Don Alfonso 1890

4.7
188 reviews
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Contemporary Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for a Date
Don Alfonso 1890 features two dining experiences: the mezzanine lounge (BAR seating in OpenTable) offers a full dining experience where guests may order from our a la carte menu in a more casual setting. In the formal dining room (STANDARD seating in OpenTable) guests will experience our eight course tasting menus.

Created in partnership with hospitality icon Nick Di Donato of the Liberty Entertainment Group, Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto is the first North American location of world renowned Michelin Star Chefs Alfonso and Ernesto Iaccarino’s Don Alfonso 1890. It is located in the historic Consumer’s Gas Building of 1852 on Toronto Street; in the heart of the Financial District in downtown Toronto. Showcasing the incredible cuisine of Chef Ernesto Iaccarino and the wonderful fresh flavors of the Amalfi coast, Don Alfonso 1890 is an internationally recognized award-winning concept with locations in Italy, New Zealand and China.


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Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto is the first North American location of world renowned Michelin Star Chefs Ernesto Iaccarino’s Don Alfonso 1890. Located in the historic Consumer’s Gas Building of 1852 on Toronto Street; in the heart of the Financial District.

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What 188 People Are Saying
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4.8
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Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and overall experience.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

very good restaurant money is 100% worth. The service is great. The food not only taste good but also looks nice. All the ingredients are not just for decorations but also for you to eat together

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Toronto
82 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This in our opinion is Toronto’s very Best. The wine pairing to the 7 course menu is extremely well done. If you want a memorable food experience for a special occasion, indulge!

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Responded on May 16, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this place and I am sure I will be back to this place and try different dishes on menu;)

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Responded on May 16, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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VP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food amazing service. The pasta was absolutely fantastic. At the end they also gave us a tour of the restaurant and we were able to speak with some of the chefs. Very friendly. One suggestion maybe: the armchairs were not very comfortable- overall fantastic experience. I would definitely recommend this place. In my opinion the best restaurant in Toronto so far.

Don Alfonso 1890
Responded on May 16, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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r
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came for our son's Birthday. The service and food were incredible. We think that this is the best restaurant in Toronto. We will be back for sure.

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Responded on May 16, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Tried the classic menu. The Risotto was beyond incredible. The buffalo tartare was delicious and the dry ice presentation for dessert was highly entertaining. My only regret, is that by adding in the Risotto to the set menu, the quantity of food was a little much. Might have made more sense to swap the Risotto for the pasta .

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Responded on May 16, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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LB
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The ambiance, food & service were fantastic. The menu needs to be rewritten & made no sense. The server had to explain everything. The serving team was very good & most attentive. The food was beautifully presented with an artistic flare & had incredible attention to detail. There were a limited number of apetizer & main course options and I had difficulty chosing my main course. It is for this reason only that we gave this restaurant 4 stars.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This is a seriously good restaurant. Beautiful rooms, great service and exquisite food.

Our table of four took the wine paired tasting menu. Fabulous. 10 courses. 3 hrs. None of us felt bloated after the meal. Sign of a good meal. Superb wine, paired to perfection. I can’t rate this place high enough. Deserves to be rated number 1 in Toronto, bar none. Go and enjoy. You’ll not be disappointed

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Responded on May 16, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food worthy of at least a Michelin star. Food and service impeccable! Well done don Alfonso.💕

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic ambiance. Staff was exceptional. Compliments to the chef. food was not only delicious, but the presentation was remarkable. A terrific experience.

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Responded on May 16, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the finest dining experiences in the city. The tour at the end was a very nice touch. Absolutely tremendous service and the food was excellent.

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Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic dinner, Appetizer, main course and dessert are delicious and delicate

Don Alfonso 1890
Responded on May 1, 2019

Hello Yvonne, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Looking forward to you guys bringing in Toronto’s first Michelin star

Don Alfonso 1890
Responded on May 1, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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DD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Phenomenal food ,experience and service . Sommeiller Alex provided excellent wine suggestions,made our dining experience exceptional.

Don Alfonso 1890
Responded on May 1, 2019

Hello Danny, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto. I have relayed your message to Alex, who was very happy to hear your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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LW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The food was fine, but very overpriced. You can get a much better meal for the same price at George, Alo or Canoe. The service was slow; it took over 3 hours to get our full meal. There was also no one at coat check when we left. I had to go behind the counter and get my coat myself. I would not go back again.

Don Alfonso 1890
Responded on April 17, 2019

Hello, We are sorry to hear that you had a negative experience and appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto takes reviews very seriously as it is our priority to ensure all guests receive an outstanding dining experience, while in a safe and welcoming environment. Please contact General Manager Paul Cowlisha at (416) 214-5888 to discuss this matter further. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you. Best, Sarah K.

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LD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AND THE WAITERS MADE OUR VISIT MEMORABLE.

Don Alfonso 1890
Responded on April 16, 2019

Hi Laura, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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AG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the classic tasting menu and wine pairing and it was exceptional. The food was amazing and the service was great. Would recommend to anyone looking for an experience as well as great food

Don Alfonso 1890
Responded on April 16, 2019

Hello Ana, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautifully prepared and presented tasting menu

Don Alfonso 1890
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our waiter Frank was amazing! The food is delicious and the service, impeccable. Because we were dining later in the evening, once we were finished dinner the restaurant manager gave us a tour of the kitchen and wine cellar. The molecular cocktails is a must try! I would encourage anyone who may be interested to go, it is an experience. Only note: Make sure you inform them if you would like to reserve for the tasting menu or if you want to book a la carte as this determines where you are seated. The lower level is pretty but that would be for the tasting menu option only.

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A
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The place was empty, too bad. Extremely expensive for the quality of food. Service outstanding, maybe 3 waiters available for just us.

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JL
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Finally a Michelin level restaurant in Toronto! I took my wife to Don Alfonso for her birthday last Saturday evening. Everything was absolutely top notch and world class. Exceeded all expectations by far. From the stunning decor and ambiance, to the service from the entire staff, especially Francesco and the sommelier, to the unbelievable journey of flavors throughout the classic menu.... Impressive to say the least. We really enjoyed the visual of seeing all the action in the kitchen from our table and the tour of it after the meal. My wife and I talked about all the Michelin star restaurants we've eaten at over the years in France, Italy and the many in San Sebastian Spain and we couldn't recall a better dinning experience then what we experienced there. My wife really liked the little table for her purse Francesco brought her too! We highly recommend this restaurant, its really something special.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely a must try fine dining experience in Toronto, we tried the Classic Menu With wine pairing. The selected wines were a perfect match to the dishes.
The 1987 Barolo from Scarpa is real gem which perfectly spouse the risotto with white truffle. Can’t wait to go back...

Don Alfonso 1890
Responded on April 17, 2019

Hi Andrea, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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Adelaide
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is very exciting that Toronto has a Michelin level quality restaurant. The food and service were both amazing. The restaurant is gorgeous.

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Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Anniversary

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WT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Don Alfonso 1890 once again did not disappoint. The molecular cocktails were a hit and the flavours as well as the presentation of the food were as equally impressive! For some of our party it was their first time and they were enamoured with the beautiful decor of the restaurant. Will definitely be returning. Thanks for a memorable experience.

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T
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience! Unforgettable food and service.

Don Alfonso 1890
Responded on March 29, 2019

Hello Tiffany, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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DH
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Great Atmosphere. Overpriced but what isn't. Recommended experience.

Don Alfonso 1890
Responded on March 29, 2019

Hello, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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MT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent ambiance, food quality, and creativity.
The staff really go above and beyond. Outstanding service.

Don Alfonso 1890
Responded on March 29, 2019

Hello MarlyT, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Impeccable service. Talented chef, dishes well excecuted

Don Alfonso 1890
Responded on March 29, 2019

Hello, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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N
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and everything on the tasting money was delicious! They even gave us a tour of the restaurant. You can tell the staff is very knowledgeable and that they pride in quality. Definitely would recommend Don Alfonso 1890 to a friend.

Don Alfonso 1890
Responded on March 20, 2019

Hello Nicole, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Business trip from California to here and find this hidden gem in DT Toronto. This is one of the best experience of Italian food. The service is great and I get an opportunity talk to chef , get a tour. I will definitely come back again.

Don Alfonso 1890
Responded on March 20, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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GC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything I expected. Truly amazing. But let’s not kid ourselves. The price is steep. That said, a memorable meal to remember and cherish.

Don Alfonso 1890
Responded on March 20, 2019

Hello Gord, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food taste great

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Montreal
261 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What an amazing restaurant. The food and service were outstanding. the Bison was exceptional. My only critique was the wine list was a tad pricey. Very limited selection of good wines for less than 150$

looking forward to going back.

Don Alfonso 1890
Responded on March 20, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful dinner with my bestie.

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D
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful kitchen. Beautiful dishes. Our server was fantastic and made us feel very comfortable. The tour was awesome as well..

Don Alfonso 1890
Responded on March 13, 2019

Hi David, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Gorgeous restaurant, service was impeccable but the portions are ridiculously small. I feel that the portions should be a bit bigger!

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AK
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and décor - food is amazing however overpriced.

Dinner for 2 with limited drinks $650 including tax and tip

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J
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Best fine dining in Toronto. Friendly service and wonderful food. Three and a half hours for dinner and a tour of the premises at the end. Very well paced meal. Thank you for a memorable evening.

Don Alfonso 1890
Responded on March 13, 2019

Hello Julia, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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