BUONO

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian

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Pasta & Piadina Bar

From mouthwatering homemade pastas with traditional Italian sauces, to piadina, seasonal salads and more....at Buono we feature the highest quality Italian food in a casual eatery style!

What is the Buono way?

Buono is a plate of homemade pasta in the middle of the night. Buono is grandma's recipe made by the grandchildren. Buono is staying together for a while. Buono is the flavour of a tomato, It's the smell of basil leaves, It's the rawness of olive oil. Buono is an espresso at the end of a meal. Buono is cooking with lifelong friends. Buono is the taste of home. Buono is a long standing tradition in a brief lunch! Buono is simple. It's authentic. It's smart. It's Italian. BUONO IS GOOD!
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vipmunsta
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carbonara was fabulous. Service was excellent. I’ll be back

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TanyaR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Would recommend BUONO
Food and service were great
Thx

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Duane
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular value. Went before a concert at The Horseshoe because we wanted something quick, but this would work for any occasion. Food was AMAZING.

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MarinaV
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I originally picked this restaurant because of an image circulating social media of their carbonara pasta. This dish paled in comparison to the other dishes we had. We had the verde salad, meatballs, grilled vegetables, carbonara pasta, cacio pepe pasta, eggplant lasagna and tiramisu for dessert. The Cacio & Pepe and eggplant (which isn't fried making this a big bonus) lasagna and tiramisu were outstanding. I would definitely go back and try whatever else I missed on the menu!

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KelseaM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buono was the perfect dinner spot. The carbonara and tiramisu were DELICIOUS, the staff were really friendly, and the restaurant is beautiful. I'd definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was great the servers were Italian and we’re very knowledgeable. They even spoke to my mother in italian which she loved.

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KaitL
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Can’t wait to go back. The pasta is to die for

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LoriC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service!! Amazing food!! Pesto sauce was so good!!

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vipDinesAround
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service. We were a group of 11 for lunch and we stayed for 3hrs bc it was all so great

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MarielA
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as usual. My favourite italian restaurant in Toronto

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vipRobertA
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best pasta in town. You have to go here.

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vipRobertA
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I you love pasta then you’ll love this place. The pasta is freshly made every day and the sauces are awesome and tasty. Only small so make a reservation but wow it was awesome.

Oh, and try the tiramisu.....just try it!

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PaulC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular pasta aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

It was fine. Need a few more wine selections or at least a couple special bottle ‘just in case’ someone wants to spend more money.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Simple and Good
Homemade feel and taste.

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RachelH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was great and incredibly delicious, although the portions are a little small for "Toronto" size. Would hope that their pasta dishes were a little bit bigger. Tiramisu was amazing, so dont forget to order that! Our server was very nice and made us enjoy our time there.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In one word AMAZING.
Highly HIGHLY RECOMMEND the tiramisu!!!

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vipjaclyn
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My carbonara arrived a bit cold, or perhaps it was because I had to wait for both of my friend’s dishes to come out. I also found it a bit too eggy for my liking but I enjoyed the texture of the homemade pasta. The service was great though, and I thought the portion of food for the price was fair. There weren’t too many guests inside the restaurant, so the space itself somehow makes it hard to hear the person next to you, unless the music was just too loud. I would go back to try another dish.

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Notafoodiebut
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food is excellent and the staff is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

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Daniel
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to BUONO for a work dinner with about 15 people. Even with a lot of us there, the servers were very efficient and the food came quickly. The menu isn’t very expansive, but every dish we had was delicious and felt very authentic. Overall a great dinner and will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Food was very small portions and very bland. The drinks were ridiculously expensive. $3 for a can of sprite? Really?? Wine was also very expensive. Will not return and do not recommend.

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vipQueenofFood
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is authentic Italian (northern). The portions are European (small compared to American sized, which for me is a good thing). I am Italian and spoke to the waiter in Italian- he was very nice and helpful. His English isn't great but he's learning! He recommended the carbonara which was excellent! The tiramisu was very good as well. I would definitely return.

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BetyG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great little spot and patio for an afternoon lunch. Food was delicious and the service impecable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Meal!!!

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HannahR
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent experience. Food was delicious, authentic, and extremely good value. All servers were extremely attentive to us and our server even treated us to small tasters of dessert and digestif. The gnocchi with porcini mushrooms is unbelievable. Highly recommend!!

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ABeltrame
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing authentic northern fare. Excellent service, looking forward to visiting at the new location.

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PamelaC
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In the heart of the Queen Street West shopping district (though they’re about to move), this gem will astound authentic Italian food enthusiasts and wine lovers alike! Pasta is made in house, and perfectly prepared. The wine focus heads to Northern Italy, and expends East to West. A few unusual treasures are scattered amongst them, along with thoughtful wines by the glass. This was my 2nd visit while travelling thru Toronto, and it will become a regular stop every time!

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biker57
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best risotto with mushrooms I’ve ever tasted!
The arancini , excellent as well with a unique sauce!
Wish I had eaten here sooner. This will be a weekly stop for sure!
E.D. F.

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food very good. Service great. Wine prices outrageous. Not a bottle of red under $60, and most over $100. That's insane. They need to put more affordable options on the menu. No reason Italian wine has to be that expensive. I had a $100 bottle that was good, but at that price should have been fantastic (it wasn't).

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vipLoriL
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, fabulous food and excellent service. Had beef carpaccio and gnocchi al pomodoro e basilica and my friend had the tagliatelle al fungi porcini. Everything was delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, amazing risotto with ossobuco and the perfect espresso to finish! A must try...

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Zbri
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we were delighted by the food, the excellent service, and the wine. Stelvio was quiet on our arrival and soon became busy. the rice balls, salad and osso bucco were amazing.

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LauraL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was great quality but overpriced for what you were getting, and flavours were too simple.

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Sumi
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience1

I had been looking forward to dining at Stelvio for months. When we finally ate there this past week, both my boyfriend and I were really disappointed. Neither of us liked our pasta dishes (we didn’t finish them), and we both left feeling hungry. For the prices, the portions are very small. Usually I don’t mind this if the food is outstanding, but when it was only average, we felt the value just wasn’t there.

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LucB
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice italian original food. The old cheese with honey was fantastic.

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DianeM
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal on a Friday night. This was our first time to Stelvio and we were both wondering why we hadn’t stumbled upon it before. The restaurant was nearly empty when we arrived at 7, but was completely full by 8. The food was delicious, nicely paced and our servers were knowledgeable and professionally friendly. The decor is simple, modernist but warm....it will be perfect as the pasta bar it is about to become when the new location on Dundas opens in a couple of months. The polenta with mushrooms and sausage was excellent, rich and full of great mushroom flavour, and the veal “on a stick” was also very tasty. The pasta Bolognese has inspired me to try to master that sauce once again. We are definitely looking towards a dinner in the new location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Dinner was very good but the service was not even subpar. Our server seemed overwhelmed and because of that, didn’t come to our table at all. We were able to order our meals and first round of drinks from her and then she avoided our table and was working with her other ones. Thankfully another server was able to get more drinks and to settle up. Truthfully, the tip should’ve went to her.

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IrialK
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was outstanding. This is not a quantity is quality estabshment. The portions here not what you would expect in most north amarica restaurants. The portions are small and athentic with an extraordinary high quality of ingredients.
Eating here was a fantastic experience and I would defenaly go here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Food was good but portions were very small.
Service was terrible and the servers ignored us. They did not greet us when we walked in and were very absent when we needed water.

Cute interior but would not recommend this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. I went there to woo my girlfriend. It worked:)

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BUONO does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. BUONO also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 205-1001.

BUONO is rated 4.5 stars by 121 OpenTable diners.

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