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La Veranda Osteria
La Veranda Osteria

La Veranda Osteria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.laveranda.ca
  • Phone: (416) 231-3800
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday and Saturday: 11:00am - 10:30pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 8:30pm

    Patio Hours; Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Tommaso
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bloor Street West and Royal York
  • Public Transit: Located across the street from Royal York Subway Station
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Green "P" parking is located across the street adjacent to the Royal York Subway Station. Street parking is also available within a block of the restaurant.
A word from La Veranda Osteria
As one of the Kingsway’s most popular restaurants, La Veranda Osteria, at Royal York & Bloor, prides itself on serving traditional, classic Italian fare as well as fresh seafood and steaks. La Veranda Osteria also offers an outdoor patio in addition to a semi-private dining area for groups of 10-50. Whether you are looking for a casual meal, somewhere for that special occasion, or a large gathering, please let our staff invite you to experience our outstanding food, service and value that attracts so many of our local clientele. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We get here once a year to celebrate.....and it never fails to fulfil! Thank you."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "First time I'd visited. I appreciated the very large number of options on the prix fixe lunch menu. Might want to try sitting outside next time although I heard another diner say it was very noisy out there. I love the plant surrounded verandah outside."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I love this restaurant, the staff are very efficient,not intrusive, and very friendly. The food is outstanding, and the menu and wine list are extensive. I have dined inside and outside and, though the traffic noise is a bit loud in the evening it did not interfere with our conversation. The patio is adorned with beautiful plants and flowers which helps keep the traffic noise at bay! I have heard that the lunches and brunches are equally good but, so far, have only dined there"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "La Veranda is our go to restaurant. We can walk there and it is always pleasant. The dining room and the outdoor patio are both lovely. It has a varied menu and decent wine selection. It is less noisy than some of the other restaurants nearby so we often go there with friends for dinner. Lunch menu is also varied and there is a prix fixe which is affordable and always provides abundant choice. The servers are very efficient and just attentive enough to ensure patrons have everything required to make the meal enjoyable."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We took our friends to La Veranda for lunch on Friday and we were all very pleased with the food, the service and seating on the patio. We will definitely go again, as will our friends. Sometimes we've had good food at a restaurant but the washrooms make one question what the kitchen looks like. Not at La Veranda--the washrooms were most impressive. The patio looks great with beautiful flowers and efficient awnings that gave us shade on a hot day."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "great food, great value, great neighbourhood gem. For all occasions."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The food was barely edible and the prices were very high considering the quality of the food."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The place was too busy at the time, so I expected a bit better service. Food is OK, would be nice to use salt a bit smarter."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "If you enjoy Italian food, Veranda is one of the best restaurants for that. The menu is large and varied, and everything I have had there has been tasty and spiced just right. The service is friendly and the ambiance pleasant."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed the food and service at La Veranda!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were very happy with the food, as the food was delicious. However, the service was very slow. We had 3 different servers and when we received our bill, we had been charged for a bottle of wine, when in fact we had only ordered a half litre."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "One person in our party wanted a different sauce with her pasta. Her request was refused - not because they couldn't make the sauce, but because they said shrimp did not go well with meat sauce. The customer likes that combination and eats it all the time elsewhere. If the customer wants that sauce she should have been served it and not been told that shrimp doesn't match with it. Who is eating the meal - the customer or the server??"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Food was tastey but the meat amount was too little for the price."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Four of us had a 12:30 reservation for lunch. We were seated and given water and menus. That was it! Then at 1:20 I found a server and asked when our orders would be taken. I was told that we would be served in the order that we had arrived. We were very frustrated because one in our party was on a time restraint. We finally gave our order and the food arrived by 1:45. The noise level in the restaurant was so high that we had a difficult time having a conversation. I will not dine there again."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "THe food at La Veranda is well priced and always good. The patio is a lovely place to sit - a bit noisey but nice nevertheless. Had a new waitress who ignored us a bit and had to be waved over a lot... but we were not in a rush, so it was OK. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "My wife, daughter & I thought we'd try this supposed neighborhood gem. The food was pretty good and the service was friendly until we complained about the air conditioning. It was 28 degrees outside but every time the ac kicked in we froze with blasts of cold air. We were in short sleeves of course and asked our waitress if she could adjust the ac so that it didn't start at such a low temp. She told us that if she turned down the ac it would get warm in the restaurant - Brilliant! My wife told her she was very uncomfortable but she just walked away & we saw her speak to another employee while pointing at us. Another waiter finished service with us while we 'chilled'. No manager came and the tip we left reflected how valued we felt."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Enjoyed it very much; just like the previous several experiences..."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "For those who like good food, this restaurant is recommended"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "... with large menus, big portions, but with some bigger more upscale ambitions in terms of decor, food, wine, dessert, and decor. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Interesting service style (never the same person comes to your table), menu is a bit vast for a first-timer, but delicious food, wow. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I had the linguine pescatore in "white wine" sauce. The fish tasted fishy, the scallops had freezer burn and you can taste it and the calamari was rubbery. My counterpart had penne and sea bass and she said it was "fine". (she uses "fine" for below average) I had asked for lemon, to cut the grease for my dish (didn't tell them latter) and had to wait ten minutes. There were only two tables of ten, one table of 4 and us a table of two. The main courses are overpriced, the only thing that saved the time spent there was that they didn't rush you and the wine wasn't bad."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was my first visit to La Veranda after hearing positive comments from friends. I very much enjoyed the ambiance and friendly staff who made dinner a pleasant experience. Menu is extensive and food was excellent. I would recommend to friends."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We have been to La Veranda a few times and have always enjoyed the food. It is a very lively place and because of that can be a bit noisy. If you dine on the patio that is a different story . Food is always food .It is a busy and sometimes the sevice suffers a bit, but all in all we love it and will go back and recommend. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The restaurant has a great lunch deal; two courses with plenty of choice. Delicious. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We took our family to La Veranda Osteria for Easter dinner. They easily accommodated 8 of us at a table and were very patient with the grandchildren ordering. They were able to accommodate all individual requests and even have good gluten-free options. The wine choices were very good as well."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "this is one of the prettiest places with flowers all year long and the food is wonderful!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great place with a group of friends. Huge menu - lots of selection and generous portions"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our waiter was too friendly but the service was very good otherwise. I ordered pasta in a carbonara sauce: it wasn't the form of pasta that was listed on the menu and the sauce was VERY salty. Had a great time anyway."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We live in the neighbourhood and eat here frequently. Good food,,excellent service, very consistent, never disappointed."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I've been going to La Veranda for years - as it's a neighbourhood go-to. The wine was good, but otherwise, this visit was a disappointment. I was there with a guest for lunch. She ordered the grilled salmon while I ordered the lemon salmon and a tomato & arrugula salad for starters. My fish was overcooked, and there were no options for the salad dressing other than a garlic-based dressing. I realize that this is an Italian restaurant, but I can't digest garlic. This hasn't been a problem in the past. And then we had to wait for our bill, even though the restaurant wasn't busy. I'll go back to try it again, but not with a guest. If the next time isn't better, that will be my last visit."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "A great local restaurant. The pizza was crispy and good. A little salty for our taste and wish there was a whole grain crust option. The sea bass was tender and veg hot and tasty. We were a little surprised that the prices were so high, especially for the fish and seafood. Will return for sure."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I recently dined at la veranda with a party of seven, including one child. The food and service were, as always, very good. They have a kids menu and are very accommodating for children. Thanks for a perfect evening!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "I chose this place as I wanted a non chain dining place. The occasion was my in laws 62 nd wedding anniversary and my son's 21 st birthday. The servers were excellent and made us feel very welcome as it was our first time.i highly recommend thus place to anyone wanted a great night out."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food is consistently good. The portions are perfect. The staff are friendly, efficient and helpful. I often go to La Veranda (about 3 times/month) and I am never disappointed."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Delicious food, freshly made. Attentive service. Steps from Royal York subway, so you don't even need to drive. I love the salmon in lemon sauce. It's served with perfectly cooked veg, and comes with a salad or soup to start. Our favourite spot in the west end to celebrate family birthdays and events. The garden transports you away from the city....can't wait for summer to nab a patio table."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We have only lived in the neighbourhood for a year, but have eaten here numerous times. The menu is expansive and the dishes are all fantastic, as is the service."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Very enjoyable dinner and food superb. Service and friendly staff made our visit memorable. Recommended this to others who have had the same experience. Five stars all around!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Food was great and service lovely. Went with a group to celebrate a birthday and will be back."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "This was our first time at La Veranda. The restaurant atmosphere was welcoming and warm. The staff were very knowledgeable and responsive to our needs and we didn't feel like we were being rushed. The food was outstanding. My boyfriend is an espresson connosseur and he loved his double espresso and our cappucino's were to die for ! The decor and openess was inviting and comfortable. All of my family ranging in age from 21 to 78 , loved the place. We are definitely going back when patio weather hits T.O.!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We spent 2 great hours, enjoying some of the best food we've ever had in Toronto. The wine recommended was excellent. Surprisingly enough, the prices were very moderate. The place is very popular and although the space is very large, it was filled with patrons that to me looked as satisfied as we were. Despite such a large number of guests, we had no trouble keeping up the conversation, so noise was not an issue. We didn't feel rushed at all and a week later, we still talked about the food and ambiance. Such a great place with so many satisfied guests really speaks of the long-term vision of the management. I give this restaurant two total thumbs up."
    Dined on 2/14/2014