About La Vecchia Ristorante

Take a trip to old world Italy without ever leaving Toronto.
Located in the fashionable area of Yonge and Eglinton, La Vecchia delivers the authentic taste of Italy with a genuine Italian ambiance. From the stone and stucco walls covered in Italian pictures and art, La Vecchia captures the essence of Italian dining with European flair and culinary excellence.
The menu is old world, with a strong focus on fresh, quality cuisine.
We look forward to seeing you.

2405-A Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4P 2E7
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Brunch:Saturday - 10:30am - 3:00pm, Sunday- 9-30am - 3-00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday -Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:30pm;

Cross Street:
Yonge & Broadway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 489-0630

Website:
http://www.lavecchia.ca/

Parking Details:
There is a parking lot right across the street.

Public Transit:
Yonge & Eglinton

Executive Chef:
Aurora Stranges

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
2 Private Rooms available to host your Special Event. For inquiries please call 416.489.0630 or send us an email to info@lavecchia.ca

La Vecchia Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Special Occasion (14)
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Neighborhood Gem (12)
Romantic (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Casual (8)
Authentic (7)
Cozy (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was very good, had the Veal chop, cooked perfectly very flavourful, pizza was also good, Thin cripy crust. Had an early reservation on a Saturday so the restaurant was very quite. Did say it was for a birthday but the restaurant did not acknowledge but we opted to skip desert

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Overall it was good. Although we were not pleased with the manager attitude initially. He gave us a table in front of the door and asked our friend to take his hat off which I think it was out of place. If there are special dress codes, it should be mentioned on their website or when we call to reserve. To me it looked like everyone else were also dressed casually. Another time we passed by this restaurant and wanted to try it out without reservation, the manager rudely replied that he cannot accommodate a table for two. This is okay in general for a busy dinner hour and a decent restaurant but having some manners goes a long way! Anyway, this was two strikes for the manager of this place and don't be surprised if you see something similar!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 21, 2017

My first time coming to this restaurant and I will definitely be back! Great food, service and ambiance.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 15, 2017

First time at the restaurant. Too many good items on the menu. made it difficult to get to my short list. Normally that list is two after review of the menu. This time I had five and final decision very difficult. It was delicious. Only criticism was that tables two small even for two.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 11, 2017

This was my second time dining at La Vecchia for lunch. Beautifully cooked and well-seasoned pasta. Attentive service without being overbearing. Lovely dessert. Quite a midday treat.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2017

They won't let u sit down until everyone in your parties are present, they won't separate the bill but we got a very funny and entertaining server which turn my upset mode from arguing with one of the staff into a better night. His wine and food recommendation is perfect.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great food, great service, great wine.
Appetizers of antipasto and grilled calamares were excellent for sharing before the main dishes. Service is attentive and efficient. Food arrives in a timely manner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Girlfriend’s get together. Pizzas were great and a nice selection. Service friendly and prompt. Complimentary lemoncello to finish off our meal. Would go back again.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food and good service.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Host/server was annoyed when someone from our party showed up 10 minutes early, even though many tables not filled. As well, while waiting for the rest of the party we said we were hungry and the server suggested ordering bruschetta, and then later found out we could have had table bread. The food was very delicious, but the server attitude was not appreciated.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great little gem on Yonge

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The risotto was undercooked.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The pizzas and pastas here are great. The sea bass and the veal chops are also excellent. Delicious desserts.
Very good service

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always a good time, the food is always excellent and service is always good. The prices are very reasonable and the ambiance is nice.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We have eaten at this establishment many times and We are never disappointed by the service, food and atmosphere. The people who work at La Vecchia take pride in what they do. The food is mouth watering and the atmaosphere is very casual/romantic. Such a beautiful place.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent cucumber, tomato, and feta salad. Absolutely delish!
Veal for main was also very tasty. Large portions, but could have been hotter.
Service, .... the best!!
Only major complaint was the noise level, very loud on a Sat night.
Might consider putting some noise reduction baffles on the ceilings.
Decor a little tired
Great neighbourhood gem.
Would highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great Food & excellent service from Alex. There is a really nice ambience in this restaurant and you can actually have a conversation without yelling. We'll be back

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Inverness)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Our dinner at La Vecchia was fantastic! The service from Alexandra was outstanding and the food was delicious, as always. This has become our favourite neighbourhood restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The service was great, the food for me was OK nothing especial.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent food and service!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Want a good Italian meal - lunch or dinner. You cannot go wrong. Food, GREAT; Service GREAT. However be prepared for busy, tables a little close together, and noisy depending on the crowd and time of day. But for food and service just GO GO GO. And Enjoy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Late-night Find
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The food and service all and all was incredible! Alessandra was our server. She was friendly, well knowledged, and attentive. I highly recommend La Vecchia to anyone looking for authentic Italian cuisine. A Y&E gem!! I look forward to visiting again soon!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This restaurant has been consistently good. My husband and I have been going for 17 years! They renovated lower level looks great, and would be great for a private event/ celebration. The service is friendly and efficient. It's a neighbourhood gem.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Attentive service, pleasant atmosphere , food very tasty and nicely presented.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent food
Great service even thou it was very busy

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 7, 2017

This place has been around for a very long time and continues to be very busy, likely due to the great service and very flavourful food. It is a competitive business to be in and they are doing it right.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We go to this restaurant regularly for special occasions. It is the only place where I actually savour the dishes. However, on this evening, the service was unusually mediocre. I am accustomed to having wait staff that truly enjoy food. This time, though, the waitress seemed rushed and non-committal. Such a shame, as it was a birthday celebration.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Always consistently amazing food, service and ambiance. Gotta love this place!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Another found gem by following Open table reviews and rating.
You think you are in a New York city restaurant,
With the buzz, great smart service, enentertaining and knowledge staff.
And great food with a unique private wine list.
We will be back

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was incredible and the service was spot on.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The staff were wonderful. I ate the shrimp with pasta which was very good. My husband ordered ravioli and he enjoyed it. Menu items were higher than other restaurants in the city

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Fabulous service! Food was excellent! Welcome the opportunity to return as we enjoyed the atmosphere, tasty food and quality!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Good food...lots of variety on the menu. Lovely service. It's a winner

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Excellent food .Excellent service

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great restaurant - my favourite - great food, service, ambiance, wine- love it

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Another excellent experience.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I haven't been to a truer Italian restaurant like this in a while. Service missed our entree timing but the incredible taste of our pizza more than made up for it. We loved the atmosphere and the general Italian vibe of the place. It was not new-age or kitschy but just real Italian people making real Italian food.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Best Italian food in midtown.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We had a lovely meal and we can highly recommend the meat ravioli. The service was good and we enjoyed a nice Italian meal, from the calamari to the tartuffo.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We always enjoy our time at this restaurant. The food is so good and the customer service is excellent!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun
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