Blu Ristorante

4.6
1854 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Blu has moved 3 blocks west to 90 Avenue Road, April 1, 2020
100 Most Romantic Restaurants In Canada- open table 2020 & 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
Blu is an Italian restaurant based on authentic classic cuisine, yet, contemporary created by executive Chef; Eric Bucher and team

Victorian Building with two floors of dining space and large side and front patio. Tastefully designed to host your special event, romantic dinner, corporate buyout or a celebration of any sort. Coupled with genuine caring service & stunning ambiance.

Dinner is enhanced by the soothing live music Friday to Saturday. Pianist/singer, guitarist/singer. Enjoy impeccable service for intimate dining or for large private parties up to 130 guests. Private rooms also available.
Blu has become a staple restaurant in Toronto over the last twelve years

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
  • 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
What 1854 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipHers
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday . Great dinner & great service .
We will miss seeing everyone now that Blu will be on lockdown!!

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AndrewF
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The evening was a lot of fun, the food great, the service and server friendly and efficient. That said, the evening started on a bit of a sour note. Our reservation was for 7:30pm. Upon arrival the greeter asked for my name looked at his list and noted, quite abruptly, that we had arrived outside of their window, by a mere 3 minutes I might add, and that our table may have been given to another. It had not and we were seated immediately. Not a great first impression for either couple in our party of 4. I must add the following: I live within walking distance of Blu, this was the first visit for each couple, sadly other than take-out, the city has ordered all restaurants to close as of November 23rd only. Under the circumstances, not a particularly great PR move by the restaurant’s greeter in my opinion.

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vipHers
Toronto
42 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining at Blu. Our friends had never been before . They really enjoyed it !

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SaraK
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Drinks, food and service was amazing.

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vipCarolS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I felt that another group received quite a bit of attention from the wait staff, and some other quieter diners, including us, were not afforded the same degree of consideration. In addition, all decisions were turned over to my companion, who is male, as if he were automatically in charge of our meal. In fact, I was hosting him. This irony made the inappropriate attribution of authority all the more distasteful. The food was terrific, however. And it is a beautiful space.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Beautiful patio! Very comfortable!

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jackiec
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Heated outdoor patio was perfect for an evening out during Covid. Staff was friendly. Service was good. Would return.

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Abbi
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere! Food was a little underwhelming in terms of seasoning and flavour, pasta had a lot of oil in it.

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IldikoB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience from beginning to end!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

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vipHers
Toronto
42 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always happy to be on Blu’s patio whatever the weather outside!

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AmardeepS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awsome heated patio,great food,nice selection of wine and our server Brian was the best. Me and my date had a lovely time.

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vipNimaK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and amazing food! Their patio is pretty warm 👌🏼

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beef carpaccio was 👌🏼

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vipPeterC
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have always liked Blu, for years before they relocated. The relocation was unfortunately affected by Covid-19. We have dined there 5 times since. The earlier experiences were at a time when the weather was more favorable and we enjoyed them all. Our latest experience was Oct 28 - a cold night. They have installed a tent and heaters and we were very comfortable - except that we had to ask that one heater be turned down. Service was as thoughtful and efficient as ever, and the food was excellent. Blu is on our list of favorites and we live in Yorkville, so it is a very convenient venue.

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PatrickK
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for a birthday celebration. The service, food and ambiance were excellent as usual!

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Arlo
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual, blu never disappoints, I enjoyed the heated patio.

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vipHers
Toronto
42 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great . Love the patio

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, incredible and attentive service, beautiful outdoor patio 10/10 in every way

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my sons reception. As we had to alter their venue Blu was very very accommodating the service was fantastic the food was great. We all had an amazing time. Thank you for making it a beautiful evening.

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vipFred
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit to Blu was on a cool evening in the latest COVID lock down. We were seated on the outdoor patio. They were more than prepared to ensure our comfort, lots of propane heaters.

The service was exceptionally good, and the food delightfully so as well.

We will be returning.

EJ
EJTO
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Pasta was really good. Wonderful service. Definitely recommended.

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ParisaB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was tasteless.we were sitting in entrance .i didn’t feel comfortable. So many people back and fort but still slow service staff wasn’t friendly and welcoming

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vipLeilaR
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An awesome restaurant. Great food and wonderful service.

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PatrickB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The outdoor patio seating is excellent, food was delicious and service was great! Would definitely repeat again.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the managers, Mauricio, was amazing! My wife And I were celebrating our Elopement during COVID, and He was so attentive, friendly and caring, making our celebration that much more special. We travel and visit many restaurants and can honestly say, we have never had an experience at a restaurant quite like what Mauricio gave us. We will definitely go back to Blu because of Mauricio. Also the food was amazing!

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Sharonw
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Awesome food and ambiance! The patio was nice and warm with the heaters.

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ArstanZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great food.

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SherwoodF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, as always !

Brian is a fun super knowledgeable waiter - geat job!

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MorganL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time visiting and I booked the outside however, the interior design of the restaurant was so pretty that I changed my mind to seat inside. The food was great and the service was fantastic. Definitely would recommend!

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vipNormaG
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous outdoor space with great ambience and very high end heaters !!! Great attentive service and lovely meal with friends. Thank you Blu🙏🙏

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HiteshP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic experience and great service. The outdoor heaters are great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time, delicious food. Happy Birthday my love.

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Vikram
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had dinner here and the food was great. Ambience was very nice and overall a cozy and intimate place for a special night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mobile
20 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

It started to rain after our appetizers and our server took forever to get to our table. We wanted to pay and leave as indoor dining right now isn’t safe. He brought the bill including the water we never drank and the food we didn’t get- then asked if I wanted to wait (in the pouring rain) for the food to go. I said no I want to pay and leave. He took awhile to bring the revised bill- I still paid for the bottle of water ($9) that we didn’t drink and that he didn’t leave us the cap for so we couldn’t even take it with us. What a way to celebrate my birthday for our only night out during the pandemic. Not impressed at all blu.

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MikeV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor patio and elegant decor inside

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IndiraQ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had lunch today at Blu. I had a delightful time because of the service, the food, and how gorgeous it is the venue. I've been at Blu before but not during lunch. I had Zucchini Pasta, the vegan option, it was delicious and a healthy choice. The service was fantastic, Laurel was very accommodating, and I love all the staff's positivity. I plan to go back. Reasonable prices for lunch and a perfect location to go for a walk after, especially during Fall. TIP: the place is very spacious, which is ideal for social distancing. The staff is excellent in advising the seating if you are a walk-in customer and have never been to this new venue.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We were seated outside first, although I had indicated that I wanted to be seated inside (thankfully we were moved without any problems). Food was mediocre, nothing too special, not even the presentation of the food, and portions were very small. It was a bit too noisy, but the staff were extremely nice. I’ve been to other Italian restaurants which have had lower prices, better food (and larger portions), and a better atmosphere.

I chose Blu because I thought it’d be a nice experience for a special occasion. I’m slightly disappointed as it did not meet my expectations. If you’re planning a special occasion, go to another restaurant on Yorkville avenue itself.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! We went for our anniversary and we will go again %100. All expectations were surpassed. The service and food was nothing short of amazing.

DC
DannyC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for girlfriend's b day. Had a really pleasant time

FAQs

Blu Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 1854 OpenTable diners.

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.