L'Unità Enoteca
L'Unità Enoteca

L'Unità Enoteca

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lunita.ca/
  • Phone: (416) 964-8686
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday & Monday: available for private functions

    Wine Bar: Tuesday - Saturday 5:30pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Jeremy Gash
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: L'Unità offers an array of possibilities for special events and parties. From an exclusive private event in our dining room, to intimate gatherings in your home, we will make sure that it is a once in a life time experience.
  • Private Party Facilities: The dining room at L'Unità Enoteca can accommodate groups of up to 60 guests for a sit down dinner. Reception and cocktail events can be configured for up to 100.
  • Private Party Contact: David Minicucci 4169648686x
  • Special Events: Half Price Wine Tuesdays

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Davenport
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking Available + Pay Lot across the road
A word from L'Unità Enoteca
Located in the heart of Upper Yorkville, L'Unità Enoteca has been serving the neighborhood for over seven successful years. Offering seasonal local fare described as 'New Italian with a Canadian Heart', L'Unità  features a broad menu of new classics following the slow food cooking movement. All items are made in house from scratch, including all breads, pasta and desserts. Keeping in theme with the menu concept, the wine program at L'Unità Enoteca boasts exclusive labels representing regional Italy and local top producers from Niagara, Prince Edward County & B.C.
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L'Unità Enoteca reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (43)neighborhood gem (38)notable wine list (26)romantic (23)good for groups (22)special occasion (17)hot spot (13)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Loved our evening out! the ambience is so warm and inviting. food was absolutely delish - some of the best scallops I have ever had. will definitely be back and would recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great WINE selection
    sandro0165
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Went on a Tuesday night , 50 % off all the wine list ,Simple menu Pasta , Pizza, veal .... Over all great reataurant , Very nice and freindly staff ,we will certainly go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Italian Restaurant
    KoKo
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I was never disappointed at l'unita - great food and service. Owner David is always friendly and generous. It's a wonderful neighbourhood gem. The only complaint was the high noise level, but I always asked for a corner table by the window which was relatively less noisy.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local restaurant in Yorkville
    Markr
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Friendly and welcoming with great food. The menu is Italian based with a contemporary and modern feel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really great italian resturant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I love this place that's it . ..........................
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very tasty food
    DavidHartley
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I went to L'Unità Enoteca with my girlfriend and another couple this past weekend. We shared the wild boar pasta (delicious) and one of the pizzas (a bit oily but delicious). Given it's proximity to Yorkville, it wasn't surprising that drinks were fairly overpriced, but overall the bill was reasonable. The clientele wasn't super young, but the food really was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Fantastic evening every time we visit. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Elle
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We came by for dinner before our theatre tickets and upon sitting down told them that we needed to be on way way in about an hour and 15. The service was friendly and attentive. The food was excellent and we were on our way on time! I would definitely return and recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent as usual
    Dave
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    With a friend visiting fro out of town, we picked l'Unita as a reliable nearby restaurant with excellent Italian food. We were not disappointed. Delicious food and great service.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's OKAY
    Anne
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Very noisy, but you may like that....the pizza was fair....great crust but very sparse toppings. Great Wine! I would not go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    L'Unita is FABULOUS. The staff is great in all respects, from the moment you walk in the door to the moment you are leaving. The food is fantastic. The vegetables, cheese, pasta and desserts are all great. It is truly a great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • L'Unita - yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Had the calamari app and short rib dinner ... amazing ... highly recommend both dishes. On Tuesday bottles of wine are 1/2 price - such a deal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great
    Bdavis64VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We've been here several times and never disappoints. Salads are exceptional (even what appears to be a "usual Caesar salad " becomes something special). We have had pizza ( mushroom Bianca is incredible), pastas and mains (pork chop was great) and always delighted. Well worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always amazing
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    My husband and I have eaten at L'unita many times and have never been disappointed. David at the bar makes fabulous cocktails.....Michael looked after our table this past week and was so helpful and the food is always so fresh and delicious. The glow of the candles and the general ambience makes us want to linger after dinner is over.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • raythefoodie
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I've had dinner at your restaurant a number of times (10+). The greeting, service, food, wine and attention to our needs were excellent! I've brought a number of people who have since returned. Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food LUnita Toronto
    WJC722VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I read the great reviews on Open Table and made a reservation but when I arrived as a single diner I was told that certain tables had been reserved and they offered me a side corridor near the kitchen door. Isn't making a reservation reserving a table? My server was very nice and the food was excellent, different from most Italian restaurants with very fresh ingredients and different combinations. Good for foodies. I did have an issue with service at the end but I loved my meal and would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Class, Consistency
    torontoArm
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We just dined at L'Unita for the second time and were pleased the memorable quality from our first visit years ago hadn't waned. The ambiance is grown-up and intimate. The menu is simple, offering a smart range of enticing choices without resorting to fad dishes. We utterly enjoyed the fried smelts as an opener along with a fresh heirloom tomato caprese. The steak was tasty and the bass was char-grilled just enough to flavour the delicate meat without drying it out. Minor peeve: the espresso coffee was bitter, rather than biting. Overall though, a wonderful restaurant. The pizza at the table next to us looked like the real thing. We'll be going back for lunch just to try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great anniversary dinner!
    finedine2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We went to celebrate our anniversary and it was a very good experience the menu was not the easiest to read and the waitress wasn't the easiest to hear due to it being rather noisy due to a large group dining along side! The food was amazing to say the least the service was fantastic and the wine menu was filled with options easy for pairing the atmosphere was spectacular and the deserts amazing! I reccomend this restaurant to anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion with some fine dining for a great price!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Pizza in Toronto!
    AmazingServerVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Always a great night at the bar...they stayed open late for us and we had some of the best pizza we've had in town. Finally a great place to get an amazing pizza and a good glass of wine in the Annex. Dessert was off the charts too! Our fav place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    familyof6VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Have been to most of the Yorkville restauratants and this is my new favorite. Went with my family and had the best time. Great food, all prepared in house, great ambience with a very friendly staff. A real neighborhood find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • World class service
    paolobaby
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    While the meal was a delight, including excellent pasta, and perfectly done branzino, the service was impeccable. We lingered for about 2 1/2 hours without feeling rushed. One of our guests had health issues which didn't allow her to order from the menu, and there were no issues with taking up a valuable spot in the restaurant. The wine sommelier was very professional in opening the fine wine we brought along for dinner. Their bartender made me a perfect martini, difficult with my peculiar request. It was all in all a delightful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KayT
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food is outstanding! One of my favourites in the whole city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • L'Unita never fails
    RichyRich
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I've eaten at L'Unita many times since it opened and it has been a consistent and reliable experience. The location is great - close to city centre but not too close to be in amongst the uber-trendy, here today, gone tomorrow kind of place! The pastas are always excellent as most of the appetizers I've ever had. Service is always courteous and knowledgable and you leave feeling like your business is/was truly appreciated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely place
    Ceviche
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Just returened from Italy and was craving Italian cuisine. Overall excellent experience. Very attentive and gracious waitstaff. Good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite Resto in Toronto
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Dave and staff run an AMAZING restaurant!! It's our favourite in Toronto and our automatic "go-to" when we want an outstanding dinner. The food is phenomenal, staff is always attentive, and the atmosphere is warm and friendly (music is always great too!). Dave always has a great wine suggestion and the cannoli are out of this world. If you haven't eaten here, you're missing out!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Outstanding
    ElstonVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I have been to L'Unita about 7 or 8 times. Each time the food and service is outstanding. It just does not disappoint in any way. Top 3 restaurants n Toronto. And I have been everywhere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 286 reviews are from the L'Unità Enoteca reviews archive.
  • TOeat
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I was quite impressed with the service at L'Unita. I had to make a couple of time changes to my reservation for family reasons, and they were very nice and accommodating. Our waitress was very friendly and accommodating as well. L'Unita is lively and fun - a great ambiance. We went with another couple, but it's a great place for group occasions. I never write reviews but felt it was important to applaud them for their superior service. The food was also fantastic! Veal meatball pizza was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    mcmsfVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We both enjoyed all aspects of our dining experience: the food (we had the Summerlicious prix fixe) w sardine crostinis (wonderful), fish, dessert--all great, plus the wine recommendation was spot-on. We will definitely return when back in Toronto.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but noisy
    Sated
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We dined at L'Unita during Summerlicious and appreciated that they didn't cut corners because of the Prix Fix Menu. Particularly enjoyed the Sardine Starter and the Cannoli. We enjoyed the food and would return, but we didn't enjoy the noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • L'Unita
    Martin
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This is what Summerlicious should be. It introduced us to a restaurant to which we should return. The food excellent, imaginative, well prepared. The service was good. What more is there to say.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • can't wait to go back!
    Ant66
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    awesome food..............so well done ;-) looking forward to returning for more awesomenesssss!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing, despite food
    Tworedshoes
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great to try a new spot, and the food was really lovely. The service was great, too, but I'm not sure I'll go back. Here's why: While we really legged it to get there on time, our table was 15 minutes late. And the main room has a great feel, but we were seated in what is somewhat irredeemably a hallway to the kitchen. Kind of a let down, unfortunately.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I don't want my friends miss this
    foodle
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The surprise or delight is, even a common material like pork kabob as appetizer is done to the finest possible. It's as tender and juicy as young chicken. Only the flavor confirms it's pork. And unlike most fried fish fillet, which are often cooked to a chewy and fibrous state, my fish is so smooth and tender that I think it's done by slow cooking. While steak is my husband's favorite, he's often disappointed that the steak is either overdone or comes with lots of non-chewable tissue. Of course there's nothing like this at L'Unita. As a real plus, the people here repeatedly explain and make it very clear about how he like the steak to be done. The dessert is also done to taste the finest. You don't want to miss the last lick of the cream.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Herbert
    herbbasian
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    It was a great night - the food was terrific and the Rob and Helen their staff was up, efficient and smiley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Food was good. I enjoyed the sardine crostini, I think I will need a regular fix. My friend had the crispy smelts also a hit. We followed with two pizzas they were light and tasty The service was terrific.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Chefwannabe
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    A truly outstanding restaurant. Service was great and the food was the best we had in Toronto. Sardines are a must have whether you think you will like them or not.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time around
    Atrane3VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We chose to come back to Enoteca for our last dinner in Toronto and it didn't disappoint. Thanks Madison for your suggestions, dry humor and connection - a big factor in our great experience. Four cheese and Nonna's Veal meatball pizzas were off the hook, along with any sorbet, gelato or dessert. Thanks again for being a part of our great time in this lovely city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    Atrane3VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We truly enjoyed our experience at L'Unita Enoteca. Wine list is great, the 4 cheese pizza with prosciutto was just about perfect, and my daughter loved her tagliatelle. The desserts were superb as well. What makes this place great is the relaxed, food-first vibe, and the attention from the excellent staff. We are only in Toronto for 4 days and were going back here for our last night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • kcahh
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    That staff was very friendly and helpful. They knew their customers by name and treated them like guests in their home. This is a great neighborhood restaurant, that we stumbled on to, because of open table. This would be one of our favorite places if we lived here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • impressed
    BrabusV12
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    First time at L'unita, was very impressed with quality of food and service. Dessert was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.