Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, Bayview Village

4.2
4071 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
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O&B Café Grill, Bayview Village is the first location of Oliver & Bonacini’s casual dining restaurants. Despite its North Toronto location, this large urban space feels very downtown. A gleaming open kitchen extends into the airy dining room, featuring washed tin ceilings, leather banquettes and dramatic and distinctive light fixtures. Its two exclusive private dining rooms offer the perfect space for social gatherings, celebrations or corporate events.

Refined yet casual, O&B Café Grill, Bayview Village’s expansive menu of North American and Italian classics offers something for everyone, including fresh, made-from-scratch soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas and fire-roasted pizzas.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice menu full of Italian classics. Service was quick and friendly.

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IMCA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Reserving the table online was super easy. Checking in, despite extra wait due to covid checks, was smooth and did not have to wait long.
Food was good and ambience was fitting.

The service was the best part of the experience! 6/5stars!!

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mkj579
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the restaurant, the food was so good and the service was great!!

GC
GurvinderC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very enjoyable lunch with the kids. We will make it a tradition!

LD
LouisD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The steak, pizza and pasta are delicious

DS
DieterS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server made the evening outstanding, along with the fantastic food everything was perfect! Highly recommended!

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vipfrequentdiner
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service and well prepared and tasty meals.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for family Christmas Eve brunch. staff were very polite and professional and food was promptly served ! Thoroughly enjoyed the experience

SR
StRiDd
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My meal I thought was very good and would order it again. That's why i gave you a VG rating. However, wouldn't have ordered the selections my guests chose. Also Given I was at lunch there only seems to be about four items on the menu (Mains) that I would order and I've been there numerous times.
Otherwise, staff / service was excellent as they let us choose the patio section in the plaza/mall (Bayview) which was quite a bit quieter then the main section of the resto.
Otherwise, an enjoyable meal/visit.

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Jssm
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very nice place. Standard brunch items. Expensive for what you get but lovely to do with family.

DM
DMoney
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

This was our second visit to this specific restaurant as we were celebrating our anniversary. Our last visit during my wife’s birthday was great, so we wanted to return for similar experience but boy I was wrong. The service was exceptionally slow and generic. The person serving food had no idea that we were waiting for more food, so he got us a check after servicing appetizers! And we were charged for things that were yet to be presented to us. When I pointed out, he simply took the check back and went to get our food. No apologies or no other gestures to make anything right. The food was okay, but they messed up our take out order as well - we had ordered vegetarian Spaghetti and specifically mentioned to our server thrice that we DO NOT want meatballs. But guess what was in our food - MEATBALLS! I am still working with the restaurant to get our refund since I only found out about this issue after I reached home.

I had enjoyed the first visit, but this second visit was 100% opposite of that first visit. I’ll probably not be returning.

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Jlll
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the variety and the extensive wine list; dessert has to be o&b carrot cake. Perfect for a quiet dinner!

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Valerie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had Sunday brunch here with a friend and we both loved our food. The portions are generous and the service is amazing - the server was attentive to our needs (refill of coffee, etc). Also love the ambience!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My mom and I both had the full Bayview brunch dish. It was great except for the sausages. They were a disappointment. But everything else was good. Can’t wait to return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We booked a table and arrived at 5:30, we were 30 min earlier, they still can give me a table but it is a table near the drink station ( a corner that keeps all the glasses, water and extra plates) which I believe will be a busy place to sit. I asked them why there is no one in the dinning room yet and why they give us a table that is not a good location of the restaurant. If i didn’t book the table or walk in the last min, I will accept that table. But I booked the table few weeks ago and surprise they put me at the corner of the water station entrance. When we leave at 6:30, the restaurant is not yet half full. I think the seating arrangement is very bad at this restaurant.

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Susan
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Turkey burger was extremely salty and came in a bun- no sauce, no onions nothing. It was awful. It was the first time I didn’t eat everything off my plate. French fries were frozen fries not real potatoes. Very disappointed in the food for an O&B restaurant.

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FrancaQ
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was really salty. Not worth the money spent.

JA
JoAnneK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A remarkable lunch experience in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The food was outstanding and the service exceptional.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided on O&B an hour before out reservation because I wanted something close by. Service was amazing, our server was attentive and charming. The food was amazing! I was really craving pasta and pizza and I love that they source their fresh pasta from Parcheggio across the street. I really like their wide selection but knowing it’s all so fresh. Left very full and satisfied. Will def come back again

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David
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not horrible overall experience! Food was a bit bland!

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WendyJ
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great. We will definitely go back.

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ElizabethC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. Fantastic food, friendly, professional wait staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John was our server last night. He's very attentive and kind. He made the whole visit a very pleasant experience.

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TimA
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Menu was limited. No ice cream or crackers & cheese

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GarryH
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I would like to express the exceptional service provided by our waitress, Eva. She was so friendly and remembered us from our last visit which was pre covid almost two years ago. She really added enjoyment to our luncheon.

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LouT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been a long time since we'd been to O&B. So glad we decided to have lunch here. The service was lovely, they helped with our various dietary needs and the food tasted delicious. Definitely coming back.

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Lettie
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated promptly and had a very good experience. Food and staff were great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was slow it looks like they’re understaffed.
Food was just ok. Ur serving was adequate.

GC
GlendaC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We return to O&B because it's reliable and food is always delicious.

KM
KristinM66
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was lovely

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12345
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Normally when we come here, the food and service are fantastic. On Sunday, the staff seemed a bit rushed. The food was slightly undercooked, it came out almost immediately (before even our coffees) and elements were forgotten (we got up and just picked up our own ketchup from a table, for example, because it never came). I hope it was just a fluke because it's been a consistent great place so far.

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Nothappy
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

The restaurant did not follow proper COVID protocols

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HelenK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were very happy with everything from booking to paying the bill.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening.

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Viki26
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great waiter…fish and chips needs different bather, coleslaw too dry not creamy….bread buns very good, great value 5 for $3….italian soda over priced, syrup and club soda :(…carrot cake still good as I remember it…

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Lori
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very thankful to have Steve harkness as our waiter once again . It’s been 2 years and we so enjoy talking with Steve . I don’t think we could ever find a better waiter ! Thanks for always making our visits special . Lori and Mark Miller ❤️

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vipEnjoysgoodfood
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I come here often and it's consistently good. The only disappointing thing is the Marsala chai tea. It was weak and not good at all.

The other minor thing was that my friend ordered the soup and had to ask for a spoon.

Otherwise, it was great - we felt safe dining during the pandemic

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Skim
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was great! My friend and I ordered mushroom cream pasta and pizza to share (can't recall the exact name).
The server was nice and attentive. The food was incredible!
Definitely recommend a visit if you haven't.

CP
CPer
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Had a margarita pizza.

I have had many pizzas in my day and this one had to be the worst.
It was like eating a tasteless thin layer of dough. The sauce and the cheese were
almost non existent on the pizza.
I would never recommend this pizza to anyone but can't judge the restaurant on one meal as my friend enjoyed his burger.

MM
MilaM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I've been going to O&B Bayview for over 10 years and I've never had a complaint... until last night. It was a sad sequence of errors and disappointments... but the worst was: 1) the pasta (TRUFFLED MUSHROOM TAGLIATELLE) was extremelly salty (my dish and my friend's as well). I could not eat half of it. 2) The only offer I received from the staff was if I wanted to take home the half I left on my plate, which of course I refused and clearly explained the reason (more than once). Disappointed with the food and service. I really hope these matters are addressed. I'm not sure if I'll be back.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, Bayview Village using the Order Online button. Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, Bayview Village also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 590-1300.

Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, Bayview Village is rated 4.2 stars by 4071 OpenTable diners.

Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, Bayview Village does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.oliverbonacini.com/e-gift-cards/.

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.