Jamie's Italian - Yorkdale

3.9
1388 reviews
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Jamie’s Italian Canada is all about simple, freshly made Italian-inspired dishes with a Jamie twist. Located at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto, the first North American location of the internationally loved restaurant has an open kitchen and a relaxed, vibrant atmosphere. Focusing on fresh, sustainable ingredients and bold, classic flavours, the restaurant features pasta and pizza that’s made on-site every day, mouth-watering mains and an antipasti station with cured meats.
Whether you’re grabbing a bite to eat in the cozy bar to refuel after shopping, meeting for a business lunch or a family meal before a movie, Jamie’s Italian is the perfect spot.
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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service we had was good, food was fresh and ambiance was good. I would definitely return.

KK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our server was lovely and our hostess turned down the music for us. Great service and good food.

LN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Too noisy (young families, screaming kids) Uncomfortable chairs in dining, pizzas were not hot, charcuterie board was a RIP off. My pasta was good. Too pricey when all considered.
I was disappointed - I was excited to go and try because I love Jamie's cooking style- have and use his cookbooks, food-tube all the time. Sorry! I wish I had better reviews and sorry that I won't be returning.

S
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Inconsistent to other visits. Food was still great, but service was very disappointing this time. Still a fan of the restaurant

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch and it was delicious! Service was excellent and food was spectacular. Carbonara was excellent and a generous portion. Can't wait to go back!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was ok. We did a bunch of apps and a pizza with the 2 salads.
The service was disappointing.
Our waiter came at the beginning. Then we had to flag him down all night.
Our second course took forever to arrive.
He never came back to see how we were doing.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time dining there with some out of town family visiting. Sarah was our server and she was excellent. We will return - thank you. All 5 of us had pasta - but there is much more on the menu to enjoy on next visit.

IA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

My friend and I have out annual summer meet-up at Jamie's. It never disappoints.

KC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Poor service, food was mediocre, dining room looked like bomb went off.

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

Everything was good minus the food. The food was super bland and this was across three different main courses. Serious improvement needed as this has been my second experience like this.

HB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The kids’ menu salad was far too acidic with too much balsamic vinegar for a child’s taste.
My salad with cottage cheese and pomegranate seeds was too spicy, did not gave enough cottage cheese nor enough pomegranate seeds to be really refreshing! The pizza, the soup and the pasta were good.

BH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Excellent waitress. Excellent food. Very enjoyable. Will definitely be back. Highly recommended.

CL
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The calamari was delicious! The pasta I had wasn’t great flavour and had something off about it.
The food gave me indigestion and I had a stomachache the rest of the day.
They sat us at the back, dark part of the restaurant. It seemed they were keeping the front clear and empty, which is odd because it wasn’t busy and the front was much more aesthetically pleasing than the back corner.
Wouldn’t go back

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I ordered the steak frites and I was disappointed. Not sure if I would go again.

TH
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very disappointed dinner at the famous celebrity restaurant, not the best services and foods.

JB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, great fresh pasta, and amazing server.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Met my flat mates from 20+ years ago for dinner. Service was excellent. Our waitress knew we hadn’t seen each other in a long time so was very kind to not rush us and let us chat awhile after dinner was paid.
We all had pasta and each dish was very good, prices were very reasonable.

HS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I asked the hostess for a table at the back of the restaurant in a quiet area to accommodate the conversation I was expecting to have with my dining partner. Unfortunately, all tables at the back of the restaurant are for larger groups. We opted for a table instead by the window which was fine as the restaurant was not busy this Monday night. Table sizes are way too small to accommodate a number of plates. No bread is offered either. Thankfully, we had a very attentive server and it was half price on bottles of wine. My Royal Caprese salad was delicious but the Porcini Fettucine was forgettable. It lacked flavour once you ate all the mushrooms and were left with pasta only. Additional garlic and mushrooms would help.
Overall, it was an average dining experience and with all the dining choices at Yorkdale, I will choose somewhere else on my next dining experience at the mall.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Went for Summerlicious. Enjoyed it overall. Bolognese sauce was delicious.

SZ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time visit and will definitely go back. Food was very good and up to standard.

JM
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Food is overrated in my opinion, lacks true Italian flavours and style. Overpriced restaurant.

RO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I've been visiting Jamie's Italian for the past three Summer/Winterlicious. I'm happy to say that the quality of the food stayed perfect, but the portions got visibly smaller despite the price been the same. The main course options were a bit more interesting as well. I remember the amazing pasta with shrimps I got the first time. Delicious!

Thank you for providing an overall good experience.

M
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was quite good for the licious price. Food was hot. Not many options which contained vegetables... very starchy but delicious. Service was not that great. We hardly saw our server.... managers and server assistances brought us our meals and cleared our dishes. Our server took our orders, filled our water, quality checked, and gave us our bill.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We arrived ten minutes before our reservation and we were asked to return at our designated time. It didn't seem busy at all, so that was a little weird. The food was alright, it was good for the $33 Summerlicious, but nothing special.

A
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Really great service, but food wasn’t the greatest! Had higher expectations

CA
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

We went for Summerlicious- our apps, drinks and desserts were great. However our mains were a serious disappointment. Our experience started out with waiting over an hour for our mains- only to be told the cooks were ‘in the weeds’ and had bumped our orders and mistakenly thought they had already been sent out. The server told us a rush had been placed on them to be made. They came out extremely undercooked and very salty. We notified the server who took them back to be redone. A manager came and told us that’s actually how the dishes are meant to taste.....extremely disappointing. The redone dishes came back just as inedible. When the server asked, we were honest. The manager did not come back to ask or offer her apologies and we were not discounted on our bill for our meals. We were extremely underwhelmed and disappointed with our experience.

JH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

Awful! It took two hours to have our meal at lunch. Way too long for a lunch meal! Meal was decent but portions are not a good size. The servers were running around and very unorganized. Not enough people to handle the amount of clients! In between each meal, it was at least 30 min. I asked for my sons ice cream after he finished his meal, it did not come to the table for an hour. Don’t go there unless you have a lot of time on your hands! I would not recommend this restaurant.

JB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place. We went during sunnerlicious so the 3 course meal for $33 was definitely a bargain. The truffle shuffle pizza was the highlight, and they definitely gave large portions of dessert.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Overall it was a good experience. Servers were pleasant food were served in a timely manner.

CF
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

the food was very mediocre, I expected more. For an Italian restaurant, the pasta should never be overcooked.

H
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I've been to Jamie's Italian before and it was amazing food and service.

This time however, we came for the Summerlicious lunch menu and although the app (ravioli) was great, the main course, Jamie's chicken salad was not. I took my sister, her husband and my boyfriend for the lunch as a thank you present to my sister. Three of us had the chicken salad and it wasn't presented as highlighted. There was no pancetta, it was two slices of what looked like ready to eat bacon from the frozen food section, there was no parmigiano reggiano and it was one boiled egg chopped in half. We weren't too impressed. My bf complained his salad greens were brown and wilted.

The service was great as usual and the dessert cheesecake was very good.

MM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointing. Food was not special and too expensive for the quality of dishes

VS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Team culture among staff is "fend for yourself"

Food was good not great

Service was poor

When speaking to manager about multiple issues - including no one clearing our plates away - she said I'm sorry and walked away... Without taking our plates away either!
Culture comes from the top...

KJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

Really pathetic menu and poor value for the money
Superfood salad was disappointing but practically all I could find on the menu that wasn’t a bunch of processed food pasta or cold cuts
Noisy atmosphere with loud music
Very difficult to have a conversation
Not that busy and seems like The only people going there couldn’t get into Cheesecake Factory

S
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

If you are planning on going for summerlicious don’t! They modify the dishes to give smaller portions - and the regular price basically adds up to the summerlicious price anyway. Food is decent but not outstanding.

FM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing experience. I went to my wife and son to celebrate my birthday and the employee Paul took care of us and definitely it was perfect.

Thank you so much for the way that you connect with customers.

PJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The carbonara pasta for the summerlicious menu was'not good.

PA
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The waiter was great. As always, the food was Tasty.

TR
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The server was rude and the food was mediocre at best. I will never return.

AO
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time and had a wonderful experience with the Summerlicious 2019 lunch menu! The seafood soup, porcini fettuccini and gelato trio were to die for delish! Our server, Jerome was fantabulous, knowledgeable and had great recommendations. Will definitely be back soon!

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