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Caffino

4.6
49 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.

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Casual Dining
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Italian
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(416) 588-9010
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Business Casual
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Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
What 49 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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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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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

A truly hidden gem! Exceptionally good Italian food with vegetarian options available. Friendly and helpful staff. Can’t wait to go back!

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4.0Dined on November 28, 2017

Loved the wine

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

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!!!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Everyone in our dining party loved Caffino! We had great service, great food and the ambiance was just right for celebrating our special occasion.

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2017

This restaurant was very authentic! The pasta was delicious!!

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent but a little loud. Probably due to holiday guests.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

First time very impressed by the experience will be coming back , thx for the friendly and pleasant experience

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Had a great lunch with clients today. Great food and service. Will return.

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2017

Food was exceptional as usual. This is a great restaurant for food and ambiance.

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4.0Dined on September 25, 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on September 20, 2017

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.

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1.0Dined on September 8, 2017

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

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