Ascari King Street

4.4
362 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Important things to note before joining us:

- All guests must wear a mask if entering the building, until seated at their table.
- We do not have a covered patio. In the case of unfavourable weather you may cancel without any penalty/charges. Please note that we cannot guarantee you a table inside should it rain during your reservation time.
- At this time, we do not accept cash.
- If you are joining us with young children who require a stroller or high chair, please call us ahead of time as we are limited in our seating abilities & capacities.

**For indoor dining, please select STANDARD/HIGH-TOP, for outdoor seating, please select OUTDOOR.

Ascari King West is the second outpost of Ascari Enoteca, bringing the simple philosophy of simplicity to the city’s west end. The hyper-seasonal menu offers modern interpretations of classic Italian plates and house-made pastas with a focus on quality ingredients, and a selection of unique,

Experiences

  • Aperitivo Hour

    Oct 30, 2021 - May 1, 2022

    Enjoy Happy Hour everyday between 5-7pm! $6 Draught $9 Aperol Spritz $9 Select Aperitvo Spritz $9 Negroni 1/2 Price Prosecco
  • Monday - Half Price Wines

    Nov 8, 2021 - May 30, 2022

    Monday - Half Price Wines Enjoy wines at half price every Monday night!
  • Sunday Sugo

    Nov 21, 2021 - May 29, 2022

    Sundays are for quality time spent with loved ones. Join us for Sugo for a delicious four course Italian meal. "Sundays were my favourite growing up. In the mornings my mom would start preparing very slow cooked sugo (sauce). The sugo usually had large pieces of meat in it like sausages, meatballs and ribs. My brother and I would get shooed away as we tried to dip pieces of fresh warm bread into the sugo simmering away on the stove. We started with some cheese, salami and homemade olives and of course there was wine! Once the pasta was ready the meat would be removed from the sauce and set aside for the main course because first came the pasta!" - Executive Chef & Owner, John Sinopoli

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
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 362 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and equally amazing staff.

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MarisaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The quality of the food does not match the price. Worst negroni, the entrees over cooked & lacked flavor. Staff was good & attentive, but kitchen & bar need to step up. East side location is still my preference and never misses

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MatthewA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and so was the service. The atmosphere was fantastic and the spontaneous making of a virgin cocktail was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

INCREDLE 10/10
Will be back, multiple times

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

been going to ascari for the past year now & it is amazing! the service, the food & the staff are incredible. highly highly recommend!

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YanniW
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was super yummy
Ambience is nice
A bit loud and seats are a bit narrow
Food portion is a bit too small but super yummy
Service is amazing

Overall recommend

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vipUrbanjoe
Toronto
73 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice ambience but very noisy!
Bar and wait staff were great and very attentive & knowledgeable!
Fried zucchini superb. Halibut was lovely. The menu should be more descriptive as to the preparation of the veal chop!! Turned out to be a pounded schnitzel-like dish which was over fried for half of it and dry!
Next time will stick to the pastas!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience started with the hostess and she was very sweet. But what set everything apart was our server Santiago, he was absolutely amazing. Very attentive and actually read my open table note of having a peanut allergy ahead of time. I think is the first time I haven’t had to tell the server that because he already knew!! Food was delicious, had the calamari, my friend had the carbonara and I had the squid ink pasta and then finished off with the chocolate coffee dessert (I forget the name of it). Can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Hostess was delightful! Server was okay, seemed like we were forgotten about often.
Entrees came out very quick, things seemed a bit rushed, calamari appetizer was forgotten about.
Food was very good

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Deon
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, but slightly noisy. Food was amazing, and the setting was very cozy.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic service. Highly recommend checking it out!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, would definitely go back!

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GraceS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! The gentlemen who helped us were both amazing. Definitely coming back!

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JosieG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The ambiance was very nice and modern, however the menu was very limited. I left hungry. The food I ordered was good quality but very small portions and very salty. I felt rushed by the servers as well. I would likely not return unless they added more to their menu. I felt like the restaurant is trying to be Italian but it really isn’t at all.

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HappyEaters
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Ascari in the west end and it didn’t disappoint. The service was amazing and the food was beyond delicious! And, what a gorgeous space too. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful carbonara and fritti. Super service as well. Great job

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional! Wow!!! The zucchini fritts!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A last minute reservation for a friends birthday and the service was incredible! The staff went above and beyond to make it a special evening for my friends. And as always, the food was amazing.

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vipAmber
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a post work night out with friends. Lovely atmosphere, comfortable space and the food! The cruto especially, just amazing

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Anon
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

100% would recommend. Great service from start to end.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience- amazing food and presentation..service was excellent as well!

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PatriciaHooty
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

The main issue was the food… advertised as authentic Italian cuisine, it simply was not. The dishes resembled a form of Asian fusion and simply were not appetizing or filling by any means. Very disappointing experience overall.

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kimlovestoeat
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My only complaint is the chairs on the high top had no backs.

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vipcindy
Toronto
103 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had a 6pm reservation so there was no excuse for the lack of service at our table. We waited 5-10mins before we had to ask someone for water. Then we ordered appetizers but only one showed up. However, the bus boy admitted it was his error for not bringing out the two appetizers at the same time.

Overall a nice place, good service and lovely cuisine. Can get really loud so happy we had an early reservation.

Thank you for not rushing us for we dined for over 3 hours so we appreciate that. You never want your evening cut short when you are having a good time.

Even with the initial slow service and hiccups, would come back again. Servers are nice and genuine so won’t hold that against them.

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lixian23
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the decoration of the restaurant and food, felt very welcoming. Very romantic for a date. The tiramisu is a must try!

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MarkBrath
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entire staff is very accomodating. Maddie is a great server and I enjoyed the ambiance.

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BryanP
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding describes it. Nothing really to write other than a dinner there Thursday was simply … outstanding. Exceeded expectations on food, service and ambiance. So good to get back out and we feel very welcomed. Go now - BP, Toronto

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MissExpat
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch: REALLY great experience, great coffee, good beer, yummy steak and eggs. Perfect service. Attentive, but not too much 👍🏻

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vipMikeA
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish, our server was excellent (I wish I remembered her name 👍🏻), and the vibe was fun, energetic, very much alive! Just what we needed, as we all try to come out of pandemic-life.

Definitely hope you’re able to open 100% ASAP! (the staff was careful and thorough in checking us in, checking id and vax status. Thanks, that’s just made us enjoy our time there even more).

We’ll be back again!

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BobM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We chose this place for a birthday gathering, The staff and management are very friendly and helpful with always a smile on their faces ( wearing masks is not easy to spot). We had a good time and the only negative was the menu on their website was not same as their menu they offered us and on top of that NO PIZZA ( Oven Broken).
Overall good wine menu and though the food menu was limited it was all very delicious. Kudo's to the staff for trying to light the birthday candle with a BBQ Lighter.......It did not work...But the desert made it up for it.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional! The service, food and ambiance were perfect for a business dinner.

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CallyGen
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went to Ascari following our trip to the AGO. Social distancing was respected so we felt safe. The food was very good, it’s just that it arrived so quickly we felt like we were being rushed out. There is a 90 minute dining window so perhaps that has something to do with it. When making the online reservation, I requested dessert with a candle and thought they had forgotten as we were never asked our preference. Our waiter arrived with a dessert that was his choice, not ours. Lucky for all we enjoyed it but would prefer being asked our preference.

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NittiS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good place to indulge in unpretentious Italian fare. Authentic taste with a hint of creativity.

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vipyvang
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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JessicaG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I usually pick ascari cause the cocktails and food are amazing! This was a sad delivery of that. We made a reservation and were 5 minutes late (and called to give the heads up) only to have to wait 30 mins outside. People with later Reservations were being seated first and I asked to speak to the manager to ask why - no explanation.

We got to our table and no one checked to see if we were double vaccinated. The manager came over to apologize about the wait and I asked about the double vaccination and he goes “oh sure I’ll have to see that now”.

The waiter was sassy and very disinterested in serving us. The drinks we got were super sweet and not on par with the usual cocktails I’d get.

This was my first time taking friends here and very disappointing experience for them and embarrassing for me.

Ascari King Street
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thank you for your honest feedback Jessica, you did not receive the experience that we can be proud of. For that i am extremely sorry. We have a rigorous check of the vaccines upon check in, we clearly missed that step with your group. I am sadden that your drinks and service were not up to par, there is no excuse for this. We are hoping that you would be willing to place trust in us one more time and allow us to make up for your experience, please email me andres@ascari.ca to book your dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Arrived 845pm for 900pm reservation ..let front desk know we were here …they told us to wait on the side and said they would let us know when table was ready …we did not get our table until 920 …people that came after us were getting seated … also people that had a 9pm reservation arrived 905 and were sat immediately. When I went to ask what was happening with our table they were confused and forgot our name ..the very people that greeted me ..the waiter was good the food was good but the scallops were off .. we were to tired to say anything …need to do a better job on the overall experience ..otherwise it will impact you ..third time at your restaurant in last two months and brought and recommended to friends but I will update them on what happened

Ascari King Street
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thank you for your feedback Anonymous, we are disappointed to read about your unfortunate experience with us. Our team failed to deliver the experience we are known for. There were keys failures on our part and i apologize for not providing you with a less than stellar experience. We would love to invite you back at your convenience for a meal on us where we can properly look after you the way we are known for. You may reach me andres@ascari.ca to book your meal, i look forward to hearing from u

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Jason
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service! A nice addition to King W!

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AlieD
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our evening, the service was excellent, the waitstaff was very knowledgeable. The presentation of our pasta meal was amazing, very impressive. My only complaint, Ascari could do with some kind of partition down the left side, our table looked out into the ally, and the ally was busy, including cars dropping of people

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great evening! Service was second to none.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From star to finish it was an fantastic dining experience. We had such an amazing time we forgot to leave and eventually had to kick ourselves out because the staff was so incredibly accommodating.

FAQs

Ascari King Street offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 366-3673.

Ascari King Street is rated 4.4 stars by 362 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.