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The Big Ragu

31 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

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A traditional Italian trattoria that speaks to and positively impacts Toronto's Corso Italia. We deliver a singular dining experience for every guest. From the moment you set foot in the door you'll notice that the interior has been conceived as a subtle, elegant portrait — contemporary and innovative, yet mindful of tradition. Just as you would expect. Welcome to The Big Ragu.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation

Monday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(416) 410-6699
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
The Big Ragu is an ideal dinner and party venue with our authentic Italian food and expertly selected wines in an rustic Italian setting. It is very child friendly, perfect for family get-togethers and accommodating to special needs and requests. It can open early for private groups meeting minimum
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Private party contact
Big Ragu Team: (416) 410-6699
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Cross street
St Clair Ave W
Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was terrific - especially considering they were short handed that night.

vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Nothing was as advertised. We went because of the price fixed menu listed on open table. When we got there we learned the price fixed menu we looked at did not exist, and the staff did not offer to honour what was posted. Additionally, every dish we wanted to order was sold out or missing key ingredients. Noise level was good as we were the only diners in the restaurant.

Jglickster (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

This restaurant continues to serve great food and fabulous wines at a decent price! Always love it!

Elaine (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

The Big Ragu was easy to find, there are lots of street parking near by. There is also a bus terminal, so getting there was Easy.

The food was amazing, we had the salmon, and it was the best I have had, cooked perfectly.

It was a quiet night we were there, the server was very attentive and the ambience was just right. Anyone interest in Italian food should give it a try!

vipSamanthaM (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on August 20, 2017

The food and service is always AMAZING and NEVER disappoints!

vipGypsy (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on August 9, 2017

We selected the Big Ragu based upon reviews on Open Table. It is a quiet little place on the corner of Lansdowne. We went to meet another couple for a birthday celebration. From the beginning we were met by very attentive and friendly service. The food was amazing and the Chef came out to make sure we enjoyed our dinner. We were loud and stayed well past anyone else. No one hurried us or asked us to leave. This is one of those wonderful neighbourhood restaurants that I truly hope people frequent. Such kindness and quality. Fresh homemade food. Go!

Beatrice (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on July 5, 2017

Big Ragu has an easy going atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and the menu suggestions were great.

TuschsHotspot (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on June 29, 2017

Good neighborhood restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on May 24, 2017

This was a family get together/birthday, with grandparents, parents, and grandchildren, so the atmosphere and service had to accommodate a wide range, as did the food/drink options, - ranging from carnivorous to vegan! Everything fell into place perfectly, - the kids felt free (no, not noisy!), the service was great, and the staff had exactly the right measure friendliness.
We would definitely recommend!

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on April 3, 2016

Been there a couple of times. Nice prices. Fine food. Great for getting the daily special.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

My plate was very good however my partner had issues on hers. The meat was hard to chew and there was ingredients missing. She did not want to complain and got frustrated. It was a bit overpriced as well. Other than that is a very good restaurant.

nosherini (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on November 7, 2015

Best Italian food in Toronto and terrific service. Love going there. The pasta is excellent. I wish it was at the top of my street

Tjay (Miami)
5.0  Dined on October 17, 2015

Some of the best pastaI've tasted, together with the lovely homey ambience and personal service makes this a top 10!

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on August 27, 2015

Pasta especially gnocchi and ravioli are excellent at this restaurant. The owner chef makes them himself and they are delicious. The decor still in place from the previous owner is well... a bit odd and could use an update. The service was excellent and attentive. We will go back and enjoy the pasta another time!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 24, 2015

LOVE this place. You immediately feel at home here. Food & wine & atmosphere are perfect for dining with good friends and famlly.