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Don Alfonso 1890, Toronto, ON
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Don Alfonso 1890

4.6
4.6
1181 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Italian
The City’s most internationally acclaimed restaurant, Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto has been awarded a Michelin Star in the inaugural Michelin Guide – Toronto 2022. Created in partnership with hospitality icon Nick Di Donato of the Liberty Entertainment Group, Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto is the only North American location of world-renowned Michelin Star Chefs Alfonso and Ernesto Iaccarino’s Don Alfonso 1890. Sitting atop the iconic Westin Harbour Castle, on the edge of Lake Ontario, the spacious new location on the 38th floor, offers stunning views of the city skyline and Toronto’s harbor. Showcasing the incredible cuisine of Michelin Star Chefs Ernesto & Alfonso Iaccarino and the wonderful fresh flavors of the Amalfi coast, Don Alfonso 1890’s cuisine is characterized by its modernity, Mediterranean flare and the exceptional quality of the raw materials used.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (416) 214-5888

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Daniele Corona

  • Private party facilities

    The city’s most internationally acclaimed restaurant, Don Alfonso 1890 is located to the 38th floor of the iconic Westin Harbour Castle. Available for private functions.

  • Private party contact

    Kenya Longsworth: (855) 424-7508

  • Neighbourhood

    Harbourfront

  • Cross Street

    Yonge and Queen's Quay.

  • Parking Details

    Paid parking available onsite in private lot.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Wine

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Experiences

  • Valentine's Day - Lounge Menu (Deposit)

    $100.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate Valentines Day with Don Alfonso 1890. Guests joining us for the Valentine's Day will enjoy our lounge menu and will have a set time at their table. 2hrs 45mins for 2-4 guests Note: the above time limit only applies to reservations made at 7:30 pm and earlier. Deposit will be applied to the final bill.
  • Valentine's Tasting Menu & Pairing Late

    $350.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate Valentine's Day with a special eight course Chef's tasting menu and sommelier led pairing. Guests dining for the Valentine's Day 8-course tasting menu will have their table for the remainder of the evening. Please note, arriving late may still impact whether we can accommodate the full experience.
  • Valentine's Tasting Menu + Pairing Early

    $250.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate Valentine's Day with a special four course Chef's tasting menu and sommelier led pairing. Guests dining for the Valentine's Day 4-course tasting menu will have a set time at their table. Arriving late may impact whether we can accommodate the full experience, due to time constraints. 2hrs 45mins for 2-4 guests 3hrs for 5-6 guests

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What 1,181 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto

    Great for scenic views

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Quality of food is A+. Great environment. Worth the visit.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I treated my husband to an amazing dining experience at Don Alfonso’s for his 40th birthday. We went with the 7-course Tasting Menu. Every single course was a culinary experience of its own. Great ambiance, great service, great food and drinks. This was the perfect kick-off to his birthday week!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined there with my wife on her birthday. The decor and ambiance were delightful, the service was impeccable and the food was amazing. The enjoyed the 3-course Prix Fixe meal which, together with bread service (truffle butter to die for, amuse-bouche and a beautiful dessert platter, provided plenty of food and we left stuffed and satisfied. For the entree, my wife had the dry aged Japanese wagyu ribeye and I had the bison tenderloin, both were wonderful cuts of meat and extremely tender and flavourful. To top it off, they gave my wife a handwritten birthday card and a small souvenir gift, it was a nice touch to end a great evening. I would strongly recommend this restaurant and can’t wait to go back to try their tasting menu next time.
  4. l

    littlevoice

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our waiter was excellent. He was knowledgeable about the entire menu. Very pleasant and made the night enjoyable.
  5. AG

    AlexandreG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was just sooo good ! The service was impeccable and our waiter was the best. Would recommend anytime !
  6. N

    Nicole

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was consistently excellent from everyone we interacted with, very attentive but not snooty. Our server Marilou (spelling?) was lovely. The food was excellent, with amazing complex flavours, but so accessible for a reformed picky eater. Having read reviews saying you’ll leave hungry, we absolutely disagree. We both left full. We got the special surprises (that amuse bouche was a highlight!) and the little gift with a hand written note card for our anniversary. If you go to the bathroom, use the stall closest to the window. It’s amazing! And take the time after dinner to tour through the kitchen. We were offered complimentary coffee, espresso, including decaf, grappa, and limoncello, which is what we opted for. As well as a bite of delicious dark chocolate that I’m glad my full belly didn’t say no to. They pointed out all the beautiful design details and exactly where each dish was prepared. An expensive evening for us but we’re so glad we spent the money for a truly wonderful experience.
  7. t

    thesadester12

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We booked Don Alfonso w/ another couple for our 12 yr anniv. after having wanted to try it for some time, particularly after it earned a Michelin star. We arrived on time for our 8:45 p.m. res on a Friday night. Understandably, the restaurant was busy; the host told us that our table wasn’t ready yet, there were guests still seated, and that the bar was full, so we had to stand & wait by the elevators. This would’ve been fine if she had offered to take our parkas, bring us a cocktail while we waited, made any effort to make us comfortable before we dropped $2k+ on dinner, as you might expect at a Michelin-rated restaurant. Interesting start. They eventually took us to our table, dropped menus off and left us for 10+ mins without water, an offer for drinks, without explaining the menu.. Again, odd. Finally they came to ask what sort of water we wanted and we listened to the spiel on what to expect and how to order, so we put in our request for the Signature tasting menu ($220pp) + Premium wine pairings ($200pp). The food came quickly. When I say quickly, there were minutes between finishing a dish before the next one arrived. There was no luxurious pace, the wine pairings were poured before you were even halfway through the last glass. I hadn’t even finished the bread service before the first dish was plonked in front of me and a new glass of wine was poured as I finished my champagne. Now, the food. Standouts were the eel gelato with sturgeon caviar and rose-scented tagliatelle, and the duck. The rest, kind of forgettable. Michel Star quality? I think it was a decent fine dining meal. If you’ve been to Alo, Don Alfonso doesn’t even hold a candle to it. Best Italian restaurant outside of Italy? A stretch. Honestly, didn’t really get “Italian” from the dishes - if you had blindly sent me there and asked me what cuisine I ate at the end of the meal, I’d say continental. Overall, disappointing, wouldn’t reco & wouldn’t return. Id rather spend my money at Alo.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional
  9. SS

    SSJM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive staff. Upscale ambiance. 38th floor in westin harbor castle with Gorgeous view of downtown city line north. Food was delicious, beautifully plated, and good choice for vegetarians, pescatarians and red meat lovers alike on both a La carte and tasting menus. Not as “stereotypical Italian” as other toronto Italian eateries. Ie if you’re looking for large pasta portions, suggest picking a more routine Italian resto. Would recommend for special occasions, or to bring important clients or out of town guests (for city view). Attentive re allergies. Very thoughtful…mentioned birthday on open table reservation, and they unexpectedly brought a complimentary dessert and wine stopper gift. Definitely deserved the Michelin star they got (comparing to other 1,2,3 Michelin star places we’ve been to).
  10. AS

    AnastasiaS

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was so romantic and the food was full of flavour! Would love to come back here.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Immaculate. Sensational. Perfection.
  12. PD

    PhilD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My review on Value was median because, I feel the questionnaire is really subjective depending on the establishment. I knew full well we were not going to Eastside Mario's where value would be more skewed. Don Alfonso is Michelin Star.....we went for the culinary excellence and experience not value.
  13. LB

    LynnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When a restaurant has a Michelin star the expectations are understandably high. Don Alfonso 1890 exceeded those expectations! The whole team rocked it. The hostess, server, server assistant, sommelier, food runner, manager, chef and all of the cooks in the kitchen made it a magical evening. The beautiful touches at the end of the meal were the icing on the cake. Thank you!
  14. V

    Victoria

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Glad we went. Food presentations and taste was great. The favorites wereseared Muscovy Duck Breast, organic Manitoba bison. They accommodate your dietary restrictions and do everything possible to modify your dish. The portions were small as expected, so go for experience, not to mention the view.
  15. L

    Leeg

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend dining at Don Alfonso. It was truly a dining experience. The food was outstanding as was the service! Plus, the view is gorgeous. Do not miss a chance to dine here.
  16. JP

    JPJR

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing evening and all staff exceptional including Rachel our main server. Thank You, Joe and Cathy
  17. FB

    FoodBlogger

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a great dining experience. Service was perfect and the food is the best in the city. Loved everything about it
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible dining experience
  19. SN

    ScottN

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don Alfonso, located on the 38th floor inside the Harborfront Hotel. Elevator upstairs to the restaurant was nice, but once walked into the reception I could tell that the stuff was real professional. They have 3-4 separate menus based on the location of your reservation. I got the ala carte menu, which I believe is one of the best tasting menu I’ve had in my life. Server was great. Got the opportunity to meet the GM Marco, who invited myself to a tour of the restaurant towards the end of the night, who I got the chance to meet the chef. High class customer service, would recommend to anyone. Worth the money.
  20. LR

    LanaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & service - an incredible experience!
  21. AH

    AlexH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good and service were great in every respect
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely Fantastic
  23. UO

    UzoO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Brought my wife here for her birthday and we were not disappointed! Ashley (hope I spelled it properly) was a great server, along with the folks that helped throughout the service. I would definitely recommend the experience.
  24. S

    Stephanie

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Service was awful- server didn’t know the menu, did not provide a curated experience whatsoever. Not worth the money spent.
  25. K

    Karranb

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The amuse bouche, "Italy in one bite" followed by 7 exceptional courses, a truffle extravaganza, white ones from Alba and black truffles adorning many of the dishes. Framing the menu signed by Ernesto Iaccarino, one of Italy's greatest chefs.
  26. AX

    AmyX

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and experience. Frank was incredible and everything we ordered was so unique yet cohesive. The restaurant is designed to be open concept so you can walk around to take in the views and even see the kitchen.
  27. MC

    McCherry

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary. The staff from top to bottom were top notch. The cocktails, our waiter Reagan, the chef and his kitchen the anti pasta, the primi, the secondi the dolce, the wine pairings, the decor and the setting all seamlessly combined to creat an authentic, and fantastic culinary experience (the best I have ever had in Toronto and Canada). What a great memory this created for my wife and I. Thank you!
  28. NA

    NoahA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable food, amazing service, great atmosphere! Regan was an excellent server with great knowledge about the food and restaurant.
  29. N

    Nick

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. We had the al a cart and food was great. Carpaccio was a stand out. Wagyu beef melted in your mouth. Rigatoni Visuvio was an interesting take and recommend. If you are looking for a huge plate of food at cheap prices, this is not the place. The service was excellent and very professional. I would definitely go again and recommend to others.
  30. PS

    PeterS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The signature tasting menu was very good and the service was excellent. Will definitely be back.
  31. E

    Eric

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend the wagyu in anyway. Great atmosphere and service.
  32. H

    Holly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    went here for my partners birthday and had an absolutely fabulous time, the food was impeccable once in a lifetime opportunity for sure
  33. Z

    Zoe1

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Daughter returning overseas
  34. AH

    AlexiH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was excellent and discreet. We enjoyed the creativity of the cocktails. Each of the five courses were interesting and well-prepared. The flavors were amazing and the textures delighted the senses. The wine selection included our favorite Tuscan wine. We felt like our taste buds went on a wonderful journey.
  35. LW

    LawrenceW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    From reservation, the service is prompt and efficient. Our server Liam is attentive and thorough. His professional service proved Don Alfonso will be outstanding at Toronto. In fact, their Vermicelli is a highlight in the dinner. I still recalled their Macau shop which I had visited a couple of time, their tomato paste remained a wonderful memory for me. Really good experience, highly recommend for other culinary lovers.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The overall experience was great. I will definitely recommend this place for special occasions. Food was superb. We got the Al a carte menu. If you are a seafood lover, the smoked amberjack, crab ravioli and lobster is to die for. The service was top class.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service!
  38. C

    Chris

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great anniversary dinner. I thought I would still be hungry after due to the small portions however I was wrong. Each dish that came out was amazing. Definitely worth the $500 for two people. Server was amazing and the staff that brought us our dishes were knowledgeable and friendly!!
  39. HE

    HannahE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was lovely, the service was personable, and the wine list was extensive. Thank you for making my mother in law's birthday so special.
  40. HD

    HappyDiner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a date with my husband of many years…and the experience was memorable; the food was delicious, creative, artistic and enjoyable. The service superb. They made us feel comfortable and special. Will definitely go back! Thank you!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Don Alfonso 1890 is rated 4.6 stars by 1181 OpenTable diners.

Don Alfonso 1890 does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Don Alfonso 1890

1 Harbour Square, 38th Floor, Toronto, ON M5J 1A6

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Yonge and Queen's Quay.

  • Neighbourhood

    Harbourfront

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Paid parking available onsite in private lot.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Daniele Corona

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (416) 214-5888

  • Private party facilities

    The city’s most internationally acclaimed restaurant, Don Alfonso 1890 is located to the 38th floor of the iconic Westin Harbour Castle. Available for private functions.

  • Private party contact

    Kenya Longsworth: (855) 424-7508

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