Ristorante Rosina

4.7
61 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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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.
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A cozy dinner spot with authentic Italian cuisine which stands out from the typical King street vibe.

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CL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had dinner at Rosina and found the food to be amazing! We are used to Italian home cooked meals and so our standards are quite high but Rosina did not disappoint. The service was also very good, our server was very attentive, quick and helpful. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

P.S. The Tiramisu is still homemade by "Rosina" herself.

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

Authentic Italian cuisine. Friendly and comfortable setting. Great for casual night out.

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A
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Calabrian food. This has become a favourite in the neighbourhood and fills up quickly so bookings are recommended. A gem on King Street West!

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A
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great price, great food, great service, great experience.

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AF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

So happy to have this little gem of a restaurant in my neighborhood. A lovely time, as always. Would be awesome if penne arrabiata was added to the menu -- I know the chefs would knock that out of the park!

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DM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice neighbourhood Place. Decent food and really well priced

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

Having lived in Italy for years, this is the only restaurant in Toronto that represents what Italian cuisine really is, and why I continue to come here. No doubt the best Italian restaurant in the city!

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J
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great neighbourhood restaurant - cozy, with great food and service. It's our go to spot.

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favourite restaurants on King West; the service is incredible, the food is extremely tasty and we always feel as though we get a great value. Will absolutely be back soon, and often try to recommend to as many people as possible!

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great as always. The food here is amazing and all of the staff are outstanding. Would not hesitate going back and recommending to a friend. Thanks guys!

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FD
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, great food in a nice atmosphere. Enjoyed our Saturday dinner after the soccer game!!

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NF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This was my second time back to Rosina and they missed the mark on just a few things. Overall, the service was not the most attentive but very genuine. I believe they make all their pastas in house- had the carbonara and it was delicious. The plating didn't showcase the dishes well.

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PA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The online description of the restaurant was very appealing and our dinner there did not disappoint. It was a week night and not crowded at an early hour, so we could easily have a conversation. The food was excellent - we had caesar salad and each ordered pizzas. The crust was delightfully thin and crisp and the choice of toppings was great. I had the artichoke pizza and it was delicious. Our server was attentive throughout without hovering--it was just right. All of this for a very reasonable cost--I will be back and will recommend it to others.

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GC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and great prices. This place is a hidden gem!!

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k
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

First time last week dining at this little place. I love cozy, intimate restaurants, so I enjoyed it. Food was not as good as my friend said. I ordered the Octopus Carpaccio, and it was bland (I had better at other places). I was recommended to order the gorgonzola and pear pizza..yes, sounded delicious, as I love all those ingredients, but was very disappointed in the quality. Again, it tasted plain. Maybe I ordered the wrong stuff. Would I go back, probably not the top of my list, unless my friends wanted to go back.

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HY
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went on a date with my significant other for my birthday and it was lovely.

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CM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very tasty food (mushroom and truffle pasta especially) and all great prices!

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TD
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and service was amazing. I can't wait to go back and try the pizzas! Such a cute little spot.

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A
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambience. We have been here several times and it is rapidly becoming a favourite with us and our family members who join us for special occasions. It is a local gem on King Street West.

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SK
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Our server was incredibly rude! Food was okay, but the service we received was simply Awful!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal! Loved the atmosphere of this small restaurant. Decor is perfect. Service was excellent. We had the spaghetti with meatballs and will definitely be going back to have it again. We accepted the daily special for dessert and were not disappointed. This place is a must. We have already planned our next dinner here! Gio was amazing!

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GM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Homemade taste is obvious in each bite. Great for a romantic night out.

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L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average food, lousy pasta presentation, Pizza with lack of salt had no flavour, seating was uncomfortable and cramped. Overall experience was just average.

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E
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and atmosphere were great. Would recommend. Only compliant was when ordering a bottle of wine - instead of getting wine glasses we received small hard liquor type glasses. Otherwise great dinner spot!

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, even better service - however our mains took quite a bit to come but the hospitality of the staff made up for it. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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S
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The wait staff are just wonderful - special mentions for Giovanni and Niko....food is delicious and atmosphere is smart casual fun!

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S
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and company! We love every dining experience there!

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CV
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, great prices, wonderful service.

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N
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service. Highly recommended to anyone who loves authentic Italian food.

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m
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food as always. Ristorante Rosina is our go to place for Italian food in the city.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Food was great. Experience was great. Recommend the calabrese pizza. It was...amazing!

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S
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! As per usual!! We love everything about this place!

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OT
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Penne calabresse was tasty, great wines, and lovely aesthetics

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A
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Intalian food in a warm atmosphere. It was a special pleasure to meet Rosina herself!

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m
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service and value. A hidden gem on King West.

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CH
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I love this local restaurant! The food is delicious and the atmosphere is friendly and intimate. My only negative feedback is that during both visits so far, whoever the server happens to be, we are always watched, rushed to order and to eat fast as someone is hovering to grab the plate or glass the second it’s empty. I will still try again since I think this neighbourhood gem is worth supporting.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ingredients and an obvious respect for what they deliver to a recipe spawn the best emotional response that I have had to Italian food outside of Italy. The service was also flawless. Can’t wait to return!!

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CD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some friends and I were looking for a new Italian restaurant to eat at and we found Ristorante Rosina on open table and decided to give it a try - i’m so glad we did! The staff were very friendly and professional, an we were even greeted by Rosina, the owners grandmother, who hand makes everything in house. Food was delicious and well priced, in a great atmosphere! This small restaurant is my new favourite!! We will definitely be recommending this place to all our friends and family, I can’t wait to return!

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