Blu Ristorante
Blu Ristorante

Blu Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bluristorante.com/
  • Phone: 4169211471x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: Lunch 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Saturday: Dinner 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: Dinner 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Massimo Callovini
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live music Friday and Saturday. Soft contemporary music with a jazz feel. Allowing diners to enjoy live music and dinner conversation. Varied artists throughout the week. Please visit our website for more detailed information www.bluristorante.com
  • Special Events: We specialize in all types of private functions such as: weddings, corporate functions, presentations, product launches, fashion shows, etc. We provide our clients with professional AV system. Menus can be created in coordination with Massimo Callovini
    Blu has private rooms that accommodate tables of eight up to thirty two.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Minute walk from Yonge/Bloor Subway Station.
    6 minute walk from Bay/Bloor Subway Station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking 6 doors west on the same side of the street (Yorkville Avenue).
A word from Blu Ristorante
On the quiet eastern front of Yorkville, set back behind a brick façade, Blu is an Italian restaurant based on authentic classic cuisine, yet, contemporary created by executive Chef; Massimo Callovini and Chef de Cuisine; Eric Bucher


Warmly lit stone walls and grand mirrors surround cozy leather seating and dark wood tables. Enter through a casual wine bar, which then leads to a hip, upscale dining room with an inviting ambiance.

Dinner is enhanced by the soothing live music Friday to Saturday. Pianist/singer, guitarrist/singer. Enjoy impeccable service for intimate dining or for large private parties up to 110 guests. Private rooms also available. One will remember Blu as a true memorable dining experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Blu Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
122 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (87)special occasion (75)fit for foodies (60)neighborhood gem (37)good for groups (26)notable wine list (26)great for lunch (23)late-night find (11)great for brunch (9)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    we had an waiter name Brian a short guy,who was the best ever. He helped me a pregnant woman out on choice of food best for me to eat and not to est and designed my husband and i dessert in the words Happy Anniversary.Beautiful
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Neither the food nor the music were very good. The service was excellent but the menu overpriced.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the visit
    Barney
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Was supposed to take my wife to Blu for her 40th birthday but had to cancel. Two years later we came with a friend and absolutely loved the food, piano player/singer and service. Will come back in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disapoints
    Honey
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Have had many enjoyable dinners here. It is also perfect for a business lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special dinner
    Gary
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Went on a Saturday evening to celibrate our 40th anniversary. Larger inside that it apprears, very lively and every table full. Food was excellent except for the special crumble dessert (taken off the bill). Waiter and service support were a bit distracted by the large group at the next table with sporatic service glitches. Well worth the price and would come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    LebaneseCanadian
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    To be honest, when I saw the small entrance from the outside I was a bit worried about what we'd dragged ourselves into, but other than the bathrooms being at the end of the world, this restaurant was fantastic. The food was great, the servers were very attentive, and the ambiance was really classy and romantic. A great experience overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    foodfrenzy
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Everything about Blu was wonderful. The ambiance was amazing, our server provided us with detail of every course's components while serving us. We did the tasting menu ($60) and it was awesome. Standouts were the risotto and the carpaccio. Both were delicate and delicious. Also, the dessert (Lime, Coconut and Mascarpone Cannoli atop Torched Mango with Coconut Brittle) was absolutely INCREDIBLE! Contrasting island flavours with crispy and smooth textures, and a delicate filling. Simply outstanding. We loved everything about our meal and will definitely be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • filippo47VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Wonderful dinner, best octopus ever. Professional staff, overall a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • delicious meal with good friends
    kchan295
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Service was wonderful, restaurant was a little dark but the live music really set the mood. Went Herr with my girlfriends for my birthday and the food was great. The beef carpaccio was flavourful and not chewy, sliced thinly and melts in your mouth. The rissoto was seasoned well and cooked thoroughly. The only dish we did not enjoy were the zucchini frites, they let my mouth feeling oily and did not have much flavour and due to the moisture, they were very soggy rather than crunchy. The seafood spicy linguini had a really good kick to it but the spiciness took over the dish, the calamari in the dish were cooked to perfection, easy to chew and melted in your mouth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazed
    Hyulk
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great food, service and experience! Definitely worth multiple visits! Well deserved upscale status!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Success!
    HeatherB
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Absolutely enjoyed my evening dining at Blu. The restaurant went above and beyond what I expected in order to make a special birthday meal for my boyfiend. They confirmed my reservation and inquired about my special request and fulfilled them. I will definetely come back to dine here. Staff are quick with service and friendly. Compliments to Massimo! The food here is fantastic! Thank you so much for making our evening memorable!!
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  • Great Food, Better Live Music
    BTown
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Kevin was a fantastic server, he was professional and a funny guy. Food was great although portions were slightly too small. The live music was very faint and dull. (guitar player) Overall great place to eat and I will be coming in for the Monday no corking fee evening in the near future.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Took my girlfriend for her birthday dinner and the atmosphere was very romantic and quiet. She ordered the lobster and prawn fettuccine pasta and we were surprised by the large amount of lobster and prawn provided. I ordered the stuffed chicken breast which was equally amazing, the chicken was very moist and stuffed perfectly. I would definitely return back for dinner and would recommend this place to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An amazing evening
    TOfoodie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My husband and I were visiting Toronto for a romantic getaway. This dinner topped our night perfectly! Every thing we ordered was beautiful in appearance and absolutely delicious, right down to the loose leaf green tea. The staff was so perfectly intuitive! No one hovered, but appeared to clear plates and refill glasses without us even noticing. They were more than willing to make subtle variations to our order, and offered excellent suggestions. The only issue for my husband was that it was a little dark; great for the romantic dining portion of our evening, but difficult for reading the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect food and services!!!
    JuneW0
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I arranged a birthday dinner for my special friend at this restaurant where I have never been. Can't imagine that I was served respectfully from the beginning til the end of the dinner. All my special requests are perfectly arranged by the servers! And the food are very delicious that can be compared with those famous restaurant! I definitely recommend the people who would like to have perfect dinning experience to try this restaurant! The food and services are both with very high quality!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great spot in Yorkville
    GBBG
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    As always, Alfredo and his staff were amazing. The service is impeccable and the food was perfect. This truly is a neighbourhood gem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy and delicious
    gr8foodVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The feel of this restaurant was so neat -- even though it was "energetic" it was still so intimate and romantic. The food was fantastic and we loved our waiter. Go there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    Luv2din
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I had my birthday for a table of 8, my company and had a great time. The service was awesome and the food was very tasty. We were well comfy wasn't rush and our waiter was attentive, I will definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summerlicious dinner
    SavorEachBite
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Very enjoyable evening with good selection to experience this restaurant ! The arugula beet salad was excellent, the chicken breast with a spicy chick pea sauce and crusted layer was uniquely flavorful and the short rib agnolotti got thumbs up from our table. Pleasant servers and timely. All 4 of us agreed we would be back and recommend to others.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice ambience
    thirdwave
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    They had a nice cocktail list, but they were all quite expensive. The food was good and nicely presented, but slightly overpriced for the portion size. Overall it was a good experience and I would return!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Summer find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    A great Summerlicious find! The menu was innovative and fresh. Great staff and ambiance. Will definitely be going back for a nice meal out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to dine!
    Rocky
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great place to dine somewhere romantic. Although a bit pricey, i would recommend to anyone celebrating any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Def a must for dinner in Toronto
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My first time in Toronto and Blu was a top recommendation. The food is delicious. We tried the calamari - cooked to perfection, seafood linguine - fabulous sauce and the freshest seafood, beef carpaccio, arugula salad - the lemon dressing is so light and a perfect compliment. For dessert the canelloni and gelato were perfect. The decor is stunning. The waiters were so attentive but not intrusive. Fabulous time at a MUST restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hmm.. Desserts..
    Yumyum
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I went to try Blu Ristorante with a few friends to try their Summerlicious dinner menu. We went on a late Friday night and the place was quite packed. There was live music by a singer who also played the piano. This restaurant is excellent for romantic dates since there are screens between every two or three tables to provide more privacy. The service was excellent. My friends and I tried to order different things from the menu so we can try them all. The appetizers and mains were okay but the desserts blew up all away. Everything on the dessert menu was soooooooooooo good. Everyone agreed the dessert was the highlight of the evening. I would definitely come back to Blu.. just for the dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food high end service
    Gigi
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Consistently a great experience Service you could expect of a 5 star restaurant Refined food Great for groups( partitions) Nice piano music to make for a great night Thank you
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Blue at Blu
    4get31
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Can't say enough about it in the space allowed. Awesome and would certainly return and recommend
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Few have amazed me
    EngBreakfastVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This was my second time going to Blu and indeed the food is amazing, and I would highly recommend it. I preferred what I had last winterlicious over this summerlicious but I have to say, it's the best dinner I've had for all the winter/summerlicious. However, I sometimes felt like the service is sometimes abrupt and a little impromptu, although the waiters/watresses were nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lucy
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    my friend and I enjoyed lunch with a welcome quiet atmosphere, great service and wonderful food. Will definitely return.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fit for a King
    Broker
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I have been to Blu a number of times and each time the food, service is constant. Never disappointing. I have introduced friends to Blu, brought collegues, and family without hesitation. Aiesome place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    marcela
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Food was okay, nothing special but the service was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food and presentation was exceptional. The service was attentive, but not intrusive and we never felt rushed. Some might view it as a bit over priced. However, given the quality of the meal and service, I would say that the price was appropriate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disapoints
    Honey
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Excellent in so many ways. Take someone special to impress. I've never had a mediocre meal. Great tasting menu and top notch wine selection.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience.
    Veronica
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Meal, service, menu choices were some of the best we have experienced in a very long time. The calamari was superb. but friendly atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    EsterinaVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Food and service were perfect. Ambiance and wine list were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pmat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Restaurant was very busy and the kitchen was very slow. Took an hour before we got our starters. We were seated directly in front of the guitarist/singer and it was almost impossible to hold a conversation while he was playing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Blu
    Ellybelly
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We enjoyed it very much. Atmosphere was wonderful. The food was delicious, however some of the meals were small for the amount charged, specifically the osso bucco. The rest of our meals were fantastic and our waiter was charming. The pastas were outstanding. The guitar player was a bonus. Yes we will return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • EVELYN
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We had a wonderful experience in you restaurant. It is quiet and the environment is elegant. Excellent! I believe will see you late. Thanks
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Polishprncss101
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My first fine dining experience and it was fantastic !!! Excellent food. Excellent service. Steak was cooked perfectly. I ordered an appetizer which I wasn't too crazy about and the waiter took it back / no charge / no fuss . Waited on hand & foot. Overall , a great experience - especially being able to listen to love piano right next to us!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MrJAM
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Beautiful layout and decor. Love the rock walls, lighting and use of curtains etc. to provide an intimate dining experience. We were there on a weekend so there was live piano player. He was very good, but both my wife and I commented that pure instrumental would have suited the atmosphere more than the vocals. Food was good and our server was great. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighbourhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Excellent from start to finish. We all loved the atmosphere, dark, candlelight, and very relaxing. Food was incredible, service was excellent. I could have done without the piano guy singing...I love the idea of a piano and someone playing it, but not singing while I am having dinner...it didn't seem to fit with the elegance of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.