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About Trattoria Taverniti

Trattoria Taverniti serves authentic and homemade Italian cuisine in the heart of Toronto’s Little Italy. A true trattoria, this cozy little restaurant, features Rosina Taverniti's family recipes. Come try our house specialties: Gnocchi Venezia, Meat Lasagna, or our Calabrese Pizza!

Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 5pm - 10pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 5pm - 10pm
Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
Friday: 4pm - 11pm
Saturday: 12pm - 11pm
Sunday: 4pm - 10pm

Cross Street:
College St & Clinton St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 537-0078

Website:
http://tavernitis.ca/

Executive Chef:
Mamma Rosina!

Additional:
Cafe, Counter Seating, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout

Trattoria Taverniti Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.5

Service

4.3

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (19)
Cozy (17)
Good for a Date (16)
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Comfort Food (14)
Special Occasion (11)
Romance (10)
Neighbourhood Gem (8)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Pre/post-theatre (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Child-Friendly (4)
Worth the Drive (3)
Group Bookings (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-Night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent bolognese and cannelloni. Tasty appetizers. Recommend gorgonzola on toast with honey and beef carpaccio. Drinkable house white and red wine. Easy, approachable, great intimate meal to share with a loved one or friend. Get cozy, not a large restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Visiting Toronto from the US and was looking for good Italian food, well turned out we found a great place. I highly recommend this family run restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Authentic
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Love the food, especially the tomato sauce!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 22, 2017

Time will not permit me to write a review that would adequately sing the praises of this restaurant. The food was perfect, as was the service and the ambience. One of my new favourites. I have already recommended it to the family for an upcoming celebration.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great service!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 17, 2017

Second time at Trattoria Taverniti and both times were fantastic. The gnocchi is better than what I tasted while in Italy and you can tell there is passion and love put into each dish. Will definitely be returning again.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on November 16, 2017

We chose this restaurant as it was close to the Randolph Theatre where we were watching a show later that evening. The restaurant is small so reservations are highly recommended. We ordered both pasta and pizza dishes and they were tasty and generous. I will be coming back to sample other dishes.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fun
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A Real Find! A rare discovery in Toronto: a restaurant that takes reservations and provides excellent food at very reasonable prices with good, friendly service in a delightful atmosphere which encourages lively conversation that does not have to compete with loud music. Simple, tasty, authentic Italian fare, with unusually good pizzas. Located in Little Italy, half a block from a Municipal Parking lot. We came from out of town, and we'll be back as soon as we can.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is a very authentic traditional southern italian restaurant. The menu choices were vast with great pasta dishes, salads, seafood and pizza. This place has lots of character. Warm and inviting the service was friendly and welcoming. We had six people celebrating a birthday and the food arrived all on time, hot and delicious. A perfect place for a romantic evening, special occasion or just to enjoy wonderful comfort food. Will definitely go back and try more menu options.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Fantastic. Nothing else needs said. It's small. Seats less than 30.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Always a pleasure coming to Trattoria Taverniti! My dad and I always come here together when he's in town to eat arancini and pasta and it hits the spot every time. If you come between 5 and 6 PM (right when they open) it's pretty quiet and you'll get your food really quick!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion
Food3
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were looking forward to getting together with some friends but unfortunately our evening took a turn for the worse our server came over and basically instead of introducing herself right off the bat told us that our time would be up at 9 o’clock and that we would have to leave because somebody else was coming that just kind of ruined the night for us we felt rushed and then actually when it was 9 o’clock and we were finishing off but had not ordered any coffee or dessert again she came over to tell us that we had to be leaving soon because the other party had arrived apparently they have a time and if you book online they only give you an hour and half only if you call in will they extend the time. We were squished in a corner so space wise it’s tight. Needless to say we won’t be going here again and we left and went and had coffee and dessert at Golden Wheat which was just up the street, where no one could rush us or kick us out.
We have been to many restaurants and never have we experienced this before it was awkward and really made the restaurant look bad.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We always eat in this restaurant. And it is always as amazing .. Love the food , love the mood . great dining spot

Tags: Vegan, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Loved that the wait staff were from Italy.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food and service!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Cozy comfortable dining experience. We went with three generations and the kids were very welcome. Food is outstanding.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
Food3
Ambience2
Service1
Value1

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was good but service was super slow. It’s a small place so the ovens heat up the room making it uncomfortable to sit. The prices were high and we got extra charges for being a group of six and sharing an entree.

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on October 5, 2017

Wonderful food - a truly enjoyable evening. We will be back

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 30, 2017

Really like this little gem in Little Italy. Food is to die for and worth every penny. Look forward to dining there again.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Little Rock)·Dined on September 19, 2017

A small, excellent old fashioned Italian restaurant in Toronto's Little Italy. We loved everything about this place. We highly recommend taking a trip back in time at Trattoria Taverniti.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Just fantabulous. Very good food in a traditional Italian style. This is coming from a couple who has spent much time in Italy and is constantly on the lookout for authentic Italian eateries. It's a gem that's lost amidst a neighborhood of hot-and-miss Italian restaurants.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent food, great service, lovely ambience and very friendly and swift service. Authentic Italian cuisine, everything tasted homemade and fresh. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 10, 2017

Trattoria Taverniti is an authentic Italian restaurant on College St. The food is amazing and the service is great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 9, 2017

A perfect hide-away place with an excellent menu and delicious food. the place is small and quaint and intimate. you can feel that the owners, who were on site and said hi, want you to feel at home as though you are at home with them!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We love the homemade Italian food and the family ambience of all the staff. Homemade pastas, sauce and pizzas- amazing

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Amazing place!!! The owner was there to receive us.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great food and very friendly staff who were very accommodating for a birthday date by providing candles for the desert!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 13, 2017

This restaurant is amazing. It offers a great italian authentic food. A perfect comfort food experience.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

What a wonderful little alcove in Toronto's Little Italy. The pasta (bolognese) was the best restaurant pasta dish I have ever had! My wife's lasagna was superb. We talked with the folks at the table next to us (very NY City Italian) about how good the food was--- the waitresses even indulged my guttural Italian--- it is representative of Little Italy in the best cities in the world! Thanks for a wonderful, little, friendly, and tasty place to enjoy food and conversation.

In Italiano, sono Francisco DeGasperin--- and I will return to Trattoria Tavernetti when I have a chance to visit Toronto again!!!

Frank Gasperini
Leesburg, VA

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on July 31, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Trattoria Taverniti celebrating our 18 wedding anniversary. Great food and lovely atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on July 29, 2017

Quaint dining experience with delicious Italian food! My boyfriend and I celebrated our 4-year anniversary here and it was excellent. Patio seating is super limited but worth it if you can snag a table.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Thanks to Open Table our family would never have otherwise discovered this unique gem. As a special occasion for us, this place was a wonderfully authentic and cozy venue, looking out through the removed windows onto the street activity of passer-bys within the heart of Toronto's "Little Italy." The food was scruptously homemade with authrntic Italian recipes and ingredients from regions of Italy. The "Gorgonzola" appetizer was to die for! We came from the Unionville area for a celebration dinner, and will definitely make Trattoria Taverniti one of our go-to GTA regular favourits in the future.....I would also say it would no doubt rank highly with us had we been a distant out of towner family or I was on business staying in the downton area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 25, 2017

What a brilliant place. We are so glad we found this little gem of a restaurant in Little Italy. The food is authentically Italian, tastes great and great value for money. Anyone visiting Toronto should definitely head to Trattoria Taverniti. 👍🏼🇨🇦

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 23, 2017

One of the best, if not the best Italian meal I've ever had. The butternut squash medallions were out of this world. The staff were great and super friendly as well.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Our first visit to Little Italy Toronto and frankly I was quite impressed this little gem of a restaurant is one of several in the area all of which I hear a quite good This is a small cozy restaurant with friendly and prompt service provided by a lovely young lady from Italy The food quite frankly is delicious apparently made under the supervision of an authentic Italian mother I must say her red over spaghetti was great Themeatballs to die for the gnocchi in a rose sauce the best I be ever tasted. Light and buttery. A must visit if in the Toronto area

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The food and service was amazing!! We had the lasagna, house salad, pepperoni pizza & homemade tiramisu... definitely check this restaurant out... cute old school charm

Tags: Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Manitoba)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The food was delicious! We had olives, bruschetta, eggplant parm, Gnocchi. Everything was perfect! Our waitress was wonderful (had only been in Canada 6 months) Sat out on the front patio and watched the people go by. Very strongly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Scenic View, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2017

An absolute gem. I would recommend it for any occasion.

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Excellent experience. Our first time here, my date and I were late for our reservation and the restaurant agreed to move our time to a later slot- no problem!
The food was delicious, the ambiance was cozy with few tables, but comfortable. The price was absolutely reasonable for a shared appetizer, two pasta entrees, and a bottle of wine around $70
The only criticism we have is our waiter did not return to our table after our food was served. The restaurant was very busy, but we did feel a little forgotten. We ended up having to approach the bar to pay for our meal.
The wait staff did apologize, and we had such a good time and good food it did not ruin our experience.
I would recommend this place for small groups and couples on a date.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Delicious pasta and pizza. Reservations highly recommended as very limited number of tables. Extensive menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun

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