Mistura
Mistura

Mistura

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mistura.ca/
  • Phone: 4165150009
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Italian
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Mistura reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since May 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (62)fit for foodies (53)romantic (40)notable wine list (34)neighborhood gem (28)good for groups (20)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Dual Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food and service outstanding. Staff very knowledgable. We went their to celebrate my promotion and a birthday dinner. It was money well spent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining perfection
    BlueCat
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Mistura never fails to impress, both with it's amazing Italian food and impeccable (but never pretentious) service. Chef Capra is a gracious host who often greets diners. The beet risotto and gnocchi are not to be missed. We have enjoyed everything we've ever had there, from the appetizers through to dessert. Crispy artichokes with a creamy, lemony sauce were a delicious appetizer, veal was perfectly prepared, as was the lobster macaronccini. Chef Capra practices seasonal cooking, so everything is alway fresh. We are looking forward to going back for his Fall menu - hoping his wonderful butternut squash and apple soup (with a touch of curry) makes an appearance this year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    viscountVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Best experience in a long time , from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Food, service, atmosphere..just great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Decent Atmosphere.
    Phil
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Went for anniversary, the lighting and settings are romantic but it would have been nice if it was more quiet. Food was great, no complaints there. The service was average, with the servers always seemingly in a rush to throw the plates on our table and get out of the way. Also, seems to have quite a bit of mosquitoes flying around all the time (might be due to the fact it was a hot day)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Davenport diner
    LetsEat
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We recently had Friday dinner at Matsura. There was a healthy crowd which made for a good energy without feeling intimidated or the need to fight for you space. Our server was terrific and genuinely enhanced our experience... He gave us the right level of attention, entertainment and really knew his way around the menu. The meal itself was fantastic...great apps, mains and wine. We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gorgeous meal at Mistura
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I was on holiday in Toronto for 10 days and had some great meals during my stay. Mistura was one of them - gorgeous restaurant and brilliant food. The staff were very attentive and friendly. Will definitely dine at Mistura when I next visit Toronto
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top notch
    BondgirlVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Mistura never disappoints. It had been years since my last visit, but I should get there more often. Reliably fabulous food in a beautiful and classy but comfortable setting appropriate for a romantic evening, a quiet meal with friends or a serious business conversation. The tomato soup was a perfect balance of freshness and slightly cheesy saltiness. Scallops with the corn puree were perfectly seared and complemented by the assorted accompanying flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fabulous food
    lgg011
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    the service was excellent but the food topped the service-great experience
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistant
    Killer
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This restaurant has been a favorite of mine since it first opened . It can always be counted on to produce satisfaction for any large group or just a pleasant evening for two.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Arturo
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The quality of the food as will as service are consistent. A very good restaurant for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Montrealer
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This restaurant is awesome! The food and service are excellent and we make sure to go each time we are in Toronto. It is a must try restaurant especially if you like good food and different recipes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best Italain spot in Toronto
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The place has been consistantly great since the day it opened. Massimo is always trying new recipes and changing up his menu. Just came back from 2 weeks in Italy and this was my favourite meal. Best spagehtti Bolongnese in the world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not disappoint!
    Chris
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    After hearing the name of this restaurant every time Massimo Capra would be on Restaurant Makeover, I knew I HAD to check this place out. Sure enough, I finally went and surely was not disappointed! The Rabbit and Panna Cotta were simply to DIE for! Considering the location in Yorkville and the amount of food you get, the prices are very reasonable! My only minor disappointment was the service - if our Server would have been a little more personable, it would have added to the evening. He did the bare minimum of his job - nothing more. A side from that - all check marks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 55man
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Although the food was very flavourful and creatively presented, the wine service was less than attentive and server didn't know who ordered which salads, mains.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner & great service
    Notmykitchen
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Our group of 4 chose Mistura for a Toronto birthday dinner based on Trip Advisor reviews and had a very enjoyable experience. One member of our party has a soy allergy, which we noted when we made our reservation through Open Table, and the restaurant accommodated that effortlessly. We had fantastic service from the moment we arrived and all thoroughly enjoyed our drinks, appetizers, main courses and desserts. Job well done - front and back of house. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our party exchange bits from every plate, and everything was delicious. You can really taste the freshness!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistency
    Tastybuds
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Discovered Mistura about five years ago through a friend. Always try to get back when visiting Toronto. Has a good friendly atmosphere with wonderful food and best risotto in town! Staff are great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They never fail
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Always the stalwart, the reason we dine at Mistura, often without reservations is for the food. Throughout the years, we have never had a bad main, nor have we experienced anything other than exemplary service. Enomatic wines with half pours allow great possibilities for pairings and exploration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Masterful Massimo
    Fred
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Once again, Massimo has prepared a meal that exceeds expectations. The service was perfect, not a moment with an empty glass. The restaurant was full which is extraordinary for a Thursday night in the middle of summer. Just tells you that foodies will find great food when it's prepared the way Massimo does it. We have become regulars now and will continue to bring our friends and family to this special place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I have no idea why this restaurant is so popular. Every time we have been there over the years we are surprised at how bad it is. This last meal will definitely be the last!
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  • Meat eaters joy, vegetarians woe!
    MorningGlory1
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The meat eaters in a party of 5 were happy with their selection from the summerlicious menu. The Duck starter was a delight to the palate with an explosion of textures and flavours. The strong bold Orata that followed for the main course gripped the taste buds in a dance with the complimentary garnish. The one vegetarian felt totally cheated by the awful salad with too much vinaigrette and limp poorly plated stuffed pepper! I agree with their angst! The service was impeccable deserving of a twenty percent tip! The $60 bottle of wine although very good was way over priced! Overall a pleasant experience for fine dining on a special occasion!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summerlicious 2014
    ZJGVL2003
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Excellent food! Great menu! The group of 4 loved it! Pappardelle + Duck Ragu + Crackling Pangrattato **** Roasted Pork Capicollo + Creamy White Polenta + Caramelized Carrots + Black Garlic Cloves **** Vanilla Panna Cotta + Chocolate Sauce + Strawberry Meringue
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a find!!!!!
    Wikiwiki59VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great food,service and ambiance. I will definitely be back Make a reservation it can be very busy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    It had been some time since last we were at Mistura, and we realize what we have been missing. The quality of food is perhaps to be expected at this venue and with this chef, but the size of portions for Summerlicious was surprisingly generous. The server was attentive and professional. A perfect evening for our anniversary celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Second time's a charm.....
    TTarpin
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This was our second time at Mistura (for our wedding anniversary again) and they seem to consistently provide excellent food and service. When we arrived, Massimo was at the front greeting people which is always a great touch for any restauranteur. I think his energy and enthusiasm for great food and service is infectious. It is evident in their staff as they're friendly and attentive. Keep up the great work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian in the city
    igee
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    'Surprise' is how I would describe Massimo Capra's personal touch on every item on the menu. Whether it is a starter, main or dessert. His hands on involvement in the kitchen and at the tables makes all the difference. While billed as an Italian menu, Massimo's imagination has taken every dish to an 'indie' level. Unclassifiable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic !
    Ponta
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We went to Mistura for summerlicous dinner with my friend. Food, Service are great ! I definitely come back again !!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent meal
    Jonjam
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Went here on Saturday night as I heard the food was excellent. Ordered more than a few dishes and all was very good. The best of all was the artichokes and red beet risotto. The service was excellent as well and would like to thank Chris my server for a job well done. At the end of the night my kids even mentioned that the steak they had was very tasty and the cappuccinos with the chocolate covered spoon was delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the best
    MissyVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Mistura is the most consistently excellent restaurant in Toronto..I have been to many:--some have great food but mediocre service.Some are hot spots and noisy --Many are just disappointing..Mistura is a class act from beginning to end.The food is delectable--the service flawless--the ambiance relaxing.We return there over and over again for our special occasions in particular.It ranks right up there with the best anywhere!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A.MA.ZING
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    My Husband and I recently had dinner here for his 31st birthday. From the moment we walked in the door (actually, before we had even walked in the door!) we were greeted by exceptionally friendly and personable staff. Our food was BEYOND amazing, and I personally loved that some of the Waitstaff seemed to really know some of the other patrons I could only imagine to be "regulars". We had a really great evening, and will be sure to tell any who will listen of our great experience at Mistura!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still on top of its game
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This is one of Toronto's best restaurant that is consistantly great. It helps that the owner and chef is usually in the kitchen. He cooks his fish , meat and pastas to perfection. The menu is always unique and creative, but not over the top. W always leave feeling happy and satisfied by all we eat there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Dutchie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Top notch food accompanied by top notch service. Great atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    Fred
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The total dining experience was superb! The food was excellent, great wine choices, the server was professional, experienced and precise. It was great that Chef Massimo came out to greet the diners. He is a master magician in the kitchen and we appreciate his great work and the quality of the food. It was a very memorable dining experience. I will become a regular now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    BistroBabe1
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great restaurant for a special occasion dinner to celebrate birthdays with friends. Appetizers of deep fried artichokes and shrimp were tasty and could be shared easily. Scallops were beautifully done to perfection. Panacotta and Summer Tiramasu were outstanding deserts. A memorable dinner for all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Dinner
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We had fabulous service without it being to overbearing. The food was unique and outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice but.....
    Thedink43
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Very pretty, food very good - not excellent - good drinks re taste and portions. Reasonable prices for this type restaurant. Service could have been better - restaurant not crowded so no need to turn tables but felt rushed. As soon as fork was placed on plate after appetizer or dinner finished waiter or busboy immediately removed dishes and next food came very quickly. No chance to relax between courses. Waiter not most personable or friendly, not great on follow up. Would give it another chance.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We have been many times to Mistura and were not disappointed
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not quite there
    Lucia
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Although the carciofi appetizer was delicious, the salmon entree fell short. It was raw in the middle. The strawberry tiramisu was a nice ending.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mlg333
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Food was outstanding, high end but not presumptuous. The duck and red beet risotto was one of the best ever tasted. The scallops were perfectly cooked and melted in your mouth. The desert brownie was amazing. Service was perfect, not too fast, well paced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 284 reviews are from the Mistura reviews archive.
  • Great service and food
    foodie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    For after opera dinner, it was fine. My husband's lamb was cooked perfectly but I found my sea bass lacking any distinctive flavour - which surprised me as it was a special that night. Everything else was very good. It was a very loud crowd that night - celebrating birthdays and such but we didn't mind.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic