Trattoria Taverniti

4.4
256 reviews
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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!
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 256 People Are Saying
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great homemade and fresh taste. Well informed staff provided great service.

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A
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian food. Great service and atmosphere.

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AP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love this place! Amazing service, fantastic atmosphere and terrific food!

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MC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had an amazing experience at Trattoria Taverniti. The food was top notch. Everything tasted fresh and we even had a 15 min conversation with Rosina Taverniti, who makes all of the sauce and many of the dishes herself to this day. It was a small but welcoming dining room. Our waitress was a lovely Italian woman, I don’t recall her name, but she made our meal seamless. Probably my new favorite restaurant in Toronto.

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D
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The food was not worth the price, the spaghetti was not cooked enough, the salad was DRENCHED in olive oil and was the same salad quality you get from boxes at Sobey’s. And it cost 11 dollars. The wine selection was overpriced for its quality.

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RT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 1

Delicious food. Bad service. Terrible table!

We had to wait to be seated, despite our reservations. Then we waited 15 minutes and had to ask before we were finally given menus. No mention of the specials. The entire order took an hour to arrive.

But the biggest problem was that we were seated right at the door with 6 to 10 people standing there crowded around us for most of the meal. The 2 servers were trying their best but it's too busy. If there was a sign outside on the door that said, "We're not able to accommodate anyone without reservations until 9 pm," it would have saved having the door opened constantly and people crowding around, waiting to ask if they could be seated as walk-ins.

The Italian food was as good as I've ever eaten but it was the worst dining experience I've ever had.

Really disappointed!

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w
Toronto
58 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a good and tasty meal. Reasonable price. Excellent pizza and pasta. In winter can be a bit draughty because it’s a small place. But I go there anyway!

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JT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food at a reasonable price - my favorite restaurant to go to when we go to Toronto

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CW
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I never write reviews - but my experience at this restaurant was so bad I have to mention. We had a reso for 9pm, showed up for 9pm -> the wait staff said it would be 10 minutes. 45 minutes later, we're still standing in the front of the restaurant waiting for a table (along with 4 other parties waiting for their tables). When I approached the staff to ask how long it would be and why they hadn't checked in with us, she was super hostile and not apologetic at all. We walked out, got into the restaurant next door in 2 minutes flat. In the years I've lived in Toronto, this has never happened to me, as most restaurants in the city are super well run. Won't be going back to Taverniti, and I live in the neighbourhood.

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JA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Italian food!!!! Will definitely be back again.

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DM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a very traditional Italian experience, down to the last detail. The decor, the staff and obviously, the food all reminded me of what it was like sitting at the dinner table growing up. Nonna goes in daily to make the pasta fresh, and it really shows. Some of the best pasta I've had in my life!

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s
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Was really good but an enormous amount of fruit flies were around us while we were eating.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taverniti has the best Calabrese Pizza!! Great food and friendly staff!!

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LS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Such a cute place, with phenomenal food and excellent at-home-feeling service. It felt like i was in an italian family's kitchen dining room and it was just great! Would recommend!

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QF
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 2

The food could have been seasoned better. After being seating took almost half an hour before someone came over and we got to order. Small place.

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VM
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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JA
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was traveling from Chicago and happened upon this restaurant by chance. We had Gnocchi and pizza. Great food with very friendly service. Very small. I suggest a reservation.
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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

I really like the food very tasty and authentic Italian flavour. The only problem is not AC and was very hot inside my friend was affected by the temperature inside the restaurant for that reason we were not available to finished.

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FH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greatest authentic Italian cuisine I have ever eaten at - and I eat out a lot!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and value as always!

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SP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Pasta sauce tasted like it was out of a can. No care put into food. Just churning it out.

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TW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Incredibly hot in the restaurant during the summer months.
Food was great, servers were clearly overwhelmed and not attentive.

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EZ
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Trattoria Taverniti is a gem in Little Italy. The food, service and atmosphere was outstanding. Fresh ingredients, great beer and wine list, and romantic ambiance. I took my wife there to celebrate our anniversary and we both enjoyed the evening and can’t say enough about the hospitality and food.

If you want authentic Italian food in a cozy romantic atmosphere , visit Trattoria Taverniti.

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VM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here a number of times and we will keep coming back - great food, authentic and friendly. Never disappoints!

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LB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Did was excellent and the service was great. Our only issue was the heat. It happened to be a very hot evening and the ventilation was non- existent. Our experience would have been way more enjoyable if there were some fans or even air conditioning!

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KD
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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KH
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

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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MM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

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

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TM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian in Toronto!

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MM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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VM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

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

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BL
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

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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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, love it!

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v
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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CY
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AJ
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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