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ORETTA

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891 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.

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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 891 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.2
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Non un ottima organizzazione a livello prenotazioni, Avevo riservato un tavolo alle 8.30pm, quando sono arrivato c’erano circa altre 8 coppie in attesa del tavolo delle 8.30pm alla fine sono riuscito a sedermi al tavolo alle 9.30 quindi un ora di ritardò nonostante la mia prenotazione, per il resto è un bellissimo locale e il cibo è buono, poche accortezze riguardo Covid situazione ma credo sia una situazione nuova per tutti...
Da riprovare quando tutto sarà più tranquillo

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Paris
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Any star rating I have left, is purely for the food. The service at this restaurant is horrendous. From the moment we were seated to the moment our order was taken took a good 20 minutes, we weren’t even offered water at this time. Our food take an extra 40 minutes to arrive and as soon as it arrived, I wanted to ask for a steak knife to cut into my food, but that took another 15 minutes before I saw a random waitress as our own waitress was nowhere to be found. We were checked in on a whopping two times in a 2 hour stay. Restaurants should understand that when food delivery and take out is an option, customers who dine in are expecting an adequate service as well. Please tend to this horrible service at this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Came for brunch with bottomless mimosas. Sat on the patio which was equipped with heaters and was adequately spaced out.
The pizza was absolutely delicious (got La Parma). I will say, our server did not quite keep up with the “bottomless” idea of the deal. I watched him refill the glasses of other tables and walk past ours. When he did come, and I asked him to fill to the top (due to his not so frequent check ins), I did receive (what I believed to be) a snarky remark and he refused to fill the glass more than half way. Our lattes also did not arrive, to which we had to ask our server for twice. Despite the less than ideal service, the food was delicious and the mimosa deal was well worth it. Would still recommend.

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Connor
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Took 40 minutes for drinks to arrive. Then took another 30 minutes for the second round of drinks to arrive.

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RachelR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Not really worth the hype. Waited 20 mins to get seated when we had a reservation. Four other group got seated after us and all four finished their food before we got ours. Server was really nice but wasn’t attentive. There were times we needed refills and our bills and couldn’t see our server and had to ask two other servers to let our server know. Food was good but not amazing. Atmosphere was nice. Wouldn’t necessarily come back.

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CassandraC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

I made reservations and still had to wait 40 minutes for a table only to be seated at the back cafe/kitchen. We asked to be moved to the front, but told that it would be another hour wait. The food was decent, but service was poor.

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vipLauraC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

Had a reservation but was placed to sit in cafe area on stools not ideal for 26th Annibersary dinner. Felt like I was eating at a lunch counter.
Service was very slow. Wine and ore dinner drinks arriving at same time - illogical. Sever did place wine in fridge until dinner but still did not make sense.
Food was excellent but expensive considering I eating in the back of the kitchen in lunch counter area.

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JenniferK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The servers were excellent and friendly but there were not enough of them and what we expected to be a 90 minute dinner ended up being 4 hours because the service was sooooooooo sloooooooow.

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JSim
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere. Can't wait to return for Brunch one day!

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Jonny
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, amazing service. Not only was our server taking care of us but anyone that walked passed was offering assistance. Great experience. Also when I was paying my Apple wasn’t working properly and who I assume was the manager was extremely helpful and patient with sorting it out. Thank you.

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Patron
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

I can tell that the pandemic took a toll on oretta. Being one of the only restaurants on king west that’s opened for lunch. There were less than a handful on patrons but yet customer service was slow and terrible. We had two servers what seemed like one was a trainee.

The food was mediocre at best. The salad was plain, the charcuterie was decent, the calamari was sad that we had it returned because it was bland and not crispy. The only thing that was well seasoned and perfectly cooked was the branzino.m, although the rapini seemed old and mushed up. Being so turned off, we didn’t even eat the cannoli that came with the set menu.

Oretta has the cutest decor but there were so many flies that it was super annoying and the staff did not do anything even when the patrons were busy swatting flies.

The trainee had broken our cups as he tried to clear our table. Glass everywhere and took him a while to clean, never brought us back new cups to let us finish our carbonated water.

The bill came and they forgot to remove the calamari from the bill. Honestly, it’s not more than 5 tables and they still forget. It’s very unfortunate that we only enjoyed the decor.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was incredible!

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KristynaS
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great Aperitivo Hour! The aperol spritz and food are delicious!

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AlisonS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oretta is a super stunning feast for the eyes! It has good energy and the vibe is just right. Our server was very attentive and made good recommendations and the food was divine. Highly recommended and definitely coming back soon! Thx

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great, thank you.

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viprobbiep15
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Monday night at Oretta is the best! The Aperitivo menu is the best deal out there, and half priced bottles of wine. Me and my friends had a blast!
Only issue was our server was super slow to bring us our bill - 20-30 mins - and considering how cold it was outside at that point we got annoyed.

All in all though great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, amazing service, good location and the place is beautiful! We went to have dinner at my husband’s birthday and it was totally worth it!

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AoifeC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super brunch and happy hour deals! Always great service and nice ambiance.

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SteveO
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Must have been short staffed ,,

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aylin
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

The food at the restaurant was very good. The service was very poor. Not sure if it was a one off particular incident or they are regularly like that but the restaurant was understaffed and we were constantly trying to grab one of the waiters to get us something.
To top it all off, while we were eating the fire alarm went off for about 10-15 mins. Nobody informed us about what we were supposed to do! none of the staff came to reassure us that it is nothing; however, we remained seated because we hadn't paid our bill. We realized there was nothing going on until the fire trucks came and turned off the alarm. Overall, not a great experience.

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vipDeidreP
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I dislike when restaurants tell you that the prime seating area (street patio) is all booked, yet there are empty tables when you arrive and leave, and you are put in a lesser location. I will be sure to specify prime patio seat every time i book in the future.

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Lindsay
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time visiting. We did the brunch special w/ bottomless mimosas for 45$ ! They did NOT lie when they advertised "bottomless". The servers were soo quick and attentive that I genuinely did not see the bottom of my mimosa glass until last call. We never even had to ASK for a refill, someone was just somehow always refilling mimosas lol.

My friend and I both had pizzas and the pistachio donut thing. Food was amazing too and overall value and ambience of Oretta was amazing.

We will be back!!

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vipAlexL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Cocktails and pizza tasted great. Service was slow and sub-par.

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Jordan
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had Dave as a waiter and he was absolutely amazing and made our already wonderful experience of brunch and bottomless mimosas on the patio extra special!! Highly recommend!!

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Sarah
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Would not recommend. We got sat at the side patio, not even on the patio in the middle of a court yard to a condo. We had a lone table near the propane tanks and staff entrance. We asked if possible to move they had told us no that they were full booked (at one point the only had 3 tables occupied on the side patio). They finally moved us onto the patio within the last 15mins. of our stay. I would not recommend. I wish I would have saved money and just ordered takeout in my own condos courtyard then being placed at a random table in another condos courtyard...

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great outting for some nice causal eats and love the vibe. Food was fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Too noisy and too crowded. Our waiter didn’t ask us if we wanted drinks, which we ordered when a manager brought us our appetizers. We found that very unusual. We were told of 1.5hr time limit. We were there for almost 2.5hrs. due to the fact that our waiter was very inattentive.
Will not be going back to waste my time or money.

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SusanM
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We made reservations at ORETTA for cocktails and aperitifs. I wish that we had stayed for dinner. The aperitifs were so delicious. I would highly recommend the Polpette, pizzetta margherita, spiedini dagnello, calamari fritti and the prosciutto, cacciatore, parmigiano.
The prices were very reasonable for the portion size. Great service, very friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was great! Thanks Oretta!

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EmmaR
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always our fav spot for happy hour, consistently great

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Laksh
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was kind, friendly, happy hour menu was great

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Amber
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Oretta is such a beautiful restaurant! The food was so delicious! Our server was also the bartender so it was difficult to get her attention if we need anything. We waited for 15 minutes to just order an espresso and did not get a dessert selection. Perhaps they need to hire more servers or allocate the current servers in better sections.

Thank you,

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Jjjjj
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience5

Terrible service
Food was ok
Took us 30 mins to get water
Another 30 for drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

We took the appetizer of polpette and octopus ! Not enough octopus on the plate ! We took the cavateli too much sauce and salty ! We mentionned that to the waitress but she seemed like she didn’t care

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

One of the worst experiences I’ve had at a restaurant. Most of our food came out cold and the service was incredibly slow, we ended up being at the restaurant for 3.5 hours because it took so long to be served.

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ChristineM
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

We chose Oretta for our son in law’s birthday. It was bad from the start. We got brunch menus at dinner. They would not do the Italian tasting dinner unless the whole table had it even though she strongly promoted it when we sat down. The food was salty. The desserts were the only truly enjoyable part of the dinner.

When I booked this reservation I stated that it was Steve’s birthday and to please make it special. He wasn’t even acknowledged. Everyone else was getting their Happy Birthday cake and candles but not Steve

I’m pretty disappointed and probably won’t be recommending this place for a birthday celebration.
There are plenty of nice restaurants out there that would be more than happy to acknowledge someone’s birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience4

Waited 45 minutes to be served a cup of coffee, service was dismal. Took forever to place our order.

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darcas79
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As usual; Oretta rocks! What a nice brunch and the best value for money

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vipNikiS
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great ambiance. Fantastic food.

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KimberleyG
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful interior design, food was fantastic. So delicious.
Nice open facade to allow fresh air inside. Amazing service as well.

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 891 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.