Modus Ristorante

4.4
388 reviews
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Italian
In the heart of the Finacial District, Modus Ristorante is Toronto's plush spot for refined Italian cuisine.

Modus might serve Italian food, but refreshingly, no one’s anxious to label it “rustic.” Modus’s menu takes recognizable Italian classics and re-creates them as fine-dining fares.

The restaurant offers an extensive 300-bottle wine program, with seasonally selected wine by the glass. A focus on Italian, Californian and South American wines provides excellent pairing for a fine dining experience.

Behind Modus is Sam Genkov, owner of the 23-year-old District favourite Bravi Ristorante.
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TA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the quite ambience, great service, menu, wine and dessert selection. Perfect for a Business dinner.

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IJ
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful supper. Our waiter, Brian, was extraordinary- pleasant, attentive, with several helpful food suggestions.
We shall return soon.
Thank you

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R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and awesome food. Excellent for business and special private celebrations.

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for a large group. Friendly and attentive service.

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H
Montreal
38 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very noisy, expensive and slow. I don’t recommend for a business lunch

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AO
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Overall was okay. Calamari app was exceptional. Would go back for that. The food was average. On the oily side. Not bang for your buck. Service was below average. Staff didn’t seem like they wanted to be there - could have been having a bad day.

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JA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

We went to Modus prior to seeing Dear Evan Hansen. We are a family of three, our child being 10 years old. Our dinner of steak, spaghetti and meatballs and pasta pomodoro, arugula salad and 3 glasses of wine was over $300—and the food was not exceptional. The service was amazing!!

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SB
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fast service pre show

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NG
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant. The food was excellent, but the service was a little slow.

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JM
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for Valentines Day. The food and service was fantastic! Definitely a do over.

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KD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for celebrations or nice dinners with drinks

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s
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best in Toronto for a business lunch. H

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Good service, average food.

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MD
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

It was one of the most disapointing experiences I have had. I normally never foll up on these but feel compelled to do so because it was so extreme I took three clients for 12:15. Our food did not arrive until 1:45. We spent a good deal on lunch and not one offer was made to mitigate nor did management apologize for the unreasonable delay. We maintain lists at our office for recommended dining and we will taking Modus off the list .

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B
Toronto
70 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 1

I booked the restaurant but was seated in the “lounge”, which is a wide open noisy area which serves as the entry for the restaurant. Unacceptable. Never will go back and open table should insist on better treatment for its clients.

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d
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warmly welcomed , chose to sit at a high top table near the bar, the quietest place in the restaurant. Good and service were great.

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I didn't know who my waiter was, we kept seeing new faces every few minutes.

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JL
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A favorite place for business lunches, always excellent food and service.

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S
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Courteous wait staff knew just how much attention to direct our way given the nature of our business conversation.

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KM
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

NYears Price Fix
only appetizers , drinks and music were GOOD
pasta was fine
entrees were HORRIBLE but what could we do w a price fix on New Year’s Eve ?
service was VERY attentive and pleasant
over $540 for 2 adults and 2children

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The app lies, they don’t receive us at 9:45, even the app offer us reservations until 10. When we arrive they told us that the kitchen was closed.

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D
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fish both salmon and tuna beautifully presented and delicious. Servers did not rush us but got us out perfectly timed for theatre. Our table was in a quieter area which was appreciated. We will definitely return

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LI
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place and food was amazing but we found it too noisy

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was very good but the service was exceedingly slow. Overly slow. We had to wait for an hour for our mains. Our server was not apologetic nor did she offer us anything in respect of the wait. It was for a business lunch I organized - so I feel as if I am to blame .

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TM
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!! Had a wonderful meal!! Can't wait till the next time we come to the city!!
Thank you

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I
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time here and the service, atmosphere and food was top notch. Have already shared this with executives at work, as a great place for a holiday meal!

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WT
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good pasta, pleasant ambiance, attentive wait staff, good selection of wines both in bottles and by the glass.

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f
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Restaurant is nice with an upscale feel and an open kitchen. Food was very good. Wine list extensive, but expensive. Service was great to begin with, but after our meal we did not see our server for quite a while and had to forgo dessert and coffee to get to the theatre. The restaurant did not seem particularly busy, but assuming the uneven service was unusual, I might try the restaurant again and would likely recommend it.

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M
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed the restaurant. The service is excellent and the food quality is very high. I would take friends or clients anytime. the front of the restaurant is a bar area and looks great when the lights are turned down. You can feel confident taking business associates and clients. You will not be disappointed.

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MA
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyable spot. Very relaxed meal with good selections.

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

Food was great but service was slower than usual, nearly 2 hours for lunch is too long. May have been unusually busy?

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant

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PH
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful pre- Elton John Concert dinner with our 4 adult kids this evening.
From the time we arrived to the time we left, we were very well looked after.
They even found a bottle of my favourite tipple, Dubbonet!

The menu was enticing and we were all happy with our selections.

We will be back! Thank you Modus.

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B
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful combination of a special appetizer- mussels fra diavolo filled by the watermelon salad. Great balance and lovely service.

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DC
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lobster pasta was good!

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M
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Solid across the key buckets. Well done. Group of 11 all had good meals, were served well, left happy.

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V
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been coming to Modus since it opened and I have never been disappointed.
Food is creative , fresh and tasting very good. Always excellent daily specials. Never been disappointed. Service is top notch, friendly , professional service with knowledgeable staff. Great ambience, and great experience. I would recommend this rwstaurant for any occasion and lunch and dinner.

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EB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked this restaurant sight unseen based on the reviews and it did not disappoint. The event planner was easy to work with; the staff was accomodating. We arrived on the evening of the event and our room was ideal. The setting was lovely. The meal was OUTSTANDING. All of our guests commented on how delicious the meal was; the wine list had everything that we could have wanted; the service was superb. Kudos to the staff at Modus Ristorante for making the dinner celebrating the wedding of my son and daughter-in-law such an effortless and memorable event. As an aside, if you don't know what to choose from their dessert menu, try the tiramisu--fabulous.

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MG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing. All the ladies loved the food, service and atmosphere. We will definitely go again.

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RJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite restaurant - I highly recommend Modus for top notch food and service!

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