Ascari Enoteca

4.8
1008 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 1008 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food!

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SweetButter
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hesitated with the title special occasion. Largely due to the fact that the food is so delicious I would like to eat here every day. My husband and I had a spectacular meal with delicious wines In a perfect atmosphere. I love seeing the open kitchen and watching chef work so hard to make such wonderful food for his guests. Do yourselves a favor and book a table as soon as possible.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time at the bar! Was served by Peter who is the best, most professional bartender in the city. Also a genuinely kind and engaging person. We ate a lot! Love the new iteration of the arancini with tomato sauce, the carpaccio with honey mushrooms was delightful, and the gnocchi was a welcomed dish to bring on the fall. Noise is always a little high but it was nice to feel a vibrant restaurant after so many lockdowns. Genuinely had such a wonderful time thanks to the Ascari team! Will be a lifetime guest.

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GToronto
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The carbonara was one of the best I had. We sat on the patio and it was so lovely. Tables spaced apart well and service was amazing. Also don’t forget to get the tiramisu as this was to die for.

JS
JennyS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Acari! Never disappointed! Best carbonara ever

AM
AdrianM
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had an early meal as we were heading to a piano concert around 7. We had an absolutely lively meal and overall an incredible time. The servers were attentive but didn’t hover. They were knowledgeable and very friendly. The drinks had some nice takes on forgotten classics and interesting house originals. The meal was superb. The starters were great shareable options with subtle flavours and the pasta mains were rich and filling. We will definitely come back next time we are in the east end.

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Lara
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so delicious- had the Brussel sprouts, the peach salad and the carbonara pasta. Service was great from start to finish. Highly recommend!

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Bojo
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ascari on Queen West is the perfect spot for an intimate dinner, either with friends or someone more romantically inclined. The staff is great but they know when to leave you alone. Our server recommended a great bottle of wine and the food is fantastic.

CH
CharlieH
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pasta. Good wine list. Great service. Love this place.

BR
BryanR
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food. On the pricey side. Very good service. The room temperature was very cool because of the kitchen being close by. The blower was alternated which was appreciated.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambience is anyways amazing.

SH
SimonH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want an incredible meal, ascari is your place.

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Wil1
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live this place

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Great food and service

RL
RoLlo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top of mind. COVID Protocols WELL maintained, executed and enforced! Food was delicious (esp. Carpaccio and Gnocchi) nice selections of wines (bottle and by the glass) as well as cocktails and beer list. Staff was outstanding. Consistently high rated resto for a reason. Go visit.

TI
TdotInOakville
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JA
JenniferA
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MC
MattC
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
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)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 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.

JG
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.

NL
NinaL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Fast efficient service and great food.

IF
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.

BW
BrentonW
Toronto
7 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!

SM
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).

SK
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!

RW
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!

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

Everything was so delicious, great sharing plates too

CL
CorinneL
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CR
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!

OT
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

GK
GirishK
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta was very fresh and unique. Amazing Arrancia.

OT
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

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

Great food and great service!

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 1008 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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