Modus Ristorante

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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.
What 430 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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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
6 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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vipMicheleC
Toronto
8 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
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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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
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
43 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I found the waiter to be very rude. It was as though it was a bother for him to wait on us. Quite embarrassing since I was hosting an out of town client. Have had lunch there many times and have had an enjoyable experience until yesterday.

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KentL
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu and the food were outstanding. My business guest and I are both big on seafood, which is why I choose Modus - and we were both very happy with the selection and the quality.

The service was also excellent - always seemed to come by at just the right time, and ask the right questions. They obviously knew what they were doing, and were very attentive to the cues at the table.

We had the perfect business lunch, and I will definitely bring clients back in the future.

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vipJacquelineM
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service - never disappoints

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vipDavidMo
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch from every aspect. The service and food as usual were first class.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love going to Modus for good food, service and surroundings.

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Dave
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I went to Modus the other night night with two friends for dinner. We had a table on the patio. You would never know that York St is next to it as the traffic noise did not exist. A very nice summer dining experience. The staff was very attentive. One had the tuna, the other veal and me I had the mussels. All agreed that it was delicious. Wine selection was very good. Would I repeat a visit to Modus, especially on a beautiful summer evening on the patio, the answer is yes.

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vipMaurizioC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipdavidwill2
Toronto
43 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My daughter and I enjoyed a quiet and delicious meal prior to going to a concert. Being a Monday in the summer Modus was not busy and the food and service was excellent. I would recommend the lobster pasta and my vegetarian daughter was well looked after with full plate.

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ChadB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent place to host a business function meal. Had a group of 15, and staff was very attentive, food was excellent, and environment was fantastic.

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JackieM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a table on the patio on a beautiful sunny day which contributed to our high rating for ambiance. We originally had a table reserved inside but when we asked they accommodated us on the patio which we really appreciated. Was a little pricier than expected/planned but quality of food and service justified it. Very pleasant location for our business lunch.

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MarkK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was even better. The place was dead on a Friday night after 6, because everyone had gone home from downtown for the weekend. They are closed on weekends. The portion size was small for the price, but still very good food.

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vipLydiaS
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there for my friend. It was a very lovely evening. Ambiance- candles burning, white linen table cloths good lighting. Food delicious, service great.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to this restaurant as the food is great the service is fabulous, the location is super and it is never too loud I can’t hear the people I’m there to be with!

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vipjulieh
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Attentive service. Delicious food. A good location for business lunch.

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GirlsBrunch
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, wow, wow! The service was so excellent it nearly blew us away. Our waiter was meticulous. When we said we wanted to split both entrées, he pulled over a second table so we could comfortably fit “share plates” and our dining table wouldn’t be crowded.

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