Vita Sociale
Vita Sociale

Vita Sociale

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://vitasociale.ca/
  • Phone: (416) 483-2211
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Symon Abad
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between Erskine and Castlefield
  • Public Transit: Just north of the Eglinton Subway Station
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking
A word from Vita Sociale
VITA SOCIALE is a fun and approachable neighbourhood restaurant. We are open for lunch and dinner, 7 days/week!



Our recipe for success includes great servers, good people and an incredibly talented culinary team.
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Vita Sociale reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.4
    Service3.3
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (15)good for groups (14)fit for foodies (8)great for lunch (7)notable wine list (7)great for brunch (6)special occasion (5)kid-friendly (4)romantic (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Pasta was great hard the carbonara,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Pasta was great hard the carbonara, past I've found in the city so far, our serving was amazing, he did take away my wine glass before I finished it without asking, assistant server kept coming up to our table to see if there was anything to take away, could of easily seen from farther back. Will revisit again to try the gnocchi.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional Service
    JP17
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Took a group of relatives for dinner, 7 in all. A relaxed meal with exceptional service. This is my third time at Vita Sociale and each time the food was well prepared. There is something on the menu for every taste.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I very much enjoyed my experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    I very much enjoyed my experience at Vita Sociale! Great food, location and atmosphere. I will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambience, Good Location
    Lesann
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    We have been to Vita Sociale several times with various results. The ambience is great. I love the look and location of the place, and the seating is very comfortable, perhaps encouraging patrons to linger a bit too long over dinner. However, the service has been up and down. Last weekend, we were seated on time and had no problem except our waitress whisked my salad away when I was not quite finished. I ordered the salad and pizza and enjoyed both. My husband ordered the mussels and the tagliatelle and wasnt so impressed. They were good just not good enough to justify the price. Overall, this new restaurant scores high on the look and location, but needs to work on providing consistently great meals and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, horrible service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    All of the food that we ordered was very yummy. However, our service was horrible. We felt that because we did not order wine our table didn't matter. Furthermore, we had about 6 different people serving us, which caused mistakes on the bill. Also, the service was extremely slow even though the restaurant was pretty much empty. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone due to the lack of good quality service. I felt rejected at the end of the night and could not get out of the restaurant fast enough.
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  • nice place
    Amir
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    A group of us went there on new year's eve. The food was just fantastic and the ambient is very nice and attractive. The DJ was just ok.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fitting end to a year
    GDawg
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I was curious about how this former Centro location, and was overall pleasantly surprised. The service was friendly, but very slow. It took more than 1/2 hr between appetizers, main course, and dessert, and even the bill took a long time. Christmas Eve dinner was a set menu which was a bit disappointing as I would've preferred more choice. Staff were friendly, decor/ambiance was nice, and the food was delicious, but there are other options available at the same price point with more attentive and efficient service. If you have lots of time to kill, then check this place out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Place was nice, but food below
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Place was nice, but food below average. Eggplant pizza was too salty, and risotto not that flavorful. There are better Italian places nearby.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Inexperienced wait staff -
    foodie2
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Inexperienced wait staff - spilled ice water on my back by server and second server also dropped plates/glasses in middle of dining area. While server apologized, no Management came by to apologize. Celebrating the holidays with friends, we were embarrassed for recommending this restaurant, due to the mediocre food -from appetizers to mains and desserts - all were underwhelming. Only daily special recommendation was lobster bisque. Not alot of choice. A good friend took us there and highly recommended this place; service was night and day from 1st experience and I would never chance taking friends there again. Highly disappointing.
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  • Big shoes to fill
    gotovita
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    Although the service was great, the food was mediocre and not very authentic. Salty and not with distinct tastes. Time to get a new chef.
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  • New Fave
    BookGirl
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    The staff was very helpful, friendly and attentive without being intrusive. A great atmosphere. Food was delicious and very reasonably priced. We lingered for over three hours and were never made to feel we had over-stayed our welcome. Would highly recommend and will certainly be returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enh...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Had high hopes... Service was poor and distracted - we asked for no goat cheese on a salad = no problem, everything made to order, we asked for more bread = no problem. Neither were done, with no real apology or comp. Food was decent but not worthy of the prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fair at best
    Midtownmom2
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Menu was average with lots of pasta and pizza. Nothing special or different about it. Service was annoyingly attentive with about 5 different wait staff coming by to ask if everything is ok. That's wonderful for the first or second time but after awhile when you are deep in conversation and they keep interrupting it's annoying. We had a 5:45 reservation and the restaurant was empty when we arrived. The hostess showed us to a table in the middle of the room when there were tons of empty booths and window tables available , which eventually we sat at.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Staff
    Brameld
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Food was good, staff was very friendly and attentive. Space is very large and open, which makes it a bit loud.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better places to go.
    LuigiVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We went and firstly, the service was terrible. The waiter never cracked a smile and had an attitude!. Food - I ordered a soup - and the veggies and beans in it were still raw. We Ordered, among other things, a pizza with whole wheat crust and received it with plain crust. Waiter gave me an argument over what I ordered. The pizza had 4 toppings. The genius "Chef" puts each topping by itself on 1/4 of the pizza. Who ever heard of this? By the way, when they finally brought the right pizza, the crust was terrible. Tasted like cardboard. Ordered pasta with meat sauce - certainly had better in the city. Place is over priced and over hyped. There are better places in this city for Italian.
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  • Night out
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Like the food choices. The decor is upscale but not too pretentious. Service was in the middle. A little noisy. Don't need the music. Love the fact that they paid attention to my request for a booth. The food was very tasty! I will be going back and bringing friends ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Yonge and Eglinton haunt
    Robby
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Vita Sociale is a must. Food wonderful. Not to pricey. Service and ambiance also to be commended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    uptownyonge
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    I use to dine at Centros when it was special celebrations because of the price,when I heard it changed to Vita Sociale it was changing to be more competitive with other restaurants in the neighborhood I was excited thinking I would dine there more often. I found it to be very pricey and the food was not fit for the prices that were charged. (over priced for poor quality of food)
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  • This is the second time I
    Diningintoronto
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    This is the second time I have dined at VS. The first time was a girls night out and I had a very decent fish entree. Unfortunately this time I ordered the pizza, which I assumed would be very good as well since a third of the menu is pizza. I was mistaken. I would have done better in the frozen food section of the grocery. An awful limp, bland crust was was topped with a flavorless sauce and meager toppings. Hands down the worst pizza I have had in eons. Sorry, but I will not be returning.
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  • outstanding
    Julie
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    This was my first dining experience in this restaurant. The appetizer was calamari misto which was superb... Not too greasy and lightly breaded. The veal and the pasta pomodoro was shared by myself and my dining companion... Also 5 star. Service was friendly and attentive. Dessert was profiteroles and gelato. Very sublime.. Would return and refer others.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went with our young childern
    Huey
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We went with our young childern and we were thier first custoimers for the night. They were still getting organized for the nigths business, which is to be exepected. Other restaurants that we have visited this early in the evening have made us feel like an intrusion but NOT here they were happy to see us and made us feel welcome. Children rarely want things exactly as they are presented on the menu and it was not different this night. Our menu deviations were met with a smile and a "no problem." We will definately return to this restaurant with our kids, and for "just adult" nights too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Neighbourhood Gem
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    I had a lovely dinner, first time here...lovely restaurant, impeccable service, relaxing atmosphere. The food was served at the right temperatures, and loaded with flavour. The courses were not rushed, which I loved. Portions were proper and selection on the menu was impressive. I would definitely come back and have already recommended it to friends! A neighbourhood gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service and Food!
    Elena
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    You would think that having to wake up early on a Saturday for work meeting's would be a drag but I must admit having it take place with a complimentary brunch from our boss made it a lot more bearable. I normally am not the type to post reviews but after I made a bet that the corned beef hash couldn't be better then my brunch spot in Ottawa, I just had to cause I definitely lost. This place does Corned beef hash something awesome. I'm glad I listened to you Dan.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVED THIS PLACE!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Finally we have a nice place to go for weekend brunch up here. Got the flyer in my mailbox this week for the launch of brunch at Vita Sociale and had to check it out. Amazing. Nice job Armando.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    Chrisgym
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    The service was REALLY slow and poor and the server tried to upsell as twice. He claimed that a particular bottle of wine we had requested was unavailable and proceeded to bring us one that was more expensive and then he tried to do it again when that bottle was no longer available.
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  • Great Italian food , great
    PitchouneVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    Great Italian food , great seating area Place to meet for group
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great time!
    scm13
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Finally got a chance to check out Vita Sociale with the girlfriends for dinner. What can I say, it's been a very busy summer. Amazingly we booked our dinner on the night of the launch of the new fall/winter menu. It was busy but definitely well worth the wait. I'm very impressed and pleased with what the former location that housed Centro has decided to do with the new direction. My girls and I loved it and will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Impressed
    ProudMomofFour
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    The restaurant itself was cool. Very big and open. The server was lovely. The food, however, was not very good. We went for lunch. I ordered the buffalo mozzarella salad and shared the pepperoni pizza. My sister had a caesar salad and the pizza. We found the salads to be just okay and the pizza was more sauce than anything else... and very salty. We would not return. It was expensive considering the experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, But Could Be Great
    Scout
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    Entrees and drinks were great (Squash Raviolo was excellent), but the desserts need some work. The mini chocolate cake was rubbery and difficult to cut into. The cake did not even arrive warmed up, but the deluce ice cream pairing was a good complement with the cake. The restaurant kindly did not charge for this dessert after the waiter inquired why it was only half eaten. Would come back to try other items from the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful service. Good value
    StanG
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    Wonderful service. Good value for very tasty food. Will definitely return for more
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night out with the girls
    MaaryaRoberts
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Great night out with the girls. We were in the mood for an italian style pre-thanksgiving dinner and you guys were awesome!! loved the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent from the time we
    revek
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Excellent from the time we walked in the door. Attentive service, wonderful food and delightul ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the new Menu
    OctobersOwn
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    As promised, after the awesome treatment we received on our last visit we promised to return to check out the new fall menu and as usual they did not disappoint. I think its great that Vita Sociale will be introducing new menu's seasonally because my husband and I have come to love this place and frequent it often. By the time we have tried everything on the menu, there's a whole new one to start over with. LOVE THIS PLACE!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is the third time we
    Kerrmilen
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    This is the third time we have dined at Vita Sociale but the first time for lunch. As always the food was great and the service a awesome. One of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Tea1
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    The food reminded me of a cafeteria meal. Just so bland and average. Even the profiteroles were stale and the cappuccino watery. Not good.
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  • The restaurant was pretty
    GabAmy
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    The restaurant was pretty empty, maybe because was Sunday night. My pasta with vongole was vey bland and my wife's caprese salad was good but extremely small for being $17. We waited our server forever every time we needed him. He cames to check the table only when had already finish and while we were still at th table talking and finishing our drinks, he cleaned the all table. This was very unconfortable for us because very felt very under pressure like he wanted that we leave as soon was possible. We have to asked the bill (he didn't ask for) and after 15 min of waiting we had to go around the restaurant to looking to him for paying.
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  • Great Dining Night Out
    MissChrissy
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    We visited the old Centro Restaurant location and experienced sheer delight in seeing the transformation to a hip fresh dining spot still managed by the great Centro managers and Armando. Service was beyond attentive. Food was a joy to enjoy. We had the best night out! Will be back with again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    This was the 2nd time we've tried Vita Sociale - 1st was opening weekend and the food was good but service terrible, so we thought we'd give them the benefit of the doubt and try again. This time both service and food were bad. It took nearly 45 minutes before anyone took our order (at which point the server asked if we needed more time). Two glasses of white wine came out room temperature and under poured (it was 1/3 smaller than a glass of red supposed to be same size). Another 35 minutes between apps and mains w/o explanations, apologies or offers to top up drinks. While we came back for the food, this time it was mediocre to bad. Also, pricing is uneven-$14 for four one-inch cheese ravioli in an appetizer - same price as a whole pizza?!
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  • so so
    Amir
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    I am not really sure what to say. I like the decoration, ambient but the food is so so. This place used to be Centro and the food was awesome back then but now I wasn't impressed with the food at all. But just for a drink it is a great place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service is never good
    girlsnightout
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    We had made a reservation for 5 and 2 of us came early to grab a drink first...waiter right off the bat was forgetting details. Attitude and bad handling of menus came right after. After about 1 hr after being there the waiter came to ask us how was dinner...we said what dinner ? you've not even asked us for our order yet. Food came about 45 min after that. In the mean time other servers were dropping dishes on our table by mistake, not knowing who their dishes were going to...."the other tables of course !" I AM NOT Returning !!! and neither are my friends.
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