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.
Best Italian Restaurant in Toronto by far!
The food was off the charts delicious!
Our waitress was lovely- very knowledgeable!
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.
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!
NOISY. Tables way too close together, food average. Waiter brief and MIA most of the time.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
Food was very good. Small portions for the price. VERY noisy and crowded. Washrooms are not
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
Lovely place. Great food. Beautiful place. Highly recommend
Great authentic northern Italian
Food was very tasty, though portions are slightly small. Lovely ambience with simple decor. Service wasn’t too personal.
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.
Excellent expression of northern Italian cuisine. Saffron Rissoto very good
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.
Excellent food and excellent service! Great Northern Italian cuisine. One of my favourite restaurants in Toronto!
Really Italian cuisine in a refined and friendly environment. absolutely to recommend
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
Great food and a great little restaurant. We really enjoyed everything about it. We will go back.
Came to Stelvio for the risotto, and will definitely return for the risotto!
Authentic northern Italian cuisine, one of the best Italian place I have tried in Toronto.
Buonissimo! Fair prices. People very friendly and helpful and nice athmosphere.
Some of the best northern Italian food! Excellent pastas!
Authentic northern Italian cuisine. Homemade pasta and imported ingredients from Italy. Delicious dinner.
Le service excellent et chaleureux, bel ambiance. Par contre, le repas était loin de répondre aux attentes que les clients de « Trip advisor » nous avaient fait miroiter. La nourriture était bonne mais sans plus. Rien de si extraordinaire, rien pour nous donner le goût de la vrai Italie. Pour le prix, vraiment pas à la hauteur.
Authentic Italian experience, lovely meal really enjoyed it
Amazing authentic northern Italian cuisine.
While the noise level was somewhat loud (not their fault as two tables were the culprit) the restaurant has a very good ambiance. The staff were subdued and allowed you space for conversations with your dinner partner. The risotto was excellent, as were the salads and chocolate cake. This is North Italian cuisine so is different than traditional Italian food. The food is light and very flavorful. If you like sweets, this is not your place. However, if you like a quaint restaurant with delicious food, this is for you.
Delicious authentic Italian cuisine from appetizer to desserts.
This really is an authentic northern Italian place! I warn you if you are looking for that family style large portion Italian then this is not the place for you. It's an upscale classic Italian place with nostalgic flavors. That being said food is really good but not cheap. You get what you pay for though. Osso bucco 2 thumbs up from my particularly picky boyfriend [when it comes to our culture food] and I got the squash stuffed tortellini and the pasta was perfectly al dente. Wine was very good again it's a classy upscale Italian place so it's not cheap but the pour was large and we found we only needed to have one with our meal. Warning though it does get loud, wouldn't take someone there with hearing aides because of all the sound but that is our true only complaint we had amazing service and the staff was friendly!
Authentic northern Italian, something you don’t see much of in Toronto. Delicious!
The best osso buco and rissoto I have ever had!!!!
Can’t wait to go back when I’m in Toronto again!!!
Service is impeccable. The menu fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants authentic delicious Italian food.
Great experience. Food was delicious and very authentic Italian cuisine. Definitely would recommend it.
Loved all of it. Food outstanding as well as the service.
We dined for about 2 hours, felt like 30 minutes. Everything here is fantastic, service could use a revamp but it’s the little things. The food is to die for and the servers are extraordinary but like I said somethings are overlooked. All in all a great time visiting from Niagara.
Service was great and food is exceptional. A nice date spot or a quiet evening out with friends. Music was appropriate and played at a good volume. The handmade pasta dishes stood out the most. I will definitely return and recommend to friends.
Nice little restaurant near Queen and Spadina. Staff were really helpful. We had the mondeghili, tagliatelle and the casoncelli alla bergamasca- really good food at reasonable prices!