TOCA - The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

4.5
1176 reviews
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Italian
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  • Brunch
  • Good for a Date
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.

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C
Manitoba
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would like to thank our outstanding server who gave us great advice in what to try on the menu. Also about the cheese and wine parring night. Can’t wait to try this!

Looking forward to the next time.

Matt

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WE
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took my best friend here for dinner , she was very pleased . Everything is perfect

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing place! The taste of the lamb was fantastic. One of the best lamb I've tasted thus far. The seabass was cooked nicely, flavorful, and without fishy taste. The mussels did not have any fishy taste to it as well, and overall just amazing. The pasta with wild boar is delicious as well!

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n
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Went for Saturday brunch. Great seafood selection but more egg dishes would be nice. Also more fresh bread options. Service was excellent though.

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S
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was perfect! A truly enjoyable dinner experience.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

It was a belated Valentine’s Day with my girlfriend. The food was alright but he service needs to be quicker....

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful experience to have on Valentines Day — thank you for the wonderful memories. Will return again!

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An amazing experience- from the friendly greeting, the amazing service, they even surprised us with a complimentary dessert for our wedding celebration dinner, I will definitely be back!

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AH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was very pleased with my meal which the chef made for me. I am vegan and after consulting with the waiter, he suggested that the chef can make me a pasta dish with tomato sauce and vegetables. It was delicious!

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DC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Definitely one of the better buffets around for quality. It's awesome to have seafood but also great to have drinks included so you don't feel like you are being up sold anything. It's a complete dining experience. It wasn't my first brunch there and I will be back.

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SF
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 1

All my food that was supposed to be hot came out cold. Eating the grilled octopus was like eating at a sushi bar - COLD and RAW. Don't order it. Waste of money. The rack of lamb was overcooked, dry, tough, and, you guessed it - served COLD when it was supposed to be hot. Don't order it. Waste of money. The only delicious item was the lobster salad, which was meant to be chilled and it was chilled -although the portion was minuscule.
I will never dine here again. Convenient for those who stay in hotel but for dining guests like me who live in the city, there are far better places in Toronto for dining. If it is bitter cold outside, the snow is falling heavily, and visibility is practically zero and you are stuck in the hotel, then dine here as a last resort. Otherwise, take a limo, cab, or Uber elsewhere.
The only redeeming experience of the night was the server. She was amazing, on point, and empathic to her dining clients. Unfortunately, the kitchen, nor the chef in charge, backed her up. She probably earns good tips, but ultimately, is it really worth the hassle of being a go-between the kitchen and clients.
Until they can assure you that the kitchen has improved, I suggest you dine elsewhere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Went down to celebrate a birthday dinner in a group. We had to get our waiters attention multiple times. Also on asking if the pasta could be gluten free, after the waiter asked if the table had allergies or sensitivities, the waiter said with such disgust that it could be from a flour out of the box, as pasta was made in house. And remarked well its not an allergy. Is it right for the waiter to make you feel uncomfortable if you're chosing a healthier option? While i do have a gluten sensitivity I thought well if he says with such disgust perhaps the pasta made would be horrible. And opted to eat the regular pasta.

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MM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was good overall, but some food were refilled not in time

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M
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Had the tagliatelle with bolognese sauce - not sure what I was expecting ordering something so basic but that’s what I usually do when eating at a restaurant for the first time. Nothing special about the dish I have been eating pasta almost daily since I was 5 (35 years). Guess you are paying more for the associated name (ritz). Basic dish done well. Atmosphere was ok not crazy loud was able to chat with a client. I had to ask for someone to bring me cheese. I will go back for the same dish. The burger on patio in the summer is great.

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

Excellent food and service.

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

Good waiter . Very attentive . Great place to have lunch .

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

It was a lovely lunch, tasty food & excellent service by Marco.

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GC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food,great athmosphere and excellent service (made it that much better by our server, Grace)!

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

I took my fiancé for his birthday there and it was one of our favourite experiences!! Loved everything about it there!

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SI
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

I got extremely sick the same night after dinner. I was dying form stomach aches and nausea. I went into the emergency room and they said I caught a bug (stomach infection). This is insane I spent three night in emergency because of this one dinner. Health regulations must be reviewed in this place.

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TL
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came here on a Tuesday night. The place was buzzing but not noisy. We enjoyed the relaxed ambience, exceptional service and most of all our meals. We look forward to returning to TOCA.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice restaurant. Always enjoy it. Going back for dinner next week

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, great service, great food

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FL
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Expectations were high coming in but the food was nothing spectacular and we overheard one of the front end manager (higher position than waiters/waitresses due to the suit jacket she was wearing) complaining about the tips received by one of the nearby table of six. Comments of that nature should not be heard by dining customers to say the least. Food portions were small and we were left wanting more at the end of the night. Leah was our waitress - she started well and attended to my mom’s food restrictions with the appetizers but didn’t follow through with the entree or dessert. It seems like she had forgotten about it altogether. Overall, this is not the dining experience I was expecting from Ritz-Carlton.

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at TOCA and I was very impressed. It was Winterlicious but we weren't rushed out and were treated wonderful by all staff. Loved the Ambiance and the food was amazing. First time there but certainly won't be the last.

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BB
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

sunday brunch was just amazing. Lots of selection. would definitely refer to friends!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Went here for a birthday celebration and to try their Winterlicious menu. We ordered the entire menu to try everything.
I would say the food was ok. Some dishes were very bland and boring. Fish and steak portion was SO small it was almost a joke.
The noodle dish was very bland and unappealing.
Only things that saved this dinner was the foie gras and desert was on point!!!! Service was spectacular and I have no complaints on that end.
Would I come back? Only for desert.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Portion size too small for a grown man.
My bf was disappointed and came home hungry after paying over $450.00 bill.
I felt bad i picked the place.

I ordered off the regular menu. Winderlious menu did not give enough food. 2 bits does not make a steak.

Diningroom beautiful. Server was busy.

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DJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Was here for Winterlicious 2019. Menu was conventional but quality was good, stick to basic. The hand-painted display plates were very nice.

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C
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely incredible ambience and food. Service was outstanding. A little expensive though but it is the Ritz!

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TV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Participated in "Winterlicious Menu" program.
The food was properly prepared, was served at the right temperature, seasoned well, and quite tasty.
Service was prompt, accurate and efficient. Surely knows the finer points of table service.
We'll definitely do it again.

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t
Toronto
75 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Had winterlicious lunch with a friend. The food quality was below average. We had lunch/dinner in Toca before. The experiences prior were better.

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b
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The weekend brunch is highly recommended. It's totally worth the price tag! There's a full seafood bar, delicious desserts, live stations and bottomless mimosas and bloody caesars. What a great way to treat yourself!

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W
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came for Sunday brunch- although it was a self serve buffet, our waiter (I think his name was Tomek?) was always present to refill our mimosas or ask how things were. Great service, great food, 10/10 would recommend.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing breakfast!

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TJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal and service. Would highly recommend

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SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Expensive but worth every penny. Delicious, creative food with top-notch service! Will definitely visit again

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, as usual! One of my fav spots!

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a
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We eat out a lot, all over the place on both sides of the ocean so we really do know of what we speak. . Open Table insists on a minimum of 50 characters for theses posts, but we can wrap this up in just a few. Best meal in 10 years ANYWHERE for us was last Wednesday night at TOCA. No bull. Do the lobster caprese, lamb, gnocchi, tiramisu, etc. and enjoy the fried cheese to start and the house made lemonchelo to finish. Excellent service as well. awp

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BQ
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Impeccable service and food. They made me a special little thing for my birthday as well last second. Exactly what I would expect from a restaurant in the Ritz and will definitely come again

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