Ristorante Rosina

4.7
311 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Recently opened in 2018, Rosina's is a comfortable restaurant located in the heart of downtown Toronto. We serve authentic, homemade Italian food with recipes that have been handed down through generations. We simply serve old-fashioned homemade dishes in the manner that Rosina has always made our family’s food.

Safety precautions

Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service! Giovanni went above and beyond to get us a better table!! The food was incredible! Def going back again and again! The Gorgonzola pear pizza, the calamari and the prosciutto burratta were my faves!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly the best Italian restaurant in all of Toronto!

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JoshuaW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very fast service during our visit. Delicious food. Friendly staff

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Meri
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best Italian restaurant in Toronto, I always recommend my to friends and family!

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KatP
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosina pasta was delicious. All their pastas and other dishes sound so good. One of the best Italian restaurants. Def coming back!

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NicoleP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint Italian restaurant with quality food and drinks. Would highly recommend. The staff are all very friendly and give great recommendations!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cute patio

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StephanieL
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of four celebrating a girl’s night out. The food was incredible, and service was amazing. We sat outside on the patio which was great. We had apps, pasta, and pizza and everything was delicious. Awesome authentic Italian!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been dining here for years. We absolutely love Ristorante Rosina and everyone we bring there loves it too! The food and service are outstanding. We definitely recommend this gem for your next outing!

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JenanA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience. We took my aunt for her 60th birthday and she loved ever second. The service was so friendly and diligent. Our orders came out so hot and quick. Everything was amazing. We will be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good pasta and quick service. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best, always

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torontogal13
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Just a small since we are in a pandemic, most of the staff barely wore their masks and seemed to have them off while delivering the food to the table and put them back on while they walked away from the table. Kind of defeats the purpose but I would recommend the staff to fully be wearing their masks at all points while guests are in their restaurant or outside on the patio. Pizza was delicious!

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AngelaV
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great table right at the window. There were 5 of us. We shared 3 appetizers : calamari/shrimp, bruschetta and olives - and fresh and delicious. Everyone ordered a different dinner and all raved about their dish. Service was attentive and prompt. Lovely staff. We will be going back. Great portions and prices were reasonable

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0987
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

This was a terrible experience. My pasta had an egg shell in it. The arancini was served to us cold, possibly frozen. Pasta was not cooked throughly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and management! We loved Giovanni, he was personable and attentive! Can’t wait to go again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was authentic Italian, the service was outstanding and the value was unbelievable.

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TraceyN
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was hot off the stove, spiced well and of good quality. The wait staff are friendly and attentive. The food arrived really quickly. Almost too quickly if you are trying to have a relaxing dinner. I would suggest you order your appetizer and main course separately to allow a bit more time to chat and enjoy your wine.

Although it is very hot outside and it may be difficult to manage the temperature, the dining room was too warm to be comfortable. The restaurant is not social distancing inside or outside. There is a long bench that runs along the wall so at least one person at the table will sit on a hard wooden bench.

The other diners were very loud. We spent more time overhearing other conversations, which made it hard to speak to each other. That's not the restaurant's fault.

Overall, I would recommend Ristorante Rosina because the service and the food are really good. I suggest they work on the ambience.

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ChrisK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Terrific beer on tap we can’t get locally that is from Italia (the amber) and incredible authentic pasta.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

The food and service, as always, was fantastic.

But

Be quite careful. Sadly, the restaurant does not follow Covid protocols. A list

1) No AC. That means there is no real ventilation indoors.

2) No distancing. Not really a probably outdoors, but a big deal indoors. Especially given the poor ventilation.

3) No information taken. Granted, they have my info from Open Table, but there was no attempt to get info for contact tracing.

4) mask wearing - the cooks and the dishwashers did not wear masks. I understand why they didn’t because…no air circulation.

In short, we wore our masks when we weren’t eating, we ate quickly and we left quickly. We just didn’t feel comfortable.

It’s a shame, because it’s such a great restaurant with fantastic food. And we know they’re trying to recuperate from the past 18 months. But protocols are protocols.

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Chris
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a last Minute booking and we were so happy with the Great service. Food was authentic Italian, pomodoro sauce was superb as well as the arancini! would definitely return as there was so much on the menu we wanted to try.

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vipsabrinay
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely recommend! One of the best spots on king street for italian food. The staff is amazing and attentive and makes it the best part of the experience - thank you! Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! No complaints

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful ambiance!

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HillaryL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time here, once before pandemic and then once recently.. This place does not disappoint. Food and service are impeccable, we will be back again!

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MatthewG
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in Toronto. Like sitting down in a classic Italian village for some great food.

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globetrotting1
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was really good. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meals and the appetizers we shared. The ambiance was also great with lots of energy. What keeps this from being a 5 star in my experience is the service. Everyone was friendly, but it felt very rushed as if they were anxious to get us out. I’m sensitive to the need to manage that, but drinks, appetizers and a main were pushed through in 60 minutes. Our mains were ready before we even finished the BV appetizers. Also I included a note in my reservation about it being a special occasion and asked for them them to do something simple with dessert (and indicated I was happy to pay for it), but it went completely unacknowledged.

Again I’ll emphasize that the meal was great and I’m always happy to support local. In this experience a few things missed the mark but this place has great potential.

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DianneH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining at Rosina!

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chelsthe
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fantastic food at a very affordable price in a cozy spot. Great Italian is hard to come by. Will definitely be back. Certainly a new fave.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best server! Amazing food. Also they are super fast!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

service was good - food arrived fast - the quality and presentation of the food was something you’d get at a Fast Food restaurant

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing from the service to the food to the atmosphere all around great spot

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, super fast!! We had our main dishes within 15 minutes of being seated. I did notice that none of the cooks and a lot of the staff that weren’t directly interacting with customers weren’t wearing masks though, which made me nervous about potential Covid transmission.

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CarolineL
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

delicious food and friendly staff! Would recommend!

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Nicola
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Probably one of the most authentic Italian places in Toronto. Low key and small without being pretentious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Real authentic Italian. Great service and quality food. One of my favourite go to meals. Gnocchi is unreal.

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vipLGdiesel
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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vipCKBreton
New England
55 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good casual italian food with great service.

FAQs

Ristorante Rosina does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Ristorante Rosina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 519-2994.

Ristorante Rosina is rated 4.7 stars by 311 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.