Modus Ristorante

4.5
445 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
In the heart of the Financial District, Modus Ristorante is Toronto's plush spot for refined Italian cuisine.

We host one of the Financial District's best patios with ample seating for all occasions. 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 445 people are saying
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vipJulia
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for appetizers and drinks after the lunch hour rush. Were seated outside on their patio. The grilled calamari, beef carpaccio and mozzarella & prosciutto were all delicious. Excellent service as well.

Modus Ristorante
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you for the great review Julia! So glad you enjoyed your lunch, we hope to see you again.

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vipRobyn
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very delightful service, attention to detail and well prepared & presented food. A menu with a good number of choices for any palate. Clean an good social distancing.

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JamesR
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic as always and remains one of my favorite "slightly off the beaten path" financial district locations

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Kamal
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service

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vipCBurn
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. We ate out on the patio which was nice. The food and service were above and beyond.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Modus is a real treat. The white tablecloths outside, the impeccable service and gourmet food make it an outstanding destination.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

food was great but service inconsistent to hostile. the older waiter complained it was busy and spent more time hanging around a table of young women than serving other tables. for a relatively expensive dinner it was a disappointing experience.

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vipDavidC
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. Great patio table and excellent covid protocol

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

People were super loud and the waiters were way too slow. The food was really good (I had pasta).

LM
LanceM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great waiter, food and general atmosphere. the outdoor space was enjoyable

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LisaP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful surprise. First time. Will be back!

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vipanonymous
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent terrace for outdoor dining. Waiters super friendly and helpful wearing masks and providing minimal contact with food delivery makes you feel safe while dining at a restaurant which is much appreciated during these difficult times. Food is outstanding.

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vipkinger
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service to compliment the wonderful dinner and great wine choice offered by our server. 1st visit and truly enjoyed.

Modus Ristorante
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you for the positive feedback! We do hope you join us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Anniversary dining. Patio dining due to covid19.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience during this time, service was above and beyond TJ was our waiter he’s great

Modus Ristorante
Responded on June 30, 2020

Thank you for the excellent feedback! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipJoanneG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Don't go to this restaurant if you have an OpenTable dining cheque. They will not honour it!

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was near perfect, tense but not terse on entry, with a gradual warming and eventual nonchalant air of our being there. Superb delivery of service, its what dinner out ought to be, tyvm.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Decent food but glacial (though gracious) service. Strangely, the hostess seated us right by the kitchen despite plenty of quieter and more pleasant tables being available.

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vipRobertoM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Over priced! Ordered a plate of lobster with squid ink fettuccini for $38 and the cheapest ingredient in a restaurant (PASTA) they had 6 strands of it . Service was terrible 20 mins with not even how was your main. Highway robbery.

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MicheleC
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and service. Great wine selection too.

Modus Ristorante
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thanks for your amazing feedback Michele! We look forward to seeing you next time.

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BarbF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food,service and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All round excellent
Pricey but worth it for occasional treat

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My go to spot where everyone know your name.

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vipGordonG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Modus has never failed me, it’s always a great experience. Chef Brett and his staff are brilliant and owner Sam Genkov is a gem. Be sure to say hello to him.

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vipMikeC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and menu

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Great food...portions way too small

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vipEduardoV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy the dinner. It was an excellent place with a delicious meal.

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vipLibbyW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always great, Sam has a wonderful attentive Staff. The Italian food, and especially the fish is fresh and delicious.

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JimS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The lunch was exceptionally good. Service was prompt and friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite spot

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Had to go for a business lunch, very loud restaurant so difficult to have a conversation with the group. Limited menu for plant based eaters, only option was a small salad, white bread and a few olives. Surprised that the chef didn't have any other options after the waiter asked. Need to move into this century, times are changing....

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vipLibbyW
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food is always good and the service is even better, Libby Wildman

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vipMikaB
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely lunch. We both enjoyed the seafood lunch special, spigola filet, with vegetable sides- beautifully prepared.

For desert we had a lemon cake which was delicious.

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vipPeterv
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food, modest service, way over priced

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vipDonD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service for a business dinner. Definitely a restaurant to add to my short list of places to visit.

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vipSusanL
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very prompt service and excellent salmon. Just pricey!

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vipLydiaS
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Theatre night

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vipJamesL
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The seafood is always top notch and the service is first rate. It keeps me coming back on a regular basis.

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PeterT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Modus. Service and food are continually excellent. Thank you

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vipdavidwill2
Toronto
47 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The usual good food, my wife and I each had the swordfish which was grilled to perfection. The restaurant was busy early because of the hockey game and as a result noisier than usual. Easy location to get to and I would recommend for everyday dining.

FAQs

Modus Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 861-9977.

Modus Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 445 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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