EVOO

4.7
413 reviews
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Continuing on 20 years of personable service and gracious welcome, under the helm of Peter Catarino (formerly of Spuntini), EVOO Ristorante is ready to host you, offering the right mix of food & wine from Italy and Mediterranean. Nestled along flower shops at 138 Avenue Road, EVOO is steps away from some of Toronto's finest hotels (Park Hyatt, Intercontinental, Hazelton and Four Seasons) and the groove of Yorkville. The inviting atmosphere of EVOO plays host to couples on a romantic dinner, gathering of friends and family or corporate dinners. We look forward to welcoming you.
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NB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I always love going to Evoo for dinner. The food, service and consistency makes it one of our "go to" places in the neighbourhood. The staff is friendly and attentive and try to accommodate you even when you are late making a reservation. The food never disappoints.

S
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My friend and I have eaten at EVOO before and that's why we return when we want a good Italian meal. I ordered the crab ravioli and although there were only 5 large pieces, it was absolutely delicious! My friend ordered the veal masala and it was tender and tasty. We split the dessert of the day which was a coconut cream pie and it was fantastic...generous with the coconut and not too sweet. We'll be back!

NB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an amazing experience at EVOO! Loved everything- the food, service, ambience.
I had a fish dinner special (it was cod) and it was really good, for appetizers we had the meat balls and they were made in house and very nice.
Their menu has a lot of options to choose from and also daily specials, which is great, too!
For dessert we had cheesecake and it was very nice.
I would definitely go back again and again! It is now one of our to go places for a special occasions. Thank you!

MD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We needed to identify another fine restaurant on our most recent visit to Toronto because our favorite was closed due to the owners' vacation in France. After checking out the usual guides we selected Evoo because of its location and reviews. Are we glad we did. Although the location is on a very busy main access and the front is not particularly attractive, once inside things changed completely. Instantly we were transported to a quiet intimate local family-owned restaurant in Rome. It had a little rat-pack aspects for those of you who remember Frank Sinatra and his cronies.
Even though we arrived 2.5 hours early for our reservation we were accommodated most graciously. Then we were shown a display of fresh whole fish that showed their emphasis -- at least that day. Our waiter carefully translated their Italian names and then shared useful details as to their taste, texture and preparation. Not typically ordering whole fish my wife and I took the leap of faith and picked one. Ans are we glad we did! but you have heard that from me before. The service was attentive, not stuffy, effective, and the food was prepared just right. It sounds so simple to say that but that is high praise indeed. We have never had such a perfectly prepared fish and we have enjoyed great restaurants around the world!. As the reader might guess, we became enamored by this restaurant and we will be back - no doubt. We now have two favorite restaurants in Toronto.

IB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a pleasure to come back!
Food is delicious . Peter make us feel at home as always. Service is amazing.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. We really enjoyed ourselves. Our favorite dinner so far on our week long trip through NY and Canada.

JH
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Our waiter was nice, but we felt very rushed. He reminded us twice that they were very busy ( for a Saturday night ) and that to make additions like adding a salad or app would take so long to get. The female owner was very nice and friendly. We had kids (12- his birthday, 9 and 8 year old), but they were quiet with no issues.

FR
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

We are repeat customers, the place is charming, food is excellent, service depends on the waite. But we will go again.

MB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Had veal which was only ok. Appetizer should have been hotter

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place. Easy, food is great, friendly service.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Our must stop place when in Toronto

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our last night in Toronto. We’ve been here four (4) days and this was the best meal by far. EVERYTHING was excellent (food, service, ambience). It is a little further from the exclusive shops in Yorkville but is worth it. Great food!

SS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always stupendous!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Classic Italian. Quality food and service.

JG
Toronto
171 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A very good restaurant usually uncrowded at lunch. Pastas are excellent, good bread, good beer on tap. What's not too like?!

B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

Much too crowded loud and busy. Excellent food though.

KC
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow is about the best way to tell you what to expect!

r
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always get a great meal. Lots of variety . Highly recommend

M
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was in town on business. Chose EVOO based on reviews. My entire party absolutely loved it. Food, service, decor, ambiance. And extremely affordable especially with currency exchange rate. We highly recommend this lovely place. Waiter and owner were very nice.

OC
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

EVOO is always consistent in its quality of food and attentive service. Rock solid. Great wine list and new display of fresh fish so that you can pick your own.

JA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

overall, excellent. The Sardines appetizer was very good Very good service.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful experience. Food and service were excellent. We will definitely return.

M
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the moment we got there Peter and his staff looked after all our needs as if we were family. Special requests are never an issue as our total satisfaction was the only thing that mattered to them.

DJ
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had a fabulous time. The greeter was very accommodating and choice of tables. The food was superb and the service was friendly and helpful.

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

-our waiter was fantastic-we would ask him for recommendations and he would ask us a bunch of questions and helped us choose our meals
-the food was delicious
-atmosphere great
-would highly recommend it for any occasion

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great service. Nice atmostphere.

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

My wife and I ate here for our anniversary. The food and service were excellent, as was the ambience. A great place for a special occasion.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They sat us at a quiet table which was nice. Consistently good food and service. Our favourite upscale neighbourhood place.

D
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our evening was perfect there was 5 of us and everyone had a great time. It was my friends 80 birthday and I had dropped a special cake earlier in the day for them to serve after our main course was over. They brought it out with the candles and then took it away then served it up fully decorated on each plate. The food was delicious the Wild mushroom risotto was the best I have every had. The wait staff and manager were very attentive and knowledgeable with both the dinner menu and wine When in town again I will definitely go back. Thanks for a great evening

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

Not good for groups

CN
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and very reasonably priced. Ambiance was very lovely. Would go back in a heartbeat. Would be great if they did split bills:)

OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Nice spot for a date or special occasion. Food is all very good. Service was pretty good also. Nothing to complain about really other then its a bit out of the way from the action of downtown.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I fell in love with your restaurant the first time I was there. I’ve been back three times since then and the portions keep getting smaller and smaller.

B
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful time celebrating my birthday with friends. Food and service are always fantastic!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

We were at there for birthday dinner as a family. Although the food was delicious and the atmosphere was elegance our experience was average because of music. There was raggatone playing , too noisy and unsuitable for a restaurant like that ! So we wanted to leave early and don’t prefer to go there again.

JM
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were at EVOO to celebrate dad's birthday. Overall, great food, great service, wonderful time!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Gnocchi was amazing.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A wonderful diner, winderful meql, wonderful service, wonderful place

NL
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was really good as was the level of service

GQ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Fantastic service and great food. Will definitely come back again!

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