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Enoteca Sociale
Enoteca Sociale
  • Address:
    1288 Dundas St West
    Toronto, ON M6J 1X7
    Neighborhood:
    Little Portugal / Dundas West
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: CAN$30 and under

Enoteca Sociale Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sociale.ca
  • Phone: (416) 534-1200
  • Hours of Operation: Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Kris Schlotzhauer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private wine cellar is a beautiful setting for any intimate event. The space is perfect for groups of 8-12 people. Menu options range from $45 to $60 per person and include items such as salumi and formaggi, antipasti, pasta a main course and dolci. Allow Chef Kris and the rest of the Enoteca kitchen team to playfully craft, reinvent and re-imagine an Italian family dinner with classic Roman cuisine and a dash of local influence.
  • Private Party Contact: Raffaele Posteraro (416) 534-1200

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Coolmine Road
  • Public Transit: The #505 Dundas Streetcar stops at Dundas & Dovercourt, less than a 1 minute walk from our front door.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is street parking available, as well as a "Green P" parking lot on Harrison, just north of Dundas off Dovercourt.
A word from Enoteca Sociale
Enoteca Sociale is an Italian Wine-Bar in the west end of Toronto. Enoteca Sociale brings the concept of the Italian Enoteca to Toronto. Our value driven wine list focuses on hidden gems from various regions of Italy plus some of Ontario’s finest. Chef Kris Schlotzhauer’s menu features house made pasta with inspiration from classic Roman cuisine and local seasonal ingredients. Our private wine cellar is a beautiful setting for any intimate event. The space is perfect for groups of 8-12 people. Menu options range from $45 to $60 per person and include items such as salumi and formaggi, antipasti, pasta a main course and dolci. Allow Chef Kris and the rest of the Enoteca kitchen team to playfully craft, reinvent and re-imagine an Italian family dinner with classic Roman cuisine and a dash of local influence. We look forward to celebrating with you! Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "I took my girlfriend here for her birthday. She had been before, but I hadn't. The service was outstanding without being bothersome. They took care of everything in a very timely manner and it was a real pleasure dining there. The food was relatively inexpensive given the quality. We each had an appetizer, a main, desert, and drinks and our bill was under $100. Everything was so flavorful and savory. I highly recommend the shortribs with house-made kimchi."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We have been to Enoteca many times since it first opened and it continues to impress and delight. The food is excellent and the service is attentive without being obtrusive. Would highly recommend for special occasions or just a great meal on a weekend."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We were greeted by very friendly servers, the service was on point the whole night. The ghnocci was to incredible! The Italian sausage was also very delicious. There strawberries and cream had to have been one of the most unique dessert plates I have ever tasted. Overall I'm very impressed!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Would be helpful to have more coverage of the patio umbrellas."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Service was excellent and surprisingly the noise level was great and wee were able to carry on a conversation . Because most restaurants these days are too loud . Our waiter Patrick was excellent . And gave us a great after dinner wine for the whole table . I was with business colleagues and they loved the space and most importantly the food was excellent . My tuna appetizer was excellent with the right amount of "kick" to it . Definitely will go back."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "It was my partner's birthday (which I mentioned when making the reservation) and the staff at Enoteca Sociale surprised us with a sweet birthday candle in our desert at the end of the meal. The food was perfect and the service was kind and the perfect amount of "present". I also loved the chardonnay. A perfect birthday experience! "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Enoteca Sociale was a high point in our trip to Toronto. Though the menu was small, it had a wide range and each of the items were tantalizing. The food was excellent, from the starters, to the entrees (had pork cheek) to the desert (delicious bread pudding). It had an original touch without going over the top. Our server, Tedde, was knowledgable, friendly and professional. I will definitely return on my next trip to Toronto."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We were expecting a much more authentic food experience.Mediocre(at best) salumi and bread.Lukewarm entrees,even though they only had five choices!No specials on a saturday night,even with a very limited menu.Server didn't explain anything about the menu or wine list."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We were excited to try enoteca after hearing the many positive reviews online, however, we found the food underwhelming. The portion sizes were also excessively small. There was no wow factor. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food was good; server was good; the bartender was rude and condescending. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "A couple of friends had recommended this restaurant and our experience was inconsistent with their descriptions. The waiter was cordial, competent, but not friendly and not particularly helpful or attentive. The food was acceptable but not exceptional and the menu was limited. The limited range we knew about going in but had expected the quality and attention to detail to be higher. The wine list was also only in the acceptable category. The noise level was very high. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Went there for dinner on 5/15/2014 with my kids, brother in law and his wife. FOOD: arancini, salumi, gnocchi, and their rigatoni was delicious. The tiramisu was heavenly and the sticky toffee pudding was out to die for!! WINE: great selection! AMAZING SERVICE: Our waitress was attentive and anticipated our every need. BUT she went above and beyond service; I hadn't realized I had dropped the buckle for my shoe in the restaurant until she came running half a block in the rain to return it to me. Now that's service!!!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I'm so happy to have found this gem! We went for a special birthday and it was just perfect from start to finish. The food was delicious, and the service was outstanding. Although it's out of the way for us, we will definitely be back again soon! "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "This is one of my favourite restaurants in town. Not only is the atmosphere cosy, the food superb, but the waiters are the friendliest, most helpful around (without overdoing it.) The last time I was there it was our anniversary and the waiter brought us complimentary sparkling wine. Then I mentioned to the sommelier that I tried (unsuccessfully) to find one of his wines at the LCBO and he went and printed out the details of where I could order it. And to top it off, the dinner was fantastic, as always (tuna starter, bucatini main, chocolate terrine dessert). We'll be back, soon. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Met a friend and work associate for dinner. Had excellent food, great service, cool retro ambiance , good wine and not too noisy, since we had to talk business."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Beautiful simple food. Nothing fussy, or too far out of the box here, just good traditional Italian flavours. Service was excellent. The wine pairing was on point! "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "My wife and I had a little "date night" and decided to come into town from Burlington for dinner. While we had read about Enoteca, the actual experience was well worth the 1 hour drive (given the summer road construction). Everything from the hearty and original appetizers to the hand made pasta and slow braised beef special was off-the-charts delicious. The food was served very hot (which is what we like) and the service was top notch. We'll definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "April 27-a special night. Took my son and fiancee to my favorite restaurant. Drive 200 miles round trip. Order an $80 bottle of wine. Mid way thru appetizers, they seat next to us, a couple with babe in arms-I'd say 10-12 months old. The kid wails ALL night. People all over the restaurant are looking over. The dad is a slug and never gets off his cell phone, while wife tends to the baby. A waiter comes over and cradles the baby for 10 minutes (so she could finish and leave?) These people should NOT have been permitted into the restaurant. A ruined night. Enoteca has lost my patronage (11 meals in 2 years) because they prefer this type of customer."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Excellent service & even better food, will highly recommend this restaurant to friends. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We took our two adult children for dinner a few weeks ago. My husband and I and another couple had been one other time and really enjoyed our food. This last time the food was just okay. The cornish hen was mainly bones; my son's pasta dish was nothing special and my fish dish was not what I expected from a restaurant that has such a high demand for their tables. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We let the server bring our food according to restaurant specialties. I always get intimidated reading the ingrdients listed on menus. She did an awesome job!!! I would send her a huge shout out by name but I forgot it!! You know who you are!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Staff was very accommodating, and the food was excellent. I like the shrunk down menu and the diverse choice of wines by the glass is a huge plus"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We ordered most of the salads on the list and shared them for appetizers. Excellent! Mains weren't as memorable. Tried of Q of red wine that wasn't particularly tasty. Server took it away and replaced it with something much better. Servers made great recommendations all round."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Enoteca Sociale was top notch from start to finish. The food was to die for and that is an understatement. My partner has been in the industry for years and she said this was one of the best meals she has eaten in her life."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Four of us had dinner there recently and had a wonderful meal (and, as I've spent a lot of time in Italy, I'm pretty picky about Italian food). Both the Kale salad and the tuna starters were terrific and the Bucatini all' Amitriciana was as good I've had it in Italy. If you're drinking white, the Ribolla Gialla from Friuli-Venezia was pretty great (but unfortunately not available at the LCBO). Oh and the service was super friendly, so all in all, a super place."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The staff is phenomenal, and really makes the place special. They are helpful and kind, and around the perfect amount. This really sets them apart from other restaurants with the same quality of food (which is fantastic by the way - the arancini is to die for)."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Flawless experience from start to finish. While I knew the food was excellent, the service is equally great. The interior has a chic vibe without pretension. Loved it!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Took my husband for dinner to celebrate his birthday. I'd been to Enoteca before but it was his first time. Meal was outstanding! Striped shrimp pasta was tasty, tender and flavours outstanding. Enjoyed tuna cerviche and presentation was lovely. Wine list is excellent and service attentive and well paced. Server was knowledgeable and charming. Had a cheese plate for dessert which was perfect to end meal. Excellent range of cheeses to choose from and accompanied by honey, pecans and apple. Atmosphere is casual, and unpretentious but no detail is overlooked. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We had a fantastic server, she was amazing. We ordered the arancini and they were fabulous but our mains came out a little disappointing. Two of us ordered the ravioli, it was good but the sauce was too salty. Two people from my party ordered the rib-eye steak and the arugula salad was almost inedible because the amount of salt, same with the grilled rapini side. Other then that I loved everything, the atmosphere, service and the appetizers and drinks."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We asked for family service both for food and wine, and were provided with small glasses of different kinds of wonderful wine that they refilled as they were emptied - a tasting treat that we not have gotten from one or two bottles. The same with the food. they asked a few questions about likes and dislikes, and proceeded to bring several different wonderful firsts, one at a time, judging the next by our response to the one prior. Everything was so good that we asked for a second pasta, even though each of us was already full. It came in about 5 minutes - that's how fresh everything is. Than, we sampled one of each dessert. There was no false step anywhere. The decor is imaginative and soothing. Staff are attentive and very knowledgable."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Fantastic appetizers and pasta. Great wine selection on the eno-matic."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent. Everyone in our group really enjoyed our meals."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Recently had my favorite meal at Enoteca yet. Friendly & knowledgable staff, they were accommodating for vegans - amazing food, generous portions. We had the radicchio, grapefruit and pistachio salad; kale & faro salad, spaghetti al pomodoro (off menu) with sides of lemon chili rapini, and the sautéed kale & sherry vinegar. Everything was quite lovely, fun wine list, and attentive but not intrusive service. An all around win. We went fairly early and the mood was relaxed and not too noisy, but still vibrant. I hadn't been to Enoteca in about a year, it will now be back "on rotation" for us."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I never fill these things out. This place was outstanding"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great food, upcycled setting, save me a seat. I'm coming again!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "...the salt level! Everyting was really salty. The service was good, they were accomodating when two guests in my party arrived around 40 minutes late."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Impeccable execution from the warm greeting to the passionate and knowledgeable server. Carefully selected beer & wine choices paired with the best of refined rustic Italian style cheeses, prepared meats, pastas, and mouth watering breads & flavorful olive oil skillfully perfected and presented."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Great food but really noisy, difficult to chat with the person across the table."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I have been to Enoteca Sociale once before and in my opinion it is one of the best restaurants in Toronto. If I want to go out for fancy and amazing meal it is on the top of my list. The service is incredible, the staff makes you feel so special and welcome there, the food is incredibly flavorful and different, yet simple and sticking with Italian tradition, and the atmosphere is exactly what I want and expect from such a nice place. The restaurant is on the smaller side, but very comfortable and in the summer time they open up a patio that is beautiful. The price point is a little higher but worth every penny. I highly recommend Enoteca Sociale to anyone."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Unfortunately I'm not Italian, but I will make due with at Enoteca. Great place with a good laidback vibe. Great place to catch up with friends and family for sure."
    Dined on 3/11/2014