Lil' Baci - Yonge st
Lil' Baci - Yonge st

Lil' Baci - Yonge st

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lilbaci.com/
  • Phone: (647) 748-6300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Saturday - Sunday: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM;
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Larry Santos
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Private Party Facilities: We serve nothing but authentic Italian food with an emphasis on quality, and are proud of the rustic and delicious meals we send out. Great atmosphere, attentive service, and really, really good food are sure to be the perfect finishing touches to your next private event!
  • Private Party Contact: Event Coordinator 8557808221

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Yonge and Glebe Rd.
  • Public Transit: Just a couple blocks north of Davisville Station
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Lil' Baci - Yonge st
Opening on June 1st 2012, we have embraced all that has made us one of Leslieville"s favourite restaurants and brought it to Davisville. We serve nothing but authentic Italian food with an emphasis on quality, and are proud of the rustic and delicious meals we send out, from our house made pastas, desserts, and cured meats, to our amazing pizzas. Great atmosphere, attentive service, and really, really good food.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Lil' Baci - Yonge st reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (13)fit for foodies (9)good for groups (6)great for outdoor dining (4)kid-friendly (4)romantic (2)hot spot (2)notable wine list (1)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Nice ambiance, sub par food
    Annexinjuly
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Cute little restaurant with great vibe. We tried the house special entree with veal and risotto and gnocchi with mushrooms. First meal was highly recommended by the server, but didn't live up to expectations. It came mildly warm and came 10 minutes before the second entree. There was not much flavour, with the meat being dry and chewy. As for the gnocchi, it was a little too sweet for my liking and a bit over cooked. While it went well with the mushrooms, we could not taste even a hint of the truffle oil. Overall disappointing night and won't be back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food great service
    MireilleVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Perfect place for a good pizza or pasta. Their fish special was outstanding. What made this experience even better was the friendly and professional service. We will be back!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last time
    aner
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Have been before. Previously the daily/only fish sold out by 7. This time post reservation, I called to reserve fish. I also asked if it was possible to have a quiet table.Response: no problem. On arrival our table was in the middle of the restaurant only 3' away from a stairway where a private party was on= platters & servers constant. It was also a few feet from the entry so very cold. I understand that request cant always accommodated. The response was inadequate. Basically a shrug. An apology? I asked to be moved when a table available. Hostess: fine but would be a while. Felt like a favour. No interest. Too busy that night? We left the cold, noisy table (essentially a passageway) & found a lovely place down the block.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Neighbourhood Spot
    EatALot
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Nice ambience, solid midtown restaurant with good specials, although my stuffed chicken with talegio & pear was a little too heavy on the butter for "Italian" food (even for Northern Italian). An easy-going vibe but not slack in service or in execution. Great place to eat with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic find
    Chefmitch
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This restaurant was excellent. Food was delicious and well presented, service was amazing and the atmosphere was warm. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good service
    MikeF
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Very nice place with great food...a bit on the small side though. Very good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was very disappointed.
    notoohappy
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We requested near the front near the window, and were told they were reserved. No one showed up at we were put in front of the kitchen which was very noisy. Our pizza was burnt and not very appetizing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FoodykinsVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Cute little spot with great food - nice twists on the usual italian dishes! Service was a bit slow at first, but once we got their attention, the timing was just right.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Fave in the Hood
    MB1977VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Its my go to every time. Love it for brunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • IT'S NICE
    ilanasVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    i like this place because we can walk there. They have nice wines. The affogato for dessert is a must-have, as is the pie of the day. The mains are good. Nothing incredible. Service was much better this time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 75 reviews are from the Lil' Baci - Yonge st reviews archive.
  • Enjoyable local place
    gourmandVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We dined al fresco on a warm summer evening. Friendly bistro style place in the Yonge/Davisville area. Like the interesting cocktails, always good specials & dishes well prepared; small, but good wine list by the glass.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodfaddie
    foodfaddie
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Authentic Italian food.fresh tasty meal.The outdoor patio was lovely.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tiny portions, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Had high hopes but was disappointed. Our crostini came burnt (offered to charge us just for one, but really, should have remade them), kale salad was difficult to eat since the lettuce was not chopped and very oily. The pasta was very good but the portion was tiny, more of an appetizer portion and i am not a big eater! It was embarrassing to see them serve about 20 pieces of gemili with a few brussels sprouts/tomatoes and charge $18! The pizza looked good but we won't be back. Too annoyed to have dessert.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Took 15 min for server to bring water to the table. Food took a long time to come out. Server didn't pay much attention to our table. The food was good but the poor service left a bad taste in our mouth. We did complain to the manger and she was apologetic.
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  • Always nice but service: meh!
    ilanasVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Service was poor overall - wine nice, salads decent . Will come back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • something has changed
    alanennis
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We have been going since opened and most recent experience very poor. Good was not up to previous standards and service (our server) was fair at best. The other server that night who greeted us but did not serve was very nice. To be honest we are not going back.
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  • Great time!
    Elle
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Food was great and service was friendly and prompt. The menu had something for everyone and was well priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu
    buddypile3
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We were very pleased with the very original menu. This is not your typical Italian trattoria. Congratulations on the inventiveness of your menu. My husband loved the brussel sprouts pizza
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If only the service was better
    LeoG
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food is OK, prices are OK, but the service is not so good. Even with a near to empty restaurant you have to wait over 10 minutes to be seated, Over 15 mins to get your order taken.. We got some half burnt, reheated bread which also came late and cold. The Creamy Polenta was OK. Desserts are OK. Nothing spectacular, nice patio.
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  • Serving staff seems not to care
    FoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Over a number of visits, the servers seems not to care about your waiting, whether it's for a table, for bread or for dessert. It's certainly a way to discourage patrons from coming back! In addition, the portion sizes, considering the prices, are pretty skimpy. The kids offerings are tiny and not enough for a 4 year old with a bird like appetite!
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  • Good Yonge St spot
    gourmandVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Lots of competition in the area - but a casual, fun & good spot! Enjoyed the fish special and wonderful dessert. Good wines by the glass
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious !
    Deb9227VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Great outdoor dining spot - food was delicious and the service was friendly and efficient. Good wine too !! Pappardelle with duck ragu was incredible !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for the neighbourhood
    Alwayslookin4gudspots
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Very good food. Friendly staff. Patio is perfect. Don't forget to share some appetisers before dinner - you'll be glad you did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed...
    angeVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    As a frequent customer to Lil Baci and a major fan, I've noticed some real inconsistencies and discrepancies over the last couple of months. I've dined there at least 4 times in the last two months and each experience leaves me disappointed and surprised. I'm not sure if there was a change in chef however when I was there Friday night, my entire table was unhappy with at least one element of their meal and refused to return. I'm not certain I can say the same for myself just yet but I will be waiting some time in hopes that things in the kitchen are resolved.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good value
    KingswayFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Food good but not great, service good and prices reasonable
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and Friendly
    hungryjennVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Had a nice dinner here as a group of 6. We sat downstairs which we much prefer to being upstairs. Would return - especially for patio season!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighbourhood hot spot
    Sherry
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Very good Italian food with robust flavor. Not your boring pizza restaurant. Incredible beet salad with goat cheese and imaginative pizzas and pastas. Food fit for every taste served with mouth-watering seasonings.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An adjustment is needed
    Donsalvi
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    First time visit. We were all (3) deeply impressed by the quality, freshness and flavour of the food served. Definitely worth experiencing...once. There are many Italian restaurants in the area, but few that offer the same quality as this one. The real difference between them is that they offer either larger portions or equal portions at a lesser price. Lil' Baci has handicapped itself by offering by offering small portions at a high price (Unless it was made by the Pope, I'm not sure a a cup full of raddichio warrants a $14 price). Untill an adjustment is made, We're going to have a hard time recommending this to anyone other than the MMTB (More Money Than Brains)crowd.
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  • Sahand
    fast
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had Mother's Day brunch at Lil' Baci. It was an outstanding experience: the food was excellent (Eggs Benedetto) and the service matched the great food. We will be sure to go back. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family get together
    Focsler
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Met up with family at this cosy neighbour eatery. Servicer was pleasant and knowledgable and paced our meal nicely. Food was delicious from salads through pastas and pizza. Loved the chewy crust and sauce on the latter. Desserts were to die for. Prices were decent for this level of dining. We plan to make Lil' Baci on of our go to place when we Midtowm. Only negative is that finding parking spot can be taxing. No pun intended but better to take a taxi or walk if you can.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No gluten free mains
    Flipflops
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Food was ok. Open kitchen makes for a smoky dining experience. One or two gluten free options - and they're salads, so I was starving after. :(
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood Italian food
    TorontoMom
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    We had a delicious Italian dinner. Some wonderful interesting dishes. Lots of healthy options. Kids found yummy choices too. Good service considering restaurant was packed.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    MB1977VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I enjoy their menu so much that it has now become my first choice of restaurants to visit in the Yonge & Egg/Davisville area. The Brussel Sprout pizza is a delightful surprise. And I cannot say one bad thing about anything on the brunch menu. The staff is always pleasant and fun to chat with. Definitely a must visit, over & over again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed our meal at Lil' Baci.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Enjoyed our meal at Lil' Baci. The menu here offers some unique spins to the pasta and pizza dishes which dominate the menus at the many other Italian restaurants in the neighbourhood. Waitress got off to a slow start but steadily improved throughout the evening. In fairness she did mention they were dealing with a large party in the private dining area upstairs. Never the less, she was still happy to take the time to make recommendations for both food and wine. Zucchini Soup was fresh and flavourful but must be a big fan of zucchini to truly enjoy. Heirloom beet salad was fresh and well dressed. Duck Ragu on Polenta was a great rich entree and a nice change from pasta. DC enjoyed her gnocchi in traditional beef and pork ragu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Eating Experience
    Nature
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Beet salad was delicious. Would have liked to try kale salad but they were all out. Pasta was tasty but felt the portions were too small. Nice atmosphere and good service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighbourhood favourite
    OrliVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Lil Baci is, by far, one of my favourite places to go in my area. I'd probably make the trek even if it wasn't so conveniently located! Loved the food, great service and perfect ambiance. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lil baci
    Ryhanks
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Great spot. Was very busy. Took a little while to be seated and for our waitresses first stop to our table but after that it was great. Our waitress was friendly and attentive and the food was really good. Will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food, small portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Been to this restaurants a number of times previously, but this time visited during winterlicious. Pizza option was good, pasta portion size is small. Otherwise a decent meal. Service is fine too, nothing to complain about. A nice little neighbourhood spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Winterlicious menu not up to par
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We've eaten there before, so while the menu was enticing for winterlicious, the actual dishes were not good at all I returned my lambs shank because they were so greasy. My husband's chicken pappardelle was ok, nothing special. My dessert, chocolate mud pie lacked taste,hard cake impacted on the bottom. Italian menu, Sardinian style apps...why add butter? Olive oil on table is delish, does chef need to enhance dishes so much. Makes no sense. The entrance moved to the side of the restaurant because of the cold, so we sat in front of the former doors. Freezing cold. Why not insulate, cover the cracks in the door? Or forgo some of the tables downstairs. I wish we had moved upstairs. Bad food, cold feet. We won't be back.
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  • Loud
    Booboo
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    It s unfortunate that this place plays music so loud, also echos from all conversations from all tables . We live in the area so convenient location.Food is acceptable , service was good but due to noise level, we will not return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic