Mistura

4.4
622 reviews
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Fresh seasonal ingredients are on the Italian menu in this multi-award winning restaurant. Chef Silvio Mirenzi delights diners with his mastery of our classics and tempts taste buds further with his fresh contemporary take on traditional Italian dishes in the just-updated and modernized elegant dining room that flickers with candles set around the room. An extensive wine list, including wine from some of the world's finest vineyards, and an attentive, knowledgeable staff add to the appeal. Perhaps you prefer a more intimate, private setting. Mistura's private dining room holds 14 people, while the semi-private dining room holds up to 40, to cater to your more private functions.
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EK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Mistura for my birthday. The ambience is beautiful and you are greeted right away by friendly staff. The waitress was very helpful with any questions regarding the menu and wine list. The owner is very gracious and also helps to serve and chat. You feel very welcomed and our dinner was delicious.

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DC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, and the ambiance are divine, Paolo and Brent and the Wait staff are so detail oriented that you feel like you are eating with family. Try the Beef Carpaccio, the Salads, the Soups, and the Veal Parmagiana

But the Lasagna, is the best bar none in the world. It is worth all the carbs!!!!

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SG
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good food amd service. This resto has been around for a while, so you know for it to exist this long and in this nbhd (with its myriad of dining option) means it has to be good. We especially loved the fried artichokes and beet risotto, both long time house specialties. Our waiter was efficient, fun amd personable. Always enjoy our meals here...and not too bad value either for what you get. Decent wine list, with the focus on Italian wines.
Highly recommended!

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AJ
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Disappointed.
Had skimpy, although tasty appetizer of zucchini/ricotta miniature fried balls for $12.
Good tasting, well prepared main was one of the two fish dishes with barley and greens $29.
Second main ordered was 8oz fillet mingnon steak with mashed and greens. The steak was an uneven end piece which typically would be a cheaper cut that should not be offered as a "special" for $48.00! Would be nice if the bread basket had been refilled.
Price of a 5oz red wine on the check was higher than indicated on the wine list.
No apology or any good will shown for unsatisfactory items.
Overall by far too expensive.
Will not book Mistura again.

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KY
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My friends and I got together at Mistura for our annual Xmas get together. Everything was excellent. Food was fantastic. Our waitress was great. Noise level was good so we could actually talk. My only issue is the manager asked us if we could leave because people were waiting. We wondered if this would have been asked of men. This will not deter us from going there again.

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F
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

Great service but very tired decor and food executed very poorly.

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DF
Gloucestershire
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Didn't seem to be a maître d' as we waited but the English bar tender was excellent, extremely hospitable and welcoming, same as we were leaving. We also really liked our server -- a tall young woman with short black hair, a great smile and long earrings. that help to compensate for what we felt was a kind of dated food experience. The restaurant seems to be full of older diners, loyal to the time when there were a lot less choices in Toronto.

Food? Meh. The Frito Misto was good, small for $18 and the tomatoes with Bufala cheese was incredibly average, very overpriced for the size -- just an ordinary appetizer. Disappointing for $18! Artichokes were deep fried in batter, nothing up to what I was expecting or like we had in several
places in Italy. The Capricciosa salad though highly recommended by our server was very small and uninteresting. Branzino was good and veal Marsala was totally old school, mashed potato and boring mushrooms in a dark brown sauce made it most unspectacular on the plate. For $32 we were again, disappointed.

I doubt that we will return as there are so many fantastic choices these days in Toronto! The whole place has a 90s vibe, it needs refreshing for sure!

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DF
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant dinner. Warm, friendly reception. Attentive and polite server. Not at all rushed. Very good Italian menu, with very nice wine recommendation. A quiet mid-week evening, though have seen the restaurant much busier in the past. Will definitely return.

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h
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Outstanding Service, Excellent food
Pricey, but worth it

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JM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting I was looking for a place for a special birthday. Went on a recommendation from a friend. It did not disappoint. Great staff, great atmosphere and great food! Relaxed and no one rushing you. Menu had a great selection, something for everyone. Pricing worth what you get. Been going back ever since, and everything gets better w their seasonal menu :)

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s
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Lots of variety to the menu. Always worth going

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J
Toronto
45 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hello Pam, Paolo and Silvio,
Our meals on Wed. night to celebrate Estelle's birthday, were so outstanding. The quality and presentation was perfect, Bridget was an excellent server and we loved the choices on the birthday dessert platter. Thank you all for such a great evening and especially to Silvio for my safe, allergy-free meal which I enjoyed very much. You never fail to deliver in all aspects. Thank you.

Warm regards from Judith

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JR
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A truly excellent evening with attentive/warm assistance from all staff and quality food that ensures we will return to Mistura in the future

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DC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional Food, incredibly wait staff, and management, Brent and the crew amazing...Paolo has built an amazing place to dine, to meet and to enjoy

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a
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance and food, great service. Everything is fresh and homemade
Clean and well appointed
Great wine list
People often go for wine tasting!

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B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

This restaurant while it was not terrible, it was not great. Service was average even though at times it was difficult to get our waiter's attention and it took awhile to bring drinks and food. The food is what I took issue with. It was not good. It was lacking in creativity, taste and poorly presented ( there was no proper seasoning on the meat, not even simple salt and pepper seemed to have been added to it). I am not sure how it is considered one of the best Italian in Toronto as there are much better restaurants in Toronto. Also I took an issue when the bill came. I did not eat my meal because it tasted bad and was replaced with something else with half the portion and the restaurant charged me the full bill for the food I did not eat and did not have enough courtesy to take it off the bill. My husband said not to say anything as we were celebrating my birthday but I was disappointed. I also realized that the manager/ owner went around the table greeting the customers but did not make it to our table( not sure if it has something to do with us not being the typical kind of people to frequent Yorkille/ Forest Hill area). We noticed most of the there were people over the age of 50years and Caucasians. On a good note, the greeter at the front was extremely friendly and their dessert was good but was not impressed with the rest of the service. The food was also expensive for the quality you get. My husband and I paid $180 in total( including tips- which I thought he gave too much as it was not deserved), for 2 drinks, 1 appetizer, 2 entrees and dessert. We also noticed there was an event going on upstairs and it was a bit loud as the music could be heard in the dining room which was a bit annoying. We will not be back.

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WW
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal, great ambiance, and wonderful service. Would go back in a heartbeat!

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JH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We selected Mistura for a landmark birthday and they did not disappoint. To say this was simply a great meal would be n understatement as the staff created an unforgettable experience. The service was incredible and included frequent visits from the owner - delightful! The food was delicious - fresh white truffle shaved over pasta was just too good to pass up and did not disappoint. That was followed by wild boar ravioli which had a reduction that was to die for. Mistura finished our evening off with an elegant desert selection and lemonchello made in house! The atmosphere was perfect on top of everything.

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S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Decent food but not outstanding. Good service. Reasonable bill if you stick to lower priced-wine. But the place is way too noisy though. Wine list has a limited number of reasonably priced wine, all very pedestrian and a much longer list of much overpriced wines. The food is middle of the road. The wine list does not pair well...

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c
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

EXCELLENT SERVICE FROM NICK AND HIS ASSOCIATES.

GREAT LAMB APPETIZERS

WILD BOAR RAVIOLI AMAZING

BIRTHDAY CAKE WELL DONE

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L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

The food is excellent. The service was poor. we arrived at 9 pm of a Saturday. The staff may want to finish as early as possible. when we were eating, there was a smell of bleach coming from the kitchen. As soon as I finished my dish, they took the plate not even asking if I were done. It was obvious that they all wanted to finish as soon as possible.
The prices are expensive so -at least- the service should be excellent and respect the clients of all times (not only the once going early).

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c
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing.. Can't wait to go back. Perfect evening .

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DC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love going there.

The food is amazing,

The wait staff is amazing.

Tamara you take such good care of your clients.

Paolo the owner takes amazing care of his guests. I find everything on the menus scrumptious;

but particularly, try the Beef Capaceo, and the Lasagna is INCREDIBLE.

Also try the fish, and the deserts

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J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our family loves this place. Solid Italian food, great service and staff that remember you. Great place to talk also.
Cozy and intimate.
Our go to when the kids come back from school.

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m
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a Vancouverite who was visiting Toronto and wanted a special Birthday dinner for my sister. She chose Mistura, having dined there before. I booked from Van. and in To. spoke to a person a couple days before our evening reservation on Sept. 25th. We were seated at the booth table I requested and it was a pleasure from start to finish. We all had delicious selections from the menu and I asked and was given a veal dish made with white wine and lemon (not on the menu). Delicious! Most important was that my sis, felt like the consummate birthday celebrant with the low key (she didn't want a fuss made!) special attention which was ideal. We enjoyed the whole dining experience at Mistura, a simple, elegant restaurant.
Only slight disappointment: lamb ribs not available that night.
My guests will be back and so will I on my next visit to To. Thanks for a beautiful evening!

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RR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful to find an Italian restaurant that actually has several fish choices and an ambience amenable to conversation. Great service; wonderful!

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GH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully prepared appetizers and meal; wait staff were exceptional - service could not have been better! A lovely evening out.

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CB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Most enjoyable evening with good friends! Wonderful service, ambience - the staff were so nice and friendly. Will go back many times in the future - Mistura is a favourite of ours!

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MC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to this restaurant twice. Both times were throughly enjoyable. the food was excellent, and Tamara, our waitress, made the evening even more pleasant.

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CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is my current favourite restaurant. Everything is great, from cocktails to bread to appetizers to dinner. Always have a great meal here.

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GB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mistura is a restaurant we inevitably turn to for special events -- such as the double birthday our party just celebrated. The chef has changed -- but the quality remains high. The artichoke appetizer is to die for. My fresh Dorata was a generous portion. And the zabaione was an exquisite creamy foam. Above all, the service was impeccable -- friendly and attentive but not intrusive, generous and thoughtful but not sycophantic. And we were able to get so much talking done! A great evening.

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HL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just absolutely wonderful. Beautiful restaurant, great food and the most wonderful people.

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TC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

While the chicken and branzino were good, the veal scallopini was absolutely awful. Weirdly slimy, overly salted, and clearly given no time or care. The rapini, even by rapini standards, was horribly bitter.

The service was equally off-putting. While friendly, she was all but non-existent, focused more on catering to a private party than serving our table. Thirty minutes to get water, and despite staying we were ready to order, she decided to take off for another 20 minutes before taking our wine order, and another 20 minutes before taking our food order. In total, it took well over an hour to receive our appetizers, with no apology, and no offer to check on our food.

While the veal could be chalked up to a poor order, considering the quality of the other dishes, the service, loud ambience, and lack of consistency makes this restaurant overpriced by far. Mistura is clearly a restaurant that used to be good, but has depended on its clout for far too long.

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m
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday and boy was it a good dinner at Mistura.
Every course was fantastic as was the service.
We ordered off the summerlicious menu and regular menu... there were too many yummy options not to!

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SC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm and friendly service accompanies wonderful food.

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e
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal at Mistura. The service was first class and the food options were varied and was excellently prepared.

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SV
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time visiting this evening and we will definitely be back. It exceeded our expectations. We ate every morsel of food that’s was delivered. Highly recommend the Lemon Veal. Everything was incredible. Thank you for making the evening perfect.

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JA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mistura has a lovely, gracious ambiance. The Italian food served is delicious and memorable. The servers are warm, welcoming, and efficient. A perfect dining choice for a special occasion.

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DK
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was not hot when delivered to table. Barely warm.

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J
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Mistura and was pleasantly surprised. Have received mixed reviews but my table of friends thought it was great. The service was excellent and the food outstanding. Will definitely return in the near future.

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