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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/17
Time
11:30 PM
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Blu Ristorante

4.4
1240 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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  • Romantic (30)
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 hip, 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 Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: Dinner 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
Saturday: Dinner 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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 throughout the week. 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, product launches, fashion shows, etc. We provide our clients with professional AV system. Menus can be created in coordination with Massimo Callovini
Blu has private rooms that accommodate tables of eight up to thirty two.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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What 1240 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCarmen (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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crys83 
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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DarcieG 
4.0  Dined 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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JohnF 
4.0  Dined 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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Sandy (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on February 6, 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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DMDP (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 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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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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IsabelleM 
4.0  Dined 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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Lisa (Toronto)
3.0  Dined 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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MichelleC 
4.0  Dined 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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DanielleJ 
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Our waitress was phenomenal - attentive and personable.

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Sasha (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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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Florian (Des Moines)
3.0  Dined on February 1, 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 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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