EVOO

4.6
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Continuing on 20 years of personable service and gracious welcome, under the helm of Peter Catarino (formerly of Spuntini), EVOO Ristorante is ready to host you, offering the right mix of food & wine from Italy and Mediterranean. Nestled along flower shops at 138 Avenue Road, EVOO is steps away from some of Toronto's finest hotels (Park Hyatt, Intercontinental, Hazelton and Four Seasons) and the groove of Yorkville. The inviting atmosphere of EVOO plays host to couples on a romantic dinner, gathering of friends and family or corporate dinners. We look forward to welcoming you.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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s
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff, food and ambiance all great

AS
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

From the moment we came it was great service. We were offered a glass of champagne for our Anniversary which was a nice surprise. The service was great, the food was delish and the ambiance was good. We will definitely go back!

LH
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration...complete with tiramisu to share! Fantastic!

AE
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience2

Comments retracted as requested by owner .

d
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

EVOO was once again excellent. Nice food at reasonable prices. Attentive service and the convenience of valet parking. Would recommend for every day or special occasion dining.

DG
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints. The service is impeccable. The ownership is superb. The food is remarkable and the drinks are cold and creative!!

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Evoo
Love everything about it
Know Peter for Many years

DZ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

My colleague & I both enjoyed our meals, having had the veal sandwich & rigatoni respectively. Ambiance of the restaurant was nice and while the tables are moderately close together, noise levels were quite acceptable. The only qualm we had was that there seemed to be only one waiter so service tended to be a bit slow. We had to ask for water twice & then had to flag down the waiter to get our bill. The quality of the food however did make up for this somewhat so if you are ok with a “relaxed” dining experience, this restaurant should fit the bill!

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my experience. Very cozy and atmosphere is exactly what I love. My new go to place

AC
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite for consistently good food, service and overall experience. Felt like we were the youngest people there by 20 years but busy. Love it. Highly recommended

CT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to restaurant for special occasions. Everything about it is outstanding. We always leave very happy and glad we chose to go there.

F
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food wasn't so tasty and I was disappointed with the service. We were a party of 9 and they refused to split the bill, leaving us all trying to calculate who owed what. I found the pasta to be very bland, and was 19 dollars. It needed spice as it had no taste. The ceasar salad was good. The restaurant was also very loud.

TM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a fantastic dinner here with my friend. The food was great and the service was excellent. Many thanks to our waiter Jorge. He was friendly, knowledgeable and showed us around the restaurant after dinner. The manager was friendly as well. I would absolutely come back here the next time I'm in town. They really took good care of my friend and me.

K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place; food is outstanding, personnel is top of the line. The best Restaurant in town.

LB
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eco in Toronto has become a favourite spot for special occasion celebrations for our family! The ambiance, service and menu are exceptional. The valet parking out front, for $12, is worth every penny!

f
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic and consistent - excellent food and service.

S
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Everything other than out server was very good. We found him not very helpful and very supercilious

W
Toronto
53 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our dinner was okay but not special. Caesar salad had too much dressing but too little taste. Veal was mediocre but seafood pasta was quite good.

L
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I am always honest, service was rated low because server did not have a full understanding of the language and was a little slow at reacting to a few requests. When the managers/owners helped there was a marked difference. Much better.

P
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently wonderful food and service. I have nothing but good things to say about EVOO!

B
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Edwin was ‘old world Italian’ and was one of the best servers I’ve had in a long time. Just a good guy, helpful, and very comfortable
Would definitely go back to try some of the other entrees and appetizers

MZ
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Real old world type Italian with excellent service and great food!

DM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Good service. Not very welcoming when we entered or left the restaurant! Good food.

MW
Toronto
79 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the different meals were fabulous!! Served elegantly and beautiful presentation!!

OC
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVOO is one of those places where you are warmly welcomed and well looked after. The food features Italian staples and a fish/meat selection that is sure to make everyone happy. A regular haunt for a fantastic meal.

NB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I always love going to Evoo for dinner. The food, service and consistency makes it one of our "go to" places in the neighbourhood. The staff is friendly and attentive and try to accommodate you even when you are late making a reservation. The food never disappoints.

S
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friend and I have eaten at EVOO before and that's why we return when we want a good Italian meal. I ordered the crab ravioli and although there were only 5 large pieces, it was absolutely delicious! My friend ordered the veal masala and it was tender and tasty. We split the dessert of the day which was a coconut cream pie and it was fantastic...generous with the coconut and not too sweet. We'll be back!

NB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience at EVOO! Loved everything- the food, service, ambience.
I had a fish dinner special (it was cod) and it was really good, for appetizers we had the meat balls and they were made in house and very nice.
Their menu has a lot of options to choose from and also daily specials, which is great, too!
For dessert we had cheesecake and it was very nice.
I would definitely go back again and again! It is now one of our to go places for a special occasions. Thank you!

MD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We needed to identify another fine restaurant on our most recent visit to Toronto because our favorite was closed due to the owners' vacation in France. After checking out the usual guides we selected Evoo because of its location and reviews. Are we glad we did. Although the location is on a very busy main access and the front is not particularly attractive, once inside things changed completely. Instantly we were transported to a quiet intimate local family-owned restaurant in Rome. It had a little rat-pack aspects for those of you who remember Frank Sinatra and his cronies.
Even though we arrived 2.5 hours early for our reservation we were accommodated most graciously. Then we were shown a display of fresh whole fish that showed their emphasis -- at least that day. Our waiter carefully translated their Italian names and then shared useful details as to their taste, texture and preparation. Not typically ordering whole fish my wife and I took the leap of faith and picked one. Ans are we glad we did! but you have heard that from me before. The service was attentive, not stuffy, effective, and the food was prepared just right. It sounds so simple to say that but that is high praise indeed. We have never had such a perfectly prepared fish and we have enjoyed great restaurants around the world!. As the reader might guess, we became enamored by this restaurant and we will be back - no doubt. We now have two favorite restaurants in Toronto.

IB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to come back!
Food is delicious . Peter make us feel at home as always. Service is amazing.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. We really enjoyed ourselves. Our favorite dinner so far on our week long trip through NY and Canada.

JH
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our waiter was nice, but we felt very rushed. He reminded us twice that they were very busy ( for a Saturday night ) and that to make additions like adding a salad or app would take so long to get. The female owner was very nice and friendly. We had kids (12- his birthday, 9 and 8 year old), but they were quiet with no issues.

FR
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We are repeat customers, the place is charming, food is excellent, service depends on the waite. But we will go again.

MB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Had veal which was only ok. Appetizer should have been hotter

AA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Easy, food is great, friendly service.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Our must stop place when in Toronto

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our last night in Toronto. We’ve been here four (4) days and this was the best meal by far. EVERYTHING was excellent (food, service, ambience). It is a little further from the exclusive shops in Yorkville but is worth it. Great food!

SS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always stupendous!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic Italian. Quality food and service.

JG
Toronto
174 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very good restaurant usually uncrowded at lunch. Pastas are excellent, good bread, good beer on tap. What's not too like?!

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