Bravi Ristorante

4.3
175 reviews
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Italian
Italian fine dining located downtown Toronto. Fresh homemade pastas, daily fish and an extensive wine list. Private rooms and private functions available.
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EC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I have been to Bravi several times and enjoyed it. We booked a reservation for a small personal celebration. Reservation accepted. Except when we get there, we see a closed notice that has apparently been up for a while. No answer on the phone. So we went elsewhere but were very disappointed at this outcome. I have alerted Opentable member services of the situation.

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T
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Place was closed/ reservation made thru open table was not honored

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TM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very attentive service.

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CC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. Would come back again. Definitely recommend. And great if you want to actually have a conversation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted a bite before a play across the street. Warm and welcoming server and food was very good.

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PR
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I have had a number of good meals at Bravi but on Monday my colleague and I were so disappointed that we left without ordering, As we came in we noticed it was quite hot in the restaurant. We asked about their air conditioning and they said they weren't turning it on. Temperature in the restaurant was about 80 deg F (25 C), too hot to enjoy ourselves. The menu was on a single sheet of legal sized paper, not what I had experienced in the past. Next, I attempted to order some wine. Every bottle I ordered was out and the waitress kept pointing us to much more expensive wine. After about 6 tries, we gave up and left and went next door for a pretty good dinner.

Note that this site requires me to rate the food and value and I have but we did not eat and the value was so poor as to rate no stars.

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LB
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was a bit disappointed in the food. It was not as impressive as I recall from a visit four years ago. Everything else was as expected. Great location, comfy dining room, attentive service. But for me, it may be time to move on.

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EE
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Our second visit was not good as the first. The quality of the ribeye steak was awful. The waiter was great.

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LB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the delicious food, our gracious waiter and the opportunity for some stimulating conversations. Great restaurant!

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A
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fantastic food and service but very very quiet so lacked atmosphere a little

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J
Toronto
40 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bravi is a St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood gem. The food is carefully prepared and served perfectly. Nicely curated wine by the glass menu. The daily menu had something for everyone and there were also two amazing specials offered.

The restaurant is not overcrowded by tables too close together so quiet conversation is possible.

For dinner I had: the olives and bread with olive oil which were served as soon as we were seated, the house salad (radicchio with blood orange dressing), one of the night's specials- salmon ravioli- and we shared the cheese course. The cheese course was served with a few figs and berries, no crackers or bread, and was so plentiful we took half of it home. The espresso was divine.

Bravi has been in business on their block for a very long time. Many other restaurants have come and gone in this neighbourhood (both good and not so good), but the food consistently great and service is always impeccable.

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ML
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was very romantic and the ambiance great! The wait staff were very professional and prompt. The food delicious. We will definitely be coming back!

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e
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Although the food menu was not very long and diverse the plates were tasty. The location is close to many other places and attractions, which makes it a good place before or after other events.

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s
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and the food was amazing. My only negative feedback is that the portion size of my main dish was not worth the $22 that I paid. I should have had twice the amount that was on my plate. I was done in 10 minutes. I would go back but order something else.

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RV
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience. The service was great and the food was excellent.

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k
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The woman who welcomed us at the restaurant had googled me and discovered that I had written a book on Charles MIngus, the jazz composer. To my delight, Mingus Music was playing throughout the restaurant the whole evening. Oh, and the food was TERRIFIC. I can't praise this place enough

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AS
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very quiet spot. We were only one of four tables. Did a great job at spacing us out. House salad was very good— a bit wetter than what I am used to but tasty. My guest had monkfish wrapped in prosciutto which she said excellent. Our server started me to the seafood pasta: my goodness, the seafood was very fresh. And Very tasty.

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M
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great ambience with some very cosy tables in an older downtown building with great indoor brick walls. Food was well prepared and very tasty. The risotto was fabulous and my veal was cooked to perfection. Service was top notch, attentive but not annoying. Great place for a romantic dinner. Our only suggestion was that the menu was a bit sparse perhaps a few more main courses would help.

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A
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and food were fabulous! The great service was an extra bonus.

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M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best bread in the city!!!

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DS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I have been looking for a neighbourhood Italian restaurant so I went with high hopes. The ambiance is lovely and warm. Our appetizer of calamari was very tasty. My husband orderedthe gnocchi as his main course. When they brought it out, I laughed because it didn’t even look large enough to be an appetizer portion, which it was not. The portion hardly covered the bottom of the bowl. The server, seeing my astonishment, said it was very filling. Perhaps for a child, not my husband. Luckily my order of cornish hen which was good was large enough to share. But had I ordered differently, we would have left hungry. How much is it to add more gnocchi which themselves are not expensive? They didn’t even need to add more sauce! So we won’t be back. They lost customers over a few gnocchi.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! This is a “go to” place.

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WB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Quiet relaxed atmosphere. Great homemade pasta. Excellent service good wine selection. Would highly recommend for special occasions or casual dining with friends.

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G
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was awesome. Don’t sit next to the window in winter. We ate our dinner wearing our jackets.

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H
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The entire experience was quite lovely. The staff were alert and attentive, our drinks and meal were served in a timely manner and the food (Leek Soup and Halibut on a Kale bed) was the right temperature and delicious. Little things mean so much: the mineral water was chilled, my (classic) Martini was put together perfectly and chilled just the way I asked for it and, after dinner, my guest and I were left to ourselves to chat after dinner without any push to pay the bill.

I also ordered a glass of Prosecco. As it happens, there was only enough to fill about 3/4 of my stem glass. Know what? On the house! Classy and elegant.

I really cannot find anything to complain about and I would re-visit the restaurant anytime. Everyone did his / her job professionally, discretely and with good taste and judgment. We both had a great meal, excellent service and a thoroughly memorable dining experience.

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CB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

WE arrived at 12:15 pm for a business lunch. Although we ordered within 30 minutes of arrival our meal was not served until 2:07 pm. This was a problem as both myself and my party had to be at a meeting by 2:30 pm. So we had to gobble our food. I ordered the soup of the day and the special of day which was Halibut. Soup was fine. Fish was very dried out but ate some of it since we were rushed. No time for dessert or coffee. To me this is inexcusable and certainly my client was not impressed.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I’ve eaten here often but I was disappointed on this visit. The service was not up to the usual standard. I arrived earlier than my dining partner and was not offered a drink other than water. It was a cold evening and our table was in line with the front door making it very cold each time the front door opened. A few time the door did not close on its own. I had to eat with my coat on and so did my date. An unpleasant experience and embarrassing since I’d chosen the restaurant. I found the pasta portions very small for the price and we were not offered a dessert menu and not coffee until we rose to leave. All in all, while usually a favourite restaurant I would be cautious recommending to friends in winter.

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ND
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bravi was awesome. Delicious meal. The bread is to die for. Great service

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, ambiance, decor and in a great neighbourhood. Nice that they don’t rush out their patrons.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was phenomenal. My entree was quite good however the other one came out very cold.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location. Food was excellent and service was fantastic.

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WC
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great bottle of wine, reasonably priced. Lamb and risotto to die for.

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NK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great meal. Really enjoy going.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, phenomenal food.. You need to try it, great wine selection... wow,wow,wow

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DK
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had amazing service and the food was excellent. The portion sizes are perfect, not too big and not too small. We had appetizers, entrees and dessert. I highly recommend the butternut squash ravioli and the tirimisu. Amazing food!

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NC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a birthday. Then we were going to the theatre. David was more than friendly and attentive. We enjoyed our meal and the ambiance of the restaurant. We would return in the future.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went to Bravi to celebrate my graduation dinner. The food was great, everything tastes good. I love that they have big serving of food, good for sharing or for individual. Ambiance was relaxed, cozy and quiet. Perfect for intimate family and friends dining.

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g
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, fabulous food. Had a delightful evening. I'll be back soon.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bravo bravi. I have never been disappointed at your restaurant. will recommend to other business people as well as friends. JG

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