About La Bruschetta
We are proud of our 25 years of traditional Italian cuisine, serving a diverse clientele of extremely devoted patrons, Italian food aficionados, tourists and celebrities. La Bruschetta offers an extensive variety of dishes from homemade pastas and gnocchi to die for with sauces ranging from pomodoro, creamy brandy and gorgonzola to mouth-watering main courses including veal medallions in a wild mushroom and marsala wine sauce to roast veal stuffed with spinach in a pureed vegetable and red wine sauce.
Great cellar loved by wine aficionados. After your meal, enjoy a delicate lemon ice or homemade Tiramisu for dessert. La Bruschetta has filled the bellies of hundreds of stars including: Sofia Loren, Joe Mantegna, Chris Noth, Whoopi Goldberg, Bette Midler, Ryan Gosling, Kelsey Grammer, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, the Olsen Twins, Hilary Duff and many, many more and we are looking forward to serving you!
Toronto, ON M6E 1C2
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Wednesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
CAN$30 and under
La Bruschetta Ratings and Reviews
We visited for the the first time for a Birthday celebration. It happened to be during Summerlicious. It was extremely busy! Despite reservations many people with reservations had to wait quite a while for a table. With limited space, pepople were crowded around the front of the restaurant and around our table. We were seated at our table and Summerlicious menus were on the table. Our Server vanished. We waited quite some time for a Server to return. Given our lack of greeting and how busy they were, we assumed the Summerlicious menu was only available. Our order was taken. Our Sever tried to run away, but we asked for a drinks menu. Our Server suggested a bottle of wine, and we never saw a menu. The food flew at us in different courses. It was delicious! After our dessert flew at us, we realized no drinks would be offered here either. We apologized to our Birthday guest, asked for the bill which took a long time, and had coffee and liqueur elsewhere. We noticed that the regular clientele were treated VERY differently! Menus were given to them and the Servers seemed quite attentive. We were ignored, which sadly tainted our experience. The food was very good, but our impression was that this is strictly a local establishment.
One of my favourite places to dine in Toronto. A legendary menu that offers classic and authentic italian style. The cusine is fresh, rich and filled with flavor. Each dish resonates with the professionalism and talent of the chef - who has obviously paid attention to every detail. I Love this place and am already planning my return visit.
My fiancée and I visited La Bruschetta for an early Valentine's Day dinner date. The food was exceptional and our server was very attentive and friendly. We have been to this establishment in the past with my fiancée's father for afternoon get-togethers and it always provides a great atmosphere. Overall, a very good experience!
We went during winterlious , they had a good selection on the menu and everyone really enjoyed their meal. Service was good although the restaurant was not very busy. One minor item was that one person in our party was not able to finish her meal and was looking to take what was left home. The restaurant said they did not have any containers to pack the food in so she had to leave it?
Went here for a dinner date during winterlicious, walked into the restaurant you could hear a church mouse was that empty. The owner I assume still had her winter coat on not too inviting. Mind you this was on a Friday so not a good sign during winterlicious for it to be that empty. We asked if we could eat off the regular menu we were told "no it's a small kitchen" which is understandable it seems during winterlicious. We ordered our meals the, we got bruschetta to start that was really good not too much dressing which was nice and got bread with it that was cold and butter in a container. Next was the salad, which was probably one of the better ones I've had with pears and walnuts with a sweet dressing, really good. Next was the main course.... we ordered fettuccine with chicken sausage, we asked if they could make it spicy she said yes..... well.... food was really really bland by the looks of the plate we could tell it would taste good. Chicken sausage was cold, the cheese on top resembled the cheese you would get in a pizza lunchable as a child. Did I mention the food was bland? Very basic pasta sauce with no flavour we had to ask twice for pepper. Best part of the dinner for me was the pepper that was stuck in my teeth, was the most flavourful part of the main course. My girlfriend didn't finish her meal wanted the plate taken away cuz it smelled bad. Dessert was good though she enjoyed the tiramisu was done well. If you come to this place just come for the salad and dessert but I wouldn't recommend it.
We usually like the food at La Bruschetta, but our last experience was not pleasant. Horrible service - and we were one of only two tables in the whole restaurant. They messed up our order (after we waited forever to get our meals), and the pastas were all bland. Maybe they hired a new chef? Not up to par. And the waiter should have been much more attentive!
Service was a little too laid back - two off us had soup and salad and one a pasta dish. We were long finished our soup and the pasta dish was almost finished before the salads appeared. I had wanted to go to this restaurant for along time - the food was good - soup delicious - but though the place was not busy - I got the impression the waitress did not give a hoot about us....
No reason to go back....
We arrived at the restaurant at 4 minutes to 6 and our reservation was for 6pm.
The entire restaurant was dark and the doors were locked. Instead of standing on the street in the cold we went else where to eat.
As it turned out when we left the other place, the restaurant had opened. Just a bit odd that it was pitch dark 4 minutes before our reservation time.
The very first thing that happened was that we were greeted in the most friendly manner. What a wonderful start. My wife and I were with my nearly 98 year old grandmother. We were seated and the treat of an evening began.
Friendly chatter / banter from the two people who served us.
I'm gluten free, so to find out that I was able to eat most things on the menu was fantastic.
The food was a touch slow to come out but wowee was it worth the wait!
The food came and just... it was great. All three of us loved it. What a great experience.
The food was fresh. Delicious and wonderful.
Seasoned perfectly. Cooked to perfection. Fabulous.
A warm wonderful experience, and you better believe we will return!
Simply outstanding! Authentic Italian food like my grandparents would have prepared. The bruschetta was fantastic. My mouth is watering just thinking of it. Silvia was friendly and funny. She recommended a pasta with mushrooms for me and I loved it. My husband had one of the specials and our friends had a rigatoni pasta. All were superb.
It is well worth the drive from downtown Toronto. Can't wait to go back!
Service was slow, we almost left as we felt we were being ignored. Tables sat after us got drinks and food before we even got asked if we wanted water.
Not our first visit and the food is always good, which is why we tolerated the service.
The food did not disappoint.
Overall, it was very good. We went for Summerlicious and the menu was fixed. The pastas were delicious and portions generous. The price was very reasonable for the quality. The food was great, although I gather from locals that the regular menu is even better. The service was very friendly but a bit disorganized, as all three waitstaff worked our table, but did not communicate well with each other. We would definitely go back.
Came for summerlicious. Nothing too special. 3 of 5 of us had pasta, and they were overcooked and not aldente. The fried basa fillet doesnt look appealling, and is rather small as a portion. In my opinion, all the starters, the ribs and the bruschetta were great. The desserts weren't bad, but it wasn't good either. Customer service was on par. The only reason why i selected "I would not recommend" is because in my opinion, is not as good to a point where i would tell my friends to specifically go there for their food. But theres honestly nothing wrong with this restaurant. I may just be more picky when it comes to stuff like this.
The service was easily the worst I have ever experienced at a sit-down restaurant in Toronto. The food was good, the ambience was nice, but we waited 30 minutes between each course and an hour for the bill. The waiters had horrible communication between each other, and a short-haired woman working behind the bar was rude from start to finish. Not to mention, we had a reservation for 6:00, they arrived to open the restaurant at 6:15... the whole restaurant smelled like gas for the first 30 minutes because they didn't get there early enough to turn the stoves on before guests arrived.
My dining experience at La Bruschetta was mediocre. I went there with a friend as it was part of Summerlicious event. We looked at the menu beforehand and liked the fact they had a variety of choices.
Upon entering the restaurant, we noticed that it was about half empty. However, we were greeted right away by the hostess. Given that we went here for the Summerlicious menu, we ordered shortly.
I had the tuna salad, pork ribs and panna cotta while my friend had the calamari salad, tortellini and tiramisu.
Both our salads was way too sour - drenched in a lot of lemon juice, in which we didn't even finish. The pork ribs were super salty to the point it was unbearable - I had to down a few cups of water. I tasted my friend's tortellini and we both agreed that it tasted like microwavable pasta. At this point, we were both super disappointed and dreaded our dinner. Our dessert came after and it was a disappointment as well - the panna cotta had a very sugary syrup on top (kinda tasted like cough syrup) and the tiramisu lacked coffee flavor.
For the price we paid, the quality of food was sub par at best. Definitely overpriced!! We are for sure not coming back to this restaurant.
Great food starts with superb ingredients and attention to detail in the preparation of the meal. Four of us dined and we all ordered pasta in one form or another. Three dinners were tomato based, mine was cream sauce. The pasta is home made. Delicious. We ordered the large antipasto plate and devoured them along with the bruschetta, name sake of the restaurant. Our two waiters were attentive and informative and the pasta maker also dropped by our table for a friendly visit. None of us had been to the restaurant in over 20 years as we used to live in the neighbourhood but we have all scattered but wanted a nostalgic evening. We were not disappointed, it was a night to remember. Thank you.
Food was mediocre at best; nothing memorable. Very noisy when all tables are occupied in this small restaurant. The waiter was unfamiliar with the specials and the menu in general; mistakes were made on our bill. Also, bottles of average wine are overpriced.
We picked this restaurant last minute as our previous evening arrangements fell through. Quite to my surprise it was a very enjoyable evening, good food, a very family atmosphere and the prices was reasonable. We had the Caprese Salad ...Tomatoes so flavourful that it reminded us of our Italy trip that summer,Caesar Salad, veal dish that cut like butter and the Chef's recommendation of Fettucine with Lobster and shrimp....very nice.
All in all, very good food and value....definitely will go back.
Surprisingly the menu is short ...pasta, meat and fish only. Don't let that deter you.
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