The Distillery District Experience
Tappo is definitely not one of those typical Italian restaurants down the street. One thing I must applaud is their pasta (linguine ai frutti di mare). The sauce has a seafood taste that is smooth and aromatic, and is mixed perfectly with the al dante pasta - not too saucy and not too dry). I love the combination of historic and romantic environment Tappo has. This unique and irreplaceable environment is definitely something that differentiates itself from others making it a memorable experience. The most important thing that brings everything together is my server's genuine greetings. Without a doubt, I will return for a second round!
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server was spectacular.
Our server was spectacular. He was personable and very attentive. I thoroughly enjoyed our experience.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
A tight Squeeze...but good food. $$
It is definitely not a quite place where you would have a quite dinner, but the ambiance is vibrant and energetic. The food was great. It is a small place so the tables seem very close together and if you don't get a seat against the wall you are out in the open very close to each other. A couple times so close that the Waiter bumped our table with his behind while serving the table beside us. But other than that, it was nice.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice ambiance but too expensive!
Beautiful location and ambiance inside the restaurant. The tables are tightly packed inside resulting in the waiters having to squeeze themselves through your table which was not very attractive when you are trying to enjoy dinner. The food was good for sure and nothing to complain about, except I found it expensive for what it was. A plate of risotto with sausage for $25?? Seafood linguine in white sauce for $25?? A small piece of whole fish on some greens for $34? In all, we paid almost $300 for dinner for 4 with one bottle of wine which was $50, and although we had a nice time it was not the worth the cost. I would come back but not for a full dinner, perhaps just drinks or dessert.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tappo - Fine dining in Italy!
Overall great date night! Newer location, trendy spot. Great food, presentation and taste were excellent.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
We arrived late by 25 minutes
We arrived late by 25 minutes and Tappos still honoured our reservation! The waiter was great and made our evening very enjoyable. I would recommend Tappos to anyone.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is great for
This restaurant is great for a romantic date for 2 and versatile for friends to sit and chat over food and drinks. Service was efficient and on point for a weekend dinner. The wait staff was friendly and cheerful. I felt that the appetizers were better tasting than the main courses; however, presentation wise, all dishes were plated beautifully.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Stumbled on the place easily
Stumbled on the place easily became my new favorite Italian in the City
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good & our
The food was very good & our waiter had a very good sense of humour, considering how he had to move around the tables. Just be prepared to sit really really close to each other. The tables were so close that the waiters were not able to manoeuver their way in & out very comfortably. And when the waiters were moving around they were partically sitting on our table.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent. Tried
Food was excellent. Tried an Argentinian red wine that was amazing. Used a voucher but was not given subpar food or service.
4/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely food. Sit away from door.
Delicious food, lovely room with a good vibe. I only gave 3 stars on ambiance because the resto needed staff (eg. host) to ensure the door is closed. People waiting for tables were leaving the front door wedged to stay open: but it was cold, windy, stormy night and we were seated right by the door opening with strong cold damp drafts blowing on us. Had to ask passing waitstaff several times through the night to ask waiting guests to close the door (all but one were helpful - the one had given up and was as frustrated by it as me). Could have ruined the evening, fortunately didn't. Problem could be solved with host managing the door (there didn't seem to one stationed or I would have asked them), or curtains to protect the entrance.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A favourite go-to
Always selected for a long lunch with a friend or a very good dinner, romantic or otherwise. The co-owner checks in to make sure that your every whim has been attended to and the service staff are trained very well. The Italian food is wonderful! I love this place.
The rustic decor is in keeping with the Distillery but the noise levels can sometimes be high. That is but a minor complaint compared to everything that is very good about Tappo.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food in a great atmosphere
Overall a very enjoyable setting, good service and very good food. Review pricing to fit with your budget.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
I would go back
Great food and ambiance (sat inside). The waitress would friendly and helpful with both the menu and the wine selection. We had the three course meal and the portion sizes were perfect. Everything was hot, delicious and well presented.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A pleasant evening
An early dinner (5pm on a Friday) and beat the rush. fairly quiet with only about 15% of the tables filled when we first arrived (it quickly filled though). This made for a more intimate and quiet dining experience which we enjoyed. service was attentive and appropriate. food was good. I really enjoyed my veal medallions - great flavour & quite saucy (mushroom sauce). Presentation nothing special but I really liked it. My husband has fusilli pasta w/chicken. flavour was very subtle; he found it bland. the chicken in the pasta was sparse. Overall, food didn't blow us away but atmosphere is nice and location in distillery district makes it a good go to spot. patio seating available - fabulous for a nice evening. Overall I would recommend
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group of 4 enjoyed our
Our group of 4 enjoyed our dinner here. Beautiful restaurant both inside and out. We sat inside and found it to be a very romantic spot and full of energy. Every table was full at 8pm on a Friday night. Enjoyed the meal, waiter was excellent. Would definitely return.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Downtown almost core area. The services were good even though they were busy. Ordered their steak and lamb, loved the source, though it's definitely overcooked (median --> median well).
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've coming to the distillery district for shopping and the theatre for years. Usually we go to Pure Spirit because the food is reliable. This past weekend we decided to make a change and tried Tappo which is newer. We were pleasantly surprise with the depth and the quality of the cooking. To call it an Italian restaurant doesn't really do it justice. All our appetitzers and mains were well done and the portions generous. The wine list was brief but well edited with new and old world well represented and reasonable priced. The service was efficient and friendly. Will definitely go back soon.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with lots of character
Tappo is in the Distillery District and the exposed brick decor is beautiful. It is crowded and bustling and the tables are tiny but the food is good and there is sensible parking. The service is attentive and the waiters are genuinely friendly as they rush around. We had a quail, pappardelle with wild boar stew second course, veal medallions and wild boar with risotto. All were excellent. This was our third visit and we will most likely return.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved our first experience
Loved our first experience at Tappo. Great all around and our server was wonderful. Thanks and see you again!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tappo: a fine pre-theatre choice
Tappo offers a fine selection of Italian menu choices, served with a smile and friendly service.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
consistently good food and service
we have been here many times when attending theatre in the area, and the food and service have been consistently good. this visit, there was a large group just having drinks around the bar, so t was much noisier than normal, but the atmosphere is still lovely.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tappo tickles the tastebuds
The ambience was perfect not too quiet not too loud. The service was fantastic, it was all about us the diners. The food c'est magnifico. Set in the heart of the distillery district Tappo is a real gem for any occasion.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restarant overall just..
.... A bit pricey. The food was amazing as was ther service, just found te prices a bit high.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
If i had to choose ...
The entire meal was superb. Portions a bit small for the price. The tiramisu is worth the trip even if you are not eating there.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tappo - great dinner
We decided to try Tappo after seeing it listed on the Distillery District restaurant list, and very happy we did: we had the octopus off the regular menu and the venison special. Both were excellent! Finished off with the cheesecake and coffee. Wish we'd had room to try one or two of the appetizers. It's on the pricey side, but we'd definitely go again.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM