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Blu Ristorante

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1265 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Modern European, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: Dinner 5:00pm - 10:30m,
Saturday: Dinner 5:00pm - 10:30m
Sunday: Dinner 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(416) 921-1471
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Eric Bucher
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Public parking 6 doors west on the same side of the street (Yorkville Avenue).
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Public transit
Minute walk from Yonge/Bloor Subway Station.
6 minute walk from Bay/Bloor Subway Station.
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Entertainment
Live music Friday and Saturday. Soft contemporary music with a jazz feel. Allowing diners to enjoy live music and dinner conversation. Varied artists. Please visit our website for more detailed information www.bluristorante.com
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Special events & promotions
We specialize in all types of private functions such as: weddings, corporate functions, presentations, , fashion shows, etc. We provide our clients with professional AV system. Menus can be created in coordination with Alfredo Rodriguez (owner)
Blu offers private rooms Sunday to Thursday for 10, 20 and 30 guests.
Blu is also available for bull buyouts up to 120 guests
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Blu will be offering Brunch and Dinner service for Mother's day
For brunch Blu will offer a prix fix menu and for dinner a la carte service
Live guitarist/singer for brunch and pianist/singer for dinner

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What 1265 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

BLU is the perfect place for celebrations or just a quiet meal with friends and family.
The menu offers meat, fish or vegan dishes. There is something for everyone.
Service is excellent and the live music adds the perfect touch.
BLU is one of my favourite places to eat in Yorkville.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

It was excellent. The McManus Chardonnay was a bit pricy for an 8oz glass.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great service. Wonderful food. Great value. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great experience at Blu from moment we walked in! We requested an extra seat and were accomodated without any issues. Food was excellent and had some unique combinations. Loved the carpaccio and the wild boar gnocchi. Wait staff were was very attentive and really helped to make it a great experience. Would definitely dine at Blu again!

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Waiter was intrusive. No idea how to wait on a table. We suspect he may have been stoned

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

It never disappoints, great friendly service.
Good for business meetings

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Overall great experience with the food, service and ambiance. Only unusual experience, which was a first for me, was that we had to leave our table at a certain time to make room for the next reservation. So felt a bit rushed. We were made aware of this as we were seated.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The food and services were excellent. Will definitely go back again!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The best restaurant I have been to so far in Toronto.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great ambiance for a birthday dinner. The live music was a great accompaniment for the dinner which was delicious and well plated. The restaurant was a goreat fine dining option and my girls and I really enjoyed our time there. Drinks are really pricey at $15/cocktail however.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great meal, best stuffed pasta I have tried.
Music was live but subtle, we were able to carry on with our conversation. Attentive friendly service.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

My friend and I enjoyed our dinner at Blu. My server suggested beet risotto as my veggie meal and it was to die for. The portion could have been a little bigger, but other than that, it was wonderful. We shared a very delicious dessert. Our server was very polished and made us feel special. All the staff were friendly and courteous. I will definitely visit Blu again.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We have been planning to go for a while to Blu. We made reservations 1 week prior to going.

2 issues with Blu:

1) We walked in and gave our name for our reservation. The hostess offered us a table near the door outside the the main dining room. We asked for inside and she was very reluctant to seat us elsewhere saying it was the only table they had. We insisted, and another hostess was able to find us a great seat, in the main dining room that was not full!
2) We ordered the swordfish and a pasta dish with shrimp, lobster and calamari. The sword fish was great, but the pasta had one piece of shrimp and very small piece of lobster. For a $35 dish, I would have expected more.

But the Waitress was very friendly.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Very nice atmosphere, great service, good food, one of our favourite restaurants in the Yorkvilke area.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great evening out! Dinner was delicious, service was amazing!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We felt our server cared about our experience and had lots of great recommendations when we were ordering.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great service. Excellent food. A fine, fine dining experience!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Attentive and courteous servers/sophisticated ambiance. A definite gem.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

We especially appreciated that we could talk without straining to hear each other over music and patron noise. Lovely armosphere and very pleasant staff, delicious nicely presented food.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Great food, great service.
Thank you...

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Exceptional service and food!
Soft live music provided a beautiful ambiance

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Great service, well executed dishes, beautiful cozy restaurant. Highly recommend this restaurant

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was great. The only complaint I have is the food was over salted.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We love this restaurant, it was our first time here and we were looking for a place to celebrate. The staff were kind And attentive, however the best was the food.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Had completed a search of highly rated restaurants prior to booking this. Therefore our expectations were high.

We arrived nearly 30 mins early for our reservation and were promptly seated.

Through the foccacia to the Italian doughnuts , we never sought after service. They were all very attentive and prompt.

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2.0Dined on February 5, 2018

After hearing some good things about this restaurant I decided to try it during Winterlicious. The service and ambiance were good, however the food was poor. I ordered the beef carpaccio as my appetizer, it wasn't as flavourful as I expected it to be but it was still good. For dessert I ordered the blueberry panna cotta, it tasted just like any other panna cottas I've had in the past. For main I ordered the lamb shank, and it was one of the worst lamb shanks I've ever had. The meat was dry, bland, chewy and somewhat tasteless. The chef definitely slept through the cooking. It was not the kind of meat I was expecting at such a highly priced restaurant. Funny how the restaurant regards itself as one of the best Italian restaurants in Toronto. I will not recommend this restaurant to others nor will I return again.

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

We enjoyed the Winterlicious menu this past weekend. The ambience in the restaurant is lovely. Very warm and welcoming atmosphere. Comfortable seating and cozy. The menu was excellent. Especially appreciated the gluten free and vegan options on the menu. Everything was delicious. Our server was great...very attentive, informative, friendly and professional.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food, first class service, live music, what’s not to love about Blu?

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Overall good experience; charcuterie platter was very good (all items suggested by our server). Wine selection very good, pricing as expected. I was disappointed with the flavours in my main dish (gnocchi), however; under seasoned and somewhat cold when it arrived. My sister's risotto dish was quite good, however.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

My friends and I got together to take advantage of Toronto's Winterlicious and try out a new restaurant. The restaurant is cozy - not too loud but loud enough to comfortably host small groups. The Zuppa Del Giorno was a butternut squash and carrot puree, which was really tasty. My vegan main, a panelle, was good but didn't wow me by any means. I got raspberry sorbet for dessert and it was surprisingly creamy. As a vegan, it would have been more worthwhile to order off the regular menu. I appreciate their attempt to be inclusive by offering vegan options but was disappointed that a restaurant of this caliber would offer an overpriced set menu. Service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We went down for winterlicious very nice ambiance, food was excellent, just not enough, when a meal says it comes with brussel sprouts, you do expect more than four slices which didnt amount to one whole sprout. $17.50 for a 5oz glass of house red wine is rather steep as well as the automatic gratuity of 18%. I am a generous tipper but dislike being told how much to give

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Our waitress was phenomenal - attentive and personable.

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2.0Dined on February 1, 2018

I've been to Blu before and it was quite good, but this time the food was not up to par at all. The swordfish was overcooked and lacking in flavour, the pasta swimming in oil. The tuna tartare was the one exception - delicious. Blueberry biscotti for dessert was stale and dry! This is an expensive restaurant that should really do much better. Are they under different management perhaps? Disappointing.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Our server was amazing and couldn't do enough for us. Unfortunately the noise levels were very loud due to 2 large parties in the back but that's out of their control. Overall great experience

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3.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Based on reviews being “Best Italian” in Toronto, I didn’t see nearly enough on the menu to see that claim. Service was very good, food was good. Tables seemed to close together. Can’t say it was a great value.

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2.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Service was great, but food not so much. They did offer to switch my main, which I didn't love and comped my drinks. Appreciate the service but didn't like the food.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Very nice. Best winterlicous dinner I had this year. Very large portion of food, friendly service and it’s delicious! Definitely will come back and recommend to friends. ❤️❤️❤️

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Great live entertainment, seafood was great, salmon was cooked well taste was just ok.

Would go again but wouldn’t make a special trip

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Disappointed. If the food (for the price) is not good value then why bother going there? Cesare salad was blaugh and saffron risotto was Ok. For the money, go somewhere else. On a positive note service was good and so was the ambiance

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Quiet street near subway. Warm welcome at door. Offer to hang coats near entrance. Encouraged to order at own pace, without hovering.

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