Blu Ristorante

4.5
1519 reviews
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Italian
100 Most Romantic Restaurants In Canada- open table 2018
Top 100 Italian restaurants in Canada 2017
Top 100 restaurants in Canada and 50 Most romantic restaurants also in Canada on Open Table 2016
On the quiet eastern front of Yorkville, set back behind a brick façade, Blu is an Italian restaurant based on authentic classic cuisine, yet, contemporary created by executive Chef; Eric Bucher and his team


Warmly lit stone walls and grand mirrors surround cozy leather seating and white table cloths. Enter through a casual wine bar, which then leads to a upscale dining room with an inviting ambiance.

Dinner is enhanced by the soothing live music Friday to Saturday. Pianist/singer, guitarrist/singer. Enjoy impeccable service for intimate dining or for large private parties up to 110 guests. Private rooms also available. One will remember Blu as a true memorable dining experience.
Blu has become a staple restaurant in Toronto over the last ten years

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Blu will be having Live Music for Lunch and Dinner. Live pianist/singer and guitarist/singer. Lunch will be offering a $50 preset menu and dinner will offer a la carte service. Limited seating for Lunch and dinner, make your reservation in advance.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Blu will be offering regular menu service. Live soothing music. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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What 1519 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a great place with good food.

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l
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere with excellent service. The staff was prompt and courteous, Tania was so knowledgeable and made some great menu suggestions. The menu selection was unique and the meal was so flavourful. Thank you for such a fantastic experience

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael was a fabulous host!! Sara was a great entertainer. Highly recommended!! We’ll be back!

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MM
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great authentic Italiano cuisine! The service is top notch. I would go back any day.

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B
Toronto
47 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I’m not a big eater by any means, but I was taken back by the ultra small portions. Had the entrees not be as expensive I would not have flinched. Seeing how they would prefer you to order an appetizer, entree and then a dessert, then their paltry offerings make sense. However, I’m not alway included to an appetizer.

Disappointed, but the food was delicious.

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TS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent! Food was delicious. Thank you very much

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RM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good and we enjoyed the live music. Only complaint is that we had a 7:45 reservation and by the time we sat down there were already multiple menu options which were no longer available.

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w
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

very nice, warm enviornment with excellent live music!

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Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We picked Blu on a whim not knowing much about it, but the locale suited our day plans. It did not disappoint. The environment and ambiance were terrific and they had a lovely singer playing live music at the back of the restaurant (it was not noisy or distracting at all - really the perfect compliment). We seemed to have two people looking after us and they were so attentive, and knowledgeable - made great recommendations. Even the staff that would deliver or clear plates were very friendly and appropriately engaging. We loved everything we had... the sous vide octopus, and the pork belly to start, the tuna and the lamb for mains (loved both actually, and would order either one again, but the lamb was particularly delicious), tiramisu and ricotta doughnuts to finish (the latter was my fav and the tiramisu was favoured by my sweetheart). We shared a beautiful bottle of red from what we felt was a well curated wine list (on the smaller side but thoughtful selections) and they further wowed us with a little surprise at the end of our meal. For what we ordered, the experience (not to mention, Yorkville location) we felt the value was quite exceptional.
For being picked on a whim, what a fun and delicious surprise! We would definitely return in future.

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TC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

This restaurant has beautiful ambiance and a great overall atmosphere. The staff is very welcoming, nice and attentive. The food I will have to give mixed reviews. There was 5 people in our party. Overall the appetizers were very good, we had the beef carpaccio (amazing), the grilled calamari was good, the charcuterie was good, and the arugula salad was okay. For mains the lamb was very good, cooked perfectly. 2 people in our group had the ravioli.. both said it was not good. 2 people in our group had the scallop dish with zucchini noodles, one person genuinely disliked the dish, the other said it was just okay. The scallops were very thin and not cooked to perfection. The drinks we got were very good, however quite small and quite expensive. Overall I would say this restaurant is just okay. I find it overpriced for what we got. I think if you’re looking for good italian food you can definitely find better, if you’re just looking for a good atmosphere however this restaurant was great in that aspect. We were her on a Friday night and they had a live musician, which was nice as well.

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NH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Lovely evening, with delicious food, and friendly service. The live music was beautiful and the restaurant wasn't crowded. Honestly, perfect. Loved it.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought that it was a perfect evening, the staff were attentive without being intrusive, the meal was incredible. I would certainly have no problem recommending the restaurant to anyone!

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m
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Will definitely go back!

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JP
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very personal ambiance and service coupled with outstanding cuisine makes Blu an absolute must for anyone!

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EG
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The appetizers and meal were excellent. We were a little less enchanted with the Italian doughnuts. Atmosphere, server, everything else was great. Thank you!

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N
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was quite loud! We couldn’t hear ourselves speak ... not sure why the group near us were that loud, wish we could have moved

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S
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At 1945 we arrived. As is customary, I selected the restaurant. Blu was pretty empty and I thought to myself - “uh oh - I’ve goofed”. It was not to be. Everything was superb. Great upscale restaurant without the upscale prices.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Blü ristorante is one of my favourite places to dine. The staff is incredibly accommodating and very professional. My partner and I both got the 63$ 5 course tasting menu which we of course shared so we could both try everything and with every course being more delicious than the last, it was a great experience. Definitely a must try!

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Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, service attentive and top notch. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we will be back!

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FP
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent flavors, friendly and professional service, our friends from out of town were thoroughly impressed. Some of our favorites were the Tuna Tartar, Beef Carpaccio, Beet Salad, Wild Boar and Rack of Lamb.

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a
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Service was really great. This is my favorite restaurant

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very rude, nosey, inexperienced waiters. Food was cold and soggy

Blu Ristorante
Responded on March 12, 2019

I sincerely apologize for your bad experience at Blu. We were short staff front of the house and kitchen on Sunday. Not an excuse for your bad experience at all. I Myself (owner) tend to be at Blu often, I had to stay home with a very bad flu that evening. I am disappointed and embarrassed for what happened and how servers and kitchen did not deliver up to our standards on that evening. Please allow me to rectify the issue. I would like to send a gift certificate so you can come back......

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Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Not busy but food is cold. Food quality is average

Blu Ristorante
Responded on March 12, 2019

Hi Spikey, We were not busy on Sunday, your food should have been hot and outstanding. I Apologize for your bad experience. I would like to have you back at the restaurant for dinner so we can show you the quality of food and service we usually deliver. We had a very challenging evening on Sunday and it affected your experience unfortunately. I will send a private message to coordinate for you to come back any time that works for you and your companion. Alfredo (owner)

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth to come again!

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W
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were very attentive and the food was excellent. We loved the contrasting flavours and presentation.

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A
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

It was really nice but the vegetarian options could be better.

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j
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife loves the Piano player on Saturday nights he is absolutely amazing!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent, and service was great. Went for our anniversary and the restaurant offered a complimentary dessert. Only complaint was that the conversation noise was louder than the live entertainment. Could barely hear the piano from half way across the restaurant. Overall great experience!

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SM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and service was excellent but unfortunately wine was very over priced. So drink beer! :)

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NM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Soooooo amazing. My sister was serenaded by the piano player on her birthday. All servers were awesome. Vibe is romantic, and food is amazing. Definitely my spot👍🏻😍❤️

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m
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was perfect for our date night. The music was exceptional, and well suited for the restaurant. We loved the appetizers, and very much enjoyed the meal. Service was great. Very attentive and friendly.

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JL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing friendly and accommodating service. Beautiful and tasty dishes

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NH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. We will definitely go back. The food was great so were the staff. We were treated like royalty. Customer service was at the top of the staff priority.

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DC
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambience. Will definnitely return in the future.

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P
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great restaurant...food is always tasty. One of the best spots in Yorkville.

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JD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was fabulous, food was good but it wasn’t breath taking.

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PM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service! Awesome atmosphere would definitely recommend.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

I arrived at 9:15 (on time) for my reservation on Valentine's day dinner. By 10:50 pm all we had gotten was the appetizer on the pre fix menue which was extremely lackluster. Essentially it was 6 peices of cold cuts with one crustini. When I asked to speak 5o the ma after at 10:40 he made me feel awkward for bringing the extreme delay to his attention as if I should of just kept quiet and I'll get it when I get it. Our server was rude, and rushed. The 18% gratuity built into your bill was reflected in his service. It was the worst $500.00 I've spent. I am shocked; my past experiences at blu were not like this, they disappointed and truly ruined our valentines day.

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

Overall, a pleasant dining experience. We went on Valentines night so it was busy on arrival with approximately 16-20 people awaiting tables. Although we had reservations, it was almost 15 minutes before our table was ready. Aside from that negative, the food and service were excellent.

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

Great ambiance with live music, amazing service with constant check ups to ensure satisfaction, only downfall and I can guess that was since they were packed to the brim, is that my steak was more well done than I had requested and knowing if I asked for a new one to be made I could of waited another 30min for one so ate it anyways. But the rest of the food was amazing and will definitely return!

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