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About The Badali Bar and Cucina
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.
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
CAN$30 and under
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We offer catering services for boardrooms and offices in the immediate vicinity.
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
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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We cater to private parties and can accomodate up to 580 at one time
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.
The Badali Bar and Cucina Ratings and Reviews
Always a great meal
As usual Avery pleasant dining experience . Our server, Sarah, was excellent. Very attentive.
See you next time.
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!
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 !
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.
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.
Brushetta was a little dry but the chicken ceaser salad was good, I would go again
very nice ambiance, not too loud, service friendly but not over-bearing.
Tried the Winterlicious menu and it was very disappointing. The chicken was dry, the pasta was soggy. The bread was cold (fridge cold).
The food was superb and creative and the service was excellent! Enjoyed the evening immensely and will go again.
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.
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!
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.
The food was unique, flavourable and fantastic. The service was amazing. Their tiramisu is worth going back for.
Winterlicious was amazing.
I'll be back! Really lovely place! Warm, inviting, spacious, lively environment but also allows for really private conversation, great food! Our waiter was very pleasant and present but not hovering which I really appreciate!
The food was great, as was the service... but for Italian fare, it was quite expensive!
Great place for a get together, large variety of menu selections. Well prepared.
The service was impeccable and the place is very nice, but the food did not meet my expectations. I would have expected better taste in a restaurant of this caliber. Not a place I would recommend for the food, but maybe for the convenience and the service.
I have to say that it was rather underwhelming at Toronto prices. Our bill for 4 of us was over $200 but didn't feel that the meals were satisfying. While it's not a bad place, I wouldn't go back just because I know that I can get better Italian food elsewhere for the same price.
We went for dinner. Large Italian menu for selection with 3 additional specials to choose from. After we ordered the assistant server brought the bread, the poured oil & balsamic vinegar into one dish... which we would have preferred to pour our own into our own individual plates... we're not that impressed with sharing. There was a large crowd of what appeared to be an after work quick drink gang. Although they were in the next section of the restaurant they were loud, made it difficult for us to talk at our table. Meals were good, nice presentation a generous size serving. Not much of a dessert selection.
The server was excellent. Unfortunately the meal was marginal and over priced.
The ambiance was nice and the food was good. A bit too much noise for a conversation at our table. Good evening nonetheless.
Went for a drink and a bite before Leafs game. Ambience, beer on tap, service all top notch. Had the rigatoni, a little to al dente for my liking.
Great service and great food. Have been here a number of times and will continue to come here. Our group was going to the hockey game afterwards, and our server ensured we were out on a timely manner.
This is a great restaurant. Recommend if you are looking for a warm, family feel restaurant (that is actually quite large!). Pictures make it seem a bit more "hip" but we still loved the food and our server was very pleasant!
The food and service were excellent, would recommend this restaurant to any of my friends or family.
All the people had heartburn after the meal, and felt sick. Not the tastiest of food. Very disappointed.
The service and food was great, the hostess in particular was very engaging, welcoming and friendly.
There were 8 of us that got together for a Xmas get together. 6 of us were from out of town ( Thunder Bay & Sudbury) one couple local . So it was special . I immediately asked a young man to turn the background music down , we were there to talk !
We arrived at 6:30 so restaurant was not busy .3ordered the seafood special -scallops-my gosh if I had gotten that dish it would have gone back! An appetizer portion of three scallops for a $30.00 entree & it was served cold - Embarrassing!!!
The other 5 were happy , my rigatoni fed the three that ordered the special as well ( I’m a lite eater & I had a good portion ) The Blood Orange Sherbet was out of this world good ! My husband loved his burger. The ravioli was enjoyed by two .
Not so impressed with the pre fix dinner. Wish we could order from the menu or we could have gotten the pre fix menu ahead of time so we can have the option to go to other restaurants.
This was our second time. The food was good, the atmosphere was great but the service could be improved. Our waiter may have had a bad day. He was less than enthused to serve us.
The food was absolutely wonderful - we ordered comfort foods which were incredibly flavourful and enjoyable. The service was unexpectedly poor -- we had to interrupt a manager walking by to have our order taken.
Food was OK, most certainly not worth the price. Waiter was fantastic, very funny. He made the visit almost worth the money (but not quite). Food not any better than a chain restaurant but certainly much more expensive.
Good menu choices and wine selections. Noisy at 6pm on Friday with active bar scene. Friendly and efficient services. Great place before the game.
Great service, and fast service for a group of 6 during a busy time of the evening. Foior and drink selection were good, and the waitperson was very good.
Amazing service, great food and very nice atmosphere right at the center of Financial District. Great for business lunches!
The servers came around very often, but that didn't guarantee the service being great. The water was filled often (Thank you!), but someone (not our server) took our bread and dip when we had 3 full slices uneaten without asking. And when we tried to ask him to bring it back, he didn't seem to have heard because he just looked at us, nodded, then continued to walk away with the bread. There were a few other times that he took away plates with food still on them or plates that we were keeping for sharing food that we needed to stop him and ask him to leave it.
The service wasn't bad, but I think they could have been more attentive to what we actually wanted instead of assumed what they thought we wanted.
Went here for a friends bday with a group of 8! The table and location was great (close to union) and they had balloons on the table when we arrived. The food was delicious! Will be recommending to friends looking for a place to eat in toronto. Thanks again
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