Trattoria Taverniti

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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!
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Had to wait a little too long to be seated. Overall a good experience.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best Italian food I have ever had. I am Italian so I am super picky and I can’t say enough good about this place. Such a special experience and even better food.

AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great places as usual. Authentic and tasty Italian food

L
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The restaurant is very small,maximum 30 seats. It's imperative to make reservations . On a Monday night,they had to turn people away. The carbonara was very good. Highly recommend it

BD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A delightful neighborhood Italian eatery. Only issue is that the 'on line' menu does not match the actual menu in the restaurant!

AH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our sons dinner! Was amazing and fresh food, server really knew the food and made great recommendations!

DP
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

yummy snd amazing as always !! Grazie

D
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always. Great food, great service. Who could ask for more? Thank you!

CA
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This my second time here. I love this little restaurant. The food is delicious and the staff are always very accommodating.

BW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great time. Great food my grand daughter lived the pasta

S
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, felt like I was back in Italy!

MM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food EVER. Would eat here everyday if my pants never got tight from all the pasta and pizza

PA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great little find. Pizza was amazing. Quick service. Would definitely recommend this place

M
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down, THE best Italian food that I’ve had in Toronto. This family is amazing and I get so excited when I get to return. Make sure to book a reservation!

A
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant was amazing! The lasagna was beyond phenomenal. I just wish you got a little more of it! I need this restaurant closer to me in Michigan! :)

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food is incredible but the service the past several times I’ve gone was not great at all.

b
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food, great vibe, felt like a classic Italian restaurant. Will be going again.

AA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great atmosphere! Sweet and classy corner for a date night out!

FD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great home cooking with friendly staff. I'd recommend this quaint Trattoria to anyone who wants delicious Italian fare. It's small and lively in relatively tight quarters - just like many restos in Italy "where the locals eat" !!

L
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was fresh, authentic and perfectly seasoned. Felt like a home cooked meal. Hands down the best Italian food I have had in the city. The service was a little slow as it was a weekday and there was only 2 servers working at the time but, the food made the wait worth it. I will 100% be recommending this place to everyone I know and I will be a returning guest for sure!

RC
Atlantic Canada
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Disappointing dining experience mainly due to attitude of the hostess - got the impression from her that customers were an inconvenience. Also no air conditioning which made the 20min wait for a glass of water even more uncomfortable.

L
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, lovely ambiance. Be sure to make a reservation if you are going there on the weekend. People were lined up onto the sidewalk and waited 45 minutes to get in....a testament to the quality of food. the owner and chef (Nona taverniti) is adorable and walks around to ensure the guests are happy.

C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Was a very nice restaurant....excellent service from our server.

Food was good, pasta dishes do not include anything else (salad, etc). Coming from a city that has a lot of authentic Italian restaurants, we didn't find this one up to par with any of what we are used to.

The menu prices are also higher than the one shown online (maybe those are older menus). We enjoyed our meal but wouldn't go out of our way to go back.

C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing, authentic Italian food. Will be back soon!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Birthday, no server for 10 minutes, no clearing of glasses, meals brought at different times, no bill for 20 minutes min, no attentiveness

MM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food on college with the most lovely staff, just booked my birthday dinner here and can’t wait to be back

SL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Notre deuxième visite et toujours très satisfaits. Les pizza et les pâtes sont excellentes et le service amical et attentionné! Nous y reviendrons à notre prochain séjour à Toronto.

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VM
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing - good, simple food, great ambience and friendly service. Never disappoints!

GE
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been going there with my father almost every weekend for a year. It’s a cosy place with incredible food. But the reason Taverniti became our favourite place in Toronto is the lovely ladies who work there. Amazing people.

g
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Average Italian food. Limited menu. Ok service. No AC.

DD
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food packed into this wonderful neighborhood gem.

SV
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a favourite little spot of mine. Food, service, atmosphere are all wonderful.

WJ
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed this restaurant the food was authentic Italian food! Will definitely come back here next time we are in Toronto!!

MZ
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you're looking for simple, great tasting food this is for you.

F
London
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant great food and excellent service

d
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Went there with my girlfriend. No question the food was really good. Wouldn't hesitate going back for the food. A reservation is highly recommended as it get very busy. The noise was up there with the windows open and the cars passing by. There is no air conditioning so it was a bit too authentic for me in the dead heat of July. The service was poor to say the least - perhaps the server had a bad day.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Recently moved to Toronto. We’ve been trying out different Italian restaurants, and Trattoria Taverniti has been the best one by far.

k
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Service was fast, friendly, and efficient. The food also came really fast. We both ordered pasta because we'd read such good reviews The Penne Arrabbiata, my husband's go-to standard, was disappointing, no zing, just a serviceable tonato sauce. My Penne Rosina with a rose cream sauce abd spicy salami was much better. The penne itself was nicely chewy and noticeably honemade but was too heavy a choice fior a hot 30 degree summer day. Speaking of which, the snall AC unit didnt make a dent and the small space was so hot, we were dripping with sweat despite sitting closest to the unit and didn't want to linger in the heat and noise of the small room. The tonato and fior di latte salad was also very average as was the unrenarkable chardonnay.
All in all, the food was good enough; but for the money and ambience, we regretted not going somewhere else.

AA
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great atmosphere, and they take reservations! Fabulous find on College W. The best pizza and gnocchi I’ve had in the city

MG
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Will definitely be coming back!

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