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La Vecchia Ristorante
La Vecchia Ristorante

La Vecchia Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.lavecchia.ca
  • Email: info@lavecchia.ca
  • Phone: (416) 489-0630
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Aurora Stranges
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Yonge & Broadway
  • Public Transit: Yonge & Eglinton
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is a parking lot right across the street.
A word from La Vecchia Ristorante
Take a trip to old world Italy without ever leaving Toronto. Located in the fashionable area of Yonge and Eglinton, La Vecchia delivers the authentic taste of Italy with a genuine Italian ambiance. From the stone and stucco walls covered in Italian pictures and art, La Vecchia captures the essence of Italian dining with European flair and culinary excellence. The menu is old world, with a strong focus on fresh, quality cuisine. We look forward to seeing you.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My favourite restaurant in the city. Always great service and food. The mussels were really good and veal scalloping was excellent. I would always recommend it. The dessert special was really nice now that the menu had changed."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed our meal here, was good. Everything we had tasted pretty good. They undercooked my wife's pasta entree but they pretty quickly brought her out a new one that was good."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Calamari was tough. Portions were small. Extremely noisy. Staff were great."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Service was wonderful, food was perfection & wine selection offered just the right accents."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "A little too busy and crowded. Had to wait some time for my table - even though it was booked for 9pm. Service and food were very good, though."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I'm writing to express my pleasant dining experience recently at La Vecchia. From the moment we walked in to the moment we left, there was a welcoming feeling all around. Everyone was pleasant and treated us well. The food is amazing and well prepared and the wine list is well versed. I have been to La Vecchia many times and will continue to return."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "La Vecchia has something for everyone--wonderful Italian food, great brunch dishes. Prices are very fair and there are good wines by the glass (Grove Mill sauvignon blanc--very fresh and citrusy). Servers are among the most congenial we've ever met and we are always welcomed warmly. We have never been disappointed when dining here, Their tiramisu is decadent, so save room for it. Agnolotti is delicious and so is the salmon frittata. Another favourite is the pizza contadina. If you haven't tried La Vecchia yet, give it a chance, but make a reservation--it can be crowded at peak times."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Our favorite restourant in that area. We will be back soon"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Great food, have done brunch and drinks several times and haven't been disappointed!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "This restaurant is one of the best the city has to offer. The food, wine, service and ambiance combine to make this a wonderful and memorable dining experience. I could go on and on. Bravo La Vecchia! Robin"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Showed up for reservation and was instantly seated. Great service, very professional and energetic. Short wait for drinks and food. Good quality food and decent portion sizes."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We all enjoyed the food, but we had made reservations two weeks in advance with a special note about our seating. It was completely ignored and they made us wait at the bar standing for 10 minutes. They gave the table that should have been reserved for us to someone that walked in right before us...that was a real disappointment. I had out of Towners and it was our one dinner out, it was a let down..."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We had a great meal and great experience at La Vecchia. Service was exceptional as always and the ambiance was conducive to conversation. This was the perfect spot to have a birthday celebration with a spouse. I'd definitely recommend this restaurant for your next special event or celebrations."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "food was very good and service outstanding - the restaurant went out of their way to accommodate my guest and me."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Definitely one of my favourite Italian dining spots in Toronto with exceptional service. The food is great and the ambience is lively. I've been there many times and will continue to frequent this Italian gem. Being Italian, I trust it enough to bring my Italian parents there for dinner, the biggest food critics when it comes to Italian food outside of mom's kitchen."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We were a group of 4 girls. We ran approximately 30 minutes late due to a major accident on the highway, which authorities were trying to clear. We were greated with a smile, and immediately taken to our table. They did not give it away and were so understanding. Staff is friendly, inviting and knowledge in the wine department."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This restaurant is about an hour from where I live but I keep coming back with friends and family for the food and service. Both are outstanding and better than expected every time."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "From the moment I stepped into the restaurant the service was wonderful. Our waiter had a fabulous smile. was helpful and so very friendly. Food was excellent and the place was very romantic. Do yourself a favour and an a visit."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Nothing wrong with it but nothing that will bring me back. Service was pretty good."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Mushroom risotto is a must order! Service was wonderful! Great experience!!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "The experience was amazing. Every aspect of the service was exceptional. It has been a long time since I've been to a restaurant with that level of service. Our client was very impressed and we would definitely recommend the restaurant."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "I would be surprised to find anyone who wouldn't enjoy this restaurant. I'm a huge fan and any guests I've taken there have been impressed. They do an outstanding job at providing personalized service and the ambiance is amazing. They have a great private wine list and the cuisine is always flavourable and fresh."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "This little strip of a restaurant has an old world charm. Lighting is dimmed, bejeweled chandeliers hang from the ceilings, and black and white photographs of italian scenes and celebrities line the walls. The food was moderately priced, portions were too much for most of us, and we left with leftovers. However, do note that red-meat eaters who want more than veal scallopini or veal chops might be a touch disappointed with options. But if you enjoy fresh sauces and pastas, and seafood, then you'll be A-OK here. The grilled calamari was fragrant and tender, the penne arrabiata was al dente and flavourful, the chilean sea bass was moist and tender, and the capellini sardi was packed with seafood."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "I was really looking forward to experiencing La Vecchia Ristorante. It turns out my expectations to big. I was with one other person, celebrating a birthday. We felt rushed and the food was just acceptable. Had the Chilean Seabass and it was overooked and oily, Seafood salad was very vinegary...mediocre."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "The service is fantastic, and the food is delicious. But this time, we were initially approached by the maitre D and we're hinting that they don't appreciate us coming for just drinks and reserving a table just for that. When we assured him that we were there to have a full dinner, he apologized and comped us a shot of lemon cello. That was nice of him. But I gotta admit I was a bit offended by the presumption. He said it was a misunderstanding, so whatevs, I guess. I've been there many times before,and they've always been nice. The food is consistent, and very well balanced in flavors. Just a one-off. But notable."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Great service, delicious food and warm decor/ambience. It was quite packed so a bit noisy but got used to it after a few minutes. Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "The best Italian food in the city. As a picky eater I Absolutaly love this restaurant and everything about it."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Loved everything about it - its a MUST EXPERIENCE!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "La Vecchia was delightful! Our server made the dining experience lively! The selection of dishes was perfect for our group as we had veg and non-veg and delicious to boot! We felt as if we were dining amongst friends! Highly recommend this a spot with out with good friends!"
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "A little put off by the host not wanting to seat us when we arrived for our reso. Made a lame excuse of how busy they were. We were a party of 3 with a reso & 1 member was going to late approx 20mins & they didn want to seat us. Terrible customer service as they were not that busy & we made a reso 2 wks prior. Tho our server was fantastic, I don't believe I will visit again due to this teRrible first impression."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "We love la Vecchia ristorante! Every time the food is fresh and delicious. The service is always attentive and prompt."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "This is a great spot for a night out with your partner or a group. The food is reliable, the wine is good and the service is good."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "great time only draw back was the parking and the $40 ticket..lol"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We have had dinner here a few times and this was the first Brunch. Frittatas are amazing… great mix of ingredients and flavourful. One of our party had crepes and love it. Overall a really great experience. Noise level was way less than dinner times. Definitely recommend for brunch and dinner."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Great food, very packed for a Thursday night. We had reservations at 6:30 pm. They didn't seat us until all four people were there (I had to stand by the bar, blocking the aisles... a bit annoying). Good food, nice service. But at the end, our waitress had to essentially kick us out because they have a 1.5 hour dining limit, which was not communicated via the Open Table reservation. Again, a bit annoyed."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "Our son and his bride honeymooned in Italy. When they visited Toronto with her parents we found LaVecchia to be the perfect post-honeymoon haven. Excellent food and service and ambience, and we found we could talk to each other over the energetic noise level"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "The food was good. The service was very good and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The nose level wasn't bad at all and we had a very pleasant evening."
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "The food was excellent. We enjoyed every moment. And the deserts were amazing."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Great service and the food is amazing. Well done to the wait staff and the kitchen"
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "A friend and I were planning an event, looking at La Vecchia as a possible venue, and went there for lunch during the week. We were happy to see that it was very busy. (Always a good sign!!! ) The noise level was high, but not uncomfortably so; people were just enjoying themselves and involved in animated conversations. I had a glass of prosecco and shared the delicious calamari appetizer. I then had a glass of white wine and vitello limone as my main course. An espresso and biscotti were a nice way to finish. The waiter was pleasant, but not intrusive. The food was delicious and arrived promptly. The prices were reasonable, given the size and quality of the portions. All in all, it was a very positive experience. I'd definitely return! :D"
    Dined on 10/8/2013