Giulietta

4.8
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438 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
NB: All reservations made for 'Counter Seating' will be seated at our Chef's Bar.
Reservations for our Main Bar can be made by calling us directly at 416 964 0606.
*Our largest table available for booking seats up to 10 guests*

Chef Rob Rossi & David Minicucci, of Toronto favourite L'Unità, have collaborated to bring a genuine neighbourhood restaurant to Dufferin Grove.

Designed by acclaimed architect Guido Costantino Projects, a beguiling interior sets the stage for a convivial family-style dining experience that honours traditional Italian fare while showcasing stand-out ingredients.

Original brick and beam frame this warm, welcoming space where no detail is left unconsidered. Copper, Italian wool & red oxidized steel accents interplay with blonde wood and terrazzo, creating a rich, textured environment as enticing as Chef Rossi’s menu offerings.




What 438 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KV
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

This was my third time at the restaurant and I was excited to bring a friend that has never been. When we walked in for our 8:30 reservation at 8:20, it was busy and looked full. Several employees walked by and saw us but didn’t make eye contact. After 10 minutes they had to because there was about 12 people that were trying to come in behind me. At 8:40, they gave us a glass of bubbles “while we waited”. There wasn’t an apology or acknowledgement that our table wasn’t ready. They thanked us for our patience. We didn’t get sat until 8:53.
Our server was nice. I selected a bottle of wine with the sommelier and she brought it back and opened it for us. When I ordered, I advised that we were sharing everything and to bring it out as she liked because we were hungry. The octopus came relatively quickly but the other dishes didn’t arrive until after 10:00pm almost an hour after we sat.
I know the restaurant is busy. The food is delicious, but they need to be more aware of slotting reservation times and the lull between courses. I don’t ever want to feel rushed out but 40 minutes with no food, isn’t very pleasant either.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were able to sit at the kitchen/bar area so we’re able to watch how the food is prepped. The staff was amazing and so friendly! Fabio and Vince were outstanding with their service and great tips! Will definitely be going back! Everything was excellent!!

S
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service awesome chef’s very yummy! Will be back soon liked sitting at the bar watching cooks!

JC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time coming in here and second time having the chef’s table. Always a great experience, great food and great service!!!

LR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I made a reservation for a friends birthday and we loved our night at Giulietta. I am vegan and my friends are not, and we all loved everything we ordered (I’m still thinking about the Swiss chard salad days later). The space is beautiful and the service was lovely. Would go back in a heartbeat!

j
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful friendly service, and new menu items keep repeat visits fresh with something new to try seasonally.

TV
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Sharing many dishes so that we all got a taste of everything was a good choice in lieu of everything being so delicious.

f
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, and helpful staff. Food was superb, really good vibe in the restaurant. Will come back for more!!

GL
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Pretty good but my expectations were very high considering it was rated top ten in Canada. I would go back for the Giulietta pizza, the tart dessert and the octopus. Everything else was meh (salad and pork chop).

KP
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just an amazing experience. We sat at the chef’s table (aka the kitchen bar) and were treated like royalty. Amazing food and wine, and very friendly staff. Right up there with Edulis, Buca, and Bar Isabel in our opinion for our favourite dining in Toronto.

EJ
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding!!!!!

No need to say more

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The overall ambience was great. Food was excellent. We had counter seating which was great to see food prep in action. Servers were attentive and knowledgeable with their recommendations!

G
Montreal
21 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience5

The food is “fine”, but really something you would expect from your local trattoria at less than half the price point.
Most of the dishes were lacking depth of flavour.
On the positive side, the octopus was very good, as was the pizza. Unfortunately that’s only two out of the 8 dishes we got. The desserts were quite good as well.

This place seems to be really over hyped and looked like it was filled by cut-and-paste Yorkville floozies that just wanted to post on Instagram.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In all aspects excellent

2
Toronto
39 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service is beyond excellent . Wine recommendations are always superb , the cherry on the top is the food

ST
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food. Everything from the carpaccio starter to the special truffle caramella to the nonna’s tart was good. The sommelier was also good with his choice of wine to match my good. Had the langhe Nebbiolo that was perfect with the food choices. I sat at the bar counter alone and the people were friendly but not overly intrusive. It’s Italian some right. Yum!

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great.

MB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience1

Overall supremely disappointed, especially with my previous fantastic experience at Bestellen. I was expecting to be blown away with all of the hype but it just didn't live up. The octopus was honestly one of the worst dishes I've had in recent memory, everything else was literally just ok. Also wasn't feeling the space, I think they got the design all wrong here. Felt like I was eating in a subway station sitting on the absolute most uncomfortable chair money can buy.....

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My sister, brother-in-law, and myself had an amazing experience dining at Guilettea. We look forward to coming back in the future!

E
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Octopus is a must try. Noise level is ok if you are sitting in the front part of the restaurant.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They went far and beyond to make my 1st experience exceptional.
The octopus and swiss chard salad was amazing. Sat at the bar and the bar tender was super fun and very knowledgable . Highly recommend this place

d
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food from Chef Rob! Highly recommend the octopus to start and the king crab taglioni was one of the best pasta dishes I have ever eaten.

j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent. I've never experienced such attentive service from everyone and the food was amazing! I would definitely go back.

DF
Gloucestershire
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food is great, service terrific, worth it!

a
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional service and meal experience. Thank you so much for my son’s birthday so memorable

K
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat at the bar right in front of the open kitchen, they were by far the best seats in the house. We were able to speak to the chefs and ask questions as they worked. The food was outstanding, but by the far watching those four chefs work was the biggest highlight.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian in Toronto. Everything is amazing everytime I go; food and service. Love this place!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience! Great food and service. Looking forward to going back!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sitting at the bar for dinner is a amazing

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Laura was a great host, beautiful smile and set the tone to what was a wonderful meal! We’ll be back!

S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best to sit by counter and book ahead :)

SG
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service! Nothing to complain about.

TF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible service and high quality, delicious food! Easily the best Italian in Toronto right now.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place
Very clean
Attentive staff
How it should be
Great nite!

CS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Pasta was cold. Overpriced for what this place has to offer.

WB
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you go you must sit at the chef's bar - So entertaining! Food is phenomenal too!

BG
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gentilissimi e cordiali, si mangia bene con prezzi giusti. Lo consiglio a tutti gli italiani che visitano Toronto.

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KF
Toronto
57 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed food very much. Food was excellent.

By comparison, Selection of white wines by glass was poor and limited. Tasted two white options by glass - neither was excellent; these wines by glass were maybe just poor to average.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing time amazing service amazing
Food !

BF
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Giulietta came highly recommended for the food--and they did not disappoint! The octopus appetizer, the oxtail ragu pasta, and the brussels sprouts side dishes were the highlights. The seafood main, cauliflower side and Nutella-flavoured "soft serve" gelato we shared for dessert were very good, but just not as great as the other dishes we had. Decor was nice, nothing special. The Cynar-based cocktail we had was tasty, and the wine accompanying the seafood was good (perhaps a bit too dry for our tastes, though!). However, the service was very good--super professional, humourous, impeccable--and perhaps the best accompaniment to the meal!!