It's not really a spot for
It's not really a spot for a romantic dinner. It's very loud which is ok if that's the type of evening you are up for. Good food however, and pretty good service.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Great food, excellent service!
Great food, excellent service! One of our best dining experiences in Toronto!
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Have been going to Spuntini
Have been going to Spuntini for years...usually for special occasions. Absolutely love the food, the huge wine list and the atmosphere. Usually the service is great...this time the waiter was just OK...but still had a great evening.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous experience. Always
Fabulous experience. Always feel welcome. Any special requests are always welcomed and accommodated. Treated like family. Hot sauce is great.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good experience. Had
Very good experience. Had our anniversary and they treated us very well. Excellent food as usual.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this restaurant after all thes
The Atlantic salmon was superb; there was not a morsel left on my plate. everyone loved their food and there were 2 vegetarians with our party.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've come here many times and it never fails to disappoint. The service, the food are all excellent! One of our favourites.
4/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spuntini is our favourite
Spuntini is our favourite restaurant! We love it and everything about it! The owner and everyone who works there are the best in the biz - so friendly, so accommodating, so kind...we feel sometimes like we are family when we walk in! The staff is excellent and so fun! The food is the most delicious in the city! We only wish we got there more often and it is definitely a consideration for us to move from Thornhill to Yorkville simply so we could frequent Spuntini more often. The decor is cozy, sexy, and inviting, and the ambience is excellent - for families, for couples, for singles, for visitors from out of town, we couldn't recommend this incredible resto more!!!!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food.....extremely noisy
Food and service were great and provided good value. Extremely noisy people at adjoining table made conversation difficult.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great - gourmet
The food was great - gourmet yet affordable. I had the grilled calamari and my husband had the spaghetti amore. The service was also great - friendly and attentive waiter. The food came out very quickly considering how busy it was.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italina food in Toronto.... Food and ine list as good as Zafferanos in London and Il Mulino in NY! Highly recommend it and a reason to travel to Toronto!!!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
An underrated restaurant
Because of its location (above a more high profile restaurant), I feel that Spuntini has been unfairly underrated. For the service, the food and an excellent wine selection that go with very reasonable prices, I think it is one of the best restaurants in Toronto. Note - this is not for the ones who do not really appreciate food but just frequent the restaurants to be seen!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
good food, lovely service.
Still too noisy for our taste (as with most restaurants now), but lovely surroundings, white table cloths, impeccable attentive service. The food was very good, some foodie good, though I wasn't blown away by new flavours, mostly stable and safe. Very good portions and good prices for good food. Sitting in the upstairs loft overlooking the street life was fun, especially as we were still mostly during daylight. For chocoholics, a serious gap in chocolate desserts (the "bouchon brownie" is really just that, a brownie).
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yet another fantastic group dinner at Spuntini. There are always great specials and lots of choices for a crowd. Fresh ingredients and a great wine list. Always a favourite.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very comfortable and relaxed
Very comfortable and relaxed ambience with attentive staff. The wine list is good and the cannelloni was excellent. I highly recommend for a relaxing and delicious dinner.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A "must" for pasta lovers
This was a truly enjoyable dining experience. Our fellow diners (in the area we were seated in) were so friendly and shared some exquisite desserts with us. Both the salads and main course were divine, with prompt, courteous service. An added plus was the array of exotic Ferrari's parked along Avenue Road outside of the restaurant. Eye candy!!!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great first date restaurant
Food is excellent. Long enough menu, but quality doesn't suffer. Ambiance is very pleasant. Space is small but doesn't affect privacy of conversation. Decor is cool. Had a first date there and returned almost 2 years later with the now fiancée. Definitely will become a favourite and our attendance should be more regular. Great spot.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best Italian restaurants I've been to in the GTA
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Restaurant in Toronto
This is my second evening at Spuntini's and I can honestly say, you cannot find a more inviting, more hospitable restaurant with better food anywhere on the planet. The maitre'd and our waiter were both personable and helpful at every turn. I had a shrimp and scallop pasta dish and my husband had a broiled fish--both meals were exceptional. Although this was a romantic evening for two, my first time at Spuntini's was as one of a group of 12 friends. The service and food were equally excellent for our large group. I really cannot recommend this restaurant enough. If I lived in Toronto, I'd be there all the time!
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing food. We had the octopus
Amazing food. We had the octopus for appetizer and although it felt deep fried (states grilled), it was extremely flavourful and well balanced. For the main course we had the Penne Alla vodka and the Linguini Frutti del mar and both were on point with the reviews on yelp and urbanspoon. I'd say the Penne Alla Vodka was slightly salty, but nonetheless delicious. Dessert was a Lemon Tarte which seemed to be cut straight out of a nearby bakery, but was nonetheless fresh (overpriced a bit at $8.50). I enjoyed our stay. I would recommend 1 appetizer with 2 entrees and skip the dessert.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Great Birthday Dinner!
I took my boyfriend to Spuntini for his 25th birthday while we were visiting Toronto on vacation. When you walk in, there is a huge wall with pictures of all these famous celebrities who have dined at Spuntini. We started with the "Crocchetta Di Pesce" (Salmon & Halibut cakes) and they were absolutely fabulous. Much better than a crab cake. My boyfriend had the "Tagliatelle Del Monte" (Tagliatelle with Australian Lamb Ragu) and we both enjoyed it. We both really loved my dish, "Agnolotti Alla California" (Half moon shaped pasta stuffed with cheese & spinach, with mushrooms & sun dried tomotoes in a tomato cream sauce). We had a really enjoyable night in this beautiful restaurant. Would definitely recommend.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always love this place!
Spuntini's is my favourite restaurant in Toronto, and it has been for the last eight years I have been going there. The service has always been top-notch - everyone including the manager and owner are friendly and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable.
Food allergies: being someone who has a contact allergy to seafood as well as a gluten intolerance, Spuntini's is very accommodating and I have never had any problems. My food is always delicious.
Best dishes: if you love seafood - this is the place for you (I'm going by what my friends/family tell me while we're eating). The branzino (whole) is always cooked to perfection and the seafood medley is also very tasty.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic dining experience!
I booked this for my partner's birthday dinner as a surprise (though we been here many times) - and we were not disappointed. My lobsters were cooked to perfection and so as the rack of lamb! Wine suggested was superb! :)
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food Experience
Spuntini's wine and food selection is wonderful. The menu offers a lot of variety from seafood to delicious pasta dishes. As well, the wine list is extensive and provides a suitable choice for whatever you choose for an entrée. The prices are reasonable for the portions served.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
great old school italian
Everything was right about this place. From service on arrival,wine list, menu, food quality and delivery and table service. Our waiter even ran outside with us and grabbed a cab and opened the door for my elderly parents. I'm fussy about where I eat. This place makes the grade .
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food, good service, had gluten-free options...we were very satisfied.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding service and menu.
Outstanding service and menu. Food was of the highest quality and great value. Would highly recommend for a flavourful meal.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, mediocre service
The food was delicious and our party of 10 had a great time at Spuntini. Our server however, left much to be desired. We requested separate bills (as a party of 10, you'd think this would be preferable because it generally means a larger tip), which he said "they don't do." I've never been told this at any establishment. We repeatedly had to ask for water to be refilled, as well as for alcoholic beverages. Overall, I would go back to this restaurant, despite the server. Maybe he was having an off night!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Recommend this restaurant for any occasion. Great food, great service. Fun time was had by all.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great !! Never rushed
Always great !! Never rushed !! Great food& service !!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been dining here a couple times a year for a couple years now and the service seems to always get better and more personable each and every time. My girlfriend made this reso for us for my birthday. Our reso was for 9 and the place was packed so we were delayed a little. This was completely fine as the entire staff was genuine in their efforts to get us seated as quickly as possible. Thank you
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
seventeen yranniversary celebration
Was greeted at door and seated right away. Our waiter was very friendly and quick with bringing menus and all our meals. The manager was also very attentive to us. He made sure we were well taken care of and that we were told of the chef's specials.
It was nice to see different kinds of gatherings of people there; families with small children, younger adults, senior citizens, and couples. When I was looking at the restaurant on line I thought it was just for adults but it was nice to see families there too. I will definitely return for another night out but this time will be with my own family of four. The food was amazing. It melted in your mouth. The dessert was memorable for life. We really enjoyed our night out downtown, just us two....
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always an amazing experience.
This is one of the best Italian restaurants in the city. The service is impeccable and the food is delicious.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We reserved a table at Spuntini for a special occasion and it did not disappoint. The service is impeccable and extremely friendly ("Edwin"). Though there was some awkward early moments with the maitre d', the food was excellent, as usual, and the wine (high 50s) tasty, if not exactly what we were looking for. The area in which we were sitting was noisy due to an overly boastful member of that table. But the place has an elegance matched by service and food quality. We would definitely go back for a special occasion. One disappointment: since the last time, someone decided to change the bread - yuk. Get something chewy like in central Italy!!
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
We will be back, we were so impressed with the ambience, seamless service and delicious food. Great restaurant!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Night Out, Great Restaurant!!
We went to Sputinni Restaurant to celebrate a 50th birthday of a family freind and this was our first visit to Sputinni Restaurant and it was FABULOUS!!! The food was delicious and the restaurant is very beautiful and a great location. There are no words to describe our waiter. He was fantastic!!! Unfortuantely I did not get his name but he made us feel very welcome and he did everything possibly to make our evening a majical one. Great staff, great location and great food.....we couldn't ask for anything more.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time at this restaurant. We found all of the staff to be friendly and attentive and good humored.
The food was excellent, we all chose a pasta dish and everyone ate every last bite. The Caesar Salad and Polenta appetizers were so delicious and tasty. This was a birthday celebration for our family from out of town and we wanted them to have an enjoyable evening and they did, we all did. We would go back again. By the way we found the prices to be reasonable considering the location of Spuntini.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, attentive service. If you live Italian food this place is a must!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
30 Year Success
A great dining experience on all accounts-food& service above par.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Reliable Italian near Yorkville
Spuntini often gets overlooked because of the wildly successfull Sotto Sotto beneath it. Many people end up at Spuntini after not being able to get into Sotto Sotto and end up devoted customers. The food is uniformly great and the service attentive.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, delicious food.
I have been to Spuntini three times in the last three months after being introduced to it by a coworker. It has a very classy but inviting feel. Try the spaghetti amore and you will definitely want to go back.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cozy and delectable
The service was great from the moment we sat down. The staff were very accomodating with our guest's dietary restrictions.
Everyone enjoyed their meal and the wine list was impressive.
A cozy ambiance and a variety of items on the menu.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a great time on Sat. The service was fantastic and the food was amazing!!
Will go back here for sure!! I have also recommended to friends.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great combo of value and quality
Personable, informed service. A wonderfully diverse menu which always features 3 or more selections of fresh fish. Excellent wine list with a below industry mark up. Style, quality and value!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM