Bravi Ristorante
Bravi Ristorante

Bravi Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bravi.ca/
  • Phone: (416) 368-9030
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM;


    Dinner: Daily: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Yonge Street
  • Public Transit: Steps from both King Street and Union Station subway stops
  • Parking: No
A word from Bravi Ristorante
Italian fine dining located downtown Toronto. Fresh homemade pastas, daily fish and an extensive wine list. Private rooms and private functions available.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Bravi Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (19)romantic (19)special occasion (17)neighborhood gem (13)notable wine list (11)great for lunch (10)good for groups (8)hot spot (3)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • ammr
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Love Bravi - always a great experience. It is quiet enough that 2 people can have a conversation without shouting at each other. Food and service were very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gourmetonthego
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Attentive, knowledgeable service in a very pleasant environment while the menu had something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Second time diner
    Whitechocolate
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    And the staff remembered me from almost a month ago. Very warm and friendly. Dinner was great and the maitre d did a cool grappa tasting with after our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressed
    PCredit
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It was a party for four at 6pm before the theater. The place was busy but not too busy. The atmosphere was elegant yet not pretentious. The service very professional. Everyone at the table enjoyed their food. My friend ordered lamb, which was cooked to perfection and lovely flavours. I had carpaccio and it was excellent. If I had to complain about something would be the aioli sauce on top of the carpaccio which didn't let me fully get the true flavour of the carpaccio. Overall very good. I'd go back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Italian restaurant
    Westbury
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Bravi continues to excel at producing great food and wine, at reasonable prices. Service is always friendly and attentive, without being obnoxious. Really good fish dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Feels like home. David and his staff always deliver!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I really love the Spaghetti Carbonara, it is unique to mix in the egg yolk but adds to the texture.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    love4foodVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Nice soup great salad very tasty ravioli. Very friendly staff
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Papi
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Had a fantastic dinner with close friends visiting from out of town. Service and food was excellent. Nice wine list, with a selection that should satisfy almost any diner's preference. Will definitely return. The servers were very attentive but in no way intrusive. Three diners had starters and different seafood dishes - the fish was seasoned and prepared beautifully in each case with a nice Mediterranean flair. The ambiance was nice - busy but not noisey - great for conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC
    SamSeth
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Food was amazing, ambience was fantastic, and the service was impeccable. RAVIOLI WAS TO DIE FOR!!! ALL MADE IN HOUSE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • birthday dinner
    lovebug
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I took my parents to Bravi for their birthday dinners on Monday night. Because it was a weekday night, the place was quite empty but it was a great atmosphere nonetheless. The service was impeccable from the moment I walked in. They were very attentive and very professional. I informed the server it was my parents' birthday and they brought out a lovely birthday dessert platter for us. Overall the experience was great, the food was amazing. A little salty for my palate but I ate the whole thing anyway because it was so good. Will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodGuy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Wonderful, simple Italian cuisine and attentive service. Ask for the 'elevator room' for a romantic dinner - an experience that is unique, for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot just east of Yonge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Not the first time I've been to Bravi but it is always great. Fantastic service and food and very friendly manager/owner always pops by to see how things are going and to say hello. Recommend to anyone for lunch or evening meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bravi is reliably good
    Robin
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great food and service, convenient location, great decor - good for staff and client lunches, celebrations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot
    Whitechocolate
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    A little pricey but well with it! Had the ravioli and it was to die for, server was also very knowledgable about the product
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 55 reviews are from the Bravi Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Excellent
    KWHiVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our first time to this restaurant. The food was excellent, the staff were friendly and accommodating. It was not a busy evening which made it great to visit with those with you. Great dinner and we will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely fabulous.
    Sturgygirl
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We have been here three times now for special occasions and have never been disappointed with the quality and taste of the food as well as the impeccable but friendly service. My favourite is the San Marzano tomato gnocchi, and if I had but one complaint it would be that I was never given enough, not because I am left hungry but because it tastes so good. My husband loves the Cast Iron Rib Eye which is done perfectly to his liking. We enjoy taking people here and introducing them to a terrific restaurant. Wonderful location to walk around Toronto's flatiron and St Lawrence Market area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Quiet Night
    Kim1VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Arrived on a mid week night about 7.30. Not too many diners. The starters were great. The mains were slightly over - cooked. Wine was good. Overall- not bad. But it's not super cheap - so perhaps we were expecting a slightly better experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special
    TBek
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    If you want a place that takes care of your dinning needs from start to finish, and looks after every detail. This is place. The servers are "there, when you need them". A special place that I have frequented for years. The only thing that has changed , is the food gets better. A great place for pretty much any occasion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find
    Butterfly4VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    First time at this restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised. Great food and service. The wine was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    My husband and I went here for an anniversary dinner and the service and food were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Toronto
    ASDMarch
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    what a find! best meal while i was in Toronto. Food & service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pre-Theatre Dinner
    UnionvilleGang
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We were a group of 6 adults two of whom were celebrating their wedding anniversary. All of us greatly enjoyed the cozy ambience that reminded us of Tuscany. The service was attentive without being overbearing or pushy. The quality of food was excellent and we were impressed when we asked to share an Entree-portion of Gnocchi as an appetizer that they divided it into three plates; one for each couple. We all especially enjoyed the Chianti Classico wine which seemed only appropriate for a place like this. None of us had heard of this restaurant before but all of us will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Italian in Toronto
    NCeater
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Had business dinner here and the food was truly outstanding. Our group managed to order a selection of pasta dishes as well as meat and everyone was very happy. The wine list was also extensive with a healthy selection from Italy, which helps immensely. We wondered why the place was so quiet for such a great place but maybe that helped us get a table at late notice so no real complaints! Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the city and wanting high quality food experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keeps getting better
    Marc1808VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    You easily slip into the setting. The dining room is not crowded as the tables are largely and fairly spaced. There are a number of nooks and crannies for a more private dining feel. The menu is sophisticated, taking simple food items to new heights. The freshness of the ingredients and the perfect cooking make this a feast each time we come here. The service is as a good as the food. Kudos to David and the team.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WineandDine
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Excellent Italian food, quaint atmosphere, not too big, book for a wine list, overall 4 Stars, you wont be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good times
    Mooninite
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Our small group had a great dinner, chairs are very comfortable!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the greatest
    JennieJen
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    The surrounding neighbourhood is very cute; however, the restaurant itself was disappointing. We felt rushed to order (we were told the kitchen was closing soon - around 9pm on a Thursday - yet they accepted our 8pm reso), then found the service to be very unattentive once we had ordered. We ordered the beef carpaccio (The caesar type of dressing they drizzled on top overpowered all other flavours), the calamari (tasty) and the scallop risotto. There was one scallop in the risotto. The wine was good though! Further to that their bathrooms need an upgrade/cleaning. Of all the Italian choices around the city, I would choose elsewhere.
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  • too expensive for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    $110 for 2 for lunch for a salad, pasta and coffee with nothing but water to drink. this place needs a menu price reduction
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We went to Bravi Ristorante as the first stop to our girls night out! Great service followed by delicious appetizers and entrees! All 3 of us were raving how great OUR food was! I would definitely go back! In fact, I will make sure it's sooner rather than later...
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We found the food, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    We found the food, service and ambience of this restaurant to be outstanding. We have many compliments on the choice of venue and they exceeded our expectations. Bravo, Bravi!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best service great food
    Georgiegirl
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We were catered to from the moment we walked in. We had a group of 8 celebrating o special occasion. The wine was wonderful, the food was delicious with a great selection for varied palettes. Jim our server went over and about to make our experience a very special one! This is definitely a restaurant to try if you love great food and a fun evening out. Pravda, a vodka bar is next door and a lot of fun for dancing your calories away!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Experience
    Steve
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The restaurant was not very crowded, but it was also very cold. My wife and I met a friend for dinner and picked Bravi based on the reviews. The service, food and atmosphere were great. Our friend had the Chilean Sea Bass and raved about. My calamari appetizer was excellent, beautifully presented and very tasty. My wife had the risotto and unusually for her, she finished it all. The wine list is limited at the mid-price range. Although out of our first two selections (one white and one red), the substitutes in the same price range were quite nice. Worth a visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good place wrong time
    Annoyed
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    I have no issue other than we booked on a night when an office party was also happening.in.hindsight would have been wise for staff to have suggested an alternate adate..
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bravi - December 2013
    Lochiel
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Bravi is a great Italian restaurant. Consistently great food and service with an excellent wine list and is easily accessible from anywhere downtown at its location on 40 Wellington E. I happened to be in town from Calgary and was so glad to be able to stop in !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not sure what the problem
    quince
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Not sure what the problem was but we waited twice for over 20 minutes without a visit from our server. Other staff walked by but no one could be bothered to stop and take our order or bring us our bill. this service level would have been more understandable if the restaurant had been busy but it was pre-theatre and only about half full. we'd been to Bravi once before and quite enjoyed the experience but likely won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous dinner before the show!
    Beej
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Enjoyed a fabulous dinner with friends last Friday and it was delicious! In fact I continue to think of the veal with the side of lasagna like pasta to this day. Cozy atmosphere and friendly manager..a real treat before our ACC show,. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was very tasty and
    Table42
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    The food was very tasty and sophisticated. It was clearly above the level of your average Italian restaurant. We did find that the sauces and foams were a bit rich, though. The dishes tasted fresh and the specials were interesting. We did not feel rushed and enjoyed the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    stumpy
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    Menu is some what limited in terms of choices. Service was good until it came time to get the bill! Food was good and atmosphere pleasant
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average at best
    bbhtcml
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    Food was ok, should mention hot peppers are part of their tomato sauce, completely ignored by server all evening, and the light kept changing brightness throughout the whole dinner very frustrating.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet