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About Trattoria Taverniti

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!

591 College Street
Toronto, ON M6G 1B2
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 5pm - 10pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 5pm - 10pm
Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
Friday: 4pm - 11pm
Saturday: 12pm - 11pm
Sunday: 4pm - 10pm

Cross Street:
College St & Clinton St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 537-0078

Website:
http://tavernitis.ca/

Executive Chef:
Mamma Rosina!

Additional:
Cafe, Counter Seating, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout

Trattoria Taverniti Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (17)
Comfort Food (17)
Casual (16)
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Cozy (15)
Good for a Date (15)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Romantic (10)
Special Occasion (8)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Fun (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Spicy (2)
Scenic View (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great ambiance, cozy, delicious food, feels like home. Love, love, love this restaurant!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

$ of us all enjoyed our various pasta dishes with the gnocchi being the slim favourite. Bruschetta was excellent as was the tiramisu. Service was great. Very cramped quarters and it was a cold night so constant opening of door made the temperature uncomfortable.

Tags: Comfort Food
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great neighbourhood restaurant with authentic, tasty Italian food. Family run, friendly, with great food. A nice combination.

Tags: Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a reservation , however the table was not ready and we had to wait more than 20 min. We were seated on a booth ( 4 people- not enough space, but ok )
The food: they run out of burrata cheese so we ordered caprese instead, with prosciutto aside- was ok; arugula salad- not fresh, supermarket look, a few parmigiana flakes, not enough dressing, the bread was good!, main meals: spaghetti carbonara- “ok, not fantastic, as we used to have in the past “, margherita pizza -ok”, chicken parmigiana was soaked in a bath of tomato sauce - tasted “ok”, eggplant parmigiana was served in a bath of tomato sauce, too salty, did not have any flavor ! Overall the food tasted like supermarket frozen food warmed up and served to the table!
The wine : a few choices of white and red, would suggest a larger selection of Italian wines from different regions of Italy, to complement the meals!
We did not have dessert.
This small family restaurant was on our favorite list, but our last experience was quite disappointing!
We will think twice before going back !!!!

Tags: Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Noted as Sister’s birthday on reservation, nothing acknowledged by restaurant.

Door to restaurant needs to be quick release and close. Was extremely cold and unpleasant to dine with cold air constantly being forced in from outside.

Misprint on menu in type of pasta not mentioned until dish delivered to table and we pointed out to the server.

Overall experience was actually disappointing and mediocre.

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food3
ambience3
service2
value3

 
·Dined on December 23, 2017

Absolutely amazing! The food was amazing and the atmosphere was suberb!

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Fun, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Romantic, Casual, People Watching, Special Occasion
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food5
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Best Pizza I have had in Toronto

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food5
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Everything about our experience was absolutely amazing! The restaurant itself was so cute and authentic looking, and the women who started the restaurant came over to talk with us during our meal. We were visiting from the states, but all the locals knew the staff and it had a friendly family-like atmosphere. The food was to die for. I had the fettuccini with the mushrooms and my friend had gnocchi with a vodka sauce. Easily one of the best Italian meals I have had to date. Our waitress was also very accommodating as my friend is vegetarian and the vodka sauce usually is made with meat. She spoke with the chef, and they made it without the meat for her. Would most definitely recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent bolognese and cannelloni. Tasty appetizers. Recommend gorgonzola on toast with honey and beef carpaccio. Drinkable house white and red wine. Easy, approachable, great intimate meal to share with a loved one or friend. Get cozy, not a large restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Visiting Toronto from the US and was looking for good Italian food, well turned out we found a great place. I highly recommend this family run restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Love the food, especially the tomato sauce!

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Time will not permit me to write a review that would adequately sing the praises of this restaurant. The food was perfect, as was the service and the ambience. One of my new favourites. I have already recommended it to the family for an upcoming celebration.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great service!

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Second time at Trattoria Taverniti and both times were fantastic. The gnocchi is better than what I tasted while in Italy and you can tell there is passion and love put into each dish. Will definitely be returning again.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy
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food5
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

We chose this restaurant as it was close to the Randolph Theatre where we were watching a show later that evening. The restaurant is small so reservations are highly recommended. We ordered both pasta and pizza dishes and they were tasty and generous. I will be coming back to sample other dishes.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fun
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food4
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A Real Find! A rare discovery in Toronto: a restaurant that takes reservations and provides excellent food at very reasonable prices with good, friendly service in a delightful atmosphere which encourages lively conversation that does not have to compete with loud music. Simple, tasty, authentic Italian fare, with unusually good pizzas. Located in Little Italy, half a block from a Municipal Parking lot. We came from out of town, and we'll be back as soon as we can.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual
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food4
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is a very authentic traditional southern italian restaurant. The menu choices were vast with great pasta dishes, salads, seafood and pizza. This place has lots of character. Warm and inviting the service was friendly and welcoming. We had six people celebrating a birthday and the food arrived all on time, hot and delicious. A perfect place for a romantic evening, special occasion or just to enjoy wonderful comfort food. Will definitely go back and try more menu options.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic
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food5
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Fantastic. Nothing else needs said. It's small. Seats less than 30.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Always a pleasure coming to Trattoria Taverniti! My dad and I always come here together when he's in town to eat arancini and pasta and it hits the spot every time. If you come between 5 and 6 PM (right when they open) it's pretty quiet and you'll get your food really quick!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were looking forward to getting together with some friends but unfortunately our evening took a turn for the worse our server came over and basically instead of introducing herself right off the bat told us that our time would be up at 9 o’clock and that we would have to leave because somebody else was coming that just kind of ruined the night for us we felt rushed and then actually when it was 9 o’clock and we were finishing off but had not ordered any coffee or dessert again she came over to tell us that we had to be leaving soon because the other party had arrived apparently they have a time and if you book online they only give you an hour and half only if you call in will they extend the time. We were squished in a corner so space wise it’s tight. Needless to say we won’t be going here again and we left and went and had coffee and dessert at Golden Wheat which was just up the street, where no one could rush us or kick us out.
We have been to many restaurants and never have we experienced this before it was awkward and really made the restaurant look bad.

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food3
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We always eat in this restaurant. And it is always as amazing .. Love the food , love the mood . great dining spot

Tags: Vegan, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Loved that the wait staff were from Italy.

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food and service!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Cozy comfortable dining experience. We went with three generations and the kids were very welcome. Food is outstanding.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was good but service was super slow. It’s a small place so the ovens heat up the room making it uncomfortable to sit. The prices were high and we got extra charges for being a group of six and sharing an entree.

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Wonderful food - a truly enjoyable evening. We will be back

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Really like this little gem in Little Italy. Food is to die for and worth every penny. Look forward to dining there again.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Little Rock)·Dined on September 19, 2017

A small, excellent old fashioned Italian restaurant in Toronto's Little Italy. We loved everything about this place. We highly recommend taking a trip back in time at Trattoria Taverniti.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Just fantabulous. Very good food in a traditional Italian style. This is coming from a couple who has spent much time in Italy and is constantly on the lookout for authentic Italian eateries. It's a gem that's lost amidst a neighborhood of hot-and-miss Italian restaurants.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent food, great service, lovely ambience and very friendly and swift service. Authentic Italian cuisine, everything tasted homemade and fresh. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Trattoria Taverniti is an authentic Italian restaurant on College St. The food is amazing and the service is great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

A perfect hide-away place with an excellent menu and delicious food. the place is small and quaint and intimate. you can feel that the owners, who were on site and said hi, want you to feel at home as though you are at home with them!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We love the homemade Italian food and the family ambience of all the staff. Homemade pastas, sauce and pizzas- amazing

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Amazing place!!! The owner was there to receive us.

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great food and very friendly staff who were very accommodating for a birthday date by providing candles for the desert!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 13, 2017

This restaurant is amazing. It offers a great italian authentic food. A perfect comfort food experience.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

What a wonderful little alcove in Toronto's Little Italy. The pasta (bolognese) was the best restaurant pasta dish I have ever had! My wife's lasagna was superb. We talked with the folks at the table next to us (very NY City Italian) about how good the food was--- the waitresses even indulged my guttural Italian--- it is representative of Little Italy in the best cities in the world! Thanks for a wonderful, little, friendly, and tasty place to enjoy food and conversation.

In Italiano, sono Francisco DeGasperin--- and I will return to Trattoria Tavernetti when I have a chance to visit Toronto again!!!

Frank Gasperini
Leesburg, VA

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Trattoria Taverniti celebrating our 18 wedding anniversary. Great food and lovely atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Quaint dining experience with delicious Italian food! My boyfriend and I celebrated our 4-year anniversary here and it was excellent. Patio seating is super limited but worth it if you can snag a table.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Thanks to Open Table our family would never have otherwise discovered this unique gem. As a special occasion for us, this place was a wonderfully authentic and cozy venue, looking out through the removed windows onto the street activity of passer-bys within the heart of Toronto's "Little Italy." The food was scruptously homemade with authrntic Italian recipes and ingredients from regions of Italy. The "Gorgonzola" appetizer was to die for! We came from the Unionville area for a celebration dinner, and will definitely make Trattoria Taverniti one of our go-to GTA regular favourits in the future.....I would also say it would no doubt rank highly with us had we been a distant out of towner family or I was on business staying in the downton area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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