Ascari Enoteca

4.8
995 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Ascari Enoteca mirrors [Alberto] Ascari’s love for all things food and wine, bringing a rustic wine bar to Toronto’s east end with a simple philosophy of good, quality ingredients. It’s a neighbourhood locale where people come to linger over a simple, delicious meal washed down by a superb bottle of wine. Whether you’re solo, with friends or family, rest assured you’ll always leave here feeling like family.

Ascari has been awarded one of Canada's Neighbourhood Gems by OpenTable and Best Italian Restaurant in Now Magazine. We look forward to hosting you!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 995 people are saying
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TdotInOakville
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent wine list. Definitely a great place to go.

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JenniferA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, carefully conceived food; Exemplary, friendly and knowledgeable service; Interesting, diverse wine selection and lovely twinkly outdoor patio space. A beautiful experience.

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MattC
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its been a long time since we have dined at this long time favourite. It was better than ever, every dish was beautifully presented and delicious. I had the Carbonara and my partner had the Agnolotti with Pea Purée. Both were of the scare delicious. Can’t wait to go back again!

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vipAMG1
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious. Staff weren’t particularly welcoming and it was expensive for pasta.

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Beaches
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Fresh and tasty pasta carbonara and squid ensalata and cheese platter. Service can be a bit slow (eg bread came long after our cheese platter)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at Ascari for our daughter’s birthday. It was a lovely evening! The food was outstanding (especially the yummy appetizers) and our server Angela was great! We will be back.

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JosieG
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. Pasta and apps only on the menu. No meat options for entrees - my Carbonara was a little salty but serving size is perfect. Arancini and Buratta apps were delicious.

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NinaL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Fast efficient service and great food.

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IreneF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ascari is one of my favourite spots in the city! The food is always fresh and delicious, and there's always something new on the menu to try. The staff is very friendly and the service is fantastic.

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BrentonW
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were recommended to go here for a great Italian meal. Food was perfection with a great wine selection also. Their outdoor area was beautiful and had a very chill atmosphere. They were busy so I would say to make a reservation over just trying to show up for a table.
Service was attentive, friendly and top notch. Would definitely recommend here for a great meal as a couple of with friends.

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tipw
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have being going to Lesileville location for years and it has never disappointed us. Love this gem!

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SM13
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service, ambience were good. I am not sure if there has been a change in chef recently, but the food was waaaay too salty. I was there in the spring and absolutely loved it, so we went back but it was kindda disappointing.

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food
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Waiter was rude
Questionnaire to enter was a bit much
Overall the quality of the experience was very poor compared to previous visits.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

$12 for eight pieces of plain focaccia is a little much. Generally overpriced. “Lobster” pasta had no lobster and the pasta was over cooked and took too long to arrive. Deserts were great (not overly sweet).

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vipSushK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service were amazing- a special shout out to Matt who looked after us so well
Thank u
Sush

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RandsM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think this was the best date either of us have ever been on. The service was outstanding and our server recommended a beautiful bottle that paired nicely with both of our delicious meals. We will absolutely be back!

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RobertW
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was great, from the meal to the service. The lightning show was an added bonus. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so delicious, great sharing plates too

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CorinneL
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so delicious and well presented. I will definitely go back.

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CiaraR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we've been and were blown away with the food, will definitely become a regular neighborhood spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

TERRIBLE SERVICE WAITING 45 MINUTES FOR MAIN 45 FOR DRINKS 45 FOR DINNER TERRIBLE!

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vipMike99
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and will not be the last! the waitress's recommended a wine we never tried before and we loved it. the food was so good! OMG i cant wait to go back and try more items on the menu

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GirishK
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta was very fresh and unique. Amazing Arrancia.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Drinks, appetizers and service are top-notch. Pasta is a let down, way too salty

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JohnM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can not wait to go back!

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tacostequila
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service was great, but the food was super salty and bland. Not worth the price tag.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot. The food was very good!

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JacqPC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Ascari Enoteca. It's one of our favourite spots in TO! The food is always so fresh and so tasty and the service is beyond excellent. Such a cozy place to enjoy connecting with friends again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular service and food.

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vipBman
Toronto
180 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ascari Enoteca makes me wish we lived in the east end. The patio is lovely and covered, which was nice because it was threatening rain. Service was excellent - they very much took a team approach, and everyone who served us was great. Food was SO GOOD! The fried zucchini was crazy good, as was my stuffed pasta, but all three of us loved every dish we had. Wine list is great - we want to go back to visit their bottle shop as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

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RobertB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is always superb and a delight. The carbonara was awesome, of course.

The noise level inside was reasonable, but at some point, the
sound system volume was increased, which made it hard to hear anybody
talk. That, in turn, made the ambient noise even worse, because everybody
was talking louder to be heard over the sound system. We were sitting directly
under a speaker, which did not help. This has never been a problem before,
so I attribute it to the post-pandemic restart, and assume it will be resolved soon.

The selection of wine by the glass was not extensive, but I expect that
will be expanded as things reopen.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pasta

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Tiff
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a lovely, tasty, dreamy meal shared with family & a perfect spot for a blue haired special💎💎

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Joanna
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening spent here! We had the zucchini fritti, spiducci, and arancini to start - all great tasting. Ambiance was nice and service was friendly and helpful. Overall a really nice restaurant with a few menu options - will be back!

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ClaudealaMarie
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fresh Italian pasta and appetizers. Just wish they had a few mains at this location. This will become a regular for us. Great wine too!!

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Rita
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great neighbourhood restaurant. Food is alway amazing, staff so wonderful.
One of my favourite places to visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was way over salted x

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve had such a good time at Ascari Enoteca. Thank you for the experience. Everything was very delicious. Can’t wait to try the full menu.

FAQs

Ascari Enoteca offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 792-4157.

Ascari Enoteca is rated 4.8 stars by 995 OpenTable diners.

Ascari Enoteca does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.ascari.ca/shop.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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