Giulietta

4.8
114 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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.

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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(416) 964-0606
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Rob Rossi
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Cross Street
Rusholme Road
Additional
Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 114 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First experience at Giulietta last night and it exceeded our expectations. My wife and I followed Toni, sommelier to Giulietta and were excited to try the food after reading all the great reviews. From the moment we walked in and were greeted by Giulia we knew this place was special. Very warm and welcoming yet casually sophisticated. We have a very spacious bench table for four. Toni suggested the entire meal and it paired perfectly with her wine suggestion, a new Barbaresco! For non drinkers the selection of Prova Zero drinks were a great addition to the drink menu. My wife loved the Melogran drink and enjoyed a second with our meal. We started with the L'Amatriciana pizza. Light and full of flavour. Next we shared "theout of this world, Chestnut Agnolotti" and Tonnarelli Cacio & Pepe. For secondi we loved the Saltimbocca di Cappone, however the Braciola di Maiale was the BEST pork chop any of us had ever had. Bravo chef!!!! The apricot mostarda was a great touch. We ended the night with torta della Nonna. Sweet yet not too sweet and nutty. Just right! Staff service added to the experience. All very knowledgable and friendly. Well done Giulietta. I see many meals together in my future.

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SC
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual everything was perfect. From the welcoming hostess to the service. Food was excellent and well presented. Out favourite restaurant!!

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RP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service - prompt, knowledgeable, and consistent.
Some of the best food I have ever had. Entire experience was worth every penny and I will probably visit again in a few months.

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CM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We visited Giulietta on Saturday for date night and, top to bottom, we had the lovliest time imaginable. We sat at the bar, received excellent service from the bartender and servers, and we even had a little liqueur tasting to explain a cocktail we were enjoying. The food was incredible - beautifully presented, elegant, but not stuffy in the slightest (we tend to prefer food experiences that are high end, yet un-stuffy). Can't wait to go back! To boot, we couldn't help swooning over the restaurant design. Bravo Giulietta!

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FL
Naples
37 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a truly exceptional Italian dining experience in a casual yet exceedingly professional setting.
Not to be missed.

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was excellent the service was even better

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved this new restaurant. The food was fabulous and so was the service. Every dish was delicious. I have already made plans to go back.

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GD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had an excellent meal. The agnolotti stuffed with corn was particularly good and different. The sommelier was superb and actually recommended a lower priced wine than the one we were considering. The service was a little inattentive as the place was absolutely jammed.

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SD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and great service! I will be back!

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w
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

This place is currently hitting on all cylinders and is place that should be visited and visited often. It has something for everyone from an exciting food menu to a delicious wine selection if you are into your Italian wines!! Keep up the amazing work guys

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Finally a Toronto restaurant that understands the 2 fundamentals; great food, great service. But Giulietta takes that to a new level for Toronto dining. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive to every detail. Don't worry about a splash of sauce on a white shirt - there will be a Tide stick in your hand in about 15 seconds (this really happened!). The room is very comfortable, and beautifully designed. No harsh lighting (exquisite lighting in fact), and the walls are actually acoustic absorbing panels - which look lovely, but also absorb the sound so that in a crowded restaurant you are still able to have a conversation at a table for six without straining to hear your fellow diners. Seating at the bar overlooking the open kitchen is a special treat. One feels part of the action, and the staff are happy to share cooking tips and answer any of your food related questions. Great wine list, very knowledgeable and helpful sommelier. I'd say everything on the menu is a knock-out - however, the octopus is outstanding and it's 'perfection on a plate'.
I'll be returning again and again.
The cutlery in itself is a visual delight - but I won't spoil that surprise.

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LA
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was incredible, would definitely go again to try other plates but both my girlfriend and I were sick the following day and still haven’t fully recovered

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b
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Food not as flavourful as I would have wished. Plating unappetizing. Fennel salad hid the pretty orange and red grapefruit and added too much vinegar. Service very attentive. The room is very simple and attractive. Room noise interfered with conversation. Really wanted to love this place but disappointed.

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SC
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are now regulars. Fantastic food and wonderful staff. The decor is modern but still warm. Definitely one of the best Italian restaurants in Toronto.

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CG
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best experience, amazing food, service 100%.... I will be back again.

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S
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely one of the best restaurant experiences I have had in Toronto. Sat at the chefs table (counter) and it was more than just a meal, it was a show as well. Service was incredible and the chefs were simply amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the food,the service was great service ( Chanel). Food was served quickly & in order that
we asked for.
I had the tripe appitizer which was great but I would have liked less sauce & bigger pieces
of tripe so you can actually taste it.
Great job everyone!
Gay Toscano

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KB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love love love. Probably the newest, best Italian restaurant in Toronto!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Restaurant came highly recommended by multiple people, food was good, wine was phenomenal. Service could definitely be improved upon, even with a reservation the wait time was incredibly long. Hopefully this is just growing pains of a newer restaurant.

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OT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Giulietta was such a treat. The cacio e pepe was like a trip to Rome, and the octopus was so tender. Wonderful service, great atmosphere.

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AL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've been on four different occasions and the food and service have been outstanding. Inviting service caps off elevated food that is fit for any type of occasion. 10/10

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K
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great evening! Food was excellent, imaginative, and visually impressive. Matched by the excellent service -- attentive, very friendly (we worried about 'attitude'), flexible, helpful... We'll be back! If noise is an issue, request a table to the front of the restaurant -- another mark of flexibility in the restaurant.

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service! One of best restaurants in Toronto right now!

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KR
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our second time and will definitely return. The pork chop and tiramisu - the best in the city!

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k
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this restaurant. We were fans of Bestellen and fans of L'Unita but this surpassed our expectations. The service and experience is always top notch with David Minicucci who knows exactly how to run a good show. The food is impressive and delicious down to the last morsel. I came in with a colleague to check it out and fell in love. I came back with my wife a month later on a Friday night and we returned together the next Friday night for round two. This is our new favourite spot when we want a relaxing and delicious meal.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I traveled to Toronto for our anniversary and had dinner here last night. One of the best meals of our life! We sat at the bar the is in front of the kitchen and the chefs were awesome and interactive. They Answered questions , made recommendations and were fun. The kitchen ran beautifully! Food was fantastic! I had the pork chop which was perfect. Don’t hesitate to go here and ask specifically to sit by the kitchen for a great experience.

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KR
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have to say that this is Toronto's best new restaurant. The food is uncomplicated, simple and fresh - sooooooo delicious!!! Looking forward to returning to have the things we didn't have a chance to try - excited!!

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AT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Giulietta is one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto. It is the most authentic Italian restaurant that I have come across in a long time! The service is always 110%, and super friendly! Everyone is incredibly knowledgeable and wonderful to be around. I have never had a bad experience here! They also have THE BEST Negroni I have ever had!!

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NG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best dining experience we have had in the city in a long time. Beautifully detailed, minimal space. Great attention to detail - from the cutlery to the design of the menu to the presentation of the food.
Delicious dishes, great cocktails, wine and an awesome amaro cart. The service was outstanding. We will definitely be back soon.

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MO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

This restaurant is very popular but just not for us. Limited menu and inflexible options to substitute or make any changes to preset menu. Thank you

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R
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service! Amazing food Ellen was so attentive, and the chef/cooks were lovely as well

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LC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous staff, terrific food and a great vibe. Will definitely return again and again.

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C
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food at Giulietta is excellent and the service is great. Talented bar tending as well. The dining room is pristine and the furniture and lighting creates visual interest while not being intrusive. I was even impressed by the bathroom faucet! As a chef of another restaurant I was very impressed by the walk in fridge: it is behind glass and exposed to the dining room. This shows how clean and organized the kitchen team is. Nothing to hide! I will be back and I've already recommended to others. Kudos Giulietta team!
J

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P
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service personnel are as good as they come. My benchmark is Opus. These people are every bit as good.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

The service was wonderful but the food was terrible. The appetizers and cheese plate were not bad but we had four entrees and all were bad. The capon was dry and thrown on a plate. Presentation was worst I have ever seen.
It’s hard to imagine how ravioli can taste bad, but the chef succeeded. Clumps of sauce which I couldn’t identify as tomato etc and oil gathering around edges made for a terrible entree.
Was shocked given recent reviews but won’t return given the shockingly bad meal we had.

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AW
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great dining experience...everything from the food to the staff (who were super friendly!) to the vibe of the place. A great time!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience
Great restaurant with amazing food

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TS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious. Portions are large. Very attentive and knowledgeable. The restaurant itself was lovely and lively!

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BD
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This has become our favorite spot to dine...from food, service, staff and wine list, ambiance and bustling vibe it never disappoints.

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MS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our family had a wonderful time and will definitely return.

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