Bravi Ristorante
Bravi Ristorante

Bravi Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bravi.ca/
  • Phone: 4163689030x
  • 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
29 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (16)romantic (13)special occasion (13)neighborhood gem (12)great for lunch (11)good for groups (7)notable wine list (7)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 49 reviews are from the Bravi Ristorante reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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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    • 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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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but not great
    Impressed
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Where Bravi's falls down is the obvious inexperience of its staff and what it's kitchen can and cannot do in terms of dealing with food allergies etc(lactose intolerant )-you pay top price and the service should be flawless.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliable..always interesting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    I have had the good fortune to be a Bravi user for a number of years. It has never let me down and it is definitely one of my favourite haunts in Toronto. Menu is not too long but always interesting. Specials are worth a listen. Wine selection is more than adequate. Service is attentive without be intrusive. Two special tables - the wine alcove and the elevator - are among the best around if you want to avoid other diners.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sublime
    handson
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    The kitchen is quite adept at infusing interesting spice hints throughout it's menu. A bit pricey but they deliver in choice, service, preparation and most importantly, an outstanding pull of espresso to complete a very pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bravi is always a treat!
    sdfto
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    Bravi's strong point is the consistency of its food and service. The food is hearty, straight-forward and perfectly executed, full of rustic flavour. Service is exceedingly attentive and professional, without any of the casualness and false-familiarity that plague many places. The comfortable ambience of Bravi's brick and beam décor makes it a perfect choice for any occasion, day or night, whether family, work or romantic. Dining at Bravi is always a satisfying experience - a fantastic combination of food, service and ambience!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was very good.
    CathieVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    The service was very good. We all had the corn soup -- it was outstanding. Two of us had the special sirloin with parsnip mash -- it was beautifully cooked and very tasty. One had the gorgonzola pasta (the server was kind enough to ask if the diner knew what gorgonzola tasted like) the other fish. We haven't been to Bravi for a while -- we will be sure to return before too long.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious food. Had a beef
    JustinElmendorf
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Delicious food. Had a beef tenderloin that was cooked to perfection. My wife had the Chestnut Gnocchi at the waitresses' suggestion. Definitely a great way to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. Service could have been speedier, but the wait staff also doubled as bartenders. But she was really nice and attentive when she was with us. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant was very accommodating;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Restaurant was very accommodating; chef made a special pasta dish on request. Pasta was aldente and all the entres were well prepared. Not a foodie place but consistant, nice ambiance and good service. We chose it for it's location a few doors from the Reservoir Lounge for dancing after dinner. First time but would definitely go back.
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  • The food was excellent , and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    The food was excellent , and our server recommended the dessert wine which is very good too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • First time visit, will return!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    My husband and I had dinner at Bravi Ristorante for our 5th aniversary, and we had a lovely evening. The staff was very attentive and friendly, and the food was excellent. The beef carpaccio was so good, I wished it was my main course! My husband also had a couple of nice options for vegetarian courses, which was the reason I chose Bravi when looking for a restaurant. We will come back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate