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.View Private Dining Details
Our experience at Badalis was lovely: we were greeted promptly., waiter acknowledged us right away. Food was ordered and came promptly. waiter was very pleasant and attentive.
Although trout was on the menu it wasn’t available on a Saturday night for dinner. The waiter suggested a shrimp alternative which was ok but when the bill came it was $36 for 4 shrimp and 4 beet ravioli. Not worth that cost. Also my partner wanted the veal parmigiana and couldn’t have that because it’s only available at lunch. Disappointing!
Good Selection of menu options even catering to Gluten Free and Vegetarian meals. Efficient, Friendly service. Reasonable pricing. Food was ok. Was here a few years ago and it seemed to have more selection on menu... Food quality ok...calamari had fishy taste to it...ordered a Crab/Shrimp Pasta and that was tasty...the trio of Donuts was so so...donut tasted like bread. Overall a good dining experience.
I have always liked Joe Badali's over the years . . . the ambience, the food
Saturday 12 May was no exception.
The Brick Chicken was the best chicken dish I've ever had . . . moist and delicious.
The Salmon and Shrimp Agnolotti was delicious too.
Both were over priced, especially the Agnolotti. Two adults ordered this as their main lunch dish and when it arrived it was the size of a small appetizer! Such a pity. The only thing that spoilt our visit.
Waiter was very helpful and accomodating
The service was friendly and very fast. The food was good Italian style. The background music was not too loud and the atmosphere was relaxed. Just what we needed.
The menu has became me very limited and the food quality was not great. Too bad as this used to be a great place!
Perfect! Thank you
Amazing night with friends and family!! Service was amazing professional and very friendly 💯 percent enjoyed the evening
This was our second visit in recent weeks for a pre-concert dinner. We both ordered a large glass of wine and two apps. Food was excellent and portions generous. Service was friendly and prompt.
We enjoyed the food as always when we go to Badali's. However, at the long table beside us were three or four families. The parents lingered in conversation after dinner and let their children race around noisily with no attempt to control them. Definitely not a relaxing dinner.
Good food. Waiter was rushed and needed to be asked for wine and dessert menu. Felt like we were being rushed out. Otherwise good atmosphere.
Menu has changed since the last time we were there. Would like to see some the options from the old menu. Especially chicken Parmesan.
The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. We valued our waitress' personal opinion on menu items. Food was excellent and they have a decent wine list. The cocktails were inventive and delicious! Loved the atmosphere!
Went on a hockey night. Felt a little rushed but still good
Wonderful place. Excellent food and nice servers!
We were a group of 12 and I was very positively surprised they were able to accommodate us. There was plenty of space and it wasn’t noisy- ideal for conversations in the group. Our waiter was great - made us feel welcome and was very knowledgeable on the menu. Everyone was happy with their choice. Another positive surprise was that they didn’t apply the mandatory gratuity for groups on. I was happy to leave a decent tip anyways since we were pleased with the service but the fact that it wasn’t forced was a nice touch.
Definitely recommend this for groups and will be back.
The food was good but our service was exceptional!
My husband really enjoyed the Frutti di mare. I had the mussel appetizer and it was sooooo salty. Unfortunately, I had the server give me some Parmesan cheese which didn’t help. I would have liked an option with scallops and pasta. Shrimp and calamari don’t sit well with me but I love scallops.
The burger was fabulous as were the fries- crisp real fresh cut. The service was prompt and efficient. I will definitely go back.
Great meals, 6 different meals, pastas, pizza, daily specials all enjoyed! No complaints
We often visit Badali's before attending the nearby theater. The service is generally prompt and the food is very good. It can be busy and noisy when a sporting event is scheduled in the vicinity (Toronto Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, and Raptors all play close by and concerts can be held at the Air Canada Center or the Rogers Dome) so if you're not attending one of these you might wish to schedule your visit for a quieter evening. If there's a nearby event, be sure to make a reservation!
Spacious, lovely, cozy interior design and decor. Very good food, felt great. Thank you!
Given the special occasion of a rare family get together, I tried focus on the positives tonight. However, I have to say that I'm very regretful for having chosen to dine here.
While it was easy to reserve a table for seven, and while there was good service, the limited/non-varied food selection, the mistakes with the order filling, and the food itself were just not good enough. Nothing I experienced justified the cost ($200+).
The ratings on the food are:
Veggie pizza- 2/5
Seafood Linguini- 3/5
Veggie soup - 3/5
Badali burger and fries - 3/5
Fish of the day: got, got the order wrong, told the waiter specifically at the very beginning of the night that we do not eat pork, and the fish came with a pork side. It took three waiters before they confirmed the order was wrong and that mystery meat was pork. We were able to cancel the order. But not after accidentally having some and effectively ruining at least one of our nights.
Overall, 2.5/5. I would not recommend the restaurant, despite that it has a nice atmosphere and ok service.
Great place to visit prior to the theatre. Good for larger groups. Went to the restaurant 2 Thursdays in a row for play night with a group of 6. Like the round table at the front window. Like that it is quiet enough to talk. Food was great. Would go again.
This place is fast becoming a regular place to go. The food is good, there is good value for the money and it is a neat place to hang and have a great time with friends. It is the perfect spot to have some shared apps and some good wine. Although the wine list is not extensive they do carry some good local and international wines. The charcuterie boards are great and do pair well with most of the wines. My recommendation would be to go and check it out. I think you will like it and probably will go back if you are in the neighbour hood.
Food was as good as I remembered from 20 years ago! It could do with some sound-dampening, but wasn't very busy as we were there early - 4:30. It would get much noisier if the place was full. I definitely won't wait another 20 years to go again though.
Server was wonderful an knowledgeable....food was superb!!
First time customer. Booked it for our anniversary. Found the staff incredibly friendly and found the food great. And let’s not forgot the wine-on-tap was not only a bargain, but tasty too. Food was priced right. We will return again.
Overall the food was okay. Staff was great. Place is good for large groups.
The service was slow. Food portions were small and simple. Table server not engaging or helpful.
Service was excellent. Food was tasty but cold. Not a lot of food was served on entree.
Did not get money's worth.
Was seated at Bus station at the end of the bar was very loud.
My friend and I went here before he basketball game. I have never had a bad meal here and enjoy the menu, wine list, beer list and creative menu. The chef also has no difficulty with changing some of the ingredients to accommodate people's taste. It is my go to place in downtown Toronto with business associates, friends or family before any sort of sporting event or other similar activity. This particular time I had the chicken for the first time and my friend could not believe that I was able to cut it with my fork and never used my knife. It was that tender.
Close to the ACC and Rogers Centre. The food was fantastic and not over priced for the quality. There server was very attentive to our needs. We plan to make this our destination restaurant for future visits to Toronto.
Good atmosphere even with the extremely close together tables. The staff were very attentive but kind of poorly trained. One waiter reached right across the table in front of my companion and handed me my salad. They didn't seem to know what to do. The menu was a little bland and food a little over-salted.
We had a fantastic meal before the Pink concert. The food and service were both exceptional!!!! Thank you
Tight booth for 5 but ok.
Bar drinks were incorrectly served, timing of food took forever, portions are minimal. Sent back the pasta, tasted like a whole salt shaker was dumped on the food.
Not very good for the prices.
Will not likely return.
Great food, great service. Wasn't too loud so we could hear each other. Highly recommend.