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Archeo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.archeo.ca
  • Phone: (416) 815-9898
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm for lunch and 5:00pm - 9:00pm for dinner Summer season additions - open for lunch and dinner on Mondays, and Sundays for dinner only. Recommend reservations due to demand for private events.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Eric Pless
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We have a complete Events team for all your party needs.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mill Street & Parliment
  • Public Transit: Few minute walk from King Street car and Parliament bus.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Archeo
Archeo is a contemporary pizza and pasta house located in the Distillery's old carpentry shop. The atmosphere is intimate and the design is beautiful, featuring 150-year-old wood from the distillery in all of the tables and bars. Archeo's cozy patio is one of the best get-away spots in the city. Archeo can accommodate seated events for 100 people, and receptions for up to 200 guests.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "What an absolute pleasure to have been led to the outdoor, backyard patio at Archeo. The lighting, the flowers, the brick walls each contributed to our fabulous dining experience. Groups of two, four and families with children shared the outdoor space, each enjoying his/her own personal experience. The kids loved the cobblestone yard and no one was concerned by their joyful play. Each course was more yummy than the last...the grilled calamari app and the salmon (main) were both exceptional. The apple pie was beyond exquisite. The pastry melted in my mouth...beyond delish. Having a "crush" on our server certainly made the dining experience even more fun.. I will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We have only been for lunch. The menu is small and I have food sensitivities, but you have always been able to accomadate me.( gluten and dairy) It is nice to have lunch before we head to the theatre. We live in Oakville, so like to come in early before the play. Never know what the traffic is like. If you had sun umbrellas for your patio, we would have sat outside. I liked the photographs on the wall!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "They did not mention that they had a wedding that afternoon when I spoke to them in the morning, so when I got there they had to transfer me and my ladies lunch to another Resturant. Good place but our group was angry and didn't show. I have to thank the managers for been so great in finding us a nice place but it was too little to late."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We were there on Sunday June 15 for brunch. I you are a fan of dirty cutlery, plates and glasses then this is the place for you. If you think that the food should be served on clean plates then go somewhere else. When you found the clean dishes then you could select some eggs that were grey in colour and some cold bacon. The desrets were watery and quite tasteless. Overall the brunch was bad."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "All our dishes were cooked well. We started with Caesar salads which were good. Our group had the lamb shank, organic salmon and a pasta dish. The lamb shank was very tender, however It lacked a little flavour. The Salmon was excellent as was the pasta dish. For Dessert we tried the warm apple dish and a creme brulé. Both were excellent."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Not a superb place for lunch but pretty cool décor and vibrant music. Food pretty basic..."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "excellent food and fabulous service, as always. really enjoyed the Blackberry Mohito"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "As a pre-theatre dinner, they were fast and the service was good. My expectations were that there would be several pizza and pasta options. There was only 1 pasta on the menu and 1 special. There were several pizza options. My husband went with one of the pizzas but the crust was soggy and seemed like it was a frozen crust but the toppings were very flavourful. I opted for one of the pastas (the one on the menu) and it was fine but nothing I would recommend to anyone. They had several wines by the glass and it was a very generous size - good value. As a fast and filling pre-theatre option it was fine but I would never go there specifically, just for dinner."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Everything about it was marvelous. Mind you I went on a Monday when it was quiet and we were the only ones really in there. But our server was knowledgeable and the food came in a timely manner. I loved it."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Most places that are considered to be fine dining have very high prices with very small portions. Everything was perfect at Archeo. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • ""Industrial Archeology" themed resto with fascinating decor - great quiet table, service and quality food to focus the conversation on stories and family good times! Sensitive to the needs of the theatre crowd."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We all ordered the pumpkin flatbread - sounded great but the dough was super dry and they came out pretty cold. The octopus appetizer was pretty good, but small for the price The salmon main was also good, but expensive for the portion."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "The service was amazing! We didn't feel rushed at all. Our waitress forgot to bring our bill when we asked for it, but she wasn't even suppose to be our waitress bc we weren't in here area (even though she helped us the whole time we were there). Omelette station - wayyyy to much salt. I thought it was just mine but all omelettes in my party were over salted. The rest of the food was amazing though! And we loved the added option of cheaper champagne bottles! Nice touch!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Great location and service. Was a brunch with plenty to choose from but the food could have been hotter. Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "CAnt comment on the regular menu - but wish we had had it. Easter brunch was disappointing."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our first visit to Archeo's. The setting is really cool and the food was high quality at good value. Would definitely recommend it. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Not a big variety.No tags on dishes. Needed to remind servers to refill dishes. Food tastes good. Has lots of space to move around especially for kids.Best part is that it's located in distillery district."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "we had originally made reservations at Tappo which is down the street but they couldn't seem to find our reservation when we showed up. We quickly regrouped on Opentable and from Archeo to regain our date night. The space was great, amazing jazz music playing. The server was so nice and pleasant it added to our experience. we had the pasta special and a pizza which was amazing. We are going to make this our local in the distillery district for sure."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Family & Friends gathering before Theatre - service responsive! Food satisfying!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We enjoy Sunday Buffet Brunches and have had a hard time finding a nice one in Toronto. Archeo's Brunch was very enjoyable and we would definitely recommend it. Popcorn on the dessert table was a fun surprise."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The service was excellent, Corey was amazing. The food and atmosphere was amazing as well"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "It was super quiet the evening we were there (3 other tables occupied) so not much atmosphere but nice decor. I got a very strange comment about the mixed drinks: server said that they were out of pretty much all the liquers/juices etc. and he could probably scrape together something to make one of the all the drinks on their list (which I chose to order - it wasn't very interesting, I guess I shouldn't have been surprised). The food was good - I had lamb shank and husband had steak. I asked for risotto to be substituted for my side and it was delicious. I would try it again to see if I could get a better sense of the place - probably when it's warmer out! The server was always in a hurry and didn't take much time to check in with us."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "A bit chilly in the winter though if you're sitting next to the wall!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We've been to Archeo before and had a much better experience. I'm not sure if they were understaffed? The restaurant was freezing - they have double doors, but the hostess let people hold both doors open at the same time, so we got cold blasts repeatedly (and we were far from the door!!!) Our waiter was attentive and then seemed to get pulled away? I'm not sure but half of our dishes arrived cold (not warm - cold!) and if we hadn't been going to the theatre and tight on time we would have sent a couple back. My coffee arrived ice cold and I never got a replacement, despite asking for one. If this had been my first time at Archeo, I would not be going back."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We went to Archeo on a very cold night, so the restaurant might have been quieter than usual; however, we enjoyed being able to converse in our normal speaking voices. We were a party of four that ranged in age from 15 to 75 and everyone enjoyed their meal and the setting. The waiter was enthusiastic and knowledgable. It was a delightful meal."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "(Feb 25 at 6pm) Table was next to a door with a cold draught, while plenty of other tables were free. Food quality was not up to par, over dressed Caesar and the pizza was a complete disappointment. Bland, tepid and entirely uninspired. We did not touch it after the first few bites. Our server was great but the maître dee was inhospitable and bored. A completely different experience than we've had there before."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Menu both good and fun. Lots of choice. Soup excellant. Pasta really good. Service with a smile."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Food was tasty and well presented. Reasonable value for money. Ambience (exposed brick, chunky wood) was warm and inviting. Staff was attentive and the right balance between good service and not in your face. Had lunch and dinner there and would definitely go again."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Lovely, quiet setting. Service was warm and friendly, and the food was excellent. I'd definitely go back and recommend it to friends."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Had a wonderful time here. The food was great ( Lamb Shanks from NZ). It has a great atmosphere and the service was very prompt and helpful. Would definitely fine here again."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This is a beautifully restored building. The space is warm and welcoming. The staff are friendly and were attentive to our dining needs and timelines for the theatre after. Salads and mains were excellent. I highly recommend the minestrone soup, salads, lamb shank and vegetarian mains."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I was disappointed with my main entree. Food was not hot and we had to ask for some gravy/juice as it as very dry. The polenta was especially dry an lumpy. I did not have dessert but my friend did and said it was delicious."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "I took my gf here for an early VDay dinner during Winterlicious and that was a mistake. The ceasar salad was the worst I've ever tasted with next to no salad dressing and dry enough to pass as a dry snack. My gf's calamari rapieni tasted like bland tomato sauce and rubber. My main was a chicken pizza which was smothered with cheese and amateur tasting in comparison to real pizza spots in Toronto. My gf's main of salmon was better than expected. The cannoli's were tasted pre frozen. The setting of this place reminds me of high school cafeteria so DO NOT COME here if you're expecting a romantic dinner. In sum Archeo gets away with its high prices because of its location. The food is terrible and cheap tasting."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time with our server Ben, who was personable, friendly, helpful, and very patient, as we took our time talking and discussing the wedding plans. Ben didn't interfere, or rush us, and made us feel very welcomed and fun. the Winterlicious menu was very enjoyable. I had the best braised lamb shank in a long time...it was fall-off-the-bone tender,and flavourful. The desserts were devine! Each one of us had a different dessert, and we shared a taste of them and we loved them all! Very good place for friends, dinner, ambiance, and good times! Thk you. We told our SErver Ben we were looking to see Bianca & he went out of his way to find out and advised us that Bianca had left for the day -Ben's effort was much appreciated"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We enjoyed another great Winterlicious meal at Archeo this week. The salmon and pizza entrees were superb and we loved all three desserts offered. We'll be back."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Everything was perfect at Archeo; great atmosphere, great food, and great service! The Winterliscious menu was awesome!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "First time at Archeo brought my family and my in laws. We book for Winterlicious but told us that they don't do Winterlicious on a Sunday instead they served brunch. Even better. My boys love it that they are able to get food on their own. You have excellent coffee. Great brunch buffet. Ambiance is excellent! At the end of our brunch we got to have the coffee that you served as a take home. Will recommend this place to friends and family. We will do this again once the weather is nicer spring or summer."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "soup was cold, salmon was over-salted and over-cooked but wait staff was friendly and helpful"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "I've dinned in the distillery district on several occasions and this was the first time we tried Archeo and we were pleasantly surprised. As this was during the Toronto Winterlicious (also a first for my group) we where limited to the fixed menu selections but after dining the group agreed this was an excellent value for the $25 all-in meal. From the appies, to the mains, down to the included deserts. Everything was tasty and well prepared. (Loved the Lamb shank!) Look forward to coming back again and trying the regular menu items that if prepared like this set dinner should equally impress. 1.5 thumbs up! (1/2 point deducted for the cool chill of the room, fix the heat!) Bon Apetit!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • ""I love the relaxed feel of this place. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The muscles were amazing and the pasta was great. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable.""
    Dined on 2/7/2014