Caffino

4.5
87 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian

Caffino in Toronto offers an extravagant dining experience that reflects the pride that goes into each Italian dish that is prepared and served fresh for you to enjoy. Many of the restaurant’s famous dishes include the finest of ingredients, including parmigiano, prosciutto, fettucine and risotto. Caffino also has its own, famously known pasta CaFfinO. Savor the flavors of your dish and allow yourself to be transported to Italy with every bite.

When dining at this restaurant, you are most likely going to want to try the pescatore, penne alla vodka, la salute or the CaFfino lamb burger. There are also plenty of pizza and pasta options available as well desserts. Caffino also offers catering services for special events and is known to host wedding receptions within its classy location.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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(416) 588-9010
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Business Casual
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Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
What 87 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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JR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hosted a birthday dinner. Incredible food, fabulous service - highly recommended !

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s
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, service was good and I felt it was good value.

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MB
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Italian restaurant. A bit off the beaten track but the menu is terrific and everything we had was wonderful.

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NT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Warm reception and cozy restaurant

We always enjoy our meals at this Italian restaurant, where you can actually have a conversation and hear yourself think. The food offer is rather traditional but well done. The deserts are a highlight.

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s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

This was our second time at Caffino. The food was delicious, but our server was definitely lacking in charm. He started to clear the table before we were finished, and only became friendly when he overheard my husband say that perhaps we shouldn't tip him. Disappointing experience in that regard.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was my wife’s birthday and we had dinner and drinks with a few friends there. The pasta was ok but pizzas were great. The ambiance was cool. Overall we recommend it.

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c
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Lovely spot! Food was very good. We felt rushed- waiter pacing to collect bill. Not a great place if you want to linger over a cup of tea.

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PB
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I went here for a nice dinner prior to attending an evening event. The food was excellent and the service was top notch, what you would expect from a quality restaurant in this price bracket. We will be back again.

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SK
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant in a romantic setting tucked in secret ally way in a historic building. Such a real find a neighbourhood gem. Authentic homemade pasta and pizza, delicious drinks. Good for lunch or dinner. Price also reasonable. Will be back.

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SB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice gem in the neighborhood tucked into an unassuming little spot. Had the veal - veey tasty and a good size portion. Reasonable prices. Bit loud due to a large party that was present but not much to do about that. I'll be back.

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CB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food & atmosphere was great, as was the service. Our only complaint was the amount of meat/ protein in both our pasta dishes (you really had to look for it) unlike previous orders I’ve had here (eg. seafood risotto)

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j
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

What a surprising gem of a restaurant tucked away off King street in an old warehouse setting with simple but inviting decor. I was there for the first time with my daughter and her friend and it was a delight to be able to have a conversation without having to raise our voices to be heard. The food was authentic Italian, unpretentious and delicious. The servings were more than ample in size for the price. The service was very genuine and attentive. Our waiter couldn't have done more to make us feel at home and going the extra mile with little extras. All in all we had a wonderful time and I will definitely return.

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SC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for my birthday dinner - a group of 5. Such a lovely place, amazing interior and ambience. Food was delicious and all my friends and I would return again!

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EK
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with great service! The food is great as well! Loved the lasagna!

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, great ambiance. Waiter was a little snippy.

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F
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and even better service! The wine list has a great selection and staff is able to suggest pairings to each meal. Food comes in a timely manner and is absolutely delicious. Highly recommend and will definitely return!

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S
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food prepared fresh and adaptable. Excellent, knowledgeable and unpretentious service.

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VC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love it there! Food is incredible and the service is super professional

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Was able to talk to people

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KV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent, food was very good, perfect portions. Made to order so they accommodate our pasta change. My one and only issue was no air conditioning and it was quite warm with no breeze even sitting up against a window

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BT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ambience, service and amazing food! I have not been here in years but will make sure I return more often !!

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CF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I frequent Caffino for lunch as I work in the area -- it's normally always outstanding however for some reason my meal was not as well cooked and not very hot. We sat outside and although I understand Caffino cannot control the noise, the table beside us was VERY loud (shouting) and as the tables are tightly packed, it was very hard to have a conversation.

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LD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful and very unique atmosphere, great waiters/waitresses, food was delicious and full of flavor!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was great. A little pricy but the service was excellent.

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BN
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was friendly, staff knowledgeable about the different dishes and the food exceptional. I had the best birthday brunch ever., cheers.

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p
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My group all thoroughly enjoyed both the food and the atmosphere. We sat outside on the back patio.

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

Second time back and love the old world charm and ambiance. Will be back. They were wonderful with my little grand nieces and nephew!

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AO
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

I choose this restaurant as a potential entertaining venue and see if I could host events for professional networking. I booked a reso off the site and it being a quiet night (not my fault) it was very unoccupied. The server came to the table after being seated and didn't introduce himself to me and my guest. Initially we felt welcomed then it seemed like we were being rushed even though the restaurant was not scheduled to be closed yet.

After our meals came it felt like we needed to hurry and eat by our servers attitude - it was like he was unhappy to be serving us which was very disappointing. We were rushed when the server came to the table to get my guest plate. Dessert was an option and we opted for none however I asked to have my espresso delivered to me within 15 mins (which we were still OK for time) as I had more wine to finish and it came out less than 5 mins. In seeing that I had some wine to finish I let the espresso sit and carried on with my conversation - however to the server it meant that he keep hovering over us like a helicopter dad to rush us into getting the bill.

My bill was over 100$ to which I felt that it was a unflattering experience, which the ambience sold me that it would be a great one. Unfortunately my guest (manager for a larger catering and events planning company) and I felt like we could have gone to the McDonald's at King and Dufferin and would have be satisfied.

My intentions are to share my experience with the restaurant as the owner or management should be aware of this situation. Open-table also should seriously take my efforts to share my experience with importance as it was the service I chose to use to find this restaurant and it could lead me to be cautious in selecting from its site.

Regards,


APO

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere is amazing, a great local find!

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P
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot...reasonably priced. Nice ambience. Great service.

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BC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been back here a few times after it being recommended as being a good place to take my parents, who also enjoyed it. It's a hidden gem!

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s
Toronto
40 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Food is okay. Service was not friendly or knowledgeable. I’ve been going here off and on for 20 years. Had not been lately. Disappointing.

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MO
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SUCH great food and service- Vincenzo was our server and was such a delight to talk to. It’s a hidden gem that makes you feel out of the city. Pizza and pasta was a hit. Totally recommend.

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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal! Hidden gem

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CN
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A TRUE HIDDEN GEM - An eclectic loft interior, exposed brick, wrap around windows. Food is amazing and the service friendly and fast. You will feel like your the only one in the restarant because the servers are so warm and attentive. ! This spot is worth a try - you will continue to go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server Jamey was outstanding and looked after us. Food was amazing and main dining area a beautiful setting

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VS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

EE ENJOYED THE FRESH MADE FOOD VERY MUCH AND WI'LL GO BACK.

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JK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great people. Unique atmosphere.
What a wonderful place! We will definitely be returning.
It was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday with our family.

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LL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The pizza was tin and tasty, we ordered the Caffina pasta, with pesto sauce, pasta was home made and cook to al dente, yummy! Very pleasant home settings with light music. Great place for chit, chat and relax.

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VB
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I had a wonderful dining experience at Caffino. Not only was the food divine, but the relaxed and romantic ambiance was perfect for an evening out. The restaurant is creatively decorated and the meals are prepared impressively fast. The pasta was delicious and the salmon was very tasty - as well as a good portion. I would absolutely recommend Caffino to friends and family!

Thank you for a pleasurable dining experience!

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