La Vecchia Ristorante
La Vecchia Ristorante

La Vecchia Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.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.
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La Vecchia Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (38)romantic (28)fit for foodies (26)special occasion (25)hot spot (15)notable wine list (13)great for lunch (12)late-night find (10)good for groups (7)vibrant bar scene (5)great for outdoor dining (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Food was great, nice atmosphere and friendly service. A place to go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A tasty italian treat for the Yonge-Eglinton area.
    Racatster
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The meal was just as expected, with no hidden surprises. Quaint, lovely and even romantic, this little Italian neighbourhood gem is a treat for those in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was excellent and so was the service. Will definitley return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Lulumc
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My husband and I came here for our anniversary dinner. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. The ambiance was lovely, very cool spot for a romantic dinner. We will definitely return and would recommend to anyone looking for a great restaurant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Joanne
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great food. Great Vibe. But noisey and really slow service. Just know in advance
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was terrible experience
    with6kies
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    It was our special night to celebrate engagement of my friend. we made reservation through open table and when my friends got there 5 minutes before i arrive, server say my name was not on the list so didnt give them a table even though there was plenty of table until i arrive. server wasnt available and taking care of other tables even if we raised our hand for attention. while we are having our main even though our dinner wasnt done, we still had more than half of dish was left they asked us twice and try to take away our dishes. That happend again while we are having our dessert. We felt Very insulting and felt like they are trying to send us away asap. This restaurant def ruined our special night to celebrate my friends engagement.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Marjorie
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    treated is well gave us a free dessert as we waited a bit for our meal it was a busy time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ALH63
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Our whole family's favourite spot in our neighborhood by far - consistently excellent food, friendly / professional service and a great atmosphere. Very good value too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine
    imundecidedVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Good not great. Nice menu food basic. Would not rush back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great ambiance, very good food and friendly staff. The wine list by the glass is very small and the bread is terrible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • London
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I can the second time around to celebrate my Birthday. I received the same service as I did the first time. I do not eat much sea food out ,due to allergies . I was very pleased that I was accommodated with my special food request.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Dissapoints
    Actionjax
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Again another amazing meal. Food is always spot on and the service is quick and friendly. The place is very busy so reservations are a must. Even then you may end up waiting a bit as they clear for second sittings. But the food is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!!
    AmZ1188
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Went for a last minute dinner and I loved every minute of it. The service was amazing, our waiter was classy, friendly and definitely knew how to entertain people and the food was outstanding! The vibe and overall feel of the restaurant was cozy rustic Italian, which I love, so I am without a doubt coming back again..
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's my go-to!
    drvonnostrand
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I work in the area and this place is my go-to when I want Italian and/or guaranteed good food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, great service, perfect
    Ciro
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    ambiance.....a must come back to place....we all had a great evening...compliments to our waiter!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Abdur
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Decided to check out La Vecchia based on good to great reviews I'd read online. The reviews were100% correct. Customer service was phenomenal and the food was simply delicious!!! Will be recommending to my friends and definitely will be visiting again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Delish!
    CooperKay
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Brought out of town family here for dinner. Great Ambience, lively feel, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. They went as far as saying this was the best Italian restaurant they have been.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    BdagirlVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    great food - good wine list, authentic feel - I think nonna still works in the kitchen :)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 186 reviews are from the La Vecchia Ristorante reviews archive.
  • always good food
    munsta
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Fresh food, great service. What more could you want?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love for risotto
    yummyyummy
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great food! Had the risotto porcini and it was amazing! Our server was very friendly and the service was very good. Tiramisu was excellent as well. It melts in your mouth. Would definitely go back and highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real go-to place
    AlCathVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Choose La Vecchia for its varied menu, reasonable prices, good wines and friendly service. Always a reliable place to eat in the city--we've never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • VERY GOOD
    Lvdining
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The restaurant was busy, but they had our table waiting for us. The service was prompt. The food was excellent. I intend on going back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sunny
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I would have no qualms of recommending La Vecchia to anyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistency
    KettlebyKat
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Food and service is consistently good whether it is for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful lunch...best service
    luv2dine
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I went with a friend for lunch to La Vecchia. Our server was excellent. Attentive, friendly, made suggestions, did not rush us -- the perfect server! The food was very good. I had veal with gorgonzola and tomatoes. Very tasty. We added a glass a wine to celebrate, but it considerably pushed up the price for lunch. My suggestion to diners on a budget is to enjoy the excellent food and avoid the booze.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    This was the second time that I entertaine a client group at this restaurant. The only negative is that the noise level is so loud that it was very difficult to carry on a conversation
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • warm and friendly
    Roxi
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    While the food wasn't the best part of my experience, and it usually is at LA Vecchia, the service and overall experience was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    Catmir
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We arrived 18 min early and the gentleman at the door was not very friendly or nice. He pointed out that we are early and went to check the reservation. We asked if we could sit at the bar - we had no problem ordering drinks while waiting - however he said we had to move out of he way because he to sit people at the table we were standing next to. It looked like we caused him grief by arriving 18 min early. Our server was ok - he had a bit of attitude but not as bad as the gentleman seating us. The only staff that was exceptional was the bartender - he cared if the drinks were good and he smiled when he served us. This restaurant needs to take lessons from Grazies up the street - much better staff and they treat you like gold!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty delicious italian food!
    Food
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Best italian food that i have been to so far. Reasonably priced too. Our waiter was absolutely amazing, funny, and entertaining! Definitely a hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    Glacier
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Nothing special to say. Food was served quickly and was OK (mini-pizza and plump chicken breast). It was a little bit cool inside, but could be because we came early and restaurant was not full of people. Not the greatest service, but I guess acceptable for the lunch during business week. Prices are average-high.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go to La Vecchia
    Grad2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    La Vecchia's atmosphere is quite enjoyable. Jason our server was very kind, helpful and knowledgeable about the items on the menu. The food is excellent, I have yet to go and find something on the menu that I didn't like.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, selective service
    TravelsToEat
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Atmosphere was very romantic, dimly lit, well decorated. However as dinner went on, the restaurant got louder and louder, which was not really desirable; affected the romantic atmosphere. My dish was missing scallops while my friend who ordered the same dish got hers. When we told the waiter, he said "i'll have the chef redistribute the dish. They cook it together and divide it". Seems strange that my friend would need to give up her scallops for me... we also were not told our specials (mains and desserts) while tables beside us were volunteered the specials. doesn't seem like all guests get treated equally here. Didn't feel too good about that. All appetizer, mains, desserts tasted great though.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always feel like family.
    BernbyVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    After living near LV for a few years, I was a regular patron and happily enjoyed being treated like family. But I came to realize it's how they approach everyone here. It's a very high energy place, bustling with waiters, handshakes and lots and lots of groups - but that's the attraction. There's always a long list of Italian specials. Your favourite pasta's and seafood on the regular menu. And great desserts. It's really a neighbourhood gem that you would have a tough time replicating as it's front area is great in the summer with the open windows and view of the Yonge/Eg area. Highly reccomend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh yum!!!!
    Yum77
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    This is one of my fave restaurants!!!! It never disappoints. The service is always great. The food is fabulous. The Caprese salad is so good! The four cheese gnocchi is delisious! Basically you can't go wrong! Make a reservation. Great dessert too.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fav
    Ebes
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Has never ceased to impress. The service is always outstanding. Don't look at the menu; just order the pasta special!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always
    Steve
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed every moment, bite & drop.
    Tomkat9700
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Service was wonderful, food was perfection & wine selection offered just the right accents.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Mixed Bag
    compass
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Calamari was tough. Portions were small. Extremely noisy. Staff were great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little too busy and crowded. Had
    Darwinian
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.