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La Veranda Osteria

508 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem (907)
  • Good for Groups (567)
  • Special Occasion (469)

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As one of the Kingsway’s most popular restaurants, La Veranda Osteria, at Royal York & Bloor, prides itself on serving traditional, classic Italian fare as well as fresh seafood and steaks. La Veranda Osteria also offers an outdoor patio .
Whether you are looking for a casual meal, somewhere for that special occasion, or a large gathering, (For large gatherings look at our Family Feast Menu Online) please let our staff invite you to experience our outstanding food, service and value that attracts so many of our local clientele.

***Complimentary Birthday Ice-Cream for Kids under 10 years old ONLY. For Birthday Celebrations Please notify and order Dessert with your Server***
If you would like to bring a cake for your party please be aware that there is a Cake Service fee of $15.00 for a minimum of 8 people and $2.00 per each person over the minimum of 8 people.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
June to September

Monday - Thursday: 11:00am -10:000pm (kitchen closes)
Friday and Saturday: 11:00am - 10:30pm (kitchen closes)
Sundays: 11:00am - 9:30pm (kitchen closes)

PLEASE NOTE: Our Patio is on a first come first serve basis. We do not take reservations for our Patio
For late dinner plans or reservations, please call us to confirm closing times as the hours may change without prior notice.
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Phone number
(416) 231-3800
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Tommaso
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Cross street
Bloor Street West and Royal York
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Parking details
Green "P" parking is located across the street adjacent to the Royal York Subway Station. Street parking is also available within a block of the restaurant.
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Public transit
Located across the street from Royal York Subway Station
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNadiaT (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on November 1, 2016

Great experience and food is delicious!

Frankie (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on October 19, 2016

I was a little disappointed this time, the Caesar salad was flavourless and very pale looking romaine lettuce
Small portion of meat ravioli, good filling and flavour
Lasagna was a super large portion but so hot I couldn't eat it till everyone was finished
VERY salty.
Why do restaurants salt everything so heavily, you can't take the salt out but you can add salt according to individual taste.
Very average food, gigantic menu
I doubt I'll be returning

Nanc2013 (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2016

La Veranda never disappoints. The food is consistently good and the service is excellent.

Patricia (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 2016

Wonderful food and service

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on August 27, 2016

Great restaurant with an extensive menu, lots of good choices to choose from. The only frustrating thing is how they cannot split the bill because they have a very old system. Either one person pays the whole bill, or they give you a calculator to figure it out for yourself. They need to upgrade their system so they can split the bill into 2 or 3, especially for large groups of friends.

Astrit (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2016

was really great. all my guest loved and of course the little ones as well sea bass and grouper fish dishes are amazing

MonicaC (Toronto)
1.0  Dined on August 11, 2016

The service was one of the worst I have experienced. I had to ASK for bread. The wait time for our meal was very long. I had to ASK the waiter for a drink ... he never asked if I wanted anything. I was never asked if I wanted a second drink when I finished the first. NO refills asked for coffee.
My meal was sub-par. Ordered the veal marsala with mushroom sauce. FIVE mushroom pieces. The vegetables were mushy and without taste.

ShaneB (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on August 2, 2016

Now that we no longer live in Toronto, we miss many of our fave dining spots, particularly La Veranda. So on our rare trips there to visit friends, we try to steer the dinner plans toward our fave west-end Italian spot. Always delicious food, excellent service, and a great ambience. I lean toward preferring to dine indoors, but can be lured outdoors to their patio, as it is one of the most sheltered and pretty you could ask for on a busy street. But for those muffer-less motorbikes, my friend and I could hear each other easily. And ladies - it has a TRUE "restroom", worth a visit in itself. I'm already looking forward to my next visit!

RosemaryD (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on August 1, 2016

Enjoyed the outdoor patio with flowers. LOVE FLOWERS!! The food was ok, ( however some ingredients were missing from the pasta dish we ordered. The server brought the missing ingredients when we notified him I'm Italian and also cook very well so meh..
Still a lovely place, will try other things on menu.
Rose Di Franco
& Piera

GillianS (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on July 31, 2016

Excellent food. It was very nice to be in a restaurant that plays lovely background music rather than loud music. We could actually talk at the table hear each other!

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on July 24, 2016

We had 6 people for a family dinner. Apps were great . Table location was good .
We ordered our dinner and 2 of the meals were wrong . After our dinner our waiter seemed
to disappear. We had to ask if we could order dessert and coffee and for the bill. We had to ask for packages to put out leftovers in. The staff seemed more interested in closing than severing even though they were still open for another 30 minutes. I have been there many times and
this was the first time this has happened.

PeterG (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on July 16, 2016

Great experience, good value, memorable staff/service

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on July 13, 2016

Everything was great.

Amazing (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on July 8, 2016

I have been going to La Veranda Osteria for many years and have always enjoyed their food and wine.

QBee2 (Toronto)
1.0  Dined on July 4, 2016

A little taste of Italy right in our own backyard in the Kingsway! Great food and value. Always consistent with food and service. Nice outdoor patio in the hot summer.

TracyO (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on June 30, 2016

Loved everything!
Gluten free options great!
White wine sangria..mmmm!
Ambiance....very pretty and relaxing patio
Food made with love and served professionally...
Will be moving in to the patio for all meals...delicious!

PercyP (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

Service was a bit slow but food was excellent as usual. We were taken to our table, given menus but it took ages for them to come back for our drinks order. The waiter had not even brought us some water. Apart from that everything was fine.

Vespa (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on June 19, 2016

Service was good but food overall was okay at best.

MarkC (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on June 18, 2016

very busy, great pasta and apertizers, friendly staff. Pizza not so great.

vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on June 16, 2016

This restaurant was a bit further away for me, but the reviews and photos enticed me to try it out. And boy are we glad we did! We sat on the patio, and it was just so unique, being surrounded by so many lovely well kept flowers. And the food was unquestionably delicious. Totally worth the drive, and I can't wait to go back! Caution: wknt evening, the patio noise level was loud, simply because your streetside to the transit line with buses passing often. That was the one and only downfall.