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Aria Ristorante

4.4
4.4
1088 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Aria offers genuine Italian fine dining in a contemporary urban setting. Aria is owned by Guido Saldini and Elena Morelli the proprietors of Noce Restaurant, which for almost 20 years has helped set the standard for Italian cuisine in Toronto. Just as he did in the kitchen at Noce, Aria’s Executive Chef Eron Novalski spares no expense in sourcing the freshest, highest quality ingredients to create dishes of elegant simplicity.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 363-2742

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Eron Novalski

  • Private party contact

    events@ariaristorante.ca: (416) 363-2742

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District

  • Cross street

    York and Bremner

  • Parking details

    Underground parking is conveniently located in the Telus Building, 25 York St. Aria is located on the ground level.

  • Public transit

    We are directly connected to the PATH system, Union Station, TTC, Go Station and UPExpress.

  • Entertainment

    Located directly beside the Air Canada Centre and walking distance from the Rogers Centre, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Roy Thompson Hall and the Sony Theatre.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 1,088 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Old Toronto

    Italian

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  1. ND

    NancyD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it. The food is just amazing. The ambiance is stunning. The service is amazing.
  2. W

    Whiteman

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quick dinner before Hockey Game.
  3. S

    Swarna

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    The server recommended a dish and it was not good at all. Took one bite and did not finish it. It was the eggplant.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Helena Morretti is simply the best in the business. You are her guest and I always leave so happy after both a great meal and experience!
  5. DM

    DonM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Very disappointed with the veal chop as it wasn't very lean
  6. K

    Konstantin

    Toronto

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Aria was a great Italian place in the south core of downtown Toronto. We came here for a date dinner and enjoyed the overall experience immensely. Atmosphere: The restaurant is smaller inside than it looks outside, but it is quite elegant. In the evening, it is dimly lit, contrasting the light with the wooden design of the tables and the ceiling. You feel like you are in an upscale yet casual place in New York City. Drinks: The wine list is quite expansive, with bottles for every budget. Most of the wines are from Italy, and the staff are quite knowledgeable about the different wines. They can easily recommend pairings. We also had an opportunity to finish with an Amaro, selected by (I believe) one of the owners. Bitter, yet sweet with notes of ginger, and it was just perfect. Dinner: We started with the I Taglieri board, which included a selection of cheeses, cured meats, bruschetta, figs, and olives. Accompanied by bread and high-quality olive oil, it was a great starter to share. For the main course, we chose sausage, mushroom risotto, and Filetti di Branzino. I think the risotto was tasty, but nothing outstanding that I have not had anywhere else. It was a bit watery for my liking and could benefit from more flavour. On the other hand, the Branzino was on point: tender, delicious, and paired perfectly with scorched tomatoes and lightly prepared bitter rapini. It was truly a delight. Finally, we finished with dessert, which was a chocolate hazelnut torta. It was succulent and highly textured: there was hardness, crunch, and softness to it all at once. A true delight from the chef. Service: As we sat, the service was impeccable. We felt we were treated with great care as all the staff tried to make our experience great and memorable. Every single person wished us a good night as we left the restaurant. I would very much recommend this experience. Finally, the Price: It was on the pricier end, but I would expect nothing less.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The food was standard trattoria fare. Not fine dining, but hearty and tasty with good portions. The pricing was high for the level of food, but food quality was good. Ambiance was that of a cafeteria, noisy, open air, with bright lighting. Portions were large and wines by the bottle expensive . Good for clinching a business deal, poor for getting love lucky.
  8. JT

    JakeT

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic meal with great service. What more can I say. The proximity to the Scotiabank place makes it a great spot for before a concert or game.
  9. G

    Giancarlo

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice place, comfortable seating and extensive menu selection. Pricing is higher than I expected but good food none the less. I would return.
  10. R

    Robert

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spot for business lunch, good food and great service.
  11. SR

    ShellyR

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service even better. They were so accommodating on specific food requests and the waiter was very helpful on wine selection.
  12. JP

    JPL5150

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food was good but not outstanding. And $45 plates of pasta need to be outstanding. Won’t be back.
  13. KE

    KeithE

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, minutes to Scotia Bank so great for any event. A bit pricy but generous portions, Fantastic service by Kelly
  14. LP

    LaurieP

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    We had the most rudest waiter. I will never return because of the experience we had with him. He was very short with us. Extremely rude! The fact we came to celebrate a birthday that was a milestone, which I noted in reservation it was not celebrated that way I requested. From the time he tried explaining the specials and when we asked a question he got annoyed that he had to stop and answer something before he rudely continued. We sat before everyone around is yet he served them first. We were last to receive our drinks and food. When I asked for another drink he took forever bringing so I had to ask someone else for one it as it sat at the bar waiting for pick up, forgot I wanted a straw and again was annoyed I asked again. Getting the bill we had to ask someone else as he would never check on our table. When he heard we had to ask another server yet again for help he then came over and said soo you asked someone else for the bill, yes because clearly serving our table was not something you wanted to do. My guess is he was not only irritated to work he was also rascist towards my husband. I will never return here. Appalled you have someone employed like this.
  15. YM

    YaMoAm

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food and friendly staff, just quite a bit pricey but great place for a night out to treat yourself and friends out to.
  16. TM

    TinaM

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Dinner before the Basketball game. I only ordered 2 apps since I wasn’t too hungry at the early hour. There was disappointingly no vegetables (even a few leaves of Arugula) on either dish. So a fairly plain Burrata and a very plain raw tuna. My boyfriend had the gnocchi but it was also very plain.
  17. P

    Patriot

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. If you get there this week, try the Risotto feature. Short rib and mushrooms. Unreal.... Elena and team are always so welcoming and caring. It's a must visit!
  18. RJ

    RJBTO

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are down by the Rogers Center or Scotia Bank Arena for an event, do yourself a favor and book dinner at Aria. A superbly run restaurant with excellent service and outstanding food. I have never been disappointed.
  19. N

    Nathalia

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was expensive for the quality. The Branzino tasted burned. Food was just ok
  20. AP

    AnamikaP

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing from the food to the staff.
  21. V

    Vince

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I went to Aria before a hockey game. It is conveniently located next to the Scotia Bank Arena. Quality of the food is very good, and comes quickly. They also accommodated changes to menu. However, I found it overpriced. The grilled seafood appetizer was good but too much for one person. Could be shared or had as a main.
  22. TR

    TomR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great pre-game choice for Leaf fans. Always excellent value with a great variety of specials.
  23. GF

    GrahamF

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new menu is amazing. Always a great meal and outstanding service.
  24. GT

    GailT

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Picked this place as it was very convenient to have dinner before the concert. Nice atmosphere, but outrageous prices. Cheapest steak $50 and doesn't come with any sides. Must pay more $. French fries$16.99 and a sauce for the steak $6. Tiny tiramisu was $16. Cocktails $16. Food was just ok. Getting tired of being gouged at almost every restaurant we eat at.
  25. M

    Mcclutz

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, good portion size for our lunch. bright and airy, food was tasty and service was great
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was good but a little but pricy. Service was perfect and the overall experience was phenomenal!
  27. SW

    SynW

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a beautiful meal with service feeling like we are special customers. Love this restaurant.
  28. DW

    DerekW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We loved it, fantastic, but not extraordinary... Value for money, less... But experience, excellent. If you have + $$$ enjoy.
  29. EL

    ElizabethL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, and the service was fantastic! A nice variety of bar and food options.
  30. JT

    JanetTurchet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! It makes you feel alive! Food, atmosphere and staff are number one.
  31. WD

    WendyD

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    It is very conveniently located close to Scotiabank Arena, just steps away. The food was good, service was very good. Wine selection is very limited, no chardonnay available.

    Aria RistoranteResponded on October 5, 2022Sorry Wendy I didn't have a chardonnay by the glass. Please with your next visit ask for me. I am happy to open a bottle of Chardonnay for a glass or find you something you might like. Best Sal Gm Aria Ristorante

  32. AS

    AnitaS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal!
  33. N

    Natalie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a pleasant experience at Aria. The waitstaff was so friendly and the food was delicious. Would 100% recommend! Thank you for our 40th celebration in Toronto!!
  34. RS

    RobertoS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Put it this way - the waiter described the wine he was trying to sell us on as "a nice acidity" - I thought we were buying wine not vinegar
  35. M

    Magie

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    The food was nothing special and was even a little on the bad side. Not worth the price at all!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food - service was slow
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good bbbbbhhjjj
  38. o

    olaf

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Restaurant was Understaffed. Food was OK but not great.
  39. EB

    EB22

    Toronto

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Good food but way overpriced. Can get the same octopus meal at our favourite restaurant for less than half the price.
  40. JD

    JenD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    We came to Aria for dinner 2 hours before heading to a show at Scotiabank arena. After our appetizers were served we waited over an hour for our main course, before unfortunately having to leave without receiving our mains to be able to make it to our show on time. Very disappointed as I was really looking forward to trying the food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Aria Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 363-2742.

Aria Ristorante is rated 4.4 stars by 1088 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Aria Ristorante

25 York St., Toronto, ON M5J 2V5

Additional information

  • Cross street

    York and Bremner

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Underground parking is conveniently located in the Telus Building, 25 York St. Aria is located on the ground level.

  • Public transit

    We are directly connected to the PATH system, Union Station, TTC, Go Station and UPExpress.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eron Novalski

  • Entertainment

    Located directly beside the Air Canada Centre and walking distance from the Rogers Centre, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Roy Thompson Hall and the Sony Theatre.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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