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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.5

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
Cozy (19)
Authentic (18)
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Comfort Food (14)
Romance (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Neighbourhood Gem (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Casual (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Pre/post-theatre (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fun (5)
Lunch (5)
People Watching (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Business Meals (4)
Group Bookings (4)
Child-Friendly (3)
Outdoor Eating (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten-Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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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
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on July 8, 2017

By far the best Italian restaurant in Toronto! Located in the quaint Little Italy neighborhood, owner Dominic and server Gina are wonderful. Dominic's mom is friendly and has recipes from years ago. We drive from Buffalo, NY to indulge in authentic Italian food, pasta made from scratch. We love the romantic small quiet atmosphere.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Had a great dinner here while visiting from NYC. Wish we had you there!
Highly recommended. Great atmosphere ,service and fantastic pizza

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The experience was truly brilliant. Great service .. Exceptional dining experience. Pizza was brilliant. Better than what I've had in many areas of Italy !!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Very helpful staff when we changed both our time and the number of guests for a reservation. We all loved what we chose. Two eating the gluten-free pastas, sharing fabulous pizzas, squash-stuffed ravioli and very good salads. The staff are attentive and fun. They do a long list of interesting cocktails as seems to be normal in hip places, but we did enjoy their old-fashioned cocktails. This is a great family place for drawn out conversations and debates over wine and wonderful food. With the windows open, it was like being on the patio, but protected from the sun.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Married to a native born great Italian cook. She loved the food, the people and the location even more than I did. We were with 2 Italian relatives who are very careful about their Italian food and they loved it. Highly recommend!

Tags: Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 9, 2017

They didn't know they were affiliated with OpenTable and had no record of our reservation. Everything else was good

Tags: Good for Birthdays
Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Great old school Italian food in little Italy. Wonderful sauce!!

Tags: Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Always a good home cooked style meal with Mama in the back.
Fresh and reasonably priced.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

A new favourite, can't wait to go back

Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (San Antonio)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The first time we ate at the restaurant was 2015 and it was outstanding.....this time not so,much .....although still pretty good the pizza was no where as good as in 2015....too much crust and it did not seem hand tossed

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Nice, authentic Italian meal in Little Italy. Food was good and authentic, service was great with very friendly staff. It was a bit loud for just the 2 of us but that was largely due to a large group and fact that the restaurant is small. Nice checkered tablecloths - would love to go back and sit on patio (limited seating out there). Got the impression that meals and recipes are from authentic Nonna.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Groups, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Once again we have had a delicious meal at Trattoria Taverniti. We didn't come to this restaurant in the first year we lived in the neighbourhood because we thought it would be mediocre old school fare. What a surprise it was when we first went. We absolutely adore the place as do many of our friends. The food is really good quality, good value for money and the wine list has good and reasonable options. We always have fabulous service as well. Make a reservation at busy times as they often have to turn people away.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Fabulous southern Italian cooking!

Tags: Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The marinara sauce is spectacular and the gnocchi are little pillows of scrumptiousness!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 5, 2017

This is a classic Great Neighbourhood place... family run and you can really feel it.
Pizza and other dishes are very well prepared and homemade. Good service. You can't lose here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Me and my girlfriend where going out to a show in Toronto, and we were looking for a new restaurant to try. Came across Trattoria Taverniti, and needless to say we both were blown away by the authentic Italian atmosphere and food. Definitely worth a visit to anyone who is thinking about it!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date

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