Blu Ristorante

4.5
1322 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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
Fine 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
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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What 1322 People Are Saying
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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Very disappointed after reading so many good reviews.
The Olive Oil on the Beef carpaccio tasted bad/way past the expiry date!

Ahi Tuna tasteless.

Cannoli was so hard it felt like it was made last year.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

That was perfect! The server very helpful and polite. I enjoyed my time there. (it is a little pricey tho)

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Perfect for Birthdays 🎉

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Billy was fantastic and offered great recommendations for and with our meal.
It's often that service is compromised at restaurants during Summerlicious but this was not the case at Blu Ristorante - I felt like it could have just been any other night.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

It was overall wonderful experience as we were celebrating our husband’s birthday. We loved everything about the place, unfortunately wine accidentally fell on my son’s beautiful jacket, other than that it was a great experience

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was average for Yorkville. My husbands steak was very uncooked - ordered medium rare and came rare almost blue. The manager working was fabulous and made our evening.

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1.0Dined 7 days ago

Was awful No service no food I would not recommend that to my worst enemy

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

The desert was Devine!!!! The ambiance was nice and elegant however the washroom was extremely tight given the location 😊

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Very good setting and fantastic food and service. Great for dates.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Very nice Sunday supper in good surroundings

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Beef cappacio was amazing! Love the ambience, I would definitely go there again.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

4 diners, one celiac was served exceptionally, one ordered lobster salad and lobster was not very good, ahi tuna was ecellent but vegetables were stringy, halibut plate was excellent. Service was also excellent. Have been several times and this was the most disappointing food experience.

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

At first sight the restaurant is great, the waiter was a nice and fun guy, now, the food...it was not at the level of the restaurant, missing flavors and the plate presentation was poor, not one of my favorite restaurants but definitely my favorite waiter.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

The menus wasn’t that interesting, and the carpaccio didn’t taste that great. The live music was fun and it has a nice atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Love this restaurant! Everything about it is excellent. Food, beautifully presented and every mouthful is an adventure of perfectly paired flavors
Service, impeccable. They make you feel very special and time courses perfectly.
Ambience, although you are sitting close to other tables, the noise level is low and the set up makes it feel intimate.
Outstanding, highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The reataurant appears as an Italian restaurant but the menu has limited options if you want a great pasta dish.
One great thing is it has some vegan options but I wouldn't choose this place if I wanted food Italian food

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Great food and great service. Highly recommended especially for special occasion. the live band was great. Most important my wife enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Great restaurant for your date

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

We were celebrating a special birthday and the entire group loved the food. Service was professional and attentive. We shared apps, carpaccio, tuna tartar, beets with buratta and zucchini fritters, all were outstanding. For mains we had the seafood linguine, wild boar Ragu, Bolognese and Ravioli with lobster. Again the mains exceeded our expectations. The waitress made sure to surprise our birthday girl with molten chocolate cake and a happy birthday message in chocolate written on her plate. Thank you Blu! We will be back!

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

We went to Toronto for one day and arrived late. The restaurant closes on the later side so it was perfect. Service was amazing. Food was delicious. Definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Wonderful service

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Like this spot but it’s pricey. We ordered the antipasto board and it was not worth the $28 ! There was one tiny piece of parmigiana and hardly any prosciutto. Disappointing. Main course was delicious but , again, a bit on the small side for the price. Won’t hurry back.

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Really great evening. Appreciated the extra attention and the veal chop was amazing!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Blu Risrorante is the complete dining experience. Great atmosphere, food and service!

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great service; great cocktails especially the old fashioned. Food was very good though not remarkable.
Back area is larger and much nosier than the front area where we happily remained.
The guitarist was very good and we heard clearly from front area.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

This was an excellent place to come and dine - within easy walking distance of Bloor-Yonge station. Since my date and I came at a time when it was not busy at all, it was a very relaxing meal. The servers were attentive and prompt about bringing both menus and food at the appropriate times, and were very friendly. I especially appreciated the soft jazz that was playing on the speakers as we ate our dinner. The two of us shared the beef carpaccio, which was peppery and delicious; I had the halibut with zucchini pasta, and he had the gnocchi, both of which were flavorful and pronounced excellent by the both of us.
This place also had an extensive wine list; we had a red to go with our meal. Given the chance, we would choose to come to Blu Ristorante again. Thanks so much for making a great meal for us!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Great service paired with some of the best Italian food you can find in the city makes for a memorable occasion. Price point is on target for the area.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The evening was a success and everyone enjoyed the food. Staff were attentive and professional. Well done Blu! We will return and recommend you.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Amazing food helpful and friendly staff who were able to recommend and help us as we were from the UK not locals

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We got seated right away we had a reservation. Ordered the seafood pasta it was ok nothing spectacular would not order it again , portions are small . Friend has the salmon just ok .
Atmosphere is great lots of people in the restaurant .
I felt like our meal was rushed , food came out with in 5 min of ordering , which concerned me when eating fish .
I found it to be very pricey .

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Food and service were very good.
The only thing we didn’t enjoy was the entertainment. It sounded like screeching.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Delicious food, friendly staff and very good atmosphere..Highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Food was great...but spoiled by a very unprofessional server.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

It was our 1 year wedding anniversary night and had a dinner there. Overall, this restaurants service was good, but except that we kinda felt our waiter pushed us out at the end of our meal. After having our dessert, he gave us the bill without us asking him first, then right after, while we were still having a conversation, he brought a credit card machine and asking if we’d like to pay. We felt rushed out from there and didn’t really get to see the bill and was almost going to pay. But my husband quickly realized that the waiter charged us about $80 more than what is supposed to be. He had double charged us on 2 menus we had. He took the receipt back and quickly fixed it but was very surprised to see those kind of mistakes, not even in 1 menu but 2. And this restaurant is very very loud and almost impossible to have a conversation unless you casually just shout at each other. We couldn’t have any deep conversation of us for our special evening. Will not recommend for someone who’s planning to visit for their special day.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great atmosphere and yummy food! Catered to my gluten free needs as well. Highly recommend this place!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The food and service was excellent
And they make a great martini!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Amazing place! Celebrated our anniversary and it was amazing. It was our first time there, very live place, great live music , great food and overall atmosphere. Will def go back

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Excellent service, menu and live music. Worth the money

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Service was great

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Lamb chops were fantastic!!! Girlfriends steak came out cold and had to be sent back!

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