The food was great as was
The food was great as was the wine. Our server was excellent. The only problem was the front staff. Our table wasn't ready and we had to wait in the bar for a half an hour. The front desk staff seemed to forget about us and were uncaring about how long we were waiting. However, once seated, our server was top-notch.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Finally! A North Toronto Gem!
The service was impeccable, the food delicious and overall a great experience. Finally, a Hot Spot in North Toronto that is "Come as you are!" I highly recommend it.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The team from Centro scores again
Amazing food at incredibly reasonable prices, all accompanied by great service and friendly, welcoming staff. One of the best of the best in Toronto--without a doubt.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Winner! Well executed fare - fresh & flavourfull, good wine selection, a fine room. Staff mgmt needs more attn - service was good once it got going but it took over 10 minutes after being seated to be noticed... A welcome addition to the area.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had many fun times at this restaurant in the 80"S! Glad they renovated and updated
their menu to more casual fare.....
They have some kinks to work out ..chair legs are too low (and are on order) and the noise level is very loud.
Food and wine great selection!
We had a nice waiter named Sean and it was great to see Armando in his element "busy!!"
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vita Sociale is a winner. The food is outstanding and the value is great!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
For a Saturday night dinner
For a Saturday night dinner there was only one special. The menu is limited already and needs to a few more dishes. Most of the main courses dishes do not come with vegetables and there needs to be some on the menu to choose from. The half chicken at $24.95 was tasteless. Not a place I would rush back too.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
great new neighbourhood restaurant
The lightest fried calamari ever and a delicious arugula and mushroom salad set us up for a wonderful meal. Mains of branzino fish and scallops on romano beans, followed by tiramisu and panna cotta served in old fashioned glass jars completed our celebratory dinner. Interesting wine list with great variety, although somewhat pricy. Attentive service throughout. We will definitely be back.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but noise level too high
Have been to Vita Sociale twice now. The salads, pizza and pastas have been excellent. Service was great and attentive. The only problem was that each time I could not hear the people across from me. Our friends agreed that it was difficult to hear. The second time we could barely hear each other talk - and later in the evening the restaurant turned up the music so it added to our angst.
Would definitely return for the food - but until they do something about the noise level I will not go back.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
great neighbourhood find!
A great neighbourhood restaurant. Reasonably priced pastas and pizzas really hit the spot.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was surprised by the overall casual experience. Many kids, which was unexpected, but, not an issue. Hostess was welcoming and the waitress eventually opened up a bit. The wine list exceeds the casualness of the experience. Not a bad thing, just unexpected. The food ............... OFF THE CHARTS ........... EXCELLENT. Always willling to spend the $$'s for the quality, and, was surprised when we settled the tab. For two . . . . .nice salad course, main entree's, a shared desert and a nice bottle of Ausie Shraz . . . . . with gratuity . . . . $170. Well done and will rern often once we complete our relocation to Toronto.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth a return visit
Our group of four really enjoyed our visit. The service was excellent and our server was able to provide recommendations for all courses. Her input was helpful in making our choices. Our food was served In a timely way while never making us feel rushed. We all enjoyed our different selections with the pasta dishes being particularly tasty.
The restaurant was very quiet upon our arrival but grew almost too loud by the time we left (after 9). This may have been due in part to our close proximity to the bar where there was lots of shouting to be heard. Not entirely unexpected for a restaurant of this size.
All in all, an enjoyable dinner and we will be returning in future.
7/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was a friends birthday and we were looking for a new (to us) restaurant. I knew that Vita Sociale had opened so we decided to try it despite a few mixed reviews on service I had read online. The service in fact was great. We were given a nice choice of seating near the window. Our server was firendly, attentive and he placed a candle in the cake she had ordered for dessert. He didn't sing (good) and just wished her a happy birthday. We shared the calamari, a mixed green salad and we each had a pizza. The food was delicious as were the desserts. We were not rushed through the meal. I can't comment on the wine as I ended up just having a martini - it was good as well! Overall - fun night, great food, excellent service. Will go again!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the new Vita Sociale!
Good move on the more casual style dining. On a Wednesday night, the place was hopping-with couples, groups and families with kids-where the food is REALLY good! What a better use of this space former Centro-good read on the move to more casual dining but keeping the food at a high standard for a more reasonable price!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Affordable & Fun!
Always busy, always good. A great addition to the neighbourhood at Yonge & Eglinton.
8/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went on a rainy Monday
We went on a rainy Monday for lunch so the restaurant was very quiet.
We had a great casual lunch with family and would certainly return again.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner (as always!)
Great dinner (as always!) Took friends who hadn't been there and they loved it too! Great food, friendly service and well-priced.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
very good food
very good food, good sized portions. very loud and busy.
service was okay. would return
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good time at VS.
Always a good time at VS. The meatballs are a special treat. Make sure to make a reservation as this is a popular place in the neighbourhood.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Night Out
We visited the old Centro Restaurant location and experienced sheer delight in seeing the transformation to a hip fresh dining spot still managed by the great Centro managers and Armando.
Service was beyond attentive. Food was a joy to enjoy.
We had the best night out!
Will be back with again soon.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the third time we
This is the third time we have dined at Vita Sociale but the first time for lunch. As always the food was great and the service a awesome. One of our favorites.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the new Menu
As promised, after the awesome treatment we received on our last visit we promised to return to check out the new fall menu and as usual they did not disappoint. I think its great that Vita Sociale will be introducing new menu's seasonally because my husband and I have come to love this place and frequent it often. By the time we have tried everything on the menu, there's a whole new one to start over with. LOVE THIS PLACE!!!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent from the time we
Excellent from the time we walked in the door. Attentive service, wonderful food and delightul ambience.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Night out with the girls
Great night out with the girls. We were in the mood for an italian style pre-thanksgiving dinner and you guys were awesome!! loved the food.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful service. Good value
Wonderful service. Good value for very tasty food. Will definitely return for more
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good, But Could Be Great
Entrees and drinks were great (Squash Raviolo was excellent), but the desserts need some work.
The mini chocolate cake was rubbery and difficult to cut into. The cake did not even arrive warmed up, but the deluce ice cream pairing was a good complement with the cake. The restaurant kindly did not charge for this dessert after the waiter inquired why it was only half eaten.
Would come back to try other items from the menu.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finally got a chance to check out Vita Sociale with the girlfriends for dinner. What can I say, it's been a very busy summer. Amazingly we booked our dinner on the night of the launch of the new fall/winter menu. It was busy but definitely well worth the wait. I'm very impressed and pleased with what the former location that housed Centro has decided to do with the new direction. My girls and I loved it and will be back soon!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
LOVED THIS PLACE!!!
Finally we have a nice place to go for weekend brunch up here. Got the flyer in my mailbox this week for the launch of brunch at Vita Sociale and had to check it out. Amazing. Nice job Armando.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service and Food!
You would think that having to wake up early on a Saturday for work meeting's would be a drag but I must admit having it take place with a complimentary brunch from our boss made it a lot more bearable. I normally am not the type to post reviews but after I made a bet that the corned beef hash couldn't be better then my brunch spot in Ottawa, I just had to cause I definitely lost. This place does Corned beef hash something awesome. I'm glad I listened to you Dan.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Neighbourhood Gem
I had a lovely dinner, first time here...lovely restaurant, impeccable service, relaxing atmosphere. The food was served at the right temperatures, and loaded with flavour. The courses were not rushed, which I loved. Portions were proper and selection on the menu was impressive. I would definitely come back and have already recommended it to friends! A neighbourhood gem!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went with our young childern
We went with our young childern and we were thier first custoimers for the night. They were still getting organized for the nigths business, which is to be exepected. Other restaurants that we have visited this early in the evening have made us feel like an intrusion but NOT here they were happy to see us and made us feel welcome. Children rarely want things exactly as they are presented on the menu and it was not different this night. Our menu deviations were met with a smile and a "no problem." We will definately return to this restaurant with our kids, and for "just adult" nights too.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first dining experience in this restaurant. The appetizer was calamari misto which was superb... Not too greasy and lightly breaded.
The veal and the pasta pomodoro was shared by myself and my dining companion... Also 5 star.
Service was friendly and attentive.
Dessert was profiteroles and gelato. Very sublime..
Would return and refer others.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Yonge and Eglinton haunt
Vita Sociale is a must. Food wonderful. Not to pricey. Service and ambiance also to be commended.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Like the food choices. The decor is upscale but not too pretentious. Service was in the middle. A little noisy. Don't need the music. Love the fact that they paid attention to my request for a booth. The food was very tasty! I will be going back and bringing friends ;)
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was good, staff was very friendly and attentive.
Space is very large and open, which makes it a bit loud.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM