Caffino

4.6
64 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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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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Phone number
(416) 588-9010
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Additional
Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
What 64 People Are Saying
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4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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4.0Dined 14 hours ago

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

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

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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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

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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1.0Dined on August 1, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Wonderful meal! Hidden gem

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

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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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

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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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We had a great meal. The food was perfectly seasoned and cooked and arrived quickly. The server didn't seem to be a naturally smiley person but was very attentive and made sure everything was perfect. I had the spinach gnocchi with lamb and rapini. I was scraping my food around to soak up as much of the jus on the plate as I could and wishing I could just pick up the plate and lick it, it was so good. I plan to go back the next time I'm in town.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Love this place. Great food! Quiet and lovely little hidden gem

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Food was great & authentic, service friendly & prompt. Wonderful ambience, fits with age of building.
Lived in Parkdale 17 years & didn't know this amazing restaurant was here. Will be telling everyone.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Exceptional ambiance and wonderful service. Will most likely be back.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Found this restaurant on open table and was very pleased. The waiter was very pleasant
and he made some good recommendations. I shared the eggplant appy which was good but came out cold. The mushroom resoto was very good as well as the tuna and taco dish was unique and very good and i would recommend both. Too full for desert but they looked good
I would go back again for a nice casual dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Excellent food and fantastic service.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Would definitely go back

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent food and great service. Great location easy to find with close parking the building is very unique and we had a great experience.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great service, good food, will come back for the ambience.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great service, professional, prompt and good food. Dining experience was great.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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!!

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Had a great time here for lunch. It gets pretty crowded and loud, so book in advance!

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4.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Party of 11 everyone was pleased with their meal and service. Great wine recommendation .

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food, service and ambiance! We would definitely return.

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