Vagabondo Italian Ristorante & Lounge

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633 reviews
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Italian
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Vagabondo is serving up some of the best traditional Italian dishes in a modern and contemporary environment. The fusion of traditional Italian flavours served with the warm sounds of down-tempo beats and world music is the perfect combination. Come and experience the way we do it at Vagabondo.

Private Dining

Vagabondo is the perfect place to hold your next private function. From large corporate functions to a small intimate event, Vagabondo is the perfect venue. Our semi-private rooms hold up to 60 guests or for larger events of 100-200, the whole restaurant is available to accommodate your group.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

The servers were super nice but needed some work. Maybe it was just because of summerlicious but I didn't feel like they cared that we were even there, it was like we were an afterthought. The food was decent but my meal was cold and my partners was mediocre. Overall wouldnt go back😕

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MM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best experience we have ever had at a summerlicious restaurant and we have participating in the programme for over 8 years.

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LT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

The food was very good as they were a participant in Summerlicious. The service was extremely poor as the restaurant was not crowded at the time we went.

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HP
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Not a good experience for first time. 12 o'clock reservation and waited till 1pm for food and waitress Gemma said, "we just finished serving another large table, now we will have yours ready soon". So since we are a bit smaller group of 7, we are a no priority group. The appetizer Bruchetta was good, but the main course pizza soprano and pastas were too salty. A vegetarian coworker requested no pepperoni on pizza, he was told that it can't be done. She said, "Take it out yourself or do whatever you want after you get the pizza". Oh and 18% gratuity was conveniently added to the bill already. Service and food like this doesn't deserve 18% gratuity.

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AC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Nice patio in a quiet part of the city, but so close to Union! Thursday $6 martinis were awesome!

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Q
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Three of us went for Summerlicious 2019. Good value for event. The starters were very good The rainbow trout was a bit over cooked but the pasta dishes was done well. The rigatoni with sausages was creamy and pasta al denté, and the spaghetti was good. The desserts were a bit disappointing: the panna cotta and tiramu was disappointing- not enough coffee flavour but the chocolate truffle cake was very good and all desserts were presented with a nice whipped cream and blueberries on the side b

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JA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The meal was decent, and maybe we came at an odd time, but the staff were running up and down the restaurant while they prepped for dinner.

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P
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

I read good reviews about Vagabondo so my friends and I came here to try out their summerlicious menu, except to be extremely disappointed the entire time. The food was okay but the service was really poor. I'm not sure if it is always like this or just so happens this one day we went they were understaffed? We came on a Sunday evening and the place was not even that busy. We sat down for 45+ minutes before our order was even taken and the entire time we only had our water refilled once (although we had asked 2 different servers a handful of times). No one even bothered to take away our appetizer plates or bread plates until after we finished our entrees. Our table was filled with plates of all sizes...we had 8 small plates and 4 huge entree plates! Our server even had the guts to say to us that we did not tip enough. I don't think I will be coming back here again nor do I recommend it.

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KM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, great selection, large portions (we all brought half of our meal home) and warm, friendly service. Will go again!

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U
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

I would not dine here again. We had horribnle service, and one of the hostesses was extremely rude. The food was not great. Horrible experience, would definitely not recommend !

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food awesome place my wife and I loved it definitely going back.

Good portions calamari was a great appetizer

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RF
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great time!

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NP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Italian in the city.

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JN
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Good restaurant in what will be a great location when/if they ever stop construction in the area. Food was good quality although a bit bland. They are accommodating with changing or adapting recipe (eg. penne used instead of linguine) House wine was good and entirely drinkable (had a red). Would recommend and go back.

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AD
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food wasn’t too bad but a little disappointed with the amount of fruit flies buzzing around as you eat.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The restaurant was empty which was surprising but understandable due to the construction outside the building. The service was slow even with no one there. With an unstable table to a spill that wasn’t cleaned until well into the meal. The food was tasty though which made the afternoon better.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was amazing and the service was impeccable!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Caprese Salad with Burrata and in-house made Tiramisu were the perfect start and end to a delicious meal... lasagna was excellent and the seafood pasta had plenty of seafood with lots of variety

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OT
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was so yummy and all the recommendations were really spot on!!

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SH
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Awesome service. Great food. Couldn't ask for more.

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J
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent. Very attentive and caring staff.
My sons said that it was the best dish that they had ever eaten (having ordered the same one elsewhere many times prior). My food was very good as well.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect place to enjoy amazing food and great service. Risotto de mare and pasta el salmons were just outstanding!

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Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

First time at restaurant. Friendly and efficient service. Delicious martinis to kick the evening off. Bruschetta and home made meatballs as appetizers. Both were delicious. Lasagna, pizza blanca and spaghetti carbonara for mains. Pizza was wonerfully thin and tasty. My picky eater son devoured the lasagna. The carbonara was good but not great, couldn't quite put my finger on why but it was different to previous carbonara at other restaurants. Woukd happily go back as menu was varied and had many dishes we wanted to try

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was great! Fresh and delicious food! Great service!

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PM
Montreal
35 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Food was ordinary. Overpriced for whats offered. Good portion but taste is blend on some items.

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MW
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was excellent and hot. Serve on the end was a bit slow. Great downtown dining spot.

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L
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Pasta was very tasty...calamari was rubbery.
Was seated in bar area which was quite noisy

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

They were out of pretty much ever wine I selected. Had to go for a $160 bottle as all that was available was low end.

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AR
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The food was delicious and the price was very fair. Excellent place to go before going to a show at the Sony Centre.

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P
Melbourne / VIC
35 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good wholesome Italian pasta dishes and reasonably priced wine, a good pre theatre dinner

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CN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Whoever was in the kitchen was really hammering on the order bell whenever they had something ready to go out to a table. It was very distracting and really took away from the rest of the night.

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KC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Not sure if it was because we were early lunch guests - 2 of us ordered the same "penne" one was definitely from the day before and the other was fresher. It was so very obvious from the appearance of the same dish that looks so different.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The Winterlicious meals were very enjoyable and the service was impressive as well! We'll definitely be back to try their full menu!

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HC
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Winterlicious. It was a fine place. I will return.

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We came with my friend for drinks after work and really enjoyed this place. We loved the pizza and the drinks were a good value for money

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IA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

We had Winterlicious dinner at Vagabondo, and were really disappointed by the quality of the food.

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s
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We went for Winterlicious and had the salad, veal and chocolate truffle cake. All of the food was delicious and the service was wonderful. I arrived early and went to the bar for a cocktail. I was looked after well and they brought bread too. Dinner was very nice. I'd recommend this restaurant.

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KM
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

They were very welcoming and the server made some good recommendations. Just dont know how you can serve two meals and have the other two at least two minutes later. Please work to coordinate.

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R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Not great food. Went for winterlicious and had dietary restriction (no shavings of parmesan on meat). Not willing to bend a bit.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Very friendly staff and amazingly fast service! Would there were groups there from a group of friends getting together to a date and a business dinner. The restaurant has several “zones” and made for a great experience. The risotto was fabulous and the food came super fast!

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