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Gia, Toronto, ON

Gia

4.6
4.6
251 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Vegetarian / Vegan
Our Patio is Open !

Gia is a vibrant plant-forward 36 seat restaurant, specializing in handmade pasta, with creative takes on Italian classics, like plant-based meatballs, focaccia, and pappardelle bolognese.

Our curated cocktails and artisanal wines wouldn’t be out of place at any chic bar.

Reservations: Kindly note if availability on OpenTable appears limited, we are fully BOOKED; however, feel free to reach out to us by phone daily after 4pm to inquire about last-minute cancellations. Tables are released 60 days in advance and we encourage you to book early. We are grateful for your interest and look forward to hosting you!

In addition Gia offers six reservable bar seats, and we accept walk-ins when available.

For more information call us (416) 535-8888 or email us info@giarestaurant.ca.

Please visit our website to see our group dining menu for groups of 6 or more.
APERITIVO HOUR 330pm-530pm Wednesday to Sunday. Aperol Spritz, cocktail & wine specials, small plates.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Vegetarian / Vegan, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 535-8888

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Ravenscroft

  • Neighborhood

    Little Portugal / Dundas West

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

Experiences

  • Prezzo Fisso - Group Dining Menu

    CA$60.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Groups of 6 or more are required to choose our Chef's tasting menu for $60 per person. The menu includes the following for sharing: OLIVES citrus, garlic, onion, herbs (V, GF) FOCACCIA Barese style, with potato, rosemary & garlic oil (V) MEATBALLS panko crusted, preserved chilis & vegan mozzarella (V, OS) VEG OF THE DAY BABY GEM SALAD honey mushroom, crispy shallot, pangrattato & almond vinaigrette (V, N, OS) RISOTTO MILANESE parsnip, walnuts, anise & saffron (V, N, GF) CELERIAC STEAK koji cured celeriac, white bean, roasted red pepper, caper & herbs (V, GF) PORCINI AGNOLOTTI porcini, wild mushroom, butter & Oro Nero If you are a party larger than 12, or have additional questions, please call the restaurant directly.

What 251 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Healthy

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Toronto

    Healthy

  • Toronto

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food5service1ambience4
    An unfortunate experience made worse by low-quality service. Our reservation was at 8:30 and at 9 pm we were told the kitchen was closing in 15 minutes. We had only had one cocktail and an appetizer at that point. The staff was prickly at best, we were not checked on and not asked how the food was - we felt neglected and as is the staff didn’t want us there. But this story DOES have a happy ending because we decided to cut our losses at Gia and went around the corner to another restaurant where the vibe was awesome, the staff were fun
  2. J

    Jaysee

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was good. Some things were better than others for sure. I like there was nothing vegan and vegetarian options to accommodate both diets. The ambiance was set from the bar next door, which was playing great music. It was a little pricey for what it was.
  3. H

    Harry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great staff and food, my family and I thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered. I would highly recommend the meatballs, lasagna and dessert. The staff were incredibly friendly and helped us order our food!

    GiaResponded todayThank you Harry, Glad you enjoyed it ! GIA

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Wasn’t happy about the patio as it was practically on the street but the food was great!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time at Gia - as always the food was amazing.

    GiaResponded todayThank you, So nice hear

  6. JR

    JoelR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for everything ! very good service, great good

    GiaResponded 2 days agoThank you JoelR !

  7. C

    Candice

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved this restaurant. There are few places in the city the offer elevated vegan food. Food and service were both great. The manager Matt is running a very great restaurant

    GiaResponded 2 days agoThank you Candice ! GIA

  8. J

    Jojo

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    I would love to say I had a great experience, but the hostess absolutely ruined it for us. While waiting for our server to return with the debit/credit machine, the hostess walked over and said with overt attitude, “another party is waiting for this table.” While I understand that scheduling is important, when I come to your establishment to spend hundreds of dollars, and I am within my seating time, I will not accept this type of service. Period. While the food was great, and our server was nice and helpful, the welcome and ending was atrocious. Such a shame.
  9. LM

    LeslyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated on the patio so we did not expect a quiet dinner but it wasn't too loud. The service was friendly and helpful and the food was delicious. I almost didn't order desert but decided to get the olive oil cake and I'm glad I did. It was perfect. I'll be dining at Gia again.
  10. AS

    AishaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the first time I have ever gone to Gia and rest assured it will NOT be my last! The food, the ambience… just everything was phenomenal 👍🏾 Look forward to going again.
  11. J

    Jane

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best “meatballs” I’ve ever had. Overall, one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto!
  12. S

    Sometimesveggie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Delicious vegetation food.

    GiaResponded on June 22, 2022Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Sometimesveggie ! Gia

  13. LL

    LauraL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved our food at Gia, the menu was very inventive. Whenever you’re vegan or not anyone would love their food. Highly recommend!

    GiaResponded on June 20, 2022Thank you so much Laura, so glad you enjoyed everything GIA

  14. A

    Anders

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The plant based food is really creative, delicate and delicious ! The service is excellent, would be happy to come back !

    GiaResponded on June 19, 2022Thank you Anders, we can't wait till you come back ! GIA

  15. LG

    LianneG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a great dinner at Gia with a group of 5. Especially enjoyed the burrata, risotto and mushroom agnolotti. Service was excellent!

    GiaResponded on June 19, 2022Thank you Lianne, GIA

  16. g

    ggggg

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Service was really poor. I would not return for that sole reason. From the host that checks you in to our waitresses, I didn’t feel welcomed. Food was decent, but drinks were not great. I wouldn’t recommend, there are many other great spots in the city.
  17. l

    lustradamus

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I couldn't believe it was all plant based. If you have issues with dairy, live a plant based life style, or just enjoy good italian food, you must try GIA. I couldn't believe the brie was plant based... absolutely delicious 9 thumbs up.
  18. TW

    ToriW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant! Super delicious but definitely on the pricier side.
  19. R

    Razeem

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Server was attentive and helpful, accommodated my request to have a cake brought out with a candle for my wife's birthday and made it feel special! Food was amazing and the ambiance was perfect for a summer night. Have already recommended to family and friends and looking forward to coming back! Found a new fave in the city!
  20. C

    Cora

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Unwelcoming... I had high hopes for Gia based on the good reviews but I left disappointed. We had a reservation at 8.30, and were asked to wait until another table finishes to be seated. After I insisted, we were seated at the back of the restaurant which was empty for the whole duration of the dinner - I'm not sure why we couldn't have been given this table in the first place. The food was ok. I can agree that the meatballs are delicious. I had the bucatini pesto Rosso. I wouldn't recommend if you are expecting actual pesto Rosso - it tastes nothing like it. The sauce itself was decent, the pasta was undercooked (not al dente; undercooked). Very underwhelming. My friend had the agnolotti which he enjoyed - hence the three stars. Finally we were given the bill and brought the payment machine immediately after we finished eating, which felt like we were pressed to leave. As persons of colour, we felt very uncomfortable and unwanted.
  21. S

    Snackingsarah

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Pricey but very worth it!! We loved the meatballs, risotto, cannelloni, and olive oil cake 🫶

    GiaResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you Sarah, appreciate the review.

  22. K

    Kroum

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious plant-forward dishes, a good wine list, excellent service and a great location in the heart of Trinity-Bellwoods make for a great dinner spot!

    GiaResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you Kroum, GIA

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always amazing food with amazing service ! Our server was quickly to see us and was very attentive.
  24. CR

    CharlotteR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great price for a vegetarian tasting menu with refreshing cocktails and lovely service.

    GiaResponded on June 13, 2022So nice to hear Charlotte, Appreciate the review

  25. r

    rondelm

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Overall, we enjoyed the food and had a positive experience. Our server, however, was not very pleasant. For example, she spilled some water and didn't wipe it up. Furthermore, on the reservation, my husband noted that we were celebrating our anniversary. The server did not take note of this detail, and treated our experience as a "regular" meal.
  26. JA

    JenanA

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    I was super excited to go to GIA after seeing the instagram posts and taste toronto post but was super underwhelmed. The quality of food wasn't nearly as good as Planta or LOV and it definitely didn't meet the standard of some of the other Queen West restaurants I've been to like Bar Sybanne; but it was as expensive. Not worth the money, but the service was good so that's what the two stars are for.
  27. AD

    AmritaD

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Amazing food and wonderful service. I would suggest investing is some noise dampening materials to make it perfect.

    GiaResponded on June 8, 2022Thank you Amrita

  28. VC

    VladC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful little place, well appointed and great service. The selections of food are unique and very tasty. A bit on the expensive side, but the food was very fresh and the portions a decent size.

    GiaResponded on June 2, 2022Thank you Vlad

  29. JM

    JaMo

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time! Food is fresh, atmosphere is relaxed and cozy.

    GiaResponded on May 26, 2022Thank you Jamo ! GIA

  30. L

    Lauren

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food, been several times now and will keep coming back! I recommend Gia to everyone

    GiaResponded on May 23, 2022Thank you so much Lauren, GIA

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Main courses were far too slow coming out of the kitchen (mains came one-at-a-time 90 minutes after being seated and nearly a full hour after appetizers). Little to no communication from server.
  32. AE

    AmyEats

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    The vibes of the place were nice, noise wasn't too bad, and the appetizers were yummy... but there were repeated errors with our order that worsened our dining experience! We ordered the olives as an appetizer but received the focaccia. I The focaccia came out so quickly, I thought it was a starter given to all diners. But I was surprised the olives were not brought out -- we had to ask what happened to the order. Then, we put in an order for a vegetable and two pastas as our mains and only received the pastas. By this point, we were disappointed enough with the service, that we didn't flag the second issue. In summary, due to multiple errors with our order, we ended up having a very bread/gluten heavy meal when were attempting an order with more variety. If the person taking our order had simply confirmed or written down our order, this would not have happened. This was partner's 30th birthday dinner, so pretty disappointing :(
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really great vibes and good food. I had the risotto with truffle which was tasty. We also shared the baked brief which was really good!

    GiaResponded on May 22, 2022Thank you so much for the 5 star review, it is really appreciated. GIA

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very lovely restaurant! Service was fine, nothing special but no complaints. Had some tasty but overpriced (typical Toronto) cocktails. The meatballs and focaccia are TO DIE for. Rapini was great too, but we really disliked the tortellini! Tasted kind of watery and not flavourful, plus the pasta dough almost tasted raw. Would overall recommend coming here for some yummy veg Italian!
  35. M

    Mands

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food, service and overall dining experience was wonderful!

    GiaResponded on May 21, 2022Thank you Mands

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic. Food was delicious; very comfortable seating and nice lighting levels; washrooms were clean and nice.

    GiaResponded on May 21, 2022So nice to hear, Thank you

  37. A

    Alessandra

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gia is a cozy spot with delicious vegan and vegetarian food! Right off of Ossington. It's so hard to find nice restaurants offering vegan menus! Very pleased with this find!
  38. J

    Jess

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Great time! Thanks! The food and service were both phenomenal.

    GiaResponded on May 13, 2022Thank you Jess, Love the review ! Gia

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food spectacular!
  40. CL

    ChristineL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food at Gia is outstanding. I had the pleasure of eating at Gia in November 2021 and returned with my husband is this May 2022. To find a restaurant with this level of expertise and knowledge in plant based cuisine is superb.

    GiaResponded on May 10, 2022Thank you so much Christine, we are so happy that you enjoyed your experiences at GIA.

Safety precautions

  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Gia is rated 4.6 stars by 251 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Gia

1214 Dundas St W Toronto, ON M6J 3B1

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Little Portugal / Dundas West

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Vegetarian / Vegan, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Ravenscroft

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

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