Baldini
Baldini

Baldini

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.baldinirestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4168491233x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Boston Ave (between Carlaw and Pape)
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Baldini
Baldini Restaurant features cuisine from northern and southern Italy and is conveniently located on the Queen Street East strip. All of our ingredients are fresh from the market and the sauces, breads, and desserts are prepared in the finest Italian tradition right on the premises.



The atmosphere is casual and inviting, with jazz and Italian music softly serenading you in the background. Our prices are very welcoming as well. We are a family friendly restaurant.
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Baldini reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (10)romantic (6)fit for foodies (4)special occasion (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great location,food could be better
    Marie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We dined here on Sept 13 for dinner. The grilled calamari appetizer we had was pretty good, but the sauce for my pasta tasted too sweet and out of a jar/can. For the prices they charge, I expected better quality. Service was excellent, and the restaurant atmosphere was cozy and romantic. If only the food was better. Great potential to be a neighbourhood gem.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DanNan
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    It's good. Old school decor with a young, pleasant server. Great for Italian Comfort food. Pasta is always cooked perfectly and decent sized portions. The daily specials are a great addition to the existing menu. For a local place, nice to bring in the variety. Easy, casual go to place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner at Baldini
    Andiroo
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Had a nice dinner at Baldini with my wife. Fantastic service in a cozy little restaurant. Only one server and a small kitchen staff all night, but the food and service were both very good. Prices were reasonable for the area.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 12 reviews are from the Baldini reviews archive.
  • The Real 'Gem' of Leslieville
    FoodLover
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Cozy little restaurant that just really stands out, especially dinner! Our server gave us a very friendly welcome upon our entry, and generously provided our choice of table despite the restaurant being very busy! Since it was our first time, we were recommended the Penne Alla Vodka. Boy, was that a great choice! The servers were very nice, and very fast, especially Ricky! Keep up the good job, Ricky! The menu and the wine list was impressive and reasonably-priced! Our whole dining experience was brilliant! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good night out
    McBowks
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The restaurant itself was very quiet. Almost too quiet. Fortunately, we were a group of 8 and provided a bit of liveliness. The food was good though - the Bruschetta and pizzas were great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice little neighbourhood gem
    YumFood
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    My husband and I have been to Baldini twice now and thoroughly enjoyed both visits. The food is very well prepared and delicious. Service was terrific on both occasions and the atmosphere is quiet and intimate. It is a small restaurant so it is a good choice for 'date night'. Prices initially seem a bit high for the portions but the food is well prepared so it is ultimately worth it - personally I would choose quality over quantity any day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There were 7 people in our
    Cathy
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    There were 7 people in our group and everyone enjoyed their meal tremendously!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    TCourneya
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    This was my fourth meal at Baldini and I plan to be back for more. As always the waiter was attentive and fun and offered up suggestions and recommendations. The food is always great at Baldini, as is the wine and cappuccino! This really is a "neighbourhood gem"!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will definitely go back!
    ilanai
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Small romantic Italian restaurant. Very good food, great service, nice portions, reasonable prices. Highly recommend to others, will probably go back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Baldini's was a pleasurable
    mandmdiners
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Baldini's was a pleasurable experience. Quiet atmosphere, small setting, only 15 or so tables. food was excellent, service was a little slow, especially as we arrived, had to wait quite a while to get a drink before ordering--but other than that it was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, romantic meal
    EmTO
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Nice cozy restaurant with pretty good food. Service is a bit slow and unattentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal with great service
    BrendaninToronto
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    My girlfriend and I recently went here with another couple for dinner on a Thursday night. In summary, it is a quiet restaurant with good authentic Italian food and attentive service. Everyone enjoyed their meals which included the mushroom risotto and calabrese pasta. The food was enjoyed by everyone. Our server, Tyler, was also great and even brought my girlfriend a lemon/ginger tea on the house when it was apparent she was getting over a cold. The wine list isn't huge, but is adequate. Overall, good value for the money and I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect relaxing and enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    This is a great little neighborhood restaurant - friendly services, good food and a restful and enjoyable decor
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy to have eaten here.
    Medictoronto
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    I arranged a birthday dinner for my partner, and 9 of our friends. Being a Wednesday night, I was a bit apprehensive when I saw the place was fully seated, and only had their main host, and one other server. For a table of 11 people, the service was fast, friendly and efficient. Drinks and apps arrived in a timely fashion, and all the mains were served within a couple minute of each other. Choices ranged from pizza, to pastas, and their filet and seafood dish. Consensus around the table was that the food was very good, and the prices were very reasonable. At the end of our meal, Baldini's host arranged separate cheques for anyone that wanted, which always makes large group situations less taxing. A definite YES!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Place!
    Joey123
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    A great cozy place and reasonably priced, that feels like home! The waiters are attentive but not cloying and makes the dining experience even more enjoyable. The menu has a nice selection and the selection of wine was impressive. I had an amazing half whole-wheat thin-crust pizza with chicken roasted red peppers and goat cheese, topped with fresh basil. The dish was very delicious, and I have not tasted this intensity of flavour, for a very long time. My wife had a seafood risotto, which she said was "really yummy!" I'll definitely go back there and I would recommend the restaurant to a friend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.