Blu Ristorante

4.5
1458 reviews
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Italian
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

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50 Most Romantic restaurants in Canada 2016 and 2018 - open table. Join us for a four course dinner menu, live guitarist/singer and Pianist/singer.

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What 1458 People Are Saying
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3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pleasant experience with well prepared food and attentive staff. High end all the way around.

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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We went for my boyfriend's birthday on a Wednesday evening. It was a quiet and intimate setting.

I had the salmon and it was great, but my boyfriend's pasta in his lobster dish was undercooked and too al dente. They took it back and the chef made more and included extra lobster as well. It was very kind and they comped the dish from our bill as well.

I had written on my reservation that it was his birthday, and after our mains, our server brought a tiramisu with "happy birthday" written in chocolate sauce on the plate.

Very nice touch to a top notch meal. Would recommend for birthdays/celebrations!

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AD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, tasteful decor, impeccable service and very good food! Need I say more?! Highly recommended for special occasion or just a night out.

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

Fantastic food. Tasty!
Fantastic people. Friendly!
Worth all money!

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h
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice suprise! first time there, was visiting from out of town and really enjoyed the whole experience...will definitly go back

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AM
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the place and food and the service is very good and friendly

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RK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time we visited Blu and we were again very pleased with the food and service. We highly recommend it!

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MS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife there because she was craving Italian food, but she didnot fully understand the menu. However, the staff were super kind as he proposed than the Chef can design the plate according to what she’s craving. Guess what, she did not like the food but she was in love with it.
One of the best restaurants in terms of fine dine, budget friendly restaurant
5 star all the way!

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SH
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is good, and the staffs are friendly.
Very quiet environment.

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z
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The live music was great.bthw service was great as well .. food was nice as well ...

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R
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely anniversary dinner. Food and service and extra touches made the experience. Would definitely return.

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C
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly servers, great food, consistent in all aspects
Highly recommended

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

We went for a New Years Eve dinner which was $125/plate! We made reservations for 10pm, & we were not seated until 11pm!! A whole hour later! For the money we spent, the service was horrible! Very disappointed with majority of the staff who were NOT HELPFUL. There was one gentleman (forgot his name) who was taking care of us well. One of the other hosts was terribly RUDE & kept walking by us several times with no updates & did not care to serve us.

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

My husband and I booked NEW YEARS EVE at the restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was excellent and the atmosphere outstanding. A great way to bring in the new year !!!

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SM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was slow but could be due to very busy in New Year’s Eve. Small portions but it was very delicious and with the nye set menu and courses your were full. Would recommend and would go back to again

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Was not pleased.

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c
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food. Very impressed with how fast everything came and how we were never empty on water.
Everyone is so sweet there, recommend 100% would definitely go back

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G
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Although the food was great, we felt rushed. When you go out for a night out in a non-fast food restaurant, you don’t expect to be finished in one hour. Everything jept coming, one after another. Also, although the restaurant was mostly empty another couple was put right beside us (separated only by a sheer curtin). We could hear and see them, annoying!

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AR
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply consistently outstanding!

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SF
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SUPERLATIVE! Delicious food, prepared, and presented in an upscale manner, yet very homey and accepting of all persons and experiences that people bring. Wonderful! Go back often when I want to be treated special. Across from Four Seasons but a world of quality better, Gift a special person, your family, or better still, simply treat a friend - go to Blu. Never, never, disappoints!

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CW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fancy, not the most modern or eloquent design. Food was good but not exceptional for the price in relation to competing restaurants.

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GK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there. Will definitely return. Nice place, great menu, food and ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The live guitar player was amazing. Grilled calamari and the gnocchi with wild boar were amazing.

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E
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Decided to check this restaurant out with a bunch of friends because of its positive reviews and location. Great food and good service. Bottles of wine on the pricey side - wish there was more choice by the glass. Entertainment - young guy singing top 40 tunes was just that - okay. As we sat close to the performer - it was sometimes hard to hear. Would def go back.

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B
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a brilliant night! The waiters were very informative and efficient

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EH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my sister here for her 21st birthday and I was nervous because she works at an Italian restaurant. We ordered the octopus to share and it was delicious. The different colors and flavors on the plate worked beautifully together. The bread was amazing as it was so light but bursted with flavour from the oil. My sister chose the ravioli and I chose the linguini. Both dishes were beautifully plated and tasted amazing. The pasta was perfectly cooked and seasoned nicely. I will definitely be returning.

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MB
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and ambiance. Thoroughly enjoy my time at Blu every time

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SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I enjoyed myself, and my date, she, was very happy with the idea.

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b
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Blu, the first being very memorable. This time, our party of three enjoyed the soup du jour (leek and mushroom), the special lasagna, the filet of beef , and the wild boar dish. Everything was simply delicious, served with courtesy and efficiency. One of our party, who had the wild boar thought it was one of the best dishes he had ever had.

Simply excellent, and highly recommended.

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OX
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delightful.

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FW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were there 2 weeks before Christmas, so areas of the restaurant were closed off by sliding walls, making the restaurant less attractive that it probably is at other times.

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AI
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

amazing food and some vegan options - the squash was the excellent! would highly recommend.
My only negative comment is that we went for a group work dinner and it was quite noisy so I would not recommend it for a work dinner.

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EP
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great night ! Fantastic service and great food.

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MR
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Music is playing on the weekend which is too loud and causes everyone to talk louder. Other than that everything is 5stars

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T
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great. A little pricey but great night.

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j
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast service!

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RE
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I would recommend based on prior experiences from a couple years ago. The most recent experience there was definitely not the best. Service was super slow and cold. Food was really good thought.

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XM
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went there to celebrate our union in marriage, all staff was very attentive and the owner went beyond, sending us a glass of champagne on the house. The food was great, the music was very mellow and romantic. They provided us with a table right beside the live music which made the evening even more romantic. Overall, I am very great full, with the serevice. I will definitely go back and recommend this place.

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HN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service was confused- waiters were confused on who had ordered what. No coffee fill up was offered- had to chase waiter for the bill. After the meal seemed like all our waiters disappeared. Seemed like they were trying to rush us out.
But the food was very good. Wine pricing was somewhat over average.

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PW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent service - our friends loved it. Found the pasta dishes a bit bland but ok.

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