TOCA - The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

4.6
1070 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
TOCA offers handcrafted Italian cuisine complemented by seasonal flavours and locally-sourced produce. Located on the mezzanine level of The Ritz-Carlton Toronto, TOCA is in the heart of the Performing Arts & Theatre District. TOCA is proud to collaborate with Chef Oliver Glowig, one of Rome’s most celebrated culinary leaders. Chef Glowig’s professional story is characterized by the concept of journey, after enticing diners at the ‘Acquarello’ in Munich, ‘L’Olivo’ in Capri, Italy and currently at his namesake restaurant in Rome, he will share his next culinary journey with guests at TOCA.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast
Monday - Friday - 6:30am-11am
Saturday - Sunday - 7:00am-11am

Lunch
Monday - Friday 11:30am-2:30pm

Dinner
Monday - Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday 6:00pm-10:00pm

Brunch
Saturday Brunch a la Carte - 11:30am - 2:30pm
** starting October 13th Saturday Buffet Brunch will be available from 12 - 2**
Sunday Brunch Buffet - 1st Seating 12:00pm - 2:00pm 2nd Seating 2:30-4:30pm,
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Phone number
(416) 572-8008
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Oliver Glowig
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Private Party Facilities
For intimate occasions, special celebrations or entertaining corporate clients, we invite you to host your event in one of our exclusive private and semi-private areas.
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Private Party Contact
Kimberly Crabtree: (416) 572-8071
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Parking Details
Option to valet with the hotel ($15)
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Public Transit
St. Andrew (King) Subway station
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Special Events & Promotions
Wednesday, October 3rd
"A Night in Tuscany" with Chef Oliver Glowig
4-Course Menu with Tuscan Wine Pairings
One of Italy's top restaurateurs, TOCA Partner Chef Oliver Glowig returns to Toronto for an intimate culinary experience.
$150 per person, Limited Seating Available
For Reservations Please Call 416 - 572 - 8008 or email kimberly.crabtree@ritzcarlton.com
Additional
Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 6:00PM - 6:30PM
Mon - Fri 5:00PM - 6:00PM

What 1070 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I enjoyed the all over from food to service, hats off to Marco! He’s very diligent.

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J
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an incredible meal and service I might add, which really began as a quick meal before the theatre. The staff was so accomodating with regards to our time constraints but we had a leisurely cocktail as well as a quiet enjoyable dinner. Fine menu choices, perfect portions but most of all we could hear our dinner conversation in a full dining room. Thank you. We will return

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The ravioli was outstanding, it tasted like I was in Italy

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B
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant checks all the boxes.
It's beautiful, good service and good food.
The only negative is the portions are very small but have lots of flavor.
Good place for special occasions!!!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the most beautiful restaurants in the City with Entertainment District service. They know how to serve you well and quickly so you can make the shows no matter how close you cut it!

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Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came in for our one year celebration on a Saturday evening, and although it was a busy night, our hostess Grace was very attentive, knowledgeable, and respectful. We were very impressed by her high-quality service. Ravioli and gnocchi were delicious! This restaurant is a MUST for anyone looking for an intimate atmosphere, impressive food and service. Thank you Grace and staff who made the night memorable!

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RL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Booked a reservation here for my wife’s birthday dinner. The ambiance is spot on, not too dark, not too noisy, great food and fantastic service! They were very accommodating for toddlers as well with a kids activity package and kid friendly meals. We would definitely return!

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WN
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent. Our waiter was exceptional. His name was Ali... Sorry if mispelled your name.. he was extremely attentive. Water and wine glasses attended to. He was always helpful with description of the food and suggestions. He made our experience wonderful. Highly recommend our waiter and this restaurant. Thank you Ali and Toca!

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B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

To compared with other hotel restaurants, the Sunday bunch is just ordinary. They could do better foods with this pricey charges.

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J
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We made last minute dinner reservations and our favourite spots were fully booked, so we ended up at TOCA
Now it’s one of our favourite spots as well. Josh is one of the kindest servers we have ever met.
Great, cozy seating. Not too loud
We will definitely be back

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Will never go back - stay away

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M
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The Food was enjoyable for the most part. the salad was lack lustre, and expensive for what was received. the restaurant was decent. But definitely over priced for the quality.
The table beside us had the same concerns and complained to the server.

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JJ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We came to TOCA for our anniversary dinner. The food was amazing. The cocktails were amazing. The service was amazing. All the staff were amazing and very attentive. I would definitely come again.

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d
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent evening from reception to dessert!
Food- sea bass and lamb outstanding and cheese dessert superb
Thx to server for her advice and expertise
Will find another special reason to return!

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FB
Toronto
149 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Yet another wonderful meal. The food and service is always outstanding. We ordered the appetizer of the day which had lobster and saffron in it. The mains were pasta with prawns and toothfish. Both were insanely good. The service by Felix and Edo was awesome as always. Edo, the sommelier, recommended a perfect wine for our meal. His wine recommendations always perfect. It was our anniversary so everyone went out of their way to make the evening special.

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EC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great restaurant, exceptional service as always and fantastic food!

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n
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our meal was very tasty and our server was extremely nice. Great experience overall

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PJ
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous pre-concert service, food and wine!
Thank you TOCA Team!!

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SC
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The seafood bar was excellent at brunch. The dessert area was not impressive at all. It was a 7/10 but still worth a try

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GM
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our servers were over the top!!
Excellent end to our week in Toronto

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KG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Somolier was very helpful. However, service was sub par. Friendly. Just not at the level I would have expected.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service! I proposed to my girlfriend tonight and TOCA did an amazing job to help me setup the proposal! Everything went well and the staff at TOCA definitely deserve a huge praise!

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T
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to the Toca Restaurant 3 times in 5 weeks. It's my go-to place for a great meal and excellent service.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 4Ambience 1

I had a bad experience with one of the hotel clients that was staying there. We had encountered a very weird man that was calling us nasty names. It was very rude and unprofessional. I did not have a good time near the end of my experience.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

First sign of a bad experience was when I tried to call the restaurant to change my reservation to a bit later. The person answered and I could hear them but they couldn’t hear me. Thought it was my phone and called back 5 times but same thing happened. I had to call my cell provider to make sure it wasn’t my phone which it wasn’t. Great experience from valet attendant who let us just leave our car out front. Service was ok but not up to ritz standards. And the server brought our bill quickly without even asking if we were done. So not sure if they wanted to when their shift. It was quite abrupt I thought and no restaurant should ever do that. Food was ok but not mind blowing for a ritz restaurant. They brought me salmon Benedict instead of the eggs Benedict that I ordered. Was short in time so I just told them the salmon was ok after all but still was not what I ordered. My first time dining here and I had great expectations which fell far short and disappointing.

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great meal.. server was great .. atmosphere was upscale

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JE
Jackson Hole
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and amazing cocktails. Even during TIFF the service was outstanding! Even got to tour the kitchen!

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The brunch upstairs was great. But after the brunch I took my mom who was with me to the toca bar. We needed to sit just a minute to unwind before ordering a drink. A very rude waitress came up to us and rudely said that we can’t sit if we don’t order a drink. She was a unrefined bully. I have spent thousands of dollars at the Ritz and I’m a well known client. Thank God another girl handled the situation very well after I complained. Please do not hire such rude staff they cheapen the place. I requested her name to make a formal complaint but she refused to give it in the most rude manner. This was my first such obnoxious experience at the ritz. I’m well known to Mr Ali the staff upstairs and Mr Francesco. I surely hope this waitress who I have never seen before is taught done manners. I ordered a drink after a moment from the bar directly and I did not even sip it as I was very embarrassed and I left. Thank you.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Although the ambience was good , the service excellent, the food itself was uninspiring and lacking creativity.
The dessert selections were however excellent.
Sunday brunch at that price point should include an active pasta station at the very least.
Also the cheese station resembled something you’d put together for a house warming party....it requires serious attention.
Overall, I cannot in good conscience recommend the Sunday brunch at the Ritz Toronto.

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S
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Food and service from Carlo was fantastic. We have brunch about once a month here but this time we notice the light fixture and electric cord directky above our booth was disgustingly covered in dust and debris, very unappealing and not sanitary, we then looked at the other booths and it was the same. I would expect that in a bar and grill not the Ritz. I"m positive debris has fell on customers and their food/drinks without anyone being aware. This made us keep looking up that took away from the normal fantastic experience, didn"t make for a great celebration meal.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the best time Ryan was amazing, actually - all the staff was!! Would so recommend TOCA for everyone! Food is amazing, Vibe, everything is over the above!

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F
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

We were seated in the front. Exceptionally noisy. Had a headache after the meal.
We had the tasting menus and wine pairing. The food wast generally quite good except the beef short ribs. All of the flavor was cooked out of the beef. Could have been eating cardboard. Glad my wife and daughter chose the seafood option. It was good. There are a lot of great restaurants in The downtown area. The Ritz needs to step up their game to compete. Can’t rely on the name.

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PD
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We’d not been here before, but found it to be very good. Pasta is made on site and their cheese selection was amazing. We’ll go again. Labour day Monday had very few restaurants open, so this was a lovely surprise.

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a great meal with a lovely server tamara our group of seven enjoyed the wine wonderful pasta and lamp chops branzino all cooked to perfection. Loved the cucumber granita and tiramisu. Wine list had great selections for every budget. Will definitely return.

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SM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I'd heard amazing things about the Toca brunch, so I had to check it out for my first trip to Toronto. Although I think the price is extreme (considering you can get the same experience from any of the top buffets in Las Vegas for half the price), the food was unquestionably incredible and the service was great. Everything I tried was absolutely delicious, and while there were a few moments my bottomless mimosa stayed empty, overall my server was super friendly and attentive. I had a small problem with my bill at the end, and the manager promptly took care of it with no issues, making me feel like a valued customer. I'm not sure I would go back again (only because of the price), but the overall experience was definitely worth it for just one visit (although if someone else wanted to go, I could probably be easily convinced LOL).

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AS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, excellent service and friendly staff. We celebrated our 1 year anniversary and it was amazing.

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LP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came in from out of town to host business lunch. Was very pleased. Location was very convenient to all attendees the room was lovely and quiet and the food great!

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R
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was spectacular! The chef was brilliant. Could not have been improved upon.

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C
Philadelphia
91 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time visiting this restaurant. Server was excellent. Food was exceptional. Ambiance was upscale as you would expect from the Ritz.

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S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We tried the fixed price lunch menu and were delighted. The courses were delicious and beautifully presented. The servings were the perfect size so we felt comfortably full!

Our server was friendly and attentive. A lovely experience. I would recommend this venue for friends or for business.

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