Toula Restaurant
Toula Restaurant

Toula Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.toularestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (416) 777-2002
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm -2:30pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental
  • Executive Chef: Giuseppe Sclafani
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Toula is available for outside catering. Please contact the management to request a menu or place an order.
  • Private Party Facilities: Toula restaurant is perfect for corporate events, presentations, cocktails, weddings, showers and other special occasions. Please contact our event managers for information on booking your special event
  • Private Party Contact: Toula Restaurant & Bar 4167772002

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A word from Toula Restaurant
Toula is located in Toronto's Westin Harbour Castle Hotel. Its location, on the edge of Lake Ontario, presents a stunning view of the city and it's surroundings. The rich Italian fabrics, mirrored in the gold leaf ceiling, provide guests with the perfect setting to compliment any occasion. Toula has a well established reputation for using only the finest of ingredients. Of course, no menu would be complete without a wonderful selection of wines. General Manager Adriano Vicentini has been acquiring a substantial collection to compliment any dish. The main focus of our list has naturally fallen on Italian Reds, from the regions of Piedmonte and Tuscany. With a cellar consisting of over three hundreds labels, however, our ababundant range of flavours, from both Old and New World regions, will surely yield the perfect bottle to satisfy even the most discerning of palates.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Toula Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.7
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (63)special occasion (39)romantic (34)fit for foodies (12)notable wine list (11)good for groups (10)late-night find (5)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (3)neighborhood gem (3)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Shame it's not renovated.
    Melii
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Went to Toula The other night for a casual dinner. I really wanted to sit, enjoy a glass of wine and take in the beautiful view from this restaurant. I have to say it is the view why people keep coming. It really is too bad it looks so tired, the furniture is outdated and the food is average. You also get a very Niagara Falls feel, a tourist feel from the restaurant. It really is a beauty, its just a shame they cannot renovate. Other than that I had a lovely time. If you just want a place that has a great view, or you have guests from out of town who have never been to Toronto it is a beautiful spot.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely restaurant
    LW00
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Lovely restaurant, with excellent service, good menu selection and prices. I would return and recommend to friends. Our waiter was fantastic which added to our evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very poor slow service..
    12345678911121314
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    me and my friend waited 15 mins before a staff come to our table finally he show up asking us what we like to drink we told him a glass of water waited another 10 mins before we get water me and friend got up set and leave we want over to Morton steak restaurant and we had a wonder dinner service was 10 times better..
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great for special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Chose Toula's for our special Mother/Daughter dinner and they did not disappoint. Service & food was excellent - only thing is wish we would have requested the "city view" side vs waterfront for evening dinner - - will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Experience
    LoveFood27
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food was excellent, my girlfriend and I had all three courses. The calamari and pork that I had was cooked to perfection and plated nicely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a spectacular view
    DaveL
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I've dined in this location for 30 years, since it was the 'Lighthouse'. The view is my favourite one of the city. The restaurant is good, but rather expensive for what you get. It's all about the view, and I'd go again for another special occasion. The bill came to $160 and that was with a shared appetizer and a shared dessert. A lot higher than it should be in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Only if you have time to waste
    Puckettsfan
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Stayed at the Westin Harbour Castle and chose Toula for convenience and seemingly good menu. Gorgeous view of Toronto. Either the kitchen was abominably slow, or our waitress was in over her head with the number of tables assigned to her (could be management problem). She assured us she didn't need to write the order down. But, she couldn't even get it right when she stood at the table to repeat it. Service got slower and slower and slower throughout the meal. Cancelled dessert. Had to get up from the table with check and credit card in hand to drive home our dissatisfaction.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great recovery
    irontario
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This was our third visit and as always the food was excellent, unfortunately we had a new server and the service left a lot to be desired. Having discussed this with the manager, he was most apologetic corrected the issues and made a more than generous adjustment to the bill. I did not ruin the evening and we would definitely return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • magic at dusk
    chewziesuzie
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Having a leisurely birthday supper watching the sun go down and the tall ship lilt along in the harbour was enhanced by superb food exquisitely presented and friendly well timed wait staff that made us feel indulged.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good
    johnny
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was very good. Service also left very little to be desired. The portions were terribly small and we left hungry. Spending in the 250 range with wine this should not have been the case. Beautiful view.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great time!
    Meatie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    the food has always been terrific every time we've been to Toula's. great selection of wine, staff knowledgeable, friendly, helpful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mist2393
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We enjoyed the food and the view was fantastic. You could see out across the lake for miles, and we were there during sunset, which made it even better. However, the service left something to be desired. Our waitress was enthusiastic to help us, but was extremely slow. We had to wait almost 20 minutes after we asked for our check for it to come, and it wasn't even that busy. Every part of the meal took longer than it should have, which was disappointing. I would only recommend this restaurant if you don't have anything planned for the rest of the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some details awaits to improve
    TOeatery
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    It will be much easier to make payment if they have a debit machine. For dinner customers, can we choose the lake view or city view? We went at a Friday evening, the side of city night view was blocked. All customers were at the lake side, which did not have much to see at night. The ATM at the restaurant did not work.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Hight
    Will
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Great location for restaurant, view of city cordoned off only lake view. In the evening not much to see as result. Menu selection limited. Staff a little overbearing. Restaurant dated
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine Dining ???
    Considerations
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    While every good establishment is expected to accommodate children, it's unfortunate when the policies do not limit unrelentless horseplay and high pitch screaming up and down the aisles, thus spoiling the dining experience for other patrons wishing a special evening. While one might comment to family and associates - advising positively on the good food and service, a recommendation to celebrate a quite special occasion or romantic evening (anniversary) could only be given with a disconcerning caveat.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great view and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The view was beautiful, the service was spectacular. The food was good, I expected it to be absolutely amazing for the prices, but I found it was just good. Overall though, I would still recommend the restaurant, very nice for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    Dinty
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Purchased a Team Buy for this restaurant but they would not honor it. Food was ok but not worth the prices. View is excellent and is what you pay for.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    Charles
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Very nice view and the food was good. Very good atmosphere, not to quiet and not too noisy. I would definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Anonymous
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    My experience was beautiful. I had taken my bf for his birthday. It was romantic and our server was very nice and didn't bother us so much. The food was excellent. For a prix fix 4 course dinner it was good selection. I would definitely recommend and come back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu is disappointing
    rose
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Given the location of this restaurant in a busy hotel the menu is dated and very heavy. More updated interesting salads and more seafood, more tapas style would also be great for lighter fare. Heavy creamy sauces fir lunch is too much
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nads2Kahm
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The food was excellent and the waiter appropriately attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Good Experience
    BizTravelerVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food, service, and view were all lovely. I'll definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sublime food and top notch service
    Tjax
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A stellar view of the Toronto Harbour and all it's activity. Our server was so friendly, attentive and helpful. The bread with a hint of rosemary was absolutely amazing. It was my boyfriends birthday and he is a picky eater. We both loved the Stuzzichini. He raved about the Tagliere dello Chef - they were all his favourites. My shrimp cocktail contained the largest shrimp I have ever seen! He enjoyed Pork Tenderloin Alla Parmigiana. I had the striploin. I loved the accompaniments: Arugula Salad, , Parmigiano Reggiano & Roast Potato. I will try the Cornish Hen next time. Neither of us are huge tiramisu fans, but we both agreed that it was the best we'd ever had. We would return and we would highly recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The service was wonderful but the restaurant itself is a little dated and the food just so-so. Beautiful views.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing view
    Bonnie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The view of the CN tower was breathtaking in the night sky. Our food was great and the staff were very professional and knowledgeable! We would definitely come back next time we visit Toronto.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Treated Like Royalty
    DanandJoanne
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The evening was perfect. The staff at Toula treated my wife and I as if we were royalty. My wife had never been to Toula (i had been several times in the past for business luncheons) and I thought I would surprise her with a weekend she would enjoy away from her busy work week. I had all of the pieces in place and chose Toula to be the romantic restaurant I would take her to. I wanted the weekend to be as close to perfect as possible. Toula did not disappoint!!! The food was incredible! We thoroughly enjoyed the full experience we had at Toula and are thinking of giving gift certificates to certain friends who we know will appreciate the experience as much as we did. Thanks Toula!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome4
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Hi: Thank this was my birthday gift from my wife Louanne , we had a great evening the food was the best. We also had the pleasure to meet the chef. Our waiter was great, and kept our wine flowing. Thank you Louanne and Meindert vanderBij
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Being rushed
    Kenny
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We got there and it felt as if we had to rush to order our because the kitchen was closing, which is fine but why take a reservation at 10:15pm and expect me to order right away
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plesently Pleased
    DentalGurl
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Came here for my husband's birthday. We were given a window table overlooking the harbour which was very nice. Our server Kenny was wonderful and helpful. We were in no rush and he respected that. However our dinner seemed to be taking a while to come to our table, while we were eating he came over and apologized for the delay and error and added dessert and coffee at no charge.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special dinner
    Lkbharris
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    What a great way to kick of the Deepak Chopra event the night we arrived. Staying at the Westin made the location perfect after a long day of flying. Beautiful view of Lake Eerie and the CN Tower. Our waiter was extremely attentive.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • suesnightoutVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The room is getting a little tired looking, need to freshen it up to match the calibre of the food
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night out
    travellingsisterhood
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This was our first visit to this restaurant. It was a very comfortable and elegant restaurant to celebrate my sisters' birthdays. The mixed drinks (Silver Punch and Cream Soda) were delicious as were our meals. The steak was tender and cooked exactly as ordered; the salmon was moist and flavourful and the eggplant was perfectly cooked and tasted amazing. We sat facing Centre Island and watched as planes landed at Billy Bishop Airport. The view was absolutely breathtaking and was worth the price alone. We would all definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 927 reviews are from the Toula Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Great view
    DeeDee
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Went to Toula for the 2014 summerlicious. The service was great. Staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious as well. The cocktails were made perfectly. And of course the view is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great view, too little food
    firstTimeDiner
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    As would typically be expected from a high class pricey restaurant, the location is great and especially having a lakeside seat, the view was amazing. My girlfriend and i wondered throughout if our server truly had an Italian accent or if he was faking for the italian restaurant experience. The service was professional and the food brought on white plates much larger than the food portions. This is our main gripe with the restaurant. We went for Summerlicious for dinner, which is a $35 set course per person yet the amount of food we received was less than what i would eat for breakfast. We found a hotdog stand right outside after we left and ate a footlong each to fill ourselves. All in all, nice fancy restaurant with a high surround view.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great View and Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I visited the Toula Restaurant which you can find on the 37th Floor of 'The Westin Harbour Hotel'. The first impression when you enter is 'Wow'. The restaurant is layed out in a half moon circle and therefore every table has a view, be onto the Skyline or the harbour. The food was not the usual á la carte menus but a set menu of a choice of Starters, Maincourses and Dessert, inspired by the Italian Cusine, due to the Summerlicious Festival. All our courses were delicious! Tasty, plenty and presented beautifully. The service was friendly and helpful however as the restaurant was busy, due to no fault of the staff, the attentiveness was lacking a little bit. We had a fantastic experience and we will be back the next time we are in Toronto!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had dinner at the Toula Restaurant, couldn't have asked for more attentive waiters and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Severs very attentive and steak cooked perfectly. Would return for special occations.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Overly Impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The ambience of the restaurant was great. We had a view that overlooked Lake Ontario. The service was great as well. We had ordered two alcoholic drinks from the bar one the Blue Hawaiian tasted like it had no alcohol in it and the second the Peach Cobbler was so strong you could feel the alcohol when not even half the glass was full. We dined on the Summerlicious menu and it left us unimpressed. Some of the dishes we ordered were missing items from the dish. I had ordered the Veal Medallions medium well and when I got my dish the meat was almost rare. The Angus Beef Tenderloin was excellent and the Sea Bass was great. The lobster ravioli looked like a dish you would get at East Side Mario's.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Acceptable
    Olias
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food was good, the service was slow. We ordered two glasses of wine and we got only one. The second one was served 15 min later after several requests. I guess they do a distinction between patrons paying full price against the summerlicious ones.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissappointing
    TeeOhDiner
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Went for the Summerlicious lunch, which was a good deal for $20 each. But the main course fish was barely warm and was very fishy and had to be sent back for an alternative dish, the chicken, which was OK, there was no problem sending the fish back and the replacement came quickly. The Gnocchi was a very small portion and just warm enough. We had a window table which was nice, but the restaurant décor itself is very dated and looks like it is all original, the gold ceiling looks particularly drab. The service was very good. I really like the idea of Summerlicious, but I will not go back to Toula next year.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet