EVOO

4.7
350 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
Continuing on 20 years of personable service and gracious welcome, under the helm of Peter Catarino (formerly of Spuntini), EVOO Ristorante is ready to host you, offering the right mix of food & wine from Italy and Mediterranean. Nestled along flower shops at 138 Avenue Road, EVOO is steps away from some of Toronto's finest hotels (Park Hyatt, Intercontinental, Hazelton and Four Seasons) and the groove of Yorkville. The inviting atmosphere of EVOO plays host to couples on a romantic dinner, gathering of friends and family or corporate dinners. We look forward to welcoming you.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Lunch: Minday-Friday 11:30 am -2:30 pm
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Phone number
(416) 962-3866
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Cross Street
Davenport
What 350 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service is excellent.

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P
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful old world ambience. Great food and excellent service. Has joined my very small list of favourites I will return to again and again

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AS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

EVOO is one of those places that you could drive right by, it has a narrow storefront nestled between other businesses on Avenue Rd.

It’s definitely worth seeking out. It’s got a cozy and intimate interior, perfect for “date night”. They make a decent Old Fashioned. The wine list is pretty impressive, and even the “by the glass” selections are diverse enough to satisfy any taste.

The menu is not broad, but there’s enough variety and it all sounds so delicious that deciding on just one dish was tough. The papardelle with lamb and the gnocchi with Gorgonzola cream sauce were delicious.

The server and the management made us feel at home.

Would dine here again in a heartbeat.

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JO
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my boyfriends favourite restaurant. He always chooses EVOO for his birthday go to. The service and food were amazing as always.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Apps and my spouses ravioli were excellent. The penne vodka was quite tasteless. Great wine list and staff was courteous.

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ND
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good food. Great service. Excellent experience overall

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LB
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exemplary service, incredible food and lovely, authentic ambiance! EVOO is a new find for us - perfect for our special occasion. We’ll be back!

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OT
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Soft lighting, jazz music playing in the background. Great staff that you can tell are committed to giving great service. Large open space, comfortable chairs. Hooks under the bar for ladies handbags is major plus.

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JY
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and good atmosphere. Excellent service provided by wait staff. I would gladly come back to sample more of the menu.

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NM
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great evening. We went in a group celebrating friends birthdays. Service was amazing, drinks were great and the food was delicious!! Would definitely recommend.

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J
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food in a lovely atmosphere! Will definitely be back!

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AR
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely establishment, staff very friendly the only complaint which was noted by my daughter that graduated from culinary management and currently works in a restaurant was the lack of clearing tables. Unused finished items where not moved leaving the table cluttered during various periods. Besides that wonderful experience.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great! Service was greater! Would totally go back again

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

Tremendous food - creatively prepared and plated. Notable wine list. We had a group of 8 people at our table and noticed 2 anomalies in our bill (extra bottle of wine and a dessert that was returned). It was an honest mistake on a very busy evening but worth noting for being careful in reviewing your charges. Would I return there, absolutely. Dinner at our table ranged from pastas, seafood, steak, to their fish of the day and every dish was cooked to perfection. Food was prepared favourably without smothering it with too much garlic. Much care was seen by the kitchen staff who did an amazing job. Service was attentive but not hovering. A must try if you enjoy quality Italian cooking.

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AN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I loved everything about EVOO except the noise level; way too noisy for me. At one point, my brother in law was yelling to be heard

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AS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the moment we walked in the door staff was amazing. Very comfortable,and welcoming. Well exlpanation of menu, and specials of the evening. Definitely will be are go to for a nice evening.

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f
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and excellent food

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

Not my first time but always as impressed as I was back during my first time here. The food is wonderful and the staff are terrific.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The nicest staff. So pleasant and welcoming. Delicious food and great wine list. Will be going there more often. My new favourite place. They make everyone feel like a star.

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TO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Evoo is honestly the best restaurant I’ve been to in Toronto. The simplistic exterior fools you, but the interior is beautifully and intricately designed with a rustic charm. The food is impeccable and affordable - the lamb ragu and spaghetti al divo were one of the best pastas I’ve tried. The waiter who served us was warm and friendly and such a delight. He called all of us bellos and bellas which was adorable, and made us all laugh. He was extremely attentive to our needs and placed a candle on the dessert of the birthday girl without us requesting for it. Definitely one of the best nights out. Highly recommending this gem of a place!

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VJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Had the best sea bass ever (filet). Noise level was high but due to the restaurant being so busy I suppose.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a top notch experience! Best food & service we have had while living in Toronto these last two years. Highly recommend!

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AF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, great ambience, food portions are very good! Definitely our go to!

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DM
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the food, wait staff and ambiance! Peter the owner is super friendly, interacts with everyone and works just as hard if not harder than his staff:)

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B
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated our friend's birthday at EVOO. We had a lovely time. Great service and delicious food. Our friend!s dessert was served with a candle without asking!

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PR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We went to EVOO during TIFF for a friends' get-together and the service was top-notch. Other reviews mention the noise level; I found it no noisier than other small lively restaurants and we were certainly able to converse without any trouble. The service was attentive and prompt. Food was delicious.

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DP
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great meal and service!!
We would go back if ever in Toronto

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FA
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

we've been there several times and never disapointed, one of my favorits now.

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PH
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

The worst dining experience in Toronto!
Service is poor, they ran out of my first two wine selections, and one item on the menu...
Badly presented below average extremely dated cuisine as Italian restaurants were thirty years ago.

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

Super seafood pasta and risotto

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NP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Service was quick and efficient. I ordered sardines as an appetizer. The taste was wonderful but there were too many small bones and they were difficult to see with the muted lighting.
We all ordered pasta and all were very good.
My only complaint was the noise level. It was very difficult to converse.
However I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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H
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service and food - a little too noisy for an intimate dinner and tables a little too close for a private conversation - particularly when you have to speak loudly to be heard because of the noise.

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MW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was fantastic and service was awesome as well. We came on a Monday and had a bottle of wine at half price. If you like authentic Italian food and wine pairing, this is a great place to go.

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OC
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food. beautifully cooked. portions are generous.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Will go Back again!
Food is great. Good portions, fair price, great constant service.
Atmosphere is relaxing , you can have a good conversation.

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

good food, professional and friendly staff.
Toilets downstairs, not suitable for those with physical challenges.

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CR
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food and service was unbelievably awesome. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone. We really appreciate the accommodations they made for us in changing up their dishes to suit our preferences.

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OT
Toronto
71 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was great and the staff very attentive!

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EJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Attentive and friendly service. Excellent food. I asked to have the music turned down a bit and it was graciously done.
I would highly recommend this restaurant for the food, the service and the ambiance.

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b
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food! Bread yummy, as was the olive oil and complementary ntary hummus. I had the shrimp appetizer in a winey sauce. We split the arugula, beet and goat cheese salad ( a provençal touch) and my friend enjoyed the seafood pasta. Our server was very attentive and looked after us beautifully.

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