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.
Found the decor interesting, not too eclectic, but inviting. Within the same restaurant it seems you could have more ambience/privacy closer to the bar area, or you could choose to sit in the more open hall type area. Watch out for the rads near the window tables, in the winter they can get quite warm as the source of heat for the big open room. Service was excellent, not intrusive, but attentive, and not rushed. Food portion sizes were surprisingly larger than expected. These days it seems places like Terroni are shrinking their portion size. This size met with my hearty appetite. Wine selection for me worked given I enjoy Rodney Strong wines, although the table wine list i wouldn't call exhaustive. They may have a larger one, but it wasn't offered. Prices for wine were reasonable though. Enjoyed everything and will consider going back. You have to use your google maps though, no real sign to be seen from King street, and the entrance is through a gated hallway a little further from the street. Green P street parking right out front.
Excellent food and fantastic service.
Would definitely go back
My wife and I have ate at Caffino a number of times previously, all with exceptional dining experience. We had not been in about 1.5 years, so with a new menu and serving staff, we had another pleasant evening out with excellent food and service. Will return again.
The best! If you want authentic Italian food, this is the place for you. Every dish is excellent, nice selection of wine and delicious desserts.
Had a reso for 7 and the table was ready when we arrived. Service was amazing and the food was great quality. Definitely going to return; only wish we knew of the place sooner!! Had a table in the front bar area due to party size, but would request a table in the main dining room for a date night - slightly more ‘intimate’ atmosphere.
Excellent food and great service. Great location easy to find with close parking the building is very unique and we had a great experience.
Great service, good food, will come back for the ambience.
My wife and I got married at Caffino so it was nice to be back and just enjoy the food. Great service and the food was really nice. Overall just a superb evening!
Wonderful! Food was fantastic great portion sizes for the prices and the place is so adorable. I love how it is kind of hidden. Took us a couple mins to find it. Felt like we were vip finding this hidden fancy place lol. Loved it!
First time being at this restaurant. Very low key but the food was great. Service was phenomenal. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for great food and great staff.
Food was very good! I had the osso bucco which I highly recommend!! The caesar salad was very small, which we were surprised about. The service could have been a bit better but overall we really liked it. Great atmosphere. Like that they have round tables for 4.
Great service, professional, prompt and good food. Dining experience was great.
I would have rated it higher if it wasn't for the cold air constantly coming into the restaurant from the front door. I would recommend putting a second door in to stop the wind from whipping in. Food was great and the restaurant is very unique. Love the decor. Unfortunately, it is a loud place. I think it may be because of all the wood and brick that doesn't allow the noise to be dampened.
The preparation of all the food choices were excellent! Our server Tom, was most helpful and great personality. The soup was outstanding. We can't wait to return. this was a great experience!!
Had a great time here for lunch. It gets pretty crowded and loud, so book in advance!
Party of 11 everyone was pleased with their meal and service. Great wine recommendation .
Great food, service and ambiance! We would definitely return.
A truly hidden gem! Exceptionally good Italian food with vegetarian options available. Friendly and helpful staff. Can’t wait to go back!
Loved the wine
My lobster ravioli was very tasty 😋 but it could be a tad bit less salty. But overall would recommend this dish. Clam chowder was really good and would highly recommend if you love chowder soup. Calamari as an appetizer was perfectly grilled, very tender. Mussels were great as well. To close off the meal, tiramisu was heaveny!!!
Everyone in our dining party loved Caffino! We had great service, great food and the ambiance was just right for celebrating our special occasion.
This restaurant was very authentic! The pasta was delicious!!
The food was delicious and the atmosphere was really great. We were seated almost an hour after our scheduled reservation. We were brought a piece of bruschetta each to make up for the wait. Although I thought it was good it wasn't necessarily worth an hour long wait especially when 3/5 guests were pregnant.
Excellent but a little loud. Probably due to holiday guests.
we enjoyed our meal and the ambiance at this restaurant , we were a party of three and all of us ordered decaffeinated cappuccino after our meal, i stated how it was so good and unsure that it was decaffeinated.... I'm now sure it wasn't because all three of us were awake for most of the night.... i find this disturbing and i promised myself i will never order any type of coffee after a dinner meal anywhere at all anymore
I have dine at Caffino's several times, as well as, taking clients for lunch. This time we were disappointed with our server, especially since it was an hour drive into Toronto. He wasn't particularly interested in us. It won't stop us from going back.
First time very impressed by the experience will be coming back , thx for the friendly and pleasant experience
Had a great lunch with clients today. Great food and service. Will return.
Food was exceptional as usual. This is a great restaurant for food and ambiance.
Great place for a business lunch, food was excellent, service great!
Restaurant needs better ventilation, too smoky in the dinning room and my clothes smelled after lunch.
Have wanted to try Caffino for many years and selected my husband's 50th Birthday to give it a try. I never expect a restaurant to do anything special because I indicate a celebration as the reason we are dining with them but this was very disappointing. Not even an acknowledgement or "thank you" for selecting their restaurant for this milestone. My husband found a worm in his salad and the plate was removed without expression of regret.
Came here for a long over due date night with my boy friend. I had booked this reservation ages ago in hopes for a nice evening with my significant other... This jewel of a place has a beautiful rustic, warm and authentic feeling to it. However, when we arrived we were promptly greeted but we weren't asked if we had a reservation, and just plopped down, which was a bit disappointing because it took away that I had been on their dining list for the past month (also, what if it was a special occasion and I requested a special seat or service). When we were seated the usual water and drink order came. Then we ordered the calamari for $18.00 and asked for a side of bread while we pondered our entree orders. Our calamari came and we were completely underwhelmed by the bits of squid on a bed of lettuce and so much so that we were hesitant on ordering more food. So, we tested one more dish and it was the luigia pizza. The pizza was lacklustre and bland... I did see some dishes go by that looked hearty and well prepared, but if you can't get pizza right or even a simple calamari dish, I'm not going to experiment any further.
Please keep in mind throughout our dining experience our server did not come to check on us once, did not ask us how our meal was during or after. Nor did he notify us of the specials on the menu or asked if we had any questions. Finally $65 later for two beers, one calamari and one pizza we paid by credit card and the server ripped out the bill and walked off. That was that.
I honestly have never felt like a restaurant has given me the one finger salute until now. If you like Italian food and want that low key rustic feel and not spend and arm N a leg. Go to Gio Rana's on Queen East. Dear Caffino, get better management ... really really disappointed
Date of dining : sept 8, 2017 at 7:00pm
Great food, poor service!
My experience from booking the reservation to paying the bill was extremely disappointing. Not worth it!!
Caffino is a neighbourhood gem that is tucked away. Every once in a while we rediscover it and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent and the restaurant has great ambiance. We will be back.
THIS LOCATION IS CLOSED. WE BOOKED A RESERVATION AND DROVE 25 MINS JUST TO FIND OUT THAT IT WAS NOT OPEN. -_-
Excellent as usual. However service was a little slow.
But overall great. Will be back.
Been here before and never disappoints.
Only complaint is food was served too fast.
Felt a little rushed.
An excellent spot for a business lunch. The staff was attentive but not disruptive, the food was absolutely fantastic and the ambience and noise level was perfect for a semi-formal lunch meeting. Very pleased.
Girl get together