eighteen30

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94 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
At the intersection of Spadina Avenue and Wellington Street, in the busy downtown core, sits a little historic park called Clarence Square. In the summer, people sit or lay back on the park benches to read, nap or people-watch. Occasionally squirrels race down the enormous trees, chattering at each other, while small dogs, let loose by their condo owners, scrabble after them.

A italian snack bar with great cocktails and and ambiance. From pasta to think crust pizza to snacks. Come in and meet her...

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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38% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience5

The server spilled a drink on my friend and didn’t even look at her or apologize afterwards. Food portions are tiny.

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MoneyP
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Didn't have the wines both times I've been there and then upsell you and the service isn't great.

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Meaat
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I ordered a challenging dish, admittedly. It was the roasted octopus. I’ve had this dish at other restaurants, most notably thoroughbred (now closed permanently), and Cluny. In both cases the octopus was beautifully roasted, resulting in melt in your mouth textures. Unfortunately the octopus at this restaurant was overlooked and very tough. It was an expensive and disappointing meal. I highly recommend the chef visit Cluny, and order the octopus to see first hand what it’s like when it’s done well.
Sorry… on the plus side, the waitresses were all very attractive and I enjoyed their revealing tight black dresses. The uniform seemed a bit sexist not to mention obvious to me, but being a male I am inclined to objectify women subconsciously whether I want to or not.

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vipSeanB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Did not get seated because wait was 1 hour plus

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This has to be hands down the worst place in Ontario.

The food was terrible and way to expensive for what you get, they do not follow any covid protocols so thank goddess we have. Been vaccinated.

The staff are rude and unless you want to do bottle
Service they don’t give you the time of day.

The only thing this place has going for it is the DJ, the drinks are terrible quality alcohol and over priced at that.

No clue how this place hasn’t been shut down by toronto public health.

We will never be back because honestly I am not sure which is worse the “regulars” who move from table to table like they own the place or the staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience3

Food wasn’t the greatest. The space is beautiful just for drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food5service4ambience1

Smoking on the balcony accepted by management, no mask policy enforced, obviously over capacity. Nice waitress and good food, but very uncomfortable atmosphere and disappointing management

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We made a reservation expecting to have brunch, and the option was not available when we got there. We wouldn’t have made a reservation that early if we knew the brunch menu was not going to be available.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Bad service, owner is disrespectful to his employees. He asked us to move tables because they don’t pay attention to the number of reservations they have. I will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They wouldn’t let us in even though we had a reservation

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

They took my reservation happily 5 days in advance but didn't honor it at all. Same complaint as everyone else on here. We travelled all the way to get sent to the back of the line behind people with no reservations. Ended up just leaving. Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode "anyone can take a reservation! It's the holding of the reservation that really makes it a reservation"

If you want to be first come first serve, just say so. Don't take any reservations then. Not classy. Will avoid in the future.

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AlessiaL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We had a great time but I wish we were told that it was more of a club like atmosphere. Service and food was great (although pricey for the portion size) but the music was way too loud for dinner we could not hear each other.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

amazing place for drinks and dinner with a friend. Wasn’t impressed by the $14 salad that was like nothing on it. Chicken Tacos was amazing would recommend for a club vibe outside

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

had a reservation for 9pm confirmed. drove over an hour to get there to be told they were at capacity?

no call or email to notify us.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was quite disappointed. Booked this reso a week in advance, upon arrival we were turned away due to the restaurant being at full capacity. I said, “oh, but we have a reservation” and the rude hostess advised that it did not matter, they were already at capacity. As someone coming from 1 hr outside the city I was disappointed but did not argue as I know this is a tough time for restaurants. . . I will be avoiding this restaurant once lockdown restrictions are removed.

Note to the restaurant: operate as others do. Set aside tables for walk-ins and ensure you set aside tables for those with reservations. The inconvenience of this experience was very disappointing. Especially considering I dined here a week prior and had a really wonderful experience. . I honestly was expecting the same treatment (which was great) but instead feel as though I will never return or give my money to a business that shows no empathy for people with reservations.

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Arina
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Not covid friendly, rude customer service, does not listen to customer requests and owner is not so friendly. For the price, the food could have been better and warmer.

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LailaI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived for our reservation and were told they couldn’t sit us. Very big let down considering it was our anniversary dinner.

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PL34
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

made a reservation for 730, when we got there we were told to wait indefinitely... left after 20m

also it seemed like more of a club than a restaurant

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ShumailahP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Horrible service. The place isn't following covid protocols either. We were seated back to back with someone without any distance. Our waitress was rude and gave us our bill and packed up our food WHILE we were in the middle of eating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Honestly.. a pretty bad experience.. pre lockdown and after. Terrible service. Food definitely was made from frozen.. on top of this our waitress messed up on our order and the manager refused to void it for her.. she had to pay out her pocket if we wanted to replace our order. Of course we felt bad..so we got the bill and left.

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Michaelagm6
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and vibe overall! Live dj made the experience better and staff was very accommodating.

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SD8888
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Told us to leave within the hour, and the server was constantly coming up to us to tell us that. Very disappointing - I understand that it’s COVID, but an hour seems like an extreme timeline to adhere to. Further, they claimed I didn’t pay when I did, and I had to go inside to figure it out. Not a good experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and ambience was amazing, service was a lil lackluster. But all in all the wife and I enjoyed ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

it was okay! very loud and covid protocols not followed

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The team at the restaurant said 'Reservation does not guarantee a table' and said they had no seating for us after confirming our reservation over call as well.

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HotGirlSummer
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First patio in months.

They were really prepared, did a fantastic job.

I will 100p go back.

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BenP
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

I was more upset with some of the patrons walking around without masks on, approaching other tables. The owner/manager was maskless. The staff were great and did their best with what they were working with.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The owner and people at the front were incredibly rude. My group came 1 minute late to our reservation, which was our fault, but the place itself was jam packed, absolutely no regard for COVID distancing between tables or chaperones. We didn’t feel the need to stay or wait for a table because it felt incredibly unsafe given the current pandemic. Complete disaster, there needs to be a health inspection and complete shut down of this place. This on top of extremely rude customer service? Disgraceful!

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WMcD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Was looking for dinner with son and daughter-in-law at a neighborhood place. Food was good. Waitress attentive. Noise was too high for conversation and we tried to sit as far away from the music as we could. Clearly going for bar crowd not us. Oddly beer was limited so my son got coffee instead. We are unlikely to go back due to the noise level

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nataliea
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Such a fun night. Loved the music

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AnthonyS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I attended this restaurant over the weekend and I was not impressed. The food was horrible. I have to give an honest review. The chicken was rubber and had 0 seasoning on it, not even salt. The meal was by far the worst meal I have ever eaten in my entire life. Further, broccoli and vegetables were over cooked. I am not looking for a free meal nor a write back from the staff. I had to be honest for the review. Regardless, I left a 20 percent tip as the sever should not have to suffer for the Chefs lack of culinary experience in the kitchen. This restuarant is an absolute no fly zone for a return.

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NatashaC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Was very excited to try this beautiful tented and heated patio which was ruined by the service and food. Although I made a reservation (which is highly requested on their social media), I was not asked once for my reservation and did have to wait 10 minutes for a table which thankfully was available as there were no signs of reservation logistics.

After requesting a $35 bottle of wine, the server comes over and brings a $70 bottle (to which I confirmed the price before opening thankfully as the server did not seem well versed on the menu). After requesting another $35 bottle, the server brings over a bottle which ended up being $55 (did not check on the price of this one beforehand, but should not have to). In addition, the food took 1.5 hours to arrive. The server did apologize multiple times for this (absolutely not her fault that the food was late), but the food was very mediocre/pub like.

Although the atmosphere and music were great, the lack of reservation organization, attempts of the server to finesse me TWICE on bottles, and the time/poor food quality will all probably prohibit me from returning.

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venessam
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience2

It’s a party vibe. Drinks are expensive and the food was not good. I waited an hour and thirty minutes for food when my partner and myself were the first ones at restaurant. On top of that they did not touch base with me about my food, I had to ask twice and they said that the first order was not cooked to par.

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JustinAndrz
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best heated patio, was wearing a tshirt. Fun vibe with DJ- great cocktails!

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Livealittlechance
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I have been to Eighteen30 a couple times now and honestly I love the decor (Neon lights) and love the vibe. It is very instramable

One thing I did notice that there is a bit of a socialite/elitist mentality. I guess you do have to be known or it has to be perceived that you will spend alot of money to get the best service


Aside from that our waiter was super kind and accommodating

The DJ (@killakels) was awesome she always plays the best tunes to create a good vibe

The day we visited was the weekend prior to halloween and they decorated and had some scare factors

Good place to go during this time if you miss the turn up of the club and want a mellow club vibe

Food is okay drinks are def better!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I’ve waited for 45 minutes to get a table even though I’ve had a reservation. It was overly crowded and people were walking around with no mask on. No one seemed to care!

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MariaA
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Horrible host service, I was yelled at by the host at the entrance , denying me the entrance when it was pouring rain. I made reservations in advance and they were so unorganized with their tables, I was giving a table in a corner where the tent wasn’t even placed properly , soaked the chairs and they didn’t want to accommodate us. Again got yelled by the owner and told if I don’t sit down I need to leave instead of accommodating us to a better table or provide us with other chairs right away. Noticed the staff were mistreated by the owner, went into the bathroom and heard the owner yelling and cursing at their employees. Extremely bad experience

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was 5 minutes late. Called and girl said it was okay. When we got there made us wait in line and never got a table ready. Did not let us order food to go. Left after waiting for a half hour.

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Alissa
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Had a lot of issues with seating although I made a reservation a week before, they didn’t let me know they had a pretty large event happening inside so they had us sit in 7 degree weather until requested and complained to be seated inside. Our waitress, phenomenal, u could tell she felt bad but she was super sweet. Ambiance and aesthetics amazing but pretty packed and really really loud music even for a young crowd to enjoy :( food, nothing special, fair pricing though. However I feel like this restaurant would have been a pretty great experience if there wasn’t such a large event inside that caused the seating issue... I feel like this restaurant would be perfect on a more slow; not so busy and packed day :/

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The place looks really nice and is good to take pics. Although the food took a long time and it was mediocre.

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You can order delivery directly from eighteen30 using the Order Online button. eighteen30 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 519-3006.

eighteen30 is rated 3 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.