Trattoria Giancarlo

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115 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian

Trattoria Giancarlo is located in Toronto’s Little Italy, and it has been serving the area’s customers with fantastic and authentic Italian food for more than 30 years now. The restaurant has a wealth of options available for those who want to try some upscale fare.



Chef Jason Barato works hard to ensure the menu for Trattoria Giancarlo is full of delicious food. Some of the popular options include the carpaccio and prosciutto for appetizers. The ravioli, risotto and gnocchi are just some of the dinner items to try. When looking for fine dining, you will want to put Trattoria Giancarlo on your list.


Private Dining

Come celebrate any occasion with us in our private dining room. Choose from a variety of customizable menu options to enjoy in a warm and intimate space, perfect for parties of up to 40 people. Our professional team at Trattoria Giancarlo will make your evening unforgettable.

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What 115 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.6
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CF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

It was our 25th Wedding Anniversary, we have been coming to Giancarlo for many years .
The Food was Amazing the Wine selection was excellent.
Unfortunately we felt a little rushed ( no one was waiting for the table) @ the end
And most disappointing the Maître was short with us, he could not care less it was a Very Special Occasion for us.
Really miss Tony he made all patrons feel special especially for a milestone.
We came away not really feeling great by the whole experience.

r
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious. Will definitely be back

CB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Go! No, really, Go! Stop reading this and Go! It’s not good, it’s incredible. Not only is it incredible but it’s been incredible for YEARS!!! I still don’t understand why you’re still reading this and haven’t gone to make a reservation. GO!!!!!

KR
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

If the service matched the food, this place would be in my top 10 favourite in Toronto. The only person who was remotely polite and showed any kind of care was the man who greeted us and said good bye as we left. I’m going to give the restaurant a call to discuss further - it could have just been this one server but it tainted the entire experience for me and the person I was with.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday dinner

HO
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Consistently good with very fresh & tasty ingredients. Wine, appetizers eye-wateringly expensive. No need to RIP OFF patrons with $12 bruschetta that turned out to be salted toasted French bread with olives! Or $15 a glass for wine. Service was snooty and lacklustre. But mains outstanding and a nice patio so worth the aggravation. Generally dislike an establishment where staff work hard to make patrons feel as if THEY are doing you the favour of serving you. Due to super high cost - this is a “special event” establishment only.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Food has gone down hill and is terribly overpriced

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding as usual. Food to die for. Our favourite place in Toronto.

RU
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant

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T
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Consistently among the best restaurants in the city for its cuisine

P
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

The server was rude and seemed extremely annoyed.
He was not welcoming by any means.

T
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best place in the city!! Beautiful place, great atmosphere. Can wait to go back!!

MM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had a lovely birthday dinner at Giancarlo! Thank you to the kind staff :) The lobster pasta and chocolate cake were delicious!

ES
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic!

R
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Nice night but the pasta came a little too quickly after ordering. It was par boiled and finished off, making the pasta somewhat gummy. This place should be about SLO-food.

I
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

I asked for a table outside and was turned down - even though it was empty and remained underpopulated all the time I was there. Food was so-so and the wine was overpriced. I won't be coming back.

L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favourite restaurant, best carpaccio I've ever had!!

V
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great patio. Unlike most in Toronto,must be Prebooked! (News to me).

Food and wine very nice. Old school Italian. Great lamb and veal chop

HP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We've been to Giancarlo several times before, but the food just wasn't as good as previous visits, in particular the tiramisu

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Boise
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Pasta was stoggy and inedible and ordered by 2 of the guests. The waiter graciously accepted us returning it then we had to watch an altercation between him and the manager. Then deal with sarcasm from the manager. One guest ordered the replacement pasta as is. Marginally better but poor. Chef and owner seem to have changed been going for 20 yrs.

L
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Service was a bit slow and items were missed or forgotten. However, the server provided a free drink to compensate and the fabulous food definitely made up for it.

WS
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We were underwhelmed with the restaurant. The food and the service was good but compare to other restaurants in the same price range Giancarlo didn’t compare. We will not return.

DV
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food good but expensive for pasta and wine.

CH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

This restaurant used to be good. It is past its prime. Our waiter was not interested in serving us and was outright rude by the end of the meal. There was 6 of us at dinner and none of us will go back.

M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants in the city!!!!
The beef carpaccio melts in your mouth.
I always look forward to my next visit

RG
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Lamb asked for medium was close to well done
Tiramisu way too heavy. Far away from a real Italian one.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

The food was just plain terrible. Haven’t had a meal so bad in a long time. Food was over cooked, undercooked and all sopping in oil. We sent back the fish which was rubbery but it was all bad. The restaurant must be under new management or have a new “chef”. We won’t be back.

KR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We come here anytime we are in Toronto. I am never disappointed!!

OC
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you love classic Italian cuisine, a fantastic range of wines, and great, personable service - this will be your go-to place for a truly exceptional evening. Giancarlo has been at the very top of my list for over a decade.

JL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful meal, beautiful ambiance.
Thank you for a lovely dining experience.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb food, amazing wine cellar. Excellent service. What more do you want?

PS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing restaurant. Has consistently been one of my faves for years as it never disappoints.

LH
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food great service just too noisy for me when it gets busy

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday party. We had a great time as always. Amazing service and the food is spectacular!

AE
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

The noise level was very high. Difficult to have a conversation.
Our waiter and Victor (who helped us with the wine) were good.
The appetizers were very salty. The pasta was under cooked. Some pieces of pasta were very chewy.
The shrimp and John Dory were the only decent things from the main courses.
The person at the front of house was condescending and had a very unpleasant attitude.

s
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, ambience, service, everything was perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!
A perfect dinner and night out!!!

PT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience! Food was delicious and service was outstanding.

R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good evening, great food, service, wine and ambiance. Noise level very good for conversation and enjoyment..... will be back.

MT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We arrived rather early for dinner as we were under time constraints, so it was nearly empty and therefore very quiet, which was nice. Service was great, and the food and drink were amazing. It was our second time coming here and definitely will not be our last.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very accommodating.
We threw a last minute change at them when we arrived and they did not skip a beat in helping us out even though the restaurant was very busy.

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