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Mistura Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mistura.ca
  • Email: info@mistura.ca
  • Phone: (416) 515-0009
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Chef Massimo Capra
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: For small events, a pick up or delivery of food is recommended. For events larger than 100 people, a full service catering can be arranged. This is best coordinated by Chef Massimo Capra himself and can be done so by getting in touch with the restaurant directly.
  • Entertainment: The word "Sopra' in Italian simply means 'Above'. Situated atop Mistura Restaurant, Chef Massimo Capra & Paolo Paolini's 2nd venue was created to accommodate groups of 20-120 people for all types of exclusive events.
    Our baby grand Steinway Piano and DJ equipment are available to our guests at no extra charge, as is our talented roster of incredible musicians.
    We aim to please, and our roster of talent is available to you for booking.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Avenue Road
  • Public Transit: Bay or St. George station on the Bloor subway line offer the best option to the restaurant. Mistura is a mere 7 minute walk north on Bay Street or Bedford Road.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is always available at the front door at a cost of $10- per vehicle.
A word from Mistura
Located close to Toronto's Yorkville area, Mistura opened in October of 1997 to rave reviews and continues today with the same ideals. It boasts excellent quality, seasonal menus prepared Chef Massimo Capra's way and served by the professional and knowledgeable team. Mistura is about hospitality that's fun and comfortable, set in an elegant candle-lit atmosphere. A contemporary Italian cuisine reflects a simplified yet refined approach to taste. An extensive wine list, including wine from some of the world's finest vineyards, and an attentive, knowledgeable staff add to the appeal. Perhaps you prefer a more intimate, private setting. Mistura's private dining room holds 14 people, while the semi-private dining room holds up to 40, to cater to your more private functions.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "The overall experience was in a word, delightful! Cocktails on arrival were accompanied with very pleasant bread and a flavourful artichoke white bean puree. The appetizers, Beet salad/ Crispy artichokes, were such that we could readily split and switch and did. The mains, boneless cornish hen, stuffed and enclosed in pancetta, with roasted root vegetables & a cauliflower puree, looked very good, however my Agnello was fantastic, serviced on the rare side of medium, on a bed of flavourful lentils and garlic rapine, who could ask for anything more? We paired a nice Italian Tuscany wine that we had sampled in Rome. The Arancia with our favourite coffee styles, latte & Americano, wrapped it up for us. DELIGHTFUL!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We went to this restaurant with very high expectations. We enjoy fine dining and have no problem paying high prices for a good plate. We tried several dishes and none of them were any good. I should have sent couple of our plates back to the kitchen. The red beet risotto was watery. There was barely any lobster in my lobster pasta and it lacked flavour. All the other plates that we tried were problematic too. I am not sure what was going on in the kitchen. But I don't think we'll go back."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Overall great spot. Had to wait long for our table to be ready."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Coming from out of town it is sometimes difficult to find a good place to dine but mistura definitely offered a deliscious meal with excellent service. Servers are experienced and know the items on the menu very well. The staff was professional and welcoming. I am of Italian descent and am very picky at Italian restaurants as I am used to homemade Italian cuisine, yet Mistura has most definitely impressed me! Would definitely recommend Mistura to anyone in Toronto or visiting Toronto that wants a relaxing atmosphere and excellent Italian dining."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "liked it quite a lot. expensive but in context of toronto it is reasonable value for an upscale restaurant. service was good. food was good particularly apps. my wife's main (scallop) was very good, mine was not as good (wild boar pasta) - disappointing with not much flavour really. wine was reasonable and reasonable price choices . we will go back and prob just order more carefully."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food was very good, but nothing special. We had a reservation, but still had to wait a considerable amount of time to be seated. Waiter was nice, but was not overly attentive, maybe the restaurant was too busy, or we did not look rich enough for him. Dessert was disappointing."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Went to Mistura expecting a lovely meal as we'd heard good things. However, the food was underwhelming. The portions were too large, too rich and there were bones left in my husband's fish. The service started out well when we were the only ones in the restaurant, but declined as the restaurant became busier. We were left for too long after we'd finished dessert and practically had to beg for the bill. Definitely not worth the price - we've had better for less."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We enjoyed a quiet week night evening in a comfortable booth for four people with a good wine selection and excellent food. Each person had a different main course and everything was excellent -- slow roasted rabbit, seared smoked salmon filet, seared N.S. scallops and lamb ribs. The service was friendly and efficient and the atmosphere was conducive to conversation. We would definitely return."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "If you enjoy throwing over $200 away on an average meal, then this is the place for you. The appetizer was good, but the entrée was very sub-par and very small portion. The cocktails are overpriced. $15 for an apple martini. No house wine available. My wife and I were very disappointed with our overall meal. Try another place."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We three female foodies get together every 6-8 weeks to share a culinary experience. Mistura delivered. The appetizers were outstanding as were our mains. Presentation was creative. Seasonings were lovely. The lemon sorbet was a perfect way to cleanse our palets and finish the evening. The valet parking was worth the money. Our server was pleasant and helpful. This was a special birthday celebration and we enjoyed it very much."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Upbeat cozy atmosphere for evening dining. Diverse menu with interesting choices. Extensive wine list"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We visit Mistura several times each year and we are always impressed by their ability to serve great dishes during extremely busy times (such as Summerlicious or Valentine's Day). The quality of the food is extremely consistent. However, during our most recently visit during Valentine's Day, the service suffered slightly. This is completely understandable but if you are seeking a Romantic Dinner at Mistura, visiting during a slow week night may be a better bet."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great place plan to spend some money but it is well worth it. Service was outstanding. and the food and wine were excellant."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had a great Valentine's dinner. Definitely recommend it."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Attentive staff, amazing service. Chef Massimo was going around tables to see how everyone is enjoying their meal. Food is great, worth the price. Had a great v-day dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wonderful food. Beautiful atmosphere. Massimo capra is usually in the dining room. A definite food gem in the city."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "we go often and whether a special occasion with my husband ,or family get together ,our experience is always memorable..."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Disappointing. Very safe italian food for non-italians"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "You can always count on great food and attentive service at Mistura. One of my favourite regulars."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Not much more to say - Always Great, never (ever) a bad experience! Out of this world food, top quality service, outstanding wine list - what more can you ask for?"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The service was excellent, this was appreciated when 2 of us sent our cold food back. When a plate is brought to the table and you are told it is hot, nothing on it required a broiler, it had been under a heat lamp. The replacement was warm, came relatively quickly and Chef Massimo made a point of stopping by to give us his sincerest apologies. I found the decor very disappointing. It had the feeling of a dated hotel restaurant. The lighting was harsh and the space simply lacked thought. The food was far from stellar and the atmosphere rather blah. There are so many other Italian restaurants that far exceed Mistura that I would not be recommending it to anyone."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I brought my wife for her birthday, the staff were very professional and courteous, the food was great, the atmosphere was great, overall we had a great time!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "I had not been to Mistura for about 8 years and was hosting a dinner for 4 out of town guests and 4 colleagues. The service was unobtrusive and attentive, the food and wine excellent. Everyone was thoroughly impressed. I will not wait 8 years to go back."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Winterlicious meals come mass produced and taste prepared well in advance. Next time we'll order from the regular menu."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I am a fan of Massimo's and always enjoy watching him create fabulous recipes, this was my reason for choosing his restaurant. It is a well appointed restaurant with very attentive staff. The food was beautifully presented and the taste was fabulous. I did find it a bit noisy but it is a popular place so all tables were occupied. We asked to move to a booth which was ideal for conversation and location. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves Italian cuisine. The valet parking was a bonus."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Wasn't happy about the wait for our table even though we've made reservations in advance. But service was still great as well as the food!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We are not new to Mistura, but it was over a year since we last dined there. The food (and service) was so great, it reminded us that we should go there more often. We've never had a bad experience there!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Why do my family and I patronized this neighbourhood jewel? ... Consistantly wonderful food, incredible service and many recommendable wines to match."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We have dined at Mistura 5 times now and am always very happy with the service and attentiveness of the wait staff. Next the food arrives and is always very delicious. All my guests ate their plates clean, a testimony to the preparation of the food. Now if only I could afford to dine here more often..."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "one of the best restaurants in Toronto. We met Massimo while dining - very gracious host!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Mistura exceeded our expectations The service and food were exceptionally. Mistura offers an eclectic menu. We were able to choose appetizer portions of any entree. Both appetizers and entree's (for me in appetizer portion) were delicious. The dessert menu was awesome. There was one drawback. When we arrived, we were slightly ahead of the crowd and the ambiance was quiet. When the several tables around our booth became full, we had to shout to be heard. We would definitely go back again as a foursome requesting a booth closer to the entrance to avoid some of the noise. We would highly recommend Mistura for its food and service and will return."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Every time I am in Toronto. I need to go to Mistura. So far everything I have tried at Mistura was wonderful. It is a beautiful restaurant and very quaint and romantic. You must also purchase their cookbook, the recipes are great,"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Several years ago, we had an incredible dining experience at Mistrura. The menu was unique and food very good. We went back but were disappointed with the menu (nothing outstanding), we were seated next to a noisy party of four in a tiny little room (claustrophobic), it was loud, stuffy and while the meal was enjoyable, it wasn't what we were looking for as a couple. Solid Italian restaurant with good food. Would not recommend for couples, but a get together with friends."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Had a wonderful evening. Great service and awesome food. Very good wine list also"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Went for a birthday celebration and the dessert and writing (in chocolate) was wonderful. The artichoke appetizer is a MUST! The lobster bisque was O.K. For the main course we ordered Gnocchi (was O.K. but didn't meet our expectations). We felt the same about the veal. The beef tenderloin special was superb - the meat was cooked to perfection (medium rare), melted in your mouth and extremely flavourful. Wine recommendation was perfect. Dessert was amazing. Staff was DELIGHTFUL!!"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Second time dining here. Better than the first but still a so-so experience. Many more innovative restaurants out there. Service was average at best."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "The service and food were both quite good and made for an enjoyable evening out."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and evening at Mistura. The food was excellent as was the service and friendliness of the waiters and staff. This was our first dining experience as a group of four who dine together frequently and it certainly won't be our last. Thank you for making our New Year's Eve such a positive experience."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Service was well timed and friendly, food was delicious and affordable. Something on the menue for eevry taste."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This is the first time a highly rated OpenTable rating has not lived up to expectations. When we were seated, we were at a 5 top table at the very front of the restaurant even though we were the 2nd party in the restaurant. Water was not poured for us until it was asked. When we were ready to order (all menus were closed as we eyed our waiter passing by our table at least 5 times) it took about 10 minutes before we were acknowledged. Food was mediocre and in fact misleading. My rabbit dish had lukewarm meat yet scalding hot vegetables. My wife's housemade lobster pasta came from a store-bought package. My sister's initial dessert tasted like playdough. I recommend that anyone who appreciates good food to stay away from this terrible place."
    Dined on 12/27/2013