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ORETTA

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703 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 703 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Delicious food and service !

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Sherry
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

I booked this reservation in advance for my boyfriend and I. I understand that restaurants are going through many struggles right now, between staffing, new policies, etc. Despite these struggles staff were extremely nice and doing their absolute best! If I do come back it will be for take out because the food is outstanding (we ordered classic margarita pizza and the pistachio pesto pasta with shrimp and orange)!!

Initially they sat us at a small table ON the sidewalk - definitely does not abide by 2m social distance rules... so we waited half an hour for a proper table on the patio at the side of the restaurant which was lovely, and actually more private feeling than the one on the road. I suggest they should have the side walk seats available for walk-ins, not those who have booked a reservation. Our wine came halfway into our meal, which was a bit of a damper.

Overall I can’t say I wasn’t expecting some of these things to come up - being downtown at one of the busiest restaurants just after opening after COVID. Thank you for your hard work and, accommodations and delicious food and wine!

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ClaudiaG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. The service was great. Loved the ambiance. Overall and A+ experience. Definite recommend.

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Brett
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazing! great service, great food, very reasonably priced

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PhyllisL
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service with considerable safety precautions.

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Ruby
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oretta is one of my go-to spots in the city. Food is great and interior is gorgeous

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I came here for my birthday. Very nice service. The calamari is amazinggg. I got the la parma pizza, it wasn’t too bad. The prosciutto was a bit too salty for me. The mushroom pasta that I don’t recall the name of was exquisite though.

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RobS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was excellent and service was good. Ambience was not the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing happy hour deals! Aperol spritz was delicious and had a yummy charcuterie board with friends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s always a pleasure dining here. Attentive staff, safe environment, and most importantly, AMAZING food & drinks.

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Vanessa
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 6 days 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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KorynP
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I had the pistachio & shrimp pasta - will definitely be ordering again!

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Peta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience on Oretta's patio for their apperitivo special: delicious food and wine, and every Covid-protocol under the sun. Felt safe, happy and good to be out again!

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Samantha
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My go to spot whenever I’m in the city. Always so impressed with the food and service! Our server was one of the only ones working on the patio and he was so kind and efficient, props for working so hard on such a hot day.

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SteveO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
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 on July 1, 2020
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 on June 30, 2020
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 on June 30, 2020
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 on June 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

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

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FS1348
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
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 on June 28, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

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

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viprobbiep15
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
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 on June 27, 2020
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 on June 27, 2020
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 on June 27, 2020
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 on June 27, 2020
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 on June 27, 2020
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
16 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
2 reviews
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.

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 703 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.