I chose Splendido for my wife'sI chose Splendido for my wife's 30th birthday dinner based on the glowing reviews I'd seen. From the moment we entered, service was courteous, quick, and attentive without being overbearing. My wife's bibb salad was huge, way too much too finish as an appetizer, but she enjoyed it. I went with deer tartare to start, great combination with the pistachios. For mains, lamb confit was very tasty, but I preferred my wife's chicken entree which consisted of a grilled bbq breast and an asian style fried chicken salad, recommend! At the end of the meal, the waiter brought us a minature chocolate brownie cake with a candle, nice touch. Would definitely recommend for special occasions.12/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant!Very friendly staff! Food was great and nice ambience! Would definitely go back for special occasions.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMStill at the top of my listStill at the top of my list of Toronto's best restaurants. Splendido can rightfully claim it has no equal when it comes to food quality and service.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSplendid ServiceThe food was excellent and had creative flair. Without taking anything away from the primary focus of the meal itself, what really struck me as outstanding was the service, starting with a telephone callback to enquire whether our group had food allergies or was celebrating a special event, to the unobstrusive attentiveness through the brunch service and ending with beautifully packaged parting treats. Impressively thoughtful and professional.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty food works wonder with wineThe taste of the food is strong enough not to be overcame by the wine, they complement each other well. Without the wine, you may need more bubbly water to dilute the after taste before your next course. Excellent services, timely and friendly. Like a slight twist from the regular food preparation and presentation, but not gone far, it will delight you. If you drive, do plan time to locate a spot..6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experienceFirst time at Splendido and the food was excellent, the service was first class. Would highly recommend it6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBest food in the city! WeBest food in the city! We absolutely love it there!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSplendidoWonderful experience, we had a great time at Splendido. A little pricy but, worth for an special occasion. Highly Recommended6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSplendido's (moderated) SplendourSplendido is said to have cut back: obviously, the champagne cart no longer runs round the room and, slightly less obviously, there seems to be a somewhat less wide range of dishes than in the unbridled past. But what is offered is very good,,cooked skilfully and presented elegantly. Perhaps the wine list has fewer bottles under $100 than in there used to be past but, for those fortunate enough not to be worried by such a barrier, the range of choice is as wide as ever and very impressive. For most people this is bound to be a restaurant for special occasions but, as long as one bears that in mind, this is a restaurant that does what it set out to do and provides a worthwhile version of "fine dining."6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMfine dining with pop rockMusic is very personal. If you want to attract people who like your style of music, by all means play it in the foreground. Otherwise, leave it in the background or don't play music at all. Why a fine dining establishment like Splendido would choose pop rock and play it in the foreground is beyond me. I actually like the music depending on the setting, but not when I'm out for a first class meal to celebrate an anniversary.
The complementary appetizer (cold soup and cheese filled pastry) were an excellent start. A dry martini @ $18 offered three or four sips; outrageous! A scallop appetizer was the highlight of the night. Main courses of pressed pork and pressed lamb were tasty but not recommendable.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSplendid SplendidoAbsolutely outstanding! Beautiful, cozy yet sophisticated dining area great for a romantic dinner for two. My partner and I had a dozen oysters to share which where plump and fresh dressed with a jalapeño and coriander, delicious. We then had the soft shell crab tempura style, wow, you must order this! Mains I had the lamb which cut like butter and melted in the mouth. My partner had the veal chop, lacked a little flavour....! We ordered Brussels sprouts which were roasted and caramalized to perfection, and roasted asparagus. The service was excellent. We could not fault it and will definitely return, very soon!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMNice brunch near the UniversityWe went here for brunch on a Sunday and had the "spread", plus the egg white omelette and eggs benedict. The room is open and full of light. We were seated quickly and the service was attentive. Food was paced nicely and well prepared, with good temperature and presentation. One minor caution is this is not an inexpensive brunch, although it's a very good one. If you are near the University area, this is a great choice on a Sunday.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMTop rated in the city for a reason!The food was absolutely delicious! Service was impeccable.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA great dining experienceOne of the best in a long time and memorable for food and service. WOuld definitely return. And, I live in New York City.....so Splendido definitely measures up!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSplendido is greatIt is one of the best restaurants we have ever been to and we travel all over the world. The food is interesting and different, the staff are fantastic. We'll be back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMImpeccable serviceI had been meaning to eat at splendido for some time as it is consistently in the top 5 or 10 restaurants in Toronto. My husband's birthday was the perfect occasion to finally go. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left (and every moment in between) the service we received was unbelievable. The food was equally impressive and very unique. The only complaint would be how rich it was ..we normally eat very healthfully and only indulge once in awhile...we sure did here and felt abit off the next day...not the food or restaurant's fault, ours for overeating!!!! The decor and atmosphere is superb as well as the wonderful jazz music playing softly in the back.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ExperienceWe went to Splendido for my husband's birthday. We had a delicious meal, food is top notch :) The service was amazing and we liked that the servers worked in teams so we were always attended to! The price is expensive but as they say you "get what you pay for". I would highly recommend this restaurant for special evening out when you can splurge unless you have alot of cash! Love it :)5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Toronto's best restaurantsSuperb food, very good service, a little too noisy and toward the upper end of prices for top Toronto restaurants. We were delighted when they shut off the music and we could enjoy a conversation.
Everyone in our group of four was impressed with the innovateve food and presentation, that the waiter was thoroughly knowledgeable about the menu. The restaurant has many high quality touches.
I look forward to my next visit.3/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSplendido was splendid! FoodSplendido was splendid! Food was great and the service was excellent, my second visit and it has been the same both times.2/4/2013 12:00:00 AM