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La Veranda Osteria
La Veranda Osteria

La Veranda Osteria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.laveranda.ca
  • Email: la.veranda.o@gmail.com
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Went with my wife for lunch and had their two course pre-fixe lunch special. We both had Caesar salads to start and my wife had the salmon sautéed in a white wine sauce while I had a pepperoni and red pepper pizza. We have been here several times in the last few years and it is certainly a neighbour gem for Bloor West Village."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great affordable Italian restaurant. They could up their game with a few simple changes: - butter and cream - I hate digging butter out of a plastic container. Serve real butter on a dish. Sure it's a little more but for fine dining a must. Same for cream. Put in a container. Not plastic creamers.. - pour the wine when glasses getting empty. We had to pour allot our own wine. This adds to the ambiance if you pay attention. - menus getting ratty and dog-eared - wine list could get a new look. Our wine was good. But u could improve the look of the list - your pastas keep us coming back! Love your patio as well in the summer."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I went to La Veranda Osteria for Valentin's Day and we had such a wonderful time. The food was amazing the service was quick and friendly and it was a comfortable atmosphere. The whole time we were there we kept talking about how we would come back for other special occasions and about all of our family and friends we would like to bring along. Truly a gem. We will definable go back :)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My daughter reco'd this restaurant for dinner. The food was excellent - best pizza I've had apart from the real thing in Italy :) Attentive but unobtrusive service Easy parking in immediate area"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Wide selection of items on the menu means everyone can get what they want. Wait staff is well trained and friendly (enjoyed the singing). Food quality was great and I would have no problem recommending this restaurant to others for a nice Italian style meal."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food was delicious as always. Huge menu. 2nd time there and will come back again."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Great atmosphere for a group lunch on Saturday . The noise level was very low . Great value for the lunch special and lots of choice. The service was very attentive . Very convinient to arrive by TTC ."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Service was very good and the waiters very gracious. The food was good basic Italian. The grilled calamari was excellent and we had a green salad. We also had the veal which was slightly tough but the lemon caper sauce was very good and the side of penne with tomato sauce tasty and comforting. I don't think the meat was the chef's fault, meat is always hit and miss from suppliers."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I have frequented this restaurant several times over the last few years. I was disappointed this weekend when I ordered the gnocchi. Although the gnocchi appeared to be homemade, it was not well made. It was soggy and lacked salt. The bolognese sauce that it was served with also lacked seasoning and salt. I also ordered the Caprese salad and was disappointed again in the lack of seasoning. The atmosphere in the restaurant is nice but as it is a very popular spot, it is a bit noisy during peak hours so it might not be suitable if you are looking for something romantic. All in all though, because I have eaten at this restaurant before many times and the food has been good I would still recommend it."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We enjoyed a pleasant "girls' lunch" at La Veranda. The menu choices were great, the food quite lovely and the noise level was acceptable so that we could enjoy a conversation. The service experience was friendly and leisurely."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Great place for a family get together. Attentive staff and certainly accommodating! Would not hesitate to recommend"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Great service, good food, ample portions. Maybe a bit expensive, but good value. They also have gluten free options."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Hi go here all the time and it's always a blast. Fantastic food with the largest menu I've ever seen so ya u an always have something new. Great value for the money as they don't skimp & the quality is top shelf."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "The staff were extremely attentive. The food was excellent. I would highly recommend making a this a spot you want to visit."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Took my staff out for lunch at La Veranda Osteria. Was very impressed by the ambience, the menu, and the excellent food! I would highly recommended this restaurant for any type of gathering. I will definately be back!"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "I love La Veranda. They remember their patrons; they are warm and friendly. We were there for lunch. Soup was delicious as was the salmon. Shared the dessert with hazelnuts and mocha - delicious. Loved the Italian Pinot Grigio. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Bonus is that the owners shop locally to buy their fruits and vegetables! Go and enjoy!"
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "A group of 10 Ladies had lunch at this modern Italian Restaurant. Service was good although it fell down a little by dessert. The noise level was very loud but due to all the large Christmas lunch parties that is to be expected. La Veranda's $14.99 lunch special which includes an appetizer or salad and a main course is a great value. The choices are many and varied. Their pastas and pizza are delicious. Plus the grilled salmon is yummy and you can have it with veggies or add it to a tasty Ceasar salad. The one dinner that missed the mark was the veal in a lemon and wine sauce. Way to much sauce on the veal which could have been more tender. All in all, I will return and recommend this restaurant to friends."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Altho we were not a family, 6 friends from out of town and ourselves enjoyed the family feast. You have to have a minimum of 8. We had appetizers of garlic bread, Margarita pizza, basil penne, tossed salad and caesar salad. Main course of fish, veal and chicken. Staff were great and divvying up of the bill easy at $25.00 per person plus wine and gratuity. Lots of leftovers all nicely packaged in a carrier bag for us to take home."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Lovely spot that we found by accident. Great food and well priced. Try it also in the summer on the beautiful patio ... You would never know you are on a major street. Happy eating"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "food is always great. love the gluten free options, would love to see more vegan options. Outdoor decorations are always great . great location"
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Found La Veranda Osteria on line, even though I frequent the area often, somehow missed seeing the restaurant from the street as it is somewhat hidden by plants. Turned out to be a real gem! Great luncheon menu with good choices and attractive prices. Food was tasty and plentiful. I chose La Veranda because of it's organic menu items plus it's location, with parking directly across the street. From the outside, La Veranda resembles a small cafe, but it is surprisingly large inside with a modern decor, including one of the nicest washrooms I have seen in a restaurant. La Veranda exceeded my expectations and I will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "La Veranda is a pleasant place, located in the heart of Etobicoke, in a central and easily accessible place. The service is good, the staff is friendly and helpful. The food is also very nice. It is very good for group events and parties."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "I've always had pretty good food at La Veranda, but our dinners Thursday evening were all outstanding. The 4 of us shared 2 appetizers.. I always think of bruschetta as being a standard app, not really worth getting excited about. This was really brilliant and flavorful. And I think that the Ceasar was the best I ever had. Most Italian restaurants have standard dishes that taste pretty much the same. Here, they're each totally unique. You cannot beat the taste and texture of fresh made pasta, and the sauces are distinctive. Far too full, we split 2 desserts: chocolate lava cake and frozen lemon sorbet. The chocolate cake was a bit disappointing. The lemon was, as always, outstanding. Over all a very nice evening of dining out."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "The food was as expected ( very good ) as was the service ( there when you wanted them and not when you didn`t )"
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "I had an enjoyable lunch with a friend, a few weeks after attending an "Office Retirement Luncheon" for a big group of patrons. Both of them were very impressive. I would --and I did-- recommend La Veranda Osteria to friends for a good dining experience."
    Dined on 11/12/2013