Amazing fresh food, extensive wine list and love all the pairings with the menu items. Service was attentive and not overbearing. Want to go again and will spread the word. The patio atmosphere was lovely and pretty. The restaurant was so accommodating when we asked to move from inside to outside. Really amazing restaurant!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was buonissimo!
The food was amazing!!!! Only one thing I would like to advice the restaurant was that the gnocchi was a little salty. Other then that everything from the appetizers to the desert was amazing!! I would absolutely go back!!!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic, as always!
We were a little worried when it took quite some time to bring our initial drink order. Without our mentioning it, the waitress immediately apologized for the delay, comped the drinks and the rest of service was perfect. For those who haven't been to Enoteca Sociale, you must go. The food is phenomenal, and always spurs a conversation with my husband about when we are going to back to Italy.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The noise level inside is
The noise level inside is very high but we sat out on the patio on a pleasant summer night where the noise level was perfect for talking.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful evening and special
wonderful evening and special attention to my gluten allergy was appreciated.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun loving woman business owner
The food was delicious, the service was not great, despite there being more services than patrons our waitress took a really , really long time to ask us our drink desires, when we did she brought a warm bottle of wine and then said " yeah" you are right , i guess i am not "here tonight" , oh oh, , the rest of the service was pretty good other than service staff constantly hitting the back of my chair , which i HATE, but i would go back , love the food and excuse the waitress , we all have a bad day , ps. the sommeliere was fantastic
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unless you didn't know about Enoteca Sociale until now, there is no excuse not to frequent it at least once a month for amazing Italian fare and one of the best wine lists in town. Another plus: you can get every wine on the menu by the glass.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Like wonderful restaurants in Italy, the focus at Enoteca Sociale is on fresh and seasonal flavours. The knowledgeable staff help to guide you through the extensive and diverse wine list. The end result is perfect food paired with exceptional wines.
7/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
A true neighbourhood gem.
A true neighbourhood gem. One of the best Italian restos in Toronto. Outstanding cheese menu.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small menu choices but great
Small menu choices but great food. Appropriate quantities of food. Love it!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, service, ambiance.
Excellent food, service, ambiance. Service was very very fast, maybe too fast. Wine are expensive.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian in the City
I've been to Enoteca 5 times now and they never disappoint. The arancini are to die for. Easily the best Italian restaurant in Toronto.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
An outstanding experience
- Due to a small hiccup with the table we were given complimentary champagne (awesome!)
- Our server was excellent, gave helpful recommendations and came to check on us often
- Water glasses were always full
- Overall a phenomenal experience, I would recommend this place to anyone
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second time at the restaurant and the food did not disPpoint
Our starters were good (ribs and tuna)
The mains amazing the desserts even better!
The best part is that the menu is small and perfect!
I rarely finish my meal but both timesci have been
Here i have licked my plate clean!!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant is lively and
The restaurant is lively and full of energy, the waitress was attentive and sensitive to her customers,knowledgeable and helpful, the wine was great and the food tasted perfect.
A wonderful place to eat and enjoy an evening.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic and Authentic
Wonderful food. As an italian married to an italian, this is as authentic as it comes, with a modern and innovative twist. Four of us dined, all ordered different primos and secondos - none that we regretted. Very interesting wine list - for wine snobs like me to be stumped and try something new and interesting. Highly recommend!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We live in Ottawa and visit TO twice a year on business, we usually try to visit a new notable restaurant each visit but were so impressed with Enoteca Sociale in February that we returned for dinner Saturday night. We had a late reservation (10pm) but arrived at 9:30pm and only had a few minutes wait. The service was friendly and all our questions were well answered. We shared 3 app's (the prosciutto w/figs, the arincini and the heirloom tomatoes w/ buffalo mozz) all were simple, perfect quality ingredients. My DH had the new rigatoni and I had the gnocchi-we both really enjoyed the pasta. We once again enjoyed that the staff is attentive and warm, and the simple well balanced flavors and presentation of the food. We'll be back!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a charm
Enoteca Sociale wins me over anew every time! Stellar wine list, great cocktails (I loved the subtle thyme in my Almalfi), and great food. My friend and I arrived early for our reservations and we were given seats at the bar while our patio table was prepared. Patient and laid-back staff explained the menu items and made perfect recommendations.
Wonderful dining experience, hope to return soon!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not much that I can say about this place that has not been said before. Great food, great staff.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Find!
Thank you for a wonderful night...out of all six of us - none had been to Enoteca - what a great find! Cocktails to start were fantastic - red sangria...Amalfi! all the suggestions of our server (i believe her name was Karen) made were spot on. Branzino - cooked to perfection, Bucatini - spiced just right.....Arancini, Angolotti, desserts - all delicious!! everything was excellent!
We will be back!!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Menu changes, servers change, quality doesn't.
Always a "go to" place for a great meal experience.
Relaxed and delicious!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Come for the bread alone
The rosemary bread will make you lose your breath; it is amazing.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food overall. They're
Good food overall. They're not trying to be fancy- just a high quality foodie place. With a good wine list too!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the moment we walked in we felt at home.The service was smooth and attentive.Any questions were answered promptly and advice on what to order was met with enthusiasm which helped a lot.Being married to an Italian,I'm somewhat sceptical about ordering Italian food as my wife and I are very good .We were totally satisfied and completely content with the size of the portions and the flavour of all the dishes.The only draw back was the desert options,a little thin.,otherwise a truly gastronomical delight.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
After giving the hostess a heads up that it was my girlfriend's birthday, they brought us some complimentary Prosecco. It was a very nice little surprise, and set the meal off on the right foot. The food was absolutely fantastic, as usual. We'll be back!
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time to Enoteca but will be back for sure. Love the vibe in this cozy off the beaten track restaurant.....the food wow.....can't say more then that.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Enoteca many times but this time was exceptional and it was all because of our server Teddie. She was fun and made us feel relaxed. Totally awesome. Will be back again soon.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Apps were fabulous. Pastas not as wonderfully delicious as my past visits. When I return I'll stick to the appetizers
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I frequent this restaurant often and love it! Patrick at the bar is extremely knowledgable and friendly. Great wine list and outstanding food
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely service, tasty hot
Lovely service, tasty hot food, what more can you ask for! The polenta was amazing interesting flavours and textures.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great but loud
Really good food, and great wine list. A little pricey, but I think the food rates the price.
Two complaints - the first is more of a warning - on a Thursday night it was quite loud with chatter. That's the crowd it attracts and the acoustics take some adjusting to. But if you're looking for quietish or intimate, no sir.
Second - next to kitchen entrance, where we were seated, smell of bleach was rather unappetizing.
I would recommend, but heed the warning above.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find excellent menu
From start to finish everything on the menu was absolutely delicious and fresh. Our server was experienced and knowledgable. The ambience was just perfect for a date or a group outing with friends. One of the better Italian restaurants In Toronto
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good Italian
Enoteca Sociale is one of the more popular Italian Casual restaurants in Toronto, but you probably already know that. The food was excellent. The tuna was particularly noteworthy, but I also thought their salumi tagliere was one of the better assortments I've eaten in T.O.
The noise level was a little too high for my tastes.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a group of 10 family
We had a group of 10 family style tasting menue (5 courses plus meat and cheese platters to start), held downstairs in the wine cellar. From start to finish the dinner was fantastic. Service was attentive and friendly, very accomodating to a few dietary restrictions, very knowledgeable about the food and the dishes and happy to discuss and answer any questions. Wine list had lots of affordable choices. Most importantly the food was incredible.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my mom for her birthday dinner. We arrived when they opened at 5pm. Everything was perfect. It started to get noisy around 6:30 when we left for the theater.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was yummy
Appetizer wise, we had the beets as well as the polenta which were both amazing. The pumpkin/sweet potato ravioli was delicious. The clam orchetti was good as well. the fresh bread was delicious.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took a foodie friend for her birthday dinner. She loved the food, the wine choices that the server made for her as well as the ambience. She raved all evening and on the drive back. I had had a fantastic meal with 4 other friends out on the patio in the summer and thought that this friend would enjoy the food here. She waxed ecstatic about her beet salad, her pasta main, the pumpkin panna cotta for dessert. Definitely a successful choice for her birthday dinner.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Portions are small. Make sure to order appetizer with your main dish
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
never a flaw!!
don't know how they do it......always consistently flawless....
Cut bread out of my diet(like eveyone else these days), except when I go to ES, I go crazy!! Best sourdough bread in city (and that's saying a lot cause there is good bread in this city)...
Killer wine list, and red is always chilled perfectly...
and the pasta....perfectly done...never oily....nice heat(spicey), preserved lemons in the clam dish is genius...
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I booked a table for my brother and his fiance as as a congratulations present on their engagement and they had nothing but amazing things to say. They had an amazing time; the food was crazy good and everyone at the restaurant was great.
Thanks to everyone at Enoteca for making this occasion a very memorable one!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
A true delight!
I've dined at Enoteca Sociale a few times so I was not surprised when everything I ate was spectacular, or that our server was informative, attentive and overall lovely, however this was the first time I had visited with friends that had strict dietary restrictions (vegans). Not only were they ready for the challenge of preparing something wonderful, the service was understanding and nice about it... which is unfortunately rare. Thanks again!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was excellent. Service
The food was excellent. Service was very good and wonderful casual atmosphere.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Seriously recommend the beet salad. Service was good, and food perfectly timed to our needs. Perfect portions and the pastas were to die for!I miss the wine pairings that used to be listed with the menu items, but still another good experience.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very smooth service and great
Very smooth service and great food. Wine list tends to be populated by wines well over $50+, which is unfortunate. There are great selections to be had at the LCBO that, with markup, could be in the $30-40 range. I realize resto margins are thin, but wine markups and overpriced wines due to markups are a blight on eating out.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
as we expected, dinner was fantastic. apps: their take on a caesar salad (dandelion greens, fried egg, cured meat i can't recall by name but will always recall by taste) was great, and the shallow bowl of sausage and tomato sauce covered in polenta and sauteed mushrooms was perfect for a cold night. mains: squash ravioli was incredible, just order it. clam linguine was also great, simply delicious.
service was how i like it: attentive, relaxed, professional. ambiance was great. nothing negative to report.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Italian soul food
There was a time when after returning from Italy all the food at home lacked depth and complexity and tasted bland. Places like enoteca sociale compare to eating experiences in Italy. The restaurant feels 1970 meets contemporary comfortable. It is the perfect place to bring an out of town guest if you are looking for the soul of Toronto-unpretentious and absolutely delicious.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
love love love
Loved everything about this place. All of the food was fantastic!! The just wish they had more traditionally Italian desserts. But delish none the less.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
really gret food
This place is all about great food, and an extensive wine list (mostly Italian). They love what they do, it's a great dinning experience.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not perfect, but recommended
This was my second time to Enoteca Sociale. Both times have been pleasant - good food, excellent service, nice atmosphere. A few minor quibbles, but overall if you are looking for a nice Italian place, this seems a reliable spot. Very nice wine selection. Cheeses are great, and surprisingly the sticky toffee pudding is a highlight (not the most Italian option but who cares when its good).
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
genuine, very good food and
genuine, very good food and terrific service, would go again, loved the ambiance
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM