Modus Ristorante

4.2
476 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
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 476 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LoriG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party had a wonderful experience, would highly recommend.
Looking forward to dinning , again .

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OrlyR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was a bit slow but everything else was great.

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vipOverdraft
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food good to very good….service was excellent….a little on the pricey side. Washrooms could use a good cleaning if I was to be brutally frank….probably go back given the overall offering and location which is walking distance from a hotel I stay at often.

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vipanonymous
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great quiet terrace with amazing food and service. Highly recommend for lunch and dinner! service by T.J. and his team makes it a best in class experience.

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vipCBurn
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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FarrahM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We had to flag down our waiter quite often. He seemed to be preoccupied with the larger groups

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The price does not match the food

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vipRobyn
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the patio - felt safe

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AjayM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. My first time here but it won’t be the last.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a good time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was absolutely amazing! Loved the staff. i didn’t realize the food was extremely over priced until i got the menu

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening, with a beautiful Woman by my side!
Thank you for the hospitality!

Cheers,

Remy Riendeau 💳🥂

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it great wine and food !

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DianeB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service and food were great however the host of the restaurant was not wearing a mask. This caused some distress at the table whenever the host interacted with us. This should be addressed with the restaurant immediately.

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LoraS
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back out with friends 😊. Night was supposed to be rainy but we were on the patio with a good sized umbrella so no worries. Everyone enjoyed their food choices (all different and all good). Our service was a bit slow at first but we were not in a hurry anyways. Would definitely go back or recommend this restaurant for a nice evening out!

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vipCBurn
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food and drinks are way overpriced for what they are. Menu is limiting and the crowd is not the best. Will not be returning

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vipZoriana
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a lovely patio experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal which included the grilled calamari, lobster tagliatelle, and steak - everything was prepared perfectly. The dessert choices were limited, but we made due.

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vipCarmen
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great date night. Excellent service and the food was delicious. Nice covered patio.

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NewYearFiancee
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Will definitely come back

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vipKonstantin
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Was a good experience overall, but the prices seemed to be a bit inflated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious & the service was outstanding!

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Karla
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente service. Our waiter was super friendly .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loud street construction (jack hammers) out front but that is no one’s fault.

Wait staff were a little slow however we had a wonderful, leisurely meal.

Superb food. Excellent.

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EdwardB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was slow, probably overworked. Food was not memorable for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Very pricey for very little food, and not the greatest quality. Have had multiple other Italian restaurant experiences in the city with much better value. Cocktails at $22 each, super watered down and not well made at all. I would only come back here as a last resort.

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vipJulie
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food, staff were very nice. Very enjoyable evening

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Yunee
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super welcoming and attentionate staff, I am so glad I chose to come to this venue yesterday and the food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a very enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overall an mediocre restaurant, they had a limited menu and everything was a bit overpriced. The food was not that appetizing and the calamari was tough; definitely not worth the price. Their dessert wasn’t the best and their COVID guidelines were nonexistent. However, the server was very kind and they were able to make any cocktail or drink which I appreciated. I wouldn’t visit again.

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Renu
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for great service and great food. It's nice to see restaurants open again!

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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
9 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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vipKamal
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service

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vipCBurn
Toronto
12 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
2 reviews
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).

FAQs

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

Modus Ristorante is rated 4.2 stars by 476 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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