Ristorante Rosina

4.8
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125 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.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
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ML
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best places to go in Toronto. It's a bit of a hidden gem with consistently good food, and great service. 10/10.

LD
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were amazing! Small cozy restaurant. We got the carpaccio, burrata and calamari for the table. They have Italian beers on draught, which we enjoyed. For our mains, I had the Penne Rosina, absolutely delicious, the rest of the table got carbonara pasta, mushroom pasta (with added shrimp), meatball pasta and my partner got the lasagna (which was actually a really big portion!). Everything was really tasty, would definitely come back. The portions were a really good size for a gourmet Italian restaurant, I couldn't even finish my pasta!

N
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great date spot, food was tasty. Portions were really small though

S
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was outstanding, which made the dinner very enjoyable. We had the linguini with mushrooms and truffle cream sauce / and carbonara and would recommend both. Portion sizes for pasta seems larger than other comparable restaurants in the area which was great. Would definitely go back.

AK
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent: friendly, informative, and very hospitable to us out-of-town'ers. We loved our waitress, and the food and wine were excellent. We had a great time in this very cute restaurant, I hope to come back again soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was yummy with affordable price!

JS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing service with amazing food. Everything you expect from Italian cousine. Even the coffee hit the mark, going back for sure!

OT
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Good food and drink!

JG
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible service and food. By far one of the best Italian restaurants in Toronto. Highly recommend!

KD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the family favourite Italian restaurant in the neighbourhood!

CH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great, homemade Italian food. Warm, attentive (but not in your face) service.

MC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellet food. Authentic Italian. Great service. Good prices

D
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great first visit to celebrate a birthday. We look forward to the next visit.

V
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The food was pretty good. Pizza was in point, crust was great. Pasta has room for improvement. However, my contention with the overall experience was due to the service. Our waiter was great, but after spending over $300 we were approached by a completely different waiter, who proceeded to tell us that since we've paid our bill we needed to leave quickly as the table was needed for another group. Not great, but fine, this is Toronto, not Italy, okay. Normally I'd brush it off, but my friend had just told us she was pregnant and we were discussing her cravings, etc. when we were interrupted by this rather hurried push to leave. It left a pretty bitter last impression... So my feedback, approach your customers with a bit more finesse and understand food brings people together, it's a very human experience that is increasingly rare. Let us sabour the few moments after the plastic is swiped, and we'll be sure to come back and create more memories.

AF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely, as always. My favourite spot on the street.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Enjoyed evening

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MD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite Italian spot in the city. Food and service is always on point!

LB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Small, intimate, casual service, incredible food, great value, especially for King W

A
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great bang for your buck!! Our fave date spot

t
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Always a hit when we bring people here for dinner, the food is excellent! As someone who does not like being in close quarters with anyone, it is sometimes a challenge coming here as the tables are very close together and you feel like you're on top of your neighbour, it can be pretty loud. The service is sometimes also a bit slow, if you're a walk-in you can be left at the front for up to 5 minutes before someone sees you. I will continue to come back because the food is excellent and I love the Taverniti restaurant, but there can always be improvements.

AD
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Will recommend and appreciate the personality of the place

R
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food tastes great and service was fantastic! I would recommend for casual occasions.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They were amazing and accommodated a party of 8!
Food was great.

BM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, we had a great experience at Rosina's. We would also like to thank the staff for opening up the patio for us along with bringing out a heater.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff and the food was even better. Their pastas are fantastic.

SD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good food, excellent service, well sized portions. I just wished the carpaccio came with some pieces of toast, but overall an amazing restaurant.

GC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Small casual venue featuring great value and an attentive staff.

D
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is definitely a top spot in TO. Great home cooked meals for very reasonable prices. Service is top notch as well. This place is a real gem!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The pizza was very delicious. I dare to say it is one of the best in Toronto.

OT
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food and great drinks!! Celebrating a friends bday and we had a great time. Highly recommend the carbonara and the bruschetta - delicious.

TC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great as always, brought people with me who had not been there before and they loved it, our server was great, friendly and knowledgeable and was really sweet with the little one at our table..we will definitely be going back
And would recommend Rosina’s to anyone who wants great tasting quality food, and a great overall experience.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second time at Rosina and it was just as amazing as our first! Great food and service! Looking forward to eating here again!

F
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding place !

OT
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service was great! Space is definitely a premium and made us and the table behind us very uncomfortable as we were seated so close to each other.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent friendly service and amazing food! Definitely going back.

d
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and over great experience. Will definitely go back.

GT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Overall:
A perfect place to have a delicious and authentic Italian food without breaking the bank.

Restaurant:
Rosina, located at King & Bathurst, is the sister restaurant of Trattoria Taverniti, located in Little Italy. It is a tiny place, not fancy by any stretch but not ugly. Its a simply design restaurant with a bar decorated with tiles that give vibes of southern Italy. This along with some touches such as a map of Calabria along with a large portrait of Nonna Rosina on the wall, give it a homey and casual feel.

Food:
You pretty much cant go wrong. I have the Penne alla Rosina, was Penne with hot soppressata, n’duja, basil in a rosé sauce. It sounds simple but it tasted absolutely amazing, I was debating on ordering another plate after I finished mine. The only reason I didn't is that the portion sizes are perfect. They are not to small that you will leave hungry, however I wouldn't call them large either. They are a decent size, and you will definitely leave full, especially if you decide on getting an app.

Price:
The reason I like this place and will be returning is because the prices are really good for what you are getting, especially compared to other Italian restaurants in the city (which seem to get more and more pricey these days). Id say this is $-$$ in terms of price. Most pasta dishes are about $15-$20 or less, with apps ranging from $5-$20. You can definitely have a dinner for two here for $50-$70 with apps and mains, and I'd highly recommend it.

VF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nico and the staff were super friendly and the food was authentic and delicious. My parents and I had a great time and enjoyed a delicious meal. Thank you!

J
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Very good pricing