Caffino

4.7
137 reviews
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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.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service & food!

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JC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great. Maybe we should have selected sitting outside. Indoors was warm, but that was our choice not Caffino's. Lovely. I always enjoy my time at Caffino's.

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MM
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Restaurant is beautiful and unique. Server was snarky and very short, rushing us when the place wasn’t busy. Food prices were decent, but portions were very small. Fish was over cooked, veal was tough and the mussels were so over cooked they’d shrivelled up to barely anything. Should have ordered the pizza.

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RN
Manitoba
19 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous little hidden-gem in Parkdale. If you can get the patio on a summer night, it's fantastic!

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PD
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for our 34 anniversary after we sat down and ordered our appetizers 2 glasses of champagne arrived at our table much appreciated a nice touch. Ordered brunette which was fantastic and salad to share mains were penna arrabiatta for me. And risotto for my wife both arrived in a timely manner and were nice and hot. Flavour of both was fantastic pasta cooked just right not hard and not mushy risotto had great flavour will definitively go back and the outdoor patio was nice and quiet inside ambiance looked great also

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RR
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem with wonderful ambiance, delicious food and a quiet atmosphere. The wait staff was warm and efficient. It is good for a casual but nice evening out or for a special occasion. Thank you Caffino.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Sorry to say, every time I eat in the really pretty restaurant any fish I order is over cooked. Tuna main course totally tough and grey every time. Salmon salad, fish hard and over cooked. Perch main course my friend had yesterday, bland, no flavour, over cooked, tasted like dirty water.

However the staff is amazing, the surroundings are really relaxing. Just not great food.

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AV
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got married here 3 years ago and celebrated our anniversary yesterday...and as always, had a wonderful meal and service was outstanding. So many memories. Thank you Rosa and staff for always welcoming us back. We’ll see you again soon!

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GD
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian food, amazing location and old fashioned quality service. This place is a gem

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JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were amazing and very attentive. There was a wedding that was going on outside and it was just so beautiful. I had no idea that the restaurant had that big outdoor premise, so definitely could be an ideal spot for an engagement party or so forth.

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NT
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time at this place,at very different occasions, both were very enjoyable! Very cozy space, fancy but not pompous, attentive, polite, knowledgeable staff, delicious food, very adequately priced! Will be coming back more often

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

We got sort of weird service there last time. Food is always really great though.

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L
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an awesome little gem! We had an amazing dining experience. Great selection of pasta and non pasta dishes. Food is good and the tiramisu is to die for. One of the best tiramisus I've had in my life. Our server Vincenzo was a lovely gentleman from Rome. He even suggested some places to visit in Rome. The restaurant has been there for 23 years but remain undiscovered because of its lack of street visibility. Go through the gate and down the corridor! You won't be disappointed.

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BA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect location for us once we found it, hidden behind a metal door just added to the overall experience. Food was excellent and the service very friendly plus a nice wine list.

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AT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love going to Caffino any time and especially to celebrate a special occasion. The staff are very attentive, the ambiance cozy and comfortable and the food reminds me of the dishes my mom it’s fresh, savoury & plentiful 😋❤️

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SD
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, food is always great. Atmosphere is awesome, even getting into the restaurant you have to go through iron gates and it is tucked away making you feel like you have to know about this place to know about it.

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N
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend Caffino to anyone looking for a romantic spot with old world flare tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the Liberty village district.

The restaurant occupies an 18th century building and has a cool gated courtyard which seemed to transport us to another world. From the moment we walked inside, we were immediately greeted by our server named Andre. I must give credit where credit is due and applaud him for his attentive service. Andre brought a truly special and personal vibe to the whole evening, elevating each dish with his knowledge and impeccable service recommending some seriously delicious options from the simple and well curated menu of classic italian dishes. We ordered the bruschetta to start which was simply scrumptious and the black olives were an unexpected touch that elevated the crostini from the typical. Andre suggested the ossobuco which was braised to perfection and meltingly tender. truly the very best I’ve ever had. My girlfriend ordered the lamb chops, juicy and meaty served on a layer of spinach gnocchi with sautéed ripini and had a most luxurious herby/buttery flavour.

We completed our meal with the light as air Tiramisu, which was delightlfully chocolatey. Verdict: You can impress anyone with an evening spent here - plus it is quiet enough to hear what a date or associate is saying. Definitely our new favourite gem in the city. Truly delicious dishes that showcases a mastery of ingredients, presentation and service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great space awesome food

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TG
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Caffino! Tucked away from the street I feel transported to a European cafe. And the food is hand-made delicious!

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s
Toronto
45 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food and value for money. Lovely room. A bit noisy at lunch. Service could be a little friendlier.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was attentive, funny and quick. We were going to a show so we were limited for time. First time at Caffino... it was lovely and food was exceptional.
Thank you!

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ST
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After living in Liberty Village for over 5 years I don’t know how I missed finding Caffino until now! Maybe because of the unobtrusive signage and the fact that it’s located through metal gates back from the road? A friend recommended it for our lunch date on Friday and it was amazing! I had the bacon and green peppercorn pasta and it was delicious! I was so impressed I went back for dinner the next day and it was just as good. We had the grilled calamari which was perfectly cooked and very flavourful. I then had a chicken pasta with sun-dried tomatoes, onions, spinach and white wine cream sauce and ate every bite! My dinner partner had the Arabiatta (it’s his favourite Italian dish) and said it was delicious and perfectly cooked...only comment was that it was a tiny bit too spicy even for an Arabiatta (I can vouch for that - I had a bite and love spicy food and it was definitely on the upper end of my threshold). We had the mini donuts and tiramisu for dessert which were both fantastic. The service was also excellent - our waiter was very attentive and the food came out pretty quickly despite it being a busy Saturday night. We will definitely be back.

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DS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

It’s average food with above average prices. Beautiful room. Italian servers. Good ambience. But the more is nothing special about the food. It might be authentic but that’s all. Desserts very good though.

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GK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific lunch well prepared. Pasta cooked a little softer than some restaurants; just the way my friend's Mom cooked pasta so he was very happy. I had the delicious Trio with potato and leek soup sprinkled with asiago cheese, a fresh tasting green salad with the right amount of dressing and the Dino Martino sandwich with the steak cooked medium as asked for.

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time visiting was a very pleasant experience. Food was great and the ambiance really nice.

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P
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was great

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food never disappoints......service is friendly, accurate and timely.

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GK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Well prepared. We shared the grilled calamari which can easily become tough and rubbery but our order was perfectly prepared. The pickerel dinner was delicious and again the fish was cooked just right. My wife raved about the seafood risotto.

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KM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

3 of us had starters and mains then 1 tiramisu, all the food was delicious! Highly recommend

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CB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our experience at Caffino was incredible. We shared a Caesar salad, the beef carpaccio, and the La Romana Gnocchi. My husband then had the Tonno al la Griglia & I had a Dijon crusted Halibut special. Everything was absolutely delicious, homemade with great care & came in a very timely fashion. The gentleman working worked so well as a team to check in on us the perfect amount, and the ambiance and energy was second to none. I've been saying for 3 days that it was one of my best restaurant experiences I've ever had. Highly recommend!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Very intimate and hidden.

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AL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food tasted great and the place had an amazing ambiance. I took out a star from food and overall experience because my friend’s pasta portion was too small. The plate it was in was deceiving. It was big but the recessed part was so small. Mine was a decent portion, though. Later found out after leaving that she was barely filled with her food.

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CF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our favourite spot! Loved the complimentary bubbly, nice touch!

Our server was amazing and the food was great too.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was lovely and the food was good but it was absolutely freezing inside because it was a cold day.

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C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Can't wait to go again! We celebrated a special birthday and they (our waiter especially) attended to every detail making the evening a wonderful experience.

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CN
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is always good. However, this time the service was disappointing. We were a company group and ordered a bottle of wine. The server did not ask for refills at any point. One guest asked for condiments but it arrived at the end of the meal. I'm hoping that the server was having a bad day, because everyone loved the food but the service could be improved.

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CS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Bring a sweater in winter. The environment is beautiful, but drafty and chilly. Food excellent

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A
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went on Friday night with some friends. Even though they had a group booked, they were segregated well and no impact on others who were dining. Great atmosphere, food was simple but well prepared. Place is a little hard to find but that adds to the charm. Deserts were outstanding as was the cappuccino. Will definitely repeat.

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BD
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I would go again but it is far from where we live.

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g
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious at a great price! Service was great.

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