Ristorante Boccaccio

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
For over 30 years at Ristorante Boccaccio, our passion for Italian culture inundates the senses as soon as you enter. Reflected in our wine, food, service, and décor, our restaurant is steeped in tradition to create an environment of warmth and familiarity. We are proud to serve our guests fresh, delicious, and authentic Italian cuisine that is prepared by those who share our passions. However, it is about more than food at Ristorante Boccaccio, it is a daily practice of preserving tradition, one we hope will be experienced for generations.

Our versatile dining area is perfectly suited to host your events, small or large. Whether it is an intimate dining experience for two, or a family gathering to celebrate life’s milestones, we take pleasure in ensuring that your experience with us extends beyond dining. For further information and reservations, please contact 416-789-5555 or use our online reservation below.
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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hidden gem! Great authentic Italian food

N
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an incredible time and absolutely delicious food.

A
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Roberto and Victoria make my lunch special fantastic food !

HB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere, service , and food served as if you were in Italy.

SO
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We found the meals too salty. A nice, quiet place, good service.

L
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here a few times, and as always the food and service was exceptional. I had mussels and sirloin steak and they were bot delicious.

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

TThe soup is delicious.
The steak and French fries are a bite burned.
The dessert is sugarless that I like it.

LN
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, service and ambience. 4 of us enjoyed the 3-course Summerlicious dinner, it was great value. The sirloin steak was tender and tasty, it was perfectly prepared for this cut. The asparagus and egg soup was so-so, the pork saltimboca was well seasoned but meat was tough.

Boccaccio will offer a Prix-fixe menu in September, we will return to try it.

m
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Everything was exceptional however server was awkward. Needs to improve social skills.
At the end of our meal server was starting to clear oils salt and vinegar bottle.
I asked for room temperture water he instead isolated the ice water from the original ice jug water.....

JF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience is gracious, the service friendly and timely, and I was appreciative that the chef could accommodate my lactose intolerance with an adjustment to the Summerlicious pasta. It no longer featured cream, but was olive-oil-based and scrumptious. Touches like that make one fall in love with a restaurant.

GE
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fixed menu for Summerlicious was very good. The staff is very friendly and professional.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

Spinach fettuccini with scallops, clams, mussels, calamari - I have never seen such tiny scallops - very disappointing, quite tasteless - chocolate mousse was not mousse - made with Nutella which has no redeeming qualities and should not ever be used in a "Gourmet" restaurant. No Bruscetta - in an Italian restaurant??? Overall impression - Boccaccio is a fake - you are passing yourself off as a "Gourmet Restauraunt" - you are cheaping out by using poor quality food and producing sub-standard dishes. You can do better (you know you can!) The servers were attentive and eager to please.

LF
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came for lunch during Summerlicious event. The moment we walked into the dining area it felt as if we were in Italy. We were immediately greeted and taken to a cozy table for two. Our server Roberto welcomed us and took our orders. The food we chose was delicious: asparagus soup, steamed mussels for appetizers. Delicate and tender pork loin with prosciutto and veggies, casarecce pasta with smoked chicken in very tasty pesto sauce. Desserts were luscious. Our waiter Roberto provided impeccable service and he is one of many other reasons that we will be back dining at Bocaccio soon. Highly recommend this reasonably priced restaurant.

OT
Miami
106 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We arrived and seated in a quiet area as asked. Server was great! Some of us order off the regular menu and some off summerlicious. I ordered off Summerlicous the steak and if was a bit tough. They addressed very well and took off the menu. The rest enjoyed their dinner. I would highly recommend and wish they would put back on the lamb chops. Great service and restaurant would recommend to try

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service

a
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Hi there, I was not impressed ...$200.00 later for 3 seniors was not expected...they put us in the middle of the floor with a wheel chair, there happen to be a birthday party and a communion and children were running around with no control from the parents or the staff...I expected the waiters to clean table cloth of crumbs from bread etc...nothing...they offered bottled water but we did not know we could have stopped to ask for tap water.....when the total came out to $177.00 I put in 2 100 dollar bills and they kept the whole thing???? he said thank you but never returned with the change ...he just assumed when he saw the 2 $100 dollar bills that the rest was for him....this is 3 seniors we are talking about??/

I SPECIFIED I WAS COMING OFR A SPECIAL OCCASION IT WAS TWO BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR SENIOR LADIES AND ALSO IT WAS A REMINICING TRIP FOR MY MOTHER...NOT EVEN A COMPLIMENTARY BISCOTTI??? COFFEE?? JOE COSENTINO KNEW HOW TO TREAT CUSTOMERS ...ALWAYS A COFFEE OR A SHOT OF LIQUOR

JS
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Terrible service

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B
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to celebrate our friend’s birthday. First time there. Would highly recommend this restaurant. The food and service were incredible!

AG
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service. The wine list did not offer enough variety or price range.

IP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Boccaccio's. We really enjoyed our meal. I already recommended to our friend and we would be back for sure. I'm going to be organizing our gathering with ex co-workers from now on.

RD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice ambience, menu choice and dessert needs improvement

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VB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening together was memorable and delicious. The ambiance was like an evening in an Italian bistro, enjoying the bronze artwork and the presentation of the tables and food. Everything was authentically superb.

A
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My friend and i experienced an overall good experience. However, one server was particularly rude to my friend upon bill.

DW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was VERY slow. We went for lunch and it took over 2 hours to complete our meal- we waited 45 minutes to get our appetizer after ordering.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The appetizer and desserts were all quite small. The main course was ok. It was horrible but probably would not go back.

JJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Went for winterlicious lunch meal. The food and wine were very good. The serving staff friendly and polite. Unfortunately it took over two hours to get our meal. I'm not sure what the issue was. The food, when it arrived was hot and very tasty, however there is no reason for 3 course lunch to take 2 1/2 hours to be served.

I might also add the restaurant was not full.

Nice atmosphere but probably won't go back because of the excessively slow service.

r
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We were really looking forward to a lovely Winterlicious lunch. Unfortunately we were disappointed. from paid parking, with a machine that was not working, to delicious sounding salads that had little flavour, veal scaloppini that was tough, and barely lukewarm. Service was rather slow and not very friendly. Will not be visiting again.

CT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I went for Winterlisious and it was fantastic. Amazing service and amazing food. Will return!

W
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food is standard fare reflective of the menu prices. Restaurant wasn't too busy even though it was Winterlicious but it was hard to get our server's attention. We sat there for 15min after the hosted seated us without water or seeing our server. Restaurant setting is comfortable, but it can get loud and hard to hear what people at your table is saying.

LA
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food! Even when the dessert wasn’t completely up to par they were very helpful in switching it for us. We had a great time and a delicious meal!

AM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

Went for winterlicious.( lunch.) it was my daughter's birthday. Food was OK. Delicious salad and pizza appetizer. Veal,scalopini was passable, nothing interesting about it. Nothing spectacular. Was extremely disappointed with the dessert, a lemon cheesecake thing. Tasted awful, not fresh, defrosted and bought at Loblaws. We never finished it, one bite and that was enough. Do not feel like trying the place again. The waiter was great: friendly and polite.

PR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

-excellent meal, attentive service, good value

-a hidden gem in the Columbus Centre

SC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

All in all it was really a good find. I wasnt a fan of the fennel salad but the entree was incredible! Had the lamb and it was a 10/10 in terms of taste and portions. I felt we could have been waited on a little bit more, but the restaurant was a great find and we will be back for sure. The price of the menu entrees was unbelievable.

f
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impressive service and delicious food. Vittorio was attentive and professional as usual. Great improvement on the menu choices and food taste and presentation since our last visit.
We shared the grilled pizza with prosciutto, pears and figs and the fennel salad for appetizers, ingredients were fresh and both were delicious. As a main I had the brodetto di pesce misto and my husband had the rabbit, both excellent! The portions are generous and the prices are very reasonable. Overall a great culinary experience and a great evening!
Highly recommend this neighbourhood gem! You will not be disappointed!

N
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food at Boccaccio Restaurant was excellent. The dishes were very tasty with an abundance of flavor. Unfortunately, the desert was a bit disappointing. I had the lemon cheesecake and I found it to be a bit dry. The service could have been a bit quicker, however, the staff was very accommodating and friendly. It would be great if they added pizza as a main dish to their menu. Overall, I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All very nice and good
I will do it again soon

OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food and price for a great bottle of wine with appetizers and main course.

AS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vittorio our server was great! The restaurant was so accommodating in allowing us to bring our own birthday cake(ice cream may I add). Great food and good prices.

NY
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The place is decorated in modern white, it is quite classy. The place is not too busy and one may find it too open for a romantic dinner. Great place to meet up with friends and have a conversation with good food and byob at $20 a bottle. Roberto the head waiter very knowledgable and friendly.
Food is very good but not out of the world. Reliable.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I’ve had this year and I’ve probably eaten at 5 of the top 10 restaurants in Toronto.

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