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Montecito - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
1282 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Farm-to-table
Montecito Restaurant is a collaboration between Hollywood director Ivan Reitman and Toronto-based Innov8 Hospitality.

Like its Southern California namesake, Montecito combines a casual elegance with effortless sophistication in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District. Our Patio Farm-to-Table menu highlights various purveyors from across Canada and changes weekly based on seasonal availability.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions please note:
- Outdoor, no heaters, uncovered dining only
- One accessible washroom available
- Modified seasonal menu
- Limited seating, reservations recommended

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Contemporary Canadian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 599-0299

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Guillermo Herbertson

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Entertainment District

  • Cross street

    Widmer St

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Closest streetcar stops are King St W and John St or Queen St W and Peter St.<br /><br />Closest subway stops are Osgoode Station or St Andrew Station

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,282 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. N

    Nels

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is wonderful. Especially the chicken. Variety of share les to start with. We have a lovely evening.
  2. QZ

    QueenaZ

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    This restaurant is so old that I don't like the decoration inside.
  3. MP

    MikeP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, friendly service, definitely worth trying!!!
  4. NR

    NadineR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful late-night vibes. Friendly and courteous service with tasty food. A little on the pricey side but definitely worth it if you'd like a swanky date night spot. Try their truffle fries, they're DELICIOUS!
  5. MM

    MiaM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2020

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Unfortunately due to COVID not a good menu, other than that restaurant and staff are great.
  6. K

    Karen

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time dining here with my daughter and the experience was lovely. The price was reasonable and the servers were great and professional.
  7. BD

    BellaDeeS

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner! Atmosphere was welcoming. Great staff. Jordan our hostess was amazing.
  8. TO

    TctagO

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place ! Had a good time, would recommend !!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd trip and it still doesn’[t disappoint. Drinks were great, food was amazing, and the service is always incredible! James was great as well as the other 2 that were helping out. We definitely recommend the seafood tostada, the beef tartar and the fish of the day which was Porgy today. We will definitely be back at some point. They also did an incredible job of spacing tables apart. Thank you all!
  10. M

    Mustafa

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    overall1food1service5ambience2
    the food was very bad the steak was like rubber tasteless
  11. M

    Mooncraft

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    great service, the server was very friendly and fun to talk to.
  12. SL

    ScottLsomm

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Continues to be an amazing experience. Like a movie that gets better every time you watch it. Highly recommended
  13. LF

    LeroyandFamily

    Toronto

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of favourite restaurants. Excellent service and friendliness of staff. Our food was excellent as always.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time! Great food
  15. AL

    AndrewL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    People were extremely friendly, especially their manager, Sayida! Food portions were great and their cocktails were top notch.
  16. GS

    GSuave

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. Well prepared. Enjoyable patio, even though it’s in the heart of downtown without any specific view or anything
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    That was a great atmosphere there. Thank you for the good service
  19. L

    Lindy

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is very good. Sat outside which worked well. Staff is exceptional.
  20. S

    Sean

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant- great value and a beautiful patio - would highly recommend for Summer 2020 (just bring a mask).
  21. DE

    DrEgad

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Menu has been significantly reduced but food quality and service still excellent. Prices are up but with Covid 19 complications that’s understandable.
  22. b

    brandc

    Toronto

    262 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    262 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Dorada fish special was delicious and enjoyed by everyone, however there were no accompanying sides at all, just the gremolata topping. We were still hungry but the only dessert offered was macerated berries. Alex provided friendly service.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food and services! Small portions sizes though.
  24. B

    Bruno

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I had moules and then steak with fries. The moules was very well done and well seasoned. However, the steak was a bit flavourless and had lots of fat and ligaments/tendons.
  25. s

    silvanan

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    The many was very small, I guess due to COVID. Very tasty though: beef bresaola, kale Cesar salad - very tasty, truffle fries - great indulgence
  26. K

    Konstantin

    Toronto

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The restaurant did not deliver on the promise. Though the ambiance was okay, I think that the food quality did not meet the price. I walked out thinking that I have paid less for better food in multiple other places in Toronto. Additionally, some menu items were not available and the glass that was brought to me had a lipstick stain on it. I do not recommend this place.
  27. GW

    GlennW

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Montecito has been a favourite of mine for years. With the new normal, dining outside was great, the threat of rain did not deter us even though the restaurant was nice enough to re-schedule. It did end up raining that evening but we managed to stay somewhat dry throughout. The food was excellent even with a limited patio menu. Our server James gallantly toughed it out in the rain. Overall an excellent experience and a great opportunity to support our local restaurant.
  28. MS

    MattS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening
  29. NH

    NormaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed the covid patio experience!! Our waiter was exceptional, taking great care of the dietary requirements of our party. The cocktails were delicious, the food was above and beyond expectations! Great work in these challenging times!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Travelled the world and by far the best grilled octopus I’ve ever had. The kale salad is a must!!
  31. BS

    BenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Covid had shortened the menu considerably :( but everything else was great!
  32. K

    Kescha

    Atlantic Canada

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and professional. Tables were spaced out 2 m, felt comfortable on the patio. Wasnt crowded. Limited menu as they've just re-opened but lots of delicious options.
  33. ND

    NicoleD

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Incredibly hospitable service and very well distanced tables on their lovely patio.
  34. JW

    JeffreyW

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service from the beginning w the hostess being very nice and friendly. The table service was great from Alex and it helped overall that it was half bottle prices wine night and they have a good selection. The Somm Jordyn was great. She is knowledgeable and really fun!!! Food preparations and selections are fun and very tasty! The small plates or mains gives the opportunity to enjoy get together dining or business dining. Will definitely be back when I get back to Toronto!
  35. SS

    StevenS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thi was our 6th visit and it was just as good as the first. Atmosphere, food, and service is just fantastic. We took family there from Vancouver and they were most impressed. We will definitely be back
  36. DO

    DavidO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful dining experience. Food was exceptional. Really appreciated our server’s kind recommendations, with food choices and wine choice.
  37. SF

    SarahF

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I love Montecito however it can be really frustrating that depending on where you are sitting prices vary. We were sitting in the bar during happy hour and had planned on going out to the restaurant but were told that happy hour is only in the bar area. The restaurant and bar were not busy and we were going to leave as we weren't prepared to pay more for the exact same food & drinks 10 feet away. I t doesn't make sense to me that a quiet restaurant is willing to loose customers based on where they are sitting.
  38. BC

    BrendaC

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is great 👍. The decor, the welcoming, the service and the quality of food all wonderful.
  39. MZ

    MingZ

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Their Flat bread is amazing. Definitely go for it!
  40. VZ

    ValerieZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good! Good food and service would recommend to anyone.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Montecito - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 599-0299.

Montecito - Permanently Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 1282 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Widmer St

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Entertainment District

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Contemporary Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Closest streetcar stops are King St W and John St or Queen St W and Peter St.Closest subway stops are Osgoode Station or St Andrew Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Guillermo Herbertson

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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