such as rabbit risotto and penne alla vodka and a variety of delicious entrŽes. Try the rack of lamb or oven roasted rabbit for a gourmet meal you wonÕt soon forget at the Cavallino Wine Bar.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best burrata in the city of Vaughan. Highly recommend the steak!

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Great staff. Excellent experience.

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LN
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

We have been to this restaurant before... the service and food was alot better the first time perhaps because we had an earlier reservation at 05:30p.m. This time we had an 07:00p.m reservation and we waited over 1.5hrs for our food, we didn't even ordered an appetiser. The restaurant was full but no line up and the "Fresh Pappardelle, boneless beer braised rabbit" was full of little bones. My daughter complained to the waitress and she said this dish with the rabbit comes with many little bones. She didn't even know the dish is supposed to be boneless. My wife's dish with the mussels was full of sand, she thought she broke a tooth. My daughter complained to the waitress and asked her if we should let her know or should she call the manager or do the online complaint? Her reply was a rude "obviously". The food was not good, not tasty, it was really late and the service was really bad!!!! This dinner was supposed to be a celebration of my family for my daughter's education achievements. She ordered out after we left Cavallino.

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F
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We hadn't been to Cavallino in some time, nice to see they freshened and opened it up. The second we walked in the door we were greated immediately, and taken to our seats. The wait staff were pleasant, professional, and well dressed. Drinks, menus, and evening specials all convaid in a timely fashion. Food was terrific.
They even noticed a slight wobble in our table ( which we didnt) and balanced it without us even asking. Very busy night, place was full, but they didn't miss a beat.
Well done!

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KP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you so much for a lovely evening. Excellent service and yummy food :)

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience. Great atmosphere and food with the right amount of sound. Service was excellent. Will definitely return.

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NC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Amazing food, and very romantic. Overall will be going back again. Yes, it is pricey, but worth every penny. The only complaint is the slow service.

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PI
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

It’s an Italian wine bar
When asked if they had a Chianti
They said, I’ll have to check?
Had to ask for bread, came after we finished

Never again visit

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very warm atmosphere with great food and courteous service:)

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BA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

This was our 1st time at this restaurant. Food was good the service was very poor. Not sure if I would recommend this restaurant. I would recommend they improve their service staff.

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OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cavillino, as per usual truly outdid themselves. The food was fantastic and the service was amazing. Thank you Cavillino for helping making Saturday night a night to remember. Can’t wait to be back!

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KM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The dinner tasted excellent. My only recommendation would be to dim the lights to create a better ambiance. It was too bright in there.

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NM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

I had a reservation and when we got there, the restaurant was closed. I won’t be going again.

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j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

I booked this restaurant for my wife's Birthday. Called the restaurant to confirm on the day of the reservation. left them a message as they indicated on the answering machine. Thinking that they were busy and not able to call me back, my wife, Daughter and I drove to the restaurant only to find that the restaurant was closed. No sign on the door, no message on the answering machine and nothing indicated on the restaurants website. I would love to write a review if we got to eat at the restaurant. VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!!

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LM
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

The waitress was reading the specials from a note pad and didn't have any additional knowledge about them. Keep in mind we were one of the last reservations of the evening. Then, when one of my guests asked for a glass of wine, she walked over with an open bottle her hand and just poured it right then and there from her glass off the table. For a "wine bar" I would have expected more, including a much bigger wine list.

The menu had spelling errors, and frankly it looked cheaply printed.

I used to go to this restaurant frequently a couple years ago and the wait staff was excellent, just haven't been for one reason or another in the past year or so. The food was still good, but honestly the look of the menu and the wait staff quality seemed like corners are being cut. I don't think I'll rush back.

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BC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Food was excellent. Service was decent. Only complaint was we wanted to substitute the lettuce on their most expensive salad to a different lettuce (cheaper) and they refused. I get the "no substitutes policy" on a busy night, but since the salad was not pre-mixed this was ridiculous. A little common sense on the policy of no substitutes should be in order. The server would not even ask the chef.

Although I would recommend this restaurant as the food was excellent. I would personally try another restaurant next time in the area due to the above comment about the lettuce. Left a bit of a bad taste. (and no we did not get the salad and in fact spent less money overall because of it).

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y
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and good service
Very helpful people
I would recommend cavalino
Especially if you want to cater to private party

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LD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Great service. Had the margarita pizza ... good but needed more fresh basil. Spaghetti and meatballs were good with homemade pasta. Fresh rolls were warm and delicious.

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OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was absolutely amazing!!

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S
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I had dinner here to sample the menu in the hopes of finding a venue for an upcoming family occasion.

I very much liked the pics I saw on line and the reviews were positive; however, we’d been down this road before and very disappointed.

Without too much detail, the food was amazing, as was the ambiance and service. For s very pleasant change, the reviews did not lie!

We were so impressed, we decided to book our venue.

Very authentic, rustic, and un pretentious (but could be if they wanted).

Loved it! Our new go-to spot.

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LN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very Good service and excellent food at a reasonable cost.
Definitely would recommend and would come back again and again!!!!

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AC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

For us this is a nice little hidden gem since it is within walking distance. We could actually enjoy the various wines with our dinner. Our server was delightful and really knew how to pair the wines with the courses we chose. Menu isn't overwhelming but offers something for everyone. Very tasty meals. Will go back again for sure.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Couldn’t tell you.. made a reservation on open table 3 days before, got to the restaurant and it was closed without notice...

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n
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

The restaurant was closed.
Difficult to rate the restaurant, and I think OPEN TABLE is not up to date with this place. It looked like it was closed for a while!!
No wonder it was easy to get a reservation!

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J
Central Coast
23 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

This restaurant was closed with chairs on the table. We called , got a voice message that confirmed that they are open on Saturdays. We left a voice message but our Call was not returned. We had to find an alternative restaurant on short notice. It is possible that this restaurant has been closed down.

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L
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Service was fairly slow although the waiter offered to take back the Cod after asking how I was enjoying it. It was extremely fishy so he offered to bring something else. The lobster bisque was very good but not hot enough. The cappuccinos are also good but not hot.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place! Highly recommend the lamb shank.

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P
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food as always. Excellent rice balls and summer menu has many new dishes. A must try

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KL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A hidden gem in the west side of Woodbridge, away from the busy traffic. The waiters were on when we came in with a newborn by moving us to the back where we could feel more comfortable with a newborn and not disturb the other guests. The food was authentic and yummy. I had the swordfish which was fresh and delicious.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food, service and quality of food were wonderful. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner amongst friends. Thank you

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My wife and I went to Cavallino's for Valentines Day dinner, 2018 - a first time for both of us.....and what a delight. Both during and after dinner we expressed to each other that this restaurant had just the best italian cuisine we had ever experienced anywhere. Entering the restaurant from the outside is deceptive, but once inside, Marco makes your stay welcoming and the decor is romantically simple....and our waiter, Antonio, provided the most attentive, yet humble service, making our dinner together only about us, and nothing else. Highly recommended.....We look forward to going back!

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h
Louisville
35 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent food. Service was a touch frenetic. They were busy so I think that may have been a factor. A smaller place but plentiful authentic cuisine is served. Good wine selection too.

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D
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really nice and great food. Loved the salmon I had and arugula salad

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great, staff do go out their way making sure you are looked after. The menu dishes they have are unbelievable delicious and very accommodating to alter the menu dishes too. Very well priced.

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SF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Too loud. Disappointed with the food. Thought it would be alot better, due to all the hype. Wouldn't go back.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went there for the wild game menu with a friend. It was fantastic! Great food, really great service and staff! Comfortable and priced fairly for the quality!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice and cozy atmosphere. Great food and excellent service.

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MP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Second time visiting - had a great experience the first time but not this time. Service was very slow. Pre-ordered appetizers at the recommention of the restaurant (to speed things up) which didn't do a thing as we waited over an hour for the apps and no bread or anything to that point. Drinks were very slow as well. A shame - service only picked up when we got angry. Food is good and prices are fair. Unfortunately, I'd have a hard time recommending this to anyone- at least if you have a large party. Maybe 4 people or less is the way to go here.

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CW
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Alex was a fantastic host for wonderful authentic Italian cuisine we thouroughly enjoyed !!

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TS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was our first visit to Cavallino Wine Bar and we loved it. My husband and I both said that it was the best Italian meal we have enjoyed since we were in Italy three years ago. We both felt full but didn't want to stop eating because every bite was delicious.
Our waiter was Alex. We found him personable, knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. It was an added bonus that he was warm and inviting making us feel right at home during our first (but not last) visit.
We will look forward to our next meal at Cavallino!
Thank you for a lovely meal and memory.
Pam and Tony Spagnola

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