ARDO Restaurant

4.6
342 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Sicilian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
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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
Reviews from verified diners
342 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
70%
Very Good
23%
Good
6%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food as always

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food and excellent service....we had a good time!

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Octopus:. Couldn't stop saying how good it was
Cavola salad:. Light and refreshing.... Perfect portion size
porcini pizza:. Very good, crust nicely done
tagliatelle with truffles:. Would have liked more anchovy and less truffle taste.... Nevertheless, memorable
salted caramel Ice cream with cherries ---wow, my new favourite taste combination

Birthday guest, so the complementary Prosecco was very much appreciated (though I don't drink, so my guest had both)
I thought there would have been a bit more attention... Even for the server to wish a happy birthday, but oh well

Service was quick and friendly but slightly distracted...a change to our original order, which the server recommended, didn't come through.... My guest got his original order (we didn't say anything, but we're a bit disappointed)

we weren't asked if we wanted bread and olive oil ... I know that's an extra charge, so I suppose one has to know to order it specifically (note:. On my previous visit on my own, the bread and olive oil came to me without ordering so I assumed it was complementary (which it was))

Drinks were whisked away without asking if we were finished (there was still a little left in some of them)

Still, I would return... And recommend

(At my previous visit, I very much appreciated
Chef Marrotta speaking with me)

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2018

I’ve been here many times and had great food and service, but unfortunately during this visit we waited 45 minutes for a table despite making a reservation. Once we were seated it took 30 minutes to get our first drink. Disappointing.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The waiter was mediocre...the food was great but the waiter needs to learn about the importance of great food AND great service making the experience a 5 star evening.

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3.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Lately the food has come to the table no longer warm, and the service has been below par.

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Good experience. Was misquoted price of meat of day and charged for wine that was out of stock. However waiter was very apologetic and adjusted the bill. overall food was excellent and birthday celebration went well.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Amazing! The food was excellent and the service was super

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1.0Dined on June 17, 2018

This was the worst dining experience I have had in 10+ years. Service was terrible. They do not honour your reservation time. We arrived 5 minutes early for our 8:30 reservation and were promptly ignored for 30 minutes while 3 tables for 4 sat empty. Once seated we were then ignored for another 30 minutes. For a dinner that cost nearly $100 a person the experience was awful. The only thing worse than the service was the rude and unapologetic owner who couldn’t seem to care less about his customer’s experience. You will have a better time at Terroni and spend half the money.

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2.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Good food, but bad service. The second he handed us the reciept from the machine after we paid we were kicked out of the restaurant because they needed our table..... wouldn’t go again.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Delicious!
Pasta, pizza or one of the mains, you can't go wrong.
Try it all, but I highly recommend either the octopus or carpaccio as a starter. Pasta and fish specials for a main. Cocktails are refreshing and wine list has something for most.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

One of the wait staff is sub par. And we are always in that section
Otherwise outstanding

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

This is my 6th time at the restaurant and I took two clients who were very impressed with the overall atmosphere and the mentioned that the food was the best Italian the they’ve had in Toronto. My guest already had an up coming dinner and he is taking his guests to ARDON

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Authentic Sicilian. Their olive oil is very special but you do have to love extra virgin olive oil to appreciate. Pizzas are in the long flatbread shape; crust and sauce are both very good. Can’t go wrong there.

Their pastas are excellent. We’ve tried their anchovies pasta and their Pasta with sausage.

Wine list is not huge but it has good selections.

It’s a small restaurant so reservations are highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Great meal, wine and excellent service. Will definitely go back and recommend to my friends.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

We've gone to Ardo many times and it never disappoints. The staff are exceptionally accommodating and pleasant.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

very cool and hip decor; with excellent service and delicious food. what a neat little place and a real find. everything was delicious and the ambiance was energetic and even chic. I didn't like having to pay for the bread before the meal, though it was something that the waiter asked if we wanted, so I could have guessed it would be charged for. nevertheless, the food and cappuccino were excellent and service was great. I'd definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

My new favorite Italian restaurant in Toronto! The food was authentic and absolutely delicious. We started with their homemade organic sourdough bread and a salad and we then split a pasta dish and a flatbread. Everyone was so friendly and the atmosphere was perfect for a special Friday night dinner. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Lovely cosy restaurant with delicious food and service. A great addition to the area.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Best place we ate on our 6 night stay in toronto

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Thanks Roberto and company for a wonderful meal. Only our second visit but we will be back for another amazing dinner and some more olive oil!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

It the best Italian restaurant for dinner . The service was excellent . Cannot wait to go again

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

For our girls night out we enjoyed the duck ragu x2 and gnocchi. All homemade pasta that really showed its amazing quality and freshness. We split the chef's special white pizza which was AMAZING! Happy to go back anytime because the prices were totally deserved if not a steal.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Great variety of options for any appetite. Food is amazing!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The patrons tend to be older here, like this is where you bring your parents for a fancy dinner, so I wasn't really dressed appropriately. Great pasta though. Bread was good although more bread would have been better (you have to buy it). Wish the list of wines by glass were more extensive... they had a good bottle list but we weren't buying bottles.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My favourite Italian, the food, the service, the ambiance . Incredible

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Beyond the beautifully executed homemade pastas and pizzas, Ardo is a must for those who love authentic and unpretentious Sicilian food. Be prepared for true Italian hospitality. The wait staff is attentive without being overbearing and you'll see Chef Rob visit most tables over the course of the night. Reservations required... don't miss out.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Whenever we are In Toronto we make a point of dining at Ardo. As always the anchovies and the pulpo were delicious. And the gnocchi were outstanding. Another fine evening of wining and dining. Thank you Roberto.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Food was outstanding. Service was not. First course utensils were put on our side plates and reused for the main, server tried to remove guest plates before we were all finished eating the course, water was not refilled without asking, and we had to wait too long for the cheque which was uncomfortable because second seating guests were waiting. We shall certainly return.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Food is authentic Sicilian, creative, and delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Business dinner

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Wow. Fabulous food. Great service. What a new found gem in TO.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Wished the fish baked in salt could be a regular item on the menu!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Wonderful, I will be back with a date!!! The server was super cute and friendly and the food was delis!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Ardo is one of the best restaurant on King Street. The food is outstanding!!!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

We haven eaten here several times.
On this occasion, it was my wife’s birthday.
Once again, we were not disappointed.
The food and service was stellar.
Looking forward to our next visit.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Great food and great service. Truly a gem! The service is great and the quality of food is excellent! Haven't had a bad meal here yet - and the portions are just right.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

The barley lobster risotto with clams was excellent. Always enjoy the bread and fabulous olive oil.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Food, wine and service were all excellent. One item we ordered was not available as they were in the process of changing the menu so they comp’d a martini, which was not necessary at all but an indication of how they try to please customers.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We loved every minute! Fabulous ambiance and food. We felt very welcomed and the service was friendly and attentive.

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