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Fri, 2/23
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10:00 PM
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La Bruschetta

3.7
105 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation


Lunch:

Wednesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm


Dinner:

Wednesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm


Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
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Phone number
(416) 656-8622
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MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Dufferin St
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Wine

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What 105 People Are Saying
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3.7  based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.6
service
3.4
ambience
3.7
value
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rose01122017 (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Delicious food and excellent service. Our waiter was very welcoming. We enjoyed our dinner.

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vipWindy (Toronto)
1.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Worst service ever! Rude staff and mediocre food...I would never go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2017

Very good pasta dishes and meat dishes. No chicken dishes.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

The service is very slow, the food is average, nothing to rave about. We will not be going back.
At the end it took over 15 minutes to pay the bill.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on September 13, 2017

Food is awesome here. Wines are good but pricey. There should be a couple of options in the 30 to 40 dollar range. Otherwise excellent little restaurant.

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vipDexwood (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on July 20, 2017

Nice quite experience. The service friendly and warm.

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EverYoung (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on June 28, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

Had a great Valentine's Day dinner with my girlfriend. The waiter was friendly and attentive and the food was delicious and did not take long to arrive. Very good value for your money. We will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

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!

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2017

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?

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

We had a great winterlicious meal here- some great items from the full menu and some delicious specials. It was a very busy evening for the wait staff, but we still felt attended to.

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Chefboyareid (Toronto)
1.0  Dined on January 27, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic Canada)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2017

A quiet evening in January. Very tasty meal. Quiet, so great for conversation. Went away happy

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vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
1.0  Dined on December 17, 2016

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!

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on December 16, 2016

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....

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toflynn (Toronto)
1.0  Dined on December 14, 2016

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.

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vipMadM (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on December 10, 2016

Terrible service. Took a half hour before anyone brought us water and wine list. Over an hour to get our food. No soap in bathroom.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on December 10, 2016

Food was good but service was really lacking! Had to ask for water every time , were not told the specials, never asked if we wanted coffee, tea or dessert. The restaurant was maybe 1/4 full!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Tokyo)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2016

Great food and good family service, will definitely come back. Would be nice if they can also serve decaf coffee / lattes.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on September 10, 2016

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!

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darcy275 (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2016

Great restaurant, best italian food I've had. To highlight some favourites best carpaccio in Toronto!!! Handmade gnocchi is "little pillows of heaven". Bruschetta bread which is complimentary for the table is devine.
Sylvie is a treat!!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 25, 2016

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!

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Aricruzvill (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

Food was great, staff was friendly, attentive and accommodating. Been coming here for years and always a pleasure. My family particularly enjoy the personal touch given by Silvia who follows in her father's tradition of making guests feel warm and welcome.

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Gdog11 (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on August 6, 2016

Perfectly cooked pasta. Authentic regional family dishes. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

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.

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MaureenS (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

Excellent food and service was friendly and courteous

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on July 22, 2016

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on July 22, 2016

Kind and friendly staff. Delicious food! Overall we enjoyed dinner very much

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