ARDO Restaurant

4.5
387 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Sicilian
ARDO Restaurant is Chef Roberto Marotta's ode to Sicily. ARDO Restaurant is a reflection of love and family, and the journey from Milazzo to Toronto.

We are open for reservations Monday - Friday for both lunch and dinner and Saturday for dinner

If your reservation time is not available on Open Table just give us a call I'm sure we can fit you in!

Please note that we have a 2 HOUR seating for parties of 2 -4 and 2.5 hours for parties of 6.

Should you have any questions, please email us at info@ardorestaurant.com
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Sicilian, Seafood, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sunday: CLOSED
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Phone number
(647) 347-8930
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Roberto Marotta
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sherbourne
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 387 People Are Saying
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Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, great food, great ambiance! Highly recommend and will return soon!!

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SL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner here! Live in the neighbourhood and have been meaning to try Ardo for ages. It did not disappoint!! We shared the octopus and eggplant starters and had mushroom gnocchi and duck ragu as mains. Everything was so delicious. Lots of good Italian wines to choose from as well. Definitely recommend going and we will most certainly be back!

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NF
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I'm glad I found this place! The food was great and the dishes were just a little different than the regular Italian ones we're all used to. I will definitely go back.

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

Excellent food! Great lunch!

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

Ardo is one of my top favourite restaurants. The food is always outstanding and I love how cozy and non pretentious it is. Definitely a top date night place for me. I also love King East - feels more fun and unique vs some west counterparts.

p.s. I could drink the olive oil it is that good.

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LR
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find! Great food! Will be our new local Italian place.

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having been to Sicily recently, this place brought me right back there. Excellent authentic food with an excellent ambiance. Definitely one of the top restaurants in Toronto.

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k
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd visit and didn't let me down. Excellent apps and mains and the wine selection was great (nice Sicilian wines to choose from). Very busy spot so book a reservation as full for a midweek date. High quality food and a gem to fall in love with.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

We encountered a discrepancy with our bill.

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TD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant in the city. The most authentic Sicilian cuisine outside of Italy.

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JS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So much to recommend, fresh ingredients prepared with flair. The octopus was tender and flavourful, the gnocchi perfectly balanced between airy and dense and the arancini burst with tomato flavour without being greasy. A dining highlight of 2018.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff and food were great. It was my third time at ARDO. Still one of my favourite joints in the area. 👍👍

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s
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed our appetizers more than our main courses. The gnocchi with mushrooms was outstanding! We had a couple of pizzas, which were decent, but we felt that the tastes were not strong or bold enough. Two of us ordered the lamb special, but we both found the lamb to be overcooked. We live in the area so will likely try Ardo again, but we might order just a bunch of appetizers!

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RM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food but way too mush noise. Unable to hear the person across the table.

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r
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love this place. The food is fantastic and very authentic.

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DW
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely food. Excellent service, especially since we had theatre tickets afterward. Portions a bit smallish, though.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner experience

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s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roberto and his staff create a warm and inviting atmosphere to enjoy great food dining experience. Would highly recommend *

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chef Roberto recommended the fish of the day -a Portuguese sea breem and it was delicious, perfectly cooked and deboned as we requested. All 4 of us ordered it and enjoyed it. One of our favourite restaurants.

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WR
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. And a delicious meal. As someone that’s toured the entire island of Sicily on a few occasions...Ardo is a welcome taste of those trips. Highly recommended.

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JA
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the gnocchi with fungi. Exceptionally delicious! My friend had the orrechietti with spicy sausage which she said was also very good.

Service was very good. The wait staff were friendly and informative.

The music was pleasant and not to loud. Noise level was good.

We will definitely return.

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BM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Have been 5 or 6 times now and it doesn’t disappoint. I’m also a huge fan of Sicilian wines and Ardo has the best selection. There was very little sausage in my pasta which was a letdown but the taste was fantastic.

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M
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved this restaurant!!! Not to be missed. I’ll be back the next time I am in town.

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AO
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, wine, and atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and the music was great too.

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IF
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend Ardo! Amazing food and service . The restaurant made sure we left smiling. We will be surely be going back soon.

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CR
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and terrific staff. I found this restaurant through a wine club, and it quickly became a favourite.

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j
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great Sicilian food - from appetizer to dessert.
Good ambiance and very thoughtful service.
Only problem was wine choice - they had run out of 2 least expensive wine choices - $45 and $60. Ultimately they provided a $70 bottle for $60.

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n
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was pretty good overall. Nothing really outstanding or memorable. I had their pasta with beef special which was very good, however for $36!...really?? A similar dish on their menu with duck was $13 less!

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OT
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Toronto--a city of amazing restaurants. The food is always flavorful and creative and super fresh. The wine by the glass is good as well as the wine list. The owner is present and approachable and obviously very interested in giving each guest a special and delicious experience.

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E
Macau
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal from starters to dessert. Taste was fabulous. I only had issue that the fish we ordered was a bit overcooked but taste was wonderful. Service is also great.

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a
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ardo is always a real pleasure! Everything on the menu, most of which we have tried, is impeccably prepared and full of flavour. We recommend Ardo often and look forward to each visit. The homemade bread and oil from Sicily (both of which are available for purchase are incredible). We order from the menu and also purchase a pizza to take home!

Owner Roberto is a lovely host; chatting with guests in true Italian style.

5 stars may not be sufficient to rate this gem in Toronto.

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FB
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fresh and beautifully prepared. Service was attentive, proactive and a total pleasure. We had a memorable dinner.

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MM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A small, intimate place with excellent service and very good food. I don't think I've ever had better pizza ($18) than the Etna and my wife's veal was superb ($34). Excellent choice of Sicilian wines. Very good service. I would definitely go back.

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M
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Hmm, quaint and small space greeted us, service was immediate, appetizers amazed, .......oops......mains must have been from another chef as they were a disappointment, desert excellent and so was the wine and cappuccino. Ardo, what happened?

We had a great time and were treated very well, loved the decor, but left disappointed. Unfortunate.

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OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food quality was great - we ordered the arancini as a starter and the Etna pizza and Nonna pasta as mains. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent. We'll definitely be back!

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RB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Toronto friend who lives in the neighbourhood recommended this restaurant which is close to our rental. It's a relatively small place with very simple but stylish decor. What struck us first was the happy-sounding 'vibe' of a room full of people obviously enjoying themselves. Second, was the very friendly welcome by the young, attentive staff. Third was the quality of the food on the short menu, classic Sicilian with some modern twists. Like the best of Italian food, it was of simple preparation designed to highlight the high quality ingredients. A favorite was the spaghetti with sardines and a sauce featuring fennel. The young man who served as our waiter was deft and professional but also with a very engaging manner. It was an excellent restaurant experience in every respect including as good value.

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TD
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the gnocchi! I've been here a few times and I've never been disappointed. Good food and great service.

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RD
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great dinner, tasty fios, friendly and attentive, but not overbearing service. Went for dinner with my adult daughter and we had a great time.

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C
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really love this restaurant. The food and service are top-notch. Pay attention to the specials; they are usually taking advantage of the availability of a particularly fresh and good ingredient! But the whole menu is excellent, as are the wines. Worth many return visits.

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SM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it here. Atmosphere is friendly and cozy, but the food and cocktails feel handcrafted. Lots of choice for all tastes....I have never been disappointed. Pizza and pasta are always great, but the burata salad and carpacio are amazing.

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