TOCA - The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

4.6
1007 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
TOCA offers handcrafted Italian cuisine complemented by seasonal flavours and locally-sourced produce. Located on the mezzanine level of The Ritz-Carlton Toronto, TOCA is in the heart of the Performing Arts & Theatre District. TOCA is proud to collaborate with Chef Oliver Glowig, one of Rome’s most celebrated culinary leaders. Chef Glowig’s professional story is characterized by the concept of journey, after enticing diners at the ‘Acquarello’ in Munich, ‘L’Olivo’ in Capri, Italy and currently at his namesake restaurant in Rome, he will share his next culinary journey with guests at TOCA.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Monday - Friday - 6:30am-11am
Saturday - Sunday - 7:00am-11am

Lunch
Monday - Friday 11:30am-2:30pm

Dinner
Monday - Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday 6:00pm-10:00pm

Brunch
Saturday Brunch a la carte - 11:30am - 2:30pm
Sunday Brunch Buffet - 1st Seating 12:00pm - 2:00pm 2nd Seating 2:30-4:30pm,
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Phone number
(416) 572-8008
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Oliver Glowig
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Private party facilities
For intimate occasions, special celebrations or entertaining corporate clients, we invite you to host your event in one of our exclusive private and semi-private areas.
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Private party contact
Kimberly Crabtree: (416) 572-8071
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Parking details
Option to valet with the hotel ($15)
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Public transit
St. Andrew (King) Subway station
Additional
Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Reviews from verified diners
1,007 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
71%
Very Good
21%
Good
6%
Fair
1%
Poor
1%
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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G
Toronto
1 review
5.0Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing as always. Toca never disappoints. Amazing service and food. Great value for money.

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L
Toronto
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely evening and our birthday friend was celebrated with a cocktail and beautiful dessert

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VW
Toronto
2 reviews
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great services there. The sea bass that we ordered was made to perfection. I would highly recommend TOCA to my friends.

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T
Toronto
3 reviews
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amy was awesome. Loved the 10 cheeses board.

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M
Miami
1 review
4.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Very nice restaurant, limited Menu, fish was a bit dry, but pasta was wonderful.
Service was very slow, even for the salad, how ever, the team is kind and friendly.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing will love to go back again

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

TOCA never disappoints! Best place for the special occasions. Food is simply the best- nothing heavy, pasta is fresh and satisfying. Service makes you feel comfortable, everyone is professional and attentive. Will be recommending and keep coming back!

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Toronto
1 review
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My daughters 17th. They were very nice to her and gave us a lovely chocolate dessert at the end of the meal!

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VD
1 review
4.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Two of us had the seafood bisque dish as our main. The dish - two medium scallops, two small mussels and a small piece of fish all in a sauce -was very tasty but small for the price. It should have included at least another scallop and two more mussels. And a somewhat larger piece of also would have been welcomed also.

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E
Nashville
18 reviews
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner w out of town friend

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MA
Raleigh
10 reviews
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every aspect of the evening’s dinner was excellent. Great food, ambiance, and service.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and warm professional service.

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JO
Toronto
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated our anniversary. Food and service were excellent. Staff was friendly without being intrusive and sommelier was helpful and balanced with her recommendations. A very nice evening!

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Date night

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WD
Toronto
1 review
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was amazed ! They went above and beyond even tho we were an hour late ! They made so special for my fiancé for his late birthday . I completely forgot our server name but he was wonderful ! Thank you

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F
Toronto
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at Toca before and loved the experience. The last time we went all out with a cheese tasting menu, as well as a dinner tasting menu with wine pairings. The whole experience is a must. This time around we wanted to be more selective and decided to select our own dinner entries etc. The experience again was perfect to say the least. They took my note of being our first wedding anniversary and made sure everyone from the moment we stepped in front on the hostess to the busboys congratulated us and made it special. If you want to feel special and have an amazing dinner this is the place to be.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had wonderful time with friends

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D
Toronto
1 review
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and staff. It was my wife's birthday. Everyone that served us signed a card for her. Made her a special dessert as well. Nice touch.

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JG
New York Area
5 reviews
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best brunch I have ever had. Every dish was wonderful, and the service was excellent too.

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LF
Detroit
3 reviews
2.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Service was good but overall we believe the restaurant was pretentious and overpriced, with portion sizes extremely small

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Atlanta
1 review
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall the food and presentation are good. In term of value per dish ? I am not sure as this restaurant food are over price.

I am surprise by the portion size (small ) but overall the service is top notch. Great gesture of the restaurant for giving my daughter free dessert on her Birthday
That is awesome. Overall , I am impressed with their attention to details but not the price of the dishes

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OT
Toronto
1 review
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ritz went above and beyond for my wife’s 50th day weekend.

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CC
1 review
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the food and the ambience. I would recommend for a special occasion.

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w
Toronto
17 reviews
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was great. Roast beef and sea bass was delicious. The dessert room is a bit small, especially when everyone is trying to get desserts at the same time.

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A
1 review
5.0Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was modern, clean, and bright. Our servers were attentive and professional. Although the lunch menu was pricey, we found the express lunch filling. The food presentation was lovely.

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P
Toronto
13 reviews
3.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not what was hoped for. hadn't been before and did so on basis of Ritz Carlton name. Menu limited with no presence of vegan/vegetarian items. Expensive. Server well trained and responsive.

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SL
Toronto
2 reviews
3.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Very accommodating of food allergies. Portion size a little ridiculous for the price. Not at all in line with other high end restaurants.

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J
Toronto
8 reviews
5.0Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and good food. Would definitely come back. Nice spot for intimate occasion.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
4.0Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place for dinner. Valet parking is a deal at $15 for the first two hours. The Tiramisu is to die for if you like a ‘low cake’ version.......which I do.

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PD
Toronto
7 reviews
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unlimited lobster tails, crab legs, oysters & prime rib! Last Sunday, they actually ran out of Prime Rib after an hour, and started serving juicy tender steaks! Hallibut in lobster sauce was the only item not replaced once done. Petit desserts (not too sweet) and lattes to finish off the feast! My Wife had been looking forward to this for weeks, and it exceeded our expectations. Staff were very friendly, always coming by with a big smile, offering to fill-up Mimosas & OJ. Great value, considering you would be paying 2X or 3X the price for MUCH LESS if this was Dinner. We look forward to coming back, now time to hit the Gym!

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Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toca made our Anniversary celebration so memorable. The food was beyond delicious and service was excellent.

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Toronto
4 reviews
4.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Tout était parfait. Sauf pour l’odeur déplaisante de bas mouillés en entrant

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Calgary
1 review
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and ambiance here are incredible. The server was attentive but not overbearing. We came here for breakfast and I will definitely be coming back.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very friendly service. Will return.

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New England
1 review
5.0Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is really good. Foods are tasty although its little pricey. Recommend for special occasion.

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JM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
5.0Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dining experience. Food was amazing - taste, preparation, presentation, all of it! Service was spectacular. Wonderful ambiance. We had an amazing evening with old friends and everyone loved everything they had. Thank you.

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C
San Diego
68 reviews
2.0Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Based on previous diners’ reviews, we were looking forward to a wonderful Italian dinner. The TOCA green salad was fresh and nicely dressed. The pasta special, squid ink cavatelli with shrimp and tomatoes featured a lovely sauce, but the cavatelli were dense and chewy, not at all tender as one might expect of fresh pasta. As for the duck filled fagottelli, the pasta was quite nice, but the sauce had a peculiar dark, almost burnt taste to it, again, not the deep, rich flavor one might expect from a duck au jus. For dessert, we ordered the Chocolate Cremeux with Passionfruit Sauce and Bitter Cacao Powder Gelato. What had the potential to be an outstanding dessert ended up being very tiny portions of each component -a minuscule slice of dry chocolate pastry, a teaspoon of passionfruit and less than a teaspoon of gelato - for $14! The sommelier was very helpful and the wine selection extensive. With two disappointing pastas and a less-than-memorable dessert, I would not return to this restaurant. There are plenty of other Italian eateries with excellent and much more reasonably priced menus.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
1.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

I can not believe they got rid of the morning breakfast buffet. I am so incredibly disappointed - it was an amazing selection offered week days which really made this place the ultimate spot for breakfast meetings.

I ordered off the menu and the quality just wasn’t here.

We won’t be back (unless the buffet returns).

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BA
Toronto
5 reviews
4.0Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Toca was a great preshow choice and the food and service were great - we liked the option of ordering a smaller portion which was appropriate for my wife after we shared an appetizer. We were also provided with a complimentary dessert which was a nice surprise. We will definitely return here again.

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OT
1 review
3.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Style over substance

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