Stelvio

4.4
74 reviews
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Italian

In west Toronto is Stelvio, an authentic Italian restaurant serving classic old world fare using traditional recipes and ingredients. Recipes have been fine-tuned to satisfy the palate of the modern guest, and fresh meals are prepared daily. Guests can indulge in Italian braised Ossobuco, homemade potato gnocchi, deep fried meatballs, rabbit casserole and more. Stelvio serves homemade desserts upon request to finish off any fine meal.





First and second courses are available in a classic diner setting, and StelvioÕs professional staff members offer high-end wine and coffee drinks to be paired with any of the delectable meals. Enjoy a first and second course of pasta with a dessert of refreshing chocolate mousse and a traditional Italian cappuccino.


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VP
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is great and really autentic.
I’m glad they will be moving to a bigger location as the place is pretty packed (it is very popular and of course a lot of people come to this place).
Service is excellent.
A bit pricy but you need to pay for good food.
I definitely reccomend

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T
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent.

Went for dinner on Valentines weekend. Service was very quick considering the restaurant was packed. Everything that we ordered was delicious. Portion sizes were a bit small for the price but it was enough to fill us up. The tiramisu for dessert was the best I have ever had. 10/10 would reccomend.

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IN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The portion were way too small for the price. The ambience was nice, the food was average. Not coming back here again!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall the experience was pleasant - the atmosphere was not too noisey, the wait staff was very attentive and food came out at a good pace. My girlfriend and I shared shared a salad, gnocchi, and rabbit. The salad was excellent and had good presentation. The gnocchi and rabbit felt like they were missing something (can't put my finger on what, though).

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PH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 2 ravioli dishes and Italian draft beers are perfectly satisfying.

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CD
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated Valentine’s Day with my girlfriend. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine selection. we liked trying the different types of Italian cuisine that Stelvio had to offer! Would definitely come back here, and will be recommending to friends and fam!

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CM
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I found the service to be unnecessarily slow for such a small establishment, I found myself trying to catch the eye of our server way too much. The food was a bit disappointing and the portions were small. Don't go to this restaurant If you're hungry.

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JH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, you can tell a lot of care and thought went into the creation of this menu. From the items they serve to where their ingredients are sourced from. Fantastic idea and execution, 10/10 would recommend!

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IP
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant serving typical North Italian dishes. Quite enjoyed the roast rabbit and the Montagna salad. Very good selection of Italian wines from Piedmont, Lombardy and other northern provinces. Price did feel a little steep, but it is on the higher end restaurant category. The area near the exit/entrance felt a bit chilly and had to move further in. All in all, a good choice for a business dinner or a classy date.

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TM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have to say its one of the best Italian restaurants I have been to in Toronto. Authentic Italian cuisine .

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ambiance, menu, and overall experience. This is genuine Italian food (made me feel at home!) that you can’t get anywhere else in Toronto!

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. Rustic with good attention to detail. The wine was a little bit pricey. But nice ambience.

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B
Toronto
147 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a great find! The location is the old "Stem" restaurant, and Stelvio is a great addition to the area. The food was outstanding - we all loved all our dishes. Service was friendly and knowledgeable, and a good and not crazy expensive wine list. We loved it!

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C
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We go for the gnocchi-best in Toronto!! Authentic and fresh.

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KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting menu. Lively atmosphere. Very high wine/alcohol prices. Their least expensive red wine is $60 a bottle. They “ran out” therefore, we had to pay $70 a bottle (for an average quality wine). A pint of beer is $12. I believe mixed drinks were $15. Friendly but understaffed servers.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing amaz in amazing amazing

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Birthday
Some portions small

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F
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner as usual, amazing food and service. Thanks for all!

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S
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice restaurant, and kind staff. Felt like I was back in Italy.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best risotto alla milanese I’ve had outside of Italy. Truly authentic flavours, and friendly service. Prices are a bit exaggerative but I’d go back for sure.

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LA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious!! A fabulous place for authentic northern Italian dishes! Felt like we were back in Italy! Thank you Stelvio for the great experience...we will definitely be back to try out the rest of the menu!

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M
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was lovely and of high quality. Their wine choices, however expensive, were delicious. I found the space quite loud and echoey, but we were able to find a quiet table at the back of the restaurant.

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CM
Dusseldorf Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great little restaurant, very central location. Service was excellent - as the food is very specific to the region it's good to ask for recommendations. Waiter was great at helping us order and was extremely knowledgeable with the wine selection. Go hungry as the food is quite heavy! Favourite dish was the Pizzocheri Di Teglio - so good. Although you wouldn't think it, there were lots of kids eating here too (on Saturday night!) so parents don't be afraid to bring your little ones!

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L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent Excellent Food and the Service was Terrific. Great Value for the money and a very
fun atmosphere. Its a tiny restaurant and close quarters but that didn't matter such a fun atmosphere.
The meatballs and the Osoboco (veal) was to die for !!!!
Very general portions especially the meatballs good to share.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this gem on a restaurant on trip advisor. We were attending the theatre later that evening. Our waitress was well versed on the menu and ingredients. we went with her recommendations for an appetizer as she explained portions were sizeable. She was correct. Menu offers a lot or variety. I truly enjoyed every bite .

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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you’re in Toronto and haven’t eaten here yet you’re missing out. Unbelievable food and great service.

The menu has so many great choices- if you find yourself unable to make a decision on what to order go with the osso buco and risotto and let your server pair the wine for you. Trust me...

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DS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was terrific. They never asked about dessert and closed the kitchen before we had a chance to order.

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BD
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian restaurant, I am Italian and I can say that the level of the food is just as like Italy. Great and polite service.

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DO
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Very good service and ambiance. Authentic cuisine. Pasta was housemade and fresh. Perfectly al dente. Highly recommend.

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C
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food at Stelvio was good, but not memorable. We wouldn’t say that you got good value for money.

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S
London
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Northern Italian food. There were 5 of us. We shared appetizers of cheese balls, meatballs and charcuterie. Everyone enjoyed everything especially the cheese balls. I had the pasta with porcini mushrooms. It was delicious. The pasta was fresh made and tossed with the mushrooms in wine and olive oil sauce. Someone else had the pasta with ragu sauce which they found very flavourful. The others had the cheesy risotto with Osso buco. The veal was nice and tender braised in a tomato based braising liquid. The cheesy risotto was a little to thick for my liking but if you are looking for a stick to your ribs dish this will do.
I enjoyed Stelvio. It is a nice funky little Italian eatery. I will definitely eat there again.

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TM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Italian Restaurant in Toronto by far!
The food was off the charts delicious!

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JH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was lovely- very knowledgeable!

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M
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Dining at Stelvio was a fun experience. Our server was great. Loved the wine. I had a salad and the meat ravioli, and it was great. Friends ordered the osso bucco and they were not overly impressed - they found the risotto too cheesy. I enjoyed the experience, my food, and the wine so I would go there again.

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b
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service always outstanding. The servers are all wonderful with wine pairings. Pastas are amazing but also heard that the Oso buco is also great. A must for everyone!

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v
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

NOISY. Tables way too close together, food average. Waiter brief and MIA most of the time.

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BH
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I had one couse, risotto Milanese con osso buco. It was good, perhaps very good. The wine seemed to me over priced: $15.50
for the least expensive red wine of 5 oz.

I found the deco too stark and minimalist for my taste and hence almost no ambiance.

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L
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

IF you do decide to go - make reservations! Our dishes were very good and would back strictly for the menu. The restaurant is very small, which means the tables are small and packed together....you will love your neighbors since you'll be sitting virtually on their laps. With this said, the noise level is one that you bascially nod at your partner whenever anything is spoken, and hope murder wasn't involved. Popular...is an understatement since I was very impressed with the number of walk-ins turned away. This place is definitely popular! HUH?

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J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Definitely lived up to its rating as number on on trip advisor for Italian. This is authentic northern Italian food, lots of pasta and rice dishes, not a typical margarita pizza and bologenesse place. The food was outstanding, it was quick, portion sizes were fair, the prices are honestly to low for the quality. My only ask would be a bigger wine list with some additional options. I would like to see some additional diversity in the wine, as at the price points they were serving it at, +/- $15 a glass, theirs a lot of Italian gems out there at a multitude of grape options.

All in all, highly recommend this place! The two sisters that run it most likely own it, and seemed very diligent and passionate!

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j
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A definite winner, with a relatively short but authentic and carefully selected menu. This is not Italian in general, not even Northern Italian, but very specifically the cuisine of the mountainous far north (plus Milan and a few other flatland cities.) Heavy on the polenta, rissoti, and stewed meats; light on pasta and grilled items. It's a bit on the heavy side, so arrive hungry. Unusual wine and beer selections, and painstaking, knowledgeable service top it all off.

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