Quanto Basta - Toronto
Quanto Basta - Toronto

Quanto Basta - Toronto

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.quantobasta.ca/
  • Phone: (416) 962-3141
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM;


    Dinner: Daily: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: James Bradden
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Cafe, Counter Seating, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Yonge & Roxborough
  • Public Transit: Rosedale subway station
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Quanto Basta - Toronto
Welcome to Quanto Basta Enoteca. We are a neighborhood Italian bistro with fine dining flair and casual elegance all in one. We specialize in seasonal Itaian cuisine with the freshest, most local ingredients we can find. Our enomatic keeps some of the best reds fresh and ready to be enjoyed.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Quanto Basta - Toronto reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (33)fit for foodies (14)special occasion (11)romantic (10)notable wine list (8)great for lunch (4)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (2)good for groups (2)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Fabulous food and service
    porcupineface
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit to your restaurant. The service was fantastic and the food was spectacular. It was one of our favourite meals we have had lately. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The food was very good and the service was excellent. A very nice restaurant for any occasion and especially nice to have in the neighbourhood. The menu was varied - something for everyone at our table. The pasta was especially delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly and fun! Delicious!
    Annieric
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Will return for sure. Staff is wonderful! Nice wine list. Been there twice and enjoyed amazing meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always my fav!
    LOVESFOOD76
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This restaurant is one of my top 3 in Toronto, for not only great food, but outstanding service as well. This time I was little than impressed with the service - Terry Lynne was not there and I feel her absence made for an evening of disarray and frazzled attention to detail. Our server, noticeable brand new, couldn't keep up with the demands of the evening and the women who took some more initiatives behind him was less than pleasant at times, almost sarcastic. We will definitely go back, but this is definitely one of those things where when the cat is away.......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Done!
    Johnf1961VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    First time at this Rosedale / Summerhill stretch of Yonge St bistro. Very comfortable, yet energetic restaurant with an open kitchen, excellent food, and friendly, attentive service. Definitely worth a visit and a repeat engagement for us down the road.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Back door table?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We were seated at a table near the back door even though the most of the lovely booths were empty when we arrived and worse, several remained unoccupied the entire time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fine
    Hate2BhassledVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    it was fine. service was very attentive, food was fine. really at the end of the day it was fine. but not rushing back. lots of great places to go.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best food of my life
    Kris
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This place was incredible. One of the best restaurants I have ever been to. I had gnocchi with crab and a lobster tail. It was unbelievable. The prices were incredibly reasonable and the service was the best I have ever received. Love this place and will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ouanto Basta
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I used to come to this restaurant when it was Lakes! It became one of my favorite dining establishments and one where I never had a bad meal. So I have been anxious to see how Quanto Basta compared. I can say that the service the night we were there was outstanding - that was my main concern as I had heard that there was a bit of an attitude - certainly not the case as our waitress was so attentive and friendly. The food was good but I would like to return to try some of their other dishes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot, hot, hot
    JodieVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    When your server tells you the plate is VERY hot, believe her!! And believe that the soup is VERY hot, too!! Far too hot!! Because today I am getting medical attention for a burned throat :-( Other than that….the food and service were good. However, next time I will order the Gazpacho!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently satisfying
    RMCMD
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We have been back about 5 times in the past three months and have never been disappointed. The service is attentive, informed and friendly. The menu always has lots of things of interest and we keep coming back for more. We've sampled most of their fish offerings and several of their appetizers. We'll be back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had a wonderful meal and the service was friendly and professional. The stuffed zucchini flowers were delicious. The mushroom bruschetta and the burrata were both very tasty. We all had the Cornish hen as our main, and it was by far the best I have ever tasted. The skin was very crispy and the meat tender and juicy! We will return soon. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 33 reviews are from the Quanto Basta - Toronto reviews archive.
  • slam dunk
    MulletedMohawk
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    You must visit this gem. I have made it my new to go place in the city. Never been disappointed. Incredible food, outstanding service, A+++ mazing
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rude, Unattentive service
    SummerhillDiner
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food was satisfactory, other than risotto which resembled a large plate of undercooked rice...not risotto. Manager and server were both made aware of this and did absolutely nothing until after a third request to remove it from the bill. Rude comments, appalling lack of professionalism and customer skills. Disappointing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious dinner
    Mommy40
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Food was delicious. Service was great. Overall a fabulous restaurant. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our favourite neighbourhood spot!
    VJOinTOVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We always come back to Quanto Basta. The food is fantastic, and a great specials list every night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect pasta
    Westbury
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Lunch with two clients, excellent service. Food was amazing, shaved fresh black truffles over linguine in a Prosecco cream sauce to die for. Beautifully prepared salads and striped bass. properly chilled white wine. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Golabatoon
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I found the wine list extremely over priced. Appetizers were okay and the food was mediocre! I had dined at their sister restaurant before and found the food okay but not that great! Service was fine except for when paying for the bill and seeing mistakes in there! Then when we mentioned it, the hostess wasn't too happy about it and she was rather rude and offensive! I would not recommend this retaurant to anyone I know!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Twice in a week
    Lavidaluchacha
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was so fresh and tasty, service spot on. Always friendly and helpful with suggestions but the good is the winner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best brunch!
    LorraineG
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Brunch is a special treat at Quanto Basto. The menu harkens to the expected brunch time favourites, but all with a delightful foodie twist. Once you taste the Salmone (smoked salmon, poached eggs over an artful potato galette) you will find it hard to branch out to all the other delights Chef has thought up. Try it. Soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • semi precious gem
    discovery
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    the space is lovely and made to feel comfortable. food is hit, but could use some tweaking. hence, the pasta with beef and asparagus, the beef could be more tender, pasta perfect. squid and sausage over salad, perfect balance in every which way.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great expectations
    Ficklefoodie
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Great menu. Execution could be sharper. Carpaccio was excellent. Warm olives were great. Soup of the day was lack luster lentil. Burata was served over arugula and looked very nice but was served too cold to have any flavor beyond cottage cheese. Mushroom ravioli with truffle oil tasted good but was drowned in sauce. As harsh as this review may seem the meal was still firmly in the good category. I am a tough customer who eats out at least ten times per week. Service was friendly.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Lunch Place
    TSCB
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Excellent lunch. Great service. Reasonable quiet for conversation; but with a buzz. Had lunch special salad with Branzino -perfect!
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good neighbourhood restaurant
    RMCMD
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Food was well described, nicely presented and very satisfying. I had tuna with a avocado-wasabi salsa on a bed of potato galette with asparagus (special) and my wife had veal marsala (the quality of which I can also attest to). We finished with a flour less chocolate torte and espresso ice cream that was a slight disappointment but overall, it was a definite come backer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good ambience
    Daniel
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    If you are looking for good Italian at the right price then I recommend this restaurant. Always creative, always tasty and for a good value. Great wine selection as well
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay ;(
    Hate2BhassledVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Live in the area. Been a few times. Won't be back. Food was okay-but the service was terrible. It was fine. But for the money, there are many other choices in the area.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment
    Buchan
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    We had wanted to try this restaurant for a while - long-standing gal pal Birthday celebration in fact. Service was charming and efficient. Food was average - could not cut my too thick and tough veal scaloppini with a regular knife. The potato croquette was overcooked, too full of cheese and not tasty. App of buratta and prosciutto was very good. They took the veal off the menu which was appreciated. The problem with this restaurant is it is crowded, long and narrow and they had several loud and noisy groups at tables across from us. Add to that music blaring from speakers above (too loud and intrusive) and my friend and I had to shout at each other across a small table. We did not enjoy our experience and left early. I won't go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Went there for lunch with my friend last Friday. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quanto Basto is a fabulous
    Dawna
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Quanto Basto is a fabulous place to enjoy for an intimate dinner or with a group of friends. The food is excellent. Great accommodating staff. The service is one of the best in Toronto and the place is immaculate! Clean, clean, clean! We were there towards the end and the kitchen is open and we were very impressed with the level that the staff was cleaning every aspect of the kitchen. Rare! Menu is interesting and something for everyone Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What you can expect:
    Canuck
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    The specials were good but they waiver in quality when it comes to delivering the set entrees. Sometimes the food is incredible, other times it's 'meh'.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful service & great food
    TanyaVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    I love I'm this area and always see this place packed. My girlfriends and I decided to try it out. I was really happy we did. The food was great and service wonderful. It's not stuck up or too fancy. You can go there for a casual meal out or a special night out. Highly recommend and would go again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    lovefoodVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Been there before and they don't disappoint. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great dinner
    TimT
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Wonderful dinner as always at Quanto Basta. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Lunch Spot...Great food....
    Mike
    Dined on 6/17/2013
    Excellent food, and attentive professional service. Did not love the ambiance- although there are a few tables at the front by the windows that were taken that would have been better than sitting further back. But the food- soups, fish, salad, were in each case excellent and we were well taken care of. I would imagine dinner here would be terrific as a local neighbourhood spot with excellent food at reasonable prices and would recommend it and may return to try the evening alternative!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighbourhood Gem
    Seriously
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    This is a great little Rosedale find with great prices and amazing service staff. You will find it tough to make a decision about what to order. But don't fret, you will likely be poking your fork in someone's dish for a taste or two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good food, great service.
    lovefoodVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    very good food, great service. Tuna was a bit overcooked. Worth a revisit
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently amazing. This
    AM30VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Consistently amazing. This is one of my go-to neighbourhood spots. The service is great and the food is delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food excellent service.
    Mdl123456
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Excellent food excellent service. Calamari has a nice touch made w/ Italian sausage. As does the linguini.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Party of four, two of us ordered the rib steak special - one rare, one medium rare. Instead, we received one steak medium well and one well done. Restaurant offered to cook new steaks, however, we were pressed for time and could not wait. In the end, Quanto Basta did not apologize and happily charged us full price for our meal (including $39 per leatheresque rib steak). A token dessert would have been appreciated at a minimum. We will never go back and would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place! Great food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Love this place! Great food, great staff and always a great vibe. Nice place to have dinner for any occasion - even to sit at the bar solo.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic