Ristorante Rosina

4.6
33 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Cozy
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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MV
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food, great prices, wonderful service.

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N
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food and service. Highly recommended to anyone who loves authentic Italian food.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and food as always. Ristorante Rosina is our go to place for Italian food in the city.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was great. Food was great. Experience was great. Recommend the calabrese pizza. It was...amazing!

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BM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! As per usual!! We love everything about this place!

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Miami
29 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Penne calabresse was tasty, great wines, and lovely aesthetics

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S
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Intalian food in a warm atmosphere. It was a special pleasure to meet Rosina herself!

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, great service and value. A hidden gem on King West.

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CH
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I love this local restaurant! The food is delicious and the atmosphere is friendly and intimate. My only negative feedback is that during both visits so far, whoever the server happens to be, we are always watched, rushed to order and to eat fast as someone is hovering to grab the plate or glass the second it’s empty. I will still try again since I think this neighbourhood gem is worth supporting.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ingredients and an obvious respect for what they deliver to a recipe spawn the best emotional response that I have had to Italian food outside of Italy. The service was also flawless. Can’t wait to return!!

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Some friends and I were looking for a new Italian restaurant to eat at and we found Ristorante Rosina on open table and decided to give it a try - i’m so glad we did! The staff were very friendly and professional, an we were even greeted by Rosina, the owners grandmother, who hand makes everything in house. Food was delicious and well priced, in a great atmosphere! This small restaurant is my new favourite!! We will definitely be recommending this place to all our friends and family, I can’t wait to return!

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CH
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food! Felt a little rushed as I was asked what I wanted to drink as I was taking my coat off but fun evening and great neighbourhood find. Management needs to understand that as much as turning tables is important, you are also offering the experience of dining therefore, it doesn’t need to be that rushed. Table of very loud young girls was annoying but that is not the restaurant’s fault.

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JM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Having booked for an anniversary meal with my wife, we were given a very cramped table next the entrance. We asked to be moved and were eventually moved to a much better table.
Having said that, we really enjoyed our meal. Rosina's gave us glasses of prosecco to start. The carpaccio, spaghetti alla carbonara and lasagna were outstanding.
We will certainly be back.

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CE
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot for a weeknight dinner. My daughter found this place on instagram and the food tastes even better than the photos look. Our waitress was very kind (and very attractive). We'll be back!

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JL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time there and was great again! Try the warm olives to start!

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J
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food nice space and great servers!

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BC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I found this restaurant on Insta and the food looked so good we drove all the way from the northeast corner of York Region to try it out. It’s a tiny little place you’d miss driving by with the most amazing authentic Italian food! We were surprised to see that the prices were in line with the average chain restaurant we’d find in YR.

Everything was delicious and fresh. We ordered the arancini, Caesar salad, Pizza de Papa and Mushroom Tagliatelle. The salad was a tiny bit overdressed but so creamy with real shaved Parmagiano that it didn’t matter. The arancini was gooey inside with a crisp outside served with scrumptious marinara. Hubby’s pizza had a crisp thin crust but not so crispy it cuts your mouth. The toppings were delicious. My tagliatelle was rich and creamy with wine and garlic complimenting the earthy mushrooms.

The server was attentive but not distracting. The table next to us was very loud and the server mentioned that he’s had to tell tables to lower the volume before so noise is an issue. Not a place for quiet, romantic conversation. The dessert menu is very limited with only 3 choices so we skipped dessert. That’s the one thing I’d like to see them change.

We will definitely be back. I hope other diners will support this fledgling restaurant which opened up this summer. The value and authenticity made it a must-try destination.

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OT
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great pizza and excellent service. Nice alternative to Trattoria Tavertini.

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M
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Highly recommend the figs and prosciutto appetizer — so good! And the homemade meatballl appetizer was also a big hit. Penne Allan calabrese is really spicy but good. And the spaghetti all’s carbonara was excellent.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and made fresh to order. The service was excellent and the waiter paid attention that we were celebrating 2 birthdays. He brought out 2 cheese cakes with 2 candies. We will definitely be going back. A hidden gem on King W

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MH
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been here a few times and I’ll continue to go and recommend to anyone. Great food, great service and great prices!

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K
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great meal. My boyfriend and I shared a gnocchi Gorgonzola and the dominico pizza. The pizza was great but a little salty. Would definitely go again!

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CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Very reasonably priced Italian fare! Will be going back for sure!!

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NS
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My daughter and I came in on a Monday truly not expecting much, just a spot close enough to where she lives. I was in from out of town and had been to a few other Italian spots in Toronto during my trip. I really disliked Cibo and was thinking this would be the same. I was so happy it wasn't! Our server gave us the best servive I've had in a long time even though she was the only server and the place was pretty busy for a Monday. She knew a lot about the wines and how to pair them with food and also made a great reccomendation for us to have sparkling water from Italy. Amazing buratta and calamari, great Calabrian food and I loved the decor, next time I'm in town we will be back.

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J
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food in a great very inviting space. Everything was great from food to service.

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KL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ristorante Rosina has to be one of the best Italian restaurants in the city. The food is authentic and super tasty, the service is great, and the atmosphere is very comfortable and cozy. I would 100% recommend Rosina to friends and family!!

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EM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a great little spot. Food was great, staff were friendly, and prices were decent. Would definitely recommend :)

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MH
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly staff. Decent meal on Kong if you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg and aren’t looking for a fancy place. Solid Italian food. My Italian date approved of the overall experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unique atmosphere. Traditional food. Friendly staff. Very accommodating and focused on making sure you have an enjoyable experience.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Very friendly and funny service - although we seemed to have 2 servers instead of one, which was unusual.
Food was very nice - came out fast and timely.
The layout was very simple and intimate, but it was fairly hot inside. Overall, we enjoyed our stay.

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D
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing food, friendly service! Celebrated my birthday there and it was lovely!

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TJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food. Little loud but homey atmosphere! I'll be back!

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