Trattoria Taverniti

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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!
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Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food is always amazing, great atmosphere.
Only odd thing was wine served in small tumblers.

Fantastic spot for date night!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food!!

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AF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always a lovely little place to dine. I'm a bit disappointed that the arrabiata isn't quite as deep, rich, and punchy as it once was -- used to have so much concentrated chilli and tomato that it looked almost like a bolognese sauce! Some things never change, though: the calamari is always so fresh and perfectly cooked.

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j
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always the food and service were fabulous. Best gnocchi and calabrese pizza.

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Manitoba
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Pasta was good. Olive appetizer came with chilled eggplant and was excellent... best part of the meal. Service was very welcoming, professional and fast.

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l
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quaint. Old school that I am missing. This was an excellent experience.

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BG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food is amazing. Only problem is the restaurant is very small so it gets claustrophobic when there are too many people waiting in the queue.

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r
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was very delicious and the service also wonderful, will return really soon....

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great pizza! Great value! Service is a bit slow

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j
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great homemade Italian cooking in a homey setting that's calls me back time and time again. I love this place.

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V
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Calamari was a little too salty. Service was a little slow. Overall pasta was great and ambiance was nice. Would recommend.

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious homemade Italian food in a tiny cozy restaurant. Definitely try the gnocchi!

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great Italian restaurant in Toronto. Ordered the chicken parm and a Bellini.

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AW
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Literally incredible food. Drinking wine out of lowball water cups is a little weird, but it's authentic Italian, whatever. Service is pretty good - wait staff is personable and energetic, just spread a bit thin. But seriously, INCREDIBLE food, and an overall awesome, authentic experience.

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CH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a lovely place to dine! The food is delicious and the atmosphere is great. Definitely worth a visit!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

開店直後に入店したので比較的空いてましたが、直ぐに満席近くなったのでさすが人気のあるお店だなと思いました。
注文した食事はどれも最高に美味しかったです。また行きます!

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EC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We dined at this lovely Italian restaurant while visiting Toronto. Was within walking distance from our Air BNB. Very knowledgeable staff, tasty and traditional food in a small but cozy and lively establishment. Thoroughly enjoyed having our last meal in Toronto at Trattoria Taverniti!

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MD
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding and authentic food, fantastic service, and just a wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend this little gem of a restaurant.

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SB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff are extremely friendly. Not only are they quick, but they are courteous. The traditional/contemporary Italian playlist was the cherry on top. And the FOOD. The polpette is so good. The tomato sauce is unlike any other that I've tasted. My main dish, which was The Pappardelle ai Funghi Misti was prepared to perfection, as usual! I plan on returning, as well as letting other friends know about this place.

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SD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our second visit to this quaint, cozy family run Trattoria in Toronto. Our food always arrives piping hot deliciously made from skilled hands at the helm. I highly recommend Trattoria Taverniti if you are looking for a quiet spot to enjoy a lovely meal without shouting or competing with blaring music.

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s always a pleasure to be there! One of the best pizza in town !

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NB
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Six of us (a mix of colleagues and family) ate dinner at Trattoria Taverniti during a business trip/meetings near the convention center. It was nice to take a car to another part of the city (2.5 miles away). We got a better flavor of Toronto and had a delicious experience.

I am glad we had a reservation because the restaurant was small. The owner was there to greet us and we were seated right away.

After sharing appetizers of fried calamari and Proscuitto, we each ordered entrees (lasagna, gnocchi gorgonzolla, taglietelle al pesto, and spaghetti carbonarra). We also shared 2 bottles of pinot grigio and a few beers. The portions were exactly right. No leftovers, and then we shared two desserts.

My companions and I all loved the food and even started coveting the wood fire pizza being served at a nearby table. We had a great time!

The final meal, including tip, was $334 Canadian (about $250 US).

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DM
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely romantic evening, and the Italian Mother of the restaurant came out to greet us and tell us stories. The food was wonderful!

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KS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My boyfriend and I have been here twice now and each time is a wonderful experience! We will definitely be back with family and friends.

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DZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

When we arrived, the staff seemed to be disorganized and it took several minutes before they acknowledged us and showed us to our table. They also tried to get us to agree to squeeze into a booth that would be a very tight fit for 4, but then agreed to give us a regular table for 4. Service was very inattentive, with little politeness or polish. All of the food was good, but nothing special (other than the meatballs, which were excellent - though they never brought us any bread for dipping, which would have been nice). Ambiance was fine, but not helped by the mediocre service and somewhat noisy atmosphere. All in all, ok, but disappointing.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great food and fantastic service

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely restaurant experience!

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DP
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Love this place, the pizza was amazing. Was great that Nonna came out to say hello and ask us if everything was OK. Will definitely go back

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M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

In the Little Italy section, this restaurant gives you the real experience of a family run place with authentic Southern Italian food made with love. All was home made with fresh ingredients and served with a smile. As the place filled up, and it did with people waiting by dinner hour, it became a bit louder. A great place to eat with family and friends.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly staff, authentic Italian cuisine and terrific service.

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MV
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always have an amazing meal at Taverniti. The pasta is so fresh and perfectly cooked.

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LP
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Trattioria Taverniti is always the best! My favorite restaurant in little Italy - with amazing and authentic pasta. The service is outstanding, and the atmosphere is lovely. 11/10!

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Y
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Restaurant is very cozy and authentically Italian. The gnocchi was fantastic.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome! Great food and we were checked on a lot.

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SL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

authentic Italian restaurant with a great menu, great atmosphere, a very enjoyable experience.

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JT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We would recommend Trattoria Taverniti to a friend because the menu has great variety, the ambience is very pleasant, the wine is affordable and the food is delicious tasting like it was made at home. the setting is within a comfortable community. The service is friendly and helpful.

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C
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great place. Nona is rocking it with food and the rest of the house is top notch on service. If you can, come here, you will be pleased.

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MK
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great friendly service and meal suggestions, with alterations. Really good Gnocchi!

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B
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always cosy and fun with great service and amazing food

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I love this place so much - by far my most favourite restaurant in Toronto. I have been here many times, however, last time we had to wait 50 min past our reservation to get a table. It ruined our experience of the restaurant as it was already late and we were tried of waiting. This is the first time this happened to me and I’m scared that this will continue to happen again.

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