Don Alfonso 1890

4.6
514 reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Italian
The city’s most internationally acclaimed restaurant, Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto is the only North American location of world renowned Michelin Star Chefs Alfonso & Ernesto Iaccarino’s Don Alfonso 1890. Located in historic Casa Loma's Conservatory, Don Alfonso 1890 is now open for a limited run pop up beneath the stunning McCausland stained glass ceiling. Showcasing the incredible cuisine of Chef Ernesto Iaccarino and the wonderful fresh flavors of the Amalfi coast. Since opening, Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto has also been recognized with a number of prolific national and international awards and honours, including Gambero Rosso’s ‘Best New Restaurant in the World’ and Tre Forchette (3 Forks), La Liste Best Italian Restaurant in Canada and in the Top Ten of Restaurants in Canada, Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants, the DiRoNA - Distinguished Restaurants of North America, OpenTable’s Top 100 Restaurants in Canada and the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence.
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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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 514 People Are Saying
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4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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vipdavidwill2
Toronto
51 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food in a lovely ambiance, but somewhat limited menu that promotes 7 course food/wine offering. Going ala Carte we especially enjoyed the risotto and Bison tenderloin. Excellent service, complete wine list and all together a great evening out.

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viplagunadiner
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Located in the Conservatory of Casa Loma this Italian restaurant with it's creatively designed menu is a special treat. Amazing waitstaff and ambience. Nice selection of wines also.

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NellyV
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional meal! Wonderful attentive service, beautiful room and rwfined creative food. Well worth the pricetag.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience3

The receptionist lady is Super rude…. Cakes aren’t allowed to bring in to the table so you only have 5 minutes to take pictures and them they’ll take away your cake. My friend can’t even eat her own birthday cake at the table ……So if it’s a birthday occasion, I won’t recommend this place.

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WinnieY
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and wine pairing was perfect and the service was also outstanding. Their attention to details was magnificent

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We wanted to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary in style so we decided to go all out on this one. This restaurant did not disappoint. Yes it is over the top expensive, but for a really special occasion, why not. The wife and I did the tasting menu with the wine pairing and everything was spot on. If you want to try something completely different, this is the place to go. Although the dishes look small by the time you have gone through the 8 courses you are definitely feeling satiated.

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vipBonita
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server, whom I’m embarrassed that I don’t remember his name was simply The Best and the food Extraordinary! What a wonderful Birthday Celebration!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous experiences. Everything was perfect!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

Amazingly service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food. Service was great too

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vipAnandS
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Andrea was amazing👍

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing and worth the experience!

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DebbieT
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday and did the tasting menu. Great food & service. Of course, this type of restaurant is pricey, but great if you enjoy the entire food experience like we do and appreciate.

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MableC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pleasant memories

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LucNineteen
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We indulged in the tasting menu and it was an absolutely incredible culinary experience!!
The service was impeccable, the attention to detail impressive and the dinning room is beautiful. Highly recommend!!

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Indoboy
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The tasting menu was excellent! Every item was delicious, although the deserts deserve a special mention. Also service was great!

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Foodielyn
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best restaurants I've been to in Toronto and trust me when I say exceptional food and service.

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RashmiS
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our anniversary dinner and this place made it an exceptional experience. Food was stellar, presentation on point and the service detailed. Our servers described the dishes aptly and the highlight was also the complementary dessert that was brought to us for our anniversary. They even gifted us a cute memento which was very sweet of them. Overall, we had a memorable experience at Don Alfonso.

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AlisonJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the first time we had been out for dinner since before the pandemic began. We were looking for the full experience and it did not disappoint! We started with a drink in the lounge followed by the tasting menu with paired wine. The food was excellent, but the wine pairings were outstanding and elevates the plates to a new level. We’ve dined at Alo as well as several Michelin starred restaurants in the UK and France, and this was on a par with those experiences from food to ambiance to the service. Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great !

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Presentation is good. However, for the price you paid for, I found that the quality is not up to standard. We ordered tasting menu and wine pairing for the evening. Going in With high expectation, I found that the quality of food can be better. Overall , seating area is comfortable but the choice of music is a bit strange(. There are Lyris and it’s hard to talk when background music is with someone singing). Overall, our server is really good. From time to time, someone will walk pass and make sure everything is ok. I would definitely recommend tasting menu and wine pairing for someone who wants to try the resteraunt. That’s the total experience! That being said, with the price you paid for($600+)there are better places out there with better food IMO.

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Jackie
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, food outstanding. Highly recommend the restaurant.

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JanK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Innovative food, superb service, Paige is an excellent sommelier. Wonderful dinner to celebrate a birthday!

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MariaT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited for my daughter’s birthday and the restaurant and staff did not disappoint. The ambiance was amazing, the service was excellent, the presentation of the food was exceptional and the food was delicious. I highly recommend and I would return.

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Jack
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, perfectly cooked and presented. Our waiter Andrea provided impeccable service but every staff member seemed to be working in perfect unison to deliver a great experience. You can't beat the setting for ambience either!

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lianal
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

We went with high expectations given that this restaurant was rated one of Canada's best and Michelin star. We were disappointed with the food.

The best dishes were the L'Anguilla, L'Astice, and Rigatoni
The Gamberi and Agnolotti were mediocre
The Napolitan for dessert was not good

Beautiful atmosphere and excellent service

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SamC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely the greatest fine dining experience…creative inspired and tastes of the Mediterranean

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it finally had the experience!

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MionaC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best dining experience ever!!!
A must try and see!

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Memai
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

That night was amazing.
The staff helping us out during dinner was so pleasant and nice. She and her colleagues makes us feel welcome. The food was great and lots of choices for wine. They make my aunt so happy by making her birthday extra special.👍🏻👍🏻

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good restaurant, beautiful place, very good service, blind selection menu full of mystery, very delicious food, and a birthday surprise for me. Will be back definitely.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Our first date since birth of Baby.

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Ordos
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top of line restaurant experience. Easily the best upscale restaurant experience in Toronto.

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RobW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food , service, atmosphere - all excellent. Would go again!!

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Backagain
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is advertised. It checked all the boxes. Great for a special occasion

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MannyJ
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

This was one of the most disappointing experiences ever. Just opposite to the last experience we had at the older location. Food was simply bland and ordinary. Fish was very salty and not properly deboned. They gave us complimentary dessert but just cannot describe the dissatisfaction. If restaurant wants to charge arm and a leg at least provide value, taste and desire to go back. This was simply a write off.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I longed for a true European restaurant and at last I got the full experience.

Our waiter Mark was exceptional, the managers also came to the table to introduce themselves and were very attentive.

For the food we went with the tasting menue and it was delicious. 8 course meal and worth every single one.

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alonaz
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was very enjoyable!

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AshaV
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding is an understatement! The experience cannot be put into words, very excited to go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely incredible. Server Andrea was extraordinarily helpful and kind with explaining dishes. He made sure all our dietary and event needs were met and surpassed. He was very friendly and gave exquisite service. Truly recommend this experience.

FAQs

Don Alfonso 1890 is rated 4.6 stars by 514 OpenTable diners.

Don Alfonso 1890 does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://liberty-entertainment-group.vouchercart.com/app.

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.