Archeo

4.0
612 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
During à la carte services Archeo offers a considered Italian inspired menu that highlights seasonally selected ingredients. Featuring a boutique wine list with over a dozen wines by the glass, Archeo is the perfect choice when you want to impress in comfort for business lunches, pre-theatre dinners, and family meals.

Set in a repurposed carpentry shop, high yellow pine ceilings, exposed brick walls and the reclaimed timber bar and tables, offer a perfect blend of contemporary style and historic tradition, to create a unique rustic elegance. Large scale photographs of on-site heritage architecture by artist Steven Evans are novel room adornments. From corporate to social gatherings the versatility of this space affords many private event options for parties up to 130 people including; ceremony seating, plated dinners, and cocktail events. As day turns into night, enjoy the fairy tale ambience of the flower laden courtyard under a canopy of lights.
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H
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

would definitely go back and recommend, great place great food great atmosphere!

A
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely dinner on a weekday. The appetizers were a lovely start. Definitely recommend the chicken main, it was excellent! My husband tried the pork and quite enjoyed it too.. We both relished our desserts, there were lovely little touches added to the dishes. The staff were extremely polite and helpful. We'd definitely come here again.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The ladies setting at the next table were too loud, the food was ok but a bit salty. The service was great as well as the environment.

S
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Went for summerlicious, disappointed with the food, but t good service.

OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Despite the local quality story from our server, the food was food court quality. This is such a nice looking place and hopefully someone takes it over bring the food up to the ambiance.

LL
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a Sunday night following Luminato and Sunday is a good night because it was quiet. I had the fish special, my husband the veal. The came hot and fresh, tastefully displayed and very good. its located right at the beginning of the Distillery and we have been consistently pleased.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I was a little surprised that an Italian restaurant had no red Italian wines on the menu. The food was tasty but not outstanding. The upside was that our first table was freezing from a draft from the open door to the patio, and the staff was very accommodating about moving us. Also our dad who needs an accessible restaurant was easily able to manoeuvre and there was an accessible washroom.

R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Meal was lack lustre. Not expecting Luke warm for dinner

CC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate outside on the patio, had great service from a very cheery waiter. The food was scrumptious - local & freshly made pasta.

WV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Very limited menu at dinner. What we did have was okay but not great.

OT
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely space in the Distillery District. Very quiet for a Friday night. The space is inviting the wait staff friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. I was surprised there weren’t more customers when we were there. I’d definitely go back next time we’re in The Big T.

c
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

There was an odd smell in the restaurant - not sure if it was from the kitchen or surrounding area, but it was quite palpable. The service was excellent, but I was not impressed by the menu. I ordered fish and the only real fish option was Sea Bream. It was cooked nicely, but really had nothing to it. The meal was just kinda "blah".

MH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Nice moody and romantic ambiance. Servers were young and new to the game but very kind, polite and did their best to serve, despite it being a very busy night.

KL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Everything was great. Server might have been new though...

WS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

The food was slow out of the kitchen. From when our starter plates were collected it took over 1 hour to get our main course. Staff weren’t that apologetic. The Spaghetti was incredibly garlicky, to the point that it made myself and my wife ill the next day. Safe to say we will not be coming back.

D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was fantastic and very accommodating. They could not do enough to ensure we were taken care of.
Will definitely return

G
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, the service was great. A very enjoyable experience.

S
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Server was friendly and went out of his way to ensure we had a great experience. Enjoyed the winterlicious menu, would definitely return!

T
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had the winterlicious lunch menu and it was well worth it! the food was delicious, got the beef short rib and the pecan tart.

EC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Should have let guests in who arrived 5-10 mins early for their reservation rather than make them wait outside. Food (braised beef) lacked seasoning, even with added pepper by waitress. Waitress was not very attentive.

VK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I enjoyed the winterlicious menu - the food was delicious! The only downfall was the cold draft from the door and the service seemed very speedy - as if they were in a rush to get us done and out the door. I still had my appetizer in front of me when my main came and we were never asked if we wanted anything else, we were just given the bill. But when we did make requests, it came quickly! The servers were kind.

S
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place, great food, attentive service and low noise :)

F
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the menu and food is exceptional. Tables are spaced nicely to have a nice conversation without screaming. Fresh food using locally grown vegetables. Love this place.

DC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

If you can't do Winterlicious because of the price point then dot do it

a
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the ambiance and vibe. Service was stsndard. Food was delicious. We participated in the Winterlicious menu and the Farafelle was a highlight.

R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

The hostess was not friendly. She took longer than usual to bring the meals and never bothered to Check on our table. The appetizer was pasta and was not fully cooked. The desert had a taste of vinegar lingering, don’t know if it due to the plate and spoons not washed properly or they put vinegar in their desert! Would NOT recommend.

MB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We did winterlicious at Archeo for our first time experience there. The space looked nice and was decorated well.

Our table was positioned too close to the entrance, and it was freezing everytime the door opened. This was not an ideal location for a table in the winter.

The food was overall underwhelming compared to other winterlicious experiences I have had. The short rib and sea bream were good. The farfalle was under cooked.

The service was not great. Two of our group order short ribs and they didn't come out at the same time. The server apologized for the poor service but nothing was done.

I would not recommend it due to the experience I had there.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Winterlicious dinner. Short rib was fantastic and really enjoyed the pecan tart with gelato. Great service. Our table was awkwardly placed but the staff tried to rectify the situation.

BD
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good value and healthy and tasty food. We weren't rushed. Our waitress was very personable and knowledgable

C
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my Dads 60th Birthday and it was fantastic! The food was brilliant. The service was outstanding and they remembered his birthday through my reservation and brought him out a piece of cake and a candle! Thank you!

B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Thought the service and food were outstanding. Hard surfaces could be an issue it was busier in the context of noise levels

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great venue. Great service and the food was delicious. Will be back for sure. Wine list was small and limited to just so so wines - but we found one we enjoyed.

SS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food tasted fantastic and arrived quickly. The server was attentive and friendly. This is a great spot for Italian food in the distillery district.

L
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Stick with the pasta. Had the duck and it was way undercooked and not edible

PB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

When a Server came up to take our order, we asked if there was a cocktail menu. He said he wasn't familiar with the menu as he just helping out and was not usual staff and that he would send someone over to take our drink order. After a while trying get someone's attention we finally got a cocktail menu. But things were already downhill at this point. The cocktails were no up to scratch. We ordered the ravioli, lobster pasta and pasta bolognese. The lobster pasta was good. I would avoid the rest. The price point does not match the quality of food. I would give this place a miss. They should have closed on Christmas eve rather than staying open and giving customers poor service.

GB
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service. Food is delicious and bursting with flavors. However, don’t go hungry; portion sizes are bite-sized not a whole lot of value for what you pay.

NS
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

We were greeted by a very rude person at the front door, who scolded my friend for getting the time wrong (we were on time, she accidentally said the wrong time by 15 minutes and he got upset with her). If this place hadn't been the only restaurant without a 45 min wait in the christmas market area (it was empty aside from a few tables, we would have left right there). It is 'dressed up' like a classy joint, but I had to ask the waitress for a glass to put my beer in as she only put down the bottle and walked away. I also had to ask the second time as a fruit fly died in my first drink. Service was poor but the food was ok. Would not recommend regardless due to rude staff. It also wasn't a fun place, wasn't busy at what should have been the busiest time of the year (christmas market on the Saturday before christmas)

SO
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Very disappointed with the food. SMALL servings. Raviolio was poor (really no taste) as well Piadini Vitello was also mediocre. Spaghetti and meatballs were good.
Overall a celebratory meal turned into quite a let down, all due to the food.

SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation for 3. We arrived an hour early as we were in the vicinity. They went out of their way to accommodate us. As a party of 5 vegetarians having a server who could recommend vegetarian options was a bonus. The egg plant soup is a must have!

VS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was friendly and sweet. The food was great! Might be helpful to tell people making reservations that they dont have to wait in the Christmas Market line.

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