Ristorante Rosina

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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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Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is outstanding at Rosina and so consistent. One of my favorite pizza spots EVER! Super friendly service and just overall great value at this place. One of my new favorite, if not favorite spot in the city for sure!

FF
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Came here with friends for a get together dinner and really enjoyed our meals and our time.

LM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We arrived early for our reservation but were seated right away with no issues. The restaurant was very clean and contemporary. Our server was fantastic - very attentive even though he was very busy. We all enjoyed the appetizers and our meals were amazing. I highly recommend the rigatoni - eccellente. Many thanks for a wonderful evening. Grazie molto!

b
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Pleasant dinner, neighbourhood vibe

NS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely love visiting Rosina! Pizza, pasta and literally everything else on the menu is incredible. The service is top notch and the staff is outgoing. I would 10/10 recommend heading here for great Italian food in Toronto!!

V
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, authentic and delicious.
Amazing service and nice spot to go with friends!

T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really accomodating + wonderfully pleasant experience at this king west hidden gem.
We held a birthday dinner for 12 there recently + though the place is on the cozier size it worked out well + all the guests loved the food/ ambiance + service.
The resto manager was really easy to deal with + was super helpful to ensure this was a really great dinner for my husband.

Definitely recommend it + will be back in the near future.
Thank you!

s
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best places to go on a date. I've been a fan of their other restaurant Taverniti for a few year and Rosina is nothing short of that. I love their food, decor and their staff are very genuine.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, great atmosphere.

KB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rosina is my favourite restaurant in the city! A must go! Great people and great food!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

It was a horrible experience, the service was so poor and the gentleman seating us was confrontational and I wish we had of left when we first felt our disbelief to how he was acting. We stayed and the food was very subpar, I had the Gorgonzola Gnocchi, which is a favourite of mine at many other locations, this one was tasteless and had a texture of glue - I didn’t even eat it. My husband and I shared his pizza, which was fine, but nothing special. One thing that would seem like “good service” was actually very annoying, the servers would constantly fill our small water glasses, even though we had a jug of water at our table - they would reach over my meal when I was cutting my pizza to add a splash of water to my glass - it was very intrusive and disturbed our meal/conversation. The kicker was at the end of our meal, the server apologized for how he acted at the beginning of our meal (he had refused to move us away from the front door) - as it was freezing there and we were the only ones in the restaurant at the time and asked if we could be moved to another table - he first said NO, but after asking again he agreed, but did not seem happy about it as he would have to “remap” the seats for the other reservations for the night - we had a reservation too - so we were baffled as to why this was a big deal.. anyway, my husband asked him why it was such an issue to move us at the end of our meal and then the server proceeded to look at the tip we left (which was 13% - more than what we thought he actually deserved) and he said under his breath “looks like you weren’t happy with the service either” - my husband asked him to repeat himself, and the sever waved the billed (in front of all the patrons) and said again “looks like you weren’t happy with the service” at that point we had wished we had not given him a tip and never set foot in Rosina’s - we couldn’t believe we were treated that poorly. By the time we left the restaurant it still was not full.

EW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A hidden gem in King West. Great prices for real authentic Italian fare. The service is always excellent! Rosina is always my go to when I’m craving pizza or pasta! The very cozy atmosphere makes it perfect for a date night.

BZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve dined here multiple times and it’s delicious every time!!

KJ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were excellent. I would definitely go back again!

D
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best restos in this city!

MJ
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dined here on Friday night with friends for my birthday. The food was delicious. The service was amazing!! Had the best time : )

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very homie style Italian food. Great menu choices and will be returning for sure!

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great night at our favourite local restaurant! It is hard to find a place in KingWest that has this friendly vibe, paired with amazing food, drink, and service, all at a very reasonable price considering the very high quality!

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
14 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
Toronto
2 reviews
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
6 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
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great bang for your buck!! Our fave date spot

t
Toronto
4 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