Sotto Voce Wine & Pasta Bar

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Sotto Voce Wine & Pasta Bar has been one of the cornerstones of the Little Italy area of Toronto for the past 20 years. Known for its coziness in the winter (great for 1st dates) and it's see and be seen patio in the summer. "The Voce" continues to serve Traditional Italian Comfort Food and features an extensive "by the glass" wine list. Our style is cool and relaxed. The vibe and atmosphere we create will ensure a memorable evening. Now open for morning coffee, brunch and lunch! Free WiFi makes our patio your new office!

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ML
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Would go again.

AM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

What an amazing experience! I booked Sotto Voce via a previous recommendation from another restaurant and it did not disappoint. I took my girlfriend there for her birthday over the weekend (Saturday) and everything was perfecto! The food, the ambiance and the service was simply sublime. Plus they brought out a birthday cake for my girl and everyone in the restaurant sang happy birthday to her, how amazing was that!! Best believe we will be back very soon!

DZ
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Adore this place! The food is amazing and the wine recommendations are spot on. A must stop every time we’re in Toronto!

N
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friends at I had a great time at Sotto Voce. They were accommodating with our booking and made our celebratory dinner feel so special. Everyone enjoyed their meals which were delicious, and a great value for the price we paid! Will definitely be back again soon !

Sotto Voce Wine & Pasta Bar
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you so much Nick , can't wait to see you all again soon ! Anita

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K
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was an amazing restaurant with full service and delicious food! The price point on all items is spot on and quality was impeccable! I will be going back again!!

s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Especially lobster risotto and steak. Forgot to mention a nut allergy and got recommended the cauliflower which has walnuts. My lady threw them up but she survived. Tremendous bathrooms.

RS
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing meal at Sotto Voce this past weekend. The owner was so energetic and helpful ! Everything she suggested was better than the next! Thanks for a most delicious meal in a wonderful warm atmosphere. Will be back soon!!

EL
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took a chance on Sotto Voce based on the reviews on Open Table. I’m so glad I did. The restaurant is small but has great ambience. All the tables were full as was the bar and it was a constant flow of people. There was a real neighbourhood vibe to it. The service was excellent, the food was amazing and great value. We all loved this Sotto Voce and will definitely be back.

OT
Mobile
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was great! Very friendly staff. Just got very loud as the evening went on. Would definitely go back!

M
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always delicious and priced well. It's a smaller restaurant but we enjoy the cozy atmosphere.

MV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

It was crowded and incredibly noisy. The music was blaring and it was impossible to have a conversation.

Sotto Voce Wine & Pasta Bar
Responded on November 25, 2019

Im sorry you didn't enjoy Sotto Voce, unfortunately we just aren't everyone's bowl of pasta. Our sincerest apologies but our loud music, lots of members of our community dinning, laughing and enjoying our menu and wine is what has defined us for 20 years.

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TB
Toronto
53 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

This was my first visit - I don't go to Little Italy very often - but I will definitely be back.

I wondered why they gave us a teeny table for 2 when we checked in for our 6:15 pm reservation as we were the only diners. It quickly filled with neighbourhood folks. Even though there was a huge Monday night blizzard going on outside, the place was full by 8 pm.

The menu is classic Italian with some nice additions. There were quite a few specials to choose from too. We shared a few appetizers: meatballs (3 medium sized beef and pinenut with a lovely tomato sauce), sauteed Brussels sprouts, rappini, and beet-arugula-goat cheese salad. The decaf Americanos were fabulous, as I would expect in an Italian restaurant.

I really liked the vibe and if I lived nearby I would be eating at Sotto Voce a lot!

L
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience1

Food was good; menu was interesting, but noise level was unbearable. Will not be returning.

CD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently delicious food. Pasta and polenta dishes were outstanding and served hot. Service is very attentive and Anita the owner welcomes you to her restaurant as a guest in her home! Always a great atmosphere with energetic tunes and ambience. Always a fun evening that flies by at Sotto Voce. Thanks for another fantastic evening!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Walked into a very friendly and welcoming staff! Food was delicious, the Del Mare pasta is a must try! Also the lamb was outstanding. The service was on point, we will definitely be back!!

Sotto Voce Wine & Pasta Bar
Responded on October 24, 2019

thank you so much...Hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Great atmosphere and food. Service was slow but I think their patio was busy. I do think the other staff should have asked if we needed anything other than just focusing on their own guests.

SO
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The food here was nowhere near as good as I thought it would be, especially considering the cost. Everything was underseasoned and my potatoes were undercooked. I would not recommend eating here.

DL
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food and service were very good. Seating a little cramped and noise from patrons and music a little too high.

ND
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always consistent, always great food and service. a small and intimate Toronto gem.

T
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service was exceptional and ambiance was just right.

R
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

lovely time as always and great food recommend for sure!!

L
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a Delicious meal, excellent service, lovely ambiance // great patio. ! We will definitely be. Back !!

h
San Antonio
44 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service are always excellent. It always feels like we are in someone's own kitchen enjoying fresh and wonderful items. My husband loves the steak and also the shrimp pasta. I adore both their bruschetta and risotto of the day.

L
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful service... well-priced menu!! we will definitely be back!!

h
San Antonio
44 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. Great food and staff. My favorite when I am in Toronto

NG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food and service were top notch no complaints and I think would go back, the outdoor patio was a bit noisy and not most comfortable but ok. Inside just too noisy for a nice dinner and reason for picking outside.

Overall good experience

Nick

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We have been for a few meals definitely a cut above in food and service. Definitely try it out.

JS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

What a lovely group of people working the evening I was dining!
Both my companion & I thoroughly enjoyed our menu choices & would return in a heartbeat!

S
Toronto
37 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Delicious food, great service and really went above and beyond to accommodate us! Thanks for a great evening!

RO
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This little gem has been a consistent piece of heaven for years.... always recommend it to anyone in the city that seeks authenticity. Love.

RC
Atlantic Canada
16 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot and staff are fantastic- we will go again - thank you!

V
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Horribly slow service, main dishes arrived 1.15 hrs after order was processed. Extremely rude manager and entitled server. Mediocre food for dishes that did arrive. Hands down, worst serviced restaurant in Toronto. Will not be returning, would highly NOT recommend.

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It's unfortunate that I am leaving such a review as I was looking forward to dining here. I used to live in the neighbourhood and passed by this restaurant frequently. It wasn't the fact that the food arrived so late (the food that did arrive), accommodations could've been made accordingly. What was most insulting was the manager who attempted to put me in my place by telling me "actually" my order was inputted less than an hour ago. What the manager failed to realize was that actually it was an hour post order when she said that, and she also failed to acknowledge that we were waiting to even INPUT our order. We had to flag down the waitress to place our orders. The consistent excuse given was "the restaurant is small" - I've been to smaller restaurants with better and quicker service. This is unacceptable and I can see why they've downsized in space over the years.

M
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely little place, with a nice selection of dishes on the menu. The food was delicious and presented appetizingly, from the Tres Medi and meatball appetizers to the creamy Risotto & also branzini dish.
Service was fantastic, we had a nice comfy spot on the patio. We found the prices were very reasonable and of great value compared to the many nice dining places in downtown Toronto. Look forward to returning!

LI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were amazingly intuitive and accommodating. Felt like we were guests in someone's home. The food was incredible and the atmosphere was warm and friendly.

D
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food and service was great, and I have already recommended it. VERY friendly and almost family-like atmosphere with the staff. I loved the hostess! She looked very put together which impressed me a great deal. I can't wait to go back the next time I'm in Toronto. My only issue was that the music was too loud.

thanks

LL
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

I would only recommend to eat at this restaurant when patio is open.
The smoke from the open kitchen fills the restaurant making dining a very unpleasant experience not to mention hair and clothes reeking of cooking smells! Too bad because the food was very good.
Better ventilation is needed!

DL
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yes, already did on Trip Advisor. This was an excellent choice.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience1

Place was Smokey from kitchen and clothes smelled after of grease

b
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food has great flavour, nice variety of dishes. Great selection of drinks.

PS
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience - Sotto Voce never disappoints! Food is great, service is excellent and ambiance is really good. Don’t think I’ve ever had a bad experience here!

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