Terroni ADELAIDE

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Terroni Adelaide features a traditional southern Italian menu. With our 27 year anniversary, Terroni remains committed to serving traditional homemade dishes made only from the freshest quality ingredients. Come dine in our beautiful and energetic atmosphere for a truly authentic Italian experience. Located in Toronto's historic York County Court House circa 1853, this vibrant downtown location now boasts four levels of dining. Our gorgeous second floor grand dining room Sala da Pranzo can host up to 350 guests for your next special event. Join us every Wednesday evening for Terronitivo…. live music & special complimentary snacks in The Covo degli Artisti on the third floor!
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RL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server was excellent, and the place was very busy but we were sat and served very quickly. Restaurant is very beautiful. My pasta was delicious and the wine was excellent.

C
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent quality and the price is fair. Pastas were well cooked (not too much) and delicious. The service was rapid. I would definitely come back if I lived in Toronto.

p
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining in Toronto before a NBA Raptors game. One of the best Italian meals ever. Many great choices on the menu, Try the Fungi salad and all the pasta is made on site. Great service and many repeat customers. The pizza looked great. Need to go back to try the many choices

E
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing meal. Staff went above and beyond to accommodate one of group's Celiac disease eating requirements and offered advice on which dessert was gluten-free without prompting.

M
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience1

After booking a reservation in advance, we were sat alongside a brick pillar in a basement with low ceilings near a service door. I was shocked since my memories of Terroni were of a beautiful room with high ceilings. We asked to be moved upstairs and were moved - there were multiple free tables so I don’t know why we were sat downstairs. We didn’t receive bread until after we ate our main course. No specials were read to us. The service somehow felt both slow and rushed. The main was good but a small portion. I will not be returning - my fond memories from 2011 (ish) may have been because I was younger and inexperienced with nice restaurants.

IJ
Mobile
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The strict no balsamic rule is pretentious. The waiter we had was also not accommodating in any whatsoever and failed to inform us beforehand that the calamari does not come with any dip.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service food and atmosphere. Highly recommended.

P
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our serve time was fast which was great because we were going to the theater afterwards. We were seated very close to a table of 4 who were having a loud and lively conversation and the restaurant was already noisy, so it was difficult to chat with each other. Food was good, as always.

AO
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best spot time grab a bite. Pizza Amazing!

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KC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Waiters need to be a bit more tentative
Never asked if we would like more to drink!

RL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food is good. Noise level impacted ambiance and overall dining experience. A bit pricey. Service good but not outstanding. My companion did our best to fill in the gaps.

C
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and food!

R
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Terroni is known for their peculiar if not annoying service. They are not rude and most servers are terrific but the owners have bizarre hang ups that patrons can have fun with. With the bread they serve olive oil but no balsamic vinegar - and the servers are forced to refuse to bring any when asked. So bring your own bottle and share with other tables. They do not slice their pizza - and refuse when asked. It’s as if cutting the precious pizza is beneath them - which is funny given how ordinary the Za is. So bring your own Pizza cutter - the larger the better! And please share with adjoining tables. This Bring-Your-Own equipment improves the dining experience to one that is almost enjoyable.

RS
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food I had in Toronto. Definitely would recommend everyone.

PI
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Food was great, but service lacked. We waited at every stage of our meal, in fact dinner showed up before drinks, that were ordered 1/2 hour earlier. The most disappointing was I was holding a client lunch. I have always had good experiences at any Terroni, however they dropped the ball on this one.

B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My 3rd time here and the worst quality of food I had at Terroni. Hostess was not sincerely friendly.

A
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good traditional Italian fare brought to you by nice and helpful staff. The wine list is bit thin, as many wines on the list are not available.

MF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

I really like the ambiance of this restaurant, and the food is quite good. Unfortunately we had to wait 45 minutes before a server (or anyone) came to our table... water followed and finally food started to arrive at a good pace after that.

LE
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was a great meal!! A little disappointed with how close together the tables were. Felt a little too close to both our neighbours. But the food was good and quick! We were asked if we wanted bread, said yes, and then it never came. Which isn’t a make or break but something to note.

OT
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Usually have a great time at Terroni, however service was below average this visit. Our table wasn’t ready on time and we weren’t served bread. Overall disappointed!

ND
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are top notch! The ambiance is warm and friendly, like enjoying time at a close family member or friend's house!

Terroni ADELAIDE
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the 5-star review and kind words! We are happy you feel that way and look forward to your return :)

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SR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from the states and our waitress from brunch recommended Terroni for Italian food. So glad we were able to get a reservation here! Some of the best Italian food I’ve ever had. The food was delicious, authentic, and fresh!

Terroni ADELAIDE
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much Shivani for appreciating all the things Terroni has to offer! We hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Toronto, have a nice day :)

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VS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!!!

Terroni ADELAIDE
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you VivianS for the kind words and 5-star review! We hope you will return in the future :)

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T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar none the best restaurant architecture, experience and mood in the City. Couple it with the amazing food, and it can't be beat!

Terroni ADELAIDE
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Tyler for your 5-star review and kind words! We look forward to having you return to Terroni again soon :)

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FC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience1

our table had people walking back and forth on both sides, my elbow kept getting bumped by people .. too cramped to relax and enjoy, would not go back

Terroni ADELAIDE
Responded 7 days ago

Hi FrankC, thank you for your review and feedback. We will share your comments with our management team. Please know a manager is always on duty to assist guest with immediate needs or concerns and would be have prevented you leaving feeling the way you did.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here with my girlfriend and it was a great experience. I really appreciate the host holding our table a bit longer than expected. Food had great presentation and flavour. Decently priced for a new fancy date night :)

Terroni ADELAIDE
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Josh, we're happy to read you and your girlfriend enjoyed your time with us! We go through great lengths to provide our customers with an authentic Italian dining experience. We hope to see you back at Terroni in the future :)

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FS
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

While Terroni used to be a great night out in Toronto, things have changed! Tables are very tight, I felt like I was eating with my neighbours on both sides. While the salads were magnificent, the rest of the meal fell very flat. Our pizza was tasteless! When we asked for more cheese, by way of grated Parmesan, one of the servers told us that they will not change what they serve. I’ve heard that in years past but what happened to the customer should be satisfied? We were also very disappointed with the tiramisu. It was tasteless and light character. We went to this restaurant because we had tickets to the theatre and after we ordered dessert our waiter disappeared. We had asked for two cappuccinos when we ordered dessert. When they didn’t come, and we have finished our dessert, we just asked that they don’t bother bringing them. We had to scramble to get our bill in order to make our play. I was very disappointed and will not go back. Toronto has lots of great places to have a good pizza, Terroni needs to step it up!

Terroni ADELAIDE
Responded 7 days ago

Hi there, thank you for your review. We cater to theatre crowds on a daily basis and understand how timing is an important factor. We are a traditional Italian restaurant and serve our menu items that way they are intended to be enjoyed, therefore we do not allow for substitutions or modifications. However we do offer 24 pizzas to choose from, something for everyones palette. Please know a manager is always on duty to assist guests with immediate needs or concerns. Thank you and have a nice day!

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MW
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Would have preferred to be seated on. The main floor not on the third floor (and all stairs!)

Terroni ADELAIDE
Responded 7 days ago

Hi MarkW, thank you for your 4-star review. Upon your next visit please advise the host or include in your reservation notes of your seating preference. The host will do their best to accommodate based off of availability. Thank you and have a nice day!

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NS
Puerto Vallarta
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. We are regular customers and never disappointed

Terroni ADELAIDE
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Nino for your loyalty, we really appreciate it! We hope to see you back at Terroni soon :)

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DR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Reservation was made for 5. Started off pleasantly after placing our order we only received one app and had to wait for the other app. Then 75 mins go by before we receive our entree and during that entire time we were not checked on. When they finally did make their way to our table they asked if we wanted dessert😂. If they did their job and ensured the tables were looked after that would have never happened. After our food is rushed out and some of the noodles in my bolognese were still hard and not cooked all the way through.

Before we left the manager comes and asks how our evening was and if we wanted dessert or coffee. What makes you think I want to put any more money into your establishment for a horrible experience. Said he would take care of the bill so I was ready to leave when he comes back to the table with a bill and only an app being comp’d.

Won’t be going back and highly recommend you go somewhere else too.

NC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terroni was great! The food was absolutely delicious, my seafood pasta was TO DIE for, pasta was cooked al dente, and there was a ton of seafood in there. Really good quality. Boyfriend had the steak, he said it was good, but the potatoes needed a little more flavour but overall amazing. Such a fun spot for a date. Perfect cross between Fancy and still casual. Simple drinks are super expensive which is the only unfortunate thing — for a whiskey glass sized gin and tonic, $15 is just too much. I can look past that, just a very minor inconvenience. But otherwise, I’d highly recommend this restaurant.

Terroni ADELAIDE
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you NatashaC for your kind words on Terroni! We're happy to read you and your boyfriend enjoyed your time dining with us. We will share your comments with our chef and management team. We hope to have you back at Terroni again in the near future! Have a nice day :)

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Valentines Dinner.

Terroni ADELAIDE
Responded 7 days ago

We're happy to read you enjoyed Valentines Day with us! We hope to host you again soon :)

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in the wine cellar section. I must say it is total experience. Our server was outstanding! Food was quick and delicious. Would highly recommend. Thanks for making our valentine’s dinner so great!

Terroni ADELAIDE
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We're happy to read you enjoyed our Cantina floor and your Valentines Day with us! We hope to have you return again in the future, have a nice day :)

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JP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The atmosphere was very nicely designed with the exception of how crammed it was, but being in there financial district I wouldn’t except anything less. The value was really lacking as due to portion size. $200 for 5 people and we all left hungry. Of course presentation is nice but At the end of the day I’m there to eat not stare at a plate. I would recommend to someone looking for that kind of restaurant but I have other choices I’d usually prefer

Terroni ADELAIDE
Responded 7 days ago

Hi JustinP, thank you for your 4-star review. Our prices are reflected in the high quality ingredients we use in every one of our dishes. Our pasta is made in house daily, our flour is imported from a third generation family run mill in the Marche region of Italy and our olive oil is made of 100% Coratina olives and made by a family friend in Italy who has many fields dedicated to the its production just for us. We hope you will consider returning again in the future. Have a nice day!

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SM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I'm adding this review with a caveat - I would only recommend this restaurant to friends or acquintances who like very loud restaurants. Establishments with volume so loud that two people sitting across a small table from one another cannot hear one another or have a conversation. We visited the Terroni on Adelaide for our (low key) Valentine's lunch.
However the ambient volume made what should be an overall 4 star review - only a 3-star review or lower. We won't rush to return. Such a disappointment.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was professional and quick! Definitely recommend.

Terroni ADELAIDE
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for recommending us! We're happy to read you enjoyed your experience at Terroni :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it great service

Terroni ADELAIDE
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you! We will share your comments with our staff :)

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Too loud and diners are stuffed in like sardines. I felt like I was having dinner with the couples on either side of me.

Terroni ADELAIDE
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Dave, thank you for your review. We apologize that your experience wasn't what we expect for all of our guests. We are a multi-level location that is busy every day of the week and do our best to accommodate all. Please know a manager is always on duty to assist guest with immediate needs or concerns. We hope you will consider returning in the future to experience what majority of our guests do.

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K
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

This review is purely on the pricing of the food. Otherwise, our servers was great. And what I ordered was great. We came with a toddler as we had been told this place was ‘family friendly’. After dining here, I would have to disagree. They were able to stow our stroller in a room which was nice, but it was just somewhere to get it out of the way. I’m not sure where they would have put another one if another family came.

Ambiance is loud so it is good with kids due to the fact that no one can hear them if they’re being loud or crying.

We were told we could do a kids pasta which essentially was penne with butter and cheese - and I thought, ‘oh perfect’. However, the penne was al dente, which may be fine for an adult, not for a 2 year old who then thought his pasta was ‘too hard’. I felt the penne was too hard even for my liking.

When the bill came, and I was charged $15 for the ‘kids pasta’ $15!!! For literally a bit of penne + butter + cheese. If I had known, I would have ordered a regular pasta and just picked out all the toppings for myself and let my son have the plain pasta and sauce. Not worth it.

Terroni ADELAIDE
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Karen, thank you for your feedback and letting us know you enjoyed your food. We're happy to read our staff were able to store your stroller away appropriately. Although we offer off-menu kid options, by popular demand, we still use the same quality of ingredients in every dish which reflects the price. Such as that our pasta is made fresh in house on a daily basis. We hope you will consider returning again in the future to enjoy what majority of our guests do. Have a nice day :)

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b
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service was slow, had to ask for a coke three times before the server brought it to us and then she spilled them all over the guest next to me as well as on my coat and pants - no real apology and she laughed about the coke being everywhere. The pizza arrived not cut and they did not offer and pizza cutter - said the knives are sharp so use them - I took a client to the resto and was very disappointed.

Terroni ADELAIDE
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Brenda, thank you for your review. We apologize for the mishap in service that occurred and if your server did not properly deliver the message as to why we do not cut our pizzas. We have been in business for over 27 years and have always served our pizzas the traditional way, uncut. We provide each guest with a serrated knife to enjoy their pizza the way they please. We hope you will consider returning for your next authentic Italian experience. Have a nice day.

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