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About Rossini Restaurant

Celebrating over 45 years, Rossini Restaurant continues to be a perfect setting for special occasions, romantic dinners and nights out with family and friends. Tables beautifully set with white linens exude elegance and yet the atmosphere is welcoming and comfortable enough for a weekday dinner or early Saturday night meal. The Italian Chef's passion for fine dining is revealed in the specialty dishes, Lobster Gnocchi and unforgettable Lasagna. Choose from Traditional dishes on the menu or contemporary dishes from the specials. Finish off your meal with homemade Tiramisu and an espresso coffee. The private party room together with well priced prix-fixe menus make any event memorable. Enjoy Rossini at home or in the office with take-out and catering services.
Come share our Italian Passion for Fine Dining.

1988 Avenue Road
Toronto, ON M5M 4A4
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Sunday from 11:30am to 10:30pm
(Closed Sundays in July and August except for private functions)

Cross Street:
Avenue Raod / Wilson Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 481-1188

Website:
http://www.rossinirestaurant.ca/

Parking Details:
Free parking in a shared private lot is available on the north west side of the building. Enter via Avenue Road. Overflow parking on the streets (please read street signs for parking restrictions) and paid parking on Avenue Road

Executive Chef:
Sergio Zanetti

Private Party Facilities:
Private private party rooms together with well priced prix-fixe menus make any event memorable. Large room can seat up to 65 guests and the smaller room can accommodate up to 35 guests. We have had the pleasure of serving many special events from private meetings to intimate weddings.

Private Party Contact:
Sergio: (416) 481-1188

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Rossini Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

4.2

ambience

3.8

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (108)
Special Occasion (65)
Good for Groups (54)
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Fit for Foodies (43)
Romantic (43)
Kid-friendly (34)
Great for Lunch (20)
Notable Wine List (9)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Casual (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (2)
Cozy (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Business Meals (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Good food. Traditional old world Italian meal. Quiet upscale ambience. Excellent servic

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Memorable service

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food4
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service5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on December 9, 2016

We enjoyed our return to Rossini's. Food was as good as always and the service is so professional and accommodating.
Not sure we can return because it's now on the 2nd floor and way too many steep steps for the senior in our group.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 26, 2016

This was our first time at this restaurant.
Our party of 4 was greeted well. Most of our party enjoyed the food however the meal was affected by very weak service especially as it was not very busy.
Water was not offered except when we asked and at least one person at the table had an empty glass, milk was not offered with tea and on one occasion we had to actually get up and find someone to get service after waiting for some time for someone to come by. It does not appear that this is usual based on other reviews however based on our experience we will not go back.

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food4
ambience3
service2
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Food was presented very well and was tasty. Service was friendly and attentive.

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food3
ambience4
service4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Took mom and my brother there for mom's birthday. I understand that this place is a place with a table cloth and I can't expect massive portions but a bit more food for the dollar would be great. Not super expensive but I just expect more food when I pay that kind of cash for a meal for 3 people.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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food3
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service4
value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 30, 2016

This is an excellent restaurant, and we'll certainly go back - the only thing we wouldn't order again would be the veal, which was dry, chewy and therefore disappointing, but the pastas and other things on the menu are just great.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Authentic, Casual
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food3
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Ive been to rossinis three times. And all visits with great service.On this occassion and the last, the food wasnt up to par with the price. My wife and i both had the chicken parmesian($25). Both were over cooked and dried out! Not worth the price and will not be returning!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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food3
ambience3
service5
value2

 
 (London)·Dined on September 15, 2016

Delicious dinner and wonderful service. We'll be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 7, 2016

Have been to this restaurant a few times and have never been disappointed. Always friendly, service has always been attentive, food has always been exceptional.
Will return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 2, 2016

Great service and great food! This is a forgotten gem in Avenue Road.

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food4
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service5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 5, 2016

We had the restaurant to ourselves. Server was courteous and pleasant. Food was great. I would certainly recommend this place again. We had the mussels and grill squid for apps. And also had the fish/seafood soup and spaghetti and veal meat balls for our entrées. All 4 dishes were delicious.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Excellent service , good ambiance (mid-summer quiet season). My husband ordered the polenta and the Aso Buko - both of which were fantastic. I had a Capresi salad that was mediocre and grilled shrimps with hand rolled pasta. At first our waiter told me there were 5-6 shrimps in the entree. He later came back and apologized and corrected himself - there were 2 shrimps cut into small pieces. Overall, the dish was tasty but the value wasn't there.
We haven't been to Rossini for quite some time but used to be regular customers from the time my husband and I met in 1975. We celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary on this visit and were pleased to be complemented with glasses of Asti Spumante and a nice little dessert.
We would be happy to come again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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service5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Nothing special, nothing terrible. Just...meh. For the price it was underwhelming. Used to go to Rossini back in the late 1980's and this was a return visit for nostalgia's sake. Wouldn't return again. Escargot was a let down. Carpaccio covered in sauce (if it's good carpaccio you let it shine, you don't bury it). Caprese was so-so. Bruschetta was solid. Veal Ravioli was decent, Salmon was not.

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food3
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service4
value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Restaurant is very outdated. The food was only so so. The decor needs updating.

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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on May 7, 2016

This restaurant is a throwback to the past, rarely seen nowadays. White tablecloths, quiet atmosphere, northern Italian menu, without the frills. Everyone enjoyed their pasta, veal dishes. No surprises. Standard Italian fare done well. Nice service. For those who want a tried and true Italian meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food3
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service4
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on April 23, 2016

A quaint upstairs restaurant with impeccable service and very nice food. A great spot for the neighborhood and for those who don't want to go downtown. Recommend the chef's suggestions***

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 26, 2016

Terrible ambiance.
Restaurant closes at 10pm on a Saturday night?!

Do not go to this restaurant, as there are many more in the area that are far better.

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food2
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 5, 2015

The menu is limited. We were not offered dessert and had to ask for tea and coffee.
We had been to this restaurant many times before, but have never had such a poor experience. We are hoping this was a one off.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food3
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service2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 15, 2015

I would recommend the antipasto and starters dishes such as bruschettas and grilled and fried calamari.

The pizzas are overall good, in particular the simple ones such as Margherita.
In terms of other main dishes, I would recommend the 'ossobuco with polenta', a great northern Italy specialty which is little known in Canada, but is delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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food4
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service3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 21, 2015

It was a relaxing Father's Day dinner until a big, loud family was seated next to us. We heard every word that was spoken (yelled) at that table. Despite that, the food was good and we had a quick dinner making it home in time for the round of 16 at the FIFA women's World Cup with Canada playing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 16, 2015

Excellent food, served with friendly attention and care

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2015

Service and food were very good, but much less than what I had expected.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 31, 2015

Rossinis is our go to restaurant for everything from special occasions to last minute weekday dinners. It is consistently good as far as old school Italian comfort food is concerned. The service is spectacular. There is always a return visit in store for our family.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 17, 2015

You have to try their lasagna. It's the best in town - very light, very filling. The Service is excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 11, 2014

Went to celebrate our 14 year anniversary. My food was mediocre. Husband did love the veal, cooked to perfection. Would try other stuff on the menu if we decide to come back

Tags: Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2014

We recently moved to the restaurant's neighbourhood and were looking for a place to dine regularly. We discovered Rossini last weekend and found what we were looking for. Excellent food, great ambience and best of all, the service. Alberto is a professional waiter that knows how to make make his guests feel special. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 26, 2014

The food was fantastic, the service was every bit as good. We will definitely go back..

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 21, 2014

Went with a party of four. Appetizer of calamari and bruschetta
Had Branzino - fish was fresh and delicious
Other diners had pasta with shrimp etc.
Everything fresh - perfectly seasoned - perfect portions

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 23, 2014

Food was good, but overall it was disappointing compared to years ago. A lot better choices in Toronto.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 17, 2014

Our 4th time at this restaurant. All 4 meals were excellent & service was great. Will certainly return again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 11, 2014

Very nice restaurant, good service, excellent food and reasonable price!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 12, 2014

Four of us went for dinner on a Saturday. The restaurant was relatively busy, but we were shown quickly to our reserved table. From thereon the service was quite brusque. Fortunately the quality of our pastas was more than adequate compensation for the inattentive wait staff. It would have been nice to have someone from the restaurant actually say goodbye and encourage us to return when we were leaving.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 16, 2014

The food was very good and the portions were most adequate. The service was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely go back again....loved the fact that they have their own parking lot so trying to find a spot for the car is, hopefully, not going to be an issue.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 15, 2014

Rossini's has been around for years but the food is still really good. Lovely appetizers and delious mains. If you like seafood, their fettuccine with seafood is full of mussels, clams, squid, shrimps and is done in a light tomatoe sauce, it's so good I finish it all. Chicken Parm, delious and a great portion size. Have been there 3 times in the last few months and have enjoyed every time .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2014

We had a great dinner at Rossini's. Hadn't been there for a couple of years. The food was still as good as it was years ago. We sat in a quiet corner and there was a thumping noise all the time. We asked what it was and our waiter said it was the dishwasher. Not such a quiet corner. Overall our experience was good!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 9, 2014

Rossini's has been around for years and I'm thrilled to have rediscovered it. Food is great, it's comfy and service is good. Easy parking with a lot next door. I would recommend it and have done so already!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 16, 2013

Rossini's has been in the neighbourhood for many years & no wonder because you can always count on good service and good food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2013

A varied menu and an attentive wait staff made the meal go very smoothly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 1, 2013

Food was very unimpressive. There was small bugs
Flying around our food.
Won't go back.

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