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Trattoria Taverniti

4.6
4.6
641 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 537-0078

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mamma Rosina!

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy / College St.

  • Cross street

    College St & Clinton St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Cafe, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

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What 641 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto

    Romantic

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  1. f

    fpto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    It’s always difficult to justify spending a lot of money on food from a cuisine that leans heavily on its roots in poverty. With that in mind, the food was not up to standard. The pizza was good, but no where near the quality of Italian style pizzas that can be found elsewhere. Dishes that should be served piping hot were just warm. Servers were friendly, but service was slow and part of my order was forgotten. In short: the food was mediocre and no where near worth what it cost.
  2. A

    Antonia

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Loved the setting. Wish there was a patio in the back away from the traffic. Overall very authentic and outstanding pizza. I had the aciughe - very good. The other two people with me also loved their pizzas. Definitely return.
  3. A

    Al16

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a fantastic find on a busy street. Excellent food and ambiance
  4. VM

    ValerieM

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favourite of ours - never miss a chance to dine here whenever we are in town. Great food, wonderful people and charming ambiance!
  5. JJ

    JeffJato

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great times. One of my favorite spots in the city!
  6. B

    Brendo

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good! Would definitely recommend the pasta. There’s an Italian grandma back there cooking it.
  7. L

    Leanna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I've eaten here twice now: once for my husband's birthday in 2021 and this past Friday with my parents. I cannot speak highly enough of this place. The food is always delicious with extremely reasonable prices for the area and quality and the environment is always casual and relaxed while still providing the feeling of a nice dinner out. While the service on my last visit was at times slow, it was clear that staff was working hard to keep up with demand so I was understanding. Plus, because of the relaxing atmosphere it didn't feel like a long wait overall. I would suggest reservations, especially on weekends and I would also note that the patio can be a bit noisy, however this has a lot to do with street noise (motorcycles especially) which is outside of the restaurants control. I will definitely be back if I find myself in Toronto again soon.
  8. B

    Benedict

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very delicious authentic Italian food. Good prices and friendly waiters. Recommend
  9. OK

    OleksiiK

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, except for the noise level. There was a large group who was super loud.
  10. A

    Annie

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Pasta in town ! Great service and highly recommended!
  11. DD

    DerekD

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great choices. Try the goat cheese figs.
  12. C

    Cris

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious. The restaurant had no air conditioning which was the only draw back.
  13. JB

    JoanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Reminded me of being in Italy. I would definitely recommend Trattoria Taverniti to anyone who wants an authentic Italian meal!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this restaurant. Food and service were fantastic. The gnocchi and penne calabria were recommended and they were excellent. All dishes tasted completely homemade and made with care.
  15. CD

    ChristinaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Je suis allée avec ma petite famille et nous avons ADORÉ! Qualité prix un 10 sur 10!!
  16. KB

    KatB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food here is really what stands out, very tasty, good quality and very reasonably priced. The ambiance/decor is also lovely.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    I ordered Black Tiger Shrimp Spaghetti. They served me a Very tiny portion with 3 small shrimp on top. Not going back again!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taverniti’s never disappoints! I’ve been going to this restaurant for years and have thoroughly enjoyed myself each time. Whenever I introduce my friends to this place they fall in love with it just like I did :D
  19. CP

    CharP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and fantastic food. Would definitely recommend to anyone stopping by Little Italy!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food was amazing, great experience and the staff were friendly
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience as always! We always try to dine here whenever we are in town. The staff was wonderful and the food was great (gnocchi with rosée sauce)!
  22. N

    Niro

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Doesn’t worth it. Just skip this one. The food is just bad
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honeslty was super happy the entire time , the marinara .. pastas .. the pizzas .. the salads .. calamari .. risotto balls .. all tasted very authentic and fresh and delicious and perfectly hot ! The service was all from the love ! I would go back million times .. I can probably say my best Italian experience in Toronto ! Go there!!
  24. T

    Torontoboi

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Pastas were good and flavorful, calamari fritti was overdone and too crispy. Server was friendly and warm, but too much time between courses. In fact a table seated much later than us received their meals and were finished before we got our main course. Restaurant should put padding on wood benches, you can only sit so long .
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice Italian food and all the staff is Italian so that’s a good sign for authenticity.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is really good, on the other hand not a lot of food, price is fair, service was fast!
  27. MC

    MoCha

    Montreal

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Food was fresh"homemade" and very tasty. The service was slow, they forgot our drinks and seemed unorganized.
  28. DM

    DavidM

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best place for a truly authentic Italian experience. Family owned and operated. They take pride in bringing the best of what Italian cuisine has to offer, in a truly authentic Italian setting. They staff are great and everything is well priced. Highly recommended!
  29. I

    Indu

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Even though there was a heat warning the indoor dining was still comfortable with the cool drinks. The gnocchi tasted like home and the pizza was delicious! You should definitely check out the this cute spot during your visit to little Italy.
  30. MW

    MartinW

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We both had the Carbonara which was done the correct, traditional way with egg and not cream. Something not easily found in Toronto. And it was delicious. We’ll be back.
  31. H

    Happydiner

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Fabulous food. Very friendly staff who have fun working together. It was nice to see happy people enjoying their jobs. Had to wave keenly to get server’s attention to order drinks occasionally but once they came drinks arrived quickly. Would go back for sure. Food was great.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our anniversary. Best gnocchi!
  33. MM

    MariaMuskus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! Authentic Italian food! Ñoquis were delicious
  34. N

    Natalia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most incredible gnocchi I have ever had. The staff are so friendly amd inviting. You truly get authentic Italian here. A must try!
  35. AM

    AlexM

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything is fantastic. Great service, great pricing. You should go asap.
  36. KP

    KatieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place. Food was yummy and serves were very nice! Would go back !
  37. DS

    DaveS

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It had been 7 years since our last visit, and we were so thrilled to be able to return. It was just how we remembered, with a few updates, and additions to the menu! The 6 of us had made reservations in March, for a June dinner, and they contacted us a few hours before just to re-confirm. With a place this size, every seat is in high demand! If you want the feel of Italian dining, without getting on a plane, this is the place!
  38. L

    Lily

    Toronto

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I could rate 6 stars, I would. Service is friendly and attentive. The pasta is fresh and all home made. Definitely worth a visit!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Son relocated to the Little Italy neighbourhood and this came highly recommended by his cousin who used to live nearby. We were not disappointed. Thrilled that it’s a 4 minute walk.
  40. S

    Sydney

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The food was good but just good, certainly not the best pasta I've had in Toronto. The service was fine - we got there for our reservation and it took ~10 minutes for someone to greet/seat us. There were 3 servers on staff and each one came up to take our drink/dinner order at different times which was confusing, and then no one really checked in on us after that. We weren't offered a dessert menu (not sure if they offer dessert or not?) so we decided to go elsewhere for that. We booked this for a birthday dinner and wish it was a little more special overall.

FAQs

Trattoria Taverniti does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Trattoria Taverniti also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 537-0078.

Trattoria Taverniti is rated 4.6 stars by 641 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Trattoria Taverniti

591 College Street, Toronto, ON M6G 1B2

Additional information

  • Cross street

    College St & Clinton St

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy / College St.

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mamma Rosina!

  • Additional

    Cafe, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

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