TOCA - The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

4.6
992 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
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
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
Jan Stoeckmann: (416) 572-8091
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Parking Details
Option to valet with the hotel ($15)
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Public Transit
St. Andrew (King) Subway station
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 - Mon 6:00PM - 9:00PM

What 992 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I was amazed ! They went above and beyond even tho we were an hour late ! They made so special for my fiancé for his late birthday . I completely forgot our server name but he was wonderful ! Thank you

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We have dined at Toca before and loved the experience. The last time we went all out with a cheese tasting menu, as well as a dinner tasting menu with wine pairings. The whole experience is a must. This time around we wanted to be more selective and decided to select our own dinner entries etc. The experience again was perfect to say the least. They took my note of being our first wedding anniversary and made sure everyone from the moment we stepped in front on the hostess to the busboys congratulated us and made it special. If you want to feel special and have an amazing dinner this is the place to be.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great food and staff. It was my wife's birthday. Everyone that served us signed a card for her. Made her a special dessert as well. Nice touch.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The best brunch I have ever had. Every dish was wonderful, and the service was excellent too.

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Service was good but overall we believe the restaurant was pretentious and overpriced, with portion sizes extremely small

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Overall the food and presentation are good. In term of value per dish ? I am not sure as this restaurant food are over price.

I am surprise by the portion size (small ) but overall the service is top notch. Great gesture of the restaurant for giving my daughter free dessert on her Birthday
That is awesome. Overall , I am impressed with their attention to details but not the price of the dishes

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Ritz went above and beyond for my wife’s 50th day weekend.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

I enjoyed the food and the ambience. I would recommend for a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The service was great. Roast beef and sea bass was delicious. The dessert room is a bit small, especially when everyone is trying to get desserts at the same time.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

The restaurant was modern, clean, and bright. Our servers were attentive and professional. Although the lunch menu was pricey, we found the express lunch filling. The food presentation was lovely.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Not what was hoped for. hadn't been before and did so on basis of Ritz Carlton name. Menu limited with no presence of vegan/vegetarian items. Expensive. Server well trained and responsive.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Excellent service. Very accommodating of food allergies. Portion size a little ridiculous for the price. Not at all in line with other high end restaurants.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Good service and good food. Would definitely come back. Nice spot for intimate occasion.

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Great place for dinner. Valet parking is a deal at $15 for the first two hours. The Tiramisu is to die for if you like a ‘low cake’ version.......which I do.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Unlimited lobster tails, crab legs, oysters & prime rib! Last Sunday, they actually ran out of Prime Rib after an hour, and started serving juicy tender steaks! Hallibut in lobster sauce was the only item not replaced once done. Petit desserts (not too sweet) and lattes to finish off the feast! My Wife had been looking forward to this for weeks, and it exceeded our expectations. Staff were very friendly, always coming by with a big smile, offering to fill-up Mimosas & OJ. Great value, considering you would be paying 2X or 3X the price for MUCH LESS if this was Dinner. We look forward to coming back, now time to hit the Gym!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Toca made our Anniversary celebration so memorable. The food was beyond delicious and service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Tout était parfait. Sauf pour l’odeur déplaisante de bas mouillés en entrant

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The food and ambiance here are incredible. The server was attentive but not overbearing. We came here for breakfast and I will definitely be coming back.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great food and very friendly service. Will return.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

The atmosphere is really good. Foods are tasty although its little pricey. Recommend for special occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Outstanding dining experience. Food was amazing - taste, preparation, presentation, all of it! Service was spectacular. Wonderful ambiance. We had an amazing evening with old friends and everyone loved everything they had. Thank you.

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2.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Based on previous diners’ reviews, we were looking forward to a wonderful Italian dinner. The TOCA green salad was fresh and nicely dressed. The pasta special, squid ink cavatelli with shrimp and tomatoes featured a lovely sauce, but the cavatelli were dense and chewy, not at all tender as one might expect of fresh pasta. As for the duck filled fagottelli, the pasta was quite nice, but the sauce had a peculiar dark, almost burnt taste to it, again, not the deep, rich flavor one might expect from a duck au jus. For dessert, we ordered the Chocolate Cremeux with Passionfruit Sauce and Bitter Cacao Powder Gelato. What had the potential to be an outstanding dessert ended up being very tiny portions of each component -a minuscule slice of dry chocolate pastry, a teaspoon of passionfruit and less than a teaspoon of gelato - for $14! The sommelier was very helpful and the wine selection extensive. With two disappointing pastas and a less-than-memorable dessert, I would not return to this restaurant. There are plenty of other Italian eateries with excellent and much more reasonably priced menus.

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1.0Dined on May 4, 2018

I can not believe they got rid of the morning breakfast buffet. I am so incredibly disappointed - it was an amazing selection offered week days which really made this place the ultimate spot for breakfast meetings.

I ordered off the menu and the quality just wasn’t here.

We won’t be back (unless the buffet returns).

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Toca was a great preshow choice and the food and service were great - we liked the option of ordering a smaller portion which was appropriate for my wife after we shared an appetizer. We were also provided with a complimentary dessert which was a nice surprise. We will definitely return here again.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Style over substance

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

I would like to come back here again. Thank you so much!!!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Fantastic Service, high quality food and drinks and great value!

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

I enjoyed the atmosphere but dound the salad salty and the chicken for my main course a little dry

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Great service and excellent food!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Phenomenal in every way

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We celebrated our 35th anniversary here and it was a wonderful meal with excellent service.
We both enjoyed our food choices and the sommelier suggested an excellent wine as an accompaniment.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great experience. Wonderful food. Wonderful service.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Food, and service were impeccable. The food was phenomenal ... seafood bar, rib roast, etc...

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Todo estuvo bien. El servicio muy tardado en general, 40 minutos para servir las bebidas y así tardaron entre platillo y platillo.
Al final el mesero nos aventó la cuenta y sin decir más se retiró. Se le hizo poco el 13% de propina y solo cobró el total. Lo comentamos con el gerente porque es una actitud que no se debe permitir sobre todo en restaurantes con el respaldo de la Firma Ritz Carlton.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

I didn't ask her name but her service is wonderful and the food, drinks recommended by her was fabulous.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

It was a wonderful experience with phenomenal staff that go out of their way to even alter the menu to make exactly what you are in the mood for!!

Our anniversary celebration was a huge success!!!! And very memorable! We would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone with a refined pallet.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We have had many excellent meals at TOCA but this one was truly outstanding. Everything came together from start to finish. Our mains were Patagonian toothfish where was cooked to perfection. Beautiful subtle preparation with brought out melt-in-your-mouth texture and flavours of the fish. This dish is simply "Wow" good. We had an order of the market vegetables which were so yummy. The post-mains cheese and wine so thoughtfully selected and were a wonderful finish to the evening. The interesting selections which left us with long lingering memories of the meal, cheese and wine.

Edo, the sommelier, has provided wine advice on several occasions. His wine recommendations are always excellent. The wine recommendation to accompany the Patagonian toothfish was magic. Not only are Edo's recommendations always spot on, he is very personable and passionate about wine. He adds the "magic" to the meals.

Our server Felix provided excellent professional service.

The dinner was an outstanding combination of food, service and wine. If you have not been to TOCA yet, you have experience it.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We always love Toca and come as often as we can ! Amazing food, incredible wine, and excellent excellent service !

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We were both very pleased with all aspects of our meals. It was a great dining experience.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Service was slow..big gap between starter and main course

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