Blu Ristorante

4.5
1592 reviews
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Italian
100 Most Romantic Restaurants In Canada- open table 2018
Top 100 Italian restaurants in Canada 2017
Top 100 restaurants in Canada and 50 Most romantic restaurants also in Canada on Open Table 2016
On the quiet eastern front of Yorkville, set back behind a brick façade, Blu is an Italian restaurant based on authentic classic cuisine, yet, contemporary created by executive Chef; Eric Bucher and his team


Warmly lit stone walls and grand mirrors surround cozy leather seating and white table cloths. Enter through a casual wine bar, which then leads to a upscale dining room with an inviting ambiance.

Dinner is enhanced by the soothing live music Friday to Saturday. Pianist/singer, guitarrist/singer. Enjoy impeccable service for intimate dining or for large private parties up to 110 guests. Private rooms also available. One will remember Blu as a true memorable dining experience.
Blu has become a staple restaurant in Toronto over the last ten years

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM

What 1592 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Quality of food does not live up to the price. Menu sounds great but product was not so great. My quests and I left disappointed. Don't mind paying top dollar for a meal as long as you can see and taste the value.

CD
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Our anniversary, no comment was made about it. Accommodating for food not being to our liking. Overpriced for the quality of the food. Ambiance with the piano player and singer was very nice.

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

The atmosphere in Blu Restaurant was incredible and there was a fantastic musician playing piano which makes the restaurant very romantic. I went there to celebrate birthday and they decorated my dessert very beautifully. The service there was the best! Overall an amazing experience at Blu!

P
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

friendly and attentive staff! the food was perfect as well

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food and experience was wonderful! Our server was so friendly and did such a good job serving us! Unfortunately I do not remember his name but he had the curly man bun! Haha I absolutely love seafood so the tuna tar tar and the sea food linguine dish were perfect for me!!

We will definitely be back!!!
Thank you Blu Ristorante 😊

N
Tampa
41 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant, both for date night with my husband, as well as for absolutely stellar, flawless business dinners. My latest visit was for the latter. My colleague and I were able to have a quiet conversation, with excellent service that neither rushed or pressured us, but was always right there when we needed anyone. The salads, mushroom risotto and seafood pasta were all incredible that evening!

AG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good restaurant for dinner during week days. Food is very good . Service excellent.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in, we were greeted by such a friendly manager that made our wonderful experience so much greater! Our server was excellent and super helpful. The food was to die for, the live entertainment was superb and my 30th birthday celebration was absolutely amazing! I highly recommend this spot!

LM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

It used to be my favorite restaurant, but the last 2 times I've been there, we were disappointed. One dinner was dry and tasteless, the other 2 were good but extremely salty.
The waiter was excellent, he did his best to make things better but when he told the owner, he did not come over to see how he could help. All in all food was very disappointing.
Since it is so pricey, will probably spend my money elsewhere.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Anniversary

JW
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Service ever. Friendly staff. Excellent food. Great live music. Great experience overall.

OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service
Pleasant atmosphere
Never disappointed

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good vibe and superb carpaccio!

C
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and outstanding service.

A
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great, attention to detail, one of my favorite restaurants in Toronto, highly recommended for business dinners.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Blu Ristorante is definitely an ideal spot for a date night. Live music was good. The food is a little more expensive then it should be for the portions served. It is a romantic private little spot. Great for a date or birthday. The service was outstanding. Over all nothing that stands out compared to any other fine dining Italian restaurant. We still had a great evening none the less.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a great dinner at Blu Ristorante last Friday. It was our 10 year anniversary and we couldn't find a better place to celebrate this special occasion. The food was great, from starters to the main dishes, which was paired with the wine from their quite impressive selection. We shared a couple of starters, grilled calamari and lobster, and finished our dinner with a perfectly cooked rack of lamb. The staff was very friendly and always checked on us if we needed anything. And to top it up, our anniversary didn't go unnoticed :) - we very much enjoyed the Tiramisu case (delicious!) with two flutes of champagne. Thank you to the Blue Ristorante team for the memorable evening. We will certainly be back!

JB
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good, modern Italian cuisine. The restaurant has a fun, modern vibe.

S
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The lighting was very poor. My husband had a hard time reading the menu. The food was lacking in flavour, except for the caprese salad. It was excellent. Had no idea what flavour the biscotti was supposed to be- it had no taste whatsoever. Overall a very so-so experience.

S
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely Anniversary dinner! Was romantic and cozy.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hello,
We had an exceptional experience with Billy. He made our visit very special with his great attitude and service. We visited for my boyfriend’s birthday and we loved the food and service. Thank you!

LN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous evening. Everything from start to finished orchestrated to perfection by our server Billy. Had requested a specific table a dessert for my friend's birthday. Shared apps, Tina tartar,unbelievable, carpaccio and octopus sous vide. Our mains were equally delicious and creative, pretty presentations!! Towards the back of the restaurant dimly lit, romantic with a good buzz of conversation. We picked the table in the front window to watch passersby and enjoy the summer sun. Will always god back especially for special occasions. 👍

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. The food was amazing!

S
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing. I have 4 stars for service because the waiter kept forgetting that I had celiac disease and my food came out with gluten in it in nearly every course. They were very accommodating, however and offered drinks on the house for the inconvenience. Also the steak was very yummy but like warm... I'm guessing because they had to replace it so quickly. I'm just glad that I caught the discrepancies in time. All in all a very nice time.

AK
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

We weren’t able to get a hold of our waiter. He was helping every customer but us. Literally the table beside us he was catering towards their every need but neglected us in the process. It felt like he assumed they would be big tippers and he assumed we wouldn’t be so he catered to
Them. We came for a celebration and this really dampened our mood

A
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 4

food and service were excellent. great value, very fairly priced for quality and portion of food. only negative thing is when the restaurant is busy the main seating area is very noisy to a point cant hear musician. consider adding sound absorption panels.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and food amazing

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Live music, great food, warm atmosphere, interesting interior design, service goes above and beyond, ideal for date

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good good and service.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food... took a little long to get the cheque but great dining experience

C
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Went for Summerlicious. Appetizer that I had was salmon - it was excellent in terms of size and taste. Entree was boar, did not fancy it as much - tasted somewhat bitter. Dessert was tiramisu - enjoyed it! All in all it was a good experience.

TC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Live music was good but for lovers maybe it is even better when it is finish it will be more peaceful quiet Romantic with this nice restaurant.

OT
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

We've been here several times but the food was not great this time at all. Maybe because it's the aSummerlicious menu. We may be back but not for a while. We didn't enjoy our meals.

BT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, and Staff; I have asked for changing the table, and it was really crowded and busy; but somehow they managed it!! I have really enjoy the dinner there; the decoration and environment is ok, nothing special; but live music was really good (there was a lady playing piano, and singing at the same time), I almost heard all songs I love!

P
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Yet for such an high end restaurant, my partners steak was burned.. A fan of chicken I was thrown off by the taste of my meal.. Yes i recommend blu to family and friends because I would like to see what else they have to offer..

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We sat in the area near the live music, and a group of 12. The live music was really loud, and it was hard to hear my friends speak even though we sat across from each other. The table of 12 on our right was also very loud.

A
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food impeccable.

G
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, but the service even better. From the young lady who kept our water glasses full, to our waiter “Michael” and to the sommelier - they were all amazing! All very attentive, right down to the napkin service. Thank you. 😃

MF
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food and ambiance. Thank you for a great experience.

KR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

I was at your restaurant last night. It was too loud so we moved to a quieter table at the front of the restaurant. I just received an email from OpenTable that I was a ‘no show’. I know that the host found my reservation on your point of sale device. However, he did not click that I honoured the reservation. I will not come back to restaurants that do not honour my OpenTable reservation. Please rectify your mistake.
I just noticed this reservation now says 9:00pm on my OpenTable app but I made it for 8:15. Your restaurant even texted me for the 8:15 time to confirm (which I did). Who changed the time?? We were there for 8:15.

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