Scaramouche Pasta Bar

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CAN$51 and over
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Contemporary Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
A perennial midtown favourite, The Pasta Bar & Grill is the more casual sibling of Scaramouche, a relaxed setting where the neighbourhood comes to dine. Whether celebrating with friends or family, or just dropping by for an impromptu bite and a drink at the bar, our fresh, seasonal menu, a far-flung yet affordable selection of wines, celebrated desserts and breezy ambience make it a vibrant and stylish destination. Join us for dinner soon.
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

Too noisy, too crowded, decor was dark & uninviting, service was impersonal-not friendly or welcoming, food took a long time to be served.
All in all-a very poor birthday celebration dinner!

RW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Been going there for almost forty years

a
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding meal. We shared 6 dishes between two of us. Decadent!! Mushroom soup, calves liver, ravioli, gnocchi etc. The best restaurant in the city for service ambience and food quality. Servers always discreet, knowledgeable and highly professional

NH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Don’t understand all the fuss. Our caprese and tuna tartare were excellent but the entrees were disappointing - the ravioli was very overcooked, sauce and filling lacked flavor; the gnocchi was served in tomato sauce - the menu noted tomato (as in pieces of tomato not sauce) and Parmesan sauce and there was just a very little bit of cheese sauce, the gnocchi was also over cooked, not caramelized but actually burnt. Don’t understand the fuss over the coconut cream pie either. The bread seemed to be reheated a few times before being served to us. Our server was great, and we had a fabulous table at the window.

IW
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

The owner is terrific - a great entrepreneur. However, the restaurant is noisy and somewhat tired looking. I agree with someone the other day who wonders why people go there anymore.
the wines are also very expensive for 6 oz - a comparable wine in many restaurants would be the same price for 9 oz. It also seemed that for $60, you could get a very very ordinary Australian low end wine. So we will return to Le Paradis where the value is high and the noise is low.

JM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was and is impeccable. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left they were excellent in their service. The food is incredible and highly recommend. Turned out to be one of the best experiences

f
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Everything from service to food was very good. Only slight ding would be took awhile to get the bill. Otherwise highly recommend!

AV
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Food was pretty good. Only issue was that we got moved - there was a large empty table to my right and two couples tables to my left. The host told us that a larger group wanted to move to the large empty table, and if we wanted more space and privacy, we were welcome to move two tables over. We obliged, leaving two couples tables between us and the large group. Within ten minutes, a couple came in and was sat directly next to us, rather than next to the larger group. It made it seem like we were asked to move to give the large group space and privacy, rather than us. I have never in my life been asked to move in a restaurant. Otherwise, pretty good spot.

BL
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and service. Lovely ambiance. The perfect setting for a romantic getaway.

PD
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Filet mignon was delicious
Pasta was overly salty
Sommelier was good
Restaurant was rather loud for a Wednesday

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent. Our favorite restaurant in the world!

JV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very enjoyable birthday celebration for my lady. Waiter was excellent, as was the food. 3rd visit and it just keeps becoming more memorable.

MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Scaramouche is a reliable, no fail Toronto staple. The Pasta Bar is the more affordable option, but both sides of the restaurant offer a wide range of imaginative cooking. Fresh flavours in innovative but not experimental approaches.

PA
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual, excellent meal, fine ambience; easy valet parking a bonus

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place never fails to impress us. Thank you to the host for making an exception of letting us order off the restaurant menu at the pasta bar. The food and service are top notch!

DC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beyond my expectations! It was fantastic on every level!! Can’t wait to go again 🥰

MB
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service and food were excellent and those are the most important areas. Great job! I’d definitely recommend it and be back. Delicious

SM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Noise level for a late dinner at 9 pm was more than "energetic". At the beginning of the evening it was quite intolerable, but after the first hour of many table yelling across at each other it was very lovely
I would go again but not sure what might be a better time. Certainly not Saturday night with people on their phones and very loud "conversations"
Food and service was wonderful

m
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual the evening was enjoyable food was tasty service was better than any restraint I go to and not pushy over all excellent evening

NM
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great food and fantastic service.

r
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic food, intimate room, first class all the way.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Celebrating a milestone birthday. The food was great and service too. All staff members thoughtfully gave their warm wishes.

LO
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely incredible experience and am still talking to friends and colleagues about the rabbit!

JG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This has been an outstanding Toronto restaurant for decades....and it still is one. The only glitch in the evening is that it's quite noisy when the restaurant is full. Not so noisy later in the evening.

KC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Date with my wife and daughter. Great evening with great service form Ryan.

CF
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The pasta and grill bar is excelente. The ambiance very relaxed, the food was perfect , very delight. I would come back no doubts!

AT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous! The liver is to die for, and the pasta is perfectly cooked.

D
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely meal in a lovely setting. Scaramouche can be counted on to deliver a very good, beautifully prepared meal.

C
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always amazing. Tenderloin Fettuccine and coconut cream pie! To die for!!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing dinner. Outstanding service!
Loved the coconut cream pie!
Highly recommend Scaramouche

Z
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was good and the service friendly, but the servers have too many tables for this price point.

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

As usual Scaramouche Pasta is a wonderful restaurant. Food and service was excellent.

BD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a perfect meal and experience!

S
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently great food, service and ambience!

LS
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always love the Pasta Bar. Food was fabulous. Really enjoyed our special birthday celebration.

RC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service delicious food a wonderful time

JK
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

Stuck up customers, salty food, tables way to close together in the pasta bar. The best aspect of the restaurant is the view and the coconut cream pie. Wouldn’t come back

JJ
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Scaramouche is Fine Dining at its best. From the creative and beautifully prepared dishes to the excellent wait staff, Scaramouche continues to be the best Fine Dining restaurant in Toronto. Every dish we had was delicious and a treat to the eye. We were fortunate to also have a table that afforded beautiful nighttime view of the downtown Toronto. Thanks to the chefs and staff for making our dining experience a memorable one.

SA
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service and even better food. We requested a window seat for a special occasion and it was lovely.

MR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food is the best reason to go. Each dish is worth savoring.
The setting and service are spot on for a place of this caliber
Not inexpensive but the place we go for anniversaries and birthdays .. and now and then

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