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Ascari Enoteca

4.7
591 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
WE WILL BE CLOSED SUNDAY APRIL 1st FOR EASTER

HOLIDAYS & SPECIAL EVENTS: please see our website for current events and menus
PAYMENTS: We accept Cash or Canadian Debit only, no credit cards
PLEASE NOTE: Tables booked before 9PM may have dining time restrictions
EVERY MONDAY NIGHT --- 1/2 price bottles of wine

We love food. We love wine. We love racing. So we named Ascari Enoteca after one of our heroes, 1950's Italian racing legend, Alberto Ascari. He was as famous for his appetite for food and wine as he was for his talent for racing, earning him the nickname "ciccio" – Italian for 'chubby'. Here you'll find homemade pastas made fresh in house every single day, plus a unique wine list.

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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday, Friday & Saturday: 5:30 - Late
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Phone number
(416) 792-4157
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Payment options
Cash Only
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Sinopoli
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Cross street
Caroline
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Parking details
Parking on Queen St is metred parking, free after 6PM
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Public transit
Streetcar stop in front of restaurant, Caroline St.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wine
What 591 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Best restaurant in the city.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Our server gave some great recommendations, and even though we were the last ones in the restaurant, nobody pressured us to hurry up and leave. Great food great wine!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Wonderful food. They have some interesting starters to share.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This place is a neighbourhood gem. Always a great meal with awesome service.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent food but a bit pricey and no credit cards accepted.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Food was delicious. A different take on the same old same old pastas. Bread from forno cultura great. Apps very good. Service attentive and friendly.
My only caveat was the wine list—pricey! I personally didn’t partake but my friends did.
Least expensive bottle($60) was “ok”.
Overall a definite return to option.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Very good food.Wine list was also far value.total enjoyed the place will be back next trip.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Best carbonara in the city! I'll definitely be back :)

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Best pasta in Toronto. Great wine selection. Waitress was great.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Birthday dinner with Mom. Great food and service was impeccable

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Overall excellent experience. Would go there again.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

First time eating here, our server was GREAT, so knowledgable about wine- it was very impressive. her knowledge made us try wine we never would have normally.
Food was REALLY good and wood definitely recommend to friends and come back to explore more meal options and wine you cant get in the lcbo!

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Great service and atmo, excellent wine list - don't miss the Brussels sprouts, and make sure to buy beers for the kitchen!

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

We'd had the place recommended to us by another couple; so decided to give it a try as a walk in on a Tuesday night. Grabbed a couple of seats at the bar and got settled in. The service was knowledgeable and friendly (good knowledge of cooking techniques and ingredients used as well as the wine on the list). Shared a couple of appetisers: a nice seared heart of romaine with a light touch dressing of oregano and a second dish of some charred rappini. Both very tasty. I had a carbonara pasta - nicely authentic with guanciale and an egg yolk on top that you stir in to cook and add richness to the pasta. They did this with an untraditional twist - some cubed roasted squash. A nice touch. My wife had some pappardelle with slow roasted rabbit. the meat was nicely cooked (stringy and tender). There was some shaved cured egg yolk on top to add a little richness. Good value, nice atmosphere and solid food. Recommended.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The smell once you get in is just priceless. The service was extraordinary. The food was divine.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Amazing as always!

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Great service, tasty seasonal dishes. My friend and I shared everything and had the Brussel sprout salad, olives, liver pate, and the beef cheek pasta special. We shared the cannoli dessert and that was the only thing that was just “ok” to me.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Went for a nice dinner with my wife. Food was delicious and the service was even better. Very cozy little Italian place. We would definitely go back and recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful as usual. The food, the service and the ambiance are the best. Our favourite restaurant. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Have had a number of great experiences at the restaurant from sitting at the bar for 2 to a friend's gathering of 6. Love the food and the atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Fantastic service. The servicer was expertly able to describe the dishes and drinks. The pasta was delicious and not too heavy.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

I've eaten at Ascari Enoteca on several occasions and it never fails to satisfy and most often delights. On this visit I had the Osso Buco and it was sublime. I'll keep visiting and I'll keep recommending it to everyone I know.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Excellent food and fantastic service! Would recommend this restaurant for sure.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Fantastic food and great ambiance. Our server Adrienne was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list, and made some excellent recommendations. Our new favorite Italian restaurant. A hidden gem! We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Best pasta in Toronto by leaps and bounds. Incredible appetizers as well. They only take cash or debit but the pasta completely justifies repeated visits.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Still thinking about the food! So good! Will definitely go again. Thanks Tilly, awesome server!

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Had a great time; excellent service

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3.0Dined on December 13, 2017

The only problem we really had was the cold from the door. Our feet were quite frozen, alas.

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3.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Service was much better on our first visit. This time there was a long wait to place our drink order, a long wait to place our food order and then the pasta in one of the dishes was over-cooked rendering it mushy. There was also very minimal checkin about our meal from our server. The chicken liver crostini and rabbit pasta were delicious and perfectly executed through.

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2017

This is absolutely our favourite restaurant! The food and service are always fantastic! The wine list could be more diversified.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Food is good, price is reasonable and the waiters are "awesome."
They should deserve much more tips :)

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Another excellent meal and wonderful experience. Great, warm and knowledgeable service, and as good an Italian-inspired meal as any we had in Italy last year. A neighbourhood fave!

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Awesome food and amazing service. Love the ambiance

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

Went for dinner with the gf, great wine list, great beers from Burdock, real tasty food and our server behind the bar was extremely knowledgeable and very nice. Portions could be a tad larger though. Great place for a night out!

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4.0Dined on November 20, 2017

The food, service, and Wine list were great. I found the tables were way to close together for my liking, I personally just don't enjoy sitting so close to others while trying to have a special dinner with my wife, especially when you're next to someone that talks very loud. If you're not bothered by this, it's my pet peave, than this place is great. Service and food were awesome.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Awesome establishment. Seated right away. Staff was helpful. Excellent lamb spiducci! Ordered a 2nd round after we annihilated the first serving. The pasta was unbelievably good! Will be back.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Thank you for a truly wonderful evening. We were six, four from out of town. They absolutely loved Ascari, as we do, for all the right reasons. Adrianne, our server, was the best. The food and wine was fabulous, the ambiance perfect. It was a very memorable night. Grazie, Ascari!

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4.0Dined on November 14, 2017

Great food, service, wine... all perfect except it gets really noisy when the place fills up!! Hard to chat when you’re shouting. Otherwise perfection.

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2017

Absolutely love this place and half price wine on Mondays is a great deal.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent combination of delicious food, superb service and comfortable surroundings.

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