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ORETTA

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767 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 767 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.2
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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McCartney
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic birthday dinner with my boyfriend. Thanks for the delicious food and incredible service! Will be back 😊

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priyad
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was good, and we enjoyed our dinner! Definitely recommend it

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AnnaD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food is delicious!

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Ericuh
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I will definitely be coming back to Oretta to try out more food and drinks. The place is beautiful and the service was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

I sent this email to the restaurant and never received a response

Dear Management,

My friends and business associates had lunch at Oretta this afternoon and were very disappointed with the lack of professionalism from the management staff.

It appeared that a photo shoot was booked to capture new images of your dishes and staff. Unfortunately our table was seated right next to this activity and it created an annoyance for me and my guests. At no point did anyone from the management team approach us to apologize for this inconvenience and request our patience during the shoot which included chairs constantly being moved around and loud conversations right adjacent to our table.

This was surprising and not the type of service I’m use to receiving at an Italian restaurant. Considering your establishment has seen a significant reduction in sales due to Covid 19, I thought the management team would have been happy that we choose Oretta for our lunch meeting. Im sure Buca will be a better choice in the future when looking for a nice Italian meal with proper service on King st.

I appreciate the gesture of offering the free dessert but the appropriate and respectful thing to do was for the managers who clearly saw what was happening to come over to our table and speak to us directly. It was not the servers sole responsibility to do so.

I felt the respectful thing for me to do was to communicate professionally via email instead of trashing you on social media or writing a negative review.

Unfortunately I will never return to or recommend Oretta again.

Sincerely,

Akua

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DanielaC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

The food was great and the outdoor patio is beautiful. The service was good overall but I found that the server was not that friendly or attentive.

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Fiddy003
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best patio and restaurant in Toronto, the food was delicious and the drink choice is outstanding... Highly recommend for some week night fun.

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MonaZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch was lovely. Ordered burrata and branzino, both were great. Patio was very pleasant, service was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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Maria
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall1Food3Service4Ambience4

Your managers need to be more polite to their guests.

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laurrr88
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Ate at Oretta on the patio this week. I ended up having the panzella salad and chicken on the side. Was really unimpressed with the salad - there was probably one whole tomato chopped up along with a few slices of cucumber. It was really sad and I was starving afterwards. The server was heard inside complaining about his tables that they were awkward. Will not be going back.

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SamK
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious pizza, smiling staff, and a great happy hour menu (weekdays only!)

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JRabz
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were so excited to see that the bottomless mimosa brunch special had made it's return!
Even better to see a lot of the same staff still there.
Food is still delicious as always; I'm a sucker for their pizzas but their burger is amazing as well.
Loss of 1 star for ambiance; we keep getting sat in the back near the kitchen and would love to eventually be sat more towards the front :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

We went for a later night reservation. Instead of being seated on their actual patio in front of the restaurant , we were seated in the alley cafe. Not cool at all. We have been customers for years , and thought it was very rude to be seated there if our reservation was for the actual restaurant. We had drinks and then didn’t bother to have. Dinner. Be ware of the alley seating and the ambiance of stupid seeing the lines of Lavelle.

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vipcutiesnfoodies
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The girls and I opted for bottomless mimosas which was so fun! The food was delicious and the server, along with the rest of the staff, was lovely.

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Luvlees
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was great but I did find a weird piece of white plastic in two of the dishes. Otherwise everything was pretty good. Washrooms were unkept though.

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CarolM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

I’m a fan of ORETTA. Great food and service. Was not happy with patio seating. I felt that tables were too close. Not enough social distancing. Would have preferred to sit indoors but I was not offered that choice.

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LeahW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food...didn’t like sitting on King Street...not in the Patio zone...Directly on the sidewalk

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JasmineG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time here and it has got to be a new fave restaurant for me. I am obsessed with the calamari and the happy hour menu. The service is great and the waiters are nice. I definitely recommend Oretta.

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AlexF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I've ordered pasta with baby shrimps, and it was delicious. The staff was friendly and polite. The patio is not bad, but I wasn't impressed. Overall it was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

Lovely start with the scanning of the menus, sanitizer and table ready right away. We were approached right away. After that it kind of fell flat. We asked our server between the 3 rosès which one they would recommend. The wine was lovely, but they brought a different bottle because they were out which was more expensive than our original...,but didn’t let us know. We ordered apps and mains. They didn’t have the salad I wanted, no biggie, said I’d pick something else, but they didn’t come back to take that order until my friend finished her main. I ordered anyways. 2 minutes later they didn’t have that dish either. We were already there for an hour and finished our wine so I just ate my meatballs and left. I was so excited to try some food too!!! So I went for dinner and didn’t get to eat dinner :(

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PaulineY
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing as per usual. We went during Aperitivo Hour so the value of food was great for those of us who wanted a little bit of everything. We were celebrating an engagement and out server Nadal was really nice and funny.

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BobM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The patio is well designed and very comfortable. The servers were exceptional and great ambiance had a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a very lovely birthday dinner. Food and service were both excellent. Party had octopus, calamari, burata, polpete as apps and truffled linguine, branzino, margarita pizza and gnocchi for mains. Everyone was outstanding and we would order all again. Only suggestion for improvement would be some lighting and ambient music on patio which can’t be too difficult to rig up. - even candles on tables would have helped. Definitely recommend.

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laurennnnp
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

I’ve been to Aretta a few times, and the food has usually been amazing. This time wasn’t as good, the salads were really small and did not seem the freshest. Of course I would go back because their food truly is usually amazing, but this time was a miss.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Food is cooked with too much oil to the point its dripping and not eatable.
Price point is ok for food but drinks are way to expense for the quality.

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Bree
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

Hard to get food or drinks ordered... worst service I have experienced in Toronto service wise.

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Ponz
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great Staff!

Mu wife and I went to Oretta for our anniversary.

The Oretta staff were super friendly and courteous.

The Chef send out a couple of delicious appetizers with real truffle shavings on the house ... no complaints about that!

I'd love to go back and enjoy Oretta during a non-covid time.

P.S. - the pistachio tiramisu is to die for!

Ponz.

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MarielleG
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

I thought the food wasn’t worth the price tag. It wasn’t as flavourful as I hoped and I found the options (both food and drink) limited.

I would not go back because there are other restaurants with much better food at that price point.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Terrible experience. We had an umbrella flew off the stand and landed right by my ankle. It almost hit me and the staff was standing inside staring at our table. The table beside us blocked it before it hit me otherwise it would have hit right through my leg. The manager did nothing to apologize but to offer is two pastries!!!! Terribleeeee experience! Never going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good food! Lovely atmosphere! Digital menu could use work.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anistasio was great! Food was superb

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KMac
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

We sat outside on the patio and it was actually really nice! Quiet and down the alleyway - away from the noise/traffic on King. The service was great, and they had set up a good flow given the Covid situation to avoid too much movement between the tables at once.

The food was excellent - we did not have a bad dish and even ordered dessert (which is rare as I do not have a sweet tooth, but it was delicious!). We will definitely be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great waitress. Great food. The 2 hour limit on the patio is understandable but prevented us from have dessert.

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PhillipW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Loved the new patio! Food always great here

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing quality, food, service. $7-9 items for happy hour and it was quality. Highly recommend.

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Navx
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

The seating was not good at all. The tables and chairs were wobbly. My pasta was cold. My pepsi was watery. Overly priced for this kind of service

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Asked to be seated on the king st patio in the reservation and we were seated in the side alley, at the end of the alley. Waited 40 minutes to be seated on the king st patio but once we were re seated it was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a great experience - and we felt safe (social distancing on the patio) our Server Anesti made our experience even better. Oretta will definitely see us again soon.

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Kali
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great afternoon outing for our girls day. Patio seating was spaced, noise was moderate because of the cars passing, and everything came out timely. Overall great experience and will be back for their happy hour!

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ywnn
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was absolutely wonderful! Food was delicious.

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 767 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.