Aria Ristorante

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Aria offers genuine Italian fine dining in a contemporary urban setting. Aria is owned by Guido Saldini and Elena Morelli the proprietors of Noce Restaurant, which for almost 20 years has helped set the standard for Italian cuisine in Toronto. Just as he did in the kitchen at Noce, Aria’s Executive Chef Eron Novalski spares no expense in sourcing the freshest, highest quality ingredients to create dishes of elegant simplicity.
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Portions were much bigger than expected. Wow. And tasted great.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Aria, and we enjoyed it once again. All the food was very delicious. We tried a new appetizer, the risotto aranchini balls that had a parmesan cream sauce that melted in your mouth when you ate them. We would definitely go back. My only complaint was the portion size on the tagliatelli pasta, they could have been a bit more generous.

G
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely ambiance, delicious food. Few people in the restaurant on a weekday lunch time, however surprisingly slow beverage service - i.e. had to ask for water glass refill, waiter took a little long between times checking in on the table.

b
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always excellent daily Frittata.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Not a single complaint. I dream about the gnocchi

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Many of the items on the menu were either not available or substituted for something else. A little disappointing that they couldn’t have their stuff in stock. It’s not like I was there super late in the evening.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

It was loud, slow service, high prices. We were sitting at a table that was being crowded by a group of men in suits

D
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stefano was wonderful.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always!! Love Aria :)

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

My Fritata was not fully cooked and was partially soft and liquid in the middle.

AR
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Let me start by saying that the food was certainly delicious and the service was very good however the prices are pretentiously a bit too high for what really wasn't a "fine dining" experience. It was a good dinner but portions were so-so and the prices just didn't match what we were getting. I had the Branzino fillets with rapini and a side of roast potatoes... nothing really that special... $54 just seems too high for this. All in all I would still recommend this restaurant as the food was delicious but just be prepared to pay dearly.

JG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Would definitely go back, been several times and always consistently great food and good service.
I always have pasta and they get it right

AL
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow!!! Loved it

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING! If you haven’t been to Aria yet, you must go! Incredible food, great service and the varieties of wines is quite incredible. The server recommended a great wine and my friend had a handcrafted cocktail that was really yummy. The vibe was great, definitely recommend this place to anyone!

AR
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

The menu hasn’t changed for some time. The food was over cooked and bland. I also noticed that the fish portion was less than it used to be. It’s a shame as the restaurant is beautiful, the service is pretty good but the food let’s them down.

G
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All good...perfect before a concert

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Delicious food. Just didn’t stay hot. Great place. Expensive cocktails.

DA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place to go before heading to the Queen concert.

SD
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food (especially the pasta) was very good, however, unfortunately later in the evening we noticed a mouse roaming the restaurant which completely turned us off of returning! The waiter didn’t seem to be bothered when we pointed the mouse out to him and his only explanation was that it probably came from the underground parking garage but he didn’t make any other comment or effort to appease us that this was uncommon.

E
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I never really write any reviews cuz I’m lazy and I just don’t care that much but this was a horrible experience that made me diligent enough to write this review. First of all, very loud in terms of noise level, ambiance and employees attitudes. It seemed like a full house/busy night for them and servers were running around and between the tables like crazy. They would often hit my table with their hips and push my napkins and utensils as they pass by. Their table arrangement is the worst I’ve ever seen in a restaurant. I’m a big foodie and I’d pay high price for a good meal. However, this place was certainly over priced compared to the quality of their food. I did like their high ceiling and their artistic lighting but I’d rather have a good meal than a high ceiling with pretty lighting. I ordered one appetizer and two main for me and my company and the server looked at me like he was surprised and asked if that’s okay. I asked him if that’s too much for two people and he replied it wouldn’t be enough cuz most people here don’t really share and order their own. Well, thank god I didn’t pay another $30 for a tiny little app cuz even the first one was definitely not worth it. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. In fact I’d stop anyone from going to this restaurant. It ruined my good Saturday night that cost $120 for two people meal.

G
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was a bit bland, waiter & food service was good but waited a long time for my cocktail, it arrived when I finished my dinner.

b
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good spot for business lunch

LL
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was just okay. We ordered the Summerlicious dinner and felt it was overpriced for what we had. It’s in a very touristy area and weren’t crazy about the food. The service, however was great.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food !

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

the food could have been a lot better, not really worth the money

DR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good service and good food. Waiter was very helpful and polite. Very quiet and peaceful, comfortable setting.

DE
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took advantage of summerlicious to try out Aria. Our menu was delightful.....a little different than mainstream. A cervice style seafood salad starter, followed by a wonderful sea bass fillet and a lemon tart with homemade gilato for dessert. Service was excellent both friendly and attentive. Although their regular menu is on the pricey side, it’s definitely worth a try for a special occasion.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Restaurant has a nice open, comfortable feel. The food was good but not exceptional as you would hope for the prices. We were especially taken aback at the overpriced water and wine. Comical really. Our server was fine but could have been warmer and more attentive given it was not busy at all. Sadly, at the end of our meal she informed us that she could not divide the bill (for 12 of us). Impossible, she claimed, because we shared bottles of wine and appetizers. In 2019, that is a ludicrous claim. The manager reiterated this and advised us it was our fault that we didn’t mention we wanted separate bills when we sat down. Wow.

Food was good but the experience and pricing was a let down. We will not return or recommend.

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

Waiter was super nice, food was good but slightly overpriced.

G
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an exceptional dining experience. The room is big, bright and beautiful. The service is outstanding. The dishes we enjoyed had us wanting to taste everything on the menu. Great spot for any occasion.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was good, restaurant was fancy, and a little pricy but worth it. Was good for our anniversary. Would not recommend bringing children. Menu was sort of hard to read.

OT
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was excellent and our server was fantastic. We are not from the city but when we visit this will definitely be on our list to visit again!

NC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Wine was good, food was alright but if I’m going to eat carbs I expect them to be mind blowing and the mushroom ravioli and frutti di mare dish were fine but nothing that special. The lava cake was good though!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambience good food, and very convenient location, specially in concert days.

L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

We came to this restaurant for the Giro festival. We were disappointed by the food. The pork roast was completely over cooked and the calamaris were similar as those you can get at a sports bar:( the desert was disappointing as well the only good thing about our diner was the wine. We won’t come back.

SL
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food, etc. always a good place for dinner.

WL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a great time at the restaurant, before heading to the symphony. Service was unobtrusive but never lacking. The food was well prepared, however - and I never thought I’d say this - the portions were a bit large if one were to indulge in all courses. I do not know if half portions are offered (at a reduced price, of course) but that would have been appreciated. I would have loved to try a main, but we were all full after an appetizer and pasta. Something to think about.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The food was great, it was the service that really disappointed us .

RT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

Food is not anything special. Don’t know if I would go back. Location is extremely convenient if you have a meeting around the area

IM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Restaurant is nice but food just average, a bit bland. Disappointed.

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