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Church Aperitivo Bar
Church Aperitivo Bar

Church Aperitivo Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.churchaperitivobar.com
  • Email: info@churchaperitivobar.com
  • Phone: (416) 537-1090
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Fabio Sacca
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Available for small or large gatherings, Church Aperitivo Bar is the perfect backdrop for your next function, With 2,500 square feet of event space, Church is equipped with audio visual capabilities, great sound system, coat check. We offer full catering capabilities as well and specialty cocktails with an extensive wine list.

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  • Private Party Contact: Sandra Cassaro (416) 537-1090
  • Entertainment: Join us Fridays and Saturday nights for live music by our DJs
  • Special Events & Promotions:
    Complimentary Appetizers Wed to Sat from 5-7pm with the purchase of a cocktail. $5 Peroni and $5 Aperitifs

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Queen St W & Dovercourt
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Church Aperitivo Bar
Church Aperitivo Bar celebrates the occasion to gather with friends and family over delicious traditional italian foods paired with the perfect Aperitivo cocktail in a great atmosphere. Complimentary appetizers from Tues-Sat from 5-7pm with the purchase of a cocktail. DJ on Friday and Saturday night. Come for dinner and stay all night.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Everything about CAB was amazing. The chef was a delight, the food was delicious, the atmosphere and wait staff all very pleasant and only added to the experience. I loved the music they had playing - very current and upbeat, an excellent urban city-Italian food experience. :)"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "My time time at Church was definitely an enoyable one! The food was nothing short of amazing authentic italian and the service was on point!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Church Aperitivo is a wonderful little gem located right on the corner of Queen West and Dovercourt. The atmosphere is fantastic. Classic silent films playing behind the bar, comfortable seating, an elevated open kitchen, and a staff that is more than happy to do what is necessary to ensure you have a premium dining experience. The food was fantastic, desserts were decadent, and the wine list had a vintage or two to suit most diners regardless of their preferences. All-in-all it was a fantastic experience and I look forward to dining at Church Aperitivo again."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Chez Church Aperitivo Bar, l'ambiance est très agréable...sans ce prendre trop au sérieux. Le personnel (parlant français aussi) fût très courtois. Nous avons pu faire l'expérience de leur table d'hôte 4 services qui fût excellente. C'est un excellent endroit pour passer un bon moment."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Food was ok, ambience was nice, service wasn't good."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "A client recommended Church Apperativo and after googling it it sounded like the perfect spot. The location meant we didn't have a huge expensive cab ride from the Roncesvalles area where we live and there looked to be several things on the menu that sounded appetizing and I liked the fact that they offered gluten free pasta, making those dishes an option for me as well. We were thrilled with the quality, flavour, and portion size of everything we ordered (caprese salad, kale salad, sea bass, with a side of mushrooms). The wine list was somewhat small but found something we both enjoyed. The service was friendly and attentive. Overall a great dining experience. I'll definitely go back and will recommend it to others."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food is fantastic! Great atmosphere. A great place for great food and drinks on any given night. The only problem I had was waiting for drinks at our table, the waitress was super great but her attentiveness was severely lacking. That was the only disappointment. But besides that it was a great night and will return forsure."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Loved the place and atmosphere. The only thing I would have to say that was a bit uncomfortable especially when trying to have a conversation, was the music noise level. The live dj is great, but it's not a club."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Went for dinner on Saturday evening with 4 girlfriends. Had a fantastic time as the service was outstanding and the food absolutely delicious! Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Send time we've gone to church and it was just as great as the first. Definitely will go again."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Amazing appetizers, impeccable service, mains unfortunately didn't live up to expectations."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "First of all the Service was outstanding. Second of all the food was great. All for a reasonable cost."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Food was delicious, service was attentive and ambience was enjoyable. Great job!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Was not impressed with food at aperitivo . Pasta tagliatelle with "wild mushrooms" Featured button mushrooms, maybe one sliver of an oyster mushroom was found. Drinks were small, in glass size and in qty. mixing of drinks very poor, delivered A flat prosecco albeit they gladly exchanged it it still tasted horrible.i dine out enough and cook enough good italian food to know this place is not all that great."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Great spot, classy and love the renos. Service was amazing!"
    Dined on 9/5/2013
  • "The appetizers and mains were amazing. The meatballs are a must have. Great service extremely attentive and not at all pushy."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Took my mom out for dins before attending a play and fell in Love with this place. The service was amazing! Combined with the ambiance of this restored church with exposed wooden beams and exposed brick which added the quaint feeling of being in a hidden gem. The food was incredible! We were pleased with everything from appetizers to dessert, especially the Tagliatelle with truffle cream sauce (yummmm!!)"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "The restaurant is stunning! The food is incredible! Very impressed with how the octopus was cooked!! Dessert was simply divine!! Enzo Campisi is a wonderful host!"
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "The food was delicious. The ambiance was nice. The night was spent waiting. Waiting for someone to show us to our table (we had resetvations), waiting for the waitress, waiting for our food. We had 9:30 reservations but did not eat until 11:30!!! The waitress was the worst EVER. The food was delicious, but they were sold out of many of the things we tried to order, from the wine, to the specials to regular menu items. By he time we had eaten and were eager to leave, considering how late it had gotten and annoyed by the poor service, we waited some more and had to find the waitress and track down a bill. Maybe it was an off night, but the experience was annoying. If the service was better i would eat there again."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Fantastic place. Definitely something different and unique in Toronto."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "A groupf of 8 went for a 7pm dinner on a Sat night. As noted on OpenTable, on Fri + Sat nights, seating is limited to 2-hours (assuming the next party is on time). Everyone was pleased with their meals. Grilled octopus and salumi plate for apps. Kale salad looked fantastic. Everyone loved the seabass. The lamb chops were also excellent. DJ comes around 10pm and it get a nice loungy-vibe so you can stay after your meal. Would recommend!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "First off the restaurant is lovely inside. From our first taste to our last everything was delicious. Service was friendly while still being professional. Will be back for more appetitzers. Meatballs are fantastic! Can't say enough about all the food we shared,it was all perfectly made."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "This was a gem of a place. Would have been great if more people visit this place (there were only 3 tables when we were there on a Wednesday night) because the service was excellent and food is definitely a foodie's heaven except for the pasta that came with the tasting menu. It was filled with olives and a bit pedestrian. The rest was wonderful though. Our server knew how to pair our meal with a clean, floral white wine. I've not been here on a regular menu day but the 4 course tasting menu we had was wonderful."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "Will be visiting this place again, probably on a Tuesday as they have a $5.00 corkage fee!! :)"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We went with some friends for dinner. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful with our menu suggestions. We ordered some the polenta fries which came with 2 dipping sauces, the one with gorgonzola was nice very good, as well as yellow fin tuna salad (very good) as appetizers. The striploin steak was requested to be cooked rare and it was cooked perfectly! The fish soup was also very good with a good variety of seafood. The mushroom tagliatelle was delicious as well. For dessert we had the millefeule which wasn't as good as the rest of the food. Overall everyone enjoyed their meals very much - we would visit again in the future!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "I love the decor of this resto. It's posh, cinematic, and modern with a historical twist. This place was quiet on a rainy Thursday evening, but it was just perfect for us. The cocktails and the complimentary crostini & cheeses were great. I enjoyed the braised octopus and the polenta fries very much. The Linguine frutta di mare, however, was a little bit lacklustre. There were not too many choices for dessert. But overall, the food and service were pretty good. Will come back to try more dishes."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "Food was authentic. Pasta and sauce was homemade and extremely good. Wait staff was knowledgeable of food and wine pairings and assisted with making menu decisions. I am looking forward to attending their bi-monthly tasting menu which specializes in italian regional cuisine. Would highly recommend, overall an outstanding experience."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Food and service at Church Apperitivo were amazing! Polenta fries could've used a more flavourful dipping sauce BUT were cooked perfectly! Amazing meatballs! Gnocchi so soft and fresh they felt like marshmellows! And the best rice balls (arancini) I've ever had!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Church really did a great job of creating an environment that's new and fresh while also respecting the history and architecture of the building. The service was really good. Our server Noah was on top of things all night and took great care of us. He was knowledgeable and personable and also very attentive. We had a pasta dish which was good. I felt it could have been better (a little bland) but our appetizer was delicious and we've heard their food is typically quite good."
    Dined on 9/13/2013