Not as busy as it used to be on a Saturday night though it suited us just fine. Had various items from the menu + specials, and drinks; everything was OK to good. There was live music upstairs, though we stayed downtstairs to eat and moved elsewhere afterwards. Portions are smaller than they used to be. Could this be due to things having slowed down at Bar Italia? Hopefully it is busier during the week.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our party of six was seated
Our party of six was seated in a booth and we enjoyed everything except the noise level. There is nothing in the decor to absorb sound. It is incredibly loud, with voices bouncing all over. As the restaurant was quite full this Saturday evening, there were lots of voices contributing to the noise.
The food was excellent, and we enjoyed the wine that our Italian friend picked from the list very much.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were here with a large
We were here with a large group and overall the staff did a wonderful job. There were a few minor glitches - one app didn't come out in time, and one main was served late - but a great experience.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not for the hard of hearing
I was seated and waiting for my party who was running late. Ten minutes passed and my server did not approach. I had to ask a passing hostess to send him over. He was not attentive due to the fact that a large party of 20 was keeping him busy.
The food is delicious. Well worth the money. And even though you may not ever hear your party. It's quite loud in there! Comparable to Jump.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch
Great spot for Mother's Day Brunch, enjoyed by kiddos and mama's. Quick, friendly service and the food was fantastic.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food. work needed on service
Overall we enjoyed our experience at Bar Italia. Went for mother's day brunch. Staff were friendly and food was good. Two small concerns. We always had to ask for more coffee. (most places offer refills frequently). My son ordered soup first then his main course. His soup came when the rest of us got our main course. His main course was only delivered to the table when we asked for it (which was several minutes after he finished his soup). If you have not been to this restaurant on College (like us) it is difficult to locate as it is small and the sign is not out in the open enough.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was served hot ,fast and great presentation. The owner greeted me like an old friend. The lemon tart was excellent.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Energetic and Classy
Attentive service. Great wine list. Lively atmosphere.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My girlfriend and I went here simply because it was close but found that it was much better than expected! As soon as we arrived we were greeted by very friendly staff that escorted us to our reserved table. They made our food fast and delicious, everything was perfect! They are efficient to help you get what you want but never rush you, skill that other restaurants just do not posses. I have already recommended this place to our other friends, whom will be telling you the same thing I am shortly! The only warning I would give is that they don't take debit, so take other payment (and even if you forget their is an ATM a few doors down).
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italy in TO
This still remains one of the great places to eat on a street with multiple choices for dining and bar scenes - Little Italy, Toronto.
It was a quiet lunchtime - but it perfect for a friend and I to spend two hours catching up over a two lunch. We both had the excellent Insalata di Salmone - a substantial portion of lightly grilled fish on a sea of greens. Excellent! Our waiter was attentive but not intrusive. Would go back anytime.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the moment I entered the restaurant, Staff met me and showed me to our table. I brought a cake for the birthday celebration and they quickly placed it in the fridge. The table was perfect for our group. It was a square table right at the front of the restaurant. We could see one another and talk easily. We had a great time. Thank you Bar Italia.
Our server was fun and in-tune with our needs.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was incredible,authentic tastes great service by everyone we met, overall -OUTSTANDING
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM