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About Sarpa Restaurant

Recently opened, Sarpa is the latest venture from the owners of Terra in Thornhill.

13311 Yonge St.
Richmond Hill, ON L4E 3L6
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Lunch M-F, Dinner 7 days

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 773-2188

Website:
http://sarparestaurant.com/main.htm

Sarpa Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
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Fit for Foodies (9)
Romantic (8)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Cozy (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Casual (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Fun (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Tapas (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Our table was simply too dark. Portion is small, but tasty. Service was great. Pricy for the overall experience.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Switzerland)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Service not on par, waiter trying to hard and annoying

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Amazing amazing food....worth the drive and worth the money. Great place for a special occasion or date night. Our waiter was also one of a kind and great service with a huge smile ! We will be back....

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vegan, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2016

I've had both lunch and dinner at Sarpa and I've noticed that the lunch menu items are similarly priced as the dinner menu items, but the portion sizes are significantly smaller.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2016

Overall the food was good, the service attentive but found it pricey for quality of food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2016

We were immediately seated upon arrival so I was initially impressed. Unfortunately the table they tried to seat us at seemed to be oddly positioned, almost felt like we would be sitting in an aisle. We had the choice to wait for another table and did so. About 15 mins later we were seated by the window. Nicer table, but a little cold ( close to the entrance) but they did have a portable heater near by so they were obviously making efforts to rectify the obvious issues. Our server was amazing. Friendly, attentive and on the ball. Apps were great! Pollenta fries... Mmmmm. And we all enjoyed our main courses. Striploin steak was amazing and I had the vegan sheppards pie. Pretty good. Friends enjoyed the seafood too. Great cappuccino and nice evening overall ;)

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Good food great service. From the time we arrived we were warmly greeted and escorted to our seats and it continued to improve from there. The wine list is varied with good choices and recommendations at hand great food presentation. The rissoto ..flavorful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Very disappointed. We had high expectations & were very much looking forward to our dinner. Instead the restaurant was very cold, menu was mediocre at best & quite expensive for average food. We won't be back

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2016

Lovely dinner, creative dishes- delicious! The wine selection was smooth and tasty. Wait staff are knowledgeable and pleasant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Very consistent restaurant and always enjoy our dining experience at Sarpa. It's a little on the pricey side so mostly go for special occasions. Was a little disappointed with the table that was reserved for us (maybe because it was reserved through Opentable?). The restaurant was empty and we were given the table closest to the door and foot traffic. Asked to move and they accommodated right away.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Fantastic experience start to finish. Our server was attentive, despite the restaurant being busy, and his recommendations were great. The food we had offered special twists on Italian favorites.

We had a great first visit and will be back soon!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2016

I have been to Sarpa about ten times and this last visit was perfect as always. The service was exemplary and the food excellent. My pasta dish was too al dente, and the waitress had no hesitation offering to replace it.

All in all, it was yet another fine dining experience at one of our faves!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Great food great atmosphere love the music and the wait staff

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 14, 2016

Great service, good food. Pricey, but we knew it would be.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2016

Way too expensive for the quality and portion size of the food.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 24, 2016

We had the Bufalo mozzarella with mint infused watermelon and heirloom tomatoes- amazing ! We both had the halibut which was cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. They wrote Happy Annniversary in chocolate around our desert- nice touch. Great wine, friendly service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 31, 2016

Lovely. Wonderful, attentive service. Quite costly so we will reserve for special occasions only.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Amazing! A must try if you have the time!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 23, 2016

I had never been to Sarpa and was taking my brother and sister-in-law for an anniversary dinner so we picked Sarpa based on its Terra pedigree. I did not find that it lived up to its billing.

Service was fine - no complaints there at all. Food was OK but not spectacular. We were disappointed that the online menu and the onsite menu were not the same - there were far fewer items on the real menu than we anticipated. We asked why the difference and were told by the server that Terra controls the website and they have no control over what is on it. OK, fair enough but I did not find that the selection on the menu was all that diversified. I ended up ordering a pasta dish which I almost NEVER do (I love pasta but I can do that at home!) because the dishes I had wanted were not actually available and what was available just did not interest me that much. Pretty pedestrian in my view. In fairness the pasta dish I had (mezza rigatoni) was very good. My wife had a branzino special and it was excellent. However my brother said his veal parmigiana was tough and he did not enjoy it.

As for ambiance I found it average at best. We had a table near the back against a wall (fine) but the two tables that were flanking it on either side were very close. It was awkward when the other party was almost as close to me as my companion on the diagonal of our own table.

Overall the experience was OK, but I would not be rushing back there any time soon at those prices. The restaurant is on par with dozens of Italian eateries but purports to be a more 'premium' experience. I did not find either the food or the surroundings to be commensurate with the price.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 16, 2016

This was my second time here and it was nothing like the first. The air conditioning was set at too low a temperature (as it was much cooler outside that evening) and it was freezing in the restaurant which made it very uncomfortable. The noise level was completely different in this section of the restaurant. The food seemed not as tasty as the first time. Don't know if it was because of expectations or if it was just rather bland. Too pricey for what I got.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 14, 2016

Food was fantastic. Enjoyed the appetizer, main course and dessert tremendously. We had the charcuterie board, gnocchi and veal Parmesan and the chocolate torte for dessert. Cozy ambience which was perfect for our anniversary dinner. Server was attentive and knowledgable. Will return again in the future.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 7, 2016

Great service ,but pricey for a suburban restaurant .

Limited selections in appetizers and in main courses

I expected more from the Terra family

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Not too many choices for main course, if you are a steak lover, you will be disappointed. Our server was very attentive, but lack of smile

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2016

We've been to Sarpa many times and have always enjoyed great food, wine and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Unique ambience

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 18, 2016

What an incredible new menu ! We always enjoyed the experience of dining at Sarpa and now with the new dinner options, we cant wait to return :)

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 14, 2016

the drinks and food are expensive however the quality of the food is rarely met elsewhere. For a special occasion, I would plan to come again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 10, 2016

My husband and I met friends for a lovely dinner on the patio. The server quickly recognized we hadn't seen each other for a while and had a lot of catching up to do, so she was really good about giving us all the time we needed to read the menu and have a leisurely dinner. Our friends didn't seen an appetizer they really like which used to be on the menu but the chef made some orders for us and so glad; the shrimp diablo was delicious! We all enjoyed our meals and wine, and finished with very good tiramisu and coffee. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable Friday evening on the patio with good friends, and we will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2016

Great place...fantastic pasta dishes! Service is spot on and the restaurant is beautiful. Maybe a bit pricey, but still worth it. Between this place and Locale, there's great choices for Italian in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 17, 2016

Everything was great. The food was excellent as always and your staff was friendly and attentive. I will definitely return.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 14, 2016

The food was excellent but highly-priced especially considering the location. Service was good but a request for lime with my drink brought lemon instead.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 13, 2016

Always a great experience at Sarpa. Great food, great wine. Thanks to all the very nice service.
See you soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 11, 2016

I booked online for my wife's birthday. When we got there, we had no issues waiting to be seated and the service was great. The food was worth the price; it looked and tasted delicious. I had the veal chop and my wife the spaghetti with shrimp. We were both impressed.

If you're a fan of creme brûlée, you're going to have to try their Nutella espresso creme brûlée; was great!

The only reason it's not getting 5 stars is because my wife was really looking forward to getting the zuppa di pesche which was showing on the online menu, but the actual menu was updated when we. Got there.
Otherwise I would definitely go back again and recommend this restaurant to others.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Good service with friendly staff. Very helpful and food was great

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 30, 2016

Service was amazing, went out of their way to please. Every bit of the food was great!. It is about time that we have a resturant like this in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 22, 2016

The table setting are too close. You can easily hear what the people are talking , those who sit next to your table.

The server Francesco was very good, polite and suggested the perfect wine for the night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2016

This was my 7th or 8th time dining at Sarpa and that alone should indicate that I've always enjoyed my times there! The food and the service are always great. Althought most dishes are on the pricey side, I would assume that people check menues and prices online before booking finer restaurants. No complaints from me and I'll certainly be returning for 9th, 10th and 11th visits.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 9, 2016

Always a great dinner at Sarpa.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 6, 2016

Too expensive for strip mall and definitely outside the GTA - wine and food were high for a lunch. Didn't have a lunch menu. Service was slow and inattentive. Stood at eh door for 5 minutes before someone came and again we asked for wine and it was slow getting service. The staff seemed inexperienced for what was trying to be a high class restaurant. The food was good.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 12, 2016

Great ambience, food was delicious and service was execellent. Dinner is $$$ Great place to celebrate.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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