Ristorante Rosina

4.6
85 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Recently opened in 2018, Rosina's is a comfortable restaurant located in the heart of downtown Toronto. We serve authentic, homemade Italian food with recipes that have been handed down through generations. We simply serve old-fashioned homemade dishes in the manner that Rosina has always made our family’s food.
What 85 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
Ambience
4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was excellent. Very friendly staff!

LO
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant.The food is always awesome and the staff amazing

y
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and service! Especially the house-made fresh pasta!! Can't wait to eat at Rosina again!

D
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always outstanding!!!! The only genuine Italian food in Toronto that has remained traditional. See you again very very soon!

AV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic experience every time!! The food is amazing at a great price and the service is always impeccable!

AS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, most authentic I’ve had in the King West area. It’s also not expensive and the service is brilliant.

KE
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

My husband and I so wanted to enjoy Rosina’s, sadly this was not the case. The restaurant was so hot (30+ celsius) that we were unable to enjoy our meals that took an hour to arrive! The food was just okay, and funnily enough, cold. The server was not attentive, I sat without a drink for 10 minutes. The tables are too close together and it is way too loud! We may give Rosina’s a second chance in the winter when it’s -30 Celsius outside lol

FT
Austin
59 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food is outstanding! Be prepared to be transported to Italy. Two words- homemade pasta. The arancini is amazing also. Highly recommend!

AF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great, as always. So happy this is in our neighborhood, and it's always so kind of the staff to whip up penne arrabiata for us, even though its not on the menu (spoiler alert: they make a great penne arrabiata).

MP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was excellent and the atmosphere was lovely. It was nice to hear the staff speaking Italian, it just adds that extra flavour to the atmosphere. Great restaurant and I’ve already recommended it to tons of people.

CR
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a lovely quick dinner on the patio before heading to a concert. The service was great and quick and the food was delicious. Very good value. I would highly recommend Rosina as a spot for a quick bite or to stay and enjoy. It also seemed busy with locals popping in for take out! Great experience all round!

DM
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love them love the staff the food ambiance! Cute small resto that’s a gem! Shout out to Giovanni who has served us twice and is the most sweet pleasant soul! Makes me feel like I’m in Italy!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Rosina’s was absolutely amazing. From the food, to the service and everything else. If you are looking for authentic Italian food then this is the place to go. You truly feel as if you are being served home made dishes.

On top of the amazing food, the service was absolutely on point. I would 100% recommend Rosina’s for any event, celebration or even just a night out for some food and drinks!

I will be back!

JD
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

My sister took a bite of her pasta and bit into metal which was pulled out and given to the server right away. He was actually standing at the table when it happened.

He said “oh it’s just from a wire brush” did you want me to make you a new one?

Why would a wire brush be used in butternut squash ravioli? And she was not really comfortable trusting them at this point, not to mention she was cut.

He didn’t take it off the bill.

The restaurant was extremely hot.

Very disappointing, we will not be back and we will not recommend.

RC
Atlantic Canada
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very casual but top class service , food and atmosphere - would highly recommend.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fourth time at Rosina within the last month and a half and I can’t get enough of this place. This quaint southern Italian restaurant with home cooked food from the motherland is to die for. Every time I dine at Rosina’s I am always impressed with the friendly service, excellent food and quick turn around time from when I order, to when my dinner is served. I’ve brought many friends and family with me and the reviews are consistent across the board. Five stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is hands down one of the best Italian spots I’ve been to in awhile. The place is small but cute with a cozy patio as well. It was extremely busy when we went but our server continuously checked in to make sure we were good the whole time. The food was impeccable. Freshest pasta and pizza with so much flavour and do not forget the Arancini!!! I can’t wait to go back and try every single thing on the menu. Solid 11/10. Great staff and amazing food.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 2

There was a metal screw in the meatballs, thank god I didn’t bite into it

D
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My go to Italian place in Toronto. Impeccable service and outstanding food. I always bring clients and friends as convert them as the quality of the food speaks for itself. Thanks guys!! See you soon!!

R
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome as always. Best pizza in Toronto. Authentic Italian.

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappointed. Their pasta is just perfect. The sauce is one of a kind. Service is plenty and space is clean! Will be returning soon.

AC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely authentic Italian food and service. The acoustics make conversation difficult.

N
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My first time dining here was great, their food was delicious and the interior was very cute! Would definitely the gnocchi.

RD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A cozy dinner spot with authentic Italian cuisine which stands out from the typical King street vibe.

CL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had dinner at Rosina and found the food to be amazing! We are used to Italian home cooked meals and so our standards are quite high but Rosina did not disappoint. The service was also very good, our server was very attentive, quick and helpful. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

P.S. The Tiramisu is still homemade by "Rosina" herself.

AC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Authentic Italian cuisine. Friendly and comfortable setting. Great for casual night out.

A
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Calabrian food. This has become a favourite in the neighbourhood and fills up quickly so bookings are recommended. A gem on King Street West!

A
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great price, great food, great service, great experience.

AF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

So happy to have this little gem of a restaurant in my neighborhood. A lovely time, as always. Would be awesome if penne arrabiata was added to the menu -- I know the chefs would knock that out of the park!

DM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice neighbourhood Place. Decent food and really well priced

D
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Having lived in Italy for years, this is the only restaurant in Toronto that represents what Italian cuisine really is, and why I continue to come here. No doubt the best Italian restaurant in the city!

J
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great neighbourhood restaurant - cozy, with great food and service. It's our go to spot.

MS
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one of our favourite restaurants on King West; the service is incredible, the food is extremely tasty and we always feel as though we get a great value. Will absolutely be back soon, and often try to recommend to as many people as possible!

JM
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was great as always. The food here is amazing and all of the staff are outstanding. Would not hesitate going back and recommending to a friend. Thanks guys!

FD
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service, great food in a nice atmosphere. Enjoyed our Saturday dinner after the soccer game!!

NF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

This was my second time back to Rosina and they missed the mark on just a few things. Overall, the service was not the most attentive but very genuine. I believe they make all their pastas in house- had the carbonara and it was delicious. The plating didn't showcase the dishes well.

PA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The online description of the restaurant was very appealing and our dinner there did not disappoint. It was a week night and not crowded at an early hour, so we could easily have a conversation. The food was excellent - we had caesar salad and each ordered pizzas. The crust was delightfully thin and crisp and the choice of toppings was great. I had the artichoke pizza and it was delicious. Our server was attentive throughout without hovering--it was just right. All of this for a very reasonable cost--I will be back and will recommend it to others.

GC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and great prices. This place is a hidden gem!!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Me and my girlfriend go to rosina on a constant basis. Great quality food, great service! Definitely a toronto gem.

k
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

First time last week dining at this little place. I love cozy, intimate restaurants, so I enjoyed it. Food was not as good as my friend said. I ordered the Octopus Carpaccio, and it was bland (I had better at other places). I was recommended to order the gorgonzola and pear pizza..yes, sounded delicious, as I love all those ingredients, but was very disappointed in the quality. Again, it tasted plain. Maybe I ordered the wrong stuff. Would I go back, probably not the top of my list, unless my friends wanted to go back.

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