Ristorante Rosina

4.6
349 reviews
CAN$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 349 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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KristineM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Homemade gnocchi to die for!! Will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service. Really enjoy the atmosphere and the servers care about the menu. The food never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Made me feel like I was in Italy. Great service outstanding food.

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AnilM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Had reservations made and a couple days before, I got a call from I am assuming the owner/manager to confirm if indeed we were coming as they were getting alot of no shows. Understandable. However he went on to say that because we had 6 people we needed to spend a minimum of $250 (we were going to spend more than that regardless, but that wasn't listed anywhere before). He also started to guilt trip me about how business was bad due to Covid and that is why I had to assure him we will spend over $250. Right off the bat, that left a sour taste, but decided to go into the place with an open mind. When we arrived, the place was packed, that they actually had to tell a table the needed to leave in order to get us in. We sat down, and the whole time we felt like we were being rushed (not by our waiter - the only good part of the evening) but by the busboy and other people. Everytime coming and trying to get rid of our plates even though we still had appetizers on the table. Finally the food. I ordered the Chicken Parm and let me say it was the most sorry excuse for a chicken Parm I had ever had. Feels like it was a frozen dinner. And the penne that came with it? Horrible! My friends said their food was not that great as well. The only thing good was the Dessert. After the bill had been settled we were trying to enjoy the rest of our drinks and they came and asked us to leave to get more people in. I thought they were getting alot of no shows and it was wasting space? Seems to me they were quite busy and didn't have a problem with no shows. Anyways, this is probably one of the very few/limited times I was ever disappointed with a restaurant in Toronto, and would definitely never return. The saving grace to give this place 2 stars rather than 1 is our server. Young, Caucasian Male with brown hair (didn't catch his name due to being rushed at the end), but his service was excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

A wonderful dinner and evening.
Excellent food.
Highly recommend the restaurant
Just one suggestion.
Suggest Italian bread when ordering bread as a paid item. Received small amount of French bread.

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Ellen
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing chicken parm and gnocchi! Was the perfect Italian meal…friendly staff, will definitely be back!

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LucyM
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I’ve been here several times and always super pleased but last night your pasta portions were definitely quite smaller. Kind of disappointed as we were celebrating a birthday

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ShahitaA
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant, cosy little spot for Italian food. Highly recommend

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hknijjar
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was great! Really enjoyed the ambiance, definitely will come again.

Service was nice but we felt a little rushed — like they wanted to quickly serve us and get us out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you want real authentic Italian food, this is by far the best in town! Service is fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall2Food5Service4Ambience1

Food was great, servers were nice, but seemed a little stressed or just bad vibes? The lighting and music was bad, way way too bright for dinner and sounded like clothing store/mall music. Felt like a cafe.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and staff. You must try the Tiramisu!! To die for!

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NGKingW
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Intimate and friendly spot on King West with attentive service; great for a date or with a small group!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome as always!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good was amazing!

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional service thanks to Giovanni. We’d return on the service alone. Thankfully the food was exactly what we were hoping for and great price to food quality.

We had the Caesar salad, calabrese pizza, lasagna, mushroom tagliatelle, & tiramisu.

Looking forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent authentic Italian food, great atmosphere inside

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience2

Pretty shocking that members of the kitchen staff/chefs did not wear a mask at all.

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SarahB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Not great Italian food.. the butternut squash ravioli was hard and cold and the butter sauce was not buttery.. like at all. It tasted like broth.

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Bzygirl
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Italian food at a reasonable price. Everything is freshly made and so flavourful. A great find and would definitely return!

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Mhmya
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was nice and cozy, the servers were great and the service provided was excellent. The food was amazing and my boyfriend and I will come back! 💕

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service is great, food is delicious and the restaurant is very cute.

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vipAnnielaude
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service is amazing!! Best gnocchi I’ve ever had!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food and fun, lively atmosphere!

Would go back in a heartbeat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time the service was outstanding. The food here is top shelf. I will be back. Hopefully they can grab a few decanters before I’m back. Great spot !!!

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vipcam21
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Such a cute spot! Loved it :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great wine, great service

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JayVC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great service, and a really nice vibe here. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved eating here! The food and vibe was amazing

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Paul
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Service was great. Entrées very good. Found the carpaccio was not very thinly sliced and very tough. Pizza was meh.

Patio needs at least one heater. Maybe a proper garbage can in the bathroom instead of a bucket. No toilet paper in any stalls when we went at 10pm

I would return.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place Amazing Food and very kind service

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Deena
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

The pasta was undercooked. The music was so loud that I couldn’t hear the waiters speaking or have a conversation with my friend.

Ristorante Rosina
Responded on September 21, 2021

Hi I would have made a new dish if I knew

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DavidM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Arrived on time but table was late due to earlier diners but were looked after ok while waiting. Sauce for carbonara was separated and meal salty. Other dinners with our table were ok. No tiramisu available for dessert despite being on the menu. Overall ok and average could have been better

JM
JonathanM
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS PLACE! The service, the people, and especially the FOOD 😍🥰🤤 best Italian food I’ve ever eaten here in Toronto ❤️

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vipBman
Toronto
188 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Mediocre. Some dishes were okay, the seafood pasta was awful: rubbery shrimp and mussels that were still closed. Well meaning, friendly but amateur service. Wine list was embarrassing. Definitely will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible service! Giovanni went above and beyond to get us a better table!! The food was incredible! Def going back again and again! The Gorgonzola pear pizza, the calamari and the prosciutto burratta were my faves!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Was served raw chicken. Staff didn’t seem to phased by it. Was told it wasn’t cooked because “the piece was thicker than normal” although the chicken was completely raw on the edges as well as throughout as if it had just been breaded and plated raw.

Ristorante Rosina
Responded on September 21, 2021

Once again we are sorry that this happened. We immediately made you another plate and gave you and the other two ladies free dessert and coffee. What else would you like us to have done?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Honestly the best Italian restaurant in all of Toronto!

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JoshuaW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very fast service during our visit. Delicious food. Friendly staff

FAQs

Ristorante Rosina does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Ristorante Rosina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 519-2994.

Ristorante Rosina is rated 4.6 stars by 349 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.