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PAYMENTS: We accept Cash or Canadian Debit only, no credit cards
PLEASE NOTE: Tables booked before 9PM may have dining time restrictions
EVERY MONDAY NIGHT --- 1/2 price bottles of wine
We love food. We love wine. We love racing. So we named Ascari Enoteca after one of our heroes, 1950's Italian racing legend, Alberto Ascari. He was as famous for his appetite for food and wine as he was for his talent for racing, earning him the nickname "ciccio" – Italian for 'chubby'. Here you'll find homemade pastas made fresh in house every single day, plus a unique wine list.
Ascari has been awarded one of Canada's Neighbourhood Gems by OpenTable and Best Italian Restaurant in Now Magazine. We look forward to hosting you!
Mon, Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
The online menu was completely different than the in-house menu, the server was very nice about it and explained that they had switched to their “seasonal” menu. It was quite disappointing considering we had looked at the menu online beforehand and had a couple of dishes in mind, that turned out to not be on the in-house menu. So we ended up just getting appetizers and going elsewhere for a main course for dinner, as well as dessert.
Went to Ascari for the first time last night and everything was absolutely perfect. The food was incredible, especially the homemade pasta. The wine list was really interesting and, being Monday night, all bottles were 1/2 price. And the service was truly above and beyond. They were so friendly and knowledgable and made an already great experience one of the nicest dining experiences we've had. I highly recommend this restaurant to food-lovers and wine-lovers alike.
If they were giving Michelin stars to restaurants in Canada, this would be one of my top choices for a minimum one star rating.
One of our favorite local spots for dinner. Staff are welcoming and attentive. Food is always top notch. Creative kitchen, good wine, nice atmosphere. Decent prices. Worth every penny.
Fantastic meal as always. I recommend only to my friends that are foodies since this gem I keep close to me 🤣
I hadn't been to the restaurant in some time + was thrilled to see that it was just as good as the first time I went. We were having a family reunion as my relatives were in town from BC. They had never been and absolutely loved the food!
Would highly recommend this to anyone looking for well presented + extremely "tasty" food.
This was our first visit and we had a great meal with excellent food and service. We will be back !
Went with the wife for our anniversary. They had given us 2 free glasses of champagne to celebrate our anniversary which was a great start! Great ambience, not a huge place more of a nice cozy neighborhood restaurant. Great decor. Alot of reviews we read seemed to favor the carbonara and carpaccio, so that's what we ordered for our meals. As it turns out, the reviews just may be correct in that thier carbonara might just be the best in the city, for certain the best I've ordered and the carpaccio was definately the best I've tried as well. Will definately be heading back to try out all the other delicious looking pasta dishes they offer. Amazingly goooood!!!
Excellent service and food! Lots of choices for meat eaters and vegetarians.
Delicious food, great service. The noise level is a bit high but that is my only criticism!
Excellent service, great recommendations. The carpaccio and carbonara the best I have had in the city. Cauliflower dish was a bit disappointing.
Food is always very good, good selection of wines, service is excellent. We have been a number of times, and it s always consistently good food and service.
Food, service and ambience was great. Wish they accepted credit cards though.
We had a fabulous time! Food was great! Service was fantastic! We will be back.
We love this restaurant. The space is cozy, the food is wonderful and the service is excellent but not rushed.
We have sat at the bar as a couple, dined with another couple and had 12 for my mother's 80th birthday and never been disappointed. My only hope is that they one day bring back the Perroni and spicy Tagliatelle.
Amazing food! This was my second visit and was not disappointed. And Monday's are 1/2 price wine bottles so how can you go wrong? Good thing I don't live closer to Ascari. I's spend all my money there!
Outstanding pasta dishes here and a very good server who assured us she would never work in a restaurant that served bad food!
Everything was great except for noise level. Way too loud. Couldn’t hear each other.
Great food great service!
If you are looking for authentic Italian food this is the place. A small but seasonal menu allows for high quality ingredients to be used to make delicious meals.
The quality of service is exceptional and when your date is lactose intolerant and the chef creates meals and desserts just for him you can’t not visit here. And by the way my date LOVES this restaurant for all the reasons mentioned above- quality of food, service and taste.
This was our second visit to Ascari. Overall we had a nice dinner/evening but have a few comments and suggestions:
- The food is very good, but it would be nice to see more main course options on the menu, such as dishes with chicken or beef.
- Drink orders were very slow to arrive at our table throughout the meal and our coffee arrived after we'd finished our dessert. More bar staff seems to be required.
- The noise level was uncomfortable - it was impossible to have a conversation across the table with my husband without having to shout. Perhaps consider noise-absorbing ceiling tiles to improve the ambiance.
- The tables are very close together so I spent a good deal of my dinner with a server's butt in my face as they attended to the table next to us. I'd suggest a reconfiguration of the tables to allow a bit more space between.
Loved the family style dinner. Great service will go many more times.
I love the food at Ascari. Simple but so tasty. Service is great. My only issue is the 90min seating - although I understand why - I always feel rush.
Love this place! Great”local” with laid back vibe and a great hand in the kitchen! Special kudos to our waitress, Laura! Made an enjoyable evening even more so! Shaved Brussels sprout salad amazing and shareable! Lovely pastas! Thanks for a wonderful evening!
We went to ascari on a Thursday night and were greatly impressed. We had been once before shortly after it opened and left quite disappointed, but this most recent experience will have us coming back for sure. Every dish we had was great. Arancini, broccolini, brussel sprouts and the tagliatelle were all full of flavour. Our server was amazing. Knowledgeable about the menu and suggested some great wines for us. We finished with the steamed lemon pudding. A great night out
The place was way too loud, I could not hear my guests. The service was extremely rushed as they wanted to turn the table over asap, I hardly sat down and they wanted to take my order---really ? Finally the servings are very small, and the food was okay / not acceptable in any way, maybe a bit too greasy. This was my third visit to this restaurant, we will not return as this visit is consistent with the other times we've been there. We are always open to giving a place another chance, but 3 times this place as been the same.
Incredible as usual. Food is consistently spot on and the lemon bedino was a near perfect cap to the night. The carbonara is probably the best I’ve had and the pasta is fresh. A+++
Thank you for helping celebrate my daughter’s birthday. The food was excellent. This was a new restaurant for us and we were not disappointed.
This was a perfect spot for a catch up with a special friend. great food and service. Only down side is our table for 2 was way too close to the next table for 2. It almost felt like a table for 4. Tables need to be at least another foot apart. Thanks!
My daughter was in town for three days and we went there so it was a special occasion. I had never been there before. The service was wonderful but the pasta was a bit dry for both of us.
We love this restaurant and go often . Lots of attention to the details that make dining a pleasure
Couldn't recommend Escari enough!! Such talent and authentic flavours made with local products. Amazing experience!
Excellent. Already planning our next dinner there. We loved the food and the half priced bottles made us just order more bottles! Great service at the bar.
My favourite Italian restaurant in Toronto. Outstanding pasta, and delicious everything else. Can’t recommend highly enough.
Super loud and unremarkable food. Fantastic service.
We went here for the first time for my boyfriend's birthday and we were both very impressed by the service and the food was delicious. I ordered the pasta special but my boyfriend ordered the carbonara and said it was the best he's ever tasted! Very fresh food and well priced. We will definitely be back.
The wine list is really good and changes frequently. The food is always fresh and delicious. Just a note, the portions aren’t overly large (which I like), so if you’re going in expecting an Italian feast, I would order one extra starter or share two or three mains.
Every thing was very enjoyable. The food was very good with many unique tastes and thoughtful presentation. Our server was very helpful and attentive. But it was very noisy.
Busy on a Monday with half priced bottle of wine. Food is fantastic and the servers are too.
This is the best Italian restaurant in Toronto, love it