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About Local Kitchen & Wine Bar

Small, Dim and Cozy. Locally Grown, Italian Inspired, Served with LOVE.

1710 Queen St.
West Toronto, ON M6R 1B3
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday - Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 534-6700

Website:
http://www.localkitchen.ca/

Catering:
Catering is available. Please inquire.

Parking Details:
Street parking available.

Executive Chef:
Fabio Bondi

Special Events & Promotions:
Booking for special events is available. Please inquire.

Local Kitchen & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (11)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
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Romantic (5)
Special Occasion (4)
Cozy (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Authentic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Seasonal (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Business Meals (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food is so delicious!!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Disappointing experience. The cannelloni was served with no sauce. The bolognese on the spaghetti wasn't a sauce but was dry with chopped up greasy meatballs. The cocktails were overly sweet and syrupy. While the ambience is nice, it is a little cramped when busy.

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ambience4
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value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Never a dissapointment for a discerning palate and a commitment to local, igridient and season driven cuisine.
Attentive service, intimate atmosphere without any frills or hype.
Modern Italian done very well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Cozy
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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was amazing and i loved the ambiance. The washroom was unbelievable hahaha

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Romantic
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value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

One of my favourite restaurants in Toronto for over 9 years. Always amazing food and service.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The restaurant itself was hip and cool....there was a nice buzz and it was a cosy romantic spot. Unfortunately the wait staff rushed us like we were in a fast food restaurant. Our sever asked four times if we were ready to order and we had only been seated for under 5 minutes. Moments later our drinks arrived and our first course was served before we had a chance to sip our wine. Before we had even finished our salads the plates were removed and our second courses placed before us..The food was good but we were in and out in 45 minutes, not at all relaxing. Even though we had a reservation, they must have needed the table for other customers. Sad because we were looking forward to our evening.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic
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food4
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service1
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Never disappoints! Amazing cuisine! Fantastic service!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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food5
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service5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Was worried reading negative reviews about portion size and service but neither of these were issues. The pasta was fabulous as were the dandelion salad and trout. We shared a mozzarella for the table which was delicious but it would not have been pleasant to eat by yourself. It's too large.
The only draw back were the chairs which were a little hard after 2 hours. Great desserts too but unfortunately no lattes or cappuccino.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

food is OK at best, ambience is nice, lamb special was terrible, 2 at out table didn't didn't finish it, we were not offered a different dish and were charged full price for it.
There are better restaurants in the city to spend your $$ at

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our go to Parkdale fave for elevated Italian comfort food. Staff is amazing and owners are committed to delivering an outstanding dining experience.

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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Had the mussels which no chef clearly checked as they were super small. Rainbow trout was cooked well but the autumn beans were just white beans and the roasted corn was not roasted. Cod was beautifully cooked but the cacciatore had no flavour. Disappointing experience and will not go back.

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

My husband and I started going to this restaurant when it first opened it or nine years ago and even though we have tried dozens of other amazing restaurant since then, we keep coming back to Lokal kitchen and Wine bar for our special celebration such as birthday dinners and anniversaries. This food can't leave each, the atmosphere is cosy and romantic and you can tell how passionate the owner, chefs and staff are. We love it here!

Tags: Seasonal, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Authentic
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food5
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Awesome food and service. Cozy establishment that has it together. Highly recommended.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Love this restaurant. The beet agnolotti was a definite winner, as was the seasonal appetizer of fresh cherry peppers stuffed with cheese. Need to go back to try the rest of the amazing looking dishes on the menu!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Seasonal
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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Service was good. Food was delicious with a homemade feel. Interesting ambiance. A little too noisy/loud music for my liking.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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service4
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Not really obvious local food. Wine is expensive and not that special. I wonder if recent rave reviews are from friends. Also, servers seem to have planning problems with table arrangements.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food3
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Good service and food, very hot inside. We had to ask for the air conditioning to be put on.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We had a quick meal around the area since we were running errands are the area. It's a nice little Italian restaurant server comfort food. The food was served according to courses and served in a timely fashion.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Went for summerlicious and it was excellent! Loved the stuffed mascarpone and truffles pasta entree most of all - and also the mussels and porcini appetizer. Dessert was sorbet and my friend shared her beignets and both were delicious. Cozy atmosphere. One of my favourite summerlicious experiences ever!

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Great place! Eclectic, not pretentious. Large selection of specials. Knowledgeable, pleasant service. Will definitely return.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 13, 2017

enjoyed great food, well prepared and explained
pleasant service
relaxed staff

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Wasn’t cheap but u get what u pay for. Each dish was done with soul and love. Attention to detail and ingredients was top notch. You can taste the difference. Desert was REAL strawberry ice cream that gave u the feeling u were eating at the farm and grandma herself made it.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Local Kitchen has become one of my favorite restaurants the food is always GREAT fresh homemade authentic! The service is also great right from the waitresses to the owners Fab and Mike. If your looking for great food and nice ambiance or a great date night this is the place to be! See you guys soon! :)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great appetizers. Quality and taste was good. The mussels were really good with the cream sauce and bread crumbs. The cod of the day was well executed- nice sear and flavorful. However the pasta dishes were really small portions. The stuffed pastas were not worth the price. I would go back for wine and apps but not entrees.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Just as wonderful as always. The staff are fantastic and matched by the food.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Love this little neighbourhood spot. It has a great vibe, the food is outstanding and the wines and cocktails are equally as enjoyable.. The service is always attentive. The owner and chef put a lot of effort not only into the food but the overall experience. The specials are seasonal and sourced locally and should not be missed.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The gnocchi was not so much actual gnocchi, but more balls of mashed potatoes. Tasted sandy and granular. Portions were lacking and no vegetables or anything else with any of the meals. The porkchop was literally just a hunk of meat on the plate (most of which was bone anyways). Too expensive for what we got, and the food quality was not acceptable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Local is great! Great food, great service. I loved the vegan option for the main, it was delicious. The fresh pulled mozzarella was also fantastic. I recommend 100%

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Have faith in the things on the menu you haven't heard of before. Its all delicious

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Casual, Organic, Late-night Find, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Four of us shared the mozzarella and the brussel sprouts - excellent !

Mains were well prepared and artfully displayed

Coffee machine was broken - no coffee or tea ....minor inconvenience - desserts sounded delicious - we opted for the cheese plate

We would definitely return !

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Always love going to Local Kitchen. Great food and great ambiance as well

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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Local is my favourite Italian spot in the city. Food and service is always exceptional.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Organic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Very cozy, cute place. The home-made pasta is incredible!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Great place, great staff and great food. Price adds up when you start drinking wine. :p

Tags: Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Food is good. Staff were friendly. But we were there more than an hour before the food came out.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Was a great experience. Service, food and ambience were all even better than expected and the restaurant came recommended.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Amazing dinner as always at local kitchen and wine bar we enjoyed a delicious wine pairing to go along with our tasting menu. The best handmade pasta in the city.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Fun
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 4, 2017

The Giro d'Italia prix fixe menu was incredible in taste, variety and value. Our server was attentive and the food was a perfect; quality ingredients, cooked to perfection (gnocchi very notable!) with inventive presentation. Not a place for a quiet date, but warm, wonderful and inviting all the same.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Service is exceptional from start to finish. Tiny place with tight seating but it's just all part of the vibe. Food is good, chicken liver pate is so silky and flavourful. Warm mozzarella is good but it not well dressed and requires a more complimentary garnish. Salad's and pasta's are delish. Mains are good but a bit to salty for our taste and lacking in flavour. Beef cheek melts in your mouth.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Local Kitchen & Wine Bar is always amazing. Great food and service every time. Went for the Giro d'Italia menu this time and was not disappointed. Portion sizes were great for sharing so we were able to sample quite a bit of it. Great intro to Umbria!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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