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La Vecchia Ristorante
La Vecchia Ristorante

La Vecchia Ristorante Details

  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Fresh food, great service. What more could you want?"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I would have no qualms of recommending La Vecchia to anyone."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Food and service is consistently good whether it is for lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "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. "
    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. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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. "
    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!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Service was wonderful, food was perfection & wine selection offered just the right accents."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Calamari was tough. Portions were small. Extremely noisy. Staff were great."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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