Trattoria Taverniti

4.6
231 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Cozy
  • Good for a Date
Trattoria Taverniti serves authentic and homemade Italian cuisine in the heart of Toronto’s Little Italy. A true trattoria, this cozy little restaurant, features Rosina Taverniti's family recipes. Come try our house specialties: Gnocchi Venezia, Meat Lasagna, or our Calabrese Pizza!
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Monday: 5pm - 10pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 5pm - 10pm
Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
Friday: 4pm - 11pm
Saturday: 12pm - 11pm
Sunday: 4pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(416) 537-0078
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mamma Rosina!
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Cross street
College St & Clinton St
Additional
Cafe, Counter Seating, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout
What 231 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

The service was fast and friendly. The food was amazing and the atmosphere is perfect for a romantic dinner. However you should know they do not have air-conditioning. So if the heat bothers you wait for the weather to cool down

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Great restaurant with wonderful food and pleasant service. We happened to be there on a hot summer night and no air conditioning. Otherwise would go back many times in the Fall!

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

No air conditioning. Food was mediocre at best. Expected more flavour and better quality.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Experience was great. Quick to get food. A little warm in the restaurant since air conditioning wasn’t working.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

It was fantastic. This was our first visit. We will be back many more times. Homemade pasta. Everything was amazing. Loved our experience.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Best Italian in Toronto!

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Freshly made authentic Italian. Good service, friendly. Def coming back. Molto bene.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Love this restaurant - authentic food, great service and fun ambiance with checkered table cloths and all. It is our go-to in Toronto for a good Italian meal.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

The food excellent as always but extremely hot inside the place, a couple of fans would cool down the local.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

No air conditioning and the booth are very small, if you are big or tall you shoild take a table.

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2.0Dined on July 20, 2018

My friends and I came here for dinner. The food was amazing but it took over an hour to get our food and other people who ordered after us were getting served before us. I had to ask twice on the status of our food. I also had to ask several times for them to bring us the bread. It is a small place and there were only 2 people serving but they were slow and inattentive...they also looked miserable and were not very friendly Also there is no air conditioning and it was a sweat box due to the heat outside. Despite the amazing food, I would be hesitant to return due to the other issues that I mentioned.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Great food, love it!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Place was full, but our reservation was accommodated right on time. Everything, including the Arancini , was excellent and the sauce was among the best I have ever had. Service was excellent and helpful. We will eat there again on our next trip to Toronto.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

I liked the food, very cozy atmosphere and staff were very friendly!

Portion was generous as well!

Definitely worth second (and more) visits

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Tasty food but very hot inside (super hot July).

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Date with family

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3.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Too hot in the restaurant to enjoy our food. Turn on the airconditioning.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Dinner with son before 3-week summer camp and it was perfect. Delicious traditional italian food. Mom is really in the back cooking. Some of the best gnocci I've ever had. Thanks for making a mother-son dinner special!

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Taverniti never disappoints! We often bring family members who are visiting from abroad to get an authentic Italian meal. My relatives said that their quattro fromaggio was the best pizza they had ever had - and they have traveled to Italy. I also highly recommend their pasta (funghi, alfredo, vodka - they are all good!). Calamari fritti is excellent. My kids love the nutella pizza. The servers are always very friendly and patient with the kids. I love that the owner Mrs. Taverniti always comes around to say hello. The atmosphere is warm and cozy. I highly definitely recommend Taverniti!

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Fantastic food and personnel. Lots of veggie options too!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Love Trattoria-you feel like family! The service is warm and friendly. The food is delicious. The restaurant is small and feels inviting. Make reservations; you don’t want to miss this!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

My boyfriend and I came to Taverniti to celebrate our anniversary. We were looking to have a traditional Italian home cooked meal and we were not disappointed. I got the Gnocchi Gorgonzola a perfect dish for a cheese lover and the best gnocchi I have ever had by far. My partner got the Spaghetti alla Carbonara which I tasted and also really enjoyed. As an Italian growing up with Italian cooking this place provides traditional Italian dishes with quality ingredients. The entire atmosphere reminded me of home. It seemed as though the whole family was there and at one point a tiny older lady came by and asked us how we were enjoying our meal which I thought was very nice and reminded me of my Nonna. The prices were also really good our bill (pasta dish plus a dessert) averaging to around $65 for both our meals together including tip. I would definitely recommend this place if you’re searching for a classic Italian dining experience. I’m happy to know I have this place around the corner from where I live for when I feel like nonna’s cooking!

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great food; lovely to meet the owner and reminded me of my Nona

service was slow; the servers were running off their feet.
Slow to offer drinks, extra napkins when offered and milk with coffee. Not intentional, simply too busy. Perhaps more servers needed.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Be advised they have no air conditioning so it is uncomfortably hot in the summer.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Great food!!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

I completely fell in love with this place. Everything was perfect, even the tiny details like small Italian wine glasses. Will definitely return

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This restaurant is amazing and tastes exactly like Nonna's cooking. The gnocchi was the best I have ever had and the service was impeccable. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone who enjoys Italian cooking. Thank you Rosina and Domenic for the great dining experience.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Food was good. Small casual restaurant, very nice service.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

My partner and I were staying in Little Italy for vacation. We happened upon this place after traveling from the U.S. Both of us are Italian and thought this was great. The only very small suggestion is to add more sauce to the Diavlo pizza. We also had arancini - superb. The Agnoletti was so amazing! And the rosė sauce was out of this world.

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Some dishes were great, others were terrible. Would go again to try something different.

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

While the staff were very friendly, the food was mediocre at best - my main course had absolutely no flavour. Our guests loved their meals, but definitely not the best Italian I have had in this city.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Food was good but small portions. Loud and crowded so you need a reservation.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

I organized my Italian boyfriend's birthday here with his brothers and we were not disappointed! Its a cozy place with amazing staff but aside from that, the food was spectacular! The best Italian I have ever had. I will recommend this place to everyone forever. Will definitely come back (a lot)!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Extremely authentic Italian restaurant. The interior reminds you of a family restaurant. The arancini was quiet expensive for three small pieces but the pasta and pizza were delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great place for authentic Italian homemade like meal.
Interesting ambiance and friendly staff.
Great value for money.
Will go again

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Every meal that I've had here is amazing! Truly authentic, well-priced Italian food.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Our second visit was just as good as the first. Authentic Italian food. Yummm

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1.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I never got to eat as they told me I had never booked despite my confirmation from opentable

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great little spot, feels like you're in Italy! Food is fantastic and good portion sizes. Left stuffed.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Excellent pasta! Try the gnocchi! The desserts, wine, ambiance was fantastic.

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