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ORETTA

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690 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Inspired by the Italian way of life, and designed for any time of day, Oretta presents authentic Italian fare with modern day classics.

It is where our commitment to service is intuitive, thoughtful and genuine. Breathtaking interior design is only surpassed by our knowledgeable and personable staff who deliver an unforgettable hospitality experience using the finest Italy has to offer in food and drink.

Oretta Caffe opens each morning at 9am offering Italian espresso based coffees, freshly baked bombolonis, pizzettes & our focacceria.
We invite you back for lunch, aperitivo, dinner or weekend brunch. Open seven days a week.

Support ORETTA during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks

Offers

Aperitivo Hour

Starting Aug 2, 2019·Mon-Thu 16:00-18:00

Drink & Food Specials from $5, $7, $9

What 690 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.2
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Vanessa
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Our gathering was to celebrate a job promotion. The drinks were delicious. The food was as described and pasta sauce was better than the noodles. Service was suboptimal—our server was seemingly distracted with other guests and we felt often forgotten/dismissed. Overall, wouldn’t dine again but great spot for casual drinks as the cocktails are satisfying and refreshing. The patio itself can fell congested;however, that it’s likely most places right now given COVID season.

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SteveO
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience2

its to bad all those GANG people were next door a Lasale ,,. and all the PIMPS driving their LOUD cars on King Street. ... Ill recommend the place once you can sit inside again.

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stewartm
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

We sat on the patio early and i was please with the social distancing and noice level as we were close to the street. The food was very good but the service was slow ( over 15 min to get a drink after ordering it. I did not like the waiter as he was very condesending and never around ( he had to many tables ). But i did like the food and would go back

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Patio tables are way way way too close together for COVID times. Definitely closer than 6 ft. This is high risk.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Slow service considering the small number of patrons there. Took 20 min just to put in the order and much longer to actually get it.

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vipManarW
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Great food! Very tasty. Recommend their caesar salad and calamari to start!

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FS1348
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an excellent meal with 2 other friends. The service was top notch. Pizza and pasta were delicious and would highly recommend the pistachio and lemon (limone) gelato.

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NANA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Tables on the sidewalk were not optimal. They should cal out seating when booking.

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viprobbiep15
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For our first visit out on a patio in three months, Oretta did not disappoint! Service was good and safe, food came out quickly and was damn tasty, and their patio is super cute! Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and meal on the patio ! Management and staff went out of their way to make our experience awesome ! Exceptional service and COVID precautions were taken...Highly recommend ! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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JackieC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Service was subpar, tables did not appear to be cleaned between customers. There was gum on mine when I sat down.

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Ritz
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I server was really wonderful and made the dining experience better than expected. Cheers to him, and a hearty thank you to all the staff at Oretta for making our visit so wonderful.

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Selly
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Would have liked to be seated on the main patio. Wasn't expecting to be put to the side and in between buildings—not great views and no sun—however the service and food was great!

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Selina
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing time! Delicious food! Definitely coming back!

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been there before but thslst was my first time on the patio. I'll definitely go back there again during the summer months!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service , felt very clean and comfortable . Loved that we could view the menu digitally instead of touching one !
Food was awesome ! We didn’t feel rushed . Perfect evening !

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vipjulieh
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Patio is lovely

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MirandaR
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Was really good but the service was a bit slow but that’s understandable and

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Arrived early to reservation and was told that we would be seated shortly, multiple couples had reservations for our time as well. Another couple showed up later and was allowed to sit inside in the dine in section restaurant (they were still seated before all of us).

30minutes later from our original dine in time we were seated. Our server had to be tracked down by the busboy was we were sat down at the table with no one to greet us for another 10minutes.

The server finally arrives but Upon ordering, we had to wait another 40 or so minutes to get a food (including appetizer too). We noticed the other tables were extremely delayed on their orders too, from drinks to simply bread for the table. The food eventually came, it was good, but wasn’t good enough to makeup for the poor service and experience.

Hopefully they can reevaluate to improve their patio season this summer.

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vipDixiechick
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We celebrated the long awaited re-opening of Toronto’s restaurant scene with an outstanding dinner on the patio at Oretta. Burrata pizza to start, warm olives and focaccia to follow. Polippo salad and two pastas rounded out our meal. Staff was attentive and even offered to move us indoor when the rain came. We shared a pistachio tiramisu - divine - for dessert.
Thanks Oretta for an amazing evening!

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LucyM
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great food as always! Need to work on the social distancing for tables and wait areas. Didn’t seem like you took away any tables to allow for this. Server kept forgetting about us at the beginning :( which is not your norm.

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AdiS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had the happy hour menu. Everything was absolutely delicious especially the mushroom pizza. Great patio and wonderful service.

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suburbanfoodies
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

All of our appetizers were delicious (artichokes, beet salad and calamari). We all enjoyed our main dishes as well. The steak and veal chop were perfectly cooked and the veggies were perfect. My husband enjoyed the ravioli, kids enjoyed the octopus as well as the margarita pizza. Desserts included cannoli (chocolate and pistachio), tiramisu, and chocolate gelato. We enjoyed it all! The serving staff were all professional and patient. They went above and beyond to help us celebrate our daughter’s 18th birthday. We’ll be back for sure!

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CaitlinBK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food and service was amazing. The atmosphere is great however the acoustics of the room make for an extremely loud environment.
Overall. Nice place. Great food and service

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Molly
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Margherita pizza was delicious. The service was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went with a group of girls before a concert! Great service, great food! Loved our first experience...will definitely go back with my hubby.

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BobE
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent dinner, great food, good food choices and excellent.

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PIETROP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Food and Fantastic appetizer and drinks on the happy hour

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Asked for the menu twice when seated. Cocktails took a very long time. Wine bottle did not.
Apps of crudo and calamari were fantastic.
Veal chop and branzino were good. Pasta was COLD, not warm but cold. No one came over when our entrees were served and we couldn’t flag anyone down to let them know.
Asked for the wine list twice again after having apps.

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LoriS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful brunch experience! Food and service was great looking forward to next time!

ORETTA
Responded on March 5, 2020

Ciao! Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. We truly appreciate hearing about all of our guest's experiences and thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We hope to welcome you back soon. Valentina, Hostess at Oretta

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vipDavidL
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

After a very sincere and heartfelt phone call from the manager, I have edited my review. Mistakes happen, first experiences aren't always the best ones but he was sincere and picked up the phone, which in my opinion was more important than something for free or ignoring a brutally honest review.

Most important feedback to take from my review:
ALWAYS ASK GUESTS ABOUT ALLERGIES - Not doing so in some cases can be deadly and fortunately for me I was able to get out of there and get an epipen but mistakes can be deadly.

Thanks for doing the right thing and reaching out personally by phone.

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AlexaA
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience4

Heard about this place from a lot of people. Server was slow, drinks took a long time to reach the table. We ordered our dinner about 20 minutes before a table of 6 sat down beside us. The table of 6 received there dinner before us. We are still waiting for our dinner... table of 6 almost done there entrees, still waiting for ours. The server comes by finally and asks what we ordered again. I’m assuming he forgot to punch in our orders. (Happens to the best of us he was busy) however no acknowledgement, would of loved a visit from the manager someone anyone. Instead a bread basket was quickly dropped off to us in passing. unfortunately because of how long the experience took because of the forgotten entrees we had to ask for the bill midway eating because we were late to our next meeting spot. Wanted to order some dessert for my friends birthday, however no time.
Too bad Toronto restaurants won’t really care about reviews like this because they’ll just say it’s one bad experience, look how many people
Walk through the door. On one high note food was delicious.
Thanks ORETTA!

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Vitof
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food, great service, fresh atmosphere. A choice place for lunch brunch and dinner

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vipBman
Toronto
159 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience1

The one word that describes our dinner is "disappointing." We made a pre-theatre reservation SIX WEEKS ago for pre-theatre on a Wednesday evening. When we arrived we were give a table with high top seats that were incredibly uncomfortable. The restaurant was maybe 25% full. When we asked to move, there was a lot of fussing, and they began to set us up at a table of 4 instead of 5: I reiterated we were 5 so they gave us a slightly larger table right next to the kitchen (while about 8 tables for 6 sat empty.) They did offer to move us again "in a few minutes" but at that point we just decided to stick it out. It set us up for an incredibly cramped evening. The items on the happy hour menu are very good - some nice wine at good value, delicious calamari, and some good value smaller pizzas. The food from the main menu was good, not great, and for the price point there are MANY places in Toronto you can get better food. Our server was very pleasant and at times quite attentive...and then in the last 30 minutes of our meal disappeared. Items from the happy hour menu came out very quickly, other items took a long time, and it took so long to try to pay our bill we just paid in cash and left. I would only consider going back here for the happy hour choices, but even then, I think I would choose to take my business elsewhere.

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Amanda
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such incredible food here, most likely one of my favourites in the city. Really friendly staff and a beautiful atmosphere for a date or time with friends. Highly recommended!

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Alisa
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience! Authentic Italian food which was all very tasty, service and ambience was great! 10/10 would recommend,

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I enjoyed the brunch special they have that is any entree item on the menu, a mimosa and dessert for $30.00. I enjoyed the mushroom ravioli. Very good value! I have always walked by this restaurant. Great spot for brunch, hope to check out the cafe next time I'm around.

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Brenton
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot for either a night out or a classy lunch on the weekend.

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BreannaS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Food was great but service was really poor. Indicated it was a 30th birthday and they did nothing except try to give us a table in a poor location and let us know another reservation would be coming in at a certain time aka... hurry up. Which would be fine except it was the slowest service I've ever endured. For $200 for 2 people on italian food it was not worth it. Pretty spot though

FAQs

ORETTA does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. ORETTA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 944-1932 ext. 21.

ORETTA is rated 4.4 stars by 690 OpenTable diners.

ORETTA does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.oretta.to/gift-cards/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.