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Sat, 2/24
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The Badali Bar and Cucina

495 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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  • Casual (44)
  • Group Bookings (31)
  • Pre/post-theatre (30)
The Badali Bar and Cucina brings the taste of Italy to the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District. We invite you to join us for fine Italian fare, sustainable seafood, in house made desserts and true Italian hospitality. Whether you join us for a hand crafted cocktail and a sample of our cicchetti menu at our 40 foot bar or for a sit down meal in our Piazza Grande with colleagues, friends or family, we will welcome you with open arms into our home.
Situated just steps from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, some outstanding downtown hotels and local sports arenas, we strive to exceed your every expectation form your first minute with us to your last. Located in a heritage building we would love nothing more than to host you in the splendour of our surroundings and show off our good fortune.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of Operation

Monday: 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM

Tuesday: 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM

Wednesday: 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM

Thursday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Friday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM

Saturday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sunday: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Phone number
(416) 977-3064
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Joshua Huyder
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We offer catering services for boardrooms and offices in the immediate vicinity.
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Cross Street
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Parking Details
There is a street level public parking lot immediately adjacent to the building on the west side. There is also lots of wonderful new below ground parking under the WSIB building and RBC Dexia building immediately west of Simcoe
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Public Transit
We"re located "kitty corner" to Toronto's Union Station on the north west corner of University and Front Street
We are very close to both Union and St Andrews subway stations.
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Special Events & Promotions
We cater to private parties and can accomodate up to 580 at one time
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Private Dining

The Badali's own piece of Italian countryside is anything but "little". With 12,000 square feet of beautiful surroundings, one can't help but be reminded of the wonders of Italy at every turn. Our restaurant easily accommodates large groups with private rooms and areas and custom menus.

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What 495 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined a day ago

First time coming here was wondeful! The prices of the food were very reasonable to their portions as well as taste. I would definitely recommend and come back here!

Sara (Toronto)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Always good. Consistently Pleasanton’s tasty.

thornhiller (Toronto)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

We hadn't been to Badali for a few years and decided to have our pre-concert dinner there. It was a Wednesday night and not busy. We were greeted and seated promptly and all staff were friendly,courteous and professional. The complimentary bread was delicious. My wife likes unusual pizzas and really enjoyed the one with kale and squash. My seafood linguine was delicious and an ample portion with perfectly cooked seafood. We shared the apple pie dessert and it was excellent and plenty for two to share.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

The service and food were both great and the complimentary birthday dessert and candle thoughtful!

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Always a great meal

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We were a group of 8... easy to book on-line... however when our #'s changed - we couldn't change the booking. Otherwise very good service and meals!!

LionelF (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

As usual Avery pleasant dining experience . Our server, Sarah, was excellent. Very attentive.
See you next time.

JennK (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful experience. Came on Valentine's Day and they were incredibly accommodating to our needs as we needed to catch a show in an hour. The server, Sarah, was professional and warm. She started our night off well and did an amazing job facilitating our table. Will definitely be coming back!

viplovetoeast (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I have to admit that I was a little skeptical at first seeing some both good and bad reviews of the restaurant, but my wife and I were very pleasantly surprised. We went early on Valentine's day as we had to get to the hockey game. Food was delicious, came out quickly, and our server - wish I knew his name was absolutely fantastic. I ordered pizza, and it was delicious, but after I saw the seafood pasta, I will get it next time...these days most seafood pasts is made with horrible frozen seafood, but the dishes that I saw looked absolutely amazing. We will be back to Badali's very soon !

CBvisitor (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Delicious, authentic Italian cuisine. Love the gnocchi!! The service is always impeccable. All this at a fair price. We always dine here when we are in town for a game at the ACC.

bobV (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Often stay in near by hotels and dine here on occasion. Food is solid, service is attentive but not polished (when my on table pepper mill was empty they grabbed one off an other occupied table served me pepper and then returned it, leaving the empty one, when my companion ordered the house white wine we were told bluntly it is terrible and served warm - may be true but felt like a high pressure up sale to a slightly more expensive wine) . Ambiance is on the loud side so if that bothers you take it into consideration. Over all a good spot for a casual dinner. I have also dined there with two gluten free members of my family and there were several good options for them.

NadineB (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Brushetta was a little dry but the chicken ceaser salad was good, I would go again

3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We came in from out of town and making the reservations and doing some resrarch I thought this would be a busy and fun environment. Needless to say, when we walked in I felt like I was at your typical corporate restaurant. Service was great however the food was nothing memorable.

KenF (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

very nice ambiance, not too loud, service friendly but not over-bearing.

Renatty (Toronto)
1.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Tried the Winterlicious menu and it was very disappointing. The chicken was dry, the pasta was soggy. The bread was cold (fridge cold).

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018


OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

The food was superb and creative and the service was excellent! Enjoyed the evening immensely and will go again.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

The food was very disappointing. We were dining for winterlicous and maybe that affected the quality of the food. The portions were small, the food was bland and the waiter kept trying to push the most expensive wine. For dessert I got the Ricotta Fritters; they need to remove the 's' because it came with one fritter.

NickM (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Everything was great All the staff very attentive, never an empty glass.
Food was amazing!!! Cannot go wrong coming to The Badali Bar and Cucina!

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Server was very friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Food was nicely served and very tasty. Fresh bread was declicious. My spouse and I both had dessert, of which, their wasn't a crumb left on the plate. Would certainly return.