Stelvio

4.4
60 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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.


Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Friday -Sunday: 12:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm -10:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(416) 205-1001
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
Queen west and Spadina
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Parking details
Parking Spot on Spadina west side going in north
Additional
Full Bar
What 60 People Are Saying
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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
1 review
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
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was lovely- very knowledgeable!

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M
Toronto
3 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
32 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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JJ
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The staff were attentive and welcoming. They were accommodating to changing our reservation to a later time, and even compensated half price off my husbands meal as he did not enjoy it and did not finish eating it.
The ambiance is beautiful and the space is quite well decorated.
The only thing is that the food was very lack-lustre. The gnocchi was not bad but could have used some more basil and pinch of salt, the dough was authentic to what I’ve had in Italy, however, the appetizers lacked flavour as did the other meals. The wine and drinks were very expensive and with no specials to offer we were overall not impressed. However, the staff were wonderful. I just feel like with a few thoughtful changes to the menu and some Lower-priced drink options this place could thrive.

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BR
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good. Small portions for the price. VERY noisy and crowded. Washrooms are not
very nice.

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l
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The menu here is extremely different from most Italian restaurants. It is from the Alps area and features mostly very hearty dishes so that with most entree choices there is scarcely room for a starter. Prices are quite reasonable with most main course pasta dishes around $20 and starters less. Attractive space but extremely uncomfortable for more than a short meal as you either sit on hard wood benches or else on metal chairs with absolutely no cushions. I would have ordered dessert and coffee but was anxious to leave the hard seating. They do serve complimentary fresh bread and olive oil as well as delicious olives

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RW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place. Great food. Beautiful place. Highly recommend

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great authentic northern Italian

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TO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very tasty, though portions are slightly small. Lovely ambience with simple decor. Service wasn’t too personal.

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R
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed the food, server and the ambiance; but loud tables of women and a crying child (at 10:00 pm no less!) eroded the overall experience.

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b
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent expression of northern Italian cuisine. Saffron Rissoto very good

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HL
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The location is great and the design of the place is stunning, but the food was alright when it comes to taste. One thing that is great is that the pasta you can taste is homemade so it has a homey feel.

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TR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service! Great Northern Italian cuisine. One of my favourite restaurants in Toronto!

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DP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really Italian cuisine in a refined and friendly environment. absolutely to recommend

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BB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

This restaurant certainly wasn’t what I expected. Although the food is lights out good I was looking for more of an upscale dining experience. Fast food decor and awful restrooms with amazing food. We dressed up a little bit certainly not Necessary. A super well dressed couple were seated shortly after us and the looks on their faces as they sat down were priceless. I thought “i hear ya brother” I’m sure they loved the food though. I doubt I’d be back as theire are many Italian restaurants that offer what we are looking for. The dining floor doesn’t scream “romantic, relaxed upscale dining”
It’s more of a “can we get another round of beers” sometimes that’s good too but not when I dine out with my wife

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a great little restaurant. We really enjoyed everything about it. We will go back.

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Z
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to Stelvio for the risotto, and will definitely return for the risotto!

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